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DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH OP mean bot only of outward corporal acts ENGLAND CONCERNING GOOD
and deeds, but also and rather of all in
ward spiritual works, motions, and desires; WORKS.
as the love and fear of God, joy in God, The length to which several ques. humility, and such like. And also it is to
godly meditations and thoughts, patience, tions unexpectedly extended, pre- be understood, that by Good Works we vented us from concluding our re.
mean not the saperstitious works of men's marks upon the Homilies and the
own inventions, which be not com.nanded Necessary Erudition, in the last of God, nor approved by his word; in Number of our publication; and we which kind of works many Christian men, are consequently reduced to the and especially of them that were lately disagreeable necessity of beginning called religious (as monks, friars, nuns, and
such other,) have, in times past, pat their a new year with an old subject.
great trust and confidence. Nor yet we The only apology which we have
weap yot, or such moral acts, as be done to offer for this breach of literary: bylie, power of teasör, and natural will etiquette must be found in the evi- of man, without Faith'in Christ; which aldence which we are now to bring bait of their oxit kind they be good, and forward, respecting the real doce by the law, aíd. light of nature man is trines of the English Church. 1€ tanghat to do them, and God also many has appeared already, that the Hot doing the sanie; yet they be not
tiares; dor temporally reward men for milies do not teach individual Pre- rious, nor available to the attaining of destination; or reprobation; or the everlasting life, when they be not done in consummate depravity of human the Faith of Christ; and therefore be not nature, or Calvinistic regeneration : accounted among the Good Works, where and it has further appeared that their of we do here intreat
. But we speak of such definitions of Faith, Free-will, and outward and inward works, as God hath
prepared for us to walk in, and be done Justification, do not materially dif- in the Faith of Christ for love and respect fer from what was written upon those to God ; and cannot be brought forth only subjects probably by Cranmer, in by man's power, but he mitst be prethe reign of Henry VIII. and has vented and holpen thereto by a special been denounced as Popish and Se- Grace. mi-popish, by the Calvinist and for some be such as men, truly justified
" And these works be of two sorts: Semi-calvinist. It remains to in- and so continuing, do work in charity of a quire into the doctrines of the pure heart, and a good conscience, and Church respecting good works, and
an unfeigned Faith.
Which Works alfinal perseverance.
thongh they be of themselves noworthy, There is a chapter upon the unperfect, and unsufficient; yet forasformer in the Necessary Erudition ; much as they be done in the Faith of Christ, from which we submit the following and by the virtue and merits of bis Passion, extracts to the consideration of the ciful goodness of God accepteth them, as
their unperfectness is supplied : the merreader.
an observation and fulfilling of his law; “ And whereas we speak of Good and they be the very service of God, and Works, it is to be understood, that we be meritorious towards the attaining of REMEMBRANCER, No. 25.