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apply them to eftablish any Do- ingendred of the offspring of Adam, &rinc; such are there following whereby man is very far gone from The 3 Book of Esdras,
originalrighteousness, and isof bis The 4 Book of Esdraig
own natse inciined to evil, lo The Book of Tobias,
that the flesh luftech always conThe Book of Judith,
trary-to the spirit; and therefore The rest of the Book of Hefter, in every person born into this
world, The Book of Wisdom,
it deservech Gods wrath and dam. Jesus the Son of Sirach,
natlen. And this infe&ion of na. Baruch the Prophet,
ture doth remain, yea, in chem that The Song of the three Children, are regenerated, whereby the luft The Story of Susanna,
of the field, called in Greek
The 2 Book of Maccabees. defire of the Acth, is not subje& co All the Books of the New Te the Law of God. And aldough Aament, as they are commonly re- there is no condemnation for them ceived, we do rective and account that believe and are baptized, yer tbem Canonical.
the Apoftle doth confes, that conVII. Of the Old Te Aament. cupiscence and luft bach of it self TH THe Old Teftamant is not cor.- die nature of sin. trary to the New : for both
X. Of Froe-will. In the Oid and New Testament, e "He condition of man afrer de verlafting life is offered to man
is he kind by Chust, who is the only cannot turn and prepare himself Mediator beiween God and Man, by his own natural Arength and being both God and Man. Where good works to faith and calling upfore they are not to be heard, on God: Wherefore we have no which feign that the Old Fathers power to do good works pleasant did look only for transitory Pro and acceptable to Gol, widout miles. Although the Law giren che grace of God by Chrift prefrom God by Moses, as touching venting us, chat we may have a Ceremonies and Rites, do net bind good will, and working with us Chrift'an men, nor the Civil Prc- when we have chat good will. espes thereof ought of neccffity to XI. Of the Juftification of Man. be received in any Commonwealth: We are accounted righicons be yet notwithstanding, no Chriftian fore God, only for the Merit man whatsoever, is free from abc of our Lord ard Saviour Jesus Chrif obedience of the Commandments by faith, and not for our own which are called Moral. works, or deservings. Wherefore,
VIII. Of the three Creeds. that we are juftified by faith only, "He three Creeds, Nice Creed, is a moft wholsom Do&rine, and
Athanafius's Creed, and that rery full of Comfort, as more which is conimonly called the Apo- largely is expressed in the Homlly Ales Creed, ought throughly to be of Juftification received and believed: for chey XII. Of Good Works. may be proved by moft certain Alabel che frules of Falch, and Warranes of holy Scripture,
ix. Of Original or Birth-Sin., follow after Justification,, can not
Riginal Sin ftandech not in.che pur away our fins, and endure the Pelagians do vainly talk) but it is they pleasing and acceptable to the faul and corruption of the na- God in Christ, and do spring out ture of every man, char naturally is necesarily of a suf and liely Faith
las S deferve grace of contre le prelating purpose of God;
InTomuch that by them a lively Holy Ghost, wo way depart from
of Chrift, and be in pira- demned, which say they can no
Redestination , eyea, ra chat they are not done as God hath willed and com- whereby (before the foundations manded them to be done, we doubt of che world were laid ) he hath nor but they have the nature of fin. constantly Decreed by bis Counsel, XIV. Of Works of Supererogation, secret to us, to deliver from curse
Coluntary Works besides, over and damnation, those whom be
and above Gods Command had chosen in Christ out of manments, which they call Works of kind, and to bring them by Christ Supererogatior, cannot be taught to everlasting salvation, as reffels without arrogancy and impiety, made to honour. Wherefore they For by them men do declare. That which be endued with so excellent they do not only render unto God a bencfit of God, be called acas much as they are bound to do, cording co. Gods purpose by his but that they do more for his fake, Spirit working in due scalon; chey than of bounden duty is required; through grace obey che calling : Whereas Chrif faith plainly, when they be juftified freely: chey be ye have done all that are com- made sons of God by Adoption : marded to you, fay, We are un chey be made like the image of bis prohiable servants.
only begotten Son Jesus Cbrifto XV. Of Christ alone without Sin. theywalk religiously in good works, "Heist in the truch of our na. and ar length by Gods mercy they
ture, was made like unto us arcain to everlasting felicity. in all sings (fin only except) from As the Godly consideration of which he was clearly void, both in Predestination and our Ele&tion in bis flesh, and in his spirit. He came Cbrift, is full of sweet, plea ant to be a Lamb without spot, wbo and anípeakable comfort to godiy by facrifice of himself once made, perfons, and such as feel in them. should take away the fins of the Telves the working of the Spirit of world : and fin (as St. John faith) Christ, mortifying the works of the was not in him. But all we the rest Aleth, and their carchly members, (although baptized and born a- and drawing up their mind to hig gain in Chrift) yer offend in many and beavenly things, as well bethings, and if we say we have no cause it dod greatly estabillh and fin, we deceive our selves, and the confirm their faith of eternal Sale truch is not in us.
varion, to be enjoyed threugb XVI. Of Sin after Baptifm. Chrift, as because it doth fervento Or every deadly fin willingly ly kindle their love towards God.
committed after Baptism, is So, for curious and carnal persons, managainst the Holy Ghoft, and un- lacking the Spirit of Cbrift, to pardonable. Wberefore, the grant bave continually before their eyes of repentance: is not to be denied the Sentence of Gods Predeftinacia to fucb as fall into fin after Ba- on, is a moft dangerous downfal, ptism. After we have receivedsbe whereby she devil dock thru thern
opingno less perlous than despera. Gathered together
sicher, Into desperation, or into XXI. Of the Aushority of General wretchlesness of mot unclean li Councils.
Eneral may not don.
Furthermore, we, must receive Commandment and Will of PrinGods Promises in such wise as they ces. And wben they be gathered be generally set ford to us in holy cogether (forasmuch as tbey be an Scripture. And in our doings, that assembly of men, whercof all be will of God is to be followed, not governed with the Spirit and wbich we bave exprefly declared Word of God) they may err, and unto us in the Word of God. sometime have erred, even in things XVIII. Of obtaining Eternal Salva. pertaining unto God. Wherefore tion only by the Name of Chrift. things ordained by chem as neces
Hey also are to be had accur• fary to salvation, bare neicher every man shall be saved by the may be declared that they be taken Law or Sea which he professerb, 'out of boly Scripture.
his XXII. Of Purgatory.
He Romith Do&rine CONlight of Nature.' For haly Scri. pture doch set out unto us only the Worlhipping and Adoration, as Name of Jesus Chrif, whereby men well of Images, as of Reliques, and muft be saved.
also Invocation of Saines, is a fond XIX, Of the Church, thing, vainly invented, and groundHe
a Congregation of faithful but rather repugnant to die word men, in the which the pure Word of God. of Gad is preached, and the Sacra. XXIII. Of Minifring in obe Core ments be duly Miniftred according gregarion. to Chrifts Ordinance, in all those † is not lawful for any man to things that of necefficy are cequisire
take upon him the office of pubto the same,
lick Preaching, or Ministring the As che Church of Hierufalem, Sacraments in the Congregadon, Alexandria, and Antioch, bave er before be be lawfully called and ked, so alsó de Church of Rome sent to execute che fame. And those hash erred, not only in their living we ought to judge lawfully called and manner of Ceremonies, bye and sent, which be chosen and calalloin matters of Faid.
led to this Work by men wbo bare XX. Of the Aushoring of the Church, publick Authority given into them
He Church bach power to der in the Congregation, to call and Authority in Controverhes of Faich: yard. And yet it is not lawful for the XXIV. Of Speaking in the Congrega Church to ordain any thing that is tion in such a Tongue as the People contrary to Gods word written, understandacha seither may it so expound one place TT is a thing plainly repugpant te of Scripture that it be repugnant I the Word of God, and the Cuno anocher. Wherefore alchough Atom of the Primitive Church, to the Church be a Witness and a have Publick Prayer in the Church, Keeper of Holy Writ, yet as de or to Minifter the Sacraments in a ought not to Decree any thing 2- Tongue not underhanded of the gain it tbe fame, fo behdes che lame People. ought is not to enforce any thing XXV. Of the Sacraments, to be believed for becefficy
of fala Acraments ordained of Chilft wadog.
bs not only badges or tokens of
ChriAlan mens Profession : but ra- ments Miniftred unto them, which ther chey be certain sure Witnesses, be effe&ual, because of Chrifts Inand effe&ual figns of Grace, and Airution and Promile, althougb Gods good will towards us, by the they be Minifred by evil men. which he doth work invisbiy in Nevertheless, it appertainech to us, and doch no: only quicken, but the Dicipline of the Church, chat allo strengsen and confirm our enquiry be made of evil Alinifters, faith in him.
and that they be accused by those There are two Sacraments or- tbat have knowledge of their offen. dained of Christ our Lord in the ces! and finally being found guilty, Gospel, tbar is to say, Baptism and by juft judgment be deposed. the Supper of the Lord.
XXVII. Of Baprifm. Those five commonly called Sa. Aptism is not only a sign of mation, Penance, Orders, Macri- terence, wbereby Christian men mony, and Extreme Undion, are are discerned from others that be not to be counted for Sacraments not Chriftned: but it is also a of the Gospel, being such as bave Sign of Regeneration, or New grown, partly of the corrupt fel- Birch, whereby, as by an inftra lowing of the Apostles, partly are ment, they that receive Baptlim ftates of life allowed by the Scrip- rightly, are grafted into the Church : tuces : but yet bave not like na. the promises of the forgiveness of ture of Sacraments wich Baptism fin, and of our adoption to be the and the Lords Supper, for that sons of God by the Holy Ghoft, they have nor any visíble Sign or are vihbly Signed and Sealed: faith Ceremony ordained of God. is confirmed, and grace increased
The Sacraments were not or by virtue of Prayer unto God.
Minifters, which hinders not the racher it is a Sacrament of our
raken; and caten in the Supper only they shall judge the same to seire after an beavenly and spiritual man- better to godliness, ner. And the mean whereby chc XXXIII. Of Excommunicate Pere Body of Chrift is received and fons, how they are to be avoided. earen in the Supper is Faith.
Har person whicb by, open Supper was not by Chris Ordi- is rightly cut off from the Untý nance reserved , carried about, of the Church, and Excommunilifted up, or worshipped.
cated, ought to be taken, of the XXIX. Of the Wicked, which eat not
whole muldrude of the faithful, the Body of Chrift in the use of as an Heaiben and Publican, una the Lords Supper.
cil he be openly reconciled by He wicked and such as be Penance, and received into this void of a lively faith, al- Church by a Judge tbat bach Ax
thority thereunto. though they do carnally and vifibly press with their Tech ('as XXXIV, Of the Traditions of the
Church. St. Auguftine saith ) che SacraChrift : yet in no wise are they places one, or utterly like; for at
of the Body and blod of I Tols not neceffary that Traditi, Parcakers of Christ, but rather to their Condemnation do cat and all times dey have been divers, drink the Sign or Sacrament of lo and may be changed according to
the diversity of Countries, Tin.es, grear a tbing. XXX. Of both kinds.
and mens Manners, so that no"Hc Cup of the Lord is not to
ching be ordained against Gods be denied to the Lay people :
Word. Whosoever, through bis For both the parts of the Lords private judgment, willingly and Sacrament, by Chrifts Ordinance purposely doch openly break the and Commandment, ought to be Traditions and Ceremonies of the miniftred to all Chriftian men alike. Church, which be not repugnant
to XXXI. Of the one Oblation of Christ ed and approved by Common Ali
the Word of God, and be ordairr finished upon the Cross. He offering of Cbrift once
thority, ougbt to be rebuked opendemption, Propitiation, and Sa- the common Order of abc Church,
like as he that offendech against estadion for all che fins of the and burtech the Authority of the whole world, toth Original and Magistrate, and wounded the ConSa-isfaion for fin, but that alors sciences of the weak Brethren. Wherefore the Sacrifices of Maf Church, bach Authority to ordain,
Every particular or National. fes, in che which it was commonly said, that the Prieft did offer change and abolish Ceremonies or Christ for the quick ard the dead; jy by mans Authority, fo chat all
Rites of the Church, ordained onto have remislion of pain or guiltmhings
be done to edifying: mere blasphemous Fables , and dangerous Deceits.
XXXV. Of Homilies. XXXII. Of the Marriage of Priests.
He second Book of Homilies, T
the feveral Titles wbereof
de are not commanded by Gods doth contain a godly and whole Law, either to vow the Estare of Com Do&rine, and necessary for fingle life, or to abstain from Mar. these Times, as doth the former siage : Therefore it is lawful for Book of Homilies, which were them, as for all orber Chritian meng set forth in the time of Edward to Marry at their own discretion, as the Sixeb; aszd therefore we judge