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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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TILDEN FOUNDATION&.

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The History of the Creed has been amply discussed by Usher,

Voet, Vossius, and Heidegger

It is maintained by the Church of Rome, that the Apostles

are the Authors of the Creed
And even that each of them delivered his own article
Nay, they imagine that they know exactly, what article was

dictated by each of the Apostles

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III.

IV.

The Contents of the Dissertations in both Volumes are faithfully translated

from the Latin. T.

VOL. I.

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That lay to prove from the ti:le, from the terms

Myndylum, from the Fathers, and from Reason
12*argent, kewever, are either uncertain a false
11. 4 Ate Apatitá Cred is not at thentic; and were

it mih, it might refer not to the authors, but to the

FIII.

IX.

Thurma Symbolum does not signify a collection; and if it

did, it might refer to the plurality, not of persons coilects

ing, but of articles collected

Thu; argument taken from the Fathers is very uncertain

The argument derived from reason, rather injures than serves

the cause

That the comtrary opinion is far more probable, is evinced by

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various arguments

That each of the Apostles delivered his own sentence, is al-

inont ridiculous

In the original simplicity of the Christian Religion, there

was no Creal except that of Christ in Mat. xxviii. 19.

But in course of time, heresies increasing, various articles

were mulded

The Authority of the Apostles' Creed is great, yet not su-

preme

The Cted is not a form of prayer

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XIII.

XIV.

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XVI.

:DISSERTATION II.

di Tundamental Articles.

:loges 16-33.

II.

Whether all the necessary articles, and those only, are con-

tained in the Creed

An article may be said to be necessary, to salvation, to reli-

gion, to the Church

The knowledge of necessary articles is either more or less

explicit

A greater measure of knowledge is required under the New,

than under the Old dispensation

Nothing ought to be deemed a fundamental article, which

cannot be found in Scripture

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And which is not clearly stated there
That only is to be held fundamental, without which neither

faith nor repentance can exist
That also is evidently a fundamental article, to the rejec-

tion of which, God has annexed a threatening of destruc-

tion
Every thing is not fundamental, to which a promise of life

is annexed
But that is fundamental, which the Scripture calls a foun-

dation
And that, without which, what is necessary can be neither

believed nor known
In fine, that which the nature of the thing shows to be no

less, or even more necessary, than that which is propound-

ed as such in holy writ
A distinction betwixt these marks of fundamental articles
An equally distinct knowledge of necessary articles, is not

indispensably requisite in all
To determine the number of fundamental articles, is either

impossible, or extremely difficult
Nor is it necessary; either with respect to individuals
Or with respect to the whole Church
All the necessary articles are not contained in the Creed
In what sense some may have said, that all necessary points

are contained in the Creed
Nor are all the articles included in it, necessary
Yet such articles are not improperly inserted in Creeds

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XVIII.

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XXI.

DISSERTATION III.

On Saving Faith.

Pages 34–68.

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II.

The sum of what is to be said
Saving faith comprehends a great number of things
Just as Life; for it is the spring of spiritual life
Nor should it be restricted to any one faculty of the soul,

any more than free-will, or original righteousness

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