The Early Church in Britain; Its Faith and Works

The Early Church in Britain; Its Faith and Works

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...that we are taught that the atonement of Christ is all suficient, and that God can be just and yet thejustifier of sinners who believe on Jesus. As to WORSHIP, our fathers worshiped God only--the Trinity, three in one, and one in three. Writes Sedulins:1 " To adore any other than the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, is the crime of impiety, and as the soul oweth all its homage unto God, it committeth adultery against him if it adoreth any other." " The invisible God is not to be worshiped by means of a visible image." From Claudius we have this testimony: " God is to be known neither in metal nor stone." An ancient "canon, ascribed to the times of St. Patrick, reads: " N o creature is to be sworn by; or take an oath only in the name of God."T The Culdees invariably dedicated their churches to the Holy Trinity; never to any saint or apostle.I As for FORM or SERVICE, Usher says: " Whatsoever form of liturgy was used here at first, one thing is sure, that in the succeeding ages no one general form of divine service was retained; but diverse rites and manners and celebrations were observed in diverse places in Britain, until so late as A. D. 1150, when a greater influx of Romanizing clergy drew all the grandees into the Romish practice." Gillebratus, one of these Romish missionaries, writes: "I set forth these things to the end that those diverse and schismatical orders, wherewith all Ireland is deluded, may give place to one true Roman oflice." Says Gildas, "The Britons are contrary to the whole world, and enemies of Roman customs, even in their mass.," Claudius, lib. 2, in Matt. Tlllanuscript quoted by Usher. iJamieson's History of more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836642
  • 9781236836649