Kingdom of Christ

Kingdom of Christ

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...consecrated and ordered.' doubt, very correct as far as relates to Them; but if it be meant that such are the tenets of our Church itself, as set forth in its authoritative Confession of Faith--the Articles--nothing can be more utterly unfounded, and indeed more opposite to the truth. Our Church not only does not 'blend Scripture with Tradition, ' but takes the most scrupulous care to distinguish from everything else the Holy Scriptures, as the sufficient and sole authoritative standard. Our Eeformers do not merely omit to ascribe to any Grounds on Creed or other statement of any doctrine, an CreedVare intrinsic authority, or one derived from Tramade to dition, but, in the Article on the three rest. Creeds,1 they take care distinctly to assign the ground on which those are to be retained, viz. that 'they may be proved by Holy Writ.' It has been alleged, however, that a less amount of Scripture proof ought to satisfy us as to the 'Divine Traditional appointment, '2 and universal obligation of transmiB-an Ordinance or Institution, than where the Ordinances question relates to a Doctrine; on the ground and Institu-that anything external might be handed down tions. from Age to Age with far greater certainty than a doctrine. But though a doctrine is indeed more likely to be totally forgotten than an Ordinance or Institution, these last are quite as liable to be materially 1 Nor, by the way, isiit true that our Church has declared, in that, or in any other Article, 4 that all such Articles as are necessary to be believed for Salvation were comprised at first in the Apostles' Creed.' This, in fact, is neither done, nor was intended to be done by the framers of that Creed; if at least they held--as I doubt not they did--the doctrine of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826108
  • 9781236826107