Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, the Fifth Book

Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, the Fifth Book

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of our regeneration is wrought, hath thereunto the same analogy which laws of wedlock have to our first nativity and birth. So that if nature do effect procreation notwithstanding the wicked violation and breach even of nature's law made that the entrance of all mankind into this present world might be without blemish, may we not justly presume that grace doth accomplish the other, although there be faultiness in them that transgress the order which our Lord Jesus Christ hath established in His Church? 21. Some light may be borrowed from circumcision for explication what is true in this question of baptism. Seeing then that even they which condemn Sephora the wife of Moses for taking upon her to circumcise her son," a thing necessary oftentimes justify the wicked, and take the righteousness of the righteous from them." This reasoning is 'C. and P. (ii. 300) quote _the maxim of Roman law, " In omnibus noxa caput sequitur," referred to in the Digest, xlvii. tit. i. I, 2 (1889, i. 763)-_ _ "Exod. iv. 24. T. C. lib. 1. p. 144. ri3. W ii. 524. "I say that the unlawfulness of that fact doth appear sufficiently, in that she did it before her husband Moses, which was a prophet of the Lord, to whom that office of circumcision did ap ertain. Besides that she did cut off t e foreskin of the infant not of mind to obey the commandment of God, or for the salvation of the child, but in a choler only, to the end that her husband might be eased and have release: which mind appeareth in her both by her words, and by casting awa in anger the foreskin which she ha cut off. And if it be said that the event declared that the act pleased God, because that Moses forthwith waxed better, and was recovered of..."show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939786
  • 9781236939784