Lectures on Popery, Exhibiting the Chief Doctrines of Romanism

Lectures on Popery, Exhibiting the Chief Doctrines of Romanism

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...is mystical words, wherewith the elected is conformed and made apt to his functions, receiving authority, (his conscience bearing witness, ) that he may be bold in our Lord's stead, to offer sacrifice to God. They also adduce, in explanation of the whole ceremony being simply designated imposition of hands with prayer, that the Apostles purposely kept close in their open speeches and writings, which might come to the hands or ears of the infidels, the sacred words and actions of the sacraments. How much the Apostles deserve, at the hands of their pretended successors, this imputation, the germ of the doctrine of reserve, their own writings sufficiently attest. Extreme Unction is another Sacrament of Popery. The Scriptural authority pleaded in favour of this rite, is James v. 14,15. But it must be evident, on the slightest reflection, that the practice there described is essentially different, in the ultimate end for which it is used, from the rite now under consideration. Whether the anointing there enjoined was in an ordinary medicinal way, or connected with the miraculous gifts of the apostolic age, recovery was to be sought and prayed for; and it is the prayer of faith shall save the sick. The Extreme Unction of Popery is never administered until all hope and expectation of recovery has ceased. It has reference solely to dissolution, not to healing, for it is not desired that the sick should recover after extreme unction has been administered. In the Romish Church, this Sacrament consists in the application of consecrated oil, different from that prepared for baptism, and confirmation, to the sick, when considered as being on the point of death. It is administered for securing the remission of sins. This oil is applied, in connexion with...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915747
  • 9781236915740