The Liberty of Publishing in Malta; With Special Regard to Religious Publications

The Liberty of Publishing in Malta; With Special Regard to Religious Publications

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...also approved by a great and true miracle, for as many as beheld it were by and by healed. Neither ought miracles to persuade us to do contrary to God's word. For the Scriptures have for a warning hereof foreshewed, that the kingdom of Antichrist shall be mighty in miracles and wonders, to the strong illusion of all the reprobates. But in this they pass the folly and wickedness of the Gentiles, that they honour and worship the relics and bones of our saints; which prove that they be mortal men and dead, and therefore no gods to be worshipped; which the Gentiles would never confess of their gods for very shame. But the relics we must kiss and offer unto, specially on Relic-sunday. And while we offer, that we should not be weary or repent us of our cost, the music and minstrelsy goeth merrily all the offertory time, with praising and calling upon those saints, whose relics be then in presence. Yea, and the water also, wherein those relics have been dipped, must with great reverence be reserved, as very holy and effectual. Is this agreeable to St. Chrysostom, who writeth thus of relics? Do not regard the ashes of the saint's bodies, nor the relics of their flesh and bones, consumed with time: open the eyes of the faith, and behold them clothed with heavenly virtue, and the grace of the Holy Ghost, and shining with the brightness of the heavenly light. Bat oar idolaters found too much vantage of relics and relic-water, to follow St. Cbrysostom's counsel. And because relics were so gainful, few places there were but they had relics provided for them. And for more plenty of relics, some one saint had many heads, one in one place, and another in another place. Some had six arms and twenty-six lingers. And, where our Lord bare his cross alone, if...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973771
  • 9781236973771