A Portraiture of the Roman Catholic Religion; Or an Unprejudiced Sketch of the History, Doctrines Opinions Discipline and Present State of Catholicism

A Portraiture of the Roman Catholic Religion; Or an Unprejudiced Sketch of the History, Doctrines Opinions Discipline and Present State of Catholicism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...their requests made in our behalf, and for their sakes granteth us many favours; that therefore it is good and profitable to desire their intercession; and that this manner of invocation is no more injurious to Christ our Mediator, nor superabundant in itself, than it is for one Christian to beg the prayers and assistance of another in this world. Notwithstanding all which, Catholicks are taught not so to rely on the prayers of others, as to neglect their own duty to God; in imploring his divine mercy and goodness; in mortifying the deeds of the flesh; in despising the world; in loving and serving God and their neighbour; in following the footsteps of Christ our Lord, who is the way, the truth, and the life: to whom be honour and glory for ever and ever, Amen." It will appear, upon examination, that the doctrines contained in the foregoing extract are strictly conformable to the decisions of the Council of Trent; the Creed of Pius IV.; the Exposition of Bossuet; Gother's Papist Misrepresented 3 the writings of Bishop Challoner; the acknowledged Cathechisms, and other books of public instruction in the Catholic Church. From these various sources of information, therefore, I will lay before the reader a more detailed account of the leading articles of the Catholic faith. But, first, let us briefly notice a few points in which the Church of Rome agrees with all other Churches that have separated from her communion; and also remark that leading article of all religion which immediately regards the Supreme Object of divine adoration, in which, likewise, Roman Catholics agree with a majority of the Reformed Churches, but differ from some of them. The points in which the church of Rome is agreed with all other churches, are more in number and...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658077X
  • 9781236580771