The Position of the Church of England in the Catholic World

The Position of the Church of England in the Catholic World

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...and " they that are in the flesh cannot please God." The fruits of the flesh are manifest, and they cannot dispose men to any grace. The fruits of the Spirit are also manifest, and they are pleasing to God. These are the works by which men should be examined and proved here, for these are the works by which their faith and love will be examined and proved hereafter, in presence of the holy angels, before the bar of the Son of Man. The author thus concludes his unhappy chapter: --"If works BEFORE justification, when done by the influence of Divine aid, gain grace, much more do works AFTER. justification. If," says our author, taking for granted that our church has neglected her duty in not having laid down the position, and taking much lower ground than that assumed by Bellarmine, as quoted above--" if works before justification, when done by the influence of Divine aid!"--Works BEFORE justification, and yet done by the in fiuence of the iDivine aid!! And stranger still, such works gain grace! or, as he before expressed it, dispose men to receive the grace of justification! This is worse than the doctrine of the Papal church, and involves us in greater difliculties----"If such works gain grace, much more do works done after justi/ication." Now, without interfering with the former clause, we may agree with the Tract in asserting, in accordance, too, with our Article, that works of the justified are pleasing to God, and He abundantly rewards them, not because any works deserve a reward, but because God, of his grace, promises them a rich reward, according to the exclamation of Augustine--Dignaris, quoniam in seculum misericordia tua est, iis quibus omnia debita dimittis promissionibus tuis...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881540
  • 9781236881540