A Preservative Against Popery, in Several Select Discourses Upon the Principal Heads of Controversy Between Protestants and Papists; Being Written a
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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...its own properties, and being two are inconfused in him. For as (in the eucharist) before the bread is consecrated we call it bread; but when the grace of God by the priest has consecrated it, it has no longer the name of bread, but is counted worthy to be called the Lord's body, although the nature of bread remains in it, and we do not say there are two bodies, but one body of the Son. So here, the divine nature being joined to the (human) body, they both together make one Son, one Person;but yet they must be acknowledged to remain without confusion, and after an indivisible manner, not in one nature only, but in two perfect natures." See Append. to the Defence of the Exposition of the Doctrine of the Church of England, p. 142, 143, &c. it Deus et homo Christus: Deus propter impassibilitatem. Homo propter Passionem. Unus Filius, unus Dominus, idem ipse proculdubio unitarum naturarum unam dominationem, unam potestatem possidens, etiamsi non consubstantiales existunt, et unaquaaque incommixtam proprietatis conservat agnitionem, propter hoc quod inconfusa sunt, duo dico. Sicut enim anbequam sanctificetur Panis, Panem nominamus, divina autem illum sanctifieante gratia, mediante sacerdote, liberatus est quidem appellatione panis, dignus autem habitus est dominici corporis appellatione, etiamsi natura panis in ipso permansit, et non duo corpora, sed unum corpus filii praadicatur: Sic et hie Divina emdpvaeong, id est, inundante corporis natura, unum filium, unum personam, utraque hiec fecerunt. Agnoscendum tamen inconfusam et indivisibilem rationem, non in una solum natura, sed in duabus perfectis. Another remarkable testimony is in Theodoret's Dialogues; some part of which I hope the reader will not think it...
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