Excerpt from Scripture Proofs of the Liturgy: Or Scriptural Illustrations of the Daily Morning and Evening Service, and Litany, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, With Notes
A scriptural illustration of the Liturgy then, may serve to repel the false accusations of those, who do not love it; may it not also serve to render the use of it more profitable to those who do '2 N 0 mode of studying the Bible is so fruitful, as that of comparing Scripture with Scripture, and no mode of illustrating our eminently scriptural Liturgy, for the pur pose of practical improvement, can be better than by Scrip ture texts. No words are so rich as those which the Holy Ghost teacheth. N o proof of Christian doctrine can be so satisfactory, as the declaration of God - faith can rest se curely nowhere, but on his promises - and in no way can the conditions of acceptance with him, and the limitations of his promises, be so well secured from misapprehension or cavil, as by appealing directly to the charter which contains them. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profita ble for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be perfect, thorough ly furnished unto all good works, and it has been the cﬂort of the author of this little work, to make the Scriptures, which he has selected, serve appropriately all these valuable ends.
The value of a liturgy, in maintaining steadfastness and purity of doctrine, has been often Spoken of, and with perfect justice. W0 to the church, said an eminent servant of God.
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