A View of Religions in Three Parts

A View of Religions in Three Parts

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ... and matrimmy; and that they confer grace.--To prove that confirmation, or imposition of hands, is a sacrament, the Roman catholics argue from Acts viii. 17: They did lay their hands upon them, and they received the holy Ghost. This imposition of hands, together with the prayers here specified, was no doubt the sacrament of confirmation; for here is an outward sign and spiritual grace: therefore confirmation is a sacrament.t--Penance is a sacrament, in Tbe catholics do not profess to believe that the pope is infallible separate from the church. According to them, infallibility resides in the representatives of the universal catholic church; i. e the body of bishops, uniting and agreeing with their head, the bishop of Rome, t The church of Rome maintains that confirmation is that which makes us perfect christians. The bishop administers this sacrament to baptized persons only, by the imposition of hands and prayer. He likewise uses the ceremony, which is not considered universally to be essential, of anointing the confirmed person in the forehead with consecrated oil and balm in tle manner of a cross, and pronounces these words: "I sign thee with the sign of the cross, and confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the name ot the Father, Son, and holy Ghost." vhich the sins we commit after baptism are forgiven. It includes in it contrition and. painful sorrow of heart, confession to the priest, and satisfaction to God for our sins, and likewise the absolution pronounced by the priest, + as minister of the sacrament. Christ instituted this sacrament when he breathed upon his apostles after his resurrection, and said unto them, Receive ye the holy Ghost: whose sins ye remit, are remitted; whose sins ye retain, are retained. (John xx....show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540441
  • 9781236540447