The Wandering Knight, His Adventurous Journey, Or, a Mediaeval Pilgrim's Progress

The Wandering Knight, His Adventurous Journey, Or, a Mediaeval Pilgrim's Progress

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... and are, consequently, out of the Church: so that, let them say or do whatsoever they please, they cannot have remission of their sins, or be justified, until they first return by true Faith to the Communion of the Church, outside of which there is no revealed way of salvation. In order, therefore, to dispose of this question, which is not without its difficulties, and also to put the unwary on their guard against giving credence or belief to any suchmanner of men, and to incline them so much the rather to persevere and abide in the Faith and Communion of the Church, we will here, in the first place, set some statements down to show how it is that the sinner is justified: after which we shall easily be able to reply to the question, as to why it is God's will that man should be subjected to the Sacraments, although He justifies him freely by Grace, without any preceding merits of his own. It must, however, be distinctly understood, that we are here speaking of the justification of those alone, who, having been made Christians by Baptism, and come to years of discretion, and being also in possession of the use of-reason, have, nevertheless, committed mortal sin; and in-no wise of little children, who, being baptized, still preserve their baptismal innocence. Our first statement, then, is this.-The sinner is justified by the Grace of God, without any preceding merit of his own. This statement is proved by St. Paulin several passages of his Epistles; and, especially, in that where he says to the Romans, "All are justified freely, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ." For, by these words he shows, in the first place, that we are justified without any preceding merit of our own, when he says, that it more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236898176
  • 9781236898173