The Works of the English Reformers; William Tyndale and John Frith Volume 1

The Works of the English Reformers; William Tyndale and John Frith Volume 1

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...and infinite love and mercy which God hath showed thee freely in Christ: then must thou needs love again: and love cannot but comperthee to work, and boldly to confess and knowledge thy Lord Christ, and the trust which thou hast in his word. And this knowledge maketh thee safe; that is, declareth that thou art safe already, certifieth thine heart, and maketh thee feel that thy faith is right, and that God's Spirit is in thee, as all other good works do. For if when it cometh unto the point, thou hast no lust to work, nor power to confess, how couldest thou presume to think that God's Spirit were in thee? Another confession is there which goeth before faith, and accompanieth repentance. For whosoever repenteth, doth knowledge his sins in his heart. And whosoever doth knowledge his sins, receiveth forgiveness (as saith John, in the first of his first Epistle.) If we knowledge One confession is to knowledge wherein thou puttest thy trust. If when tyrants oppose thee, thou have power to confess, then art thou sure that thou art safe. Another confession is to knowledge thy sins in thine heart unto God. Shrift. Shrift was put down for knavery among the Greeks; but is stablishei thereby among us. our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness; that is, because he hath promised, he must for his truth's sake do it. This confession is necessary all our lives long, as is repentance. And as thou understandest of repentance, so understand of this confession, for it is likewise included in the sacrament of baptism. For we always repent, and always knowledge or confess our sins unto God, and yet despair not; but remember that we are washed in Christ's blood; which thing our baptism doth represent and more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506693
  • 9781236506696