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The TWENTY SECOND ARTICLE.

Of Purgatory.
THE R$mish do&trin concerning purgatory, pardons,

1 worshipping and adoration, as well of images, as of
relicks, and also invocation of Saints, is a fond thing, vain-
by invented, and grounded upon no warrantỷ of scripture,
but rather repugnant to the word of God,

Touching the Phrase but rather, see Art. 13. p. 87.
This Article contains Eight Propositions :

1. The Romißh Doctrin concerning Purgatory is
1,.,; a fond thing, vainly feigned, and grounded
vos upon no Warranty of Scripture.

2. The Romißh Do&rin concerning Pardons is a
¿ fond thing, vainly feigned, and grounded up-

- on no Warranty of Scripture.
JM 3. The Romißh Doctrin concerning Worshipping
isi and Adoration, as well of Images às of Re-

licks, is a fond thing, vainly feigned, and

grounded upon no Warranty of Scripture.
4. The Romish Doctrin concerning Invocation of

Saints, is a fond thing, vainly feigned, and

grounded upon no Warranty of Scripture.
5. The Romijh Doctrin concerning Purgatory is

repugnant to the Word of God.
6. The Romifh Doctrin concerning Pardons is

repugnant to the Word of God.
3. The Romish Doctrin concerning Worshipping
, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Re-

licks, is repugnant to the Word of God. .
8. The Romih Doctrin concerning Invocation of
· Saints, is repugnant to the Word of God. ri.

The

grown is a fond is well of Imag Worshippin

· The First Proposition. See the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of the Second Part of the Confutation of Popery. · The Second Proposition, See the Nineteenth Chapter of the Second Part of the Confutation of Popery. .

The Third Propofition. What the Romilla Doctrin concerning the Worship and adoration of Images is, you may see in the Twenty firft Article of the Trent Creed, which you'll find in the Confutation of Popery, Part 2. Chap. 1. p. 81. As for the WorThip and Adoration of Relicks, 'tis manifestly, compriz’d in the Thirty first Article of the same Creed, which you'll find ibid. p. 79. Now that the Worship and adoration of Images is not only a fond thing, vainly feigned, and grounded upon no Warranty of Scripture ; but also repugnant to the Word of God, fee the Ninth Question of Turretin's Locus Undecimus. And that the Worship and Adoration of Relicks is a fond thing, vainly feigned, and grounded upon no Warranty of Scripture, see the eighth Question of the fame Locus of Turretin, from Sect. 6. down to the End.

The Fourth Propofition. See the Thirteenth Chapter of the Second. Part of the Confutation of Popery,

'The Fifth Proposition. See the Tenth Chapter of the Sixth Book of Limborchs System, Sect. 12, 13, 14, 15.

The Sixth Proposition. See Ezech. 18. 21, 22. Ifaiah 53. 4, s. In which, and in many other Places of Scripture, the Declarations of Forgiveness are so very large and comprehensive, that 'tis utterly absurd to suppose, that any Temporal Punishment remains due for Sin after Repentance. And

CON

consequently the Romish Doctrin concerning Par

dons, which the Second Proposition pronounces "unfcriptural and groundless, is also repugnant to

the Word of God. Because that Doctrin lupposes, in Opposition to the Déclarations of Scripture, that

fome Punishment remains due for Sin after Repenstance. ;;.; F: The Seventh Proposition. That the Romißh Do

ctrin concerning the Worship and Adoration of

Images, is repugnant to the Word of God, see Tur- retin as quoted in the Third Proposition. But as

for the Worship and Adoration of Relicks, 'tis therefore repugnant to the Word of God, because as ’ris practised by the Papists, and comprized in the Thirteenth Article of the Trent Creed (of which I took : notice in the Third Proposition) it reaches Men to

place a Confidence in their Folly, endevoring to

please God by the Veneration of them, to avert his · Judgments by exposing them, to secure their per

fons by wearing them, &c. Whereas the Scriptures assure us, that there is no other Way of obtaining his Favor and Prote&ion, but by the Practice of

true Religion, of which fuch Fopperies are no * Part...

The Eighth Proposition. The Scriptures represent God as the only Object of Worship and Adora- tion (fee the Fourth Proposition) and therefore

they confine Worship and Adoration to him. So - that Saints are therefore not to be invoked, because

the Scripture does not injoin, and consequently · forbids, the Invocation of them.

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tel :,,? Tr oris viron 6. The TWENTY THIRD ARTICLE.

Won) 10 bijis ! of Miniflring in the Congregation." TT is not lawful for any man to také upon him't be office

I of public preaching, or ministring the sacrament's in : the congregation, before he be lawfully called, and sent to i execute the fame. And those we oughtro-judge lárvfully

called and fent, which be chosen and called to this work by men, who have publick authority given unto them in the congregation, to call and send ministers into the Lord's vineyard..

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This Article contains Two Propositions. if . 1. It is not lawful for any Man to take upon L; him the Office of public Preaching, or Mini:: string .the Sacraments in the Congregation,

before he be lawfully called and sent to exe

cute the same. ...."Siwdi ya ime 2. Those we ought to judge lawfully called and i sent, which be chosen and called to this Work il by Men who have public Authority given un

to them in the Congregation, to call and send 1. Ministers into the Lord's Vineyard. AT

Both these Propositions are establish'd in the First Part of the Rights of the Clergy. ma i s,

The TWENTY FOURTH ARTICLE. Of Speaking in the Congregation in such a Tongue

as the People understandeth. TT is a thing plainly repugnant to the word of God, and I the custom of the primitive church, to have public

prayer

prayer in the Church, or to minister the Sacraments, in a tongue not understood of the people....

This Article contains Two Propositions.
1. It is a thing plainly répugnant to the Word of

God to have public Prayer in the Church, or to
Ti minifter the Sacraments, in a Tongue not un-
Bir derstood of the People. :
12. It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Custom

of the Primitive Church, to have Public v Prayer in the Church, or to minifter the Sa

craments, in a Tongue not understood of the . .. People. . ο τ ε " , . !''

The First Proposition. See the Twelfth Chap ter of the Second part of the Confutation of Popery.

The Second Proposition. Origin hath these Words, *Ειτ επιλαθόμενα, όπ Χeιστανοίς λαλεί τους μόνω τω Θεώ δια σε Ιησε ευχομένοις, και συμφύρων του ετέραν, και αλόγως Χριστιανούς συνάπλων αντα, φησίν, 'Εαν και βαρβάρως ωτπυς ονομάζη τις, δύναμιν έξεσιν. Εαν 5 “Ελληνικώς ή Ρωμαικώς, εκ έτι. Δεικνυτω και ένα ημεϊς βαρβάρως ονομάζομδυ, ως καλύνες ώτον ότι βοήθειαν, και πυθέσθω μέτω καθ' ήμύτώτα ειρηκέναι η Κέλσον, τέρισας, όπ οι λοιποί των Χριστιανών και με τους εν δ θείαις γραφάϊς κειμώοις ονόμασι, και ταγμένοις όλι τα Θεέ, χτών) αν και ευχείς αλλ' οι μ' Έλληνες Ελληνικούς, οι 5 Ρωμαίοι Ρωμαϊκούς, και έτως έχασG- και τίω εαυτό διάλεκτον έυεται τω Θεώ, και υμνα αυτόν ως δύναlαι. και πάσης διαλέκε κύeuG 7 Σπο πίσης διαλέκε όυχομύων ακέει, ως μιάς (ίν' έτως ονομάσω) φωνής, ή και τα σημαινόμενα, ακέων,δηλαμβύης και η ποικίλων διαλέκων. Ου γδ όξιν και ότι πάσι Θεός ας πς ' κεκληραμύων διάλεκόντινα βάρβαρον ή "Ελληνα, και μηκέπ τας λοιπές όπισαμμων, ή μηκέτι η εν άλλαις διαλέκοις λεγόνων φρονλιζόντων. Contra Cellum, lib. 8. p. 402. Twere easy to add more Testimonies : but this Passage alone is Demonstration.'' : : : . . . . . . . . The

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