An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles, Historical and Doctrinal

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General Books, 2013 - 208 pages
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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...are buried there, and righteousness rises instead of sins5. 'St. Paul, ' says he, 'teaches that baptism is not a sign, but a clothing in Christ, yea, that Christ Himself is our clothing. Wherefore baptism is a most potent and efficacious rite1.' 1 'Sacramentum quid Sacramentum ergo.... symbolum externum, quo quales simus, et quodnam sit officium testamur, significat. Ut cnim, qui crucem gestat album, sese Helvetum esse, et posthac semper fore testatur.'--De Baptismo, Zuinglii Opera, 1581, Tom. I. fol. 60. 2 'Sacramentum quid Sacramentum est sacne rei signum. Cum ergo Sacramentum Corporia Christi nomino, non quicquam aliud, quam panem, qui Corporis Christi pro nobis mortui figura et typus est intelligo.'--De Coena Domini, Opera, Tom. I. fol. 274. 8 In Genesin. c. iv. Opera, Tom. VI. fol. 62. Of this more under Art. XXVIII. Meanwhile see his treatise De Sacramento Altaru, Tom. I. fol. 78; CatecJusmui Major, Tom. v. p. 640. 5 'Quemadmodum enim mater illo carnali partu plenum peccatis Calvin took a kind of mean between Luther and Zuinglius. Concerning Sacraments in general, he writes, that 'though they are figures, yet not naked and empty figures, but having their truth and substance united to them; not only representing, but offering grace. We ought never to separate the substance of the Sacraments from the Sacraments themselves. We ought not indeed to confound them, but to rend them asunder is absurd2.' 'The word is joined to the external sign, and hence Sacraments have their efficacy.... Christ breathed on His Apostles, and they received not His breathing only, but the Spirit of Gpd. Wherefore? but because Christ had promised? So in baptism we put on Christ, we are washed in His Blood, our old man is crucified, that the righteousness of Ood..

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