The Anglican Church Vindicated;  In Answer To M. D'aubigné's Discourse, Entitled 'geneva And Oxford by Jeremy TaylorThe Anglican Church Vindicated;  In Answer To M. D'aubigné's Discourse, Entitled 'geneva And Oxford by Jeremy Taylor

The Anglican Church Vindicated; In Answer To M. D'aubigné's Discourse, Entitled 'geneva And Oxford

byJeremy Taylor

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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. 1844 Excerpt: ... banquet;--the consistency of assuring herself, as far as imperfect instruments are capable, of the fitness in communicants for approaching the holy table; not leaving open to the dogs also that which was destined for the children. Who now, before Communion, repairs to the minister for counsel and consolation, where doubts and disquietude assail--for encouragement where the Christian's high reverence for the holy elements, and his own deep sense of degradation, make him timid in drawing near, lest he incur condemnation? What preparation is now, that the Church knows of, made in self-examination, and in purging the mind and heart of all that is uncharitable in feeling and opinion, all that is carnal in desire and thought, so that the heavenly elements may be received into that which is really the temple of the living God? Every one deems himself a competent judge of his own fitness, and relies for that fitness on the general tenor of his conduct, which is often but a Pharisaic profession, a remembrance of what he has done, a forgetfulness of what he has left undone. Of those who are predestined, of those who are justified by faith wholly and solely, we do not now speak; to the former the Sacraments are superfluous, to the latter but a solemn formality. But among those in whom the spiritual life-giving of the Sacraments is an article of faith. Christian ministers are not excused by indifferently saying,--as too many in effect have done,--of such as partake unworthily, "They know the consequences, they have the law on the matter." No. They must be trained in a knowledge of the law, and exercised in obedience to it. These ministers must, moreover, in their teaching and practice, inspire into their flocks a strong assurance that, under their guidance, they will ...

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Title:The Anglican Church Vindicated; In Answer To M. D'aubigné's Discourse, Entitled 'geneva And OxfordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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