Why I Am A Churchman; The Pitts Street Chapel Lecture In Answer To The Question

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge M. Randall

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... serve and do; but do not ye after their works." In the sixteenth century, the tune, in God's good Providence, had come, when the Apostolic Church of England should arise, and, throwing off the papal yoke, again take her rightful place as a branch of the Universal Church of Christ. In doing this "she freed herself from the errors into which she had fallen." There was no new Church created at the Reformation. The English Church, by the help of her divine Head, reformed herself. She did not thereby lose her identity, much less her Apostolic existence. "The errors of the Church were not the Church herself, and in quitting them she did not quit herself, any more than a man changes his face when he washes it, or loses his identity when he recovers from a disease. The English Church after the Reformation was as much the English Church, as Naaman was Naaman after he had washed away his leprosy in the River Jordan." During all this period of darkness and corruption, the Church of England did not lose her visibility nor her identity "Job was visibly and verily Job, when he was covered with sores. So was the Church iu Britain visible in the darkest hour of that black midnight of ages. She was visible in her Churches, in her ordained Ministers, in the Holy Sacraments, the Holy Scriptures." She shone forth in the flames of her martyrs, who suffered for the truth. Matt, xxiii. 1, 2. The rule of reformation which she followed was this: to reject whatever of doctrine was unscriptural, and whatever of usages were contrary to the practice of the Church in the first and purest ages. She simply threw off what Popery had superadded to the faith. The great difference between the reformation in England and the reformation on the Continent was this: the English Church rejected...

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... serve and do; but do not ye after their works." In the sixteenth century, the tune, in God's good Providence, had come, when ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217148093

ISBN - 13:9780217148092

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