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Courier (Newspaper) - June 26, 1855, London, Middlesex JUNE PRICE THE BIBLE AND THE Mn arguments of your and are but vain They advance nothing to combat what I have already brought forward against their I have demonstrated the absurdity of relying on the who erred muoh more than their Sons in the interpretation of Holy Writ their and Mysticism being known to every student of ecclesiastical That there were glorious examples to the I willingly whoso 0f Peter at Antiooh A Tract for the Rector of J5 the y In nswioU Tun namo of in connection with the important subject of Ohurch has of lato boon rather prominent truths believed in b the whose glory not all the knowledge and learning of the Fathers can But I do not follow the conduct of and fell down and worship I admire and respect I take advantage of their and peruse their various valuable works but I do not pin my faith to think and judge for follow only inspiration for there God and directs it is the mind of else is As to I have already over and over again confuted his sacramental and must decline arguing the subject further with Let in bidding him direct his attention to the following portion of a delivered the other day at by Oanon Glrdlestone The It may be well is not far when acare ful revision of the Book of 0ommon Prayer will have the effect of removing the few Instances In which our liturgy and ritual still seem to as It the unclean thing such as the admixture of the Apocrypha with the Holy the retention of the title of priest instead of the forms of and some rather ambiguous sentences in the services for the administration of bap tism and the Lords as I said considering the peculiar circumstances of the the wonder not that these instances are so but that they are so Touch not the unclean was evidently the rule of the Is it our Augean than ww WV I T WH 1 J V I there is muoh in his views which is deserving of our atten Rylo comments on the difference of opinion be more about truth than we There is no foundation for any such It is a that the most ancient writers in the Ohuroh of Christ are often at variance with one It is a faot that they often changed their own minds and retracted their own former opi It Is a foot that they often wrote foolish and weak and often showed great ignorance in their explanations of It is vain to expect to find them free from InfdUtbiUty it not to be found in the early but in the For another thing let us learn not to put implicit confidence in any mans merely because of his office as a Peter was ono of the very ohiefest and yet he could v This is a point on which men have continually the rook on which the early ohuroh Rylo yet are and deacons 1 What are the of his ownl T I could D it But lit is a wellknown that there has for some and still In ffiecnnroh of Engi a certain instead of taking the above words of the Apostle as their touch the unclean thing as often and as closely as they without making themselves amenable to the law or arraying public opinion against Do they build a church 1 They select a Roman Catholic adopt a Roman Catholic style of and sometimes even employ a Roman Catholic archi They introduce a socalled altar of on one side of which they construct a piscina or credence the invariable ac companiment of the and over it they rear a crucifix of wood may in order to make the attempt pass more sculp ture a crucifix of one amongst various other images Or is it the service and ritual of a church which they are ordering In prayer the officiating minister studiously turns away from the ThsMT rtAWftV All 1 F tween Paul and and says that if the scriptural record had boon a similar attempt to impose on mankind to that of the strife between the two apostles would never have been but everything done to have shown their From the rebuke which Paul administered to Ryle adduces the three following lessons That great ministers make great That to keep the truth of Christ in His Chwch even more important than to keep the That there is no doctrine about which we ought to be to out 04 justification by faith without the deeds of the On the first of these heads Ryle remarks think what a striking fact this This is Simon Peter I This is the third great error of his which the Holy Ghost has thought fit to record Once we find him trying to keep back our as far as he from the great work of the and severely re Then we find him denying the Lord three and with an Here again we find him endangering the leading truth of Christs Surely we may what is manf The Ohuroh of Borne boasts that the Apostle Peter is her founder and first Be it Grant it for a Let us only re tnat the apostles there is not of but and of like men exposed to men liable to weaknesses men exposed to men liable to weaknesses snd Infirmities Remember that word of Who is Paul and who is ApoTfos 11 mm tf a e aposes ere s no of Judos of whom we have 10 many proofs that he fallible Upon her own showing the Church of Borne was founded by the most fallible of the But it is all meant to us that even the apostles them when not writing under the inspiration of the Holy were at times liable to It is meant to teach us that the best men are weak and fallible BO long as they are in the Unless but ministers by whom ye even as man 1 Bishops have often driven the truth into decree that to be true which was The greatest errors have been begun by Hophnl and Phineas religion toi be abhorred by the children of Annas and in the direct line of descent from crucified the that great was a It is absurd to suj ordained men cannot go You should follow us so go according to the so long as we set before you the but no Believe so long as we can thus saith the Lord but further than this yon are1 ttot to Infallibility is not to be found in ordained but fa ihe rn In For another let us learn not to place implicit any mans opinion merely because of his Peter who had miraculous and could speak with yetKhe could This is a pobt again on which many go This men struck upon in the middle looked and Duns and Peter and companions as almost They gave to in token of their They the the to bf tiieir is the most learned of men tf he be not taught by the What is the most learned of all divines but a mere fio Adorn at bis very best Vast knowledge of books r ronoe of Gods truth may go side by They have done tf may do and they will do so in all I will engage to that the two volumes of Robert MOheynes Memoirs and fefermons VIM mmmmvfm 0 Vlr and kept unto But they are not vMVMvruuat Y VUfcUD nWChY irUUl DOODIG L Jf l 1 1 U f L IvDyiUUUCUwy Of They never pass thejsocalled altar without bowing the knee Thev our who denounced the Scotch Ohurch as ostentatiously call that the altar which the Book of Common Praver emn8 ln and differing from her English sister in the expressly colls the communion They Invest the chancel with mnfefflr nf a peculiar air of and lead the people to consider it as so in They administer the Lords Supper with an ostentatious pageantry borrowed from the and lead the people to receive the bread in the palm of their with a superstitious carefulness about dropping which nothlna but it as the Roman Oatbo matter of But have the same thing tained as the doctrine of the True Christians are the the the Of only true Christians beLtao olect of tort even these elect are not The grace of God can alone render any man or set liWl A L s 5 w The very times of service are designated by words unknown to any but Roman Catholic ears com Are they setting about works of charity The modest truly English and Christian in wb oh singly and without ostentation teas of thousands of Protestant i Udles throughout the length and breadth of the land are in the daily Li habit of ministering both temporal and spiritual comfort to theiriowed tbe poorer neighbours so that the left band does not know what the w Eorolsh or peou of Sisters of Charity all cleariv Is It a letter that they are about to write to afrUnd 1 f 4l t was ignorant 01 ureeit ana prove an day to have done more for the benefit of the world than all the works of the schoolmen put Learning is a gift that ought not to be It is an evil day when books axe not valued in But it is amazing to observe bow vast a mans intellectual attain ments may and yet how little he may know of tbe grace of I have no doubt the authorities of Oxford in tbe last century knew more of and Latin or But they knew little of the Gospel of In Uty is not to be found among learned but in the For another let me warn every reader not to place Implicit confidence on his own ministers however godly he may Peter was a man of mighty andlyet be could Your minister may be a man of God and worthy of all honour for his preaching and But do not make a pope of ouu L T ue rttuu of tne Uburcb of Do not place bis word side by side with the word of God Do repeated proofr that tbe best of men can err I Tbe early fathers bim by Do not let him suppose be can make no geatous according to their and ready to die for Do not lean your whole weight on his or you uut nmnv ot countenanced and nearly all find to your cost that he can Tbe were W Xt of king of that hs ssrvsd God all in the hand of God for reviving muse of troth of tbe prioeV Jehoiada and thsa of them can be named who did not make religion of Just so your minister may and thsA your Martin Luther held pertinaciously the doctrine religion may die too and your religion may chance s lAfcinn gjyf yffpf religion may Obi be not built upon Bs not content with of Ryle goes on to And who does not when he reads tbe history of the Church of PenfllLCMH nrnnff tVial mi psrUnacbusly the dootrtos Melanothon was timid and Calvin peruUtted to bo In such trivial U not the day of but the Saints on which It must be subsoribsd to Popish oocvrmes va tear of Hooper disturbed the Church of Eng As to his notions about m Puiitans In after because my own minister bas told AM such I flttrgi1 8esk As to his notbns about Presbyterians and their want of apostolic sucosssion4uelr being uobaptisedand their founder being a would B of ttw Hori li I only wish he do fatf Us much of Christ as Ouuiulfig will have Uved to purpose than I now hlut urtxlit CluisUatt fnith au4 aiid Less U abused to be able to I have I find it thus thus written lo the Word of your psaot U to bs go yourself to fountain of all oomfertf am to U all lift r CSSMW mfmm w p Duthswhohss cause V WOTMMMPVWW MViWWWW HWV VMW M mfnffiff as a feithfu smtrsstsilfrf Mr BrU UM soken tbt dwron n p AW vutf ftNtttiUlU us tmmmA i sM KZutL tt Ots
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