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100. Private mass, that is, the receiving the eucharist by the priest alone, without a competent number of communicants, is contrary to the institution of Christ.
OF THE STATE OF THE SOULS OF MEN, AFTER THEY BE
DEPARTED OUT OF THIS LIFE, TOGETHER WITH THE GENERAL RESURRECTION AND THE LAST JUDGMENT.
101. After this life is ended, the souls of God's children are presently received into 'heaven, there to enjoy unspeakable comforts; the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, there to endure endless torments.
102. The doctrine of the church of Rome concerning limbus patrum, limbus puerorum, purgatory, prayer for the dead, pardons, adoration of images and relics, and also invocation of saints, is vainly invented, without all warrant of Holy Scripture, yea, and is contrary to the same.
103. At the end of this world the Lord Jesus shall come in the clouds with the glory of his Father ; at which time, by the almighty power of God, the living shall be changed, and the dead shall be raised, and all shall appear both in body and soul before his judgmentseat, to receive according to that which they have done in their bodies, whether good or evil.
104. When the last judgment is finished, Christ shall deliver up the kingdom to his father, and God shall be all in all.
THE DECREE OF THE SYNOD.
If any minister, of what degree or quality soever he be, shall publicly teach any doctrine contrary to these articles agreed upon ; if after due admonition he do not conform himself, and cease to disturb the peace of the church, let him be silenced, and deprived of all spiri. tual promotions he doth enjoy.
THERE is but one' living THERE is but one living and true God, everlasting, and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or without body, parts, or passions, of infinite pow- passions; of infinite power, wisdom, "and goodness ;8 er, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver the maker and preserver of of all things, both visible all things, both visible and and invisible. And in invisible. And in unity of unity of this Godhead this Godhead there be there be three persons, of three
persons, of one subone substance, power, and stance power, and etereternity; the Father, the nity, the Father, the Son, Son, and the Holy Ghost.10 and the Holy Ghost.
Isa. xlvi. 9; I Cor. viii. 4, 6. % Jer. x. 10; 1 Thess. i. 9.
3 Psalm xc. 2; Rom. xvi. 26. 4 Deut. iv, 15, 16; John iv. 24, with Luke xxiv. 39. xiv. 15; James i. 17. 6 Jer. xxxii. 17, 27; Mark x. 27. 7 Psalm cxlvii. 5; Rom. xi. 33. 8 Psalm cxix. 68, with Matt, xix. 17. 9 Neh, ix. 6; Col, i. 16, 17. 10 Matt, iii. 16, 17; XXviii. 19; 1 John iv. 7; 2 Cor, xiii. 14.
Articles of the Church of
Of the Word, or Son of Of the Word, or Son of
God, which was made God, which was made very Man.
The Son, which is the The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begot- Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the ten from everlasting of the Father, the very? and Father, the very and etereternal God, of one sub- nal God, and of one substance with the Father,5 stance with the Father, took took man's nature in the man's nature in the womb womb of the blessed Vir- of the blessed Virgin, of gin, of her substance ;6 so her substance ; so that two that two whole and perfect whole and perfect natures, natures, that is to say, the that is to say, the Godhead Godhead and the manhood, and manhood, were joined were joined together in one together in one person, person, never to be divided, never to be divided, wherewhereof is one Christ, of is one Christ, very
God very God, and very man, and very Man, who truly who for our sakes truly suffered, crucified, suffered most grievous tor- dead, and buried, to rements in his soul from concile his Father to us, God, was crucified, dead, and to be a sacrifice, not and buried, 9 to reconcile only for original guilt, but his Father to us, 10 and to also for actual sins of men. be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of men.11
1 Prov. viii. 22—31; John i. 12, 14. 2 1 John v. 20; Rom. ix. 5.
3 John xvii.5; Heb. i. 8, with Psalm xlv. 6. 4 John X. 30; Heb. i. 3.
5 Johni. 14; Isa. vii. 14; Luke i. 35; Gal iv. 4. 6 Isa, vii. 14, with Matt, i. 23; Rom. i. 3, 4; Heh. xiii, 8. 7 Isa, liii, 10, 11 ; Mark xiv. 33, 34. 8 í Pet, ii, 24; Phil, ii. 1; I Cor. xv. 3, 4. 9 Ezek. xvi. 63; Rom. iii, 25 ; 2 Cor. v. 12. 10 Isa. liii. 10; Eph, v. 2. 11) John i,7; Heb. ix, 26.
Articles of the Church of
As Christ died for us, Of the going down of and was buried, so it is to Christ into Hell, be believed that he continued in the state of the As Christ died for us, dead, and under the pow- and was buried : so also is er and dominion of death, it to be believed that he from the time of his death went down into hell. and burial until his resurrection ;? which hath been otherwise expressed thus: he went down into hell.
Of the Resurrection of
Of the Resurrection of
Christ did truly rise Christ did truly rise again from death, and again from death, and took took again his body, with again his body, with flesh, flesh, bones, and all things bones, and all things apperappertaining to the perfec- taining to the perfection of tion of man's nature, man's nature, wherewith he wherewith he ascended in- ascended into heaven, and to heaven, and there5 sit- there sitteth, until he' reteth, until he return to turn to judge all men at judge all men” at the ge- the last day. neral resurrection of the body at the last day.
1 Psalm xvi. 10, with Acts ii. 24–27, 31. 2 Rom. vi. 9; Matt. xii. 40. 3 1 Cor. xv. 4; Rom. viii. 34 ; Psalm xvi. 10, with Acts ii. 31 ; Luke xxiv. 34.
; 4 Luke xxiv, 39, with John xx. 25, 27. 5 Psalm lxviii. 18, with Eph. iv. 8; Psalm cx. ), with Acts ii. 34, 35; Mark xix. 10; Rom. viii. 34 6 Acts iii. 21; Psalm cx._), with I Cor. xv. 25, 26; Acts i. 11. 7 2 Cor. v. 20; Acts xvii. 31.
8 Exod. iii. 6, with Luke xx. 37, 38; Acts xxiv, 14, 15 ; 1 Cor. xv. 12, to the end ; John, v. 28, 29.