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Of the Holy Ghost. Of the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost is very

The Holy Ghost, proand eternal God, of one ceeding from the Father, substance,' majesty, and and the Son, is of one subglory, with the Father and stance, majesty, and glory, the Son,proceeding from with the Father, and the the Father and the Son.

and eternal God.



Son, very



Of the Sufficiency of the Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Holy Scriptures for Salvation.


nor may

Holy Scriptures contain- Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to eth all things necessary to salvation, so that whatso- salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, ever is not read therein, nor may be proved there

be proved thereby, is not to be believed as by, is not to be required of an article of faith, or ne

any man, that it should be cessary to salvation.?

believed as an article of the By the name of Holy faith, or be thought requiScripture we understand site or necessary to salvaall the canonical Books of tion. In the name of the the Old and New Testa- Holy Scripture, we do unment which follow:

derstand those canonical books of the Old and New


1 2 Sam. xxiii. 2, 3; Isa. vi. 5, 8, with Acts xxviii. 25, and v. 3, 4; 1 Cor. iii. 16, and vi. 19. % Job xxvi. 13, 33, 34; 1 Cor. xii. ; Matt. xxviii, 19; 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 3 1 Cor. xii. 11; Eph. i. 17, and I Cor. ii. 8, with 1 Pet. iv. 14. * John xv, 26, and Matt. X. 20, and I Cor. ii, 11, 12, with Gal. iv. 6, and Rom. viii. 9, and Phil, i. 9; John xvi. 14; Isa,xi. 2; Isa. lxi. 1; Gen, i. 2; 2 Chron. xv. 1.

5 Rom. i. 2; 2 Tim. iii. 15; 2 Pet. i. 20, 21. 6 Psalm xix. 7; 2 Tim. iii, 15–17; James i, 21, 25; Acts xx. 32. ? Prov. xxx, 5, 6; Isa, viii, 20; Acts xxvi. 22, with ver. 20, 27 ; Gal. i. 8, 9; John v. 39.

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The Gospel of St. Mat- And the other books, (as thew, &c.

Hierome saith,) the church

doth read for example of All which books, as they life and instruction of manare commonly received, we ners; but yet doth it not do receive, and acknow- apply them to establish ledge them to be given by any doctrine, such are these the inspiration of God; following: and in that regard, to be Third of Esdras, Book of of most certain credit and Tobias, Fourth of Eshighest authority.

dras, Judith, &c.

All the books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive, and account them canonical.



Of the Old Testament.

Of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament is The Old Testament is not contrary to the New, in not contrary to the New ; the doctrine contained in for both in the Old and



Articles revised. Articles of the Church of

England. them ;' for both in the Old New Testament, everlastand New Testament, ever- ing life is offered to manlasting life is offered to kind by Christ, who is the mankind by Christ, who only mediator between is the only mediator be- God, and man, being both tween God and man,' being God and Man. Whereboth God and

fore they are not to be Wherefore they are not to heard which feign that be heard which feign that the old fathers did look the old fathers did look only for transitory proonly for temporary pro- mises. Although the law mises.5

given from God by Moses, Although the law given as touching ceremonies and from God by Moses, as rites, do not bind Christouching ceremonies and tian men; nor the civil rites, do not bind Chris- precepts thereof ought of tians ;6 nor the civil pre- necessity to be received in cepts given by Moses, such any commonwealth ; yet, as were peculiarly fitted to notwithstanding, no Christhe commonwealth of the tian whatsoever is Jews, are of necessity to free from the obedience of be received in any com

the commandments which monwealth :' yet, notwith- are called moral. standing, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the commandments which

are called ral.8 By the moral law, we understand all the ten commandments taken in their full extent.



? Acts xxvi. 21, 23; 2 Pet. iii. 2; Luke xxiv. 44; Rom. iii. 31; Gal. iii. 21, 23, 24.

% Gen. iii. 15; xxii. 18, with Gal. iii. 8, 14; 1 Cor. x, 2-4; Luke i. 69, 70; Acts iii. 24; Isa liii. 3 Dan. ix. 17; Rom. viii, 34; 1 John ii. 1 ; Heb. vii, 25 ; 1 Tim. ii. 5; John xiv. 6. 4 Gal. iv, 4, 5; Acts xx. 28; Phil. ii, 7, 8. • Acts xxvi. €, 7; Rom. iv. 11; Gal. iii. 9; Heb. xi. 10, 16, 35. '6 Gal. iv.9, 10; Col. ii. 14, 16, 17; Heb. ix. 9, 10.

7 Acts XXV. 9, 10, 25, with Deut. xvii. '8_13; Rom. xiii. 1,5; Tit. iii. 1; 1 Pet. ii. 13, 14. B Matt. v. 17 to the end ; Rom. xiii. &10; Eph. vi. 1_3; James ii. 8-12; Rom. vii, 25; iii, 31; Matt.vii, 12.

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Of Original or Birth Sin. Of Original or Birth Sin.

Original sin standeth Original sin standeth not not in the following of in the following of Adam, Adam, as the Palagians do as the Pelegians do vainly vainly talk :but together talk, but it is the fault and with his first sin imputed, corruption of the nature of it is the fault and corrup- every man that naturally tion of the nature of every is engendered of the offman that naturally is pro- spring of Adam, whereby pagated from Adam ;3 man is very


from whereby man is wholly original righteousness, and deprived of original righ- is of his own nature inteousness, and is of his clined to evil, so that the own nature inclined only flesh lusteth always conto evil. So that the lust trary to the Spirit, and


| Psalm li. 5; John iii. 5, 6. 9 Job xiv. 4 ; xv. 14; Rom. vi. 6; John iii. 3, 5, 7. 8 Rom. v. 12-19; Gen ii, 17, with I Cor. xv. 22.

4 Col. ii. 13; Rom. vii, 18; Eccl vii, 29, 5 Gen. vi. 5; viii. 21; Jer. xvii. 9; Rom. vii. 8; James i. 14.

Articles revised. Articles of the Church of

England. of the flesh, called in the therefore in every person Greek ogóvniece agros, born into this world, it dewhich some do expound serveth God's wrath and the wisdom, some sensua

damnation. And this inlity, some the affection, fection of nature doth resome the desire of the flesh, main, yea in them that are is not subject to the law regenerated, whereby the of God;' and therefore in lust of the flesh, called in every person born into this the Greek φρόνημα σαρκός, world, it deserveth God's which some do expound wrath and damnation.2 the wisdom, some sensuaAnd this infection of na- lity, some the affection, ture doth remain, yea, in some the desire of the flesh, them that are regenerate,: is not subject to the law of whereby the flesh lusteth God. And although there always contrary to the Spi- is no condemnation for rit. And although there them that believe and are is no condemnation for baptized, yet the Apostle them that are regenerate,

doth confess, that concuand do believe, yet the piscence and lust hath of apostle doth confess, that itself the nature of sin. concupiscence and lust is truly and properly sin..




Of Free Will.

Of Free Will. The condition of man The condition of man after the fall of Adam is after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn such, that he cannot turn or prepare himself, by his and prepare himself by his own natural strength and own natural strength and good works, to faith and good works, to faith and calling upon God;" where- calling upon God. Wherefore we have no power to

fore we have no power to 1 Rom. viii, 7; 1 Cor. ii. 14; Col. i. 21. 2 Eph. ii. 3; Rom. viii, 6, 7. * Prov, xx. 9; Rom. vii. 17, 20, 23, 25. 4 Gal, v. 17. 5 Rom. viii, 1, 13; John iii. 13. 6 Rom. viii, 17, 20. 7 Eph, ii, 1. 5; 1 Cor, ii. 14; Eph. ii. -10; John vi, 44, 65.

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