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s 2 Tim. iv. 1. The Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the Quick-and the Dead at his appearing, and his Kingdom. Rom. xiv. 10. We shall all stand before the JudgmentSeat of Christ. Afts X. 42. He commanded us to preach unto the People, and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of Quick and Dead. Aets xvii. 31. God hath appointed a Day, in the which he will judge the World in Righteousness, by that Man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given Assurance unto all Men in that he hath raised Him from the Dead. Aas iii. 21. Whom the Heaven must receive until the Times of Reftitution of all Things, which God hath spoken by the Mouth of all His holy Prophets since the World began.
A R T I C L E V.
HE Holy Ghost, ' proceeding from the
Father and the Son, is of one Substance, Majesty, and Glory, with the Father and the Son, 3 very and + eternal God.
John xv. 26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Aas ii. 32. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are Witnesses. Therefore being by the right Hand of GoD exalted, and having received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Gholt, he hath jhed forth this which ye now see and hear.
2 Vid. the Comment on Article I. and Appendix, C.
3 Aals v. 3, 4. Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine Heart to lie to the Holy Ghost ?-thou hast not lied unto Men, but unto God.
4 Heb. ix. 14. Through the Eternal Spirit, & 6.
ARTICLE VI. DE the Sufficiency of the Holy Scrip:
tures for Salvation. OLY Scripture containeth all things ne
cessary to Salvation : So that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any Man that it should be believed as an Article of Faith, or be thought requifite or necessary to Salvation.' 3 In the Name of the holy Scripture, we do understand those canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose Authority was never any Doubt in the Church,
Of the Names and Numbers of the Canonical Books. Genesis.
II. Book of Chronicles. Exodus.
I. Book of Esdras. Leviticus.
Il. Book of Efdras. Numeri,
Book of Hefter. Deuteronomium, Book of Job. Josue.
Ecclefiaftes, or Preacher. 1. Book of Samuel. Cantica, or Songs of SoII. Book of Samuel.
lomon. 1. Book of Kings. 4 Prophets the greater. II. Book of Kings.
12 Prophets the less. I. Book of Chronicles.
And the other Books (as Hierome faith) the Church doth read, for Example of Life and Instruction of Manners, but yet doth not apply them to establish any Doctrine : Such are these follow
II). Book of Efdras. Baruch the Prophet.
dren. Book of Judith.
Story of Susanna.
Prayer of Manaffes.
I. Book of Maccabees. Jesus the Son of Sirach. I li. Book of Maccabees.
All the Books of the New Testament; as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them canonical.
* 2 Tim: jl. 15. From a Child thou haft known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through Faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God, and is prohtable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Inftruction in Righteousness, that the Man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good Works.
* 1. viii. 20. To the Law, and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no Light in them. Deut. iv. 2. Ye lball not add to
the Word which I command you, neither shall ye diminith ought from it. Deut. xii. 32. What Thing soever I command you, observe to do it. Thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. See also Rev. xxii. 18, 19. I testify unto every one that heareth the Words of the Prophecy of this Book, if any Man fhall add unto these Things, Gop fall add unto him the Plagues that are written in this Book. And if any Man fhall take away from the Words of the Book of this Prophecy, God Thall take away his Part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy City, and from the Things, which are written in this Book. Matt. xv. 9. In vain do they worship me, teaching for Doctrines the Commandments
Men. 3 For the rest of this Article, I would refer the Reader to that learned Work of Dr. Cofin, Bishop of Durham, called, " A scholaftical History of the Canon of the Holy " Scripture, or the certain and indubitate Books thereof,
" as they are received in the Church of England.” At the same time recommending it to the careful Perusal of all who would be well informed therein, especially Pere fons in, or designed for, holy Orders.
DE the Did Teftament.
for both in the Old and New Testament, everlasting Life is offered to Mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and Man, 3 being both God and Man; + wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign that the old Fathers did look only for transitory Promises. 5 Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian Men, nor the civil Precepts thereof ought of Necessity to be received in any Commonwealth : Yet notwithstanding no 7 Christian Man whatsoever is free from the Obedience of the Commandments which are called moral.
* Heb. i. 1. God, who at sundry Times, and in divers Manners, spake in Time paft unto the Fathers by the Propheis, hath in these last Days spoken to us by his Son.--Alts iii. 22, 23, 24, 25. Mofes truly said unto the Fathers, a Prophet Mall the Lord your God raise up unto you of
your Brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all Things whatsoever he fhall say unto you, and it shall come to pass, that every Soul which will not hear that Prophet, Thall be destroyed from among the People. Yea, and all the Prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these Days. Ye are the Children of the Prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with our Fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy Seed fhall all the Kindreds of the Earth be blefled.--Gal. iii. 16. To, Abraham
and his Seed were the Promises made. He faith not, and to Seeds, as of many, but as of one, and to thy Seed which is Christ.-yon v. 46, 47. Had ye believed Mofes, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his Writings, how should ye believe my Words ?-Luke xxiv. 44. These are the Words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all Things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Mofes, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms concerning me. Then opened he their Understandings, that they might understand the Scriptures.
1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and onę Medi-, ator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus.
3 Vid. Art. II. No 4, 5.
4 Heb. xi. 13–17. These all died in Faith, not hav. ing received the Promises, but having seen them afar off, and were perfuaded of them, and embraced them, and confeffed that they were Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth. For they that say such Things, declare plainly that they seek a Country.—And truly, if they had been mindful of that Country, from whence they came out, they might have had Opportunity to have returned.-But now they desire a better Country, that is, an heavenly. Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: For he hath prepared for them a City.-Ver. 35, latter Part, Others were tortured, not accepting Deliverance, that they might obtain a better Refurrcction.
5 Gal. v. 1. Stand fast in the Liberty wherewith Christ: hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the Yoke of Bondage. Col. ii. 16, 17. Let no Man judge you
in Meat or in Drink, or in respect of an holy Day, or of the new Moon, or of the Sabbath.
Which are a Shadow of Things to come, but the Body is of Christ. Heb. vii. 12. For the Priesthood being changed, there is made of Necessity a Change also of the Law.
• Rom. xiii. 1, &c. Let every Soul be subject to the higher Powers. i Pet. ii. 13, 14. Submit yourselves to every Ordinance of Man for the Lord's Sake, whether it be to the King, as supreme, or unto Governors, as unto those that are sent by him, for the Punishment of evil Duers, and for the Praise of them that do well.