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DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH OP mean bot only of outward corporal acts ENGLAND CONCERNING Good and deeds, but also and rather of all in

ward spiritual works, motions, and desires; WORKS.

as the love and fear of God, joy in God, The length to which several ques. godly meditations and thoughts

, patience, tions unexpectedly extended, pre- be understood, that by Good Works we

humility, and such like. And also it is to vented us from concluding our re.

mean pot the saperstitious works of men's marks upon the Homilies and the

own inventions, which be pot com.nanded Necessary Erudition, in the last of God, nor approved by his word; in Number of our publication; and we which kind of works many Christian unen, are consequently reduced to the and especially of them that were lately disagreeable necessity of beginning called religious (as monks, friars, nuns, and

such other,) have, in times past, pat their a new year with an old subject.

great trust and confidence. Nor yet we The only apology which we have near pot.or sucl'mprat acts, as be done to offer for this breach of literary: by the power of teason, and natural will etiquette must be found in the evi- of man, without Faith’in Christ; which aldence which we are now to bring boit of their náit kind they be good, and forward, respecting the real doc-by the Jew and light of nature man is trines of the English Church. I wiares; dogh texnporally reward men for

taught to do theme and God also many has appeared already, that the Hot doing ime samie; yet they be not merito milies do not teach individual Pre- rious, nor available to the attaining of destination; or reprobation; or the everlasting life, when they be not done in consummate depravity of human the Faith of Christ; and therefore be not nature, or Calvinistic regeneration : accounted among the Good Works, whereand it has further appeared that their of we do here intreat. But we speak of such definitions of Faith, Free-will, and outward and inward works, as God hath Justification, do not materially dif- in the Faith of Christ for love

and respect

prepared for us to walk in, and be done fer from what was written upon those to God; and cannot be brouglit forth only subjects probably by Cranmer, in by man's power, but he must be prethe reign of Henry VIII, and has vented and holpen thereto by a special been denounced as Popish and Se- Grace. mi-popish, by the Calvinist and For some be such as men, truly justified

“ And these works be of two sorts : Semi-calvinist. It remains to in- and so continuing, do work in charity of a quire into the doctrines of the pore leart, and a good conscience, and Church respecting good works, and

an unfeigoed Faith. Which Works alfinal perseverance.

thongh they be of themselves nnworthy, There is a chapter upon the unperfect, and unsufficient; yet foras former in the Necessary Erudition; much as they be done in the Faith of Christ, from which we submit the following and by the virtue and merits of his Passion, extracts to the consideration of the ciful goodness of God accepteth them, as

their unperfectness is supplied : the merreader.

an observation and fulfilling of his law; “ And whereas we speak of Good and they be the very service of God, and Works, it is to be understood, that we be meritorious towards the attaining of REMEMBRANCER, No. 25.


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