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that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the Scripture?

Ans. I am so persuaded, and have so determined, by God's grace.

THE CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS.

Archbish. Will you then faithfully exercise yourself in the same Holy Scriptures, and call upon God by prayer, for the true understanding of the same ; so as you may be able by them to teach and exhort with wholesome Doctrine, and to withstand and convince the gain-sayers ?

Ans. I will so do, by the help of God.

From the Tbirty-nine articles.

ARTICLE VI.

Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for

Salvation.

Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary 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 the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture, we do understand those Cano. . nical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.

Of the Names and Number of the Canonical BOOKS..

And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life, and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following....

All the Books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them Canonical,

ARTICLE VII.

Of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament is not contrary to the New ; 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, being both God and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign, that the old Fathers did look only for transitory promises. 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 common-wealth ; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the commandments which are called Moral.

that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the Scripture?

Ans. I am so persuaded, and have so determined, by God's grace.

THE CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS.

Archbish. Will you then faithfully exercise yourself in the same Holy Scriptures, and call upon God by prayer, for the true understanding of the same; so as you may be able by them to teach and exhort with wholesome Doctrine, and to withstand and convince the gain-sayers ?

Ans. I will so do, by the help of God.

From the Thirty-nine articles.

ARTICLE VI.

Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for

Salvation.

Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary 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 the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture, we do understand those Cano.

nical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.

Of the Names and Number of the Canonical Books....

And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life, and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following

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

ARTICLE VII.

Of the Old Testament.

The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; 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, being both God and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign, that the old Fathers did look only for transitory promises. 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 common-wealth ; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the commandments which are called Moral.

From tbe Homilies.

BOOK I.

HOMILY 1. “ A faithful Exhortation to the Reading and Knowledge of Holy Scripture.” (throughout.)

BOOK II.

Hom. 10. « Of the reverend Estimation of God's Word.(throughout.)

FROM ARCHBISHOP CRANMER'S PREFACE OR

PROLOGUE TO THE BIBLE.

In the Scripture be the fat pastures of the soul, therein is no venemous meat, no unwholesome thing; they be the very dainty and pure feeding. He, that is ignorant, shall find there what he should learn. He, that is a perverse sinner, shall there find his damnation to make him to tremble for fear. He, that laboureth to serve God, shall find there his glory, and the promissions of eternal life, exhorting him more diligently to labour. Herein may princes learn, how to govern their subjects; subjects, obedience, love, and dread, to their princes. Husbands, how they should behave them unto their wives, how to educate their children and servants : and contrary, the wives, children, and servants, may know their duty to their husbands, parents, and

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