An Attempt to Explain the Words: Reason, Substance, Person, Creeds, Orthodoxy, Catholic-church, Subscription, and Index Expurgatorius: To which are Added, Some Reflections, Miscellaneous Observations, Quotations, and Queries, on the Same Subjects

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W. Johnston, 1766 - Christian union - 248 pages

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Page 130 - Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of holy Scripture.
Page 94 - ... And in One Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, only begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father ; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, Begotten, not made...
Page 126 - Besides this, he was not at all satisfied to give his unfeigned " assent and consent to all and every thing contained in the book of Common Prayer,
Page 93 - We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things visible and invisible...
Page 203 - No tradition but only of Scripture can derive itself from the fountain, but may be plainly proved, either to have been brought in in such an age after Christ, or that in such an age it was not in. " In a word, there is no sufficient certainty but of Scripture only, for any considering man to build upon.
Page 93 - I believe in one God the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
Page 202 - Whatsoever else they believe besides it, and the plain irrefragable, indubitable consequences of it, well may they hold it as a matter of opinion : but as matter of faith and religion, neither can they with coherence to their own grounds believe it themselves, nor require the belief of it of others, without most high and most schismatical presumption.
Page 202 - I, for my part, after a long, and (as I verily believe and hope) impartial search of the true way to eternal happiness, do profess plainly, that I cannot find any rest for the sole of my foot but upon this rock only. I...
Page 94 - Father, only begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father ; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God ; begotten, not made ; of the same substance with the Father...
Page 113 - ... Greek word, which signifies a right opinion ; and hath been used by Churchmen as a term to denote a soundness of doctrine or belief, with regard to all points and articles of faith. But, as there have been amongst these Churchmen several systems of doctrine or belief, they all assert for themselves, that they only are orthodox, and in the right ; and that all others are heterodox, or, in the wrong : so that what at one time, and in one place, hath been declared orthodoxy, or, sound belief, hath...

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