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BIBLICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, & LITERARY
JANUARY - DECEMBER,
PRINTED FOR F. C. & J. RIVINGTON,
NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND NO. 3, WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALI.
DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH Op mean pot 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. humility, and such like. And also it is to
godly medications and thoughts, patience, tions unexpectedly extended, pre- be understood, that by Good Works we rented us from concluding our re.
mean pot the saperstitious works of men's marks upon the Homilies and the
own inventions, which be not commanded 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 men, 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, iu times past, put their a new year with an old subject.
great trust and confidence. Nor yet we The only apology which we havo neap plot, or such’moral acts, as be done to offer for this breach of literary by lie 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 bait of their nxit kind they be good, and forward, respecting the real doce by the Desw, and light of naturė man is trines of the English Church. It taught to do them, and God also mang has appeared already, that the Hot doing the sanie; yet they be not merito
tiares; dosh. temporally reward men for milies do not teach individual Pre- rious, nor available to the attaining of destination; or reprobation; or the everlasting life, when they b'e not done in consummate depravity of human the Faith of Christ; and therefore be not nature, or Calvinistic regeneration : accounted among the Good Works, where and 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
prepared for us to walk in, and be done Justification, do not materially dif- in the Faith of Christ for love and respect fer from what was written upon those to God; and cannot be brought 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.
* And these works be of two sorts: mi-popish, by the Calvinist and
For some be such as men, truly justified Semi-calvinist. It remains to in- and so continuing, do work in charity of a quire into tbe doctrines of the pure heart, and a good conscience, and Church respecting good works, and
an unfeigned Faith.
Which Works alfinal perseverance.
thongh they be of themselves noworthy, There is a chapter upon the unperfect, and unsufficient; yet forasformer 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 bis Passion, extracts to the consideration of the ciful goodness of God accepteth them, as
their unperfectness is supplied : the merTeader.
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. 23.