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3. That they to whom God in His mercy has been pleased to reveal these truths, should be most careful to set them before their brethren in a Scripture form, and, as far as possible, in Scripture language; and it behoves them not hastily to cast such truths on ground unfitted to receive them, but to prepare the minds of others for their reception, by the constant inculcation of the principles on which they are founded ; and, above all, by showing the practical results which the Apostles themselves make to depend upon them.
It behoves them, too, to weigh well every word in which they strive to commend them to their brethren, lest it seem overstrained, or unreal, or at manifest variance with other clearly revealed truths, and so give occasion of stumbling to the weaker brethren, and of wilful misrepresentation to the adversaries.
Above all, it behoves those who "know these things' to pray very earnestly and constantly that the Great Head of the Church may give to all His people faith to apprehend the things pertaining to His mystical Body, and boldness to confess them when apprehended. For with respect to these things, as well as to all others which belong to Christ, His saying holds good
“He shall glorify Me, for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you"
Provisions which the Church makes for insuring the setting forth of
the Gospel under this Scripture aspect of it.
And a protest against prevalent fanaticism.
John iii. 5.
Mark xvi, 16
General teaching of these Scripture statements
II. Christians always assumed to bave been received into
Practical application of this by Scripture writers
the present goodness or the final salvation of those once
brought into it
because they fall from grace, not because God has not
given them grace
V. Baptized Christians never called upon to be born again
2. Analogy of circumcision
than the keeping of Sunday
who were unable to exercise conscious faith
asserted in the services
than any between the Articles and Baptismal service. 120