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The TWENTY NINTH ARTICLE.
Of the Wicked, which eat not the Body of Christ
in the Use of the Lord's Supper. THE wicked, and juch as be void of a lively Faith,
although they do carnally and visibly press with their teeth (as St. Agustine faith) the sacrament of the body a id blood of Christ : yet in no wise are they partakers of Chrijt, but rather to their condemnation do eat and drink the sign or facrament of so great a thing.
St. Auftin in his Twenty fixth Tract on St. John has these Words; Ac per hoc qui non manet in Christo, & in quo non manet Christus, proculdubio nec manducat (Spiritaliter) carnem ejus, nec bibit ejus sanguinem (licet carnaliter & visibiliter premat dentibus sacramentum corporis & fanguinis Christi) fed magis tantæ rei sacramentum ad judicium sibi manducat & bibit. This Article therefore is taken from St. Austin, and the Church confirms the Doctrine contained in his Words, for the Truth of which see Art. 25. Prop. 9, 10.
The THIRTIETH ARTICLE.
Of. both Kinds. T of
HE cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the Lay ment, by Christ's ordinance and commandment, ought to be ministred to all Christian men alike.
This Article contains Two Propositions.
the Lay People.
Christ's Ordinance and Commandment, ought to be ministred to all Christian Men alike.
The First of these Propositions is the necessary Consequence of the Second." See the Eleventh Chapter of the Second Part of the Confutation of Popery.
The THIRTY FIRST ARTICLE.
of the one Oblation of Christ finished upon the
HE offering of Christ once made, is that perfect
redemption, propitiation, and satisfa&tion for all the sins of the whole world, both original and a&tual; and there is none other satisfa&tion for fin, but that alone. Wherefore the sacrifices ef masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to bave remiffion of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits.
This Article contains Three Propositions.
perfect Redemption, Propitiation and Satis-
both Original and Actual. 2. There is none other Satisfaction for Sin but įthat alone.
3. The Sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was
commonly said, that the Priest did offer Chrift for the Quick and the Dead, to have Remisfion of Pain and Guilt, were blasphemous Fables and dangerous Deceits.
The First Proposition. See the Tenth Proposition of the Second Article.
The Second and Third Propositions. See the Twenty ninth Question of the Locus Decimus nonus of Turretin's System. From whence it necessarily follows, that thofe Sacrifices of Masses are blafphemous Fables and dangerous Deceits ; because they do so manifestly lessen the Honor of Christ's one Oblation on the Cross, and lead to a Thousand evil and superstitious Praetices.
The THIRTY SECOND ARTICLE.
Of the Marriage of Priests.
ded by God's law, either. to vow the estate of single life, or to obstain from marriage : therefore it is lawful for them, as for all other christian men, to marry at their own discretion, as they fall judge the same to ferve better to godliness.
This Article has Two Propositions. 1. Bishops, Priests and Deacons, are not com
manded by God's Law, either to, vow the Estate of single Life, or to abstain from Mar
riage. 2. It is lawful also for them, as for all other Christian Men, to marry at their own Discre
tion, as they shall judge the fame to serve better to Godliness.
The Second Proposition necessarily follows from the First. See the Twenty sixth Question of the Locus Decimus oetavus of Turretin's System.
Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be
HAT Person which by open denunciation of the Church, and excommunicated, ought to be taken of the whole multitude of the faithful, asan beathen and publican, until he be openly reconciled by penance, and received into the Church by a judge that hath authority thereunto.
See the Second Part of the Rights of the Clergy, Chap
The THIRTY FOURTH ARTICLE
Of the Traditions of the Church.
all places one, or utterly like ; for at all times they have been divers, and may be changed according to the diverfity of countries, times, and mens manners, so that notbing be ordained against God's word. Whosoever through his private judgment willingly and purposely doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which be not
repugnant to the word of God, and be ordained and
approved by common authority, ought to be rebuked openly (that other may fear to do the like) as be that offendeth against the common order of the Church, and burtetb the authority of the magistrate, and woundeth the consciences of the weak brethren.
Every particular or national Church hath authority to ordain, change, and aboliso cereinonies ar rites of the Church, ordained only by man's authority, so that all tbings be done to edifying.
This Article contains Five Propositions. 1. It is not necessary that Traditions and Cere
monies be in all places one, or utterly like. 2. Traditions and Ceremonies have at all Times
been divers. 3. Traditions and Ceremonies may be changed
according to the diversity of Countries, Times and Mens Manners, so that nothing be ordain
ed against God's Word. 4. Whosoever thro' his private Judgment wil
lingly and purposely doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which be not repugnant to the Word of God, and be ordained and approved by common Authority, ought to be rebuked openly (that other may fear to do the like) as one that offendeth against the common Order of the Church, and hurteth the Authority of the Magistrate, and woundeth the Consciences of
the weak Brethren. 5. Every particular or National Church hath
Authority to ordain, change and abolish Ceremonies' or Rites of the Church, ordained only by Man's Authority, so that all things be done to edifying.