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XXXIX. De jurejurando.
QUEMADMODUM juramentum vanum et temerarium
b a Domino noftro Jesu Christo, et Apostolo ejus Jacobo,
Chriftianis hominibus interdictus esse fatemur : Ita Chrifti,
anorum Religionem minime prohibere censemus, quin jubente
magistratu in caufa fidei et charitatis jurare liceat, modo id
fiat juxta Prophetæ doctrinam, in justitia, in judicio, et veri-
tate.

Confirmatio Articulorum.
L IC liber antedictorum Articulorum jam denuo approbatus
11 est, per assensum et consensum Sereniffimæ Reginæ Eli-
zabethæ Dominæ noftræ, Dei gratia Angliæ, Franciæ, et Hi-
berniæ Reginæ, defensoris fidei, &c. retinendus, et per totum
regnum Angliz exequendus. Qui Articuli et lecti sunt, et
denuo confirmati subscriptione D. Archiepiscopi et Episcopo-
rum superioris domus, et totius Cleri inferioris domus, in
Convocatione, Anno Domini 1571.

CONTENTS.

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The Unity of the Deity,

God is without body,

Outward manifestations only to declare his presence and autbo-

rity,

No successive aɛts in God,

Question concerning God's immanent a&ts,

ibid.

God has no passions,

Phrases in Scripture of these explained,

ibid.

Some thoughts concerning the power and wisdom of God, 36

Truc ideas of the goodness of God,

Of Creation and Annibilation,

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Of the providence of God,
Objections against it answered,

Whether God does immediately produce all things,

43

Thought anit liberty not proper to matter,

I bither beasts think, or are only machines,

ibid.

How bodies and spirits are united,

The doĉtrine of the Trinity,

Whether revealed in the Old Testament, or 1101, ibid.

The doctrine slated,

Argument from the form of Baptism,

Other arguments for it,

ibid.

This was received in the first ages of Chrisianity,

Some attempt to the stating true ideas of God,

ARTICLE II.

Cbrist, how the Son of God,

ibid.

Argument from the beginning of St. John's Gospel,

Refleétions on the state of the world at that time,

Arguments from the Epistle to the Philippians,

Olher arguments complicated,

61

Argument from adoration due to him,

62

The silence of the Jews proves this was not then thought to be

idolatry by them,

64

Argument from the Epistle to the Hebrews,

65

God and man in Christ made one Person,

67

An account of Nestorius's do&trine,

Cbrist was to us an expiatory sacrifici,

An account of expintory facrifices,

ibid.

The agonies of Christ explained,

71

ARTICLE III.

Run first published this in the Cried,

ibid.

Several lenses put on this Article,

74

A local defcent into Hell,

75

What may be the true jense of the Article,

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ARTICLE IV.

Tbe proof of Cbrist's Resurrection,

ibid.

Tbe Jews in that time did not disprove it,

79

Several proofs of the incredibility of a forgery in this matter,

ibid.
Tbe nature and proof of a miracle,
W bat must be ascribed to good or evil spirits,
Tbe Apostles could not be imposed on,
Nor could they have imposed on the world,

ibid.
Of Cbrist's Ascension,
Curiosity in these matters tared,
The authority with which Chrijl is not vesteil,

87

ARTICLE V.

The senses of the word, Holy Ghost,

ibid.

It stands oft for a Person,

Curiosities to be avoided about Procession,

Tbe Holy Ghost is truly God,

ARTICLE VI.

The controversy about oral tradition,
That was soon corrupted,
Guarded against by Revelation,
Tradition corrupted among the Jews,
The Scripture appealed to by Christ and the Apostles,

What is well proved from Scripture,

Objections from the darkness of Scripture answered,

No sure guard against error, nor against fin,

103

The proof of the Canon of the Scripture,

105

Particularly of the Meru Testament,

ibid.

These books were early received,

108

The Canon of the Old Testament proved,

109

Concerning tbe Pentateuch,

Obječtions against the Old Testament answered, 112

Concerning ihe various readings,

113

The nature and degrees of inspiration,

114

Concerning the historical parts of Scripture,

116

Concerning the reasonings in Scripture,

117

Of the Apocryphal books,

118

ARTICLE VII.

121

No difference between the Old and New Testament, ibid.

Proofs in the Old Testament of the Meffias,

122

In the Propbets ; chiefly in Daniel,

The proofs all summed up,

Objeâions of tbe Jews infovered,

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