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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ... which faith should bring forth. And, therefore, they falsely hold opinion, against the holy Scripture, and against the holy doctors of the Church, that only faith maketh not men righteous, but that ihey must also have works. Unto whom I answer, that this historical and fond a belief, and all the works that ensue thereof, are not only unable to make a man righteous, but also do cast the parties headlong to the bottom of hell, like unto those that have no oil in their lamps,1' that is to say, no lively faith in their hearts. The faith that maketh men righteous is a work of God in us, whereby "our old man is crucified,"0 and we, being transformed in Jesus Christ, become new creatures, and the dear beloved children of God. This heavenly faith is it that graffeth us into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; and, consequently, morti " The word in the original is found, which is probably a misprint. b Matt. m. 3. Rom. vi. 6. fieth our flesh with the effects and lusts thereof. For, when we, by the operation of faith, do know ourselves to be dead with Jesus Christ, we are at a full point with ourselves and with the world, and are throughly resolved how it is meet that they, which are dead with Jesus Christ, should mortify their earthly members, that is to wit, the sinful affections of their mind, and the lusts of the flesh; and, forasmuch as we know we be raised again with Christ, we bend ourselves to the leading of a spiritual and holy life, like unto that which we shall live in heaven, after the last resurrection. This holy faith, making us to enjoy the general pardon that is published by the gospel, bringeth us into the kingdom of our good God, and pacifieth our consciences, maintaining us in continual joy, and holy and spiritual sweetness....
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