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false feelings to promise to enter none but a Church of England. If God has endowed us with intellect, He has given it for something, not to go round and round like a donkey turning a machine, and which monotonous performance, it has been said, will eventually turn the animal blind. So shall we be, if we too go in a beaten groove, till it gets so deep by constant treading, and we so old we cannot get out of it. Let us therefore frustrate such an issue by teaching our sons and daughters to read, think, act and believe for themselves, independent of any particular tenets, and with a horror of the Jesuitical sophistry of both Romanist and Ritualist sacerdotalism.

Before quoting in the next chapter the two doctrines, or rather the one and the imitation of it, it should be pointed out that, as to the Real Presence, it is urged from the pulpit that it is only spiritually that the bread and wine becomes Christ's flesh and blood, and that of course, as our eyes and senses tell us, it remains outwardly unchanged, and hence the difference between Anglican “ Presence" and Roman “Transubstantiation”; whether their books keep to this teaching the reader can see for himself.

To the Blessed Virgin they preach a reverence as to a good and virtuous woman, and as the resting-place of the infant Saviour, but strenuously protest against asking for her prayers. The quotations given show the difference between preaching in public and teaching in private.

So as to Saints—they are an example to us as good and holy men and women, but they openly tell us they draw the line at praying to them “ like the Roman Catholics !”

THE HALF-WAY HOUSE:

OR,

THE SIGN OF THE NEW JESUITICAL HOSTELRIE.

CHAPTER I.

Comparisons between the Romanist and Ritualist

Doctrines, Forms and Ceremonies.

ROMANIST. Q. 3. “ What authority doth the Church of Rome challenge?

A. She declares that she is the Mother and Mistress of all Churches, and that to believe Her so to be is necessary to salvation. Pope Innocent III. thus decreed, as God is called universal Lord, because all things are under His dominion : so the Church of Rome is called Catholic or Universal, because all Churches are subject unto her."'-Roman Catechism, with Reply thereto, by Don Rev. J. BELL.

RITUALIST. “ We must believe that our Lord Jesus Christ established a certain Society or Spiritual Kingdom called the Holy Catholic Church, of which He made the Apostles and their successors to be rulers under Himself."

“ It is holy, because it teaches a holy doctrine, invites its members to a life of holiness, and because it trains up so many

remarkable for holiness. *

These persons we call Saints. It is Catholic, or universal, because it has existed, and will exist in all ages, teaches all nations, and maintains all truth.” “There can be no true Church unless it have the three orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.”

"God has not promised to give salvation to any who are not members of the

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Church."*--Prayer Book for the
Young, edited by CHARLES

WALKER, pp. 14 and 15. There cannot be two Churches, Catholic or Universal, but perhaps the following throws some light on the matter.

“Whilst the alms are being collected, etc., remember those for whom especially you desire to pray:

I.
The Catholic Church.
Anglican Branch. At home.

In the Colonies.

In America.
Roman Branch.
Greek Branch.

All baptised persons, who, though out of communion with the Catholic Church, yet are not wilfully guilty of schism heresy.

II. 1. For the outward unity of the Catholic Church.

2. For the conversion to the Catholic Faith of Hereticalt Churches which have the Apostolical succession. Churches without the Priesthood.

The unbaptised who call themselves Christians, as well as Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Heathen.

3. For the gift of the Spirit of Truth to

The whole Church.
Our Convocations.
The Council at Rome.
All other Synods.”

The Hour of Sacrifice, by the
Rev. S. W. O'NEILL (a member

or

* Was the thief on the cross a churchite when Jesus told him: “ This day shalt thou be with me in Paradise”? (St. Luke xxii. 43.)

† “Heresy,” in BLUNT's Household Theology, is defined as “ a wilful denial of some article of the Creed,” p. 188, and Nonconformists appear to be classed as heretics. I have a book containing a collection of statutes showing our former Sovereigns' tender and humane manner of treating heretics by burning, etc., whether Papist or Protestant, viz., Pulton's Statutes, 1640.

of the E.C.U.C.B.S., and one who signed the petition to be appointed

a Confessor), pp. 24 and 25. This book is evidently for the use of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament; but to continue our comparisons :

Q. 4. What use doth she make “ We must take care then not of this authority?

to be led astray by false teachers A. She requires all persons, and Dissenters from the Church, upon her sole authority, to but to remain faithful members of receive and believe the doctrines the Holy Catholic Church of she proposes to be received and Christ.” – Prayer Book for the believed, and without the belief Young, p. 15. of which she declares there is no It is the Holy Spirit of God salvation.

who has given us the Scriptures ;
the same Holy Spirit opens their
true meaning to us, and that only
through the Church, which is the
temple and pillar of Truth; the
Church, by whose means the
Holy Spirit has kept and pre-
served the true letter of Scrip-
ture; the Church, which alone
has the gift of the Spirit of
Truth to interpret it. And,
therefore, he who would seek the
real meaning of that heavenly
Word, apart from its guardian,
the Church, will never find it ;
he who would seek it indepen-
dently of her, finds a vain
delusion instead of the truth ; he
is misled by the evil one, who
knows how to transsorm himself
into the appearance of an angel
of light. It was this which all
the heretics of old did, pretending
to a better interpretation of Holy
Scripture than that taught by the
Church.”-- Letters of St. FRAN-
CIS DE SALES, English Catholics

Library, pp. 187-8.
Q. 5. Doth not the Church of
Rome acknowle the Holy
Scripture to be a sufficient Rule
for Faith and Manners ?
A. No: for there are

“ Well then, Jesus, who came to doctrines proposed by that conquer Satan, and save us from Church as matters of Faith, and hell, has in His gre t love given some things required as necessary us this Holy Sacrainent of Con.

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