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whether they be Ecclesiastical or possession of the same, as certain Temporal, and restrain with the Anabaptists do falsely boast. Notcivil sword the stubborn and evil- withstanding, every man ought, doers.
of such things as he possesseth, The Bishop of Rome hath no liberally to give alms to the poor, jurisdiction in this Realm of Eng- according to his ability. land. The Laws of the Realm may
XXXIX. Of a Christian man's
Oath. punish Christian men with death,
S we confess that vain and It is lawful for Christian men,
rash Swearing is forbidden at the commandment of the Ma
Christian men by our Lord Jesus
Christ, and James his Apostle, so gistrate, to wear weapons, and serve in the wars.
we judge, that Christian Religion
doth not prohibit, but that a man XXXVIII. Of Christian men's
may swear when the Magistrate Goods, which are not common. requireth, in a cause of faith and TI THE Riches and Goods of charity, so it be done according to
Christians are not common, the Prophet's teaching, in justice, as touching the right, title, and judgement, and truth.
for heinous and
grievous offences. AS
THE RATIFICATION. THIS Book of Articles, before rehearsed, is again approved, and
allowed to be the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady ELIZABETII, by the grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. Which Articles were deliberately read, and confirmed again by the subscription of the hands of the Archbishop and Bishops of the Upper-house, and by the subscription of the whole Clergy of the Nether-house in their Convocation, in the Year of our Lord 1571.
A TABLE OF THE ARTICLES.
Councils. 2. Of Christ the Son of God.
22. Of Purgatory. 3. Of his going down into Hell. 23. Of Ministering in the Congre4. Of his Resurrection.
gation. 5. Of the Holy Ghost.
24. Of Speaking in the Congrega6. Of the Sufficiency of the Scrip
25. Of the Sacraments. 7. Of the Old Testament.
26. Of the Unworthiness of Mini8. Of the Three Creeds.
sters. 9. Of Original or Birth-sin. 27. Of Baptism. 10. Of Free-will.
28. Of the Lord's Supper. 11. Of Justification.
29. of the Wicked which eat not 12. Of good Works.
the Body of Christ. 13. Of Works before Justification. 30. Of both kinds. 14. Of Works of Supererogation. 31. of Christ's one Oblation. 15. Of Christ alone without Sin. 32. Of the Marriage of Priests. 16. Of Sin after Baptism.
33. Of Excommunicate Persons. 17. Of Predestination and Elec- 34. Of the Traditions of the Church. tion.
35. Of Homilies. 18. Of obtaining Salvation by 36. Of Consecrating of Ministers. Christ.
37. of Civil Magistrates. 19. Of the Church.
38. of Christian men's Goods. 20. Of the Authority of the Church. 39. Of a Christian man's Oath.
KINDRED AND AFFINITY,
WHEREIN WHOSOEVER ARE RELATED ARE FORBIDDEN IN
SCRIPTURE AND OUR LAWS TO MARRY TOGETHER.
TO BE READ AT
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
SUNDAYS AND OTHER HOLY-DAYS
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
TO BE READ AT
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
MORNING. Isaiah I. TH
HE vision of Isaiah the son hosts had left unto us a very
of Amoz, which he saw con- small remnant, we should have cerning Judah and Jerusalem in been as Sodom, and we should the days of Uzziah, Jotham, A- have been like unto Gomorrah. haz, and Hezekiah, kings of Ju- Hear the word of the LORD, ye dah. Hear, O heavens, and give rulers of Sodom; give ear unto ear, o earth: for the LORD hath the law of our God, ye people of spoken, I have nourished and Gomorrah. To what purpose is brought up children, and they the multitude of your sacrifices have rebelled against me. The ox unto me? saith the LORD: I am knoweth his owner, and the ass full of the burnt offerings of rams, his master's crib: but Israel doth and the fat of fed beasts; and I not know, my people doth not delight not in the blood of bulconsider. Ah sinful nation, a peo- locks, or of lambs, or of he goats. ple laden with iniquity, a seed of When ye come to appear before evildoers, children that are cor- me, who hath required this at rupters: they have forsaken the your hand, to tread my courts ? LORD, they have provoked the Bring no more vain oblations ; Holy One of Israel unto anger, incense is an abomination unto they are gone away backward. me; the new moons and sabbaths, Why should ye be stricken any the calling of assemblies, I cannot more? ye will revolt more and away with ; it is iniquity, even more: the whole head is sick, the solemn meeting. Your new and the whole heart faint. From moons and yourappointed feasts the sole of the foot even unto the my soul hateth: they are a trouhead there is no soundness in it; ble unto me; I am weary to bear but wounds, and bruises, and pu- them. And when ye spread forth trifying sores : they have not been your hands, I will hide mine eyes closed, neither bound up, neither from you: yea, when ye make mollified with ointment. Your many prayers, I will not hear : country is desolate, your cities your hands are full of blood. are burned with fire : your land, Wash you, make you clean; put strangers devour it in your pre- away the evil of your doings from sence, and it is desolate, as over- before mine eyes; cease to do evil; thrown by strangers. And the learn to do well; seek judgment,
: daughter of Zion is left as a cot- relieve the oppressed, judge the tage in a vineyard, as a lodge in fatherless, plead for the widow. & garden of cucumbers, as a be- Come now, and let us reason tosieged city. Except the LORD of 'gether, saith the LORD : though