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uncreate : and the Holy Ghost te toid the Catholic Faith.

uncreate. Which Faith, except every one

The Father incomprehensible, do keep whole and undefled : the Son incomprehensible : and witout doubt he shall (6) perish the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. everlastingly.

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eternals : but one eternal. Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Per

As also there are not three in. sons : nor dividing the Substance. comprehensibles, nor three un.

created : but one uncreated, and For there is one Person of the

G Father, another of the Son : and one incomprehensible.

So likewise the Father is Alanother of the Holy Ghost.

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And yet they are not three equal, the Majesty co-eternal. Such as the Father is, such is

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(6) Perish,” see note infra on “ can“ not be saved.”

(c) “ Not three.” Sabellius, and some of his predecessors, charged the Church with acknowledging three Gods. This answers that charge.

(d) “The Son is God.” The Son whom Isaiah foretold the Virgin was to conceive, Isaiah vii. 14. was to be called “Immanuel, " that is, God with us." One of the names assigned him, Isaiah ix. 6. is “ The “ mighty God.” St. John

says, " Word (i e. that Word which “ wa « made hesh, and dwelt among us,” “ (John i. 14.) was God,” John i. 1. St. Paul speaks of Christ, Rom. ix. 5. as

over all, God blessed for ever." In
Col. ii. 9. he says, that " in him (viz.
“ Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of
the Godhead bodily ;” and 1 Tim.
iii. 16. “ God was manifest in the
“ flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of
“ angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
“ believed on in the world, received up
“ into glory." And in Rev.i. 11. 17, 18.
“ He that liveth and was dead, and is
“ alive for evermore, and hath the keys
“ of hell and death,” says of himself

, " I
am Alpha and Omega, I am the
“ first and the last,” which are the
proper appellations of God. See also
Isaiah xli 4.- xliv. 6.-xlvii. 12. Sec
also Bp.Tomline's Theology, 100 to 154,
and Dr. Waterland's Moyer's Sermons.

(e) “ Holy Ghost is God". See 2 Bp. Tomline's Theology, 84 to 98, and 176 to 187.

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And yet they are not three He therefore that will be saved : Gods : but one God.

must thus think of the Trinity. So likewise the Father is Lord, Furthermore, it is necessary to the Son Lord : and the Holy | everlasting salvation : that he also Ghost Lord;

believe rightly the Incarnation of And yet not three Lords: but our Lord Jesus Christ. one Lord.

For the right Faith is, that we For like as we are compelled

believe and confess : that our by the Christian verity: to ac- Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of knowledge every Person by him- God, is God and Man; self to be God and Lord ;

God, of the Substance of So are we forbidden by the the Father, begotten before the Catholic Religion : to say, There worlds : and Man, of the (f) Subbe three Gods, or three Lords. stance of his Mother, born in the The Father is made of none :

world; neither created, nor begotten. Perfect (8) God, and Perfect

The Son is of the Father alone: Man : of a reasonable soul, and not made, nor created, but be- human flesh subsisting ; gotten.

Equal to the Father, as touchThe Holy Ghost is of the Fa- ing his Godhead : and inferior to ther, and of the Son : neither the Father, as touching his Manmade, nor created, nor begotten, hood. but proceeding.

Who although he be God and So there is one Father, not Man : yet he is not (b) two, but three Fathers; one Son, not one Christ; three Sons : one Holy Ghost, One; not by conversion of not three Holy Ghosts.

the Godhead into flesh : but by And in this Trinity none is taking of the Manhood into God; afore, or after other : none is One altogether; not by congreater, or less than another ; fusion of Substance: but by unity

But the whole three Persons of Person. are co-eternal together : and co- For as the reasonable soul and equal.

flesh is one man : so God and So that in all things, as is afore- Man is one Christ ; said : the Unity in Trinity, and Whosuffered for our salvation : the Trinity in Unity, is to be descended into hell, rose again worshipped.

the third day from the dead;

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() “ Perfect God.” A sect, called " The Arians," considered Christ as

(b) "? Not two.The Apollinarians urged, because of the two 'natures of Christ, that the Church asserted two Christs, a divine Christ as to one nature, and a human Christ as to the cther : this denies that conclusion. Anon. 51.

Upon these Feasts ; Christmas Day, the Epiphany, St. Matthias, Easter Day, Ascen. siun Day, Whit-Sunday, St. John Baptist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon and St. Jude, St. Andrew, and upon Trinity Sunday, shall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles' Creed, this Confession of our Christian Faith, commonly called, The Creed of St. Athanasius ; by the Minister and

People, standing. WHOSOEVER will be saved : be- The Father uncreate, the Son fore all things it is necessary that

uncreate : and the Holy Ghost he hold the Catholic Faith.

uncreate. Which Faith, except every one

The Father incomprehensible, do keep whole and undefiled :

the Son incomprehensible : and without doubt he shall

(b) perish the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. everlastingly.

The Father eternal, the Son eterAnd the Catholic Faith is this: nal : and the Holy Ghost eternal; That we worship one God in

And yet they are not (c) three Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;

eternals : but one eternal.

As also there are not three inNeither confounding the Persons : nor dividing the Substance.comprehensibles, nor three un. For there is one Person of the

created : but one uncreated, and Father, another of the Son : and

one incomprehensible. another of the Holy Ghost.

So likewise the Father is Al. But the Godhead of the Fa- | mighty, the Son Almighty : and ther, of the Son, and of the Holy the Holy Ghost Almighty; Ghost, is all one : the Glory Almighties : but one Almighty.

And yet they are not three equal, the Majesty co-eternal.

So the Father is God, the Son Such as the Father is, such is the Son : and such is the Holy is (d) God: and the Holy Ghost Ghost.

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(a) “ St Athanasius.” It is generally understood that this Creed was not written until after the time of Athanasius, who died A.D. 373. See 2 Bp. Tomline's Theology, 219.

(6).“ Perish,” see note infra not be saved.”

(c) “ Not three.” Sabellius, and some of his predecessors, charged the Church with acknowledging three Gods. This answers that charge.

(d)“The Son is God.” The Son whom Isaiah foretold the Virgin was to conceive, Isaiah vii. 14. was to be called “Immanuel, " that is, God with us.” One of the names assigned him, Isaiah ix. 6. is “ The “ mighty God." St. John says, “ The “ Word (i e. that Word which “ was “ made fesh, and dwelt among us,” “ (John i. 14.) was God,” John i. 1. St. Paul speaks of Christ, Rom. ix. 5. as

over all, God blessed for ever." In Col. ii. 9. he says, that " in him (viz. “ Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of “ the Godhead bodily ;” and 1 Tim. iii. 16. “ God was manifest in the “ flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of “ angels, preached unto the Gentiles, “ believed on in the world, received up “ into glory.” And in Rev.i. 11. 17, 18 “ He that liveth and was dead, and is “ alive for evermore, and hath the keys “ of hell and death,” says of himself, "I “ am Alpha and Omega, I am the “ first and the last,” which are the proper appellations of God. See also Isaiah xli 4:- xliv. 6.-xlvii. 12. See also Bp.Tomline's Theology, 100 to 154, and Dr. Waterland's Moyer's Sermons.

(c)“ Holy Ghost is God”. See 2 Bp. Tomline's Theology, 84 to 98, and 176 to 187.

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And yet they are not three He therefore that will be saved : Gods : but one God.

must thus think of the Trinity. So likewise the Father is Lord, Furthermore, it is necessary to the Son Lord : and the Holy | everlasting salvation : that he also Ghost Lord ;

believe rightly the Incarnation of And yet not three Lords: but our Lord Jesus Christ. one Lord.

For the right Faith is, that we For like as we are compelled

believe and confess: that our by the Christian verity: to ac- Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of knowledge every Person by him- God, is God and Man; self to be God and Lord;

God, of the Substance of So are we forbidden by the the Father, begotten before the Catholic Religion : to say, There worlds : and Man, of the (f) Subbe three Gods, or three Lords. stance of his Mother, born in the

The Father is made of none : world; neither created, nor begotten. Perfect (8) God, and Perfect

The Son is of the Father alone: Man : of a reasonable soul, and not made, nor created, but be- human flesh subsisting ; gotten.

Equal to the Father, as touchThe Holy Ghost is of the Fa- | ing his Godhead : and inferior to ther, and of the Son : neither the Father, as touching his Manmade, nor created, nor begotten, || hood. but proceeding.

Who although he be God and So there is one Father, not Man : yet he is not (b) two, but three Fathers; one Son, not one Christ; three Sons : one Holy Ghost, One; not by conversion of not three Holy Ghosts.

the Godhead into flesh : but by And in this Trinity none is taking of the Manhood into God; afore, or after other : none is One altogether; not by congreater, or less than another

fusion of Substance: but by unity But the whole three Persons of Person. are co-eternal together : and co- For as the reasonable soul and equal.

flesh is one man : so God and So that in all things, as is afore- Man is one Christ; said : the Unity in Trinity, and Whosuffered for our salvation : the Trinity in Unity, is to be descended into hell, rose again worshipped.

the third day from the dead;

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(f) “ Man of the substance of his mother." A sect, called“The Apollinarians," pretended that Christ either had no human body, or that he brought it from heaven, and took it not of the Virgin Mary : And it was in answer to this heresy, that he is here described as

of the substance of his mother." Anon. on this Creed, ed. 1735, p. 50.

(8) “ Perfect God.” A se called " The Arians,” considered Christ as

man

(b) "Not two." The Apollinarians urged, because of the two natures of Christ, that the Church asserted two Christs, a divine Christ as to one nature, and a human Christ to the cther : this denies that conclusion. Anon. 51.

and Circumcision ; by thy Bap- || and preserve our gracious Queen tism, Fasting, and Temptation, Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses

Good Lord, deliver us. George Prince of Wales, the PrinBy thine Agony and bloody cess of Wales, and all the Royal Sweat (a); by thy Cross and Pas. Family; sion; by thy precious Death and We beseech thee to hear us, good Burial; by thy glorious Resur- Lord. rection and Ascension ; and by That it may please thee to illuthe coming of the Holy Ghost, minate all Bishops, Priests, and

Good Lord, deliver us. Deacons, with true knowledge In all time of our tribulation; and understanding of thy Word; in all time of our wealth ; in the and that both by their preaching hour of death, and in the day of and living they may set it forth, judgement,

and shew it accordingly; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to bear us, good We sinners do beseech thee to Lord. hear us, O Lord God; and that That it may please thee to enit may please thee to rule and due the Lords of the Council, govern thy holy Church univer

and all the Nobility, with grace, sal in the right way ;

wisdom, and understanding ; We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Lord. That it may please thee to That it may please thee to bless keep and strengthen in the true and keep the Magistrates ; giving worshipping of thee, in righteous- them grace to execute justice, and ness and holiness of life thy ser. to maintain truth; vant GEORGE, our most gra.

We beseech thee to hear us, good cious King and Governor ;

Lord. . We beseech thee to bear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to rule We beseech thee to hear us, good his heart in thy faith, fear, and Lord. love; and that he may evermore That it may please thee to give have affiance in thee, and ever to all nations, unity, peace, and seek thy honour and glory; concord;

We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Lord. That it may please thee to be his That it may please thee to defender and keeper, giving him give us an heart to love and dread the victory over all his enemies; thee, and diligently to live after

We beseech thee to hear us, good thy commandments; Lord.

We beseech thee to bear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

(a)“ Agony and bloody sweat." This was just before he was betrayed, when he had been praying to God to remove that cup from him; and,“ being in an

“ agony, he prayed more earnestly, and “ his sweat was as it were great drops of “ blood falling to the ground.” Luke xxii. 44. See post, note on Luke xxii. 44.

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