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16. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.
17. Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation, that he also believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Chrift.
18. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and
19. God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds : and Man, of the Substance of his mother, born in the world ;
20. Perfect God and perfect Man: of a reasonable soul, and human flesh subsisting;
21. Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead : and inferior to the Father, as touching his Manhood ;
22. Who although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Christ.
23. One ; not by conversion of the Godhead into Alesh : but by taking of the Manhood into God;
PA RA PHRASE. 16. This is the orthodox christian faith, concerning the trinity, and by this only we can hope for falvation,
17. We should likewise endeavour to believe rightly concerning Christ's incarnation, in order to render our faith perfect.
18. For we are bound to believe that both the divine and human natures are united in our bleffed Saviour Jesus Christ.
19. As he is God, he derived his divine nature from the Father, by a generation that preceeded all time: as he was man, he was composed of the bodily substance of his mother, and born in time.
20. Not being merely, according to the heretical opinion of Arius and his followers, à being of an exalted nature, but true and perfect God, nor was his humanity, according to the opinions of the Apollinarians, absorbed lvy his divinity, but he was perfect man likewise ; which manhood of Christ consists in the union of a rational soul with a human body.
21. Being entirely upon an equality with the Father, in respect of his being God: but inferior to him, as participating of human nature,
22. But tho' our blessed Saviour united the divine and human nature, we should not conclude, as the Nestorians have done, that he comprises two persons ; but that, by the union of deity with humanity, he became that one fingle person, who goes by the apellation of Jelus Christ.
23. Having become one by bearing the human nature, in conjunction with the divine, and not by converting the divine nature into a human body,
24. One altogether ; not by confusion of Substance : but by unity of Person.
25. For as the reasonable soul and Aleth is one Man : so God and man is one Chrift.
26. Who suffered for our salvation : descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead.
27. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
28. At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies : and shall give account for their own works.
29. And they that have done good, shall go into life everlasting: and they that have done evil, into everlatting fire.
30. This is the Catholic Faith : which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world wichout end. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE 24. And this by a very close and perfect union, yet not such as to confound the human and divine nature, and to make Christ have but one will, (which was the herefy of the Eutychians and Monothelites) but by a personal unity resembling that which we perceive in our own nature.
23. For as the rational Toul and human body constitute an individual, in iske manner God and man make but one Chrift.
25. We believe that our blessed Lord suffered death upon the cross, in crler to procure us the remission of our sins; that he descended into hades
hell; and on the third day rose from the dead.
27. I believe likewile that he ascended into heaven, and is now seated in the plenitude of glory at God's right hand, from whence, in process of time, be shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
28. And at his coming all men shall appear before his judgment feat, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that be hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Cor. v. 10.
29. And bad men thall go away into everlalting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal. Matt. xxv. 46.
30. This being the catholic faith preached by our bleted Saviour and his apostles, they cannot, from God's ordinary mercy, hope for salvation, tihey renounce their wicked errors and heretical pravity.
1. O bea.
Here followeth the Litany, or General Supplication, to be sung or faid after
Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at other. Times, when it fall be commanded by tbe Ordinary.
God the Father of heaven : have mercy upon us
miserable finners. O God the Father of beaven : bave mercy upon us miserable finners,
2. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable finners.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable finners.
3. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable finners.
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from tbe Farber and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable finners.
4. O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: bave mercy upon us miserable finners.
5. Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers ; neither take thou vengeance of our fins :
PA RA PHRASE.
THE INVOCATION. 1. O heavenly Father, primary source of the deity, and of all created beings, the first person of the ever-blessed Trinity, Mew compassion upon us, by pardoning our fins, and removing the punishment which we have incurred by them; it has already rendered us miserable, and, if it is not prevented by our repentance, will hereafter make us more wretched.
2. O God the Son, who before thou cameft among us, didít, by 2 most merciful agreement with the Father and united love for us miserable finners, bring about the redemption of the world, by thy being born into it and dying for it,- hew thy pity unto us, &c.
3. O God the Holy Ghost, the third Person of the ever-blessed Trinity, who, by an emanation of essence which never had beginning, dost proceed or go out from the Father and the Son,--shew thy mercy unto us, &c.
4. O divine Being, who doft at once unite triplicity and unity, thou Trinity of persons in one Godhead, infinitely holy, and happy and giorious,-have compassion upon us, &c.
Paraphrase on the DEPRECATION, 5. O Lord, do not retain in thy remembrance our iniquities or the iniquities of our forefathers, whose transgreslions thou dost often punih
ipare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
5. Spare us, good Lord.
6. From all evil and mischief, from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil, from thy wrath, and from everlating damnation.
Good Lord, deliver us.
7. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory and hypocrisy ;, from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness.
Good Lord, deliver us.
8. From Fornication, and all other deadly fin; and from all the deceits of the world, the filesh, and the devil.
Good Lord, deliver us.
PA RA P H R A SE. apon their pofterity. (Exod. xx.) Spare us therefore, merciful God, and exempt from punithment thy faithful people, whom thou hast redeemed by the most precious blood of Jesus Christ, and be not as the royal Pfalsift expresses it, angry with us for ever. Pfal. Ixix.
5. Let not thy punishments abide too long with us in this world ; at keai, we intreat ibee to deliver us from chine eternal displeasure in the world to come.
6. We beleech thee to rescue us from all evil and mischief ; (i. e. from Every species of moral and natural evil) from all the several kinds of fin which we may be guilty of; from all the craft of the devil, whereby he tempts us to the commission of it; from all his assaults, whereby he overpowers us by temptations; from thy wrath, which we have incurred by ou transgreflions; and from everlasting damnation, which the heinourrefs of our sins have deserved and should make us expect ;- gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us from all these dreadful ills and cala. mities.
;. From blindness of heart or obtinate ignorance, whereby we may be rendered insensible and unpersuadable, whillt under the dominion of sin ; frem pride, whereby we arrogate too great glory to ourselves, and treat chers with contempt ; from vain glory, whereby we boast of whatever perfections we imagine ourfelves poffefred of; and from hypocrisy, whereby we counterfeit those which we have not ; from envying any man's happixels; from batred of their persons ; from forming any inalicious designs against thera, and passing uncharitable judgments upon them ;-Ogracicas God, we beseech thee to deliver us.
8. From fornication, which is a moit grievous and mortal fin, and exdedes men som the kingdom of God; from every other fin of the same
9. From lightning and tempeft ; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death.
Good Lord, deliver us.
10. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion ; from all false doctrine, herefy, and ichism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word and commandment,
Good Lord, deliver us.
11. By the mystery of thy holy incarnation ; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,
Good Lord, deliver us.
PA RA P H R AS E. impure nature ; from all the baits and temptations to which we may be exposed by the vanity of the world, our fleshly lusts, or the subtilty of our grand adversary, Satan ;- gracious God, we befeech thee to deliver us.
9. Nor do we only pray against Spiritual evils, by which our souls may be offended ; but we likewise beseech thee to deliver us from temporal cnes, which may prove prejudicial to our bodies: therefore, from the dreadful consequences by which storms and tempests are followed, both by land and sea ; from the terrible ruin that accompanies consuming pefilences and famines ; from the miseries and desolations of wars; from the heinous fin of murder ; and finally from the unexpected stroke of sudden deith ;- gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us.
10. From the tumultuous distraction of faction and sedition; from the dangers of secret plots and conspiracies; from the calamities that attend upon civil war and sebellion ; from all troubles in the church, which may tike rile from the preaching of heretical doctrines, or by schism and unreasonable separation ; from hardness of heart, which render God's chaltisements of no eficct in bringing about our reformation, which prevent the force of his revelations from reaching us, and the motives of reward and punishment from operating upon our minds ; from all contempt of thy holy word, whether maniiefed by prophane jests upon the scripture, or the undervaluing the minifterial functions and the public service of the church ; from despising the sacred laws of God, by violating his holy commandments and treating fin lightly ;- gracious God, we beseech thee to dcliver us.
Paraphrase on the OBSECRATION. 11. And these our prayers we intreat thee to hear favourably, for the like of our belid Saviour's merits ; in confideration of that great mystery of godliness, whereby God is manifested to us in the flesh, (1 Tim. iii. 16.) and the second person of the ever-blessed Trinity condescended to veil his Godhead and assume a body of dehh like unto ours; by his extraordinary humility, in boing burn of a virgin in fo mean and despicable a place;