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100. Private mass, that is, the receiving the eucharist by the priest alone, without a competent number of communicants, is contrary to the institution of Christ.
OF THE STATE OF THE SOULS OF MEN, AFTER THEY BE DEPARTED OUT OF THIS LIFE, TOGETHER WITH THE GENERAL RESURRECTION AND THE LAST JUDGMENT.
101. After this life is ended, the souls of God's children are presently received into heaven, there to enjoy unspeakable comforts; the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, there to endure endless torments.
102. The doctrine of the church of Rome concerning limbus patrum, limbus puerorum, purgatory, prayer for the dead, pardons, adoration of images and relics, and also invocation of saints, is vainly invented, without all warrant of Holy Scripture, yea, and is contrary to the same.
103. At the end of this world the Lord Jesus shall come in the clouds with the glory of his Father; at which time, by the almighty power of God, the living shall be changed, and the dead shall be raised, and all shall appear both in body and soul before his judgmentseat, to receive according to that which they have done in their bodies, whether good or evil.
104. When the last judgment is finished, Christ shall deliver up the kingdom to his Father, and God shall be all in all.
THE DECREE OF THE SYNOD.
If any minister, of what degree or quality soever he be, shall publicly teach any doctrine contrary to these articles agreed upon; if after due admonition he do not conform himself, and cease to disturb the peace of the church, let him be silenced, and deprived of all spiri tual promotions he doth enjoy.
Of Faith in the Holy
THERE is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three persons, of one substance power, and eternity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
8 Psalm xc. 2;
1 Isa. xlvi. 9; 1 Cor. viii, 4, 6. 2 Jer. x. 10; 1 Thess. i. 9. Rom, xvi. 26. 4 Deut. iv. 15, 16; John iv. 24, with Luke xxiv. 39. 5 Acts xiv. 15; James i. 17. 6 Jer. xxxii. 17, 27; Mark x. 27. 7 Psalm cxlvii. 5; Rom. xi. 33. 8 Psalm cxix. 68, with Matt. xix. 17. 9 Neh. ix. 6; Col. i. 16, 17. 10 Matt. iii. 16, 17; xxviii. 19; 1 John iv. 7; 2 Cor. xiii. 14.
Of the Word, or Son of God, which was made very Man.
The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father,' the very2 and eternal God, of one substance with the Father,5 took man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance ;6 so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and the manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very man,7 who for our sakes truly suffered most grievous torments in his soul from
The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and very Man, who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of men.
21 John v. 20; Rom. ix. 5. 4 John x. 30; Heb. i. 3. 5 John i. 6 Isa. vii. 14, with Matt, i. 23; Rom. Mark xiv. 33, 34. 81 Pet. ii. 24; xvi. 63; Rom. iii, 25; 2 Cor. v. 12.
1 Prov. viii. 22-31 ; John i. 12, 14. xvii. 5; Heb. i. 8, with Psalm xlv. 6. 14; Isa. vii. 14; Luke i. 35; Gal iv. 4. i. 3, 4; Heb. xiii. 8. 7 Isa, liii. 10, 11; Phil. ii. 1; 1 Cor. xv. 3, 4. 9 Ezek. 10 Isa, liii, 10; Eph. v. 2. 111 John i. 7; Heb, ix. 26.
1Psalm xvi. 10, with Acts ii. 24-27, 31.
6 Acts iii.
2 Rom. vi. 9; Matt. xii. 40. 31 Cor. xv. 4; Rom. viii. 34; Psalm xvi, 10, with Acts ii. 31; Luke xxiv. 34. 4 Luke xxiv. 39, with John xx. 25, 27. 5 Psalm lxviii. 18, with Eph. iv. 8; Psalm cx. 1, with Acts ii. 34, 35; Mark xix. 10; Rom. viii. 34 21; Psalm cx. 1, with 1 Cor. xv. 25, 26; Acts i. 11. 7 2 Cor. v. 20; Acts xvii. 31. 8 Exod. iii, 6, with Luke xx, 37, 38; Acts xxiv, 14, 15; 1 Cor. xv. 12, to the end; John. v. 28, 29.