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Sacred History.

He writes his first, and soon after his second epistle to
the Corinthians.

He prepares to go to Jerusalem with alms he had ga-
thered. Acts, xx. and xxi.

He writes to the Romans.

He comes to Jerusalem. Acts, xxi.

The Jews seize St. Paul in the temple; being beaten and
in danger of being murdered by them, he is rescued by
Lysias the tribune and his soldiers. Acts, xxi.

Lysias sends him to Felix the governor of Judea, then at
Cesarea, where he was two years a prisoner.

His discourse before King Agrippa, Felix, &c. Acts, xxv.
Having appealed to the tribunal of Cesar, he is sent to
Rome with other prisoners. Acts, xxvii.

A description of his voyage and shipwreck on the coast
of Malta. Every one in the ship is saved, being two hun-
dred and seventy-six persons. Act, xxvii. 44.

St. James about this time wrote his catholic epistle.

St. Paul's arrival at Rome. He is kept under custody
for two years, with a soldier to guard him. Acts, xxviii.
He converts Onesimus, and sends him with his letter to
Philemon. He writes to the Philippians and Colossians.
St. James, Bishop of Jerusalem, there martyred.

St. Paul, being set at liberty, writes to the Hebrews.
Goes again into Asia. Made St. Timothy bishop in Asia,
and went into Macedonia, from whence he wrote his first
Epistle to Timothy.

68 St. Peter about this time wrote his second epistle.

About this time St. Peter and St. Paul came to Rome.
See Tillemont, &c.

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Not long after they were both put in prison, and suffered
martyrdom.

St. John about this time came to live in Asia, and go-
verned all those churches for many years.

St. John was put into a cauldron of boiling oil at Rome,
under Domitian, and banished to the island of Patmos,
where he had those wonderful visions of his Apocalypse.
He returns to Ephesus, under the Emperor Nerva.
He writes his gospel.

He dies at Ephesus, under Trajan, about the year 100

A TABLE OF REFERENCES.

The power promised and given to the pastors of the church, St. Matt. xvi. 19. chap. xviii. 18. St. John, xx. 22. 23.

ABSOLUTION.

Angels. They have a charge over us, St. Matt. xviii. 10. Heb. i. 14. See also Exodus, xxiii. 20, 21, &c. They offer up our prayers, Apoc. viii. 4, and pray for us, Zacharias, i. 12. We have a communion with them, Heb. xii. 22. They have been honoured by the servants of God, Josue, v. 14, 15, and invocated, Gen. xlviii. 15, 16. Osee, xii. 4. Apoc. i. 4.

Baptism. Ordained by Christ, St. Matt. xxviii. 19. Necessary to salvation, St. John, iii. 5. Administered by the Apostles in water, Acts, viii. 36, 38. chap. x. 47, 48, also Ephes. v. 26. Heb. x. 22. 1 St. Peter, iii. 20, 21. For the baptism of infants, St. Luke, xviii. 16, compared with St. John, iii. 5.

Christ. He is the only begotten, the true, and natural Son of God, St. Matt. xvi. 16. St. John, i. 13. chap. iii. 16, 18. Rom. viii. 32. 1 St. John, iv. 39. The same God with his Father, and equal to him, St. John, v. 18, 19, 23. chap. x. 30. chap. xiv. 1, 9, &c. chap. xvi. 14, 15. chap. xvii. 10. Philipp. ii. 5, 6. True God, St. John, i. 1. chap. xx. 28, 29. Acts, xx. 25. Romans, ix. 5. fitus, ii. 13. 1St. John, ili. 16. chap. v. 20. Also Isaias, lx. 9.

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chap. xxxv. 4, 5. St. Matt. i. 23. St. Luke, i. 16, 17. Heb. i. 8. He is the Creator of all

things, St. John, i. 3, 10, 11. Coloss. i. 5, 16, 17. Heb. i. 2, 10, 11, 12. chap. iii. 4. The Lord of glory, 1 Cor. ii. 8. The King of kings, and Lord of lords, Apoc. xvii. 14. chap. xix. 16. The first and the last: alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the Almighty, Apoc. i. 7, 8, 17, 18. chap. ii. 8. chap. xxii. 12, 13. He died for all, John, iii. 16, 17. Rom. v. 18. 2 Cor. v. 14, 15. 1 Tim. ii. 3, 4, 5, 6. chap. iv. 10. Heb. ii. 9. 1 John, ii. 1, 2. Even for the reprobate, Rom. xiv. 15. 1 Cor. viii. 11. 2 Peter, ii. 1.

The Church of Christ stands for ever, St. Matt. xvi. 18. chap. xxviii. 10. St. John, xiv. 16, 17. Psal. xlvii. 8. Psal. lxxi 5, 7. Psal. lxxxviii. 3, 4, 29, 36, 37. Psal. cxxxi. 13, 14. Isaias, ix. 7. chap. liv. 9, 10. chap. lix. 20, 21. chap. 1x. 15, 18. chap. lxii. 6. Jeremias, xxxi. 35, 36. chap. xxxiii. 17, &c. Ezechiel, xxxviii. 24, 26. Dan. ii. 44. The Church is the kingdom of Christ, St. Luke, i. 83. Daniel, ii. 44. The city of the great King, Psal. xlvii. 2. His rest and his habitation for ever. Psal. cxxxi. 13, 14. The house of the living God, 1 Tim. iii. 15. The fold, of which Christ is the shepherd, John, x. 16. The body, of which Christ is the head,

Coloss. i. 18. Ephes. v. 23. The spouse, of which he is the bridegroom, Ephes. v. 31, 32. Ever subject to him, and ever faithful to him, ver. 24, ever loved and cherished by him, v. 25, 29, and joined to him by an indissoluble union, v. 31, 32. The church is the pillar and ground (or strong foundation) of the truth, 1 Tim. iii. 15. God's covenant with her is an everlasting covenant of peace, Ezec. xxxvii. 62, confirmed by a solemn oath, never to be altered; like that made to Noe, Isaias, liv. 9. A covenant like that of the day and night to stand for all generations, Jeremias, xxxiii. 20, 21. God shall be her everlasting light, Isa. lx. 18, 19. Whosoever shall gather togetlter against her shall fall; and the nation that will not serve her, shall perish, Isa. !x. i2, 15, 17. The church is always one, Cantic. vi. 9, 10. John, x. 16. Ephes. iv. 4, 5. Always visible, Isa. ii. 2, 3. Micheas, iv. 1, 2. Matt. v. 14. Spread far and near, and teaching many nations, Psal. ii. 8. Psal. xxi. 27. Isa. xlix. 6. chap. liv. 1, 2, 3. Dan. ii. 35, 44. Malach. i. 11, &c. The church is infallible in matters of faith. This follows from the premises, particularly see St. Matt. xvi. 18. chap. xxviii. 19, 20. St. John, xiv. 16, 17, 26. chap. xvi. 13. 1 Tim. iii. 14, 15. Isa. xxxv. 8. chap. liv. 9, 10. chap. lix. 19, 20, 21, &c.

Church Guides, and their authority, Deut. xvii. 8, 9, &c. St. Matt. xviii. 17, 18. chap. xxviii. 18, 19, 20. St. Luke, x. 16. St. John, xiv. 16, 17, 26. chap. xvi. 13. chap. xx. 21, &c. Ephes. iv. 11, 12, &c. Heb. xiii. 7, 17. 1 John, iv. 6.

Communion in one kind suffi

cient to salvation, St. John, vi. 51, 57, 58. Body and blood of Christ, now inseparable, Rom. vi. 9.

Mention of one kind alone, Luke, xxiv. 30, 31. Acts, ii. 42, 46. chap. xx. 7. 1 Corinth. x. 17.

Confession of Sins, Numbers, v. 6, 7. St. Matt. iii. 6. Acts, xix. 18. St. James, v. 16. The obligation of confession is gathered from the judiciary power of binding and loosing, forgiv ing and retaining sins, given to the pastors of Christ's Church, St. Matt. xviii. 18. St. John, XX. 22, 23.

Confirmation, administered by the Apostles, Acts, viii. 15, 17. chap. xix. 6. See also 2 Cor. i. 21, 22. Heb. iv. 2.

Continency: possible, Matt. xix. 11, 12. The vow binding, Deut. xxiii. 21. The breach of that vow damnable, 1 Tim. v. 12. The practice commended, 1 Cor. vii. 7, 8, 27, 37, 38, 40. For reasons which particularly have place in the clergy, ver. 32, 33, 35.

Councils of the church, gathered in Christ's name, are assisted by Christ, St. Matt. xviii. 20.

And by the Holy Ghost, Acts, xv. 28. Their decrees are diligently to be observed by the faithful, Acts, xv. 41. chap. xvi. 4. See Church Guides.

Eucharist. The real presence of the body and blood of Christ, and Transubstantiation proved from Matt. xxvi. 26. Mark, xiv. 22, 24. Luke, xxii. 19. John, vi. 51, 52, &c. 1 Cor. x. 16. chap. xi. 24, 25, 27, 29. Eternity of Hell's torments, Matt. iii. 12. chap. xxv. 41, 46. Mark, ix. 43, 44, 45, 46, 48. Luke, iii. 17. 2 Thess. i. 7, & Jude, 6, 7. Apoc. xiv. 10,

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11. chap. xx. 10. See also Isa. xxxiii. 14.

Extreme Unetion, James, v. 14, 15.

Faith. True faith necessary to salvation, Mark, xvi. 16. Acts, ii. 47. chap. iv. 12. Heb. xi. 6. Faith without good works is dead, James, ii. 14, 17, 20, &c. Faith alone doth not justify, ver. 24. But faith working by charity, Gal. v. 6. Faith doth not imply an absolute assurance of our being in grace; much less of our eternal salvation, Rom. xi. 20, 21, 22. Cor. ix. 27. chap. x. 12. Philip. ii. 12. Apoc. iii. 11.

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Fasting, commended in Scripture, Joel, ii. 12. Practised by God's servants, 1 Esdras, viii. 23. 2 Esdras, i. 4. Dan. x. 3, 7, 12, &c. Moves God to mercy, Jonas, iii. 5, &c. Is of great efficacy against the devil, Mark, ix. 29. And is to be observed by all the children of Christ, Matt. ix. 15. Mark, ii. 20. Luke, v. 35. See also Acts, xiii. 3. chap. xiv. 53. 2 Cor. vi, 5. chap. xi. 27. Christ's fast of forty days, Matt. iv. 2.

Images, commanded by God, Exod. xxv. 18, &c. Num. xxi. 8, 9. And placed on each side of the mercy-seat, in the sanctuary, Exod. xxxvii. 7. And in the temple of Solomon, 2 Par. iii. 10, 11. 3 Kings, vi. 23, 32, 35. And this by divine ordinance, 1 Par. xxviii. 18, 19. Relative honour to the images of Christ and the saints autho rised, Heb. xi. 21. See also 2 Kings, vi. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. 2 Par. v. 2, &c. Psal. xcviii. 5. Phil. ii. 10.

Indulgences. The power of granting them, Matt. xiv. 18, 19. The use of this power, 2 Cor. ii. 6, 7, 8, 10.

Mass. The sacrifice prefigured, Gen. xiv. 18. Foretold, Malachias, i. 10, 11. Instituted and celebrated by Christ hiniself, Luke, xxii. 19, 20. Attested, 1 Cor. x. 16, 18, 19, 20, 21. Heb. xiii. 10. See Eucharist, &c.

Matrimony. A Sacrament representing the indissoluble union of Christ and the church. Eph. v. 32. See also 1 Thes. iv. 3, 4, 5. Marriage not to be diasolved but by death, Gen. ii. 24. Matt. xix. 6. Mark, 10, 11, 12. Luke, xvi. 18. Rom. vii. 2, 3. Cor. vii. 10, 11, 39.

Free-will, Gen. iii. 7. Deut. XXX. 19. Eccles. xv. 14, &c. Often resists the grace of God, Prov.i. 24, &c. Isa. v. 4. Ezec.1 xviii. 23, 31, 32. chap. xxxiii. 11. Matt. xxiii. 37. Luke, xiii. 34. Acts, vii. 51. Heb. xii. 15. 2 Peter, iii. 9. Apoc. iv. 20.

The Holy Ghost. His divinity, Acts, v. 3, 4. chap. xxviii, 25, 26. 1 Cor. ii. 10, 11. chap. vi. 11, 19, 20. See also Matt. xii. 81, 32. Acts, xiii. 2. chap. xx. 28, &c. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. And the solemn form of Baptism, Matt. xxviii. 19, 20. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, John, xv. 26. 449

Holy Orders instituted by Christ. Luke, xxii. 19. John, xx. 22, 23. Conferred by imposition of hands, Acts, vi. 6. chap. xiii. 3. chap. xiv. 22. Give grace, 1 Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. 1. 6.

Original Sin. Job, xiv. 4.
Psal. vii. Rom. v. 12, 15, 16,
17, 18, 19. 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22.
Eph. ii. 3.

Penance, a sacrament.
Absolution. Confession.

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Pope, or chief bishop. St.

Peter, by Christ's ordinance, was raised to this dignity. Matt. xvi. 18, 19. Luke, xxii. 81, 32. John, xxi. 15, &c. See also Matt. x. 2. Acts, v. 29, Gal. ii. 7, 8.

Prayers for the dead, 2 Machab. xii. 43, &c.

Purgatory, or a middle state of souls, suffering for a time, on account of their sins, is proved by those many texts of Scripture, which affirm that God will render to every man according to his works: so that such as die in lesser sins shall not escape without punishment: for which also see Matt. xii. 36. Apoc. 21, 27. Likewise Matt. v. 25, 26. chap. xii. 22. 1 Cor. iii. 13, 14, 15. 1 Pet. iii. 18, 19, 20.

Relics, miraculous, 2 Kings, xiii. 21. Matt. ix. 20, 21. Acts, xix. 11, 12.

Saints departed, assist us by their prayers, Luke, xvi. 9. 1 Cor. xii. 8. Apoc. v. 8. We have communion with them, Heb. xii. 22, 23. They have power over nations, Apoc. ii. 26, 27. chap. v. 10. They know what passes amongst us, Luke, xv. 10. 1 Cor. xiii. 12. 1 John, iii. 2. They are with Christ in heaven, before the general resurrection, 2 Cor. v. 1, 6, 7, 8. Phil. i. 23, 24. Apoc. iv. 4. chap. vi. 9. chap. vii. 9, 14, 15, &c. chap. xiv. 1, 3, 4. chap. xix. 1, 4, 5, 6. chap. xx. 4. For their invocation, consult the texts quoted above with relation to Angels: and such as testify the great power which

the prayers of God's servants have with him; and which authorise us to call for their prayers: For which see Exod. xxxii. 11. 14. 1 Kings, vii. 8, 9, 10. Job, xlii. 7, 8. Rom. xv. 39. Eph. vi. 18, 19. 1 Thess. v. 25. Heb. xiii. 18. James, v. 16.

Holy Scriptures, hard to be understood, and wrested by many to their own destruction, 2 Peter, iii. 16. Not of private interpretation, 2 Peter, i. 20. Corrupted by Heretics, St.Matt. xix. 11. 1 Cor. vii. 9. chap. ix. 5. chap. xi. 27. Gal. v. 17. Heb. xi. 21.

Apostolical Traditions, 1 Cor. xi. 2. 2 Thess. ii. 15. chap. iii. 6. 2 Tim. i. 13. chap. ii. 2. chap. iii. 14. See also Deut. xxxii. 7. Psal. xix. 5, 6, 7. Transubstantiation. See Eu

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Trinity of persons in God, Matt. xxviii. 19. 2 Cor. xiii. 13. I John, v. 7.

The B. Virgin Mary. Her dignity, Luke, i. 28, 42, 43. All generations of true Christians shall call her blessed, Luke, i. 48. See for her veneration and invocation, what is said above of angels and saints.

Women, must not preach nor teach, 1 Cor. xv. 34, 35, 37. 1 Tim. ii. 11, 12.

Good Works, meritorious, Gen. iv. 7. chap. xxii. 16, 17, 18. Psal. xvii. 11, 23, 24. Psal. xviii. 8. 11. Matt. v. 11, 12. chap. x. 42. chap. xvi. 27. 1 Cor. iii. 8. 2 Tim. iv. 8.

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