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writings are not thought worthy of equal credit with those which preceded them, on account of there not
being that regular succession of prophets.”
The two Prologues to Ecclesiasticus.
August. de Civit. Dei, xvIII. c. xxxviii.
sources of Christian doctrine. See Dial. c.
your own holy and prophetic Scriptures.” Jerome. “Sicut ergo Judith, et Tobiah, et Macha
bæorum libros legit quidem Ecclesia, sed eos
Galeatus, vol. 1. pp. 318-322.
(2nd cent.) Origen, Athanasius, Hilary, Cyril of
Jerome, Rufinus, and others. b. Councils.
3rd Council of Carthage (A:D. 397) commanded that
the Scriptures only should be read in the Church.
See Labb, et Coss. tom. ii. col. 1177.
Council of Laodicea, A.D. 364. Can. 60. c. Confessions.
Gallican, Art. iii. Belgic, Art. vi. 2 Helvetic, c. i.
Westminster, c. i. $ 3.
Prop. VII. AU the Books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and count them Canonical.
This Proposition is included in the IVth. See IV. 2. B.
De Veteri Testamento.
Of the Old Testament. TESTAMENTUM
Vetus The Old Testament is not conNovo contrarium non est, trary to the New; for both in quandoquidem tam in Veteri the Old and New Testament, quam in Novo, per CHRISTUM, everlasting life is offered to qui unicus est Mediator Dei et mankind by Christ, Who is the hominum, Deus et homo, æter- only Mediator between God na vita humano generi est pro- and man, being both God and posita. Quare male sentiunt, Wherefore they are not qui veteres tantum in promis- to be heard, which feign that siones temporarias sperasse con the old Fathers did look only fingunt. Quanquam lex a Deo for transitory promises. Aldata per Mosen (quoad cere- though the Law given from monias et ritus) Christianos non God by Moses, as touching astringat, neque civilia ejus ceremonies and rites, do not præcepta in aliqua republica bind Christian men; nor the necessario recipi debeant, nihilo- civil precepts thereof ought of minus tamen ab obedientia
ab obedientia necessity to be received in any mandatorum (quæ moralia vo- Commonwealth: yet, notwithcantur nullus
quantumvis standing, no Christian man Christianus est solutus.
whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Commandments which are called Moral.
The Phraseology of this Article.
1. As compared with Articles VI. and XIX. of 1552.
A. In the Latin. 1552.
1562, 1571. Title. Vetus Testamentum De Veteri Testamento.
non est rejiciendum.
1562, 1571. Title. The Old Testament is Of the Old Testament.
not to be refused. Article. The Old Testament The Old Testament is not is not to be put away, as
contrary to the New, though it were contrary to the New; but to be kept still. in the Old and New Testa- in the Old and New Testaments.
tament. XIX. As concerning the ce As touching ceremonies and
remonies and rites of the rites.
neither is it required that nor the civil precepts thereof
empt and loose from the is free from the obedience
which are called moral.
hearkened unto, who af-
2. When the Latin and English are compared with each other.
only. Quare male sentiunt
Wherefore they are not to
I. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New.
mankind by CHRIST.
God and man.
look only for transitory promises.
Rites, doth not bind Christian men.
not of necessity to be received in any commonwealth.
Commandments which are called moral.
Prop. I. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New.
The Old and New Testaments proceed from the same author.
2. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Exod. xxv. 40, “ And look that thou
make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.”-See also Exod. xxvi. 30. Numb. vii. 4.
1 Chron. xxvii. 11. B, New Testament. Heb. i. 1, 2, “God, Who at sundry times
and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son.”-See also Matt. v. 17. Luke iv, 18, 19; xxiv. 44. Acts üii. 25; vii. 44. Rom. iii. 21; xv. 4. Col. ii. 17. Gal. iii. 8. Heb. viï. 5.
3. Human Testimony. A. Fathers.
Augustin, cont. Adimant. c. iïi. “That people which re
ceived the Old Testament, was holden under certain shadows and figures of things, before the coming of the LORD, according to the wonderful and most orderly division of times. Yet therein was so great preaching and foretelling of the New Testament, that in the Evangelical and Apostolic discipline (though it be noble and divine) no commandments or promises can be found, which are
wanting even in these old books." See also Ignat. Epist. ad Philadelph. c. ix. Iren. lib. iv,
c. i. $ 7. Orig. Philocal. c. vi. Tertull. adv. Marc. lib. IV.
c. xi. August. cont. Faust. lib. xv. c. i. vol. VIII. In Ioan. Tract. XXVI. ii. vol. III. part ü. Chrysost. in 1 Tim. Home VII. vol. iv. p. 277, Eic rò "Exovtec Tò avrò Ilvevpa, vol. v. p. 377. Ambros. in Luc. xx. vol. 1. p. 1504. In Luc. xv. vol. 1. p. 1456. Lactant. de Vera Sapient. lib. IV. c. xx. Cyril. Alexand. Glaphyr. in Gen. i. 3, init.
Saxon, Art. III. Gallican, Art. xxii.
Wirtemburg, c. viii.
2 Helvetic, c, xii.