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Quod si me conjectura non fallit, totius Reformationis pars in-
G. BELL, 186, FLEET-STREET, LONDON;
AND J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.
• We maintain that our Church, and the Pastors thereof, did always acknowledge the same Rule of Faith, the same fundamental Articles of the Christian Religion, both before and since the Reformation ; but with this difference, that • we then professed the Rule of Faith with the additional
corruptions of the Church of Rome, but now, God be thanked, without them.'-BISHOP BULL.
18. Of Obtaining Salvation by Christ..
27. Of Baptism. .....
BY THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS OF BOTH
PROVINCES, AND THE WHOLE CLERGY,
In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Religion : Reprinted by his Majesty's Commandment with his Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION.
BEING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of the Faith, and Supreme Governor of the Church, within these our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the Church committed to Our Charge, in Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suffer unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word: which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles : which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.