Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 September 2015 A.D. 7th of 39 Articles, “Of the Old Testament”—Thomas Cranmer, 69th Archbishop of Canterbury


 
15 September 2015 A.D. 7th of 39 Articles, “Of the Old Testament”—Thomas Cranmer, 69th Archbishop of Canterbury
Jones, Thomas R. “An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles.” NewScriptorium. N.d. http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/anglican/39-articles/jones39reformers.htm. Accessed 7 Jun 2015.
An Exposition of the Thirty Nine Articles, By the Reformers: Extracts carefully and fully selected from the Works of Latimer, Ridley, Cranmer, Hooper, Jewel, Philpot, Pilkington, Coverdale, Becon, Bradford, Sandys, Grindal, Whitgift, Etc.
Article VII—Of the Old Testament.
      The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life is offered to Mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and man, being both God and Man.  Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign that the old Fathers did look only for transitory promises.  Although the Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind Christian men, nor the civil precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any commonwealth; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Commandments which are called Moral. 
      Archbishop Cranmer – “This is the Christian faith which these holy men (Heb. 11) had, and we also ought to have.  And although they were not named Christian men, yet was it a Christian faith that they had; for they looked for all benefits of God the Father, through the merits of his Son Jesus Christ, as we now do.  This difference is between them and us, for they looked when Christ should come, and we be in the time when he is come.  Therefore saith St. Augustine, ‘the time is altered but not the faith.’” – Homily of Faith.

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