Thursday, October 8, 2015

8 October 2015 A.D. 10th of 39 Articles, “Of Free Will”—Bishop Nicholas Ridley


8 October 2015 A.D. 10th of 39 Articles, “Of Free Will”—Bishop Nicholas Ridley
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 X—Of Free-Will.
      The condition of Man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God: wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will. 
Bishop Nicholas Ridley: “We can do nothing but commit sin, and are not able to make amends for the least sin that we commit.” – Ser. St. John’s day.

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