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be the peculiar title, and the highest praise, of the Church of England, that, as a branch of the whole Catholic Church of Christ, she is a guardian and a witness of the truth, it was because they knew, from their own sweet experience, the unsearchable riches contained in that sacred treasure, which has been committed to her charge. And, assuredly, it was the wisdom that is from above, which dictated the following sentences in our Articles; sentences, which ought to be deeply engraven on our own hearts, and which we ought to teach diligently to our children, and to our children's children, to the remotest generations.

Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.'8

• Furthermore, we must receive God's promises in such wise as they be generally set forth to us in Holy Scripture; and, in our doings, that will of God is to be followed, which we have expressly declared unto us in the word of God.'*

3 Art. vi.

4 Art. xvii.

Brighton, Dec. 1836.

P.S. The references in the Appendix are to the pages in the third edition. But the purchasers of the first and second editions will find that I have also specified the chapter, and the verse or verses referred to, in each Note.

INDEX OF PASSAGES AND AUTHORS

REFERRED TO IN THE APPENDIX.

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Page i. 1. Chrysostom

485 7.' Tholuck

485 12. Calvin

486 16. Tholuck

487 17. Matthew Henry

487 iii. 3.' Melancthon 8. Theodoret-Calvin

489 21, 28. 'Tittman

4.90 25. Adam Clarke

491 24–26. Gurnall's Christian in Complete Armour 491 27. Chrysostom

494 28. Calvin

494 31. Simeon's Horæ Homileticæ

495 iv. 2. Ecumenius

496 3. Tholuck

496 5. Gurnall

498 9-12. Diodati

499 25. Professor Stuart

499 1. Calvin

500 3. Chrysostom-Fry's Lectures

. 501 1-5. Howels' Sermons, MS.

502 6-11. Professor Stuart

503 8. Walker of Truro

504 11. King Edward the Sixth's Catechism in the En

chiridion Theologicum 11. Tholuck

. 506 17. Chrysostom

• 506 18. Calvin

. 507 20. Calvin

. 508 vi. viii. Professor Stuart

. 509 vi. 4. Melancthon

. 511 5. Chrysostom

511 10. Chrysostom

512 11. ' Chrysostom

513 10, 11. Professor Stuart

513 12. Chrysostom

514 17. Theophylact

515 19. Anselm

. 515 23. Alexander Knox

516 vii. 1-6. Rev. W. Howels

516 22. Rev. John Hambleton 24, 25. Collects

517

505

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517

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INDEX TO THE NOTES.

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Chap. Ver.

Page
viii. 2. Rev. W. Howels

518
3. Rev. F. Goode

520
14. Archbishop Tillotson

520
14. Rev. W. Howels

521
15. Hugh Binning

522
23. Professor Stuart

522
26, 27.
Adam Clarke

. 523
28. Rev. W. Howels-Watts's Divine Cordial · 524
28–30. Hey's Lectures on Divinity

. 525
34. Calvin

. 526
35-39. Calvin

. 527
38, 39. Dr. John Evans

. 527
vi.-viii. Macknight
ix. 18. Professor Stuart

. 529
19. Bishop Sanderson

. 529
20. Adam Clarke

530
21. Calvin

531
22-24. Calvin

532
Simeon's Horæ Homileticæ

. 532
10. Calvin

533
Professor Stuart

534
xi. 1-10. Bishop Sherlock
17--21. Professor Stuart

536
32. Calvin

536
33. Adam Clarke

537
34. Calvin

538
35. Calvin

538
xii. 2. Diodati

. 539
12. Gurnall
13. Calvin

540
20, 21. Alexander Knox - Rev. 'w. Howels – Pro:
fessor Stuart-Adam Clarke

541
9-21. John Brown of Haddington

543
xiii.
3. Archbishop Usher

544
xiv. 4. Calvin.

544
14. Calvin

545
14. Adam Clarke

545
22. Calvin

545
23. Calvin

546
5. Professor Stuart

547
8. Calvin

548
27. Calvin

549
30. T. Wilson

. 549
xvi. 20. Leighton

. 550
25—27. John Brown of Haddington — Macknight-
Tholuck-Chrysostom

. 551

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NOTES.

NOTE 1.

(Chap. i. 1.--Page 3.) Called to be an apostle. What then does Paul mean to teach us, when he says that he was called ? He means that, it was not he who first came to the Master, but that, having been called to him, he obeyed; that he did not spontaneously seek and find, but that he was found, when he was wandering; that it was not he, who first looked up to the light, but that it was the light which sent its rays upon his vision, and, having closed his outward, opened his inward eyes.'—Chrysostom.

NOTE 1*

(Chap. i. 7.—Page 11.) Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.-0 salutation !' ex

claims Chrysostom, 'fraught with innumerable blessings ! This was what Christ enjoined the apostles to say upon their entering into men's houses. And hence it is that Paul prefaces all his Epistles, by wishing grace and peace. . For truly it is no petty warfare, to which Christ has put an end. It is manifold, various, and protracted. Neither has it been brought to a close by our own toils, but by his grace. As grace, therefore, is the gift of love, and peace of grace, he ranges them side by side in the salutation, and prays that they may continue immovable and for evermore.' may be added that the above salutation, or as it may be called, the Christian greeting,' beautifully declares the peculiarity of the gospel. For, as Chrysostom observes elsewhere, “The law promised a crown, when the struggle was over. But grace first crowns, and then leads the soldier to battle.'--Professor Tholuck.

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NOTE 1**.

(Chap. i. 12.- Page 14.) That I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.— See with what gentleness a pious soul will demean itself! It refuses not to seek confirmation even from mere beginners in knowledge. Nor does the apostle use any dissimulation here ; for there is none so poor

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