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perfidious ie&t they may be. $o help me God:
: I LUTHER, in my father's shoes.' I will go farther and declare to the whole world, that the Church of England, of which I have the honour to be a member, and more than a member, a Priest, that consecrates the true and fubftantial Body and Blood of Jesus Chrift, dem clares and sets forth, as you have plainly heard me avouch out of her Conmon-Prayer Book, just as she has placed the words in my mouth, That our Lord is truly, really, and substantially present, as follows, by which we will prove our. felves no Calvinists or double - tongued mifcreants.
Whereas it is ordained in this Office for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, that the Communicants should receive the same kneeling, yet least the same kneeling should by any perfons, either out of ignorance or infirmity, or out of malice or obstinacy, be misconstrued and depraved; it is bere declared, that thereby no adoration is intended, or ought to be done, either unto the facramental bread and wine, there bodily received, or unto any corporal presence of Christ's natural flesh and blood. For the sacra. mental bread and winę remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore may not be
adored (for that were idolatry, to be abhorred of · all faithful Christians.) And ihe natural body and biood of our Savionr Christ are in heaven, and pot here; it being against the crush of Christ's narural body to be at one time in more places than obe.
(At Receiving the Communion.), We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, Irusting in our own righ:eousness, but in thy manifold, and great mercies, We are, not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table, but thou art the fame Lord, whose property is always to bave mercy, Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful body may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most pre. cious blood, and that we may evermore dwelt in him, and he in us. Amen.
I confefs myself in a great strait,
can, The task is too knotty, for angels or man.
Lulh. Your timely aslistance may save my Whose three fals produce, Nine hundred pounds lavings.
Boy. Your honour, dear Sir,'if at'heart to re
morse, Should raise you above' such despicable dross. Luth. Dismay and anguish, My God, yet net
my God; ';' Mof. There you' will grapple, whilft tats pro
duce such 'milk. : Boy. Vain deluded man, didft thou bist know
thyself...me Luth. Anguilh'fills ' my heart, My doom, O ::- grim despair.''
Boy.' I begi leave to repeat, 'what Mr. Calvin mentioned from the Gospel, Whose fins you forgive, are forgiven. These are the words arid commiffion of Him, who is to pronounce our doom, to his Priests; 'Will any Chriftian fay, these Priests blaspheme, when they use this power in reconciling sinners, either in the facraments of Baptifm or Confeffion, to their JUDGE D onii
Mof.' No Christian will doubt it; but Prote'ftants, who, with us Jews, deny it, because we do * Rot believe Jesus God: " ?? Desco. sobi
Luth. In this also I am pressed and entangled, in the like Ynare, as the other. "For we damn ali who'die anabaptized, and that Baptifm forgives firrs, at any time or Sage;' from the hour of our birih even to the hour of our death, and might be'åd ministered, by Jew,' Turk or Infidel; that the facrament do not depend on the perfon, being only an instrument, but in adminiftering the fa. crainent "properly the facrament receiving its efficacy from the Godhead.se.. .
.. But ..But, say we, the Tribunal of Confeffion is con trived by the Pope to frighten a pack of idiots, women, and children, to hear their secrets, and pick their pockets, a meanness. never to be sub. mitted to, or encouraged, by men, or others of understanding. ., To think that man can forgive fins, is gross idolatry ; it robs God of his honour, and placęs man upon an equality : with.. God, which is the height of blasphemy. re * Mof, But what fool but must see, that both Sa. craments, Baptism and Confession, Aand upon the fame ground, and receive their efficacy, with all the other parts of the christian doctrine, from the Holy Ghost, which is the promise of Jesus Christ. This convinces me more firmly, they do not believe in Jesus Chrifti
Boy. What says your Common-Prayer Book?
Luth. I dread as much to look, or open, this book, fince I have found it a spare, as I hereto. fore hated and detefted Popery. But as you desire, I can refuse you nothing. Here it is in the Vibration of the Sick. The Parson shall de
fire the fick person to make a special confeflion i of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty matter, after which confeffion the Paison shall abfolve him after this sort. i. is
Our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left pouer to his Church, to abfolve all finners who truly repent and believe in him, of his mercy forgive thee thine offences : and by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy fins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
The deeper I search, new matter I find,
' ftew.. · Mos. Your yesterday's meal don't seem digelted; it was a most extraordinary mess for a Para son of the Church of England to fealt on, at this penitential time of Lent.
Luth. As I observed in my foolish rhyme; you are not unacquainted with the late catastrophe; I call it late, because near, a most me. lancholy event,, and first in the annals of Great Britain, contrived and carried into execution, by ibat scourge. Oliver I just mentioned, and his ichilınatical tribe, who, to obtain their execrable and abominable end, put to death our Lord and King. They could charge nothing against him, but wished to change the constitution, and mix their impious eggs or poison, both in Temporals and Spirituals, as yoụ cannut effect one without effecling the other; it being their known principle, invariably fixt, never to be patriots for kingly or sovereign authority in the State, nor hierarchy in the Church. America and our West-India Colonies, where they swarm, and have the alcendency, prove what I here aflert; as they never would permit a Bishop, and, with much reluctance a few parsons, and them they make beasts of. They are averse to what they call spiritual jurisdi&tion, or maw-worms. It is againlt their religion to be otherwise.