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|Genre||Early works to 1800.|
|Series||Early English books, 1641-1700 -- 929:35.|
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|Pagination||xvi, 110 p.|
|Number of Pages||110|
A demonstration that the Church of Rome, and her councils have erred by Daniel Whitby 2 editions - first published in Not in Library. WHITBY, DANIEL (–), polemical divine and commentator, son of Thomas Whitby, rector (–7) of Rushden, Northamptonshire, afterwards rector of Barrow-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, was born at Rushden on 24 March (manuscript note in British Museum copy, bb., 36, of his Last Thoughts, ). First Council of Nicæa (A.D. ) And whosoever shall say that there was a time when the Son of God was not or that before he was begotten he was not, or that he was made of things that were not, or that he is of a different substance or essence [from the Father] or that he is a creature, or subject to change or conversion — all that so say, the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes them. Debunking of various inadequate arguments from John Calvin concerning the authority and infallibility of ecumenical councils. He tries very hard, but relentlessly fails.
Rome is split on which is more authoritative, “the whole body of modern bishops assembled in a general council” or “a single Pope alone” (p. ), but regardless, it is clear from these express testimonies that Rome does not abide by the standard they would impose on the Protestants—the bare authority of the early church Fathers. Luther and Calvin constantly fought against Rome’s pretensions to direct contact with the Spirit in and through the pope and church councils. Rome admitted that the Spirit spoke in and through the Bible, but claimed this was not the final locus of the Spirit’s working. . The Church of Rome in her primitive purity, compared with the Church of Rome at the present day: being a candid examination of her claims to universal dominion. John Henry Hopkins (Bishop) Printed for J.G. & F. Rivington, - Religion - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. The Church of Rome, in Her Primitive Purity, Compared With the Church of Rome, at the Present Day: Being a Candid Examination of Her Claims to to the Roman Hierarchy (Classic Reprint) [Hopkins, John Henry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Church of Rome, in Her Primitive Purity, Compared With the Church of Rome, at the Present Day: Being a Candid Author: John Henry Hopkins.
Major Church Pronouncements on the Bible Pentecost (30/33AD) The beginning of the Church; the Church exists before a determination of a canon or a definitive list of books of what was later called the Bible. The NT was not even written yet. The Bible is the book of the Church, we are not a church of the Bible. Melito, Bishop of Sardis (c. ). The first four “Ecumenical” Church Councils accepted as such by the First Church of Rome (the second belatedly) were vehicles used by the Nicolaitans to establish their Monarchian agenda. (For a revealing summary history of the councils see the Supplementary note, below, >>.) This could be expressed as follows: “1) Jesus as God is a one. Let us examine, then, by the evidence of facts, whether the Church of Rome believes her own claim to infallibility. Acting is the test of belief. If a quack claimed to have a universal medicine, warranted to cure all diseases, we should not need to inquire into the proofs of its virtues if we saw his own children languishing in sickness, and found that he never tried his medicine on them. The Church historian Socrates (Hist. Eccl., II, xvii) makes Pope Julius say, in reference to the Council of Antioch (), that the law of the Church (kanon) forbids "the churches to pass laws contrary to the judgement of the Bishop of Rome" and Sozomen (III, x) likewise declares "it to be a holy law not to attribute any value to things done.