Review of a Pamphlet from the Churchman's Magazine, Entitled Marriage With a Deceased Wife's Sister
REVIEW OF A PAMPHLET
A BIBLE ARGUMENT LONG OBSCURED.
The Writer's Misquotations and Misrepresentations Corrected.
REPRINTED FROM "THE CHURCH HERALD."
1. "Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: So that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may he proved therefrom, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an Article of Faith, or be thought necessary for salvation,"—Extract from the VI. Article of the Church of England.
2. "The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in controversies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain anything that is contrary to God's Word written; neither may it so expound one place of Scripture that it be repugnant to another."—Extract from the XX. Article of the Church of England.
The following pages (reprinted from the Church Herald) contain a brief reply to a pretentious but superficial paper which appeared in the Churchman's Magazine for August, and which was afterwards reprinted in a pamphlet.
With the local personalities introduced by the Churchman's Magazine and its contributor, we have not felt called upon to interfere; our concern is to vindicate scriptural principles as set forth in the authorized translation of the Holy Scriptures, which may be regarded as expressing not only the true principles of the Church of England, but of Protestantism generally. When attempts are made to set aside, or to set ecclesiastical authority above any great principle of Bible truth, or of human right, they are always begun by attacks upon the authorized translation of the Holy Scriptures, whether made by the sneering sceptic or the Roman ecclesiastic, or the amphibious character that floats between Protestantism and Romanism. We trust the following pages will tend to check such attempts, as well as give information on an important questions of religious and social life.
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