Antoine de La Faye on Romish worship and the regulative principle

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Now on the contrary side, whereas they of the Romish Church erroneously led, or perhaps by simplicity, confirmed therein through ignorance, and carried only with self-wild obstinacy, worship that whereof they but presume, and have (indeed) no knowledge of at all. For seeing that in the most part of their service, there is nothing else contained but human traditions, it is most evident, that there can likewise be nothing beside but opinion: that is to say, wavering and doubtful thoughts, tending either to good or evil, & inconsonant or disagreeable to God. And since it is so, that where there is no faith, there can be no certainty: it must needs follow, that in whatsoever they introduce, there can be no assurance, considering therein is no faith contained. ...

For more, see Antoine de La Faye on Romish worship and the regulative principle.
 

Irenaeus

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Reading this, I was reminded of Tim LeCroy's recent post about the importance of a liturgical calendar and a skillful reply from the Knotsbetter blog. The debate over the central focus of our worship - Scripture or man-made tradition - continues to this very day.
 

NaphtaliPress

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At the link, third paragraph, saith should be faith. That long s/f thing.
Now on the contrary side, whereas they of the Romish Church erroneously led, or perhaps by simplicity, confirmed therein through ignorance, and carried only with self-wild obstinacy, worship that whereof they but presume, and have (indeed) no knowledge of at all. For seeing that in the most part of their service, there is nothing else contained but human traditions, it is most evident, that there can likewise be nothing beside but opinion: that is to say, wavering and doubtful thoughts, tending either to good or evil, & inconsonant or disagreeable to God. And since it is so, that where there is no faith, there can be no certainty: it must needs follow, that in whatsoever they introduce, there can be no assurance, considering therein is no faith contained. ...

For more, see Antoine de La Faye on Romish worship and the regulative principle.
 
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