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" The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same. "
The Canons of the Holy Apostles: The Greek Text as Orginally Printed in 1540 ... - Page 12
1675 - 40 pages
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Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African-American Religion in the South

Stephen Ward Angell - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 340 pages
...church beliefs in his theology. He defined the church as Luther and Calvin would have defined it, as "a congregation of faithful men in which the pure word of God is preached and the sacraments duly administered."74 Preaching was more important than the sacraments...
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Panther and the Hind: A Theological History of Anglicanism

Aidan Nichols - Religion - 1993 - 186 pages
...Their ecclesiology saw the Church as, in the words of article nineteen of the Thirty Nine Articles, 'a congregation of faithful men in which the pure Word of God is preached'. Similarly, the apostolic ministry was re-defined as a ministry of evangelical proclamation....
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Through a Glass Darkly: A Crisis Considered

Michael Watts - Anglican Communion - 1993 - 195 pages
...declared that they be taken out of holy Scripture.' Article XIX, after defining the Church of Christ as 'a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments ... duly ministered', defines the mode of that ministration as 'according...
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The Church and the Churches: Toward an Ecumenical Ecclesiology

G. R. Evans - Religion - 2002 - 348 pages
...in the sixteenth century by the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England: 'The visible Church is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure...Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance in all those things which are requisite to the same' (XIX)....
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John Bird Sumner: Evangelical Archbishop

Nigel Scotland - 1995 - 193 pages
...local congregation with mystical body of Christ, Sumner was adamant in the words of Article 19 that the visible Church of Christ is a congregation of...word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly administered according to Christ's ordinance' . 40 He underlined the work of the Reformers which divested...
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Reformation to Revolution: Politics and Religion in Early Modern England

Margo Todd - History - 1995 - 279 pages
...the true church. The Thirty-nine Articles, which on this point follow Calvin exactly, set out that the visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's...
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Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook

George III Professor of British History and Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Cressy - History - 1996 - 215 pages
...expressly declared unto us in the word of God. 18 Of obtaining eternal salvation only by the name of Christ They also are to be had accursed that presume to say,...church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's...
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Ten Sermons on the Second Advent

Ethelbert W. Bullinger - Religion - 1996 - 136 pages
...given building or room, as the Church of England defines it (in the Nineteenth Article of Religion), "a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure...Word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly administered." 4. It is used of the building in which such a congregation meets for worship. 5. It...
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The Protestant Face of Anglicanism

Paul F. M. Zahl - Religion - 1998 - 112 pages
...Holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the Name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved. XIX. Of the Church. The visible Church of Christ is a congregation...Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to...
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Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings

Susanna Wesley - Religion - 1997 - 528 pages
...followed by the crossed-out "under." 216. In MS C: "their." 217. See BCP, Articles of Religion, XIX. Of the Church: "The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's...
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