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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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Pushing at the Boundaries of Unity: Anglicans and Baptists in Conversation

Baptism - 2005 - 152 pages
...Reformation' 1 by defining the basic characteristics of a particular, visible, apostolic church as follows: The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of...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 and...
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Defining the Jacobean Church: The Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603–1625

Charles W. A. Prior - History - 2005
...church could be found wherever the Word was preached and the sacraments properly administered: 'This visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful...Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly administered according to Christ's ordinance.' The wording of the article seemed to imply not only...
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Puritans and Puritanism in Europe and America, Volume 1

2006 - 291 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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Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality

W. David Buschart - Religion - 2009 - 373 pages
...ethos of Anglicanism. Nature and marks of the church. Article 19 of the Thirty-Nine Articles states, "The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of...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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The Trinity Guide to the Christian Church

William J. La Due - Religion - 2006 - 166 pages
...definition of the church was stated in roughly the same terms as in the Lutheran and Reformed bodies: "The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments are duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, and all those things...
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The Letter and the Spirit

Robert Edward Bartlett - Religion - 2006 - 228 pages
...of ministry, but " the visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men [ccetus fidelium], 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...
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Core Christianity

Charles J. Colton - Religion - 2006 - 220 pages
...justification, the necessity of faith, and the place of good works. XIII-XXII Defines the visible Church as "a congregation of faithful men in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments duly administered." Gives careful attention to both the meaning and mode...
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The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal

Robert David Redmile - Religion - 2006 - 284 pages
...WITNESS OF ANGLICAN FORMULARIES Article XX of the Church, The 1562 Thirty-nine Articles of Religion. "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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Orthodox and Wesleyan Ecclesiology

S. T. Kimbrough - Religion - 2007 - 299 pages
...accepted the premise of Article XIX of the Articles of Religion of the Church of England, which stated: "The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure word of God is preached, and the sacraments duly administered according to Christ's ordinances in all those things...
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The Buddha of Christendom

Robert Anderson - Religion - 2007 - 344 pages
...which the pure Word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly administered according to Christ's ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same " (Art, xix.). This is the creed of the Church of England. And if any bigot should set up the plea...
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