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ilie crucifix, and the most paltry relics of departed saints. The
leading doctrine in the Christian system is the existence and
glorious sufficiency of the mediation of Jesus Christ; but the
Church of Rome has dishonoured the One Mediator, by associating
with him, in the discharge of this exalted office, angels, and all
the multitude of departed saints. Christianity proclaims the one
sacrifice of Christ to be the great atonement, the only
propitiation for sin, and that, being infinitely precious, it needs
never to be repeated; but the Church of Rome affirms that this
sacrifice does need to be repeated, and is repeated in tli/:
celebration of the mass, which service she declares to be the
offering up of a " true propitiatory sacrifice, not mwe.'y for the
living, but also for the dead." Christianity proclaims to guilty
men pardon of sin and acceptance before God, freely through the
righteousness of the Redeemer, received by faith; but the J''iiwl
Church introduces into the ground of a sinner's justification,
penances, satisfactions, indulgences, and, especially, the merit of
good works; and her last general council declares those to be
accurted, who maintain, that justifying faith is nothing else than
a trust in the divine mercy, manifested to sinners through Jesus
Christ. Christianity declares that holiness of heart and life,
proceeding from the regenerating and purifying influence of the
Spirit of God, is imlispensibly nece- nary to prepare the soul for
admission into the heavenly kingdom; but, according to the Church
of Rome, baptism is regeneration; penance, confession, and the
mass, are the sanctification of the life; and the sacrament of
extreme unction infallibly secures introduction into heaven. The
supreme headship of our Redeemer, in and over his Church, is...
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