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MPARED WITH POPERY:

A LECTURE,

LED BEFORE THE LAUNCESTON CHRISTIAN

UNION, JUNE 17, 1846.

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LONDON:
IED BY J. MASON, 14, CITY-ROAD;
SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

COMPARED WITH POPERY:

A LECTURE,

DELIVERED BEFORE THE LAUNCESTON CHRISTIAN

UNION, JUNE 17, 1846.

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LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY J. MASON, 14, CITY-ROAD;

SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1848.

London: R. Needham, Printer, Palernosler-low

CHRISTIANITY COMPARED WITH POPERY.

We are to bring before you this evening the contrast which subsists between Christianity and Popery. We designate the system of religion taught by the Church of Rome “ Popery,” not from a disposition to employ a reproachful epithet, but because we know not of a term more expressive, and less objectionable. The term “Catholicism," assumed by that Church, we ought not to employ, as it inflicts a wrong upon those apostolic churches that were never in communion with the Church of Rome, and that protested against her schismatic assumptions in calling her chief Pastor the Universal Bishop, and herself the Catholic Church. It may be thought invidious and illiberal to contrast Christianity with Popery; but we believe the defection of the Church of Rome to be so extensive, as to divest her of the essential properties of the Christian institute. We are to consider Popery as a

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