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DIFFERENCES

BETWEEN TEE

CHURCAES OF ENGLAND AND OF ROME.

PAPISTS acknowledge the Pope to be the supreme Head of the whole Christian Church, and, with the Church, to be infallible.

Papists how down to the Host and to images.

Papists pray to departed Saints for their protection, and intercession with God.

Papists believe that the elements of bread and wine in the Eucharist are converted into the real body and blood of Christ.

Papists believe this conversion of the elements to be effected by the priest in the act of consecration.

DIFFERENCES

BETWEEN THE

CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND OF ROME,

PROTESTANTS believe no human creature to be infallible ; and acknowledge Christ alone to be the universal Bishop of his Church,

Protestants believe the act of bowing down to the Host and to images to be contrary to the second Commandment, and to be idolatry,

Protestants hold that Christ is our only mediator and intercessor; and that

prayer

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Protestants believe such conversion of the elements, commonly called Transubstantiation, to be unscriptural and impossible.

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Protestants consider the refusal of the cup to be a mutilation of the Sacrament, and a violation of Christ's most solemn commands.

Protestants believe that Christ offered himself once for all on the Cross; and that the Popish doctrine of the Mass detracts from the sufficiency of Christ's own atonement.

Protestants believe that the blood of Christ alone cleanseth from all sin ; and that Christ died in vain, if the pains of a Purgatory are necessary to our salvation.

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The ceremonies of Protestant Churches are few and simple, and conducive only to the decency and order of public worship.

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Papists refuse the cup to the laity in the Eucharist.

Papists believe that Christ is daily offered up by the priest at the Mass.

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Papists believe that there is a place called Purgatory, in which the souls of men are purged of sins committed in this life.

The ceremonies of the Church of Romare many and complex, and sometimes cor trary to the scriptural sense of the rite pe formed, as in the Baptismal ceremonies.

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