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NOVELTIES OF ROMANISM.
IN THREE PARTS:
I.-DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINES.
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“ Hoc enim vel maximè, frater, laboramus, et laborare debemus, ut unitatem à Domino, et per Apostolos nobis successoribus traditam, quantum possumus, obtenere curemus, &c.
CYPRIAN, Epist. xlv., p. 91. Lipsiæ, 1838.
The two leading claims made by the CHURCH of ROME are Infallibility and Immutability.
I. As to Infallibility: she claims to be guided in all her deliberations by the presiding presence of the Holy GHOST. In what way this infallibility is proved to exist has never yet been made apparent; nor are the members of this Church agreed as to the locality or official organ of this Divine attribute. The claim is made, and that is sufficient. Her maxim is
Roma locuta est: causa finita est.
II. As to Immutability: she claims to be absolutely unchangeable. She asserts that her doctrines and discipline have been the same always and everywhere. Her maxim and motto are
Semper eadem ! While ascribing these two attributes to their Church, we cannot be surprised to find that the doctors of the Council of Trent professed to found all their decrees on alleged