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HOME > Doctrine > On Baptism - an excerpt from "Obedience of a Christian Man" by William Tyndale
Protestant Reformer and Martyr
an excerpt from:
"Obedience of a Christian Man"
That they call confirmation, the people call bishoping. They think if the bishop butter the child in the forehead that it is safe. They think that the work maketh safe … Now is this false doctrine verily. For James saith in the first chapter of his Epistle; ‘Of his good will begat he us with the word of life,’ that is, with the word of promise. In which we are made God’s sons and heirs of the goodness of God before any good works. For we cannot work God’s will till we be his sons and know his will and have his Spirit to teach us. And Paul saith in the 5th chapter of his Epistle to the Ephesians: ‘Christ cleansed the congregation in the fountain of water through the word.’ And Peter saith in the first of his Epistle: ‘Ye are born anew, not of mortal seed, but of immortal seed, by the word of God which liveth and lasteth for ever. Paul in every epistle warneth us that we put no trust in works, and to beware of persuasions or arguments of man’s wisdom, of superstitiousness, of ceremonies of popeholiness and of all manner distinguishing. … Now where no promise is there can no faith be and therefore no justifying though there be never so glorious works. … We have a promise that Christ and his body and blood and all that he did and suffered, is a sacrifice, a ransom and a full satisfaction for our sins: that God for his sake will think no more on them, if we have the power to repent and believe.”
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