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Ordinances, like the sacramentum oath taken by Roman soldiers to follow their commanders to the death, are sacraments, not in a Romanist (21) sense of conferring grace, but "in the sense of vows of allegiance to Christ our Master." (22) Strong, therefore, defines Christian baptism specifically as "the immersion of a believer in water, in token of his previous entrance into the communion of Christ's death and resurrection--or, in other words, in token of his regeneration through union with Christ." (23) Garrett summarizes Strong's doctrine of baptism as: "baptism has immersion as its mode, symbolism as its nature, and 'only persons giving evidence of being regenerated' as its proper subjects." (24)
(25) "Why Evangelize Romanists?" Presbyterian Record, October 1916, 459.
All such issues should be left to the secular arm, as the Romanists themselves affirm in their canon laws, which, however, they do not observe.
For a discussion of interiority and exteriority and scaffold confessions, see Maus, 11; and Peter Lake and Michael Questier, "Agency, Appropriation and Rhetoric Under the Gallows: Puritans, Romanists and the State in Early Modern England," Past and Present 153 (1996): 64-107.
They did not claim to be discarding only a late-mediaeval error or a mere popular superstition, for they allowed that the Romanists' doctrine of the Mass-sacrifice, in the form that confronted them, had been prevalent in the Church for long centuries.
See contemporary responses like John Wilies's in his work, The Julian and Gregorian Year, or, The difference betwixt the old and new-stile shewing, that the reformed churches should not alter their old-stile, but that the Romanists should return to it (London: Printed for Richard Sare, 1700).
Romanists'] are ever intruding into things not seen as yet, and
It perceived the Irish famine of 1845-47 not only as an opportunity to convert the Romanists of Ireland (1) but also as a judgment from God on Irish Roman Catholics for having stubbornly clung to their religion: "The truth of the Scriptures was verified in the groans of the dying, and their wails for the dead," (2) which the ICM saw as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy: "Son of man, when the land sinneth against me, by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it" (Ezek.
"The Romanists, indeed, may build larger Churches, it is enough if they hear the Murmur of the Mass, and see the Elevation of the Host," but the churches he designed were "fitted for Auditories." (8) Likewise, he had rules about the size and placement of the pulpit.
Disgracefully, he even played the sectarian card, claiming: "It is just because I happen to be a Protestant and journalists happen to be Romanists that they think they can take it out on me."
The intercity tram was a essential part of the political project of the conservatives of Antioquia called also "romanists".
It is strange to treat the revolutionary Hazlitt as just another member of the British establishment and disingenuous not to point out that there were some respectable enemies of 'bigotted Romanists' outside England (such as Voltaire and Mozart, for example).