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THE REFORMATION:

BRIEF EXPOSITION

OF SOME OF THE

ERRORS AND CORRUPTIONS

OF THE

Church of Rome.

BY THE
RT. REV. ALEXANDER VIETS GRISWOLD, D. D.,

LATE BISHOP OF THE EASTERN DIOCESE.

BOSTON:
JAMES B. DOW, PUBLISHER.

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THE REFORMATION.

The objection so long and so much urged against the Protestant Episcopal Church, as having retained the errors of the Romish religion, is being revived. And with mortification and shame we must acknowledge the fact, that efforts are now making, by Protestant Episcopalians even, to stigmatize the Reformation as being without principle and without use, and even a departure from the true catholicism of the church of Christ.

Emboldened by this extraordinary movement, a bishop of the Romish Church has published a “ Letter, addressed to the Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church," inviting them to union with the Papists, and more than intimating that there is now but little which separates us from them; that submitting to the pope is necessary to the saving of our souls; and that, unless we do it, numbers may break from our ranks.

Whether we shall be more sure of saving our souls by acknowledging as our spiritual father him whom St. Paul justly styles “the man of sin," usurping authority above God himself, (2 Thess. ii. 3, 4, some will be likely to question; but it is not the question which I now propose to examine. They who are

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