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XXXVIII. Of Christian men's Goods, which are not common.
THE Riches and Goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, as certain Anabaptists do falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability.
1. OF Faith in the Holy Trinity.
2. Of Christ the Son of God. 3. Of his going down into Hell.
4. Of his Resurrection.
THIS Book of Articles before rehearsed, is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the Realm, by the assent and consent of our Sotereign Lady ELIZABETH, by the grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c." Which Articles were deliberately read, and con firmed again by the subscription of the hands of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Upper-house, and by the subscription of the whole Clergy of the Nether-house in their Convocation, in the Year of our Lord 1571.
5. Of the Holy Ghost.
6. Of the sufficiency of the Scripture.
7. Of the Old Testament.
A TABLE OF THE ARTICLES.
8. Of the Three Creeds.
9. Qf Original or Birth-sin.
10. Of Free-Will.
XXXIX. Of a Christian man's Oath.
As we confess that vain and rash
11. Of Justification.
12. Of Good Works.
13. Of Works before Justification.
Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his Apostle, so we judge, that Christian Religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the Magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done accord ing to the Prophet's teaching, in jus tice, judgement, and truth.
20. Of the Authority of the Church.
KINDRED AND AFFINITY,
WHEREIN WHOSOEVER ARE RELATED ARE FORBIDDEN IN SCRIPTURE AND OUR LAWS TO MARRY TOGETHER.
A Man may not marry his
Grandfather's Wife, 3 Wife's Grandmother.
4 Father's Sister,
5 Mother's Sister,
6 Father's Brother's Wife.
7 Mother's Brother's Wife,
8 Wife's Father's Sister, 9 Wife's Mother's Sister.
12 Wife's Mother.
14 Wife's Daughter,
15 Son's Wife.
17 Wife's Sister, 18 Brother's Wife.
19 Son's Daughter,
20 Daughter's Daughter, 21 Son's Son's Wife.
22 Daughter's Son's Wife,
25 Brother's Daughter,
28 Sister's Son's Wife,
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