KEY Commentary Side Textual Bibliographic Scriptural

But of a felynge faith it is written. Ihon .vj. They shalbe all taught of God. That is / God shall write it in their hertes with his holy spirite. And Paul also testifieth Romano. viij. the spirite beareth recorde vn to oure spirite / that we be the sonnes off God. And this faith is none opinion / but a sure felynge / and therfore euer frutefull. Neyther hangeth it of the honestie of the preacher but of the power of God and of the spirite / and therfore iff all the preachers of the world wold goo a boute to persuade the contrary / it wold not preuayle / no moare then though they wold make me beleue the fire were cold / aftir that I had put my fingre therin.

98/20–24 And when . . . made. Cf. CWM 8/1.345/9–13.

98/20 he that heareth you heareth me. Cf. Luke 10.16.

98/20–21 he that . . . hethen. Cf. CWM 6/1.165/2–4. if . . . hethen. Cf. Matt. 18.17.

98/23 figure. More describes his syllogism as arranged in the first figure, the third mode (CWM 8/1.346/19–20, 8/3.1578–80n).

98/24–28 Christes disciples . . . miracles. Cf. CWM 8/1.346/27–31.

Of this ye haue an ensample Ihon .iiij. of the Samaritanish wife / which left hir pitcher and went in to the citie and said / come and se a man that hath told me all that euer I did / is not he Christe and many of the Samaritanes beleued because of the sayenge of the woman / how that he had told hir all that euer she did / and went out vn to him and desyred him to come in / which faith was but an opinion and no faith that coude haue lasted or haue brought out frute / but when they had herd Christ / the spirite wrought and made them fele. Whervppon they came vn to the woman and saide: we beleue not now because of thy sayenge / but because we haue harde our selues and know that he is christ the sauioure of the worlde. For christes preachinge was with power and spirite that maketh a man feale and knowe and worke to / and not as the scribes and phareses preached and as oures make a man ready to cast his gorge

98/30–99/1 In . . . writer. Cf. CWM 8/1.331/36–38.

98/30–31 christ . . . teach. Cf. CWM 6/1.178/23–29. holy gost . . . teach. Cf. John 14.26.

99/1–4 I . . . write. CWM 8/1.333/17–19.

99/3 goo and teach all nacions. Among More's brethren who cited Matt. 28.19, and underscored that Jesus did not mandate writing, was Johann Eck in his Enchiridion, Ch. 1, "On the Church and Her Authority" (Fraenkel 26; Battles 12). (JW)

99/4–15 I answere . . . the soule. Cf. CWM 8/1.334/2–13. Where More appeals to teaching by means other than writing, both by the Holy Spirit and by the apostles, Tyndale responds that the more fundamental commandment of love prompted the apostles to leave a clear and definite expression of the faith that would stand against heresies unto the end of time. (JW)