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ne rules and principles of them by which we were moued and had an occasion to seke further / but out of the old auctours. Even so we seke vpp old antiquities out of which we lerne and not of oure church / though we receaved many principles of oure church / at the beginninge / but moare falshed amonge then trueth.

It hath pleased God of his exceadynge loue where with he loued vs in christ (as Paul saith) before the world was made and when wee were deed in synne and his enemies in that we did consent to synne and to liue evell / to write with his spirite .ij. conclusions in oure hertes / by which we vnderstond all thynge: that is to wete / the faith of Christ and the loue of oure neyboures. For whosoeuer feleth the iust damnacion of synne and the forgeuenesse and mercie that is in christes bloud for all that repent and forsake it and come and beleue in that mercie / the same only knoweth how God is to behonoured and worsheped and can iudge betwene true seruinge of God in the spirite and false imageseruinge of God with workes. And the same knoweth that sacramentes / signes ceremonies and bodyly thynges can be no seruice to God in his person but memorials vnto men and a remembraunce of the testament wherewith god is serued in the spirite. And he that feleth not that / is blynd in his soule and of oure holy fathers generacion & maketh god an image and a creature and worshepith him with bodyly seruice. And on the other syde he that loueth his neyboure as him selfe vnderstondeth all lawes and can iudge betwene good and evell right and wronge / godly and vngodly in all conuersacion / dedes / lawes / bargens /