Answer to a Jesuit. Chapter 2: Of Traditions

Traditions of men should be obtruded unto us for articles of religion, and admitted for parts of God’s worship; or that any Traditions should be accepted for parcels of God’s word, beside the holy Scriptures and such doctrines as are either expressly therein contained, or by sound inference may be deduced from thence; I think we have reason to gainsay, as long as for the first we have this direct sentence from God himself, Matthew 15: In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men

By James Ussher

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