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Confession of Faith Ratification Act 1560

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The continwance increas and preservatioun of the KirkS

WE maist constantlie beleif that God preseruit instructit multipleit honorit decorit and fra deith callit to lyfe his Kirk in all ageis fra Adam till the cuming of Christ Jesus in the flesche ffor Abraham he callit fra his fatheris cuntrie him he instructit his seid he multipleit the same he mervalouslie preseruit and mair meruelouslie deliuerit fra the bondage and tyrannie of Pharao To thame he gaif his lawis constitutiounis and ceremoneis Thame he possessit in the land of Canaan To thame efter Jugeis and efter Saule he gaif Dauid to be kyng To quham he maid promeiss that of the frute of his loynis sould ane sitt for euer vpoun his regall saitt To this same peple fra tyme to tyme he send Propheitis to reduce them to the rycht way of thair God fra the quhilk oftin tymes thay declynit be Idolatrie And albeit for their stubburne contempt of Justice he was compellit to gif thame in the handis of thair enemeis as befoir was threatnit be the mouth of Moyses in sa mekill that the haly citie was distroyit the Temple brynt with fyre and the haill land left desolat the space of sevintie yeiris yit of mercy did he reduce thame agane to Jerusalem quhair the citie and tempill war reedifeit and thay aganis all temptatiounis and assaultis of Sathan did abyde till the Messias came according to the promeiss

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