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Article XV: Of Ecclesiastical Usages.
in the Church
they teach that those ought to be observed which may be observed without sin
, and which are profitable
and good order in the Church
, as particular holy-days, festivals, and the like.
Nevertheless, concerning such things men are admonished
s are not to be burdened, as though such observance was necessary to salvation
They are admonished also that human traditions instituted
to propitiate God
, to merit grace
, and to make satisfaction
for sins, are opposed
to the Gospel
and the doctrine of faith
. Wherefore vows and traditions concerning meats and days, etc., instituted to merit grace
and to make satisfaction for sins, are useless and contrary to the Gospel.