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Speaking the truth in love.-Eph. iv. 15.
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SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE;
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HOLY, CATHOLIC, AND APOSTOLIC
AS A TRIBUTE OF VENERATION AND LOVE,
THIS WORK IS DEDICATED,
BY HER DEVOTED SERVANT AND SON.
Nov. 25, 1840.
MEMBERs of the Church of Rome, and members of the Church of England, have too long entertained towards each other feelings of hostility. Instead of being drawn together as brethren by the cords of that one faith which all Catholics hold dear, their sentiments of sympathy and affection have been absorbed by the abhorrence with which each body has regarded the characteristic tenets of its adversary; whilst the terms “heretic” on the one side, and “idolater” on the opposite, have rendered any attempt to bring about a free and friendly discussion of each other's views almost hopeless. Every Christian must wish that such animosities, always ill-becoming the servants and children of the God of love, should cease for ever. Truth indeed must never be sacrificed to secure peace; nor must we be tempted by the seductiveness of a liberality, falsely so called, to soften down and make light of those differences which keep the Churches of England and Rome asunder.