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The Good and the Harm Ritualism Has Done.

At Montgomery Hall, Shcllield, the Kev. J. 1,. Lyne, better known as Father Ignatius, in a lecture on the above subject, said that Ritualism, by its outward beauty and artiitic attractions, had attracted multitudes of worhly and unconverted men without attempting to convert them, and even positively encouraged them in their worldliuess. The Sacrament was put in the place of Christ, tho result being, in his opinion, that it sent more people to Hell than it kept from (,oing. Thcro were people who went to the Sucramcut without having undergoucanychaugeof heart, withouthaving renounced tho world, and with a he in their mouths ; and Ritualism as a whole was encouraging this Btate of things, bo that Ritualistic churches were, in many cases, nothing but sacred opera-houses, which opened every Sunday for the amusement of worldly, frivolous, unconverted, and unChristian crowds. Father Ignatius further denounced the Ritualists for repudiating the evangelical revival of Wesley and Whitfield, and making salvation to consist of a mere matter of sacramental and ritualistic machinery, and also for attempting to desecrate the Christian Sabbath by preaching the Continental doctrine that if people went to mass in the mornng they might indulge in all manner of amusements in the afternoon. The remedy for all these evils, in the lecturer's opinion, was simple—viz , a combination of Wcsleyanism, Tractarianism, and Ritualism, and in seeing that all candidates for ordination had been brought under the personal influence of Christ,

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The Good and the Harm Ritualism Has Done., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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The Good and the Harm Ritualism Has Done. Issue 7940, 22 June 1889

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