March 1, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)


He does It in liis public capacity as head of the Established Church of Scotland. Here again the Westminster Confession of Faith, says :
Private masses, or receiving the sacrament by a priest, or any other, alone, is likewise the denial of the cup to the people; worshipping the elements, the lifting them up, or carrying them about for adoration, and reserving them for any pretended religious use, are all contrary to the nature of the sacrament, and to the institution of Christ.
Further on article G, page 119, says :
Transuhstantiation or the changing of bread and wine into the substance of Christ's body and blood by consecration of the priest or by any other way, is repugnant, not to Scripture alone, but even to common sense and reason*, overthroweth the nature of the sacrament ; and hath been and is the cause of manifold superstitions, yea, of gross idolatries.
Here we have things more offensive and more objectionable to the hon. gentleman (Mr. Charlton) in the Westminster Confession of Faith, than there is in the coronation oath, and the Westminster confession has to be made by the King of England. And this gentleman who is going to go over to England, and present his humble petition at the foot of the Throne, we never heard his eloquent voice from one end of the Dominion to the other raised-to say that these things should be changed in the Westminster Confession of Faith, until this afternoon, when he said that there was going to be a conference sometime in the future to consider the subject.

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