Of Sacrifice

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Of Sacrifice

In due sequence we must consider those acts whereby external things are offered to God. These give rise to a twofold consideration:

  1. Of things given to God by the faithful;
  2. Of vows, whereby something is promised to Him.
Under the first head we shall consider sacrifices, oblations, first-fruits, and tithes. About sacrifices there are four points of inquiry:
  1. Whether offering a sacrifice to God is of the law of nature?
  2. Whether sacrifice should be offered to God alone?
  3. Whether the offering of a sacrifice is a special act of virtue?
  4. Whether all are bound to offer sacrifice?