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SECT. 26. arrant of the Ministry of England. of Ministry, you have given it a true title. , by our Saviour, when he said, Go, teach

Matt. xxviii. 19: and performed in conti. le to be pastors and teachers; Eph. iv. 11. fice of Ministry, in general, but ours, ble to teach, and desirous; separated us, for :pon due trial, admitted us; ordained us, he Eldership, and prayer; directed us, in l'ord (62907Oll.); committed a charge to ry with power;

and blessed our labours i in the hearts of those, whose tongues ruth of our vocation. Office of our Ministry. What can you brother writes t, hopes to work wonhilled us with Seven Arguments, which e of his own and Penry's extractions; is f, as absolute. m, or worth a reader's labour, to see vre God and the world, I never read 1 peremptorily faced out; so full of

question never to be yielded. Let them; and, for the rest, be sorry that

communion may be had with the nd, he uses these Seven Demonthat Ministry, which Christ gave, Because it is the Ministry of Anise none can communicate with 1 orships the Beast's Image, and stichrist: fourthly, Because this nd functions from Christ: fifthly, ogs of God, by virtue of a false it is a strange Ministry, not apathly, Because it is not from hea.

Reader, judge whether that, which ct to his brother (a cracked brain) diy equipage of reasons. For, what

acts xiii. 2, 3. 1 Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. ü. 15. 1 Tim.

jes and Excom. at Amst.-Certain Arg. against the ngland.

You will now be free, both in your profession and gift.

You give us to have renounced many false doctrines in Popery, and to have embraced so many truths: we take it, until more.

You profess where you stick, what you mislike: in those four famous heads, which you have learned by heart from all your predecessors *; a hateful Prelacy, a devised Ministry, a confused and profane Communion, and, lastly, the intermixtures of grievous Errors.

The Prelacy of the Church of England. Sep.-"But what if this truth be taught under the same hateful Prelacy, in the same devised office of Ministry, and confused Communion of the profane multitude, and that mingled with many

Errors?" What if this truth were taught under a hateful Prelacy? Suppose it were so; must I not embrace the truth, because I hate the PreJacy? What if Israel live under the hateful Egyptians ? Exod. i., ii., li., &c. What if Jeremiah live under hateful Pashur? Jer: xx. 1. What if the Jews live under a hateful Priesthood ? Jer. v. 30, 31. What if the disciples live under hateful Scribes? What are others' persons to my profession? If I may be freely allowed to be a true professed Christian, what care I under whose hands?

But why'is our Prelacy hateful? Actively to you, or passively from you? In that it hates you? would God you were not more your own enemies ! Or, rather, because you hate it? your hatred, is neither any news, nor pain.

Who or what of ours is not hateful to you? Our Churches, Bells, Cloaths, Sacraments, Preachings, Prayers, Singings, Catechisms, Courts, Meetings, Burials, Marriages. It is marvel, that our air infects not; and that our heaven and earth, as Optatus said of the Donatists, escape your hatred. Not the forwardest of our Preachers, as you term them t, have found any other entertainment. No enemy could be more spiteful: I speak it to your shame. Rome itself, in divers controversary discourses, hath bewrayed less gall, than Amsterdam. The better they are to others, you profess they are the worse I. Yea, would to God that of Paul were not verified of you; hateful, and hating one another ! Tit. iii. 3.

But we have learned, that, of wise Christians, not the measure of hatred should be respected, but the desert. David is hated, for no cause; Ps. Ixix 4: Micaiah, for a good cause. Your causes shall be examined in their places, onwards. It were happy, if you hated your own sins more, and peace less : our Prelacy would trouble you less, and you the Church

* Barr. and Gr. against Gyff. Confer. et Exam. passim. Penry, in his Exam, † Johns. Pref to his vii. Rear. Johns. vii. Reas. p. 66.

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And not only the Ofice & Is, a pes. The mus whom he hath made both dle to ask ant temu. ZE E IT this cause, to the scork; spoeide trai atimtret s. ISTE. by imposition of hands of the Eliks. et see trees. I the right division of the Tot ce, met In us *; followed our Ministry os pr: a nest I ZIONIS with gracious success, erecta se tes , Tz mese are thus busy to deny the trees .

Behold here the Devised Orice our Wimus * devise against this!

Your Pastor, who, as his broche no me I WIS SIIS ders by his logical skih, bach ked sisse spunes sa he professeth the quintessence of his owners arzu. whereto your Doctor refers ss i, a sa

I would it were not tedious, on a ziz: Zor. 1 them scanned. I protest before God az sem:10 more gross stuff, so boldly and percaseinast - * jai si tautologies, and beggings of the questions succes 2 me mention the main heads of thee; ., íveses. Er tiz I may not be endless.

To prove, therefore, that so com TSOO SE je izi mu se Ministry of the Church of England, be 16 sex cams strations : first, Because it is not the kinarsz, and set in his Church : secondk. Because I e Jún v ks tichrist's Apostacy: thirdly, Because some za sunnunza vri the Ministry of England, but be worships be rainza yieldeth spiritual subjection 20 Articles: Sun Enaise sils Ministry deriveth not their power ad fecture in ruit:1. Because they minister the boly things of GAD Vita spiritual calling : sixthly, Because is a stairs 169 100 pointed by God in his Word: serent, Bazue 1 s 1. n 181 ven, but from men.

Now I beseech thee, Christian Pesde uso wirl turi this man was wont so oft to object to issue : **** viori appear not plainly in this goods eru v ranns

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Wunt it this truth were tanght under a hateful Prelacy? Suppose W were ss, me I not embrace the truth, because I hate tbe PreIncy! What if Israel live under the hateful Egyptians? Exod. i., 1., ti, lue, What if Jeremiah live under hateful Pashur? Jer. xx. I. What if the Jews live under a hateful Priesthood? Jer. v. 30, 31. What if the disciples live under hateful Scribes? What are others' persone to my profesion? If I may be freely allowed to be a true professed Christian, what care I under whose hands?

But why is our Prelacy hateful? Actively to you, or passively from you? In that it hates you would God you were not more your own enemies ! Or, rather, because you hate it? your hatred is neither any news, nor pain.

Who or what of ours is not hateful to you? Our Churches, Bells, Clonthw, Sacraments, Preachiogs, Prayers, Singings, Catechisms, Courts, Meetings, Burials, Marriages! It is marvel, that our air infects not; and that our heaven and earth, as Optatus said of the Donatists, escape your hatred. Not the forwardest of our Preachers, As you term them t, have found any other entertainment. No enemy could be more spiteful: I speak it to your shame. Rome itnell, in divers controversary discourses, hath bewrayed less gall, thani Amsterdam. The betier they are to others, you profess they are the worno 1. Yen, would to God that of Paul were not verified of you, hatcul, and hating one another ! Tit. iii. 3.

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The Truth and Warrant of the Ministry of England.
FOR our Devised Office of Ministry, you have given it a true title.

It was devised, indeed, by our Saviour, when he said, Go, teach
all nations, and baptize; Matt. xxviii. 19: and performed in conti-
nuance, when he gave some to be pastors and teachers ; Eph. iv. 11.

And not only the Office of Ministry, in general, but ours,
whom he hath made both able to teach, and desirous; separated us, for
this cause, to the work ; upon due trial, admitted us; ordained us,
by imposition of hands of the Eldership, and prayer; directed us, in
the right division of the Word (69070j.); committed a charge to
us *; followed our Ministry with power; and blessed our labours
with gracious success, even in the hearts of those, whose tongues
are thus busy to deny the truth of our vocation.

Behold here the Devised Office of our Ministry. What can you
devise against this ?
: Your Pastor, who, as his brother writes t, hopes to work won-
ders by his logical skih, hath killed us with Seven Arguments, which
he professeth the quintessence of his own and Penry's extractions ;
whereto your Doctor refers us I, as absolute.

I would it were not tedious, or worth a reader's labour, to see
them scanned. I protest before God and the world, I never read
more gross stuff, so boldly and peremptorily faced out; so full of
tautologies, and beggings of the question never to be yielded. Let
me mention the main heads of them; and, for the rest, be sorry that
I

may not be endless.

To prove, therefore, that no communion may be had with the
Ministry of the Church of England, he uses these Seven Demon-
strations : first, Because it is not that Ministry, which Christ gave,
and set in his Church : secondly, Because it is the Ministry of An-
tichrist's Apostacy: thirdly, Because none can communicate with
the Ministry of England, but he worships the Beast's Image, and
yieldeth spiritual subjection to Antichrist: fourthly, Because this
Ministry deriveth not their power and functions from Christ: fifthly,
Because they minister the boly things of God, by virtue of a false
spiritual calling : sixthly, Because it is a strange Ministry, not ap-
pointed by God in his Word: seventhly, Because it is not from hea-
ven,

, but from men.
Now I beseech thee, Christian Reader, judge whether that, which
this man was wont so oft to object to his brother (a cracked brain)
appear not plainly in this goodly equipage of reasons. For, what

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* 2 Tim. ij. 2. 1 Tim. ïïi. I. Acts xii. 2, 3. 1 Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. ï. 15. 1 Tim. v. 21, 22.

+ Discourse of the Troubles and Excom. at Amst. Certain Arg. against the Com, with the Minist. of England.

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