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VIII

CONTENTS.

FAGS

SECOND

PAPAL SUPPOSITION,

That

St

Peter's primacy

was

not personal, but

derivable to

his

successors..

St

Peter's

privileges merely

personal;

incommunicable

The

apostles, as such,

had

no successors

All

bishops successors of

the

apostles

Dead

silence

of

antiquitf

on

St

Peter's

primacy,

.

.

99

THIRD PAPAL SUPPOSITION,

That

St Peter

was

bishop

of

Rome.

The apostolats

not

a

particular

charge

Whether

St

Peter

was ever

at

Rome

He

must

have been very seldom

there

He

could

not

be bishop of

Rome

St

Peter

is said to have been bishopof Antioch Translations were held

uncanonical

Two

apostles could

not

be bishops

in

one

city,

.

100

FOURTH PAPAL SUPPOSITION,

That

St Peter

continued

bishop

of

Rome

after his translation,

and

was

so

at

his

decease.

St

Peter

could

not

be bishop

with another Historical

difficulties Proposed

solu-

tion

The

apostles

not

bishops,

but

founders of churches

Apostolic churches,

why

so

called

Apostles might reside where

they

pleased

Case

of

St James,

bishop of Jerusalem,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

114

FIFTH

PAPAL SUPPOSITION,

That

the

bishops

of

Rome, according to

God's institution, should

have

universal

supremacy

over the

Christian

Church.

UNIVERSAL

SUPREMACY REFUTED.

Apostolic power devolved on

the

church

Senti-

ments of

the fathers Preferable

claims of Antioch Claimsof

other

apostles

Right of

election

in

the

church Scandalous

election

of

Roman bishops

No

certain rule

for electing

popes

Papal

succession indefensible

There

is

now

no

true

pope,

.

.

.

.

122

No

SCRIPTURAL

WARRANT

FOR

PAPAL

SUCCESSION,

136

No

EARLY ANTIQUITY

FOR

PAPAL

SuccEssION.

Silence

of the

fathers

Silence

of

pagan

writers

and emperors

The

pope

declared

inferior

to kings

Kings

now

declared

inferior to the

pope Silence of

the

ApostolicalCanons Silence of

Igna-

tius, and of

popes Silence

of

Clement,

and ofSt Cyprian

Silence

of

popes

them-

selves

Silence

of St Basil

No

recourse to

the

popes

in

those days

St

Basil

taxes the

bishop of Rome

St

Chrysostom addresses him

as

a

"

brother "

No

ap-

peal to

the

popes

in

disputes or controversies

Facts

irreconcilable

with

papal

supremacy,

.

.

.

.

139

PAPAL

PRETENSIONS

CONTRARY

TO

SCRIPTURE.

Sacrilegious

arrogance

of the

pope

"

Universal Bishop" an

antichristian

title

Christ

alone

the

head of

the church

The

Papacy

a

worldly dominion

Scriptural equality

of bishops,

157

THE

INSTITUTION OF PATRIARCHS

AND

PRIMATES.

The

charge of

the

whole

church

impracticable

Hard

work for

one

decrepit

old

man

How

little

"the

gentle-

man

in

Italy"

can

do

How

often will

the

pope be imposed

upon

The

sense

of

the fathers in

this

case,

.

.

.

.

.

169

THE

INEVITABLE TYRANNY

OF

THE

POPEDOM.Popery

a

system of

priestcraft

Popery an incorrigible

system

Popery the source of general corruption

Popery

the

enemy

of

civil society

Papal

aggression

Papal

authority

needless

and

useless,

.

.

.

.

.

.

176

INDEPENDENCE

of

BISHOPS.Equalityof

bishops

in the

primitive church

Bishops

have claimed independence

of

the

pope Bishops

addressed

the

pope as

their

equal

The

style used by primitive bishops,

.

.

192

Ant