Erafmm, Cpre./Jander, Ar. Baldwin, W,icelim,&c.
the great Chancellor
many of their moll: excellent Lawyers
and Parliament·men, and fome Bitbops and
Thefe men being ·offended at the
part of the Reformation, were taken with the no–
ion of Unity ail(! Government, but underfiood
not the true Hate 6fthe Controverfie, and·were of
two minds among themfelves.
Some had long
had an untryed notion by Tradition, that the
Church throughout the World was One Body Po–
lirick under one Humane Government.
-never thought of that, but having feen a fubmif–
fion of all the vVefiern Churches to the Pope,
thought a Separation unlawful.
the cafe of the
underfiopd not who blamed it, was this·
Reformers took the Univerfal Church
the Earth to have .no Head, King, or Soveraign
Governour but Chrill, none elfe having the leall:
1hew of true capacity or right; and therefore
that none had an Univerfal Legiflative, Judicial
or Executive Power: And a Church-Soveraignty
more irrational conceit than a
raignty over all
Earth: And an Arifiocracy of
Bithops more irrational
a Papal Monarchy.
Therefore they profeifed not
pifts as Chriftians, or from any of their Societies
as parts ofChrifi's Church; but to renounce, de–
ny, and feparace from their new
Species or Form,
feigned to be
Had they ne–
cvrrupted other Doc1rine or Worthip