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Erafmm, Cpre./Jander, Ar. Baldwin, W,icelim,&c.

And

in

France

the great Chancellor

Michael Hofpitalias,

Thstmu;,and

many of their moll: excellent Lawyers

and Parliament·men, and fome Bitbops and

Di-

vines.

'

Thefe men being ·offended at the

Separating

part of the Reformation, were taken with the no–

r

ion of Unity ail(! Government, but underfiood

not the true Hate 6fthe Controverfie, and·were of

two minds among themfelves.

I.

Some had long

had an untryed notion by Tradition, that the

Church throughout the World was One Body Po–

lirick under one Humane Government.

2.

Others

-never thought of that, but having feen a fubmif–

fion of all the vVefiern Churches to the Pope,

thought a Separation unlawful.

§

X.

But

the cafe of the

Separation,

which they

underfiopd not who blamed it, was this·

The

Reformers took the Univerfal Church

in

all

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

·was

a

more irrational conceit than a

~Civil

Sove–

raignty over all

the

Earth: And an Arifiocracy of

Bithops more irrational

tha~

a Papal Monarchy.

Therefore they profeifed not

to

feparate from

Pa–

pifts as Chriftians, or from any of their Societies

as parts ofChrifi's Church; but to renounce, de–

ny, and feparace from their new

Vfurped Church–

Species or Form,

as

it

is

feigned to be

an

Vniver(al

1-iumane Soveraign

\'\'ith

hu

Subjeils.

Had they ne–

ver

cvrrupted other Doc1rine or Worthip

this

Church~Species

of Univerfal

Sovcraignty,

is

to

be

f~par~e.d

from.

,

2.

And