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I

I

'ral Councils

are

fo far above him as

to

reformhim

and his diforders

4.

That he is not Infallible

alone, but in conjunction with the Church or

Councils. And though fome have {poken and

written againfi the firfi and fecond,

Barclay

and

many others have confuted them, and the Parlia–

ments have burnt their Books. And this is the Mo-

derate Popery of

France.

·

.

vV

ell may I call them

Papifis

fiill ;

for'

I.

They

renounce not a Humane Univerfal Church Sove·

raigncy.

2.

They allow the Pope to call Coun–

cils, and Prelide,' and to be the

principium Vnitatu,

and Patriarch of theWeft. 3.They know that when

no Chqrch-Parliaments are in being, the Univerfal

Executive Power

rnufi be continued, or the Uni–

verfal Policy be diffolved : Therefore they allow

the Pope a Right of llnivetfal Government ac- ·

. carding

to

the Canons, but not Arbitrary ; and

therefore not above Councils : So that if thofe

that' are .for the King

1

Rul}ng by Law, and making

Laws only in and by Parliaments, be yet for Mo..

narchy then

f;oncil. Conftan. Bafil,

and the French

are yet for Popery.

·

A.s

to

our Reformation it is fo fully recorded

by

many and newly by that excellent and moderate

Hiftorian Dr.

Burnet,

that for the time he writ'es

I

fhall only tranfcribe a few Notes out of his A–

br~dgmenc.

Page 87. The Oaths which the Biiliops fwore

to the ·Pope and the

King

were found fo incon–

fifrenr, as

it

appeared both could not be kept ;

vvHich caufed the Popes to bedifmift.

,

Page r r

An

Act

was 111ade for EleCtion and

Confecration of Biiliops ; in iliort, The King

to,

pame one,

and the Dean and

Chapter in twelve

days