Baxter - BX5202 B29 1689

( II - dpubt not but than fore Atheifls, Sadducees, Infidels, Hobbifts, Socinians, if not Papifls, outwardly, Conform : Yet we charge not their errours on the Church ; and lb on the other fide. But thofe that were called by the King, and one another, 166o and 1661, to treat of Concord, and that Af embled at Sion Colledge, and elfè=;hereabout it did openly make known their minds And I think they meddlednot againft any of thefe things following, by any accufàtion of them as finful. L They never denyed theLawfulnefs of a form of Prayer or a Liturgy : Though force fal(ly fo accule them. II They denyed not the fbundnefs of the matter of Prayer, contained in the formof the Englifh Liturgy, in the main : They thought it a good. Book, and the making of it a great Reformati- on, and honoured the excellent men that made it ; but they thought it not fuch as could not or fhould not in any . ttiing be a- mended, or that all might fay was without fault. III. They thought not the lmpoftion of it .a reafon fufficient to prove it unlawful for them to ufe it werethere nomore. IV. 'They offered to ufe it when amended, and if that could not be had, they told you in their Reply, their purpoferather to Communicate in the ufeof it than not at all, and to haveufed all the lawful part themfelves if they might be fuffered in their pub- lick places andMiniftry on fuch terms. V. They never accufed the ufe of Holy dayes, as dayes of Thanksgiving to God , for giving fuch Holy Apoftles to the Church, and whofe memory we honourably commemorate. VI. They never accufed our Kneeling at the Lords Supper as un- lawful, but only the rafting Godly perfbns from Communion for not ding it, when they take it to be fin. About the Kneeling the old Nonconformifls were not of one mind ; force thought that every objeEtummotivum of Adoration was forbidden that was a Creature : But others faid that every Creature in the Worldmay be fuchan objeEl : Our Meat is objection motivumwhen we pray fora Blefling on it. If I fee the Relicts or Pitture of a Friend that I wronged while he was alive, I may well be moved by it to beg pardon of God. All his works mull move me to adore and praife him : But we may not make any Image objeEtion termina- tivum, or ad quod, towhich we direr} our Divine Worfhip, as a Medium of our fending it to God. The only great difficulty C about