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[4]

how

itt

we hold it

lawful

or unlawful

to

ga-:

ther

Churches,

or to

feparate

from

Churches,

or

to

differ

from what

is

eitabliíhed by

Authority

:

But

the

Application

to our

particular

Cafe,

and

our

Arguments

thereabout,

we muft

not here

prefume

to

publifh.

They

that

accufe

others

as

Schifmaticks,

and

Separatiffs,

for

deferring

Churches,

or

gathering

Churches

out

of

Churches,

and will

not

tell

us

what they

mean

by

the

word

Church,

nor

give

us

leave

to

tell

them what

we

mean,

but

judge

in

confufìon, and defpife

explication,

and

necef-

fary

diffinaion, are

men

that

we

can

neither

be

edified

by,

nor

edifie,

in

this way.

SECT.

II.

The

VarioiM

Opinions

o.

f

fuch

us

we

have

to

do

with.

Seth.

Ecaufe men

will

judge

of

fuch

Cau-

fes

according

to their

feveral

Prin-

ciples,

and

Prefuppofitions, we

muft

take notice

of

fome

of

the

divers

Principles

of

thofe whole

cenfure

we mutt

expea

:

(Though

not

of

incon-

fiderable

Seas.)

SeU.

II.

And

I.

Some

fay

that

no humane

Form

of

Church.

Government,

and

of

Churches,

as

governed,

is

of

God's

Inftitution

(or

as

they

fay,

?are

Divino,) but that

it

is

left to

humane

prudence.

Sett.

III.

z.

Some hold

only

an

Vniverfal

church (governed

by

a

Pope, fay

fame

of

them,

or