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X337'

It's

like

Dr.

Sanderfon

'had

Tome

fpecial

eye

to

the

Scots

Covenant

`;

but doubtlefs

he made

not

any

new

or

fingular

Doctrine

for

that

end,

which

Will

not

hold

true

in

all cafes

by

him

defcribed.

Mr.

Ruch.

Hollingwortb

in

a

late

Plea for

the

Church

of

.England,

vehemently

urging

the

execu-

tion

of

the

Laws

agdinf

Nonconformists, faith

Page 71.

[i.

Thereby

(by

Perjury)

the

confcience

of

the

Minifter

is debauched,

and

he

thereby made

ve-

ry unfit

to

give

thofe

an1truttions,

and

wholfo

n

counfel

to the

people

that

otherwtfe

he

might

do

:

For

all

wilful fins,

efpecially

fuch

a

Notorious

one

as

Perjury,

hardens

a

mans

mind, and dive

ffs

him,

till

repented

of, of

all the

neceffary

and

ufefial

influences

and

as

fiances

of

Gods

good

fpirit,

and maketh him carelefr,

as

of

his

own, fo

of

the

fouls

of

others

:

And

a man

fo

eafily

enfnared

b

y

fuch

a fin,

is

eafily

induced

by

any

temptation

to

a

neglea,

of

thofe

duties

which

his

Office

calls

for,

and

a

remit

e

performance of

thofe

Or-

dinances which

were defìgned

and

commanded

on

pur-

pofe to

reform

and

inf&uft

the

people.

And

page

73.

[

?hey

waft

be

accountable

Ott

the

lift

day,

not

only

for

their

own

fin, but for

that

very

fin

of

Perjury,

which

the vicious Przeft

is

guilty

of:

For

he

that

inviteth

a

man

to

a

fin,

is

reckoned

as

if

he

had

committed

the

fin himfelf.]

What then

would

become

of

me,

if

I

undertook

to

juítifie

the

Perjury

of

multitudes

?

-

-

-yea,

if

alp

fo I

did by

Preis

and

Preaching,

earnestly prefs

Magiftrates

to

execute the

Laws

upon many

hun-

dreds

of

Christs Ministers,

becaufe

they dare not

venture

on

that

which

they

fear (on

fuch

reafons

as

are

here

rcndred) to

be

a

participation

of

many

thou.