Baxter - BX5202 B291 1679

iia31 fo the Prdteftants difowned the Papift Bifhops And Bugenhagius Pomeranus a Presbyter re- formed and ordained Bithops in Denmark,, Bifhop Víher himfelf told one of us, that being asked by his Sovereign whether he found that ever Presbyters ordained Presbyters ? he anfwered, I canthew 4íajefty more, even where Presby ters made !Whops, citing the Alexandrian c om out of ?erom to Evagriaus. The Judgmen of EnglifJ Bifhops and Divines for the validity of filch Ordination by Presbyters, and ofthe Ordi- nation in the Reformed Churches abroad, force of us have proved heretofore at large. 4. Christ having made a Law which conferreth the Pafto- ral Power on him that is made a due Receiver (as the King's Charter doth the Power of the Lord Mayor on him that is duly chofen to ir) it followeth that no more is abfolutely neceflà- ry to fuch reception of that Power,but that the perron be duly qualified,and have confent and qp- portunity, and the belt inveftiture which the time and place will afford : Ofwhich Voetiw de dofperata caufa Papatus, and one of us in a Dif- dute of Ordination, have long ago laid that which we fuppofe will never be well anfwered. . And Grotiiis de Imperiofumm. Pote, circa Sacra (an excellent Book) hath (hewed, that he that is the foie Paltor of a Church, is in effect a Bifhop. And indeed Dr. Hammond (as is laid) in his Differ, and Annotations afferteth de faE h, that in Scri- ptures one Bifhop without any Presbyter under him was fetled in each Church ; fo that every Pallor ofa particular Church then was a Bifhop (as far as can be proved :) And if that was the Apoftolical inftitution that every Church have a n.n