Baxter - BX5202 B291 1679

and that he himfelf will rife the form in the faid Book prefcribed inpublick Prayers and Admini- ;rationof the Sacraments, and none other. .The meaning ofthis fiibfcription is not agreed of by the Conformifts that take it : As to the firft claufe, Tomefay that by [ Nothing Contrary to the word] is meant as it is fpoken,r Nothing] indeed. Others lay by [ Nothing l is meant [ Nothing which I have difcerned fo to be : Or [ Nothing, exc»pt fuch failings as all humane writings eve lyable to. ] And by [ Contrary] Some fay [ Contrary in the Common fenfe of the word] is meant : But others fay that by [ Con- trary] is meant [ fo far Contrary as fhould drive us from Communion with the Church] or [ Con- trary to any great do,`rine or precept of the Word of God. And the Nonconformi[ts interpret it as the firft fort do, according to the ufual and proper meaning of the words. 3. So the later claufe, [ that he himfelf will rife thatform inpublick prayer and adminifiration of the Sacraments and none other ; ] Dr. Heylln and very many others fuppofe is meant properly as is f>oken viz.,. That by the form is meant all the words and orders, and that by publick prayer is meant as is fpoken, All publick prayer ufed by a "Vinifrer in the publick afmblies ] And that by [ None other ] is meant [ neither wholly nor in part.] But others think that by [ Form ] is meant only [ the form of words, and not the orders ] And that by [ none other ] is meant only [ No other Book o f Comm9n- Prayer or fit Litur- gre. ] Or [ 2Vo other entire form and order exclu- ding thi4 ;] And that it doth not mean [ No other form before or after Sermon in the Pulpit, or in one