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356

The

LIFE

of

the

ß;I13.

p,

`

he ufeth

his

Chrilian

Liberty, &r.

Or

then Gentile

Chriftiati;: why

doff choa

`

think it

a piece

of

fenflefs

Stupidity in the

Jew to

abftain,

and thereupon

defpitè

`

and

vilifie

him,' which

alto

is a

kind

of

judging him

:

Whereas indeed neither of

you

is

to

be

the

Judge

of

the other, but

Chrilt

of

you both

=

V.

13. Do.

not

s.

any longer cenfure and

Separate

from

one anothers Communion

for

fuel!

Things

as

thefes

-

-V.14.

The

perfwalion

of

its

being forbidden

him

is,

as

long

as

he

is

`

fo perfwaded,

fufficient

to

make it to him unlawful to

life

that

libel ty

`

V

16.

V..I7.For

Chriftianity

confilts

not

in fùch

External

Matters

but

in

_-

mercifulnefs,

and

peaceablenefs, and

delight

to

do

good. one

to another

Not

`

dividing and hating and excommunicating one another.

V.

19.

Let

us

molt

zealoully attend

to

chofe

things, which may thus preferve Peace among

all fòrts

of

Chriltians, though of differentperfwafion

V.

lo.

Do not

thou

for

fo

in

`

confiderable a

Matter

as

Eating

is,

or

becaufe

another

will

not

or dares

not

make

"life

of

that

Chrilian

Liberty--

dilurb

that Peace, that Unity which God

bath

wroughtV.

at.

It

is

not

charitable

to

make

ufe

of

any part

of Chriltian

Li-

`

berry, when

by this

fo

doing

any

other Man

is

kept

from receiving

the Faith

or

any way wounded or

hurt,

i.e.

brought

to

any kind of

fin

v:

13.

And

indeed for

the

Scrupulous

Jew, there

is

little reafon

he

Should be

So

ill tiled

for

his

daring to eat, when

he

thinks himfelf otherwife obliged

:

for

it

were

a

damning

Sin

for

which

his

own Conlcience

already condemns him,

Should

he eat or do

a-

`

ny indifferentthing,

as

long

as

he thinks in Conlcience

that it

is

not

fo

---.

`

Chap. 15.

V.

ç, 6, 7. And

that God for whom we ought

to fuffer,

--

-give

you

`

the Grace

of Unity

and

Charity,

fach

as.

Chril

commanded and

'expe&s

from

` you, that ye may joyn

unanimoully Jews and Gentiles into one, and affembling

`

together, Worfhip

and Serve

the Lord

in

all

Unity

of

Affe&ions and

Form

`

of

Words. Wherefore in

all

Humility

of

Condefcenfión- and Kindnefs, embrace

`

and fuccourone another, help them up when they are falfn,

inlead

of defpitng

and

driving them from your Communion, after the Example

of Chril's

ufage

to-

`

wards

Men, who came from Heaven

and laid

down

his

Life

to relieve

us,

and

`

there

is

nothing

by

which God

is

more glorifiedthan

this.

]

If

all this

may confift with rejeering from

all

Communion in the

Eueharil,

and

afterwards Excommunicating, Sufpending, Silencing, Imprifoning,

&c. we

underlandnot

English.

2.

In

like

manner

Grotïur in

loc. cap.

14.

r.

[

Contra vocati à

Gensibus,

confcii

data

per

Cbri(lum libertatia,

Judas,

Judaico

vivente,

à

faa

Communion

volebant excludere

Ir,

18,

2r.

uncle

fecuturum

eras Scbifma

Huic

malo

at

occurrat

Paulus,

medians in-

flitit

viam,

6.

Jadeo,

gai in Chriftam

crediderant, mono ita foam

lgoantor

opinionem,

or

à dansnandia crimine

impietata

gai aliter fentiebant, abflineant

:

Ex

gentibou were

vo-

catoa,

ne

shoran,

guamvi, Judaice viventiam

commanionem

defugiant

,

6'

ut

imperitos

fjernanr

L.aesamoueársa<]

Societate Ecclefiæ,

fcat

qur

bottio

alsgoem excipiunt,

dicuntur

eumasajbzaµCdrnv,

A

&s 18.

z6. & 28.

2. Ecclefla enim Domini comparatur fo-

pra t a.

z

ç.

füricar

beo

admonitio ex

its

goce

oieatilto

qua

dill,

Matth.

12.

z0

.-

2-

7olerandi funt

ij

gui ab omnibaa

animati,

abflinendaen

parant,

good

quidam facie-

'barn Religione

gaádam.

-

-Cap.

15.

6,

7.

ha

óuo3ot

a

dev

cv

ivl

sói

a,

n

ic

fn3,

k

O;dv]

s

l e/t,ut

cum

Drum laudari,,

eigue preces

fonditio, faciatii

bd

non

tantam

eodem

verborain

fono

fed

eY

anima

pleno

mama

deleïlioni,, fine

contempto

,

fine

odio.

Habea banc

vocem

ö,<a

uadb'v,

A

&.

1

I.

46.

obi

forma

eft

Ecclefe

petfeftrffima.

Aside

adejua

weak explica-

rionem

id

guod.efi

A

&.4.32.

(all

which includeth Communion

in

the

Eucharil)

V.7.

Nolite

ob

re,

tale,, alii

alios à

fraternitate

abfcindere

----

§

zzç. This Paper

was

given in the very

lag

day

of

our CommiSfion and Di-

fpute

:

And

Dr.

Ganning

read

another which

he had prepared for

an Infultation at

our Difmiflion, which

Paper

had fome

Milakes

in ir, and

the Citation

of

many

Witneffes,

who

(as

he would have perfwaded us) took

the

word

[Receiving) Rom.

14.

& IS.

as

notmeaningor including, Receiving to the Holy Communion in the

Sacrament.

§

226.

In thebeginning

he affirmed

that we

had refuted to Difpute,

till

theyhad

promifed to take their

turn,

and prove the lawfulnefs

of

their

Ins

ofitions.

To

this

I

anfwered,

That

it was

contrary to

our-open and frequent Profeffion, that we

would do our part whether. they would do theirs or not

:

only

I

laid, that

if

they

refuted it, we

Should

take

it

for

a

deferring of their

Caufe.

This

he

a

whiledenied: