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359

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L

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of

the

L

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B.

I,

§

z3;.

In the

taft place,

it'stime that

I

give you à

Copy

of

their Difputation; and

this

which followeth

is

exafi, and

all.

[Oppon.

(Dr.

Pierfon,

Dr.

Gunning,

Dr.

Sparrow

and Dr.

Pierce)

`

My

Affertion

x

Here we

`

is,

Nothing contained in the Liturgy

is

finful*.

hadagreat

This general Affertion

I

am ready

to

make good in

all

Particulars;

in

which

Debate

`our

Brethren

fhall

think

fit

to chargethe Liturgy with

Sinfulnefs.

they

`

And becaufe our Brethren have

as

yet

by way

of Difputation, charged no

o-

lthiavelpro-

`

ther part

of

it with the Imputation of

Sinfulnefs,

but

that which concerneth

ved

their

`

kneeling

at

the

Communion, therefore my

firft Affertion

as

to that

particular

is

penal

1w-

r

this.

fition

The

Command contained in the Liturgy concerning

kneeling at the

Comma-

°o

d

get

`

nion

is

not

Sinful.

This

Truth

I

am ready to prove by

feveral Arguments.

themtono

'

PirJf,

This only Command

[The Mintier

'hall

deliver

the Communion

to

the

more.

`

People in their Hands kneeling]

is

not

finful.

The

command contained

in

the Liturgy concerning kneeling at the

Communi

`on,

is

this only

Command

[The

Minifter, ¢rc.]

---

'

Ergo,

The

Command contained in the Liturgy, concerning kneeling

at

the

Communion,

is

not

finful.

Refp.

Negatur Major.

`Oppon. Prob.

Major.

That

Command which commandeth only

an Adt in.it

¡elf

`

lawful,

is

not

finful.

This

only Command

[The

Minifter

¡hall

deliver the

Communion to the

Peo-

'

pie in their Hands

kneeling] commandeth only an

Min

it felf

lawful

--

`

Ergo,

this

only command

[The

Minifter

fhall

deliver

the Communion to the

`

People in

their

Hands kneeling]

is

not

finful.

Refp.

Negantur

Major,

&

Minor.

Oppon.

Prob.

Major

That

Command whichcommandeth

an

in it

fell

law

-.

`

ful,

and no other

A&

or Circumftance

unlawful,

is

not

finful.

`

That

Command which commandeth

only

an Adf in

it

felf lawful, commands

`

an

Ad

in

it

felt lawful, and no other

Adt

or Circumftance unlawful

.

Ergo

That

Command which commandeth

only

an

in

it fell

lawful,

is

not

finful.

Refp.

We deny the

Major,

and (for btevity)

give a double Reafon

of

our Denial.

One

is,

becaufe

that

may

be

a

Sin

per accident,

which

is

not

fo

in

it felt,

and may

be unlawfully commanded, though

that

Accident

be

not

in

the

Command.

Another

is,

That

it

may be

commanded under

an

unjuft Penalty.

a. We deny the Minor for both the

fame Reafons.

Oppon.

Prob.

Minor.

The

delivery

of

the Communion to

Perfons kneeling,

is

an

Aft

in

it

felf lawful.

' This

only Command

[The

Minifter

fhall

deliver the Communion

to the Pen-

'

pie

in their

Hands kneeling] commandeth only

the

delivery

of

the Communion

to Perlons

kneeling.

Ergo,

This

only

Command

[The

Minifter,

&r.]

commandeth only

an

Adt

in

it fell

lawful.

Rd.

We diltinguifh

of

[delivering to Perlons kneeling] it

fignifieth

either

ex-

clufively

[to

thofe and

no other]

;

or not

exclufively

as

to others

:

In the

Ñrft Senfe

we deny the Major

;

in

the fecond

Senfe

we deny

the

Minor.

Oppon.

You denyboth our Propofitionsfor two

Reafons,

both the

fame

:

We

`make

good both

our

Propofitions,

notwithflanding both your

Reafons.

The

Major

firft.

That

Command which commandeth an

A& in

it felt

lawful, and no other Aet

`

whereby any unjuft Penalties enjoined,

nor

any Circumftance whence

direttiy

or

per accident

any

Sin

is

confequent,

which the Commander ought

to

provide

`

agam¡t

is

not

fmtul.

That

Command which commandeth an

Adt

in it

felf Lawful, and no other

`

Aft or

Circumftance

unlawful, commandeth an A&

in

it

felf

lawful, and

no

other

Ad

whereby any

unjuft

Penalty

is

enjoined,

nor any Circumftance,

whence di-

`

reífly or

per

accident

any

Sin

is

confequent,

which the Commander

ought topro-

`

vide againft

--

`

Ergo,

That

Command which commandeth an Aft

in

it

fell

lawful, and

no

`

other

A& or

Circumftance unlawful,

is

not

finful.

R.