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362

The

LIFE

óf

the

ï

I

B.

I

and Blood, and confequently

of

all

the

Benefits

thereof

:

Ergo

to enjoyn

all

Mi-

nifters to

deny Communion to

all

that

dare

not

kneel

in the

Reception

of

the

Sacra-

ment,

is

to

ufe

this

Power to the Deftru

&ion

of

thofe

Souls.

2.

To

the Deftru&ion

of many

others.

II.

To

ufe

this Power to deprive many Thoufand ignorant, ungodly

People

of

the Labours of able faithful Minifters, when thofe People are

like

to

have

no

competent Preachers

of

the

Gofpelintheir

ftead,is to

ufe this

Power to theDei1ru-

&ionof

thofe many thoufand

Souls.

But

to enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny

Communion to

all

thofe

that dare not

kneel

in

the Reception

of

the Sacrament,

is

to

ufe this

Power to

deprive

many

Thou

-

land,

&c.-

Ergo it

is

to

ufe

this

Power

to

their Deftru

&ion.

It

being fuppofed

that it

is

not

any

Injun

&ion

ingenere,

but the

Englifh

Injuneti-

on

infÿeiie

that

is

fpoken

of.

The

Minor

is

proved

thus

:

If

filch

an Injun&ion will

Silence a great

number of

ableand faithful Minifters,

while there are not competent Preachers

of

the

Gofpel to fupply very many of

their

Places,

then to

enjoyn all,

6c.

is

to

ufe

the Power to Deprive,

But the Antecedent

is

certain

:

Ergo,

&c.

Two

notorious Evidences

in Matter of

Fa&

do

fully prove

the Antecedent

:

r.

That

there are

a

great number ofable, faithfulMinifters,

whofe Confciences do

forbid them to deny Communion

to

all

that

dare not kneel in the Reception

of

the

Sacrament, though they

fuffer

Silencing for

it

:

and

that the Injun

&ion

Both

Silence

(

and

Imprifon them

)

if

they do

not

deny it them.

2.

That

there are

very many Congregations in

Wales

and divers

parts

of

England,

where

are

Thou

-

fands

of

ignorant ungodly People, that

even

now

have

no competent Preachers,

much

lefs

will there

be

enow when

all thefe

Minifters are turned

out.

3.

To

the Deftru&ion of the Church.

Ill.

r.

To

ufe

this

Power to

deprive

the Church

of

a

great number

of

her pious

and exemplaryMembers, that are

meet for

her Communion,

is

to

ufe

it

to the

Churches Deftru

&ion.

But to enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny Communion to

all

that

dare

not

kneel at

the

Reception

of

the Sacrament,

is

to

ufe

this

Power to Deprive the Church

of

a

great number

of

her

Pious

and Exemplary Members, that are

meet

for her Com-

munion.

Ergo,

To

enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny Communion to

all

that darenot

kneel

in

the Reception

of

the Sacrament,

is

to

ufe

this Power to Deftru

&ion.

2.

To

ufe

this

Power to thecertain

and lamentableDivifion

of

the Church,

is

to

ufe

it to

the Deftru &ion

of

the Church.

But to enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny Communion to

all

that dare not kneel in

the

Reception of the

Lord's Supper,

is

to

ufe this

Power, to the certain and lamenta-

ble Divifion

of

the Church

:

Erga,

To

enjoyn

all,

&s.

is

to

ufe this

Power to the

Deltruftion of

the

Church

:

The

Major

is

undeniable:

The

MinorI provethus

n.

To

divide by force

(or conftraint)

fo

many Thoufands

as

dare not kneel in

Receiving

the

Lord's Supper, from the reft, is to

ufe

this

Power to the

a&ual and

lamentable Divifion

of the

Church.

But to enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny them

Communion,

is

to divide them by

conftraint

from the

reft:

Ergo,

To

enjoyn

all,

&c.

is

to

ufe this

power to the certain and

lamentable

Di-

vifion

of

the

Church.

z.

To

maintain and exercife by

this

Power

a

Principle ofChurch Divifion,

is

to

ufe this

Power

to the

certain

and lamentable Divifion

of

the Church,

But

to

enjoyn

all

Minifters

to

deny Communion to

all

that

dare

not

receive

kneeling,

is

to

maintain and exercife

a

Principle

of Church

Divifion,

(that

is,fuch

as

is

of

its

own nature

fitted

to

divide

it, and

will

effe&

it).

Ergo,

To

enjoyn

all

Minifters to deny Communion

to all

that

dare not

Re-

ceive

kneeling

,

is

to

ufe

this

Power to

the certain and

lamentable Divifion

of the

Church.

The

Minor

(

which only

needs

proof)

I

prove

thus

:

To