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PA

R

T

II.

Reverend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

§

240.

And in the Conclufion of

this Bulinefs, feeing

we could

prei'.ailr'

`with

theft Prelates and Prelatical Men, (after

fo

many

Calamities by Divifions,and

when

they pretended

Defires

of Unity),

to

make

no

confiderable Alterations at

all

the

Reafon

of it

feel-cling

unfearchable

to

fome, wasby others confidently conjeEtured

tobethefe:

r.

They

extreamly prejudic'd the Perfons

that

fought

this Peace,

and therefore

were

glad

of

means to cafì

themout and ruin them,

a.

The

Effe

&s

of

the Parliament's Conqueft had exafperated them to the

height.

;. They

would

not

have any

Reformation or Change to

äccafon

Men to

think

that

ever

they were

in

an

Errour, or

that their

Adverlàrics had reafonably defired,

or had

procured

a

Reformation.

g. Some confidently

thought that

a

ferret Refolution to

unite

with the Papifts

(at

leaft

as

high

as

the old

Defgn

which

Heylin

owneth

in Lauds

Life)

was

the

greateft

caule

of

all: And that

they would never have loft

fo

great

a

Party,

as

they

did

but

to gain

a

greater

(at

home and abroad

together.)

§

24e. And here,

becaufe

they would abate

us

nothing

at

all

confiderable, but

made

things far harder

and

heavier

than

before

,

I

will

annex the Conceflions

of

Archbilhop

Ufoer,

Archbifhop

Williams,

Bifhop Morton, Bifhop Holdfwartb,

and

many

others

in

a

Committee at

Weflminfter

(before mentioned)

a641.

369

ACopy

of

the Proceedings

of

flute

Worthy

and

Learned

Divine'

touching

Innovations

in the

Doifrine

and

Difcipline

of

the

Church

of

England

:

Together

with

Confederations upon

the

Common

Prayer

Book.

Innovations

in Do5lrine.

a

Qurere:

(.(]

Hether

,

in

the

Twentieth Article

thefe Words

aré not inferted,

V V

Haber

Ecelefsa

authorìtatem

in

Controverfis

fdei.

z.

It

appears by

Sretfords;

and

the approbation of the

Licenfers,

that

force do

teach and preach,

That

Good Works

are

cancaufes

with

faith

in

the

eta

of

Juflification

Dr.

Dove

alto

bath

given Scandal in that point.

;.

Some have

preached the Works

of

Penance

are

facisfa

&ory before God.

4. Some have preached

that private

Confellìon

by

particular Enumeration

of

Sins,

is

neceffary

to

Salvation,

neeeffitate

medii; both thofe

Errours

have been

que-

Ginned at the

Confiftory

at

Cambridge.

S.

Some have

maintained

that

the Abfolution which the

Prielt pronounceth,

is

more than Declaratory.

6.

Some have publiíhed,

That

there

is a

proper

Sacrifice in

the Lord's Supper,

to exhibit Chrift's Death in the PaJtfall,

as

there

was

a

Sacrifice

to prefigure

to the

Old

Law

in the ttntefall,and therefore that

we have

a true Altar, and therefore

not

only

metaphorically

fo

called,

fo

Dr.

Heylin

and

others in

the

Taft

Summers

Convo-

cation, where

alto force defended,

that

the

Oblation of

the Elements might hold the

Nature

of

the true Sacrifice,others

the Confumprion

of

the Elements.

7. Some have

introduced

Prayer

for

the Dead, as

Mr.

Brown

in

his

printed Ser.

Mon, and force

have coloured the

ufe

of

it with Quellions

in

Cambridge,

and

difpu-

ted, that

Precespro Defunc`irx sianfupponunt

Purgatorium.

8.

Divers have

oppugned the certitudeof

Salvation.

9. Some have maintained the lawfulnefs

of

Monaftical

Vows.

ro.Some

have

maintained that the Lord'sDay

is

kept meetly by

Eccletiaftical Con-

Gitution, and

that

the Day

is

changeable.

r

e.

Some have taught

as

new

and dangerous Do

/trine, that the

Subje

&s

are to

pay

any

Sums

of

Money

impofed upon

them, though withoutLaw

,

nay

contrary

to the Laws

of

the

Realm,

as

Dr.

Sybthorp,

and Dr. Manwari

g

Bishop

of

St.

Da-

vide, in

their printed

Sermons,

whom many

have followed

of

late years.

B

b

b

na. Some