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A

P P

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X:

A

Reply to tome

.

Exceptions agaan/l

our

Worcefter-

foire

Agreement ,

and

my

Chriftian Concord.

Written

by

a

namelefs

Author

,

and fens

by

Dr,

Warmftrye.

iEonoured

and

Wartby

Sir,

Salutem

&

Ofcia

in

Chrif

o

eta

Autore Salutes.

xcept.

OR

Chriftian Concord,Mr.ftaxter

cannot write

more willingly, nor

Sea.

i.

you

be more strongly inclined to

meet

any

lùch

motion

,

then you

well know the Hearts

of

very

many of your

Brethren to

be

already

agreed

in that. AndI

believe

I

have given you

evil

nce

in

all

my.

formerDifeourfes

with you (uncontradkted

by any

alion

of mine) that

I

the,

meaneft

of

the

fervants

of

your Order,do

make

it the

butt

and

aime

Mall my

weak;

Studies

and Labours

in

order

to

the glory and

fe

vice

of.

God,

and

Chiilt

our Lord

who bath

fo

hightly injoyned

it. 2. But this bars

us

not,

but

obliges

us well

to con-

fider,

whether

this

Woreefer

Agreement

be

a

true

Union_

in Ecclefiaftical Peace,

or

the carrying on

a

Schismatical

Combination reaching

to enclofe

in

the Epiikopal

Divines

alto.

;.

That

they may

now

at length by this approve

of the

Presbyterh

Declaration to the World, of the no

neceffity

of

continuing their Canonical

Obe

dience to their

Biíhops

in Chrilt, (which

was the

fill

wheel'

that

fet a work this

fad

Revolution, the

ejeóting

Out

of

the

Church

(I

mean out

of

their principal proper

place in the Church) the BilhopsandPallors, the

Succeffors

of

the Apoltles in

the

Church) whether

this be

fo

or

no

;

I

fay,I

mull requelt

you to judge by

conhdering.

Reply

to

Sell

r.

I

shall

not

unwillingly

believe

and acknowledge that your

love to

Concord

is

Brea=

ter than

mine, when I

fee you

more zeakefyfaking'

it ,

and

hear

of

your

Motions

and

mo$eráteRatienal Attempts

to that

end;

And

I

shall

begin

to

hopewell

of you,when

you

are

but willing to

accept

filch motions front any others

,

or

at teaft

rot

to

hinder

the Concord

of

your Brethren.

2. Schifinatical.Combinations are

againf

the

U

nited

Churches,

or the

United

Members

done

particular Church.'We

unite or combine

against

no

filch Churches

or

Members

,

nor

agamll

any

Thing

but prophanenetsand

wickednefs, and against

the difunion, difcord, and alienation

of

Brethren, and

the

utter

negleâ of

the Ordinances of Chrift.

Our

utmoft care and endeavour

is

td

heal

a

Scbifm

;

and

if

they

thatdo

their belt to

Beal

it,lamenting

it

daily

as

the

great fin

and calamity

of

the

Churches

,

and making it

the

chiefeft

part

of

their

Studies,

with

unfatiable longings

to

fee

it

accomplished, looking for no wordly advantage

by

the

work, having no Lordly Honours

,

nor Dignities

of

their own

to

engage

for,

which mightbyafsthem; nay

*non

prodigally calling away their Reputation

with

all

the contenders

of

everyParty , accounting nothing in

this

worlddear

to them

for the healing

of

our Divifions

,

and waiting

on

God

in

camel

Prayer daily

for

fuccefs,

(concerning

all

which , the Righteous God

is

better acquainted with

my

heart and

ways

than

this

Contender)

I

fay

if

yet

we are

not

only

Schifmaricks

,

but

Scbifmatical in

thefe

very

attempts,I

know not yet

how

welhall

efcape

that

fin.

I

hope

God

will

not impute

that

tome

which

this

Writer

cloth

and

that

as

he

will

not

impute

my

Prayers

and

Endeavours againil Drunkennefs,

Covetoufnefs

and

Con-

tentions

of

Neighbours, to

be

indeedDrunkennefs,

Covetoufnefs,

orContention,

neither will he

impute myearnell Prayers

and endeavours againfi Schifm and Dif-

cord to Schifmatical.

But Schifm

is

notthe

fame

thing

in one Mans

mouth

as

in

anthers.

It

is

the unhappinefsof

each Party

orSchifmatical Fahtion

,

to

make

to

themfelves

a

new Center

of unionwhich God

never made

,

and

then

all

mull

be

Schifmaticks

with them, that

unite

not

in their Center, or at

lull

be

not

tyed

to n-

Mon by

their

ligaments.

So

he

is

a

Schifinatick to

a Papifl

that Centers not in the

A

Pope,