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6

f1PPENDIX.

Numb.

I.

neither, but to the Epifcopal) yet r.

It

follows neverthelefs

that

the Papifts of

the

two

are to

be preferred

as

true Minifters, before them that are none.

z.

And

if we

difpute with the Papift,

which

it

the

true Church,

and fet againft them

only

Eleven

or

Twelve

(for

many you reckon on) Englilh

Bilhops

(and

if

there be

any

Irifh

or

Scotilh) with thole

of

the Clergy

that

adhere to them

(Quality

and Number

confidered) whom the People know not where to

find,

nor

can enjoy, what

Suc-

cefs

is

fuch

a

Difpute liketo have, either

with

the

People,

or with the

Adverfary

?

will

they not

tell

us,

our

Church

is

invifble,

efpecially when thefe few Bilhops are

dead

?

Except.

to Se.l

.

6.

2.

Whether in

this

Worcefferjlnre

Affociation, whofoever

will

enter into it doth

not

therein

oblige

himfelf

to

acknowledge

that

Presbyters.

(while there remain

alive fourteen, or thirteen, or twelve Catholick Proteftant

Bilhops) may proceed

to

publick Excommunications, and

Abfolution

in foro

Ecelefiaflico,

without

asking

thole

Bithops

Content,

allowance,

or

taking

any notice of

them.

See

Refofution

tz,

r

3,

r4,

15. and

the

Scope

of

the wholeBook.

To

your fecond

Quelion I

anfwer,

The Term

[Excommunication]

we ufe not.

This

Term

is

ufed

to fignify, fometimes

a

delivering up to Satan, and

caning

out

of

the Catholick Church,

fometimes only

a Minifterial Declaration that

fuch

a

I'erfon

fhould be avoided by

the People, acquainting them with their

Duty,

and

requiring them

to

perform

it

:

fometimes

it

lignifies

the

Peoples

aâual

Avoidance.

In

the former Salle

we have

let

it alone;

and

that

which you

call

your

Excommuni-

catio

Major

we meddle

not with,

much

lets

do

we ufurp

a

compelling Power

for

the Execution.

The

other we know to be

continent with the

Principles

of Epif

-

copal Proteftants

(if

not

alfo

with Papins) yea,

even

when there

is

a Bithop

tell-

dent in the

Diocefs,

it beingbut partof our teaching

and guiding Office

as

Presby-

ters

of that Congregation;

but

I

have

Paid

enough

of

this

in

my Explications

already.

z.

But

what

if

there

be

twelve latent

Bithops

in

England

(when

for my

part

I

I hear not

of

above two

or three)

have

they

Power not

only to ordain, but alto to

govern

other Dineen

-es

which

have no Bilhops?

Yea,muft they

needs

govern

them?

I.

Woe then to the

Churches

of

England,

that mull

live

under

fuch

Guilt

devoid

of

all

Government.

z.

Woe to

the

Sinners themfelves,

that mutt

be left

without

Chrift's Remedy.

;.

Woe to particular Chrinians that mull

live

in

the continual

Breach

of

God's known Law,,

that

faith

[with

fuch go not

to eat,

Ó'c.] for

want

of

a

Bithop

to Execute it.

4.

Woe

to

the

few Bilhops

that be;

for

if

all

the

Autho-

rity

be in

them, then the Duty and Charge

of

executing

it

is

only on them

;

and

then they

are

bound toImpoflibilities, one Bifhopmun Excommunicate

all

theOf-

fenders in

a

great part of the

Land,

when he

is

not

fufficient to the

hundredth

part

of

the Work.

Then

when

all

the

Bilhops in England

are dead,

fave

one

or

two,

they

are the

foie

Parlors of

England,

and

all

Difcipline mun

be

call

away for

want

of

their

Sufficiency.

Then it

feems

the Death

of

one Bithop, or two

or three,

doth

a&ually devolve

their Charge

to another,

and

who knoweth which

other

?

This

is

new Canon.

Not

only

Protenant

Bilhops, but fome Papilla

confefs,

that

when

a Bishop

is

dead, the Government

remains in

the Presbyters till another be

chofen

:

fure

they

that

govern

(the People at

lean)

with him

while

he

is

living (as

is

coddled)

need not

look

on

it

as

an alien, fùpereminent, tranfcendent Work,

when he

is

dead. Bilhop

Bromball

againn

Mil.

p.

n27. gives

People

a

Judg-

ment of

Difcretion,

and

Parlors

a

Judgment

of

Diredìion, and to the chief Pa-

Bars

a

Judgment

of Jurildittion.

You

may go well,

allow us by a

Judgment

of

Dire&ion to

tell

the People that they

lhould avoid

Communion with

an

open wick-

ed

Man,

even while

a

Bithop

is

over

us

;

Selden

ele

Syne.

c.

8, 9,

to.

and will

tell

you

another Tale of the

way

of Antiquity inExcommunication

and Abfolution

than you do hear: But

of

this

enough in the

Books.

Except.

to

Sell.

7.

3.

Doth not

he oblige

himfelf

alfo

to

acknowledge

that not only

Presbyters

(in-

communi

governing) but one

-tingle

one

of

them,

may proceed to Excommunicati-

and Abfolution

in foro Ecclefsaftico?

Reply

to

Sett.

7.

Your third

Qenion

I

anfwer

by

a

Denial,

There

is

no

fuch

Obligation.

The

Declaration

of

the Peoples

Duty to

avoid fuch

an one,

is

by

one;

fo

is

every

Sermon, fo

is

your Epifcopal Excommunication. Dotti not

one, and

that a

Pic,byter

declare

or

publifh

it

?

But for

advftng and determining of

ir, we

Yve