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Numb.

IL

"ITT ENDIX.

having thofe Tokens which.

fhe is

bound to judge by

as

probable, mull

needs have

the Benefit

of

his

Miniftry'in their

way

of

Duty

;

for

God

rciluireth

no Duty

in

vain

t

As

alfo becaufe

nemini debetur palm

ex

aliena

..

culpa,

qua

ta10

éfb.

Novi whe-

ther we

fhall'difpute

de

neceftate

ordination';

ad

vfioiam

veram

dy legitinium

proprie

ÉP

primario

fic,diúam,.

er

inforo

Dei?

Or

Only

as

ad

Oficium analogicum ficundario

b

minas

proprie

in foro tantum

ecclefia:

fie dit7um?

is

to

be

confidered.

How

fat your

Senfe will

concur

I

know nor,

but

in

refpeet

of

both thefè do

I

held my former

Negations; Yet further, before

i

either anfwer your Arguments, or determine

of

the

Senfe

of

our Qùellion,

it

is

very neceffary

that

the

end

of

our

Enquiry

be

underflood, which

in'order

mutt

go before

the

means.

I

take

it

for granted, that

you do not difpute

this

quefion

as

neceffary to be determined in order to our

Affö-

elation, beforeyou can join with the prefent Miniftry

:

Or

yet

as

neceffary

to the

Determination

of

that further Queftion, whether

thofe are true Miniflers that

and

not Ordained

by Bifhops

?

and thofe true

Organized

Churches

that

have onlyfuch

Wafflers?

for

if I thought

this were your end,

i

would difpute

many other Que-

Rions

grit;

before we carne

to

this ;

and

try

firft

whether

you could prove that

the

Presbyterian Churches

cannot produce

a Succefiion

of

true Ordination, on the

fame Grounds

as

the Epilèopal

for the main.

But

I

fuppoht

your

Ends are thine

other, and in

fpecial thofe

mentioned in your Paper

t

I

conjedture

that I

¡hall

near

-

eft approach

your

Senfe,

if

I

flare

the

O

ellion

thus ;

Whether an Ordination by

Ecclelallical Men, having

¡Mt

Authority thereto,

be

in

all

Times

and Cafes fined

the Apofties

of

abfolute

Neceffity

to

'the

very being

of

the Minifterial Ofiìce, both

coram

Deo,

&

coram

Ecclefâ

?

and

confequently

an

uninterrupted Sacceflïon

of

filch

Ordination

he

of

the

fame Neceffity

?

For

if

I

Ihould

put

the

Qirefion

about Im-

poGtion

ofIlands,

or

de modo

altquo

ordinatili; I

know not

but

I

might

tuffs

of

your

Senfe

on one Side; and

on

the other,

if

I

fhoüld

extend

is

to

all

Ordination,

whe,

they by Magiftrates

or

others:

Your

Firft Argument

I-fappofe

1hot.ld

be formed

thus: That

which

the

.Englilh

Bifhops

thought

neceffary

to prove

againft

the

Papifts,

that

is

neceffary

to

be proved againft them

:

But

the English Bilhops.thought it

neceffary against

the

Papifts

to prove the

Non-interruption

of

'their

Sueceffïon

in

juft

Ordination Er-

go,

Refj,.

r.

Concedo

totem

:

It

was neceffary to prove

it

againft

the

Papifts

arguing

ad

Hominem,

becaufe

it

is

the

way

of

fuller Coovi&ion and

Satisfa

&ion when

a

Mari

can confute

an Adverfary

on

his owt tGrhuhdss. -It will

much fhorten the Difpute

when

we thew them,

that

though we

fhouid grant

the Neceffity

of

fuch

Succeifion;

yet

we need

not

grant the Nullity

of

our Calling.

z.

I deny that the English

Bi-

lhops

much

lefs

the Church of

England

did

ever judge

is

neceffary any farther

than

ad

Hominem

i

I.

Becaufe it

is

apparent that they do ordinarily in their

Writings

£peak

againft

the Papills

fupp:ofed

Neceflity of

Ordination,

as

I

-instanced

out

of

lotne ofthem inmy

Book.

It

is

known

to

bea Point wherein the Proteftants

have

commonly oppofed the

Papifts.

a.

it

is

known

to be but

the later declining

Gene

ration

of

Bifhops;

fuch

as

Montague, 'Land, and

their Confederates,

moR

in

King

Charles

his

Days, very

few

in King

yames's,

and Farce

any at

all

in

Queen

Eieza-

feth'e

that

do

join

with the

Papifts in pleading the Neceffity

of

Succeffion

:

Even`

fùch

Men-as

were

as

zealous againft

Queen

Elizabeth's

Epileopal Proteftants,

as

againft the Papills,

at

krill many

of

them.

3.

The

reih

do exprelly

mention

Suc-

ceflinn, and confute

the

Fable

of

the

Nag's-Head Ordination in

Cheapfide,

to prove

the Papifts

Slanderers

i

So

touch

to

your

Minor.

g.

If

thatwill net terse, I deny

your. Major:

All

is

not

neceffary

that they thought

neceffary

:

Proteftants

pretend`.

not to

Infallabiliry in

Controverfals,

Many more,

perhaps ten

to one at

leaft,>

of

the

English Clergy hekhic not neceffary,

tittles,

as

aforefaid.

Ad

a".

Your fecotayArgument hath all

the

Strength in

it,

or rather

thew

of

Strength

firit

we

mutt

heeds

díftinguifh

of yourTerms (Mediately and

Immedi_

ately). A

ConRitution may

be

fìid to

be from

Chrilt

mediately, either

in

Re

fpe& to

a

mediating

PeiIon,

or

to

force mediating Sign only; Allò it

may

be

faid

to

be

mediante perfena;

n.

when the Perfon

is

the

caufe

totai,

fubordinata

confiitu=.

ends,

as having

himfelf received the

Powerfrom God, and being

as

from

himfelf

to convey

it

unto Man:

a.

Or

-when

the Perron

is

but

Caufa per accident.

g.

Or

when

he

is

only

Cauf

five

qua nail,

vet

querenua impedementa

removit, vet

lumen*"'

eje, Atlione, flint

conditioner

neceffçrie.

And

SO

I

anfwer,

i.

Immediately

in

the

ffrit

abfolute

Seofe

6-

exclndendo perbbnar

&

re,,

no Man

ever

had

any

Right commini-

cated,

or Duty impofed on

him by God,

unlefs

perhaps

the

immediate Imprefi,

or

fupernatutal Revelation

of

tine

Holy Ghoft to

fòme

Prophet or Apoffle Might

be

field'

to

do

this.

Mufe himfelf

bad

time

Ten

Commandments'

written

in

Stone,

which

were