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Numb.

V.

we oughtto

do

it

:

Yea, many

of

the Conformifts

(O,

with

what

a

Face!)

have

'

publilhed

to

the World, that we take

not

the things which we refute for Sins;

or

dare not

fay

fo

of

them

;

when even the

far

ealyer Conformity 1660. We did by

Word and Writing declare

to be ftnful,

and

in

our

Petition

for

Peace ( Printed

)

'

protefted

that did

we

not

take it to

be

finful,

and hazarding our

Souls,

&o.

We

'

Ihould never have flack at

Conformity

to

them. And

it

is

no

fmall

Number

of

'

Sins fo

heinous

which we

fuppofe

fine

impofed,

that

we dare

not

fo

much

as

name

-them, leaft

we

difpleafe you and make you

fay

that

we render the Con

-

formiftsfuch heinous Sinners

!

But

I

will alledge

your Authority whenany of

us

are next blamed for difcovering the heinous

Sinfulnefs

of Conformity,

as

we

yet

` believe

it would

be

to

us.

If

you

fay

that the

Licenfers would licence our Writings,

if

we

did

it with

So-

'

briety

t.

You know

that

the Canon

and

Law

is

againft it.

a.

I

[hall

then in

Juftice

challenge

you to

make it good, and here promife

you

an

account

of my

Nonconformtiy wheneveryou

will

procure

it Iicenfed.

6,

And which way got you

ftrong

a

Faith

as

to

be part doubt that

did

we dif-

`

cover anyfinfednef

, it

would

by

Authority have

been

taken

away.] Make this

true yet

(after neer

Two

Thoufand Minifters

have been neer Sixteen Years ejeóted

and

fi-

e

lenced, and many

killed by

Imprifònment,

and the

People

of

the Land divided

'and

diftraéted

by

the training Engines) aiid

you

Ihall-

have the

Honour

of

being

'

thé

greateft healer of

our

Breaches,

that ever

rofe

in the Days

of

my Remem-

brance

:

But

if

it

be not

true

-.

`

III. The Third

Paffage

is p.

b9,

70.

throughout;

Thefe

are great things

to

be

'

fpoken fo boldly

:

Y .

Do

you luppolé your Reader

one

that

never read

Church-

'

Hiltory

?

What Work

the

Bifhops

made

for

Arrianifm`

for

Neparianifm,

for

the

'

Eutycbians,

and

Acepbalites,

againft Nazianzen,

Chryfoflom,

é

'c.

for

the

Monotbe-

y

about

the

trià

Capitula

for

Images,

againft Emperors and Kings, fetting up

the

`

Pope, and decreed the Depofition of

all

Princes that obey him nor, and making

`

Loyalty to

be

Herefu

Hertriciana

a.

How the River

Orante at-Antioch

hash been co-

loured

with theBlood, and

the Graves

of

theMonks and People

that

fought it out

'

in the

Streets

for the

feveral Bifhops,

what

work they made at

the

firlt

Council

'

at

Confiance,'

the

firB

and the

fecond

of

Epbefua,

the Council at

Calcedon,

and

many,

another? How many

Ages

they

were,

and yet are the Army of the Pope, tofub-

'

due Princesand Nations,

Truth

and Juftice, and

fet

up

the

Evil

that now reign

-

eethin

the

Chriftian

World. How even againfi the Popes Will, they made

the

belt King and

Emperor,

Ludovico, Pins,

as.

a

Pennince,

refign

his

Crown and

`

Scepter

on

the Altar,

to

a Rebel Soh,

and

Pent

him

tet

Prifon.

He that

ever

read

'

but

Baronies,

Bienios, or

-other

Epifcopel Hiftory

will pity

you, can you name

one

Presbyter

for

very many

Bifhops

that

have been

the Heads or Fomenters

of

Herele,

Schifm, or Rebellion

?

and yet Presbyters were more

in

Number than

Bifhops

?

Innumerable

Bifhops

faith,Binnior, were in the

Monotbelite

Council under

'

Pbilipícus.

Of

all

things

that

ever

befel

the

Càrifdiann

Church, I

fcarce 'know

any

'

thing

comparable in

Shame and Mifchievous

Effelts, to the horrid perfideoufnelsl

'Contention,

Schifm and

Pride

of

Bifhot's;

Curling one Year

by Hundreds

all

that

'

were

of one.

O

pinion

and

another Year

all

that were

of

the

contrary,

as

the

'

times

and Interelt, and Bmperòrchanged. And

if

Arita

or

Novatos,

Aeries

and

Donates

(

which are

all you

name were the Beginners of any Schifm, how many

hundred

Bifhops

were

the

Promoters

of

them

all,

fave

that

of

Aeries

againft them-

'

{elves..

And

is

it

any honour to Epifcopacy that Arita

,

and

Aerials

(

an

Arian

)

were

not

Bifhops

when theywere

faid

tobe

Seekers

of

Bilhopricks,

and

to divide

becaufe

they

could

not

obtain

them. Sure

they were

PrelaticalPresbyters

:

what

'

honour were it to Epifcopacy that you are no

Bithop,

if

all thefe,

and fuçh things,

'

were vended

by

you in hope

of

a

Btthoprick or force Preferment.

I

will

never

wbilf?

I

breathe

haft

a

Presbyter:

that

fern

bimfelf to

get

Preferment,

no more.

than

I

will

`troll

a-

But did

you know, or

did

you not

,

that

as

for Novatos

and Naomi-

'

an,' one

of

them

was

an

ill-

chofen Bithop-of

Rome,

and the other

a

Promoter

of

his

Prelacy

?

and

that

as

for

Donator

there

were two of

them,

one of them

a

Bi-

Chop ;

and

that the

Donatills

Schifm was

meerly and

barely

Prelatical, even whe-

'

ther their

Bilhop

or

Cecilianin

fhould

carry

it?

and

that their

Re-

baptizing and

'Reordaining

and Schifm

was

becaufe they

took

none to

have power

that

had

it

not from their

Bifhop,as

being their

right,

(like our

Reordainers).

And

are

chafe

Infiances to prove what you affert

?

'Were