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132

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Numb:IX:

V.

Without

this

much power, in

the

Parifh

Minifter, the thing

muff be

undone,

it

being

impofiìble for the Diocefan alone to do it

;

and

the ancient

Difcipline will

beunavoidably

caft out

of

the Church

:

But

if the

Bithops

will

not yield to

this

much,

that

will inftead

of

an

Appeal from

the Incumbent,

take the wholeWork

of

Publick

Admonition and Cenfure on

themfelves.

We

(hall

fubmit to the Oblitera-

tion of

all

thofe underlined Words, and thankfully

ufe

the

Power

ofSufpending our

own

Mks, and

that

allo

under the Government and Corre &ionafter mentioned,

VI.

t.

How

is

he

by Office

a

Teacher, who path not Authority to Teach

?

2.

We

ask

none of the

Bifisop's

Office for

him, but

his

own

t

We

leave

him under

Government,

and refponfible

for his

Mal-adminiftration.

3.

No Man's

Minittry

is

fate,

if

he may

be

Sufpended for

not

Paying his

Leffon

as

prefcribed

juft

to

a

Sentence.

4.

This

will make

no Alteration in the

Publick

Offices

of

the

Churches.

VII-

Chrifl hath

made

the

Symbols

of

Chriflianiry and Communion: And he

that

in

thefe

Things

ferveth

Chrift

is

acceptable to

God

and approved

of

(

wile

)

Men,

Rom. 04. 18:

z.

Needlels

Oaths

and Covenants and Profeflìons

are more

ufeful

to Satan,

as

En-

gines

to

tear,

than to theChurch

as

means

to Concord:

3.

But

if

under the Pretenfes

of

Renouncing Herefie,

Popery,

Rebellion and

Ulurpation, Men will draw up enfnaring

words,

againft the Law

of

Nature

or

Scripture,

it

is

no

filch Snares

that

will heal

the

Churches.

To

fay

[

I renounce

all

contrary to

this Profeflion]is

enough.To the Renunciation

of

Popery there

needs

no

more

than the Oath of

Supremacy

it

felf,

if

to the renunciation of

[Forreign

a-

rijdiEtion]

were but

added

[Civil

or

Eeclejïaftical].

q.

If

the Church

Articles were

moreexaA if were better.

VIII, r. Thole that cannot fubmit to a

Legal

Ordination,

mull

be

content with

Toleration.

z.

The

queflioning

of

thofe already

Ordained,

need not make

a

breach,

as

long

as

no Patron

is

forced

to prefent

filch,

nor the

major

part of

Communicants

for-

ced

to

accept

them;

nor

the minor,

if theydiffent,

forbidden their Communion

elfewbere. And

this

quarrelling

at each

others

Ordination

is

endlels.

As

the

Bi-

(hops fay

on one

tide,

[None

fhould be

Ordained without

a

Biffrop];

fo

they

fay

on

the

other

fide,

[e. The

chief Minifter

of

every

Church

is

a,Bilhop:

fpecially

of

a City Church. z.

That

Ordination

is

valid which

is

better than the

Papifts;

( For

r.

we

Re-

ordain them not

:

2.

Our

Eilhops claim Succeflion from

them: )

But the Ordination

ufed here after 0646.

is

better

than the Papifts: For

r.

Theirs

is

to

an unlawful Office, to

be

Mafs-Prietts

:

z.Ir

is

into

afalfe

Church (that

is,

as

headed by a pretended Univerfal Head).

3.

And it

is

from the Pope, who

as

fach

bath no power: They

profefs themfelves hisSubjefts.

q.

And the Roman

Seat

bath

had oft and long

Intercifions.,

p.

They

fay

that Ordination

is

valid

which

is

better

than

the

Englifb

Diocefans

:

But,

&r. r.The

Englifb

Diocefans

is

derived from

Rome,

which wanted power, and

was

as

aforefaid,

falfe

and interrupted.

2.

They

have neither the Eleetion

or

known Content

of

the Clergy or People, but

are cho-

fenby the

King. And the

old

Canons

for

many

Hundred

years

null fach Bilbops.

3.

It

is

meet

that theTemples, Tythes, and Paftoral

Office go

together to the

fame

Men

:

and therefore that the Patron, Communicants, and Ordainers do

all

agree;

But

if

they cannot

agree,

the Patron or MagiliratesJudge who

fhall have

the

'Temples and

Tythes.

Memorandum,

Here

wants the Reafons

of

the tell

of

the Articles!

if

not`fomething

more

to the Eighth

Article.

FINIS.