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But

if

they truly

unierftood the

cafe

,

they

would

fee

the

shame

of

this

deriding

obje&-ion.

I.

A

Pope

is

a Monarch

or Governour

of

the

worìd

,

and

a

Dioce-

fan

of

a

multitude

of

Parifhes.

And

fure he ufurpeth

not

fo much,

who will

be

but the Church- guide

of

one ?

A man

is

abler

to

guide one

School,

Colledge, Hofpital,

or

Family,

than

a

hundred

or

thoufand,

without any true

Matter

of

a

Fa-

mily, School, Colledge,

Fi`

e.

unler

him.

a.

Why

is

not

this

foolith

fcorne ufed againft there

forefàiid

.relations alfo

?

Why

fay

they,

not every

Mafter maketh him-

felt

a

Pope

or

Bithop

to

his

own

houfe,

and every

School

-

Maftcr

to

his

School, whereas

one

Mafter

over

a

thoufand

would

do better with

bare Teaching

ufhers, that

had no

Go-

vernment.

P.

Let

it

be remembred

that

we

would

have

no

Parifh

Paftcr

to

have

any

.

forceing

power

,

by

Fines

, Mulcts,

Imprifon-

ments,

&c.

But only

to

prevaile

fo

farr

as

his

management

of

Divine authority

on

mens

Confciences can

prevail:

And

we

would not

have Magiftrates punifh men

meetly

becaufe

they

Rand excommunicate,

or

becaufe

they tell not

the Clergy

that

they 'repent.

True

excommunication

is a

heavy punithment

fitted

to its

proper

ufe,

and

not

to

be corrupted by the

force

of

the Sword, but

to

operate by

it

felt

; And

valeat

geanturis

valere

pott.

He that

defpifeth

it

will

not

fay

he

is

en1laved

by

it. But

is

this all

that

the

Bithops delire

?

4.

We would

have

no

man become

the Paftor

of

a

Church

without

the peoples

content

(if

not choice)

no

more than a

Phyfician fhould be forced

on the

lick.

And

as

the

Servant

that

confenteth

to

be a

Servant, confenteth

to

his Matters

Au,

thority,

and he

that

confenteth

to

a

Phylcian,confenteth to

be

ruled by

him

for

his

health, and neither

take

this

for

a

flavery

:

So

he

that

confenteth

to

a

Paftor

confenteth

to

his

Paftoral

conduct

:

And

if

he

think it to

his

injury,

he may choofe.

5.

And

yet

we believe that

the Magiftrate

may

conflrein

Atheifts, Infidels,

and

fúch

as

rcfafe all

proper

Church Com-

munion,

to

hear Gods

word

Preached, and make

all

the Par

-

ifh allow

the

Teacher

his

tythes

and maintenance due

by

Law

:

But he

may

force

no

man-to

Receive the

great

gift

of

the

Body

and

Blood

of

Chrift,

or

a

pardon

delivered, and

fealed

-by

B

Baptifnt-