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32L

Ridiculous

in-

fiance

of

Po-

pii19

obedience

to Saperiotus.

Brazen

Serpent,

a

type

ofChr:ß

fit

judge

in

divine

things

but the

word

which

Bands

equally

affe'led

betweene

God and

min.

3.

Wee

reade

much

of

the

blinde

obedience

of

Papifts in

their

works to their

rules and

Superioras,

of

things

fcarce

credible,

but

that

themfelves

have publifhed them

in

writing.

One Afafeud

a

Francifcan

tumbled

him(elfe

in

the

dwft:

and

crawled

like

a

childe,

becau

e

St.Francis

faid..they

could not bee converted

u

hleffe

they were

as

little

children.

Another

of

uur Coantrey

called

Thro

mortoe,

even

in

the

Article

of

death,

was

fo

dutifull

to

his

Superiour,

as

he

would not

die

without

his

leave

e-

ked

ae

Everard

a

Papift

writeth in

his

commendation.

Another

called Barcen

(

as

Diego

a

great

jefuit

relates)

was

fo

humble

and

dutiful!,

that

when the

Devil!

appea-

red

unto

him;

hee

ranne

to

meet him, and prayed

him to

fir

downe

in his

chaire,

becaufe bee

was more

worthy

then himfelfe. The

jeuits

are fo

formed

to obedience

by

Ignatius

his

rules,

that

whatfoever

fervice

they

are

fet

upon by

their

Superiour

(fàppofe it

never

fo

mif-

chievous)

they

muti

fly

upon

it

witheut

queftion asked.

So as

if

one

of

them

were

talking

with

an

Angel,

if

his

Superiour

call

him, he mutt

in11antly

come

away.

Yea

if

the

blelfed

Virgin

vouchfafe

her

pretence

to

one

of

the

brethren,

if

his

Superiour

call

him,

hee muff

prefently

break

away fromher and obey him

:

as

he

writes to

the

brethren

®f

Lufitania,

and

a

thoufand

fuck.

To

what

end name

f

thefe

follies, but

by

Popifh

and

wicked lc-

perilition

to condemne

our

heavineffe

in

Gods

Com-

mandements

?

They

mutt

(hut

their

eyes

of

reofon

and difcretion

to

obey

tl!cir Superiours

:

Wee

múá

dif-

puce all in

our

obedience, which

ought to

bee

abfolute.

Their wicked

commandements mull

not

bee laid

in

any

fca'es

to

bee

weighed

:

Wee

will

weigh

all

Gods

Commandements in

our owne

falle ballances, and

fo

they

become

too

light,

and

unworthy

of

obedience.

4.

There

is

not

the

moll

heretical!

doctrine

or

opini-