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6. Orall Tradition hath deceived
the Romanifts themselves.
Sect.10.pag. 158.
Exc. They are not decei-
ved in great points de fide
ibid. P.
Though experience fufficient.
ly proves the deceit of this -
gument, yet it is particularly
thewed how error might creep
in this way.
It might creep in by degrees.
1. Chriftians might mistake
the mind of their Predecef-
fors. Sect.13.pag.166.


There was no certame way for the third age to know the Do&rines of the second. ib. Inftances given of mens mifunderftanding the Doarine of the precedent Age.

Sect. 14. The words of our predeceffors may be remem bred and the fence perverted. Sect.15. 4. Some ages were horribly ignorant and careleffe

Exemplified in the tenth Age. Sect. 16,17,18. And few Writers Sea.19. Chriftians might knowingly recede from the Doctrines of their Ancestors. 1. From Gods juft judg



Because they did believe their predeceffors erred. Sec.22. 3. Eminent perfons might corrupt the Doctrine received from their Anceftors and did fo. Sect.23, Exemplified in a forgery of the Popes. ib. This way of Tradition difproved by the practice of the Church of Rome which intro. duceth Doctrines, not defcending by Tradition but new. Sect. 24.

Exemplified in two Doctrines
The immaculate conception of
the Bletfed Virgin.
And the Canon of the Scripture.

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cially confidered and their argument thence confured. 1. Chrifts Miracles prove Romes Fallibility. Sect.12 Miracles are not fimply and univerfally to be believed. Proved by Arguments.Sect. 13, 14,15,16,17,18

3. Miracles onely prove the veri ty of the Doctrine not the Infallibility of the perfon. Sect.19 Miracles do not alwayes prove the verity of a Doctrine, for they may be, and have beene tdone by Heathens and Here

icks Which is acknowledged by the


learned Papifts. Sect. 20. 5. Miracles are pleaded by the Romanifts either inpertinently or falfely. Sact.21. 6. Proteftants may plead Miracles as well as Papifts. Sect. A briefe recapitulation of the feverall pretenfions and refolutions of Faith among the Romanifts. Sect. 23 Another plea from Gods pro: vidence, and the fuppofed neceffity of a living infal. lible judge, Sect. 25, 26. 27.

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Of the Solidity of the Proteftants Foundation of Faith. The Proteftants have a folid foun dation of Faith in the Scrip tures the Papifts themselves be ing judges. Sect.1.



Their Learned men acknowledg That the Scripture is, and may be known to be the word of God without the Churches Teftimony and by its own light.

Sect. 2. 2. That the Books of Scripture are not corrupted in effentiall and neceffary points. Sect.3. That the fence of Scripture in things neceflary may be un derstood. Sect.4. Except: Proteftants build upon au humane Tranfiation anfwered. §.5,6,7,8. Proteftants freed from the pretended circle of proving Scripture by the spirit, and the fpirit by the Scripture. Sect.9.

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He occafion of it. pag. 1. The occafion of Everards pretended converfion to Popery 5. The Argument which perverted him, viz.that a Proteftant cannot be infallibly affured of the truth of Chriftian Religion: confidered and examined. p.8. to the 12. Of the Doctrine of Infallibility as ftated by Mr Creffy. Papifts and Proteftants grant that fuch a Doctrine ought to have the greatest evidence that fuch things can bear, Whether the Doctrine of Infalli. bility be evidently proved. The negative defended.



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1. Because it is not evident to
the Papifts themselves.
They are divided about it not-
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lity. Other confiderations against ing fallibility.

1. The Texts and arguments al ledged, either prove nothing or more then Mr. Crefy would have. 33. 2. If a Pope and Councell toge ther were infallible, yet now they have no infallibility in the Church of Rome. ib. A Character of the laft Pope drawn by a Papift, and the Popes confeffion that he never ftudied Divinity." 34. The grounds of the Faith of Proteftants ftated, and the preten ded differences among Pro teftants reconciled: pag. 36. to.45.

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Captain Everarde arguments ac
gainst the judgment of reason
Everards arguments against Stri
ptures, being a perfect ruic
and judge of Controverfies ex<
amined and answered. 1 (which
is the great argument of the
Papifts) because it doth not
anfwer its end nor reconcile
the diffenters.


2. Some books of Scripture are loft.



3. From the promifes of Infalli. bility made to the Church. pag.25 to 30

4. No unity without Infallibi




A rule must be plain but Scripture is darke. 2 Pet. 3. 16. Vindicated. Severall particulars wherein the Scripture is faid to be darke, confidered.

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ture were written upon parti cular occafions Rushworth's two great and applauded arguments in his DiaJogues refuted.


The first taken from the great uncertainty and corruption of the Texts in our Bibles.

P.75 to 8z The second from the Methods of Lawes and Law-givers.

p. 82. white's argument, viz. That Scripture was not Written about the prefent Controverfies, confidered and answered. p.88 The Scriptures autority and fuf ficiency, argued onely from Text

2 Tim.3.15, 16. Vindicated from diverfe exceptions of Captain Everard, Mr Creffy, and Mr white


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The Authors distance from the Prefs hath
occafioned diverfe mistakes of the Printer,
The principall are these which follow.

Pag. 3. 1. 14. blot out the first is, p. 24. 1. 12. read Succeflors, p 31. 1. 15, for and r. bad, p. 41. 1. 33. for aliis r. alii, p. 54. 1. 1. r. declamatorio, p.60,1.27.5. alit & pasfcit, p. 80. 1.35. after fanita adde anima, p. 84.1.32. r. epis, p. 88. 1. 20. r. Proverb. 16. 10, p. 89. 1. 30. г. 1 Cor. 3. p. 98. 1. s. r. Hof. z. p. 103. 1, 28, г.lix bac 3. P. 104.1..31. for fec. 23. r. 19. p. 108. l. 31. г.nullâ, p. 118. 1. laft r. coram, p. 120. I. 4. г. x' a'yatoì, p. 149. 1. laft r. Chriftianorum, p177-1. 3. 5. unquestionable, p.186. 1.3 13 r.volumus, p. part of, p. 191. 1. 31. r. accepiffe, p. 201. 1. antepen: blot out out non, p. 206. 1. 16.1.thefe, p: 207.1. 32. r. had, p. 215. 1. last r. f. 533. P. 217.1,21. r. judgments, p. 223. 1. 27, s. are not, p. 151. 1-9.5.



p. 29. I. 31. for ufuvers x. ufurpers, p. 31. l. 15. r. or worldly, p. 45. 1. 10, for to r. in, p. 60. 1. 27. r. Church, p. 71. for as r. and, p. 79. 1. 30 r. confultors, p. 90. 1. so, г. the opinion.

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