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Paper Ill. The Testimonies of the Father's for the real and substanti

tial Presence of our Saviour's Body and Blood, in the Blessed Eucha. rist.

P. 35. Paper IV. An Answer to fome Testimonies produced by T. B. from

the Fathers of the fix first Centuries, for Transubstantiation. p. 45. Paper V. T. B's Answer 10 H. Ns Reply.

p. 88. Paper VI. A Vindication of H. N's Answer to T. B's Arguments for Transubstantiation, against bis Reply.

p. 125.


Paper I. O F Transubstantiation by H. N.

Page 1. Paper II. T. B's Answer. Paper III. A Reply to T. B's Answer to H. N's first Paper against Transubstantiation.

p. 21.

p. 12.


Paper I.

T. B's.



: Can Consent that his .

Be brought up contrary to the
Judgment of his own Conscience, in Mat-

ters of Faith and Religion. .

Be hon

IS certainly an uncontestable Principle with all who profess Christianity, that the Duties of Honour and

Obedience from Children to Parents, and of Gare and Education in the true Worship of God, from Parents to Children are mutual.

Hence St. Paul having instructed Children in their Duty to Pa. rents, proceeds immediately to Charge Parents with this Precept in regard to their Children: That they Educate 'em in Godly


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Eph. 6. 4. Discipline and Correction, Educate illos in Disciplina e Corres

ftione Domini. And he declares such Parents as negle&t this Obe 1 Tim. 5. 8. ligation worse than Infidels, Si quis suorum maxime Domefticorum,

curam non habet fidem negavit, ca eft infideli deterior.

Of the Punishment of this Neglect 'we have a dreadful Exam,

ple in the Birse of Kings, according to the Protestant Transation, Co. 3. v. 11. the first of Samuel; ische Perfon of Heli the. High Priett. An

Example, which according to the Text, will ring in the Ears of
all, (Specially Parencs) who fall ever read or hear it. In Pu, .
nishment of this careless Father's Neglect in the Education of his
two Sons Ophni and Phineas, an Army of God's People was rout,
ed, the Holy Ark fell into the Hands of Infidels, the two indif-

ciplin'd Sons were slàin, and the Criminally remiss Father, by Ca. 37V. 12

the juit Oidination of Godfell Dead from his Chair upon the..
fad Report..
ford Ren

And whereas it might have been thought, that the perpetual
Honour of High-Priešhood had been setild upon Heli's Family,
in Consideration of his worthy and zealous Ancestors Aaron and
Eleazar ; God Almighty justly rejects and abhors such a Thought:

with a Nom far be it from me :. But wbe Glorifies me, him will I. Vo 300. Glorify; and who Despise me, those mall become Ignoble.

· 11 Thefe Considerations are sufficient to move any Chriftian Pa.
rent to be Zealous in the Education of his Children, and to des
ter him from ever consenting that they be Brought up contrary
to the Faith and Religion, which he in his soul and Conscience
believes true : Which he values as the Evangelical Pearl, with.
which Heaven is purchas’d,, for which all Worldly Advantages
are to be laid at Stake, and which he desires to leave in the Porn
fellion of his Family, rather than the richest Inheritance.
: He may reasonably hope no Pious, or considerate. Friend will
Urge him in this point, lince by yielding herein, he would in-
cur the Contempt of God and Man, and expose both hiinself and
his family to the greatest Misfortunes.

He would incur the Contempt of God, by transgreiling the
Law of his Conscience, which his Maker has imprinted upon his..
Soul, as the glorious Reflection of his own Divine Countenance.

(Signatum eft super- nos lumen vultus. thi) and the immediate Rule Pf. 4: v. 7o. of his A&tions.

He would incur the Contempt of Man,, by basely betraying. the dear Pledges of God's Love to him, in exposing them to Mi. series which he dares not Face himself.

He would expose himself, and his family to the greatest Mifa fortunes, by breaking the Reins of his Conscience, after which (as many a Man before him has done) he might run into fuch'


of his am ft Juper. nos llection of his oraha

Disorders and Precipices as our corrupe Nature too furiously leads us to, and as may reasonably be fear'd, might become both his own, and his posterities Ruin.

But co Mew that his Soul's not deluded, nor his Conscience blind and misled, he ought always to be ready according to Sr. Peter's Advice, to give a satisfactory Account of his Hope, (and of the Foundation of it, his Faith) to all fuch as shall wich a fair Intention seem to desire it. Parati semper ad fatisfactionem omni ppscenti vos rationem de ea quæ in vobis eft fpe. And it is to be acknowledg'd with singular Respect, and Gratitude by fuch as are Roman Catholicks, that the latention of deliring such Account cannot in any Thing seem fairer, or more Charitable than in that to prevent Noise and Prejudice to them, ies raiber delir'd in Wrice ing, than in a verbal Dispute... .. . .

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