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taken for granted, such as ad in the holy things of God;by vertuie of
an Office Poiter received from Idolaters, and offer up toc Goda
Worship meerty iof, humane composision, once sabused co Idolatry,
are Idolaters. Whether this, be true of the present Ministers of
England, is in the nexeplace to be considered ; of which briefy.
it. That the Romish Church ( so called ) are Idolaters, their Wor-
Thip, in the complex thereof, idolatry; will por (we suppose) be de-
nied by any chat call themselves Protestants, the most learned of when
have affected and proved it so to be : If any of our Reverend Fathers
are of another inindi sme would encréat them to conftrue to them-
selves a Copy or two of Verses, compofed by Persons of Eminency
in that combination of men, and then give us their second thoughts,
which are usually better than che first. 2. Ci so; basea
o. Thus some of them, o felix Puerpera,
..Noftra pians Scelera,

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Jure Marris Impera

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Redemptori.
VVherein the Virgin Mary is not only prayed unto, but Chrif in
his Exaled Aate is subjected to her Authority, which is not only a
spise of Idolary, but also some of the most horrid Blasphemy imagi-
nables, Their praying to Images, Adoration of Saints,&c. is known.
Take a talte hereof in the ensuing Instances; thus then they speak:

O Crux spes unica, Hoc paffionis tempore,
DJE 65 : Ange spiis constantiam

Reifq; dona veniam.
In which the Cross itself is invocated, as their only Hope, to bestow
pudon upon the guiltys patience and constancy upon the Godly. And
who comes not in the least short hereof, for Blasphemy and Idolatry,
Bonarow the Jesuite, Lib.3. Amphitrial, Honoroka3. cap. ult. ad Divi-
nam Hallensem, co Puerum Jefum, faish as followech: 2016

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15. ;291513121 Thomas de Aquino za Hærzo hæc inter meditans, interque cruorem, ry parte Sym: Quaft. 25, Inter delicias uberis, & lateris. Arti: sayes, Sequitur, Et dico (fi forte oculos super ubera tendo) quod eadem reverentia Diva parens mammæ gaudia posco cuz. exhibeatur imagini Cbri. Sed dico ( fi deinde oculos in vulnera verto) fti, & ipfi Chrifto, cum o Jefu lateris gaudia malo tui. ergo Chriftus adoratur

Rem fcio prensabo li fas erit ubera dextrâ, Adoratione latrie, conse Lævâ prenfabo vulnera li dabitur.

Lac

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Lac matris mifcere volo, cum fanguine nati,

quens eft, quod ejus imas Non possum antidoto nobiliore frui.

go fic adoratione latriæ Vulnera refticuant furpem, ulceribus mendicum, adoranda. Tefta cui faniem radere rola poteft.

The Image of Christ, he Ubera reficient Ifmaelem sitieniem,

tells you, is to be wor. Quem Sara non patitur,quem neq; auerit Agar. Shiped with the same worIlta mihi ad peftem, procul & procul, expungendam, sip,that Christ is. Yes, Ifta mihi ad longas evalicura febres.

Bellarmine de I mag.cap. Ira vomit flammas sumatq; libidinis Ætna, 21. lays, Imagines<briSuffocare queo sanguine lacte queo.

sti, ó Sanctorum veneLivor inexpleta rubigine sævit in artus

rande sunt ,

non folum Detergere queo lacte, cruore queo.

per accidens, & improa Vanus honos me perpetua, prurigine tentat, priè, sed etiam per sos

Exsaturare queo lapguine lacte queo. propriè, ita ut ipse termiErgo parens, & pate meis advertite, votis, nent venerationem, ut in so

Lac peto, depereo fanguinem, utrumq; volo. confiderantur, & non folem, O Gijo tamen! O vocem ficis intercludir. vicem gerunt exemplaris.

Natæ cruore ficim comprime, laste parens. In which he afferos,what Dic matri, meus hic fitit oprima marer, I had thought had not bin

Vis e fonte tuo promere; deq; meo. own'd by any Idolater Dic nato, tuus his frater, mi mellee fili in the world, viz. That

Captivus monftrat vincula, lytron habes. Images are to be worshipped, Ergo Redemptorem monstra te jure vocari, not as tbe representatives of übera fi reliquis divitiora geris.

the Deity, & c. and per ac. O quando ladabor ab ubere vulnere pascar,

cidens,

but properly and Deliciisq; fruar, mamma, latusq; cuis. per se, so as that they ter.

minate the Worship.

To which might be added as second hereunto, the blasphemous poetry of Franciscus de Mendoza,in viridario utriufq; eruditionis, lib.2. Prob. 2. The usual afcription of Laus Deo, Virginiq; matri Maria, in the clofe of their writings ; in which, Divine honour wich God is ascribed to the Virgin Mary, is known to all : Any ordinary Rea., der knows where to furnish himself with many more instances of the like nature, equalizing, if not exceeding in expression the greatest Idolaters that ever were in the world. We judge it not necessary to ftand longer upon this matter, 'cis beyond exception evident, that that Affembly of men that are usually known, by the name of the

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Church of Rome are Idolaters : If there be any such in the world, they are fo.

2. That the present Ministers of England act by vertue of an Of Ece-Power, from this Combination and Affembly of Idolaters, they themselves will not deny: Succession from hence being one of the best pleas they have for the justification of their Ministry: (which when they have proved, that ever the Lord Jesus did entruft an Alfembly of the greatest Murderers, Adulterers and Idolaters in the world, with any power for the sending forth Officers to act in the Hoc ly Things of God, to, and for the Church, his Spouse, will be admit. ted, but this they shall never be able to do) So hugely importunate are some of them herein, that they are not ashamed to ask us, why Ordination may not be received from the Church (so called)of Rome, as well as the Scripture? To which we mall onely fay, that when it is proved that we received the Scripture from that Apoftate Church, by vertue of any Authority thereof, as such, somewhat of moment may be admitted in that enquiry, but this will never be done. 'Tis true, the Bible was kept among the People in those parts where the Pope prevaileth, yet followeth it not from hence that we received it from their Authority, as Ordination is received; if we did, why did we not keep it, as delivered from them to us, in the vulgar Latine ; fo that of these things there is not the same reason! It will not then be denied, but the present Ministers of England a& in the holy things of God, by vertue of an Office-Power received by Succession from the Church of Rome, and so from Idolaters (that Church being eminently fo, as hath been proved.).

3. Nor cap it be denied, but they offer up to God a Worship meerly of Humane Composition ( as the Common-Prayer-Book-Worship hath been proved to be) once abused to Idolatry, with the Modes and Rites of Idolaters. That the Common-Prayer-Book-Worship is a VVorship that was once abused to Idolatry, being the VVorship of that Church, whose VVorship (at least in the complex thereof) is fo, cannot, with the least precence of Reason, be denied. That the whole of it is derived from, and taken out of the Pope's Portwis, as are the Common-Prayers out of the Breviary; the Administration of the Sacraments, Burial, Matrimony, Visitation of the Sick,out of the Ritual, or Book of Rites : The Confecration of the Lord's Supper,Colle&ts, Epistles, Gospels, out of the Maß.Book: The Ordination of Arch

Bishops,

Bishops, Bishops, and Priests, out of the Romane Pontifical, hath been aflerted and proved by many. Which might be evidenced (if needful) beyond exception, not onely by comparing the one with the other, but also from the offer was made by Pope Pius the 4th, and Gregory the 13th, to Q. Elizabeth, to confirm the English Lyturgy, which did it not symbolize with the Service of the Church of Rome, they would not have done. Yes, when the said Queen was interdicted by the Popes Bull, Secretary Walsingham procures two intelligencers from the Pope, who seeing the Service of London and Carterbury in the Pomp thereof, wonder that their Lord, the Pope, should be founadvised, as to inderdiet a Prince, whose Servive and Ceremonies did so Simbolize with his own: When they come to Rome, they satisfie, che Pope, That they saw no Service, Ceremonies, or Orders in England, but might very well serve in Rome ; upon which the Bull was recalled Not to mention what we have already minded, viz. the Teftimony of King Edward che oth and his Council; witnessing the English Service to be the same, and no other but the old, the self-fame words in English that were in Latine ( which was the worship of England and Rome, in Queen Maries dayes ) it's evident, that the present Ministers of England offer up a Worship to God, once abused to Idolatry. That they do this with the Rites, Ceremonies and Modes * of Idolaters * Maccovius loc.com, append. de (viz. such as are in use in that Ido- adiaph. p. 860. faith, Non licet latrous Church of Rome) needs not Mut hari,aut retinere res aut ritas many words to demonstrate ; what Sacros Ídololarrarum fore Etbnielse is the Priests change of Voice; corum five Pontificiorum,&c. etfi Posture and Place in Worship en in se res fuerint adia Pbora quia joyped them ? not to mention their vitandam efle omnem conformitaHoly Veftmentes, Borings, Cringings, tem cum Idololatris docemur. Lev. Cardles, Altars, &c. all of which 19.4,27. and 21.5. Deut.14.1. as it's known, owe their original unto the appointments thereof. It remaineth, That the present Minifters of England, acting in the Holy Things of God, by vertue of an Office-Power received from Idolaters, and offering up to him a Worship meerly of humane compofition, once abused to Idolatry with the Rites and Modes of Idolaters, are deeply guilty of the sin of Idolatry. To which we adde,

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Argument 3. Adoration in, by, or before a creature respective, or with relation to the creature, is Idolatry ; such as so adote, or worship God are Idolaters. But the present Minitters of England, do adore or wor. fhip God, in, by, or before a creature respective, or with relation to the creature : Therefore.

The major(or first proposition)being generally owned by Protestants, it being the very fame maxime they make use of, and stop the mouth of the Papifts with, in the point of adoring God mediately by the creature, we shall not stand upon the proof of it: None that know what they say, will deny ir.

The minor Proposition (viz. That the present Ministers of England do adore, or worship God, in, by, or before the creature respeEtive, or with relation to the creature) will receive a quick dispatch :

Not to mention their bowing and Didoclavius p. 755. saith, Genu- cringing at the Altar : That they flectere non modo excludit ritus in- kneel at the receiving of the Saftitutionis , fed etiam praceptum crament is known, that they with fecundum de vit andâ idololatriâ their Communicants should do multis modis violat; which Macco- {0, is enjoyned by their Church, vins assents to, loc. com. p. 861. That their so doing is an adora

tion, or worshipping of God before the creature respective, or with relation to the creature, is too manifelt to admit of a denial: Nothing being more certain than that the Elements are the obje&tum fignificative à gxo, or the motive of their kneeling, which if they were not there, they would nor do.

Object. To what hath beca hitherto offered in this matter, if it be faid, 'That the charging the present Minifters of England wib Idolatry, is exceeding harsh, and that which is an argument of a very unchriftian, and Çexforious fpirit. Though this makes nothing to the enervating of what hach been offered, yet we answer,

1. That many words of Christ himself, were accounted hard Jayings, and not to be borr, and that by such Hearers as were once his Admirers, and did with seeming-great affection attend upon

his Mia niftry: That such poor worms as we should be recharged herewich, is no great marvel, it is enough for the Disciple to b; as his Ma. Aer.

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