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The fathers declared their judgment of articles, but did not require their declarations to be received under anathema, ii. (18.) 43.

Protestants did not forsake the church, though they forsook its errors, i. (11.) 371.

Sufficient foundation for faith without infallible certainty, ii. (6.) 354. (45.) 429.

Fundamentals, what, i. (20, 21.) 381, 382. (51.) 422. ii. (52.) 83. Differences in fundamentals, i. (19.) 380. (13.) 373. ii. (19.) 45. Not necessary to have a list of them, i.(53.) 426. Who secure from erring in them, ii.(64.) 237. No infallible guide in fundamentals, i. (39.) 406.

Fundamental errors twofold, ii. (88.) 258.

To be unerring in fundamentals can be said of no church of one denomination, i. (55.) 431.

To say, that there shall always be a church not erring in fundamentals, is to say, that there shall be always a church, i. (35.) 402.

A church is not safe, though retaining fundamentals, when it builds hay and stubble on the foundation, and neglects to reform her errors. ii. (61.) 238.

Ignorance of what points in particular are fundamental, does not make it uncertain whether we do not err fundamentally, or differ in fundamentals among ourselves, ii. (14.) 496.

In what sense the church of Rome errs not fundamentally, i. (20.) 106.


The four gospels contain all necessary doctrines, ii. (40—43.) 64. 66, 67.

An infallible guide not necessary for avoiding heresy, i. (127.) 294. The apostolic church an infallible guide, to which we may resort, i. (69.) 447.

The church may not be an infallible guide in fundamentals, though it be infallible in fundamentals, i. (39.) 406.

That the Roman church should be the only infallible guide of faith, and the Scriptures say nothing concerning it, is incredible, ii. (20.) 372.


Heresy, what, i. (8.) 94. (127.) 294. ii. (18.) 43. (51.) 221. (11.) 362. (38.) 411.

No mark of heresy to want succession of bishops holding the same doctrine, ii. (38.) 411. (41.) 423.

Heretics, who, i. (127.) 294.

We are not heretics for opposing things propounded by the church of Rome for Divine truth, ii. (11, 12.) 362, 363.

Holy Ghost, its motions, i. (95.) 267.

Hooker's fundamentals, ii. (49.) 79.

Whether protestants schismatically cut off the Roman church from hopes of salvation, ii. (38.) 211.


Jewish church had in it no infallible direction, i.(124.) 293. (141.) 304. The imposing a necessity of professing known errors, and practising known corruptions, is a just cause of separating from a church, ii. (31.) 208. (36.) 211. (40.) 214. (50.) 221. (59, 60.) 228. 230. (68, 69.) 241, 242. Indifferency to all religions falsely charged upon protestants, i. (3.) 88. (12.) 372.

The belief of the church's infallibility makes way for heresy, i.(10.)99. An infallible guide not needful for avoiding heresies, i. (127.) 294.


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The church's infallibility has not the same evidence as there is for the Scriptures, i. (30.) 392. (31.) 395.

The church's infallibility can no way be better assured to us, than the Scriptures incorruption, i. (25.) 217. (27.) 388.

The church's infallibility is not proved from the promise, that the gates of heil shall not prevail against it, i. (70.) 449.

Nor from the promise of the Spirit's leading into all truth, which was made only to the apostles, i. (71.) 450. (72.) 452.

The church's infallibility not proved from Ephes. iv. 11-13.-He gave some apostles, &c. till we all come in the unity of the faith, &c. i. (79, 80.) 460, 461.

That God has appointed an infallible judge of controversies, because such a one is desirable and useful, is a weak conclusion, i. (128—136.) 296-299.

Infallibility in fundamentals no warrant to adhere to a church in all that she proposes, i. (57.) 435.

Infallible interpretations of Scripture vainly boasted of by the Roman church, i. (93–95.) 265-267.

Whether the denial of the church's infallibility leaves men to their private spirit, reason, and discourse, and what is the harm of it, i. (12, 13.) 102, 103.

Traditional interpretations of Scripture how ill preserved, i.(10.) 206. Interpretations of Scripture, which private men make for themselves (not pretending to prescribe their sense to others) though false, or seditious, endanger only themselves, i. (122.) 291.

Allow the pope or Roman church to be a decisive interpreter of Christ's laws, and she can evacuate them, and make what laws she pleases, i. (10, 11.) 99. 101. (1.) 197.

Interpretations of Scripture may not be imposed, ii. (16.) 41. Men may declare their sense, but cannot impose it, (18.) 43.

Interpreter of Scripture, every man for himself, i. (110.) 282. Not the Roman church, (80.) 257.

St. Irenæus's account of tradition favours not popery, i. (144—146.)

308. 310.

His saying, that no reformation can countervail the danger of a schism, explained, ii. (11.) 192.

A living judge to end controversies about the sense of Scripture, not necessary, i. (12, 13.) 209, 210.

If Christ had intended such a judge in religion, he would have named him, which he has not done, i. (23.) 215. (69.) 252. ii. (20.) 372.

Though a living judge be necessary to determine civil causes, yet not necessary for religious causes, i. (14-22.) 212–214.

If there be a judge of controversies, no necessity he should be of the Roman church, i. (69.) 447.

Roman catholics set up as many judges in religion, as protestants, i. (116.) 285. (118.) 287. (153.) 315.

Judge of controversies none, i. (10.) 206. (13, &c.) 210. (85.) 260. (103.) 275. (69.) 447. In religion every one for himself, ii. (11.) 208. (116.) 285. (153, &c.) 315. (87.) 468.

Justification, verbal disputes about it, ii. (30, &c.) 513.


Our obligation to know any Divine truth arises from God's manifest revealing of it, i. (19.) 380.


How we are assured, in what language the Scripture is uncorrupted, i. (75-57.) 240-242.

To leave a church, and to leave the external communion of a church, is not the same thing, ii. (32.) 406. (35.) 410. (47.) 430.

Love, what requires different degrees of it, ii. (5.) 480. Luther's separation not like that of the Donatists, and why, ii. (33.) 209, (101.) 279.

Luther and his followers did not divide from the whole church, being a part of it, but only reformed themselves, forsaking the corrupt part, ii. (56.) 224.

Luther's opposing himself to all in his Reformation, no objection against him, ii. (89, 90.) 260, 261.

We are not bound to justify all that Luther said and did, no more than papists are bound to justify what several popes have said and done, ii. (112.) 301.


They may be members of the catholic church, that are not united in external communion, ii. (9.) 190.

Merit, how denied, ii. (35.) 59.

Millennium, a matter of faith to Irenæus and Justin Martyr, i. (10.)


The mischiefs that followed the Reformation, not imputable to it, ii. (92.) 264.

The Author's motives to change his religion, with answers to them, i. (42, 43.) 63, 64.

The faith of papists resolved at last into the motives of credibility, i. (154.) 316.


Necessary to salvation what, i. (26.) 111.

Necessary simply to salvation, i. (52, 53.) 423. 426.

Necessary to be believed, what, ibid. ii. (49.) 79.

Necessary, the evil of making that necessary, which God has not made necessary to salvation, i. (64.) 442.

Necessary truths, what, ii. (1, &c.) 31. (41.) 66. What makes any truth necessary to be believed, (4, &c.) 32. To be believed, and not to be disbelieved, the same, (11.) 35. To be believed absolutely, and necessary to be believed upon a supposition, ibid.

Necessary to be known that they are revealed, and why to be believed when they are revealed, and known to be so, ii. (30, &c.) 56. Necessary doctrines, all to be found in each evangelist, ii. (40.) 64. Necessary simply, how to be known, i. (144.) 308.

What makes points necessary to be believed, ii. (11.) 35. No more is necessary to be believed by us than by the apostles, (27, &c.) 56. Papists make many things necessary to salvation, which God never made so, ii. (7.) 482.

All necessary points of faith are contained in the Creed, ii. (73, 74.) 103.

Why some points not so necessary were put into the Creed, ii. (75, 76.) 104, 105.

Protestants may agree in necessary points, though they may overvalue some things they hold, ii. (34.) 518.

To impose a necessity of professing known errors, and practis known corruptions, is a just cause of separation, ii. (31.) 208. (36.) 211. (40.) 214. (50.) 221. (59.) 228. (60.) 230. (68, 69.) 241, 242.

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A blind obedience is not due to ecclesiastical decisions, though our practice must be determined by the sentence of superiors, in doubtful cases, ii. (110.) 296.

A probable opinion may be followed (according to the Roman doctors) though it be not the safest way for avoiding sin, ii. (8.) 486. Optatus's saying impertinently urged against protestants, ii. (99, 100.) 276, 277.

Ordination, ii. (39.) 415. (15.) 496.

Though we receive ordination and Scripture from a false church, yet we may be a true church, ii. (54.) 445.


Whether papists or protestants most hazard their souls on probabilities, ii. (57.) 91.

What we believe concerning the perpetuity of the visible church, i. (18.) 105.

Peter had no authority over the other apostles, ii. (100.) 277.

Whether I Tim. iii. 15. The pillar and ground of truth, belong to Timothy, or the church, i. (76.) 458.

If those words belong to the church, whether they may not signify her duty, and yet that she may err in neglecting it, i. (77.) 459.

A possibility of being deceived argues not an uncertainty in all we believe, i. (26.) 386. (50.) 421. ii. (107.) 291. (47.) 430.

By joining in the prayers of the Roman church, we must join in her unlawful practices, i. (11.) 371.

Preaching the word and administering the sacraments, how they are inseparable notes of the church, and how they make it visible, ii. (19.)


Private judgment, how not to be opposed to the public, ii. (109.)


Private spirit, how we are to understand it, i. (110.) 282.

Private spirit is not appealed to, (i. e. to dictates pretending to come from God's Spirit) when controversies are referred to Scripture, i. (110.) 282.

Whether one is left to his private spirit, reason, and discourse, by denying the church's infallibility, and the harm of it, i. (12, 13.) 40, 41. (110.) 282.

The Jesuits' doctrine of probability exposed, ii. (8.) 486.
Proposed sufficiently, what, i. (9.) 35.

It is hard for papists to resolve what is a sufficient proposal of the church, i. (54.) 429.

Protestants are on the surer side for avoiding sin, and papists on the more dangerous side to commit sin, shewed in instances, ii. (9.) 491.


Every man by reason must judge both of Scripture and the church, i. (111—113.) 282, 283. (118.) 287. (120.) 290. (122.) 291.

Reason and judgment of discretion is not to be reproached for the private spirit, i. (100.) 271.

If men must not follow their reason, what they are to follow, i, (114, 115.) 284, 285.

Some kind of reformation may be so necessary, as to justify sepa

ration from a corrupt church, though every pretence of reformation will not, ii. (53.) 222.

Nothing is more against religion, than using violence to introduce it, ii. (96.) 270.

The religion of protestants (which is the belief of the Bible) a wiser and safer way than that of the Roman church, shewed at large, ii. (56 -72.) 449-458.

All protestants require repentance to remission of sins, and remission of sins to justification, ii. (31.) 515.

Revelation unequal, i. (24.) 384.

No revelations, known to be so, may be rejected as not fundamental, ii. (11.) 35.

A Divine revelation may be ignorantly disbelieved by a church, and yet it may continue a church, i. (20.) 381.

Papists cannot have reverence for the Scripture, whilst they advance so many things contrary to it, i. (1.) 197.

No argument of their reverence to it, that they have preserved it entire, i. (2.) 199.

The Roman church, when Luther separated, was not the visible church, though a visible church, and part of the catholic, ii. (26, 27.) 205, 206.

The present Roman church has lost all authority to recommend what we are to believe in religion, i. (101.) 272.

The properties of a perfect rule, i. (5—7.) 202, 203.

Whether the popish rule of fundamentals, or ours, is the safest, ii. (83.) 110.


Right administration of sacraments uncertain in the Roman church, i. (63-68.) 245-248.

Salvation, the conditions of it, i. (5.) 92. (159.) 323. the sure way to it, ii. (53.) 84. (63.) 95. great uncertainty of it in the church of Rome, i. (63.) 245.

Schism, what, i. (3.) 88. (22.) 108. ii. (22.) 200. (28, &c.) 208. (51.) 221. (56.) 224. (102.) 281. trial of schism, i. (22.) 108. the only fountain thereof, ii. (16.) 41.

He may be no schismatic, that forsakes a church for errors not damnable, i. (2.) 87.

They may not be schismatics, that continue the separation from Rome, though, Luther, that began it, had been a schismatic, ii. (4.) 189. (14.) 365.

Scripture, a perfect rule of faith, i. (5.) 202. its meaning, (84.) 259. proofs of its Divine authority, ii. (53.) 84. it is sufficient to guard us from error, and keep us in unity of faith, i. (80.) 461. the incorruption thereof known by consent of copies, (27.) 388. received from universal tradition, (36.) 403. the certainty of understanding it in some places, (50.) 421. what canonical, determinable only by the testimony of the ancient churches, (27.) 219. (33. &c.) 226. translations, how to be examined or depended on, (27.) 219. (55.) 240. (72.) 253. (83.) 259. internal arguments for the authority of the Scriptures, (47.) 232. not received upon the authority of the Roman church, (91.) 264. but universal tradition, (27.) 388. church of Rome not the infallible interpreter of Scripture, (97.) 269. received from universal tradition, (161.) 272. (62.) 440. a sufficient rule to judge what is necessary to be believed, (104.) 276. intelligible in all necessarics, (105.) 278. Scripture received only by the authority of universal tradition, (114.) 284. obscure places, what matter of faith they contain, (127.) 294.

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