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plain places may be certainly understood, (150.) 313. the only rule to judge all controversies by, (155.) 319. its incorruption more secured by Providence than the Roman church's vigilancy, (24.) 215. when made the rule of controversies, those that concern itself, are to be excepted, (8.) 204. (27.) 219. (156.) 320. it contains all necessary material objects of faith, of which the Scripture itself is none, but the means of conveying them to us, (32.) 225. (159.) 323. it must determine some controversies, else those about the church and its notes are undeterminable, (3.) 200. is unjustly charged with increasing controversies and contentions, (4.) 201.

The Scripture is a sufficient means for discovering heresies, i. (127.) 294.

When controversies are referred to Scripture, it is not referring them to the private spirit, understanding it of a persuasion pretending to come from the Spirit of God, i. (10.) 206.

Protestants, that believe Scripture, agree in more things than they differ in, and their differences are not material, ii. (49.) 79. (50.) 82.

Private men, if they interpret Scriptures amiss, and to ill purposes, endanger only themselves, when they do not pretend to prescribe to others, i. (122.) 291.

The protestants' security of the way to happiness, i. (53.) 238. Want of skill in school divinity foolishly objected against English divines, i. (19.) 46.

Separation from a church, ii. (56.) 224. grounds thereof, i. (56.) 432. (57.) 435. how far lawful, ii. (71.) 243. i. (66.) 445. it is justifiable from the profession of what seems false, ii. (64.) 237.

Separation from a church crring in fundamentals, or that requires the profession of any error, is not schism, ii. (75.) 246.

The principles of the church of England's separating from Rome will not serve to justify schismatics, ii. (71.) 243. (74.) 244. (80.) 249. (81, 82.) 251, 252. (85.) 255. (86.) 257.

Socinianism and other heresies countenanced by Romish writers, who have undermined the doctrine of the Trinity, i. (17, 18.) 43,


Spirit teaches sufficiently, not irresistibly, i. (71.) 450.

The promise of the Spirit's leading into all truth, proves not infallibility, ibid.

The promise of the Spirit's abiding with them for ever, may be personal, i. (74.) 455.

And it being a conditional promise, cuts off the Roman church's pretence to infallibility, i. (75.) 456.

Succession of men orthodox not necessary, ii. (38.) 411. (41.) 423. In what sense succession is by the fathers made a mark of the true church, ii. (40.) 421.

Papists cannot prove a perpetual succession of professors of their doctrine, ii. (41.) 423.

Sufficienter et efficaciter, i. (34.) 399.

Superstitions not to be tolerated, i. (40.) 407.


Toleration, i. (85.) 260. the way to truth, ii. (13.) 37. (39.) 63.

The church may tolerate many things, which she does not allow, i. (47.) 416.

Tradition, what, i. (147, 148.) 311.

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Tradition mistaken, i. (44.) 409. (45.) 413. good as written, (46.) 413. how urged by the fathers, ii. (40.) 421.

Tradition proves the books of Scripture to be canonical, not the authority of the present church, i. (25.) 217. (53.) 238. (90, 91, 92.) 263, 264. (27.) 388.

Traditional interpretations of Scripture, how ill preserved by the Roman church, i. (10.) 206. (46.) 413.

No traditional interpretations of Scripture, though if there were any remaining, we are ready to receive them, i. (88, 89.) 262, 263. (46.) 413.

The traditions, distinct from Scripture, which Irenæus mentions, do not favour popery, i. (144.) 308. (145, 146.) 310.

The asserting unwritten traditions, though not inconsistent with the truth of Scripture, yet disparages it as a perfect rule, i. (10.) 206.

Though our translations of the Bible are subject to error, yet our salvation is not thereby made uncertain, i. (68.) 248. (73.) 254.

Different translations of Scripture may as well be objected to the ancient church, as to protestants, i. (58, 59.) 242, 243.

The vulgar translation is not pure and uncorrupted, i. (75, 76, &c.) 254, 255.

Transubstantiation, contradictions contained in it, ii. (46.) 71.

The doctrine of the Trinity undermined by Roman doctors, i. (17, 18.) 43, 44.

Truth necessary to be known, i. (20, 21.) 381, 382.

Truths revealed, what necessary to be believed, i. (9.) 35.

Truths sufficiently propounded, i. (25.) 53.

Truths delivered in Scripture, because they were necessary to be believed, what, i. (17.) 43.

Truth in Scripture, not necessary, i. (13.) 158.

Truths revealed, how they may be innocently denied, i. (16.) 378. God's truths not questioned by protestants, though they deny points professed by the church, i. (12.) 155.

Protestants question not God's truth, though denying some truth revealed by him, if they know it not to be revealed, i. (16.) 378.

The truth of the present church depends not upon the visibility or perpetuity of the church in all ages, ii. (21.) 199. (20.) 501.

The apostles depositing truth with the church, is no argument that she should always keep it entire and sincere, i. (148.) 311.

The promise of being led into all truth, agrees not equally to the apostles, and to the church, i. (34.) 399.

A trial of religion by Scripture may well be refused by papists, i. (3.) 200.


Violence and force to introduce religion, is against the nature of religion, and unjustly charged upon protestants, ii. (96.) 270.

What visible church was before Luther, disagreeing from the Roman, i. (19.) 105. ii. (27.) 206.

That there should be always a visible unerring church, of one denomination, is not necessary, ii. (27.) 206.

The visible church may not cease, though it may cease to be visible, ii. (13, 14.) 194, 195. (41.) 214.

The church may not be visible in the popish sense, and yet may not dissemble, but profess her faith, ii. (18.) 197.

The great uncertainties salvation in the Roman church depends on, i. (63-72.) 245-254.

Their uncertainty of the right administration of sacraments, i. (63 -68.) 245-248.

Unity how to be obtained, i. (81, &c.) 464. ii. (39, &c.) 63.
Unity of the church, ii. (58.) 452.

The church's unity, by what means best preserved, i. (81.) 464. ii. (13.) 37. (16.) 41. (40.) 64.

Pretence of infallibility a ridiculous means to unity, when that is the chief question to be determined, i. (8.) 150.

Unity of external communion not necessary to the being a member of the catholic church, ii. (9.) 190.

Universality of a doctrine no certain sign that it came from the apostles, i. (44.) 409.

Want of universality of place proves not protestants to be heretics, and may as well be objected against the Roman church, ii. (42.) 425. (55.) 448.

We would receive unwritten traditions derived from the apostles, if we knew what they were, i. (46.) 413.

The vulgar translation not pure and uncorrupted, i. (75, 76, &c.) 254, 255.


The whole doctrine of Christ was taught by the apostles, and an anathema denounced against any that should bring in new doctrines, ii. (18.) 43.

The wisdom of protestants justified in forsaking the errors of the Roman church, ii. (53, 54.) 445.

The wisdom of protestants shewed at large against the papists, in making the Bible their religion, ii. (56—72.) 449–458.

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