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commands, and to be furjeet to their authority for coníciince lake. Tofidelity, or difference in religion, eith not make void the Magistrates jutt and legal Authority, nor free the people from their cue Obedience lo him : from which Ecclefiaftical persons are not Exempted, much lels hath the Pope any power or Jurisdiction over them in their dominions, or over any of their people, and least of all lo deprive them of their dominions or lives if he shall judge them to be hereticks, or upon any other pretence whatsoever, 1 Tim 2 12 · Pet. 2. 17. Rom. 13 6,7. & 13. 5. Tis. 3. I j Per. 2 13, 14, 16. Rom. 13. 1. 3 King 2. 35 AN 25. 9.10, 11. 2 Pet 2.1,10,11 Jude v. 8,

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one Woman: neither is it Lawful for any man to have more then one Wife, nor for any Woman co have more than one Husband at the same time, a Gen 2' 24 Mlat 19 56 Prou 2 17

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purpose of his Will fore-orda thereunto: - Wherefore they being fallen in Adam, are reder are effectually called unto F. his Spirit working in due sea adopted, sanctified, o and I through Faith unto Salvaci. any other redeemed by Chi called, justified, adopted, fai. but the Ełect only.9 mi Pi & 2.10. 2 Thef. 2. 13. RI! 2.14 o Rom. 8. 30. Eph. i. Pi Pet, 1.5. 4 Jobn 7. 9. E 47.& 10.26. Rom. 8. 28.10.

VII. The rest of mankind Gcording to the unsearch ah own Will, whereby he ext eth mercy, as he pleaseth, soveraign power over his ( and to ordain them to d for their Sin, to the praili tice. r Mat. II. 25, 26. 22. 2Tim.2.19,20. Jude

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Of the Churcb.
HE Catholick or Universal Church,

which is invisible, confifts of the whole number of the Elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one under Christ ihe head thereof, and the Spouse, the Body, the fulness of him that filleth all and in all a Epbs 1. 10, 22, 23 & 5. 23, 27, 32 Col. 1. 18

II. The whole body of men throughout the World, professing the faith of the Gospel, & obedience usto God by Christ according unto it, b not destroying their own profession by any errors everting the foundation, c or unholiness of Conversation, they " and their Children e with them are, and may be called the visible Catholick Church of Chrift, though as such it is not intrusted with any Officers to rule or govera over the whole body & bi Cor. 1. 2. col 2. 19. I Tim i. 2 I im 2. 19 Til 1. 16. 1 Cor 7. 14 Atis 2 29 Ezek. 16. 20,21 Rom. 11.16 Gen 17.7' i Cur 12. 12,13 Rom. 15 9, 10,12 Epb. 4. 8, 11, 12 Rom. 12, 6, 7, 8. 1 Cor. 12. 18,19,30

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so degenerated as to become no Churches of Chrilt, but Synagogues of Satan : i Neverthelels Christ always hash had, & ever (hall have a visible Kingdom in this work, to the end thereof of such as believe in hiin, and make profession of his name k hiCor 13 12 Rev 2, 3 chapters Mat 13 24,10 37, 42'R:0 28 2 Rom. 11. 18,10 23* Mit 16. 18 Pjal 72. 17 102. 28 Map 28. 19, 20

IV. There is no cther head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Chrift, I nor can the Pope of Rome in any fepse be head thereof but is that Ancichrist, the man of Sin, and lon of Perdition that exalceth himself in the Church against Christ & all that is called God, whom the Lord fhall deliroy with the brightness of his coming. malcoli. 18 Epb i.

Mal 23. 8, 9, 10, 2 I bef. 2 3, 4, 8, 9 Rév 13.6

V. As che Lord in his care and love towards his Church hich in his infiiite wise providence exerciled ic with great varitty in all ages to: the good of them that love him, and his own glory : " lo according to his promise, we ex. pe&t that in the latter days, Antichrift being destroyed, o the Jews called, Pani the adverries of the Kinglom of his dear Son broken,

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the Churches of Christ being enlarged and edifi:d chrough a free and plentiful communia cation of ligic and grace, Thallerjiy in this world a more quiet, peace ible and liricus condition chen they have enjiyed I 10 g1 & 14. 21 & 8. 1 with 9 31 ° 2 Thej. 2, 8.9, 10 Rev 18 2, 4,

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CH A P. XXVII.
Of the C minunion of Saints
LL Saines chat are uniced to Jesus Christ

their Head by his Spi ic and F.ich although they are not made thereby cne person with him a have fellowship in , his Graces, Sufferings, Death, Resurrection and Glory : 5 And being united to one another in loves they have communion in each others gifis & graces, c and are ovliged to the performance of such dutys, publick and private, as do conduce to their mutual gooi, both in the inward and outward Man" a Col I. 18, 19. I Cor. 8. 6 Ifa. 42. 8. 1 Tim 6. 15, 16 Psel 45 7 with Heb 1. 8, 9 b 1,70bn 1. 3. Eph 3. 16 ti 19 Joh. 1. 16 Epb 2. 5,6 Phil 3 10 Rom 6.5,6 21 im. 2. 12° Epb 4. 15, 16. 1 Cor 12.7.& 3 21, 22, 2.3 Col 2. 19 I Thej 5 11, 14 Ron 1. 11, 12, 14. 1 Jobn 3. 16, 17, 18 Gal 6. 10

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