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taken for granted; Such as ad in the holy things of Godiby vertue of
an Office-Poiver received from Idolaters, and offer up toc Goda
Worship meertigiof; humane composision, once abused co Idolatry,
are Idolaters. Whether this.be rue of the present Ministers of
England, is in the next place to be considered ; of which briefly.
ii. That the Romish Church ( so called) are Idolaters, their Wor-
ship, in the complex thereof, idolatry; will nor (we suppose) be de
nied by any chat call themselves Protestants, the most learned of whom
have affedted and proved it fo to be : If any of our Reverend Fathers
are of another inįnd, she would encréat them to cónftrue 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 thoughes,
which are usually becter than the first.

so se dosta
.. Thus some of them, O felix Puerpera,
01: Lubora Noftra pians Scelera,..

Jure Marris Impera

Redemptori. VV herein the Virgin Mary is not only prayed unto, but Chrilt in his Exalted late is subjected to her Authority; which is not only a spice of Idolarry, but also some of the molt horrid Blasphemy imaginables, Their praying to Images, Adoration of Saints,&c. is knowo. Take a talte hereof in the ensuing Instances; thus then they Ipeak:

O Crux spes unica, Hoc paffionis tempore, duses: Ange piis constantiam

Reifq; dona yeniam. tje Io which the Clofs itself is invocated, as their only Hope, 10 bestow perdon upon the guilty, patience and constancy upon the Godly. And who comes not in the least short hereof, for Blasphemy and Idolatry. Bonarows che Jesuite, Lib.3. Amphitrial, Honor... 3., cap. ult. ad Divi

nam Hallensem, Puerum Jefum, faith as followech: Thomas de Aquino za Hærco hæc inter meditans, interque cruorem, die parte Sum. Quaft. 25, Jocer delicias, uberis, & lateris. Arti: sayes, Sequitur, Et dico (fi forte oculos super ubera tendo ) quod eadem reverentia Diva parens mammæ gaudia pôsco cuz. exhibeatur imaginiCbri. . Sed dico ( fi deinde oculos in vulnera verto) fti, o ipli Christo, cum o Jesu lateris gaudia malo tui. ergo Chriftus adoratur Rem fcio prenlabo li fas erit ubera dextrâ, Adoratione latriæ, confe Læyâ prensabo vulnera si dabitur.

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

go fit adoratione latria Vulnera refticuant turpem, ulceribus mendicum, adoranda. Tefta cui faniem radere rola potest.

The Image of Christ, he Ubera reficient Ismaclem sitiencem,

tells you, is to be wor. Quem Sara non patitur,quem neg; auerit Agar. shiped with the same worIlta mihi ad peftem, procul & procul, expungendam, Tip obat Christ is. Yes, Ila mihi ad longas evalitura febres.

Bellarmine de Imag.cap. Ira vomit Aammas sumatq; libidinis Ærna, 21. 1ays, Imagines CbriSuffocare queo sanguine lacte queo.

fi, & Sanctorum veneLivor inexpleta rubigine (fævit in artus

rande sunt , non folum Detergere queo lacte, cruore queo.

per accidens, o improa Vanus honos me perpetua, prurigine tentat, priè, fed etiam per ses

Exfaturare queo fanguine lacte queo. propriè, ita ut ipfa termi. Ergo parens, & pate meis advertite, votis, nent venerationem, ut in so

Lac peto, depereo fanguinem, utrumq; volo. confiderantur, & non folem, O Glio tamen! O vocem fitis intercludit. vicem gerunt exemplaris.

Natæ cruore ficim comprime, lacte parens. In which he assercs, what Dic matri, meus hic fitit oprima mater, 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 the representatives of übera fi reliquis divitiora geris.

the Deity, &c. ard per acO quando ladabor ab ubere vulnere pascar, cidens, but properly and Deliciisq; fruar, mamma, lacusq; cuis. per se, so as that they ter,

minate the Worship.

To which might be added as second hereupto, the blasphemous postry of Franciscus de Mendoza,in viridario utriusq; eruditionis, lib.2. Prob. 2. The usual ascription of Laus Deo, Virginiq; matri Maria, in the clofe of their writings ; in which, Divine honour with God is afcribed 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 stand longer upon this matter, 'tis beyond exception evident, that thai 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 so.

2. That the present Ministers of England a&t by vertue of an Of Sce-Power, from this Combination and Affembly of Idolatérs, 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 Alsembly 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 Mallonely 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 fölloweth 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 can it be denied, but they offer up to God a Worship meerly of Humane Compoßtion ( 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 V Vorship that was once abused to Idolatry, being the VVorship of that Church, whose V Vorship (at least in the complex thereof) is so, caonot, with the least presence of Reason, be denied. That the whole of ic 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 Consecration of the Lord's Supper, Colleass Epistles, Gospels, out of the Maß. Book: The Ordination of Arch

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Bishops, Bishops, and Priests, out of the Romane Pontifical, hath been afferred 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 Walfingham procures two intelligencers from the Pope, who seeing the Service of London and Canterbury in the Pomp thereof, wonder that their Lord, the Pope, should be so unadvised, 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 Testimony of King Edward the oth and his Council; witnessing the English Service to be the same, and no other but the old, the self-fame words in Englisho 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- Radiaph. p. 860. faith, Non licet latrous Church of Rome) needs not mut uarijant retinere res aut ritas many words to demonstrate ; what Sacros Idololarrarum five Ethnielse is the Priests change of Voice; corum sive Pontificiorum,&c, etfi Posture and Place in Worship en- in se res fuerint adia Phora quia joyped them ? not to mention their vitandam effe omnem conformitaHoly Veftmentes, Bowings, 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, Thạt the present Ministers of England, acting in the Holy Things of God, by vertue of an Office-Power received from Idolaters, and offering up to him a Worthip meerly of humane compofition, once abused.co Idolatry with the Rites and Modes of Idolaters, are deeply guilty of the fin of Idolatry. To To which we adde, I 2

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in Prayer. Not to tire the Reader in this disquisition; Though one part of the Lyturgy was not long after introduced by one Pope, and another part by another, yet till Gregories time ( who to the honour of Lyinrgies be it spoken, was the very worst of all the Bishops of Rome that preceded him ) viz. about the year 600. was there any considerable use, or any imposing of them ? Yea till the time of Pope Hadrian ( which was about the year 800. Was it not (as I find) by publick Authority imposed : Then indeed the Emperour Charles, the Great being moved thereunto by the foresaid Hadrian) by his Civil Authority commands the wse of a Lyturg)(viz. Grégories Lyiurgy, as is thought ) to which he compels his Ministers by Threats and Punishments; the usual attendancies and support of Lytur gjes ever fince their production in the world.

The sumis, That in as much as first, it cannot be proved (the con traty being moft manifest in the Scripture ) that'any Lycurgy was enjoyned by Christ or his Apostles, or in are in the first Churches planted by them. 2dly, It is evident that for the first four hundred years and more after Chrift, there was no Lyturgy framed, nor any by folemn Authority imposed, to the year eigłic hundred; it follows' undediably from hence, That to worship God in the way of a Liturgy; or finred Forms of Prayer, is to worship him in a way that is por of his appointment. To which we adde,

2. That Worship which is an obstruction of any positive duty charged by Christ, to be performed by the Saints, is not a Worship that is of his appointment. But this is undeniably true of the Coma mon-Prayer-Book-Worship : Therefore.

That Chrift did upon his Ascentien give unto his Church, Officers, as fignal characters of his Love to, and Care of it, will not be denied, Ephef. 4. 11. is an evidence hereof beyond' exception. That to there Officers He gave Gifts and Qualifications, every way fuiting the imployment which he called them forth unto, capnor without a most horrid advance against the Wisdome, Faithfulness, Love and Care of Christ towards the Beloved of his Soul, be gainsayed. That be not onely expects, but folemnly charges upon these Officers, ains improvement of the Gifts bestowed upon themi, for the edification of his Body, is evidently comprized, and very frequently remarked in the Scripture, 2 Tim. 1. 6. 1 Cor. 12.7. Ephef. 4. 11. Prov. 17. 10. Luke 19. 20. Tp imagia after all this, that any Worship fhould be of

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