The Scourge: In Vindication of the Church of England (Classic Reprint)

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Lence, and by their Writings affront us in the molt formidable manner? When the ve Foundations of our Church are difputed, and D' enters'of all fortsj feem to triumph, as if our Ef'tablifllment werejufiz' expiring: W rat is it that occafions thaeremifliiefs, that Spirit of Indifference in the Church of}? That {he a pears fo perfeéhly unconcerned, and lies without eply under thofi: Loads of Scandal, Reai Eroaeh and Refleéliiqn that are daily thrown u on, er? It cannot be becaufe {he wants the Arm o the Civil Power, or is not proteéted by the Soverei who has facredly promifedto be thedefender of er F aith, her Doétrine, and Difcipline 3 who has no waylimprov'd the Profpeéls our Enemies; fcom td form from the prefent Government, which has only engag'd they {hall have Leave to ferve God in their, own Way, and live Defence, of the Laws. But creach upon us; are not we wenpt the Royal Word and praetice for our Se curity andgexarnple, p Encouragements truly pious, and may they eternally be. Our Gloryand Defence. If, the, favourites. Of the Church exprefs'd half the Induftry, for her Support as her Enemies the Difl'ehters {hew to aceompliih her Ruin, {he would. Have no occafion for Vindications of th Have we, not more Ar merit, more Authority, more Antiquity of our ide? Are we not the G10 ry, the Bulwark of the Reformation Let us them infitt upon our Privileges, and by the force of Reafon convince thefe Gainfayers, that we are not ignorant of their Devices, that we are neither afliam'd nor afraid to afi'ert the Ho our of our Ecclefiafcical Confiitution, and then let t ie impartialworldjudge between us, when they perufe our feveral Pretences.

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