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A29753 Quakerisme the path-way to paganisme, or, A vieu of the Quakers religion being an examination of the theses and apologie of Robert Barclay, one of their number, published lately in Latine, to discover to the world, what that is, which they hold and owne for the only true Christian religion / by John Brown ... Brown, John, 1610?-1679.; R. M. C. 1678 (1678) Wing B5033; ESTC R10085 718,829 590

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the_o patriarch_n prophet_n and_o apostle_n and_o we_o hear_v and_o shall_v hear_v more_o of_o it_o out_o of_o this_o man_n hereafter_o that_o they_o make_v the_o light_n within_o which_o be_v their_o great_a and_o only_a teacher_n common_a to_o all_o man_n be_v there_o a_o difference_n with_o they_o betwixt_o this_o inward_a testimony_n and_o that_o light_n which_o enlighten_v every_o man_n that_o come_v into_o the_o world_n but_o it_o may_v be_v he_o mean_v some_o special_a distinct_a thing_n by_o this_o sense_n or_o touch_n of_o this_o inward_a testimony_n wherein_o he_o will_v seem_v to_o come_v near_o to_o plato_n sensation_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d in_o th●aeat_a but_o what_o can_v the_o touch_n or_o sensation_n of_o a_o testimony_n import_n if_o not_o
show_v if_o it_o be_v worth_a so_o much_o pain_n let_v any_o who_o will_v rea●_n the_o jesuit_n didacus_n ruiz_n de_fw-fr praedestinatione_fw-la dispp_n 39_o 40.41.42.43.44.45_o and_o especial_o disp_v 46._o de_fw-la barbaris_fw-la and_o he_o shall_v find_v this_o quaker_n doctrine_n at_o full_a length_n chap._n x._o of_o universal_a grace_n and_o light_n 1._o we_o come_v to_o examine_v his_o second_o proposition_n contain_v a_o further_a piece_n of_o their_o divinity_n which_o he_o express_v thus_o pag._n 79._o §_o 11._o that_o god_n for_o this_o end_n do_v comunicate_a and_o give_v to_o every_o man_n a_o certane_v measure_n of_o the_o light_n of_o his_o son_n a_o measure_n of_o grace_n or_o some_o manifestation_n of_o the_o spirit_n which_o have_v several_a name_n in_o scripture_n as_o the_o seed_n of_o the_o kingdom_n mat_n 13_o 18_o 19_o light_n manifest_v all_o thing_n ephes._n 5_o 13._o the_o word_n of_o god_n rom._n 10_o 18_o the_o manifestation_n of_o the_o spirit_n give_v to_o every_o one_o 1_o cor._n 12.7_o the_o talon_n mat._n 25.14_o the_o gospel_n preach_v to_o every_o creature_n col_n 1_n 23_o ans._n this_o must_v be_v a_o strange_a and_o wonderful_a thing_n that_o be_v both_o grace_n &_o gift_n which_o be_v inward_a and_o place_v in_o the_o soul_n &_o the_o word_n of_o god_n &_o the_o gospel_n which_o be_v outward_a preach_v &_o declare_v to_o the_o ear_n of_o people_n what_o can_v we_o make_v of_o this_o or_o what_o can_v we_o understand_v by_o it_o nay_o this_o with_o they_o be_v the_o spirit_n of_o god_n it_o be_v christ_n god_n father_n son_n &_o holy_a ghost_n and_o what_o not_o this_o i_o take_v to_o be_v peculiar_a to_o the_o quaker_n for_o neither_o pelagian_n nor_o socinian_o nor_o arminian_n nor_o any_o of_o their_o follower_n nor_o jesuite_n ever_o speak_v at_o this_o rate_n of_o nonsense_n &_o vent_v to_o the_o world_n such_o inconsistency_n which_o be_v rather_o the_o foaming_n of_o a_o distract_a brain_n than_o the_o discourse_n of_o man_n in_o their_o wit_n how_o heterodox_n so_o ever_o but_o be_v it_o not_o strange_a that_o this_o man_n shall_v imagine_v these_o thing_n to_o be_v common_a to_o all_o mankind_n the_o seed_n of_o the_o kingdom_n i_o no_o where_o read_v of_o but_o of_o the_o word_n of_o the_o kingdom_n which_o be_v compare_v to_o seed_n and_o be_v this_o word_n preach_v to_o all_o nation_n from_o the_o begin_n of_o the_o word_n or_o be_v it_o to_o this_o day_n sow_v in_o all_o nation_n even_o among_o heathen_n in_o japan_n &_o other_o region_n &_o territory_n in_o the_o east_n &_o west_n indee_n or_o among_o the_o turk_n &_o cannibal_n by_o who_o i_o pray_v and_o upon_o who_o testimony_n must_v we_o believe_v this_o the_o word_n of_o god_n rom._n 10_o 17._o be_v the_o word_n that_o be_v hear_v &_o preach_v by_o such_o as_o be_v send_v who_o foot_n be_v beautiful_a vers_n 15._o &_o by_o which_o faith_n come_v &_o call_v upon_o god_n vers_fw-la 13_o 14_o 17._o be_v this_o common_a to_o all_o nation_n the_o manifestation_n of_o the_o spirit_n speak_v of_o 1_o cor._n 12._o be_v concern_v gift_n peculiar_o enumerate_v vers_fw-la 8_o 9_o 10._o such_o as_o the_o word_n of_o wisdom_n the_o word_n of_o knowledge_n faith_n gift_n of_o heal_a work_v of_o miracle_n prophecy_n discern_v of_o spirit_n diverse_a kind_n of_o tongue_n and_o interpretation_n of_o tongue_n and_o be_v these_o common_a to_o all_o man_n or_o be_v they_o then_o common_a to_o all_o the_o world_n nay_o do_v not_o the_o apostle_n express_o restrick_v they_o to_o the_o church_n of_o which_o he_o be_v there_o speak_v &_o in_o which_o the_o lord_n do_v set_v officer_n endue_v with_o these_o gift_n vers_fw-la 28_o &_o express_o say_v that_o they_o be_v not_o common_a even_o to_o all_o the_o member_n of_o the_o church_n as_o may_v be_v see_v through_o that_o chapter_n &_o particular_o vers_fw-la 29_o 30_o beside_o that_o the_o scope_n of_o the_o whole_a irrefragable_o evince_v this_o as_o for_o the_o talon_n mention_v mat._n 25._o we_o speak_v of_o it_o in_o the_o precede_a chapter_n and_o that_o gospel_n whereof_o paul_n speak_v col._n 1_o be_v that_o which_o he_o be_v send_v to_o preach_v to_o all_o indefinite_o as_o providence_n which_o sometime_o stand_v in_o the_o way_n of_o his_o endeavour_v to_o preach_v it_o somewhere_o as_o we_o see_v act._n 16_o 6_o 7._o order_v it_o and_o which_o be_v call_v vers_fw-la 26._o the_o mystery_n which_o have_v be_v hide_v from_o age_n and_o generation_n but_o now_o be_v make_v manifest_a to_o the_o saint_n be_v this_o common_a to_o all_o before_o christ_n come_v &_o be_v it_o common_a to_o all_o this_o day_n how_o shall_v it_o be_v evince_v that_o this_o gospel_n be_v thus_o universal_a will_v he_o take_v that_o word_n every_o creature_n under_o heaven_n vers_fw-la 23._o without_o any_o limitation_n then_o he_o must_v s●y_v that_o paul_n preach_v this_o gospel_n to_o devil_n to_o beast_n &_o all_o creature_n without_o sense_n as_o well_o as_o to_z men._n but_o if_o he_o will_v restrick_v it_o let_v it_o be_v according_a to_o reason_n &_o we_o be_v satisfy_v &_o his_o design_n be_v cross_v for_o as_o we_o clear_v above_o chap._n viii_o these_o universals_z must_v be_v interpret_v according_a to_o the_o nature_n of_o the_o thing_n speak_v of_o &_o the_o circumstance_n of_o the_o place_n &_o so_o it_o will_v here_o but_o import_n a_o indefinite_a mission_n among_o the_o gentile_n and_o be_v a_o hyperbolic_a expression_n of_o the_o vast_a extension_n of_o the_o tiding_n of_o salvation_n now_o under_o the_o gospel_n administration_n in_o comparison_n of_o what_o it_o be_v un●er_o the_o law_n when_o restrick_v to_o the_o limit_n of_o one_o kingdom_n &_o to_o the_o posterity_n of_o abraham_n isaak_n &_o jacob_n with_o a_o few_o proselyte_n 2._o to_o keep_v we_o from_o startle_v at_o the_o nonsense_n of_o the_o proposition_n we_o have_v more_o &_o more_o of_o that_o kind_n to_o meet_v with_o in_o the_o further_a explication_n thereof_o set_v down_o in_o several_a page_n from_o pag._n 82._o §_o 13._o to_o pag._n 92._o and_o though_o some_o may_v just_o blame_v i_o for_o waste_a word_n &_o spend_v time_n upon_o such_o a_o nonsensical_a self-contradictory_a proposition_n yet_o consider_v that_o here_o lie_v the_o core_n of_o their_o delusion_n and_o that_o which_o though_o not_o as_o to_o mater_fw-la yet_o as_o to_o expression_n be_v peculiar_a to_o the_o quaker_n and_o common_a to_o they_o all_o the_o reader_n must_v have_v patience_n and_o hear_v all_o and_o then_o he_o will_v be_v better_a able_a to_o judge_v 3._o he_o begin_v then_o pag._n 82._o §_o 13._o &_o tell_v we_o that_o this_o seed_n grace_n word_n of_o god_n and_o light_n with_o which_o every_o man_n be_v enlighten_v and_o a_o measure_n of_o which_o every_o one_o have_v in_o order_n to_o salvation_n and_o which_o by_o man_n pertinaciousness_n and_o the_o malignity_n of_o his_o will_n may_v be_v resist_v extinguish_v wound_a suppress_v kill_v &_o crucify_v be_v not_o the_o proper_a essence_n and_o nature_n of_o god_n consider_v in_o itself_o before_o we_o enter_v upon_o a_o particular_a discussion_n of_o this_o man_n word_n we_o conceive_v it_o will_v be_v of_o use_n to_o help_v we_o to_o understand_v he_o the_o better_a if_o he_o may_v be_v understand_v at_o all_o in_o this_o chief_a part_n of_o their_o heretical_a doctrine_n to_o take_v notice_n of_o some_o expression_n of_o other_o quaker_n concern_v this_o light_n and_o seed_n of_o which_o they_o speak_v so_o much_o mr_n hicks_n in_o his_o dialogue_n give_v we_o some_o account_n of_o some_o of_o their_o expression_n in_o this_o mater_fw-la dial._n 1_o pag_n 3._o g._n whitehead_n say_v in_o he_o be_v life_n &_o the_o life_n be_v the_o light_n of_o man_n if_o the_o life_n be_v the_o divine_a essence_n the_o light_n must_v be_v so_o also_o for_o such_o as_o the_o cause_n such_o the_o effect_n must_v be_v and_o again_o pag._n 4._o the_o light_n within_o must_v be_v god_n because_o to_o deny_v it_o so_o to_o be_v be_v to_o deny_v the_o omnipresence_n of_o god_n thus_o the_o light_n be_v the_o essence_n of_o god_n &_o the_o omnipresence_n of_o god_n and_o again_o g._n w._n reason_v thus_o the_o divine_a life_n be_v immutable_a to_o say_v then_o the_o light_n within_o be_v not_o god_n be_v to_o say_v god_n be_v mutable_a therefore_o it_o be_v blasphemy_n to_o deny_v the_o light_n within_o to_o be_v god_n yea_o pag._n 5._o he_o tell_v that_o one_o robert_n west_n call_v the_o deny_v to_o worship_v the_o measure_n of_o light_n in_o every_o man_n damnable_a heresy_n and_o say_v that_o the_o spirit_n which_o god_n breathe_v into_o adam_n be_v not_o man_n spirit_n but_o another_o the_o breath_n of_o our_o nostril_n the_o anoint_a
be_v in_o christ_n which_o be_v able_a to_o overcome_v and_o eradicat_fw-la the_o evil_a seed_n ans._n 1._o the_o redemption_n make_v by_o christ_n on_o the_o cross_n and_o by_o his_o obedience_n and_o suffering_n we_o cheerful_o acknowledge_v but_o that_o it_o be_v a_o redemption_n make_v for_o all●_n we_o abundant_o disprove_v above_o chap._n viii_o 2._o that_o there_o be_v any_o such_o power_n grace_n or_o virtue_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o life_n purchase_v hereby_o and_o grant_v to_o all_o be_v false_a and_o abundant_o above_o disprove_v likewise_o see_v chap._n x._o 3._o to_o imagine_v that_o every_o son_n of_o adam_n have_v power_n grant_v to_o he_o to_o subdue_v and_o root_v out_o natural_a corruption_n be_v but_o pure_a pelagianism_n arminianism_n &_o jesuitism_n but_o not_o the_o truth_n reveal_v to_o we_o in_o the_o word_n of_o god_n &_o be_v to_o wedge_n war_n against_o th●_n pure_a grace_n of_o god_n and_o the_o free_a operation_n thereof_o &_o to_o set_v the_o crown_n of_o salvation_n upon_o the_o head_n of_o the_o creature_n all_o which_o we_o make_v manifest_v above_o at_o several_a occasion_n 12._o what_o be_v the_o second_o redemption_n that_o be_v inseparable_a from_o the_o other_o it_o be_v that_o say_v he_o which_o christ_n work_v in_o we_o and_o what_o be_v that_o it_o be_v that_o say_v he_o further_o whereby_o we_o possess_v and_o know_v that_o that_o pure_a and_o perfect_a redemption_n be_v in_o we_o purifie_v we_o deliver_v we_o from_o the_o power_n of_o corruption_n and_o bring_v into_o favour_n union_n and_o familiarity_n with_o god_n answ._n 1_o that_o the_o lord_n jesus_n redeem_v by_o power_n through_o his_o spirit_n from_o sin_n and_o corruption_n all_o such_o as_o he_o have_v redeem_a by_o price_n from_o law_n and_o justice_n we_o willing_o grant_v but_o how_o can_v he_o say_v that_o these_o two_o be_v inseparable_a see_v than_o they_o must_v be_v of_o equal_a extent_n and_o so_o as_o the_o first_o redemption_n be_v in_o his_o 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second_o redemption_n he_o be_v only_o deliver_v from_o darkness_n which_o hinder_v his_o actual_a perceive_v of_o the_o operation_n of_o the_o gift_n and_o grace_n bestow_v upon_o the_o first_o redemption_n 3._o whether_o be_v this_o second_o redemption_n necessary_a unto_o salvation_n or_o not_o i_o suppose_v he_o will_v say_v yes_o then_o what_o shall_v become_v of_o the_o child_n of_o god_n that_o walk_v in_o darkness_n &_o have_v no_o light_n what_o shall_v become_v of_o they_o that_o have_v true_a grace_n and_o grace_n unite_v they_o to_o christ_n &_o to_o god_n through_o christ_n &_o yet_o through_o darkness_n the_o lord_n dispense_n so_o partly_o as_o a_o punishment_n &_o partly_o for_o trial_n &_o exercise_n can_v see_v and_o acknowledge_v no_o such_o thing_n 13._o he_o tell_v we_o over_o again_o that_o by_o the_o first_o redemption_n all_o mankind_n be_v so_o far_o reconcile_v unto_o god_n that_o they_o be_v make_v capable_a of_o salvation_n and_o have_v the_o offer_n of_o gospel_n peace_n cite_v for_o this_o ephes._n 2_o 15._o 1_o joh._n 4_o 10._o ezech._n 16_o 6._o 1_o pet._n 2_o 22_o 24._o &_o 3_o 18._o tit._n 2_o 14._o phil._n 3_o 10._o ans._n 1._o we_o have_v see_v before_o at_o several_a occasion_n that_o the_o redemption_n of_o christ_n be_v a_o far_a other_o thing_n and_o have_v far_o other_o effect_n even_o remission_n of_o sin_n 2_o cor._n 5_o 19_o actual_a reconciliation_n grace_n and_o glory_n dan._n 9_o 24_o 26._o col._n 1_o 19_o 20._o ephes._n 1_o 11_o 14._o joh._n 17_o 2._o heb._n 9_o 12_o 13._o 2_o cor._n 1_o 20._o 2._o the_o very_a text_n cite_v by_o himself_o make_v against_o he_o for_o ephes._n 2_o 15._o he_o die_v to_o make_v in_o himself_o of_o twain_o one_o new_a man_n so_o make_v peace_n and_o this_o be_v not_o a_o mere_a capacity_n see_v vers_fw-la 13._o but_o now_o in_o christ_n jesus_n you_o who_o sometime_o be_v far_o off_o be_v make_v nigh_o by_o the_o blood_n of_o christ._n be_v this_o only_a a_o capacity_n of_o come_v near_o 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