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B26348 The prodigal return'd home, or, The motives of the conversion to the Catholick faith of E.L., Master of Arts in the University of Cambridge E. L. (E. Lydeott) 1684 (1684) Wing L3525 135,459 418

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and_o that_o they_o be_v no_o better_o i_o shall_v endeavour_v to_o make_v appear_v in_o the_o follow_a section_n sect_n iii_o wherein_o the_o protestant_n plea_n that_o they_o do_v not_o separate_v from_o the_o church_n but_o be_v forcible_o cast_v out_o from_o her_o communion_n and_o therefore_o the_o schism_n which_o be_v a_o voluntary_a recession_n from_o the_o church_n not_o imputable_a to_o they_o be_v answer_v see_v it_o can_v be_v deny_v but_o that_o the_o first_o reformer_n be_v breed_v in_o the_o bowel_n of_o the_o roman_a church_n communicate_v with_o she_o before_o this_o unhappy_a rapture_n to_o wipe_v off_o from_o they_o the_o odious_a crime_n of_o schism_n they_o lay_v the_o fault_n upon_o the_o catholic_n church_n for_o cast_v they_o out_o by_o force_n from_o the_o communion_n whereas_o schism_n be_v a_o voluntary_a recession_n from_o the_o church_n and_o they_o be_v not_o they_o not_o separate_v themselves_o but_o be_v separate_v in_o answer_n to_o which_o i_o say_v 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rod_n that_o they_o may_v see_v their_o sin_n in_o the_o glass_n of_o their_o punishment_n and_o last_o when_o to_o fill_v up_o the_o measure_n of_o their_o sin_n they_o remain_v unrelenting_a and_o obstinate_a in_o their_o manifold_a disorder_n and_o miss-called_n reformation_n in_o the_o church_n faith_n and_o discipline_n when_o they_o have_v do_v and_o act_v this_o in_o a_o most_o violent_a and_o headstrong_a manner_n to_o the_o wonder_n and_o pity_n of_o the_o understand_a world_n and_o all_o possible_a mean_n be_v use_v to_o reduce_v they_o to_o the_o catholic_n unity_n from_o which_o they_o be_v fall_v but_o all_o in_o vain_a the_o church_n then_o and_o not_o reg._n anno_fw-la 10._o eliz._n reg._n till_o then_o by_o authority_n christ_n proceed_v according_o to_o her_o duty_n and_o constant_a practice_n in_o like_a case_n to_o the_o just_a sentence_n of_o excommunication_n they_o cry_v out_o not_o guilty_a they_o be_v innocent_a and_o have_v do_v nothing_o amiss_o the_o schism_n 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of_o divine_a authority_n and_o how_o in_o after_o age_n to_o this_o present_a the_o truth_n of_o christian_a belief_n be_v attest_v to_o all_o man_n by_o sign_n from_o heaven_n more_o or_o less_o wrought_v in_o the_o catholic_n church_n by_o her_o professor_n be_v manifest_a by_o the_o undoubted_a record_n and_o history_n of_o the_o whole_a christian_n world_n yea_o our_o adversary_n themselves_o who_o be_v centuria_fw-la magdebu_n centuria_fw-la no_o friend_n to_o miracle_n have_v distinct_o set_v down_o and_o assert_v manifold_a wonder_n wrought_v successive_o in_o the_o church_n for_o 1300_o age_n after_o christ_n and_o why_o they_o shall_v not_o as_o well_o believe_v the_o miracle_n of_o the_o 14_o century_n and_o upward_o wrought_v in_o the_o same_o church_n relate_v by_o as_o credible_a author_n as_o the_o former_a with_o as_o much_o evidence_n of_o certainty_n no_o man_n can_v imagine_v but_o that_o they_o be_v resolve_v miracle_n shall_v cease_v before_o their_o church_n 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those_o who_o assert_v the_o contrary_a do_v as_o it_o be_v deny_v god_n attestation_n who_o can_v neither_o deceive_v nor_o be_v deceive_v sect_n iii_o wherein_o the_o nature_n of_o true_a miracle_n consist_v be_v declare_v a_o true_a miracle_n be_v a_o effect_n beside_o the_o ordinary_a course_n of_o the_o whole_a creation_n and_o so_o above_o the_o power_n of_o any_o create_a entity_n visible_a or_o invisible_a man_n or_o angel_n deus_fw-la solus_fw-la qui_fw-la sacit_fw-la mirabilia_fw-la magna_fw-la it_o be_v god_n alone_o who_o work_v such_o wonder_n be_v the_o product_n of_o no_o less_o than_o omnipotency_n itself_o for_o the_o order_n of_o the_o universe_n in_o the_o concatenation_n of_o cause_n and_o effect_n be_v set_v a_o go_n by_o the_o infinite_a wisdom_n and_o goodness_n of_o our_o great_a creator_n the_o first_o mover_n not_o by_o necessity_n of_o nature_n but_o as_o a_o most_o free_a agent_n according_a to_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o his_o will_n when_o it_o seem_v good_a unto_o he_o he_o can_v act_v beside_o this_o appoint_a course_n of_o nature_n either_o by_o produce_v the_o effect_n of_o secondary_a cause_n without_o their_o concurrence_n as_o by_o restore_v sick_a and_o maim_a person_n to_o their_o perfect_a health_n and_o soundness_n in_o a_o moment_n by_o a_o word_n or_o as_o we_o read_v in_o the_o act_n etc._n act_n 3._o 7._o ca._n 4._o 30._o ca._n 5._o 3._o ca._n 19_o 11_o 12_o etc._n etc._n of_o the_o apostle_n by_o apron_n and_o handkerchief_n and_o such_o like_a thing_n which_o have_v first_o touch_v the_o body_n of_o his_o saint_n be_v apply_v to_o the_o party_n ill-affected_a for_o their_o recovery_n yea_o 16._o act._n 5._o 15_o 16._o the_o very_a shadow_n of_o st._n peter_n do_v cure_v many_o sick_a and_o infirm_a person_n who_o be_v expose_v in_o the_o street_n lie_v in_o their_o bed_n as_o he_o pass_v by_o or_o else_o by_o restrain_v and_o curb_v in_o the_o innate_a virtue_n of_o secondary_a cause_n from_o produce_v such_o effect_n to_o which_o by_o nature_n they_o be_v determine_v necessary_o in_o the_o present_a circumstance_n as_o when_o the_o furious_a flame_n do_v not_o consume_v the_o three_o etc._n dan._n 3._o 22_o etc._n etc._n child_n in_o the_o fiery_a furnace_n yea_o not_o so_o much_o as_o the_o smell_n of_o fire_n take_v hold_v on_o their_o garment_n and_o as_o when_o the_o sun_n be_v darken_a at_o our_o bless_a saviour_n passion_n the_o moon_n be_v in_o opposition_n to_o it_o in_o its_o natural_a course_n or_o else_o by_o produce_v some_o effect_n beyond_o the_o activity_n of_o create_a agent_n to_o which_o second_o cause_n though_o strain_v to_o the_o utmost_a with_o their_o unite_a force_n can_v extend_v themselves_o as_o cause_v two_o body_n at_o the_o same_o time_n to_o be_v in_o the_o same_o place_n as_o when_o our_o bless_a saviour_n come_v into_o his_o disciple_n through_o the_o door_n shut_v or_o raise_v the_o dead_a to_o life_n again_o as_o lazarus_n be_v by_o our_o bless_a saviour_n notwithstanding_o our_o soul_n be_v cloud_v with_o ignorance_n so_o that_o we_o apprehend_v not_o the_o utmost_a energetical_a virtue_n of_o create_a cause_n many_o thing_n which_o be_v effect_v by_o a_o power_n secret_a and_o unknown_a to_o we_o be_v account_v by_o we_o though_o false_o true_o miraculous_a which_o indeed_o be_v either_o but_o phantasm_n and_o mere_a deception_n corp_n vide_fw-la s._n tho._n 22_o ae_z q._n 178._o a._n 2_o in_o corp_n that_o be_v thing_n not_o real_o do_v but_o only_o seem_v so_o or_o if_o real_o produce_v and_o not_o in_o appearance_n only_o they_o be_v do_v by_o the_o application_n of_o natural_a cause_n though_o indiscernible_a to_o dim-eyed_a reason_n vera_fw-la mira_fw-la true_o wonderful_a to_o we_o because_o effect_v by_o a_o secret_a virtue_n but_o not_o vere_n miracula_fw-la not_o true_a miracle_n in_o their_o nature_n create_v cause_n produce_v they_o in_o the_o hand_n of_o quick-sighted_a strenuous_a and_o nimble_a agent_n of_o which_o sort_n be_v all_o those_o wonderful_a thing_n which_o magician_n and_o witch_n bring_v to_o pass_v by_o the_o power_n and_o assistance_n of_o the_o devil_n such_o as_o the_o egyptian_a magi_n wrought_v to_o harden_v pharaoh_n heart_n that_o he_o may_v not_o think_v moses_n be_v send_v from_o god_n or_o do_v by_o a_o divine_a power_n work_v true_a etc._n 2_o thess_n 2._o 9_o etc._n etc._n miracle_n to_o confirm_v his_o mission_n and_o antichrist_n will_v come_v in_o great_a power_n and_o sign_n and_o lie_v wonder_n according_a to_o the_o operation_n of_o satan_n not_o true_a miracle_n the_o only_a and_o peculiar_a work_n of_o omnipotency_n antichristi_fw-la 19_o de_fw-fr civ_o dei_fw-la l._n 20._o c._n 19_o opera_fw-la possunt_fw-la dici_fw-la esse_fw-la signa_fw-la mendacii_fw-la etc._n etc._n the_o work_n of_o antichrist_n say_v st._n austin_n may_v be_v c●lled_v lie_v wonder_n either_o because_o he_o shall_v deceive_v man_n sense_n by_o phantasm_n seem_v to_o do_v what_o 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