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A17308 Truth's triumph ouer Trent: or, the great gulfe betweene Sion and Babylon That is, the vnreconcileable opposition betweene the Apostolicke Church of Christ, and the apostate synagogue of Antichrist, in the maine and fundamentall doctrine of iustification, for which the Church of England Christs spouse, hath iustly, through Gods mercie, for these manie yeares, according to Christs voyce, separated her selfe from Babylon, with whom from henceforth she must hold no communion. By H.B. rector of S. Mathews Friday-Street. Burton, Henry, 1578-1648. 1629 (1629) STC 4156; ESTC S107077 312,928 398

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conclusion_n he_o say_v peremptory_o non_fw-la fides_fw-la sed_fw-la poenitenti●_n primas_fw-la part_n tenet_fw-la in_o reconciliatione_fw-la peccatoris_fw-la not_o faith_n but_o penance_n have_v the_o chief_a place_n in_o the_o reconciliation_n of_o a_o sinner_n for_o say_v he_o penance_n be_v the_o immediate_a cause_n or_o immediate_a disposition_n and_o as_o it_o seem_v sufficient_a with_o god_n grace_n to_o our_o justification_n yea_o it_o perfect_v and_o consummate_v our_o justification_n but_o faith_n be_v not_o such_o a_o near_a disposition_n to_o justification_n and_o it_o remain_v in_o sinner_n and_o our_o justification_n be_v but_o as_o it_o be_v initiate_v by_o it_o it_o be_v evident_a therefore_o that_o the_o most_o potent_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n be_v penance_n and_o therefore_o that_o we_o be_v justify_v it_o be_v to_o be_v impute_v to_o it_o and_o not_o to_o faith_n so_o he_o nay_o such_o be_v the_o pontifician_n hatred_n against_o faith_n that_o vega_n trent_n interpreter_n deny_v even_o faith_n that_o be_v form_v by_o grace_n and_o charity_n as_o they_o say_v to_o be_v sufficient_a to_o justification_n as_o he_o say_v quamuis_fw-la eo_fw-la ipso_fw-la quod_fw-la aliquis_fw-la per_fw-la fidem_fw-la 2._o iustificetur_fw-la fiat_fw-la fides_fw-la illius_fw-la formata_fw-la tamen_fw-la non_fw-la sequitur_fw-la quod_fw-la per_fw-la eam_fw-la ut_fw-la formatam_fw-la acquiratur_fw-la iustitia_fw-la et_fw-la ideo_fw-la neque_fw-la debent_fw-la loca_fw-la quae_fw-la ●ribuunt_fw-la iustitiam_fw-la fidei_fw-la restringi_fw-la ad_fw-la fidem_fw-la formatam_fw-la although_o a_o man_n justification_n by_o faith_n imply_v that_o his_o faith_n be_v form_v to_o wit_n a_o true_a faith_n yet_o it_o follow_v not_o that_o by_o it_o as_o it_o be_v form_v righteousness_n be_v obtain_v and_o therefore_o neither_o those_o place_n which_o attribute_n righteousness_n to_o faith_n aught_o to_o be_v restrain_v to_o true_a faith_n or_o faith_n that_o be_v form_v 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now_o note_v here_o i_o pray_v you_o a_o notable_a trick_n of_o legier-demain_a in_o this_o tridentine_a champion_n who_o be_v of_o one_o spirit_n with_o that_o council_n for_o do_v he_o give_v these_o title_n to_o faith_n call_v it_o with_o the_o council_n the_o fountain_n and_o foundation_n the_o root_n and_o original_a of_o our_o salvation_n for_o any_o good_a will_v he_o bear_v faith_n or_o that_o herein_o he_o prefer_v it_o before_o other_o grace_n nothing_o less_o for_o a_o little_a before_o he_o have_v give_v faith_n such_o a_o blow_n and_o that_o with_o aristotle_n philosophical_a fist_n as_o that_o he_o have_v make_v this_o very_a foundation_n to_o stagger_v again_o plus_fw-fr enim_fw-la quam_fw-la omni●_n etc._n etc._n for_o say_v he_o this_o be_v of_o more_o weight_n than_o all_o that_o be_v bring_v for_o the_o commendation_n of_o faith_n towards_o god_n that_o we_o be_v more_o strait_o unite_v to_o he_o by_o our_o love_a of_o he_o and_o by_o sorrow_n for_o offend_v of_o he_o and_o a_o purpose_n to_o our_o union_n utmost_a endeavour_n to_o please_v he_o for_o the_o time_n to_o come_v then_o we_o be_v unite_v by_o faith_n which_o be_v the_o foremost_a in_o our_o justification_n it_o come_v hindmost_a and_o further_a off_o from_o perfection_n according_a to_o that_o axiom_n in_o philosophy_n priora_fw-la generatione_n posteriora_fw-la perfectione_n the_o first_o in_o generation_n the_o last_o in_o perfection_n but_o pass_v we_o to_o his_o second_o reason_n which_o be_v much_o like_o the_o former_a because_o say_v he_o all_o our_o work_n which_o concur_v to_o justification_n have_v their_o meritorious_a force_n from_o faith_n and_o faith_n from_o none_o else_o beside_o three_o therefore_o be_v our_o salvation_n fit_o attribute_v to_o faith_n because_o there_o be_v no_o strong_a cause_n to_o move_v a_o sinner_n to_o those_o thing_n which_o on_o his_o part_n be_v requisite_a to_o his_o justification_n four_o it_o be_v convenient_a that_o the_o apostle_n in_o their_o epistle_n and_o sermon_n shall_v common_o impute_v and_o attribute_v our_o justification_n unto_o faith_n indeed_o vega_n copy_n have_v sanctification_n haply_o mis-printed_n save_v that_o they_o confound_v justification_n and_o sanctification_n together_o but_o why_o so_o common_o impute_v justification_n to_o faith_n namely_o because_o forsooth_o the_o apostle_n have_v to_o do_v with_o sundry_a sect_n and_o therefore_o be_v so_o to_o attemper_v their_o exhortation_n as_o to_o draw_v they_o from_o their_o sect_n to_o the_o christian_a faith_n nor_o be_v it_o lawful_a say_v vega_n hence_o to_o infer_v that_o there_o be_v no_o other_o thing_n better_o than_o those_o which_o be_v more_o often_o commend_v so_o by_o this_o reason_n we_o be_v to_o understand_v that_o the_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n by_o faith_n so_o often_o commend_v and_o preach_v by_o the_o apostle_n in_o their_o epistle_n be_v not_o therefore_o so_o much_o and_o so_o often_o press_v and_o preach_v as_o 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inheritance_n of_o our_o faith_n under_o a_o colour_n as_o if_o justification_n by_o faith_n have_v be_v a_o temporary_a purchase_n and_o merchandise_n for_o those_o apostolical_a time_n and_o as_o if_o now_o the_o entail_v be_v quite_o cut_v off_o from_o abraham_n race_n or_o if_o you_o pontifician_n will_v be_v such_o malignant_a enemy_n to_o justify_v faith_n whereby_o abraham_n and_o all_o his_o seed_n be_v and_o shall_v be_v justify_v to_o the_o world_n end_n then_o confess_v yourselves_o to_o be_v quite_o cut_v off_o from_o be_v abraham_n seed_n his_o five_o reason_n why_o justification_n be_v most_o common_o ascribe_v to_o faith_n be_v because_o faith_n be_v that_o only_a disposition_n to_o which_o among_o all_o our_o work_n it_o may_v principal_o be_v attribute_v without_o peril_n of_o our_o pride_n and_o the_o injury_n and_o derogation_n of_o god_n grace_n for_o see_v faith_n be_v the_o gift_n of_o god_n and_o a_o kind_n of_o testimony_n of_o god_n grace_n towards_o we_o in_o 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thou_o add_v justification_n of_o
thy_o own_o work_n to_o rob_v god_n of_o his_o glory_n and_o thyself_o of_o all_o grace_n puff_v up_o thyself_o with_o pride_n in_o stead_n thereof_o but_o leave_v we_o these_o puddle_n of_o error_n and_o come_v we_o to_o the_o chryst_n all_o fountain_n of_o christ_n truth_n chap._n vii_o the_o catholic_a faith_n of_o the_o doctrine_n of_o faith_n as_o the_o sole_a immediate_a instrument_n to_o apprehend_v and_o apply_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n impute_v to_o we_o to_o our_o justification_n as_o be_v the_o effectual_a means_n of_o our_o union_n with_o he_o have_v see_v what_o credit_n faith_n carry_v among_o the_o pontifician_n in_o the_o work_n of_o justification_n which_o at_o the_o best_a be_v allow_v no_o more_o but_o either_o to_o dispose_v and_o make_v a_o man_n the_o more_o apt_a &_o that_o also_o with_o the_o help_n of_o other_o dispose_n grace_n to_o receive_v justification_n which_o notwithstanding_o for_o all_o his_o faith_n he_o may_v fail_v and_o come_v short_a 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the_o imputation_n of_o christ_n and_o his_o righteousness_n unto_o we_o so_o the_o only_a instrumental_a mean_a come_n between_o to_o apply_v and_o effectual_o to_o work_v this_o imputation_n of_o christ_n to_o we_o be_v the_o act_n of_o believe_v which_o be_v the_o property_n 10._o of_o faith_n as_o augustine_n say_v fidelis_n est_fw-la à_fw-la fide_fw-la fides_fw-la à_fw-la credendo_fw-la a_o believer_n have_v his_o name_n of_o faith_n and_o faith_n of_o believe_v as_o the_o apostle_n say_v with_o the_o heart_n man_n believe_v to_o righteousness_n faith_n be_v the_o hand_n of_o the_o soul_n which_o apply_v the_o sacrifice_n of_o christ_n for_o sin_n it_o be_v the_o hand_n that_o put_v on_o the_o robe_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n our_o elder_a brother_n upon_o we_o by_o the_o sweet_a smell_n whereof_o god_n be_v well_o please_v bestow_v the_o blessing_n of_o heaven_n and_o earth_n upon_o we_o of_o grace_n and_o glory_n and_o all_o yea_o faith_n have_v another_o singular_a property_n that_o it_o be_v as_o it_o be_v the_o ligament_n or_o sinew_n which_o fasten_v and_o unit_v every_o faithful_a member_n to_o the_o head_n christ_n jesus_n from_o the_o influence_n of_o who_o fullness_n we_o receive_v and_o grace_n for_o grace_n and_o the_o council_n of_o trent_n seem_v to_o profess_v as_o much_o though_o with_o limitation_n and_o restriction_n to_o her_o own_o reserve_v sense_n say_v no_o side_n nisi_fw-la ad_fw-la eam_fw-la spes_fw-la accedat_fw-la 7._o &_o charitas_fw-la neque_fw-la unit_fw-la perfectè_fw-la cum_fw-la christo_fw-la neque_fw-la corporis_fw-la eius_fw-la viwm_fw-la membrum_fw-la efficit_fw-la for_o faith_n say_v they_o unless_o hope_n and_o charity_n be_v add_v unto_o it_o do_v neither_o perfect_o unite_v with_o christ_n nor_o make_v a_o live_a member_n of_o his_o body_n the_o council_n need_v not_o here_o equivocate_v for_o the_o matter_n as_o if_o she_o do_v admit_v of_o our_o spiritual_a union_n with_o christ_n by_o faith_n 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other_o side_n luther_n say_v etiamsi_fw-la nihil_fw-la praeterea_fw-la peccatum_fw-la fuisset_fw-la 41._o in_o doctrina_fw-la pontificia_fw-la etc._n etc._n although_o there_o have_v be_v no_o other_o fault_n in_o the_o pontifician_n doctrine_n than_o that_o they_o teach_v that_o we_o ought_v to_o stagger_v and_o waver_v mis-deeming_a and_o doubt_v of_o the_o remission_n of_o sin_n of_o grace_n and_o our_o salvation_n yet_o we_o have_v just_a cause_n to_o separate_v ourselves_o from_o that_o infidel_n and_o misbelieve_a church_n so_o he_o the_o case_n therefore_o stand_v thus_o between_o certainty_n and_o uncertainty_n in_o the_o matter_n of_o salvation_n that_o thereupon_o depend_v the_o win_n and_o lose_v of_o the_o field_n it_o concern_v both_o side_n to_o be_v no_o less_o solicitous_a of_o the_o well_o manage_v of_o their_o force_n if_o not_o much_o more_o than_o the_o ancient_a roman_n and_o their_o opposite_a enemy_n the_o albanian_o 1._o when_o both_o side_n resolve_v and_o conclude_v to_o pawn_v their_o perpetual_a liberty_n and_o state_n to_o each_o other_o upon_o the_o success_n of_o one_o conflict_n between_o three_o twin-brethren_n call_v horatij_n on_o the_o one_o side_n and_o other_o three_o twin-brethren_n call_v curatij_n on_o the_o other_o first_o therefore_o let_v we_o take_v a_o view_n of_o the_o state_n and_o strength_n of_o the_o pontifician_n party_n to_o omit_v their_o many_o distribution_n of_o certitude_n as_o either_o in_o regard_n of_o the_o object_n or_o of_o the_o subject_n or_o some_o divine_a some_o moral_a etc._n etc._n wherein_o both_o soto_n and_o vega_n do_v infinite_o confound_v themselves_o take_v we_o notice_n first_o in_o general_n what_o kind_n of_o certitude_n they_o admit_v and_o allow_v of_o and_o what_o they_o reject_v and_o disallow_v the_o certitude_n or_o certainty_n which_o they_o allow_v of_o be_v these_o first_o a_o certitude_n of_o catholic_a faith_n to_o wit_n a_o general_a faith_n concern_v the_o truth_n of_o all_o thing_n reveal_v in_o the_o word_n of_o god_n etc._n etc._n which_o certitude_n they_o call_v a_o firm_a and_o certain_a assent_n though_o obscure_a to_o the_o general_a truth_n of_o god_n word_n and_o this_o they_o 10._o call_v the_o certitude_n in_o regard_n of_o the_o object_n the_o assent_n whereof_o can_v be_v deceive_v so_o that_o they_o confess_v a_o certain_a general_a certainty_n and_o this_o be_v suitable_a and_o proportionable_a to_o that_o kind_n of_o faith_n which_o they_o hold_v namely_o a_o general_n faith_n so_o that_o their_o general_a certainty_n stand_v upon_o very_o good_a reason_n for_o how_o can_v their_o certainty_n be_v any_o other_o but_o general_a when_o their_o faith_n be_v no_o other_o but_o general_a for_o as_o he_o say_v as_o the_o man_n 21._o be_v so_o be_v his_o strength_n so_o as_o the_o faith_n be_v such_o be_v the_o strength_n of_o it_o certitude_n therefore_o be_v the_o property_n of_o faith_n as_o we_o shall_v show_v hereafter_o than_o faith_n be_v general_a the_o certitude_n thereof_o can_v be_v no_o other_o than_o general_a second_o they_o do_v also_o seem_v to_o admit_v of_o a_o certain_a particular_a certainty_n of_o faith_n but_o with_o such_o limitation_n as_o they_o make_v it_o to_o be_v a_o most_o uncertain_a certainty_n such_o as_o may_v be_v either_o true_a or_o false_a to_o this_o purpose_n vega_n define_v certainty_n to_o be_v a_o certain_a assent_n void_a of_o 2._o all_o doubt_v who_o proper_a object_n be_v truth_n hereupon_o he_o thus_o infer_v itaque_fw-la licet_fw-la certi_fw-la nequeant_fw-la propriè_fw-la dici_fw-la de_fw-la suae_fw-la gratia_fw-la nisi_fw-la qui_fw-la se_fw-la certò_fw-la &_o verè_fw-la credunt_fw-la esse_fw-la in_o gratia_fw-la tamen_fw-la certò_fw-la assentiri_fw-la se_fw-la esse_fw-la in_o gratia_fw-la omnes_fw-la illos_fw-la &_o possumus_fw-la &_o debemus_fw-la asserere_fw-la qui_fw-la absque_fw-la vila_fw-la cunctatione_n &_o trepidatione_fw-la id_fw-la sibi_fw-la de_fw-la se_fw-la persuadent_fw-la sive_fw-la veer_fw-la hoc_fw-la se●tiant_fw-la sive_fw-la falso_fw-la therefore_o say_v he_o though_o none_o can_v proper_o be_v say_v to_o be_v certain_a of_o their_o grace_n but_o those_o that_o certain_o and_o true_o believe_v that_o they_o be_v in_o the_o state_n of_o grace_n yet_o we_o may_v and_o aught_o to_o affirm_v that_o all_o they_o do_v certain_o assent_v they_o be_v in_o the_o state_n of_o grace_n who_o without_o all_o doubt_n or_o fear_n do_v persuade_v themselves_o hereof_o whether_o their_o opinion_n herein_o be_v true_a or_o false_a et_fw-la non_fw-la nunquam_fw-la etc._n etc._n and_o oft_o time_n say_v he_o philosopher_n and_o divine_n do_v so_o abuse_v these_o term_n as_o that_o they_o affirm_v that_o all_o that_o have_v a_o certain_a assent_n of_o any_o thing_n be_v absolute_o and_o simple_o persuade_v thereof_o quamobrem_fw-la etc._n etc._n wherefore_o the_o father_n to_o wit_n of_o trent_n in_o this_o nine_o chapter_n doubt_v not_o to_o say_v that_o heretic_n and_o schismatickes_n do_v boast_v of_o the_o certainty_n of_o the_o
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