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A04218 Reasons taken out of Gods Word and the best humane testimonies prouing a necessitie of reforming our churches in England Framed and applied to 4. assertions wherein the foresaid purpose is contained. The 4. assertions are set downe in the page next following. Jacob, Henry, 1563-1624. 1604 (1604) STC 14338; ESTC S120955 58,997 92

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be_v each_o of_o they_o primitive_o no_o more_o but_o a_o parish_n only_o that_o be_v but_o one_o ordinary_a constant_a congregation_n only_o as_o wehre_fw-ge he_o name_v the_o church_n of_o jerusalem_n 3.11_o jerusalem_n euse_n lib._n 3.11_o the_o parish_n of_o jerusalem_n of_o ephesus_n the_o parish_n of_o 3.28_o of_o lib._n 3.28_o ephesus_n and_o so_o of_o of_o lib._n 3.13.18_o lib._n alexandria_n of_o 3.32_o of_o lib._n 3.32_o hierapolis_n of_o 4.22_o of_o lib._n 4.22_o corinth_n of_o 4.25_o of_o lib_fw-la 4.25_o sardis_n of_o 5.5_o of_o lib._n 5.5_o lion_n &_o divers_a church_n the_o 6._o the_o lib._n 4.22_o 6._o parish_n of_o crete_n he_o no_o where_o mention_v many_o church_n nor_o parish_n under_o one_o bishop_n in_o any_o city_n till_o julianus_n time_n in_o alexandria_n as_o before_o we_o observe_v by_o epiphanius_n testimony_n also_o our_o assertion_n be_v maintain_v who_o say_v primitive_o 73._o primitive_o epiph_n contr_n ha●●●●_n 73._o in_o a_o small_a congregation_n a_o 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and_o civil_o in_o all_o greek_a author_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d signify_v one_o particular_a assembly_n in_o one_o place_n only_o as_o a_o assembly_n of_o the_o people_n at_o athens_n in_o ephesus_n in_o corinth_n &c_n &c_n be_v come_v together_o in_o their_o public_a iudgement-place_n which_o be_v evident_a by_o the_o write_n of_o plato_n demosthenes_n isocrates_n xenophon_n etc._n etc._n yea_o in_o the_o 39.40_o the_o act_n 19_o ●2_n 39.40_o act_n of_o the_o apostle_n we_o do_v find_v it_o likewise_o so_o use_v but_o the_o apostle_n and_o other_o ecclesiastical_a writer_n for_o 200._o year_n after_o christ_n use_v this_o word_n for_o a_o visible_a church_n with_o order_n and_o government_n do_v speak_v proper_o and_o so_o ought_v to_o keep_v a_o just_a proportion_n in_o it_o answerable_a to_o the_o civil_a and_o original_a use_n thereof_o this_o sentence_n be_v undoubted_o true_a and_o undeniable_a if_o any_o think_v he_o can_v show_v to_o the_o co●●●rie_n let_v it_o be_v 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timothy_n or_o titus_n such_o matter_n sole_o and_o single_o who_o be_v low_a than_o apostle_n and_o therefore_o they_o be_v no_o lord_n minister_n certain_o further_o it_o be_v untrue_a they_o be_v no_o proper_a bishop_n at_o all_o neither_o diocesan_n nor_o any_o other_o for_o all_o proper_a bishop_n be_v 232._o be_v d._n bilson_n pag._n 227._o &_o 232._o affix_v to_o certain_a place_n and_o certain_a charge_n where_o they_o be_v to_o serve_v and_o 4._o and_o act._n 20.38_o 1_o pet_n ●_o 2._o theodoret._n ●n_n ephe._n 4._o attend_v in_o purpose_n continual_o but_o timothy_n and_o titus_n be_v never_o affix_v to_o one_o certain_a charge_n for_o they_o like_o the_o apostle_n intend_v not_o a_o constant_a continuance_n in_o a_o place_n but_o after_o a_o time_n of_o their_o abode_n in_o one_o nation_n translate_v both_o their_o presence_n and_o their_o labour_n into_o another_o country_n be_v comites_fw-la apostolorum_fw-la companion_n or_o assistant_n to_o the_o apostle_n 5._o apostle_n see_v bez._n annotat._n in_o act_n 19_o &_o the_o mini._n grad_v cap._n 5._o endue_v doubtless_o with_o the_o extraordinary_a gift_n of_o divers_a tongue_n and_o therefore_o do_v go_v be_v common_o send_v or_o call_v by_o the_o apostle_n hither_o &_o hither_o to_o the_o end_n that_o they_o may_v perfect_v such_o church_n as_o the_o apostle_n have_v plant_v but_o not_o through_o furnish_v and_o this_o be_v evident_a by_o the_o text_n first_o timothy_n be_v choose_v and_o ordain_v at_o 16._o at_o act._n 16._o lystra_n go_v into_o phrygia_n galatia_n mysia_n troas_n be_v at_o philippi_n be_v send_v to_o 4.17_o to_o 1_o cor._n 4.17_o corinth_n from_o 6._o from_o 1_o thes_n 3.1.2_o 6._o athens_n go_v to_o thessalonica_n from_o 19.22_o from_o act._n 19.22_o ephesus_n go_v to_o macedonia_n after_o he_o be_v leave_v at_o 1.3_o at_o 1_o tim_n 1.3_o ephesus_n again_o to_o order_n &_o redress_v thing_n there_o and_o yet_o 4.9.1_o yet_o 2_o tim._n 4.9.1_o thence_o he_o be_v send_v for_o away_o and_o depart_v a_o little_a before_o paul_n death_n he_o be_v at_o 1._o at_o phil._n 1_o 1._o rome_n &_o from_o 23._o from_o phil._n 2.19_o 23._o thence_o to_o go_v to_o the_o philippian_n wherefore_o timothy_n be_v no_o ordinary_a proper_a bishop_n of_o any_o sort_n nor_o affix_v to_o any_o certain_a place_n but_o a_o very_a evangelist_n as_o also_o the_o 4.5_o the_o 2_o tim._n 4.5_o scripture_n call_v he_o that_o be_v a_o unlimited_a extraordinary_a and_o temporary_a function_n in_o the_o church_n the_o like_a be_v titus_n paul_n choose_v he_o for_o his_o companion_n &_o helper_n and_o have_v he_o 2.2_o he_o gal._n 2.2_o with_o he_o to_o jerusalem_n also_o he_o send_v he_o to_o 17._o to_o 2_o cor._n 8_o 17._o corinth_n he_o leave_v he_o in_o 1.5_o in_o tit._n 1.5_o crete_n a_o while_n but_o send_v for_o he_o thence_o 3.12_o thence_o tit._n 3.12_o away_o anon_o after_o to_o nicopolis_n a_o little_a before_o paul_n death_n he_o be_v with_o he_o at_o 4.10_o at_o 2_o tim._n 4.10_o rome_n 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though_o circumstance_n be_v indifferent_a and_o may_v be_v change_v by_o man_n yet_o form_n of_o church_n be_v not_o so_o nor_o the_o church_n ministery_n nor_o ceremony_n nor_o in_o a_o word_n any_o tradition_n ecclesiastical_a whereof_o our_o former_a reason_n whole_o intreat_v we_o deny_v not_o then_o but_o that_o in_o ecclesiastical_a action_n the_o mere_a circumstance_n be_v in_o some_o sort_n indifferent_a that_o be_v not_o necessary_a to_o be_v determine_v by_o scripture_n but_o these_o true_o be_v not_o to_o be_v call_v ecclesiastical_a tradition_n wherefore_o we_o must_v know_v that_o there_o be_v a_o great_a difference_n between_o tradition_n &_o circumstance_n beside_o god_n ordinance_n specify_v in_o scripture_n there_o be_v 2._o other_o kind_n of_o lawful_a thing_n in_o the_o administration_n of_o church_n matter_n 1._o natural_a necessity_n 2._o proper_a and_o mere_a circumstance_n natural_a necessity_n be_v person_n time_n place_n etc._n etc._n circunstances_fw-fr 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of_o old_a the_o manner_n at_o this_o day_n of_o the_o french_a preach_v cover_v to_o come_v to_o the_o church_n in_o this_o or_o that_o decent_a and_o comely_a common_a apparel_n a_o commodious_a &_o distinct_a house_n for_o god_n service_n etc._n etc._n occasional_a circumstance_n be_v such_o particular_n as_o some_o special_a occasion_n require_v and_o move_v we_o unto_o namely_o when_o the_o general_n thing_n be_v either_o usual_a in_o civil_a custom_n or_o by_o god_n own_o ordinance_n in_o nature_n or_o in_o the_o word_n write_v as_o such_o or_o such_o place_n time_n person_n thing_n namely_o to_o come_v together_o in_o synagogue_n or_o temple_n to_o use_v pue_v or_o pulpit_n etc._n etc._n to_o pray_v kneel_v or_o prostrate_a to_o eat_v and_o drink_v at_o the_o l._n table_n lean_v or_o sit_v etc._n etc._n in_o the_o 11.23_o the_o mat._n 26._o 1_o cor._n 11.23_o evening_n or_o at_o 20.7_o at_o act_n 20.7_o midnight_n to_o baptise_v in_o 16.15_o in_o act_n 16.15_o river_n also_o the_o apostle_n use_v of_o
alone_o though_o now_o he_o be_v a_o l._n bishop_n himself_o have_v most_o full_o and_o substantial_o confute_v against_o the_o jesuit_n and_o seminary_n object_v thus_o the_o word_n be_v 20.25_o be_v math._n 20.25_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d they_o overrule_a their_o subject_n with_o iniusticę_n and_o violence_n you_o shall_v not_o do_v so_o he_o repli_v 1586._o repli_v d._n bill_n against_o the_o apol._n of_o the_o seminar_n part_n 2._o pag._n 174._o print_n lond._n 1586._o so_o your_o new_a translation_n over-ruleth_a the_o word_n howbeit_o christ_n in_o that_o place_n do_v not_o traduce_v the_o power_n of_o prince_n as_o unjust_a and_o outrageous_a but_o distinguish_v the_o call_n of_o his_o apostle_n from_o the_o manner_n of_o regiment_n which_o god_n have_v allow_v the_o magistrate_n christ_n say_v not_o prince_n be_v tyrant_n you_o shall_v deal_v more_o courteous_o than_o they_o do_v but_o he_o say_v prince_n be_v lord_n and_o ruler_n over_o their_o people_n by_o god_n ordinance_n you_o shall_v not_o be_v so_o again_o the_o word_n which_o s._n luke_n have_v be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d without_o any_o composition_n they_o be_v lord_n &_o master_n and_o s._n paul_n confess_v of_o himself_o and_o other_o apostle_n not_o that_o we_o be_v lord_n or_o master_n of_o your_o faith_n you_o the_o compound_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d be_v with_o power_n &_o force_n to_o rule_v man_n whether_o they_o will_v or_o no_o not_o with_o wrong_n and_o injury_n to_o oppress_v they_o and_o therefore_o the_o conclusion_n be_v inevitable_a that_o prince_n may_v lawful_o compel_v and_o punish_v their_o subject_n which_o bishop_n may_v not_o 175._o not_o pag._n 175._o all_o pastor_n and_o bishop_n be_v strait_o charge_v not_o to_o meddle_v with_o the_o sword_n 182._o sword_n pag._n 182._o to_o compel_v heretic_n and_o schismatic_n neither_o be_v it_o possible_a sore_n the_o preacher_n if_o he_o will_v nor_o lawful_a if_o he_o can_v he_o lack_v both_o mean_n and_o leave_n to_o constrain_v they_o bishop_n be_v flat_o forbid_v to_o reign_v and_o must_v not_o meddle_v with_o the_o material_a sword_n 227._o sword_n pag._n 227._o command_v and_o force_v our_o saviour_n forbiddeeh_a to_o all_o his_o disciple_n where_o the_o full_a effect_n of_o all_o his_o discourse_n be_v this_o all_o civil_a jurisdiction_n and_o power_n of_o the_o sword_n to_o command_v compel_v and_o punish_v by_o loss_n of_o life_n limb_n or_o liberty_n be_v seclude_v from_o the_o minister_n function_n and_o reserve_v to_o the_o magistrate_n 22.24.25_o magistrate_n luk._n 22.24.25_o christ_n precise_o forbid_v his_o apostle_n to_o bear_v rule_n and_o exercise_v authority_n over_o their_o brethren_n not_o unjust_a and_o tyrannical_a rule_n but_o all_o compulsive_a power_n and_o where_o the_o thing_n be_v not_o lawful_a the_o sign_n be_v not_o lawful_a etc._n etc._n to_o like_a purpose_n also_o he_o write_v in_o his_o book_n of_o the_o perpetual_a government_n of_o christ_n church_n 137.142_o church_n pag._n 137.142_o where_o he_o say_v †_o many_o gift_n may_v conjoin_v in_o one_o man_n many_o office_n can_v 52._o can_v pag._n 52._o the_o minister_n shall_v not_o have_v any_o such_o rule_n or_o dominion_n as_o the_o great_a state_n have_v 55._o have_v pag._n 55._o the_o thing_n so_o much_o prohibit_v by_o christ_n &_o his_o apostle_n be_v that_o preacher_n &_o pastor_n shall_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d behave_v or_o think_v themselves_o to_o be_v lord_n and_o master_n over_o their_o brethren_n and_o 56._o and_o pag._n 56._o to_o increase_v the_o love_n of_o the_o sheep_n towards_o their_o shepherd_n christ_n will_v not_o have_v his_o apostle_n to_o be_v fear_v as_o master_n but_o to_o be_v honour_v as_o father_n and_o consequent_o pastor_n not_o to_o force_v but_o to_o feed_v not_o to_o chase_v but_o to_o lead_v the_o flock_n commit_v to_o their_o charge_n neither_o rough_o to_o entreat_v they_o as_o servant_n but_o gentle_o to_o persuade_v they_o as_o coheire_n of_o the_o same_o kingdom_n here_o be_v testimony_n of_o this_o man_n for_o we_o most_o full_a most_o clear_a and_o above_o all_o exception_n reason_n 6._o if_o in_o the_o law_n estimation_n the_o call_n of_o minister_n with_o we_o be_v give_v by_o those_o who_o in_o god_n word_n have_v no_o power_n to_o give_v it_o usurpation_n usurpation_n than_o this_o be_v contrary_n to_o god_n word_n and_o necessary_a to_o be_v reform_v but_o in_o the_o law_n estimation_n the_o call_n of_o minister_n with_o we_o be_v give_v by_o those_o who_o in_o god_n word_n have_v no_o power_n to_o give_v it_o namely_o it_o be_v give_v by_o a_o diocesan_n rule_v bishop_n who_o be_v not_o where_o find_v as_o before_o i_o show_v in_o all_o the_o new_a testament_n so_o that_o he_o can_v not_o therein_o have_v any_o power_n or_o authority_n to_o give_v minister_n their_o calling_n nor_o yet_o to_o take_v it_o from_o they_o again_o by_o the_o rule_n of_o god_n word_n that_o particular_a church_n which_o be_v to_o have_v the_o minister_n aught_o to_o be_v present_a and_o to_o show_v a_o like_n and_o consent_n in_o their_o minister_n call_v which_o prove_v that_o no_o bishop_n have_v any_o power_n or_o authority_n in_o god_n word_n to_o give_v any_o minister_n his_o call_n or_o to_o take_v it_o from_o he_o in_o absence_n of_o that_o church_n to_o who_o the_o minister_n belong_v yea_o and_o as_o the_o practice_n now_o be_v utter_o without_o their_o like_n therefore_o this_o that_o be_v the_o give_v of_o the_o minister_n call_v with_o we_o by_o such_o as_o now_o do_v give_v it_o and_o in_o such_o manner_n be_v contrary_a to_o god_n word_n and_o aught_o of_o necessity_n to_o be_v reform_v where_o i_o say_v by_o the_o rule_n of_o god_n word_n right_a the_o church_n right_a that_o church_n which_o be_v to_o have_v the_o minister_n ought_v to_o be_v present_a and_o to_o show_v a_o like_n and_o consent_n in_o their_o minister_n call_v this_o be_v evident_a by_o many_o testimony_n and_o reason_n first_o because_o in_o the_o apostle_n time_n the_o church_n have_v a_o consent_n in_o excommunication_n as_o it_o appear_v to_o the_o corinthian_n where_o the_o apostle_n say_v 5.4.5_o say_v 1_o cor._n 5.4.5_o i_o have_v determine_v already_o when_o you_o be_v gather_v together_o and_o my_o spirit_n in_o the_o name_n of_o our_o l._n jesus_n christ_n that_o such_o a_o one_o by_o the_o power_n of_o our_o l._n jesus_n christ_n be_v deliver_v to_o satan_n and_o 13._o and_o vers_fw-la 13._o put_v away_o from_o among_o yourselves_o that_o wicked_a man_n which_o agree_v with_o christ_n own_o ordinance_n and_o precept_n where_o he_o say_v 18.17_o say_v mat._n 18.17_o tell_v the_o church_n if_o he_o hear_v not_o the_o church_n let_v he_o be_v unto_o thou_o as_o a_o heathen_a and_o a_o publican_n now_o if_o the_o church_n be_v to_o excommunicate_v sure_o the_o church_n also_o be_v to_o elect_v her_o minister_n for_o these_o be_v the_o 2._o main_a part_n of_o the_o holy_a government_n ecclesiastical_a both_o which_o must_v belong_v to_o the_o church_n equal_o &_o alike_o further_o it_o be_v apparent_a by_o the_o apostle_n practice_v first_o the_o call_n of_o mathias_n to_o the_o apostleship_n be_v permit_v so_o far_o as_o be_v possible_a to_o the_o church_n election_n for_o they_o etc._n they_o act._n 1.23_o etc._n etc._n appoint_v two_o whereof_o one_o shall_v be_v and_o be_v divine_o choose_v this_o questionless_a be_v do_v not_o of_o necessity_n for_o that_o call_v which_o be_v then_o to_o be_v give_v but_o only_o for_o a_o example_n in_o ecclesiastical_a election_n which_o the_o church_n after_o shall_v and_o do_v imitate_v beside_o howsoever_o the_o very_a election_n of_o mathias_n be_v by_o divine_a lot_n yet_o it_o be_v all_o do_v in_o the_o church_n presence_n with_o the_o actual_a concurrence_n of_o their_o prayer_n and_o free_a consente_n instant_o now_o these_o act_n of_o the_o church_n as_o they_o may_v so_o therefore_o they_o ought_v to_o be_v perpetual_a in_o every_o election_n of_o whatsoever_o minister_n see_v even_o for_o that_o end_n the_o apostle_n cause_v now_o the_o church_n thus_o to_o do_v it_o be_v a_o slight_a answer_n and_o untrue_a to_o say_v 69._o say_v parpet_n govern_v pag._n 69._o example_n be_v no_o precept_n for_o the_o same_o answerer_n elsewhere_o confess_v that_o 373._o that_o per._n gov_n pag._n 373._o the_o apostle_n teach_v the_o church_n by_o their_o example_n but_o if_o he_o have_v not_o confess_v it_o yet_o the_o truth_n of_o this_o general_a point_n be_v in_o itself_o most_o certain_a wherefore_o be_v the_o book_n of_o the_o apostle_n act_n else_o write_v but_o that_o their_o act_n in_o the_o church_n shall_v be_v rule_n and_o pattern_n for_o we_o to_o do_v likewise_o all_o divine_v use_v the_o argument_n draw_v from_o a_o act_n of_o christ_n or_o his_o
a_o man_n next_o unto_o god_n and_o inferior_a to_o god_n only_o 3._o we_o glad_o acknowledge_v that_o the_o king_n be_v &_o aught_o to_o be_v supreme_a governor_n even_o in_o all_o cause_n and_o over_o all_o person_n ecclesiastical_a howbeit_o always_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d non_fw-fr 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d civil_o not_o spiritual_o or_o ecclesiastical_o 4._o the_o king_n be_v custos_fw-la &_o vindex_n the_o keeper_n and_o maintainer_n by_o compulsive_a power_n of_o the_o whole_a state_n of_o religion_n but_o he_o be_v not_o author_n or_o minister_n of_o any_o ecclesiastical_a thing_n or_o constitution_n whatsoever_o will_v our_o adversary_n yield_v more_o or_o be_v not_o this_o sufficient_a i_o hope_v this_o shall_v suffice_v to_o cease_v hereafter_o their_o slander_n against_o we_o in_o this_o cause_n and_o thus_o much_o touch_v our_o first_o assertion_n the_o 2._o assertion_n for_o the_o space_n of_o 200._o year_n after_o christ_n the_o visible_a church_n use_v government_n be_v not_o diocesan_n church_n but_o particular_a ordinary_a congregation_n only_o and_o the_o bishop_n as_o they_o be_v particular_o call_v after_o the_o apostle_n be_v only_o parishional_a not_o diocesan_a bishop_n and_o differ_v from_o other_o pastor_n in_o priority_n of_o order_n not_o in_o maioritie_n of_o rule_n in_o this_o assertion_n we_o observe_v 3._o distinct_a part_n 1._o a_o church_n be_v then_o but_o one_o ordinary_a congregation_n and_o general_o in_o each_o city_n then_o there_o be_v but_o one_o such_o congregation_n only_o 2._o the_o particular_a ordinary_a congregation_n have_v in_o themselves_o their_o own_o government_n ecclesiastical_a 3._o there_o be_v no_o maioritie_n of_o rule_n but_o priority_n of_o order_n only_o in_o a_o bishop_n then_o compare_v with_o other_o pastor_n the_o first_o be_v prove_v by_o these_o testimony_n follow_v first_o let_v we_o consider_v that_o in_o the_o apostle_n day_n the_o ordain_v of_o elder_n 1.5_o elder_n city_n by_o city_n tir._n 1.5_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d &_o 14.23_o &_o church_n by_o church_n act._n 14.23_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d be_v all_o one_o thing_n namely_o because_o in_o each_o city_n in_o those_o time_n there_o be_v not_o many_o church_n in_o number_n but_o one_o only_a proper_a church_n or_o congregation_n of_o christian_n which_o also_o 19.20_o also_o pag._n 19.20_o above_o we_o further_o declare_v then_o for_o the_o next_o age_n after_o 100_o after_o anno_fw-la 100_o ignatius_n plain_o show_v the_o common_a state_n of_o the_o visible_a church_n in_o this_o time_n also_o to_o be_v such_o where_o he_o thus_o write_v trall_n write_v ignat._n ad_fw-la trall_n without_o a_o bishop_n without_o a_o senate_n of_o elder_n without_o deacon_n etc._n etc._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d without_o these_o there_o be_v no_o church_n no_o company_n of_o of_o saint_n no_o holy_a congregation_n which_o prove_v that_o then_o each_o city_n have_v but_o only_o one_o ordinary_a congregation_n of_o christian_n sith_o doubtless_o each_o city_n than_o have_v but_o one_o such_o senate_n of_o elder_n and_o but_o one_o bishop_n in_o ignatius_n understanding_n further_o also_o he_o persuade_v the_o church_n of_o philadelphia_n to_o unity_n and_o concord_n say_v philadelph_n say_v ad_fw-la philadelph_n i_o exhort_v you_o use_v one_o faith_n one_o preach_v one_o supper_n of_o the_o lord_n etc._n etc._n for_o there_o be_v but_o one_o communion_n table_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o the_o whole_a church_n here_o in_o this_o city_n and_o one_o bishop_n with_o a_o company_n of_o elder_n and_o deacon_n therefore_o in_o this_o city_n there_o be_v then_o but_o one_o ordinary_a congregation_n of_o christian_n neither_o speak_v he_o of_o this_o church_n in_o philadelphia_n as_o be_v of_o a_o other_o form_n or_o constitution_n then_o other_o church_n than_o be_v but_o indeed_o as_o be_v conformable_a and_o like_a to_o the_o manner_n of_o the_o rest_n if_o we_o translate_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d as_o some_o like_a better_o to_o every_o church_n distributive_o than_o our_o assertion_n be_v more_o clear_o avouch_v again_o touch_v the_o church_n of_o philadelphia_n he_o say_v ibid._n say_v ibid._n the_o bishop_n be_v god_n ambassador_n to_o a_o people_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d that_o be_v together_o in_o one_o place_n last_o write_v elsewhere_o to_o the_o same_o effect_n he_o say_v so_o much_o touch_v a_o other_o visible_a church_n namely_o in_o the_o city_n magnesia_n magnes_fw-la magnesia_n ad_fw-la magnes_fw-la 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d etc._n etc._n all_o of_o you_o come_v together_o into_o the_o fame_n place_n to_o prayer_n let_v there_o be_v but_o one_o common_a prayer_n one_o mind_n one_o hope_n etc._n etc._n justin_n martyr_n show_v the_o manner_n of_o the_o church_n worship_v of_o god_n in_o the_o city_n where_o they_o than_o be_v observe_v the_o very_a same_o say_v he_o 142._o he_o just_a mart._n apolog._n 2._o anno_fw-la 142._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d on_o the_o sunday_n as_o it_o be_v call_v all_o the_o christian_n dwell_v in_o the_o city_n or_o abroad_o in_o the_o country_n do_v come_v together_o into_o the_o same_o place_n etc._n etc._n it_o be_v very_o like_a that_o this_o be_v special_o speak_v of_o the_o church_n of_o rome_n then_o see_v there_o justin_n write_v and_o offer_v up_o his_o apology_n to_o antoninus_n the_o emperor_n though_o with_o all_o he_o signify_v that_o he_o mean_v other_o church_n in_o other_o 〈◊〉_d other_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d city_n and_o in_o country-place_n likewise_o indifferent_o therefore_o then_o all_z the_o christian_n in_o each_o city_n yea_o those_o in_o rome_n make_v not_o divers_a but_o one_o constant_a and_o ordinary_a congregation_n only_o irenaeus_n in_o his_o time_n observe_v no_o material_a difference_n between_o bishop_n and_o presbyter_n minister_n of_o the_o word_n which_o be_v a_o plain_a argument_n that_o bishop_n than_o be_v not_o diocesan_n 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