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A90063 Irenicum; or, An essay towards a brotherly peace & union, between those of the congregational and presbyterian way; shewing out of the most learned and renowned divines of the congregational way, that their positions concerning 1. Church matters and members. 2. Church constitution and form. 3. Church state. 4. Church officers and ordination. 5. Church government and censures. 6. Church combinations and synods. 7. Communion with and separation from churches. are sufficient for the establishing a firme and lasting peace between them and the Presbyterians ... In pursuance of the good design begun at the Savoy, where it was agreed, and declared, that such reforming churches as consist of persons sound in the faith, and of conversation becoming the Gospel, ought not to refuse the communion of each other ... Drawn up and published by Discipulus de Tempore Junior. Newcomen, Matthew, 1610?-1669.; D. T. 1659 (1659) Wing N910; Thomason E978_1; ESTC R202985 58,516 89

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call_v saint_n answ_n saint_n by_o external_a call_n as_o distinct_a from_o saint_n by_o internal_a call_n be_v the_o true_a matter_n of_o the_o visible_a church_n mr._n hooker_n survey_v of_o discipline_n part_v 1._o pag._n 21._o line_n 28._o quest_n 5._o who_o then_o be_v saint_n by_o external_a call_n answ_n there_o be_v three_o sort_n of_o holiness_n one_o by_o imputation_n from_o christ_n a_o second_o by_o regeneration_n from_o the_o spirit_n a_o three_o by_o separation_n to_o god_n and_o his_o worship_n and_o to_o participation_n of_o the_o ordinance_n through_o the_o covenant_n many_o enjoy_v this_o last_o holiness_n though_o they_o do_v not_o enjoy_v the_o two_o former_a mr._n cotton_n of_o infant_n baptism_n p._n 125._o line_n 1._o and_o they_o may_v be_v holy_a by_o covenant_n who_o be_v not_o yet_o holy_a by_o the_o spirit_n of_o regeneration_n ibid._n pag._n 67._o line_n 30._o and_o they_o with_o ho_o believe_v with_o temporary_a or_o historical_a faith_n only_o may_v be_v holy_a by_o covenant_n ibid._n line_n 28._o and_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n be_v holy_a because_o it_o give_v right_a to_o holy_a privilege_n and_o denominate_v they_o holy_a whether_o person_n family_n or_o nation_n nation_n holy_a by_o covenant_n therefore_o church_n those_o who_o god_n call_v to_o such_o covenant_n with_o himself_o mr._n cotton_n of_o infant_n bapt_v for_o it_o separate_v they_o from_o other_o people_n and_o set_v they_o apart_o to_o the_o lord_n and_o his_o holy_a worship_n as_o it_o be_v deut._n 7.6_o 7_o 8._o ibid._n pag._n 111._o line_n 11._o quest_n 6._o but_o can_v any_o be_v say_v to_o be_v in_o or_o belong_v unto_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n but_o those_o that_o be_v in_o the_o state_n of_o grace_n answ_n there_o be_v a_o twofold_a state_n of_o grace_n one_o adherent_a which_o some_o not_o unfit_o call_v federal_a grace_n sanctify_v to_o the_o purify_n of_o the_o flesh_n heb_fw-mi 9.13_o the_o other_o inherent_a sanctify_v the_o inward_a man_n and_o of_o this_o there_o be_v two_o sort_n one_o whereby_o person_n in_o covenant_n be_v sanctify_v by_o common_a grace_n which_o make_v they_o serviceable_a and_o useful_a in_o their_o calling_n as_o judas_n demas_n and_o such_o like_a hypocrite_n and_o according_a to_o this_o fence_n may_v we_o not_o say_v saint_n saul_n saint_n demas_n saint_n judas_n and_o that_o the_o church_n make_v up_o of_o such_o as_o these_o be_v a_o church_n of_o saint_n the_o other_o whereby_o person_n in_o covenant_n be_v sanctify_v unto_o union_n and_o communion_n with_o christ_n mr._n cotton_n of_o infant_n baptism_n p._n 43._o l._n 16._o now_o though_o all_o that_o be_v in_o the_o church_n be_v not_o sanctify_v and_o in_o the_o state_n of_o grace_n in_o this_o last_o and_o strict_a fence_n yet_o in_o the_o two_o former_a they_o may_v quest_n 7._o but_o see_v faith_n be_v the_o condition_n of_o the_o covenant_n be_v not_o all_o who_o believe_v not_o exclude_v from_o the_o covenant_n and_o must_v they_o not_o 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the_o member_n of_o the_o church_n and_o their_o seed_n be_v in_o christ_n as_o branch_n in_o the_o vine_n or_o olive_n and_o may_v be_v cut_v off_o for_o want_n of_o faith_n to_o make_v they_o fruitful_a in_o he_o mr._n cotton_n of_o infant_n bapt_v p._n 55._o l._n 28_o etc._n etc._n 2._o but_o when_o you_o say_v none_o have_v right_a to_o the_o covenant_n or_o the_o external_a privilege_n thereof_o but_o as_o they_o appear_v to_o be_v in_o christ_n by_o some_o effect_n of_o faith_n declare_v the_o same_o that_o you_o can_v make_v good_a from_o scripture-light_n mr._n cotton_n of_o infant_n bapt_v p._n 56._o l._n 1_o etc._n etc._n hitherto_o of_o church_n matter_n and_o church-member_n now_o out_o of_o this_o that_o have_v be_v speak_v i_o draw_v these_o plain_a position_n with_o some_o inference_n 1._o the_o church_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n and_o new_a do_v not_o differ_v one_o from_o another_o in_o the_o qualification_n of_o their_o matter_n and_o member_n see_v the_o answer_n to_o the_o first_o question_n therefore_o the_o church_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n consist_v of_o visible_a saint_n as_o well_o as_o the_o church_n of_o the_o new_a 2._o sole_a want_n of_o grace_n do_v not_o make_v a_o man_n uncapable_a of_o church-membership_a unless_o ignorance_n and_o scandal_n do_v accompany_v it_o see_v the_o answer_n to_o the_o second_o and_o three_o question_n therefore_o no_o man_n may_v be_v deny_v membership_n because_o it_o do_v not_o appear_v to_o the_o church_n in_o the_o best_a judgement_n of_o charity_n and_o discretion_n thar_z he_o have_v true_a save_a grace_n 3._o the_o member_n of_o the_o visible_a church_n be_v saint_n in_o respect_n of_o outward_a call_n not_o inward_a inherent_a grace_n see_v answer_n to_o the_o four_o the_o question_n 4._o the_o holiness_n from_o which_o the_o member_n of_o the_o visible_a church_n be_v denominate_v saint_n be_v not_o by_o imputation_n or_o regeneration_n but_o by_o separation_n to_o god_n and_o his_o worship_n see_v answ_o to_o quest_n 5._o according_a to_o which_o saul_n and_o judas_n and_o demas_n may_v be_v denominate_v saint_n see_v answ_o to_o quest_n 6._o therefore_o all_o assembly_n of_o people_n thus_o set_v apart_o to_o the_o worship_n of_o god_n be_v church_n of_o saint_n and_o one_o church_n may_v not_o say_v unto_o another_o stand_z apart_z from_o i_o for_o i_o be_o holy_a than_o thou_o 5._o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n separate_v man_n and_o woman_n from_o other_o people_n set_v they_o apart_o to_o the_o lord_n and_o his_o holy_a worship_n give_v they_o right_o to_o holy_a privilege_n denominate_v they_o holy_a or_o saint_n see_v the_o answer_n to_o the_o five_o question_n therefore_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n and_o not_o any_o other_o constitute_v the_o church_n and_o give_v church_n membership_n 6._o neither_o faith_n nor_o consent_n to_o the_o covenant_n be_v necessary_a to_o the_o bring_n of_o man_n outward_o into_o covenant_n see_v the_o answer_n to_o quest_n 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institution_n and_o so_o become_v immutable_a unless_o christ_n himself_o repeal_v it_o mr._n hooker_n survey_v of_o discipline_n part_n 1._o page_n 7._o line_n 21._o but_o ordination_n be_v a_o fundamental_a point_n of_o religion_n heb._n 6._o lay_v on_o of_o hand_n be_v by_o a_o metonymy_n of_o the_o adjunct_n put_v for_o ordination_n mr._n hooker_n part_n 1._o pag._n 7._o l._n 21._o quest_n 11._o to_o who_o then_o do_v the_o power_n of_o ordain_v officer_n in_o the_o church_n of_o christ_n belong_v answ_n 1._o ordination_n be_v a_o act_n of_o rule_n cotton_n mr._n cotton_n and_o pertain_v to_o the_o presbyter_n mr._n cotton_n way_n pag._n 49._o l._n 4._o 2._o when_o the_o church_n be_v right_o constitute_v and_o complete_v with_o all_o the_o order_n and_o officer_n of_o christ_n the_o right_a of_o ordination_n belong_v to_o the_o teach_n elder_n the_o act_n appertain_v to_o the_o presbytery_n constitute_v of_o teach_v and_o rule_v elder_n mr._n hooker_n survey_v of_o discipline_n part_n 2._o pag._n 76._o l._n 1._o quest_n 12._o but_o what_o if_o there_o be_v no_o elder_n in_o the_o church_n who_o shall_v ordain_v the_o officer_n then_o answ_n in_o such_o church_n where_o there_o be_v no_o elder_n and_o the_o church_n so_o desire_v discipline_n platform_n of_o discipline_n we_o see_v not_o why_o imposition_n of_o hand_n may_v not_o be_v perform_v by_o the_o elder_n of_o other_o church_n platform_n of_o disc_n from_o n._n e._n chap._n 9_o sect_n 5._o quest_n 13._o be_v the_o word_n and_o sacrament_n to_o be_v dispense_v by_o the_o minister_n thereof_o only_o in_o public_a or_o in_o private_a also_o answ_n they_o must_v be_v dispense_v public_o in_o the_o presence_n hooker_n mr._n hooker_n and_o with_o the_o concurrence_n of_o the_o church_n solemn_o assemble_v it_o be_v not_o in_o the_o power_n of_o the_o church_n to_o confine_v preach_v to_o corner_n for_o wisdom_n cry_v open_o in_o the_o street_n prov._n 8.2_o 3._o and_o of_o old_a the_o church_n of_o the_o jew_n erect_v synagogue_n in_o every_o city_n beside_o the_o temple_n at_o jerusalem_n for_o the_o hear_n and_o preach_v of_o the_o word_n and_o the_o apostle_n as_o he_o compare_v the_o supper_n of_o the_o lord_n to_o their_o ordinary_a supper_n so_o he_o oppose_v manifest_o the_o church_n or_o congregation_n to_o the_o private_a house_n and_o declare_v that_o the_o lord_n supper_n shall_v be_v celebrate_v in_o the_o congregation_n as_o the_o banquet_n shall_v be_v keep_v in_o their_o private_a house_n yea_o the_o scope_n and_o nature_n of_o the_o ordinance_n call_v for_o such_o a_o administration_n for_o since_o the_o sacrament_n be_v badge_n to_o show_v our_o separation_n from_o all_o other_o profane_a society_n and_o to_o signify_v our_o communion_n one_o with_o another_o visible_o in_o the_o profession_n and_o confession_n of_o the_o faith_n as_o our_o spiritual_a union_n and_o communion_n with_o christ_n our_o head_n myistcal_o therefore_o the_o administration_n of_o they_o shall_v be_v such_o as_o shall_v suit_v the_o nature_n of_o the_o ordinance_n and_o serve_v the_o end_n of_o it_o and_o therefore_o it_o be_v that_o in_o time_n of_o persecution_n when_o the_o church_n dare_v not_o nor_o be_v meet_v she_o shall_v show_v herself_o to_o the_o enemy_n yet_o not_o then_o be_v the_o word_n nor_o sacrament_n private_o preach_v nor_o administer_v neither_o yet_o aught_o to_o be_v for_o though_o they_o be_v do_v in_o the_o house_n of_o a_o private_a man_n yet_o because_o they_o be_v and_o aught_o to_o be_v administer_v in_o the_o presence_n of_o the_o congregation_n there_o be_v neither_o private_a preach_n nor_o private_a celebrate_n of_o the_o sacrament_n mr._n hooker_n survey_v of_o discipline_n part_n 3._o pag._n 28._o line_n 15_o etc._n etc._n quest_n 14._o to_o who_o be_v the_o pastor_n and_o teacher_n of_o the_o church_n to_o dispense_v the_o sacrament_n answ_n a_o person_n have_v his_o first_o
right_n to_o a_o sacrament_n because_o he_o have_v a_o interest_n in_o the_o covenant_n of_o the_o gospel_n hooker_n mr._n hooker_n of_o which_o it_o be_v a_o seal_n but_o he_o must_v come_v to_o it_o in_o a_o right_a order_n of_o christ_n that_o be_v the_o party_n must_v be_v a_o member_n of_o a_o visible_a congregation_n because_o the_o seal_n can_v there_o only_o be_v right_o and_o orderly_o administer_v i_o say_v it_o be_v sufficient_a the_o party_n be_v a_o member_n of_o a_o visible_a congregation_n not_o this_o or_o that_o particular_a mr._n hooker_n survey_v of_o discipline_n part_n 2._o pag._n 65._o l._n 26._o yet_o it_o be_v requisite_a that_o such_o member_n of_o a_o particular_a church_n as_o be_v baptize_v and_o receive_v their_o membership_n in_o their_o infancy_n shall_v come_v to_o their_o trial_n and_o examination_n and_o manifest_v their_o faith_n and_o repentance_n by_o a_o open_a profession_n thereof_o before_o they_o come_v to_o the_o lord_n supper_n or_o else_o not_o be_v admit_v thereunto_o platform_n of_o discipline_n from_o new_a england_n chap._n 12_o sect_n 7._o quest_n 15._o how_o be_v this_o trial_n and_o examination_n to_o be_v make_v answ_n in_o case_n any_o through_o excessive_a fear_n or_o other_o infirmity_n discipline_n platform_n of_o discipline_n be_v unable_a