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A45419 Of fundamentals in a notion referring to practise by H. Hammond. Hammond, Henry, 1605-1660. 1654 (1654) Wing H554; ESTC R18462 96,424 252

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affirm_v of_o the_o necessity_n of_o these_o thing_n to_o the_o superstruct_n of_o christian_a practice_n must_v not_o so_o be_v understand_v that_o the_o hear_n and_o believe_v of_o each_o of_o they_o be_v think_v absolute_o necessary_a in_o every_o single_a jew_n or_o heathen_a that_o he_o may_v repent_v and_o convert_v person_n and_o live_v a_o christian_a life_n or_o without_o which_o he_o can_v but_o necessary_a to_o the_o discharge_n of_o the_o apostolical_a office_n which_o be_v to_o reap_v whole_a field_n to_o bring_v in_o whole_a city_n and_o nation_n to_o christ_n §_o 7._o they_o that_o be_v to_o plant_v a_o church_n be_v to_o deal_v with_o man_n of_o several_a and_o distant_a affection_n and_o temper_n and_o interest_n a_o heterogeneous_a body_n make_v up_o of_o a_o multitude_n of_o various_a inclination_n and_o of_o different_a habit_n of_o sin_n and_o degree_n of_o radication_n of_o those_o habit_n and_o to_o each_o of_o these_o some_o proper_a application_n be_v to_o be_v make_v by_o those_o that_o come_v on_o christ_n errand_n to_o cure_v their_o soul_n as_o hypocrates_n advise_v his_o physician_n to_o have_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d mollify_a preparation_n for_o all_o turn_n and_o to_o carry_v they_o about_o with_o he_o and_o so_o a_o whole_a dispensatorie_n be_v little_a enough_o to_o meet_v with_o and_o suffice_v to_o all_o their_o want_n or_o at_o least_o some_o catholicon_n of_o a_o transcendent_a virtue_n proportionable_a to_o the_o obstinacy_n of_o any_o the_o most_o desperate_a malady_n but_o this_o confusion_n of_o disease_n and_o rapsodie_n of_o difficulty_n be_v not_o to_o be_v suppose_v in_o each_o single_a sinner_n and_o consequent_o there_o be_v not_o the_o same_o necessity_n of_o the_o whole_a tale_n of_o fundamental_o for_o the_o convert_n or_o reduce_v of_o he_o §_o 8._o there_o be_v no_o doubt_n but_o there_o be_v reform_v jew_n before_o christ_n time_n foundation_n who_o the_o pedagogie_n and_o rudiment_n and_o imperfect_a document_n of_o the_o law_n with_o those_o influence_n and_o assistance_n of_o god_n which_o be_v then_o afford_v bring_v home_o unto_o god_n and_o among_o they_o some_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d righteous_a and_o some_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d merciful_a man_n which_o have_v arrive_v to_o the_o abundance_n of_o goodness_n as_o they_o style_v it_o and_o of_o this_o kind_n be_v the_o esseni_n who_o though_o they_o be_v not_o ordinary_o conceive_v to_o have_v be_v christian_n yet_o be_v describe_v by_o philo_n under_o the_o name_n of_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d so_o very_a like_o christian_n that_o there_o be_v no_o reason_n to_o doubt_v but_o that_o christian_a piety_n may_v be_v infuse_v into_o some_o without_o the_o explicit_a knowledge_n of_o all_o and_o every_o of_o those_o article_n which_o yet_o in_o general_a speak_n or_o as_o it_o be_v to_o be_v plant_v through_o the_o
prevent_v and_o assist_v we_o nor_o reasonable_o attempt_v to_o do_v without_o this_o hope_n §_o 4._o we_o far_o yet_o the_o resurrection_n of_o christ_n have_v the_o power_n of_o a_o pattern_n to_o we_o and_o be_v so_o make_v use_n of_o and_o typify_v in_o baptism_n as_o a_o engagement_n and_o obligation_n to_o we_o to_o transcribe_v that_o divine_a copy_n into_o our_o heart_n and_o to_o rise_v to_o newness_n of_o life_n and_o according_o that_o seem_v to_o be_v the_o importance_n of_o the_o phrase_n rom._n 10.9_o believe_v in_o the_o heart_n that_o god_n raise_v christ_n from_o the_o dead_a there_o be_v no_o more_o necessary_a to_o the_o superstruct_v all_o piety_n on_o that_o one_o foundation_n but_o to_o sink_v down_o the_o belief_n of_o that_o one_o article_n from_o the_o brain_n to_o the_o heart_n to_o reduce_v it_o effectual_o to_o practice_v chap._n vi_o other_o article_n of_o belief_n in_o christ_n 3.16_o §_o 1._o beside_o these_o two_o a_o whole_a calogue_n and_o climax_n of_o article_n we_o have_v set_v down_o 1_o tim._n 3.16_o make_v manifest_a in_o or_o by_o the_o flesh_n justify_v by_o the_o spirit_n see_v of_o angel_n preach_v among_o the_o gentile_n believe_v on_o in_o the_o world_n receive_v up_o with_o glory_n and_o these_o altogether_o seem_v to_o be_v that_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d truth_n five_o 15._o as_o elsewhere_o faith_n of_o which_o the_o church_n be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d a_o pillar_n and_o establishment_n to_o sustain_v and_o keep_v it_o as_o a_o pillar_n firm_o set_v up_o on_o the_o basis_n sustain_v and_o uphold_v the_o fabric_n lay_v upon_o it_o from_o sink_v or_o fall_v for_o so_o this_o truth_n deposit_v in_o the_o church_n or_o with_o the_o governor_n thereof_o such_o as_o timothy_n there_o be_v to_o be_v conserve_v and_o uphold_v by_o that_o mean_n and_o it_o be_v far_a observable_a in_o that_o place_n that_o it_o be_v call_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d the_o mystery_n of_o piety_n and_o that_o a_o great_a one_o signify_v the_o price_n and_o value_n of_o these_o article_n principal_o to_o consist_v in_o this_o that_o they_o tend_v mighty_o to_o the_o beget_n of_o piety_n in_o our_o heart_n and_o so_o be_v the_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d the_o article_n of_o our_o initiation_n or_o of_o our_o religion_n into_o which_o we_o be_v initiate_v by_o baptism_n as_o the_o foundation_n on_o which_o all_o our_o christian_a practice_n which_o alone_o deserve_v the_o name_n of_o piety_n and_o be_v oppose_v to_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d impiety_n be_v superstruct_v and_o build_v afterward_o §_o 2._o flesh_n this_o will_v be_v more_o visible_a by_o survey_v the_o several_n 1._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d god_n manifest_a by_o the_o stesh_n god_n be_v so_o intent_n upon_o this_o work_n of_o reveal_v and_o declare_v his_o will_n to_o man_n in_o order_n to_o bring_v home_n sinner_n to_o repentance_n so_o very_o desirous_a that_o man_n shall_v reform_v and_o live_v and_o not_o sin_n and_o perish_v eternal_o that_o to_o enforce_v this_o on_o we_o at_o the_o great_a possible_a advantage_n he_o be_v please_v himself_o to_o assume_v and_o manifest_v his_o will_n in_o or_o by_o our_o flesh_n and_o so_o not_o only_a god_n from_o heaven_n but_o god_n visible_a on_o earth_n to_o preach_v reformation_n among_o we_o and_o if_o this_o be_v not_o able_a to_o make_v impression_n on_o we_o it_o be_v not_o imaginable_a that_o all_o the_o preach_n of_o man_n or_o angel_n that_o any_o inferior_a method_n shall_v be_v of_o force_n to_o do_v it_o from_o whence_o it_o be_v that_o all_o the_o devil_n countermine_n in_o the_o first_o age_n be_v design_v purposely_o against_o this_o one_o article_n the_o deity_n or_o godhead_n of_o christ_n incarnate_a make_v all_o that_o he_o do_v and_o suffer_v here_o a_o appearance_n no_o reality_n in_o opposition_n to_o which_o be_v the_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d and_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d so_o oft_o repeat_v by_o ignatius_n the_o reality_n and_o verity_n of_o christ_n eat_n and_o suffer_v and_o rise_v etc._n etc._n and_o every_o branch_n of_o such_o heresy_n take_v off_o as_o far_o as_o it_o be_v believe_v from_o the_o necessity_n of_o christian_a life_n not_o only_o by_o imply_v he_o to_o be_v a_o impostor_n if_o he_o be_v not_o true_o what_o he_o oft_o affirm_v himself_o and_o be_v by_o the_o apostle_n affirm_v to_o be_v the_o messiah_n i._n e._n the_o eternal_a son_n of_o god_n and_o god_n bless_v forever_o but_o by_o evacuate_v that_o great_a obligation_n and_o engagement_n to_o reform_v our_o life_n take_v from_o the_o authority_n and_o godhead_n of_o he_o that_o have_v seek_v and_o solicit_v it_o so_o earnest_o and_o come_v down_o from_o heaven_n and_o assume_v our_o flesh_n upon_o that_o one_o errand_n or_o embassy_n to_o reveal_v himself_o more_o convince_o among_o we_o §_o 3._o have_v it_o be_v only_o a_o prophet_n though_o never_o so_o great_a and_o extraordinary_o furnish_v with_o sign_n and_o wonder_n he_o have_v be_v but_o a_o servant_n of_o god_n and_o there_o be_v many_o experience_n and_o precedent_n among_o their_o forefather_n of_o the_o resist_n of_o such_o but_o the_o personal_a descent_n of_o god_n himself_o and_o his_o assumption_n of_o our_o flesh_n to_o his_o divinity_n more_o familiar_o to_o insinuate_v his_o pleasure_n to_o we_o to_o admonish_v and_o invite_v and_o denounce_v judgement_n and_o even_o to_o weep_v over_o those_o that_o will_v yet_o be_v obstinate_a be_v a_o enforcement_n beyond_o all_o the_o method_n of_o wisdom_n that_o be_v ever_o make_v use_n of_o in_o the_o world_n §_o 4._o for_o god_n i_o say_v himself_o to_o do_v all_o this_o and_o to_o descend_v so_o low_a to_o so_o mean_v a_o estate_n and_o to_o a_o much_o mean_a usage_n a_o shameful_a contumelious_a death_n to_o work_v this_o work_n most_o effectual_o upon_o man_n be_v a_o wonderful_a act_n of_o grace_n &_o wisdom_n a_o secret_a a_o mystery_n indeed_o beyond_o all_o former_a way_n infinite_o considerable_a towards_o this_o of_o turn_v from_o every_o evil_n §_o 5._o it_o and_o upon_o this_o score_n the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o ancient_a and_o modern_a arian_n and_o photinian_o which_o so_o industrious_o lessen_v the_o divinity_n of_o christ_n in_o pretence_n of_o zeal_n to_o god_n the_o father_n to_o who_o they_o will_v not_o permit_v he_o to_o be_v equal_a must_v consequent_o take_v off_o extreme_o from_o this_o mystery_n of_o piety_n this_o foundation_n of_o a_o good_a life_n lay_v in_o the_o eternal_a god_n come_v down_o to_o preach_v it_o to_o we_o and_o as_o it_o be_v a_o direct_a contradiction_n to_o those_o place_n wherein_o christ_n be_v call_v god_n act._n 20.28_o tit._n 2.13_o wherein_o he_o and_o his_o father_n be_v affirm_v to_o be_v one_o joh._n 10.30_o &_o 1_o joh._n 5.7_o wherein_o the_o know_a title_n of_o the_o god_n of_o israel_n never_o name_v in_o their_o service_n but_o it_o be_v answer_v by_o all_o with_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d god_n bless_v forever_o be_v by_o the_o apostle_n attribute_v to_o christ_n rom._n 9.5_o as_o also_o heb._n 13.21_o 1_o pet._n 4.11_o &_o 5.11_o 2_o pet._n 3.18_o rev._n 1.6_o and_o which_o 53._o as_o proclus_n say_v convince_v all_o the_o heresy_n concern_v christ_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d and_o wall_n up_o the_o new_o invent_v way_n of_o injury_n and_o contumely_n against_o he_o so_o it_o be_v a_o great_a diminution_n and_o abatement_n of_o the_o force_n of_o that_o fundamental_a argument_n whereon_o god_n think_v fit_a that_o the_o renovation_n of_o the_o world_n shall_v be_v superstruct_v and_o how_o much_o soever_o the_o contrary_a heretic_n the_o modern_a socinian_o have_v pretend_v to_o the_o maintenance_n of_o piety_n it_o be_v certain_a they_o have_v by_o this_o take_v out_o one_o principal_a stone_n from_o the_o foundation_n of_o it_o the_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d here_o god_n make_v manifest_a by_o the_o flesh_n which_o can_v not_o be_v affirm_v of_o christ_n if_o he_o be_v not_o first_o god_n before_o he_o be_v thus_o make_v manifest_a by_o the_o mean_n of_o his_o incarnation_n §_o 5._o the_o next_o stone_n in_o this_o foundation_n be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d spirit_n god_n have_v be_v justify_v by_o the_o spirit_n i._n e._n the_o several_a way_n of_o conviction_n which_o be_v use_v in_o the_o world_n by_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n to_o give_v authority_n to_o all_o that_o be_v reveal_v by_o christ_n as_o the_o will_n and_o command_n of_o god_n such_o be_v 1._o the_o visible_a descent_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n upon_o he_o at_o his_o baptism_n mat._n 3._o which_o as_o preparative_n to_o his_o enter_v on_o the_o exercise_n of_o his_o prophetic_a office_n mat._n 5._o etc._n etc._n be_v the_o divine_a
the_o earth_n and_o of_o the_o nation_n bring_v their_o glory_n to_o the_o lamb_n rev._n 21.24_o 26._o and_o to_o the_o same_o purpose_n rev._n 17.14_o &_o 19.6_o and_o as_o among_o the_o jew_n so_o all_o the_o world_n over_o those_o that_o receive_v not_o the_o command_n of_o christ_n and_o his_o doctrine_n of_o purity_n and_o perseverance_n be_v signal_o destroy_v and_o they_o that_o do_v be_v preserve_v as_o a_o peculiar_a people_n unto_o he_o to_o live_v and_o continue_v in_o his_o obedience_n §_o 13._o and_o this_o great_a success_n on_o both_o side_n among_o jew_n and_o gentile_n over_o all_o the_o world_n part_n of_o it_o historical_o true_a at_o the_o compile_n of_o these_o article_n and_o part_n of_o it_o prophetical_o true_a then_o and_o fulfil_v afterward_o the_o subdue_a they_o either_o by_o the_o word_n of_o his_o mouth_n the_o preach_n of_o the_o gospel_n or_o by_o the_o word_n of_o his_o power_n the_o destruction_n which_o he_o send_v among_o they_o be_v a_o most_o effectual_a argument_n a_o sovereign_a method_n to_o give_v authority_n to_o this_o faith_n which_o be_v thus_o prevail_v and_o become_v the_o great_a instance_n of_o reproach_n to_o all_o libertine_n professor_n that_o they_o shall_v not_o purify_v their_o heart_n by_o the_o faith_n when_o the_o most_o impure_a idolater_n be_v wrought_v on_o to_o do_v so_o and_o a_o sad_a certain_a abode_n to_o all_o such_o after_o the_o example_n of_o obstinate_a infidel_n and_o impure_a gnostic_n of_o both_o present_a and_o future_a destruction_n §_o 14._o glory_n the_o six_o and_o last_o stone_n in_o this_o foundation_n be_v the_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d his_o be_v receive_v up_o in_o or_o with_o or_o into_o glory_n christ_n ascension_n or_o assumption_n to_o heaven_n be_v a_o irrefragable_a argument_n of_o conviction_n to_o the_o world_n that_o he_o die_v a_o innocent_a person_n joh._n 16.10_o and_o consequent_o that_o what_o he_o teach_v be_v the_o will_n of_o god_n and_o 2_o truth_n of_o heaven_n to_o which_o he_o be_v assume_v after_o his_o testification_n of_o it_o to_o which_o when_o these_o two_o circumstance_n be_v superad_v first_o that_o his_o assumption_n be_v in_o the_o sight_n of_o many_o be_v also_o solemnize_v by_o the_o presence_n of_o angel_n and_o a_o voice_n from_o heaven_n act._n 1.9_o 10_o 11._o and_o so_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d in_o or_o with_o glory_n after_o a_o glorious_a manner_n and_o second_o that_o it_o be_v attend_v with_o the_o exercise_n of_o divine_a power_n both_o in_o the_o church_n by_o the_o hand_n of_o the_o apostle_n and_o their_o successor_n who_o christ_n have_v authorize_v to_o succeed_v he_o on_o the_o earth_n and_o in_o the_o world_n by_o execute_v visible_a judgement_n on_o his_o crucifier_n &c._n &c._n and_o so_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d into_o glory_n or_o regal_a power_n this_o will_v be_v a_o article_n of_o great_a energy_n for_o the_o plant_n of_o christian_a faith_n and_o purity_n in_o the_o world_n chap._n vii_o the_o faith_n in_o baptism_n ghost_n §_o 1._o what_o have_v thus_o be_v set_v down_o as_o so_o many_o branch_n of_o fundamental_a belief_n and_o so_o of_o the_o mystery_n of_o godliness_n the_o ground_n of_o initiate_a or_o enter_v man_n into_o christian_a life_n be_v more_o summary_o comprise_v in_o the_o form_n of_o baptism_n the_o ceremony_n of_o this_o initiation_n institute_v by_o christ_n wherein_o all_o that_o be_v to_o be_v baptize_v be_v if_o of_o age_n first_o instruct_v in_o the_o doctrine_n and_o then_o receive_v in_o the_o name_n of_o the_o father_n and_o of_o the_o son_n and_o of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n which_o be_v the_o abbreviature_n of_o the_o large_a catalogue_n of_o doctrinal_n former_o teach_v and_o explain_v by_o the_o catechist_n and_o those_o on_o which_o they_o that_o administer_v baptism_n be_v command_v to_o superstruct_v all_o the_o duty_n of_o christian_a life_n mat._n 28.20_o teach_v they_o to_o observe_v all_o thing_n which_o i_o have_v command_v you_o the_o authority_n of_o all_o and_o each_o the_o person_n of_o the_o trinity_n be_v purposely_o engage_v on_o this_o one_o great_a interest_n and_o the_o gather_a disciple_n and_o receive_v of_o proselyte_n over_o the_o world_n be_v design_v to_o this_o one_o grand_a end_n of_o introduce_v the_o practice_n of_o christian_a virtue_n among_o man_n who_o do_v therefore_o in_o baptism_n sacramental_o and_o federal_o i._n e._n under_o oath_n and_o solemne_v vow_v as_o they_o believe_v any_o thing_n of_o these_o fundamental_a doctrine_n of_o god_n the_o father_n son_n and_o holy_a ghost_n undertake_v the_o performance_n thereof_o and_o if_o they_o fail_v therein_o be_v the_o most_o faithless_a perjure_a person_n in_o the_o world_n and_o certain_o this_o method_n be_v in_o the_o design_n as_o probable_a how_o improsperous_a soever_o the_o wickedness_n of_o man_n have_v render_v the_o success_n of_o it_o as_o any_o can_v have_v be_v invent_v to_o this_o end_n chap._n viii_o of_o the_o 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addition_n be_v thus_o settle_v by_o the_o universal_a church_n be_v and_o still_o be_v in_o all_o reason_n without_o dispute_v to_o be_v receive_v and_o embrace_v by_o the_o present_a church_n and_o every_o meek_a member_n thereof_o with_o that_o reverence_n that_o be_v due_a to_o apostolic_a truth_n that_o thankfulness_n which_o be_v our_o meet_a tribute_n to_o those_o sacred_a champion_n for_o their_o seasonable_a and_o provident_a propugn_v of_o our_o faith_n with_o such_o timely_a and_o necessary_a application_n to_o practice_v that_o the_o holy_a ghost_n speak_v to_o we_o now_o under_o the_o time_n of_o the_o new_a testament_n by_o the_o governor_n of_o the_o christian_a church_n christ_n mediate_a successor_n in_o the_o prophetic_a pastoral_n episcopal_a office_n as_o he_o have_v former_o speak_v by_o the_o prophet_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n send_v immediate_o by_o he_o may_v find_v a_o cheerful_a audience_n and_o receive_v all_o uniform_a submission_n from_o we_o §_o 9_o and_o this_o be_v all_o that_o be_v here_o necessary_a to_o be_v say_v of_o this_o second_o creed_n chap._n x._o of_o the_o athanasian_n creed_n §_o 1._o of_o the_o athanasian_n creed_n as_o it_o be_v usual_o call_v two_o thing_n will_v be_v brief_o considerable_a 1._o the_o doctrine_n of_o it_o 2._o the_o curse_n and_o damnation_n denounce_v against_o those_o who_o do_v not_o entire_o maintain_v it_o without_o the_o corruption_n and_o mixture_n of_o the_o heretic_n §_o 2._o creed_n the_o doctrine_n be_v well-nigh_o all_o of_o it_o the_o assert_v the_o unity_n of_o the_o divine_a nature_n and_o the_o trinity_n of_o hypostasis_n whether_o subsistence_n as_o the_o greek_a church_n call_v it_o or_o as_o the_o latin_a personae_fw-la person_n in_o it_o and_o that_o in_o opposition_n to_o several_a novel_a proposition_n which_o have_v by_o heretic_n be_v introduce_v in_o the_o church_n and_o so_o as_o the_o vice_n of_o man_n suggest_v law_n occasion_v such_o explication_n and_o enlargement_n and_o of_o these_o again_o much_o more_o than_o of_o the_o nicene_n superaddition_n it_o may_v be_v reasonable_o affirm_v that_o be_v the_o explication_n of_o a_o father_n of_o the_o church_n and_o not_o of_o a_o whole_a universal_a council_n or_o of_o the_o church_n representative_a they_o be_v neither_o necessary_a to_o be_v explicit_o acknowledge_v before_o they_o be_v convince_o reveal_v nor_o simple_o and_o absolute_o imposeable_a on_o any_o particular_a man_n any_o far_a than_o he_o be_v a_o member_n of_o some_o church_n which_o have_v actual_o receive_v athanasius_n explication_n as_o it_o be_v apparent_a the_o western_a church_n do_v or_o than_o it_o appear_v concordant_a with_o the_o more_o authentic_a universal_a confession_n as_o every_o doctrinal_a proposition_n of_o it_o will_v be_v find_v to_o do_v censure_n §_o 3._o as_o for_o the_o censure_n annex_v 1._o in_o the_o beginning_n that_o except_o a_o man_n keep_v the_o catholic_n faith_n of_o which_o this_o be_v set_v 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anathematise_v after_o
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restrain_v disobedience_n be_v once_o remove_v and_o so_o in_o effect_n the_o three_o last_o article_n of_o the_o creed_n reject_v also_o what_o hope_n be_v there_o that_o the_o remain_a article_n shall_v be_v sufficient_a to_o do_v it_o §_o 18._o to_o these_o christian_a &_o theological_n consideration_n it_o will_v not_o be_v amiss_o to_o add_v what_o care_n the_o writer_n of_o politic_n have_v have_v to_o warn_v we_o of_o the_o noxiousness_n of_o this_o doctrine_n to_o all_o civil_a government_n which_o christian_a religion_n right_o understand_v be_v so_o very_o far_o from_o disturb_v that_o beyond_o all_o other_o aphorism_n political_a beyond_o the_o sage_a provision_n of_o the_o profound_a lawgiver_n it_o be_v will_v man_n but_o live_v according_a to_o the_o rule_n of_o it_o incomparable_o qualify_v to_o perpetuate_v public_a weal_n and_o peace_n §_o 19_o but_o for_o the_o doctrine_n of_o those_o who_o so_o mistake_n christian_n religion_n as_o to_o think_v it_o be_v only_o a_o chain_n of_o fatal_a decree_n to_o deny_v all_o liberty_n of_o man_n choice_n towards_o good_a or_o evil_n and_o to_o affix_v all_o event_n to_o god_n predetermination_n this_o say_v they_o be_v utter_o irreconcilable_a with_o the_o nature_n of_o civil_a government_n with_o the_o foundation_n thereof_o lay_v in_o law_n or_o with_o the_o punishment_n and_o reward_n which_o be_v think_v necessary_a to_o the_o continuance_n thereof_o and_o campanella_n choose_v to_o instance_n in_o republicâ_fw-la praesertim_fw-la liberâ_fw-la in_o a_o republic_n or_o free_a state_n §_o 20._o for_o when_o the_o people_n which_o think_v their_o liberty_n of_o which_o they_o be_v very_o tender_a and_o jealous_a to_o be_v retrench_v or_o impair_v by_o the_o restraint_n of_o law_n can_v far_o answer_v their_o ruler_n though_o but_o in_o the_o heart_n without_o proceed_n to_o far_a boldness_n that_o they_o can_v observe_v their_o law_n be_v lead_v by_o irresistible_a decree_n to_o the_o transgress_a of_o they_o the_o consequence_n be_v easy_a to_o foresee_v the_o despise_v and_o contemn_v of_o law_n and_o hate_v and_o detest_a of_o those_o who_o be_v oblige_v to_o punish_v they_o when_o they_o have_v offend_v which_o two_o be_v soon_o inflame_v beyond_o the_o rate_n of_o popular_a discontent_n into_o actual_a sedition_n and_o tumult_n as_o soon_o as_o opportunity_n shall_v favour_v or_o opinion_n of_o their_o own_o strength_n encourage_v they_o to_o it_o §_o 21._o that_o the_o turkish_a empire_n have_v not_o yet_o find_v the_o noxious_a effect_n of_o this_o poison_n so_o common_o receive_v among_o they_o will_n i_o suppose_v be_v object_v against_o the_o truth_n of_o this_o but_o it_o be_v visible_a to_o what_o antidote_n this_o must_v be_v impute_v 1._o to_o their_o ignorance_n and_o unimprovableness_n in_o matter_n of_o knowledge_n and_o rational_a discourse_n be_v general_o keep_v rude_a and_o without_o all_o literature_n which_o be_v the_o grindstone_n to_o sharpen_v the_o coulter_n to_o whet_v their_o natural_a faculty_n and_o to_o enable_v they_o to_o discourse_n and_o deduce_v natural_a consequence_n 2_o to_o the_o the_o manner_n observe_v in_o govern_v they_o by_o force_n and_o not_o by_o obligation_n on_o conscience_n by_o violence_n and_o not_o by_o law_n which_o way_n of_o managerie_n be_v somewhat_o proportionable_a to_o the_o opinion_n of_o fatal_a decree_n and_o agree_v with_o it_o in_o this_o that_o it_o do_v real_o leave_v nothing_o to_o man_n choise_n be_v withal_o as_o a_o contrary_a poison_n a_o hot_a throw_v after_o a_o cold_a very_o proper_a to_o abate_v the_o energy_n of_o it_o force_v they_o as_o fatal_o to_o abstain_v as_o they_o can_v deem_v themselves_o force_v or_o impel_v to_o commit_v any_o such_o enormity_n §_o 22._o however_o it_o be_v manifest_a that_o the_o force_n they_o be_v under_o be_v a_o real_a force_n and_o that_o of_o their_o fate_n but_o a_o imaginary_a conceive_a one_o the_o one_o but_o in_o their_o brain_n the_o other_o on_o their_o shoulder_n and_o it_o be_v not_o strange_a if_o the_o irony_n chain_n be_v experiment_a to_o have_v more_o solidity_n and_o so_o more_o efficacy_n in_o they_o than_o the_o contemplative_a §_o 23._o sed_fw-la si_fw-la italos_n say_v the_o politic_a writer_n but_o if_o this_o doctrine_n shall_v ever_o get_v among_o the_o italian_n who_o wit_n be_v more_o acute_a and_o sure_o the_o italian_n have_v not_o enclose_v that_o excellency_n from_o all_o the_o rest_n of_o europe_n it_o will_v present_o put_v all_o into_o confusion_n they_o will_v soon_o discern_v the_o consequence_n and_o utmost_a improvement_n of_o the_o opinion_n and_o never_o stick_v to_o cast_v all_o on_o god_n as_o the_o author_n of_o all_o and_o have_v resolve_v with_o he_o in_o homer_n of_o the_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d that_o all_o be_v chargeable_a on_o the_o superior_a cause_n jupiter_n and_o fate_n infer_v regular_o with_o he_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d the_o blamelesness_n of_o the_o inferior_a agent_n and_o so_o there_o be_v no_o place_n leave_v for_o sin_n or_o law_n immediate_o believe_v and_o follow_v their_o own_o wish_n turn_v libertine_n throw_v off_o all_o yoke_n of_o man_n as_o well_o as_o god_n in_o intuition_n whereof_o i_o suppose_v it_o be_v that_o plato_n will_v not_o permit_v in_o his_o commonwealth_n any_o that_o shall_v affirm_v god_n to_o be_v the_o author_n of_o all_o the_o evil_n that_o be_v commit_v and_o proclus_n