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T^here is no day in which persons should, tease from labour, but the Lord's Day:

The Feasts of the Saints are to be rejected.

The Fasts appointed by the Church have nd merit *.

Th E ancient monuments, collected by the Centuriators Madeburgicnscs, add to the above}

"the highest authority, in Articles of Faith, is in the holy Scriptures; for which cause they are to be the rule of judgment, and whatever does not agree with them mult be rejected.

Fat Hers and Councils are to be approved of only as far as they agree with the word of Goch

Th E Reading and Knowledge of the* holy Scriptures belong unto all men, whether prielt or people; and it is not only free, but neceflafy; yea, they ought rather to read the Apostles and Prophets than the commentaries of men on them.

There are only two Sacraments in the Church of Christ; namely, Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Christ instituted both kinds (both the bread and wine) for the use of both priest and people.

* Usher Dc Succession-- Christianaruin Ecel. p. 189. * Gggg Masses Masses are impious; and it is madness tcv

fay Mass for the Dead.

Purgatory is a fin-ment of men: For bevy

lievers on immediately into eternal life; and unbelievers into eternal damnation.

It is idolatrous worship to Pray unto Saints.

The Church of Rome is the Whore of Babylon.

The Pope and his Clergy are not to be obeyed j as they are werves to the Church of Christ.

The Pope is not Head of .every Church, neither hath he the power of both swords.

The Church of Christ is wherever persons hear the sincere word of Christ; and use sucb Sacraments as he hath appointed, whatever be the place in which she exists.

Vows of Perpetual Celibacy are human figments, and nurseries of Sodomy.

As- many Orders, so many characters of the Beast.

Mon K E R y is a Fœtid Carcase.

T ii E many superstitious dedications of Temples, the memorials of the Dead, the benedictions of Creatures, Peregrinations, the multitude of forced Fasts, superstitious Feasts, perpetual roaring of Unlearned Men, the observation of the rest of the Ceremonies, manifestly hindering the Doctrines and Institutions of the Word, are the inventions of the Devih ." The Marriage of Priests is lawful and necessary *."

* Usher ut Supra, ». ipo, 191.


Th E other Creed, or Confession, may be expressed in our language thus,

"We believe in one God, three in one; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: And that the Son of God took onr flesh, was baptized hi Jordan, fasted in the desart, preached our salvation, suffered, was dead, and buried, continued in the state of the dead, rose the third day, ascended up into heaven; sent the Comforter on the day of Pentecost; (hall come in the day of judgment to judge the quick and the dead; when all shall arise. We know, that what we believe with the heart, we ought to confess with the mouth. We believe, that he is not4*aved who does not eat the body of Christ: And that the body of Christ ought not to be consecrated but in the Church, and by a minister, whether he be good or evil; neither does its efficacy depend more on a good one than a bad one. We believe, that men and women are not saved unless baptized, and little children are saved by baptism; and both men and women are saved, although they be married; and every one ought to repent with the heart, profess with the mouth, and to be baptized in die church by the priest: And if any other thing can be stiewed by the Gospel we outrht to believe it*.w

There is also a Confession of Faith to be found in Petrie's History of the sixteenth

Usher ut supra, p. 294, apj.

Gggg 2 century, century, presented unto King Vladislaus, anno 1508. And there is yet another* Creed to be found in Usher's account of the Western Churches, which is too long to be here inserted: It was offered to the King of France in the years 1^44, and 1551- The truth is, pars of the Waldenses who seem to have emigra-» ted from the vallies, settled in Bohemia, and became of the number of the followers of Hufs. These, immediately after the murder of their leader, in like manner formed a Consession of their Faith, or a Covenant, to be subscribed by all the members of their society*, My scarcity of books, and distance from a public library, has precluded me from making such a scrutiny, on this part of my subject, as it merits at my hand: Vet 1 find-such evidence as, to me, is decisive, that Fœdcral Transacr tions obtained among the followers of Hufs

from from the very beginning; and the farther they advaifced in reformation, their Covenants asfumed a more regular form. Their Fœderal Transactions were also solemnly sworn, universally subscribed, and frequently renewed. For a specimen, 1 {hall insert that which was fwqni anno 157 i.

*, An anonymons historian, of the Popish religion, declares, That, immediately after the death of Jerom and Hufs, they extracted a formula of faith from their writings, in opposition to that of the Romish: '< De nom? mer des persones. capable? de drefler un Fprmulaiie de Foy tire mot a mot des ecrits de Jean Hus et de Jerome de Prague, de fe feparer entierement de la Communion des Catholiques," Sec « La substance du Formulaire tonsistoit en ces proportions que le Pape n'avoit rien de plus qne les autres Eveques," &c. And, after giving a summary of the contents of this Confesfion, he adds, "Apres que le FoRMUtAiRE Eut Este Signe Ies Huhsites leverent une Armee," Histoire de L'Heresie do Jean Hus, et Jerome de Prague, Partll. p. 4, 9. From tlW ftwjWSOt of John a Lafco/g histary of the United Bre

* thr€»

"Meanwhile, the reader must: necessarily remark, in this place, the sacred communion which prevailed at that period, and even at this time still psevails, between the Churches of the Waldenlbs and the Protestants of Germany. He must likeways regard, with admiration, that bond of union which was drawn up-and ratified in their assembly on the 11th of November 1571; and expreiled in the following articles:

I. They all bind themselves, under the: sanction of an oath, to maintain inviolably the ancitfnt union, continued from father to son, between all the faithful of the evangelic reli

thren,we may fee, that the Renovation and Subscript) on of . Covenants were nq itrange thing among that body of peo-> pie. And Voetius, who had good opportunities of knowing, assures us, That both the Waldenses of Tholoufe and the Hussites of Bohemia, ratified their b'œderal Transactions with, solemn oaths : "Potestautema civibus in Fœd us Religion is jurari. Kxemplum, vide 3, Paralip, 1 J. Talia K<sdera et juramenta fecerunt Ziika et Boliemorum pro defensione Husitarum; in Gallia ante sæcula aliquot Comitis Tholosiani, aRorumque pro /Ubigensibus.'V I)e Juramento R,, apud Disput. Select, Tom- HI. p- 119S

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