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ne euer will chalenge any other aufthoritie, then that was chalenged and lately used by the fayde noble kynges of famous memorie, king Henry the eighth and king Edward the fixth, which is and was of ancient tyme due to the Imperial crown of this Realme : that is, under God to hane the fouer aintie and rale ouer all maner persons borne pithin these her Realmes, dominions, and countreys, of what eft aie, eye her ecclefiaftical pritempor all soeuer they be, lo as no other forrayne power swall or ought to haue. any superioritie over them. And of any person that hath conceaved any other sense of the fourme of the fayde othe, Mall accept the same orhe with this interprétation, sense, or meanyng, her Maiestie is well pleased to accept euery suche in that behalfe as her good and obedient subiectes, and shall acquite them of all maner penalties conteyned in the sayde act, agaynst suche as Mall peremptorily or obstinately refuse to take the same othe,

The Fourth Proposition. The Foundation of the Pope's claiming a Jurisdiction in England, is his usurped Supremacy, which is disproved in the Iwenty first Chapter of the Second part of the Confutation of Popery,

The Fifth and Sixth Propofitions. See the First Fourteen Sections of the Seventeenth Question of Turretin's Locus Undecimus.

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of Christian Men's Goods, which are not common. "

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as tònching the right, title, and possession of the same, as certain Anabaptists do falfly boast. Norwithstanding, every man ought of such things as he polleffith, liberallyto give alms to the poor, aecording to Bis ability. 9 This Article contains Two Propositions. 1. The Riches and Goods of Christians are not common, as touching the Right, Title and

offeffion of the same, as certain Anabaptifts su do fallly boaft: 2. Every Man ought of such Things as he poffef.

seth, liberally to give Alms to the Poor, accor

ding to his Ability. The First Proposition. That certain Anabaptists. did then boast, that the Goods of Christians were common, we learn from Sleidan, who in his Tenth Book of Commentaries bas chefe Words, Ad boc tempus primi nominis apud ipsos (Anabaptistas) Propheta, nam boc fibi nomen usurpant, Joannes Matthæus, mandabat, ut quod quisque haberet auri & argenti, rei mobilis, id omne deferret in medium, capitis propofita pæna, & in hunc ufum publica fuit constituta domus. Hac edi&ti severitate populus valde attonitus obtemperabat : nec integrum erat cuiquam fallere aut partem aliquam defraudare : nam puelle quædam duæ vaticinantes, quod commissum esset fraudis, denunciabant. Neque vero sua tantum illi conferebant, sed eorum etiam quos ejecerant, facultates in suos


ulus affumebant And afterwards, Durante obfidione, Librum conscribunt e edunt, Restitutionem ipfi vocant : hoc in libro tradunt inter alia, regnum Chrifti futurum este ejusmodi ante Supremum judicii diem, ut pii & ele&ti regnent, impiis omnino deletis ubique : tradunt etiam licere populo magistratum abrogare : item, etfi nullum habuerunt. Apostòli mandatum ufurpanda jurisdictionis, tamen eos, qui nunc sunt, Ķcclefia ministros debere fibi fumere jus gladii, perque vim conftituere novam rempublican : ad hæc, neminem, qui non revera sit Christianus, in Ecclefia tolerandum esse': tum fillud, non posse quenquam fieri salvum, nifi facultates omnes in commune deferat, nibilque proprium possideat : Lutherum etiam & Pontificem Romanum aiunt elle falfos Prophetas, Lutherum tamen deteriorem : fed & matrimonium corum, qui vera fide non Sunt illustrati, pollutum & impurum, ac pro scortatione vel adulterio potius habendum effe dicunt.

Touching the Truth of the Proposition. See Dr. Whitby on A&ts 3. 44. and 4. 32. The Second Proposition is so largely and frequently proved by the practical Writers, that I need make no particular Reference.

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S we confess, that vain and rash /wearing is forbid

den christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his apostle : So we judge, that christian religion doth not probibit, but that a man

may Swear, when the magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done according to the prophets teaching, in justice, judgment, and truth.

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This Article contains Two Propositions.
1. We confess, that vain or rash Swearing is for-

bidden Christian Men by our Lord Jesus Chrift,

and James his Apoftle. 2. We judge, that Christian Religion doth not

prohibit, but that a Man may Swear, when, the Magistrate requires, in a Cause of Faith and Charity, so it be done according to the Prophets teaching, in Justice, Judgment and Truth.

See Dr. Whitby on Matth. 5. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37. and on James s. 11. The Text of the Prophet rea ferr'd to, is, fer. 4. 2.


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