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Containing their fifth Assertion, that our Laws
are corrupt and repugnant to the Laws of God; in matter belonging to the power of Ecclefiaftical Jurisdiction, in that we have not throughout all Churches certain Lay-Elders established for the exercise of that power.
HE same Men which in heat of contention, BOOK VI. TH
do hardly either speak or give ear to reason, The ques. being after sharp and bitter conficts retired to a tion becalm remembrance of all their former proceedings; whether 211 the causes that brought them into quarrel, the course Congregawhich their striving affections have followed, and tons or the issue whereunto they are come, may peradven- ought to ture as troubled waters, in small time of their own Elders in accord, by certain ealy degrees settle themselves vested with again, and so recover that clearness of well advised power of judgment whereby they shall stand at the length in spiritual indifferent both to yield and admit any reasonable satisfaction, where before they could not endure VOL. III.