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ibid.

8, 9, 10, IL

But not indifpenfiby neceffary to thofe from whom Provi
dence has withheld the Knowledge of it,
Their manner of Reasoning on those Points,
Compar'd with that of their Oppofer,
12, 13
The Vicar's Answer to this Query, What are the peculiar Pre-
cepts and Inftitutions of Chrift? confidered,
13, 14
A Paffage of Dr. Taylor concerning Chrift the Mediator. ibid
The Quakers acknowledge many real Advantages and Helps
of the Chriftian Inftitution,
ibid.
And that the H. Scriptures are the beft Syftem both of Faith
and Morality, that ever was written.
15

SECT. II.

Of the Light of Christ.

The Light of Chrift in Man, a Main Fundamental in Re-
ligion,
16, 17

16

It's Divinity proved,
That 'tis the fame with the Spirit of God, prov'd by the
Sameness of the Properties afcrib'd to them in Scrip. 17,18
That this Light or Spirit was the Guide of the Faithful be-
fore the Scripture was extant,

19

20

The Vicar's Milinterpretation of Mat. xvi. 16.
His Unfcriptural Diftinction between Chrift's ordinary, and
extraordinary Way of Teaching,
ibid

That God doth afford unto all Men, even in the ordinary
Way of his Providence, fuch a Manifeftation of his Light
or Spirit, as is fufficient to lead and guide the Faithful
into all Truth neceffary to Salvation, without the Holy
Scripture, proved by R. Claridge,

21, 22
The Sufficiency of the Light or Spirit excludes not the Ufe
of Outward Means,
23

The Vicar's confus'd Interpretation of Coloff. i. 2,3. ibid.
His Mifapplication of the Cafe of Cornelius, and of the

Rich Man,

24.

The great End of outward Teaching is to bring Men to an
Obfervance of the Divine Light in them,
25

Sin, in the New Teftament Senfe, is a Breach or Neglect
of known Duty,

Sins of Ignorance no Scripture Term,

The Vicar's Mifconftruction of Rom. i. 26.

ibid.

ibid.

26

His Perverfion of W. Penn's Primitive Chriftianity,

His Way of diftinguishing Truths, not Scriptural,

The infpir'd Writers ufe not the Word Truths in the Plural
Number,

ibid.
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The Death and Sufferings of Chrift neceffary to the Salva

tion even of those who have not the Hiftory of them, 29 The Vicar's Query about the Light answer'd by W. P. ibid. His Charge of worshipping the Light in one another confuted, 29,30. 30

His Perversion of R. B's Senfe manifefted,. The Weakness of his Reasoning about the Light's being a ibid. material Subftance, His Query about the Light in particular Perfons being tried by the Light of the Body, answer'd by Dr. Philips, 31, 32 The Imputation of blindly following their Leaders more applicable to the Clergy than theQuakers, 33

The Quakers Church-cenfures are only againft fuch as profething to be of their Society, keep not the Rules of it, 34 But the Excommunications of the Church of England have been againft fober Men who did not profess to be Memibid. bers of it, A View of the Vicar's Self-contradictions in this Sect. 34, 35 The Light within never contradicts Reason nor Script. 35

SE C T. III.

Of the Holy Scriptures.

The Vicar's pretended Proofs of the Scriptures being the only, infallible, and compleat Rule and Standard, of a Chriftian's Faith and Practice, examined, 35-42 The Quakers Belief concerning the Scriptures being a Rule 42, 43

of Faith,

43

They diftinguish between a Rule and the Rule, By the Rule of Faith, they understand that conftant MeaJure or Standard, by which Men in all Ages have been enaibid. bled to judge of Trush and Error, That the Scriptures are not that Rule, they prove by many Arguments, 43-46 Inftances of the Vicar's perverting R. Barclay's Senfe, 46, 47 His Mifinterpretation of Rom. viii. 16. with Pool's Annota

tions on that Text, and W. Tindal's Tranflation of it, 48 The Vicar's Conceffions about the Spirit's Teftimony with 49,50

feveral Arguments drawn therefrom,

He curtails the Text 1 Cor. ii. 11. to make it favour his Cause, being otherwise against him, SI The Quakers pretend not to any Revelations contrary to Scripture,

ibid.

They admit the Scriptures as Judge and Teft in all Religi ous Controverfies,

ibid.

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A malicious Inference drawn by the Vicar from an innocent
Affertion,
52
His Perverfion of W. P. about the Obligation of Scripture
commands,
52, 53

W. Penn's Reasons for teftifying against the Outward Baptifm
and Supper as not now required,
54,55
A Paffage of R. Barclay about Immediate Teaching, de-
fended from the Vicar's Perversions,

56,57
57

The Vicar's Mifconftruction of Col. iii. 16.

SECT. IV.

Of the Holy Spirit.

A Perversion of the Vicar's, about the Divinity of the Light
or Spirit, anfwer'd out of W. P's Key,
58,59
The Holy Spirit prov'd to be the primary and principal Rule
of Faith and Practice in Religion,
60,61
Immediate Infpiration is towfold, in kind, or degree, 61,62
The Quakers plead for the fame kind, not the fame Degree,

62

of Inspiration which the Apoftles had,
They plead not for any NewGolpel, Faith or Doctrine, ibid
The Vicar's Self-contradiction about Infpiration,
His Perverfions of feveral Texts of Scripture,
R. Barclay's Interpretation of 1 Fobn ii. 27.
The Vicar's feveral Perverfions of Chrift. Atkinson,
rough's, and R. Barclay,

His uncharitable Reflections void ofArgument,

63

63 to 67
67,68
E. Bur-

69, 70

74

SECT. V.

Of the Inward Immediate Teftimony of the Spirit.
The Vicar's Pofition, That, there may be a real, certain, un-
doubled Belief of the Truth of Christianity, without the in-
ward immediate Teftimony of the Spirit, and his pretended
Scripture Proofs thereof confidered,
His Inftances cf Simon Magus and others improperly alledg-

71, 72

ed,

Wicked Men are not true Believers,

72

73

ibid

74

True Faith is always productive of good Works,
Wicked Livers of all Men the moft Heterodox,
Arch-Bp. Tillotson's Opinion of Orthodoxy,
A remarkable Paffage in one of the Homilies about true

ibid.

Chriftian Faith,
74, 75
Teftimonies of fome famous Proteftant Writers, proving that
the Inward Immediate Teftimony of the Spirit is necef.

fary

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77-82

fary to a faving Chriftian Faith, viz. Calvin, Zanchius, Pifcator, Bucanus, Ravanellus, Dr.Willet, Arch-Bp. Ujher, and Bishop Stillingfleet, The ordinary Affiftances of the Spirit inward & immed. 82 The Church of England holds Inspiration in the fame Sense the Quakers do, 83

SECT. VI.

Of the Ministry.

The Quakers do not lay claim to a perfonal Infallibility, 84 The Vicar's Pretence of the Neceffity of a Creed or fummary of Faith confidered, ibid The Multitude of Ancient Creeds an Argument against their univerfal Reception,

The Bible, the only Creed of Proteftants,
Chilling worth's Difcourfe on that Subject,
The Vicar's Perverfion of E. Burroughs, with a large Quo-
tation of E. B. against falle Teachers,

87,91
92

Dr. Hammond's Paraphrafe on Eph. i. 19, 20. The Vicar's Cenfure of E. Burroughs for ufing hard Words, confider'd, and fhewn to be more juftly applicable to fome of his own Fraternity, 93, 95 An excellent Difcourfe of R. Claridge on the Call an Qualifications of a Gofpel-Minifter, 95,-107 The Vicar's Perverfion of feveral Texts of Scripture 107-111 R. Barclay's Definition of the Catholick Church and its Members, 111-113 Confequences of the Vicar's narrow Opinion of the Catho

85

ibid

85, 86

lick Church,

113 The Vicar's Miftake about Minifters not preaching Chrift within,

His Perverfion of E. Burrougb's Sense,

114 115

The Quakers take not away all Distinction of Offices and Officers in the Church,

116

Their Reasons for their oppofing the Distinction of Clergy aud Laity, 117, 118 Dr. Whitaker and Dr. Fulk's Opinion about the Ufe of the Word Prieft,, 118, 119 The Helvetick Confeffion difowns the the Ufe of the Word Prieft to any of their Minifters,

120

121

The Texts brought by the Vicar againft Women's Preach-
ing confider'd,
Some Paffages of the Learned Fohn Lock on that Subject 122
The Vicar's unfair Quotation of W. Dewsberry,

123 W.

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W. Dewsberry's Difcourfe of Women's Preaching 123-127 The Vicar's falfe Quotation of G. Fox.

127

SECT. VII.

Of Minister's Maintenance

That 'tis the Duty of those to whom God fends, or among whom he raises up a Minifter, to adminifter to his Neceffities, if he ftand in need,

127

128

But no Maintenance to be conftrained,
By Minifters the Quakers under ftand fuch as have their
Commiffion from the Spirit of God,

ibid.
ibid.

By Maintenance fuch as is freely given,
A certain fixed Maintenance compella ble, is contrary to
Chrift's Precept, freely ye have received, freely give, ibid.
Fix'd Plenty and Eafe are Baits for Covetoufness in some,
and Pride and Luxury in others,

ibid. An Objection of the Vicar's about providing for the future answered, 129

The Payment of Tithes under the Gospel, Popish and Superftitious, 130

A choice Paffage out of R. Claridge concerniug Melchifedec's Priesthood,

131

Tithes were an Heave-Offering under the Law,
And are now abrogated by the Law of Chrift,
An Answer to that Objection, that Minifters have
good a Right to Tithes as other Men to their

132 ibid.

now as

133

Eftates The Vicar'sPerverfion of R. Barclay's Meaning, about Tithes being given by the People, obviated,

134.

The Cafe of paying Taxes founded on a Different Reafon from that of Tithes,

135 136

The Scripture Sense of the Word Hire. The Apoftle Paul an Example for other Minifters to work

for their Living,

137

Dr. Hamond's Paraphrafe on Ads xx. 23, 24, 25. ibid. The Vicar's Raillery againft the Quakers proved Groundlefs, 138

A Remakable Declaration of a Quaker Preacher againft Hirelings.

139, 140

SECT. VIII.
Of the Trinity.

The meer Pretenfions of any Man are no G round for another Man's Faith,

140

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