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ARTICLE XXXVII.

OF THE CIVIL MAGISTRATES.

I. THE BISHOP OF ROME HAS NO JURISDICTION IN ENG-

LAND.

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1st. It cannot be derived from Scripture.
2nd.

nor from antiquity.
3rd.

England's having received the
faith from Rome.
4th.

Patriarchal authority.

II. THE SOVEREIGN HAS AUTHORITY ECCLESIASTICAL

MATTERS.

1. Proved from Scripture.

2.

the practice of antiquity.

3.

SERTED.

1. Proved from the Mosaic Dispensation.

2.

the New Testament.

3.

their good effects.

IV. THE LAWFULNESS or WARS IS ASSERTED.

Objections refuted.

1st. Proved from Scripture.

2nd.

II. ALL MEN OUGHT TO GIVE ALMS LIBERALLY.

Proved from Scripture.

reason.

ERRATA.

Page 66, 90 for Fuller read Dupin.

179 (note) for Hooper read Hooker.
179 line 12 for one read our.
203 9 for destruction read distinction.
211 -9 insert he after day,

ARTICLE I.

OF FAITH IN THE HOLY TRINITY.

THERE IS BUT ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD, EVERLAST

ING, WITHOUT BODY, PARTS, OR PASSIONS, OF INFLNITE POWER, WISDOM, AND GOODNESS, THE MAKER AND PRESERVER OF ALL THINGS, BOTH VISIBLE AND

INVISIBLE, AND IN THE UNITY

OF THIS GODHEAD

THERE ARE THREE PERSONS

OF

ONE SUBSTANCE,

POWER, AND ETERNITY, THE FATHER, THE SON, AND

THE HOLY GHOST.

This article may be considered as stating,

I. The leading .doctrine of natural religion, and
II. The leading doctrine of rerealed religion.

I. In order to explain the doctrines of natural religion, it will be necessary to establish,

Ist. The existence of God. 2d. The unity of God. 3d. His nature. 4th. His attributes, and 5th. His works. 1st. We proposed to consider the existence of God.a

a The arguments for the existence of God are of two kinds. 1. Arguments a priori, by which the question is proved by consi

B

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