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and faithful guide to the end of the world, to be! seen and made use of by their followers, when they might in every chapter read their own COAL demnation i niti ; : 2", 90! 29 2165
Mof. But it is more astonishing, that you can misrepresenta facred character, and charge her in ihe face of the fun, I will not say God, as then major part, I fear, believe there is none, with the moft diabolical,o and blackest infamy uthål even hell, if possible, would blush at, at the fame iime ? pretend to preach-up the fame God, who' has o tworn to preserve, and keep her undefiled. It would have been more eligible, when you quitred v the standard of christianity, finding, as you endea-> Youred to persuade the world, that almighty God had broke his oath, and his darling spouse hadr jilted him, and become the vilest prostitute, for i: you to have formed a fyftem of religion upon some other basis. Mahomet, I will grant you,'* has been beforehand of you, or you could have aded his part; in unaking use of the i Prophets which our Lawgivers has foretold Thall arise, to whom we are to adhere, which would not have been quite fo bare faeed as to reprobate yourri God; Church, Scriptures, and totally all truthuvast
Luth. & Calv. What you observe bears for much, according to the Scriptures and primitives. Church, the face of truth; but no doubt the first.. Reformers, who knew the truth, but being anxiously fond of a depraved, vixious, and wicked life, found themselves pressed to give a loose, in order to appease nature in its highest flights, which they, Willing to palliate and cover their own infamy, by casting the mof un-hệård-of contra
your knowledat tells you, font plead igne
dictions and blafphemies against- Christ and his Church; they, I say, are the greater criminals; but as to us deluded mortals, that are so unforti. nate as to be hatched in their nest, receiving and imbibing, from the first dawn of reason, their pernicious impressions op our infanı minds, which nothing less than a singular and powerful grace can irradiate and efface. .
Mof. Your Messiah shall answer you by his gospel : The blind lead the blind, and both fall into the ditch; and you cannot plead ignorance; as your Saviour tells you,' for your boat is of your knowledge of the Scriptures, in which you think you have eternal life, and it is the Scriptures that establishes, and confirms, both obe promises to Christ aud his Church, with their eternal union.. . ..
. .. Luth. & Calv. We have agreedand the Scripture assures us of the infallibility of the new co : venant, or church of Christ, but we are ignorant ! in what manner it confifts aud in whom it is , lodged, wbether in St. Peter and bis fucceffors, or in ihe Priesthood in general, or in the whole body, Christ being the Head. Us Protestants teach and are taught, that the Pope is the God of the Catholicks, and that they consider and believe him to be infallible, and that he is not capable of., fin. in iis
.,! Mof. Call in that boy, who is a papist; he is a lad that may give us fome farther knowledge.---, Boy. i .
.." -VI." .... . Boy. Your will, Gentlemen, i ... Luth. & Calv, Are you a Roman Catholick?, Boy. I am, at your lervice.
Luth. 3. Calv. Will you answer a few quca itions ?
Boj'. Concerning what matter? .
Luth. € Calv. Some points or articles of your religion.
Boy. It fiskt will be necessary to know my Examiners,
Luth. I am a Parson of the Church of England.
Calu. I am an Elder of the Kirk of Scotland.
Boy. I stand, as Christ, before an unmerciful şribunal; and therefore, for the honour of truth, iwo Notaries, to take down our words, as delivered, co prevent misrepresentations, to the dis.
bonour of Comment misrepren our words o
Enter two Notaries. Being seated..
Mof. How many Gods have you ?
Boy, This reminds me of your two uphappy progenitors, poor Luther and Calvin, with their never to be 100 much lamented offspring, who have lopped themselves off from Christ, and his church, and become heathens and publicans.
Luth. & Calv. From whence got you this in. *formation ?
Boy. From the God you abandoned. .its,
.. Lirth& Calv. The Church of Christ became adulterer 300 years after her nuptials.
Boy. By the established law of the Scriptures, as Mofes well knows, the adultery must be proved, without which Christ orders lhe shall remain with her husband; but, whether adulterer or not if God be trise, no third covenant, which totally excludes 'Protestantismy. .'i
Mof. That is a truth, that neither devils nor men can ever. overcome.
Luthors Calv. Mum---mum---Inum.
Mof: Is the Pope God? ... 1. Boy. If he is, the Protestants have made him
one. . . I . . , ... - Luth. 3 Calv. You adore the Pope as infallible.
Boy. The Catholick, or Christjan Religion is infallible, and will be so, if the oath of almighty God be true. . .,
Mof. How will you prove this ?
Luth. &3 Calv. This is impossible if the Protea stant religion be true.
Boy. As to the Protestant heresy, it must rank with its ancestors, and therefore cannot be admjued into the scrutiny. In answer to Mr. Moses, I prove the infallible christian church, or fecond covenant, by the Jewish and first. . .: Luth. & Calu. How will you prove the first ?
Boy. It needs no other proof than originates from the God-head, which is granted by universal consent, by all nations, and ages, who acknowledge their Creator.'.
Mof. You speak with the zeal of an Israelite, that will put to Bight the fiery darts of the enemy.
bilh. & Calv. You ccnfound us with our own meapons, the Scrptures.
Boy. You ule Scripture, as : Satan, against Chrift. i Mof. What disturbs the Gentlemen is, that
their Christian brethren should,' after spilling to much blood to beat down the hearhen gods, beat down Christ, and worship the Pope, and many inferior godši
Luth. & Calv. The Protestants are averse to more than one God.
Boy. We date your pedigree from Arius, who was so jealous of the fingular number in the God. head, that he chose rather to become a heretick than : acknowledge the divinity of Christ, as 90
out of 100 of you do this day.'; ii. i Mof. Be ingenious': Dó Catholicks put their | trust in the Pope's divinity ?
Boy. Just the same as the Jews put their trust in the divinity of Moses."
Luth. & Calu. How then can the Pope beinfallible ? . ,..,
Boy. Infallibility is the property of the divinity. i Mof. These Gentlemen are taught, the Ca
tholicks believe, that the divinity resides in the Pope, as all Christians believe it to reside in their Melliah, so that by their conjectures, the Catholicks have as many Meffiabs, or Gods, as they have had Popes. i . .... . .
Boy, Our Messiah of the new.covenant is botli God and man, the second person of the adorable. God-head, whose Holy Spirit rules, governs, acvates, inspires, and teaches bis Church alt erubs, and abides with her for ever; so that it is not in B