An Answer to the Reverend Dr. Snape's Accusation: Containing an Account of His Behaviour, and Sufferings, Amongst the Jesuits. Of His Leaving Their Society, and Afterwards Turning Protestant. Of His Being Forced to Leave France, and His Conduct Since that Time. Shewing Likewise, that the Principles Profess'd by Dr. Snape, are Such as Justify the Main Pretensions, and Cruelties, of the Church of Rome. To which is Added, an Appendix of Letters from Jesuits, and Others, Relating to the Foregoing Account

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James Knapton at the Crown, and Tim. Childe at the White Hart, in St. Paul's Church-yard., 1717 - Church and state - 94 pages
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Page 55 - If any person hath any other notion, either through a long use of words with inconsistent meanings, or through a negligence of thought, let him but ask himself, whether the church of Christ be the kingdom of Christ or not; and, if it be, whether this notion of it doth not absolutely exclude all...
Page 7 - ... or religion of his people. For if this were so, that any such absolute vicegerent authority, either for the making new laws, or interpreting old ones, or judging his subjects in religious matters, were lodged in any men upon earth, — the consequence would be, that what still retains the name of the church of Christ, would not be the kingdom of Christ, but the kingdom of those men vested with such authority.
Page 7 - Nay, whoever hath an absolute Authority to interpret any written, or spoken Laws; it is He, who is truly the Law-giver, to all Intents and Purposes; and not the Person who first wrote, or spoke them.
Page 61 - A Declaration of Truth to BENJAMIN HOADLY, One of the High Priests of the Land, and of the Degree whom Men call BISHOPS. By a Ministring Friend, who writ to Tho. Bradbury, a Dealer in many Words.
Page 2 - ... as it tends in it's nature to confound Men's Notions in weightier Points; but, when it hath once invaded the most Sacred and Important Subjects, ought, in Duty, to be resisted with a more open and undisguised Zeal, as what toucheth the very Vitals of all that is good, and is just going to take from Men's Eyes the Boundaries of Right and Wrong.
Page 8 - ... the number or alter the nature of the rewards and punishments of his subjects, in matters of conscience or salvation, they are so far kings in his stead, and reign in their own kingdom, and not in his. So it is whenever they erect tribunals, and exercise a...
Page 9 - Christ himself be the sole lawgiver and sole judge of his subjects, in all points relating to the favour or displeasure of Almighty God ; and that all his subjects, in what station soever they may be, are equally subjects to him ; and that no one of them, any more than another, hath...
Page 19 - Chnjl founded his Kingdom :, who chofe the Motives -which are not of this World , to fupport a Kingdom which is not of this World.
Page 8 - It is the same thing as to rewards and punishments to carry forward the great end of his kingdom. If any men upon earth have a right to add to the sanctions of his laws — that is, to increase the number or alter the nature of the rewards and punishments of his subjects, in matters of conscience or salvation, they are so far kings in his stead, and reign in their own kingdom, and not in his.

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