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(without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... to him, since upon no better stock nor stronger arguments, most
men entertain their whole religion, even Christianity itself. 5.
There are some persons of a differing persuasion, who, therefore,
are the rather to be tolerated, because the indirect practices and
impostures of their adversaries have confirmed them, that those
opinions which they disavow are not from God, as being upheld by
means not of God's appointment, for it is no unreasonable discourse
to say, that God will not be served with a lie, for he does not
need one, and he hath means enough to support all those truths
which he hatli commanded; and hath supplied every honest cause with
enough for its maintenance, and to contest against its adversaries.
And (but that they which use indirect arts will not be willing to
lose any of their unjust advantages, nor yet be charitable to those
persons whom either to gain or to undo they leave nothing
unattempted) the church of Rome hath much reason not to be so
decretory in her sentences against persons of a differing
persuasion; for if their cause were entirely the cause of God, they
have given wise people reason to suspect it, because some of them
have o-one to the devil to defend it. And if it be remembered what
tragedies were stirred up against Luther, for saying the devil had
taught him an argument against the mass, it will be of as great
advantage against them that they go to the devil for many arguments
to support not only the mass, but the other distinguishing articles
of their church; I instance in the notorious forging of miracles,
and framing of false and ridiculous legends. For the former, I need
no other instances than what happened in the great contestation
about the immaculate conception, when there were miracles broug-ht
on both sides to prove th...
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