To leave a church, and to leave the external communion of a church, is not the same thing, ii. (32.) 406. (35.) 410. (47.) 430.

Love, what requires different degrees of it, ii. (5.) 480.

Luther's separation not like that of the Donatists, and why, ii. (33.) 209, (101.) 279.

Luther and his followers did not divide from the whole church, being a part of it, but only reformed themselves, forsaking the corrupt part, ii. (56.) 224.

Luther's opposing himself to all in his Reformation, no objection against him, ii. (89, 90.) 260, 261.

We are not bound to justify all that Luther said and did, no more than papists are bound to justify what several popes have said and done, ii. (112.) 301.


They may be members of the catholic church, that are not united in external communion, ii. (9.) 190.

Merit, how denied, ii. (35.) 59.

Millennium, a matter of faith to Irenæus and Justin Martyr, i. (10.) 99.

The mischiefs that followed the Reformation, not imputable to it, ü. (92.) 264.

The Author's motives to change his religion, with answers to them, i. (42, 43.) 63, 64.

The faith of papists resolved at last into the motives of credibility, i. (154.) 316.


Necessary to salvation what, i. (26.) 111.
Necessary simply to salvation, i. (52, 53.) 423. 426.
Necessary to be believed, what, ibid. ii. (49.) 79.

Necessary, the evil of making that necessary, which God has not made necessary to salvation, i. (64.) 442.

Necessary truths, what, ii. (1, &c.) 31. (41.) 66. What makes any truth necessary to be believed, (4, &c.) 32. To be believed, and not to be disbelieved, the same, (11.) 35. To be believed absolutely, and necessary to be believed upon a supposition, ibid.

Necessary to be known that they are revealed, and why to be believed when they are revealed, and known to be so, ii. (30, &c.) 56.

Necessary doctrines, all to be found in each evangelist, ii. (40.) 64. Necessary simply, how to be known, i. (144.) 308.

What makes points necessary to be believed, ii. (11.) 35. No more is necessary to be believed by us than by the apostles, (27, &c.) 56.

Papists make many things necessary to salvation, which God never made so, ii. (7.) 482.

All necessary points of faith are contained in the Creed, ii. (73, 74.) 103.

Why some points not so necessary were put into the Creed, ii.(75, 76.) 104, 105.

Protestants may agree in necessary points, though they may overvalue some things they hold, ii. (34.) 518.

To impose a necessity of professing known errors, and practising known corruptions, is a just cause of separation, ii. (31.) 208. (36.) 211. (40.) 214. (50.) 221. (59.) 228. (60.) 230. (68, 69.) 241, 242.


A blind obedience is not due to ecclesiastical decisions, though our practice must be determined by the sentence of superiors, in doubtful cases, ü. (110.) 296.

A probable opinion may be followed (according to the Roman doctors) though it be not the safest way for avoiding sin, ii. (8.) 486.

Optatus's saying impertinently urged against protestants, ii. (99, 100.) 276, 277. Ordination, ii. (39.) 415. (15.) 496.

Though we receive ordination and Scripture from a false church, yet we may be a true church, ii. (54.) 445.


Whether papists or protestants most bazard their souls on probabilities, ii. (57.) 91.

What we believe concerning the perpetuity of the visible church, i. (18.) 105. Peter had no authority over the other apostles, ii. (100.) 277.

Whether 1 Tim. iii. 15. The pillar and ground of truth, belong to Timothy, or the church, i. (76.) 458.

If those words belong to the church, whether they may not signify her duty, and yet that she may err in neglecting it, i. (77.) 459.

A possibility of being deceived argues not an uncertainty in all we believe, i. (26.) 386. (50.) 421. ii. (107.) 291. (47.) 430.

By joining in the prayers of the Roman church, we must join in her unlawful practices, i. (11.) 371.

Preaching the word and administering the sacraments, how they are inseparable notes of the church, and how they make it visible, ii. (19.) 197.

Private judgment, how not to be opposed to the public, ii. (109.) 294.

Private spirit, how we are to understand it, i. (110.) 282.

Private spirit is not appealed to, (i. e. to dictates pretending to come from God's Spirit) when controversies are referred to Scripture, i. (110.) 282.

Whether one is left to his private spirit, reason, and discourse, by denying the church's infallibility, and the harm of it, i. (12, 13.) 40, 41. (110.) 282.

The Jesuits' doctrine of probability exposed, ii. (8.) 486.
Proposed sufficiently, what, i. (9.) 36.

It is hard for papists to resolve what is a sufficient proposal of the church, i. (54.) 429.

Protestants are on the surer side for avoiding sin, and papists on the more dangerous side to commit sin, shewed in instances, ii. (9.) 491.

R. Every man by reason must judge both of Scripture and the church, i. (111-113.) 282, 283. (118.) 287. (120.) 290. (122.) 291.

Reason and judgment of discretion is not to be reproached for the private spirit, i. (100.) 271.

If men must not follow their reason, what they are to follow, i. 1114, 115.) 284, 285.

Some kind of reformation may be so necessary, as to justify soparation from a corrupt church, though every pretence of reformation will not, ii. (63.) 222.

Nothing is more against religion, than using violence to introduce it, ii. (96.) 270.

The religion of protestants (which is the belief of the Bible) a wiser and safer way than that of the Roman church, shewed at large, ii. (56 -72.) 449_458.

All protestants require repentance to remission of sins, and remission of sins to justification, ii. (31.) 515. Revelation unequal, i. (24.) 384.

No revelations, known to be so, may be rejected as not fundamental, ii. (11.) 35.

A Divine revelation may be ignorantly disbelieved by a church, and yet it may continue a church, i. (20.) 381.

Papists cannot have reverence for the Scripture, whilst they advance so many things contrary to it, i. (1.) 197.

No argument of their reverence to it, that they have preserved it entire, i. (2.) 199.

The Roman church, when Luther separated, was not the visible church, though a visible church, and part of the catholic, ii. (26, 27.) 205, 206.

The present Roman church has lost all authority to recommend what we are to believe in religion, i. (101.) 272.

The properties of a perfect rule, i. (5—7.) 202, 203.

Whether the popish rule of fundamentals, or ours, is the safest, ii. (83.) 110.

S. Right administration of sacraments uncertain in the Roman church, i. (63—68.) 245—248.

Salvation, the conditions of it, i. (5.) 92. (159.) 323. the sure way to it, ii: (53.) 84. (63.) 95. great uncertainty of it in the church of Rome, i. (63.) 245.

Schism, what, i. (3.) 88. (22.) 108. ii. (22.) 200.(28, &c.) 208. (51.) 221. (56.) 224. (102.) 281. trial of schism, i. (22.) 108. the only fountain thereof, ii. (16.) 41.

He may be no schismatic, that forsakes a church for errors not damnable, i. (2.) 87.

They may not be schismatics, that continue the separation from Rome, though, Luther, that began it, had been a schismatic, ii. (4.) 189. (14.) 365.

Scripture, a perfect rule of faith, i. (5.) 202. its meaning, (84.) 259. proofs of its Divine authority, ii. (53.) 84. it is sufficient to guard us from error, and keep us in unity of faith, i. (80.) 461. the incorruption thereof known by consent of copies, (27.) 388. received from universal tradition, (36.) 403. the certainty of understanding it in some places, (50.) 421. what canonical, "determinable only by the testimony of the ancient churches, (27.) 219. (33. &c.) 226. translations, how to be examined or depended on, (27.) 219. (55.) 240. (72.) 253. (83.) 259. internal arguments for the authority of the Scriptures, (47.) 232. not received upon the authority of the Roman church, (91.) 264. but universal tradition, (27.) 388. church of Rome not the infallible interpreter of Scripture, (97.) 269. received from universal tradition, (101.) 272. (62.) 440. a sufficient rule to judge what is necessary to be believed, (104.) 276. intelligible in all necessaries, (105.) 278. Scripture received only by the authority of universal tradition, (114.) 284. obscure places, what matter of faith they contain, (127.) 294.


plain places may be certainly understood, (160.) 313. the only rule to judge all controversies by, (155.) 319. its incorruption more secured by Providence than the Roman church's vigilancy, (24.) 215. when made the rule of controversies, those that concern itself, are to be excepted, (8.) 204. (27.) 219. (156.) 320. it contains all necessary material objects of faith, of which the Scripture itself is none, but the means of conveying them to us, (32.) 225. (159.) 323. it must determine some controversies, else those about the church and its notes are undeterminable, (3.) 200. is unjustly charged with increasing controversies and contentions, (4.) 201.

The Scripture is a sufficient means for discovering heresies, i. (127.) 294.

When controversies are referred to Scripture, it is not referring them to the private spirit, understanding it of a persuasion pretending to come from the Spirit of God, i. (10.) 206.

Protestants, that believe Scripture, agree in more things than they differ in, and their differences are not material, ii. (49.) 79. (50.) 82.

Private men, if they interpret Scriptures amiss, and to ill purposes, endanger only themselves, when they do not pretend to prescribe to others, i. (122.) 291.

The protestants' security of the way to happiness, i. (53.) 238.

Want of skill in school divinity foolishly objected against English divines, i. (19.) 46.

Separation from a church, ii. (56.) 224. grounds thereof, i. (56.) 432. (57.) 435. how far lawful, ii. (71.) 243. i. (66.) 445. it is justifiable from the profession of what seems false, ii. (64.) 237.

Separation from a church crring in sundamentals, or that requires the profession of any error, is not schism, ii. (75.) 246.

The principles of the church of England's separating from Rome will not serve to justify schismatics, ii. (71.) 243. (74.) 244. (80.) 249. (81, 82.) 251, 252. (85.) 255. (86.) 257.

Socinianism and other heresies countenanced by Romish writers, who have undermined the doctrine of the Trinity, i. (17, 18.) 43, 44. Spirit teaches sufficiently, not irresistibly, i. (71.) 450.

The promise of the Spirit's leading into all truth, proves not infallibility, ibid.

The promise of the Spirit's abiding with them for ever, may be personal, i. (74.) 455.

And it being a conditional promise, cuts off the Roman church's pretence to infallibility, i. (75.) 456. Succession of men orthodox not necessary, ii. (38.) 411. (41.) 423.

In what sense succession is by the fathers made a mark of the true church, ii. (40.) 421.

Papists cannot prove a perpetual succession of professors of their doctrine, ii. (41.) 423.

Sufficienter et efficaciter, i. (34.) 399.
Superstitions not to be tolerated, i. (40.) 407.



Toleration, i. (85.) 260. the way to truth, ii. (13.) 37. (39.) 63.

The church may tolerate many things, which she does not allow, i. (47.) 416.

Tradition, what, i. (147, 148.) 311.

Tradition mistaken, i. (44.) 409. (46.) 413. good as written, (46.) 413. how urged by the fathers, ii. (40.) 421.

Tradition proves the books of Scripture to be canonical, not the authority of the present churcb, i. (25.) 217.(53.) 238. (90, 91, 92.) 263, 264.(27.) 388.

Traditional interpretations of Scripture, how ill preserved by the Roman church, i. (10.) 206. (46.) 413.

No traditional interpretations of Scripture, though if there were any remaining, we are ready to receive them, i. (88, 89.) 262, 263. (46.) 413.

The traditions, distinct from Scripture, which Irenæus mentions, do not favour popery, i. (144.) 308. (145, 146.) 310.

The asserting unwritten traditions, though not inconsistent with the truth of Scripture, yet disparages it as a perfect rule, i. (10.) 206.

'Though our translations of the Bible are subject to error, yet our salvation is not thereby made uncertain, i. (68.) 248. (73.) 254.

Different translations of Scripture may as well he objeoted to the ancient church, as to protestants, i. (58, 59.) 242, 243.

The vulgar translation is not pure and uncorrupted, i. (75, 76, &c.) 254, 255.

Transubstantiation, contradictions contained in it, ii. (46.) 71.

The doctrine of the Trinity undermined by Roman doctors, i. (17, 18.) 43, 44.

Truth necessary to be known, i. (20, 21.) 381, 382.
Truths revealed, what necessary to be believed, i. (9.) 35.
Truths sufficiently propounded, i. (25.) 53.

Truths delivered in Scripture, because they were necessary to be believed, what, i. (17.) 43.

Truth in Scripture, not necessary, i. (13.) 158.
Truths revealed, how they may be innocently denied, i. (16.) 378.

God's truths not questioned by protestants, though they deny points professed by the church, i. (12.) 155.

Protestants question not God's truth, though denying some truth revealed by him, if they know it not to be revealed, i. (16.) 378.

The truth of the present church depends not upon the visibility or perpetuity of the church in all ages, ii. (21.) 199. (20.) 501.

The apostles depositing truth with the church, is no argument that she should always keep it entire and sincere, i. (148.) 311.

The promise of being led into all truth, agrees not equally to the apostles, and to the church, i. (34.) 399.

A trial of religion by Scripture may well be refused by papists, i, (3.) 200.


Violence and force to introduce religion, is against the nature of religion, and unjustly charged upon protestants, ii. (96.) 270.

What visible church was before Luther, disagreeing from the Roman, i. (19.) 105. ji. (27.) 206.

That there should be always a visible unerring church, of one denomination, is not necessary, ii. (27.) 206.

The visible church may not cease, though it may cease to be visible, ii. (13, 14.) 194, 195. (41.) 214.

The church may not be visible in the popish sense, and yet may not dissemble, but prosess her faith, ii. (18.) 197.

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