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dance of the same nature in the Writings of other Holy Fathers and Martyrs of the Primitive ! Church, but either thete will awaken well-intaning Penple, who unadvisedly ininare theinfelves in Schilms, Separations and Divisions from the Orthodox Church we live in, to a more lerious Consideration of their Error, Sin and 'Danger, or there will be small hopes of other Authorities doing it, though I should fill a whole Velume with them.
To conclude, I presume every good Chrillian will acknowledge it to be his Duty daily , and most fervently to Pray for the peace of Jerusalem *, viz. thac * Pfal. 122. the God of Peace, the great Lo-. 72 ver of Concord , would of bis . great Mercy and Goodnels, give, and restore, and establish perfect Peace, Unity, and brotherly Love and Charity to his whole Catholick Church, and more particularly to this most Orthodox Part of it, the best of Reformed Churches, wherein we live in the Words of our pious Litany) that all who profess his Holy Name may agree in the Truth of his most Holy Word, and may live in an unfeigned Concord) in Unity and godly Love; and if it could be obtained of the Separatists to make more use of that most perfect Form of Prayer which our Lord taught his Disciples, and required of them, and of us all in them, when they prayed to say, than they either use to do, or (out of groundless prejudice against all Forms of Prayer) will allow of. And did they then understand it in its true
150 Catholick Vnity, and
added that shall be faved ', for * A&s 2. 47. of that Church' is every particu:
lar Sound and Orthodox Nati onal Church a Part and Member: And blessed are those Eyes that all see this Catbolick Unity, rese: . .,': iiwhich
lie Which the God of Peace , the Lover of Concord,
grant, That as there is but One Body, One Spirit,
and One Hope of our Calling, One Lord, One Faith, 1 One Baptism, One God and Father of us all, 10.
we may all be benceforth fo.sensible of the greas Sin and Danger of our unhappy Divifions as benceforth we may (if it be God's blessed Will), be ali
of one Heart and of one Soul, knit together in the 1 Holy Bands of Truth and Peace, mutual Love and
Charity, and with one Mind and one Mouth gloeng rifie God through Jesus Christ our Lord, °70 to whom with the Most Holy Spirit, be all Honour, i Glory and Praise for ever mare. Amen. Amen.
P REF A Ç E.
but a Christians Duty in case of Idolatry,
Heresie and Tyranny. The Church of Rome
A good Minister cannot choose but sadly refent
His care and endeavour mostly proves in vain
Many common People are apt to run into, and
As godly Men as any of them can be, have given
Schism and Separation to be a Sin, and a damna-
The Author's defigm in this Discourse.
The Questions answered, and their
Answers in this Discourse,
Quest. !. What is a Church?
Ant. The Church is a Body, or a Society of
Quest. 2. What is it to be a Member of the
Anf. Men are received into the Church of
Quest. 3. How or phen are Men visibly takex
Ans. In their Baptism, where note, it is not so