The Works of William Chillingworth--; Containing His Book, Entitl'd, the Religion of Protestants, a Safe Way to Salvation Together with His Nine Sermo

 
9781235712890: The Works of William Chillingworth--; Containing His Book, Entitl'd, the Religion of Protestants, a Safe Way to Salvation Together with His Nine Sermo
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1719. Excerpt: ... the Separation of Protestants from the Roman Church, being upon just and necessary Causes, is not any way guilty of Schism. 1. A D Sett, i, i.3,4, f, 6, and y. In the seven first Sections of thisChap/ ter, there be many things said, and many things supposed by you which are untrue, and deserve a censure. As, " x. First, That Schism could not be a division from the Church, or that a division from the Church could not has pen, unless there always had been and should be a visile Church. Which Assertion is a manifest falshood; for altho there never had been any Church visible or invisible before this Age, nor should be ever after, yet this could not hinder, but that a Schism might now be, and be a division from the present visible Church As tho' in France there never had been until now a lawful Monarch, nor ever after him should be; yet this-hinders not, but that now there might be a Rebellion, and that Rebellion might be an Insurrection against Sovereign Authority.. 3. Thus it is a pint ti be granted by all Christians, that in all Ages there hath been a. visible congregation of faithful people. Which Proposition, howsoever you understand it, is not absolutely certain. But if you mean by Faithful, (as it is plain you do) free from all error in faith, then you know all Protestants with one consent affirm it to be false; and therefore without proof to take it for granted, is to beg the Question. 4. That supposing Luther, and they rrhicb did first separate from the Roman Church were guilty of Schism, it is certains consequent, that all who persist in thi Division, must he so likewise, Which is not so certain a you pretend For-they, which alter without necessary cause the prelent government of any State, civil or ecclesiastical, do commie a great fault; whereof...

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