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LONDON:
R. GROOMBRIDGE, PANYER ALLEY, PATERNOSTER ROW;
L. AND J. SEELEY, FLEET-STREET; AND G. RIDGE,

MERCURY OFFICE, SHEFFIELD.

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SHEFFIELD:

O. RIDGE, PRINTER, MERCURY OFFICE, KING-STREET.

CONTENTS.

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Ordinary Mode of conducting the Controversy with the

Papists-Private Judgment .........

There is a Rule of Faith collateral with the Scripture ....

Danger of denying this Rule -Strong Roman Catholic

Argument ......................................

Mode of meeting the Roman Catholic Argument........

There is, however, a Right of Private Judgment; but,

then, the Church also has its deciding Right.......... xviii

An Objection stated and met-Dissenters and the Foreign

Reformed Churches considered ....................

How the Right 'of Private Judgment may co-exist with a

due Submission to the Church ...................... xxiv

What Scripture reveals concerning the Apostasy ........ xxvi

How Popery should be dealt with .................... xxxi

A Prayer before Mass remarked on.................... xxxii

Popery in England and Ireland—The Contrast—The duty

of Protestants as Witnesses for the Truth of God...... Xxxvii

God foretold that his whole Church should fall into Apos-

tasy, and yet that the Gates of Hell should not prevail

against it-The Consistency of these two Truths illus-

trated ....................................... xlvii

On the Name of the Beast ..........................

The real Point at issue between us and the Papists—The

only valid Objection which they could bring against us

treated of ...................

lvi

Catalogue of English Bishops from the Apostles ........ lix

Ordination of Archbishop Parker ........

.............. lxiv

Canonical Descent of Archbishop Parker .......

lxvii

Two Ecclesiastical Heresies prevalent at the present Day. Ixix

Rome and Dissent..................................

What we learn from the Church of Rome ..............

lxxi

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of Demons, viz. that they were the Souls of Men deified,

or canonized, after Death-This proved out of Hesiod,

Plato, Trismegist, Philo Biblius, the Translator of San.

choniathon, Plutarch, Tully-Baal, or Bel, or Belus, the

first deified King; hence Demons are called in Scripture,

Baalim-Demons and Heroes, how they differ-Demons,

called by the Romans Penates, Lares, as also Dii Ani.

males, Soul Gods--Another and a higher Kind of Demons,

such as nerer dwelt in Bodies: these answer to Angels, as

the other (viz. the Soul Demons) answer to Saints ......

CHAP. V.—The Manner and Way of worshipping the Demons

and retaining their presence, viz. by consecrated Images

and Pillars—That Images were as Bodies for Demons to

animate and dwell in-The Worshipping of Images and

Columns a piece of the Doctrines of Demons—This proved

out of Trismegist, Porphyry, Arnobius, Minucius Felix, &c.

- The Worshipping of Demons in their Reliques, Shrines,

and Sepulchrei, another piece of Demon Doctrine–That

the Gentiles' Temples were nothing but the Sepulchres of

dead Men—The gross Idolatry of the Egyptians ......

CHAP. VI.-A Recapitulation or Summary of the Doctrines

of Demons-How the Severals thereof are revived and

resembled in the Apostate Christian Church-That the

word “ Demon" is sometimes in Scripture taken according

to the Theology of the Gentiles, and not always for an

Evil Spirit—That it is so to be taken in the Text was the

Judgment of Epiphanius; an observable Passage quoted

out of him to this purpose............................

CHAP. VII.-Why those words in the Description of the

Mystery of Godliness (received into Glory) are set last-

That praying to Saints glorified, as Mediators and Agents

for us with God, is Idolatry-For the Proof of this several

Grounds are laid down-To be prayed to “in Heaven,” to

present our Devotions to God, and to deal as an Agent and

Mediator between us and Him, is a “Prerogative” appro-

priate to Christ, a Flower of his Glory and Exaltation to

sit at God's right Hand, a Royalty incommunicable to any

other-That none but Christ our High Priest is to be an

Agent for us with God in the Heavens, was figured under

the Law, in that the High Priest alone had to do in the

most holy place, and there was to be Agent for the People

-That though Christ in regard of his Person was capable

of this God-like Glory and Royalty, yet it was the Will of

God that he should purchase it by suffering an unimitable

Death-This proved from several Testimonies of Scripture

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