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Q. 3. Whether we must take the Romish clergy for a true

ministry? 256 Q. 4. Whether it be necessary to believe that the Pope is the*

Antichrist? 262

Q. 5. Whether we must hold that a Papist may be saved? . 263 Q. 6. Whether those that are in the Church of Rome are

bound to separate from it? And whether it be lawful to go

to their mass or other worship?" 265

Q. 7. Whether the true calling of the Minister by Ordination

or Election be necessary to the essence of the church? . . 266 Q. 8. Whether sincere faith and godliness be necessary to the

being of the ministry? And whether it be lawful to hear

a wicked man, or take the sacrament from him, or take

him for a minister? 268 Q. 9. Whether the people are bound to receive or consent

to an ungodly, intolerable, heretical pastor, (yea or one far

less fit and worthy than a competitor) if the magistrate
command it, or the bishop impose him? 270 Q. 10. What if the magistrate command the people to receive
one pastor, and the bishop or ordainers another, which of

them must be obeyed? 275 Q. 11. Whether an uninterrupted succession either of right

ordination or of conveyance by jurisdiction, be necessary to

the being of the ministry, or of a true church? 276 Q. 12. Whether there be or ever was such a thing in the world
as one Catholic church, constituted by any head besides or

under Christ? 280 Q. 13. Whether there be such a thing as a visible Catholic

church, and what it is? 281 Q. 14. What is it thatmaketh a visible member of the univer-

sal church, and who are to be accounted such? 282 Q. 15. Whether besides the profession of Christianity, either

testimony or evidence of conversion or practical godliness

be necessary to prove a man a member of the universal

visible church? ibid. Q. 16. What is necessary to a man's reception into member-
ship in a particular church, over and above this aforesaid

title? Whether any other trials, or covenant, or what? . . 285 Q. 17. Wherein doth the ministerial office essentially consist? 287 Q. 18. Whether the people's choice or consent is necessary

to the office of a minister in his first work, as he is to con-

vert infidels and baptize them? And whether this be a

work of office, and what call is necessary to it? 289

Q. 19. Wherein consisted the p<>wer'and tiatUre of ordina-

tion? And to whom doth it belong? And is it an act of

jurisdiction? And is imposition of hands necessary in it? 292 Q. 20. Is ordination necessary to make a man a pastor of a

particular church as such? And is he to be made a gene-

ral minister, and a particular church elder or pastor at once,

and at one ordination? 295 Q. 21. May a man be oft, or twice Ordained? 296

Q. 22. How many ordainers are necessary to the validity of

ordination by Christ's institution, whether one or more? 300 Q. 23. What if one bishop ordain a minister, and three, or

many, or all the rest protest against it, and declare him no

minister or degrade him, is he to be received as a true mi-

nister or not? 302 Q. 24. Hath a bishop power by Divine'right to ordain, de-

grade or govern, excommunicate or absolve in another's

diocese or church, either'by his consent or iagainstit? And

doth a minister that officiateth in another's church, act as

a pastor, and their pastdr, or'as a private man? And doth

his ministerial office cease when a man removeth from his

flock? 304 Q. 25. Whether canons be laws, and pastors have a legisla-

tive power? 306

'Q. 26. Whether church-canons or pastors' directive deter-

minations of matters pertinent to their office, do bind the

conscience, and what accidents will disoblige the people;

you may gather before in the same case about magistrates'

laws in the Political Directions; as also by an impartial

transferring the case to the precepts of parents and school-

masters to Children, wiihotit respect to their power of the

rod, (or supposing that they had none such)? ..........309 Q. 27. What are Christ's appointed means of the unity and

concord of the universal church, and consequently of its

preservation, if there be no human universal head and go-

vernor of it upon earth? And if Christ hath instituted

none such, whether prudence and the law of nature oblige

not the church to set up and maintain an universal ecclesias-

tical monarchy or aristocracy; seeing that which is every

man's work, is no man's, and omitted by all? ibid. Q. 28. Who is the judge of controversies in the church? 1.
About the exposition of the Scriptures and doctrinal points
in themselves. 2. About cither heresies or wicked prac-


tices, as they are charged on the persons accused of them:

that is, 1. Antecedently to our practice, by way of regula-

tion. £. Or consequently by judicial sentence (and execu-

tion) on offenders? 811

Q. 29. Whether a parent's power over his children, or a pas-
tor's, or many pastors or bishops over the same children as
parts of their flocks, be greater, or more obliging in mat-

ters of religion and public worship? 314 Q. 30. May an office-teacher or pastor be at once in the stated

relation of a pastor, and a disciple to some other pastor J • • 315

Q. 31. Who hath the power of making church-canons? . . . 3U>

Q. 32. Doth baptism as such enter the baptized into the uni-

versal church; or into a particular church, or both? And

is baptism the particular church-covenant as such? .... 317 Q. 33. Whether infants should be baptized, I have answered

long ago in a Treatise on that subject? 318

Q. What infants should be baptized? And who have eight to

sacraments? And whether hypocrites are unequivocally or

equivocally Christians and church-members, I have resolved

in my "Disputation of Right to Sacraments." ibid. Q. 34. Whether an unbaptized person who yet maketh a pub-

lic profession of Christianity be a member of the visible

church? And so of the infants of believers unbaptized? ibid.

^Q. .35. Is it certain by the Word of God, that all infants bap-

tized, and dying before actual sin are undoubtedly saved?

Or what infants may we say so of? 319 Q. 36. What is meant by this speech, that believers and their
seed are in the covenant of God; which giveth them right

to baptism? 333 Q. 37, Are believers' children certainly in covenant before

their baptism; and thereby in a state of salvation; or not

till they are baptized? 834

Q. 38. Is infants' title to baptism and the covenant benefits

given them by God in his promises upon any proper moral

condition, or only upon the condition of their natural rela-

tion; that they be the seed of the faithful? 336

Q. 39. What is the true meaning of sponsors, (' patrimi'), or

godfathers, as we call them; and is it lawful to make use

of them? 838

Q. 40. On whose account or right is it that the infant hath

title to baptism and its benefits? Is it on the parent's, an-

cestor's, sponsor's, the church's, the minister's, the magis-

trate's, or his own? 341

Q. 41. Are they really baptized who are baptized according to

the English liturgy and canons, where the parent seemeth

excluded, and those to consent for the infant who have no

power to do it? 344 Q. 42. But the great question is, How the Holy Ghost is

given to infants in baptism, and whether all the children of

true Christians have inward sanctifying grace? Or whether

they can be said to be justified and to be in a state of sal-

vation, that are not inherently sanctified? And whether

any fall from this infant state of salvation? 345 Q. 43. Is the right of the baptized (infants or adult) to the

sanctifying operations of the Holy Ghost now absolute j or

suspended on further conditions? And are the parents'

further duty for their children such conditions of their

children's reception of the actual assistances of the Spirit?

Or are children's own actions such conditions? And may

apostate parents forfeit the covenant benefits to their bap-

tized infants or not? 354

Q. 44. Doth baptism always oblige us at the present, and

give grace at the present, and is the grace which is not

given till long after, given by baptism, or an effect of bap-

tism? 358 Q. 45. What is a proper violation of our baptismal covenant? 361 Q. 46. May not baptism in some cases be repeated; and when? 362 Q. 47. Is baptism by laymen or women lawful in cases of ne-
cessity; or are they nullities, and the person to be re-bap-

tized? 364 Q. 48. May Anabaptists that have no other error, be permit-

ted in church-communion? 365 Q. 49. May one offer his child to be baptized, with the sign

of the cross, or the use of chrisms, the white garment,

milk and honey, or exorcisms as among the Lutherans,

who taketh these to be unlawful things? 366

Q. 50. Whence came the ancient universal custom of anoint-

ing at baptism, and putting on a white garment, and

tasting milk and honey; and whether they are lawful to us? 367

Q. 51. Whether it be necessary that they that are baptized in

infancy, do solemnly at age review and own their baptis-

mal covenant before they have right to the state and pri-

vileges of adult members; and if they do not, whether

they are to be numbered with Christians or apostates ? • . • . 369

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