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“IT IS VERY TRUE that the new “ modelling Ecclefiaftical Government was the “ principal point debated in that famous Dis“ pute (which gave rise to the following work): “ But then the Puritans contended for that “ Reformation on Principles that equally con" cluded for a Reformation in the Civil like" wise: And this, Mr. Hooker well under• stood, when he took so much Pains to over" throw their fundamental Maxim, the Head

Theorem, as he calls it, of their SchemeThat the Scripture of God is in such fort the « Rule of buman Actions, that fimply whatsoever

we do, and are not by it directed thereunto, the fame is Sin. Now who sees not that “ this Principle pursued, brings on, directly “ and necessarily, a Reformation of the Civil “ Government upon Jewiss Ideas ? the very • Error of the reformed Ministers of that

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