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Author: Jacob, Henry, 1563-1624.
Title: Anno Domini 1616. A confession and protestation of the faith of certaine Christians in England holding it necessary to observe,& keepe all Christes true substantiall ordinances for his church visible and politicall (that is, indued with power of outward spirituall government) under the gospel; though the same doe differ from the common order of the land. Published for the clearing of the said Christian from the slaunder of schisme, and noveltie, and also of separation, & undutifullness to the magistrate, which their rash adversaries doe falsely cast upon them. Also, an humble petition to the K. Majestie for toleration therein.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Anno Domini 1616. A confession and protestation of the faith of certaine Christians in England holding it necessary to observe,& keepe all Christes true substantiall ordinances for his church visible and politicall (that is, indued with power of outward spirituall government) under the gospel; though the same doe differ from the common order of the land. Published for the clearing of the said Christian from the slaunder of schisme, and noveltie, and also of separation, & undutifullness to the magistrate, which their rash adversaries doe falsely cast upon them. Also, an humble petition to the K. Majestie for toleration therein.
Jacob, Henry, 1563-1624.

[Amsterdam: G. Thorp, 1616]
Notes:
Anonymous. By Henry Jacob.
Imprint from STC.
Signatures: A-D E4.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Brownists -- Early works to 1800.
Congregationalism -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A04211.0001.001

Contents
title page
epigraph
A CONFESSION AND PRO∣testation of the faith of certain Christiās in England, holding it necessary to observe & keepe all Christes true substantial Ordinances, for his Church visible and politicall (that is indu∣ed with power of outward spirituall Govern∣ment) under the Gospell; though the same doe differ from the com∣mon orders of the Land.
The Articles, wherein onely wee dissent from the publique Ecclesiasticall order, and doctrine in England.
Of Christs Offices; namely his Propheticall and Kingly Offices.
Of the Allsufficiency of the Scripture.
Of Christes true visible Church generally.
Of Christs true visible politicall Church in more speciall manner.
Of Synods, and Councells.
Of a Catholike, or Vniversall Church poli∣tike, that is, indued with power of out∣ward spirituall Government.
Of a Provinciall Church independent.
How true visible politike Churches are in England.
Of L. Archbishops, and L. Bi∣shops Diocesan, and Provinciall.
Of the making of Ministers.
Of our communicating with the Parish Mi∣nisters & Parishes in England.
Touching Plurality Pastors, and Nonresidents.
Touching Discipline and Censures.
Touching the number of Pastors in each Church; & of the Pastors ordinary power & authoritie in mana∣ging the Churches spi∣rituall affaires & Government.
Touching the profane and scandalous mixtures of people in the Congregation.
Of Traditions humane.
Of Traditions Apostolike.
Of Prophesie, as the Apostle calleth it.
Of the reading of Homilies in the Church.
Of Christs descending into Hell.
Of Prayer.
Of Holy dayes, so called.
Of Mariage, & Burying, & Church∣ing, as it is called.
Of Ministers made also Magistrates by the State.
Of the gifts, and offerings of the faithfull.
Of Tithes, & the Pastors fittest, and due, and necessary maintenance.
Of the civil Magistrates duety, and charge to oversee and order his Churches in spirituall matters.
Touching the necessity, that lyeth upon us to obey Christ rather then man in our u∣sing of the true, and in refusing the contrary ecclesiasticall ordinances above specified.
supporting quotations
AN HVMBLE PE∣TITION TO THE KINGS MOST EXCELLENT MAIESTIE, BY THE Christians notified in the fore-rehearsed Confession and Protestation, (his Ma∣jesties ever faithfull Subjects) that of his good & mercifull disposition it would please him to give them Toleration and peace under him in their serving of God acording to their sayd Confession and Protestation.