|Author:||Johnson, Francis, 1562-1618.|
|Title:||A Christian plea conteyning three treatises. I. The first, touching the Anabaptists, & others mainteyning some like errours with them. II. The second, touching such Christians, as now are here, commonly called Remonstrants or Arminians. III. The third, touching the Reformed Churches, with vvhom my self agree in the faith of the Gospel of our Lord Iesus Christ. Made by Francis Iohnson, pastour of the auncient English Church, now sojourning at Amsterdam in the Low Countreyes.|
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A Christian plea conteyning three treatises. I. The first, touching the Anabaptists, & others mainteyning some like errours with them. II. The second, touching such Christians, as now are here, commonly called Remonstrants or Arminians. III. The third, touching the Reformed Churches, with vvhom my self agree in the faith of the Gospel of our Lord Iesus Christ. Made by Francis Iohnson, pastour of the auncient English Church, now sojourning at Amsterdam in the Low Countreyes.
Johnson, Francis, 1562-1618.
[Leiden]: Printed [by William Brewster], in the yeere of our Lord 1617.
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Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Anabaptists -- Controversial literature.
Arminians -- Controversial literature.
Reformed Church -- Apologetic works.
to the reader
A Table of some principal things con∣teyned in these Treatises.
THE FIRST TREATISE. Of some questions concerning the Anabaptists.
CHAPTER I. Whether Baptisme is to be administred to Infants being the chil∣dren of the faythfull, or not.
CHAPTER II. Touching Originall sinne in Children.
CHAPTER III. Wheher the Baptisme that is received in the apostaticall Churches of Christians, as in the Church of Rome, and the like, is to be renounced & a new to be repeated again, or not.
Reasons shewing, That if the Baptisme of the Church of Rome & England were an Idol and lying signe, &c. then it ought to be renounced, and another to be receyved.
Reasons shewing, That the Baptisme of the Church of Rome & England is not an Idol and lying signe, &c. but the Lords ordinance and true baptisme: and therefore may not be renounced, or another receyved.
ABVSE OF SCRIPTVRES.
VAINE DISTINCTIONS, AND Anabaptisticall assertions.
Touching 2 Chron. 15, 3.
Touching Ier. 3.8.
Touching Hos. 2.2.
Touching Hos. 13.1.
SHIFTS AND EVASIONS.
ABVSE AND VAIN ALLEGATION OF SCRI∣ptures. And first towching 1 Sam. 30, 5. Mat. 1, 6. and 26, 6.
Touching Hos. 2.7.
Touching Hos. 1.9.
Touching Hos. 2.2.
Touching 2 Chron. 15, 3.
Touching Mica. 2, 7, 8.
Touching Hos. 188.8.131.52.23.
Touching Ioh. 10.16. Act. 18, 10. 1 Cor. 12, 2. Rom. 11, 11, 20, 23.25, 26. and 9, 4. with Esa. 59, 20, 21. Ezech. 34, 23 — 30. Hos. 3, 5.
OBIECTION VI. But if Israel now were the church and people of God, then ought none to haue left them: it had ben schisme so to doe. &c.
CHAPTER IIII. Replies & Answers concerning Churches in apostasie, and the church of Rome, more particularly. &c.
Of Gods people in Babylon, spoken off, Rev. 18, 4.
Of Israell heretofore, and Christian Churches since, being in Apostasie and Defection.
Errors, evasions, contradictions. &c.
M. Iunius his judgment of the Church of Rome: as may be seen in the second tome of his works in folio, Libro singulari de Eccles. contra Bellarm. cap. 17, pag. 1018, 1019. &c.
Testimonies of auncient Writers.
Testimonies of later Writers. &c.
Touching the Church of England.
THE SECOND TREATISE. Of some things concerning them that are called Remonstrants.
CHAPTER I. Touching Gods decree of Election.
CHAPTER II. Touching Gods Decree of Reprobation.
SOME OBJECTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Some testimonies of auncient Writers.
CHAPTER III. Touching generall Redemption.
CHAPTER IIII. Touching freewill, or power in our selues unto good, since the fall.
CHAPTER V. Touching the perseverance of the Saints, that are truely god∣ly, and syncerely beleeue in Jesus Christ.
The conclusion: and general confirmation of the points aforesaid.
THE THIRD TREATISE Of some things which concerne the worship of God, and order of the Church: especially con∣cerning the Reformed Churches.
CHAPTER I. Touching Book prayer.
CHAPTER II. Touching the constitution of particular Churches.
CHAPTER III. Touching the right and power of particular churches.
CHAPTER IIII. Touching the Pastors and other Officers administration.
CHAPTER V. Touching the distinction of the Pastors and Teachers offices.
CHAPTER VI. Of the having of one or moe Pastours, in particular Churches. Also of Diocesan and Provinciall Bishops, &c.
CHAPTER VII. Touching the Teachers office more particularly, and the Ministers of the word in generall.
CHAPTER VIII. Touching the exercise of Prophecy.
CHAPTER IX. Touching the ministration of the Sacraments to all persons generally.
CHAPTER X. Touching the manner of the administration of the Sacraments: Also, touching the Crosse in Baptisme, and kneeling at the Lords Supper, &c.
CHAPTER XI. Of the disposing, blessing, breaking, distributing of the bread and wine.
CHAPT. XII. Touching the Ministers communicating with the rest of the Church.
CHAPT. XIII. Touching the Ruling Elders, Deacons, or common people, ministring the Sacraments.
CHAPTER XIIII. Touching the often celebrating of the Lords supper: And of the time of the day, whether in the morning or euening, &c.
CHAPTER XV. Touching the having of a Fast, and the Lords supper, both together, in one day.
CHAPT. XVI. Touching Loue-feasts.
CHAPT. XVII. Touching the observation of set Holy dayes, besides the Lords day. And namely, of Easter, and Christmas, &c.
Touching Easter, or the Resurrection of Christ.
Touching Christmas, or the Nativity of Christ.
In what moneth S. Mark beginneth his storie: and the rest the opening of the heauens by the second Elias.
Of the moneth Ethanim or September.
The explication and story, of the moneth Aethanim
CHAPTER XVIII. Of dealing with sinners, for their reclayming, or censuring. Where also is treated of Suspension, and excommunication, &c.
CHAPT. XIX. Of the exposition of those words of Christ, Tell the Church, &c. Mat. 18.17.
CHAPTER XX. Of the maintenance of the Ministers and other officers of the church.
CHAPT. XXI. Touching the remnants and monuments of Idolatrie or superstition.
CHAPTER XXII. Of the solemnization of Mariage.
CHAPTER XXIII. Of the generall duety of all Churches and people (in these parts) concerning Religion.