|Title:||Collectanea. Out of St. Gregory the Great, and St. Bernard the devout, against the Papists who adhere to the doctrine of the present Church of Rome, in the most fundamentall points betweene them and vs.|
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Collectanea. Out of St. Gregory the Great, and St. Bernard the devout, against the Papists who adhere to the doctrine of the present Church of Rome, in the most fundamentall points betweene them and vs.
At Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield, and Iames Short, printers to the famous Vniversitie, 1618.
Dedication signed: John Panke.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Gregory, -- I, -- Pope, -- ca. 540-604.
Bernard, -- of Clairvaux, Saint, -- 1090 or 91-1153.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFVLL, HIS VERY GOOD FRIEND, Mr GEOROE CHVRCHOVVSE, Maior of the city of New Sarum in the County of Wiltes. To the Iustices, and Aldermen his Assistants; and the whole incorporation there: IOHN PANKE wisheth the full fruition of diuine blessings, both in this and that other World to come.
AN HVNDRED TE∣STIMONIES OF SAINT GREGORIE the Great, some∣time Bishop of Rome, shewing that in all and every of them, he a∣greeth with the Protestants, a∣gainst the doctrine now taught by his following successors, the Bishope of Rome.
§ I. What is meant by the Rocke. MAT. 16.
§. 2. Perfection and sufficiency of the Scripture.
§ 3. No merit in this life, but death.
§ 4. No true faith without workes.
§. 5. Concupiscence is sinne in the first motions of it.
§. 6. The certaintie of salvation in the elect.
§. 7. The good works and sufferings of this life are not meritorious, or worthy of the blesse of the life to come.
§. 8. There is no freedome in the will, to good & holy actions, except it be made free.
§. 9. Our righteousnesse is Christs righteousnesse.
§. 10. Faith excludeth not all feare and doubt.
§. 11. There is no Purgatory or third Place after this life.
§ 12. No carrying about of the Reliques of the Saints.
§. 13. The Faith and Religion of the New Testament, differeth not in substance from the Old.
§, 14. What was said to Peter Mat. 16. whatsoe∣ver thou bindest &c. was spoken to the whole Church.
§. 15. How farre God suffereth Sin, and guideth the wicked actions of wicked men.
§. 16. The auncient Church knew not the idolatry used now in the Church of Rome, in worshipping of Images.
§. 17. The Bookes of the Machabees are not Canonicall Scripture; of the easines of the Scriptures, and fulnes without traditions.
§. 18. The Catholike Church in the Creed, is be∣leeued, not seene: and consisteth of all the elect only, and excludeth the reprobate out of it.
§. 19. Only Christ was conceiued by the holy ghost without any touch of sinne.
§. 20. The Pope vsurpeth the title of vniversall Bishop, which Gregory refused.
An elucidation touching this title, Ʋniversall Bishop.
To proue this let vs record the first testimony againe.
A second elucidation or cleering of the same Question.
§ 21. The Bishop of Rome acknowledged the Emperour to be his Lord and Soveraigne.
St. Bernard. THE PREROGATIVE of Christ to be severed from sinners is common with him vnto none of the sons of Adam, no not to the Ʋirgin Mary, although the Papists would exempt her from being conceiued in sinne.
The Catholike Church which we beleeue in the Creede, is the whole company of the Elect only.
There are no passions nor satisfactions of the Saints, whereby themselues can merit; or that belong to the treasure of the Church, to be communicated by Indulgences to others.
Man now in his corrupt nature, hath of himselfe no power of freewill, in good and holy actions; but there is from A∣dam laid vpon him a neces∣sity of sinning; but yet without con∣straint.
Against the doctrine of Merit, as it is taught in the Church of Rome now.
It is impossible for any man how regenerate soever to fulfill the whole law, now in his corrupt nature, because it saith, Cursed is every mā that continueth not in all things that are written therein.
That faith only iustifieth; and that there it an infallible certaintie of salvation from confidence of Gods mercy in Christ, knowne to a man in his owne conscience by an ordinary special divine faith.
There is no inherent righteousnesse in man, whereby he may be iustified before Gods Tribunall; But the righteousnesse of Christ is imputed being apprehended by faith.
Touching the lawfulnesse of mariages in Ministers where the gift of continency is not giuen.
There is no fleshly and orall eating of the naturall body of Christ in the Sacrament, neither doe the wicked eate him at all.
S. Bernard perswadeth Pope Euge∣nius from clayming tempo∣rall iurisdiction.
Of vnwritten Traditions which the Councell of Trent, made e∣qual with the written word of God.