|Author:||Saywell, William, 1643-1701.|
|Title:||The necessity of adhering to the Church of England as by law established, or, The duty of a good Christian, and particularly parents and masters of families under the present toleration by William Saywell ...|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The necessity of adhering to the Church of England as by law established, or, The duty of a good Christian, and particularly parents and masters of families under the present toleration by William Saywell ...
Saywell, William, 1643-1701.
Cambridge (England): Printed by J. Hayes ..., for Edw. Hall ..., 1692.
Imperfect: print show-through, with some loss of print.
Reproduction of original in the British Library.
Church of England -- Discipline.
Liberty of conscience -- England.
THE PREFACE TO All in any Authority, ESPECIALLY To Parents and Masters of Families, IN THE ARCH-DEACONRY Of ELY.
THE Necessity of adhering TO The Church of ENGLAND as by Law established, &c.
The pretence of Conscience and being satisfied in their way without assurance from the Scriptures is an unsafe foundation.
Obedience to Governours and love and unity with our fellow Christians, necessary Duties of the Gospel.
There must be a method and order observed in ap∣pointing the Bishops and Governours of the Church, that Men may know whom they ought to obey, and whose punishments they ought to avoid.
What method was observed in appointing Bishops and Governours of the Church after the Apostles dayes.
All Persons in this Nation are bound to joyn in Communion with their Bishop of the Diocess and Minister of the Parish where they live, and the great sin of those that neglect this Duty.
Besies the guilt of disobedience and contempl of Christs Ministers, you that assemble in Conventicles are guilty of Schism; which is a damning Sin, and a root of all confusion.
If none of these temporal evils follow upon Schism (which God grant they may not) yet Schism brings in Heresie, Ignorance and Prophaness.
If their Teachers do not Sin wilfully and lead them into Heresie, yet they may mislead them through ignorance and unskilfullness.
Objections and Questions against Conformity answered.
If some Men of better understanding by their dili∣gence get to a knowledge of the principal parts of their Duty, yet the generality of People, Children and Servants, will be exposed to all Ignorance, Errour and Profaness.
A Postscript to the CLERGY.