|Title:||A most humble supplication of many the Kings Maiesties loyall subiects, ready to testifie all civill obedience, by the oath, as the law of this realme requireth, and that of conscience; who are persecuted, onely for differing in religion, contrary to divine and humane testimonies as followeth..|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A most humble supplication of many the Kings Maiesties loyall subiects, ready to testifie all civill obedience, by the oath, as the law of this realme requireth, and that of conscience; who are persecuted, onely for differing in religion, contrary to divine and humane testimonies as followeth..
[Amsterdam?: G. Thorp?], Printed 1621..
Anabaptists -- Early works to 1800.
Religious tolerance -- England -- Early works to 1800.
modern accession note
TO THE HIGH AND MIGHTY Prince Iames by the grace of God King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, our Soveraigne Lord on earth. TO THE EXCELLENT AND NOBLE Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, &c. To all the Right Honourable Nobilitie, Grave and Honourable Iudges: and, To all other the Right worshipfull Gentrie of all estates and degrees, assem∣bled in this present Parliament.
CHAP. I. The doctrine of the Holy Ghost contained in the sacred Scriptures, is the rule of faith; and not any Church, Counsell, Prince, or Potentate; nor any mortall man whatsoever. Proved.
CHAP. II. The interpreter of this Rule, is the Scriptures themselves, and the Holy Ghost, in whomsoever.
CHAP. III. That the Spirit of God to understand and interpret, is given to all, and every particular person, that feare and obey God of what degree soever they be, and not to the wicked.
CHAP. IV. Those that feare and obey God, and so have the Spirit of God to search out the mind of God in the Scriptures, are commonly, and for the most part, simple ones, poore, de∣spised, &c.
CHAP. V. The learned in humane learning, doe commonly, and for the most part, erre, and know not the Truth, but persecute it, and the professors of it, and therefore to be no further followed, then we see them agree with the Truth.
CHAP. VI. Persecution for Religion is against the Law of Christ.
CHAP. VII. The Testimonies and practises, of famous Princes against persecution.
CHAP. VIII. Divers Testimonies of inferiour men, against persecution.
CHAP. IX. It can be no prejudice to the Common-wealth, but much good, if freedome of mens consciences be suffered.
CHAP. X. Kings are deprived of no power, that God hath given them, when they maintaine freedome of Religion in their Do∣minions.