The 21. Motiue is the 42. demaunde.
Wheras Bristowe chargeth vs to be vnsent, it is no∣thing else, but a popish slaunder and petition of princi∣ple, * for we are called and sent ordinarily by the Church and elders of the same, to preach the word of God and to minister the Sacraments. Neither are we ordayned by a lay Prince, as he like a lewde Papist doth slaunder both our Christian Prince and vs. And although the Prince by letters Patents hath sent some to preach and visite the Churches of her dominions, yet shee hath doone it by authoritie of the worde of God and by ex∣ample of godly Princes, Iosaphat and other 2. Chro. 17. not taking vpon het to execute any ecclesiasticall fun∣ction, but according to her kingly authoritie in causes ecclesiasticall.
And where Bristowe saith we allowe better of their popish orders, then of our owne, secking as much as we can possible, to be consecrated by one of their or∣ders, except it be some such proude hypocrite as Bri∣stowe is, that so iudgeth and seeketh, it is a moste ab∣hominable lye. For withall our heart, wee abhorre, defie, detest and spit at your stinking greasie anti∣christian orders. Neither doth our Church receiue any of your execrable, ordering to minister in the Church before they haue solemnly by othe renounced your Antichriste, and publikely as well professed to imbrace all true religion, as Protested that in their conscienses they defy all papistry and other heresies. Although many godly men wishe, yet a more seuere discipline in examining and receiuing such as come our of your heresie, to serue in the Church of God.