A trial of the Romish clergies title to the Church by way of answer to a popish pamphlet written by one A.D. and entituled A treatise of faith, wherein is briefly and plainly shewed a direct way, by which euery man may resolue and settle his mind in all doubts, questions and controuersies, concerning matters of faith. By Antonie Wotton. In the end you haue three tables: one of the texts of Scripture expounded or alledged in this booke: another of the testimonies of ancient and later writers, with a chronologie of the times in which they liued: a third of the chiefe matters contained in the treatise and answer.
Wotton, Anthony, 1561?-1626.

A TABLE OF THE CHIEFE MATTERS contained in the Treatise and Answer.

    A
  • THe Academickes denied that there is any truth to be knowne. pag. 80.
  • All, often was put for euery kind. p. 57.
  • Allegories are not fit to prooue points of doctrine. p. 264.
  • Boniface 3. the first reuealed Antichrist. p. 330.
  • Antichrist reuealed, bare sway ouer all men and their writings. p. 387.
  • The Apostles were absolutely to be heard, as well seuerally as ioyntly. p. 36. 43. 44. 112. 127. 137. 177.
  • No ioynt cōsent in teaching required of the Apostles or any Ministers. p. 127.
  • Sought to many natiōs, were not sought to by them. p. 179. 186.
  • Were the light of the world. p. 181.
  • Seuerally euery of them. p. 182.
  • Did not enlightē the world by any ioint act of them all together. p. ead.
  • Were not beleeued, because they were sent by the Church, but for their do∣ctrine. p. 185. 235. 239. 240. 243.
  • Might and did flie in time of persecutiō. p. 190.
  • Looked for an earthly kingdome. p. 39.
  • Yet were in the state of grace by resting vpon Christ for saluation. p. ead.
  • Thought it vnlawful to impart the Gos∣pell to the Gentiles. p. 311.
  • Were ouer come by the gates of hell, according to the doctrine of Pope∣ry. p. 166.
  • Apostolicknesse, what it is, according to the Papists. 297.
  • Apostolicknesse of a Church, not easie to be knowne to all men. p. 296.
  • Vnpossible to be known, but by report. p. ead.
  • True Apostolicke succession is in Apo∣stolicke doctrine. p. 298. 292. 293.
  • Arianisme was very vniuersall, and of ve∣ry long continuance. p. 292.
  • Aristotles Physicks set out, as if they had not bin set out. p. 81.
  • Page  [unnumbered] The maine Assumption of the general Syllogisme. p. 218.
  • Answer to the generall Analysis. p. 6, 7.
  • Our answers are commonly so long, that few find leisure to reade them. p. 7.
  • Authority how a meanes to beget faith. p. 60.
  • One man of authoritie and learning drawes many atter him. p. 121.
    B
  • To beleeue in Christ, what it is. p. 26.
  • To beleeue the Catholick Church, what it is. p. 156.
  • We do not beleeue in ye church, because that were to equal it with God p 157.
  • They that truly beleeue in Christ, shall not erre out of the way that leadeth to euerlasting life. p. 232.
  • Beleefe how wrought p 362.
  • No man is forced to beleeue. p. 361, 362.
  • No man withheld from beleeuing by God. p. 58.
  • A man may deliuer the truth, and him∣selfe not beleeue. p. 112.
  • Beleeuing expresly, implicitè. p. 44, 45.
  • To beleeue, that is, to assent, is not in the power or choice of mans will. p. 40.
  • For what reason we must beleeue or as∣sent to the truth p. 30. 31. 42. 43. 47.
  • True beleeuers cannot be separated frō Christ by death. p. 167.
  • Misbeleeuing and obstinately not be∣leeuing, differ much. p. 39.
  • Misbeleeuing how far daminable. p. 51.
  • Obstinatly not beleeuing, how not dam nable. p 39. 40. 49.
  • Refusing to beleeue against conscience, alwayes damnable. p. 40. 41.
    C
  • Catharin foresaw the Councell of Trent would be misunderstood. p 323.
  • Catholick what it signifieth. p. 280. 281.
  • Few ordinarie Papists know. 280.
  • What the Catholike Church is, & why so called. p. 280. 283. 284. 285. 286. 374.
  • Not all one with Romane. p. 7.
  • As Papists vnderstand it a meere name. p. 187. 199. 373. 407.
  • Said to be Catholicke in sixe respects. p. 281.
  • In respect of al places & persons. p. 285.
  • Catholicknesse seldome taken for vni∣uersalitie of time. 281. 373.
  • No particular Church Catholick, as Pa∣pists vnderstand Catholick p. 3.
  • The Church before our Sauiours com∣ming not Catholicke, as the Papists teach p 281.
  • The Catholicke Church continueth frō Adam to the end of the world. p. 160 164. 281.
  • The church not called Catholick by any autor within the first 200. years. p. 283.
  • No man called a Catholick in the Apo∣stles time. p. 282.
  • The word Catholicke not vsed in the Scriptures. p. ead.
  • The title Catholicke not giuen to any of the Epistles by the Apostles them∣selues. p. ead.
  • The teaching of the Catholicke Church the rule of faith. p. 61. 151.
  • Teaching contrary to the Catholicke Church, how farre accursed. p. 106.
  • The Catholick Church is as wel in hea∣uen as in earth. p. 6. 8.
  • Not visible. p. 209.
  • The Protestāts church Catholick. p. 408.
  • The Church what it is. pag. 6. 10. 26. 71. 150. 169. 170. 175. 199. 225. 393.
  • Not the Clergie onely. p. 71. 123. 131.
  • Papists define it with relatiō to the Pope of Rome. p. 200.
  • A Councel of Bishops ye Popish Church. p. 136. 150.
  • All professors are not the true Church. 177.
  • The congregation and gouernours are properly the Church where they liue. p. 148. 227.
  • Page  [unnumbered] Diuers significations of ye word Church. 127. 128. see Ecclesia.
  • All beleeuers. p. 120. 210.
  • The elect beleeuers liuing in the world. p. 201. 210.
  • Generally a companie, assembled or not assembled. p. 210.
  • Where the Church is to be sought p. 61.
  • To be knowne only by ye scriptures. p. 56
  • How it is to be knowne p. 221.
  • How the pillar and ground of truth. pa. 151. 152.
  • Built and founded vpon the truth. p 154.
  • The faith therof how far to be enquired after. p. 14.
  • The authoritie thereof how farre to be yeelded to. p. 45. 50 54. 91. 111. 151. 246. 250. 275.
  • A maine delusion and needlesse. p. 67. 72 90. 104. 238. 239.
  • Cannot make that damnable, which is not so of it selfe. p. 49.
  • Increaseth the sinne of not beleeuing, when it determineth truly p. 49.
  • Not spoken of in the old testament. p. 97
  • How far commended to vs by the Scrip∣ture. p. 96. 97.
  • How Austin was moued to beleeue by the authoritie of the Church p. 93.
  • The authoritie of the Church is great in matters not to be decided by scrip∣ture. p. 95. 96. 155. 250.
  • The testimonie and authoritie thereof is but humane. p. 242. 243.
  • What it is for a man to make himselfe iudge ouer the Church. p. 249.
  • Not to heare the Church. p. 147.
  • All Churches may erre. p. 6. 46. 135.
  • What is necessary to the being of a true Church. p. 239.
  • Many reprobates are members thereof according to the Papists. p, 164.
  • Outward profession enough to make a man a mēber thereof according to ye Papists. pa. 23. 123. 224. 264. 272. 350.
  • Why we ought to seeke for, and ioyne our selues to a true Church. p. 219. 234.
  • Gods true publicke worship cannot or∣dinarily be performed but in a true Church. p. 219.
  • The Church not holding the foundatiō of ye Apostles doctrine is to be left. p. 14
  • Truth of doctrine in points fundamen∣tal, a certaine marke of a true church. p 240. 249.
  • Succession to the Apostles in doctrine makes Churches Apostolicke. p. 301.
  • Was neuer without some diuersitie of opinions among the learned. p. 311.
  • The Church erred in diuers points within the first six hūdred years. p. 163.
  • How it is one. p. 158. 160. 201. 215. 263. 264. 266. 284. 309. 318.
  • The Protestants Church is one. p. 406. Adam, Abel, Enoch, &c. were of the Pro∣testants Church. p. 341. 353.
  • No writer within the first thousand yeres agrees with the Papists of the Coun∣cell of Trent in all points. p. 341.
  • The Popish Church hath not yet deter∣mined all points. p. 14. 375.
  • The Church yt ignorant Papists beleeue, is a Priest or a Iesuit. p. 15. 16. 17. 71.
  • The Papists circle of the Scripture & the Church. p. 72. 91. 244. 246. 261. 413
  • How a whole Church may be counted holy. 271.
  • Many thousands neuer had knowledge of any Church. p 55,
  • No man can certainly know that there is any true Church but by the Scrip∣tures. p 244.
  • The Church hath properly to do with none but Christians. p. 90. 193.
  • The Church was confined to Africke by the Donatists. p. 3. 173. 216. 288.
  • It is not all one to be in the Church and of the Church. p. 212.
  • What it is to sit in Moses chaire. p. 140. 141.
  • Page  [unnumbered] Who are meant by the Church belee∣ued in the Creed. p. 157. 158. 168. 175 210.
  • The elect called are properly the church p. 158. 159. 165. 168. 211. 212. 213. 217 265.
  • That Church is not visible. p. 174. 177.
  • To that onely is continuance promised. p. 217.
  • The continuance of the Church depen∣deth vpō her being ioyned to Christ. p. 168.
  • The Church in the Apostles time did not alwayes hold the same points of faith. p. 310.
  • To beleeue in the Church, were to equal it with God. p. 157.
  • The ceremonies before Christ were not continued without interruption. pag. 170. 227.
  • Communion with a Church may be re∣fused by ignorance without pride. p. 275.
  • Confession to a minister neither com∣manded nor forbidden by Protestant Churches. p. 342.
  • Popish confession rather prouokes men to sinne, then restraines them from it. 342. 343.
  • Credere Ecclesiam and Credere Ecclesiae, not all one but diuers. p. 156.
  • Credere Deum, Credere in Deum, differ very much, p. 156.
  • The perpetuall couenant. p. 178.
  • Christians how called Saints. p. 349.
  • What makes a man cease to be a Chri∣stian. p. 273.
  • There is no constraint vsed toward the will, either in good or in euill. pag. 344.
  • How Constraint and Necessitie differ p. 344. 345.
  • Councels may erre. p. 260.
  • Are hard to be vnderstood, and may be misunderstood. p. 11. 12. 323.
  • Are bound to vse all meanes of disputa∣tion to find out the truth. p. 13.
  • Deliuer some things as probable con∣iectures. p. 12.
  • The course that hath bene and must al∣wayes be held by Popish generall Councels. p. 330.
  • Whether the Councell be aboue the Pope or no, it is not determined. p. 14 15. 375.
  • The Councell hath often deposed the Pope. 324. 325.
  • The Councell of Constance makes the Pope subiect to the decrees of Coun∣cels. p. 325.
  • The Councell of the Elders among the Iewes. p. 148.
    D
  • What it is to denie Christ. p. 190. 191. Al∣wayes damnable. p. 190.
  • Most deuotion in Popery, where there is least vnderstanding. p. 27.
  • Disputation about points of Diuinitie necessary. p. 13.
  • Dissention among Papists about mat∣ters of faith. p. 321. 322. 324.
  • Bellarmine dissents in one point or o∣ther from almost all learned Papists before him. p. 319.
  • Euery dissent in opiniō makes not chur∣ches cease to be churches, or holy. p. 273.
  • Dissention is better then maintaining of false doctrine or worship. p. 319.
  • Doubting of some points, how it ouer∣throwes not religion. p. 50.
  • How farre the doctrine of one that is lawfully sent, may be examined. pa. 253.
    E
  • 〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉 what it signifieth. p. 128. Any assembly. pag. ead. Especially about matters of religion. p. ead. Generally all beleeuers. p. 129. 201. 210. Particu∣larly seuerall congregations. p. 129.
  • Page  [unnumbered] How arguments may be drawne from those places where the word is vsed. p. 129. 130.
  • Ecclesiasticall gouernours to be obeyed when they commaund that which is right. p. 37.
  • The Elect before the coming of Christ were chosen ordinarily out of the Iews, since, out of the Gentiles. p. 207.
  • The Elect onely are truly called. p. 210. 211.
  • May fall into grieuous sin, and yet not cease to be elect. p. 211.
  • England not conuerted but peruerted by Austin the monke. p. 377.
  • Popish errors crept in by little and little vnperceiued. p. 382. 383. 387.
    F
  • Diuers significations of faith. p. 6. 22. 28.
  • Faith is absolutely necessary to saluatiō. p. 22. 25. 26.
  • Faith for assent to the truth, what it is. p. 35. 319.
  • May be had without the autoritie of the Church, p. 104. 113.
  • Is in some greater, in some lesse. p. 31.
  • Goeth before iustifying faith. p. 33.
  • Is accompanied with doubting. p. 32. 33
  • Perfection thereof is to be labored for. p. 32.
  • Is tied to the Scripture, not to ye church. p. 46.
  • May come by the preaching of the schismaticks or heretickes. p. 34.
  • Not to be built on the testimonie of man. p. 329.
  • How it is one. p. 30. 31. 47. 51.
  • Entire and infallible faith necessarie to saluation. p. 73.
  • How faith may be begotten. p. 25. 26. 33 34. 60. 66. 75. 76. 113. 114. 235.
  • Is to be learned of the Ministers, not of the Church. p. 234.
  • Matters of faith according to Poperie. 311. 320.
  • Are indeede to be proued by scripture. p. 250. 319. 320.
  • Fundamentall points of faith. p. 40. 239.
  • Obstinately not beleeuing them dam∣nable. p. 40.
  • No matter of faith according to Pope∣rie, till within these last 800 yeares, 320. 321.
  • All popish faith dependeth vpon the au∣thoritie of the Church. p. 25.
  • The rule of faith what properties it must haue. p. 61. 63. 64. 94. 108.
  • Easinesse to be vnderstood no propertie of the rule. p. 74 94.
  • How farre the rule need be vnderstood. p. 65 94.
  • All truth must be prooued by the rule. p. 84. 87. 115.
  • What points the rule must resolue, and how farre. p. 84.
  • Naturall wit and learning cannot be the rule of faith p. 98, 99, 100.
  • No priuate spirit can be the rule of faith 105.
  • The teaching of the Catholicke Church the rule of faith. p. 61. 122. 42.
  • He that hath Popish faith may be dam∣ned. p. 23.
  • Iustifying faith, what it is. p. 24.
  • It is in the wil. p. 33.
  • The iust liues by faith; and where there is faith there is life. p. 273.
  • Liuely faith may be in him that is igno∣rant, or misinstructed in many points. p 274.
  • The foundation of the Apostles doctrin is ouerthrowne by Poperie. p. 375.
  • Fasting not condemned, but especially commended by Protestants p. 342.
  • A Popish fast may be kept with glutto∣nie and drunkennesse. p. 342. 366.
  • The interpretations of the Fathers reue∣renced by the Protestants. p. 80.
  • Frieries and monasteries. p. 357.
  • Saint Francis fiue wounds. p. 358.
    Page  [unnumbered] G
  • God calleth all men from damnation. p. 56.
  • Decreed all things, that are or shal come to passe. p. 345.
  • Worketh not alike in good and euill a∣ctions. p. 345.
  • The glorie of God is the end of all reli∣gion. p. 290. 296.
  • The heathen had one soueraigne God aboue all the rest. p. 387.
  • To whom the rest were mediators of intercession for their fauorites, as the Popish Saints are. p. 387.
  • How we may know, that there is a gos∣pell. p. 245.
  • The doctrine of the Gospell is simply necessarie to saluation, not the books of the foure Gospels. p. 243.
  • The Gospell hung about the necke for a preseruatiue. p. 78.
  • Many nations in Austins time had not heard the Gospell. p. 55.
  • The Fathers thought the world should end presently after the preaching of the Gospell in all places. p. 55.
  • Many thousands died in the Apostles time, ere they could by any meanes heare of the Gospell. p. 181. 182. 183.
    H
  • Herefie what it is. p. 220.
  • A worke of the flesh. p. 52. 118.
  • May be more generall, for a time, then true religion. p. 293.
  • No man can certainly know how long any heresie shall continue. p. 293.
  • Heresies spring from misunderstanding the Scripture. p. 119 300.
  • May by it be conuinced. p. 119.
  • Great hereticks haue had lawfull calling to the ministerie. p. 36. 411.
  • Hereticks pleade all for themselues, that Papists do. p. 119.
  • They that refuse to make triall of their doctrine by Scripture, are here∣ticks. p. 220.
  • Some hereticks haue continued a long time in one and the same doctrine. p. 263.
  • Hereticks may be free from all grosse outward sinne. p. 275.
  • The first 400. yeares were most fruit∣full in monstrous heresies. p. 305.
  • Some hereticall Churches, may be true Churches. p. 219.
  • Some heretickes could pleade personall succession from the Apostles. p. 299.
  • Any hereticall Church may haue as good meanes to end controuersies, as the Church of Rome hath. p. 313.
  • Holinesse whence it springeth. p. 21. 360.
  • Onely true inward holinesse can make a man a true Christian. p. 269.
  • Holinesse is resident onely in seuerall persons, not in a companie. p. 270. 249.
  • Is inuested in the Popes person. p. 356.
    I
  • Comparison betwixt heathenish & Po∣pish Idolatrie. p. 386. 387.
  • Distinction of Idoll and Image. p. 386.
  • Papists worship the Image it selfe. p. 386.
  • No religious vse of any Image to be al∣lowed. p. 360.
  • Ignorance the strength of Poperie. p. 4. 70.
  • All ignorance is not heresie. p. 50.
  • How it shuts men out from saluation. p. 40. 44 49. 50. 274.
  • Ignorance can excuse no man, the Gos∣pell being preached euerie where. p. 113.
  • Ieconiah childlesse. p. 39.
    K
  • 〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉. p. 283.
  • The keyes and power to bind and loose common to all the Apostles. p. 325. 326.
  • Page  [unnumbered] Why kings are called humane crea∣tures. p. 274.
  • He refuseth not to be subiect to the king that doth not absolutely obey him in all things. p. 275.
    L
  • The Lawe cannot be kept perfectly. p. 363.
  • How it is not gricuous. p. 363.
  • One learned mans iudgement often∣times drawes many to it. p. 250.
  • The Leuen of the Pharisies what it is. p. 37. 141.
  • No life but in the bodie of Christ. p. 273
  • The light must shine to them that are in the house. p. 182.
  • The loue of God whence it ariseth. p. 20
  • Is not alike to all. p. 257.
    M
  • Gregory Martins eauils were answered long since. p. 69.
  • Markes of the Church. p. 221. 222. 226. 259.
  • Must be proper to it always. p. 222. 280.
  • Easier to be knowne then the Church it selfe. p. 222. 223.
  • True doctrine in the fundamētal points is a sure marke of the Church. p. 228. 229. 301. 374. 375.
  • The Masse was brought in by peece meale. p. 384.
  • Ouergreat zeale of Martyrdome. p. 189
  • Messiah not Salomons sonne. p. 39.
  • The ministery, not the authority of men is vsed to beget faith. p. 6. 19. 234. 243 244.
  • Needful for the instruction of the igno∣rant. p. 98.
  • No charge, practise or warrant for any vniuersal ministery since the Apostles time. p. 179.
  • Luthers preuailing in his ministery, and his preseruation wanted litle of a mi∣racle. p. 355.
  • Ministers to be heard so farre as they speake according to the Scriptures. p. 36. 112. 137. 142. 146.
  • Yet lesse danger not to heare them so speaking, then not to heare the Apo∣stles. p. 43 112.
  • Origen preached before he was a Mini∣ster. p. 35.
  • Antichrists miracles. p. 114. 352.
  • Miracles are often counterfetted. p. 352. 358.
  • Preferred before the authoritie of the Church. p. 114.
  • The vse of miracles is to confirme do∣ctrine, not to testifie of holinesse. pa. 172. 351.
  • There neuer was any true miracle wrought for confirmation of false doctrine. p. 115.
  • Miracles are not to be beleeued for any doctrine against Scripture. p. 115.
  • False miracles cannot alwayes be dis¦cerned by men. p. 115. 352. 353.
  • Luther and Caluin did not attempt the working of miracles. p. 355.
    N
  • A naturall man what he is. p. 61. 236.
  • Absurdly called sensuall. pa. 60. 61. 236. 237.
  • May vnderstand the Scripture, though not beleeue it to saluation. p. 236.
  • Necessitie, not constraint taught by Pro∣testants. p. 344, 345.
    P
  • Papists treason. Nouemb. 5. 1605. pa. 8. 346. 347. 379.
  • The wickednesse of Papists testified by their owne writers. p. 340. 346.
  • Papists rest vpon the Pope and Coun∣cels. p. 51. 312. Are Pharisaicall boa∣sters. p. 338. 363.
  • No Papist holding the authoritie of the Church, and the impossibilitie of the Popes erring, can be a good Christian or a faithfull subiect. p. 72.
  • Page  [unnumbered] Papists not sonnes of God, but seruants of the law. p. 343. 364.
  • Papists count murdering of Princes a meritorious worke. p. 361.
  • Outward peace is not so t••ch worth, as that for it the Church should be cor∣rupted with errors. p. 312.
  • Must be prouided for by the ciuill ma∣gistrate. p. 312.
  • Saint Peter the Popes Lord. p. 388.
  • Why our Sauiour prayed especially for him. p. 326.
  • Why hee asked him thrice, if hee loued him. p. 327.
  • Peters accepting of the soueraigntie, a poore proofe of his loue to Christ. p. 327.
  • His superioritie was in respect of age. p. 315.
  • It is vncertaine whether euer he were at Rome or no. p. 328. 393.
  • The Pope the Papists Lord God. p. 112.
  • How he came to his height. p. 382.
  • Head of the Church, though he beleeue not in heart. p. 23.
  • He that is no Christian may be Pope of Rome. 23. 111.
  • The Pope cannot erre: p. 71.
  • Can shew no charter for his not erring. p. 37. 71. 72.
  • May erre, by the iudgement of Papists. p. 323.
  • Euen with a generall Councell. p. 330. 331.
  • It is not determined that the Pope alone cannot erre. p. 320.
  • Pope Iohn 22. doubted of the immor∣talitie of the soule. p. 111.
  • Pope Leo 10. counted the historie of Christ a fable. p. 111.
  • Many Popes haue bene found to be A∣postataes from the faith. p. 323, 324.
  • Many decrees of Popes are contrarie one to another. p. 324.
  • Pius 5. and Clement 8. •••olue concer∣ning the words of consecration con∣trary to the Councell of Trent. pag. 324.
  • Popish religion cannot hold vp the head without the Popes authoritie. p. 108.
  • The Pope appoints the holy Ghost an office of his owne deuising. p. 388.
  • Our Sauiour and his Apostles hid them∣selues from persecutors. p. 186.
  • No necessitie to worship God publikly in time of persecution. p. 190. 191.
  • The Pharises were blind guides. p. 249.
  • To what purpose our Sauiors perpetual presence serueth. p. 132.
  • Predestination doth not take away free will. p. 361.
  • Without true beleefe of predestination and iustification, there can hardly be any true religion. p. 290.
  • Prayer for the dead. p. 96.
  • How euery one that prayeth, receiueth. p. 116, 117.
  • Preaching the ordinarie means of faith. p. 113. 409.
  • No man might haue preached the Gos∣pell without warrant from God. pag. 113.
  • How Luther may bee said to haue first preached Christ. p. 392.
  • Pride in opposition against a matter of doctrine, is sometimes in a sanctified man. p. 274.
  • What outward profession of religion is: how farre necessarie. p, 188, 189, 192.
  • What it is to confesse with the mouth. p. 191.
  • False Prophets to be knowne by their doctrine. p. 36.
  • How all prophesies in the scripture are alwayes true p. 206.
  • Purgatorie ends with the world. p. 365
    Q
  • Questions of religion how to be deci∣ded. pag. 61
    Page  [unnumbered] R
  • Reason how farre it may be required in points of diuinitie. p. 16. 17. 18.
  • Light of reason cānot find out all things necessarie to saluation. p. 25.
  • The reason of Gods counsel and doings is oftentimes hid from men. p 204.
  • Nothing against reason is to be belee∣ued without warrant frō God. p. 244.
  • The religion of the Popish Church at this day is fetched from the Councell of Trent. p. 358. 377.
  • Our Sauiour did not pray that the re∣probate might be one with his father and him. p. 264.
  • Reuelation of the spirit required by the Papists to beleeue that the Scriptures are the word of God. p. 245.
  • The Church of Rome sometimes a true Church. p. 338.
  • Rome was not built in a day. p 382.
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  • What is absolutely necessary to saluatiō. p. 46. 55. 59. 65. 77. 188. 243. 319.
  • Assurance of saluation. p. 150. 354.
  • Sufficient meanes of saluation prouided for euery man. p. 53. 55. 58.
  • Euery man hath not the meanes. p. 57.
  • God will haue all men to be saued, not euery man. p. 53. 55. 57. 58. 203. 257.
  • The meanes of saluation by Christ are such as no man could deuise. p. 102. 103. 113. 235.
  • May be knowne what they are by the Scriptures without faith, but not ac∣knowledged to be true without faith. p. 235. 236.
  • Contempt or neglect of some things not absolutely necessary to saluation, may yet depriue a man of it p. 188.
  • The graces of sanctification shall make the enemies of Gods children ac∣knowledge them. p. 179.
  • That this mā is saued rather then that, it proceedeth frō the wil of God. p. 203.
  • Sacrament what it is. p. 385.
  • Administration of the sacraments not absolutely necessary to the being of a Church. p. 226. 227.
  • All things that belong to the right ad∣ministration of the sacraments, are set downe in Scripture. p. 230.
  • There haue bin 32. schismes in the Ro∣mish Church. p. 393.
  • None are properly schismatickes but they that refuse cōmunion with some true church. p. 275.
  • Schoole-mens writings full of needlesse and endlesse questions. p. 20.
  • All the schoolmen haue refuted some of their fellows, or bin refuted by them. p 313.
  • Interprete and apply the scripture falsly. p. 118.
  • Scribes why so called. p. 140.
  • What is meant by Christs sheepfold. p. 265.
  • Similitudes how they argue. p. 50.
  • Scripture the epistle of the Creator to the creature. p. 81.
  • Acknowledged by Protestants and Pa∣pists to be the word of God. p. 87. 42.
  • May be knowne to be so, by the matter. p. 89.
  • Written for the instruction of all. p. 74. 79. 82.
  • Of greater authority then any mans wri∣tings, or then all mens. p. 241.
  • The bounds of the Church. p. 61.
  • Ignorance thereof the cause of all euils. p. 119.
  • Condemned by the Papists of hardnesse and vncertaintie, and vnsufficiency. p. 11. 73. 79. 22.
  • Are not hard. p. 74. 75. 76. 77. 82. 94.
  • Papists blasphemies against the Scrip∣ture. p. 42. 5. 81.
  • Depriuing the people of them. p. 52.
  • Hard places of Scripture must be ex∣pounded by the plaine. p. 79.
  • Page  [unnumbered] Some places of Scripture so plaine, that they cannot be mistaken. p. 79.
  • Why some places of Scripture are hard, some easie. p. 76. 82.
  • Scripture expoundeth it selfe. p. 82.
  • Reading thereof may breed faith: how? p 25, 26. 34, 35, 36. 75, 76. 114. 235.
  • Exposition of the scripture not tied to the senses of the fathers. p. 121
  • No exposition to bee thrust vpon the church, that cannot euidently be pro∣ued. p. 122.
  • The scriptures left instead of the Apo∣stles, to be aduised with in all points of faith. p 97.
  • May be vnderstood by naturall wit and learning. p. 102. 103.
  • Papists glad to flie to the priuate teach∣ing of the spirit to know the scriptures. p. 72. 245.
  • Scripture why called Canonicall. p 106.
  • Christians doubting of the scripture, how to be dealt withall. p. 90.
  • Atheists in the same question how to be dealt withall. p. 90 92.
  • Knowledge of scripture to be laboured for. p. 20. 74.
  • How far the scripture must be knowne before the church. p. 244. 247.
  • Many things required to the perfect vn∣derstanding thereof. p. 73. 81, 82.
  • This word Expresly foisted in by the Papists into the question of the scrip∣ture. p. 88, 89, 100.
  • The Hebrew and Greeke originals re∣iected by the Papists. p. 52.
  • Interpretation of scripture. p. 73. 80. 82. 92. 101. 118. 120. 121.
  • Scripture an absolute rule for saluation. p. 7. 17. 96. 97. 322.
  • How alone sufficient to saluation. p. 65. 66. 73. 78 96. 97.
  • Sufficient for all matters of faith and maners. p. 56. 67. 68. 83. 86. 87. 89. 94. 250. 260. 314 395.
  • All parts of scripture not true in like sense, nor of like necessitie to be be∣leeued p. 38
  • By what argumēt the spirit perswades vs that the scripture is from God. p 245.
  • Priuat spirit when to be reiected p. 120.
  • What spirits are to be tried p. 252.
  • Who are to trie them. p. 254.
  • Sins of infirmitie lesse hainous then sins of wilfulnesse. p. 344.
  • Suspition without iust cause against christianitie and ciuilitie. p. 72.
  • What succession is to be esteemed. p 2. 393. 394.
  • Succession no good mark of the church. p. 394, 395.
  • Protestants haue succession, if Papists haue it. p. 392. 409.
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  • The English Translation reproued. p. 66
  • Defended. p. 69. 70.
  • Not held by vs to be infallible. p. 68. 94.
  • The Rhemish Translation hard to be vnderstood p. 70.
  • The vulgar Translation corrupt in eight thousand places, by the iudgement of a learned Papist. p. 52,
  • Doubts concerning it. p. 71.
  • The generall Analysis of the Treatise. p. 4. 5.
  • The summe of it. p. 54.
  • What Traditions are to be held for A∣postolicall. p. 5.
  • The spirit is to teach all truth: how? p. 130
  • God doth not miraculously reueale all truth at once to any man. p. 313.
  • Truth manifested by one simple man, is to be preferred before the iudgment of neuer so many wise and learned in a Councell. p. 249. 250.
  • Truth must be receiued, though deliue∣red by euill men. p. 143. 144.
  • Beleefe of euery truth is required as a dutie of sanctification. p. 274.
  • The truth hath had witnesse of men Page  [unnumbered] from time to time. p. 205.
  • From whom truth is hid. p 82.
  • Euidence of truth, not visibilitie of the church the means of conuersion. p. 204
  • The speedie conuersion of great multi∣tudes by preaching, a great argument of truth. p. 205.
  • Truth with contention is better then a∣greement with Antichristianisme p. 317
  • Without truth the greatest agreement is but a conspiracy against God. p. 317.
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  • The Protestants Churches haue meanes to continue vnitie. p. 314.
  • Vniuersalitie. p. 65. Cannot be seene but onely conceiued. p. 177. No certaine marke of the Church. p. 293.
  • The state of the question concerning the visibility of the Church. p. 197. 209. 219
  • Visibilitie of the Church. p. 174. 176. 198 202. 20. 214.
  • A Church may for a time be inuisible: how? p. 202.
  • And yet the flock and Pastor know each other. p. ead.
  • Why it was necessarie that the churches at the first should be visible. p. 204. 205
  • The Catholicke Church inuisible. p. 209
  • To whom the churches are visible. p. 216
  • Voluntas signi, beneplaciti. p. 58. 59.
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  • The will of God ought to be a sufficient reason of his doings to all men. p. 204
  • Mans free-will preferred before Gods glorie by the Papists. p. 361.
  • Men commonly wonder at that they vnderstand not. p. 27.
  • Good workes shall be rewarded, though not vpon desert. 343.
  • Good workes are not made meritorious by being dipt in Christs bloud. p. 365.