*. Some dislike the beginning of the Atha∣nasian Creed, Whosoever will be saved, &c. Upon pain of damnation thou art bound to know the Articles of thy faith, to know God in Christ, and the holy Catholick Church by the Word of God written. The ten Commandments, to know what works thou shouldst do, and what to leave un∣done. Christs prayer, which is an abridgement, epitome or compendious collection of all the Psalms and prayers written in the holy Scripture. In which thou prayest for the remission of sinne, as well for thy self, as for all others, desirest the grace of the holy Ghost to preserve thee in vertue, and all others, givest thanks for the goodnesse of God towards thee and all others. He that knoweth lesse then this cannot be saved, and he that knows no more then this, if he follow his knowledge cannot be damned. B. Hooper on the Command. Fundamentalem Articulum habendum sen∣tio, qui ex voluntate Dei revelantis ad salutem & aeternam beatitudinem consequendam est adeò scitu & creditu necessarius ut ex illius ignorations, ac multo magis oppugnatione, aeternae vitae amittendae manifestum periculum incurratur. Davenant. de pace Ecclesiastica. About fundamental points there may sometimes arise such disputes as are no way fundamental. For instance, that God is one in Essence, and three in Persons, distinguished one from another: That the Sonne is begotten of the Father; That the holy Ghost is the Spirit of both Father and Sonne; That these three Persons are coeternal and coequal: All these are reckoned in the number of Fundamentals: But those School-niceties touch∣ing the manner of the Sons generation, and the procession of the holy Ghost, are not likewise fundamental and of equal necessity with the former. B. Daven. opin. of the fundam. points of Relig.
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