An antidote against popery confected out of scriptures, fathers, councels, and histories. Wherein dialogue-wise are shewed, the points, grounds, and antiquitie of the Protestant religion; and the first springing vp of the points of popery: together with the Antichristianisme thereof. Being alone sufficient to inable any Protestant of meane capacitie, to vnderstand and yeeld a reason of his religion, and to incounter with and foyle the aduersary. By Iohn Mayer, B.D. and pastor of the Church of little Wratting in Suffolke.
Mayer, John, 1583-1664.
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A Table of the points of both Reli∣gions discussed in this Booke.

    Of the Protestant Religion.
  • 1 God onely is to be beleeued in, and not the Church. Page. 2
  • 2 Christ onely is our Mediator, and not the Saints departed. Page. 2
  • 3 Iustification and saluation is by faith onely. Page. 3
  • 4 Faith assureth of saluation. Page. 4
  • 5 The soules of the faithfull goe not to Purgatory. Page. 5
  • 6 Prayers for the dead auaile not. Page. 6
  • 7 The Sacrament of the Lords Supper is no sacrifice.
  • There is no reall presence, it ought to be in both kinds. Page. 6
  • 8 Baptisme doth not quite: ake away naturall corruption. Page. 7
  • 9 The Sacraments of the new Testament are but two onely. Page. 7
  • 10 There is no perfection of righteousnesse in this life. Page. 7
  • 11 There is no liberty of will vnto good. Page. 8
  • 12 Mariage is free for all men. Page. 8
  • 13 The Scriptures alone are sufficient. Page. 10
  • 14 None ought to be debarred from reading the Scriptures. Page. 11
  • 15 The Pope is not supreme head of the Church. Page. 12
  • 16 God onely is to be called vpon, and not the Saints departed. Page. 14
  • 17 The vse of images in diuine worship is vnlawfull Page. 15
  • 18 All prayers ought to be in a knowne tongue Page. 17
  • 19 Confession of sinnes is not necessary to any but to God onely. Page. 17
  • 20 Satisfaction for sinne cannot be made by workes of penance. Page. 17
  • 21 All sinnes are mort all none veniall. Page. 18
  • 22 To goe on Pilgimage is a superstition. Page. 19
  • 23 Extreme vncton ought not now to be. Page. 19
  • 24 Crossing and holy water are vaine superstitions. Page. 19
  • 25 Nothing is to be taken from the word for any end. Page. 20
  • 26 Wilfull pouerty is not warrantable. Page. 20
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  • 27 To vow perpetuall Ʋirginity is vnlawfull. page. 21
  • 28 Of Holy dayes and fasts vpon their Eeues. page. 21
  • 29 The Clergy is subiect to the King, as well as the laity. page. 22
  • 30 Superstitions ceremonies in baptizing, are anoyded. page. 23
  • 31 The holy S••rament is not to be kept for after-vses. page. 23
  • 32 The Church of Rome is no true Church, because she razeth the foundation. page. 24
  • 33 The ignorant Papists indangered as well as others. page. 32
    Of Popery.
  • 1 Satisfaction for temporall punishments. page. 25
  • 2 The merit of Saints: of the Masse, and of workes. page. 26
  • 3 The saints Mediators. page. 27
  • 4 Free-will preparing for grace. page. 28
  • By these the foundation is razed. page. 29
  • 5 Vncertainty of faith. page. 31
  • 6 The Popes supremacy. page. 37
  • 7 The worshipping of Images. page. 43
  • 8 The single life of Priests. page. 47
  • 9 The reall presence. page. 49
  • 10 Prayers in the Latine tongue. page. 53
  • 11 Purgatory and praying for the dead. page. 54
  • 12 Crossing and holy water. page. 55
  • 13 Freewill. page. 59
  • 14 Iustification by workes. page. 60
  • 15 The vncertainty of saluation. page. 62
  • 16 Satisfaction for sinne. page. 62
  • 17 Seuen Sacraments. page. 64
  • 18 Apocryphall Scriptures and traditions, &c. page. 65