The last legacy of Henry Care, Gent. lately deceased containing a brief sum of Christian doctrine, by way of question and answer : particularly relating to several of the most important points controverted between us, and the Romanists : decided by express testimonies of the Holy Scripture, and evident reason : published for the use of such as are unable to purchase, or comprehend larger and more elaborate tracts.
Care, Henry, 1646-1688.
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THE CONTENTS.

  • THE Old and New Testament is the only Rule to di∣rect us, how we may know and serve God accep∣tably. Page 1
  • The Difference between the Tradition by which we have re∣ceived the Holy Scriptures from the times of the Apostles, and the Oral Traditions obtruded by the Roman Church, which are contrary to the Scripture. Page 3
  • An Exposition of that Text, 2 Thess. 2.15. Hold fast the Traditions you have been taught either by word or our Epistle. Page 6
  • The Opinion of the Ancient Fathers about Tradition. Page 7
  • Reasons for the use of the Books commonly called Apo∣crypha. Page 8
  • The Authority of the Scripture prov'd not to depend on the Authority of the Church. Page 10
  • People of all Ranks and Qualities ought to hear and read the Holy Scriptures; and therefore the Translating it into the Vulgar Tongue absolutely necessary. Page 12, 13
  • The Unjustness and Uncharitableness of the Roman Church in denying the benefit of the Scriptures to the Common People. Page 14
  • The Plainness and Clearness of the Holy Scriptures proved, and the Roman Objections answered. Page 15
  • One only God to be worshipped in Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Page 17
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  • The Transgression of Adam, and the Corruptions of M Nature thereby. Page
  • No Sins so small as deserve not the Wrath of God; yet th are great differences in the degrees of Sin. Page
  • God's Mercy and Justice in sending his Son Jesus Christ 〈◊〉 our Redeemer. Page 2
  • By what means we are made Partakers of Christ and 〈◊〉 Benefits. Page
  • What is meant by the Catholic Church in the Creed. Page
  • The Church of Rome proved a Particular Church, and 〈◊〉 the only Catholic Church. Page
  • St. Peter not Prince of the Apostles, they had all 〈◊〉 Power. Page
  • The uncertainty of St. Peter's being ever Bishop of R••• Page
  • Jesus Christ proved to be the only Head of the Church, 〈◊〉 Pope not Christ's Vicar on Earth. Page
  • The Church not free from Errors, therefore not infallib•• nor can the Romans agree where their pretended Inf••¦bility is lodged. Page
  • What is meant by Faith and Justification. Page
  • The Romish Doctrine of Justification considered. Page
  • Whether in this Life we can perfectly fulfil the Law of G•• and whether any Person (our Saviour excepted) did 〈◊〉 fully keep all the Commandments? Page
  • The Doctrine of the Roman Church, touching Merits, •••¦sidered. Page
  • It is our Duty with all diligence to practice and press 〈◊〉 Holiness, and Righteousness, and the study of Good W••Page
  • The meaning of Works of Supererogation, where it is pro•• there cannot be any such Works. Page
  • How we are to understand those words of the First •••¦mandment, Thou shalt have no other Gods be•• me? Page
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  • Prayer is an Act of Religious Worship, and therefore not to be given to Angels, or Saints departed. Page 48
  • ••vocation of Saints branded with Idolatry by the Council of Laodicea, and contrary to the Opinion of the Fathers. Page 52
  • ••ges in Divine Worship and Religious use, contrary to the Second Commandment. Page 53
  • 〈◊〉Romanists leave out the Second Commandment in seve∣ral of their Catechisms, and divide the Tenth into two, to make up the Number. Page 54
  • 〈◊〉 Design of this foul Practice in the Church of Rome. Page 55
  • ••d's Glorious and Incomprehensible Nature cannot be repre∣sented by an Image, but in a way of infinite disparagement to him. Page 57
  • he Romanists do not only worship Images, but are com∣manded so to do by some of their Councils. Page 58
  • ••at Prayer is; the using Prayers in an Unknown Tongue is a Prophanation of that Religious Duty. Page 60
  • rayers for the Dead proved unlawful. Page 61
  • he Doctrine of Purgatory built on the Sand, and invented for secular ends. Page 62
  • ••dulgences are the Moral to the Fable of Purgatory. Page 64
  • he Doctrine of Merits consider'd; the Wise Virgins had Oil little enough for themselves. Page 65
  • ••re are but two Sacraments, Baptism, and the Lords Sup∣per, of the New Testament. Page 66
  • 〈◊〉 five other Sacraments of the Roman Church, viz. Con∣firmation, Penance, Matrimony, Orders, and Extream Unction, not justified by Scripture. Page 67
  • he Efficacy of Sacraments depend not on the Intention of the Minister, but upon the Sacrament. Page 68
  • ••e Sacraments confer Grace, not by the Sacramental Action, but by the Power and Operation of the Spirit. Page 69
  • ransubstantiation repugnant to Scripture as well as Sense, and weakens the Credibility of the Christian Religion. Page 70
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  • The beginning of that Doctrine founded on the Error of Worship.
  • The Explanation of those words, This is my Body.
  • The Absurdities of the Doctrine of Transubstantiation.
  • The Roman Doctrine of the Sacrifice of the Mass contra•• the Scripture.
  • The forbidding the Cup to the Common People directly opp••• to Christ's Institution.
  • The Usurpation and Corruptions of the Church of Rome••¦ficiently proved.