|Author:||Daillé, Jean, 1594-1670.|
|Title:||Faith grounded upon the Holy Scriptures against the new Methodists / by John Daille ; printed in French at Paris anno 1634, and now Englished by M.M.|
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Faith grounded upon the Holy Scriptures against the new Methodists / by John Daille ; printed in French at Paris anno 1634, and now Englished by M.M.
Daillé, Jean, 1594-1670., M. M.
London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1675.
At head of title: La foy fondée sur les saintes escritures.
Reproduction of original in the Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc.
AN ADVERTISEMENT TO THE READER.
FAITH Grounded upon the Holy Scriptures.
CHAP. I. The Preface of the whole Work.
CHAP. II. That we are obliged to prove by the Scriptures the things only which we believe, and not those which we reject.
CHAP. III. That the Articles of the Confession of our Faith are some affirmative and some negative: of their difference, and how they are proved by the Scri∣ptures.
CHAP. IV, An answer to what our adversaries alledge that they are in possession of them.
CHAP. V. That the new method was unknown to the Lord, his Apostles and the holy fathers, and that it is contrary to the procedure which the Lord and his Apostles took in disputing with their adversaries.
CHAP. VI. That the new method is contrary to the procedure and maximes of the holy Fathers in their disputes, and favou∣rable to the Heretiques and Infidels.
CHAP. VII. That the procedure of the methodists is the same which the Arians and other Heretiques held formerly against the antient Fathers.
CHAP. VIII. That the Fathers have rejected this pretended method as impertinent, and that by their examples we can retort them upon our Adversaries.
CHAP. IX. That that which is concluded evidently and necessarily from the Scrip∣tures is veritable and Divine, and is part of the Scripture.
CHAP. X. That this pretended Method takes away certitude from all humane Knowledge, and plungeth Religion, the Sciences, and all the life of men into a horrible confusi∣on.
CHAP. XI. That the faults which reason sometimes commits doth not argue that all her reasonings are doubtful and uncer∣tain.
CHAP. XII. That the faith which we add to the truths drawn from Scripture by reasoning, is grounded upon Scrip∣tures, and not upon reason Rom. 10.17.
CHAP. XIII. That tis sufficient that one of the pro∣positions be in Scripture to infer a conclusion of divine truth.
THE Positive and Affirmative ARTICLES OF OUR BELIEF Are proved by Scripture.
CHAP. I. An exposition of the principal and most necessary Articles of our Faith.
CHAP. II. Of the Essence and Nature of God. Of his Qualities and Works.
2. That Godis Eternal.
3. That God is Infinite
4: That the nature and judge∣ments of God are incom∣prehensible.
5. That God is Soveraginly good.
6. That God is most just.
7. That God is Infinitely wise.
8. That God is all powerful.
9. That God hath created all things.
10. That God governes all things accord∣ing to his good pleasure.
CHAP. III. Of the Creation, nature, and corruption of man.
1. That God created man at the begin∣ning after his own Image.
2. That man is fallen from his hap∣piness by his disobedience.
3. That by the disobedience of the first man all his posterity have been subjected to sin and death.
4. That all men are from their na∣ture defiled by sin and subject to death.
5. That this corruption is in men from their birth.
CHAP. IV. Of the Mediator of his person and natures.
1. That God by his mercy hath sent his Son Jesus Christ into the world to save humane kinde.
2. That the Son, sent for us, subsist∣ed before he took humane flesh in the womb of the Virgin.
3. That the Son sent for us is God.
4. That the Son of God is the same God who was worshipped heretofore in Is∣rael, and who is called the Lord or the Eternal, in the books of the Old Testament
5. That the Son of God sent for us, is not the same person with the Fa∣ther.
6. That the Son of God is made man in the fulness of time, taking our flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary.
CHAP. V. Of the Sufferings, Actions, Glories, Merits, and Doctrine of Christ the Mediator.
1. That the Son of God manifested in the Flesh hath been crucified in Ju∣dea by the Sentence of Pontius Pi∣late.
2. That the Son of God did rise the third day from the dead.
3. That the Son of God is ascended in∣to Heaven, and that he reigns there in a Soveraign power.
4. That the Son of God shall come at the Last Day to Judge the World.
5. That the Son of God is dead for oursins, and bath Redeemed us in suffering death for us.
6. That the Religion of the Lord con∣sisteth in Faith and Charity.
CHAP. VI. Of the Justification of man by the Grace of God: and of the Nature of Faith.
1 That God appeased by the Sacri∣fice of the death of his Son, received into Grace all those who believed in him, pardoning their sins and treat∣ing them as if they had never sinned.
2. That those who believe in God and know him truely give themselves to Sanctification and good works.
CHAP. VII. Of the sanctification of the faithful, and of their principle parts, Piety, Cha∣rity, Submission, Humanity, Chasti∣ty, Justice, Truth, and others.
1. Of the Charity and sanctification of the faithful; and first that they ought to love God and serve him with a So∣veraign adoration.
2. That we must love our neighbours with an ardent and sincere affecti∣on.
3. That we must honor our Superioues.
4. That we must preserve our selves pure from all murders, outrages, offen∣ces, and batred against our neigh∣bours.
5. That we must flie all the filthyness and stains of the flesh.
6. That we must keep our selves from Thieving, and every one work in his calling.
7. That we must fly lying and calumny, and be true in all our Actions and Words.
8. That we must be subject to, and humbly obey, the superior powers of the Country where we live.
9. That in a Word we live Holily and Honestly.
10. That this Holiness of life is neces∣sary for the having a part in the Kingdome of Christ.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Ʋnion of the Faithful: Of the means necessary to preserve it; as of the order of the Ministry of the Gos∣pel, and the Discipline.
1. That we must perticularly love the Faithful.
2. That the Faithful ought to meet to∣gether to pray to God, and to mind o∣ther exercises of Religion.
3. That there ought to be Pastors and Overseers in the Church of the Faith∣ful.
4. What ought to be the Morals of Pa∣stors and other Ministers
5. What the Charge of Pastors is.
6. The dignity of the charge of Pastors and Supervisors.
7. That the Faithful ought to honour their Pastors, obey, and nourish them.
8. That the Faithful ought to reject the Ministers who preach any other thing then the Gospel of Jesus Christ
CHAP. IX. Of the holy Sacraments, Baptism and the Eucharist.
1. That Christians ought to be bap∣tized in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
2. That Baptism gives remission of sins, and the Grace of the Holy Ghost
3. That the Faithful ought to eat the bread and drink the sanctified wine in commemoration of the death of the Lord.
4. That the bread and wine of the Eucharist are the communication of the Body and blood of Jesus Christ.
CHAP. X. Of the Holy Ghost: Of the necessity of his light to have Faith: Of his Nature and Person.
1. That the malice of man is so great that of himself he neither under∣stands nor believes the heavenly Doctrine preached by the Apostles of Jesus Christ, nor can he live in piety according to the Gospel.
2. That the Spirit of God which gives to men the graceof understanding & believing the Gospel, and of living according to the Doctrine of the Lord.
3. That the Holy Ghost is a person dis∣tinct from the Father and the Son.
4. That the Holy Ghost is God.
5. That the Holy Ghost is that same God which is called the Lord or E∣ternal in Scripture.
CHAP. XI. Of the Liberty, Efficacy, Effect, and Constancy of the Grace of the Lord.
1. That God gives the Grace of his Spirit according to his good plea∣sure.
2. That those whom God hath enlight∣tened by his Spirit come unto him.
3. That God will give his Salvation to those who shall have-believed in his Son, and lived according to his Gospel.
4. That he preserveth and comforts them by his Spirit dureing this life.
CHAP. XII. Of the last end of Men, as well Faithful as Reprobate.
1. That God gathers the Spirits of the Faithful into his Repose when they depart this life.
2. That God shall raise the Faithful at the last day, and shall lead them in∣to heaven, to live and reign eter∣nally with Christ in a Soveraign glory
3. That life eternal is a gift and grace of God.
4. That the wicked and incredulous shall perish eternally.
FAITH Grounded upon the Holy Scriptures.
CHAP. I. The Antiquity, Ʋniversality, and Clearness of our Religion; and from whence comes our diffe∣rence with Rome.
CHAP. II. An Exposition of the Principal Beliefs of the Roman Church, which we reject from our Faith.
CHAP. III. That the pretended Sacrifice of the Mass is not taught in the Scriptures.
CHAP. IV. That the pretended Transubstan∣tiation of the Holy Eucharist is not taught in the Scriptures.
CHAP. V. That the Adoration of the Conse∣crated Eucharist is not taught in the Scriptures.
CHAP. VI. That the Scripture doth not teach in any part of it the fire of Pur∣gatory.
CHAP. VII. That Justification by Works is not taught in the Scriptures.
CHAP. VIII. That the Holy Scriptures doth not teach us that works merit eter∣nal life.
CHAP. IX. That praying to Saints departed, is not taught in the Scrip∣tures.
CHAP. X. That Veneration of Images is not Commanded in Scripture, nor any way taught there.
CHAP. XI. That the Scripture teacheth not that the Bishop of Rome is the Pontifical Spouse, and Mo∣narch of the Ʋniversal Church, nor Authorizes any thing which is founded only upon the Authorities of the Pope.
CHAP. XII. That the Scripture doth no where assert the five pretended Sa∣craments which Rome adds to Baptism and the Lords-Sup∣per.
CHAP. XIII. The Scriptures doth not teach that Ministers should be exempted from the Subjection of Civil Powers, nor that the Bishop of Rome hath any right over them in respect of Tempo∣porals.
CHAP. XIV. Resolution of that which the Ad∣versaries pretend, that the a∣bove-mentioned Articles have been taught by the Apostles, although they are not contain∣ed in the Scriptures.
CHAP. XV. That the Articles of the Belief of Rome which we receive not into ours are contrary to the Scriptures, and very far from being taught there.
1. Ʋpon the Point of Sacrifice.
2. Ʋpon the Transubstantiation and the real Presence.
3. Ʋpon the Adoration of the Eucharist.
4. Ʋpon Purgatory.
5. Ʋpon Justification.
6. Ʋpon the Merit of Works.
7. Ʋpon the Worshipping of Saints.
8. Ʋpon the Worshipping of Images.
9. Ʋpon the Monarchy of the Pope of Rome.
10. Ʋpon the distinction of Meats.
11. Of the unmarried state of the Ministers of the Religion.
12. Ʋpon the retrenching of the Holy Cup.
13. Ʋpon the Exemption of the Ministers of Religion.
CHAP. XVI. A Refutation of that which the Adversaries pretend to elude the passages of the Scripture, contrary to their Beliefs by cer∣tain distinctions of their In∣vention.