|Title:||A briefe or generall reply, unto Mr. Knuttons answers unto the VII. questions, about the controversie betwen the Church of England, and the separatist and anabaptist briefly discussed. By John Mabbatt.|
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A briefe or generall reply, unto Mr. Knuttons answers unto the VII. questions, about the controversie betwen the Church of England, and the separatist and anabaptist briefly discussed. By John Mabbatt.
[S.l.: s.n.], Printed in the yeere. 1645.
A reply to: Knutton, Immanuel. Seven questions about the controversie betweene the Church of England, and the Separatists and Anabaptists.
Imperfect. NNUT copy pp.35-39 badly damaged affecting text.
Reproduction of the original at the Union Theological Seminary Library.
Church of England -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Separatists -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Anabaptists -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Ʋpon the Honourable Court of Parliament, Englands worthy Patriots be the spi∣rit of magnanimity, profunditie of wisedome and sound judgement, the plea∣sure of Industriousnesse, the happy reaping of a righteous soweing, mercy abun∣dantly, and seasonably beshowring the fruits of the ground with a blessed increase, for under the defence of the All-protection, I doubt not of the free pas∣sage of all and every Truth; A rich Treasure for Parliament and Kingdome: the ground or cause of this following discourse, as the seed of it was the Tenents of the Separation, Mr. Knutton charged to be unchristian in his opposite writing, yet I suppose the blade that riseth from the seed, which sometimes an opposite controversie in some sense may be said to bee; yet I hope will not be offended at the graine in thee are, ripened for the use of the Owner thereof, yet will be burne up the Chaffe with unquenchable fire.
QƲESTION THE FIRST. Whether is the Church of England, as it now stands, a true Church?
QƲESTION II. ¶ Whether the Church of England be a right Nationall Church?
QVESTION III. ¶ Whether are the Ministers in the Church of England sent of God, and so are true Ministers, or not?
QƲESTION IIII. ¶ Whether is the Baptisme of Infants a true and lawfull Baptisme, or not?
QƲESTION V. Whether is it lawfull to rebaptize, or not?
QƲESTION. VI. Whether is it lawfull to seperate from all the publike Ordinances, and Christian Assemblies in our English Church, because there are some defects in Disciplin, and in other things amongst us?
QƲEST〈◊〉 Whether is it necessary molish our them, and to build in other Idolatrous Word were