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PRESERVATIVE AGAINST POPERY,

IN SEVERAL

Select Discourses

UPON THE

PRINCIPAL HEADS OF CONTROVERSY

BETWEEN

PROTESTANTS AND PAPISTS:

BEING WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED

By the most eminent Divines of the Church of England,

CHIEFLY IN THE REIGN OF KING JAMES II.

COLLECTED BY

THE RIGHT REV. EDMUND GIBSON, D.D.

SUCCESSIVELY LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN AND London,

[B. 1669, D. 1748.]

CAREFULLY REVISED AND EDITED

FOR THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES OF THE REFORMATION,

BY

THE REV. JOHN CUMMING, D.D.

VOL. VII.

LONDON

PUBLISHED AT THE SOCIETY'S OFFICE,

8, EXETER HALL, STRAND,

BX 1762 G45 1848

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The Texts examined, which Papists cite out of the Bible, for the proof of their Doctrine for Prayers in an unknown Tongue. By DR. SCOTT, late Rector of St. Giles in the Fields .

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BOOK IV.

PRAYERS TO SAINTS AND ANGELS.

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I.-A Discourse concerning the Invocation of Saints. By Dr.
FREEMAN, late Dean of Peterborough

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III.-A Discourse concerning the Worship of the blessed Virgin
Mary and the Saints. By Dr. CLAGETT, late Preacher of
Gray's Inn
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III.-The Texts examined, which Papists cite out of the Bible, for
the proof of their Doctrine concerning the Worship of Angels
and Saints departed. By Dr. FREEMAN, late Dean of Peter-
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BOOK V.

THE WORSHIP OF IMAGES AND RELICS.

I.-The Fallibility of the Roman Church demonstrated, from the manifest Errors of the Second Nicene and Trent Councils; which assert that the Veneration and honorary Worship of Images, is a Tradition primitive and apostolical. By Dr. Foto 18 WHITBY, late Precentor of Salisbury

II-A Discourse concerning the Second Council of Nice, which first introduced and established Image Worship in the Christian Church, A.D. 787. By Dr. COMBER, late Dean of Durham.

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THE

WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH OF ROME

JUSTLY CONDEMNED.

BOOK III.

THE CELEBRATION OF

DIVINE SERVICE IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE.

(CONTINUED.)

THE TEXTS EXAMINED WHICH PAPISTS CITE OUT OF
THE BIBLE, FOR THE PROOF OF THEIR DOCTRINE FOR
PRAYERS IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE.

PART I.

THE common pretence of the doctors of the Church of Rome against allowing to the people the use of the holy Scriptures, is their being so extremely liable to be misunderstood, and to have false and corrupt senses imposed upon them. And indeed, whosoever impartially considers the wild and extravagant senses which they themselves impose upon sundry texts of Scripture, in defence of their own unscriptural doctrines, will be very much tempted to suspect, that their design was to make instances of the truth of this their pretence, and to convince the world how liable the Scripture is to be abused, not only by the common people, but also by men of wit and learning, when once they are listed by their interest to serve a bad cause and to strengthen this suspicion, I know no greater argument, than their vain and impotent endeavour to justify from Scripture this most uncharitable and unchristian practice of their Church, viz. their concealing from the people their

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