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APOLOGY

For the USE of the

ENGLISH LITURGY W O R S H I P;

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Against the CAVIL Š änd EXCEPTIONS Of the Presbyterians in North - Britain :

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LETTER

TO Mr. FRANCIS MELVIL, One of the PRESBYTERIAN Teachers in Aberdeen.

To which are added, Some CONSIDERATIONS concerning Set Furms of PRAYER, Episcopacy, Schism, and other Matters relating to Church-Communion.

By a Citizen of Aberdeen. Jer. vi. 16. Thrus faith the Lord, Stand ye in the Ways and

fee, and ask for the old Paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shal find rest for your souls. Tic. i. 1o, 11. For there are many kinruly and vain Walk

ers and Deceivers whose Mouths must be stopped, who fubuert whole Houses, teaching Things which they ought

nos for filthy Lucres fake. LONDON: Printed by H. P. for J. BETTENHAM, at the Crown in Pater-Nofter-Row. 1718.

Price One Shilling and Six-pence,

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HE following little Treatise is writ-
ten by a Lay-Man who lives in that
Northern Part of this ffànd, where
Presbytery received an Establish-

ment at the REVOLUTION, and was founded upon the INCLINATIONS of the People, which yet were at leust, even at that Time, Two to One against it ; nor is there the least mention made in the A&t which introduced it, of its being Jure Divino, of Divine Right, and

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all the Teachers of that Sect do alert it to be the Original and inly Government of the Christian Church which is acceptable to GOD, altho they have been as often confuted in that, and all other their Novel Notions, as they have adventured to appear Advocates for them . And therefore they look upon all Chriftians, of whatever Denomination, who differ from thein, as so many Hereticks and Schismaticks, as. Enemies to GOD, and 16 unfit to live upon the Earth : And accordingly are, by Principle, PERSECUTORS of all who lo differ from them. And whenever they have POWER, they fhew, too demonftrably, that they

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