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Clergy were in joint Commission, and all of them Judges there. He offers the Primitive Father's Expositions of the several Texts, where the Power of the Keys was granted, for Proof of it; p.271. yet owns that some of the An. cienis understood that Power given to St. Peter (Mar. 16, 18, 19.) as peculiar to Bishops only, and that Origen and St. Cyprian agreed to it, so long as Bishops were Orthodox, P, 272. But others of the Ancients (he says) expound, Mat. 18. 17, 18. as a Grant to the whole Church. He instances in Tertullian and Firmilian, yet neither of them refer to that Text in his Quotations from them: Tertullian's Authority is very different from this
Application of it, p. 275. "And so is Firmilian's too, p. 277. And yet that from Clemens Romanus is much more foreign and surprizing ftill, p. 282. And so is St. Cyprian's Evidence for it, after his Declaration about the Power of the Keys : yet he is quoted for the People's Power in the Con. history again : But no one Quotation from him implys any such thing either in respect to the judicial A&ts of censuring or absolving Offenders, or any one particular relating to them, p, 286, &C. The Sense of that Primitive Martyr in points of Ecclefiaftical Discipline compar'd with that of the Enquirer, and the Difference manifest ly Merrn, p. 293, EC.
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Very single Congregation in the Primitive
And a farther l'roof that Primitive Dioceses
discussed at large, and shewn to imply no luch
Singular Notion of the first Division of Ec-
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F the Unity of the Church, The En.
quirer's four kinds of it, is a private
ters, Deacons, & People, may have a just
PAG. 11. 1. 30. 1. bis. p. 22. 1. 1. r. warrantable.
I p. 116. 1. 1. r. ele&t. I. 16. after moft, put; p.
In the Margin.
PAG. 72. r. Deut. xxxi, 30, p. 123. 1. 1. r. probemus.
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