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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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- CH A . VIII. p. 296..

Very single Congregation in the Primitive
C Church, had not a Power within them-
selves, to exercise all Ecclefiaftical Discipline.

And a farther l'roof that Primitive Dioceses
were not Congregational, p. 297. Of Synods
and the proper Members of them; thé En-
quirer affirms, that Presbyters, Deacons and
Lay-Representatives, as well as Bishops, had
a right of Seffion in them, p. 299. His
Authority for it from the Synodical Epiftle
of the Council at Antioch, confider'd and
refuted, p. 300. As also his other Authority
from an Anonymous Author in Eusebius,
p. 306. His last reserve from the Example
of St. Cyprian's Council against the lapsed

discussed at large, and shewn to imply no luch
· thing, p. 307, &c. Ar account given of
· the Presbyters coming to Synods in the Pri-
mitive Times, p. 311. And of the Laity
also, p. 312, Remarks upon the Enquirer's

Singular Notion of the first Division of Ec-


ters, Deacons, & People, may have a just
Cause for the former, but no right to the
latter, ibid. The several Cases, of Apolt acy,
Heresy, and Immorality, in their Paftors,
confider'd at large; and the Enquirer's' Au-
thorities for his contrary Opinion answerd,
p. 337, &c. Irenæus's' Cenfure of Schism,
in his true Meaning of it explain d, p. 350.
The Close, p. 354.


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