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God perfectly wise and unchangeable. Page 138 His wisdom displayed in creation and provis

dence. And in redemption. . . : ? 140 God has no occasion for decrees, being always perfectly wise.

... 342 The language of God's consulting and decreeing, traced to its original.

143 Mr. Locke's Esay, quoted.

144 That passage of Mr. Locke's applied to explane the words consult, determine, prædestinate, &c.

in 145 Under the Old Testament, the Jews were the eleEt people of God; the idolatrous nations, repro

147 Now, Christians are the eleEt ; the unbelieving world, reprobates.

148 Christians, though the eleet, may (by wickednesse) become reprobates.

i 150 Some decrees of God, absolute; others, conditional.'

151 Absolute decrees concerning some circum

stances of intelligent creatures, but not concerning their everlasting salvation. Mr. Foster refer'd to.

.. 152 The terms of salvation, well known. God an

equitable lawgiver and judge. .,' 153 Hence we learn to practise piety and virtue ; and

then to hope in the divine mercy. Christianity, a practical religion.

. ; 155 The reafon of publishing the fecond edition of

Calvin's treatment of Servetus. The motto, from Horace, Protestants should condemn persecution.

161 Memoirs of literature, and Dr. Geddes, quoted.

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159

Servetus's

Servetus's birth, education ; - reads the fcriptures.

Page 162 Goes from France to Germany; sets up for a reformer ; converses with Oecolampadius and Bilcer; publishes a book against the Athanafian doctrine of the trinity; displeases the proteftants thereby.

163 Is charged with being a Photinian. Oecolampadius made a speech against his book, at Bafil,

164 Şervetus published a second book against the tri

nity. Melanchton's opinion of Servetus; and prophesy concerning the future contentions about the trinity.

165 Şervetus studied physic, and took his degree, at

Paris. Beza and Melanchton, quoted. Calvin knew Servetus at Paris; and opposed him there. Servetus's first book, approved by many Italians ; condemned by Melanchton. 166 Perhaps Socinus took his notions from Servetus.

Servetus, at Lions, 1544. corrected the presse for Pagnin's Eatin bible : added a preface and notes, which were condemned by Calvin. 167 A correspondence between Calvin and Servetus,

which at last grew warm. They exasperated

one another. Calvin betrays Servetus's Letters and Manuscripts.

168

169 Calvin got a copy of Servetus's third book; fent , some part of it to Lions, with several let

Abuses Servetus, threatens his life. Serveti published a third book against the trinity, br which he was burned: made therein the fist mention of the circulation of the blood. Cal: vin's commentaries; Varilla's History; and Dr. Wotton, quoted.

: 170 Servetus's nocions, confused. This third book wris with great acrimony.

171 Calvin

ters, Servetus thereupon apprehended ar Vienne ; but escaped: burnt in effigie, with several of his books.

Page 172 The protestants then burned in France. Persecu

tion to be condemned, every where. 173 Dr. Lombard's History of persecution, quoted.

174 Şervetus goes to Italy, by way of Geneva. Calvin - gets him. arrested, thrown into prison, and prosecuted.

. 176. Servetus often called to the bar: his life and cha

racter canvaffed. Abusing Calvin, a principal · article against him.-His speaking of the pre

sent barrennesse of Judea, the application of Isaiah liji, to Cyrus ; his opinion of the trinity, and derying infant baptism, were the other articles.

: : 177 Calvin and Servetus dispute about person and by

poftafis. Servetus allowed to buy fome books i Calvin lent him fome. He had pen and ink, to write petitions. His just notions of liberty :

begs for an attorney, but is denied. 178 The jaylor from Vienne pursues Servetus to Geneva i

came into court. Servetus threw himself upon the ground; and in the most moving mana ner beged they would not send him back to Vienne, but try him at Geneva. The hearts of his judges not softened.

179 Servetus generously refused to name those persons

in France, whọ owed him money: presented petitions, seting forth the miseries he indured in his confinement ;-calling aloud for juffice.

180 Nastineffe

ted.

Naftineffe, cold, nakednesse, cholic and rupture, made his imprisonment very terrible.

Page 181 Calvin and his friends procured Letters from

other protestants, to justifie their procedings. Some of them very fierce and savage. The cant of pleading with the magistrates for mercy, when they have hunted innocent persons to death. Dr. Geddes and Mr. Chandler, quo

182 Servetus condemned. The form of the sentence, like that of the Papists..

183 Servetus would have appealed to the council of

200; but was denied. He saw Calvin, before. he was burned: beged Calvin's pardon, but Calvin did not beg his pardon, though he had more reason.

184 Servetus's behavior at his execution, 185 The unrighteous methods of hunting down heretics.

186 They should not have burned his books, but left them to give us his sentiments.

187 Protestants ridiculously pretend to infallibility, or

authority, in matters of religion. . 188 The fecular arm has no right to meddle with religion, any further than to keep the peace,

189 Private resentment often mixed with zeal againét

heresie. No faith to be kept with heretics. Injustice to · Servetus, many ways.

191 Persecutors don't think charity to be above faith

and hope, Calvin had a fine opportunity to have manifested his charity. Such a speech from himn would have been very agreeable.

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192

And

195

199

Fox's Book of martyrs, quoted ; concerning the

Papists burning the books of protestants, and

then publishing the articles contained in them.”

, 200

Every man should be allowed to speak for him-

felf. Fierce party-men, not to be trusted, in
representing the opinions of their adversaries.

205

The reason why The brief account is now publish:

ed, and Calvin's faults condemned ; viz. as

the faults of good men are condemned in

fcripture.

5.,202

Calvin and Servetus both to blame, in calling

hard names, and using ill language, But a

man is not to be burned, for unmannerly lana

guage,

203

The author of The brief account, not of Servetus's

opinian. Men of confused heads, not to be

burned.

.. 204

The author has not obliged the papists by The
brief account ; - having ascribed the persecu-
ting principles of the first reformers to their

being educated among the Papifts 205

Persecution every where to be condemned. All

Çalvinits are, not of persecuting principles.

Such

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