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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bigoted papists might plead that, for their
perfecuting protestants. F. Paul's reflection
Fox's Book of martyrs, quoted ; concerning the
Papists burning the books of protestants, and
then publishing the articles contained in them.”
Every man should be allowed to speak for him-
felf. Fierce party-men, not to be trusted, in
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
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
The author of The brief account, not of Servetus's
opinian. Men of confused heads, not to be
The author has not obliged the papists by The
being educated among the Papifts 205
Persecution every where to be condemned. All
Çalvinits are, not of persecuting principles.