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CHAP. I. The true Church, and the Necessity of our Union
with her, being the Mother of all the Pious. CHAP. II. The True and False Church compared. CHAP. III. The Teachers and Ministers of the Church, their
Election and Office. CHAP. IV. The State of the ancient Church and the Mode
of Government practised before the Papacy. CHAP. V. The ancient Form of Government entirely sub
verted by the Papal Tyranny. CHAP. VI. The Primacy of the Roman See. CHAP. VII. The Rise and Progress of the Papal Power to
its present Eminence attended with the Loss of Liberty to
the Church and the Ruin of all Moderation. CHAP. VIII. The Power of the Church respecting Articles
of Faith, and its licentious Perversion under the Papacy, to
the Corruption of all Purity of Doctrine. CHAP. IX. Councils; their authority. CHAP. X. The Power of Legislation, in which the Pope and
his Adherents have most cruelly tyrannized over the Minds
and tortured the Bodies of Men. CHAP. XI. The Jurisdiction of the Church, and its Abuse
under the Papacy. CHAP. XII. The Discipline of the Church; its principal
Use in Censures and Excommunication.
CHAP. XV. Baptism.
stitution of Christ, and the Nature of the Sign. CHAP. XVII. The Lord's Supper, and its Advantages. CHAP. XVIII. The Papal Mass not only a sacrilegious
Profanation of the Lord's Supper, but a total Annihilation
of it. CHAP. XIX. The Five other Ceremonies, falsely called SaBOOK IV.
craments, proved not to be Sacraments: their true Nature
explained. CHAP. XX. On Civil Government.
On the external Means or Aids by which God calls us into
Communion with Christ, and retains us in it.
ARGUMENT. THREE parts of the Apostles' Creed, respecting God the Creator, ,
Redeemer, and Sanctifier, have been explained in the former books. This last book is an exposition of what remains, relating
to the Holy Catholic Church, and the Communion of Saints. The chapters contained in it may be conveniently arranged in three grand divisions:
I. The Church.
III. Civil Government.
contains many particulars, which, however, may all be referred to
four principal heads. 1. The marks of the Church, or the criteria by which it may
be distinguished, in order to our cultivation of union with it
Chap. 1. II.
1. The order of government in the church-Chap. III.
the Papacy-Chap. V. The primacy of the Pope-Chap.
power-Chap. VII. III. The power of the church Chap. VIII-XI.
1. Relating to articles of faith, which resides either in the
respective bishops—Chap. VIII.-or in the church at large,
represented in councils-Chap. IX.
IV. The discipline of the church-Chap. XII. XIII.
1. The principal use of it-Chap. XII.
2. The abuse of it-Chap. XIII. The Second Division, relating to the Sacraments, contains three
parts. I. The sacraments in general-Chap. XIV. II. Each sacrament in particular-Chap. XV.-XVIII.
1. Baptism-Chap. XV. Distinct discussion of Pædobaptism
Chap. XVI. 2. The Lord's Supper-Chap. XVII.and its profanation
1. The magistrates. 2. The laws. 3. The people.