The History of Infant Baptism; In Two Parts. by W. Wall,
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1720 edition. Excerpt: ... The only Autority that I remember 6o. to have read after 1260, and before 1522. which 1422. may seem to make any Thing to the Purpose of Antipaedobaptism, is a Letter written to Erasmus out or Bohemia by one Joannes Slechta 1419. Costelecius, dated OElob. 10. 1519. a Part whereof is published by Colomesim in his Collection of Letters of Men of Note, Ep. 30. This Letter, as it is dated 3 Years before Storl and the rest are said to have begun, so it speaks of a Sect that had been then in being in that Country for some Time. I will recite that Part of the Letter intire: Because, tho' it be not all to this Purpose, yet it is all worth the Reading; that we may see what Schemes of Doctrin were abroad in the World a little before Luther began to oppose the Church of Rome. The third Sett is of those whom we call Pyghards: They have their Name from a certain Refugee os the same Nation, who came hither 97 Tears ago, when that wicked and sacrilegious John Zizka declard a Defiance of the Churchmen and all the Clergy. This 1320. was 1420. These A/en have no other Opinion of the Pope, Cardinals, Biflwps, and other Clergy, than as of mani feft Antichrists: They call the Pope sometimes the Beast, and sometimes the Whore, mentioned in the Revelations. Their own Bishops and Priests they Year afthemselves do choose for themselves, ignorant andtcre A- unlearned Laymen that have Wife and Children. They mutually salute one another by the Name of Brother and Sister. They own no other Autority than the Scripturs of the Old and New Testament. They fight all the Doctors both Antient and Modern, and give no Regard to their Doclrin. Their Priests, when they celebrate the Offices of the Adafs or Communion, do it without any Priestly Garments: Nor do they use any..
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