Excerpt from The Seasonable Case of Submission to the Church-Government, as Now Re-Established by Law, Briefly Stated and Determined
Synod. Is foyned with another, commanding to concur -duti fully, fie. And the command to come, is only inorder to the required concurrence, which they cannot give, as they fay.' Is this rational, that where two commands ofthemagilirate are joyn'd, the one undoubtedl lawful to be obeyed, the Other doubted of, that Subjects ould difobey the Magiﬂrateia ich' is clearly lawfull. Becaufe theyhave a doubt or nu -aneut obeying him in the other command? Dorhit no: become Subjeﬂs to goas far on in' obedience to lawful] Authority, as they they may without fin againﬂ God 2. Then it is time to ﬂop when any thing'is put to them by vertue of the Kings Command, which they clearly fee they cannot do without (in. Had they come to the place, it wobld, pro tantra, have lhewed their refpefi to Authority, albeit they' had humbly declared themfelves bound up from afiing by their doubts. And yet, it may be, they willinend find, that they might lawfully have concurred in unqueﬂionable duty, that there was no ground to refufe this and that they might have fuﬂiciently falved their Confcience by a humble (ignification of their fernple, as was (aid, and yet nor refufed to concur in undoubted duties. For the perfonal fault (as they apprehend) of any member of the Aﬂembly. 3. What ground could they have for feparation from the Synod? Is it the want of liberty to chool'e a Moderator P Or, Is it that he that prelides, is a Bifhop, and claims more power then they think is duc, as of a negative voice 3.
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