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Paper III. The Testimonies of the Fathers for the real and substani
tial Presence of our Saviour's Body and Blood, in the Blessed Eucha. rist.
p. 35 Paper IV. An Answer to fome Testimonies produced by T. B. from
the Fathers of the fix first Centuries, for Tranfubstantiation. p. 45. Paper V. T. B's Answer to H. N's Reply. Paper VI. A Vindication of H. N's Answer to T. B's Arguments for Transubstantiation, against bis Reply.
Paper 1. F Transubstantiation by H. N.
p. 12. Paper III. A Reply to T. B's Answer to H. N's first Paper against
w Η Υ Ν Ο CHRISTIAN PARENT
Can Consent that his
Be brought up contrary to the
Judgment of his own Conscience, in Mat
ters of Faith and Religion.
IS certainly an uncontestable Principle with all who
Obedience from Children to Parents, and of Gare and Education in the true Worship of God, from Parents to Children are mutual.
Hence St. Paul having instructed Children in their Duty to Parents, proceeds immediately to Charge Parents with this Precept in regard to their Children : That they Educate 'em in Godly
Eph. 6. 4. Discipline and Corre&tion, Educate illos in Disciplina de Correa
itione Domini. And he declares such Parents as negle&t this Ob1 Tim. 5. 8. ligation worse than Infidels, Si quis fuorum & maxime Domefticorum,
ciram non habet fidem negavit, cu efe infideli deterior.
Of the Punishment of this Neglect we have a dreadful Exam
ple in the Birse of Kings, according to the Protestant Translation, C.. 3: V..11. the first of Samuel; ir the Perfon of Heli the. High Prielt. An
Example, which according to the Text, will ring in the Ears of all, (specially Parenes) who shall ever read or hear it. In Pu.. nishment of this careless Father's Neglect in the Education of his two Sons Opbri and Phineas, an Army of God's People was routed, the Holy Ark fell into the Hands of Infidels, the two Indifciplin’d Sons were slain, and the Criminally remiss Father, by
the juit Ordination of God, fell Dead from his Chair upon the C..220.127.116.11
And whereas it might have been thought, that the perpetual Honour of High-Priesthood had been settl'd upon Heli's Family, in Consideration of his worthy and zealous Ancestors Aaron and Eleazar ; God Almighty justly rejects and abhors such a Thought
with a Nom far be it from me :. But wbe Glorifies me, him will 1. C.33.V. 30. Gloriíy, and who Despise me, those shall become Ignoble.
II Thefe Considerations are sufficient to move any Chriftian Pa. rent to be Zealous in the Education of his Children, and to deter him from ever consenting that they be Brought up contrary to the Faith and Religion which he in his soul and Conscience believes true : Which he values as the Evangelical Pearl, with which Heaven iš purchas’d, for which all Worldly Advantages are to be laid at Stake, and which he desires to leave in the Porn session of his Family, rather than the richest Inheritance.
He may reasonably hope no Pious,, or considerate. Friend will Urge him in this point, lince by yielding herein, he would incur the Contempt of God and Man, and expose both himself and his family to the greatest Misfortunes.
He would incur the Contempt of God; by transgressing the Law of his Conscience, which his Maker has imprinted upon his Soul, as the glorious Reflection of his own Divine Countenance
(Signatum eft fuper nos lumen vultus. tui) and the immediate Rule Pf. 4. v. 76 of his A&tions.
He would incur the. Contempt of Man,, by. bafely betraying the dear Pledges of God's Love to him, in exposing them to Mi. series which he dares not Face himself.
He would expose himself, and his family to the greatest Misfortunes, by breaking the Reins of his Conscience, after which (as many a Man before him has done) he might run into fuch
Disorders and Precipices as our corrupe Nature too furiously leads us to, and as may reasonably be fear'd, might become boch his own, and his posterities Ruin.
But to Mew that his Soul's not deluded, nor his Conscience blind and milled, he ought always to be ready according to St. Peter's Advice, to give a satisfactory Account of his Hope, (and of the Foundation of it, his Faith) co all fuch as shall with a fair Intencion seem to desire it. Parasi semper ad fatisfactionern-omni poscenti vos rationem de ea que in vobis eft spe.' And it is to be acknowledg'd with fingular Respect, and Gratitude by fuch as are Roman Catholicks, that the latention of deliring fuch Account cannot in any Thing seem fairer, or more Charitable than in that to prevent Noise and Prejudice to them, its rather delir'd in Write ing, than in a verbal Dispute.