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#A letter of many ministers in old England requesting the judgement of their reverend brethren in New England concerning nine positions written Anno Dom. 1637 : together with their answer thereunto returned, anno 1639 : and the reply made unto the said answer and sent over unto them, anno 1640 / by Simeon Ash, and William Rathband.#

##Ashe, Simeon, d. 1662.## A letter of many ministers in old England requesting the judgement of their reverend brethren in New England concerning nine positions written Anno Dom. 1637 : together with their answer thereunto returned, anno 1639 : and the reply made unto the said answer and sent over unto them, anno 1640 / by Simeon Ash, and William Rathband. Ashe, Simeon, d. 1662.

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##Content Summary##

#####Front##### I Have diligently peruſed this Reply to the Anſwer, of the Miniſters of New-England, to the nine Poſ

  1. Errata.

  2. To the Reader.

#####Body#####

  1. The Letter of thoſe Miniſters in England, who requeſted to know the judgement of their Brethren in New England, in Nine poſitions, wherein the reaſons of this their requeſt, are truly reported.

  2. An Epiſtle written by the Elders of the Churches in NEW-ENGLAND, to thoſe godly Miniſters fore-mentioned that ſent over the Poſitions. Reverend and dearely beloved Brethren,IT is not to be doubted but while we live here, we ſhall have

  3. I POSITION. That a ſtinted forme of Prayer and ſet Liturgie is unlawfull.

    _ Anſw.

    _ Reply.

  4. II. POSITION. That it is not lawfull to joyne in prayer, or receive the Sacraments where a ſtinted Liturgie is uſed, or as we conceive your meaning to be in this, as in the former queſtion viz. where, and when that ſtinted Liturgie is uſed.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

  5. III POSITION. That the children of godly and approved Chriſtians, are not to be baptized untill their parents be ſet members of ſome particular Congregation

    _ Anſw.

    _ Reply.

    _ 1 Conſideration.

    _ Reply.

    _ Reply.

    _ Anſwer 3 Conſideration.

    _ Reply.

    _ Anſw. 4. Conſideration.

    _ Reply.

    _ Anſw. 5. Conſideration.

    _ Reply.

    _ Anſw. 6. Conſid.

    _ Reply.

    _ Anſwer 7. Conſideration.

    _ Reply.

    _ 1 Reaſon.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

    _ 2 Reaſon.

    _ Reply.

  6. V. POSITION. That the power of Excommunication is ſo in the body of the Church, that what the Major part ſhall allow muſt be done, though the Paſtors and Governors and the reſt of the Aſſembly be of another minde, and that peradventure upon more ſubſtantiall reaſons.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

  7. VI. POSITION. That none are to be admitted as members but they muſt promiſe not to depart or remove unleſſe the Congregation will give leave.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

  8. VII. POSITION. That a Miniſter is ſo a Miniſter of a particular Congregation, that if they diſlike him unjuſtly, or leave him, he ceaſeth to be a Miniſter.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

  9. VIII. POSITION. That one Miniſter cannot performe any miniſteriall act in another Congregation.

    _ Anſwer.

    _ Reply.

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