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Clergy, their office sufficient, with-
out other employments,
Commonwealth, what it is,

172
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end of it, not to force
men in religion, but to free them
from such force,
ibid.
no necessity to exclude
Jews, &c. from it, to prevent the
seduction of Christians, 235, &c.
Conformity (in religion) and not
conviction, is the end of penal
laws,

73
men may be brought to
it, without true religion, 339,
340
no ground to presume it
is always upon conviction, 340
whether it be from rea-
son and conviction, or not, can-
not be certainly known, 339, 340
some things required to
it, hard to be understood, 410,
411
Consideration to force men to it
impracticable, 242, 243

conformists may need
punishment to bring them to it,
as much as dissenters, 244
it is hard to understand,
whether penal laws are designed
to bring men to it,
389
Vid. Examination.
Conscience, none can be saved by
acting contrary to it, though it
be erroneous,

28
laws contrary to it, must
be passively submitted to, by
private men,
44
a man sins, by acting
contrary to it, though it be mis-
guided,
146
Creeds ought not to be imposed by
the magistrate,

152

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Dissenters to punish them for not
considering, is to punish them
without law,
87
if they must be punished,
it is hard to set bounds how far,
262, &c.
the severity formerly used
against them in England, 286
-288
how long it is pretended
they must be punished, 293, &c.
Divisions, Vid. Sects and Schism.

E.


Evidence, which may be sufficient
for one, may not be so for
another,
297
men are incompetent
judges, what is sufficient to

every one,
299
Examination (of religion) force no
proper means to lead to it, 96
many conformists, as well
as others, neglect it,

89
none can be judicially prov-
ed to refuse it,
100
to punish a whole party, as
neglecting it, is absurd, 101
many are incapable of mak-
ing it strictly
ibid.
how far it is neglected, must
be referred to the divine judg-
ment,
103
want of it, only pretended
for punishing dissenters, 129, &c.
punishment, for want of it,
would fall heavy upon many
churchmen,
131
the absurdity of using force
to promote it,
97, &c.
none but God can judge
when it is sufficient, 299, &c.
--the duty of magistrates as
well as others, 179, 180

F.

Faith, articles of it not to be im-
39
posed by human laws,

how it differs from knowledge
properly so called,

144

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the uncertainty of the pre-
tended end for which it should
be used,
95

none have right to use it, 112
should rather be used to drive
bad men out of the church, than
115
to bring any in,

those who plead for the mo-
derate use of it should show
what bounds should be set to it,
142, &c.
if some force may be used to
bring men to religion, more may
be used to advance them in it,
134

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Force, not likely to advance the true
religion, but the contrary, 168

may be avoided by outward
conformity alone, 163, 323

unreasonably used to make
men judge more sincerely for
177, 178
themselves,
takes the care of men's souls
from themselves, 196, 197
magistrates not commission-
ed by the law of nature to use it,
202

use it,

how parents are authorized to
206, &c.
and masters,
206
not using it, intimates not a
214
power given in vain,
the use of it makes not men
good, nor secures God's blessing
to a nation,
221, 378
by the same rule a lesser de-
gree of it is needful, a greater
262
may be so,
no proper means to remove
297
prejudices,
concerning the end of its be-
ing used,
303, &c.
it is equally just for one
church to use it as another, 333

the spiritual gain which suf-
ferers may reap, though it be
misapplied, a vain pretence, 367,
&c. 393
-kings being "nursing fathers,"
&c. no good argument for using
370
it,
its use, though designed to
bring men to truth, may bring
them to falsehood, 378, &c. 399

is likely to lead far more into
error than truth, 378, 399, 407

no proof that ever it has done.
380
good,
using it to make men consider
386
impertinent,
the use of it cannot promote
real holiness,
390, 391
if it brings any to considera-
tion, it is only by accident, 392
it is most likely to prevail on
the loose and careless, 395
its unfitness to bring men to

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VOL. VI.

no sovereign has authority to
use it toward another, 163

not necessary to promote reli-
gion, though religion be neces-
164, &c.

sary,

!

true religion, argued from the
13th article of our church, 397
Force, may require extraordinary
strength to withstand it, when
used to bring to a false religion,
400

may be equally used by all
magistrates who believe their re-
ligion true,
401, 402
it is absurd to use it, with-
out pretending to infallibility,
407, &c.
the want of it not at first sup-
plied by miracles, 442, &c.
is necessary (if at all) to
make ministers do their duty,

463
the use of it prevented not a
horrible apostasy in the Roman
empire,
483
has (as far as history informs
us) always been injurious to true
religion,
484, &c.
the use of it no Scripture-me-
thod for advancing religion, 497

H.

55

Heresy, wherein it consists,
imposers of their own inter-
pretations of Scripture, guilty of
it,
56
Human society, the preservation of
it is the magistrate's power, 10
no opinion contrary to
the safety of it should be tole-
rated,
45

I.

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&c.

Idolaters may be tolerated, 35, 51,
why not tolerated by the
law of Moses,
37
their case was peculiar
ibid.
among the Israelites,
Idolatry did not root out the true
religion soon after the flood, 471,
483
was probably first intro-
duced by great men, 475, &c.
the most likely original of
it was tyranny,
476

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Magistrates, their duty is to secure
civil interests, not the salvation
of souls,
10
care of souls only.com-
mon to them with others, 11
are as liable to error in
religion as others, 12,76
ought not to use force in
matters of religion,
20
have no authority to im-
pose ceremonies in the church,
29.-Nor to forbid those used
by others,
33
their power about indif-
ferent things,

30
may not punish all sins
against God,
34, &c.
are to punish only those
things which injure the society,
40, &c.
by what means they are
brought to join with churchmen
in persecution,
53, 54

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Magistrates have no commission to
punish errors in religion, 40
only a small number of
them of the true religion, 76
no advantage in commit-
ting the care of our souls to them,
76, 122
their using force to pro-
mote the true religion or their
own, is in effect the same, 128,
143, &c.
have no authority to

impose creeds,

153

for other men,

are not to judge of truth
173
have not more knowledge
of religion than others, 179

the apostle's saying,
"We can do nothing against the
truth, but for it," not applicable
to them,
360

have not authority, like
parents or schoolmasters, to use
force,
205
discovering them to be
in the
wrong adds little to find-
ing out the truth, 360, 361
ought to assist religion
by suppressing wickedness, 65,
66

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those which are sufficient are
given to all,
113, &c.
the greatest part of the world
without them, if force be neces-
389, &c.
Ministers, (of religion) of what sort
they are, who want to have their
doctrines enforced, 151, 152
doing their duty aright,
would render force unnecessary,

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Miracles not wrought in the view
of all who were converted, 443
we have the same advantage
by them, as most had in the first
ages,
ibid.
were continued (according
to church-history) after Christi-
anity was established by human
laws,
452, &c.
were not often repeated to
those who rejected the Gospel,
454, 455
will be always necessary,
supposing them so whenever men
neglect their duty, 459, &c.
were not a necessary means
of conviction in the apostles' time,
523, 526

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