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Theologico - Controverfistical
Held at the HAGUE, the 2d of JUNE 1785,
An English LUTHERAN, Scotch CALVINIST
The Tenets of each are explained in fo familiar
Printed for the AUTHOR, in the Year 1785.
Between an English Lutheran, Scotch Calvinist, and Dutch Rabeen,
Mof. Both of one communion,
Luth. I am of Luther.
Calv. 1 of Calvin.
Mof. Luther was the firft protestant?
Luth. He was.
Caly. Carnally; but Calvin fpiritually.
Mof. You agree they were the two first Reformers.
Luth. & Calv. We confefs it.
Mof. Explain the mystery of the fpirit. Calv. Rebecca had twin children, Efau and Jacob; Efau's heel appeared, which the midwife tyed a fcarlet thread about: this is a type of Luther's
Luther's appearing carnally, with the rags of popery, Efau drew back his heel, when Jacob came forth and obtained the bleffing, who was a type of Calvin, obtaining the blessing of the fpirit.
Luth. We fhall never be reconciled but in our war against popery.
Mof. Then you are of different Religions? Luth. & Calv. In every thing but what relates to popery, which all proteftants are obliged to proteft againft, according to their firft inftitution. Mof. What is the foundation of your Faith? Luth. Calv. GOD, Creator and Preferver of all Things, both vifible and invifible; Eternal and Infinite, in Power, Truth, Juftice, Good. nefs, and in all his Attributes. Infinite Knowledge of all things from Eternity to Eternity, that is paft, prefent, and to come. Is for ever prefent with him one Only true God. This God revealed the fcriptures, and this is the ground of our Faith and Religion.
Mof. From what time do you date your religion?
Luth. & Calv, The day dawned with Luther in 1517; but entered their proteft against the Roman Catholic Church, which was the Old Church, and took the name of Proteftants, in 1529.
Mof. Then the date of the proteftant religion was 1529 after Jefus Chrift, your Meffiah? Luth & Calu. We confefs it, and that Luther and Calvin were our two firft Apoftles, Mof. From what fcripture do you derive this fundamental article of your Faith? Luth.