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Theologico - Controverfistical


Held at the HAGUE, the 2d of JUNE 1785,


and Dutch RABEEN;


The Tenets of each are explained in fo familiar
a Style, that they become immediately
comprehenfible to the moft illiterate and
limitted Understanding.


Printed for the AUTHOR, in the Year 1785,

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Theologico - Controverfistical Conference,

Held at the HAGUE, June 2, 1785,

Between an English Lutheran, Scotch Calvinist, and Dutch Rabeen.


Moses. YOU are protestants?

Luther and Calvin. We are members of the Reformation.

Mof. Both of one communion,
Luth. I am of Luther.

Calv. 1 of Calvin.

Mof. Luther was the firft proteftant?
Luth. He was.

Calv. Carnally; but Calvin fpiritually. Mof. You agree they were the two firft Reformers.

Luth. & Calv. We confefs it.

Mof. Explain the mystery of the spirit. 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

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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 bleffing 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 first institution.

Mof. What is the foundation of your Faith? Luth. Calv. GOD, Creator and Preferver of all Things, both visible and invifible; Eternal and Infinite, in Power, Truth, Juftice, Good. ness, 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 feripture do you derive this fundamental article of your Faith?


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