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Theologico - Controveraltical

CONFERENCES,

Held at the Hague, in the Year 1785,

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An English Lutheran, Scotch Calvinist,

Dutch Rabeen,
AND VARIOUS OTHER CHARACTERS.

IN WĦICH

The Prize claimed is Truth; to which each

Competitor considers himself entitled; Jews,
Papists, Lutherans, Calvinists, and new pbi-
losophers; who, in their course, display and
most pathetically disclose, and tenaciously
contend, uurivalled inberitance.

Go, Bantlings, go, each one present his cause,

At Truth's tribunal, where fair reasons dwell,
There you will learn the sacred scripture laws,

Admit but one, all others, fiends of hell.

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HAGUE;
Printed by H. VAN DER FROGEN,

M, DCC, XC.

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Theologico - Controverfistical Conference,

Held at the HAGUE, June 2, 1785,

Between an English Lutheran, Scotch Calvinis),

and Dutch Rabeen.

FIRST CONFERENCE.

You are protestants ?

Mofes.

Luther and Calvin. We are members of the Reformation.

Mos. Both of one communion.
Luth. I am of Luther.
Calv. I of Calvin.
Mof. Luther was the first protestant ?
Luth. He was.
Calv, Carnally; but Calvin spiritually,

Mof. You agree they were the two first Reformers,

Luth. & Calv. We confess it.
Mof. Explain the mystery of the spirit.

Calv. Rebecca had twin children, Efau and Jacob; Esau's heel appeared, which the midwife tyed a scarlet 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 blessing, who was a type of Calvin, obtaining the blessing of the spirit.

Luth. We shall never be reconciled but in our war against popery. Mol

. Then you are of different Religions ? Luth. & Calv. In every thing but what relates to popery, which all.protestants are obliged to protest against, according to their first institution.

Mos. What is the foundation of your Faith?
Luth.&

Calv. GOD, Creator and Preserver of all Things, both visible and invisible ; Eternal and Infinite, in Power, Truth, Justice, Goodness, and in all his Attributes. Infinite Knowledge of all things from Eternity to Eternity, that is past, present, and to come.

Is for ever present with him one Only true God. This God revealed the scriptures, and this is the ground of our Faith and Religion. Mof. From what time do

you

date ligion?

Luib. & Calv. The day dawned with Luther in 1517; but entered their protest against the Roman Catholic Church, which was the Old Church, and took the name of Protestants, in 1529.

Mol. Then the date of the protestant religion was 1529 after Jesus Christ, your Messiah?

Luth. & Calv, We confess it, and that Luther and Calvin were our two first Apostles.

Mof. From what scripture do you derive this fundamental article of your Faith?

your re,

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