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titude, which shuld come forth of his sede: So likewise Peter toke his name of þe constant cōfession of christ, which in dede is the true rock whervpon the Church is builded, & not Peter him self. No otherwise then Abraham, whiche was not the multitude it self, wherof he tooke his name. Besides this the church shuld be staied or builded vpon ouer weake a foūdation if it shuld haue Peter for the ground or foundation therof, who being amased 

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Matthew 27:69 and parallels.

and ouercome with the words of a litle wench did so constātly deny Christ. Now therfore I thinke there is no man but that doth vnderstande howe these Romish builders do wrest þe scriptures hether and thether, and like vnto the rule or squire do apply them according to their wills, to what end and vse they them selues think good. Furthermore in that they do alledge out of the xx. chapter of Ihon 
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John 21:15-17

: fede my shepe, it is ouer childish & argumēt: for to fede shepe is not to bear rule and dominion ouer the whole church. besides al this as Peter had receiued commaundement of the Lord, so doth he exhort al other bishops to fede their flocke in his fyrst Epistle and v. chapiter 
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I Peter 5:2.

. MarginaliaAn other obiection papisticall resolued. Hereby a man may gather by these words of Christ that either there was no autority geuen vnto Peter more then vnto others, or els that Peter did equally communicate that right & autority whiche he had receiued vnto others, and did not reserue it vnto him self after his death to be transported vnto þe bishops of Rome. As for such reasōs as they do aledge, which are not gathered or takē out of holy scriptures I passe them ouer least I might seme to contend with shadowes.

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MarginaliaThe second article.That indulgences and pardones graunted by our supreame heade the Pope, or of no force, strength, or effect, but tend only to the abuse of the people and the deceiuing of their soules.

¶ Borthwicke.

MarginaliaIndulgences to be of no effect,It shalbe euidently declared þt indulgences and pardons are of none effect, after þt I haue fyrst of all taught what they do call indulgences or Pardons. MarginaliaThe treasure of the church as pop holders take it. They say they are the treasure of the church, that is to say, the merits of christ of þe saints, Apostles & martirs, which they inpudently affirm to haue performed and merited more at Goddes hand, at the time of theyr death, then was necessary or nedeful for them: and that of the aboundaunce of their merites, there did so much superaboūd which was not only sufficient for them selues, but also might redound to the helpe of others. And because so great a goodnes should not be superfluous or in vain, they affirme & teach that theyr bloude was mixed & ioyned with the bloud of Christ: and of thē both the treasure of the church was compound and made for the remission and satisfaction of sinnes. Howe conning & notable cookes these are, whiche can make a cōfection of so many sondry herbes. Furthermore, they do fain the custody and keping of this tresureto be cōmitted wholy vnto the bishop of Rome MarginaliaLord treasurer of the church, papists hold to be the pope in whose power consisteth the dispensation of so greate treasures, that he either by him selfe may geue or graunt, or otherwise geue power vnto other to geue the same. And herupon ryseth the plenarye, Indulgences and Pardons graunted by the Pope for certen yeres, by cardinals for 100. daies, by bishops for 40. daies. This is the iudgemēt and opinion whych they hold of the indulgences. MarginaliaSaints deserue not for other. But I pray yon, who taught those saintes to work or deserue for other, but only sathan, who wolde vtterly haue the merites of Christ extinguished and blotted out, which he knoweth to be the only remedy of saluation? For if the scripture do teach vs þt no man of him self can deserue or worke theyr saluation, MarginaliaNo man of himself can worke hs own saluation. how did the saintes then woorke or merite for others. It is manifest that Christe saith in the xvii. of Luke 

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Luke 17:10

, when we haue done al that which is commaunded you for to doo, yet saithe he, we are vnprofitable seruauntes. besides this, all that which may be deserued or merited in the righteousnes of mā, in the 64. chapter of Esaye 
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Isaiah 64:6

, they are compared vnto the garment menstruous and defiled to be caste out. There are also almost infinite places in þe scripture, wherin mans power is so extenuate and the corruption and frowardnes of our nature so made manifest, that euen in the best & most perfect workes, there lacketh not imperfection. Marginaliathe parable of the 10 virgines expounded. Notwithstanding the parable of the x. virgines wrytten in the 25. chapter of Mathew 
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Matthew 25:1-13.

ought to put vs out of all controuersy & dout. there Christ describeth two kindes of men, the one kinde of holy men, which obserue & keepe the inwarde rightwisenesse of the harte as the oyle of faith, the other sort is suche, whyche hauing no minde of their oyl, are answeared by them which are wise. No, least that ther be not suffycient for you and for vs, but goo you rather to them which doo sell and by for your selues: in the which place it is manifestly declared how vainly the second sort of men doth flie to the patronage of the elect, by whose merits they thinke to be saued.

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Nowe let vs waye and consider vpon what places of scripture they build or establish their fained inuention of pardons: they alledge the saying of s. Paul to the Colossians 

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Colossians 1:24.

. I supplye or fulfyl the afflictions of Christ, whiche were wantinge, in my flesh, for his body which is þe church. But Paule in this place doth not refer that defect or supplement to any worke of redemption, expiation or satisfactiō, but to those afflictiōs, by the which the members of Christ that is to say, al faithful, should be afflicted, so long as they liue in the flesh, wherfore he sayeth, that this doth yet remaine of the passions of Christ, that those afflictions whiche once he suffered in his owne body, he now daily suffereth in his members. For Christ hathe vouch-

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