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Oh Lord God so manifest lies and blasphemies the scripture doth not teach you. As concerning the sacrament of thaltare (my lordes) I neuer taught any thinge againste the scrypture, the which I shall (by Gods grace) make manifest this day, I beinge readye therfore to suffer death.

MarginaliaThe lawefull vse of þe sacrament of the aultar.The lawful vse of this sacrament is moste acceptable vnto God, but the great abuse of it, is very detestable vnto him. But what occasion they haue to say such words of me, I shall shortly shew your Lordships. I once chaunced to mete with a Iewe when I was sailing vpon the water of Rene. Marginaliathe tale of a Iew. I did enquire of him what was the cause of his pertinacye, that he did not beleue that the true messias was come considering that they had sene all the Prophesies (which were spoken of him) to be fulfilled. Moreouer the prophesies taken away, and the scepter of Iuda, by manye other testimonis of the scripture, I vāquest him that Messias was come, the which they called Iesus of Nazareth This Iew answered againe vnto me. When Messias cometh, he shal restore al things. And he shal not abrogate the law, which was geuē to our forefathers as ye doo. MarginaliaThe pore. For why? we see the pore almost pearish thorow hunger among you: yet you are not moued with pity towards them. But amonge vs Iewes (thoughe we be pore) there are no beggars found.

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MarginaliaImages.Secondarely, it is forbidden by the lawe, to faine any kinde of Imagery of thinges in heauen aboue, or in the earthe beneathe, or in the sea vnder the earth: but one God onlye to honour. But your sanctuaries and churches are ful of Idols.

MarginaliaThe sacrament of the aultare.Thirdly a piece of bread baken vpon the ashes, ye adore and worship and saye, that it is your God. I haue rehearsed here: but the sayinges of þe Iew, which I neuer affirmed to be true. Then the bishops shoke their heades, and spitted into thearth. And what he mēt in thys matter, farther, they wold not heare.

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¶ The vii Article.

MarginaliaExtreme vnction.Thou fals hereticke didst say thextreme vnction was not a sacrament.

The answer.

My Lordes, forsothe I neuer taughte anye thing of extreme vnction in my doctrine, whether it were a sacrament or no.

¶ The viii. article.

MarginaliaHoly water.Thou fals heretick, saydest that holy water is not so good as wash & such like. Thou contemnest coniuring, & sayest that holy churches cursynges auail not.

¶ The answer.

My Lords as for holy water, what strength it is of, I taught neuer in my doctrin. Coniuringes & exorzismes, if they were cōformable to the word of God. I wold commend them, but in so farre as they are not cnformable to the commaundement and word of God I reproue them.

¶ The ix. article.

MarginaliaA ley man is a priestThou fals hereticke and runnagate, hast said that euery lay man is a priest, & such like. MarginaliaThe Pops authority. Thousayest that the pope hathe no more power, then any other man.

¶ The answer.

My Lordes, I taught nothinge but þe worde of God. I remembre that I haue read in some places in S. Ihon and S. Peter, of the whyche one sayeth 

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Revelation 1:6; 5:10.

, he hath made vs kinges & priestes. MarginaliaApo. 1. & The other sayeth 
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I Peter 2:9.

, he hath made vs the kinglye priesthode. Marginalia1. Peter. ii. Wherfore I haue affirmed any mā being cunning in the worde of God & the true faith of Iesu Christ, to haue his power geuen him from God, & not by the power or violēce of men, but by the vertue of the word of God, the which word is called the power of god, as witnesseth s. Paule 
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Romans 1:16.

euidently inough. MarginaliaRo. 1. And again I say any vnlearned man, & not exercised in the woorde of God, nor yet constante in hys faith, whatsoeuer estate or order he be of, MarginaliaThe instrumēt to bind and lose. I say he hath no power to binde or lose, seing he wāteth thinstrument, by the whiche he bindeth or loseth, that is to say, the word of God. After þt he had said these words, al the bishops laughed and mocked him. When that he behelde theyr laughing. Laughe ye (sayeth he) my Lordes. Though that these sayings apeare skornful & worthy of derision to your Lordships. Neuertheles they are very waightye to me, and of a great valew, because that they stand not only vpon my life, but also the honor and glorye of God. In the meane time many godly men beholding the wodnes and great crudelity of the bishops, and the inuincible pacience of master George did greatly morne and lament.

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¶ The x. article.

MarginaliaFre will.☞ Thou false hereticke saydest that a manne hathe no free will. But is like to the Stoikes, whych say, that it is not in mans wil to do any thing, but that all cōcupiscence & desyre cometh of God, of what so euer kinde it be of.

¶ The answer.

My Lordes I said not so truely. I saye that as many as beleue in Christ firmlye, vnto thē is geuen liberty, conformable to the saying of S. Ihon 

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John 8:34, 36.

. MarginaliaIohn. viii. If the sonne make you fre, then shall ye verely be free. Of the contrary as many as beleue not in Christe Iesu, they are bonde seruantes of sin. He that sinneth is bonde to sin.

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¶ The. xi. articler.

MarginaliaEatinge of meates.Thou false heretick sayest, it is as lawfull to eat flesh vpon the friday as on sunday.

¶ The answer.

Pleseth it your Lordships, I haue read in the epistles of s. Paul 

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Titus 1:15.

, MarginaliaTimo. 1. þt who is clene, vnto thē all things are clene, of þe cōtrary to the filthy men al things are vnclene. A faithfull mā cleane, & holy sāctifieth by þe word the creature of God. But the creature maketh no man acceptable vnto God. So þt a creature may not sāctfy any impure & vnfaithful mā. MarginaliaThe creature doth not sanctify withoute the word. But to þe faithful mā,al things are sāctified, by the praier of þe word of god. After these sayings of maister George, then said al the bishops with their complyces: what 
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A deliberate echo of Matthew 27:65 and parallels.

nedeth vs any witnes against him: hath he not openly here spoken blasphemye?

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