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many other more conteined in the same booke are false, hereticall, and condempned by the holy churche, howe thynkest thou. And further the sayde byshop of London did saye vnto him agayne. I tell thee before God & those whiche are here present &c. and asked him again what he thought of those articles. And after many exhortations he commaunded him to aunswer determinatly vnder payne of the lawe, saiyng further vnto him, that if he refuse to aunswer, he must declare him an open and obstinate heretike according to the order of the law, which thinges so done, the saide bishop asked the said Iohn Tewkesbery, whether the booke called the wycked Mammon be good. To whiche interrygatory he thus answered, he thinketh in his conscience, that there is no thing in theh booke, but that, whiche is true. And to this article obiected, that is, faith only iustifieth without workes, he aunswered that it is well sayde. And further the sayde byshop of London did declare, that the articles before obiected, and diuers other, conteyned in the booke called the wycked Mammon, were false erronious, dampnable and hereticall, and reproued and condempned by the churche. And before God and all those that were present, for the discharge of his conscience, he hath oftē and very gently exhorted the sayd Iohn Tewkesbery, that he woulde reuoke and renounce his errours, otherwyse if he did intende to perseuer in them he must declare him an heretike, which he would be very sory to do. These thinges thus doone, the byshoppe oftentimes offered hym, that he should chose what spirituall or temporall man he would to be his confessor or counsellor, and gaue hym tyme as before to delyberate with him self, vntil the next sitting in presence of the wytnesses aboue sayde.

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Also in the same moneth of Aprill, in the yeare of our Lorde aforesayde, in the consistorie of the byshop of London Cutbert Tonstable the bishop there sitting with Nicolas of Elye, Iohn of Lincolne, and Iohn of Bathe & Welles &c. This Iohn Tewkesberie was brought before thē. After certaine articles being repeated vnto hym, the byshop of London brought out before hym a certaine booke, called the wicked Mammō, askyng hym whether the booke was of the same impression and making, as was his booke that he hadde solde to others, who aunswered and sayde it was the same. whereupon the bishop of London asked him againe, whether the booke conteined the same errors or no, who aunswered againe saying, I praye God that the condempnation of the Gospell and the testament of Christe, be not to your shame, and that ye be not in peryl for it. for the condempnation of it, is all doone. farther he sayeth, that he had studied holy scripture by the space of these xvii. yeare, and as hemaye se the spottes of his face through þe glas so in readyng the newe Testament, he knoweth the faultes of his soule. Further examined vpon certaine pointes and articles extracted out of the sayd booke of the wycked Mammō. To the fyrst that Antichrist is not an outward thyng, that is to saye a man that should sodenly appeare with wonders as your forefathers talked of hym, but Antechriste is a spirituall thyng, he sayeth that he findeth no fault in it. Also demaunded of the article, faith only iustified a man. He sayth if he should desyre heauen by workes, he were greatly to blame, for workes followeth faith, and Christe redeamed vs al with the merites of his passion.

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Also the deuyll holdeth our hartes so harde that it is impossible for vs to consent to Gods lawe. To that he aunswereth, that he fyndeth no fault in it.

Item the lawe of God suffereth no nother any man to be iustified in the sighte of God: To that he aunswereth that it is plaine enough considering what the lawe is, and he saith he findeth no ill in it.

Item the lawe of God requireth of vs thinges impossible. To that he aunswereth that the lawe of God doothe commaunde, that thou shalt loue God, and thy neyghbours as thy selfe, whiche neuer man could doo. And in that he dooth fynde no faulte in his cōscience.

Item that as the good tree bryngeth fourth fruyte, so there is no lawe put to hym that beleueth and is iustified through faithe. To that he aunswereth & sayth, he fyndeth no il in it.

Item all good workes muste be done without respect of any thyng, and no profitt hadde therof. To that he aunswereth it is truthe.

Item Christ with all his workes did not deserue heauen. To that he aunswereth, that the text is true as it lieth, & fyndeth no fault in it.

Item Peter and Paule, and saintes that be dead, are not our frendes, but their frendes that they did helpe when they were alyue. To that he sayeth, he fyndeth no ill in it.

Item almes deserueth no rewarde of God. To that he aunswereth that the text of the booke is true.

Item the Deuill is not cast out by merites of fasting or prayer. To that he aunswereth, & thynketh it good inough.

Item we can not loue except we see some benefite and kyndnes, as long as we lyue vnder the lawe of God only. Where we se but sinne and dampnation, and the wrath of God vpon vs, yea where we were dāpned afore we were borne. We can not loue God, nor can not but hate hym as a tyraunt, vnrightuous, and vniust, and flee from hym as did Caine. To that he aunswereth and thinketh it good and plain enough.

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Item we are dampned by nature, as a toode

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