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Theologico - Controverfistical
Held at the Hague, the ad of JUNE 1785,
BE T W E EN
An English LUTHERAN, Scotch CALVINIST
and Dutch RABEEN ;
The Tenets of each are explained in so familiar
a Style, that they become immediately
Theologico - Controverfistical Conference,
Held at the Hague, June 2, 1785,
Between an English Lutheran, Scotch Calvinist,
and Dutch Rabeen,
Mofes. 1 OU are protestants ?
Luther and Calvin. We are members of the Reformation.
Mof. Both of one communion,
Luth. He was,
Mof. You agree they were the two firkt Reformers.
Luth. & Calv. We confess it. • Mof. Explain the mystery of the spirit.
Calv. Rebecca had twin children, Elau and Jacob; Efau's heel appeared, which the midwife tyed a scarlet thread about: this is a type of
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.
Mof. 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.
Mof. What is the foundation of your Faith?
Luth. & Çalv. GOD, Creator and Preserver of all Things, both visible and invisible; Eternal and Infinite, in Power, Truth, Justice, Good, ness, 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 fcriptures, and this is the ground of our Faith and Religion.
Mos. From what time do you date your re, ligion ?
Luih, & Calv. The day dawned with Lucher in 1517 ; but entered their protest against the Roman Catholic Church, which was the Old Church, and took the name of Protestants, in 1529.
Mof. Then the date of the protestant religion was 1 529 after Jesus Christ, your Meffiah? ; . Luib. & Calv. We confefs it, and that Luther
and Calvin were our two firft Apoftles, . . Moj. From what scripture do you derive this fundamental article of your Faith?