The bloudy tenent, washed, and made white in the bloud of the Lambe
And made white in the bloud of the
Lambe: being discussed and discharged of
bloud-guiltinesse by just Defence.
The great Questions of this present time are
handled, viz. how farre Lberty of Conscience
ought to be given to those that truly feare God? And how farre
restrained to turbulent and pestilent persons, that not one
ly raze the foundation of Godlinesse, but disturb the Civill
Peace where they live? Also how farre the Magistrate may pro-
ceed in the duties of the first Table? And that all Magistrates
ought to study the word and will of God,that they may frame
their Government according to it.
As they are alledged from divers Scriptures, out of
the Old and New Testament. Wherein also the practise of
Princes is debated, together with the Judgement of An
cient and late Writers of most precious esteeme.
Whereunto is added a reply to Mr. WILLIAMS
answer, to Mr.COTTONS Letter.
BY JOHN COTTON Batchelor in Divinity, and
Teacher of the Church of Christ at Boston in New-England.
Printed by Matthew Symmons for Hannah Allen, at the Crown in Popes Head-Alley. 1647.
PUBLISHED BY Mathew Simmons
PUBLISHED FOR Hannab Allen
[...]But though God for a time may preserve a civill State in health and wealth, through his Patience, and bounty, especially till meanes of Grace be offered to them: yet after meanes of Grace be offered, they cannot long expect bodily health, or wealth to be continued to them, if they neglect, or despise, or depart from so great salvation. Witnesse the Romane Empire, which though it abounded in worldly blessings, till the Lord Jesus came riding forth amongst them upon a White Horse of the Gospel of his Grace: yet after they neglected so great Salvation, then followed a Red Horse of Warre, and a black Horse of Famine, and a Pale Horse of Pestilence and other Judgements, which much impeached both the health, and wealth of that State, and would have ruined it, had it not cast away her Idolls, and advanced the Scepter of the Lord Jesus [...]