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a martyr to his cause, his entrails or bowels falling out of his sundament, as Judas is mentioned in the Acts, who, in the fame cause, suffered nearly a fimilar martyrdom, his bowels gushing out. This grand esfort of Arius and the resormation against the commencement and bringing in of popery. For it is upon this tenet our protestant religion is founded, that in 300 years aster Christ, whole Christendom changed into popery. This is the faith of our resormation. Taking this for granted, you Calvinists have great merit; it is allowed by all that the reign of the Arians was the most formidable and lasting against popery, computed at 400 years, upon the heel of which you made another strong fort against the images called the Iconoclast Heresy, which was formidable, and continued 120 years; and many other hard battles, in disferent ages, you havq risqued against popery. In our present contest we place you as our body-guard and weapon of violence or flaming sword that guarded paradise.
Calv. I am tortured with excruciating pain and must retire. Returns to the privy. Mos. Poor Calvin; he looks ghastly. Luth. You must know it is an essential article which in thei r spiritual warfare never to overpower or stifle the rule of the spirit. To keep up this liberty of spirit, when they find the flesh turbulent and resractory, to dispel these mists they with an impetuous zeal glut the carnal man, to restore vigour and harmony to the spiritual man; be was roused throngh this zeal, at dinner, beB 4 injg. ing from Scotland, at a haggcss made of boar'» entrails, which conflict I thought would have been of a very alarming nature } it is happy the matter operates medicinally, and will terr minate in a long series of health.
Mos. By this Calvinian tenet you don't mean that they hold it lawsul to offend against the commandments or any other wickedness.
Luth. The firm they place their tenet on, there is no created fin, consequently all things pure and lawsul, and requifite, when oppresfive, to be allayed. This is the medicine nature has pointed out to invigorate and renew the inward man; for, though in fleshly tabernacles, yet, not fleshly but spiritually, as the liyes of angels.
Mos. I do not understand that a beast can be an angel.
Luth. They pride themselves upon their new Sion, mentioned in the Revelations.
Mos. Which Spiritualist's, Wickedness?
Luth. That shall be discussed at our next. I am as a person on travel, cut and devoured by mad cats. Help, help, help. 1 faint. Oh, dispatch—Quick—it's all over.
Mos. What is all this? I am stifled with the abominable swine stench that issues from these enormous gluttons. I am filled with what I ciever cat, and this in its excremental and putrid state. Take him hence, or I shall never recover my breath. I also faint. Remove me into the air. Moses faints. In this plight the first day's conference was ended.
Messrs. Second Conference.
Messrs. Luther and Calvin to Mr. Moses, greeting, pray a second conference this day at fx o'clock this evening precisely.
Jdr. Moses declines evening meetings in future; but, if required, will not refuse to meet before dinner. Suppose at ten to-morrow. Agreed.
Luth &? Calv.\X7E give you joy, Mr. Moses, * * we hope our medicine has operated the defired esfect.
Mos. A diabolical esfect, a banesul medicine and disorder, swines flesh and gluttony. Wickedness. Calv. Wickedness to you, but purity to me. Luth. You cannot change gluttony into purity.
Mos. Pork and gluttony are deadly poison. Calv. To a Jew or carnal man, I grant you; but to a Tpiritual member all things are lawsul. Mos. Is this your resormed spirit of the latter times? A blessed resormation.
Luth. We bear a part in the resormation, but decline the extremes.
Calv. We have ever branded you bastards. Mos You are very pleasant. Calv. How sweet are thy tidings, O Sion! Mos. Doth your Sion grant you these privileges?
Calv. New Jerusalem is come down from heaven and dwelleth amongst men.
Mos. This cannot be the fume of your last night's supper?
Calv. These are words of the spirit which carnal men cannot understand; however, I will endeavour to hold forth a carnal fimilitude.' If fo be you may espy through the veil placed besore the eyes of every Israelite or Child of Moses, otherwise you never would have crucified the Lord of Glory.
Mos. I will condemn you by your own confesfion. You say, through ignorance, Israel crucified her Lord. If, through ignorance, we are excused from disobedience and malice, it was, theresore, innocently done. On your fide of the question you acknowledge this Lord of Glory, yet you exert every means that is posfible for the heart, and invention of man tp invent, to oppose, villify, contradict, and put to shame, destroy and annihilate both him and his church; confounding his precepts by various blasphemies, and has for upwards of two centuries raised the most unheard-of persecution, and every desamation against his church; at another time own her purity and perpetuity, and that her decifions, or creeds, are of the fame nature and authority with the other scriptures. By this rebellious, envious, and untoward spirit, the many persuafions, oppofitions, hatreds, contradictions, impieties, straining the scripture text to favour what it condemns and numberless materials of this fort to raise a fabric which you call the Resormed Church; I say, by such madness and folly you have brought on yourselves the ridicule and laughter of every person, even the illiterate, of what religion or denomination soever; and this ever
has, has, and ever will be, the wages of folly and noo-existence. Calv. What mean you by non-existence? Mos. I mean vacuity that admits no substance.
Calv. You then terminate our resormation in nothing? Mes. Reafon and common sense grants this. Luth. &? Calv. You have advanced a matter" we deny.
Mos. I should not wonder if you denied your own existence, which many wish.
Luth. & Calv. That the christian creeds are popery?
Mos. You have not the veil over your eyes not to fee what is clear to an ideot.
Lutb^ I hope our foresathers have not been guilty of this abomination. Calv. We were weary and looked two ways. Luth. We endeavoured to guard in like fort to scratch both you and the papist. Calv. You will be Esau's feed, as Jews. Luth. The creeds are christian and not popish. Mos. AH your fathers and church historians grant that christendom, or church of Christ, three years aster the nativity of Christ, became popish, aster which period, two of the creeds, Nice and Athanafian, by the general council of Nice, and soon aster by Athanafius and a council held by him set forth. It is in vain to except against this truth.
Luth. You lay things besore us that are not lawful for us to confider,