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Aretims thus. Evangelifts obtain their name from preaching the Areting his Gospel, they were next to the Apostles in office. inferiorer in dignity, definicion, tot neceffitated to preach every where, neither did they inftitute new Evangell. churches. but were conservators of the Apostles do&rine, and taught fte abe vangeix certain Churches. Thus Philip 4 Cefereny A&.8. the lafi vers: lij predicatis and Timothy, 2 Tim. 4. 5. in bid to preach the Gospel; otherwise note, nome

habuerunti? Signifieth Gospel writers, in mbich sense pe bave onely four Euan

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ficio, dignitate inferiores : non incumbebat iis neceffitas ubique docendi, nec inftituebant novos catus, fed rea. A&. 8. ult. Timotheus, 2 Tim. 4. juqhlur docere evangelium. Alias fignificat scriptores Evangelii, quo sensy, quatuor tantum habemus Evangelistas. Aret. problem. loc. 62. Excuf: per Johan. le Breux. 1617..

Polanus thus. Evangelists were next unto the Apostles in office, Polagus his and as their companions, and fellom labourers, did Jupply their definision. places, their work was in the Apostes company, or by their command Evangelift to preach the Gospel any where, suche were Mark, Luke, Timothy, ab Apoftolis Titus, and Pbilip. Að.21. 8.

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mi erant adeo que vices eorum gerebant veluri Apoftolorum comites, de ouviggo, qui una cum Apofolis, ac juffu illorwn evangelium predicabant apud quatris. Quales fuerunt Lucah, Marcus, Timotheus, Titus,d Philippus A8.21,8 Polan. Partit. Theol. lib. 1. pag. 226. Geneve 1626.

911; 1 Bucanus thus. Evangelists were the Apostles comyanions, fel-Bucanus hislow-labourers, and Colleagues n t ordained by Christ bimself with definiton, out an intervenient hum.ine Ministry, bút chalen by the Apostles, ar


coinites takçiż with them, as a kind of auxiliary, or secondary apostles, to suppvéggon & Ply their places in preaching the Gospel, sometime in one place, other cumsinsp70s while in another; and in watering wat was planted, and building Apoftolorum, upon the foundation. laid by the Apostles, not in one, but in many

, Chrifto.i.e. power(till they were recalled by the Apostles to appoint, and put par interveniente Stors into holy orders in ezery city. Such weré Timorby; Luke, Mark, minifterio, sed Ischicus, Titus, Philip and others, whether of the number of the fe iplis eledi, venty desciples, wbcmn cur Lord ordained besides the twelve, or chosen (nt of crberry 19 a firi&er fignification, tbe four Gospel-writers were vices eorum

affumpti jut Evangelists,but so as Mark, and Luke were Apofiles companions and in rigando, co Evangelists, Mitthem and John both Apostles and Evangelists. In fuperftruendo, proof of all this he cites in his margin. Tit

. 1.5. Ax, 16. 3. Jusceperant o2 Tim.4. 5. v. 11. 12. 2 Cor. 8. 23.A&. 21. 8. Luk. 10. 1. kom.16.7 peri perficiendo, & evangelio prædicando, modo in uno, modo in alio loco, quasi subsidiarii, de velutis:cundarii quidam A postoli, non in una tantum ecclefia, sed in pluribus ecclefiis gererent, & paftoTum oppidatim constituendorum Gordinis facrorum in ecclefiis ad quas milli fueruntinstiruendi, jus, G protestatem haberent idq;tanti sper dum ab Apoftolis revocarentur, quales fuerami Timotheus Lucas, Marcus, Tychicus, Titus, Philippus, & alii Sive ex illis 70. difiip®



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Sandi amanuenses quorum operatufus eft dominus,ad evangelicam. biftoriam Chrifti Jerip. jis tradendam, & ecclefia Christiane primordia defcribenda, quorum duo Mareus, Go Lu-) Ca!, Apoftolorum comites do evangelista,duo vero alii, Mattheus, & Johannes,Apoftoli, & !vangelifta fuerunt. Bucan. loc. com. loc: 42. qu. 17.Geneve. 1630.

Urfinus and OrfinisandoPateur, chus: Mingfiets mediat'y called; were fir't Pareus their Evangelists, imhomerethe Apöfiles helpörsy and by cb:fent to teach definition. 1. Medi ate vos

divers Churches. They quote no Scripture for this defi nition, cati funt pris

as neither did Polanus before, nor doth Wollebius, nor Maresia o evangelio us, after them. adjutores y Rolorum & mittebantur ab Apoftolis did docendum varias ecclefias. Catechil.

Urfinc-Para par. 3.quef.103 Francofurti: 1621.
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Wollebius thus. Evangelists were the Apostles companions, and" definition 9 Suppliesa 2:

Evangetahsisd; as to Apofislorumcomite, C. fuccenį priati, Wollebo compendi Theol

. lib. 1. ca. 26. Londia 1647. : Spanhemius Spanhemius thus. Evangelists weze Apostolical rien, who eitlier his definition, besides the Apostles laboured by Divine inspiration, and conduct in Evintigel

Gospel-writing, or ibidy were' vicar-Apoftes in conftituting and ftè fuerunt

gco diri Apoftoliei verning Churēbes, Juch more Sytaro Timotheus, Titus and others. gui vel præter His proofs are Eph. 4. 11. i Cor: 12.9, 10.

Apoftolos ; eiti vangeliis scribendis manum divina inspiratione dulku admover unļi Vel Apostolis vicariam operam in conftituendis, (ivo gubernandis etjain ecclesix preftiterunt, quales fuerunt,S9las, Timotheus, Thus, & ulil. Španhem, disputar. Theol. difput. de ministerii ecclefiaft 70cat.Geneva 5632)

2017 Marcfius his Maresius thus, « The four Gospel-writers, are by way of eminency, definition.

called Evangelists, and not only they, but ihosi alfa whom the ApcEvangeli. Ales ele&ted, and took into fallopfhip, as their companions, and fellonfe dicuntur

Labourers to travel hither and tritbar, up finish the work begun by the yos és exót, : Apoftles, in watering what ybrz Apafiles, bad planted, and raising quatuor illi the fuperfiructure where they hadlaid the foundation, such were TiSpiritus fan&ti muthy, Titus, M..rk, Luke and ethers, whether of the number of the

hitomi Sezonty two Disciples, com maissionated by Cbrifi for a.time, or cholen Chrifti desers- elfewhere.

5*10 benda, sed eriam comites, do ouréeg:cs, Apoftolorum, yb illis ele&ti, con ollupi, do subinde båd, illus, cmifJi

, izdopus quod ipfi ceperant vizardo da Super;?:rendh, feragendum;quales Timotheus, Titus Marcus, Lucas, & alii, sive ex 72. difcipulis, quos Chriftus defignavit ad temfuam five aliurde aleiti. Mares. Syften. Theol. lor.js. Sect. 49. Groninge: 1056,

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The Presbyterian Divines of the province of Landon thuso SEvangelifis properly Jocelled; were men extraordinarily employed in 170531 preacbing the Gospel without any settled residence upor any one Charge, they seere comites & vicarii Apoftolorun (or the Author Jus elistil Jiles companions and viclisi) and they had cujam yicariatn obinie 2. Purt sag. um Ecclesiarum (or the vicariate charge of all Churches) astbe 68. London.

1654. Apostles had cura principalem, (ora the principal a charge.) And tbey did as Ambrose faith, Evangelizare sine cathedra, Cor preach millonut a chair, di episcopul residence:) buffet.

Thele itanes co:inted;beginning at Calvin,& ending with the London Presbyter's; nimber more then a Jary, upon whose tions are twoverdict the Evangelists carise is by many taken for adjudged, by

fold against more, it is thought to he misjudged, I am of the latter opini- definers.

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and shall take leave to speak somewher in arrest of Judgment Reader thy Reason and coäscience arethenppet bench First they of my apreal, my exceptions are Tastab 3: 3 have not pro

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Secondly First, They have not proceeded according to their Hvidente; they are not menory, unproved, it will as much 'oppress our reputation." The firft

their verdi&. tis in vain to word it, either in a complement to our Reader, excepcion or an Apology for the attempt, the dye is caft; the charge is charged, and given in, we are bound to fee the iffure, and abide the Judg- proved in ment. We inpeach first the fore-man Calvin, who ranks the

nine particuEvangelist next in office, though inferiour in dignity to the A First Expostles. Aretiusand Polanus dutifully observe, and write after cept. the Ehis copy; but what Scripture guided their Pens? what, text vangelists did they lay before them to write by ? Indeed Calvin cites in order to Eph.4.11: Where, if there it be proved, eitlier the textual or, the Apostles der and method, obviates it to all capacities, at forft view and Calvins cireading, or the Apostles scope Thowing more closely, reserves ted text doch it to the search of more piercing Judgments

. Any of these not prove it (confessedly) is sufficient, but the former (as being less liable to dispute) is rather to be expe&ed il fich pofitive decerminations; for where

, the intricasie, of darkness ofallegations inforcetha Judge to fetch a compass, and arile gradually to the pitch of resolution, the principles of ordinary prudence require more suspensness, and wariners, though his decisions boproLáble ideductions, not pèremprorye conclufions Bit Ostonadefines resolutely, lét tis fee?hethiththeerder oiftiter words.or



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First,the Grammatical order of the words exemplified in our

translation, leads in the Prophet before the Evangelist, and imRated mediately following upon the heels of the Apostles. We there

read. And he gave some Apostles, and some Propbets, and fome Evangelists, &'c. Calvin faith the Evangelist ,and St. Paul saith the Propbet is next to the Apostles. We trust the reader will not be long resolving which to credit, for unless the Prophet be the Evangelisis copula, and knot of conjunction with the Apofiles; Propbetsgnot Evangelistsgare next Apoftles.And Calvin defining the contrary, inverts St. Pauls order, which is not only his but the holy Ghosts allo:Definicions, or descriptions (such Calvins moft properly is)ought to explicate things, or persons by certain properties, or diftin&ively operative powers, known, or acknow

Icdged to be theirs,by artists skilled in their appendant sciences.

s! But this Definition, or description, contrary to all rules of

art or reason, waves what is acknowledged, elects new Prin

ciples, and proceeds contrary unto them. That the Evangelist is 'b0002 the news-bringer of Christ & his righteousnessunto unbeleevers 30.1976 vai theriotation of the word, many plain Scriptures, and the unani

ai 1912" mous expofition of the godly and learned Antients, do abunDOT' dantly testify and irrefragably prove. But this is too short for

!93 Calvins purpose, a new houtę must have a new foundation; si bogatec what harh been laid is not worth observing; the Evangelist is

an officer next Apostles, and a text where the holy Ghoff placech Prophets next Apostles proves it.

Protestants complain bitterly against Papal tyranny, in locking up the sacred oracles, under an wuknown tongue from the people - Contrariwise, they expose that treasury unto vlgar

inspection, and afliga many fair reasons for their so doing. But :: if they take such a wide liberty to sense, and interpret it contrafry to the holy Ghosts express method, and to the ordinary interpretation of words of the most plain and univocal significatison (such the words feparating the stations of. Chuch-officers in

this text are where is the reformation? Doch not their ty- Remy exceed Pontifical, indifferency being umpire? For Paw -pistsz behide a long prescription of many years corrupt cistom, puting che people of this privileds,add a seeming reason to wit deaftignorants Thould wreft those same hard things in Scripture, -tinto their owo defru&ion; A reason though plausible, yet no more conclusiveor rational, then an obftinate debarring of all ments from stafting of those meats, or drinks, wherewith some


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overgorging their fomachs, do or may hinfet. But Prorchants though they importunately plead Gods design to familiarize his revealed will unto the meaneft capacities, bar al men may know the things which are freely given tbem of God, and though they professedly ņiaintain the evidence, perfpicuity, plainncsy and facility of holy Writ to be understands and its accesfity to be observed and practised (by all who can sead, and understand it, or have it read, and commended to their under fanida ings by others) and that those main wheels givemotion to these lelser ones, of their indeavours to tranflace, and transcribe them into maternal languages: Yet by their expofitions, they do equally obscure, and hide them from common cbservations in a vulgar, as in a forren Diale&t, for not to go beyond our Tedder, may not a private English Christian as easily tranflate the original, as suppose this tranflated text, approximates the Evange lifts to the Apostles, because he there reads in plain English, And be gave fime Apostles, and some Prophets and fonae Evansgelifts.

Secondly Secondly, Will not the tranflation bear the Evangelifts next or originalt. ness to the Apostles, the original finks deeper from under it. We there read. Kui autos i dess aris 'Agosiass, was die negendeesa Ta's on Evagy saices. Here each officer hath his prefixed article, which elsewhere is allowed, either to distinguish one person, or thing froni another, or to demonstrate the writers singular intentiveros upon what he handlesą ! Give we it which of those two fignifications we please in this text, any of them will strongly maintain the exa&uels of its order. Besides St. Paul (as foreseeing and intending to filence all after disputes) doth not trust it finglupou the article, but double rayles the Nation of each of ficer, as well with the particles as with the before mentioned Article. I know this particle is very often used, and according to the several exigencies of the places, lic becomes Polja femons, or of divers fignifications. But this text will only admit it to have a discretive frgnification; for instance, 'tis fometimes in other places rendred adversatively. But, First beft expositors, Aut the door of this text against it, unanimopfly tranflating it, by autem vero, so the vulgar, Beza, Pifcator. Se

In loc. condly, an adversative reddition, would be inconfonant no the Apofles fcope, which is the enumeration of the Chriftian; ".

Church-officers; who thongh they are ditind, are not oppoo 500 Site, because all are instituted by one Christy all are related to

Ori1004". one Church, ajid all'even by the allignation of this text, have


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