A DECLARATION OR TEST TO DISTINGUISH PROTESTANT-DISSENTERS from PAPISTS and Popish Recusants, as it was given to the Parliament in the Year 1680. by the People called QUAKERS, and now Re-printed.

I A. B. Do Solemnly in the presence of God, and in my Conscience Pro­fess, Testifie, and Declare that I do not believe, that the Church of Rome, or Papal Church, is the true Church, out of which there is no Salvation; Or that the Pope or chief Bishop of Rome, is Christ's Vicar, or Vicegerent on Earth; Or that he, or the See of Rome, joyntly or severally, is Head of, or hath any Supremacy over the true Catholick Church in general, or my self in particular; Or that he or they is, or are Sole, Chief, or certain Judge, or Judges in Spiritual matters, or of the sence of the Holy Scriptures; Or that the Pope, or his Priests have power to Pardon Sins, past, present or to come.

And I do believe that at, or after the Priest pronouncing the Words of Con­secration upon the Elements of Bread and Wine, commonly called the Sacra­ment of the Lords Supper, or Sacrament of the Altar; There is not any Tran­substantiation, nor any part of the Substance of the Bread or Wine, changed into Flesh or Blood of Christ. And that the Sacrifice of the Mass, Adoring and Bowing to Crucifixes, Pictures, and Images, and the use of them in Worship. As also of the Invocation and Adoration of the Virgin Mary, or any other Saint or Angel, the Doctrine of Purgatory, and Prayers to the Dead, and for the Dead, are Doctrines and practices Erronious, Superstitious, and Idolatrous, and contrary to the truth of the Holy Scriptures. I believe there is no Mediator between God and Man, but Christ Jesus only the Lord of Life and Glory, who is the only Head of his Universal Church, as the Holy Scriptures testifie.

And I do further believe, that neither the Pope nor any other, by or under his Authority joyntly or severally, have any power to depose Princes, or to Ab­solve their Subjects of their Allegiance, on any account whatsoever; Or hath power to authorize, or give leave to me, or any other Subject of their Realm whatsoever, to Plot or Conspire the hurt of the Kings Person, his State, Go­vernment, or People.

And I do solemnly in the presence of God, Testifie and Declare that I make this Declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sence of the words read unto me, as they are commonly understood by English Protestants, without any Evasion, Equivocation, or Mental Reservation whatsoever, &c.

LONDON, Printed March, 1688/9.

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