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tewysse / and with those fathers shall he geue the childern egles eyes to spie out Christ & his rightewysnesse and to forsake their awne and so to become perfecte.

And aftir the same maner / though oure popish ypocrites succede Christ and his appostles and haue their scripture / yet they befallen from the faith and liuinge of them and are heretikes and had nede of a Ihon Baptist to conuerte them. And we departe from them vn to the true scripture and vnto the faith and liuynge theirof / and rebuke them in like maner. And as they which departe from the faith of the true church are heretikes / even so they that departe from the church of heretikes and false fayned faith of ypocrites / are the true church / which thou shalt all waye know by their faith examined by the scripture and by their profession and consent to liue acordynge vn to the lawes of god.

¶A nother argument

Another like blynd reason they haue where in is all their trust. As we come out of them & they not of vs / so we receaue the scripture of them & they not of vs. How know we that it is the scripture of god and true but because they teach vs so? How can we that beleue / excepte we first beleue that they be the church and can not erre in any thynge that perteyneth vn to oure soules health. For if a man tell me of a marvelouse thynge / wherof I can haue no nother knowlege then by his mouth only / how shuld I geue credence excepte I beleued that the man were so honest that he coude not lye or wold not lye. Wherefore we must beleue that they be the right church that can not erre or else we can beleue nought at all.