They Should Be Utterly Abolished

The argument in hand I frame thus:

All things and rites which have been notoriously abused to idolatry, if they are not such as either God or nature has made to be of a necessary use, should be utterly abolished and purged away from divine worship, in such sort that they may not be accounted nor used by us as sacred things or rites pertaining to the same.

But the cross, surplice, kneeling in the act of receiving the communion, &c., are things and rites,  &c., and are not such as either God or nature, &c.

Therefore they should be utterly abolished, &c.

~George Gillespie, A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies (Naphtali Press, 2nd critical ed., 2013), 149.

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