In due sequence we must consider the contrary vices: first, unbelief, which is contrary to faith; secondly, blasphemy, which is opposed to confession of faith; thirdly, ignorance and dulness of mind, which are contrary to knowledge and understanding.
As to the first, we must consider (1) unbelief in general; (2) heresy; (3) apostasy from the faith.
Under the first head there are twelve points of inquiry:
A Whether unbelief is a sin?
A What is its subject?
A Whether it is the greatest of sins?
A Whether every action of unbelievers is a sin?
A Of the species of unbelief;
A Of their comparison, one with another;
A Whether we ought to dispute about faith with unbelievers?
A Whether they ought to be compelled to the faith?
A Whether we ought to have communications with them?
A Whether unbelievers can have authority over Christians?
A Whether the rites of unbelievers should be tolerated?
A Whether the children of unbelievers are to be baptized against their parents'will?