"1. The miracles characteristic of God's nature and omnipotence; for instance, the raising of dead people, the holding back of the sun's course, and the like, by which only Christian doctrine has been confirmed;
2. The universal experience of all the devout in their daily calling on God and practice of penitence;
4. The clear and manifest prophecies about very important manners; about the will of God and the coming of Christ; about the course and vicissitudes of governments, all of which occur exactly as they have been foretold;
5. The actual genus of doctrine which reveals matters hidden and unknown to human reason;
6. The remarkable preservation of the Church;
7. The hatred of the devil over against this doctrine;
8. The course of the teachers and restorers of the doctrines which is continued from the very beginning of the Church;
9. The continuous course of the years of the world, a course which has been preserved elsewhere at no time;
10. The entire knowledge of the Law of God;
11. Teaching of marriage and chastity, which teaching also only Christian religion has preserved inviolate;
12. The blood of all martyrs;
13. The punishment of those who blaspheme and persecute;
14. The testimonies of the Scriptures: "You received it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the Word of God, which is at work in you believers," 1. Thess. 2; "No prophetic teaching has come by the human will but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit," 2 Peter 1, etc."
Chytraeus certainly uses some interesting proofs. Do you think that these are viable or not? I'd be interesting in hearing.