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A29699 Paradice opened, or, The secreets, mysteries, and rarities of divine love, of infinite wisdom, and of wonderful counsel laid open to publick view also, the covenant of grace, and the high and glorious transactions of the Father and the Son in the covenant of redemption opened and improved at large, with the resolution of divers important questions and cases concerning both covenants ... : being the second and last part of The golden key / by Thomas Brooks ...; Golden key to open hidden treasures. Part 2 Brooks, Thomas, 1608-1680. 1675 (1675) Wing B4953; ESTC R11759 249,733 284

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by choice persons chosen out one by another and about choice matters and upon choice conditions chosen out and agreed upon by both parties Secondly because in making of Covenants commonly sacrifices were stricken and slain for confirmation and solemnity Of old God sealed his Covenant by sacrifices of beasts slain divided and cut asunder and the choice fat and other parts offered upon the Altar And in making of great and solemn Covenants men in old time were wont to kill and cut asunder sacrificed beasts and to pass ●e● 15. 9 10 17. Je● 34. 18 19 20. Lev● 26. 25. weigh well these two Scriptures 〈◊〉 breakers may well look ●pon them as flaming swords is terrible thunder-bolts between the parts divided for a solemn testimony or for the confirmation of the Covenants that they had made And as learned men have long since observed that the very Heathen in their covenanting used sacrifices and divided them passing between the parts and this they did as some conjecture in imitation of God's people This third is the common opinion about the Original of this name and therefore preferred before all other So this word 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Berith Covenant seems to sound as much as 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Kerith a smiting or striking because of sacrifices slain in covenanting Hence the word Covenant is often joyned witst 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Karath which signifies striking of Covenant An example of this beyond all exception And Riven in Gen. 31. Exerci●at 135. saith my Author is in that sacrifice wherein God by Moses made a Covenant with all the people of Israel and bound them to obey his Law the description of it is in Exod. 24. 4 5 6 7 8. And Moses wrote all the wards of the Lord and rose up early in the morning and builded an Altar under the hill and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel And he sent young men of the children Anciently Co●enants were made with blood to be taken con●●an y in the covenant e●en to the the● 〈…〉 of blood loss of life of Israel which offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basons and half of the blood he sprinkled on the Altar And he took the book of the Covenant and read in the audience of the people and they said all that the Lord hath said will we do and be obedient And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said Behold the blood of the Covenant which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words I shall not Rup●rtus Ambr●se Cajetan c. trouble my reader with that mystical and too curious a sence that some of the Ancients put upon these words the historical sense is here more fit For in this Ceremony of dividing the blood in two parts and so besprinkling the Altar with the one half which represented God and the people with the other between whom the Covenant was confirmed the old use in striking of Covenants is observed For the ancient custom was that they which made a League or Covenant divided some beast and put the parts asunder walking in the midst signifying that as the beast was divided so they should be which brake the Covenant So when Saul went against the Ammonites coming out of the field he hewed two Oxen and sent them into all the coasts of Israel expressing the 1 Sam. 11. 7. like signification that so should his Oxen be served that came not forth after Saul and Samuel After the same manner when God made a Covenant with Abraham and he had divided certain beasts as God had commanded Gen. 15. 12. to the 19. him and laid one part against another a smoaking ●ir●brand went between representing God signifying that so he should be divided which violated the Covenant So in this place not much unlike the blood is parted in twain shewing that so should his blood be shed which kept not the Covenant Fourthly some derive the word Berith from 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Bara to create and the reason they give for this derivation is this because the first state of creation was confirmed by the Covenant which God made with man and all creatures were to be upheld by means of observing of the Law and condition of the Covenant and that Covenant being broken by man the world made subject to ruine is upheld yea and as it were created anew by the Covenant of grace in Christ Fifthly some derive the word Berith from 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Berath which signifies firmness sureness because Covenants are firm and sure and all things agreed on are confirmed and made sure by them God's Covenant is a sure Covenant Deut. 7. 9. The Lord thy God he is the faithful God or the God 〈…〉 31. 31 23 35 ●6 37. ●s●l 19. 7. Rev. 3. 14. Isa 54. 10. of Amen which keepeth covenant with them that love him Psal 89. 34. My covenant will I not break Hebrew I will not profane nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips All God's precepts all God's predictions all God's menaces and all God's promises are the issue of a most just faithful and righteous will There are three things that God cannot do 1. He cannot die 2. He cannot lie Tiius 1. 2. In hope of eternal life which God that cannot lie promised before the world began 3. He cannot deny himself Now the derivation of Berith from the several roots specified and not from one only doth give much light to the point under consideration and doth reconcile in one all the several opinions of the learned and justifies their several derivations without rejecting or offering any wrong or disgrace to any Secondly The Greek name 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Diatheke A Covenant or a Testament By this Greek word the Septuagint in their Greek Translation do commonly express the Hebrew word Berith and it is observeable that this is the only word by which the Hebrew word Berith is rendered in the New Testament This Greek word Diatheke is translated Covenant in the New Testament about Heb. 8. 6 7 8 9 10 cap. 1. 4. Luk. 1. 72. Rom. 9. 4 c. Mat. 26. 28. Luk. 22. 20 c. twenty times and the same word is translated Testament in the New Testament about twelve times Wherever you find the word Covenant in the New Testament there you shall find Diatheke and wherever you find the word Testament in the New Testament there you shall find Diatheke so that it is of importance for us to understand this word aright Now this Greek word 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Diatheke is derived from 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 Diatithemai which hath divers of the significations of the Hebrew words of which Berith is derived for it signifies to set things in order and frame to appoint orders and make Laws to pacifie and make satisfaction and to
said he Bishop Ridley as the breath is in my body I will never deny my Lord Christ and his known Truth Another used such a speech to one that advised Father Latimer him to spare himself as Christ did to Peter on the like occasion Get thee behind me Satan There are a world of other Instances of the like nature but enough is as good as a Feast By all these Instances you may see that Blessed Word verified They loved not their lives unto the death They were willing to Rev. 12. 11. lay down their lives for the Glory of Christ and for the Truth of Christ So that 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 They loved not is put for 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 they neglected or contemned their life as Brightman hath well observed They slighted yea despised their lives and rather exposed them to hazard and loss than to deny Christ or their holy Profession It is a Paraphrase of the constancy of their Faith even unto Martyrdom for the name of Christ But Tenthly Consider That God puts a great deal of honour Phil. 1. 29. upon suffering Saints To suffer for Christ is honourable God will not put this honour upon every one he puts this honour only upon those that are Vessels of Honour by Grace God makes men 2 Tim. 2. 20 21. Vessels of Silver and Vessels of Gold and then casts them into the fire to melt and suffer for his name and a higher Glory he cannot put upon them on this side Glory The Crown of Martyrdom is a Crown that the Blessed Angels those Princes of Glory are not capable of winning or wearing And O who art thou and what art thou O man that God should set this Crown upon thy head Mark at what a rate Peter speaks If ye ●e reproached 1 Pet. 4. 1 〈…〉 for the name of Christ happy are ye for the spirit of ●lory and of God resteth upon you on their part he is evil spoken of but on your part he i● glorified The very suffering condition of the people of God is at the present a glorious condition For the spirit of Glory rests upon them and therefore they must needs be glorious yea very glorious upon whom the spirit of Glory falls Rom. 8. 9 11. Dan. 3. and in whom the Spirit of Glory dwells What a Glorious Mold and Mettal were the three Children made up of that were cast into the fiery Furnace and what a deal of honour and glory did God put upon them in the eyes of all the world The Apostles all along accounted their own sufferings and the sufferings of the Saints for Christ to be the highest honour and glory that God could put upon them in this world as will be evident by our comparing Heb. 11. 36 37 38 2 Cor. 11. 23 to 28 Heb. 10. 32 to 26. the Scriptures in the Margin together To suffer for Christ is the greatest honour and promotion that God gives in this world said old Father Latimer and therefore when sentence was pronounced against him he cryed out I thank God most heartily for this great honour So Saunders I am the unmeetest man for Act. and M●n 1361. Ibid. 1744. this high Office that ever was appointed to it So Careless the Martyr this is such an honour said he as the greatest Angel in Heaven is not permitted to have God forgive me mine unthankfulness c. John N●y●s took up a Faggot at the fire and kissed John N●y●s it Saying Blessed be the time that ever I was born to come to this preferment So when they had fastned Alice Driver with a Alice Driver chain to the stake to be burnt Never said she did Neck-kerchief become me so well as this Chain So Balilus the Martyr when Balilus he was to die requested this favour of his Persecutors 〈◊〉 That he might have his chains b 〈…〉 ed with him as the Ensigns of his honour What are we poor worms full of vanities and lies Calvin said Calvin that we should be called to be maintainers of the Truth for Su●●erings for Christ are the Ensigns of Heavenly Nobility To die for Christ is the greatest promotion that God Philpot. can bring any in this Vale of Misery unto said Mr. Philpot the Martyr A French Soldier for his zealous Profession of the reformed Thuan. Hist l. 11. Anno 1553. Religion was condemned to the fire with others only he should have the favour of going to the St●ke without a Wyth but he desired that he might wear such a Chain as his fellows did esteeming this rebuke of Christ more glorious than the Ensigns of St Michael's Order 'T was an excellent saying of Prudentius Prudentius Their names saith he that are written in red letters of Blood in the Churches Calendar are written in Golden Letters in Christ's Register the Book of Life The Passion-days of the Martyrs were anciently called the Natalitia salutis the Birth-days of Salvation the Day-break of Eternal Brightness We count it a great honour Isa 9 6 7. Dan. 3. 24 25. Isa 43. 2. cap. 63. 9. to have Princes to be our Companions Christ the Prince of Peace and the Angels those Princes of Glory are our Companions in all our Sufferings Such is the honour that God puts upon his Suffering Saints that nothing shall hinder him from being their Companion in all their Sufferings in all their afflictions in all their Temptations and this believe it is no small honour I have read how that in the Primitive times when some Euseb Eccles Hist l. 5. good people came to comfort some of the Martyrs that were in Prison and ready to suffer they called them blessed Martyrs O no said they we are not worthy of the name of Martyrs These holy humble hearts thought Martyrdom too high an honour for them And Luther writing to those which were condemned to death saith the Lord will not do me that honour after all that bustle I have made in the world In the Primitive times they were wont to call Martyrdom by the name of Corona Martyrii the Crown of Martyrdom We read of a Woman-martyr who having her Child in her hand gave it to another and offered her self to Martyrdom Crowns said she are to be dealt out this day and I mean to have one You see what high and honourable thoughts the Saints had of their Sufferings in those days and O that all suffering Saints would labour to write after that noble Copy that they have left upon Record But Eleventhly Consider that suffering Saints do put a great deal of Honour and Glory upon God Christ Religion and upon God's Truth Worship and Ways What a spreading Fame and Glory of God did the Sufferings of the three Worthies scatter all the world over God is acknowledged and adored by Nebuchadnezzar a Decree is made That Every People Nation and Language Dan. 3. 28 29. which speak amiss against the God of
all the creatures for their good for their service and benefit Sixthly and lastly In this Book they might run and read what a most excellent what a most admirable what a most transcendent workman God was What are the Heavens the Earth the Sea but a sheet of Royal Paper written all over with the Wisdom and Power of God Now in the great day of account this Book shall be produced to witness against the Heathen World because they did not live up to the light that was held forth to them in this Book but crucified that light and knowledge by false ways of worship and by their wicked manners whereof the Apostle gives you a Bead-roll or Catalogue from vers 21. to the end of that 1. of the Romans But Secondly there is the Book of Providence wherein ● all particulars are registred even such as Atheists may count trivial and inconsiderable Mat. 10. 30. But the very hairs of your head are all numbred And where is their number summed up even in the Book of Providence The three Worthies were taken out of the fiery furnace Dan. 3. 27 with their hairs in full number not one of them singed Paul encouraging the Passengers to eat who were in fear and danger of death tells them that there should not an Act. 27. 34. hair fall from the head of any of them And when Saul 1 Sam. 14. 45. would have put Jonathan to death the people told him That there should not a hair of his head fall to the ground Christ doth not say that the hairs of your eye lids are numbred but the hairs of your head where there is the greatest plenty and the least use Though hair is but an excrement and the most contemptible part of man yet every hair of an Elect person is observed and registred down in God's Books and not one of them shall be lost Nor the Holy Ghost doth not say the hairs of your heads shall be numbred but the hairs of your head are all numbred God has already booked them all down and all to shew us that special that singular care that God takes of the smallest and least concernments of his chosen ones This Book of Providence God will produce in the great day to confute and condemn the Atheists of the World who have denied a Divine Providence and whose hearts have swelled against his Government of the world according to the counsels of his own heart But Thirdly There is the Book of men's afflictions this some account an entire Book of it self Psal 56. 8. Thou tellest my wandrings put thou my tears into thy bottle are The Septuagint for my wandrings or flit●ings have 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 my L●fe to teach us saith one that our life is but a flitting they not in thy book God told all those weary steps that David took in passing over those two great Forrests when he fled from Saul or thou cypherest up my flittings as the words may be read whilst David was hunted up and down like a Partridge and hushed out of every bush and had no certain dwelling place but driven from post to pillar from one Countrey to another God was all this while a noting down and a numbering of his flittings and a bottleing up his tears and a booking down his sighs Put thou my tears into thy bottle Heb. my tear that is every tear of mine let not one of them be lost but kept safe with thee as so much sweet water God is said in Scripture to have a Bag and a Bottle a Bag for our sins and a Bottle for our tears and Oh that we would all labour to fill his bottle with our tears as we have filled his bag with our sins and certainly if the white tears of his servants be bottled up the red tears of their blood shall not be cast away if God keep the tears of the Saints in store much more will he remember their blood to avenge it and though Tyrants burn the bones of the Saints yet they cannot blot out their tears and blood out of God's Register Are they not in thy book are they not in thy Register or Book of Accounts where they cannot be blotted out by any time or Tyrants i. e. yes certainly they are thou dost assuredly book them down and wilt never forget one of them according to the usual Interrogatory that was used among the Hebrews when they affirmed a thing past all doubt Let the great Nimrods and oppressors of the Saints look to themselves for God books down all the afflictions sufferings and persecutions of his servants and in the great day he will bring in this Book this Register to witness against them Ah sinners sinners look to your selves in the great day of account the Lord will reckon with you for every rod that he hath spent upon you he will reckon with you not only for all your mercies but also for all your crosses not only for all your sweets but also for all your bitters not only for all your cordials but also for all your corrasives In this Book of Afflictions there is not only Item for this mercy and that but Item also for this affliction and that this sickness and that this cross and that this loss and that And will not the opening of this Book of the Saints afflictions and sufferings and of sinners afflictions and sufferings be as the hand-writing upon Dan. 5. 5 6. the wall to all the wicked of the earth in the great day of account surely yes for as they cannot answer for one mercy of ten thousand that they have enjoyed so they cannot answer for one affliction of ten thousand that they have been exercised with But Fourthly There is the Book of Conscience Conscience saith Philo is the little Consistory of the soul Conscience R●m 2. 14 15. is Mille Testes A thousand Witnesses for or against a man Conscience is God's Preacher in the bosom Conscience hath a good memory saith one The chief Gen. 41. 9. Butler forgot the promise that he had made to Joseph but Conscience told him of it Fama propter homines conscientia propter Deum saith Augustine A good name will carry it amongst men but it is a good conscience only that can acquit us before God In this great day the Book of every man's Conscience shall be opened for their conviction The Conscience is a Domestick and true Tribunal saith Nazianzen●● wherein they shall read their guilt in legible Characters for that is a Book of Record wherein men's actions are entred and although now it be shut up close and sinners will by no means be brought to look into it ●and though many things that are written in this Book seem to be so greatly obliterated and blotted that they can hardly be read Yet in that great day of Accounts God will refresh and recover the lustre of those Ancient Writings and sinners in that day shall find that
Mordecai's name was Registred in the Chronicles of Persia Ejih 6. 1 2 3. And Iamerlane had always by him a Catalogue of his best Servants and their good deserts which he daily perused Judge But Sixthly and lastly There is a Book of Life Rev. 20. 12. And another book was opened which is the book of life the Book of Life is the Book of all those that were elected and redeemed to life through Christ Jesus This Book of Life containeth a Register of such particular persons in whose Salvation God from all Eternity determined to have his mercy glorified and for whom Christ merited Faith Repentance and perseverance that they should repent believe and be finally saved The book of life shall be opened that is to say the Decrees of God will be then published and made known which now are sealed up in his breast and locked up in his Archives Then it will be seen who are appointed to life for the glorifying of God's free rich and Soveraign Grace and whom he purposed to leave in their sins and to perish for ever for the exaltation of his Justice 'T is called A Book of Life not that God hath need of a Book but to note the certainty of Predestination viz. that God knows all and every of the Elect even as men know a thing which for memory's sake they set down in writing This Book of Life shall be opened in the great day because then it shall appear who were Elect who Reprobates who truly believed in Christ who not who worshipped God in spirit and in truth and who not who walked with God as Noah and who not who set up God as the object of their fear who not who followed the Lamb whither ever he went and who not who were sincere and who not who preferred Christ above ten thousand worlds and who preferred Barrabas before Jesus and their Farms and their Oxen and their Mat. 25. 32. Swine yea their very Lusts before a Saviour a Redeemer Ezek. 9. 4 6. who are Sheep and who are Goats who are Sons and who are Slaves who have mourned for their own sins and the sins of the time and who they are that have made a sport of sin c. Of this Book of Life you read often in Scripture Phil. 4. 3. And I intreat thee also true yoke-fellow help those women which laboured with me in the Gospel with Clement also and with other my fellow-labourers whose names are in the book of life Vorstius thinks it a speech taken from the custome of souldiers or Cities in which the chosen Souldiers or Citizens are by name written in a certain Book or Roll. This Book or Roll is called here The Book of Life because therein are written all the Elect who are ordained to Eternal Life Rev. 3. 5. He that overcometh the same shall be cloathed in white raiment and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life In this Book of Life all the just that live by faith are written The Elect are certain of Joh. 10. 28 29 30 31. eternal life they shall never perish nor none can ever pluck them out of the Father's hand nor out of Christ's hand God is said to have Books Metaphorically The Holy God by an Ambr●pepatheria speaketh to our capacity for he doth all things without the help of Books he needs no Books to help his Memory he does all things by his infinite Wisdom Eternal Foreknowledge Counsel Government and Judgment but thus men cannot do for whatsoever is done in their Councils Cities Families Contracts c. for memory's sake is set down in writing that so as there is occasion they may look it over and call to mind such things as they desire Mark not to have our names blotted out of the Book of Life is to have them always remain therein that is to enjoy Eternal Glory and what can the soul desire more The names of the Elect are written in the Book of Life they do not obtain Salvation by chance but were elected of God to life and happiness before the Foundation of the World Now their names being once written in the Book of Life they shall never never be blotted out of that Book In the Book of Predestination there is not one blot to be found the Salvation of the Elect is most sure and certain Rev. 13. 8. And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world The names of the Elect are said to be written in the Book of Life by an usual Metaphor for we commonly write down the names of such as are dear unto us that we may continually remember them So God having in his Eternal Council elected some to Salvation hath written their names in the Book of Life as our Saviour tells us Rejoyce because your Luk. 10. 20. names are written in heaven Some understand the Metaphor of the Sonship of the Elect so that to be written in the Book of Life shews that they are heirs of Glory for we know that such are to inherit whose names are written in the last Will and Testament of men Of this Book of Life you may further read Rev. 17. 8. Rev. 20. 15. Rev. 21. 27. Rev. 22. 19. Now from this Book of Life that shall be opened in the great day when the other Books shall be opened as hath been shewed every sincere Christian may form up this Eleventh Plea as to the Ten Scriptures that are in the Margin that refer to the great Eccles 9. 11. cap. 12. 14. Mat. 12. 14. cap. 18 23. Luk. 16. 2. Rom. 14. 10. 2 Cor. 5. 10. H●b 9. 27. cap. 13. 17. 1 Pet. ● 5. Dan. 9. 24. Coles 2. 14. day of account or t 〈…〉 man's particular account Most Holy and Blessed Lord cast thine eye upon the Book of Election and there thou wilt find my name written Now my name being written in that Book I am exempt from all condemnation and interested in the great Salvation my name being written in the Book of Life I am secured from coming into the Judgment of Reprobation or Condemnation Joh. 5. 14. Revel 21. 27. Jesus Christ who hath written my name in the Book of Life hath made up my acounts for me he hath satisfied thy Justice and pacified thy Wrath and born the Curse and purchased my Pardon and put upon me an everlasting Righteousness and given me my Quietus est he has crost out the black lines of my sins with the red lines of his blood he has cancelled all the Bonds wherein I stood obliged to Divine Justice I further plead O Blessed Lord That there is an immutable Connexion betwixt being written in this Book of Life and the obtaining of Eternal Life and if the Connexion betwixt being written in this Book of Life and the obtaining of Eternal Life were not peremptory what reason could there be of opening this Book in the day of Judgment The Book of Life is a Book of Sovereign Grace upon which lies the weight of my Salvation my happiness my all and therefore by that Book I desire to stand or fall Well saith the Lord I cannot but accept of this Plea as holy honourable just and righteous and therefore enter thou into the ioy of thy Lord inherit the Kingdom prepared for thee Mat. 25. 21 34. Thus by Divine Aslistance and by a special and a gracious hand of Providence upon me I have finished those select and important Cases of Conscience which I designed to speak to Soli Deo Gloria in Aeternum