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A15496 The anchor of faith Vpon which, a Christian may repose in all manner of temptations. Especially in that great and dangerous gulfe of desperation. Wherein so many ouer-whelmed with the weight and burthen of their sinne, and not resisting themselues by the hand of faith, vpon the promises and inuitations of Christ, haue with Caine and Judas most fearefully fallen and shipwrackt themselues, to the vtter confusion both of body and soule for euer.; Physicke, to cure the most dangerous disease of desperation Willymat, William, d. 1615. 1628 (1628) STC 25763.5; ESTC S102508 45,869 112

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mat._n 22._o for_o as_o ignorance_n of_o the_o scripture_n as_o it_o be_v pronounce_v by_o the_o mouth_n of_o christ_n jesus_n himself_o speak_v against_o the_o saducee_n 4.18_o 2_o kin._n 17.26_o ps_n 23.10.11_o pr._n 28.29_o 30.31_o esa_n 1.34_o hos_fw-la 4.7_o eph._n 4.18_o concern_v the_o resurrection_n of_o the_o dead_a be_v the_o cause_n of_o that_o their_o so_o great_a error_n even_o likewise_o the_o ignorance_n of_o god_n be_v oftentimes_o the_o occasion_n &_o cause_n of_o god_n heavy_a displeasure_n and_o so_o of_o diverse_a &_o sundry_a inconvenience_n and_o mischief_n cant._n berinthia_n super_fw-la cant._n and_o among_o the_o rest_n it_o be_v also_o a_o cause_n of_o this_o curse_a desperation_n as_o write_v s._n bernard_n utraque_fw-la cognitio_fw-la dei_fw-la scilicet_fw-la &_o tui_fw-la tibi_fw-la necessaria_fw-la est_fw-la ad_fw-la salutem_fw-la quia_fw-la de_fw-la ignorantia_fw-la tui_fw-la venit_fw-la superbia_fw-la ac_fw-la de_fw-la dei_fw-la ignorantia_fw-la venit_fw-la desperatio_fw-la the_o knowledge_n both_o of_o god_n &_o of_o thyself_o be_v necessary_a unto_o salvation_n because_o out_o of_o the_o ignorance_n of_o thyself_o arise_v pride_n desperation_n ignorance_n the_o mother_n of_o desperation_n &_o likewise_o out_o of_o the_o ignorance_n of_o god_n come_v desperation_n out_o of_o this_o ignorance_n of_o god_n must_v desperation_n need_v arise_v for_o how_o can_v it_o otherwise_o be_v but_o that_o he_o that_o be_v altogether_o without_o any_o knowledge_n of_o god_n must_v despair_v to_o receive_v any_o good_a thing_n of_o he_o for_o as_o no_o man_n can_v take_v pleasure_n nor_o any_o profit_n by_o hide_a and_o unknown_a treasure_n so_o no_o man_n can_v look_v for_o grace_n mercy_n and_o forgiveness_n of_o sin_n or_o any_o other_o benefit_n or_o good_a gift_n at_o his_o hand_n of_o who_o he_o be_v utter_o ignorant_a and_o of_o who_o he_o have_v no_o knowledge_n chap._n 5._o desperation_n the_o three_o cause_n of_o desperation_n the_o three_o cause_n of_o
desperation_n be_v the_o great_a servitude_n or_o bondage_n or_o sin_n with_o which_o whosoever_o be_v clog_v he_o become_v thereby_o the_o servant_n of_o sin_n john_n 8.34_o and_o the_o woeful_a and_o hurtful_a effect_n of_o sin_n be_v the_o procurement_n of_o god_n curse_n and_o plague_n upon_o body_n sin_n the_o woeful_a &_o hurtful_a effect_n of_o sin_n soul_n land_n child_n stock_n crop_n and_o every_o thing_n else_o that_o a_o man_n have_v or_o go_v about_o at_o home_n or_o abroad_o in_o town_n or_o in_o field_n in_o city_n or_o in_o country_n by_o land_n or_o by_o water_n deu._n 28._o leu._n 26._o sin_n harden_v the_o heart_n heb._n 3.13_o it_o fight_v against_o the_o soul_n 1._o pet._n 2.11_o it_o gnaw_v &_o torment_v the_o conscience_n 1._o sa._n 25.31_o and_o bring_v man_n into_o the_o most_o damnable_a gulf_n of_o desperation_n wherein_o multitude_n of_o worldling_n matchevillians_n epicure_n &_o impious_a atheist_n be_v daily_o implunge_v and_o irrevocable_o drown_v for_o ever_o chap._n 6_o the_o four_o cause_n of_o desperation_n do_v many_o gather_v to_o themselves_o upon_o the_o word_n of_o christ_n in_o mat._n 7.13_o desperation_n the_o four_o cause_n of_o desperation_n straight_o be_v the_o gate_n &_o narrow_a be_v the_o way_n that_o lead_v unto_o life_n &_o few_o there_o be_v that_o find_v it_o and_o again_o out_o of_o mat._n 20.16_o many_o be_v call_v but_o few_o be_v choose_v and_o again_o out_o of_o luk._n 13.24_o strive_v to_o enter_v in_o at_o the_o straight_a gate_n for_o many_o i_o say_v unto_o you_o will_v seek_v to_o enter_v in_o &_o shall_v not_o be_v able_a all_o which_o place_n do_v plain_o teach_v that_o few_o shall_v be_v save_v for_o in_o bid_v to_o strive_v to_o enter_v in_o christ_n give_v we_o to_o understand_v that_o it_o be_v no_o easy_a matter_n but_o a_o matter_n that_o require_v great_a strife_n pain_n and_o earnest_a diligence_n against_o the_o world_n the_o flesh_n and_o the_o devil_n upon_o these_o consideration_n many_o the_o fear_n and_o doubt_n of_o many_o many_o begin_v to_o fear_v and_o to_o tremble_v to_o stagger_v and_o no_o doubt_n whether_o they_o may_v think_v themselves_o to_o be_v in_o the_o number_n of_o those_o few_o that_o shall_v be_v save_v yea_o or_o no_o and_o so_o be_v draw_v into_o despair_n while_o that_o they_o find_v this_o present_a evil_a world_n against_o they_o with_o all_o the_o bait_n snare_n net_n and_o let_v pleasure_n and_o profit_n thereof_o to_o catch_v they_o desperation_n the_o great_a and_o manifold_a adversa●es_n of_o man_n salvation_n all_o which_o the_o devil_n use_v as_o mean_n to_o desperation_n fetter_v they_o and_o entangle_v they_o while_o they_o find_v their_o own_o flesh_n their_o own_o corrupt_a nature_n against_o they_o their_o reason_n poison_v their_o will_n and_o affection_n blind_v their_o natural_a wisdom_n concupiscence_n and_o lust_n minister_a strength_n to_o satan_n temptation_n take_v part_n against_o they_o daily_o and_o hourly_o ready_a to_o betray_v they_o into_o his_o hand_n while_o that_o they_o see_v and_o perceive_v even_o legion_n of_o devil_n even_o all_o the_o devil_n in_o hell_n against_o they_o with_o all_o their_o crafty_a head_n marvellous_a strength_n infinite_a wile_n cunning_a devise_n deep_a slight_n and_o try_v temptation_n lie_v in_o ambush_n against_o their_o poor_a soul_n &_o who_o see_v not_o the_o thousand_o be_v carry_v headlong_o to_o destuction_n through_o the_o temptation_n of_o either_o the_o world_n the_o flesh_n or_o the_o devil_n and_o thus_o be_v we_o poor_a wretch_n in_o a_o most_o pitiful_a case_n assault_v and_o betray_v on_o every_o side_n chap._n 7_o the_o five_o cause_n of_o desperation_n arise_v from_o the_o manifold_a cross_n &_o affliction_n of_o this_o present_a life_n desperation_n the_o five_o cause_n of_o desperation_n for_o from_o hence_o it_o be_v that_o some_o man_n be_v daily_o feret_v follow_v on_o &_o even_o almost_o press_v down_o with_o temporal_a affliction_n and_o trouble_n affliction_n sundry_a kind_n of_o cross_n and_o affliction_n as_o penury_n poverty_n hunger_n nakedness_n sickness_n of_o body_n trouble_v of_o mind_n unquiet_a suggestion_n of_o the_o flesh_n temptation_n of_o the_o devil_n persecution_n imprisonment_n loss_n of_o friend_n loss_n of_o good_n loss_n of_o good_a name_n and_o fame_n a_o wicked_a crooked_a &_o froward_a mate_n in_o matrimony_n disobedient_a &_o untoward_a child_n unkind_a &_o unthankful_a friend_n underserued_a malice_n envy_n &_o hatred_n of_o froward_a neighbour_n &_o many_o other_o such_o like_a cross_n as_o daily_o in_o one_o sort_n or_o other_o befall_v man_n when_o they_o once_o feel_v themselves_o touch_v and_o try_v herewith_o 20._o jer._n 20._o anon_o they_o take_v occasion_n hereby_o to_o cry_v out_o and_o lementable_o to_o howl_v and_o curse_v the_o day_n wherein_o they_o be_v bear_v 15._o jer._n 15._o to_o call_v that_o a_o unhappy_a hour_n wherein_o their_o mother_n bring_v they_o forth_o 3._o job._n 3._o to_o wish_v they_o have_v dye_v in_o their_o birth_n &_o that_o they_o have_v perish_v so_o soon_o as_o they_o come_v out_o of_o their_o mother_n womb_n that_o some_o hill_n may_v fall_v upon_o they_o &_o overwhelm_v they_o that_o so_o they_o may_v short_o be_v rid_v out_o of_o their_o pain_n yea_o they_o will_v not_o be_v persuade_v that_o these_o thing_n be_v send_v of_o god_n for_o the_o most_o part_n to_o such_o as_o he_o love_v but_o rather_o to_o such_o as_o he_o hate_v and_o that_o never_o a_o love_a father_n will_v handle_v his_o child_n so_o as_o they_o be_v handle_v now_o the_o devil_n most_o subtle_o lie_v in_o wait_n for_o his_o advantoge_fw-mi take_v hold_v on_o this_o their_o weakness_n and_o strive_v by_o little_a &_o little_a by_o such_o occasion_n as_o these_o to_o work_v utter_a desperation_n in_o they_o and_o by_o these_o mean_n oftentimes_o force_v some_o to_o sudden_a wretched_a and_o desperate_a end_n chap._n 8_o the_o sixth_o cause_n of_o desperation_n be_v long_a custom_n of_o sin_n desperation_n the_o sixth_o cause_n of_o desperation_n whereby_o a_o man_n yield_v and_o submit_v himself_o as_o a_o obedient_a &_o ready_a bondslave_n to_o the_o devil_n little_o respect_v if_o not_o utter_o contemn_v both_o god_n and_o his_o word_n who_o dull_a conscience_n through_o give_v himself_o over_o to_o impurity_n &_o filthiness_n of_o life_n be_v wax_v hard_o in_o iniquity_n and_o corrupt_a way_n and_o as_o it_o be_v burn_v with_o a_o hot_a iron_n so_o that_o he_o be_v now_o past_a all_o sense_n &_o feel_v of_o sin_n nature_n long_o custom_n grow_v into_o a_o second_o nature_n &_o this_o long_a custom_n grow_v as_o it_o be_v into_o a_o second_o nature_n in_o process_n of_o time_n which_o to_o expel_v be_v a_o matter_n of_o great_a difficulty_n this_o be_v it_o which_o the_o prophet_n jerim_n mean_v where_o he_o affirm_v that_o it_o be_v as_o hard_a a_o thing_n for_o such_o to_o do_v any_o good_a that_o have_v be_v continual_o enure_v with_o do_v of_o evil_a as_o it_o be_v to_o wash_v a_o blackamoor_n or_o aethiopian_a skin_n white_a or_o to_o change_v the_o spot_n of_o a_o leopard_n and_o therefore_o according_a to_o our_o english_a adage_n as_o that_o which_o be_v breed_v in_o the_o bone_n will_v never_o light_o out_o of_o the_o flesh_n so_o a_o old_a wont_a or_o custom_n of_o any_o vice_n be_v it_o of_o lie_v swear_v game_a drink_v whore_v or_o any_o other_o such_o like_a will_v seldom_o or_o never_o be_v remedy_v whereby_o it_o oftentimes_o come_v to_o pass_v that_o in_o the_o end_n the_o devil_n by_o this_o mean_n have_v lay_v a_o foundation_n so_o fit_v his_o purpose_n to_o work_v on_o bring_v his_o old_a customer_n to_o despair_v chap._n 1._o the_o first_o chapter_n concern_v the_o remedy_n against_o the_o temptation_n &_o assault_n of_o satan_n be_v the_o first_o special_a cause_n of_o desperation_n before_o entreat_v of_o in_o ch._n 3_o to_o meet_v with_o the_o dangerous_a and_o manifold_a temptation_n of_o satan_n that_o great_a enemy_n of_o mankind_n wherewith_o he_o continual_o after_o other_o sin_n first_o commit_v labour_v to_o bring_v we_o into_o the_o deep_a gulf_n of_o desperation_n it_o shall_v not_o be_v amiss_o nay_o rather_o it_o shall_v be_v our_o best_a course_n and_o remedy_n to_o learn_v &_o practice_v that_o most_o sure_a safe_a and_o excellent_a counsel_n which_o the_o holy_a ghost_n give_v by_o those_o two_o worthy_a apostle_n of_o our_o saviour_n christ_n n._n eph_n 6._o jam._n 4._o saint_n paul_n &_o s._n jam_fw-la be_v their_o counsel_n against_o the_o temptation_n &_o assault_n of_o say_v n._n s._n paul_n and_o s._n james_n whereof_o s._n paul_n say_v put_v on_o the_o whole_a armour_n of_o god_n that_o you_o may_v be_v able_a to_o stand_v against_o the_o assault_n of_o the_o devil_n &_o s._n jam._n say_v resist_v
the_o devil_n &_o he_o will_v fly_v from_o you_o that_o be_v to_o say_v we_o must_v st●ive_v against_o all_o unlawful_a &_o forbid_a lust_n by_o which_o he_o egg_v draw_v and_o hail_v man_n from_o sin_n to_o sin_n from_o bad_a to_o worse_o and_o final_o to_o desperation_n the_o worst_a of_o all_o sin_n have_v cain_n thus_o resist_v the_o devil_n he_o have_v never_o be_v so_o far_o draw_v as_o he_o be_v from_o faithless_a hypocrisy_n to_o envy_v from_o envy_n to_o murder_v and_o from_o murder_n to_o desperation_n have_v judas_n the_o traitor_n thus_o resist_v the_o devil_n when_o he_o by_o his_o intisement_n first_o yield_v to_o covetousness_n and_o so_o for_o a_o little_a filthy_a lucre_n to_o betray_v his_o most_o love_a gentle_a and_o kind_a lord_n &_o master_n he_o have_v not_o from_o those_o sin_n one_o in_o the_o neck_n of_o another_o final_o fall_v into_o despair_n wherein_o he_o become_v his_o own_o hang_v man_n to_o the_o everlasting_a testimony_n of_o his_o own_o damnation_n full_o worthy_a therefore_o and_o very_o needful_a in_o this_o case_n be_v s._n james_n his_o counsel_n resist_v the_o devil_n etc._n etc._n yea_o and_o that_o in_o the_o beginning_n devil_n a_o description_n of_o the_o manner_n of_o armour_n with_o which_o saint_n paul_n will_v have_v christian_n to_o resist_v the_o devil_n and_o s._n paul_n go_v further_a on_o with_o the_o like_a good_a counsel_n and_o set_v down_o very_o plain_o with_o what_o manner_n of_o armour_n he_o will_v have_v christian_n to_o buckle_v and_o furnish_v themselves_o with_o that_o so_o they_o may_v be_v find_v the_o more_o ready_a and_o able_a to_o encounter_v their_o general_a enemy_n temptation_n as_o first_o with_o verity_n or_o truth_n which_o be_v the_o arm_n of_o themselves_o with_o true_a and_o sincere_a knowledge_n of_o god_n tit._n 1.1_o with_o the_o first_o kind_n of_o armour_n to_o resist_v the_o devil_n with_o in_o the_o true_a service_n of_o god_n with_o out_o hypocrisy_n in_o spirit_n and_o truth_n josua_n 24.14_o john_n 4.24_o 3._o kin._n 2.4_o and_o likewise_o with_o uprighr_n true_a speak_v &_o deal_v with_o our_o neighbour_n in_o word_n and_o deed_n eph._n 4.25_o ex._n 23.1_o resist_v the_o second_o kind_n of_o armour_n wherewith_o the_o devil_n be_v to_o be_v resist_v second_o with_o the_o breastplate_n of_o righteousness_n that_o be_v with_o the_o earnest_n appli_v and_o endeavour_v of_o ourselves_o to_o all_o virtue_n and_o godliness_n in_o our_o life_n and_o conversation_n where_o note_n that_o the_o apostle_n have_v place_v verity_n truth_n or_o true_a knowledge_n of_o god_n in_o the_o first_o place_n in_o very_o fit_a &_o good_a rank_n &_o order_n he_o place_v this_o righteousness_n the_o be_v to_o say_v practice_n of_o true_a knowledge_n in_o holiness_n of_o life_n in_o the_o second_o place_n as_o a_o godly_a father_n hereupon_o have_v very_o well_o observe_v in_o these_o word_n vera_fw-la dei_fw-la cognition_n &_o animi_fw-la sinceritate_fw-la &_o puritate_fw-la pr_v mum_n deinde_fw-la pia_fw-la et_fw-la sancta_fw-la vita_fw-la ornari_fw-la debent_fw-la christiani_n milites_fw-la christian_n soldier_n ought_v first_o to_o have_v their_o heart_n &_o mind_n deck_v &_o furnish_v with_o true_a knowledge_n of_o god_n with_o true_a sincerity_n &_o purity_n of_o mind_n &_o second_o with_o godly_a &_o holy_a life_n answerable_a to_o their_o true_a knowledge_n hereby_o all_o slighty_a cunning_a &_o forcible_a entry_n unto_o satan_n engine_n and_o subtle_a snare_n shall_v be_v debar_v and_o shut_v up_o hereby_o all_o the_o passage_n of_o our_o thought_n and_o imagination_n shall_v be_v prevent_v and_o take_v up_o resist_v whereby_o the_o devil_n be_v embolden_v to_o tempt_v and_o whereby_o on_o the_o other_o side_n he_o be_v discourage_v &_o resist_v that_o he_o shall_v not_o so_o easy_o find_v any_o breach_n or_o weak_a place_n to_o invade_v for_o as_o on_o the_o one_o side_n by_o looseness_n &_o licentiousness_n of_o the_o flesh_n by_o lewdness_n of_o our_o life_n by_o our_o iniquity_n and_o ungodliness_n the_o devil_n be_v animate_v flesh_v and_o embolden_v daily_o to_o tempt_v and_o assault_v we_o for_o he_o see_v in_o the_o corruption_n of_o our_o nature_n a_o forwardness_n to_o wickedness_n he_o blow_v the_o bellows_n and_o kindle_v the_o flame_n of_o our_o bad_a inclination_n he_o stir_v we_o up_o &_o prick_v we_o forward_o till_o after_o the_o heap_v up_o of_o one_o sin_n after_o another_o at_o the_o length_n he_o cast_v we_o down_o headlong_o into_o the_o bottomless_a pit_n of_o desperation_n so_o on_o the_o other_o side_n by_o this_o armour_n of_o righteousness_n sincerity_n and_o integrity_n to_o a_o holy_a life_n be_v the_o devil_n withstand_v and_o resist_v and_o we_o become_v the_o more_o able_a to_o stand_v fast_o in_o the_o day_n of_o our_o temptation_n so_o that_o it_o be_v not_o without_o just_a cause_n that_o the_o apostle_n compare_v this_o righteousness_n the_o second_o kind_n of_o spiritual_a armour_n unto_o a_o corporal_a braest-plate_n for_o that_o like_a as_o a_o breastplate_n save_v and_o fence_v the_o vital_a part_n of_o man_n life_n the_o good_a fruit_n of_o uprighteousnes_n &_o holiness_n of_o life_n as_o his_o heart_n liver_n &_o entrails_n which_o once_o be_v strike_v and_o pierce_v man_n life_n be_v lose_v so_o do_v uprightness_n and_o holiness_n of_o life_n preserve_v the_o heart_n and_o conscience_n of_o man_n free_a &_o safe_a from_o the_o invasion_n &_o confusion_n wrought_v by_o satan_n from_o the_o fiery_a dart_n of_o infidelity_n hardness_n of_o conscience_n coldness_n in_o religion_n wickedness_n of_o life_n corruption_n in_o conversation_n &_o final_o from_o desperation_n the_o very_a upshot_n of_o all_o mischief_n satan_n the_o three_o kind_n of_o armour_n for_o a_o christian_a against_o satan_n three_o must_v we_o arm_v &_o furnish_v ourselves_o to_o resist_v satan_n the_o devil_n with_o the_o gospel_n of_o peace_n the_o be_v our_o heart_n must_v be_v thorough_o acquaint_v &_o full_o fraught_v with_o the_o knowledge_n of_o that_o glad_a tiding_n of_o great_a joy_n which_o the_o angel_n of_o the_o lord_n bring_v at_o the_o birth_n of_o christ_n 2.10_o l._n 2.10_o that_o tiding_n of_o great_a joy_n which_o must_v be_v unto_o all_o nation_n with_o that_o most_o comfortable_a &_o joyful_a embassage_n of_o the_o reconciliation_n of_o man_n with_o god_n which_o may_v full_o w●l_v be_v call_v the_o gospel_n of_o peace_n for_o that_o it_o only_o make_v the_o conscience_n of_o man_n quiet_a &_o at_o peace_n with_o god_n and_o itself_o then_o the_o which_o what_o one_o thing_n in_o all_o the_o world_n can_v set_v a_o man_n more_o free_a from_o all_o desperation_n 13._o the_o four_o armour_n 1._o cor._n 16_o 13._o four_o with_o faith_n in_o jesus_n christ_n wherewith_o the_o same_o s._n paul_n arm_v man_n against_o spiritual_a assault_n by_o satan_n and_o his_o minister_n and_o prepare_v they_o to_o the_o spiritual_a battle_n agaiast_n the_o devil_n and_o his_o member_n encourage_v they_o not_o to_o shrink_v but_o to_o cleave_v fast_o to_o this_o faith_n whereby_o we_o may_v resist_v and_o beat_v back_o our_o spiritual_a enemy_n and_o likewise_o s._n peter_n instruct_v we_o to_o prepare_v and_o make_v ourselves_o strong_a to_o encounter_v with_o the_o common_a enemy_n the_o devil_n teach_v we_o to_o resist_v he_o by_o faith_n especial_o be_v sober_a say_v he_o and_o watch_v 5.8_o 1._o pet._n 5.8_o for_o your_o adversary_n the_o devil_n go_v about_o seek_v who_o he_o may_v devour_v who_o resist_v steadfast_a in_o faith_n for_o this_o cause_n saint_n basil_n upon_o the_o 32._o psalm_n say_v 32._o basilius_n in_o psal_n 32._o what_o man_n be_v able_a to_o make_v war_n with_o the_o devil_n unless_o he_o flee_v for_o help_v to_o the_o captain_n of_o the_o host_n through_o faith_n in_o he_o to_o wound_v and_o thrust_v through_o his_o enemy_n and_o likewise_o s._n augustine_n account_v this_o faith_n to_o be_v so_o powerful_a arbitrio_fw-la aug._n lib._n 3_o cap_n 20._o de_fw-fr lib._n arbitrio_fw-la that_o it_o resist_v vanquisheth_z and_o overcommeth_a the_o devil_n be_v what_o faith_n be_v and_o this_o true_a christian_a faith_n which_o be_v of_o such_o power_n as_o aforesaid_a be_v a_o sure_a trust_n in_o the_o mercy_n of_o god_n the_o father_n through_o the_o merit_n of_o christ_n jesus_n when_o we_o do_v persuade_v ourselves_o most_o certain_o of_o the_o pardon_n of_o our_o sin_n through_o christ_n righteousness_n and_o of_o eternal_a salvation_n by_o his_o passion_n hereby_o obtain_v peace_n in_o our_o conscience_n with_o god_n &_o rest_n &_o walk_v in_o obedience_n to_o his_o will_n &_o commandment_n by_o his_o word_n unto_o we_o reveal_v of_o this_o kind_n of_o faith_n be_v entreat_v in_o abac._n 2.4_o rom._n 3.38_o rom._n 51._o ephe._n 2.8_o armour_n the_o five_o kind_n of_o armour_n the_o five_o kind_n of_o armour_n to_o resist_v the_o
devil_n with_o whereof_o s._n paul_n in_o the_o catalogue_n of_o a_o christian_a soldier_n armour_n make_v rehearsal_n be_v the_o word_n of_o god_n this_o be_v the_o sword_n of_o the_o spirit_n whereby_o the_o suggestion_n and_o wicked_a temptation_n of_o satan_n be_v beat_v back_o propel_v &_o keep_v off_o even_o as_o a_o man_n keep_v back_o his_o enemy_n at_o the_o point_n of_o his_o sword_n with_o this_o kind_n of_o armour_n do_v our_o chief_a captain_n christ_n jesus_n in_o his_o manhood_n here_o on_o earth_n resist_v and_o put_v back_o all_o the_o devil_n his_o subtle_a and_o false_fw-mi temptation_n answer_v every_o one_o of_o they_o with_o scriptum_n est_fw-la it_o be_v write_v whence_o we_o may_v learn_v by_o the_o like_a mean_n temptation_n christ_n himself_o a_o example_n how_o to_o resist_v the_o devil_n temptation_n after_o his_o most_o excellent_a example_n to_o combat_v with_o the_o devil_n and_o to_o give_v he_o the_o foil_n whensoever_o by_o he_o or_o any_o his_o wicked_a instrument_n we_o shall_v be_v tempt_v to_o this_o desperation_n or_o any_o other_o sin_n whatsoever_o if_o we_o be_v tempt_v to_o swear_v and_o blaspheme_v the_o holy_a name_n of_o god_n it_o be_v to_o be_v resist_v with_o sciptum_n est_fw-la it_o be_v write_v thou_o shall_v not_o take_v the_o name_n of_o the_o lord_n thy_o god_n in_o vain_a if_o to_o pollute_v and_o break_v the_o lord_n sabbath_n day_n through_o either_o labour_a about_o our_o pleasure_n or_o profit_n answer_n it_o be_v write_v remember_v that_o thou_o keep_v holy_a etc._n etc._n if_o to_o murder_n &_o shed_v of_o blood_n by_o any_o forbid_a way_n or_o mean_n or_o upon_o any_o unlawful_a occasion_n whatsoever_o answer_n it_o be_v write_v thou_o shall_v do_v no_o murder_n if_o to_o steal_v and_o purloin_v by_o any_o unlawful_a mean_n direct_o or_o indirect_o answer_v it_o be_v write_v thou_o shall_v not_o steal_v if_o we_o be_v tempt_v to_o usury_n 15.5_o exo._n 22.25_o deu_fw-la 23.19_o le._n 25.39_o psal_n 15.5_o let_v we_o draw_v out_o the_o sword_n of_o the_o spirit_n thou_o shall_v not_o give_v to_o usury_n unto_o thy_o brother_n usury_n of_o money_n usury_n of_o meat_n or_o of_o any_o other_o thing_n if_o he_o move_v we_o to_o deceit_n &_o fraudulent_a deal_n 25.14_o 1_o thes_n 4.5_o leu_n 25.14_o let_v we_o resist_v he_o with_o it_o be_v write_v let_v no_o man_n oppress_v or_o deceive_v his_o brother_n in_o bargain_v for_o the_o lord_n be_v a_o judge_n in_o such_o thing_n if_o we_o be_v solicit_v to_o disloyalty_n &_o disobedience_n to_o prince_n let_v we_o strive_v against_o that_o with_o it_o be_v write_v 3_o rom._n 13.1_o 2_o 3_o let_v every_o soul_n be_v subject_a to_o the_o high_a power_n etc._n etc._n final_o to_o be_v short_a to_o what_o kind_n of_o sin_n mischief_n or_o inconvenience_n so_o ever_o any_o of_o we_o shall_v happen_v to_o be_v draw_v temptation_n the_o scripture_n do_v minister_v store_n of_o sword_n against_o every_o kind_n of_o temptation_n entice_v or_o inveigle_v let_v we_o search_v the_o scripture_n &_o we_o shall_v soon_o find_v store_n of_o sword_n of_o one_o kind_n or_o other_o to_o answer_v foil_n and_o recoil_v whatsoever_o this_o mortal_a enemy_n of_o we_o can_v use_v or_o object_n against_o we_o here_o be_v armour_n enough_o to_o find_v he_o occupy_v with_o the_o sixth_o kind_n of_o spiritual_a armour_n and_o heavenly_a furniture_n wherewith_o s._n paul_n or_o rather_o the_o holy_a ghost_n by_o saint_n paul_n armour_n the_o sixth_o kind_n of_o christian_a armour_n will_v have_v we_o complete_a and_o furnish_v against_o all_o the_o dangerous_a combat_n conflict_n and_o wicked_a suggestion_n of_o this_o wicked_a and_o damn_a spirit_n thereby_o to_o avoid_v repel_v &_o vanquish_v he_o utter_o be_v devout_a hearty_a zealous_a &_o godly_a prayer_n over_o &_o beside_o s._n paul_n his_o instruction_n and_o most_o needful_a exhortation_n in_o this_o case_n his_o &_o our_o lord_n master_n and_o saviour_n christ_n jesus_n have_v commend_v unto_o we_o this_o kind_n of_o weapon_n when_o he_o teach_v to_o pray_v with_o this_o petition_n and_o lead_v we_o not_o into_o temptation_n but_o deliver_v we_o from_o evil_a let_v we_o then_o apply_v this_o armour_n this_o kind_n of_o propulsative_a weapon_n and_o fervent_o and_o hearty_o use_v it_o and_o firm_o believe_v that_o which_o david_n the_o prophet_n for_o our_o good_a encouragement_n have_v write_v in_o ps_n 145.19_o god_n be_v never_o to_o those_o which_o call_v upon_o he_o &_o will_v fulfil_v the_o desire_n of_o they_o that_o fear_v he_o and_o deliver_v they_o whensoever_o therefore_o we_o be_v tempt_v allure_v and_o draw_v on_o by_o satan_n through_o covetousness_n to_o riches_n through_o ambition_n to_o honour_n through_o envy_n to_o murder_v through_o concupiscence_n to_o adultery_n through_o intemperance_n to_o gluttony_n or_o to_o be_v short_a through_o any_o other_o sin_n to_o iniquity_n let_v we_o straight_o way_n by_o prayer_n crave_v for_o power_n and_o strength_n from_o above_o to_o overcome_v these_o temptation_n and_o especial_o the_o most_o dangerous_a suggestion_n of_o despair_n this_o kind_n of_o armour_n be_v always_o ready_a at_o hand_n so_o that_o satan_n can_v no_o soon_o attempt_v any_o thing_n against_o we_o but_o this_o weapon_n be_v as_o soon_o ready_a if_o we_o hearty_o and_o zealous_o lie_v hold_v thereon_o to_o repel_v and_o vanquish_v all_o his_o practice_n against_o we_o and_o therefore_o pray_v pray_v pray_v chap._n 2._o the_o second_o chapter_n concern_v remedy_n and_o help_n against_o ignorance_n the_o second_o cause_n of_o desperation_n entreat_v of_o before_o in_o chap._n 4._o concern_v the_o second_o cause_n of_o desperation_n to_o wit_n ignorance_n our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n who_o be_v nothing_o ignorant_a of_o the_o manifold_a mischief_n and_o of_o the_o manifest_a danger_n that_o the_o devil_n lead_v silly_a man_n into_o as_o it_o be_v blindfolded_a through_o blind_a ignorance_n and_o he_o know_v that_o ignorance_n be_v rather_o the_o mother_n of_o desperation_n as_o heretofore_o in_o the_o 4._o chap._n of_o the_o cause_n of_o desperation_n have_v be_v sufficient_o prove_v then_o of_o devotion_n as_o the_o papist_n have_v in_o this_o point_n ignorant_o teach_v &_o maintain_v have_v in_o his_o own_o person_n &_o with_o his_o own_o mouth_n exhort_v and_o admonish_v all_o man_n 5.29_o io._n 5.29_o to_o search_v the_o scripture_n which_o be_v a_o lesson_n in_o this_o case_n most_o necessary_a for_o all_o man_n to_o learn_v thereby_o to_o deliver_v themselves_o out_o of_o the_o dangerous_a gulf_n of_o ignorance_n and_o so_o consequent_o out_o of_o many_o other_o sin_n and_o final_o out_o of_o desperation_n where-into_a thousand_o through_o ignorance_n have_v be_v implunge_v and_o drown_v for_o ever_o let_v we_o therefore_o for_o the_o remedy_n and_o avoid_v of_o final_a desperation_n ignorance_n remedy_n against_o ignorance_n whereunto_o so_o many_o run_v headlong_o through_o ignorance_n little_o know_v and_o less_o regard_v what_o they_o do_v until_o it_o be_v too_o late_a receive_v the_o word_n of_o god_n which_o as_o s._n james_n say_v be_v able_a to_o save_v our_o soul_n with_o all_o readiness_n like_a unto_o the_o nobleman_n of_o berea_n &_o search_v the_o scripture_n daily_o 17.11_o act._n 17.11_o let_v we_o seek_v after_o the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n in_o time_n and_o as_o the_o prophet_n esay_n say_v 6._o esa_n 55_o 6._o seek_v the_o lord_n while_o he_o may_v be_v find_v &_o call_v upon_o he_o whil_v he_o be_v near_o ignonorance_n the_o danger_n of_o wilful_a ignonorance_n and_o let_v we_o be_v assure_v of_o this_o that_o all_o manner_n of_o ignorance_n be_v perilous_a but_o wilful_a ignorance_n of_o all_o other_o be_v most_o perilous_a for_o it_o be_v as_o a_o learned_a writer_n have_v affirm_v a_o plain_a prognostication_n heaven_n a._n d._n in_o the_o plain_a man_n path_n to_o heaven_n &_o a_o demonstrative_a argument_n of_o eternal_a death_n it_o be_v a_o most_o horrible_a and_o fearful_a thing_n for_o a_o man_n to_o refuse_v instruction_n despise_v counsel_n harden_v their_o heart_n stop_v their_o ear_n and_o close_o up_o their_o eye_n against_o god_n this_o be_v the_o very_a up_o shoot_v of_o everlasting_a ruin_n do_v what_o the_o ignorant_a must_v do_v let_v the_o ignorant_a therefore_o that_o stand_v in_o this_o dangerous_a estate_n repair_v with_o all_o diligence_n and_o attentivenesse_n unto_o the_o learned_a minister_n &_o dispenser_n of_o god_n most_o sacred_a word_n and_o at_o their_o mouth_n inquire_v the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n law_n this_o do_v god_n himself_o command_v we_o by_o the_o prophet_n malachi_n 4._o malac_n 4._o and_o when_o we_o feel_v our_o conscience_n wound_v let_v we_o after_o the_o example_n of_o the_o godly_a faithful_a and_o devout_a people_n who_o after_o the_o hear_n of_o god_n word_n preach_v come_v unto_o peter_n and_o the_o
page_n 68_o &_o 69_o the_o end_n that_o the_o devil_n bring_v the_o wicked_a unto_o by_o their_o afliction_n trouble_n and_o cross_n page_n 70_o two_o commodity_n to_o be_v reap_v by_o the_o life_n and_o manner_n of_o the_o death_n of_o the_o wicked_a page_n 71_o the_o great_a danger_n of_o custom_n in_o sin_n and_o of_o delay_v of_o amendment_n of_o life_n page_n 71_o &_o 72_o a_o comparison_n show_v the_o danger_n of_o long_a custom_n and_o w●ltring_v in_o sin_n page_n 72_o &_o 73_o whence_o repentance_n and_o amendment_n of_o life_n be_v to_o be_v have_v and_o how_o they_o be_v to_o be_v come_v by_o page_n 74_o many_o be_v and_o may_v be_v deceive_v in_o the_o manner_n and_o time_n o●_n their_o repentance_n page_n 75_o a_o note_n for_o such_o as_o defer_v repentance_n unto_o their_o last_o day_n page_n 75_o example_n show_v that_o it_o be_v dangerous_a trust_n unto_o the_o last_o hour_n page_n 76_o notable_a example_n of_o sudden_a and_o unprovided_a death_n out_o off_o holy_a scripture_n &_o other_o writer_n page_n 76_o 77_o 78._o a_o catalogue_n or_o rehearsal_n of_o sundry_a let_n and_o impediment_n which_o oftentimes_o fall_v out_o when_o we_o come_v to_o our_o last_o hour_n to_o hinder_v and_o pur_fw-mi by_o that_o late_a repentance_n which_o so_o many_o trust_n to_o at_o the_o end_n of_o their_o life_n page_n 81_o &_o 82_o the_o effect_n of_o choler_n in_o time_n of_o extreme_a sickness_n page_n 82_o the_o manner_n how_o the_o devil_n will_v busy_v himself_o to_o hinder_v repentance_n at_o our_o last_o pant_v page_n 38_o the_o example_n of_o joseph_n of_o arimathia_n most_o worthy_a to_o be_v imicate_v page_n 85_o the_o use_n and_o custom_n of_o the_o egyptian_n to_o bridle_v evil_a action_n page_n 86_o the_o notable_a and_o imitable_a example_n of_o king_n ezechias_n page_n 86_o finis_fw-la of_o desperation_n chapter_n 1_o the_o first_o chapter_n contain_v the_o definition_n and_o division_n of_o desperation_n m_o t._n cicero_n that_o most_o worthy_a 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matter_n little_o differ_v one_o from_o the_o other_o whereof_o the_o one_o be_v desperatio_fw-la est_fw-la horribilis_fw-la mentis_fw-la &_o cordis_fw-la seu_fw-la conscientiae_fw-la ●repidatio_fw-la ex_fw-la sensu_fw-la irae_fw-la divinae_fw-la propter_fw-la peccatum_fw-la concepta_fw-la cum_fw-la metu_fw-la aeternae_fw-la damnationis_fw-la desperation_n the_o first_o definition_n of_o desperation_n sine_fw-la ulla_fw-la expectatione_n veniae_fw-la desperation_n be_v a_o horrible_a fear_n or_o tremble_v of_o the_o mind_n and_o heart_n or_o conscience_n conceive_v through_o a_o sense_n and_o feel_n of_o god_n wrath_n for_o sin_n with_o a_o fear_n of_o eternal_a damnation_n without_o all_o expectation_n or_o hope_n of_o pardon_n or_o forgiveness_n thereof_o the_o other_o which_o be_v a_o far_o more_o ancient_a definition_n be_v this_o desperatio_fw-la est_fw-la malum_fw-la quo_fw-la quis_fw-la diffidit_fw-la de_fw-la voluntate_fw-la dei_fw-la desperation_n the_o second_o definition_n 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kind_n the_o one_o a_o wicked_a kind_n of_o desperation_n of_o god_n promise_n power_n goodness_n &_o mercy_n towards_o sinner_n the_o matter_n which_o here_o i_o be_o to_o entreat_v of_o the_o other_o a_o holy_a desperation_n of_o a_o man_n own_o power_n in_o the_o obtain_n of_o eternal_a life_n conceive_v and_o wrought_v by_o a_o sense_n or_o feel_n of_o a_o man_n own_o defect_n infirmity_n &_o corruption_n concern_v this_o former_a kind_n of_o desperation_n be_v especial_o the_o mark_n which_o i_o will_v have_v poor_a silly_a distress_a soul_n to_o have_v a_o diligent_a and_o a_o watchful_a eye_n unto_o to_o the_o intent_n that_o both_o myself_o and_o my_o poor_a brethren_n live_v and_o war_a yet_o with_o i_o in_o the_o militant_a church_n of_o christ_n here_o on_o earth_n may_v be_v the_o better_a forewarn_v for_o that_o as_o they_o say_v tela_n raevisa_fw-la minus_fw-la nocent_a of_o this_o most_o subtle_a ●nd_v deadly_a stratagem_n concern_v this_o most_o dangerous_a and_o fatal_a assault_a engine_n of_o the_o arch-enemy_n of_o our_o soul_n this_o deep_a despair_n and_o devilish_a soule-poyson_n i_o have_v think_v good_a by_o the_o pen_n of_o this_o short_a treatise_n to_o put_v myself_o and_o other_o in_o remembrance_n of_o these_o three_o point_n desperation_n three_o thing_n especial_o to_o be_v note_v in_o this_o tr_z atise_n of_o desperation_n to_o wit_n first_o of_o the_o heinousness_n grievousnesse_n and_o pernitiousnes_n of_o desperation_n second_o of_o the_o cause_n thereof_o and_o three_o of_o the_o remedy_n chap._n 2._o the_o second_o chapter_n wherein_o be_v describe_v how_o heinous_a grievous_a hurtful_a and_o pernicious_a the_o sin_n of_o desperation_n be_v in_o sundry_a and_o manifold_a place_n of_o holy_a scripture_n be_v we_o teach_v that_o go●_n be_v faithful_a 1.20_o 1_o cor._n 1.9_o 2._o thes_n 3_o 3_o 1_o joh._n 1.9_o 2_o co._n 1.20_o faithful_a in_o his_o word_n an●_n true_a in_o all_o his_o promise_n all_o the_o promise_n of_o god_n be_v yea_o and_o amen_n faithful_a in_o his_o mercy_n for_o they_o never_o fail_v 〈◊〉_d faithful_n just_a &_o true_a be_v his_o way_n 〈◊〉_d according_a to_o the_o song_n of_o the_o holy_a angel_n wherein_o god_n be_v constant_a &_o faithful_a &_o how_o and_o wherein_o reu._n 15.3_o yea_o moreover_o god_n be_v careful_a for_o the_o faithful_a and_o hat●_n promise_v to_o be_v their_o god_n 6.18_o reu_fw-fr 15.3_o 2_o cor._n 6.18_o and_o they_o shall_v be_v his_o people_n it_o be_v thy_o duty_n therefore_o o_o man_n to_o do_v god_n this_o honour_n to_o believe_v without_o all_o waver_a doubt_v or_o despair_v he_o the_o duty_n of_o the_o faith_n full_a towards_o god_n in_o regard_n of_o god_n faithfulness_n towards_o he_o that_o god_n have_v both_o power_n and_o will_n to_o do_v all_o thing_n that_o he_o promise_v and_o not_o to_o permit_v any_o such_o cogitation_n thought_n or_o conceit_n once_o to_o enter_v into_o thy_o heart_n as_o that_o god_n shall_v prove_v himself_o a_o liar_n or_o that_o it_o shall_v not_o come_v to_o pass_v which_o he_o have_v promise_v but_o if_o thou_o once_o suffer_v the_o distrust_n and_o diffidence_n in_o god_n promise_a mercy_n through_o the_o multitude_n of_o thy_o sin_n and_o the_o grievousnesse_n of_o thy_o offence_n through_o the_o nature_n of_o ●inne_n itself_o and_o the_o crafty_a ingestion_n and_o suggestion_n of_o satan_n to_o take_v hold_n of_o desperation_n the_o horriblenes_n of_o the_o sin_n of_o diffidence_n mistrust_v or_o desperation_n and_o possess_v thy_o heart_n o_o horrible_a and_o grievous_a be_v this_o last_o sin_n of_o despair_v ●hich_v thou_o adde_v to_o thy_o former_a sin_n ●o_o heinous_a so_o hurtful_a and_o pernicious_a ●s_v this_o thy_o sin_n of_o diffidence_n and_o distrust_n ●n_v god_n mercy_n to_o be_v obtain_v accord_v to_o his_o promise_a word_n that_o i_o may_v ●y_a of_o thou_o agendae_fw-la aug_n in_o lib_n de_fw-la utilitate_fw-la paenitentiae_fw-la agendae_fw-la as_o s._n augustine_n say_v of_o judas●e_a ●e_z traitor_n
rest_n of_o the_o apostle_n say_v man_n &_o brethren_n 2._o act._n 2._o what_o shall_v we_o do_v even_o thus_o i_o say_v let_v we_o come_v unto_o god_n minister_n necessary_a counsel_n f●r_v the_o ignorant_a very_o necessary_a and_o confess_v &_o acknowledge_v our_o great_a blindness_n and_o ignorance_n and_o say_v unto_o they_o help_v we_o instruct_v we_o teach_v we_o set_v we_o in_o the_o way_n &_o guide_v we_o in_o the_o path_n of_o the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n and_o of_o our_o salvation_n be_v what_o the_o true_a minister_n of_o god_n