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A28901 A light from Christ leading unto Christ by the star of his word, or, The rich jewel of Christian divinity practically explained in the principles enlightening the children of God how to meet Christ in his ordinances and by strength from Christ to walk comfortably with Christ in the whole course of their lives ... by way of catechism or dialogue, not to answer verbatim or by wrote ... but each one according to his own sence and understanding of the question / by Immanuel Bourn of Ashover in the county of Derby, now preacher of the Gospel to the congregation in Sepulchres C.L. Bourne, Immanuel, 1590-1672. 1646 (1646) Wing B3855; ESTC R35779 307,398 743

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do_v without_o sin_n for_o these_o and_o the_o like_a reason_n first_o when_o the_o incestuous_a person_n be_v suffer_v in_o the_o church_n of_o corinth_n 4_o 2_o cor._n 5.1_o etc._n etc._n &_o 1.10.11_o &_o 3.2_o 3_o 4_o those_o saint_n who_o no_o doubt_n be_v offend_v do_v not_o present_o separate_v from_o the_o church_n but_o rather_o inform_v the_o apostle_n of_o that_o as_o of_o other_o fail_n that_o there_o may_v be_v a_o reformation_n rather_o than_o a_o separation_n in_o the_o church_n second_o the_o apostle_n do_v not_o write_v to_o the_o corinthian_n or_o other_o church_n 5.14_o rom._n 16.17_o 18_o 1_o cor._n 5.14_o to_o separate_v one_o from_o another_o but_o to_o beware_v of_o self-division_n and_o to_o cast_v out_o from_o among_o they_o that_o wicked_a person_n who_o after_o upon_o his_o repentance_n he_o order_v to_o be_v restore_v again_o 8._o 2_o cor._n ●_o 6_o 7_o 8._o three_o although_o the_o lord_n command_v his_o people_n to_o separate_v and_o come_v out_o from_o babylon_n and_o from_o wicked_a idolator_n etc._n rev._n 18.4_o 2_o cor._n 6.15_o etc._n etc._n and_o promise_v a_o blessing_n yet_o the_o lord_n do_v not_o require_v saint_n to_o separate_v from_o saint_n or_o leave_v a_o church_n for_o some_o particular_a fail_n and_o it_o may_v be_v but_o for_o a_o time_n a_o church_n of_o christ_n may_v remain_v a_o church_n though_o there_o be_v find_v some_o fail_n witness_v the_o church_n of_o christ_n in_o the_o primitive_a time_n 3._o rev._n 2.4.14_o &_o 3.2_o 3._o and_o if_o separation_n shall_v be_v for_o every_o fail_n there_o will_v be_v no_o end_n of_o separation_n among_o some_o till_o no_o church_n can_v be_v find_v and_o all_o must_v be_v zion-seekers_a indeed_o which_o must_v needs_o be_v a_o scandal_n to_o those_o which_o be_v without_o and_o cause_v the_o worthy_a name_n of_o christ_n to_o be_v ill_o speak_v of_o as_o our_o lamentable_a division_n do_v at_o this_o day_n 4._o rom._n 2.24_o jam._n 2.7_o eph._n 4.1_o 2.3_o 4._o to_o the_o great_a grief_n of_o god_n people_n saint_n therefore_o must_v pray_v for_o and_o seek_v unity_n in_o the_o church_n but_o howsoever_o that_o the_o church_n may_v fail_v &_o saint_n not_o sin_n in_o not_o separate_v yet_o it_o be_v certain_a that_o ignorant_a or_o scandalous_a person_n eat_v judgement_n though_o not_o to_o other_o yet_o to_o themselves_o 29._o 1_o cor._n two_o 28_o 29._o and_o therefore_o catechise_v be_v necessary_a in_o the_o church_n quest_n 19_o what_o then_o be_v require_v of_o such_o ●_z as_o desire_n to_o meet_v christ_n to_o have_v communion_n with_o christ_n and_o to_o partake_v of_o christ_n soul-cherishing_a virtue_n in_o the_o lord_n supper_n etc._n 1_o cor._n 11_o 28._o exod._n 12.47_o 48._o num._n 9.1_o 2_o etc._n etc._n ans_fw-fr to_o examine_v themselves_o whether_o they_o be_v right_o prepare_v and_o then_o to_o eat_v of_o that_o bread_n and_o drink_v of_o that_o cup._n quest_n 20._o when_o be_v a_o man_n or_o woman_n right_o prepare_v to_o meet_v christ_n in_o that_o holy_a ordinance_n ans_fw-fr when_o he_o or_o she_o be_v clothe_v upon_o with_o that_o wedding_n garment_n without_o which_o we_o can_v be_v welcome_a to_o that_o feast_n of_o the_o lord_n 22.12_o mat._n 22.12_o as_o in_o that_o feast_n so_o it_o be_v in_o this_o feast_n of_o the_o lord_n christ_n quest_n 21._o what_o be_v that_o wedding_n garment_n ans_fw-fr jesus_n christ_n with_o his_o merit_n righteousness_n 1.16_o joh._n 1.16_o and_o live_a grace_n apply_v infuse_v or_o wrought_v by_o christ_n spirit_n in_o our_o soul_n quest_n 22._o but_o why_o must_v we_o be_v prepare_v with_o such_o grace_n before_o we_o come_v to_o the_o lord_n table_n 64.7_o 2_o tim._n 1.6_o be_v 64.7_o ans_fw-fr because_o they_o be_v to_o be_v actuate_v stir_v up_o quicken_v and_o enliven_v if_o we_o will_v meet_v christ_n to_o our_o comfort_n as_o a_o man_n must_v examine_v himself_o 13.5_o 2_o cor._n 13.5_o so_o here_o grace_n be_v before_o hand_n to_o be_v examine_v quest_n 23._o wherefore_o do_v you_o call_v christ_n a_o garment_n ans_fw-fr 13.14_o gal._n 3.27_o rom._n 13.14_o because_o as_o many_o as_o have_v be_v baptize_v into_o christ_n have_v and_o do_v put_v on_o christ_n quest_n 24._o how_o be_v christ_n put_v on_o or_o when_o be_v man_n and_o woman_n clothe_v upon_o with_o the_o lord_n jesus_n as_o with_o a_o garment_n ans_fw-fr when_o by_o the_o work_n of_o christ_n spirit_n upon_o our_o soul_n we_o believe_v and_o see_v 3.27_o act._n 2.37_o act_n 16.29_o 30._o joh._n 1.11.11_o 12._o isa_n 61.10_o gal._n 3.27_o and_o find_v and_o feel_v in_o our_o conscience_n our_o sin_n bondage_n and_o misery_n by_o sin_n and_o our_o extreme_a need_n of_o christ_n and_o by_o the_o eye_n and_o hand_n of_o faith_n see_v and_o receive_v and_o rest_n or_o christ_n as_o our_o only_a surety_n saviour_n and_o remedy_n and_o so_o be_v and_o may_v be_v assure_v we_o be_v the_o child_n of_o god_n and_o clothe_v upon_o with_o christ_n robe_n of_o righteousness_n as_o 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grace_n to_o be_v examine_v stir_v up_o and_o enliven_v before_o we_o come_v to_o this_o holy_a sacrament_n second_o antepresent_v or_o ●ore_o immediate_a forego_v grace_n and_o g●acious_a affection_n and_o resolution_n in_o the_o soul_n to_o be_v stir_v up_o exercise_v and_o enliven_v immediate_o before_o and_o when_o we_o draw_v near_o to_o the_o act_n of_o receive_v three_o present_a act_v grace_n and_o sanctify_a affection_n operation_n and_o spiritual_a sense_n of_o the_o soul_n together_o with_o our_o bodily_a sense_n to_o be_v stir_v up_o enliven_v and_o exercise_v at_o the_o sacrament_n and_o in_o the_o act_n of_o receive_v as_o of_o the_o element_n of_o bread_n and_o wine_n bodily_a so_o of_o the_o body_n and_o blood_n of_o christ_n inward_o and_o spiritual_o in_o our_o soul_n four_o subsequent_a live_a grace_n to_o be_v examine_v and_o exercise_v after_o the_o sacrament_n for_o the_o constant_a improvement_n of_o christ_n virtue_n receive_v in_o that_o holy_a ordinance_n both_o when_o we_o return_v home_o and_o all_o the_o day_n of_o our_o life_n quest_n 27._o what_o or_o how_o many_o be_v those_o habitual_a grace_n to_o be_v examine_v and_o quicken_v before_o we_o come_v to_o this_o bless_a sacrament_n ans_fw-fr they_o be_v in_o my_o mind_n chief_o these_o four_o 1._o a_o divine_a knowledge_n 2._o a_o lively_a faith_n 3._o evangelical_n repentance_n 4._o christian_n charity_n the_o second_o classis_fw-la or_o company_n of_o question_n 1_o question_n what_o or_o how_o manifold_a be_v that_o divine_a knowledge_n require_v the_o habit_n of_o which_o must_v be_v examine_v and_o enliven_v before_o we_o come_v to_o the_o sacrament_n ans_fw-fr a_o fourfold_a knowledge_n 1._o of_o god_n 2._o of_o ourselves_o 3._o of_o christ_n 4._o of_o the_o sacrament_n quest_n 2._o why_o be_v this_o divine_a knowledge_n so_o necessary_a 30._o 2_o cor._n 11.27_o etc._n etc._n hos_fw-la 4.6_o act_n 17.30_o luk._n 10.41_o 42._o zeph._n 1.6_o heb._n 2.3_o job._n 21.14_o prov_n 1.29_o 30._o ans_fw-fr because_o ignorant_a person_n be_v unworthy_a receiver_n not_o able_a to_o examine_v themselves_o or_o discern_v the_o lord_n body_n especial_o such_o as_o those_o that_o may_v learn_v and_o be_v catechize_v and_o neglect_v the_o mean_n of_o knowledge_n or_o that_o be_v wilful_o ignorant_a that_o refuse_v knowledge_n and_o instruction_n quest_n 3._o wherefore_o be_v a_o lively_a faith_n so_o necessary_a 4.2_o heb._n 11.6_o &_o 4.2_o ans_fw-fr because_o without_o faith_n it_o be_v impossible_a to_o please_v god_n in_o any_o duty_n or_o to_o feed_v on_o christ_n and_o his_o virtue_n in_o the_o sacrament_n quest_n 4._o for_o what_o cause_n be_v evangelical_n repentance_n requisite_a ans_fw-fr because_o the_o presence_n service_n and_o sacrifice_n of_o unregenerate_a impenitent_a person_n be_v abominable_a before_o god_n 29._o isa_n 1.12_o 13_o etc._n etc._n
if_o christ_n do_v not_o un-church_n for_o this_o fault_n nor_o for_o personal_a corruption_n of_o particular_a member_n then_o what_o say_v you_o of_o those_o particular_a person_n man_n or_o woman_n who_o will_v and_o do_v not_o only_o separate_a from_o but_o un-church_n those_o church_n and_o congregation_n where_o they_o can_v deny_v but_o the_o gospel_n have_v be_v comfortable_o preach_v and_o sacrament_n administer_v so_o as_o they_o have_v be_v convert_v conceive_v in_o the_o womb_n bear_v again_o and_o receive_v 66._o isai_n 66._o suck_v from_o the_o breast_n of_o consolation_n for_o nourishment_n of_o the_o life_n of_o grace_n in_o they_o 18.20_o matth._n 18.20_o in_o which_o church_n they_o have_v often_o meet_v christ_n in_o his_o ordinance_n of_o the_o word_n and_o sacrament_n in_o prayer_n and_o praise_n to_o their_o comfort_n and_o yet_o now_o for_o particular_a fail_n it_o may_v be_v for_o want_n of_o full_a power_n in_o the_o congregation_n to_o exercise_v reformation_n as_o they_o desire_v do_v brand_v the_o church_n and_o congregation_n of_o christ_n with_o the_o name_n of_o antichrist_n synagogue_n and_o the_o faithful_a painful_a minister_n of_o christ_n baal_n priest_n limb_n of_o antichrist_n no_o true_a but_o false_a and_o counterfeit_a church_n and_o not_o minister_n of_o christ_n indeed_o as_o they_o judge_v but_o of_o antichrist_n himself_o ans_fw-fr true_o howsoever_o some_o weak_a christian_n may_v be_v seduce_v by_o deceiver_n and_o lead_v into_o this_o error_n yet_o it_o appear_v divers_a of_o these_o spirit_n have_v either_o none_o or_o but_o little_a of_o christ_n or_o true_a christianity_n in_o they_o for_o a_o man_n to_o call_v his_o mother_n whore_n it_o will_v be_v very_o uncivil_a and_o unchristian_a although_o she_o be_v sick_a and_o weak_a and_o fall_v into_o divers_a noisome_a disease_n it_o be_v his_o duty_n rather_o to_o seek_v first_o to_o god_n and_o second_o to_o the_o physician_n and_o use_v all_o good_a mean_n for_o the_o recovery_n of_o her_o health_n not_o separate_v from_o and_o leave_v she_o to_o death_n and_o desolation_n without_o respect_n simile_n be_v it_o a_o christian_a course_n when_o two_o or_o three_o be_v sick_a or_o fall_v lame_a in_o a_o family_n to_o forsake_v the_o house_n without_o take_v care_n or_o afford_v help_n and_o assistance_n for_o recovery_n of_o a_o brother_n sister_n or_o fellow_n servant_n how_o will_v the_o father_n or_o master_n of_o the_o family_n take_v this_o certain_o if_o a_o murderer_n must_v be_v destroy_v when_o the_o great_a king_n christ_n shall_v come_v to_o judgement_n these_o that_o kill_v in_o not_o endeavour_v to_o save_v life_n shall_v not_o escape_v unpunished_a except_o in_o time_n god_n open_v their_o eye_n and_o in_o and_o by_o christ_n 5.32_o act_n 5.32_o give_v they_o repentance_n let_v such_o then_o repent_v and_o return_v and_o assist_v in_o reformation_n not_o go_v on_o in_o separation_n from_o the_o church_n quest_n 31._o but_o what_o if_o man_n be_v forbid_v by_o law_n and_o man_n of_o power_n to_o use_v those_o mean_n which_o may_v by_o god_n blessing_n reform_v such_o corrupt_a person_n or_o heal_v such_o sick_a congregation_n ans_fw-fr howsoever_o any_o new_a course_n of_o discipline_n or_o that_o great_a censure_n of_o excommunication_n may_v be_v forbid_v by_o some_o act_n except_o they_o be_v repel_v and_o so_o in_o some_o course_n direct_v by_o authority_n of_o parliament_n yet_o no_o law_n forbid_v brotherly_a and_o neighbourly_a exhortation_n admonition_n reprehension_n counsel_n instruction_n out_o of_o god_n word_n prayer_n and_o supplication_n and_o such_o like_a and_o all_o these_o shall_v be_v use_v for_o reformation_n and_o not_o fall_v to_o a_o rash_a and_o offensive_a separation_n to_o grieve_v the_o soul_n of_o weak_a brethren_n and_o harden_v wicked_a man_n which_o it_o may_v be_v by_o good_a mean_n and_o god_n blessing_n may_v be_v reform_v and_o reclaim_v as_o i_o have_v show_v in_o former_a class_n of_o this_o dialogue_n but_o god_n give_v we_o good_a hope_n of_o authority_n sufficient_a in_o a_o christian_a humble_a way_n to_o reform_v our_o congregation_n and_o if_o some_o blemish_n be_v not_o reform_v yet_o a_o church_n may_v be_v a_o true_a church_n if_o it_o hold_v forth_o the_o substantial_a and_o necessary_a truth_n of_o the_o gospel_n and_o profess_a subjection_n thereunto_o though_o many_o fail_n and_o corruption_n be_v bear_v in_o particular_a member_n and_o the_o church_n in_o general_a 3._o 1_o cor._n 5._o gal._n 1._o revel_v 2._o revel_v 3._o witness_v the_o church_n of_o corinth_n of_o galatia_n ephesus_n pergamos_n sardis_n and_o philadelphia_n and_o many_o other_o ancient_a and_o modern_a church_n of_o jesus_n christ_n and_o yet_o esteem_v true_a church_n as_o the_o church_n of_o england_n scotland_n france_n bohemia_n belgia_n geneva_n the_o church_n of_o holland_n yea_o the_o church_n of_o london_n and_o our_o particular_a congregation_n though_o they_o be_v too_o full_a of_o corruption_n may_v and_o aught_o to_o be_v esteem_v true_a church_n at_o least_o where_o true_a saint_n be_v join_v together_o in_o the_o enjoyment_n of_o ordinance_n although_o in_o mix_a congregation_n quest_n 35._o you_o have_v give_v i_o good_a satisfaction_n thus_o far_o what_o be_v a_o true_a visible_a church_n of_o christ_n or_o the_o matter_n of_o a_o church_n and_o who_o be_v visible_a member_n and_o of_o the_o household_n of_o faith_n to_o and_o with_o who_o we_o may_v exercise_v our_o christian_a love_n and_o charity_n but_o how_o can_v infant-children_n of_o believer_n baptize_v in_o their_o infancy_n which_o can_v neither_o profess_v the_o faith_n of_o christ_n or_o their_o faith_n in_o christ_n nor_o show_v any_o subjection_n to_o the_o gospel_n agree_v to_o your_o description_n of_o a_o visible_a church_n or_o how_o and_o when_o and_o in_o what_o manner_n can_v these_o be_v account_v member_n of_o the_o visible_a church_n of_o christ_n ans_fw-fr 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paul_n despair_v quest_n 10._o what_o be_v the_o three_o comfort_n ans_fw-fr three_o that_o though_o the_o faith_n of_o god_n child_n be_v asleep_a for_o a_o time_n like_o christ_n in_o the_o ship_n and_o the_o life_n of_o grace_n be_v cover_v as_o fire_v in_o the_o embers_o not_o to_o be_v see_v though_o like_o a_o tree_n in_o winter_n the_o faithful_a soul_n seem_v dead_a or_o as_o a_o sick_a man_n do_v lose_v his_o taste_n of_o soul-refreshing-meat_n for_o a_o time_n or_o a_o child_n of_o god_n like_o the_o moon_n be_v eclipse_v and_o all_o darkness_n who_o can_v see_v no_o light_n ready_a to_o complain_v with_o the_o psalmist_n 9_o isa_n 50._o lo_o rom._n 70.22_o 13._o mat._n 8.24_o psal_n 77.7_o 8_o 9_o be_v his_o mercy_n clean_o go_v for_o ever_o and_o will_v he_o be_v no_o more_o entreat_v have_v god_n forget_v to_o be_v gracious_a and_o have_v he_o shut_v up_o his_o love_a kindness_n in_o displeasure_n yet_o when_o christ_n be_v please_v to_o cast_v a_o good_a look_n of_o 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