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A51840 A fourth volume containing one hundred and fifty sermons on several texts of Scripture in two parts : part the first containing LXXIV sermons : part the second containing LXXVI sermons : with an alphabetical table to the whole / by ... Thomas Manton ... Manton, Thomas, 1620-1677. 1693 (1693) Wing M524; ESTC R13953 1,954,391 1,278

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other_o have_v any_o thing_n to_o allege_v let_v they_o plead_v it_o ah_o lord_n i_o have_v but_o one_o thing_n to_o say_v and_o plead_v and_o upon_o which_o to_o cast_v all_o my_o hope_n and_o that_o be_v mercy_n and_o grace_n lord_n i_o have_v trust_v in_o thy_o mercy_n thus_o ambrose_n when_o he_o be_v to_o die_v sai_z etsi_fw-la non_fw-la sic_fw-la vixi_fw-la ut_fw-la pudeat_fw-la inter_fw-la vos_fw-la vivere_fw-la etc._n etc._n tho'_o i_o have_v not_o so_o live_v as_o that_o i_o shall_v be_v ashamed_a to_o live_v i_o be_o not_o afraid_a to_o die_v why_o not_o that_o i_o have_v live_v well_o but_z quia_fw-la bonum_fw-la habeo_fw-la dominum_fw-la because_o i_o have_v a_o gracious_a lord_n and_o have_v make_v grace_n my_o confidence_n so_o we_o read_v in_o the_o life_n of_o bernard_n seem_v to_o be_v cite_v before_o the_o tribunal_n of_o god_n when_o satan_n have_v speak_v in_o his_o conscience_n what!_o thou_o look_v for_o any_o favour_n at_o god_n hand_n thou_o be_v not_o worthy_a he_o reply_v i_o confess_v i_o be_o not_o worthy_a nor_o can_v i_o by_o my_o own_o desert_n obtain_v the_o kingdom_n of_o heaven_n but_o i_o have_v a_o double_a right_n haereditate_fw-la patris_fw-la &_o merito_fw-la passionis_fw-la by_o the_o grace_n of_o my_o father_n and_o by_o the_o merit_n of_o christ_n passion_n hereby_o i_o can_v take_v hold_n of_o god_n with_o both_o hand_n by_o grace_n and_o merit_n not_o my_o own_o but_o christ_n thus_o god_n best_a servant_n their_o hope_n have_v be_v establish_v this_o way_n by_o cast_v themselves_o upon_o mercy_n and_o grace_n 2._o that_o we_o may_v retain_v the_o favour_n of_o god_n with_o certainty_n rom._n 4.16_o
therefore_o it_o be_v of_o faith_n that_o it_o may_v be_v by_o grace_n to_o the_o end_n that_o the_o promise_n may_v be_v sure_a to_o all_o the_o seed_n we_o shall_v never_o else_o be_v secure_v against_o doubt_n and_o fear_n believer_n that_o offend_v daily_a will_v be_v leave_v to_o a_o sad_a uncertainty_n but_o now_o we_o can_v the_o better_o expect_v glory_n when_o the_o foundation_n of_o it_o be_v lay_v in_o grace_n i_o remember_v the_o great_a patron_n of_o the_o merit_n of_o work_n bellarmine_n conclude_v out_o of_o bernard_n propter_fw-la incertitudinem_fw-la propriae_fw-la justiciae_fw-la &_o periculum_fw-la inanis_fw-la gloriae_fw-la ●●tissimum_fw-la est_fw-la ●iduciam_fw-la totam_fw-la in_o solâ_fw-la dei_fw-la misericordia_fw-la &_o benignitate_fw-la reponere_fw-la because_o of_o the_o uncertainty_n of_o our_o own_o righteousness_n and_o the_o danger_n of_o vain_a glory_n i_o confess_v it_o be_v the_o safe_a course_n to_o put_v our_o trust_n in_o the_o sole_a mercy_n and_o grace_n of_o god_n use_v 1_o be_v to_o preswade_v we_o if_o grace_n be_v the_o cause_n of_o all_o the_o good_a we_o enjoy_v not_o to_o wrong_v grace_n why_o for_o this_o be_v to_o close_v and_o stop_v up_o the_o fountain_n yea_o to_o make_v grace_n our_o enemy_n and_o if_o grace_n be_v our_o enemy_n who_o shall_v plead_v for_o we_o angry_a justice_n must_v needs_o take_v up_o the_o quarrel_n of_o abuse_a grace_n and_o then_o there_o be_v no_o help_n nay_o grace_n itself_o will_v complain_v of_o the_o wrong_n receive_v to_o god_n and_o will_v solicit_v our_o judgement_n and_o vengeance_n the_o advocate_n will_v become_v a_o accuser_n but_o how_o do_v we_o wrong_v grace_n i_o answer_v five_o way_n 1._o by_o neglect_v the_o offer_n of_o grace_n such_o make_v god_n speak_v in_o vain_a and_o to_o spend_v his_o best_a argument_n to_o no_o purpose_n 2_o cor._n 6.1_o we_o then_o as_o worker_n together_o with_o he_o beseech_v you_o also_o that_o you_o receive_v not_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n in_o vain_a by_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n be_v there_o mean_v the_o offer_v of_o grace_n in_o the_o gospel_n now_o we_o receive_v it_o in_o vain_a when_o all_o the_o woo_n and_o plead_n of_o grace_n do_v not_o move_v we_o to_o bethink_v ourselves_o and_o look_v after_o our_o salvation_n it_o be_v a_o great_a affront_v you_o put_v upon_o god_n to_o despise_v he_o when_o he_o speak_v in_o the_o still_a voice_n look_v as_o when_o david_n have_v send_v a_o courteous_a message_n to_o nabal_n and_o he_o return_v a_o churlish_a answer_n it_o put_v he_o into_o a_o fury_n 1_o sam._n 25.34_o sure_o there_o have_v not_o be_v leave_v by_o the_o morning_n light_n any_o that_o piss_v against_o the_o wall_n so_o how_o angry_a will_v the_o lord_n be_v against_o those_o that_o despise_v his_o grace_n and_o all_o the_o renew_a offer_n and_o message_n of_o love_n and_o prefer_v the_o profit_n and_o pleasure_n of_o the_o world_n before_o he_o it_o may_v be_v you_o do_v not_o return_v a_o rough_a and_o churlish_a answer_n and_o be_v not_o scorner_n and_o opposer_n of_o the_o word_n but_o you_o slight_a god_n sweet_a message_n when_o he_o come_v in_o the_o sweet_a and_o mild_a way_n the_o complaint_n in_o the_o gospel_n be_v mat._n 11.17_o we_o have_v pipe_v unto_o you_o and_o you_o have_v not_o dance_v it_o be_v not_o we_o have_v thunder_v unto_o you_o and_o you_o be_v not_o startle_v but_o we_o have_v pipe_v and_o you_o have_v not_o dance_v not_o to_o take_v notice_n of_o these_o sweet_a allurement_n and_o blandishment_n of_o grace_n that_o be_v very_o sad_a heb._n 2.3_o how_o shall_v we_o escape_v if_o we_o neglect_v so_o great_a salvation_n the_o greatness_n of_o the_o benefit_n aggravate_v the_o sin_n it_o be_v great_a salvation_n that_o be_v offer_v there_o be_v a_o offer_n of_o pardon_n and_o eternal_a life_n but_o it_o work_v not_o if_o you_o neglect_v it_o there_o be_v a_o sort_n of_o man_n that_o do_v not_o open_o deny_v reject_v or_o persecute_v the_o gospel_n but_o they_o receive_v it_o careless_o and_o be_v no_o more_o move_v with_o it_o than_o with_o a_o story_n of_o golden_a mountain_n or_o ruby_n or_o diamond_n fall_v from_o heaven_n in_o a_o night-dream_n you_o make_v god_n spend_v his_o best_a argument_n in_o vain_a if_o you_o neglect_v this_o grace_n scourge_n conscience_n till_o it_o ache_v what_o will_v you_o do_v how_o will_v you_o escape_v if_o you_o neglect_v so_o great_a salvation_n god_n set_v himself_o a_o work_n to_o gain_v the_o heart_n and_o grace_n have_v lay_v open_a all_o its_o treasure_n as_o a_o man_n in_o a_o shop_n to_o draw_v in_o custom_n now_o it_o be_v grieve_v and_o wrong_v when_o it_o do_v not_o meet_v with_o a_o chapman_n this_o be_v the_o charge_n that_o be_v lay_v upon_o those_o mat._n 22.6_o when_o they_o be_v invite_v they_o make_v light_a of_o it_o they_o do_v not_o take_v it_o into_o their_o care_n and_o thought_n do_v not_o serious_o think_v with_o themselves_o o_o that_o god_n shall_v invite_v we_o to_o the_o 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they_o and_o god_n make_v they_o a_o offer_v as_o tho'_o they_o be_v worthy_a and_o they_o judge_v themselves_o unworthy_a and_o plain_o declare_v they_o be_v altogether_o not_o worthy_a of_o this_o grace_n all_o man_n be_v unworthy_a enough_o of_o eternal_a life_n and_o god_n have_v cause_n enough_o to_o condemn_v they_o but_o they_o chief_o judge_v themselves_o unworthy_a that_o be_v in_o fact_n declare_v themselves_o to_o be_v so_o that_o have_v receive_v the_o honour_n and_o favour_n of_o a_o call_v grace_n have_v speak_v unto_o they_o and_o make_v they_o a_o offer_v of_o pardon_n and_o salvation_n and_o they_o turn_v the_o back_n upon_o it_o as_o if_o it_o be_v not_o worth_a the_o take_n up_o on_o god_n term_n and_o such_o be_v all_o ignorant_a sot_n and_o deaf_a worldling_n 2._o another_o sort_n of_o man_n that_o wrong_a grace_n be_v those_o that_o refuse_v grace_n out_o of_o legal_a dejection_n many_o poor_a creature_n be_v so_o vile_a in_o their_o own_o eye_n that_o they_o 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scripture_n speak_v of_o mercy_n have_v thou_o but_o one_o blessing_n o_o my_o father_n say_v esau_n gen._n 27.38_o so_o have_v god_n but_o one_o mercy_n grace_n be_v a_o treasure_n that_o can_v be_v spend_v a_o ocean_n ever_o full_a and_o ever_o flow_v where_o sin_n have_v abound_v grace_n do_v much_o more_o abound_v rom._n 5.20_o there_o can_v be_v so_o much_o in_o sin_n but_o there_o be_v more_o in_o grace_n the_o apostle_n make_v new-coined_a word_n when_o he_o be_v to_o speak_v of_o the_o abundance_n of_o grace_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d and_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d the_o prodigal_n can_v say_v there_o be_v bread_n enough_o in_o my_o father_n house_n luke_n 15.17_o how_o many_o hire_a servant_n in_o my_o father_n house_n have_v bread_n
lay_v hold_n of_o the_o second_o covenant_n we_o must_v be_v dead_a to_o the_o law_n man_n be_v slight_a and_o careless_a until_o the_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n put_v they_o so_o hard_o to_o it_o that_o they_o be_v make_v to_o despair_v of_o get_v heaven_n and_o salvation_n by_o obedience_n to_o it_o o_o than_o they_o think_v of_o a_o new_a life_n and_o a_o new_a claim_n the_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n follow_v they_o close_o make_v they_o utter_o despair_v in_o themselves_o than_o they_o be_v fit_a to_o live_v unto_o god_n the_o apostle_n tell_v we_o this_o be_v the_o great_a use_n for_o which_o the_o law_n now_o serve_v rom._n 5.20_o the_o law_n enter_v that_o the_o offence_n may_v abound_v gal._n 3.19_o wherefore_o then_o serve_v the_o law_n it_o be_v add_v because_o of_o trangression_n that_o be_v to_o convince_v sinner_n of_o their_o lose_a estate_n that_o man_n may_v be_v sensible_a of_o their_o sin_n and_o so_o forcible_o constrain_v to_o make_v after_o another_o righteousness_n none_o pass_v from_o one_o covenant_n to_o another_o but_o they_o have_v a_o taste_n of_o the_o first_o i._o use_v to_o inform_v we_o how_o the_o two_o covenant_n agree_v and_o be_v subservient_fw-fr to_o one_o another_o for_o these_o two_o be_v not_o contrary_a be_v both_o truth_n reveal_v by_o god_n they_o have_v a_o mutual_a respect_n the_o law_n serve_v to_o make_v sin_n know_v rom._n 3.20_o for_o by_o the_o law_n be_v the_o knowledge_n of_o sin_n and_o the_o gospel_n hold_v forth_o the_o remedy_n of_o sin_n john_n 1.29_o behold_v the_o lamb_n of_o god_n which_o take_v away_o the_o sin_n of_o the_o world_n the_o law_n paint_v out_o our_o need_n o●_n christ_n who_o be_v the_o end_n of_o the_o law_n for_o righteousness_n rom._n 10.4_o the_o gospel_n make_v a_o offer_n of_o christ_n that_o in_o he_o we_o may_v have_v what_o we_o can_v not_o attain_v by_o the_o law_n 1_o cor._n 1.30_o for_o of_o he_o be_v you_o in_o christ_n jesus_n who_o of_o god_n be_v make_v unto_o we_o wisdom_n 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again_o compare_v