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A41542 A sermon on occasion of the death of the reverend and learned Mr. Stephen Lobb, who dyed June 3, 1699 by Thomas Goodwin. Goodwin, Thomas, 1650?-1716? 1700 (1700) Wing G1270A; ESTC R32448 23,607 49

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a_o sermon_n on_o occasion_n of_o the_o death_n of_o the_o reverend_n and_o learned_a mr._n stephen_n lob_n who_o die_v june_n 3._o 1699._o by_o thomas_n goodwin_n the_o second_o edition_n london_n print_v for_o john_n martial_n at_o the_o bible_n in_o gracechurch-street_n near_o cornhill_n where_o you_o may_v be_v supply_v with_o most_o of_o dr._n owen_n work_n likewise_o the_o true_a effigy_n of_o dr._n owen_n sell_v alone_o to_o mr._n theophilus_n lob_n i_o know_v none_o to_o who_o i_o can_v better_o direct_v this_o discourse_n on_o the_o mournful_a occasion_n of_o your_o worthy_a father_n death_n than_o you_o his_o son_n do_v not_o fix_v your_o mind_n too_o deep_o on_o your_o loss_n of_o he_o to_o aggravate_v your_o sorrow_n but_o turn_v your_o thought_n to_o a_o review_n of_o the_o example_n of_o his_o life_n which_o he_o have_v leave_v you_o and_o which_o deserve_v to_o be_v imitate_v be_v good_a and_o generous_a ready_a to_o do_v kind_a office_n to_o all_o and_o be_v true_a to_o friendship_n as_o he_o be_v seek_v the_o god_n of_o your_o father_n to_o be_v your_o god_n in_o covenant_n and_o devote_v yourself_o with_o all_o sincerity_n unto_o he_o love_v jesus_n christ_n and_o his_o pure_a gospel_n espouse_v his_o despise_a interest_n and_o dare_v to_o vindicate_v his_o truth_n so_o much_o invade_v on_o every_o side_n though_o to_o do_v so_o may_v be_v contrary_a to_o your_o interest_n in_o this_o world_n value_n humane_a learning_n in_o subserviency_n to_o divine_a and_o more_o sublime_a knowledge_n industrious_o pursue_v it_o by_o close_a and_o unwearied_a study_n and_o after_o all_o dedicate_v it_o to_o christ_n service_n and_o zealous_o employ_v it_o for_o the_o defence_n of_o his_o truth_n as_o your_o father_n do_v but_o never_o let_v learning_n through_o any_o vanity_n of_o mind_n make_v you_o to_o disgust_v the_o plainness_n and_o simplicity_n of_o the_o gospel_n that_o a_o double_a portion_n of_o the_o spirit_n may_v rest_v upon_o you_o that_o you_o 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that_o the_o scripture_n express_v a_o threefold_a death_n to_o which_o sinner_n be_v obnoxious_a one_o be_v that_o of_o which_o we_o continual_o see_v visible_a instance_n and_o of_o which_o every_o one_o of_o we_o though_o now_o alive_a and_o in_o health_n shall_v at_o the_o appoint_a hour_n be_v a_o example_n this_o death_n put_v a_o end_n to_o a_o man_n be_v in_o this_o world_n and_o the_o time_n will_v sure_o come_v in_o which_o we_o shall_v cease_v to_o dwell_v here_o and_o our_o friend_n shall_v know_v we_o no_o more_o though_o they_o may_v remember_v we_o this_o death_n part_v soul_n and_o body_n once_o so_o dear_a companion_n in_o this_o world_n and_o mutual_a partner_n of_o joy_n and_o pain_n and_o this_o death_n send_v the_o immortal_a spirit_n to_o a_o everlasting_a state_n of_o bliss_n or_o misery_n and_o lay_v down_o the_o decay_a body_n in_o the_o grave_a to_o be_v rebuilt_a in_o a_o joyful_a or_o dismal_a resurrection_n though_o it_o be_v this_o death_n which_o the_o generality_n of_o mankind_n do_v most_o fear_n who_o regard_v this_o world_n as_o all_o their_o happiness_n account_v it_o the_o worst_a thing_n they_o can_v suffer_v to_o be_v remove_v out_o of_o it_o yet_o there_o be_v another_o death_n which_o be_v far_o more_o dreadful_a that_o death_n which_o though_o stupid_a sinner_n do_v not_o feel_v yet_o strike_v through_o the_o vital_n of_o their_o soul_n and_o which_o not_o only_o darken_v the_o mind_n and_o damp_n that_o holy_a fire_n which_o in_o man_n primitive_a constitution_n perpetual_o flame_v in_o his_o breast_n and_o enkindle_v his_o affection_n and_o move_v they_o towards_o god_n but_o deaden_v all_o our_o power_n and_o faculty_n and_o make_v man_n to_o be_v dead_a in_o sin_n eph._n 2._o 1._o and_o utter_o disable_v to_o do_v any_o thing_n that_o be_v good_n it_o be_v by_o this_o death_n that_o satan_n have_v the_o advantage_n and_o gain_v a_o dominion_n over_o we_o and_o lead_v we_o captive_a at_o his_o will_n and_o prevail_o tempt_v we_o to_o sin_n and_o dye_n be_v it_o not_o for_o this_o spiritual_a death_n which_o have_v disarm_v and_o weaken_a we_o and_o which_o expose_v we_o defenceless_a to_o his_o attack_n he_o can_v not_o on_o all_o occasion_n get_v so_o easy_a a_o victory_n over_o we_o nay_o be_v it_o not_o that_o this_o spiritual_a death_n have_v universal_o seize_v mankind_n the_o devil_n will_v have_v little_a business_n on_o earth_n and_o have_v no_o more_o to_o do_v here_o than_o in_o heaven_n and_o now_o consequent_a to_o this_o spiritual_a death_n be_v that_o which_o be_v eternal_a which_o be_v all_o anguish_n and_o torture_n of_o mind_n without_o intermission_n or_o end_n and_o which_o be_v that_o never-ceasing_a misery_n and_o woe_n under_o which_o the_o devil_n and_o damn_a spirit_n do_v hopeless_o groan_v whereas_o then_o we_o be_v dead_a in_o sin_n and_o appoint_v to_o die_v as_o it_o be_v a_o curse_n threaten_v to_o the_o sinner_n and_o be_v sentence_v to_o undergo_v all_o the_o horror_n of_o eternal_a death_n christ_n come_v on_o purpose_n to_o take_v off_o the_o curse_n of_o the_o one_o and_o entire_o to_o free_v we_o from_o the_o other_o and_o since_o it_o be_v by_o die_v that_o he_o design_v to_o subvert_v the_o devil_n empire_n of_o death_n he_o take_v humane_a nature_n into_o union_n with_o himself_o that_o he_o may_v be_v capable_a of_o suffer_v and_o die_v forasmuch_o as_o the_o child_n be_v partaker_n of_o flesh_n and_o blood_n the_o child_n those_o of_o the_o son_n of_o man_n who_o god_n the_o father_n have_v give_v he_o thus_o in_o the_o verse_n precede_v the_o text._n behold_v i_o and_o the_o child_n which_o god_n have_v give_v i_o in_o which_o he_o refer_v to_o isa_n 8._o 18._o the_o child_n those_o who_o christ_n come_v to_o redeem_v from_o the_o curse_n
of_o the_o law_n and_o to_o save_v from_o the_o power_n of_o sin_n and_o death_n and_o cruel_a dominion_n of_o the_o devil_n forasmuch_o as_o these_o child_n be_v partaker_n of_o flesh_n and_o blood_n etc._n etc._n if_o any_o ask_v what_o be_v mean_v by_o flesh_n and_o blood_n his_o own_o experience_n may_v sufficient_o resolve_v he_o we_o all_o feel_v the_o misery_n sorrow_n and_o pain_n of_o our_o corrupt_a and_o frail_a constitution_n and_o after_o have_v be_v weaken_v by_o various_a disease_n which_o incessant_o batter_v our_o decay_a frame_n we_o must_v lie_v down_o and_o die_v by_o flesh_n and_o blood_n in_o scripture_n not_o mere_a humane_a nature_n be_v always_o signify_v but_o it_o be_v often_o mean_v as_o it_o be_v deprave_v by_o sin_n corrupt_v and_o pollute_v rom._n 8._o 4_o 5._o gal._n 5._o 19_o 24._o 1_o cor._n 15_o 50._o but_o in_o other_o place_n of_o scripture_n flesh_n and_o blood_n import_v the_o natural_a constitution_n of_o man_n be_v without_o the_o inherent_a malignity_n of_o sin_n matth._n 26._o 41._o but_o yet_o infirm_a and_o frail_a and_o subject_a to_o pain_n and_o sorrow_n now_o the_o child_n of_o man_n be_v partaker_n of_o flesh_n and_o blood_n not_o only_o weak_a and_o frail_a but_o sinful_a and_o defile_v they_o all_o communicate_v of_o it_o for_o so_o the_o word_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d signify_v and_o this_o corrupt_a mass_n of_o humane_a nature_n taint_v first_o in_o adam_n be_v diffuse_v through_o all_o his_o posterity_n and_o be_v the_o common_a portion_n in_o which_o they_o participate_v and_o misery_n and_o sorrow_n be_v their_o wretched_a inheritance_n now_o our_o lord_n jesus_n assume_v humane_a nature_n into_o union_n with_o himself_o not_o with_o those_o corruption_n and_o lust_n which_o infect_v it_o in_o we_o no_o he_o be_v holy_a in_o the_o first_o constitution_n of_o his_o be_v luc._n 1._o 35._o in_o his_o conception_n and_o birth_n and_o all_o the_o time_n of_o his_o abode_n here_o below_o he_o be_v holy_a 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inflict_v on_o a_o person_n who_o be_v real_o man_n bear_v our_o sin_n as_o impute_v to_o he_o it_o be_v necessary_a also_o that_o our_o redeemer_n shall_v assume_v humane_a nature_n that_o there_o may_v be_v a_o change_n or_o commutation_n of_o person_n between_o he_o and_o we_o not_o natural_a as_o if_o we_o be_v transform_v into_o his_o be_v or_o he_o into_o we_o but_o legal_a so_o that_o he_o true_o appear_v in_o our_o stead_n to_o answer_v what_o the_o violate_a law_n charge_v upon_o we_o and_o to_o satisfy_v offend_v justice_n he_o real_o represent_v we_o in_o what_o he_o suffer_v and_o act_v for_o our_o redemption_n insomuch_o as_o the_o suffering_n which_o he_o endure_v and_o the_o righteousness_n which_o he_o perform_v be_v place_v to_o our_o account_n by_o god_n his_o father_n who_o admit_v that_o he_o shall_v put_v his_o own_o person_n in_o the_o room_n of_o our_o guilty_a one_o take_v our_o sin_n upon_o he_o and_o suffer_v the_o punishment_n due_a to_o they_o and_o accept_v for_o we_o what_o christ_n do_v and_o suffer_v in_o our_o stead_n to_o all_o the_o real_a intent_n and_o purpose_n of_o our_o justification_n as_o if_o we_o have_v suffer_v and_o do_v it_o ourselves_o and_o since_o the_o manner_n of_o make_v satisfaction_n for_o sin_n be_v to_o be_v by_o undergo_a the_o penalty_n which_o it_o deserve_v and_o god_n have_v threaten_v and_o this_o be_v death_n gen._n 2._o 17._o not_o only_a separation_n of_o soul_n and_o body_n but_o the_o wrath_n of_o god_n which_o give_v deep_a and_o pierce_a wound_n to_o a_o spirit_n it_o be_v therefore_o needful_a that_o the_o person_n who_o offer_v up_o himself_o as_o a_o expiatory_a sacrifice_n for_o we_o shall_v be_v man_n that_o he_o may_v be_v capable_a of_o die_v for_o god_n can_v die_v nor_o be_v susceptive_a of_o the_o infliction_n of_o his_o own_o wrath_n and_o justice_n nor_o can_v a_o angel_n die_v as_o death_n import_v separation_n of_o soul_n and_o body_n which_o those_o spirit_n have_v not_o and_o therefore_o this_o among_o other_o may_v be_v give_v as_o a_o reason_n why_o the_o apostle_n say_v heb._n 2._o 16._o that_o he_o take_v not_o on_o he_o the_o nature_n of_o angel_n but_o the_o seed_n of_o abraham_n for_o by_o death_n which_o can_v make_v any_o impression_n on_o a_o angelic_a nature_n but_o may_v on_o the_o humane_a christ_n intend_v to_o destroy_v he_o that_o have_v the_o power_n of_o death_n that_o be_v the_o devil_n these_o word_n which_o be_v the_o latter_a part_n of_o my_o text_n express_v the_o mean_n by_o which_o our_o triumphant_a lord_n jesus_n gain_v the_o victory_n over_o satan_n he_o may_v have_v employ_v his_o invincible_a power_n as_o god_n to_o conquer_v this_o enemy_n of_o mankind_n who_o have_v usurp_v a_o dominion_n in_o the_o world_n the_o same_o jesus_n who_o make_v legion_n of_o devil_n tremble_v at_o his_o voice_n when_o he_o force_v they_o by_o a_o powerful_a command_n to_o go_v out_o of_o the_o man_n possess_v can_v by_o the_o power_n and_o 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