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A06513 [A methodicall preface prefixed before the epistle to the Romanes ...] Made by the right reuerend father in and faithfull seruant of Christ Iesus, Martin Luther ...; Praefatio in Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos. English Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.; Wilkinson, William, d. 1613, attributed name.; Watkinson, William, fl. 1573-1594, attributed name. 1632 (1632) STC 16986; ESTC S105157 20,999 82

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in_o the_o 7._o chap._n he_o say_v the_o law_n be_v spiritual_a as_o if_o he_o shall_v say_v if_o the_o law_n be_v carnal_a or_o moral_a doctrine_n only_o than_o it_o will_v be_v satisfy_v by_o the_o external_a work_n but_o see_v that_o now_o it_o be_v spiritual_a that_o be_v requyre_v the_o affect_n and_o spirit_n it_o follow_v that_o no_o man_n can_v fulfil_v it_o unless_o he_o do_v those_o thing_n which_o the_o law_n command_v with_o a_o cheerful_a heart_n with_o a_o certain_a ardent_a fervency_n of_o mind_n and_o with_o all_o his_o affection_n such_o a_o new_a heart_n and_o such_o a_o ●ervent_a and_o cheerful_a affection_n of_o the_o heart_n thou_o can_v not_o obtain_v of_o thy_o own_o strength_n or_o by_o thy_o own_o merit_n but_o only_o by_o the_o operation_n and_o se●ret_a instinct_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n for_o it_o be_v the_o spirit_n of_o god_n only_o that_o give_v a_o new_a heart_n ●nd_v that_o make_v a_o man_n spiritual_a ●nd_v so_o be_v make_v spiritual_a he_o ●ay_v love_v the_o law_n which_o be_v spiritual_a and_o may_v fulfil_v it_o not_o for_o ●eare_z or_o love_n of_o commodity_n ●ut_v with_o a_o cheerful_a and_o wil●ing_a heart_n and_o that_o he_o may_v be_v ●aried_v violent_o as_o it_o be_v with_o ●_o certain_a force_n to_o do_v those_o thing_n which_o the_o law_n command_v free_o and_o of_o his_o own_o accord_n so_o be_v that_o say_v to_o be_v understand_v the_o law_n be_v spiritual_a that_o be_v the_o law_n be_v not_o fulfil_v but_o by_o the_o spirit_n but_o by_o a_o heart_n renew_v by_o the_o spirit_n therefore_o where_o there_o be_v not_o that_o renovation_n of_o the_o heart_n by_o the_o spirit_n there_o remain_v that_o grievous_a hatred_n of_o the_o law_n which_o law_n nevertheless_o of_o 〈◊〉_d self_n be_v just_a holy_a and_o good_a 〈◊〉_d far_o be_v it_o from_o fulfil_v it_o wherefore_o accustom_v an●_n acquaint_v thyself_o with_o thi●_n phrase_n and_o manner_n of_o speak_v which_o the_o apostle_n here_o use_v it_o be_v one_o thing_n 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chapter_n now_o the_o spirit_n be_v give_v only_o by_o faith_n in_o jesu●_n christ_n as_o the_o apostle_n sai●_n in_o the_o beginning_n faith_n come_v through_o the_o hear_n o●_n the_o gospel_n through_o whic●_n word_n christ_n be_v preach_v unt●_n we_o to_o have_v die_v to_o have_v been●_n ●●ried_v and_o to_o have_v rise_v again_o ●●om_a death_n for_o we_o as_o he_o say_v 〈◊〉_d the_o 3._o 4._o and_o 10._o chapter_n ●herefore_o our_o whole_a justification_n be_v of_o god_n faith_n also_o and_o ●●e_v spirit_n be_v of_o god_n they_o ●●me_n not_o of_o ourselves_o where_o ●re_n let_v we_o conclude_v that_o faith_n 〈◊〉_d one_o justifi_v and_o that_o faith_n one_o fulfil_v the_o law_n for_o ●aith_n through_o the_o merit_n of_o christ_n obtain_v the_o holy_a spirit_n which_o spirit_n do_v make_v ●s_n new_a heart_n do_v exhilarate_v ●s_n do_v excite_v and_o inflame_v our_o ●eart_n that_o it_o may_v do_v those_o ●hings_n willing_o of_o love_n which_o ●he_v law_n command_v and_o so_o at_o ●he_n last_v good_a work_n in_o deed_n ●oe_v proceed_v free_o from_o the_o ●aith_n which_o work_v so_o mighty_o and_o which_o be_v so_o lively_a in_o ●ur_n heart_n this_o be_v the_o meaning_n of_o the_o three_o chapter_n f●_n whereas_o he_o have_v utter_o da●ned_v the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n a●_n may_v have_v seem_v to_o have_v d●_n annul_v and_o abolish_v the_o la●_n by_o the_o teach_n the_o doctrine_n faith_n he_o prevent_v that_o objection_n in_o these_o word_n we_o d●_n not_o say_v he_o destroy_v the_o la●_n but_o rather_o establish_v it_o that_o we_o teach_v how_o the_o law_n m●_n true_o be_v fulfil_v by_o faith_n by_o believe_v in_o christ_n jesus_n now_o it_o remain_v that_o we_o show_v how_o this_o word_n sin_n take_v in_o the_o scripture_n what_o 2_o what_o sin_n n●_n in_o the_o scripture_n signify_v no_o only_a the_o external_a work_n b●_n that_o whole_a force_n and_o native_a operation_n incredulity_n as_o tha●_n wickedness_n which_o we_o hau●_n by_o lineal_a descent_n as_o it_o be_v ●om_n our_o great_a grandfather_n ●de_v adam_n which_o even_o vio●ntly_o carry_v we_o headlong_o 〈◊〉_d sin_n namely_o that_o wicked_a ●eart_n and_o all_o our_o reason_n with_o 〈◊〉_d yea_o even_o his_o best_a and_o chie●st_a his_o strength_n and_o power_n ●herwith_o we_o can_v do_v nothing_o ●e_v but_o sin_n so_o that_o then_o we_o ●e_v say_v to_o commit_v sin_n when_o ●y_a the_o efficacy_n of_o this_o original_a ●nne_n as_o with_o a_o certain_a violent_a ●rce_n we_o be_v carry_v headlong_o ●o_o do_v evil_a there_o be_v no_o outward_a sin_n do_v but_o first_o by_o his_o natural_a force_n and_o impul●on_v a_o man_n be_v whole_o and_o with_o ●l_a his_o affection_n carry_v roundly_o way_n to_o sin_v the_o scripture_n ●nd_n god_n himself_o when_o they_o ●ake_v of_o sin_n they_o have_v respect_n ●nto_o this_o wickedness_n of_o our_o heart_n unto_o this_o natural_a inclination_n that_o be_v this_o vice_n of_o i●_n credulity_n as_o to_o the_o fountain_n of_o all_o other_o sin_n like_a 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he_o reason_v thus_o argument_n the_o apostle_n argument_n it_o be_v therefore_o needful_a and_o necessary_a that_o christ_n shall_v be_v send_v who_o shall_v make_v his_o righteousness_n to_o be_v we_o by_o the_o new_a birth_n or_o regeneration_n in_o faith_n &_o the_o spirit_n even_o as_o the_o old_a man_n adam_n by_o propagation_n leave_v we_o his_o sin_n through_o that_o old_a generation_n according_a to_o the_o flesh_n again_o by_o this_o argument_n aaother_n proposition_n be_v sure_o ground_v namely_o that_o no_o man_n by_o his_o own_o strength_n &_o power_n be_v able_a to_o deliver_v himself_o from_o sin_n or_o to_o justify_v himself_o for_o it_o be_v not_o in_o our_o choice_n to_o be_v bear_v or_o not_o to_o be_v bear_v of_o the_o old_a adam_n &_o according_a to_o the_o flesh_n which_o by_o other_o argument_n be_v evident_a and_o clear_a enough_o for_o if_o the_o law_n of_o god_n which_o surly_a if_o any_o other_o thing_n in_o the_o world_n may_v have_v justify_v aught_o to_o have_v prevail_v and_o avail_v for_o righteousness_n do_v not_o only_o not_o justify_v but_o rather_o increase_v &_o augment_v sin_n in_o we_o namely_o that_o grudge_v &_o fret_v of_o our_o nature_n daily_o stomack_v &_o murmur_v at_o god_n yea_o the_o more_o it_o do_v press_v we_o the_o more_o it_o stir_v up_o sin_n in_o our_o nature_n negata_fw-la nitimur_fw-la in_o vetitum_fw-la semper_fw-la cupimusque_fw-la negata_fw-la which_o go_v against_o all_o whatsoever_o be_v forbid_v therefore_o the_o more_o perfect_o we_o know_v the_o law_n the_o more_o misery_n we_o behold_v in_o ourselves_o and_o we_o see_v the_o better_a how_o that_o we_o have_v more_o need_n of_o christ_n 6._o chap._n 6._o in_o the_o 6_o chap._n he_o handle_v that_o great_a and_o chief_a work_n of_o faith_n to_o wit_n the_o warfare_n &_o conflict_n of_o christian_n betwixt_o the_o flesh_n &_o the_o spirit_n christian_n the_o warfare_n of_o christian_n for_o the_o flesh_n fight_v against_o the_o spirit_n and_o the_o 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toil_v until_o they_o sweat_v again_o by_o endeavour_v to_o tame_v their_o flesh_n to_o repress_v the_o lust_n of_o it_o &_o to_o make_v it_o subject_a unto_o the_o spirit_n mortification_n mortification_n and_o by_o that_o mortification_n of_o our_o flesh_n &_o newness_n of_o our_o spiritual_a life_n we_o express_v the_o death_n and_o the_o resurrection_n of_o christ_n as_o also_o that_o sign_n of_o mortification_n in_o baptism_n which_o do_v signify_v and_o represent_v unto_o we_o no_o other_o thing_n but_o this_o continual_a mortification_n of_o the_o flesh_n and_o daily_a vivification_n &_o quicken_a of_o the_o spirit_n for_o baptism_n that_o be_v this_o mortification_n do_v work_v in_o we_o so_o long_o until_o sin_v be_v abolish_v and_o abandon_v by_o the_o death_n of_o our_o body_n we_o rise_v in_o our_o body_n with_o christ_n and_o reign_v with_o he_o for_o evermore_o and_o this_o thing_n namely_o the_o daily_a mortification_n of_o our_o flesh_n we_o may_v perform_v because_o we_o be_v not_o under_o the_o law_n but_o under_o grace_n now_o what_o it_o be_v not_o to_o be_v under_o the_o law_n law_n what_o it_o be_v not_o to_o be_v under_o the_o law_n must_v not_o be_v so_o understand_v as_o though_o it_o be_v lawful_a for_o we_o to_o do_v what_o we_o listen_v but_o not_o to_o be_v under_o the_o law_n be_v this_o that_o our_o heart_n be_v so_o make_v new_a by_o the_o spirit_n through_o faith_n that_o free_o willing_o and_o of_o our_o own_o accord_n we_o may_v do_v that_o which_o the_o law_n require_v though_o there_o be_v no_o law_n at_o all_o for_o grace_n do_v endue_v we_o with_o the_o love_n of_o the_o law_n wherefore_o we_o be_v justify_v have_v no_o more_o the_o law_n against_o we_o but_o agree_v with_o us._n to_o be_v under_o the_o law_n law_n what_o it_o be_v to_o be_v under_o the_o law_n be_v to_o work_v without_o grace_n and_o not_o to_o be_v able_a to_o fulfil_v the_o law_n where_o there_o can_v choose_v but_o be_v sin_n and_o this_o now_o at_o length_n be_v the_o true_a liberty_n and_o freedom_n from_o the_o law_n and_o sin_n of_o which_o the_o apostle_n here_o dispute_v even_o unto_o the_o end_n of_o this_o chap._n as_o for_o this_o liberty_n it_o be_v such_o that_o we_o may_v willing_o from_o our_o heart_n do_v good_a without_o any_o exaction_n of_o the_o law_n therefore_o it_o be_v a_o spiritual_a liberty_n which_o do_v not_o take_v away_o the_o law_n but_o give_v and_o impart_v a_o certain_a power_n and_o spirit_n to_o fulfil_v the_o law_n namely_o a_o cheerful_a mind_n a_o ready_a will_n and_o fervent_a desire_n to_o work_v well_o whereby_o it_o do_v then_o satisfy_v the_o law_n insomuch_o that_o it_o have_v not_o any_o thing_n to_o exact_v at_o his_o hand_n or_o to_o charge_v he_o withal_o similitude_n a_o fit_a &_o apt_a similitude_n even_o as_o if_o thou_o be_v indebt_v to_o a_o certain_a creditor_n of_o thou_o &_o do_v owe_v he_o a_o great_a sum_n of_o money_n thou_o may_v after_o two_o way_n satisfy_v he_o and_o 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chap._n to_o the_o roman_n he_o say_v that_o the_o law_n be_v make_v weak_a by_o reason_n of_o the_o flesh_n which_o thing_n ought_v to_o be_v mean_v not_o only_o of_o the_o unchaste_a lust_n of_o the_o flesh_n but_o also_o of_o the_o whole_a mass_n of_o corruption_n and_o wickedness_n yea_o brief_o and_o chief_o of_o incredulity_n or_o unbelief_n sin_n incredulity_n the_o ground_n of_o all_o sin_n which_o be_v the_o most_o secreet_a and_o chief_a sin_n of_o all_o contrariwise_o be_v 7._o spirit_n what_o it_o be_v thou_o shall_v call_v the_o spirit_n those_o spiritual_a thing_n even_o those_o external_a work_n which_o proceed_v from_o a_o spiritual_a man_n or_o from_o a_o heart_n innovate_v and_o make_v new_a by_o the_o holy_a spirit_n that_o wash_v of_o the_o foot_n which_o christ_n do_v to_o his_o disciple_n though_o it_o be_v a_o outward_a work_n yet_o it_o be_v spiritual_a peter_n fish_n to_o which_o he_o return_v be_v now_o justify_v in_o the_o spirit_n be_v also_o spiritual_a therefore_o that_o be_v flesh_n whatsoever_o a_o man_n do_v seek_v and_o savour_v only_o carnal_a and_o fleshly_a thing_n and_o that_o be_v spirit_n whatsoever_o be_v do_v within_o or_o without_o wherewith_o a_o man_n exercise_v faith_n and_o charity_n do_v seek_v spiritual_a thing_n unless_o we_o take_v these_o word_n in_o this_o sense_n we_o shall_v neither_o understand_v this_o epistle_n of_o st._n paul_n nor_o any_o other_o book_n of_o the_o divyne_fw-mi scripture_n therefore_o whether_o it_o be_v jerome_n or_o augustine_n or_o ambrose_n or_o origen_n brief_o what_o writer_n soever_o they_o be_v that_o use_v these_o word_n otherwise_o let_v not_o the_o authority_n of_o man_n move_v thou_o any_o thing_n at_o all_o but_o rather_o flee_v from_o they_o all_o as_o from_o the_o plague_n and_o pestilence_n but_o now_o let_v we_o come_v to_o handle_v the_o epistle_n itself_o reader_n a_o godly_a in_o struction_n for_o reader_n see_v therefore_o it_o be_v the_o duty_n and_o office_n of_o a_o evangelist_n or_o preacher_n of_o glad_a tiding_n first_o of_o all_o to_o preach_v the_o law_n and_o to_o show_v how_o that_o all_o man_n which_o be_v without_o the_o circuit_n and_o compass_n of_o grace_n and_o faith_n in_o christ_n be_v the_o son_n and_o child_n of_o wrath_n be_v sinner_n and_o can_v do_v nothing_o but_o sin_n that_o so_o they_o acknowledge_v their_o misery_n and_o wretchedness_n with_o a_o humble_a and_o contrite_a heart_n may_v thirst_v after_o grace_n the_o apostle_n st._n paul_n in_o in_o this_o first_o chapter_n do_v first_o of_o all_o find_v fault_n with_o the_o unbelief_n 1._o chap._n 1._o and_o check_v and_o rebuke_v those_o gross_a sin_n which_o apt_o &_o plain_o be_v know_v to_o be_v manifest_a offence_n doctrine_n the_o manner_n of_o s._n paul_n doctrine_n as_o be_v the_o idolatry_n and_o such_o gross_a sin_n of_o the_o gentile_n as_o also_o be_v of_o those_o man_n which_o at_o this_o day_n be_v ignorant_a of_o god_n void_a of_o grace_n and_o without_o the_o spirit_n do_v live_v in_o blindness_n and_o darkness_n the_o wrath_n of_o god_n be_v reveal_v by_o the_o gospel_n say_v the_o apostle_n from_o heaven_n against_o all_o ungodliness_n and_o unrighteousness_n of_o man_n which_o withhold_v the_o truth_n in_o unrighteousness_n for_o though_o man_n may_v know_v by_o the_o creature_n that_o there_o be_v a_o god_n yet_o notwithstanding_o his_o nature_n be_v evil_a and_o wicked_a insomuch_o that_o it_o do_v not_o glorify_v he_o nor_o give_v he_o thanks_n but_o be_v blind_v do_v always_o give_v over_o itself_o to_o worse_a and_o worse_o until_o they_o do_v not_o only_o commit_v idolatry_n and_o all_o kind_n of_o wickedness_n but_o also_o favour_v they_o that_o do_v they_o and_o give_v their_o consent_n and_o agreement_n to_o those_o which_o commit_v such_o thing_n 2._o chap._n 2._o in_o the_o second_o chap._n he_o do_v more_o at_o large_a show_n that_o even_o these_o little_a holy_a one_o and_o those_o glorious_a hypocrite_n as_o namely_o the_o jew_n then_o gentile_n the_o jew_n as_o ill_a or_o worse_a sinner_n than_o the_o gentile_n and_o now_o in_o these_o day_n all_o the_o justiciaries_n which_o go_v about_o by_o their_o own_o strength_n and_o power_n to_o fulfil_v the_o law_n be_v also_o sinner_n who_o by_o do_v outward_o the_o good_a work_n of_o the_o law_n notwithstanding_o inward_o nourish_v that_o grief_n of_o their_o heart_n do_v hate_v the_o law_n and_o these_o as_o right_a hypocrite_n common_o use_v to_o do_v be_v very_o quick_a to_o condemn_v other_o man_n count_v themselves_o holy_a and_o pure_a when_o as_o they_o be_v full_a of_o malice_n and_o envy_n fraud_n deceit_n &_o all_o kind_n of_o filthiness_n and_o uncleanness_n as_o christ_n say_v mat._n 23._o and_o these_o be_v they_o which_o feign_v themselves_o holy_a contemn_v and_o despise_v in_o very_a deed_n the_o great_a goodness_n of_o god_n &_o according_a to_o the_o hardness_n of_o their_o heart_n heap_n and_o treasure_n up_o to_o themselves_o wrath_n against_o the_o day_n of_o wrath_n paul_n therefore_o as_o a_o true_a evangelist_n first_o of_o all_o preach_v the_o law_n sinner_n all_o be_v sinner_n conclude_v all_o man_n alike_o to_o be_v sinner_n and_o denunce_v to_o all_o the_o wrath_n of_o god_n wherefore_o they_o who_o mark_v well_o by_o the_o power_n of_o their_o own_o nature_n or_o freewill_n be_v so_o