Selected quad for the lemma: truth_n

Word A Word B Word C Word D Occurrence Frequency Band MI MI Band Prominent
truth_n christian_n zeal_n zealous_a 71 3 9.0806 5 false
View all documents for the selected quad

Text snippets containing the quad

ID Title Author Corrected Date of Publication (TCP Date of Publication) STC Words Pages
B10040 The perfection of justification maintained against the Pharise the purity of sanctification against the stainers of it: the unquestionablenesse of a future glorification aganst the Sadduce: in severall sermons. Together with an apologeticall answer to the ministers of the new province of London in vindication of the author against their aspersions. / by John Simpson, an unworthy publisher of gospel-truths in London. Simpson, John, 17th cent. 1648 (1648) Wing S3817A; ESTC R184177 253,105 558

There are 10 snippets containing the selected quad. | View original text

as_o our_o mediator_n 1_o tim._n 2.5_o if_o he_o mean_v that_o which_o they_o draw_v from_o his_o word_n he_o know_v christ_n after_o the_o flesh_n in_o all_o his_o sermon_n and_o his_o faith_n be_v a_o knowledge_n of_o christ_n after_o the_o flesh_n and_o therefore_o that_o which_o they_o wrest_v from_o his_o word_n be_v not_o his_o meaning_n second_o paul_n meaning_n be_v this_o that_o christ_n be_v not_o to_o be_v know_v after_o the_o flesh_n as_o though_o any_o man_n shall_v conceive_v that_o they_o shall_v have_v any_o privilege_n or_o prerogative_n above_o another_o in_o christ_n because_o they_o be_v his_o kinsman_n or_o countryman_n according_a to_o the_o flesh_n or_o of_o the_o same_o stock_n with_o christ_n be_v descend_v from_o abraham_n or_o david_n according_a to_o the_o flesh_n thus_o christ_n be_v not_o to_o be_v know_v after_o the_o flesh_n it_o will_v avail_v man_n nothing_o that_o they_o be_v near_o to_o christ_n in_o the_o flesh_n by_o their_o natural_a birth_n unless_o they_o be_v near_o to_o christ_n and_o one_o with_o christ_n by_o their_o new_a birth_n so_o that_o the_o apostle_n do_v in_o this_o place_n take_v away_o the_o difference_n which_o some_o may_v apprehend_v to_o be_v between_o the_o jew_n and_o the_o gentile_a it_o be_v parallel_n to_o that_o place_n gal._n 3.28_o there_o be_v neither_o jew_n nor_o greek_a there_o be_v neither_o bond_n nor_o free_a there_o be_v neither_o male_a nor_o female_a for_o you_o be_v all_o one_o in_o christ_n jesus_n and_o this_o be_v evident_a by_o the_o precedent_a verse_n where_o he_o say_v that_o christ_n die_v for_o all_o for_o gentile_n as_o well_o as_o for_o jew_n so_o that_o a_o jew_n may_v as_o soon_o be_v save_v by_o christ_n as_o a_o gentile_a if_o he_o rest_v upon_o the_o grace_n of_o the_o father_n through_o the_o redemption_n which_o be_v in_o christ_n jesus_n his_o son_n for_o justification_n and_o salvation_n it_o will_v likewise_o appear_v to_o be_v the_o plain_a and_o naked_a meaning_n of_o the_o apostle_n if_o we_o consider_v the_o subsequent_a word_n where_o he_o do_v publish_v forth_o the_o same_o thing_n and_o explain_v his_o meaning_n tell_v we_o that_o god_n be_v in_o christ_n reconcile_n the_o world_n to_o himself_o not_o impute_v their_o trespass_n unto_o they_o the_o sinful_a gentile_n who_o be_v call_v the_o world_n in_o opposition_n to_o the_o jew_n that_o be_v god_n peculiar_a and_o select_a people_n gather_v out_o of_o the_o world_n from_o other_o nation_n god_n be_v reconcile_v to_o this_o world_n to_o sinful_a gentile_n as_o well_o as_o to_o god_n own_o people_n the_o jew_n and_o therefore_o christ_n be_v not_o to_o be_v know_v among_o christian_n in_o any_o carnal_a or_o fleshly_a relation_n as_o though_o he_o be_v a_o saviour_n more_o to_o the_o jew_n then_o to_o the_o gentile_n this_o be_v to_o know_v christ_n after_o the_o flesh_n but_o we_o that_o know_v he_o spiritual_o know_v he_o so_o no_o more_o for_o in_o the_o spirit_n we_o see_v the_o partition_n wall_n which_o be_v between_o jew_n and_o gentile_n pull_v down_o and_o know_v christ_n the_o common_a saviour_n both_o to_o jew_n and_o gentile_n which_o shall_v believe_v in_o his_o name_n and_o thus_o i_o have_v give_v you_o a_o answer_n full_o satisfactory_a to_o their_o second_o objection_n the_o three_o place_n from_o which_o they_o frame_v a_o objection_n be_v in_o eccles_n 3.19_o that_o which_o befall_v unto_o the_o son_n of_o man_n befall_v beast_n even_o one_o thing_n befall_v they_o as_o the_o one_o die_v so_o die_v the_o other_o yea_o they_o have_v all_o one_o breath_n so_o that_o a_o man_n have_v no_o pre-eminence_n above_o a_o beast_n to_o this_o i_o thus_o answer_v that_o solomon_n here_o do_v not_o propose_v this_o as_o his_o own_o judgement_n but_o rather_o do_v represent_v unto_o we_o the_o opinion_n of_o carnal_a man_n who_o have_v no_o great_a light_n than_o the_o dim_a eye_n of_o reason_n and_o do_v acquaint_v we_o with_o their_o folly_n and_o ignorance_n by_o communicate_v his_o own_o experience_n unto_o we_o i_o say_v in_o my_o heart_n ver_fw-la 18._o he_o speak_v this_o in_o his_o heart_n when_o the_o darkness_n of_o his_o spirit_n do_v as_o a_o thick_a cloud_n hide_v the_o light_n of_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n from_o he_o he_o do_v not_o speak_v this_o from_o his_o heart_n and_o spirit_n enlighten_v with_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n but_o from_o his_o heart_n under_o a_o mist_n of_o error_n be_v surround_v with_o great_a temptation_n and_o this_o will_v appear_v by_o many_o passage_n which_o he_o utter_v in_o this_o book_n which_o do_v whole_o contradict_v that_o which_o they_o will_v gather_v from_o these_o word_n as_o the_o meaning_n of_o solomon_n for_o the_o overthrow_v of_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o resurrection_n and_o the_o day_n of_o judgement_n for_o instance_n ecc_n 11.9_o how_o do_v he_o labour_n to_o draw_v young_a man_n from_o the_o pursuit_n of_o the_o world_n pleasure_n and_o vanity_n by_o put_v they_o in_o mind_n that_o god_n will_v bring_v they_o unto_o judgement_n and_o what_o a_o plain_a place_n be_v that_o against_o sadducee_n familist_n and_o libertine_n that_o deny_v a_o judgement_n day_n and_o a_o resurrection_n with_o which_o he_o do_v put_v a_o period_n to_o this_o book_n ecc_n 12._o and_o the_o last_o god_n shall_v bring_v every_o work_n into_o judgement_n with_o every_o secret_a thing_n whether_o it_o be_v good_a or_o whether_o it_o be_v evil_a i_o shall_v not_o trouble_v you_o with_o any_o more_o of_o their_o argument_n because_o they_o be_v of_o the_o same_o nature_n with_o those_o which_o have_v be_v bring_v already_o and_o the_o same_o answer_n which_o have_v be_v give_v unto_o these_o will_v give_v sufficient_a satisfaction_n to_o any_o other_o objection_n which_o may_v be_v bring_v against_o this_o truth_n 2._o use_v from_o this_o error_n again_o since_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n appear_v so_o clear_a in_o scripture_n that_o there_o shall_v be_v a_o resurrection_n of_o body_n and_o of_o the_o same_o body_n let_v we_o abhor_v and_o abandon_v the_o gross_a fanatical_a conceit_n of_o all_o that_o we_o meet_v with_o that_o profess_v themselves_o open_a enemy_n to_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o resurrection_n brethren_n i_o beseech_v you_o loath_a abhor_v and_o detest_v this_o hellish_a diabolical_a doctrine_n for_o as_o christian_n be_v to_o embrace_v the_o truth_n of_o god_n with_o all_o zeal_n and_o affection_n of_o spirit_n so_o we_o be_v to_o detest_v and_o abhor_v all_o error_n that_o oppose_v the_o truth_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n with_o all_o zeal_n and_o fervency_n of_o spirit_n though_o these_o be_v much_o offend_v with_o the_o zeal_n and_o sharpness_n of_o the_o saint_n suppose_v that_o such_o heat_n and_o holy_a anger_n be_v inconsistent_a with_o the_o spirit_n of_o meekness_n and_o therefore_o if_o a_o man_n though_o in_o the_o spirit_n witness_v against_o these_o conceit_n and_o atheistical_a opinion_n of_o they_o present_o they_o say_v that_o though_o he_o pretend_v to_o be_v the_o servant_n of_o christ_n and_o to_o have_v the_o spirit_n of_o christ_n yet_o he_o have_v not_o the_o spirit_n of_o christ_n because_o he_o be_v so_o sharp_a in_o his_o speech_n but_o consider_v how_o our_o bless_a saviour_n oft_o in_o his_o preach_n and_o discourse_n thunder_n and_o lighten_v in_o the_o face_n of_o man_n that_o oppose_v the_o truth_n do_v he_o not_o call_v the_o scribe_n and_o pharisee_n a_o generation_n of_o viper_n and_o adulterer_n to_o their_o face_n and_o have_v not_o paul_n and_o peter_n expression_n to_o this_o purpose_n peter_n tell_v simon_n magus_n he_o be_v in_o the_o very_a gall_n of_o bitterness_n do_v not_o paul_n call_v elymas_n the_o child_n of_o the_o devil_n and_o enemy_n of_o all_o righteousness_n act._n 13.10_o and_o our_o saviour_n tell_v the_o hypocrite_n that_o he_o preach_v to_o joh._n 8._o you_o be_v of_o your_o father_n the_o devil_n therefore_o know_v that_o as_o christ_n though_o he_o have_v the_o holy_a spirit_n in_o he_o yet_o he_o make_v use_v of_o such_o sharp_a and_o bitter_a speech_n so_o a_o man_n may_v have_v such_o speech_n in_o his_o mouth_n and_o yet_o he_o may_v be_v in_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n and_o speak_v to_o god_n glory_n when_o he_o thus_o speak_v the_o angel_n of_o the_o church_n of_o ephesus_n be_v commend_v that_o he_o can_v not_o bear_v with_o those_o that_o be_v evil_a and_o that_o he_o hate_v the_o work_n of_o the_o nicolaitan_n himself_o and_o our_o saviour_n do_v profess_v his_o hatred_n to_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o nicolaitan_n and_o why_o shall_v a_o christian_a be_v afraid_a to_o imitate_v his_o saviour_n though_o these_o will_v censure_v he_o for_o it_o if_o this_o be_v to_o be_v vile_a and_o without_o love_n to_o speak_v bitter_o
so_o do_v this_o doctrine_n of_o the_o resurrection_n for_o if_o we_o consider_v serious_o that_o the_o body_n shall_v be_v raise_v and_o we_o shall_v be_v happy_a at_o the_o resurrection_n in_o enjoy_v of_o god_n will_v not_o this_o raise_v up_o the_o spirit_n of_o a_o man_n to_o thankfulness_n and_o where_o there_o be_v true_a thankfulness_n will_v not_o that_o thankfulness_n be_v legible_a in_o obedience_n therefore_o see_v god_n intend_v to_o glorify_v thou_o with_o himself_o in_o body_n and_o in_o spirit_n since_o thou_o shall_v be_v ever_o happy_a with_o he_o shall_v thou_o not_o glorify_v this_o god_n while_o thou_o be_v here_o in_o thy_o life_n and_o conversation_n as_o the_o apostle_n say_v 2_o pet._n 3.13_o 14._o we_o according_a to_o his_o promise_n look_v for_o new_a heaven_n and_o a_o new_a earth_n wherein_o dwell_v righteousness_n what_o be_v the_o use_n of_o this_o wherefore_o beloved_a see_v you_o look_v for_o such_o thing_n be_v diligent_a that_o ●e_n may_v be_v find_v of_o he_o in_o peace_n without_o spot_n and_o blameless_a a_o true_a assurance_n of_o salvation_n give_v by_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n do_v not_o make_v we_o negligent_a in_o the_o performance_n of_o good_a duty_n it_o do_v not_o make_v we_o loose_v and_o licentious_a in_o our_o life_n but_o that_o assurance_n that_o be_v a_o right_a assurance_n which_o be_v wrought_v in_o we_o by_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n will_v as_o well_o teach_v we_o to_o be_v holy_a as_o assure_v our_o heart_n that_o we_o shall_v be_v happy_a lucian_n speak_v scoff_o of_o the_o zeal_n of_o christian_n and_o their_o readiness_n to_o help_v one_o another_o do_v give_v this_o as_o the_o reason_n of_o it_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d these_o miserable_a man_n say_v he_o believe_v that_o in_o body_n and_o soul_n they_o shall_v be_v immortal_a the_o scoff_a atheist_n do_v speak_v truth_n in_o this_o and_o find_v out_o the_o true_a ●ause_n of_o the_o zeal_n which_o be_v in_o primitive_a christian_n there_o can_v be_v no_o holiness_n without_o a_o persuasion_n of_o happiness_n for_o man_n after_o this_o life_n if_o there_o be_v no_o resurrection_n say_v paul_n let_v we_o eat_v and_o drink_v 1_o cor._n 15._o but_o when_o a_o man_n be_v persuade_v of_o this_o he_o will_v purify_v himself_o as_o christ_n be_v pure_a 1_o joh._n 3.3_o again_o this_o show_v the_o different_a condition_n between_o a_o saint_n and_o a_o sinner_n look_v upon_o saint_n and_o sinner_n eye_v they_o only_o with_o carnal_a eye_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o present_a condition_n and_o it_o may_v be_v you_o shall_v apprehend_v a_o sinner_n in_o a_o better_a condition_n than_o a_o saint_n g●●_n ofttimes_o give_v temporal_a blessing_n to_o they_o which_o he_o deny_v to_o his_o own_o people_n they_o a●_n the_o world_n happy_a creature_n but_o look_v o●_n saint_n in_o this_o condition_n and_o then_o you_o sha●_n see_v a_o vast_a difference_n between_o the_o condition_n of_o a_o believer_n and_o of_o a_o man_n that_o be_v a_o enem●_n to_o christ_n the_o one_o shall_v awake_v and_o sing_v 〈◊〉_d shall_v awake_v at_o the_o resurrection_n to_o be_v fill●_n with_o joy_n to_o be_v crown_v as_o a_o king_n with_o in_o mortal_a glory_n the_o other_o shall_v awake_v a_o howl_v as_o agag_n when_o he_o think_v and_o w●_n persuade_v that_o the_o bitterness_n of_o death_n w●_n past_a be_v hew_v in_o piece_n so_o epicure_n an●_n profane_a man_n that_o sing_v away_o sorrow_n fea●_n of_o hell_n and_o damnation_n spend_v their_o day_n mirth_n in_o a_o moment_n they_o go_v down_o to_o the_o grau●_n job_n 21.13_o and_o be_v raise_v from_o thence_o 〈◊〉_d suffer_v torment_n to_o eternity_n but_o the_o sain●_n sleep_v for_o a_o while_n in_o the_o grave_n be_v raise_v felicity_n this_o be_v elegant_o set_v forth_o in_o the_o book_n of_o wisdom_n 5._o chap._n we_o fool_v think_v their_o life_n madness_n and_o their_o end_n without_o honour_n and_o behold_v they_o be_v become_v the_o child_n of_o god_n speak_v of_o the_o saint_n vers_fw-la 6._o and_o in_o the_o 8._o v._o speak_v of_o themselves_o they_o do_v thus_o complain_v what_o have_v our_o pride_n profit_v we_o what_o have_v our_o pomp_n and_o riches_n bring_v unto_o we_o the_o time_n will_v come_v that_o wicked_a man_n shall_v wish_v that_o they_o have_v never_o be_v else_o that_o some_o mountain_n will_v be_v so_o propitious_a as_o to_o fall_v on_o they_o that_o they_o may_v never_o come_v into_o the_o presence_n of_o god_n and_o his_o son_n jesus_n christ_n that_o shall_v sit_v upon_o the_o throne_n o_o what_o a_o doleful_a noise_n will_v it_o make_v in_o the_o ear_n of_o wicked_a and_o ungodly_a man_n when_o they_o shall_v be_v call_v forth_o to_o the_o resurrection_n of_o damnation_n while_o the_o saint_n shall_v be_v bid_v to_o awake_v to_o the_o resurrection_n of_o life_n who_o will_v be_v envious_a at_o wicked_a man_n that_o grow_v rich_a and_o prosper_v and_o flourish_v in_o the_o world_n that_o get_v great_a estate_n and_o leave_v their_o estate_n and_o house_n to_o their_o heir_n if_o they_o do_v but_o consider_v that_o at_o the_o resurrection_n they_o shall_v be_v enforce_v to_o take_v hell_n as_o part_v of_o their_o purchase_n and_o shall_v be_v draw_v and_o drag_v as_o slave_n to_o eternal_a torment_n i_o remember_v what_o the_o heathen_a say_v it_o be_v a_o miserable_a thing_n for_o a_o man_n to_o have_v be_v happy_a fuisse_fw-la faelicem_fw-la miserrimum_fw-la est_fw-la both_o it_o grieve_v a_o man_n when_o he_o come_v to_o poverty_n to_o remember_v that_o he_o be_v once_o rich_a when_o a_o man_n be_v in_o a_o disgraceful_a condition_n to_o think_v with_o himself_o i_o be_v honourable_a this_o be_v double_a misery_n remember_v say_v abraham_n to_o the_o rich_a man_n that_o thou_o in_o thy_o life_n time_n do_v enjoy_v riches_n and_o poor_a lazarus_n lie_v at_o thy_o gate_n be_v deny_v the_o crumb_n fall_v from_o thy_o table_n this_o be_v the_o aggravation_n of_o the_o rich_a man_n misery_n to_o be_v put_v in_o mind_n that_o he_o have_v be_v happy_a and_o rich_a upon_o the_o earth_n consider_v this_o and_o you_o shall_v plain_o see_v that_o rich_a and_o great_a man_n without_o christ_n though_o they_o live_v happy_o to_o the_o eye_n of_o the_o world_n yet_o they_o be_v in_o a_o miserable_a condition_n and_o the_o mean_a sain●_n be_v in_o a_o far_o better_a condition_n than_o they_o th●●_n wicked_a rich_a man_n shall_v awake_v to_o howl_v and_o screech_v to_o misery_n and_o torment_v eternal_a the_o poor_a saint_n to_o joy_n rejoice_v and_o happ●nesse_n for_o evermore_o wicked_a man_n be_v like_o the_o persian_n slave_n wh●_n for_o a_o day_n be_v feast_v and_o have_v all_o thing_n provide_v to_o delight_v he_o that_o they_o use_v to_o provide_v for_o the_o emperor_n and_o at_o night_n he_o w●_n put_v to_o death_n so_o wicked_a man_n god_n fea●_n they_o as_o slave_n here_o they_o have_v furnish_v tabl●_n and_o servant_n child_n and_o music_n b●_n poor_a wretch_n night_n come_v upon_o they_o a●_n death_n take_v off_o their_o head_n and_o they_o be_v miserable_a to_o eternity_n therefore_o james_n say_v they_o be_v nourish_v as_o against_o the_o day_n of_o slaughter_n god_n do_v but_o fat_a they_o as_o man_n use_v to_o fat_a beast_n for_o sacrifice_n or_o slaughter_n so_o god_n suffer_v they_o to_o swim_v in_o pleasure_n to_o live_v in_o vanity_n to_o get_v riches_n to_o grow_v fat_a in_o the_o earth_n but_o it_o be_v to_o destroy_v they_o they_o be_v fat_v for_o the_o day_n of_o damnation_n in_o this_o glass_n or_o mirror_n see_v the_o difference_n between_o saint_n and_o sinner_n then_o in_o the_o next_o place_n see_v it_o be_v thus_o that_o the_o people_n of_o god_n shall_v be_v make_v partaker_n of_o such_o happiness_n at_o the_o resurrection_n let_v i_o exhort_v you_o to_o wait_v in_o expectation_n and_o desire_n of_o it_o a_o ward_n that_o know_v that_o when_o he_o shall_v live_v beyond_o the_o day_n of_o his_o wardship_n he_o shall_v have_v his_o land_n and_o possession_n in_o his_o own_o hand_n he_o desire_v that_o the_o time_n may_v be_v expire_v that_o he_o may_v have_v all_o in_o his_o own_o hand_n that_o now_o be_v in_o the_o hand_n of_o his_o guardian_n who_o it_o may_v be_v keep_v he_o to_o a_o short_a allowance_n though_o he_o be_v a_o heir_n to_o great_a possession_n we_o be_v ward_n as_o you_o hear_v even_o now_o and_o we_o be_v under_o a_o guardian_n though_o we_o be_v rich_a in_o reversion_n happiness_n and_o heaven_n and_o all_o thing_n be_v ●urs_n yet_o god_n keep_v we_o low_o here_o let_v we_o desire_v that_o the_o time_n of_o our_o wardship_n may_v be_v expire_v that_o we_o may_v come_v to_o that_o happiness_n which_o he_o have_v promise_v that_o we_o may_v
thou_o for_o other_o foundation_n can_v no_o man_n lay_v then_o that_o which_o be_v lay_v which_o be_v jesus_n christ_n 1_o cor._n 3._o though_o a_o spiritual_a man_n can_v make_v a_o good_a use_n of_o mark_n and_o sign_n as_o of_o love_n to_o god_n and_o saint_n when_o he_o see_v they_o in_o the_o light_n of_o the_o spirit_n as_o fruit_n proceed_v from_o faith_n as_o the_o root_n yet_o by_o draw_v a_o conclusion_n from_o the_o sight_n of_o such_o thing_n which_o we_o apprehend_v to_o be_v in_o ourselves_o of_o our_o happiness_n and_o good_a estate_n before_o god_n we_o shall_v not_o so_o true_o comfort_v as_o certain_o deceive_v ourselves_o four_o this_o be_v for_o the_o reprehension_n of_o blind_a &_o ignorant_a formalist_n who_o place_n religion_n rather_o in_o conformity_n to_o outward_a form_n of_o government_n and_o submission_n to_o external_a ordinance_n then_o in_o the_o faith_n of_o the_o gospel_n which_o be_v operative_a by_o love_n justification_n do_v not_o lie_v in_o our_o obedience_n to_o the_o ordinance_n of_o jesus_n christ_n but_o in_o jesus_n christ_n we_o be_v not_o make_v saint_n by_o be_v make_v member_n of_o any_o church_n or_o congregation_n but_o by_o faith_n in_o the_o head_n of_o the_o church_n woe_n to_o he_o that_o make_v his_o obedience_n and_o submission_n to_o any_o ordinance_n the_o ground_n of_o his_o comfort_n as_o too_o many_o zealous_a formalist_n do_v who_o run_v from_o congregation_n to_o congregation_n from_o one_o ordinance_n to_o another_o to_o get_v solid_a comfort_n to_o their_o soul_n apprehend_v that_o they_o be_v undo_v creature_n and_o can_v be_v true_a saint_n unless_o they_o be_v under_o the_o true_a practice_n of_o all_o ordinance_n whereas_o it_o be_v a_o plain_a truth_n reveal_v in_o the_o gospel_n of_o truth_n that_o neither_o submit_v to_o a_o ordinance_n can_v make_v a_o true_a saint_n nor_o the_o want_n of_o ordinance_n un-saint_n any_o man_n that_o be_v make_v one_o with_o christ_n in_o believe_v he_o be_v not_o a_o jew_n which_o be_v one_o outward_o neither_o be_v that_o circumcision_n which_o be_v outward_a in_o the_o flesh_n but_o he_o be_v a_o jew_n which_o be_v one_o inward_o and_o circumcision_n be_v that_o of_o the_o heart_n in_o the_o spirit_n and_o not_o in_o the_o letter_n who_o praise_n be_v not_o of_o man_n but_o of_o god_n rom._n 2.28_o 29._o so_o he_o be_v a_o true_a saint_n who_o be_v not_o a_o visible_a member_n of_o a_o congregation_n but_o he_o who_o life_n of_o faith_n be_v hide_v in_o jesus_n christ_n he_o be_v baptize_v not_o who_o body_n be_v wash_v with_o water_n but_o who_o soul_n be_v wash_v in_o the_o blood_n of_o christ_n 1_o pet._n 3.21_o he_o be_v a_o good_a communicant_a and_o break_v bread_n who_o do_v not_o break_v bread_n outward_o but_o by_o faith_n do_v inward_o feed_v upon_o the_o bread_n of_o life_n we_o be_v not_o justify_v by_o work_n of_o the_o law_n do_v before_o or_o after_o justification_n nor_o by_o yield_a obedience_n to_o any_o command_n concern_v outward_a ordinance_n but_o by_o our_o submit_v in_o our_o judgement_n to_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n grace_n in_o jesus_n christ_n for_o justification_n without_o these_o i_o will_v not_o here_o be_v mistake_v as_o though_o i_o do_v speak_v against_o any_o saint_n or_o any_o who_o be_v spiritual_a and_o faithful_a in_o the_o observation_n of_o any_o external_a ordinance_n but_o against_o zealous_a formalist_n who_o do_v make_v saintship_n and_o fellowship_n to_o depend_v upon_o these_o thing_n and_o be_v not_o spiritual_o acquaint_v with_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n grace_n but_o be_v perverter_n of_o the_o gospel_n in_o the_o next_o place_n here_o lie_v consolation_n for_o all_o that_o hear_v i_o this_o day_n in_o that_o which_o i_o have_v deliver_v if_o god_n shall_v give_v unto_o they_o believe_v heart_n have_v thou_o never_o do_v any_o good_a work_n have_v thou_o hate_v the_o way_n of_o god_n and_o his_o people_n have_v thou_o never_o look_v after_o the_o discipline_n government_n and_o ordinance_n of_o christ_n yet_o here_o be_v a_o ground_n for_o thou_o to_o come_v in_o unto_o christ_n we_o be_v justify_v by_o grace_n through_o believe_v not_o through_o work_v therefore_o let_v it_o be_v suppose_v that_o thou_o be_v without_o work_n yet_o thou_o have_v good_a ground_n to_o take_v comfort_n in_o that_o which_o have_v be_v deliver_v believe_v and_o thou_o be_v in_o a_o happy_a condition_n though_o thou_o have_v never_o do_v a_o good_a work_n thou_o be_v not_o to_o come_v to_o jesus_n christ_n as_o a_o righteous_a man_n but_o thou_o be_v to_o come_v unto_o he_o that_o thou_o may_v be_v make_v a_o righteous_a man_n if_o thou_o see_v thyself_o a_o vile_a sinner_n cast_v thyself_o into_o the_o arm_n of_o the_o grace_n of_o the_o father_n by_o jesus_n christ_n and_o thou_o shall_v be_v make_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n in_o he_o 2_o cor._n 5._o promise_n of_o grace_n be_v leave_v by_o god_n upon_o record_n in_o the_o scripture_n of_o truth_n for_o sinner_n for_o ignorant_a sinner_n isa_n 29.24_o they_o that_o err_v in_o spirit_n shall_v come_v to_o understanding_n for_o sinner_n that_o murmur_v against_o he_o his_o way_n truth_n &_o prophet_n as_o it_o follow_v in_o the_o same_o verse_n they_o that_o murmur_v shall_v learn_v doctrine_n for_o backslide_a sinner_n hosea_n 14.4_o i_o will_v heal_v their_o back_n fliding_n i_o will_v love_v they_o free_o he_o that_o come_v unto_o he_o he_o will_v in_o nowise_o cast_v out_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d here_o be_v two_o negative_n in_o the_o greek_a which_o do_v strengthen_v the_o negation_n john_n 6.37_o by_o which_o speech_n our_o saviour_n do_v assure_v poor_a sinful_a creature_n that_o if_o in_o truth_n they_o come_v unto_o he_o they_o shall_v not_o be_v reject_v by_o he_o or_o eject_v from_o the_o arm_n of_o his_o love_n and_o mercy_n christ_n invitation_n be_v to_o all_o sinner_n all_o that_o will_v may_v lay_v hold_n of_o he_o not_o only_o the_o righteous_a but_o the_o unrighteous_a if_o thou_o can_v not_o love_v god_n thou_o may_v look_v on_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n and_o take_v comfort_n that_o god_n love_v thou_o christ_n come_v not_o to_o call_v the_o righteous_a but_o sinner_n the_o chief_a and_o vile_a of_o sinner_n to_o repentance_n therefore_o come_v as_o a_o sinner_n as_o the_o chief_a of_o sinner_n come_v i_o say_v and_o welcome_a the_o lord_n jesus_n keep_v open-house_n for_o all_o comer_n the_o blind_a the_o lame_a shall_v not_o find_v the_o door_n shut_v upon_o they_o they_o shall_v be_v welcome_a as_o sinner_n that_o can_v be_v entertain_v as_o saint_n it_o be_v report_v of_o rome_n first_o founder_n that_o want_v subject_n he_o send_v forth_o some_o to_o make_v know_v his_o will_n to_o all_o people_n who_o live_v about_o he_o that_o if_o any_o malefactor_n or_o such_o who_o be_v oppress_v in_o the_o place_n where_o they_o live_v do_v come_v in_o unto_o he_o they_o shall_v live_v peaceable_o in_o his_o kingdom_n and_o he_o will_v protect_v they_o against_o any_o that_o shall_v pursue_v they_o and_o by_o this_o mean_v he_o become_v sudden_o the_o king_n of_o a_o numerous_a people_n so_o christ_n do_v send_v forth_o his_o proclamation_n to_o assure_v sinner_n and_o vile_a malefactor_n that_o if_o they_o will_v come_v under_o his_o sceptre_n they_o shall_v live_v peaceable_o under_o his_o government_n and_o that_o he_o will_v safeguard_n they_o from_o all_o their_o enemy_n which_o shall_v pursue_v they_o and_o by_o this_o mean_v his_o dominion_n be_v enlarge_v from_o sea_n to_o sea_n and_o sinner_n do_v rejoice_v in_o the_o king_n of_o zion_n this_o doctrine_n if_o it_o be_v receive_v will_v answer_v all_o the_o objection_n which_o be_v raise_v in_o the_o heart_n of_o man_n against_o their_o happiness_n by_o jesus_n christ_n be_v there_o any_o sad_a comfortless_a soul_n which_o will_v not_o be_v comfort_v if_o this_o truth_n be_v receive_v what_o can_v thou_o object_v against_o thyself_o to_o bereave_v thyself_o of_o peace_n which_o will_v not_o be_v remove_v if_o this_o be_v thorough_o believe_v be_v thou_o a_o sinner_n christ_n offer_v himself_o to_o sinner_n be_v thou_o a_o old_a sinner_n a_o old_a sinner_n be_v but_o a_o sinner_n have_v thou_o be_v a_o pharisee_fw-mi like_o paul_n persecute_v christ_n and_o the_o doctrine_n of_o grace_n a_o persecute_v pharisee_n be_v but_o a_o sinner_n and_o paul_n be_v receive_v to_o mercy_n that_o such_o may_v not_o be_v without_o hope_n of_o mercy_n 1_o tim._n 1.16_o be_v thou_o a_o hypocrite_n a_o hypocrite_n may_v come_v as_o a_o sinner_n to_o christ_n bring_v what_o objection_n thou_o can_v and_o a_o persuasion_n concern_v the_o truth_n of_o god_n grace_n shall_v answer_v it_o and_o if_o thou_o do_v believe_v thou_o have_v as_o good_a
discovery_n and_o application_n of_o his_o grace_n unto_o our_o own_o soul_n as_o no_o rational_a man_n when_o he_o read_v those_o word_n of_o our_o saviour_n to_o the_o woman_n who_o be_v disease_v with_o a_o issue_n of_o blood_n mat._n 9.22_o daughter_n be_v of_o good_a comfort_n thy_o faith_n have_v make_v thou_o whole_a will_v conclude_v that_o because_o our_o saviour_n say_v that_o her_o faith_n do_v make_v her_o whole_a that_o therefore_o she_o be_v not_o make_v whole_a by_o jesus_n christ_n as_o the_o principal_a cause_n so_o no_o spiritual_a man_n shall_v conclude_v that_o we_o be_v not_o save_v by_o grace_n as_o the_o principal_a cause_n because_o the_o apostle_n say_v we_o be_v save_v through_o faith_n desire_v therefore_o that_o that_o crown_n may_v stand_v fast_o which_o god_n have_v set_v upon_o the_o head_n of_o his_o own_o grace_n i_o shall_v endeavour_v to_o show_v you_o that_o we_o be_v save_v by_o faith_n or_o through_o faith_n we_o be_v not_o save_v in_o a_o way_n of_o work_v but_o believe_v thus_o god_n save_v and_o justify_v the_o father_n of_o the_o faithful_a to_o teach_v his_o son_n in_o what_o way_n they_o be_v to_o expect_v salvation_n god_n in_o a_o vision_n inform_v abraham_n that_o he_o be_v his_o shield_n and_o exceed_v great_a reward_n gen._n 15.6_o and_o he_o believe_v in_o the_o lord_n and_o he_o count_v it_o to_o he_o for_o righteousness_n this_o be_v the_o oracle_n of_o truth_n which_o habakkuk_n stand_v upon_o his_o watch_n receive_v from_o the_o lord_n hab._n 2.4_o behold_v his_o soul_n who_o be_v lift_v up_o in_o he_o be_v not_o upright_o but_o the_o just_a shall_v live_v by_o faith_n it_o be_v by_o believe_v and_o not_o by_o work_v that_o we_o be_v make_v just_a fides_n justos_fw-la ab_fw-la injustis_fw-la non_fw-la operum_fw-la sed_fw-la ipsa_fw-la fidei_fw-la lege_fw-la discernit_fw-la aug._n truth_n do_v make_v a_o difference_n betwixt_o the_o just_a and_o the_o unjust_a not_o by_o the_o law_n of_o work_n but_o by_o the_o law_n of_o faith_n the_o natural_a man_n know_v no_o righteousness_n but_o what_o be_v by_o his_o own_o work_n the_o spiritual_a man_n do_v see_v himself_o righteous_a in_o believe_v thus_o our_o saviour_n direct_v the_o ignorant_a jew_n to_o the_o right_a way_n of_o righteousness_n when_o they_o ask_v he_o what_o they_o shall_v do_v that_o they_o may_v work_v the_o work_n of_o god_n io._n 6.28_o this_o be_v the_o work_n of_o god_n say_v he_o that_o you_o believe_v on_o he_o who_o he_o have_v send_v if_o any_o inquire_v after_o salvation_n let_v he_o know_v it_o be_v not_o by_o work_n the_o plain_a way_n to_o salvation_n and_o justification_n be_v only_o by_o believe_v tit._n 2._o the_o grace_n of_o god_n bring_v salvation_n teach_v we_o to_o deny_v all_o ungodliness_n &_o worldly_a lust_n he_o do_v not_o say_v that_o grace_n in_o the_o first_o place_n teach_v we_o to_o deny_v ungodliness_n &_o worldly_a lust_n but_o in_o the_o first_o place_n it_o bring_v justification_n &_o salvation_n through_o believe_v &_o then_o secondary_o the_o same_o grace_n teach_v we_o to_o deny_v ungodliness_n &_o worldly_a lust_n after_o we_o have_v believe_v for_o salvation_n the_o holy_a spirit_n be_v give_v ephes_n 1.13_o in_o believe_v we_o enter_v into_o our_o rest_n heb._n 4.3_o keep_v the_o year_n of_o jubilee_n &_o see_v ourselves_o unstated_a in_o happiness_n and_o keep_v a_o christian_n sabbath_n it_o be_v only_o in_o believe_v that_o we_o be_v bring_v to_o the_o enjoyment_n of_o that_o felicity_n which_o be_v by_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n in_o jesus_n christ_n the_o apostle_n in_o their_o epistle_n do_v not_o hold_v forth_o any_o truth_n more_o frequent_o than_o this_o gal_n 5.6_o in_o jesus_n christ_n neither_o circumcision_n avail_v any_o thing_n nor_o uncircumcision_n but_o faith_n which_o work_v by_o love_n and_o ro._n 5.1_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n we_o have_v peace_n with_o god_n through_o jesus_n christ_n our_o lord_n when_o the_o keeper_n of_o the_o prison_n ask_v paul_n &_o silas_n what_o they_o shall_v do_v to_o be_v save_v suppose_v salvation_n be_v only_o attainable_a by_o work_v they_o do_v at_o one_o discover_v unto_o he_o his_o error_n &_o blindness_n &_o acquaint_v he_o with_o the_o soulsaving_a truth_n of_o the_o gospel_n assure_v he_o that_o if_o he_o believe_v on_o the_o lord_n jesus_n he_o shall_v be_v save_v act_n 16.31_o we_o find_v not_o rest_v in_o our_o spirit_n by_o the_o sight_n of_o our_o work_n love_n sincerity_n labour_n &_o endeavour_n but_o by_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n grace_n in_o christ_n have_v by_o these_o place_n of_o scripture_n confirm_v to_o you_o this_o truth_n i_o shall_v now_o amplyfie_v it_o by_o show_v unto_o you_o more_o full_o how_o it_o may_v be_v in_o truth_n affirm_v that_o we_o be_v save_v through_o faith_n in_o the_o first_o place_n it_o be_v by_o faith_n and_o by_o faith_n alone_o not_o by_o faith_n join_v with_o work_n but_o by_o faith_n without_o work_n i_o deny_v not_o but_o where_o true_a faith_n be_v work_n will_v follow_v yet_o salvation_n be_v through_o faith_n without_o work_n when_o we_o be_v bring_v into_o the_o bosom_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n we_o enter_v not_o into_o the_o bosom_n of_o his_o love_n by_o our_o love_n and_o faith_n together_o but_o by_o faith_n which_o produce_v love_n our_o eye_n be_v shut_v to_o the_o behold_v all_o thing_n in_o ourselves_o and_o the_o eye_n of_o our_o spirit_n be_v enlighten_v to_o behold_v what_o be_v in_o god_n grace_n and_o the_o lord_n jesus_n consonant_a to_o this_o be_v paul_n sweet_a and_o comfortable_a conclusion_n rom._n 3.28_o we_o conclude_v that_o a_o man_n be_v justify_v by_o faith_n without_o the_o deed_n of_o the_o law_n love_n to_o god_n and_o his_o people_n be_v a_o work_n command_v by_o the_o law_n but_o according_a to_o paul_n conclusion_n of_o truth_n we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n without_o the_o deed_n of_o the_o law_n therefore_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n without_o love_n to_o god_n or_o his_o people_n when_o god_n discover_v his_o grace_n to_o a_o man_n for_o his_o justification_n he_o show_v he_o that_o as_o his_o evil_a work_n can_v bring_v damnation_n unto_o he_o so_o his_o good_a work_n can_v be_v available_a for_o his_o justification_n that_o assurance_n of_o god_n love_n which_o some_o professor_n have_v get_v by_o the_o sight_n of_o their_o own_o work_n be_v never_o illuminate_v in_o their_o understanding_n to_o behold_v god_n grace_n in_o the_o light_n and_o beam_n of_o grace_n be_v not_o the_o true_a assurance_n of_o the_o gospel_n but_o the_o deceit_n and_o lie_a divination_n of_o their_o own_o spirit_n concern_v their_o own_o happiness_n for_o salvation_n be_v by_o faith_n without_o work_n god_n do_v not_o require_v we_o to_o do_v good_a work_n for_o salvation_n in_o the_o conscience_n but_o do_v positive_o and_o absolute_o exclude_v they_o as_o thing_n which_o have_v no_o influence_n at_o all_o upon_o that_o first_o assurance_n which_o he_o do_v give_v unto_o his_o people_n of_o his_o love_n which_o be_v by_o a_o pure_a simple_a unmix_a act_n of_o faith_n the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n be_v never_o give_v to_o comfort_v we_o until_o god_n have_v strip_v we_o of_o our_o own_o righteousness_n work_n and_o performance_n and_o have_v bring_v we_o to_o the_o throne_n of_o grace_n to_o be_v justify_v by_o free_a grace_n without_o any_o thing_n in_o ourselves_o that_o may_v make_v we_o fit_a for_o justification_n and_o salvation_n the_o apostle_n do_v lay_v down_o this_o as_o a_o truth_n second_v by_o his_o own_o experience_n and_o the_o experience_n of_o all_o true_a saint_n gal._n 2.16_o assert_v that_o a_o man_n be_v not_o justify_v by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n but_o by_o the_o faith_n of_o jesus_n christ_n even_o we_o say_v he_o have_v believe_v in_o jesus_n christ_n that_o we_o may_v be_v justify_v by_o the_o faith_n of_o christ_n and_o not_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n for_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n shall_v no_o flesh_n be_v justify_v it_o be_v not_o as_o the_o papist_n say_v that_o faith_n which_o have_v love_n join_v with_o it_o which_o they_o make_v the_o form_n of_o faith_n by_o which_o we_o be_v justify_v but_o it_o be_v by_o faith_n without_o any_o work_n at_o all_o by_o which_o we_o be_v justify_v and_o have_v peace_n of_o conscience_n augustine_n do_v plain_o lay_v down_o his_o judgement_n in_o this_o point_n according_a to_o truth_n noli_fw-la presumere_fw-la de_fw-la operibus_fw-la ante_fw-la fidem_fw-la quia_fw-la peccatorem_fw-la te_fw-la fides_fw-la invenit_fw-la etsi_fw-la te_fw-la fides_fw-la data_fw-la facit_fw-la justum_fw-la impium_fw-la invenit_fw-la quem_fw-la faceret_fw-la justum_fw-la presume_v not_o upon_o thy_o work_n do_v before_o faith_n because_o faith_n find_v thou_o a_o
it_o for_o the_o maintain_n of_o the_o light_n thereof_o so_o we_o say_v that_o a_o christian_n do_v daily_o stand_v in_o need_n of_o spiritual_a oil_n to_o be_v pour_v into_o his_o soul_n by_o jesus_n christ_n that_o he_o may_v shine_v forth_o in_o the_o light_n of_o truth_n will_v you_o dare_v to_o say_v that_o the_o soul_n of_o the_o just_a make_v perfect_a have_v no_o need_n of_o the_o teach_n of_o christ_n and_o that_o they_o have_v no_o dependence_n upon_o he_o because_o they_o be_v perfect_a again_o it_o be_v necessary_a in_o respect_n of_o the_o old_a man_n who_o be_v fill_v with_o hellish_a darkness_n &_o ignorance_n that_o christ_n be_v look_v upon_o as_o the_o great_a prophet_n that_o we_o may_v put_v off_o the_o ignorance_n which_o be_v in_o he_o &_o may_v be_v more_o in_o the_o spirit_n of_o christ_n which_o will_v lead_v we_o into_o all_o truth_n it_o be_v the_o way_n of_o god_n work_v to_o shine_v into_o our_o dark_a heart_n to_o enlighten_v they_o with_o the_o knowledge_n of_o his_o grace_n in_o jesus_n christ_n you_o may_v begin_v to_o see_v by_o what_o have_v be_v deliver_v that_o this_o doctrine_n do_v not_o overthrow_v the_o office_n of_o jesus_n christ_n but_o do_v sweet_o to_o the_o glory_n of_o his_o father_n confirm_v he_o in_o they_o arg._n 9_o if_o the_o regenerate_a man_n work_v perfect_o then_o be_v the_o wage_n reckon_v unto_o he_o not_o of_o grace_n but_o of_o debt_n rom._n 4.4_o but_o this_o can_v be_v that_o the_o wage_n either_o of_o the_o blessing_n of_o this_o life_n or_o the_o life_n to_o come_v shall_v be_v of_o debt_n unto_o he_o and_o not_o of_o free_a grace_n see_v the_o apostle_n testify_v that_o god_n of_o his_o free_a grace_n give_v we_o his_o belove_a son_n and_o together_o with_o he_o all_o thing_n rom._n 8.32_o answ_n this_o first_o place_n which_o be_v allege_v do_v not_o reach_v the_o point_n in_o hand_n because_o the_o apostle_n do_v there_o speak_v of_o work_n do_v under_o the_o law_n for_o justification_n and_o do_v thence_o conclude_v that_o if_o a_o man_n be_v justify_v by_o those_o work_n which_o he_o do_v under_o the_o law_n that_o then_o the_o reward_n be_v not_o of_o debt_n but_o grace_n because_o the_o law_n be_v not_o of_o faith_n gal._n 3.12_o do_v give_v nothing_o unto_o we_o in_o a_o way_n of_o grace_n but_o we_o be_v speak_v of_o work_n do_v and_o accept_v under_o a_o covenant_n of_o grace_n the_o principal_a cause_n of_o man_n error_n and_o mistake_n in_o this_o controversy_n be_v because_o they_o examine_v the_o new_a man_n and_o his_o work_n by_o the_o law_n of_o work_n and_o not_o by_o the_o law_n of_o sanctification_n holiness_n and_o love_n in_o the_o new_a covenant_n of_o grace_n if_o we_o do_v examine_v his_o work_n by_o the_o law_n of_o holiness_n which_o be_v in_o the_o new_a covenant_n we_o shall_v plain_o perceive_v that_o it_o be_v by_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n that_o his_o work_n be_v free_o wrought_v in_o he_o and_o by_o this_o mean_v all_o legal_a glory_v and_o carnal_a boast_n be_v take_v away_o according_a to_o that_o of_o the_o apostle_n 1_o cor._n 4.7_o who_o make_v thou_o to_o differ_v from_o another_o and_o what_o have_v thou_o that_o thou_o do_v not_o receive_v now_o if_o thou_o do_v receive_v it_o why_o do_v thou_o glory_n as_o if_o thou_o have_v not_o receive_v it_o by_o which_o you_o may_v plain_o see_v that_o the_o argument_n will_v not_o hold_v good_a to_o say_v that_o if_o a_o man_n work_v perfect_o under_o a_o covenant_n of_o grace_n that_o his_o reward_n be_v not_o of_o grace_n but_o of_o debt_n i_o shall_v therefore_o give_v you_o a_o short_a answer_n to_o the_o first_o part_n of_o this_o argument_n by_o distinguish_v of_o a_o twofold_a work_n 1._o under_o a_o law_n of_o work_n and_o there_o it_o be_v true_a that_o if_o a_o man_n work_v perfect_o his_o reward_n be_v of_o debt_n 2._o under_o a_o covenant_n of_o grace_n where_o a_o man_n sin_n be_v free_o forgive_v he_o and_o by_o free_a grace_n he_o be_v enable_v to_o work_v righteous_o and_o there_o his_o reward_n be_v not_o of_o debt_n to_o speak_v proper_o but_o of_o grace_n second_o though_o we_o deny_v that_o god_n give_v any_o reward_n to_o a_o spiritual_a man_n as_o a_o debt_n due_a unto_o he_o for_o his_o merit_n and_o deserve_n yet_o we_o affirm_v that_o god_n give_v reward_n to_o a_o spiritual_a man_n who_o do_v good_a work_n and_o therefore_o it_o be_v say_v that_o christ_n come_v with_o his_o reward_n with_o he_o to_o give_v every_o man_n as_o his_o work_n shall_v be_v revel_v 22.12_o and_o mose_n esteem_v the_o reproach_n of_o christ_n great_a riches_n than_o the_o treasure_n of_o egypt_n for_o he_o have_v respect_n unto_o the_o recompense_n of_o reward_n hebr._n 11.26_o and_o this_o reward_n may_v be_v call_v a_o debt_n not_o in_o reference_n to_o man_n merit_n but_o in_o reference_n to_o god_n promise_n of_o grace_n as_o a_o man_n by_o his_o promise_n may_v make_v himself_o a_o debtor_n to_o a_o beggar_n and_o therefore_o the_o apostle_n speak_v unto_o the_o saint_n hebr._n 6.10_o say_v that_o god_n be_v not_o unrighteous_a to_o forget_v the_o work_n of_o the_o saint_n and_o labour_n of_o love_n and_o john_n exhort_v we_o that_o we_o lose_v not_o those_o thing_n which_o we_o have_v wrought_v but_o that_o we_o receive_v a_o full_a reward_n 2_o john_n and_o in_o this_o sense_n something_o may_v be_v give_v unto_o we_o as_o a_o reward_n of_o that_o work_n of_o grace_n which_o be_v give_v unto_o we_o before_o it_o our_o confidence_n in_o god_n grace_n may_v have_v a_o great_a reward_n in_o this_o respect_n according_a to_o that_o of_o the_o apostle_n heb._n 10.35_o cast_v not_o away_o your_o confidence_n which_o have_v great_a recompense_n of_o reward_n and_o this_o may_v be_v a_o answer_n to_o the_o second_o part_n of_o this_o argument_n arg._n 10._o if_o the_o work_n of_o the_o regenerate_a be_v not_o evil_a because_o the_o holy_a ghost_n work_v they_o then_o the_o work_n of_o the_o unregenerate_a as_o his_o love_n and_o obedience_n to_o his_o parent_n be_v not_o evil_a answ_n there_o be_v a_o general_a concurrence_n of_o god_n as_o the_o prime_a cause_n in_o the_o do_n of_o some_o thing_n by_o wicked_a man_n and_o thus_o god_n may_v concur_v to_o the_o do_v of_o a_o thing_n &_o yet_o the_o thing_n as_o do_v by_o the_o wicked_a man_n may_v be_v evil_a because_o not_o do_v in_o faith_n and_o it_o be_v no_o solid_a argument_n to_o conclude_v from_o hence_o god_n do_v concur_v in_o the_o do_n of_o this_o thing_n and_o therefore_o it_o be_v not_o sin_n or_o sinful_a 2_o there_o be_v a_o special_a concurrence_n of_o god_n grace_n and_o spirit_n in_o the_o do_n of_o a_o thing_n as_o he_o be_v the_o principal_a agent_n in_o work_v good_a spiritual_o in_o the_o saint_n who_o be_v under_o a_o covenant_n of_o grace_n and_o when_o god_n do_v concur_v with_o the_o the_o special_a &_o powerful_a assistance_n of_o his_o grace_n for_o the_o effect_n of_o a_o thing_n in_o a_o saint_n it_o be_v safe_a to_o draw_v a_o conclusion_n to_o prove_v the_o goodness_n of_o the_o thing_n from_o the_o consider_v of_o the_o principal_a agent_n which_o do_v concur_v in_o the_o do_n of_o the_o thing_n as_o john_n do_v in_o these_o word_n maintain_v that_o a_o spiritual_a man_n consider_v as_o a_o spiritual_a man_n and_o act_v as_o a_o spiritual_a man_n can_v sin_v because_o his_o seed_n remain_v in_o he_o by_o which_o distinction_n you_o may_v see_v the_o weakness_n of_o your_o argument_n with_o which_o you_o will_v prove_v the_o unsoundnesse_n of_o my_o argue_v from_o god_n consider_v as_o the_o principal_a agent_n to_o the_o effect_n and_o the_o disparity_n of_o god_n work_v in_o the_o regenerate_a and_o unregenerate_a when_o god_n do_v work_v in_o a_o spiritual_a man_n that_o which_o be_v spiritual_a it_o be_v not_o only_o good_a substantial_o and_o material_o but_o formal_o and_o circumstantial_o by_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n as_o i_o have_v prove_v at_o large_a and_o therefore_o this_o argument_n be_v not_o strong_a enough_o to_o overthrow_v what_o have_v be_v deliver_v arg._n 11._o either_o the_o holy_a ghost_n work_v the_o work_n of_o the_o regenerate_a man_n whole_o as_o the_o sole_a cause_n and_o then_o it_o be_v not_o we_o but_o the_o holy_a ghost_n that_o believe_v that_o love_v that_o fear_v god_n that_o repent_v that_o pray_v for_o the_o forgiveness_n of_o his_o sin_n etc._n etc._n which_o be_v absurd_a to_o imagine_v or_o else_o we_o also_o work_v with_o he_o in_o some_o kind_n of_o causality_n to_o the_o produce_v of_o those_o work_n that_o so_o the_o work_n may_v be_v say_v to_o be_v we_o our_o love_a our_o
against_o such_o bitter_a enemy_n of_o christ_n shall_v not_o a_o zealous_a christian_a say_v as_o david_n say_v to_o michal_n when_o she_o scoff_v he_o for_o his_o devotion_n to_o his_o god_n 2_o sam._n 6.22_o i_o will_v be_v yet_o more_o vile_a than_o thus_o therefore_o let_v i_o desire_v you_o that_o you_o will_v abhor_v these_o tenant_n and_o opinion_n of_o they_o which_o do_v overthrow_v the_o whole_a doctrine_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n if_o this_o that_o they_o hold_v be_v a_o truth_n which_o we_o deny_v there_o be_v no_o truth_n in_o this_o book_n that_o we_o hold_v if_o this_o be_v a_o truth_n that_o they_o profess_v there_o be_v no_o truth_n in_o jesus_n christ_n that_o profess_v himself_o the_o way_n the_o truth_n and_o the_o life_n and_o as_o the_o apostle_n preach_v 1_o cor._n 15._o the_o apostle_n shall_v be_v find_v false_a witness_n of_o god_n for_o they_o preach_v that_o christ_n though_o he_o suffer_v on_o the_o cross_n his_o body_n be_v raise_v and_o in_o it_o he_o ascend_v into_o heaven_n and_o sit_v at_o the_o right_a hand_n of_o the_o father_n and_o mediate_n and_o intercede_v as_o a_o advocate_n for_o we_o if_o christ_n be_v not_o rise_v than_o we_o be_v false_a witness_n of_o god_n 1_o cor._n 15.15_o because_o we_o have_v testify_v that_o he_o raise_v up_o christ_n who_o he_o raise_v not_o up_o if_o the_o dead_a rise_v not_o and_o if_o they_o shall_v be_v find_v false_a witness_n and_o impostor_n who_o then_o be_v the_o man_n that_o we_o must_v look_v on_o as_o divine_a man_n as_o know_v understand_a man_n we_o must_v look_v on_o these_o as_o a_o generation_n of_o liar_n that_o have_v deceive_v we_o and_o make_v we_o believe_v that_o christ_n be_v rise_v and_o that_o we_o shall_v rise_v by_o his_o power_n and_o there_o be_v no_o such_o matter_n who_o be_v to_o be_v eye_v as_o man_n of_o truth_n we_o must_v look_v on_o lucian_n that_o in_o his_o dialogue_n and_o other_o book_n jeer_v those_o that_o expect_v happiness_n after_o this_o life_n or_o fear_v misery_n and_o call_v our_o bless_a jesus_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d the_o sophister_n that_o be_v hang_v upon_o a_o cross_n we_o must_v look_v on_o he_o as_o a_o orthodox_n man_n as_o a_o divine_a writer_n pliny_n that_o write_v of_o the_o soul_n immortality_n and_o deny_v that_o resurrection_n of_o the_o body_n we_o must_v look_v on_o he_o as_o canonical_a julian_n the_o apostate_n must_v be_v admire_v for_o his_o wisdom_n to_o throw_v away_o our_o bibles_n or_o burn_v they_o as_o those_o in_o the_o 19_o act_n 19_o do_v burn_v their_o book_n of_o curious_a art_n will_v be_v a_o point_n of_o wisdom_n and_o discretion_n it_o will_v be_v no_o impiety_n to_o deny_v the_o truth_n that_o peter_n paul_n and_o other_o servant_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n have_v preach_v and_o seal_v with_o their_o blood_n o_o brethren_n take_v heed_n of_o this_o hellish_a hellish_a doctrine_n take_v heed_n of_o these_o seducer_n beware_v of_o these_o wolf_n that_o come_v in_o sheep_n clothing_n see_v how_o this_o tenant_n plant_v its_o ordnance_n to_o batter_v down_o all_o goodness_n all_o the_o hope_n of_o christian_n and_o strength_n of_o christianity_n 3._o use_v the_o belief_n of_o this_o truth_n may_v bring_v in_o stream_n of_o joy_n to_o our_o soul_n and_o spirit_n in_o the_o midst_n of_o the_o great_a trouble_n and_o misery_n that_o can_v come_v upon_o we_o therefore_o the_o apostle_n when_o he_o have_v lay_v down_o this_o point_n 1_o thess_n 4.1_o see_v what_o use_n he_o make_v of_o it_o in_o the_o 18._o ver_fw-la for_o their_o consolation_n bid_v they_o to_o comfort_v one_o another_o with_o those_o word_n in_o your_o weakness_n and_o sickness_n consider_v that_o these_o body_n that_o be_v frail_a mortal_a and_o must_v after_o a_o while_o moulder_v into_o dust_n shall_v at_o the_o resurrection_n be_v make_v like_o unto_o the_o glorious_a body_n of_o christ_n phil._n 3._o last_o be_v death_n approach_v do_v the_o king_n of_o fear_n job_n 18.14_o knock_v at_o the_o door_n of_o your_o cottage_n of_o clay_n let_v the_o fear_n of_o death_n be_v kill_v by_o the_o meditation_n of_o this_o that_o the_o lord_n jesus_n by_o his_o death_n and_o resurrection_n have_v abolish_v our_o death_n and_o bring_v life_n and_o immortality_n to_o light_v through_o his_o glorious_a gospel_n 2_o tim._n 1.10_o christ_n cujus_fw-la victoria_fw-la nostra_fw-la est_fw-la who_o victory_n be_v we_o have_v overcome_v sin_n the_o grave_n death_n hell_n and_o he_o arise_v as_o a_o public_a person_n his_o glorious_a resurrection_n may_v be_v a_o pledge_n unto_o we_o of_o our_o future_a resurrection_n in_o glory_n our_o body_n be_v call_v in_o scripture_n the_o temple_n of_o god_n let_v i_o tell_v you_o that_o god_n will_v not_o pull_v down_o his_o temple_n unless_o he_o intend_v to_o build_v they_o up_o again_o he_o will_v set_v up_o these_o temple_n in_o glory_n which_o he_o pull_v down_o and_o lay_v in_o the_o dust_n with_o dishonour_n i_o remember_v what_o a_o divine_a poet_n say_v speak_v of_o the_o resurrection_n pellite_fw-la cord_n metum_fw-la mea_fw-la membra_fw-la &_o credit_n vosmet_fw-la cum_fw-la christo_fw-la reditura_fw-la deo_fw-la atra_fw-la sepulcra_fw-la respuite_fw-la prudentius_n my_o limb_n drive_v away_o from_o you_o the_o fear_n of_o death_n you_o shall_v with_o christ_n return_v to_o god_n sleight_v the_o blackness_n and_o horror_n of_o the_o grave_n which_o do_v sweet_o accord_v with_o the_o divine_a rapture_n of_o paul_n 1_o cor._n 15.55_o 56_o 57_o o_o death_n where_o be_v thy_o sting_n o_o grave_n where_o be_v thy_o victory_n the_o sting_n of_o death_n be_v sin_n and_o the_o strength_n of_o sin_n be_v the_o law_n but_o thanks_o be_v to_o god_n which_o give_v we_o victory_n through_o jesus_n christ_n our_o lord_n the_o full_a persuasion_n of_o this_o be_v that_o which_o have_v fill_v the_o spirit_n of_o christian_n with_o joy_n and_o fortitude_n in_o their_o suffering_n the_o heavenly_a company_n of_o martyr_n that_o sacrifice_v their_o life_n for_o christ_n do_v deserve_v rather_o to_o be_v register_v in_o the_o catalogue_n of_o fool_n then_o to_o be_v dignify_v or_o ennoble_v as_o saint_n with_o the_o crown_n of_o martyrdom_n have_v they_o suffer_v and_o question_v the_o truth_n of_o the_o resurrection_n this_o have_v make_v their_o suffering_n comfortable_a to_o they_o and_o glorious_a to_o we_o as_o our_o pattern_n and_o example_n for_o imitation_n this_o have_v make_v they_o so_o willing_a to_o hazard_v their_o life_n for_o the_o truth_n of_o christ_n it_o be_v this_o that_o have_v make_v they_o so_o prodigal_a of_o their_o blood_n that_o i_o remember_v it_o be_v report_v of_o one_o of_o the_o heathen_a persecutor_n that_o he_o say_v he_o think_v the_o christian_n delight_v in_o torment_n they_o seem_v to_o sleight_v all_o punishment_n and_o torture_n that_o the_o witty_a malice_n of_o their_o adversary_n can_v invent_v or_o their_o cruelty_n inflict_v this_o carry_v they_o forth_o in_o that_o height_n of_o spirit_n that_o they_o rejoice_v in_o the_o midst_n of_o torture_n it_o be_v this_o that_o cheer_v the_o heart_n of_o a_o martyr_n that_o be_v trouble_v a_o little_a before_o his_o suffering_n the_o comforter_n come_v and_o assure_v he_o of_o happiness_n at_o the_o resurrection_n gregorius_n nazianzenus_n in_o his_o three_o oration_n tell_v we_o of_o theclas_n and_o some_o other_o martyr_n that_o be_v observe_v by_o the_o spectator_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o be_v very_o merry_a in_o the_o extremity_n of_o torment_n marcus_z of_o arethusa_n when_o the_o bloody_a persecutor_n have_v exercise_v his_o faith_n and_o patience_n with_o several_a sort_n of_o torture_n and_o do_v afterward_o draw_v he_o through_o draught_n and_o other_o noisome_a place_n he_o account_v it_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d rather_o his_o pomp_n and_o glory_n than_o his_o misery_n and_o calamity_n woman_n have_v discover_v masculine_a and_o heroical_a spirit_n when_o they_o be_v call_v to_o suffer_v for_o the_o lord_n nostri_fw-la pveri_fw-la &_o mulierculae_fw-la tortores_fw-la suos_fw-la taciti_fw-la vincunt_fw-la &_o exprimere_fw-la illis_fw-la gemitum_fw-la nec_fw-la ignis_fw-la potest_fw-la lactantius_n say_v that_o the_o christian_a child_n and_o woman_n do_v by_o their_o silence_n over_o come_v their_o tormentor_n and_o the_o flame_n of_o ●rt_n can_v not_o make_v they_o weep_v austin_n tell_v of_o a_o poor_a weak_a maid_n that_o go_v to_o suffer_v for_o christ_n tanquam_fw-la ad_fw-la epulas_fw-la invitata_fw-la a●_n though_o she_o have_v be_v invite_v to_o a_o banquet_n we_o read_v of_o some_o when_o they_o come_v to_o lay_v down_o their_o life_n they_o be_v sorry_a that_o they_o have_v no_o more_o life_n to_o lose_v for_o the_o lord_n jesus_n tertullian_n say_v that_o the_o christian_n be_v so_o ready_a to_o suffer_v
next_o place_n another_o use_n may_v be_v this_o to_o make_v we_o willing_a to_o sacrifice_v our_o body_n for_o the_o maintain_n of_o the_o truth_n of_o christ_n if_o christ_n be_v please_v to_o call_v we_o to_o suffer_v for_o he_o we_o do_v not_o know_v but_o this_o point_n may_v be_v very_o seasonable_a we_o know_v not_o how_o soon_o christ_n may_v call_v for_o our_o body_n to_o lie_v in_o prison_n for_o some_o truth_n he_o have_v discover_v to_o we_o which_o he_o have_v