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A20756 The conflict betvveene the flesh and the spirit. Or the last part of The Christian warfare wherein is described the nature of these combatants, the malice and power of the flesh and fleshly lusts, with the meanes whereby we may subdue and ouercome them. By Iohn Dovvname Batchelar in Diuinitie, and preacher of Gods Word.; Christian warfare. Part 4 Downame, John, d. 1652. 1618 (1618) STC 7139; ESTC S110219 333,184 430

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that_o it_o have_v to_o god_n judgement_n at_o all_o time_n but_o the_o desire_n of_o 21._o psal_n 119._o 21._o temporary_a faith_n be_v but_o by_o fit_n and_o flash_n as_o when_o they_o be_v at_o a_o sermon_n and_o have_v their_o conscience_n convince_v with_o the_o powerful_a ministry_n of_o the_o word_n when_o they_o be_v in_o the_o house_n of_o mourning_n and_o have_v before_o their_o eye_n spectacle_n of_o their_o mortality_n when_o they_o see_v some_o notable_a example_n of_o the_o world_n vanity_n and_o mutability_n or_o of_o the_o happiness_n of_o those_o who_o fear_n god_n and_o make_v conscience_n of_o their_o way_n when_o they_o be_v cast_v down_o by_o some_o grievous_a affliction_n and_o find_v themselves_o cross_v in_o all_o their_o earthly_a desire_n second_o there_o be_v great_a difference_n between_o the_o resolution_n of_o faith_n in_o true_a believer_n and_o those_o who_o be_v but_o temporary_n and_o hypocrite_n for_o true_a justify_n faith_n resolve_v to_o cleave_v unto_o christ_n alone_o and_o to_o forsake_v all_o rather_o than_o to_o be_v sever_v from_o he_o but_o the_o faith_n of_o temporary_n cause_v they_o to_o cleave_v unto_o christ_n so_o far_o forth_o as_o the_o world_n will_v let_v they_o and_o if_o they_o may_v share_v with_o he_o in_o his_o benefit_n and_o not_o be_v hinder_v of_o their_o worldly_a desire_n they_o be_v willing_a then_o to_o give_v he_o entertainment_n but_o if_o they_o be_v put_v to_o part_v with_o all_o that_o they_o may_v have_v he_o this_o be_v a_o hard_a say_n and_o they_o can_v abide_v it_o but_o though_o they_o come_v rejoice_v to_o christ_n they_o will_v go_v away_o with_o the_o young_a man_n sorrowful_a and_o will_v not_o buy_v he_o and_o his_o benefit_n at_o so_o dear_a a_o price_n like_o herein_o unto_o merchant_n who_o like_o the_o
to_o be_v the_o child_n of_o god_n a_o member_n of_o christ_n and_o in_o the_o state_n of_o grace_n and_o salvation_n the_o like_a judgement_n be_v not_o to_o be_v give_v of_o they_o for_o be_v once_o have_v they_o can_v never_o be_v lose_v nor_o be_v utter_o extinguish_v with_o all_o the_o power_n and_o malice_n of_o the_o devil_n and_o the_o flesh_n see_v the_o gift_n and_o call_n of_o god_n be_v without_o repentance_n and_o christ_n who_o hold_v they_o be_v strong_a than_o all_o neither_o be_v there_o any_o power_n able_a to_o pull_v his_o sheep_n out_o of_o his_o hand_n utter_o §_o sect_n 5._o second_o the_o show_n and_o semblance_n of_o save_v grace_n ●●_o temporary_n may_v perish_v utter_o second_o the_o sanctify_a and_o save_v gift_n and_o grace_n of_o the_o spirit_n may_v be_v consider_v in_o their_o quality_n for_o they_o be_v either_o true_a sincere_a and_o substantial_a or_o false_a hypocritical_a and_o but_o in_o show_n and_o semblance_n only_o in_o which_o regard_n they_o 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8._o 18_o have_v as_o though_o he_o shall_v say_v do_v you_o ask_v how_o a_o man_n can_v have_v that_o take_v from_o he_o which_o he_o have_v not_o why_o know_v that_o there_o be_v many_o man_n that_o have_v no_o gift_n true_o that_o yet_o do_v seem_v to_o have_v they_o and_o from_o these_o shall_v be_v true_o take_v the_o gift_n that_o they_o seem_v to_o have_v or_o the_o show_n and_o seem_n of_o their_o gift_n that_o be_v even_o that_o apish_a imitation_n which_o they_o have_v of_o god_n save_v grace_n shall_v be_v take_v away_o and_o so_o their_o hypocrisy_n be_v discover_v it_o shall_v plain_o appear_v that_o what_o show_v so_o ever_o they_o have_v make_v yet_o they_o never_o have_v they_o in_o sincerity_n and_o truth_n for_o example_n though_o the_o unregenerate_a may_v have_v some_o illightning_n in_o speculation_n which_o at_o the_o first_o appearance_n may_v resemble_v that_o save_n feel_a and_o experimental_a knowledge_n which_o be_v in_o the_o faithful_a yet_o indeed_o 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