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A20770 A treatise of the true nature and definition of justifying faith together with a defence of the same, against the answere of N. Baxter. By Iohn Downe B. in Divinity, and sometime fellow of Emanuel C. in Cambridge.; Selections Downe, John, 1570?-1631.; Baxter, Nathaniel, fl. 1606.; Bayly, Mr., fl. 1635.; Muret, Marc-Antoine, 1526-1585. Institutio puerilis. English. 1635 (1635) STC 7153; ESTC S109816 240,136 421

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〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d a_o faith_n come_v to_o full_a age_n and_o maturity_n so_o there_o be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d a_o faith_n in_o the_o nonage_n and_o minority_n so_o therefore_o to_o define_v it_o be_v to_o exclude_v the_o weak_a faith_n and_o to_o make_v the_o definition_n narrow_a and_o of_o less_o latitude_n than_o the_o definite_a beside_o it_o be_v a_o most_o uncomfortable_a doctrine_n unto_o a_o trouble_a mind_n and_o lead_v the_o direct_v way_n to_o desperation_n for_o so_o the_o palsy_n hand_n of_o faith_n shall_v not_o receive_v christ_n and_o be_v not_o this_o to_o quench_v fire_n with_o oil_n and_o to_o add_v aloe_n to_o wormwood_n and_o may_v not_o he_o that_o thus_o comfort_v be_v count_v one_o of_o job_n miserable_a comforter_n ob._n the_o godly_a be_v say_v to_o know_v and_o to_o be_v persuade_v yea_o the_o prophet_n say_v 11.1_o io._n 3.14_o joh._n 17.3_o esa_n 53.11_o heb._n 11.1_o by_o his_o knowledge_n shall_v my_o righteous_a servant_n justify_v many_o and_o 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