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A65753 A vvay to the tree of life discovered in sundry directions for the profitable reading of the Scriptvres : wherein is described occasionally the nature of a spirituall man, and, in A digression, the morality and perpetuity of the Fourth Commandment in every circumstance thereof, is discovered and cleared / by Iohn White ... White, John, 1575-1648. 1647 (1647) Wing W1785; ESTC R40696 215,387 374

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equity_n of_o the_o commandment_n further_o than_o it_o agree_v with_o god_n law_n or_o conduce_v to_o order_n and_o peace_n for_o which_o authority_n be_v establish_v the_o last_o difference_n between_o divine_a and_o humane_a authority_n precept_n 4._o in_o the_o sanction_n annex_v to_o the_o precept_n be_v in_o respect_n of_o the_o sanction_n annex_v to_o their_o law_n which_o be_v proportion_v to_o the_o nature_n and_o quality_n of_o the_o obedience_n require_v and_o to_o the_o power_n of_o he_o that_o require_v it_o for_o god_n command_n in_o his_o law_n be_v special_o inward_a holiness_n righteousness_n love_n etc._n etc._n and_o that_o under_o the_o penalty_n of_o the_o curse_n and_o wrath_n of_o god_n eternity_n 1._o reach_v to_o the_o soul_n 2._o and_o reach_v to_o eternity_n to_o be_v pour_v out_o on_o the_o soul_n as_o well_o as_o on_o the_o body_n both_o in_o this_o life_n
in_o all_o thing_n else_o respect_n to_o his_o own_o glory_n necessary_a for_o the_o advance_n of_o his_o own_o glory_n 1._o our_o faith_n bear_v witness_n to_o his_o alsufficiency_n &_o truth_n 2._o our_o obedience_n to_o his_o authority_n &_o righteousness_n yet_o be_v not_o all_o thing_n in_o scripture_n alike_o necessary_a which_o be_v testify_v at_o least_o by_o our_o faith_n and_o obedience_n for_o our_o rely_v on_o he_o by_o faith_n bear_v witness_n to_o his_o sufficiency_n faithfulness_n &_o truth_n as_o our_o obedience_n in_o submit_v cheerful_o to_o his_o will_n in_o all_o that_o he_o command_v acknowledge_v his_o authority_n wisdom_n and_o holiness_n so_o then_o this_o will_n of_o god_n in_o require_v of_o we_o these_o condition_n be_v every_o way_n just_a as_o well_o as_o free_v now_o when_o we_o say_v the_o ground_n and_o rule_n of_o faith_n and_o obedience_n contain_v in_o scripture_n be_v necessary_a to_o salvation_n we_o mean_v not_o that_o all_o be_v of_o like_a necessity_n ignorance_n or_o unbeleef_n in_o god_n or_o christ_n exclude_v absolute_o from_o salvation_n john_n 3.18_o so_o do_v not_o ignorance_n or_o unbeleef_n in_o some_o temporal_a promise_n although_o it_o can_v be_v excuse_v from_o sin_n in_o brief_a then_o when_o we_o say_v all_o thing_n necessary_a to_o