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A56123 Truth unvail'd by scripture-light In three parts. Written for the sake of those that desire to behold it in its native beauty. To which is added, an appendix, which the author desires to leave as a legacy to his children. By a despised follower of the blessed Jesus, Robert Prudom. Prudom, Robert. 1699 (1699) Wing P3883; ESTC R218355 94,157 208

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and_o of_o the_o old_a testament_n church-state_n what_o be_v require_v to_o be_v a_o member_n of_o it_o page_n 92._o chap._n iii_o of_o the_o ordinance_n of_o the_o old_a testament_n church_n what_o they_o point_v at_o to_o the_o carnal_a seed_n of_o abraham_n and_o what_o to_o his_o spiritual_a page_n 97._o chap._n iu._n of_o the_o new_a testament_n church_n and_o what_o be_v require_v to_o be_v a_o member_n of_o it_o page_n 116._o chap._n v._n of_o the_o ordinance_n of_o the_o new_a testament_n church_n what_o be_v require_v to_o fit_a for_o the_o partake_n of_o they_o and_o what_o they_o hold_v out_o when_o administer_v according_a to_o the_o rude_a of_o the_o word_n page_n 132._o part_n iu._n be_v a_o appendix_n which_o the_o author_n leave_v for_o a_o legacy_n to_o his_o child_n page_n 149._o advertisement_n late_o publish_v the_o paraselene_n dismantle_v of_o its_o cloud_n or_o baxterianism_n barefaced_a 〈…〉_o from_o a_o literal_a transcript_n of_o the_o judgement_n of_o mr._n baxter_n and_o other_o in_o the_o most_o radical_a doctrine_n of_o faith_n compare_v with_o those_o of_o the_o orthodox_n both_o conformist_n and_o nonconformist_n and_o transfer_v over_o by_o way_n of_o test_n to_o the_o papist_n and_o quaker_n by_o thomas_n edward_n esq_n sell_v by_o john_n derby_n in_o bartholomew-close_a john_n marshal_n at_o the_o bible_n in_o grace-church_n street_n eben_n tracy_n at_o the_o three_o bibles_n on_o london_n bridg_n and_o eliz._n harris_n at_o the_o harrow_n in_o little_a 〈◊〉_d price_n bind_v 6_o s._n
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without_o excuse_n by_o the_o spirit_n of_o man_n he_o intend_v the_o soul_n of_o man_n that_o be_v endue_v with_o such_o excellent_a quality_n which_o if_o improve_v to_o their_o right_a end_n do_v lead_v the_o creature_n into_o the_o duty_n require_v in_o the_o first_o covenant_n and_o by_o view_v the_o work_n of_o creation_n to_o that_o eternal_a power_n and_o godhead_n by_o which_o all_o thing_n be_v create_v than_o not_o improve_n of_o which_o light_n leave_v they_o without_o excuse_n before_o god_n as_o they_o stand_v under_o the_o first_o covenant_n these_o gentile_n of_o which_o the_o apostle_n be_v treat_v do_v darken_v that_o light_n which_o lead_v they_o to_o view_v the_o godhead_n in_o the_o work_n of_o creation_n by_o their_o unrighteousness_n that_o be_v impiety_n profaneness_n and_o superstition_n that_o they_o run_v into_o so_o that_o god_n give_v they_o up_o to_o strong_a delusion_n second_o i_o shall_v prove_v that_o all_o the_o offspring_n descend_v from_o the_o 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in_o heaven_n god_n be_v their_o father_n not_o mortal_a nature_n neither_o shall_v they_o ever_o be_v abrogate_a or_o forget_v it_o be_v frequent_o say_v of_o socrates_n say_v plutarch_n that_o he_o have_v the_o guide_n of_o his_o life_n within_o he_o which_o it_o be_v tell_v his_o father_n sophroniscus_n shall_v be_v of_o more_o worth_n to_o he_o than_o five_o hundred_o matter_n he_o call_v it_o his_o good_a angel_n or_o spirit_n who_o suggest_v to_o his_o mind_n what_o be_v good_a and_o virtuous_o incline_v and_o dispose_v he_o to_o a_o strict_a and_o pious_a life_n cleanthes_n the_o stoic_a allow_v not_o mankind_n to_o be_v govern_v of_o right_a by_o the_o dictate_v of_o their_o own_o nature_n which_o bare_o render_v they_o man_n but_o by_o that_o divine_a infinite_a and_o eternal_a nature_n which_o be_v god_n diffuse_v or_o sow_o through_o the_o whole_a race_n of_o man_n as_o the_o most_o sure_o infallible_a guide_n and_o rule_n to_o live_v say_v he_o according_a to_o this_o knowledge_n and_o direction_n be_v true_o to_o live_v according_a to_o virtue_n not_o do_v any_o thing_n that_o be_v forbid_v the_o virtue_n and_o happiness_n of_o a_o man_n depend_v upon_o a_o close_a correspondence_n of_o his_o mind_n with_o the_o divine_a will_n of_o he_o who_o govern_v the_o universe_n again_o say_v the_o same_o cleanthes_n the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n be_v imprint_v upon_o the_o mind_n of_o men._n plutarch_n speak_v of_o the_o principle_n of_o god_n in_o the_o conscience_n say_v it_o be_v a_o law_n not_o write_v in_o table_n or_o book_n but_o dwell_v in_o the_o mind_n always_o as_o a_o live_a rule_n which_o never_o permit_v the_o soul_n to_o be_v destitute_a of_o a_o inward_a guide_n again_o say_v plutarch_n to_o debase_v this_o ancient_a faith_n of_o mankind_n and_o natural_a belief_n which_o be_v plant_v in_o all_o reasonable_a soul_n be_v to_o overthrow_v the_o strong_a and_o everlasting_a foundation_n of_o virtue_n i_o shall_v conclude_v these_o say_n of_o the_o gentile_n with_o antisthety_n william_n penn'_v gentile_a divinity_n christian_n quaker_n pag._n 72._o he_o be_v institutor_n of_o the_o cynic_n as_o they_o be_v call_v and_o scholar_n to_o socrates_n he_o teach_v that_o virtue_n be_v the_o true_a nobility_n that_o piety_n be_v alone_o needful_a to_o a_o last_a happiness_n that_o true_a virtue_n stand_v not_o in_o say_v but_o do_v that_o which_o be_v good_a not_o in_o much_o learning_n or_o many_o word_n but_o upright_a action_n in_o short_a that_o the_o principle_n of_o virtue_n be_v sufficient_a to_o what_o wisdom_n be_v needful_a and_o that_o all_o other_o thing_n ought_v to_o have_v reference_n thereto_o that_o piety_n be_v the_o best_a armour_n and_o virtuous_a person_n be_v always_o friend_n that_o virtue_n be_v a_o armour_n none_o can_v either_o pierce_v or_o take_v from_o good_a men._n he_o prefer_v a_o just_a man_n before_o his_o neighbour_n and_o good_a woman_n soul_n have_v the_o same_o privilege_n to_o virtue_n with_o man_n he_o account_v pleasure_n one_o of_o the_o great_a mischief_n in_o the_o world_n and_o be_v ask_v what_o learning_n be_v best_a he_o answer_n that_o which_o unlearn_v man_n evil_a for_o those_o who_o will_v live_v for_o ever_o must_v have_v a_o care_n that_o their_o life_n be_v holy_a and_o just_a in_o this_o world_n three_o i_o shall_v prove_v that_o all_o the_o offspring_n of_o the_o first_o adam_n descend_v from_o he_o be_v under_o the_o same_o covenant_n with_o he_o have_v some_o remain_a impression_n of_o the_o same_o law_n upon_o their_o soul_n and_o light_n from_o the_o creator_n lead_v to_o answer_v the_o term_n of_o the_o first_o covenant_n from_o the_o common_a experience_n of_o all_o person_n that_o take_v notice_n of_o the_o deal_n of_o god_n with_o their_o soul_n we_o must_v distinguish_v betwixt_o a_o sinful_a peace_n gain_v by_o person_n in_o a_o zealous_a performance_n of_o a_o outward_a worship_n hand_v down_o unto_o they_o by_o their_o ancestor_n and_o that_o peace_n which_o person_n gain_v by_o the_o conduct_n of_o that_o light_n which_o lead_v to_o god_n upon_o the_o term_n of_o the_o first_o covenant_n that_o the_o first_o move_v or_o stir_v of_o the_o soul_n be_v by_o this_o first_o covenant-light_n do_v appear_v in_o that_o the_o work_n upon_o the_o heart_n do_v usual_o begin_v with_o a_o discovery_n of_o some_o sin_n or_o sin_n commit_v against_o one_o of_o the_o two_o table_n of_o the_o law_n either_o that_o which_o contain_v our_o duty_n to_o god_n or_o to_o our_o neighbour_n which_o inward_a discovery_n of_o sin_n have_v attend_v of_o it_o gild_n and_o fear_n of_o either_o some_o temporal_a or_o eternal_a punishment_n for_o the_o escape_n of_o which_o punishment_n the_o soul_n do_v betake_v itself_o to_o a_o close_a adherence_n to_o this_o inward_a light_n and_o by_o follow_v of_o it_o
of_o election_n and_o answer_v the_o design_n of_o it_o do_v further_a appear_v from_o rev._n 13.8_o and_o all_o that_o dwell_v upon_o the_o earth_n shall_v worship_v he_o who_o name_n be_v not_o write_v in_o the_o book_n of_o life_n of_o the_o lamb_n slay_v from_o the_o foundation_n of_o the_o world_n here_o be_v some_o by_o eternal_a decree_n secure_v from_o fall_v into_o idolatrous_a worship_n here_o be_v the_o death_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n take_v in_o by_o the_o decree_n as_o the_o mean_v appoint_v by_o the_o decree_n to_o secure_v they_o from_o fall_v to_o sum_v up_o this_o chapter_n if_o the_o redemption_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n be_v comprehend_v in_o the_o decree_n of_o election_n as_o the_o mean_v appoint_v to_o answer_v that_o part_n of_o the_o design_n of_o the_o decree_n which_o be_v the_o satisfy_v the_o condition_n of_o the_o covenant_n of_o work_n that_o so_o the_o elect_n may_v be_v deliver_v from_o the_o penalty_n of_o it_o it_o will_v appear_v to_o any_o unprejudiced_a christian_a that_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n and_o redemption_n be_v but_o one_o covenant_n chap._n iii_o of_o the_o mediatorship_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n in_o two_o part_n first_o in_o procure_v and_o send_v of_o the_o spirit_n to_o fit_v for_o the_o publish_n of_o the_o way_n of_o salvation_n second_o for_o the_o spirit_n accompany_v the_o outward_a declaration_n by_o open_v the_o heart_n and_o so_o lead_v into_o the_o way_n and_o keep_v the_o saint_n in_o it_o subservient_fw-fr to_o the_o decree_n of_o election_n and_o answer_v the_o design_n of_o it_o if_o we_o consider_v the_o state_n of_o the_o elect_n as_o they_o come_v into_o the_o world_n which_o by_o reason_n of_o the_o natural_a pollution_n that_o do_v attend_v they_o do_v make_v they_o whole_o unfit_a for_o communion_n with_o god_n it_o be_v necessary_a that_o they_o shall_v have_v one_o to_o be_v their_o head_n who_o do_v partake_v both_o of_o the_o nature_n of_o god_n and_o of_o the_o nature_n of_o man_n as_o the_o person_n that_o be_v to_o stand_v betwixt_o they_o and_o god_n he_o must_v be_v man_n of_o kin_n to_o the_o nature_n offend_v that_o he_o may_v satisfy_v the_o justice_n of_o god_n for_o the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n do_v require_v that_o the_o same_o nature_n which_o have_v commit_v sin_n shall_v undergo_v the_o penalty_n due_a to_o sin_n and_o he_o must_v be_v god_n that_o so_o his_o justice_n goodness_n and_o righteousness_n be_v every_o way_n infinite_a and_o eternal_a may_v make_v the_o suffering_n of_o that_o nature_n to_o which_o it_o be_v unite_v of_o no_o less_o force_n than_o eternal_a torment_n in_o other_o to_o the_o satisfy_n of_o justice_n for_o who_o he_o suffer_v and_o although_o the_o eternal_a word_n do_v not_o actual_o take_v our_o nature_n on_o he_o that_o he_o may_v discharge_v the_o elect_a from_o the_o penalty_n of_o the_o first_o covenant_n until_o his_o appearance_n in_o the_o state_n of_o his_o humiliation_n yet_o he_o stand_v as_o the_o head_n of_o the_o covenant_n and_o through_o his_o undertaking_a mercy_n be_v convey_v to_o the_o elect_n and_o judgement_n prevent_v from_o fall_v upon_o they_o we_o have_v several_a instance_n in_o the_o old_a testament_n upon_o special_a occasion_n of_o his_o appear_v in_o man_n nature_n and_o that_o as_o mediator_n upon_o the_o account_n of_o the_o elect_a gen._n 18.1_o 2_o 3._o and_o the_o lord_n appear_v unto_o he_o in_o the_o plain_a of_o mamre_n and_o he_o sit_v in_o the_o tent-door_n in_o the_o heat_n of_o the_o day_n and_o he_o lift_v up_o his_o eye_n and_o look_v and_o lo_o three_o man_n stand_v by_o he_o and_o when_o he_o see_v they_o he_o run_v to_o meet_v they_o from_o the_o tent-door_n and_o bow_v himself_o towards_o the_o ground_n and_o say_v my_o lord_n if_o now_o i_o have_v find_v favour_n in_o thy_o sight_n pass_v not_o away_o i_o pray_v thou_o from_o thy_o servant_n that_o one_o of_o these_o three_o be_v the_o eternal_a word_n in_o man_n nature_n 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