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i.

.

The Preface.

{fa-ith he)

alfo

it

tvc:U

contained in t-/;e ·Scripture, rJ3ehold I lay

in Zion achief corner flone, eleEl and precious, and be that be::

lierveth on him,

jhall

not be confounded.

Unto you therefore

which belie1Je, he is precious

;

bttt unto

tlmn

that are difobedient,

theflone

whid1

the :Builders difollowed,

the fame is .made the

Head of the corner, and a ftone offlumbling, and a rock ofof

fence, e1Jen unto them that ftumb.le at tl;e Word,

bei11c_~

difobe:::

dient, whereunto alfo t1)ey ))Jere appointed,

1

Epift. Chap.

2 .

ver.

6,

7,

8.

.Unto them that believe unto the fav,ing of the Soul,

he is, he alwaies hath been precious; the Sun, the Rock,

·the Life, the Bread of their Souls,- every thing that is

Good, Ufeful, Atniable, Defirable here or unto Eter...

nity. -

In,

frotn,

and by him,

is all

their Spiritual

.and

Eternal Life, Light,

Power,

CrovvTh, Confolation and

Joy here, with everlafting Salvation hereafter. By hitn

ftlone do they defire, expect and obtain Deliverance

from that woful Apofracy from God, \vhich

is

accotn-

. - "' .

panied withal, which containeth in it virtually and me–

ritorioufly, whatever is evil, noxious and deftructive un-

to our Nature, and which without relief ·will iffue in

Eternal Mifery.

By

hitn . are they brought into the .

nearefl:

Cog~ation,

Alliance and Friendfhip with God,

the finnell Union unto hitn, and the moft holy Corn-

-1ntmion \Vith him, that

our

finite Natures are capable

of, and fo conducted unto, the ,bternal Enjoyment of

hitn.

For in him

jhallall the feed oflfrael be juflified,- and

Jhall