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Ofthe

NA .T 1

VI

T

lE.

Sermon

17.

them,

Whllt~to

ob{erve the

thin'g~flw

I

have co!n'tl}andedyofi._- Lo,here

is

_co'nm•_»ding,

and here

_Is,obfervm~.

So, the

Goffe!l

confifls, not only of

cenaJne'Artzcles

to be'be–

leeved :But1of

€ertaihi5Gommandem~nts

alfo,

-and~hey

to be 6bferved: And'what is

that,but-l'r,tdicaboLegwi?.•

., ,... ·.-

..

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•.

"

Now

~I

know not how,but) we are fallen

cl~arle

fi-om tht!-!'etme,

;z;.;;v;

fiay;•

1

ve

~re cvcn-'-fal!~n but·V:_~t~!t.

Nothrng

'DtirGoj]Jellno~. T~.e na~ef

(aiv,

wee•IOoke

.ftrangely

at:

welhun·lt.rfl our common talk

e.

To-tH1s 1t 1s come;while mcnfeeke:

10

live;as they

lift.

Nea?lfthe'm Gof}ellls

much

as

you

will:

but (fieare ye) no

Pr,dicah,

legem, ·no,hi.j>;'

to

bejrea'ohed,

to hoH:I<OI: keepe them in. And;we

havegoJPdltditfo

long, thatcthe

chrijfi~n.'Law

is clenne gone with us; we have loft it•; if-

Pr,.dioabo

le.

gem(hcre)

gee

it usnot·againe: But,got it mull be,for as chriflpreacheth,fo mull we;

and 'Laniitis;tha!C11rift preacherh. ,.

~

..

.:.

_,

·

- ,,:

I fi1all tdl you;whatis come by-the drowning of the

terme,L~.Religioli~-cven

come to be-i:oumed

ru prec-aria;

No

l,M

,no,no: but a matter of'faire entreaty;'

gen–

tle,perfwafion,neither

jttr4,nor leges;

but-only

Confriltd patrum,

good tarherly:c_olli!•

fell,

and nothing,elle.

Concilia Evangelica

were awhilelaid afide: now there be none

die. All are

I:.vangelicaUcormfells,

now. The reverend regard, the legall vigor, and

power,rhe penalties ofit are nor ferby. The rules,no reckoning made of

them,as

of

Law writs,

none; but only,asof

Phyjicke b1ls,

1fyou hke them,you may ufe them :if

not,lay

~:hem-by.

And this-comes

of

drowning the tcrme,

Law.

A!Jd all,for lack

of

Pr.tdicabidegem.

·

· •'· · • · •·

·> •

"

• '

• , •

• .

I

[peak ir ro rhis end :to

havc.rhe

one rerme retained,

as

w_ell as rheotber,tohave

neither

rermi:

abolithed; but with

eqliall

regard, both kept on foot-., Th'ey arenot:Co

·' well adv!led\ that feeke r,o fupprelfe eirh_er

nam~:

'lfthe'

nafhe'ont~

be

!oH,

rh~,rhing

ir fclfc w1ll nor lottg flay; but goc

afre~

lt,and be loft too.

,

·

They that rake rhem ro the one

t~rme

only, are confuted otice

a

monerh. ·For '

evety monerh,every firft day of every moneth,this verfe failes nor,but is read in

ou~

cares. And here, a

l'!'v

it is. And fo was the

Chriflian Religionca\Ie4

in rlie very belt

times

ofit,Chrijliana

lex,the Chrifiianlaw; an.d the

Bifbopf,C};riftian.e legis Epi(copi,

the

Bijhop~

ofthe chrijltaiJ !aw.

And all the anc1ent

Fathm

liked the terme well :and

tooke it upon them.

.

To conclude.

GofPe!lir

how

\VC

will : if the

Go_f}e'Hhath

!lot the

legaliaofit

ac–

knowledged, allowed'; and preferved to it : if once it I·ofe the force, and vigorof

a

lleb.s

,,j:

la•v;

it is

a

Sigi:e

it

ffeclinu, itgrowes weake

and

improjitabte :

and,rhat is a figU"C,it will

pS.

nor long

I

art.

We

mull goe looke ourfalvarion by forhe other way, than by

Filim

mettS tr• :

if

FilittS mettS tu.

(I

fay nor, be not

preachcd;but)

be notfo

preMhttl,as Chrift

preached

it; and

Chrijlpreach't

it, as a

Law.

Andfomuch for

Ltgem. ,

i-

Now,of this /aw,rhree things are here faid: Firfl,

legemrurhes

bac:k upon

Pr.edi-

p;·;,dicabo

Le·

cabo.

Ana this priviledge ir harh,that it is

materiapr.edica6ilis,altiwwhich

may; nay,

t.'"'·

a

la>V

whiCh is to be

preached.

And tbir,

laJVes

uf~nor

to be: Nono-be

preachet(.

To

be read tipon at rimes privately : bur,ro be

preachet{,not

any

law,

btit: this. But,rhlsis :

arid it ferves for afpeciall difterence, ro fever it from other

lanm,

and make it-a ldttd

~y

it felfe. Even this, that it is robe preached.

:--

.

To be preached: and that even ro

Ktngs

rhemfelves, that maliC

la*es

,.

to

Judges,

themfelve~,rhat

are prefumed robe beflfeene inthe

Law

:yet

t~ey

to learne,rhey ro

belcarned, in this

laJV. Emdimini(is

the word)

quijttd!catilferra~,

'in the X; Verfe

after.

2

Andth~r'eafonis:

forthisisalilw,Jequadi:<itDem.

Andfoisnoneelfe. And

'Dt

qu• dixit

that

is

:1

[ei::ond difference; There is a

law de qui. dixit homo,

·quam

{an.'<erNnt.bomines,

Do.u.,~.

which ):nen among tlierilfelves make forthemfclves (as by-lawes are made.) Tht>

is of

a

higher nature. This,

God

Hitrifelfe made; is a

Lau1

of His,owne·making;

De

'i"a~

qua dixit,

orrarher

edixl},

for fois

(

t!mar ;)

whichGg(/ena<fted lir(l,a_nd then

gave

commandement, idhould be

preach~d.

.

·! '

And to

whom~ Dixi~

adme,

Who is that CH&r'rs-r. Fidl';al'ld-beforeallorhers

to

be preached by

his

sJ/iiie.

His preaching,He Ehougl\.t

it

worth,and·gave

it

Him in

charge,