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Sermon

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charge, arid accordingly (we fee) f:te performed

ir;

and profcffed

Pr.tdicaG•,that

He

willpreachir:

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But;t11erhirdis areafon,why lt could not beotherw.fe; why-:t c9uld not,l>ut

oe

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preached.

Bccaufe (as

I

rold you,ouf ofthe very

hodt~of

rhe word)

~r

'.s

!l,Q~

a

law'

at

Vi%ito,tdi¥~

large: bur a

Stat11tc !aJV.

And the nature of that

laJV

1s,wuhout pubhflllng,lt cannot "·

beknowne.

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Gov

harhHisLaJVmn_e,ame

IVJJOntat_m~n

1at111s:

tSStat1~te,

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Common LaJV. The-LaJV of Nature, JVhtch ts JVrttten m the hea;ts of

.</l·me':;rhat,ls fl'fe

Rom.z. ' 4·

Commonf.,v

of the world. Ofrhar,every

man~~

ro rake

~once

at

Ius

penll: Bur tljis

l

v

here is no part of that

laJV

.-

Frltus mem

t11,1S not wf'lrterun the heart; 1t mufi !le

;e;c!Jed

r~

the eare. No light of Nature could reveale ir,frorrl within;'

Preache~

fwm

wirhout,it muft be. And

[o,

and no otherw,(e, come.we to

th~

kpowledge of1r.The

very

words gives ir for fuch, wh1ch1s properly a

St.<t11te

(as th1s1s) enaded,

a~dde-

~n

creed in the high Court of Goo s Counfell abov,,al)d referved

to

berevealed mthe

latter rimes; And of

that JVe cannot heare JVithout aPreacher:

aod the

'prekchingthere-

Ephcf.J.r.

of was committed to·CH

RI

sr. He began, and we follow. Andfomuch for

Pr,tdi-

Rom,to,

1.,

caboLegem,dequt.di::it

Dominus.<~dme.

(The matter at brge.) Arid no\1\' to His Texr

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wherein is rheletter of the

LaJV

1tfelfe.

1

reckoned

up

to you five particulars in this

Law.

I.

Filim,a Son:

z:

Filiif1'me-

II;-

·tu,

my Sonne

(that is) the

S~n

of God.

3·.

Filiru memgenui

;the

Son of God6egottu1..

4 .

Hodiegen11i,

the

Sono{ Godbegotten thtsday.

5. And fifthly,

Dtxtt

genui,(rhat is)

dicendo,gemttt,begottenl~

(aymg:,

as the word

{~wuld

be.

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Of a

Son,

fir!t. Wluch plamly fhewerh, tt 1s not the old; 1t 1s a new

law

(th1s.)

'Fi!,,.,~

The old runs,

Egofum Dominm,

which mufi rieeds imply,

Servm metu

111.

This is,

Filitt! melt! t11

(in another fiyle) which necdfahly dorh imply

,EgoJi•m pater

tuus_._A

Father

tobe the giverof ir. According to

th~

former, He faith,

Egof#m Dominil<,

and we fay,

Domimu meru

t11.

According to this latter, He faith,

Fi!iru mem tu,

and

wefay,P.<termeiUtu.

This,thebetrerbyfar: asfarasthecondirionofasonisbcr-

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ter,rhan that of a

fervant.

And indeed,the maine difference berweene the two

l<~•ies,

r

Ioh. 4 .,

i.

is bur this:

Doe it

(faiththe one)

ServiU mei#

tu,rhe unperfett

laJV

of

feare

,and

fervi-

f'b·7·~·

tude.

n 'oe it(fairh the other)

Filiru meiU ttl,

the

perfe'{l laJV

~I

love andlihertie.

•m.

I' I

f.

Of a

Son. Who(eSon? Filimmeiu.

AndHethatfpeakesit, thatfairhmuu;is

>Filim

m<us.

Coo ;andfo,Hetowhom it isfpoken,rheSonof

God.

And

thcSonof God

is a high

title, and of afpeciallaccompt.

fifllomon;

before his Crowneor Sceptcr prized that

fpeech of God;

IJVillbehhFather,andHejhallbemjSon.

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,s,m.7·'t•

But nothing makes it more cleare,than thisplace. The !all: verfc, He fairh,

Pofi•z

te Regem,I have(ettheea King

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that, He fpeakes not of, thinks it nor

fir.

But here,

now,

Filius me/U tu,

this (loe)

preach

He

will;

this He thinks worth rhc

preaching.

:Ft!rru meiU

tu,rarher than

Poflli tc Regem,ro

be the

Soimeof God,

than to be

al!rinte in

S1on.

.

The

SpnofGod: andtheSonof God

beg~tten.

For,

Sons

ofGod there be, that are

3

G;,~;:

not begotte_n; rhat come manother way,rhatcome by

adoption.

To

beget,

is anad of

>141ure,and

IS

ever dcrermmed,m the

identitie

of the

fame natttre

with him,that did

be-

-

gtt.

And this putteth rhe difference.

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Otherwife, God fpeakes of

<.Angels

as of His

Sonna: When at!the Sonne< of

rob

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God prai[ed Him.

5peakes it of

Ifrael,his

people:

011t of!Egypt have I

c~tled

my Son.

Hof.I!.I.J

Speakestr of

R11lers

and

Governors: Tee are all the Sons of themojlhigh.

To every of

l'f•l.h.6.

t1efe,asmuch in effettis faid,asFi/im

metu

tu.

:gut to which ofrhem all,ro which

0

h the Angels faid He atanytime,

Gemti te, I have begottenthee?

Not

to

a~y.

Filii

t

ey were, but

norgentt1,

noneofrheinall. So,Filirumetutttiscom.mumcaredto

orl~efirs;

bur

Genu• te,ro

no crearure,eirher in hcauen orearrh. Ofnone,1s

Gcnui

to be

ven

ed mpropenermes, but of C a

l\

I

s

T,

and of C a

R

x

s

;r

only.

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Begotten

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