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Sermon

17.

Ofthe

NATIVl T·IE.

16)

The hardefi

{~;et

beh\npe_;

F~r

it."Yiii not

fi~ke

inro

ou~

heads,how

thi:.~o~ld

I I I:

be called a

Larp.

It leemesnothtog leffe: rather

a.Dt~logue

betwccnN

Fa:h•r

~nd

his

Sonne:

Bur a

law

:(Cure) tt cannot be:

A

law

runs

111

rhe

bnpe~tttwe; tl~ts.ls

II!eer!y

'J{grrative:

dttlarcs~ome-whar,m)oynes

nothmg; gtves not

~ny

thmg

Ul

cHarge; as

'j

wesufetodoe.

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a .sed non poteft folvt ,Scriptttra, God mujl

Getr~te

i'4allhisftryings>

CH

~

'.

S'i.may

IoH.io.lf,

nqt

preach

falfedoct~ine.

A

.(-aw

He hath called tt ;_and we may

not~lV~ 11l.any~other

Rom.l·+•

name.

.

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There be that t,11mke, tlus verfog but

rhef>reamG!e,

and rhat.the body ofthe

law

Jorh follo.w,and (eacherh ro

rh~

end ofthe

Pfalme.

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...

.

Bur,rhe berrer for.t are of tmnd,rhat even rhts verfe,taken by1t felfe,conrames m

ita

la"'

full and

wliol~

•. Let usfeethen,wherherwecan find 1t fo.

We pich'rupon the

Apojile'sd~vifion

ofrhelaw,into

LexJidei,andLexfac1orum.:

If both thefe be found in it,we may well allow itfor a

Law.

We will beginwithLexjidei .- whatwearetobeleeveof

Him,

Of Bim(.that

is) o(theferhree:

I.

Of Hi?

Perfon.

2.

His

2'\jtrms.

3• and His

ofjim.

And then come

to

Lexfaaorr;m.

x.

Fir!l:,whar He dorh for us,the

benejit.of

this

LarP.

2 •

And then, what weare to doe for Him againe, our

dutie

out of this

Law.

The former ofwhich (the

bmejit)

is the

Goflell

ofthis

law.

Thelatter (the

dutie)

i.s the

·larr

ofthis

Gojpell..

·

Of His

perfon

firfi. ThatHeis,of

Himfelfo, aperfon

fr•6Jifling.

Plaine,by the

i"

twoperfons

that

a

rein the Texr,Ego.:and '!u;the fir!l:,and

f~cond perfo~

in

Grammar:

u"fidti.

.

and rhefame, the firfi <!nd

(econdpeifon

10

Trmltle.

Here ts

Egogenttt,

the

per{on

of

'Ot

Hi•

.Ptr~

the

Father;

and

pj/jti!

meuJ tit, theperfon

of

rheSon.

Here is one

begets :

And(fure

fo•·

iris)

nemogenerat Seipfimi,

nonebegrtfhimfelfe; but he, whom he

begets, isaperfo"

actually di(tingoifhed from him;that begers'Him.

But,of rhefe two

ferfom,

rh.is y.oluvill marke. That, the firft that is

named,

is

Filirume«<tlt.

He ftanas firfi in the verfe before

Gen11i te.

We heare ofFiliM,before

Ioh.'

4

·~·

·ever we heare

ofGenrti:

For,rhar is the

Perfon

we liold·by. By

Natare;Gentei te

lhoulcl

goebefore

Filim mem;bur quoad Nof,Filizu mezu

is before

Gen11i

.-To fhew,rhere is no

-comming to the

Father

,but by

Him;

no ill.tereft inthe

Father

,butfrom,and through

Rim,

This for His

Perfon.

And,in His

perfon,

webeleeve

trv~

natures,

fet downe here in the two words,

Ho~

z

die

and

Genui.

If you doe obferve,rhere is fome-what a ftrange conjunction of thefe

Of

m,

Na!

two words. ·one is

prefent, Hodie

.-

the other is

perfe[f/ypa.ft, Genui..

In proprieticof

'"'"·

fpeech iqvould be a prefent act,for a.prefent time: or it would be an act paft with an

adverbe ofthe rime paft: and nor joyne a rime in being

(Hodi'e)

with an action endea

anddone(Genui.)

·

.

,

The joyning ofrhefe two together,rhe verifying them borh,ofoneand rhefame

perfon,mult

needs feeme firange.Anci indeed,could nor be madegood,burrhar in tliat

one parr1e, there are twodt!l:mct

Nattwes.

To either of which,in

it

different refpect,

' both may agree,:md be true,both. Some little difference time will beabout the lor–

ting of the t"(O words: which to referre

to

which. Bur, that willeafily be accorded,

fotthey will both meet in the end.

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Ther~

be, that, becaufe

Rodie

(rheprefent)

is yet in

Fieri,

and.fo-norcomero be

~erfeet;

under!l:and by it, His

temporal/gemr.tion

(as mm) which is theleffe

per~

Aft, as fub)ect-to the manifold imperfections of our humane nature, and condition.

nd then, by

Gemti,

which is in

fac1ttm

efe

(and fo,cloneand perfect) underfiand His

fi

eternall generation

(as the SoN N

E

of

Go

D)

in whom are abfolutely allrheper-

eEftons

of the

lJeitie.

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··

h 1herebe other, and they fly a higher pirch,and are of a conrratieminde: F.or,'

d

~tboetcr

lS

paO:,ism

time(fay

they)and fo

Gen11i

isremporall:and,thar

Hodj~(that)

. ot

1

e!

cxprelfe Hts

eternal!

gencra:ion:

Fo).' rhat,nothing

i~

foproperly atfii·med_of

tterrltttc