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0jREPBNTANCE,

Sermon

2.,

fo

COJIIe

to paffe;

Mo(es

dorh here, our of his owne

experience,befl~;~Zup:

on us : \And

M

ofes

could skill

wh~c"belonge~

to

war~

as' one thathrtyyeares tpge–

ther was never out ofcampe.) V\'htch advtce ts :rhar a·mong our mtl>;ane pomrs wee

would reckon the

aba;einent offin

for one: That now this time of

ou_Fgoingforth,

we

woul~

go.e

forr)l.againfl fin too; and keepc us from ir,-as we

wgu~~~epe

us.

tr9

1

n

our enan;ue. If we could be bur perfwaded ro ref6rme onr

forme~~ufiome

ofw it

would (GI$1:tainly);Hoe the journeygood. That

rhet:,ef~e,with ~r!1e~ li\>!)~fes,fo~~fc.

membrance,fome regard be had of rhts ; that, at di1s nme,finn'e dc5eirorfo· ov-erf!·ow

among us,

be

not

[o

very fruitful! as before rime it hath.

And this is an ufe of

Divinitie

in war. And,as rhis an ufe

o[Divinitie, in 1var:

So have we withal! an ufeof

rvar,in Divinitie.

For..l(o(esrelling

us,r~1at

when

ourffr

ces

goe forthagainfttheemmie,

that we,

Then,

atthartime,are in an)! vifeto

keepc

'!!

ftom rvickfdnef!e:

by fo_Etingtheferhus together, d£thplainly

intil):l.ir~,rhar

when-thcJ

time of war is,rhen is a fir time,a very goo,d opportpniry

,to

draw

fr~

fi[!,gnd

'f'

~

rurne no

G.od. The(e former yearcs,rhis tuue 6f

che~ta!l,and

rhis da)(, rhe firfi€day of

it

(both) miniflred an o_ccafionto call for an abflinen'ce from fin: Tfirs•dify, andtl'lls

time being fet out by the

Churcl;e~ ~ppoinrin~n~rothat

end. Now, befidesrhac

ordinarie,ofot.her yeares,Gqd,this yearc,hath Cent,us another,the

lvnc:..ofwar

_.

and

that a very leafonable tirrietqo,whcreln to repent :\!l<Lretire

frmn~lin.

As ifhdhould

f.

1

y: Ifyou

wouldforGk~fi~,_n?wyo.t~may.

doe it:

~or

behold,

po1~~an

acceptable

thne,and

a fit

[ea[

on. Th!stJmeto

concur

With that fltue; ·and bot11 toco'operate to

the amendment of outlives.

1 '·

·

. -' ;_.•,

And what

lhall!

[ay~O

that one ofthem,the

(oriner

orthe 1atrer,or both might

prcvaile fo much W}th-\ls, that as the,forepart,

th1s. d~y

1s fulfille<}ui ®l\f!<lares·Jo the

latter part might be fulfilled in O\lr

l~ves

:that it m.ight

1:o~

be ling!y regarded, that is

thus doubly commended :Thatthe

faftatha~dmight

keepe us; or the war at hand

might keep us; or bothmight keepe us; that we1uighr !Je kept from fin. That either,

foel'

s

trumpe

proclaiming

A

fajl;

or

Amos

trumpc

proclaiming war

re,

might ferve to

found this retraite,mighr ferve to awake us from that (now) more than

jleepe,even

al–

mofl that

Lethargic

offin,which the

femritie

of our fo long peace hath

ea![

usin.

This is the

Summe.

Thefe, the dduble ufe:

1

Of

war,

in

Divinitie

_.

That our

goingforth

might procure the giving over fill. • Of

Divinitie,in rv4r:

~hat

om·giving

over !in might procure good fpeed to our going forth, .even an

honor:~ble~nd

happy,

returne.

,

·

.

~

,

h

.

:r..

"The parts are two: (Forthe verfe pmetb it (elfc by when,and rherr.) TJ1efe two:

T.

eDw~IDn•

1

the

Going forth,of the Hojl. •The keepingftomfln.

To expreffcthem in thetermcs

I.

of the preienr bufineffe:

,~The

former, the C9mmiji'ionauthorizing to goe. • The br-

1

I.

rer, the

Injlmc1ion

direCling,fo to goe.that we may profper and prevaile. In which

btrer will come to be conlidered thefc three points : r. The

Conjttn[/ion

and

Coh.r.–

rence

ofthefc two.

z.

TheConfeqttence.

3· The Contcntsofthelatter; How to,

~~~&

'

'

jVHen thOt< goeft forth, &c.

In the firfi is the

Com~ift'ion,

which

is

everrhc

I

V

corner-Clone of all proceedings.

If wee rake the verfe intirc, both partS

;;.'

CommiQi·

·together, it riferh thus : If they which goe to vVarre mufl

keepe themfelves

.

from jinne,

then is

Warre

no finne, butlawfull; and,without finne,ro be undertaken.

Or, ifwetakethe firfl part by

it

felfe ;in faying,

JVhmthvttgoeft,

he tmplteth, a ume

will come, when they may goe fonh. For; vaine were the fuppofall

~nd

far unwor–

thy rhe wifdome of Go n's

Spiritto [ay,JVhen

;if never any fuchnme would come:

if there were no tirrie

forJVar,

of Gon's allowance. We cannot b-etter patterne,r,

)b~th.'. 1~.

than by the Gofpcl[ ofthis day

[When 1efajl ,he not like hypocrito]

by all Divines re-

-"'

folved