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Sermon

andfAsTI

N G.

I

imagine eo come

toremifion

ofjim

,perfaltum,over re}'mtance head.

Bur,irwill nor.

Je:

Ejity's q

11

i credider;t,nefeftmet,ts

goodcot,mfdlmthts fenfe;Not tocafi away all,

'th makin"' roo much hall:e, buttJke St.

John

mthen way. To !urn ms fatd,

Tf,

01,

fo~lt

goebefo;e H/5 f•ceto prepare H/5 way:

And, but by that

•vay

he

prepares,Caa

Is r Luk.1.7 6 .

tvill not be come ro. Ifhe prepare one way,andyou goc another, you wiil neve,r

comeat

chrifl.

Therefore

he

wonders

.ff!..!<ts

oftendt~? ~ho

/1ad lheweq them imy

0

~

ther way. Sr.

John

knew it not;

Cu

u

ST

knew Itnot: And

I

ca~no.rrcU

wl,atro

fay,but,rheyrhargoeit,Ipray God,ItdfCCiverhemnot.

. ·

.,

··~

,,

.

But,for this

[of no other way]

C

a

R I

s r

f1anfelfets more

peremp~oryo~han

S;

John.

Seeyouany, Hearc

youofanJ:tharpwlh~.Nift,&t.

Vnlejfey•unpent,and

,

,

fcapetbarway,folhallyouroo: thatts flat. Therev.s no

l~o11,noAdama11Pbmdes[o

Luk.•i ·l ·f:

hard

as

chrifls

'l(ifi.

Ifany but

Cu

a r sr

bad

fa~d

It,

w~

mtghr have [o!Ignt fome

e-

vali~n:

Now when iris

He

that tells us, there are but two

wayes,•Repent,or' Ptrijh;

cboofeyou

wherber;Repent

here/or a

time; otperijh

there under Gods

wrath

for ever;

Notto

repent,

and nor

toperijb,Is

not pofiible.

,

~

WhichDilemmaofC»

a r s

r

s

(noway to beavotded )makes,ofthetwaineto

choofe this fruit of

Repentance,

rather than to fall into the

Wrath to come :

T

<!>fly

tiJ

rh~

one, to

fly fom

the other: which otherwife we are of our felves !:>utcold!y affe·

tted eo. For, though it be fomewhat bitter (this

.fruit)

yet (fureweare) if it were

ten times more, the bitter paines

ofira ventura,

arefar beyond it. Now, t,he

Phy-

ficke

of the

hodie

and

[oule

fiand upon one

Maxime

both,

Melior eft modica

"''~aritudo

in

faucibm,quam £ternum tormentumin vifi:eribu.t

·

Better the bitter EleEiuarie than

a

bur.

·. •·

ning Agree :

Better

ajhort diflafle in the

mor~th,

than

aperpetual! torment in the bowels;

Ion.

1.+

:Better

Repent Ninive for fortu,

thanno

Nmwe

9tfortte d•yes end.

,.

Shall we conclude then with the Pfalmift,

What man

15

he that

w~utd

deliver hio

pr,u,

14 ,,.;

Soulefromthe wrath to come?

And they all began at once to fay; that would

I :

Yea,

-

even rheythat lhall not efcape it,will yet fay, Thatwould

I.

Why, by the

bringing,

or not

bringing forth of thu fruit

all goes; depends the

comming,

or not

comming

o£..-

this

wr•th: comming

i(you doe nor; Nor

comming

ifyou doe bring them

fmh.

p,.{.

fertc.frrec1ru fgitur.

And, now we havebeene at the

root

downeward, to come

upwArd

to'

rhet~u,

• The

fruits,

l

the

worth

of

the.frr<its,

(three p0inrs yet

be~ind)

which will aske more

·t'

rime than is left; Nay, more tlu(n harh beene alrcady fpenr; and fo, the worke of

fome other time. A word orrwo,of

Proferte,

and

I

have done.

· ''

r '

. Fitfi,takeit not (this

Proferte)

by way of

'advice,

or as the

wijh

ofa

well-wilting

·

1

frtend.

No : Sr.

I

ohn

d~livers

it,

qrtaji authoritatem habcns

,as

a

Precept,

or

bijrm'Eiion :

Profittt,'a

the·word wtllwarrant It, To fay,

doe,thu,

belongs to

ar1thoritie;

(the

Centurio11

will

P;cc,pt.

tell you fo :) and requireth

obrdicnce ;Doe

thu,and

Hedoth it,

m~~'~;·

Then,belide

arethmty

to enjoyne us, there is

rJafon,

to conclude us.Itis not made

' z

a

Propojition

barely,Doe; It is(bdide)a bindin"' Conclulion

Bring forth therefore·

Prafe<¥~'";

:vherero

we

in rea[on, to

co~forme

our

Celves,~nd

conclude:we willfo

brin/{ them.

' •

condu o<–

' . Laft,belides both rhefe, tt bmdesthe

~arder

by

rhepenaltie

annexed roir,As you

~

. .

vtllavotd the

wrath to come.-

And fallm"' tntoit you fall from the

"'uition

of

Heaven

r:rofq.e,:mm,.

tothed

·

fH

11

h'

1 ·

"

' '

J'

lunfbonvvuh

nalt

""!natton o

e

• W tc 11s

p~r_na PtZ~amm,the

penalty

of

all

pmalties

mofi

pe-

a

p<nalti<,

. 1•

Thts

tsthetbree-foldcord

that bmdcrs It about : Letfome or all of thempre-

vat eWtth us to

brino- them fiorth

'

· ·

B

.

~

w·u

ut oft tt fals our, when we are agreed of the thing,weare not fo,for the

time.

4

.

1

weatallbrzngthemfmh?Ifwe will we will take

Come time

to doe it in. Some

The T•m<:'

time ..

yes; that

WC

all agree to. At what

~ime then ~

It is

norprO'f'Onite,'orpromittitc,

"""..'

Pp.ro!)rt.c;

pt~rpofeorprom'(<

d

· h

c

1

.

.r:

"''"< '"'"'

p

>fi

?

Tl zeto o.ett,

erearrerrooringthem

forth·~

but

Proferte.

What.Ten

1

e;s

T<nfe,

"

;o.

ert~.

lCPrefent.-

DoittheninPrefcnt.

ItrequiresanaGl:inftantl)'t~hedon~,

·- ·

1

{'~{

t

em.Jortb

0 111

ofb•nd.

This is a finall note: bur,itisno finall matter,toger this

-

ma note

orne

wellaway;to

get our

Reeentunce

into the

PrefentTenfe,

·

'fi

3

N~y;