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Preached in

L

E N T.

t.Arma militit< nof!r.e.

And thus is

Religion,

a

Pillar

among them alfo.

~ C~r.t~

t,

For fu

1

e, the

chrif/ran

dutJ: of

bearing wr011g

(where it is

w~ll

perfwaded)doth

mainely ftrengthen the

Crvtll

ot

domg no

wro~g:

And,the

Chrif/tan,ofdepartrng with

our owne ch•rtta6ly,

doth ftrengthen the

Ctvt!l

of not

takmg

~tke~

n:enstn]rmouflj

.-

A d

li

of therelt. That he callcd1t not amdfe,that called DlVlmnethe

Back-bon~

otthe

0

P

rinces Law; and confequemly, Religwn of the Common-wealth. So

that not only

Mo[es

and

PJttl,

by

caUmgon the name of God;

but,

Elias

and

Ieremie,

b ;caching the

wrll ofG

o

o

(Not, by

Pr•yeronely,

butbyPreMhm,O _al:et~e

.

y

Iron Ptllar (ler.I.48.)

theother,

the

Chanot~t~~dho>femmof

lfrael;mhls

• Kmg.r~

one, an

,

time.

· '''

Now if all men had faith,

DicAm

would have ferved,and this one

l'i/lar

have

z,

beene eno'ugh: But, becaufc all men have not Religion, but there bein rhe'world

evil! andabfrerdmen (

2

The[.

3.2

.)

therefore

~eded

the frcond, therefore needed

Iu.

Jlitia

Iudicabo. Indeed,meltores

[tmt,the better partbethey

quos dmgtt amor,whom

loveleadeth: but

plures (tmt, quos corrigit timor,

the greater

by

£ure, that feare dri-

veth : Even[uch as

will

not be

ledwith the cords of a

man(that is,induccmems of

Re-

ligion and reafon,

(Ho

f.

I

r.

4·)

but they muft be held with

bit

and

6ridle

(that is,tP,e

curb of

Iultice,Pfalme

32.9.)

Which kind of men are of two forts (therefore is it

Itiflitia.)

r.

Theenemieor

}Egyptian fmiting Ifrael,

from

without.

•·

The

lnjuriousl{raelitewronginghisbn.

i!xod.••

tt;

1

j:

ther

1

fromwithin.

Why then,

Sit nsbi; Re.",[ay

the people,

I

Sam.8 .zo.

(which is ·a

- -·- –

perfeCt comprehenfion of this

PillAr

of

Iuftice)

to doe them

right :

And to defend

them

by

Warre,when need is, againfl: the forreineenemie; by lultice, when caufc is,

againft the domefticall oppreffor.

Againfl: the one

Iehof~phat

placeth

garri{ons.

( 2

chron.

17.'1.)

th:it is, againlt

o~twardhv.ftilitie :

Again{hhe other,he ordainetlt

,Iudges

(

2

chron.

19·~.)

that

isinwardilljterie.

.

.

Dicens

Cyro,([alth

God) Paftormeus,&c. (E{ay

44·•8-(

WhJChfayto

I?JI'tu

(the

" ,

mighty Monarch)

thou art my Shepheard.

A

Shepheard,

by pall:orall Iuft1ce,To

fee

the flocke

fafe

from without, and quiet from within. From

wi~hout,

To kcepe

the

wild Bm of the fomft

from fpoilingourlivcs and

goa~s

(P{alme.Bo.i3.)

;ind

from

within, the

ravenom Wolfe ftommaking havockeof•our Joules (vfflsJt!o_.

z,.)

Will you know, whatthefetwo

meane~

o

mype~ple, (faith

Go

o)

Rememher what

Balack the King hath devifed againft you

(fpeaking of a forreine Prince)o(rhe

Don.)'

And

what Balaam hath anfrvered him

(fpeaking ofafalfe Pro.phe!,of

the~oife.)The

Mic,G,f:

cafe is very like ours, and God grant us a thankful[ remembrance and

m~dication

of

it:

Of

the long intelligence between

Balack

and

Bala>lm,for

ourove!:ch~6wiaildft6w

graciouflyandmarvelloufly Godhathdelivered us.

' '

·

.,~

.:.

'

·•

·o •

,•

. Now, as

without

the

fold,

thefe beafts bee bufy,

~nd

God

therefore

~atngi1:t ~he X:;~;!:!;;

Prmce wtth

a

[word :

So,

wtthm,

alfo, there are certame

fed Rammes (f:mhEzekiel)

--

thatwitk

their homes,pujh; andwiththeir heeles,lay 111t

againfl: the poore weake lheepe

(chat

Wtt~

vit

~ndftat'!, ~eceitand

violence, keepeeviJl rule

within;)

againfi whom

H~

hath giVen

m

to thm nght hand a

Scepter,

That, by the

ar~eft

of the

Scepter,

they

I'fal.fi'·#;

mtght be qmet from

wtthtn

;

and by the

edge

of the

f word,

fafe from

without :

So in-

tendtn~

the

myflerie

of

godlinejfe,and

the knowledge thereof,and.after it;the

exercl{!

1

Tjm?·''·"

i~godlmejf'e,

and the praCtice thereof; rhat·fo after

Stab!liatur

f~-eg.niim me~mi~tli~~

~-.~;

1

.e,

by

Iu!hce, '!"e may come to

Advenrat Regnrem tarem

m

the lifet6 come,by Rell-

'

~ton.

And th1s 1s the fecond

Pillar

yeelding us

lacob's

ll:rength who (as

'we

[aid)

wa's

b

urmlhed both with

hu

•tajfe,

to fee good order in his flocke 'and

with

hit fworeNnd

.G••·~~- •oi '

ow

agam{hhe

Amorite.'

'

.

·

'

'

.+

8

·~•,

!hus have we the two

Pillars of the earth

each ll:ren<>thening other:

Religion

rfotmg

Iujlteew_ithin;

Iuflicefencing

Retigionw!thiJtlt,

and they bothmaklhg'

an

arch

0

govemment memovable.

, , •

Aa z '

).'et