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Sermon

I.

Of theRE s v

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·Efore we take view of the two

Particulars;

it will not be amilfe to make a little

j_

Bibyat

-scicntcs,the

firll:word:b~caufe

It IS the ground ofall the reil:.

krmvingtbat

ouri(••"''~g ;

chriji

'is

ri'(en.

This, the

ApoP

le~

aith, the

Romans

d1d :

knowmg.

D1d knowhimfelfe

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(indeed) that

chrift

was

rifen,

for he faw Him. Buthowknewthe

Romans,

or how

·

Jit1ow

we~

No other way than

?Y

relatton,

euhertheyor we: but yet we, much bet-

ter than they: If.1y,by

relatton,m

the nature ofa

verdtB,ofthem

that had

feene

H1m;

ev;n

cephai

and the

twel:'c;

which is a full Iury,

a~leto fi~de

any

matteroffad,a~d

to ive up a

verdiB_

mIt. And thatCH a

I

s.

T

I_s

rifen,

IS matter of

~ad.

But,

tf

twe~vewill

not ferve m thts matter of fad (wluch mall other matters with us, will) •

Cor.•S·q·

if

a<>reater

Enqueft

far,if

five htmdred

will ferve,you may have fo many; for,of

more

t/

14;:

jive /umdred at once,

was He feene;

1/Jany •[them

then

living

ready to give up the

fame

verdi8,

and to fay the fame upon thm oathes.

.

But to fettle a

knowl<dge,

the

number

moveth not fo much,as the

qualitie

of the

Puties.

If they were perfons credulous, light of bekefe, they may well be challen–

ged; if they

t~ok

not the way to ground their

knoJvlcdge

aright. That is (ever) bell:

knowen, that IS moll: doubted of: And never was matter earned w1th more fcruple,

and Oownelfe'of beleefe, with more doubts and difficulries,than was this of

Chrijls

rijing.

Mary

Magdalen

faw it Jirft,and reported ir. They

belcevedher not.

Thetwci that

:M,j,,,G.h;

wcnlio

EmaM,

they alfo reported It: They beleevedthem not. Divers

women

toge-

Lu'k.•4·'l·

ther faw him, and came and told them : Their words feemed to them

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faincdfond tale. They

all

faw Him; and even feeing Him, yet they

dot~bted;

Wheti

~~;

they were pm out of doubt,and told it but to one that happened to be abfent (it was

St.

Thom.u;)

yqu know,how peremptory he was:

~thee,

tmle/Je he might not only

fee

with hisey_es,

but

Jeele.with

~is

fingers, and

P!'t

in.hiJ handintoHiJfide•.

And all this

Ioll..o.•r:

bee did. Samt

t.Augujlmc

fauh well

Profeao valde dttbttatmll cflab t!lu,neduhtt4re.

•i.

tr.r

4

nob

it :

All this doubting was by themmade,tlm we might

be

out ofdoubr,and

~~'

/mow'

that

chrift iorifen.

.

.

Sure,they took the right courfe to hmti it certainly: and certainly they did

know

ir,as appeareth. For never was thing

knowen

in this world,fd conlidemly,conframly,

cerrainely tell:ilied,as was this,that C

H

n

I

s

T

i<rifm.

By tefrifying it,they got no–

thing in the earth. Got

nothing~

Nay, they loft by it: their living,their life, all they

had to lofe. They might have faved all, and but faid nothing. S<i tertairie they were;

fo certainly they did

accompt

of their

knowing;

they could not

be

got from it: butro

their very !aft breath,to the very!all: drop oftheir bloud,bare witnelfeto the rni:h of

this Article : and chafe rather to lay downe their lives,and to take :heiicieath, than

to deny; nay, than not to affirme His

rijingftom death,

Aod thus did they kitow,and

~no

wing tefrific; and by theirrefrimony came the

Romans

to their knowing : and fo

doe

we:

Bur(as I faid

before)w~,to

a much furer

knowing

than they. For, when this

was wmten, the whole world fl:opt their eares atthis report; would not endure; to

hearethem; fiood outmamly againllthem. The

Rejitrre8ion!

why,it WJS with the

Grecuns

at

Athens;

x•-.f"'l'&,a very

skorne.The Rejitrre8isn!why,it

was, with

Fejleu

the great

Roman,

~"'''"·afickneffe

ofrhe_braiile, a

plainephrenfi~.

That world that

Aa.

11 .

3

,.G.

then was, lnd long after,mfuch oppofinon, IS fince come in : and (upon better

ex

a•

'1·

z~nauon

of thematter,fo ll:rangely tcll:ified,with fo

~any

thoufand lives ofmen (t?

Y the!elf\ of them) fad, and fober) bath taken nonce of it, and both

knowa.i

anil

acknowledged the truth of it. It was well fore-told by St.

Iohn,h,ec efl vi8ori.z,qtt.e

h~:~t:rmdttm,jides veftr~.

It is proved true fince: That this

faith

of

eh

rifts rijitJg

iroh.1..{; _

.~

1

1

dlde aconquefr of the wholpvorld. So that after all the world bath taken

~now

e

~'of

lt

e

k

· A d

r

h

· h'

s.

k

.

,w

ecometo nowit.

n IO,morefulltous thantot em,Ist IS

ctentcs nowmg.

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