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Of the

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1

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N.

Sermon

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Ourfirftparticularis: That

CH

R.

Is

-r

i;rifcnftomthedead.Properly

we a

The;,,;,• •

faid to

rifc

from

a

fall:

and,ftomde~th, rather~orevive. Yetthev!poflterath~~

lars ~""·j;'

ufeth the terme of

rifing

than

revwmg,

as fcrvmg better to fer forth his purpofe

~;;j,~J,!:

That

death

is

a

fall,

we doubt not : that it came with a

fall,

the

fall of

A

dam,

Bur'

!b•

dt~d,

what manner of

fall?

for it hath beene holdena

fall,

fromwhence is no

rifing.

Bu~

,

~~

by

CH

a

Is

-r

srifing,itfallsouttobefall,tharwemayafall,andyetgetnpagaine

For,if

C

H

R.

I

s

T

be

rifcn

fron;t it

,~hen

is there a

rifing_;

if

a

rifing

of one,then

m

a;

there

be

of another: If He berij"enmour

nature,

then 1s our

nattere rifcn;

and

if

our

nature be, our perfonsmay be.

Efpeci~llyfeeing

(as the

Apoflle,

in the fourth

Verfe

before bath told us) He,and we, are

~,;.~o/ot,

that is, fo

grafted,

one into the other,that

He is part of us, and we of Him: So that (as St.

&rnard

wellobferveth,)Chrijl"'

et(i folm refurrexit, tamen non tottu,

that

C

H R

I s

T

,though He berifen

one!y

,yet

a;

is not rifcn

wholly;

or all,till webe rifen too. He is but rifen in part :aild that He

may

rij"e

all, we mull:

rifeftom death a!fo.

This then we know firft; That

death

is not afalllikethat ofPharao,intotheSea'

llxod.t po:

that

fimke downe

like a lumpe of leade into the

bottome,and

never came up more:bu;

lon.

1 .,

7 •

a

fall like thatof

Ion,u,

intotheSea,whowasreccivedbyaFijb,andaftercajlup

4•

•. ro.

gaine.

Iris our SA

v

I

o

ua

CH

R

r s

-r •

owne

Si!IJile•.

A fall, notlikethat of the

Mmh. a . 4o.

A»gtls

into

the·hottomle.!Jepit,thereto

flay forever :

but

ltketo that of men into thcir

Efay•///:'·

beds,

when they make accompttojland

"P

againe. A

fali,not

as of a

loggeorjfMe,

~Cor.

,

1 _

36 •

to the

ground,

w?ic~

where it falleth, thcrcit!yeth

fiill;

but,as of a

Wheat-CfrtJe)n:

--

-

to theground,

wh1ch

IS

qlilcknedandflmngeth

"P

~game.

The

very

word which the

Apojile

ufeth

('"'8~.;,)

imply.eth thetwo latter;

iej.'

ther of

a

fall

into a

bed

in our chamberpvhererhough we lye

(to

fee to) little better

than dead for a time; yet in the morning we awake

andjlandup

notwithlbnding:

?-

Or of a

fall

into a

bed

in our

garden;

where though the

fcedputrifeand

come

to

nothing, yet we looke.to fee it

)hoot

forth aneiV in the

Spring.

Which

Springis(as

Tertttllian

well calleth It) the very

refurre{/ton

of the

ye

are: and

C

H

a

I s

T

s

Re·

{ttrre{/ion

falleth well with it : And it is (faith he) no way confonantto reafon,

that

man, for whom all things fpring and rife againe,lhould not have

his.Spring

and

riflng

too. But, he fi1all havethem, we doubt not, by this

Day~

worke. He that this day

1oh.! o.

1

s;

did

rlfe,

and

rijilfg

was feene of

Mary Magda!enin

the likeneffe of

a

Gardiner

:th~

Cardiner

willlooke to it, that

man

(hall have his

!}ring.

He will (faith the

Prophet)

llfay

,

6

, ,~;

drop upon suadewlikethedervof herbs,andtheearthjhaliyeeldforthherdead:

Andfo,

;ts

CH

a

I

s

-r

is

rifcn from the dead,

evettfo fi1all we.

1Th><

chrift

OurfecondParticular is: That as He is

ri(en

;fo,

now Hedieth not;

Which is

no

""''

di"b

not.

idle addition,but hath his force and

Emphaji1.

For,one thing it is,to

rij"eftom the

dead;

Luk. 7 ·'

~·.;::

and another,

not to dye any more. TheWiddowes {onneof

'l{girn;

the

Rulers daught1r

J~h·!!·H,

of the Synagogut:; Lazartu;

aU thefe

ro(e againefrom death,

yet they died afcerward:

But,

C

H 11

I s

-r

rifing from the dead, dieth no more.

Thefe two are fenfibly different,

Lazarm refurrec1ion,

and

CH

a r s

-r

s : and this fecond is (fure) a higher degree

than the former. If we

rife,

as they did, that we rerurne to this fame mortalllifeof

ours againe; this very mortality of ours, will be to us, as the prifoners

chain~,

beef·

capes away withall, by it we fi1all be pulled backe againe, though we lhouldrifil

thoufand rimes. Weemuft therefore forife,as

CH

a r s

-r,

that

ourrefurrec1tonbe

1oh.

1

:,;"il

not

reditm,

but

tfltnjittu;

not a returning backe to the fame life, but a

paffin~

ov:rro

a new.

Tranjivit de morte advitam

(faith he.) The very

Feaft

it felfe puts us

10

mmde

;Deut:r7-16,

of as much: It is

Pafcha

(that is)

thePaf{eover,

notacommingbacketothefame

Land of

.tEgypt:

but

ap":fJin" over

to a better,the

Landot'Promj/'e

;

whither

CH

H.

sr,

1Cor.f·7'

lf':d

"'

~

1'

11':

ft

!{m

DN~

Pa!Jeover

is paue before us,and !hallin His good time,give us panage a er

1

1

~Tjln.~,·~·

The

Apoftle

expreffeth it bell:,where he

f~ith,that

C

H

a

I

s

-r

by His

rifing

hath

a

1•.

lijhedde4th,

and

brottght to light lifeandimmortalitie :

not

lift

alone, but

life

and

11

fi"

mortalitie:

which isthis our fecond particular. J'.ifcn,and rifen

to dye no

111ore,becau e.

l'ifen ro

life

,to life

immortaU,

·

,

JM,