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Of the

RE suR RE c T 1

o.

N.

Sermon

r.

fecHy, until! wealfo know the reafonofchem. And the

Romans

were a people th

t

loved to fee the

grormd

ofchat they received,and not the bare

Articles

alone.

Indce~

it might trouble them, why

CHRIST

ihouldneedchuscorife.sgaine, becauferhey

faw no reafon, why He !houldneeddye. Thecruchis, wecannotfpeakeof

rijin

well,wirhout mention

ofcheterminm

a

quo

,from whence

Herofe:

By mcanes wher£

of,. thcfe two,

1

C

H

a

1

s

T

:

dying

and •

H~s

riftng

are fo l.nked together, and

thetr

Audttes

fo entangled one with another, as Jt 1s very hard to feverrhem. And

this you !hall obferve, the

Ap<ifl!e

never goeth about to doe ic, but frill (as it were

of

purpofe) fulfers one to draw intheotherconcinual!y.

Itisnothe~calone,bural!

over his

Epijl!es

;

evcrchey run together, as if he wercloth

to

menuon one without

the other.

And it cannot bee deoied,but that their joyning ferveth eo many great good pur:

pofes. Thefetwo,

1

HisDeath,and

Hisriftng,

they !hewHis two

Natures, HumA/1

1

and

Divine :

'His

Humane

nature and weakeneffe, in

dyil•g,

His

Divine

nature

and

power, in

rifing

againe.

z.

Thefe !hew His two

offices;

His

l'riefthoodandHis

Kingdome.

1

His Priefihood, in the

facrijice

of His

death:

His Kingdome, in the

g!orieof

His

re(urre{/ion.

They fet ocforeus, His two maine

Be~ejits,

I

Interitum

mortu,

and

principium 'Vit£.

1

His

death,

the death of

death;

Hts

rifing,

the revi–

ving

of life

againe :the one,what He had

ranfomedus

from;

t~1e

other,what Hehad

purchafed

foi: us.

They ferve as r_wo

t.Moutds,

~here

m

our hves are to be cafl,rhar

thedayes of our vanity may be fa!htoned tothe hkeneffe of the SoN N•

of

GoD:

which arc our two

dt<tyes,

chat we are eo render, forthofe two

benefits

proccedio~

from the cwo

offices

of His two

natures

conjoyned. In a word: they

arenorwd\t~

be fundred; for, when they arc thus joyned, they are the very abridgement of the

whole

Goj}e!!.

"<

The e1ufe of

Ofthem both then bricfly

.0

fHis

dying

firfi : in that He died,He

diedonce to

fin:

llisdyi•{·

Why dyed He

once,

and why

but once

I

once He diedtofin,

that is,

fin

was thecaufe,

1

~~sdym~

He

was to

dye once. Asinfaying,He!ivethtsG

oo, we fay, Goo is

thecaufeofHis

""' ·

life: [o,infaying,Hedyedtojin;

we fay,.{inwasthecaufeof His

death,

Goo,ofHis

rifing

..

Jin,

of His

fall.

And looke how the

refurreflion

leadeth us

todeath;evenas

narur~lly

cloth

death,

unto

fin,

the

fling ofdeath.

.

To fin

then He

died:

Notfimplyco fin; bucwithreferencetous. For, a

death

leadcth us

tofin;fo dochfincofinners,that

is, eo our fe!ves : And fo will theoppofi·

tion bemorecleereand full:

He!i'Vethtmto Gov;

He died unto

man.

With reference

(I

(ay) to

us.

For firfr,

He

diedrmto

uo:

and if it be true, that

Puer natuo e[lno6i5,

it is

as crue,chat

Vir morttttu eft nohu :

If being a

child,

He was

horne

to m;

becommiog a

man, he dyedto

m.

Both are true.

To ru

then firfi,He died,becaufe He would fave

m.

To

.fin,fecondly; becaufe

elfe

He could not fave us, Yes,He could have faved us,and never died for

us,exp!enitudi.

ne

poteflatu,

by His abfolute power,ifHe would have taken chat way. That way,He

would not; but proceed by way of

Itiflice;

doe all, by way of

Iuftice.

And, by/#·

.ftice, Sin

mufi have

death; death,

or~r

death;

for the

fin

was ours. It was we,that were

todyctofinne.

Bur, if we had

dyed

to

finne,

we had peri!hed in finne; peri!hed here,

and peri!hed euerlallingly. That, His love eo us could not endure: that we !hould fo

peri!h.

Ther~fore,

as

in

Iriflice

He juflly might, He cooke upon Him our debt of

loh.•~·!·

finne,

andfayd (as the

Fathers

apply chat fpeech of His)

Sihite abire

hos,letthefegoe

their wayes. Andfo, thacwemightnotdyetofin,Hedid. Wefee, WhyHedied

once.

s

Ahd&u1 '"''

Why

hill once.?becaufe,once

was

enough,adariferenda([aith

S.

John;) ad.6o!md£

loh.•·'9··

(faithS.

Peter;) adexhA11rienda

(faithS.

Par<!:) To take aw•y :To Aho!ifb :To dra•v dry,

~~bi;~fi.

and utterly

to exhauft

all thefins,of

all,theftnners,of

all the world. The excellency of

His

Per(on,chat

performed it, wasfuch;The excellencie ofthe

obedience

,that He per.

formed, fuch; the excellencic both of His

humilitie

and

charitie

wherewith He

per–

formed it, fuc\;J ; and of fuch value everie of them; (and all of them much

mo:e

;)

as

made, that His

once dying,

was

fat

is

fi•perqt~t,

enough,

and

enough

agame:

wluch