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Sermon

2.

Ofthe

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s

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ofthe change wrought in our nature;

that_fea~

ofjir.ft fruits,

bl:' CH

"

1

s

-r

ottr

frfi

ji

its

Neither pcnlh ·neJther that, wh1ch ts fowen, though It rot : nor they that

~:

,

~hough

they lye a;dead,forthe time. Both, that lhall fpring, and thefe

.•~ake,

wdt

againe. Therefore,as men

fow

not grudgmgly: nor

lye do•vne

at mght unwilling–

! .

no moremufl

we

:

feeing, by venueofthls

FeAft,

we are now

Dormientts,

not

~o:tui

:

now, notas

(/Mes,

but as

fruits

ofthe earth : where<;>f, one hath an

annuatl,

the other, a

dilf!'na/1refttrreflion.

This, for

thejirjifrusts,and

the change by them

wrought.

399

There is aaood

analogic

or correfpondence, betweene thefe, it carinot be denied.

lit

To this quefli'on,Can one mans refurrection worke upon all the reft

~

it is a good an-

The

t"•nd

'!!

fwer, Why notaswellasone lheafe, uponthewholeharveft

~

ThisSimileferves

0 "'""'''

well

tojhew

it: iolhew, but not prove.

Symholi,;a/i Divinity

is good: but,mightwe

fee it in the

rationali,too~:We

may fee it in the caufe,no le!fe : in the fubftance,a11d let;

thecetemony goe. This,

I

call the

Ground

ofour

hope.

·

.

Why

(faith the

ApoHle)

lhouldthis?fthe

firft.frsits

feeme firallgeto

you~

that hy

one mans

refumfl•sn,

we lhould

rife all,

feemg by one mans

death

we

die all? By

one man

(faith he,

Rom.

5.11.)

ftnne entredinto

thew~rld,

andbyfinne, death:

to'

which finne we were no parties, and yet we all die, becaufc we are ofthe fame

nd·

ture,

whereofhe,

rh~

lirfi perfon

:

Death

came fo; certainely; and it is good reafon,

life

lhould doe

folik~wife.

To this que!lion, San

th~

r7furreCl:ion ofone,a

thoufand

fixe hundredyeares

agoe, bethe caufe

ofourrijing?

tt

IS

a good anfwer, Why not,'

as well aHhe death ofone,

Jive_thoufand fixe!"'ndred

,veares agoe, be the caufe ofour

dying~

The

ground

and reafon

IS,

that

~he~e

ts

hke

ground and real'on ofboth. The

wifefi way it is

(ifwifedome

can contnvett) that a perfon be cured

by

t.Mithrid~te

made oftheveryflefh oftheviperbruifed, whencethepoifoncame, thatfo, thac

whichbrought the mifchiefe, might minifier alfo the remedie

:

Themofi powerfull

way it is(if

Power'

can effect it)to

makeftrength

appearein

weakene/Je;

and that He that

overwne,OJOuld

by the nature whichHe·overcanie, be

fwalloVJed"Pin villory.

The

befi way it is(if

Goodnef!e'will

admit ofit)that

as,

next to

Sathan,

man to man oweth

his deftruetion ;fo, nextto Go n, man

to

man mightbe debtor ofhis recovery.

So,

agreeableit is to the

Power, Wifulome,

and

Goodneffi,

ofGo

li,

this; the three

AiterJ~

!Juw

ofthe

Blefled

and

Gloriotu Trinity.

And,let

Iuftice

weigh it in her ballance, nojufl: exception can

be

taken ro it, no not

by lufrice it felfe ; that, as

death

came, fo lhould

life

too : the fame way at leafi.

More favour for life,ifit may be: but,in very rigour,the fame at theleafi. According

then to the very exact rule of

Inftice,both

areto be alike:

If,

by

man,one

,by

man,the

other.

, We

dwell too long in generalities : Let us draw ncere to

the

perfons themfdves;

m

whom ,

we

lhallfeethis better. In them, all anfwer exaCl:ly ; word; for word•

.Adamufa/le~,

and.becomethefljl

fruitsofthemthatdie:

CH

a

1

s

"t

ilrife~t,and

became the

jtr.ft

frmts ofthem that

live(for,rhey thatjleepe,

Uve.)

Or you may (ifyou

plea(e)keepe the fame terme,in both,thus:

Adam

is

ri(en (as

*eufe to call rebellions,

rifings:)

He did rifeagainfi Go n,by

Eritisjicut Dii:

He hdd never fallen,ifhehad

Gm.'J,'fi

not thus

rifen :

His

rifing

was his

fall.

hWe are now

corn~

to .the two g;eat

Perfons,

that aretheiwo great

Autherf,

of

·

t

e

two great matters 111 this world,

life.

and

death.

Nor, eitherro themfelves, and

~?ne

elfe: but, as two

Heads,

two

I1oots

1

two

ftrfi

fruits;

either ofthem in referenceto

D~~ ~o:npafny

,whom they fiand for. 1\nd ofti1efe two,ho!d rhe tw0

great

c~rporat~·

C

·

0

them that

dte;

they are

Adams,.

ofthem,thatjlee•e and lhall

rife;

that,

IS

. H&Isrs.

r

0

J

0

~~~e

thento the particular : no i'eafon in the world

that

Adamstrdn{greJSi·

·that

1

(;u

H

raw usal.l downe tq death, onely for that we

wer~

ofthe fame

~ump

;

a~d,

11 1

s

1

5

roghteoufnef!e

1hould not

be

availeable to taife1.1s

up

agame to J,ife,

Oo+

bdn~

'•.