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Rom.pr.

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Ofthe

RES

u a a

E

c

T

1

o

N.

Sermon

2,

being ofthe fame

j!Jeavu,

whereofHe thefirft

.fmits,

no leffe than

b~fore

of

<..A

da

Looke tO the things,

D"th

and

life: Weakene(Je

is the caufe of

death: Raijing to

/f,

commeth of

Power.

Shall there be in

Weakmef!e

more firength to hurt,

rha;i~

Powerro

doe us

good~

Looketo the

Perfons,Adam

and C

u

R

Is

r

:!hall

Ada~n,bem

but

alivingfet~le,

infeel:

us

more firongly,than

Chrift(a quickning.JPirit)canhea!e

us

ag

gainu

Nayrhen,u1damwasburfromtheearthe.rthly;

C

HR

I sr the Lord

fro~

heaven:

Shall

earth

doethat,which

heaven

cannot undoe Never: it cannot

be,Sicut,

Stc: As,

and

So:

fo runne the ter'mes.

Butthe

u1poftle

(in

Rom.

wherche ·handlerh this very point) tels uspbin.

ly,

N~n

.ficut ddi811m,ita

&

donum; Not,

M

the

fat~!t,f•the

GrAce:

Nor,as thefaH,r

0

the

Rifing:

but, the

Grace

and the

Rijing,

much moreabundanr. It feemethto be,

A

pari;

it is nor; indeed: Iris undervalue. Great odds berwcencrhe

Perfons, rheThing

1

the

powers,

and the

meanes

of them. Thus then, meet it 01ould be: Let

us

fee,how i;

was.

,

Hereagaine, the very rermesgiveusgreatlight.

Wee sre

(faith he)

reJforrd:

Rejloring

dorh alwaies prefupl'ofe an

4ttainder

going before ; and fo, the rerme,

fign~

ficant : Forthe nature of

attatndens,

One per[on maketh the fault, but it

tainl!h~

btoud,and

all his

poJferity.

The

Apoftle

faith,that a Statlltethere

is,AII men}hollltlrh·

But, when wegoe tofearch for it, we can fi.ndc none, but

b

Pulvius, whereinonely

u1damis

mentiooed,andfo nonedte but he. Bur, evenbytharStatute, deathgoerh

over all men ;even

thofe

(faith Saint

Paal) th•t havenotfinned after the lil:emannerof

tranfgreJSiono.fAdam.

By what

Larv;

By thelaw of

Attainders.

The

Rdforingrhen

likewife was to come, and did come afrer the fame manner

a

1

did rheatrainders: That, by the firll:; this, by the

fe~on.1u1d.rn

(fo Heis calledver.

45.)

T11erewasa

Statute

concerning Go os comrnandemems,

quificeritea,viva

in ei< :

He that obferved the commandemenrs, lhould live by that his obedience,

Death lhould not feaze on him.

c

H 1\ I

s

T

did obferve them exaClly ; there•

fore lhould not have been feazed on by

dMth :

lhould not, but was: and that feafure

of

his, was deaths forfeiture.

The by;ng ofthe former

Stutttteon

CH

1t

1

s

r,

was

the utter making it

void.

So,

Judgement

was entrcd, and an

ACl

made,

C

H R 1

s

r

lhould be

reJ!ortdto life.

And becaufe, He

c~me

not for Himfdfe,

but

for us, and in

our na'me and !lead; aid rcprefent us, and fo, we, vermally in Him, by His

reJforlwg

we alfowere

reffored:

By the rule,

(t Primiti.e,

&

tot•con.JPer(tofie:

as the

Firft

(ruifl

goc,fo goeth the

!Vhole lumpe:

as the

Roete,rhe branches.

And thHs we have gotrro

life againe ofmankind, by palling this

Ac1

of

Reffttution,

whereby we have hopeeo

be

reffored to life.

·

Bur,

life

is a terme of latitude, and admitteth a broad difference, which it

be·

hooveth us much that we know. Two

lives

there be: In the holy Tongue, the word

which lignifieth

life,

isoftheduallnumber; ro01ewus,

thereisadualityoflives:

rhar,two therebe, and, that we to have an eye to both.

,It

will helpe ustounder/bnd

our Text. For,

allreJfored to life.-

All, to one: not, all to both. The

Apojlledorh

after (at the 44·

Verfe)

expreOy name them both. • One, a

Natura/llifc,

orlifeby

the

livingfo,.le:

The other,,

aSpiritr~a!llife,or

life by the

quickening Spirit.

Ofthe(e

two,

Adam

(at the time ofhis fall) had the firfi, of a

living (011ie;

was feazed oftt:

and,ofhim, all mankind,

chrift

and we all receive that

lift.

But, the orherrhc

spm·

tu

all(

which is thelife chiefly to be accompted

of)

thar, he then had not,not aCtually;

Onely,a pollibility he had(ifhe had held him in obedience,and

!Valkedrvith

Goo)to

have been

tranflatedto

that other life. · For,ckere it is,thelife which

Angels

nowhve

with Goo,and which we

h~ve

hope and promife to live with Hirn,afrer

ourroJiorrng

(when we

)ballbe equal/to the Angels:)

tbatlife,Adam at the time ofhis fa!l,wasnot

poffeffed of.

Now

Adam,

by his fall, fell from both, forfeited both elhtes.

Nor

oncly

that

hee had in

reverjion,

by not fulfilling the conditions

:

but, even

that 'heehad in

cfc

too.

For, eve11 on that al[o did

DeAth

feazeafrer

Etmortull-l

.