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.iS

Sermon4.

Of

the

N

A T 1

v

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n.

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ofHis conception, is in this

fac1~tm

ex muliere:

So the purity is inrhis, that it is bur

ex muli-·

1re,

and no more; Ofthe

Virgin

alone,

by

the power of the Ho

L Y

G

H

os

T

without

.

mixrureof'fle(hly genrration. By verruewhereof,no originallfoikwas in Him.

'Ittjl

borne

rTull.•., Hewas,andis;ftommeJilexpoftta,

Nolaw forrhejufl:, nolaw couldrouch Him. Andfo

we, never the betler, fot

{a{fum ex mttliere;

For ifooe be

in

debt and daoger ofthe

Latv,

to have a

Brother;

ofthe fame bloud,

made

oftheJtVne

1111tm4fi;

both (as wefay)

lying inovebelly,

willlitrleavaile him, except he will al–

focorne

ttnder the Law,

that is, become his Surety, and undertake for him. And fuch was

eoi.>.r

4 .

our efl:are.

f!.

s Debtors we were, by venue of

Chirographrem contra nos,

The

h<nd.writing

that was agamll us. WhJCh was our

Bond,

and we had forfcued tt. And

fo,faCltes ex mttli–

ere,

to us, without

fat1m fub lege,

would have beene to !inall putpofe.

No remedy therefore, Hee mull be new

made; madr

againe once more. And fo Hee

was, cafl: in aRr.wmould; and at His fecond

making, made under the Law;

Vndcr which if

He had not

beene made,

we had beene marred; even quite undone for ever, ifthis had not

beene done for us too. Therefore, H:e became bound for us alfo, enrred bond anew,

tooke on Him; not onely our

'1\.gtnre,

but our

Debt; our Nature,

and

Condition

both.

~ttm,

as men;

Condition,

as finfull men; exprelfed in the words following,

[Them that were

under the Law:]

for that was our

Condition.

There had indeed beene no

c~pacitie

in Him,

to doe this, if the former had not gone before,

faCium ex mtdiere;

ifHe had not beene,

as we,

made of a Woman:

But the formet was for thts;

<..Made afa Woman

He was, that

Hee might bee

made under the Law :

Being

ex muliere,

Hee might then become

Jt

1

b

Lege,

which before He could not, but then He might and did: And fo this Hill is the

fuller,

/

Cal.~.

3 •

And whendidHethis

~

When was

He made tender the Larri?

Even then, when He

was

Circumcifed.

Forthis doth

Saint

Pa:tl

te/lifie,

in the

third

ofthe next

Chapter; Behold, I Paul

teffijie untoyote, whofoever iuiretmtcifed, F.:tfus eft debitor tmiver[« Legu,

He becomes

a

deb–

tour to the whole Law. At His

Czrmmciftonthen,

HeemredBundanew with us· and in

fignethat fo He did, He fhed then a fewdr'ops ofHis bloud, whereby He figned d1e

Boml

(as it were) and gavethofe few drops then,

tanqt~am

arrham tmiverfifangttini< ejfondendi,

as a pledge or earnefl:, that

whentheft~lnelfeoftime

came,

He would be readieto fhed all the

refl:; as He did. For I would not have you mifl:ake, though wefpeake of this,

[fub Le,.e]

being under the Law, in rhe termes of

a

Debtfometimes:

yet the truth is, this

debt

ofo"'urs

was no

money debt;

we were not

fub lege pmmiaria,

but

Capitali:

and rhe

debt

ofa

Capital!

Law

is

De4th:

And under that, under

Death

He wenr, and that theworfl:dcath Law had

to inllicr, even the

Death of the Crolfe,

the mofl: bitter, reproachfLI!l, curfcd death ofthe

Crojfe.

So that upon rhe matter,

J.tt1tu

Jt•b

lege,

and

fat1us in Cmce,

come both

to

one; one

amounts to as much as the other. Well, this He did undertake for us at His

Cirmmcifton

.:

and thereforethen, and not till then, He had His name given Him, the Name of I • , u s a

Luke,.,

SA v r ouR. Forthen tooke He on Him the

obligation

to fave us. And looke what then

Col.>.t 4 .

at His

Cirwmcifion

Heundertooke, ar His PafrionHepaid even to the full: and having plid

it,

delevit Chirogr4ph11m,

cancelled the fenrence ofthe Law, that till then was ofrecord,and

ftood in full force againfl: us.

. Howbeit, all this wasbut one pan ofthe Law ; But He

Wa5

madefub

Leget~niverfa,

un.·

derrhewholeLaw; and that not by His

death

only, but by His

life

too. The one halfeof

the Law, ('bar is, the

Direc1iove

part,) Hewas

made

underthar, and farisfied it, by the

Inno·

cency

ofHis

Life,

without breaking fo much as one jot ortitle ofrhe Law: and fo anfwered

that part(asit might be the

Principal!.)

The other halfeofthe Law, which is the

Penaltie:

He was undert!ur part alfo, and fatisfied ir, by

fuffiringa

wrongfull

death,

no way defer-

. ved,or due by Him; andfoanfwered rhat(as it1111ghr be

theforftttttre.)

So He was

made

under

both, tmderthewhole Law.

Satisfying the

Principal!,

there was no realo1

H~

fhould be

Iyable to the

forfeiture,

and

penaltie :

ver,

under that

He was

aJ

fo. And

~11,

that the whole

Law

might bee farisfied fully, by His being under both parrs; andfono partofir light

upon us.

Thefe rwotherl;

('<.Made of aWoman,

U'vlade under the Law,)

yeef~e,

arerwofe.

vcrall

mdkings,

and both very requifite. Thcrefor<;, Either harh a ieverall

Er

aft,

they di–

vide