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fome reade

di·v.erfitiei;

But it is not fo

w~ll(that.~ Thing~, t~atare

diver(e,

may

1

e

rogerher confu[edly on heapes .: Bur each

m~!!

be forted to his feveral! ranke arid

/lace; elfe are they not

dwtded.

So as,

dwijion,

IS

the better reading : and

divifiow

is

forotder.

r

.

l

1

{j ·

G

· h H

·.r,

·

·

And ordcrisathing whtgh y pea lng to

o

o,

asr et ree

~er;

onnn Trinitie

76t

(We fee) have purthemfelvcs in order, toilieW.how "Yell rhey love It. And

order!.s

a

thing fo neei·ely

conc~rnm~

us,as breake

order

once,and breakeboth your

jiAves

(fauh

,

G

0 0

inzechJrie)

both that of

Beauty,

and that of

Bonds. Theflaife

of

Bw1ty :

For~

Zccluo; 1 ; .

no;~~"'"·

no manner of

decencie

or

co.melineffe

without •t; but all_our of fafiuon,

Theflaffi

of

BMds :

For,

no

"f.'N~"'-•

no

kind of

(leddtneffe

or conftancte, but allloofe

without it. All

fallsbacketot?e~rftTohu,and~ohN,

For,.

alltsToht~(empty,and

Gen.•.•:,-

,

voyd)if

the

Spirit

fill not With

H~sgifis:

And all

IS

Bohu

c~.difordered

rude

Chaos

of

1l'lll1i1r.(

confulion) if

CK "'

Is

T

order It not by Hts

Plawand caNmgs.

Every body falls ro

be doing with every thing,and fonothing done: nothing

w~~~

done,

I

am fure•. Eve:

ry man therefore,what ever htsgtfc be, to ftay

nU

he have Hts place and ftandmg by

CH

R

r

s

t

afficrned him. It is judged needful! (this) everiil1 fecular matters. Wrire

one

never fo

fai~

a hand, if he have not the calling of a

puhli.~e

1(grari'e,

h,is writing

is

not

at~thentica/1,

Be onenever fo deepe

a

LA•vyer

,tf he have nor the place of

a

It~dge,

he can give no definitive fenrence. N

6

remedy then: theremull be

divifion

of

plam,

of

adminiflration

no lcffe than of

gifts;

,

.

vVtll

you know what thofc

places

bee~

Eight

of them

arc

reckoned up at the

Wh>nhtl/4!!

XXVIII.

rerfe.

Not

to

ttouble you with tHofethat were ereded, as needfullar

m

bee,

firfr,but were not

to

endure.but

fdt

a time: Thofe that we-re to endure, ate teduc;:ed to

three,

arid Ltand together;

Teachers, 'Helpers,

J

Go'liernours.

A

threefolddivijim,

taught

even

the heathen by the light of tiaFure, In their

fieligion.

They had them all

threein their:

i

r.ei1.:v.,.,,

thetr

Teacher!;

I<e9J'i>•r; tHetr

Helpers;

3 hm""""'"'•

their

Governourr;

The

vety

fameptefcribedby Go o to His people :

•theirTt•C'hers;

tbePriefls.

'their

Helpers,the Levitei:

3

their

r!o'liernours,

the

Soilnes

of

Aarm,cal–

led,Ne{iim,

as true and proper

Hehrtl!l

for

Pr.elates,

as

Pr.tlati

.s

Latine.

'The fame is

i:l'Nfl!ll

knowen in the

church

of

ChrijJ

ehrough all amiquitie:

Prethyteri;to

1t4th;

Diaconl;

to

htlpe :

l

Epi[copi, togoverne

·

And

n~vet

any other.

.

.

.

.

All

thefe three here goe under the name of "'""'"'• the proper terme 6f

iheiow:;

rftof the

three.

We

tUrne it

<..AdminiftratiQn:

It is(indeed)

minifterie

or

fervice;

and

that on

foote,

and through the

duft:

For, fo is the nature of the word, An ill word

f?r

pride,;

who

~ad

rat

he~ ~eare

ofwords.founding of

dominim,than

of

fervke;

fpe–

ctally this fervtce : For,tt

IS

bUt the order of

Deiconfhip;

andpridewouldbeat leall

morethan a

Deacon;

Yet, fo

we

are allliyled here, and no other n;;me for any. The

very

highelbrebutfo. TheKinghirnfelfe, rwicemadeaDea•on

(Rom.

r3.).CddJ

Rom:•f•;

Deacm :

no othertitle; 'tlie beft K!ngthatwas

(Da.,id)

is faid but to have

flrved

Ach•l·J6.'

his time

Alt.rj.~e~.Jed?thatwas

all.

Theg~oriouslights

of heaven are faid

(Deu+)

o,.,,

4 ,, 0 ;

to

be

crqated

m

mt~liflertllm,

but for our fervtce. The

Angtl.r

of heaven·arc but

mini-

Heb.•·••·

f/ringfiirits,Heh

r. Nay CHRIsT Himfelfeisfty\ed nootherwife (Rom.,5.}but

,

, .. ,

thAt

be

WitS

a<.Minifterif the Circum,·ifiim.

He that is

L

o

ii

o liJf all; and gives all the

Rom,r.s.a.

ofjces,calls

His ownebut

Co:

.

.

, ,Thefe places

we

fayd before,dre divided

forottler.

Now I adde fuither;they are

Di~i4t~ehey

_

~tvtded,not

fcttttered,

or

let fall: Fot,

that iScafuall. Dividing isoot fo: but (as it is

;,',i.•~•f•':ft~~

In the XI.

ver.) proutv#lt; avoluntarie alt.

He that

dijlri6Ntes,

knowes what,andto

·

whomHe dorh ir. Places therefore are to be

di'l'lided

by

kmwledge :

not

fcattered

or

fwnbied

fo.r by hap and hazard. The

Winde

is ro blow no man

to

preferment (Pfa!;

Pfal.

7

f.~;

LXXY.)Ittsthe

L

o

~

D,

that is to difpofeof them.

.

, :1\nd ho\v

td

difpofe or divide them

~

According to the former divitions of the

Spmt.

That thefe thould firfttake place

:

the'fecond depend up'on.thofc firfr : none

taken tothe

fecmd,nll

he have pa:ftthejlrfl. For

Chrijls Places,are

for the

Holy Ghofls

Gt(ts.

Wtthout

inf}iring with the

grac'e,

no

.:.fiiring to

the

place

ther~

thould be.'

the

Holy Ghojl

is b:t

~is

gifts,

to point out thofe,thatlhould bctakeniruo thefe

admi·

nijlrAtions,