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Sermon

I.

cfthe

GowRhs.

777

'IbJrer,

two of

Ahajhtlti'IIS

chamber(marke.t!1at

vQ!umint in{ilrgere)

was endugh, td

.

atraint them: the

rijing:but

ofthe

wtll!

to

bn~

them ro.the

Gal/owes.

Norrhe

tongue

En<r•.,,.

isnotto

ri(e,

orlifr up ttfelfe:

_core~td

bu_rgame[ay

_;

hiS tongu_e was,but up, and he,

nd all that rodke his parr, penlhed m thetr gamfaymg,

thegamtfaymgofCore,

But

Iudc '"'

ahiefly none either(with

Jud111)

to

lift

up

his heeleto

betr~J

;

or (with

Cain}

to

lift up

I~hn

•3·•8<

~he

hand;

ro doe violence. No

party;

nop4rt

of any

party,

to

rife

~gain~ th~_King.

Gcn.J.

Yet

ri(ethey

will and doe: boththe

thought

[well; and

exHrgent e

vobi.<(fatththe

J\d

. .

6 ,

A

p~(tle)

perverfe

l~qt•entes,

yea, and

per<verfafacientes;

lewd fpecch ufed) and worfe -

'~~

!-:

rhanfpeech, prefumpmous

deeds

too.

.

Now ofrhefe,that thus rife, two forts there be: For eitb.er they n{e againll

th~

very flare it felfe of

Kings;

the very authority, they exercife(that is) would have no

.

KingJ

at all; f.1yingwith t\1em,

f2.r!,u

eft Domimu nofter,_Who tl_

Lm!

over

m

(as much

pf,J.li.~

rofay, as by thmgood wtll, none:) Or fuch as onely nle agamftthm perfons, as he

in the XX.

chapttr,

that faid,

We have nopart in David;

and they in the

Go.fPell,that

cha~.:i.~.

1

;

l

fay,

Nolt•mtu hunc, we will not have thiJ man. Rule,

they would not have quire taken

Luk~•.tEf;

away, but

ngt thisperfon,

to rule over them.

0

f the firfr fort ofthefe

ri{ers

;are the

Anabaptijh

of our age ;by whomj all fecu;

Jar jurifdietio'n is denied.

M

o Law-makers they,but the

Evangelijls :

No courrs,but

Prcfbyteries:

no punilhments, but

church-cenfr•res.

Thefe, ri(eagainft thevery

ftate

of

Kiugs:

and that lhould they finde and feele; ifthey were oncqjrowneenoughto,

make a party.

.

A fecondfort thete be, that are but bufrlingthemfelvestori{e; not yet rife!\

;at

leafr, not to this fieppe: but in aforwardnelfe they be; profter at it, that, they

doe~'

Theyrhatfeeketo

bririgparitie,

notimothe Common-wealth by' no mcariesf but

onely into the

Church._

A_ll Pari01es alike,

~very

one

ab~olute,

emire ofit felfe. Noi

depcndencie, or fupenonty, or fubordmanon.

:.

Bur, thts once bemg had, doe we not

know their fecond pofition

~

Have they not broached itlong fince

~

The

church

is

the

hot~ft;

the

Common-wealth

but the

hangings.

The hangings muft be made fit ro the

houfe, that is, the

Csmmmon-wealth

falhioned to the

Chnrch:

not the houfe ro the'

hangings : N

d,

take heed ofthat. And wlienrhey were takenwith ir, and charged

with it,how fleighrly iri theit anfwer doe they flip it

over~ Th~fe,whcn

they are got

thus far may rife onefiep higher: and

asAaron,

now mufi not, fo (perhaps) neither

mufr

Mofes,

then, exalt himfelfe above the congregation; fecing that

All Gods people

~um;t6.J~

ue holy, no

leffi

than he.

Thefe two rife againfr their

States.

Againfi their

perfons,two

other fort5 ofper.:

fdns, bo_rh difcontemed. •Bur the one was, of

ambition:

as

Abfalom

lilt:re, t_hae

cliop.:Y!I

thought It w:ts wonderful! great pity, that all caufes were not brought before

!urn,

confidering how able

a

man he was for it, and the

King

being negligent in looking to

his SubjeC!s griefe. But, when he

J]mad

a

tent aloft,

and did you know what,notto be

Ch

G

,

told, and that

inthefightof•lli{rad;

Sure, herbat could committhat villanous aCl:

'P·•

·'~

in rhe eyesofall

~(rael,

he that could charge

H11jl!Ai~

as with a foul.e fault, for

for{ts~

Ch'P·

,

6

.

17

~

hng

hu ftzend,

himfelfe; then bemg marmour agamfr his owne Father, \Vas not fo

--

very fir a man to

doejtlffice.

No matter: fohetookehimfdfe; that was enough, to

~i{e.

'The other, out

ofrevengt:

the cafe of

Bigthan

and

Thares

(and ofour two; as

Eficr!·!•;

tSthougbr.) They

were~ngry

at fomewhat, it is not faid what, norit

skilsnotwh_at~ ,

-

but,

volteemnt

znfi~rgere,

nfe they would for It (that they wouLd.) Thefe did nor wtlh

government quite taken away: oncly the Kings perfon they heaved at; Him, for.

fame purpofe, rhey mufrneeds have out ofthe way.

,

By this rime we know the parties reafonable well. Bethefe they whom Go

Di

Angds?

and

Saints

hold fm'

e:<ecrabte?

They, whom

Cujl!i

may pray agait1ft, and we

Wttb lum

~

Thefe be they. It was

Core

one ofthe crue,againfr whom Mofesprayed,

they mtghr

he"'ifited

tvith a

ftrange vifitation,

and not dye

the common death ofother

men.

No more bee did. _It was

Achitophel,

another ofthem, againfi whom

~avid

Num: -,

8.•iJ

penned the Pfo/meofbmertmprecations. They of

Meroz,

whom the

Angel!

gtvcth

.....

·'

Warrant,

and charge both; to

mrfe;

wherefore was

it~ Bec~ufe

they came not

to

help~