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Ofthe

Co

NSP IRA CIJt

s

-

ermo11

1,

hetpe_tbe

L o

1t

~.

that is,

Debl>ra,

the_Lords

Li~vetenant,againll:the

forces of

M

.

a11.

If to be

curfed,

becaufe they la1d not theu hand

to

helpe Him much

AJ,_

trow)

if

they would feeli.e to lay their hands on him, to mifchiefe' and m

~ohe_(l

Marker.f.-sr.

away. It was IudM,he was one ofthefe, againll: whom C

1111. Is T

cri·~;

lm

G<n·l·•~·

quem,

And it was

theferpent,whom

GoD curfed: and why, what was

his(')'~

What, but that hefought to Withdraw our parems from their due fubjeClion. tau

.r,·

againll: Gob, to

be

gods

themfelves, and never acknowledge Him 0r any

for~ht_c

Superiour. The(e be they (cenainly)againil: whom (GoD,

Angels, andSaiors

etr

proving it)

we~ay

fay

Cufhi:rus

praye:, everyfyllableofit. May, nay,ought;

~~~

even bound to 1r.

Y

~t, ~o

g1ve full

fans~aClt~n;

that there be no !hiving, but that

all may fay Amentost,u!hallnotbeamllfe, 1flmay, w1thyour good favour la

.

before you fome reafons, and thofc foinforcing, tharwe !hall hold ourfel;esfo

bound, as rhat we cannot avoid, but yeeld

to

it.

I

care nor much, lfl keep thenum–

Thc

"afinsof

ber of

vfb(aloms darts:

they are three.

tlusmft•€·

·

11:

lh ld'

fi

1

"f

k

G

;

·

I

F!r ,

o

lt ore eere,1 we new any were

on senemus,wewouldnoneof

Jlec.,~fcthc

us make any CJ.Ueftion?

b~t

fay (with

Ctljhi,we

need nor, it is fer downe to our hands)

i:~"':".of~od

Soperifh allthttle fnemtes oL

o

R

n. So : ho\y

~

Eve» as St(era :

lmle difference,in

ef–

" g

s.I -·

feet, berweene h1m and

Abfalqm, Sifera

pen{hed wuh

A

natle

1

driven into hu heAJ:

v1bfalom,

with a

dart

rhrult through his heart. To the

e»emies ofGod,

you fee, we

have warrant. But, they thatrifeagainft the

King,are

G

0

os

emmiu:

for Go

0

and the

King

are fo in a league, fuch a knot, fo flraight betwcene rhem,as on;cannot

bee

etmnie

to

the one, bur he muft be ro the orher. This is the knot. They are,

by

Exod.po.~

Gon, oforfrom God,forormfteadofGo o.

c.Mefesrodde,

Gons;

Gideons

!i~~;~~:o:,

.Jword,

Go n s;

Davids throne,

Go n s.

~n

His place they

fit;

His perfoo, rhey

!'fal.S,,6~

3

reprefent: they arcrakmmto the fellowlh1p ofthe fame name;

Egodtxi,

He hath

-- - · -·

faid it; and we may be bold to fay it, after Him, They are

G1ds:

and what, would

we

more~

Then muft their enemies be

Gqds enemies:

Letthineenemiesknowthen,

they have to deale with

God,

nor with them; Iris Hiscaufc, rather thantheirs:

they, but His agents. Ir fl:anderh Him in hand; it roucherh Him, in honour.

He

can no lelfc, than mainraine them, than hold their enemies, for His owne. Saint

r.,enn. ·,

3 .,;

Pant

is plaine,

He that refijleth them refij/eth God :

he that, the

regal!power,

the

divine

ordinance.

The enditemen't was rightly framed (in judgement of all Writers) though it

.!l1,<z.it.tr.

weremifapplied,

Naboth maledixit Deo

&

Regi; 'N..aboth

did neirher,therefore irwas

cvill applied; Bur,ifhe had done the one, he haddonetheother: and fo it was tru–

ly framed. Even as he in the New Tellament framed his confdlion aright,

Ina.;e

Luke,

f.,s.

ji11nedagainjl heaven and againfl thee.

For, no man can trefpalfe againll

a

lawfulllu–

pe~iour,

bur

withall he muft doeit

againft heJven

firft; and fo hemuft confetfe,ifever

he have his pardon for it.

But, there is no more pregnant reafon to prove,

Gods enemies

they be, thefethat

Ch•p;

10 •, ;

rife

againft

Kings

,than this; ye !hallobferve

frill

they are called the fonnes

ofBeltal,

Belial Gods

profelfed

entmie. Shtba

is fo called in exprelfe termes, in the next

cbapter

fave one, that

rofe up againff David.

And indeed,what was

r~e

drift of thelirft ten:.1·

tion, but onely to have made

Adam

and

Eve

the adopted children of

&!tal,

tham,

~.Chro.u.,s.

to be under

no yoke?

nor

Gsds;

much lelfe, mans; to brooke n?fuperior.

They

are

all his, by adoption, that carry fuch mindes. It cannot otheriVlfe,be. And 1f

lt

wehe

the

Spirit ofGod,

that fcll on

vfmafa

when hefa1d,

Thmeareweo Davtd, am/on

1

1

fide tho11[1nne oflfhai:

what fpirit could it be but of

Belial,

or whofefonne

sh:ba

bu~

his that cned,

We have nopart m Davtd, nor any portton t» thefon ofljhAt?

If

ltwer

:• Cor.t.•f.

th;

finger sfGod

that touched rheir_hearts that went_after

_Satd,

their lawfull

Lie~:

Lord: whofe

claw

mull: it be, the prmt whereofwas

m

them, who

r~(e

and went nd

oainft

him~

Whofc but

Belials? Et qu-e conventto chrif/z

&

Beltal?

CH~

I

sr (,

'Betialfo

out foat ods;that no hope ofever agreeing them: Now then bewgrhe ons

of

Belial;

and rhey, and

iJelial

theirfarher,

Gods ene'!'ies,

make

we

any doubr, but

we

may fay afterthe

Holy Ghojl,

So perijb 411thmw1emus 0 !-ord

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