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Sermon

r•

of

the

G

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w

R

tits.

.

r•~

The one might be enough. Bucthere were

three darts

in

A~.f.iloms

liearr oae

.

z .

~vo~ld

have

[erved

the rurne;

Co,

this one Would fuffice, but I will cafi yet a

fe~ond,

The cne.,iei

and third atthem. Ifthea fecondly,we knew any that w:re not oacly

Hof/u

Dei,but

of

m••tiRtl.

hojfu

humanigeneris,-would

we yet doubt to pray, he

m1gh~

be as

Abfalsm?

l

truQ

nor: e[pecial!y,[eemg

wdhou~d

therem but follow G.o. os owne example. Hee

cur[eth the

Serpent,

evenfo: this caufe, that he was enemte

to thtwom•n and a/J her

Gen.

J.tf,•t;

feed

aad fouahttheutter nuneofboth. Thofethat are fuch,well may all men pray

ag•lafi

them~

for at all mens hands they well deferve it• .Now thus

re~[oneth

Saint

!'at.!.

Rulm

not onely come from Go o; but they come from Hun

1n

particular;

Rom.•

d :

Tibii'!bonum;

for

thy good,

whofoever thou art.

Thy good,

thou Nobleman, thou

·

Genile.oian, thou Church-man, thou Merchant, thou Husband-man, thou Trader-

man: Thyggod :

(that is)for our good they come, and are

Cent

for all our good, for

thegenerall good ofus all. Vs all: nay,even ofallmankinde. Mankinde fhould be

asaFmjl(iaith

Mofes)

the!hongbeafis would devouretheweake;

asaFijh-poole

Geo.to.,:

(faith

Abalcuk)

the great fifh devoure the [mall, wereit not for thefe. Without thefe,

H•b. '·'•·

mankiade could not continue. They thea; that are eaemies to them, mankinds ene.

mies: andfo, ofthe

(erpentsfeed

certainly, to be curfed with the fcrpcnts curfe,

con~

terattlr

c~tpnt

eomm;

Now then ofthis great Moaarchie ofMankind,ofthe whole world;the feverall

Monarchies of the world areemiaent parrs. What the e!bte of

Kings

is, in the

whole; that, is the perfon ofevery p:irricularPrince,in his feverall fovcraignety:Da-

vid,

in his of

It1rie:

Ours, in his of Great

Britt4ine:

the health and fafety ofthe

Kingdome,fafi linked with the Kings health aad fafety.

The HMd of the Tribes

(fo

ts'am.Jf.l;; 1

is

Davidcalled

;)

_Thelight oflfraet; Tupafces, the Shepheard 1{theflock;

The

C1r-

>Sam.u.•;.'a!.

ner-Jfone

ofthe bmldmg. I Will content me Wlth thefe. Ifthe

Head

be dead!y hurt,I

pfa\,

11

s_.~•,

would faine kaow, what lhallbecomeofthe

body? lfthelight

be put out, is ought

but darkenelfe to be looked for ia

lfrad ? Smitethe Shepheard,

mull: not the

flocke

be

in

peril!~

If the

Corner-jlone

be lhaken,will not both the wals feele a wrack

~

Verily;

all our weale and woe dependeth on their well-fare, or decay. Therefore bleife we

them, 3nd they thatblelfethern, bebleifed; and they that fetthemfelves againll:

them, accurfed evea with the capitall curfe,the

ferpelits

,all our enemie; as the firfi of

all, fo the chiefe ofall, as from Go n's owne mouth.

·Tothefcnvo I adde yet one morc,aad that by good warrant, both ofthe

old

and

i

NewTeftameut; let them be cgnfounded4nd turned 6ackw4.rd

(faith the

Pr#phet)

fo

mlt-

The

Bnemieo .

ny

tU

have willwill at Sion; Vtinam ahfcindantur

(faith the

vfpojllt) qtli vos clintur-

oftlhe

Cb•r<h,

bant,

Againfi them wellmay we pray, that maligne.the peace aad profperity ofthe

PI> ·•

'f-f·~

Church:

ia which and for which we and all the world

to

pray; as that,fcir which;all,

world and a! was made,aadis ll:ilupholden; for, were the

church

oacegathered,the

Gal.f.ti'

world diifolves firaighr.

God

is too high( as for any our good,fo) for any our evi

11

'

or enmity to come neereHim. 'He reckoneth ofno enemies but His

Chu~ches.

They;

that perfecute her, perfecute Him ; they that touch her touch the

apple

ofHis

eye.

Now they that are enemies to

D4vid,

at'e eaemies to

Sion : [

o neere neighbour·hood

hetweene

Davidaad 9ion,the King

and the

church,as

thereis between his

Palace

and

the

Temple,

both ll:and upon two tops ofoae aad the fame hill. The Kino- is

Nutri-

ec,

14 ; .

it<

Ius Eccleji.- : Ifelfemies

to

theNurfe,

then ro the

Child;

it cannot otherwiCebe. Ex-

- ··

penence teacheth it dayly,when the

~hildhath

a good aurfe,to takefllch a oneaway,

IS

butto expofe the Child,to the evident danger offierving or pining away. I know

not, men mar enterrainc what fpeculations they will ; but (fure)

in praxi,

how rnuch

the

Churches

welfare bath

~one

by the good and blelfed inclinatioa of

Kings,it

is bur

too plame.

Socrates

long fince truly oblerved it,ia the beginning ofthe fifth hook of

his ll:one. Confider

me

in the Common.wealth ofthe

Iewt!,the[e

foure

King;

im-

mcdtatelYfuccceding each the dther ;

Istkam, Ah4Z, Ezefia,

and

M

a>~alfes

:

.Conli:"

derrhefe foure Emperours in the Primitive Church likewife in fucceffion

i

Conjfanc

p;[•

Conjf~tntim!

lulian, _and Iovini•n:_

Confider

~e

here at hom_e,

th~re!all:

.

. nee> before hiSMa)eltle, and the waxmg aad wamng, the alcer;mon and

a!terg.~;

trO!il