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8.8o

Ofthe

CoNSP

IRA·cu

Sermon

8.

againflmy very foule,

thiscounfell

oftheirs :I h3dnohandinit, neither

art,

nor

tart

(as they fay) netther had, nor

ev~r

meant to have: bur was, and ever willbein–

nocem from

all

that belong to ir,

violence, cou11{ell

and all.

T\.5ver let my

foule come

amohgfuth.

And why

not come in any {rtch coun(d!?

For, where twoorthreeare at counfel!

about any fuch matter,

Imer duos prod.tores Dtaboltu eft terttm,

where two are

con-

Lukc

u.

fulring ofany treachery, the Divel!

is

r~e

third.

Mijit Satana:s in cor,

was in

Iud.,,

is

the rule ofall rraytours. The firfl

·mifton,

thefirfl

motton,

1s (ever) from him: hee

the prime

C~rmfeUot<r

ofthe three. And blame not

lacob,

if he would nor be one

of–

or one at

anycot~nfillof

his, or have

hi> {liule

at the end of any fuch treatie.

'

This, on their parts,

,m~kes

it the

mor~

hainous, t_hat they did !t not ofany

l'f>l.l,l,

fudden p<lf1ion; but

confulto,

m

cold bloud: {iept upon 1t, rofe upon1r, were in it

three dayes: Did

all

advifedly of malice prerenfed:

met

about it; tooke

co

1

mfell·

how

to

effece it, the

cotmfcU of the

>~ngodly

:

Put off the execution, rill after

thre~

dayes.

.

Jacob'stwo:

On

!Mob's

part ;two

t~i~gs

he fpeakes of:

1

That neither

his {oule jho}lld ewr

fold abhomng

come in (ucb CDtmfell:

(So, 1t

IS

a

(ot~le-matter;

a

cotmflll,

and an

aCt,

which brinos

~£';;,.

v'"i"

with it the hazard of

the[otdc.)

Nor his

glory,

or

reptttation :

(

fo that, lr isb

a

~"ima

i•

confi-

thing which touch

et!~

ones

honou~

and

~epmano~

neere ; a blemilh to the

glory

of

a

;•-;;.,.fi,

glo·

man.) As pollutes h1s foule, fo ramts h1s bloud

;IS

theloffe of both. To fave both

ri•

;"'~"'

thcfe, he dorh (we fee) and we mufl d1favow all fuch

cotm{elland CounfeUorm.

All

romm.

are bound under the fame paine, to make the fame proreflation: to fay rhefame

~

veniat animli mea,

all that

~re

ofthe

l{rdel

of

Go;,,

Let never my{ouluome into an1

fuchcounfell,let

never any fuch

cotmfeUcortJeinto

my

fottle.

Marke rhofe two words:

1

hisfou/e,and • his

glory :

the two things of highefl regard withal!;

1

Whariliall

become of

ourfottlts,

What

Name

we !hall leave behindc us. All, to rhinke,rhat

in fuch company, they d(!)e but cafl: away their

Joules,

they doe lfut lofe the honour

oftheir

name

for ever.

·

And yer, afarthermaherthereis. For,markethefetwowords;CDrmfe/1, and

~i1p

,,D

L.Aifombly., SodandKahal:

for, by them, rwofeverall partakingsheefeemesrofet

our.

1

One, of their fecret privie meetings, that is

Sod.

The other is

Kahal;

which is any publike meeting or affembly oftheirs; and namely, their

Church

and

Congregation.

Hefpeakes to his

glory,

never to make one in any fuch

affimbty;never

to be joyned to any fuch

CQngregation:

fo,makes amatter ofReligion

of

it. Never,

ofthat

Cluirch,

which !hall give countenance, rharrheremay be any

ineetings,to

any

fuchend.

It

is no

Kahal,

no Church, no

religion

for

Iacob,that

favours any man tha'

is fo minded.

If-~hen

we will like ordillike with the

King

and

Prophet Davit!,

wee

m~/!

fay .

~ nS•~n

c

halila

li,

G o

o

forbid,

I

fhould once lift up my handto any fuch ace.

If

we W1lll1ke

or diilike with the Patriarch

lacob,

wee mufl fay,

'X!,

veniat in confilium anima

me_•·

You obferve, the patriarchs and the Prophets agree well :

Iocob's Ne

veni~t,

Wltlt

Davids .Abfit mihi

a

Domino.

Nor on,ly to have

cleA»ehands

from it, not to hft them

up, or firetch them oui to the Ace; bur, a

de•re [o11le :

never once to

confidt,

burro

detefl, not one!y

their.confitltations,

but even the

congregations

offuch

con(t•ltm,that

be rhat way given. Neither

Civilly

,nor

Eccleji4fficilf/y;

neither in

Ch11rch

nor

.Mar--,

/:et

(as-the.y fay)

to

have to doe with them.

,

And for afarewell to this point, let me

tell

you ; there be; that interpret

r:.e~b

s

fpeech, in this fenfe. Not,

let not me,

nor

myJoule bepre[mt,

or partaker

~f

any ,uch;

but, let not my

[011lior

life,be the matter orfubjece ofany (uch

confultatton:

Ne~~::

lftnt de anima mea in confilio tali, ut fie•# Sichemitu fmn)nt, fie facerent

&

'!'

1

•·,

Go

o

keepe my foule, fave my life from any fuch

Con(ultot•rs,

for evercommwg ro

be treated or debated

of',

by any filch. L.et:_never any fUch 111eedn

couH[eU,about/"{

foreleor

me.

~Both

will fland well: .! Neither

J,

about

any mans;

nor

apy, a

~~r

mine .-

either, 'to

co11[ult,about

the

life

of

any

other;

or, •

my life

t0

/;e

m;fulmi

0

J

by

411J

fth.er

like them! "

fron\

.....

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