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Serpoo

z,

sffrroac

rr

pof.ribk.

z

.

That

a

believer without extraordinary

revelation, might

certainly

know

that

he

bath juflifying

faith,and

unfeigned

love to

Chrif+,and

that

he

is

upright

and fincere

with God.

2.

That

there

is an

infallible connexion, between there

fpecial gracesá

and

future

glory.

7

hat

a

roan

may

certainly

know

his

fincerity,

faith,

anti

love,

is

evidenced

by

thefe

Particarlars.

I.

Cod

hach said

down in

his

word

certain infallible

yvW

t'ayaa

la,

Ern

propofit

:,

Chara6iers, Signs, Difcoveries,

of

lincerity,

Juflifying faith,

and

Lin-

0I3

wlvch

ihe4

feigned love to

God,

betides

other

topical heads,

we may

know

it

from

eth

that

a

man

the

effe&s which

it

doth

alvvaies

produce; that

where

I

fee

fuch an

11

"ghtknory he

bath

faving

effe t

of

faith,

I

know

there

is

faith

:

And Papifis

muff

make

us

caf+

Grace.

away all Logick,

if

we ¡hall

not

have

this granted.

I

fee

the broad

Potato

cfeatt

in

clear

light

fhining

in

mine eyes,therefore

I

know

the

Sun

is

rifen

;

and

el

re effcctus

po-

when

we

fee

any

iign,

that

is

concomitant,

or

confequent,

infeparablen'ti"

`4uft*

and proper

to the

thing

of

.which

it

is

a

fgn,

we

know

that

that thing

is. A man

that

is

tick

and week,

yet feels

his

heart to

leap and

pant,

he knows

he is

a

living

man,

a

man that difcourfeth, and rationally

in-

ferret

h

one thing from

another,knoweththat

he

hash

a

reafonable

foul,

and

that

he is

a

man.

There

are

as

certain

ChoraPers

in

the

word

of

God of fincerity,

faith and

Love, as

there

are

plain

injonUions

that

we

fhould

be

fincere,

believe and

Love

:.

Would God command

a

man

to

examine himfelf whether

he

be in the

faith, if

there

were

not

rules fu-

table

and fu(licienr,

to dire&

us

co

know

the nature

of

ftiith,, and

wherein it

doth confifi

?

2.

God

bath given to

a

man,

a

power to under-

i+and,

confider,

deliberate,

acid

reflec}

upon him-

Evñ

,,

?

',,;.

i

<

Co

ñv

Pelf,

and

judge

of himfelf

and of his

wales,

herein

a

..dAri

,,,,

pa

7.ìv

T

=;

:,:

man

is

above

a

bruire

;

a

beafi likes

his

paflure,

but

Tav

a

av7,;.

propriety. Certainly

a

man

that

is.

Auto

>ai;ì..1.

z

I.

ff

Ia.

Eciit.c.,t.,

cannot know

his

:

not

a

flranger

to himfelf, but

a

diligent

:obferver

of

,126,P,

the

adiingsof

his foul,

might

know

what.

they

are,

.444),

,s

,1a,

)tits,

is

yea, and difcern

the

moral

riodif:catiòns

of

thole

actic

,

v

o

'"é

a'

y

7

a

'

ir

.IXe

For

Confcicnce

is

privy

to

the principle, and

f]arirg

of

iv.

04711

á.--w

d

orrr

aaings,

to

the

manner and

the end.

If I

love

a

mgt,

t1c'aa.

L.i I. fTt.

man,

by

refleaing

upon my felt,

Iknow

I love

hint,

and

{#call

this

noble power of

the

foul

be only ufelefs, in

the

urea

teft

concernments

Of

my

foul?

.

Can

I

know

what

I

approve,

eifeem

moil, and

delight

in

moil,

and

breathe;

and

pant

after

mofi,

in

other

things

and

not in

-this

?

it

is

true,confcience

is

naturally

blind,in

fpiritual

things, but

yet

dire

&ed

by

the

word,

and

inlightned

by

the

fpirit