Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

14 A Fizrieral=Sea+mon on I. His Love. This is the brightell Ray of the Deity, the firft and cleareft Notion we have of God. St. john tells us, God is Love. His Love cannon be fully exprefs'd by the dearth Relations and Affeìions in Na- ture. TheRelation of Parents, as 'tis moll deeply implanted in Nature, fo it implies the molt cordial, lfrong and tender Af- feEion. But as God is infinite- ly greater and better than earth- ly Parents ; fohe equally excels them, as in his Abilities, fo in his good Will to his Children. Our Saviour direas us, Call no Man Father upon Earth, for one is your Father, which is in Hea- ven : The Title and Love of a Father is peculiar to him. Our Saviour argues, Ifyou that are evil, know how togivegood things toyour Children, how much more gall your heavenly Father to thole that