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The

Preface.

beautiful Ornaments

:

The

Apoftles

re-

joiced,

that

they were counted

worthy

to

fuller

fhame

for

the

name

of

Chrift.

What

Reproaches

did

the Lord

of

Glory

fuller

for us?

And

what

Pride

and

Folly

is.

it

,

that

we

fhould

defire

to

be

glorified

by

his

fuffering

Reproaches,

and

not wil-

lingly

endure Reproach

for

his

Glory

?

Our

continual and ardent

endeavours to

rife to

Perfettian,

commend us

to our

Soveraign

and Saviour.

A

cold

-dead

Heathen is left

ojfenfive

and

odious

to

him

than

a luke-

wafm

Chriftian.

It

is

a

common

Objeaion,

That

to

live

in

all things

according

to

Rule,

to

walk

circumipealy

And

exaaly,

to

be

confln'd

to

the narrow way,

will

not

only

infringe,

but

deftroy

our

Liberty.

This

is fo pre-

cious a poffeffion,

that

Men

will defend

;their

Liberty with

their

Lives

:

'

4n ingp-

nuoms

Perfon

will

rather

wear

a

plain Gar

-

ment

of

his

own,

than

a

rich

Livery,

the

mark

of

Servitude.

But

if

Men

will

ap7

peal to

their

Vnderftandings,

they

will clear

-

ly

dif

ern'that

the

word,

Liberty,

is

a4us'd,

to

give

countenance

to

Licentiou

fne.

f!'.

There

is

a

free

fubjettian, and

a

fervile

liberty

The

Apafile

tells

the

Romans,

When

ye

were the

fervants

of

Sin,

ye

were

free

fton

Ii.lghteoufnefs

;

and being made

free