Bates - BT766 B3 1699

Spiritual lier fegion. of its purity and value : But in a con: traded fenfe Sins are diftinguifh'd ; forne are attributed to the Spirit, and force to the Flefh. The Spirit is always the principal agent, and fometimes the foie agent in the commiflïon of Sin, and the foie fubje& of it Of this fort are Pride, Infidelity, Envy, Malice, &ç. There are other Sins, wherein the Body con- fpires and concurs in theoutward aás They are fpecified by the Apoftle, and diftinguifh'd according to the immediate fprings from whence they flow ; the defining and the angry Appetites. The works of the Flefk are manifeft, Adultery, Gal. s. 19,20, Fornication, Vn , f I f f cleanne s, La civiou ne s 21' Col. 3. j, 8. Idolatry, Witchcraft, ,hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, He- efes, Envying:, Murders, Drunkennefs, Revelling:, and fuch like. The cleanfing from carnal foul Lulls, is like the wafh= ing one that is fallen into the mire , which is a mixture of the two lowefj` Elements, heavy Earth and flippery Wa- ter, that defile by the touching them. The more fpiritual Lufts are like the ftormy Winds, and fmoky Fire, in which the two higher Elements are con- tain'd. Pride fwells the Mind, and caufes violent agitations in the Thoughts An- ger darkens and fires it. The Luffs of the Fiala are tenacious by the force of the