Burgess - BT715 B85 1654

Tht greAt J!xaltcn ofGraci:J: i1t famous in all externall duties of religion ; yet-God he re after may cell them, he lz.new, fhtm not. If ever th*: word was" t~D·edged[word, tQ divide betww" the mrJrr8W and the jeynts, it was out of Chrifls mouth in this particular : [Q then we fee him difcharging thi~ part .diligently; but he llayeth not here, he doth alfo largelydefcribe his ownofl]ce and power, be giveth gracious invitations to troubled and affiided fin- -ners he healcth as well as wounds : In this Ark we ha¥e the Ma~na as well as ,the Rod; fo that fcnfiblendfe and teader– neffe about finne, and a powerfulllivcly wayof believing in Chri.f}, are hke the radiCall moifl:ure and innate heat which (they fay) prcferve the life ofaman. Thus we fee a.n example from Chrifl:. And for the Apofiles, I fhall infl:ance in PaHI, who feemeth to be more affeded and enlarged with Gods grace to £inners then any other, becaufe he had more experi· mentally tafled of it: n0W as his mouth runneth over with cxpreffions about Gods grace, fweeter then honey or the honey cornbe, yet obferve, that be doeh withall diligently defcribe the properties and duties of fuch who receive this. grace: and therefore that 8th of the Romans, which feemeth ·eo be like ?acobJ ladder, carrying a man up to Heaven in divine meditations; yet how diligently doth he inculcate this, That onely{ucht Who rmrtifie the deeds oftheflefo~ Who live and Walk)n the Spirit, Whe are heavenly minded~ do enjoy thefe priviledges? and that none might abufe his precious do– chine, he telleth us concerning his own felf, That he ~pt down hubody; by that implying, all holy care and endeavour, both about foul and body, lefi: when he had preached to· others, he himfelf 1hould be a caflaway, 1 Cor.9.l7· And further, ~uftin thought, that becaufe many ofPauls expref– fions, magnifying faith, Chrifl: and his righteoufneffe, might weaken the pradicall power of godJineffe; that therefore [ames was moved by the Spirit of God, eo write his Epiftle, the whole fcope whereof is, to lhew, that no faith jullifieth,. ~or can an_y man have benefit by his bare believing in Chriil, · afan ~oly ltfe,and good works do not accompany it• . . In the fecond place confider, That the auditory to 'Whom the , ~· · ~inift.er of the q()[pel p_rulfheth,_fiMJ ~e. very different: for - either