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7'

he Prtfoct.

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3'

f1Jre in

tllis

firll regard

they

muH bee

exccedii1gly reueren-·

ced

beca~fe

Gods ownc voyce did fpeake

them.

Secondly

for

the· writing of

them,

they

were

not

written

as other Scriptures-, (which

S.Peter

faith,Hbly men GfGod

~.Pct,r.lo•-wrote according to the

inHin,~t

ofGods

~oly

fpirit)but God.:ar.

himfelfe did write them with his owne finger; not v.f'ing

· thereto either men or

Angels,ls

infh

mencs.

Yea,at-the firH

alfo himfdfc m:tde 'the

tables

wherein

they

were written,

that there might be

nothh!g in

them,

but

onely-

-the

imme–

diate

work ofGod:

but

afterward,when.Mofts

brake

them

before

the

Ifraelites

that

had made the golden Calfc, there-

Deur. 9

.t

1•

by

to

lhew that

they

by

their Tdolanie

had

broken

the

co-

ucnant,

and

were worthie to bee call off, then

though God

did bid

UY!ofts.

make the fecond tables,

yet

h~n1felfc

wrote

Deur.

1

o.r•..

the Law,not

vfing·thertto

the miniflcrie

of

any

ofhis

crea-

tures;

fi1ewing that in this regard

they

bee more

fpedallyl

Gods

words,and fo more to be regarded..

And

bdidc

this teftimonie, diuers reafons

may

be vfed,

to

Chew thac

thefe are

G,ods,owne will.

and

words .afteran·

f:Xtraordinarie

marmer.

J

For the wondcrftlll and

perfea

holindfe that

is

contai...

ned in them,

fl1eweth

wh0 is the tnaker of

them:

becaufe.

there

is no good dutie,

~1hich

God bound

eA

dam

to per–

forrne,but

js

coprchcnded

and

cotnnlanded

in•-one oft·hefe:·

_and there is

no

fin, that we are lrotind to abllaine from and

efche-w,which

is no.t

forbidden

in

fomc .of thcfe

ten

words• .

Jt

was aboue the ,wic ofmen or Angels,to

containe inJo

few

words the

wholeper.fetHon·of

our

duth~)tO

God,and

man.

The lawcs of

men,

though

they

fill

rnany large volumest

yet

they

are

im_per.fect; and

daily

fotnething is ro

be

added

.to

them)that

was n_ot

before

thought

v.pon,3ndfomethings .

to be taken away wlrich now

tnore

ex,perience

hath

taught

n.ot

t~

be

fo

profitable; fo that

yet

they

flaod

in need fiill of·

renewing .and mending : but this law is

fo

abfolute, and

doth fetout

fo

full-and

Gomplet~a righteoufuefie,~hat

if

one

~ould

fulfill

them all, hee

(hould

bee

fully .ace~prable

vnt0

God,

at1d

needed

not ·fl.ie

io

·Chrif1:1to

bee

llis

Redetnlel'.

Eor

indeede this_

mecteth.

with

all finnes

1

yt:a

vvith

the

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firft