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Cor.si6

THE

Er

Tittii

DfiDiCATORY

finne, to

refiraine vs

from run

iv

on

in

v.

.ked

courtes

;

yet

there

is

little

reforrn,vn

and

amend-

rent,but

rather we

are

growne

from

111

to

worfetand

waxe

euery

day

more

fecure and

fenfual in

our

finnes.

And

becaufe

men haue not imbraced and loued

Gods truth nor

fubmitted

themfelues to

bee

ruled

with

this

fcepter

of his

kinglome

;therefore

many

are

giucn vp

of God to

their

owne

filthy

lufi

,

and

to

a

re.

probate

minde

,

and

through the

hardnef

a

of

their

hearts,al

the

meanes

of their conuerfion

and

faluati

on

become

not

onely vneffeeival and vnprofitable,

but

rather

caute

them

to

bee

more obdurate

in

their

fames

.

The

refplendent light

of

the Gofpell

Both

make

them more

blind,

as

they goe groping

in

ig.

norance

cuen

at noone daies; the found

of

the

word,

.

and loud

cries

of

Gods

Minifters

in

their

cares

calling

them

to

repentance,doe

make

them more

deafe

to

all

inflruion

and

admonition; the comfortable

beanies

of

Gods

gracious promifes shining vpon their hearts,

doe

not hippie and (often

them,but

rather

make

them

more

hard

and

obdurate ;

and

as

the Apoflle

fpeak-

eth,the word

of

God

,

which

in

it owne

nature

is

the

fauorof

life

unto life, becommeth

vnto them

the

fa-e

uour

of

death

to their

deeper

condemnation. And

as

this

is

the

fiate

of all

them

who haue

fold

themfelues

to

worke wickèdneífe,

and lie

frozen

in

the

dregs

of

their

finnes;

fo

euen

the better

fort

who haue

giuen

their

names

vnto

Chrift,

haue beene

fo

intoxicated

with

thefweete

cups

of

proíperity,

and

through

long

reft,peace,

and

pienty,haue

to

rutted

in

their

corrupt

tions,that

it

is

to

be

feared,they

will

not

recouer their

ancient

purity

and

brightneffe

,

vntill the

file

of

atfli-

¿ion

with an heauy

hand bath come

often

ouer

them.