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goes

beyond

them,

and

hath

a

pricking,

flinging,

pain-

ing power; it

accufeth, fentenceth, fmiteth, and

fharp-

ly

cenfureth

á

Whereas,

before Confcience

aEt its

part,

a

man may

look

often

on his

fins,

and

yet

but overlook

them

:

And,

as

to

things

that

are

right,

Confcience Both

not only or barely look

on

them,

bur

it

hath

an

approving

teftimony, which

proveth

comfortable.

There

is

fuck

a

thing

as

this in

every

one

of

you,

which

will let

nothing

pals,

but

more

or

let's

will take notice

of it,

and

either

accule

or

excufe you

for

it.

As

to the

2d,

The

Ufe

of

Confcience,

or

the End, where-

fore God bath put

this

in

men and women,

which

I

(hall

draw

to

three

heads,

that

may

be

as

fo

many

Reafons

of

the

do6trine

;

.irf,

He bath

done

fo,

for

this

end, that by

it

he may

keep up

his

fovereignty, power and terriblenefs

;

and

keep

men

under the

awe

and

dread thereof:

For

this

which

is

called

Confcience,

will make

the

ftouteft

to

tremble

;

it

will

write

and

imprefs

fo

vively

and

deeply

thefe great

truths,

that

none

shall

be

able to

blot them

out,That

there

is

a

God,

that

there

is

a,

judgment

to come,

and

that

all will

be

called to

reckoning, which

none

will

get

efchewed

;

it

will

fix

and

fatten

fuch

felf-

conviaions

on (inners,

as

will

make

them unavoidably condemn

therrfelves :

So,

yob;

8,

9,

to.

when the

Scribes

and

Pba-

vifees

bring

a

woman

taken in adultery

to

Chrift, intend-

,

ng

thereby

to

trap

and

infnare

him,

he

faith, He

that

h

without

fin

among(

you,

let hire cafi the

firjiJione

at

her

;

whereby

their

Coníciences were made to

bear

(itch

faithful

teflimony againft

them;

and

to

carry fuch

terror

with

it

that

they

were all

forced

to (teal

away one

by

one:

And

yet they

needed

not

to

have

thought flume,

on

account

of

any

thing

we

hear

men

could

have

challenged them

for

;

but

Confcience

had

fuch

an awe

and

force

on

their,

that

there

was

no

refitting

of

it.

Scripture-

hiftory

does

alfo tells us,

that

fuch

is

the

power and

force

of

Con-

fcience, when

it

is

awakned,

that

it will make

the

knees

to

finite

one

againfr

another,

'even

of

a B'elfbazzarg

and will make

a Governor

Felix

tremble.

A

jecond

end

is,

That

God

may

hold

men

and wo-

men

at

their

duty, in

going

about thefe things which

are

coma