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t,

the Reader.

v

errors

and

milakes;

fo

that,

becoming

of

a

fpiritual and

holy man,

a

carnal and

corrupt

man,

He

did not

receive,

neither

could he

know

favingly

the

things

of

God.

He

be-

came

quite

blind,

having

loft his

vifible

faculty,

as

to

all

fpiritual

difcerning. His will,

the ruling

and governing

faculty,

utterly

loft

its re

&itude,

and became

crook-

ed,

froward,

perverfe, rebellious and obflinate,

ftrongly

inclined

and bent to evil,

to

all evil,

only

to

evil,

always

and

conftantly to evil

;

and altogether averíe from

every

thing truly

good

;

willing

that

which God nilled, and

milling

that which

he willed.

His

affzitions

turned

all

mutinous,

diforderly, difturbed

and confufed, furioufly

ruffling

on

prohibited

obje&s,

as

the

horfe

rufheth

into

the

battle : And what

movings

of

them

were

toward

any

commanded

obje

&, thefe

were

altogether

irregular

;

not

fo

much

as

one

of

them

moved

toward

any

fuch

obje

&,

purely

or

primarly,

becaufe

it

was

a

thing

commanded.

His

memory

quite

loft its

retentive faculty,

i

as

to

the

re-

membring

of

any

thing

fpiritually

good, n

the

way

it

fhould have

been

remembred

;

it

became in

that refpe&

as a

lecky

veflel, all fuch things

flipping

and

running

through

and out

of

it.

His

confcience,

being defiled

and

made

guilty,

became clamorous,

unquiet, challenging

and

accufing,

boifterous and

ftormy,

filling

him

with

horror

;

and

( when

not ftupified

and

benummed

with

fpiritually

lethargick fecurity, or

cauterized) putting

him upon the

rack,

"and

making

a

kind

of

hell in

his

bom

fom,

fo

that

he

was

Magur-

mifrabib,

terror

round

about,

even

his

own

Burrio

and

tormentor. All the

members

of

his

body

were

yielded

to

be

the

weapons,

àf'

unrighteoufnefs

to

fin

:

So

that

all

the

faculties

and

powers

of

his

foul,

and members

of

his

body,

were on

the fudden

up

in

arms

in

hoftility

and

rebellion

againft

God,

proclaiming

and waging war with

him,

and

on

the matter blafphe-

moufly

bidding

him

a

defiance

:

O

fad

and

forrowful

revolution,

in

and on

the

little world

Man!

Heu

quantum

mutatus

ab

illo

I

God

made

him

upright, but

he

fought

out

to

himfelf

many

inventions

;

Wo

to

us,

for

we have

finned,

and

the

crown

bath

fallen

from

our

head.

And by the

lofs

of..

our

original

righteoufhefs, and the

corruption

of

our

whole

nature,

with

the innumerable

a

&ual

fns

and

trail:.