Fenner - Houston-Packer Collection BX5133.A1 F37 1657

7"reati%of the Aedion.r. 15 his confcience, and felfe-love, whereby he isloth tobedamned; and glad to be faved when hedies, thete may worke on his affections, andcaufehim toweep for his fins, andgive over manycorruptions, and to be ftrongly af- fected, but alas he is not kindlyaffected. It'sonely the love of God fhed a- broad in the heart, that kindlyaffects one . But it's felfe-love, and notlove of the Lord Jcfus that affects him : he isnot kindlyaffected. Secondly, a carnal mans affections are not jud :cioufly wrought on: They Z. are wrought on in a fit as it were, but they arenot wrought on with judge- They are not ment, they havenot the true beginningof working, which is found judge- judicioufly ment. S. Hierome fayes of the affections of Chrift, refpeElu Chrffhi femper fe_ wrought on. quunrur rationem, Chrifts affections had alwayes'the right beginning, which was true rcafon and judgement. And therefore S. (Natthew notes efpecial- Iy the beginningofhis ferrow.He began to beforrowful and very heavy. Matti% z6.37. He had a right begining of it. The natural beginning of the affe- &ions is this, when the judgement isfirft poyfed, and the heart is firft fired, this is the natural beginningof the affe&ions. So that the heart mutt firti be wrought on, and thefpirit moved, before the affe&ions can be judicioufly wrought on. And therefore (ayes Saint John, Chriff troubled himfelf. He groaned infp:rit,and he troubledhimfelf, fohn t a , 3 3. He was exceedingly of to&ed with forrow for Lazarus his death, and his kiusfolkes forrows and diftrufts they were in, and he troubled hirnfelf : we translate it, he was troubled, but in the Original it is,i7.44oP iau'1?, he troubled himfelf,his own judgement,and his fpirit,and his heart ftirredup his affè&ions tobetroubled: His affe&ions were wrought on judicioufly. A carnal mans affe&ions . though they be much wrought on, yet they are not wrought on judicioufly. Now he's in theminde to be ftri&,and tobegodly,now he weepes and takes on,can ye wonder ? his conicience now jerkes him, and is quick ; but when a few teares and a few labours and endeavours that way have contented his conicienceyas his conicience is apt tobe fatisfied, theman is of another judgement thenquickly. He isof the judgement then, tuff), what need I be lo ftri&and precife ; Thus he's affeced, not upon found judgement. Af- fec`ìed he is, and ftrongly affe&ed too for the while, but he isnot affe&ed judicioufly. Thirdly, acarnal mans affe&ions arenot wrought upon regularly. His af- 3, fè&ions may be are wrought upon, by Gods juftice and judgements,becaufe They are not God is a confuming fire againft fume, becaufe God is fevereagainft the regularly workes of iniquity, becaufe he hail made Heaven-gate to be ftraight. wrought on. Thefeare the grounds of his work. His affections are wrought upon this way therefore he weeps, and therefore he prayer, and therefore he reformes, and thereforehe's affe&ed. But this is not regular affe&ion : he isaffe&ed withfeare, but it is not the feareofGodsgoodnefe, no. Gods mercy and goodneffe,were there no other attribute inGod,he mightlooke long enough, before he would fearehis mercy : that's a groundofprefump- tion tohim, but he feares Gods judgements and his juffice, he doesnot tremble and quake to confider that God is a mercifull God, and a good God whom hebath finned againft. Thetrue Ifrael of God, theyfeare the Lord andhis goodneffe, Hof; 3. 5. their affe&ioñs are regular, they are af- fectedwith feare of Gods goodneflè. But a carnal man is not affected .K with the feare of Gods goodneffe. He is affected with the feare of Gods juftice, hisaffections arewrought on irregularly. a. Fourthly, a carnal mans affections are not wrought upon univerfalÿ. SomeThey are riot affections arewrought on, andothers are not. No,he path acontradiction ofwrought on aftèctìons.He bathtorn good affections toGol &to grace, et ht bathforce univerfally. affections thatarecontradictory to there. Some fins hegreives under, force he is glad under;forne commandment; hedelights tobe doing,and forne he delights