Fenner - Houston-Packer Collection BX5133.A1 F37 1657

5o A T'reati[e ofthe ilffeEionf. a deadskull into thepulpit, that the peoplemight fee death even with their eyes. We haveno filch warrant in Scripture ; but they muffdoe it with the lively teaching of the truth. And therefore the Apoitle iaies,that true prea- thing is in the demonftrationof the Spirits Cor,2.4.Wheu the truth is demon- ftrated with evidence. By being full of Secondly, By beingfull ofafe Lions himfelfe. For affection in the fpeaker is faffeEfions him- likely tobeget affè&ion in the hearer.It cannot beotherwi[e,taies Cicero.Ci- cero being an excellent (pokes-man,whenfoeverhepleaded before the people ofRmc, to beget any affections in thern,hewould be fure to put on thofe af- fe&ionshimfelfe. If he would move them to griefe, he would be full of the um»tamover- affection ofgrief. When CO pity, he would be full Of the of eaions of pity. dornm alfetln_ When toanger, his countenance would be fet full ofanger. Thehigheft point um in eo eft, ut ofmoving the afeîions inanother,is to be endued with thofe aflè&ions, thy prius ipfers felfe,fayes Quintilian. It is anold maxime in Oratorie, and inall moving of mom. Quinril. the affections ofothers,Pecu eft quodpelt difertos. It is a mansownc breaft Hoar. deart' that cual-es him to be afleaionate and eloquent. If a mans own breaf Let,: Z. r. a. 4. be piteots,.and full of companion and bowels, that man is an eloquent per caiv. multi fwader to pity. If amans owne breft be loving, and kind, and full of affect - Ant Clam f ions,that man is an eloquent fpeaker tomove love : Si vis me fiere .dolendatm reprehenÎor es . qui in vi tia de- primum ipf: tibi : If thouwouldeft haveme to weep,weep thy feite firft. Wheat slamitando vel mean you toweep and break,myheart9,faycs the Apoftle, Ads 21. 13. it burít potius fulnri- his very heart to fee others Band weeping about him. There be many cla- nando mi- morons Ereachcrs, (-ayes Calvin, whodeclaime againft the fins of the people, rum deli ardo and thunder againft the iniquitiesof their Parifh, and make as though they rem fete- had agreat deal of zeale that never move a jot; the affe&ions of the runt,rnrerea tp. , ) , people fifecuri ur vide- are not flirted up a whit,becaufe thepeople fee plainlythrough all their aCt anturperlufii la ings and vehement enfnrcements, that [LichMintfters arenot affected them sera et guttura felvs, but oncly exercifc their fidesand their throat, as if they wouldacct it ou vnilet a tfagC But O toes he, labour to mourne for their fins in thine heart, be- at Chriftiani b y paftori4 eft (fete fore thou !about to move them.Be thou moreaffected thy felfe,tlran thouun- fecomprig f dertakelt toaffect them. S. Pauldid fo move the affections of D:onyfins and quam alias ad Damaria,and others at Athens, that theText faies,thcy clave to S,Paul.Ccr- jlerum provocet. tai. men clave tohim andbeleeved AFI.I plat apud fe o 7.34He preached fomovingly, that retinue dolo fir their affections did evencleave tohim as he preached. How came it about quam alïisfats- that he flirted upaffections in them ? look into the 16verfe,and there you ar. (hall fee he was greatly affected himfelfe.His spirit wasfti'rred in him,fayes S $obis voci tux Luke,when he faw the Citiewholly given to idolatry.Hecould not have ftir-. vacem virturis, up them, red affections in ifhe had not been filledwith affe&ions himielfe.O f quad fuades prius ipfe tibi beloved,our hearts are grievoufly ftraightned,andour fouls are wofully ftopt pefuafffe that we are not more a fetedour felvcs at your miferies than we be : would cognefcaris. it not fetch reates from our eyes, and groans from our bowels, to fee how Bernard. defperately ye are hardened ,. but that we are too little affected our fclves you know the damned abutès in your Parifh, the curled fins that raigne in your houfes, and the (}Lipid fecurity ye are in , yet no- thing can move you. Your contciences cannot be ignorant ye are carnal!, and are not yet Saints,nor born again many of you ; your con- fciences can tell you ye are Saints, or clic yeare hell-hounds, and ifye die as yeare,ye have noevidence for Heaven, but yemay bedamned ere longfor all that ye know.Yc can hear this every timeye come to Church, andyet no Sirnonides apud reformation, no Phewof humiliation, nofile of grace nor repentance nor Arifttd.fipiced. any thing. amtruv"ra tµw' isr itapnríiq , what weepingSimonidescan weep fuffi= ciently for there things ? Paul knowing tomeabides among the Corinthians, that many of themwere like to bedamned for ever, out of much affliction andanguifh of keaat fayes he, Iwrote unto youwithmany rears, z,Cor. 3.4. pene Haymo got fyldabat, rotlachrymas, as //Imo fpeaks, that is, he fhed as. many tears as