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I.

,- Je4

Wilfult

impenite~tcy

Nay

fifthly,- you block up the '

way

to the.

thron~

of

grac~

...:

·

'

Nay fixthly,

you cafi .all the blame upon

God.

. Firfr,

becaufe you

lay

the blame

upon na-

,

ture. ·

:

.

,

Seco~dly,

becaufe you call: the blante on.

temptations..

Thirdly, becaufeyou lay the blame on the

times. .

I

· Fourthly, becaufe you

lay

the blame upon·

the Commandement.

1

Nay feventhly, y0u find fault with all the

dealing§ of God.

· .· .

- ·· ·

Oh

take heed then of thefe bafe -pleas

and '

pretences :

For,

.

That

I

may interpofe four or five particulars .

· un6amed. ·

.

Firfi, this fame pleading is the caufe why you ·

are

lazie and idle in the ufe ofmeans ; namely;

becaufe- we fuffer 'our hearts to plead, Oh we

. cannot do thus ; we cannot beat down this e–

vill

?

why

did the un jufiSteward refufe honefi:

labo"ur to work for his living?

Icannr;t

dig,faies .

he,Luk_,e

r6.

3.

therefore he refufed to labour;

fo

this is the caufe why ye pray no more, and ·

reform no mQre, &c. Ye fet your hearts thus .

to plead,

I

cannot do it:This is the reafon why

ye· are backward to labour ; ·· bow know

ye

what may be done if

ye

would buckle (o b.–

hour?bu.t

alas~/.(

annot

do

it

,fay you

,and there-.

fore

ye

are

dead and dull,and fiuggifu to every

·,

good Ordinance.

Shake

offthele

la~y-heartetl

ple11t

:>

otherwife

yee~J

never

buckle

to labour.

. -

...

. .

·

~econdJy~

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