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the grejf

eft

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elf-murder.

Secondly,

this fame pleading brings up an

· ill

report upon piety and godlinefs ; generally

men·think Religion is fo irkfome, and Holi·

nefs

is impoffible.

We

cannot be\Saints, and

we are not able to be fo holy;thefe pleas bring

· an

evill

report on Religion.Like the Spies that .

brought an evil report upon

Canaan.N

um.

I

3.

·2

3.

Whatfaies the Text in the verfe going be–

fore? we be not able to get it, fay they, v.

3

I .

this made the reft of

the

people think

hardly

of

their going into

C

anaa'n :

they generally ·

thougat ·it was to very little end,

Oh

they

were not able to win.

it :.

fo ye brjng an evill

report upon the

Heavenly

C

anAan,

the flefh is

too firong, the devill too firong, temptations

· tooftrong, and its)mpoffible to grapple with

them-all, we are not able to get mafl:ery.

I

fay this brings

up

an evil report on·Religi- .·

IOS

.on, ye difcourage one another.

I

can~ot

get

quickning, and I cannot deny my felf. Yee

bring up an evill report upon thefe duties, and

ye are guilty of the evill repott that goes

~p

·and down.

·

I,

·. Thirqly, this fame pleading is

a

murmuring

againfi God,q.

a.

Why

does God give me fu<;h

Commandements that

I

.cannot obferve? Why

does

1

he charge

me

to root out a luft that

I

can.-·

not root out

?

this is to murmur againfi God,

L,ike thofe

murm·uring

Difciples

in

the

Gofpel,

'

w.hen they were .to

la

they muft -feed upon

Chrifr, and as

th~

body

feeds ul?on

me~t?

fo :

I

your

fouls mufi:

feed

upon

Chrtfi: ; .

thts

ts a· ,

bard

faying, who can hear

it,

fay

they

?

Chrifr

_c_pnjfrued

this

fpeech to

be·

murmuring,

Joh.

6.

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