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· hi$ ordinances and all holy means to convert ·

.. t.hee, thou d$£l:

reftflthern;

nay his Spirit con-

tendeth

within,and

thou doft refiil: him.

I

gave

you

five things to confider,what

it

is

~o

ihck at

your wil ..

nots.

I

befeech you confi-

der

yet

farther.

.

Fir£1:, if. you

will

not,

Gods

Minit1ers

have .

difcharged·

their ·duties , and

have

left your

blood

on

your

own heads; they

can

go

no

far–

ther~f .you}wHl

not; ' the Groom can but carry

the ·

Steed

:upt:o watering,as we

fay

,if

he

wil

not

drink

he.

(annot help

it;

fQ

they can't help

it~ .

your

bloo4 Jies upon

you(

_own.

heads,

they

have

difcharg~d

their duties.When

Abraham:r

fervant

obj~et~d, ~nd

how

if

the

woman

will

not?

Abral'Jam

he

anfwers,if

the

woman

wil~

not be

wiJ}ing.,

then

thou. :.fhal~ be .cle~tr ~('my

oath,Gen,24.

8.

So

Lord,

how

1f

they

willnot?

rnay

we

fay,nay

if

they

wil

not,let

them

chufe;

thou

art ·dear; the Lord bath fworn us

to

preach and teach,and·exhort,ancl reprove;and

jnvit~

you to.

gr;ace;

but if we do

fo,

and you

will not,

we tan't

help

.it,

your blood is

on

yout

· pwn heads;

we

have dtfcharged our oath and

ot)r

duty,

we would be glad

that

you ·

would.~ ·

put if

now you

wilr

n~t,

we

have difcharge4

our

1

duties.

N~y,

,

.

.

Secondly,

if

you

will not, the Gofpel bath

delivered

its~rrand,ye

are

guilty

Qf

your own

~verlafl:ing

perdition; the

Gofpel

bath

deliver·

edits meffage,and this

is

the

meffage,

Whofoe-:–

"er w,ill,let

hi~

tak..e of the

W.~tter

of

#fe

freely

,

·Revel.

:2.1j.This

meffage hath

been

deliv~red

tq

you

often·, its

'tlti

laft

exhortation

in

the .

·

· ·

·

·

who/1 '