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of the RE V EL A T I 0 N. came. ~0 that indeed thefe Reformed Churches are Outward Courts more than "-.A..Fi Inward nmples. And by r,ealon of this their Mixture, great Corruptions· and ~ Defects, bmh in the form of the Temple, or Church-Fellowlhtr:, and Impurities in the Worlhip, and about the Altar, have been contmued among them. Now for the underflanding of thele Allufions, we mufl know, that there· were belon!(ing to the Temple in femfolem; r. The Holy of Holies, which was at one end enclofed and feparated from the reP< of the Temple, after the manner-of our Cathedral Q,qres. 2. The Body of the Temple, whereinro came the Priefts only; and in which flood the Altar of lncenfc, which was anfwerable to the Body of our Cathedra~ Churches, compaG'd by the Inn·er Court : Wherein, . 3· There was a larger Outward Court encircling· the whole Temple,_ into which the People of all forts, both Men and Women, dtd come. And thts was aniiverable to the Church-Yards which go round about our Churches. Now this third and !all: Court is, that which is here faid to be without, that is; without the compals of the Temple. And it is called the great Court going round about the other, namely, encompaf!ing the _Inward Court of the Priells, and the Holy of Holies: Thus, I Kings 7· I2. It ISexpreOy called. And it is by Eze/<iel called the 011tward Court very often, in difl:inCl:ion from the Inward Court or Temple where the Aitar was; which in dillinCl:ion from this, is alfo· called the Co11rt of PricjiJ. So 2 U ron. 4· 9· where it is faid, Solomon made the Court of the Priejls, and the Gre:~t Court, namely that into which the People came. There was indeed a fourth Court for Strangers to come into, built by Herod. But that is not here alluded to, for the Scripture mentioneth it not. But the Outward Court here is, that which Eze/<iel (as I faid before) does fo ofren call 'by that Name, in iliftinCl:ion from the Court of Priefls, (for to his meafuring there, is the allulion of this meafuring here); of which you may read chap. 40. verJ I7, and 27. And the Inner C ourt is put for the Temple, and the Temple for it, as being all one. Bring this then to the New Teflament: The Scriptures and Prophets, by the Notion of a Temple, do 1\ill exprefs the true Church, as J Cor. 3· 17. EpheJ 2. 2 I. and many other places. And by Priefls, who only are to enter into the Inner Temple, they exprefs True Worfl1ippers. You have both thefe Expref– fions put together, in I Pet. 2. 5· Yo~t .u lively Stones, are built 11p a Spiritnal Ho•fe, and an Holy 'Pricjlhood to offer up Spirit11al Sacrifices, acceptable to God by ']efw Chrift. And whereas the People entred not into the Temple then; No\v all that are Holy, are bidden to draw near, having their Bodies (or whole Man) wnfo'd with Water, (as the Priefls were wont to be) even Water of Regenera– tion and Santl:ification, as Heb. I o. n. Now in diUinCl:ion from thefe True Worlhippers, the carnal Profelfors of Rcligion, and croud of Unregenerate Men, (that join themfelves to the Church by pro!e!Iing the fitme Religion and Faith, though yet continuing in the natu– ral Uncircumcifion of their Hearts) are called the 011tward (ourt here 'i they having no right to approach this Altar. And (by the Law of DiftinCl:ion and Oppofition) if the True Worfhippers now under the Gofpel, be typified out by the Priefls, (who were in a peculiar manner Holy unto God, and whole Ho– linefs typified forth inward Holinefs under the Goipel) then Carnal Pr0fdfors . now, who are 'Jews outwardly .only, are left typified out by that common croud of 'jews wbo came then into the Outward Court. And thefe may moft truly be rearmed an 011hvard C01tr1, in a comparifon wi~h this Temple and True Worlhippers, be the Notion of Temple taken in what fenle it may: For whe– ther Temple or Church be taken for the Myflical Temple or Church of the Elect and finccre Worlhippers. Thefe are without,"(as the A_poftle's Phrafe is, 1 Cor. 5·) in comparifon to them, and are Carnal Worlhippers, worfhipping God in ~h~