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Vainehopcs

and feares

draw us from

God.

ifwe cleaue unto him,

&

his threatnlngs all evill

·things,ifwedepartfrom him.lfthis were fully

beleeued,-ourhearts would keepen eare

to

him:

as far re as it is not beleeved,fo farre we ll:ep out.

·Now,l fay,hence

foith purijieth

lj;e1Jurt:It

fan-

ctifieth,

it

is the caufeof.all rjghteoufnes that is

wrought by us : and uhheUerc is the caufe ofall

- unrighteoufnes that is wrought by us .Hence we

gatherthen,thattheperfwafionofGods

All-fof

.

ciencie

keepes amans heart

perfeE1

with

Goa:

and as farre as you come fhort

of

this perfwafi–

on,fo farre you are ready to depart from him.

· And the ground ofiris, becaufe that which

.drawes us from the

Lord,

is either vaine feares,

or vain hopes,Thofe·are the two earesasit were

bywhich Si!than takes every man, whereby he

drawes himaway out of thewayes ofthe

Lords

Commandemems. Now ifaman did beleeue

t·hat

Gid

were

All~fofficient

he would be

fubje~

·

to() none of thefe falfefeares, ifhe did,apprehend

him to·beeaBuck/tr,that could-keepe him from

al -ill.Againe,on the other lide

,if

he did beleeue ·

G~d

to be an

excttding great ·reward,

that is, fo

great artwardthatthere can be nothing wanting

in him,that -there is

ttltngth;& breadth,&depth,

411d

heighi,in

that

rtwArd,that

his heart hath

la–

titude enough to walke in,he can defire nothing

outofit: this would free aman from all vainc

hopes, fo that theapprehention of

it

would keep

(his heart

perfet1.

Contradwife, as farre as you

1

fayle in either; fo farre you are fubjed to thofe

two,either

f~lfe

feares,or vaine

&

finfull hopes: ,

and'