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and that is tne caufeof<?ur uneven and unequall

·walking

with

God,

that 'Wee are not

upright

and

perftif.

.

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·

Hence you may fee both the nature offin,and

P'le

1 •.

thecaufeofall finne;foritis profitable

forus.Be-

Sllewin~rhc

·

tovtd,

(nothing

mo.re profitable: than) to _fi:rid(r·

c

2

ufc

oHinne.

·out the caufe offinne

.It

is a Rnle

thatP_hy(ztia_ns

haue,thatadifeafe,whenitis throughly known,

( thatis,when thecaufeofitisfully known)itis

.halfe cured; fo.it is in the difeafeofthe foule,.to,

·know the very roote

&

rife,from whenceitpro–

t:eeds,or com'meth,

to·

know the prindple

fr:0m–

whence

it

ariferh, it

is a

great helpe to·us to pre–

-vent it,

to

healeit. But

I

fay·, .

this.will both iliew

:the nature offinne, and the caufe offinne in us.

Firft,

it

Qlewes

the nature offinne, how e.v.iU

a

1 •

.thing it is,yea worfe,than, forthe moll:

part, we

Theaaturt~

,apprehend it to be; for ifthere be no,finne com-

mitted,

butit comes ftom

hence,.that you ap-

prehend not

Godto.be

.Alt-fuflicitni,

then there

is

1

dolatry(ina

manner)committed in every fin,

that is,you take from

God

and

ad

de

another

God

. .

·to him,ifyou thinke him

n~t

to

be

1/t:fo(fi&:ient;·.

~~;&~~

w.hatfoeveryoufeekto; &Joynewtth htm,you'-

.make ir-a

riodas

well as.he)lfit b€ c-redit; ifit be

-l!onor,ifit be

pleafutes·~ifit

be:riches,yea what- -

_foeverit is,

I

fay

,thereisabitter root of

Jdillt~try

,in thecommiffionofevery fm, that makesitoHt

ofmettfure

fin

full.~ ·

This-w.e

mayr confi.deri~Y

the·

way, buuhislpurpofe notto.:ftand on;thething·

·that I would·chiefly prelfe, is-to find . out the–

:caufeoffin;.thccaufe.ofrhat hollownes, &that

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