Schlater - BS2725 S35 1627

172 VP. Ca AP.t. An Expofitionvpouthefir: Vatt.r4. able, as in many other things, fo in this, that itforateiJq- eth the of felient with lone ofit,tbat it makes vs willing to/,rf_ fer busy afillion for it. That this is f upernaturall, the entuirie betwixt it and the nature of man tufficiently fhcwes. There is nothing which a man more naturally hates, then the Word of God; infomuch that, what it commands, nature rebels againft;therefore, beeaafethe Law commands it: what it forbids, nature delires, becaafe the LAW forbids it. And this as true of the Gofpell, as of the Law. How ftormes mans nature again ft that dof}rinc of the Gofpe!? teaching the whole of our faluation to bee the worke of Chrift? and the grace of his Spirit; vs to be nothing in merit, or abilitie, to further, in any fort, our righteouf= nelle or faluation 1 what power but lupernaturall, can work this change in thenature ofman,to make him pre - ferre in his loue, that which he fo naturally hates,before wealth, pleafure, honour, life it felfe Axdxßine, to tome requiring miracles to proue the clatrine ofthe Churches, to haue proceeded fromGod, thus anfwers: Hie that fe es the world 6eleeae, andkienfelfe beleexetnet, is himfelfe !?range wonderment : fo, h ce that fees Gods Church futferfuch tortures, for theWord of God, and yet queftions the diuinc Authour thereof, is a maruellous,or rathera monftrous Atheift. It is a queflion ordinarie amongft Schoolctnen, whe- ther the iufti6cation or conuerfion of a tanner be a work miraculous; they fay no : though they acknowledge therein fonmething aboue nature, yea againft particular nature. Qed maiat paten efe prodigil m,14,o fub momen- to6reairzo ex rapaciffinois Publicanie Apojiolos fieri? ex perfecutoribustrxcu lentispredicatoret Eaangelij patientif- mot reddi, ita vs cam pans perfegaehantur fd em, etiam of fx- fone faifanpri:is propagarent, faith Caffian. And if there were nothing elfe, this me thinks fhauld fettle the verieft Atheiftinperfwafion, that thedo&&rine of