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P.

r.

An Epofition vpon

the

firft V

s

R.

I,

a

r

Coy.

9.

S

ó

Gal.'.

and

D,

others,dignifes

his perfon

with

forne

Title of refpeft:

an

Apoftle,

or

a

Servant of

God, or

both.

Interpreters en.

quire

reafon

of

it,and

thus refolue. Some

impute

it to his

modellic, and delire

to

Winne

his

AlYociates

fome

egaa-

litie

of

refpeEt

:

f

otne to

his

prudence, and

care

to

auoyd

fcandall,that

might

arife

ámonglt Nouices,

from !hew

of

arrogancie

:

lome

to this,

thatperhaps

they were

Aot

pc-

ftered

with

falfe

apoftics,

as

other Churches,

amongft

whom

he needed

to

auow

his calling:

whether

one

or

o-

ther,

is

not

much materiali to

inquire:

neither

occurres

any

thing

offpeciall

notice, except

this, That

it

iee

for

e.

timer

Iawfrall

for

a

Minifier,

to

vfe

thofe

Titles

of

honour

and

reverence,

mherervith

God

bathgraced

him;

fontetimes ?rare

conuenient

the

affirming fhonld beforeborne.

P

n

V

a, where

he

fees

the authority and fruit

of

his Miniftery, hazarded

by denyall

of

his

Titles,

inflfls

largely

in auowing of

them;

as

to

a

Corinthians,

and Galatians; and where hee

fees

concealement more

conuenient to

avoid

{hew of

vaine glory, he omits

them.

The

like

is

requifite

for vs. There

are

people

fo

idlely

affeêed with

Titles

of

dignitie, that the

fame

Truth

bath

more

or kiTe

authority

with them,

according to

diffe-

rence

ofperibns,in

thee

refpefts,that propound

it.There

are

men

of

another ftraine,

fo

vtterly

diftafting

all

Titles

in

a

Minifter,

that the

mention

of them,

on any

occaton,

is

cenfu

red

ofvaine glory,

and the

doEtrine

it

felfe fo

much

the

leife

regarded,

it

is

force part

of

a

Miniftcrs

prudence, in

axle

trifles

to

Ice,

what

is

moll conuenient

for

the

peoples

edification. Minifters

I

haue

knowne

of

reuerend

parts

for learning and confèience,

whole whole

Minifterie path beene therefore

defpicable amongst I-

diots,

becaufe

nor

Birth, nor

Vniuerfity degrees haue

commended

them to the world;,

fo

idlely

are

filly

people

caryed away

with

trifles:

yet

when

gold

is

offered

them,

their

care

is

not

great

how

bate

the

perfon

is

that

brings

it. Nor

fhould

it

bee

much

materiall,

by

whom

Gods

Lord

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