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faith

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x

haue

faire

cut

rather

to the

furtke-

x plhil.

r

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z.

ranee ofthe

Gofpell

:

zeale

grcwes

in

Gcds children

by

oppofition.

The

confhancieof Gods people

in

Tertuni-

<

ans

time,

was

much admired

by

Tyrants,

howeuer

fcof-

fingly

they

termed

it

obHinaey.

«

And,iKs.ipfa

s6tinatio,

.

rertalllwa

Y

Team

exprebrati:,

mag

f

ra

efl,

Q`is

enim

non

contempla-

fwpra.

time

eitts

concutitur,ad

requirendum quid

intue

inrefst

?2uis

non

vbi

regsai

fiuit,accedit?

vbi

acceffit,

pati

exoptat

?

Wee

fee

how

powerfully

God

was ple aled

to breake

thorow

oppofìtions,

to

fulfill

his purpofe, in calling

this

people

to the

flare

of

his

Church.

Compare their

flare

prefenrx

wee

(hail fee

in them

a

fpeftacle

of

Gods impar-

tialliuflice, They were

a

Church

famous,

through

the

world;

the

fame

of

their faith founded

farrc

and neere

:

Their

place

now

become

a

receptacle for Mahomet,

a

Synagogue

for Satan,

a

Temple

for Turkifh

Idolatrie

:

So,

true

is

ir, that

gods

Kingdome

sr

tyed

to

no

particular

Obfer.

place

orpeople.Churches may

becomeno Churches;where

now God

bath

his

Church,

Idols,

yea

Deuills,

may

here-

after

be worfhipped.The Churches

of

letter Afïa, famous

in

their

times,

into

their

roomer

haue fucceeded

abomi-

nable Idolaters. Betbel,oncc

Bethel,

the

Houtè

of God;

wader

Jeroboam,

became

YBeth

-anen,

the

houfe

of iniqui-

y

Hof

4

:S.

tie. Icrufalem,

the

praife

of the

whole

ea

th,

had

pro-

miles

fingular

made

unto

ir,

f

lch

as

had

no particular

Church in the world

betides.

z

Here

is my refs;

here:rill

1

2P¡al.r3s.4.

Abide

for

ester

:

yet

now, the

place

become

a

heape

of

1

A

Hones,.

and

the

people

difperfedwithout

a

King

or

Pro-

aHofa.3;

4.

li

'het,

any (hew of

a

people

of God.

This

is

the

Lords

do-

mng,and

it

is

maruellous

in

our

eyes.

Learne

we hence,b

not

to

be high-

minded

but

to

feare:

for

vp.

0,c

oofGodfpared not

natural'

branches,not

other Church

es,take

bRom,

W.O.

i

me

heed

lefiheealfosarenot vs. Wee

Hand yet

by

Gods zt-

nrercy

in (late

of

his

Church

;

having

in

gracious mea-

litre

Gods

Truth

taught

and profetfed

amongfl

vs

.

But

hall

delude our

felues,

if

wee th

inke this

fauour

fo

tycd

1

B

Qi

vitro