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feeme f}range,being

vnderftood of.the

manifcf}ation

of

Gods fauour,

Peeing

we read

him cornplayning,that hee

was

f

forhkén

of

God,

(peaking ad

fenfuno,

according

to

that

no feeling ofGods

fauour,

in

the

agonie

of

his

Par.

(ion:

in the

Saints

of

God, it

can

by no

meanes

(

cerne

a

Paradoxe,if

that

be

rrue,that our

atrurance

of

Gods loue

isexperimentallonely ; and

their

euidence

none

other,

.

then

what arifeth from fan

ßification:fo

much

as

thou

art

fanflified,fo much experience

& fenfe

hail

thou

of

Gods

fauour; and

if

that

bee

not

perfired

but by degrees,

as

EzelieI

A11egoriefeemes

to

import;

by degrees

is

the

fauor

of

God made

manifefl

vnto

vs.

The

more

1

wonder at their

arrogancy,

that being

Nouices only in Chrifliataity, dare prattle

ofa

ñe9poetz,

fulnetfe

of

afTurance

of

Gods fauour to

them

in Chrif};

that

which others oflonger

'landing,

and

farre

greater

progreire

in

(anflirie,

dare

not

atfume;

thefé yeflerdays

men proclaimeto haue

obtained.

To

whom

may

I

nor

fay

as

Is

AA

c,

,t

How haueyee

foundfo

foone

my

Tonnes

Gods loue

is

nor prefently

X

powredinto

the

heart,

but

af-

ter

many

confiif}s

with doubtings,combars with corrup-

tion,

experiences

of

Gods

mercy, gather we

'firmnetfe,

rather then

fulneffe

of

afitrance.

No

leiTe

maruell

I

at

their

peremptorineiTe,titat allow

tono

man fharein

Gods fauour,in whom

are,at

any time:

doubtings, oftheir adoption

and

truth

of

fanfiification.

They

erre,not knowing

the

Scriptures,nor

flare

of

their

owne hearts. Was

euer any

mans

faith

fo

firme,but

was

fometirnes

encountred,

and

after

a

fort,

mattered with

ditlrufl

?

The

Saints,

wj;tide

faith

is

moll renowned

in

Scripture,are

found

at times

bewraying vnbeliefe. That

famous

Mofes,

of

whom

ir

is

Paid,

Y

He

indored

aeeifhee

hadfeene hint

that

isinuifi6le,

is

found

at

length queflio-

ning

the

1

power

ofGod,

which

hee

had

feene

in

all

their

patiage,

by

fo

many experiments

proued.

Refolutely,

iáid

1

o

u,

a

?hough

he kill me,

yet

will

ltruf/iin

him

;

yet

reade