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firJi

V

a R.z. 3,

ment.

And

how much more inglorious and

fhamefull

it

to

ceafe

to

be,then

neuer

to haue beene religious.

To

this

A

rgument,the

A

pottle prefaceth

with

thankf-

giuing

to

God, the

foie

Author of

all

Graces

that

they

had receiued;

profeffing alíò his

inflance in

prayer for

their

eflablifhment and

profeftion

in grace;

to this end,

that

they

might neither be

puffed vp

with

telfe-

conceit,

by

his

ample

commendation; nor forget, that

their

con

firmation

&

perfiting in

grace,

was

to be expeetedfrom

that

f

God

of

all

grace,

b

who had

berme

the

rod

werke

in them.

In

the words

we haue

two things;

Ertl,

Paull

offices

and

as

of

loue

performed on

their

behalfe: thankfgi-

uing

and

prayer to God. Secondly, his motiue

or

incite-

ment

thereto,

Remembrance

of the

graces

of

God be

-i

Mowed

on

them; three

whereof

are

mentioned,

Verfe

3.1

the three Theological!venues,

each

of

them

amplified)

by

their

effeEts, all

by

their

founduetre

and

truth, in the

fight

of

God,

&c.

From

Pauli.

at

in

giuing

rhankes

to God

for

graces

beftowed on this

people,

is

obferued,

how

not

for

our

owne

gracious

eflate

one

y,bntfor

others

Wings

infpirttuall

things,

weought

to be a

feEled vnte

thankefsalne

fe.

Fig

ft, Pra&ice

of

h

Angels

and

i

holy

Men. Secondly, cömunion

of

Saints.

Thirdly,

glory thence

acere

wing to our God and Saui-

our.

Fourthly, our

owne benefit

arifing from vie

thereof

in their

communication, by

exhortation,

k

comfort,

ex-

ample, perfwade ir.

Larger

handling

and application

of

this

point,

fee

in

Annotations ad

Rom.

cap.

t.whither

I remit the Reader.

The

graces

forwhich

h

e

giues thanks,are

Paith,Hope,

and

Loue:

Their

nature

may, on fame fitter

occalon,

be

hereafter handled;their Defcription by

effffs

here

only,

take notice

of;

their

Faith

working;

their

Loue

laboriou;

their

Hpc

attended

with

patience:

The

worke

of

Faith,

there be that

interpret

all

good

offices &

fruits, growing

from

faPet.S.TO.

g

phil,1, 6.

Obfer.

t.;

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