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P.3.

E?ifileto theTheffalonians.

V

a

a.16.

quent

at any,

to

be the

God

of

Peace.

There

are

pacati:

as

Hamor

and Shechemglue

Teflimo-

nie

of

lacob and

his

Retinew

;The

men

are

f

peaceable

among

fi

vs.

No

fleeref

inen

in

contentions

;

yet when ex-

asperated

by

wrongs,

going

forth

too

haflelecto contentions;

there

is

Leo dormiens.

z.

'Patientes

;

whom

iniuries

proueke not

to

breach

of

peace.

Why

g

rather

feef

fer

yee

not

wrong?

;.

`acifici;

Ambirious,atterafort,

to

compofequar-

rells

;

yeel

ding,

perfwadingto

any

thing Reafonable,

ra-

ther then peace to be violated

in

the mountaine

of

Gods

holinefre

;

fuch

h

cflofes;'

eiibraham.

Thefe

fhall

be

cal

led

thefonnes

of

God;

noticed

of

all

men,

to

beare

the

Image

of

the

God of

peace.

Sirs,

We

are

Rrethren;why

firisee

we

?

Frfpecially

about

trifles

;

indifferent

Church Ceremonies;

fo

long,

till wee

haue made our

felues a

reproach,

a

prey almofl

to

rayling

aduerfaries

;

till

our Gofpe!

is

defamed,

as

if

it were

not

the

Ç

ofpelof

peace

:

our

God

blafphemed,

as

if

bee

were

Author

k

ofConfufon,not

ofpeace.

2.

About temporalls,

things

of

this

life,

fo

long,

fo

ea-

gerly,till

we

haue

ruined

families

of

Antientefl

honour

;

railed Lawyers from the

dunghill,that

they

now

inherit

the

feate

of

glorie

,

and

fit

with the 'Princes

of

the peo-

ple.

Should difference

ofIudgement,efpecially

in

adiaphoris,

worke

difunion

of

affedì:ions

? i

one

man

efleeres a

day

a-

boue

another

:

e.Aaot

her

counts

all

daies alike

:

moderate-

ly

he

fpake,

and

as

a

louer

of

peace,

who

Paid,

ef?bundet

nuifguef

nfee

fea. Nor

vrge, nor

opp

ofe

them

fo,

as

to

breake the

peace

of

the

Church.

And

for thefe

aI

dTrxa,

the bones

of

fo

dogged

Conten-

tions

;

Is there

not

a

°'

wife

man

among

fl

vs,

who

can

vm-

pire

en

trifles

of

them?

But

Brother

goes

to

Law with

Bro-

ther

?

'

fis

well

not

vnder

Infidels

;

they

would lure more

detefl the faith

of

the Church.

Yet why

fo

ouerprife

wee

thefe infamous

goods,

as

for

them

to

violate

pretious

peace?

I

lay as

Nehemiah;

Come,

I

befeech

you,

come,

let

vs

w:iAiQr.e

297

Bernard.

r Gen434.2r.

g

t

COr,6.9.

h

At3,7.z6.

'Gen.rj

x,9.

21fe.

k

t'COr

t4

33

Rom.Iq.f.

tCor.6.q,6.

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