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Expofition.pon

the

feca

zd

V

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Saint

Hierom would haue

no

man

patient,

in

caufa

Lela

fidei

;

yet

is

it

in

Pauli

Counfell

and

praelife,

in

I

Cor.g.:z,

things

indifferent

to

be indifferently minded; totbecomeall

vnto

all.

eArmbrofe his

moderation, what

wife man

but

approues

in

externall Rites, to

fit himfelfe

to that

Church;

God

final' call

or

occafion

Dina

to

liue in.

7urpis

et

ommS

pars,

cluæ

vniuerfo

non

congruit

fuo.

As

co

civili

contentions,we

may then hope to

haue

them

calmed

;

when

men haue

lcarn'd,

t

°

Vnderualue

their

pence,to

their

peace.

2

To

pacific

the

*

lofts

which

wotrre

in

their

members.

3

To

thinks

it

their

x

glory,to

pafe

by

aft

offence.

4

To

be

humble and lowly

;

Pith

Y

onely

by

pride

men make

contentions. But why

prefcribe

wee?

When

Paul

rhought

prefcripts

fo

little

auaileable; And,infleed

of

exhorting,prayes

God

himfelfe

to interpole

for

preferuati-

on

of

peace.

The

God

of

peace

himfelfegiue

you peace. Surely

its

bee

z

Pfal.a

9

IT.

that

makes men

to

be

of

one

mind

in

a

houfe;

Its the

z

Lord,

vhogiues vnto

his

people

the

blefng

of

peace.

But why

that

áwros

Emphaticall

prefixed

?

St

founds,

mee

thinkes,

as

lithe

Lord

muff

bow

the heavens and

come

downs,

himfelfe in perfbn

interpole

to

fetrle

vs

in

peace. Is

our

nature fo

abhorreat

from

peace

?

Or

what

is

it

?

View

man

as

nature

fends him

out

into

the

world;thou

feet' him naked,and,more then

any

creature, vnarmed

;

as

ifnis

maker meant him

for

fomePi&ure

of

Peace.

Yet

be-

hold him in

his

Inwards

fo

depraved

fince

the

fall,

that

Tigres,or

wood

Beares, are

fcarce fo

fierce

as

hee

:

the firfl

fins

vented

by

the fonnes

of

-ídam, were

'wrath,

hatred,

enuìe,

violence,

&c.

finnes all

oppofite

enemies

to

peace

:

the lall

that

are

mortified,

feeme

the

fame

contentious

hu-

mours

;

wherefore

to

all

the Churches

'Paul

writes

vnto,

are

csueats

frequentefl,

again.{' affe/lions

of that

Na-

ture.

Add

vnto this,the

diuels

fleeting

efpecially

towards

the

breach

of

peace;

nothing

fo

much

âduantaging or advan-

cing

his

Kingdome,as the difcords and diflèntions

of Bre.

thren:

thus

fleales he

Truth, Deuotion,Sanótitie,Charitie,

and

u

PCO,r.T.

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