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i12

the Sc·nl

of

lvlan.

5

.

neceffity ()f doing fon1ething for the fal–

vation

of

thci

r fouls,

\V

hieh

may pu1h

thein forward fome ficps v: ith a great deal

of feeming

haftc.

But anon

they 'flag and

give over:

they were

in a

hot n1ood, but

now they

arc

cooled: they did .!hoot forth

freih

and high, but are qr:ickly withered,

becaufe thev had no root in themfelves-.

"'

Thefe fudden fits n1ay be con1pared to the

violent and convulfive n1otions of bodies

newly beheaded, ·caufed by the agitations

of the anin1al fpirits, after the foul is de–

parted; which however violent and impe–

tuous, can be E>f no long continuance:

whcl'eas trye motions of holy fouls are

confiant and regular, proceeding fro1n a

permanent and lively principle.

It

is true,

this divine life con tin ueth not·

ahvays

in

that fame firength and vigour, but n1any

tin1es fuffers fad decays; and holy n1en

find greater difficulty in refifiing ten1pta–

tions, and lt{s abcrity in the performance

of their duties; yet

it

is_not quite extin–

guifhed, nor are they abandoned to the

power of thofc corrupt affeCtions .

w

hi eh

f

way and over-rule the reft of the world.

Again,

religion n1ay be de-

It

f

d

·

·

s

ree om

figned by the

name

of

lift,

be-

and

uncon·

caufe it is an inward

free and

ftrainednds.

'

'

fdf-1uoving

principle;

and thofe who

have _

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