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AN"D SMOKING FLAX. 1.21 Because Christ hath conquered all in his own person first, and he " is God over all blessed for evermore;" and therefore over sin, death, hell, Satan, and the world. And as he hath overcome them in himself, so he overcomes them in our hearts and consciences. We say, Conscience maketh a man a king or a caitiff. Because it is planted in us to judge for God, either with us, or·against us. Now if natural conscience be so forcible, what will it be when besides its own light it bath the light of Divine truth put into it? It will undoubtedly prevail,_either to make us hold up our heads with boldness, or abase us beneath ours.~lves. If it subject itself by grace to Christ's truth, then it boldly overlooks death, hell, judgn1ent, and all spiritual enemies; because then Christ sets up his kingdom in the conscience, and makes it a kind of paradi . The sharpest conflict which the soul hath, is between the conscience and God's justice : now if the conscience sprinkled with the blood of Christ, hath prevailed over assaults "from the justice of God. a~