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2.

The words

J

vidrd,

Godlinef3e

a

,i-Yl,yfierie,

the Minifteriall

Office,

he

doth

it

from two

grounds efpecially

;

from

the

dignitie

of

the

Church,

which

he was

to

inftrut.&

converfe in,

and

from

the

excellency

of

theMyftcries

6f

she

Gofpel,that excellent'Soùle-

faving

Truth

:here-

ttpon

he

doth

ferioufly

exhort

Ti

wothie

to

take

heed how he converfed in

the

Churn

of

God,

in

teaching the

Truth

of

God.

The

Church

of

God, it

is

the

Houfeof

God,

a

company

of

people

that

God

cares

for more

then

for

all

41ánkind

betides;

for

whom the

World

Elands,

for

Whom

all

things

are

;

It

it

the

Church'

of

the living

Gad,

the

Pillar

and

ground

of Truth.

And

for

the

Truth

-of

God, that

mull be

taught

in

this

Church,that

is

fo

excellent

a

thing, that

we fee

theblefl'ed

Apo;

ftle here

ufeth

great

words,high

(tiles

, lofrie

ex,'

prefïioas concerning

it.

As

the

matter

is

-high,

and

great

,

fo

the

holy Apoftle

.bath expreffions

finable

;

a

full heart breeds

full estpreffions.

As

no

man went beyond S.

Paul,

in

the

deepe

con-

ceit

of

his

owne

unworthineffe,

and

of

his frate

by

nature;

fo

there

was

no

man reached

_higher

in

large and rich

thoughts,and exprefhoñs'of

the

excellencie

of

Cirri ff,

and

the good

things_

wee

have

by

him

:

as

we

fee

here:;

letting, fö

tlitl

e

excellency

of

the Minifteriall

Calling,

being, to

deale with

Gods

Truth

towards

Gods

d

e,he

Pets

forth Evangelicall

Troth:

glorionifly

ere;

without

controverfie,

great

it

the

My/ierte_of

God,

lineje;God

manifefled in

the

f

efh,

&c.

In

thefe words then

there

is

a

Preface

and,

then,

a

particular explication

;

there

is á

:f

oun,

:

taine,'