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4

Godlinci

e,

what.

Godlineße 4

ïlyflerie.

it

is

fo

under

the

Peale

of

publike

confeilion

:

to

obferve fo

mew

hat from

each

of

thefe.

Go

dlineße,

Godlinefe,is

either the Principles

of

Ch

riftan

Religion,

or

the inward

difpofition

of

the foule

towards

them

the

inward

holy

affection

of

the

foule;

the word

implyeth both

:

for

Goddineße

is

not

onely

the

naked

Principles

of

Religion,

but likewife the

Chriftianaffeúion,

the

inward

bent

of

the

foule, futable

to

Divine Principles

there

tnuft

be

a

godly

difpoftion,

carrying us

to

godly Truths. That

Godlincje

includes

the

Truths themfelves,

I

need

goe no

further

then

the connexion

:

In

the lafi words

of

the

former

Verfe,

The Church

is

the

P

War

andground

of

Truth;

and then

it

follower,

without

controverfie,

great

is

the

Myflerie

(he

doth

not

fay

of

Truth, but-)

of

Godlineße; in

ftead

of

Truth,

bee

fayth

GAIL

lineße,

The

fame word

implyes

the

Truths

them

felves,

and

the

affe,tion

and

difpofition

of

the

foule to-

ward

themTruths,to

(hew

that

both

mull

alway

goe

together.

wherefoever

Chriftian

Truth

is

knowne as

it

fhould

be there

is a

fupernaturall

Light

:

it

is

not

onely

a

godly

'Truth

in

it

felfe,

but it

is

embraced with

godly affe8 ions. Thefe

blefTed

Truths

of

the

Golpel,

they require and

breed

a

godly

difpofìtion;

the

end

of

them

,

is

godIi

,Ieße,they

frame

the

foule

togodlineße:

Thus

we

fee

the

Truths

themfelves

aregodlineße,carry-

tng

us

to

God,

and

holinef

a

that

I

need

not

---

much