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8

Myftcryywhat.

s

That,tbat

was

fccret,

t

That

the

rea-

fon

of it

is

Godlinef

e

a

Myfierie.

difpofition,

and

carriage,

that

makes

godlineße.

Now

this

godline/e is

A

Myflerie.

What

isaMÿfterie?

The word

liignifies

a

hidden

thing

;

it

comes

of.44úin,which

is

to lhutor

flop the mouth

from

divulging;

As

they had their

Myfteriesamong

the

Heathen,

in

their

Temples,

which they

muft

not

difcover

therefore there

was

an

Image

be-

fore

the

Temple

with

his

finger before his

mouth,'

(hewing.,

that

they

muff

be

filent

in the

difcoverie

of

hidden'Myfteries. Indeed,the My-

aeries

of the

Heathens

were

fo

fhaçnefull,

that

they

did

well

to

forbid the difcoverie

of

them

;

but

I

fpeake onely

to

unfold the nature

of

the

word,which

is

to

fhut,or

keepe

fecret.

A

Myflerie

is

a'

fecret

not

onely for

the

pre

-

fent;

but

that

it

was

a

fecret, though it

be

now

revealed:

for

the Göfpel

is

now

difcovered

:

It

is

called

a

Myfleríe,

not

fo

much

that it

is

fecret,

but that

it

was

fo

before

it

was

revealed.'

In

the

fecond

place,

that

is

called

a

Myflerie

in

the

Scripture,which

how

foever

it

be cleare

far

the

manifeflation

ofit,

yet the

reafons

ofit

are

hid

As

the

converfion

of

the

Gentiles;

that

there

fhouldbe

fuch

a

thing;

why

God

fhould be fo

merciful)

to

them; it

is

called

a

Myflerie.

So

the

calling

of

the

hires,

it

is

called

a

Myflerie,

though the thing

be

revealed;

yet,

that

God'

fhould be fo wondrous

merciful)

to

them;

that

is

a

Myflerie.

When

there is any great reafon,that

we