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Oodlinsße 4

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y

flerie.

wee

cannot

fearch

into

the depth

of

the

thing,

though

the

thing

it

felfe be dif

covered,

that

is

a

Myfterie;

as

the converfion

both

of

/ewe.;

and

Gentiles.

In

the

third

place

a My Retie in

Scripture

is

taken

for

that that

is a

Truth

hid, and

is

conveyed

by

fome

outward

thing.

Marriage

is

a

My flerie,

becaufeit

conveyes

the hidden fpirituall

Marri-

age betweene

Chriíland

his

Church. The

Sacra-

ments

are

Myfteries ; becaufe

in

the

one,

under

Bread

and

Veine, there

is

conveyed

to

us

the be-

nefits of

Chrifts

body broken,and

his

blond

flied;

and

in

the

other,

under

Water,

a

vifible

outward

thing,

there

is

fignified

the

blond

of

Chri

ft.

Ina

word

(to

cut

off

that

which

is

not perti,

rent)

Myfferie

in

Scripture

is

either

the

generali

body

of

Religion,or the particular

branches

of

it

The

generall

body

of

Religion

is

called

a

Myfte.

rie,in

this

place

;

the

whole

Chriftian Religion

is

nothing but

a

continued

Myfterie,acontinuation

of

Myfteries,

a

chayning

together

of

Myfterie

upon

My

aerie.

And

then

the particular

branches

are

called

My,

fferies,

as

I

said before

:

The

converfion

of

the

'ewes,

and

likewife

of

the

Gentiles,

before

it

was

accomplifhed,

it was

a

Myfterie;

fo

the

union

betweene

Christ

and-the

Church',

isa

great My-

fterie,Ephef.5.but

the

whole

Gofpel

is here

meant

as

Chrifl faith,Marke4.

Tie

iTfyft.riesi.f

the

King-

dome

of

God;chat

is,the

defcription

ofthe

Gospel.

What

is

the Gofpell

?

The

Myierie

of

Gods

Kingdome,

of

Chrifts Kingdome

;

a

Myfterie,

C

dif,

9

s

That

is con-

veyed

by

out.'

ward

things.

E

p6ef.

To

CbriftianRe

ligion

a

My.

tìerie.

i

anches

of

Religion

My-

fteries.

Epáef re

Mark*

¢.