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ANN

o

The

Gofpe]

a

D9yRcrie.

Secaufe it

was

biddrn.

GM.

3,

Godlinefre

a

L

lyJ1erie.

difcovering

how

Chrift

teignes

in

his

Church;

and

a

Myiterie,

of

bringing

us

to

that

heavenly

Kingdome. So

then

,

the whole Evangelicall

Truth

is a

Myferie,

For

thefe Reafons.

Firft

of

all,

becaufe

it

was

hid,

and concealed

from

all men,

till God brought it

out

of

his öwne

bofome

:

firif,

to

Adam in

Parad

ife,

after the fall,

and

(till more

clearely afterwards

to

thererres;and

in

Chrifts

time,

more

fully

to !met

and

Gentiles.

It

was

hid

in

the

brcfl

of

God ;

it

was

not

a

thing

framed by

Angels,

or

men.

After

man

was

fallen

to

that

curfed

flare,

this

Plot,

of

laving

man

by

Chrift,

came

not

into the head

of

any

creature, to

fatìsfie

juflice,

by

infinite

merde

to

fend

Chrifl to

die,

that

juflice

might

be

no

lofer

it

could come from

no orher brefl.

but

Gods.,

it

muff be a

Divine

heavenly

Wife

dome.

Therefore

it

was a

Plot

deviled

by the

blelTed

rrinitie,

the

Father, .Sonne,and

Ho?y-

Ghoft;

it

was

hid

in

the

fccrer

Clofetof

Gods

bref},

Chrift brought it out

of

the

bofome

of

his Father

;

No

man

bath

feene God

at'

any

time;

Chriff

the

onely

begotten Sonne, in the

bofome

of

the

Father,

he

difcovers the

Father,

and

his

meaning

tomankind.

Who

ever

could

have

thought

of

fuch

a

depth

of

mercy

unto

fallen

man,

when

God

promi

fed

the

1lefycd

Seed.

Gen.

3.

if

God

himfelfe

had

not dilcovt

red

it

?

Therefore, this

reconciling

of

juflice

and

mercy,

it

is

a

Myf

}erie

of

heavenly

wifeddme, that

-the creature

could-'

never