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Of

the

Çiches

of

Chrift.

H:nce then

you

fee

that Chrift was,

before

hee

was

exhibited

,

hee

did

good before

he

ap-

peared, hee was

rich

bcforehe

Cooke

our

nature

upon

him, hee

was

God

before

bee was

man:

Againfl

the

turfed

heretic

of (.4r

±us,

(which

I

will

not

now

rake

up

againe)

but undoubtedly

you

fee

here

a

good

ground of

that

grand Ar-

ticle

of

our

faith, Chrift

was God

before

hee

Cooke

our

nature: hee

carne,

therefore

hee was be-

fore

hee

came,

he was fent,

therefore

he was

be-

fore

he

was Pent,

he

was

God,

before

hee was

God

mani

feft in

the

felh;

In

Phi/.2.

6.

it

is

larg-

ly,

and

excellently

fet

downe.

Let

the

fame

mincie

bee

in you

that

was

in

Chrifl

lefus,

who

being

in the forme

of

God,

thought

it

noe

robbery

to

bee

e-

quail

with

God,

but

bee

was made

of

no

reputation,

hee

tooke upon

him theforme of

a

rervant ,and

was

made

in

the

likeneffe

of

mars,

hee

was

found

in the

of

man

,

he

humbled himfelfe

,

and

bctame

obedient to

death

,

even

to

the death

of

the

Crofe,

therefore

God

bath highly exalted

him, andgiven

him

a

name

aboveall

names .

It

is

a

large

Corn

ment

,

and

explication upon

this text,

hee

was

God,

lice

thought

it

no robbery to

bee

equall

with

God.

The

Divels

C

which

were Angels

before

they

fell) would be Gods by ufurpation

, and

robbery, they

were not content

in

the

place

they

were

in

,

but they would be Gods

,

inde-

pendent

of

themfelves,

it

was

robbery for them

to doe

it,

therefore

from

that

high

,placeof

ex-

cellency

they were

throwne downe

to

the

low-

A

a

4

eft

Chrift

cod

before

he

was

mau.

Arius.

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