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de.-

Yoolo

Salomon

a

type

of

ChrtJl.

The

hammer

47

which he

hewes

and

poli(heth

t

+efe

rugged

fioncs is

the

fame

word

or

doErine

of

the

cr.13

Law.The

cement

by

which

he couples

them

to

the head,

is

faith,and

to

the rnembers,is love

and

charity.

z.

S4-

`PMon

being

to

build his

Temple

could not

find

matter

enough

for his building

in

his

owne

country

of

Judea,

but

fent abroad

to

Herwee

a

Gentile,

and

to

Pervaim

(now Peru

as

fogne

thinke)

and

to

other

farre and

re-

mote

parts for

fupply

:

So our

Salomon for

his fpirirnall

building

gathers matter

not

only

out

of

Judea

his

owne

ancient

people,

but

contraas

friendship

with

the

Gen

-

tiles,

and

the

come

in

out of

the aloft remote

parts

of

all

the

world

to

fet

forward that

building,

therefore

the

Church

is

now

Catholike.

;.

Salomon

prepared

great

flows

to

lay

iii

the

foundation

of

the

,houfe :

r.

King.

5.17.

but

as

great

and

cofkly as

they

were

they

could

not

up-

hold

that

houfe,

but

it

muff

fall

to

ruine

and

deftruaion:

Our

true

Salomon

by

inimitable

art,

layes

himfelfe,

a

foundation

in Sion

a

an

eleEt,

preciou,

and

chiefe corner

Hone,

Upon which

(rare

foundation,

he

fo

aptly

layes

and

knits

every living Rone,

that

is,

every,

beleever,

that

all

the gates

of

hell

cannot

prevaile

againft

any

one

of

them,

Mat,

16. 18.

4.

Salornos

in

that

building

pre-

pared and

hewed

(tones

in

Mount Lebanon,

r.King,6.7,

and

being fo

fquared

and fit, not an

axe

or

hammer,

nor

any

toole

of

Iren

was heard

while the

houfe

was

a

building. Our

Salomon

admits

no [lone

into his building

which

is

not

firft

prepared

and

initiated

by

the

word

and Sacraments, and being

fitted,

layes

them

on the

foundation

without

any

more

fhaking

by

hammer or

hatchet,

and

knits them to

the

other

{tones

by

the

durable

cement

ofChrif}ian love and charity,

fo

as

now

the

noyfe

ofcontention,

nor blower

of

bittterneffe

and

Dedication,

hatred are beard

among

them

any

more.

2.

In

dedi-

cation

of

the Temple.

r.

Salomon

confecrated that

houfe to the

fervice

of

God

by folemne

prayer,

implo-

ring

lay

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