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Firf

born,

type:

of

Chri11.

bufh.

This contempt

of

their priviledges

robbed

the

jewesofthem,

who

being

cat

out

of

favour,

offiril

borne

become

the

lafl

of

all

people, and

now

wee Gen-

tiles

are flept into

their birthright.

Let

us

be

wife

in

the

entertayning our

prerogative

confcionably,expreffe

our love

to

Chrift

and his

Cofpell,

not

hatred,

as

they,

leafl

provoking the Lord

he deale

with

us

in

juflice

a5

he

did with them.For

ifhe

fficcred

net

the

naturall

branches

(R0112.11.11.

)

W

hat

reaton

bath he

to

(pare

us

?

V.

Leanne

to

grow

in

conformity

with our

elder

brother Chrift,

with

whom

wee

cannot

be

equal!,

but

Eke,

as

brothers.

All

mull

have

one

father,

one

flesh,

one

fpirit.

For

the brotherhood flandsnot

in

communion

of

flefh

and

blood, forfo

every

man

were

his

brother, but

in

the

fpirituaIl

union

by

regeneration,

loh.

1.

i

3.

We

muff

be

like him

in

afá'e

lion,

like him

in

aff

iaion,

like

him

in

the

combat, and

like

him in the

Crowne.

,How

like unto

Chriff

is

he

that

refills and

defpifes the

fpirir

ofgrace,

that

having onely humane

nature, bath no

whit

of

that

divine nature,

z

'Pet.

i

.q.

When

heardefl

thou

this firfl borne

brother

to

fweare

or

lye?

Or

be idle

in

fpeech, wanton

in behaviour,

careleffe

ofhis

courte,

or

company?

When

was he

afhamedofthy

caute,

of

thy

Crofle,

yea

or

curie? But thou art afhamed

of

his

Croffe

and

caufe.

When

did

he

revile, rebuke,

hate

?

Would

he

be

like

us

in

every

thing,

even in our

evilly,

finne

onely

excepted

?

fhould

not we

be

like

him

in

grace,

to

be like him

in

glory?

H2

CfiAP.

99

Tife's

.

Referable

Chrift our

El.

der

brocher.