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Pries

adionl.r,

a

type

of

Chrig.

47

eye on

no

other Mediatonr but

him,

s

Tina.

2,

S

I

V.

He

mull

continually

decide

the

highe&

contro-

Continually.

verlies;

he mutt

judge betweene

the

cleane

and

unclean;

he

mutt

excommunicate

the

one

out

of

the

congregati-

on, and

receive

in

the

other

when

he

was

legally

clean

-

fed.

Signifying

Chrift,who

in

the

Church

and Scriptures

is

the

fupreame Judge

of

all

controverfies.

It

is

his

word

alone

can

binde

or

loofe

ju&ifie

or

condemne.

Accord-

ing

to

his direEtion

()Minute perfons

are

to

be caft

out,

and

penitent

offendors received

in.

M

Pharaoh

to

Io-

feph,

fo

God

to

Chri&

:

Without thee

fhall

no

man

lift

up

hia

hand

or

foot

in

all

the land

of

c,sEgypt.

9

e

41.44

-

I.

Minihers of the

new

Teftarnent muft

learne

hence

Vf®

for

mini

-

to

attend

diligently

on

their

charges

;

and

know,

that

ital.

the

fubflance

of

all

thefe duties

lyeth

as

heavy on

their

(boulders,

as

upon thofe

Pries

of

the

old

Teltament.

Every

confcionable

Minifter

is

bound.

r

.

To

prepare

facrifices

to

the

Lord. In

the

old

Law the

Prieft

prefent-

ed

dead

facrifices :

but

we

muft

offer

living

ones.

They

dead

beafts

:

but

we

living

men,quickened by

faith,alive

by

the Spirit of

God,

holy

and

acceptable.

They

exter-

nail and

unreafonable

:

we

reafonable

and

fpirituall,

fuch

Rom.zz.r

as

God

(who

is

a

Spirit) may

accept

and

delight

in. They

muff

fiat

kill

and then

facrifice

:

fo

we

can never

pre

rent

any

man

an

acceptable

facrifice,

without

killing

his

fin.

As

the poore beaft muft be

killed,

and

cut

in

pieces,

and

then

offered

:

fo

we

mutt

by

the fharpe knife

of

the

Law

(urging

repentance

and

mortification)

cut afunder

the

heart-

firings

of

(inne,

mangle

the body

of

finne,

and

let

out

the

life

-blood

of

mans

luft

s

and

corruptions. And

as

they having

flaine

the

beaft

muft wafh

the entraile,burne

the fat,

calf

the

filth and dung into

the

place

of

afhes

:

fo

theMinifter

after

his

labour

in

mortifying

tinge,

mull

bring

men to

the

lavour

offanetification,

feparate them

from their

fouleneffe, and

bring them

to

fall

holineffe in

the

feare

of

God.

s.

ThePrief3/4

muff

preferve

know

-

L

1

ledge