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Yfe.

.

Difference

of

the Nazarites

vow,and

Papifbs.

'2%t4..Tr?as

non

fNït

Geteris

or,

¡edaptíor

ad,

Nazarites,

types

ofChr>1.

conception.

Objet.

But

did

not he take the

fame

infirmities comcning

of

Adam

as

they did

?

Anfir. No,

he

tooke

fuch

infirmities

as

he

pleated,

to

fit

hiin for

a

merciful'

high

Prieft, not to hinder

him,and therefbre

he

tooke

such

infirmities from Adam

as

were

miferable, but

not

damnable,

and

fo

remained

a

pure

Nazarite

with-

out

all

finfull

frailty.

I

I.

Christ the true Nazarite

being corne,

all

fha-

dowes

must

fly

away and therefore

this

order of Na.

zarites gives

no

colour or approbation

to

any

order

of

Popish votaries

or

monafticall perlons

now

in

the

new

Testament. Betides,

that white

is

not more contrary to

black

then

monaflicall

vowes

to

this. For

I.

The

Nazarites

were

appointed

by

God

himfelfe

:

theirs

de-

viled

by

themfelves.

2.

Their vowes

were

of

things

potl'ible, in

their

power,

and temporary

:

thefe

are

of

things impotfible,

without their power,

and during life,

be

the

party never fo

unable

to

endure

it.

3.

Their

vowes

(though appointed

by

God)

were not

able

to

merit

remifftoia

of

finne

and

eternall

life

but thefe

fay

that

they merit

for

themfelves

and

others, that their

vowes

are parts

of

Gods

worfhip (which

never

came

in

his

mind or

booke)

and

a Efate

of

great

perfecion

:

Whereas,

a

Natarite

was

not

more

righteous

then

others,

but better

fitted

for

his

duty.

q,.

Nazarites

might

not

cat

their

haire

:their

order

{lands

in

cutting

and

fhaving

that

they

may

Gill

looke

neate

and

effeminate.

S.

Naza-

rites

drink

no

wine

nor

thong

drinke, and

are

very tem-

perate

in

their dyer

:

thefe belly

gods

cat up

the

fat, and

i

poure

in the fweet

till

they

be

monfters,

that

the very

ifalls

of

Friers

(for the

delicacy

and

abundance)

is

become

proverbe.

6.

Nazarites

might

not come at

fune-

rails

:

these

follow them

(as

flyes

do

fat

meat)

and fuck

il

out

thence

their

greatest profit

,

and

fweetefl

model's.

7.

Nazarites

(notwithhtanding

their

vow)

lived

in

holy wedlock

:but Popish votaries

abhorre

marriage,

not

ll

1

lu