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When

it

hewn

How

it could

be.

Mcates why

prohibited.

Ce4nßngthe

unclean,a

type

ofChri/1,

e4nfw,

It

was before the

writing

of

the

ceremoniall

La

w, but

not before

the being

of

ir, it

being

delivered to

Adamand

his

poilerity

by

Gods

lively voice.

Betides,

by

that

institution

they

were

forbidden

onely

for

facri-

fice

:

but

by

this forbidden

for common

ufe

and

food,

yet gill

cleane

in

their owne

nature.

ftneß.

'

But

how

can

thefe

creatures defile

a

man,

and

that

ofour

Saviour be

true,

c.'at.

r

5.1

1.

That

whichgo-

eth

into

the month,

deileth

not

the man

?

Anfw.

Now

under

the

Gofpell

whatfoever goeth

in-

to the

mouth

defileth

nor,

in

refpea

oflawfull

and

limi-

ted

ufe

:

And

under the

1.aw

it

was

not

the creature

that

defiled; but

the

tranfgreffion

of

Gods inftitution

in

it.

In

the

beginning

God

permitted

all

other

trees

to

Adam,

onely

refirained him

in

the

tree

of

knowledge

of

good

and

evill;

which

therefore

ceafed

not

to

bee

good

of

it

felfe,

but became evill

in

Adams

ufe, becaure

of

the

com-

mandement

:

not the

apple,

not

the

eating

were

in

them

-

felves defilements, but

finfull

eating againft the comman-

dement.

Q

eft.

But

what

ends

or

reafons

were

there

of

this

prohibition ofineates

?

Anjw. Very

many.

r.

To

thew

the

Lords love

-

rainty

ever

his

creature',who

bath

liberty

to permit or

forbid

any

creature at his

pleafure

without

impeach-

ment

of

himfelfe

or

the creature, hee

may

doe

with

his

owne

as

he

will.

z.

To

teach

all

perlons

to

depend

on

God

and

his

word

of

allowance

for and in

the

ufe

of

all

things, even

for

meats,

and

drinks,

and

all

comforts

;

teeing

man

liveth not

by

bread,

but

by

every

word

of

God.

3.

To traine

up

his

people

in

temperance

and

o-

bedience

by

reftraining them

fo many

creatures in earth,

ayre,and

fea,as

good

as

any

other.

4. That

his people

might

profeffe

open

deteflation

ofthe

heathenifh

fuper-

ilition

about

them.

The

/Egyptians

took

for

gods,oxen,

Cheep,

goates, doves

:

God

will have

his people

facri-

fice