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Q

Cleane

perfons,

types

of

Chr

/.

Ì

fice

thefe to his fervice,

and

eate

thofe

creatures

which

they

(out

of

heathenifh

fuperftition) might

not

touch.

The heathens

ufed

to

oft",:r

many

kindes

of

beafls

to the

Moone the

QBeene

of

heaven,

and

to

Bacchus

:

God

will

have

his

people

detefl

both

in

facrifice

and

mate

thofe

which

they

fo

offered

;

all

to íhew how

contrary

we ought to

bee

to

Idolaters

in

whatfoever wee

may.

5.

To

di[linguifn

that

people

of God

from

all

the nati-

ons;

God

efteeming them

by

his

grace

in

the

Mefíials

a

cleane

people

and

all

other

uncleane. And

this was

a

wall

ofpartition

between

Iewes and

Gentiles

till Chrift

by

rending

the

vaile

brake

it

downe

alto,

as

in

Peters

vifion,

A7.

i

o.

i

S.

6.

The

Lord

by

this

difference

of

beafts

would

have

them

conceive

a

difference

of

perlons fha-

dowed

thereby;

of

whom

fame

are

cleane,

Tome

unclean;

the

former being

dal

are cleanfed by

faith

from

their

pollution

of

finne,

the

other

remaine foule and

filthy

ílill.

()ueff.

How

(hall we

know

the

cleane

from the

un-

cleane

?

flnfiv.

a

.

The

cleane

are

knowne

by

the

two

common

Marke,of

markes

of

cleane

beafts, Lev.

i

i.

3.

r.

They

divide

cleane beams.

the

hoofe;

that

is,

rightly

diflingaifli

of

things, between

nature and

grace,

between

Mofes and

Chrift,

betweene

the

lawand

Gofpell,

truth

and

falfhood. They

will

not

receive things

in

groffe, and

hand

over head;

but being

irituaK

difterne

all

thixcgs,

i

Cor.

a. 15.

2.

They

chew the

cud,

that

is,

after

hearing

and

reading

the

word,

they meditate,

ponder,

apply,

and

digefi

it

:

as

Mary

laid

up

the

words

in

her heart,Luk;2.

t

9.

2.

The

uncleane are

knowne

by

force

naughty

and

uncleane

pro-

perty.

Some like

the

dogs

that

prophane the

rnoif

holy

things; barke

againft

the

word

and

preachers

of

it

;

ne-

ver

chew the cud

nor

digefl the

word.

Some like

the

fwine

(2

Pet,

2.)

having

their

mouthes alwayes

rooting

in

the earth,

cannot

look

up

towards

heaven;

all

for their

belly;

good

for nothing

but

the

knits

:

neither for plough,

M

nor