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ll

Cleane

perfpns,

types

of

Geri

fi.

The

of

ea

of

all

moran

uncleanneffe

is

to

thrill}

every

man and

woman under

the

curfe

of

the

Law

and

wrath

of

God

;

who

can

no

more

abide

a

man in

the

fouleneffe

of

his nature, then

men

can

the fpawne

of'

a

mof}

vene-

j

mous ferpent.

In

Adam

all

died.

S.

As

the defcription

of

thofe

iffues

brought the

Jewes

to

the

legali

purifica-

tion

;

for when

the Jew

faw the danger

of

his

unclean-

neffe,and

that

ifhe

feparate

not from

it

hee (hall

die

in

it

for defiling Gods

Sanauary,

verf.

3

z.

this

made him

feeke

to the

remedy

;

So

the true underf}anding

of

a

mans

forlorne

and defperate

elate

by

nature

;

and that-

except

a

man

bee borne

againe

of

water

and

the

holy

Ghoft,

he

can

never

fee

the

IVngdome

of

God,

this

makes

a

man

flie

out

of

himCelfe

to

feeke righteoufneffe and

purity in

the

meanes

which

God

bath

appointed.

And

thus

by

the

very

defcription

of

our

uncleanneffe

we

are led un-

to

Chrif

},

by

whom how

wee

are

to

bee cured, wee

are

after

to

fee.

Iohn

s.s.

SeEp.

III.

3-

I

I

I.

The

third

Legal! uncleanneffe

was

by

the di-

Byleprofie.

feafe

of

leprorie;

then

which

none

was

more

foule,

more

hatefull. None

fo

lively

refembled the

native

face

of

finne;

none

had

fo folemne

and

fignificant rites

for

cure;

none

did

more

exprefly

fhadow

all

conftitutions

as

conduce

to

the

purging and

removing

of

finne

;

and

eonfequently

none more

forceably

led

us

to

Chrift,

who

is

not

in

any

Ceremony more

lively

figured.

The

Lord

would

have

the

,Jews

and

us

in this inilance

to

bee

ledd

Per

fAz,ihilia

ad

by

things

/enfible

to

things

intelleEt

call

;

by an

externall

i,telliibilia,

and

fenfible difeafe

to

be

caried

to

that which

is

internal!

and

leffe

fenfible, for

the

molt

part.

And

though

of'

all

bodily

difeafes, none more exprefly declareth

the di-

kale

of

finne

in

the

foule

then

leprofie

;

yet

it

comes

rarrethort of

it

in

the

defperate

and

dangerous

proper-

ties

of

it.

We

mull therefore prepare

men

to Chrift

by

defcribing

i