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ila

Cleaneperfons,t,perofChri/1.

Good

to

rice

and

know

our

filrhineil'c,by

firme.

the blood

ofChritl:

fo much

undervalued

and

men fo

hardly

driven out ofthemíelves

to

feeke

righteoufnefï'e'.

by

him

?

But

becaufe

they

fee

not

their

owne

unclean

-

nefl'e,aud

therein

their

hatefull eflate before

God

untill

Chrift the

high

Priefi

have made

atonement

for them.

For

as

that

man

who (being

rick to

death)

feeles

not

his

fickneífe,

nor

difcerns

the

depth and

dangers

of

it,

feekes

not greatly after

the

Phyfitian

,

he

applyes

either

no

means, or fotne

idle

and

impertinent

things

to

linall

purpofe

:

fo

he

that

fees

not

the

mifery

of

his

difeafe

of

finne, fees

not

the

need

of

Chrifl,

negle

s

the

right

meanes,

and

contentedly

deludes

hirnfeltè, running

any

whither but

to the

right

remedy.

It

is

fit

and

fruitful to

looke

a

little

neerer this

difeafe

of

nature,

that

we

may

not

onely make

confcience

of

the

fouleneffeofnature, but

be

thruff

out

ofourfèlves

to the

meanes

of

our cleanfing

:

Confidèring

r

.

That

this

uncleane

ifliite

(which

the

legali ifiùes

poynt

us

unto)

is

a

finne

againff

the

whole Law

of

God

in all

branches

ofit,

whereas

other

fines

are

again([

one

of

the Tables,

and

one

of

the Commandements.

2.

This poyfon

of

na-

ture

is

the

fame in

all

men,

that

all

may be

humbled who

are

borne

children

of

the

devil], enemies

to

rightecuf-

neffe,

all

of

us

being in

our

very

birth

formes of

death

:

for

in

efd

tm

all

are

dead.

And

as

an

image

of

rotten

wood

muff

needs

be

rotten

:

fo

wee,

hewne out

of

fo

rotten

a

flocke.

Who

is

it that

is

not

a

Leper

from

the

wombe

?

Let

any

man

thrufi

his

hand

into

his

bofome,as

Mofes

did,

Exod.

46.

and

he

[hall pull

it

out

againe

le-

prous, and

as

white

as

fiww.

Every man hath

caufe

to

cry

with

the

Leper

,

I

are vncleane,

lam

uncleane.

Z

he

fpawne

of

a

Serpent

are

Serpents

;

and

what

are

wee

but

the fpawne,

the

.feed

of

Adam

?

3.

This

Iffue

is

a

generali

diforder

of

the whole

man, and

of

all

parts.

Neither

is

bodily leprofie more

generali

and

univerfally

fpread

over

all

the

members,

then

finrc

in the foule,

which