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194

Heb.7.y3.

Viè.

r

No

calle

mat-

ter

to

be

rid

cf

lìnae.

Clean

perfons;opes

of

arift.

ly

applyed

to

every

beleever,

to

every

thing

that

is

to

be

cleanfed

:

Partly

by

Gods imputation

of

Chrift

and his

merits

to

the

penitent

Eimer

:

Partly

by

his

Minitiers

in

the

publi(hing

and fpeciall

applying the particular pro-

miles

to

every

foule

that

is

weary.

3.

Seven times

fprinkling noteth

r.

Perfect

juftification

by

the

blood

of

Chrift,

the number

offeven times, perfect

fprinkling;

he

is

able

perfewy

Ca

fave

all

that

come unto him,and

nee

-

deth

no

other

feeking

ofother

merits to

fatisfie

or

jufli-

fie.

2.

To

put the

uncleane

perfon

in

minde

how

hard-

ly he parts

from

his fouleneffe

:

and

us,

that

it

is

no

ease

thing to

be

rid

offinne..

3.

How

weakly

and

imper-

fetly

our

felves apply

theblood

of

Chri(l,that

have need

of

Co

many fprinklings

:

to humble

us

for

our

weaknefï'e

offaith,

and

flow progreffe

in

fanaification.

Sect,

I

X.

I.

All

thefe

ordinances

and

ceremonies

in

difcerning

and curing this

difeafe,

in

generali teach

us

two

things.

I.

That it

is

no fmall bufineffe

to

be

rid

ofthe

leprofie

of

the

uixile,

and

infectionoffinne;

which

was but fha-

dowed

in

that,

as

that

was

occafioned by

this. For

whence

is

bodily leprofie, but

from

leprofie

ofthe

foule?

Or what

is

it

that

ftTikes

the body

with

filch

contagious

fickneffe,

but the

infection

and ficknef

e

ofthe

foule

?

As

in

Çehezi,

'

irians,

Yzzizh

whole

bodies were

fo

fou-

ly infected

and

deformed

by

the

leprófie

ofthe

f©ule,and

corruption

of

heart.

And

who

fees

not

how

the Lord

would

lead

them

and

us

to

take

fpeciall

notice

hereby

of

the

foules

leprofie

by fànne,

in

that

bee

committeth

the

knowledge

and

discerning

of

this

difeafe

of

leprofie

to

the

Priefts,

fending

them

to

the

Phyfitians

of

their

foules

and

not

to

the

Phyfitians

of

their bodies,

whom

one

would

thinke,it more

fpecially

and

properly

concerned?

This Ibould admonifh

us

all,that

ifthere

be

fo much adoe

toget

cleane

bodies,

cleane

faces,

cleane

skins;

how

great