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196

Cleane

perfons,

types

of

Chri

we

know that

the judgement

of

Chrifl

fhall

paffe

righ-

teoufly betweene

the Beane

and

uncleane.

If

thy heart

be

upright,

let

all

men

call

the

foule

brand of'

an

hypo-

crite

on

thee,

jefus

Chrif}

Thall

pronounce

thee

cleane.

3.

Every good

man mull

and

will

be

glad

of

this

fepa-

ration, rejoyce

in

that arbitrement that

differenceth

clean

and

uncleane,

as

moll

favoury.

Wicked

men

can

abide

nothing

leffe

then this fhedding

&

differencing

of

men.

Whence are

fo many

tumults

?

Oh

you are

more

holy

then

all

other,

you

are

the

pure ones, you

are

all

cicane,

arc

?

but

becaufe

they

have

learned

a

crick

to

deceive

themfelves,

and

to

hide

their

fouleneffe

(as

they

thinke)

by

crowding

all

into

one confufion.

Now

is

that

do-

cìrine

onely intolerable

that fetcheth them out

of

their

holes, and

calls

them out

among their

uncleane

fellowes,

for

whole

company

they

be

a

great

deale

fitter,

then

for

the fociety

of

Saints

and beleevers.

Vfe,

z;

I

I.

Note

in

fpeciall.

i

.

In

that the

Leper

mall

bee

Chr,a

difcerns

fent

to the

Priefl

to

have

his

leprofie

difcertaed

we

fee

the leprofie

of

that

our Lord

Jefus

(who

was typified

by

the

high

frame,

brief})

can

difcerne

our

leprofie. Thou maifl

hide

thy

finne

from man, but

thou

cant

not deceive him,

no

idle

excufe

or

fig

-leafe

can

cover thee.

If

he

fee

thee

an adtd-

terer,

a

fwearer,

an

unjufl perfon,

a

covetous

©r

proud

perfon,

if

he

fee

thee

an

enemy,

a

profane

perfon; he will

judge

thee

a

Leper.

Thou

cant}

not

finne

(though

never

fo

fecretly) but

thou

art fore

to

be difcerned

and

tryed,by

him

whofeeyes

areas

a

flame

of

fire.

And

if'

he

judge

thee

a

leper,

he

will pronounce thee

a

leper,

and thou

cantf

not

appear

from, but

mull

(land

to his

judgement.

What

if

men

applaud and

commend thee

fbr

an

honeff

man,

a

goodneighbour,

a

juif man,

if

he

judge

thee

a

le-

per

?

What

had

it

beene

better,

if'

all

the

congregation

had taken part

with

a

leper,

if

the

Prieff

pronounced

him

uncleane

?

And

if

he

pronounce thee

uncleane,

he

will

1hut

thee

out

of

the campe,

out

of

the

fociety ®fGod

and

d