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Clean

perfons,typef

ofOrig.

and his Saints,

till

thou

been

feafonably

cleanfed.

Men

may

faile in

their

cenfures, and

fhut out

the

cleane

for

vncleane

(

as

lo2.9.

34.

the

Jews

did

the

man

that

was

borne blind

)

and

hold

in

the

uncleane

for

bate

refpeets

:

but jefus

Chrift

he

(huts

him

out

unpartially,

whom

hee

pronounceth

a

leper.

I

I. Then

was

the

leper healed,

when

in

the

judge-

ment

of

the

Priei

bee wag

fe

;

and

then the

Priefl

mua

pronounce

him

fo.

The

Priefi

could not make him clean,

but pronounce

him

cleane

:

Even fo,

thou

art then

clean-

fed

from thy (inne, when in

the

judgement

of

Chrift

(

our high

Prieft)

thou art

fo,.

who

not

onely

can

pro

-

nounce thee

cleane,

but

make

thee

fo.

uEff.

But

how

may

I

know that

Chrift accounts

mee

cleane

?

flnfzr.

When

his

word

by

the

mouth

of

his

fervant

pronounceth thee

cleane, accounts

thee

fo.

Whatfoe-

ver

yee

bind

or

loofe in earth, (hall bee

bound and loofed

in

heaven,

Mouth.' 6.19.

with

loh. 20.2

3.

Chrift

onely

properly pardons

finne, and

remits

it,

i.

by

merit;

2.

by

efficacy

of

conferring;

and no

Minifter

can

thus

remit

finne

:

But

every

Minifter

mull pronounce

and

de-

clare

pardon to penitent

(inners

;

and

when

he

doth

this

in Chrifis Name, Chrift

from

heavers

pronounceth the

Ieper

to

be

cleane.

06jeE

.

But

there

may bee

errour

in

the

Prieras fen

-

tence,

and

the

Minif#ers

judgement

is

not infallible.

Sol.

The

fentence

of

the

Prieft

was

infallible,

if

bee

kept

him to

the

rules

of

inquifìtion

:

And the

Minifter

pronouncing

pardon

upon

penitent

(inners cannot

be

de-

ceived

;

though thou

mayeft

deceive

thy

felfe in

ap

plying promifes

and

grants of'

pardon not belonging

unto

thee.

.

eft.

What

are

the

rules

of

inquifition

ot

direfion?

iofiv.

1.

If

by

rubbing the place hee

fee

it

grow

red

the

leprofie

is

in way

of

cure;

if

it

bee

not

red

by

0

3

rubbing,

197

2.

Onely

they are

cleanff,J

from

fume,whore

Chrift

accounts

fo

to be.

Marks

of

one

cleanfedfrom

finne.