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Circurcifi

on,

a

type.

of

Gloria.

Baptifine

prefentlyafter

our

birth; (hewing that

a

man in

his

very

fun

frame is

filthily

polluted,

and

goeth

affray

even from

the

ixcmbe,Pfa.5

8.3. Whence

alto

it

is

called,

Originali

linne.

I

.

becaufe

it

'lath

bane

from the begin,

ring

of' the

world.

z .

beeaufe

it

is

the

originali and be-

ginner ofall

(Inne

in

us

;

it

is

the

4irff

of

all

our

finnes.

3.

from

our

beginning,

even

from our conception. Pfa.

S

I.

I

was conceived in iniquity

;

and

we

from

it

called

`

the

children

of

wrath,that

is,

laid under

wrath

even

from

our

childhood,Epb.

z.3.

-After grace

received

fee

the

weakenelfe

óf

our

And

for

faith.

Abr4134m,the

father

of

the faithfull,needeth

this

perfeaiotls

cf

pledge

and leale

to

fiippert

his

weake

and

fhaking

faith.

grace,

Who

can

fay,

my

faith

is

firong

enough,

which

h

ever

imperfect

in

the bell,

who

know

but

in

part, and beleeve

but in part

?

Why

elfe

did the Lord appoynt the

ufe of'

Sacraments

to

the

(}rongef}

beleevers,

and

that

all

their

life

long

;

but

to

put

them

in

miede

of

the

weakeneffe

of

their

faith,-

which

needeth

fuch

continual"

props

and

fupports

?

Neither

is

it

marvel"

that

men

are

fo

heavy

to

the reverent

receiving of

the

Sacrament,

becaufe

they fee

no

want,no

neede, no benefit

of

faith

;

they

feele

not the

weakeneife

of

faith,

which would

breed

delire

of-

ftrength , and

drive

them to

the diligent

ufe

of the

meanes.

it,

If

Chrift

be

the

truth

ofcircumcifion,

then

every

ChriPtian

in

the

new

Teflament

mua

be

circumcifed

as

-neceffarily

as

theJewes

in

the old.

And

though the

cere-

mony.and

aft

of

circumcifion

bee

worne

our

yet

the

truth

ofcircumcif

ó

as

neerely

belongs

to

us

now

adaycs,

as

of

old it

did unto

them.

In

whom

wee

are circumci-

fed

through

the

circumcifion

of

Chrif

},

fpeaking

or

the

Gentiles

converted

unto

Chrifi. in which

words,

the

Aponte

plainely

diffinguifheth

between

Jewi(ez

eircum-

ci(ìon

and

Chriffian,

between

legall.circumcifion and

E

vangelical,between

cYviofèt

his circumcifion

and

Chrifis.

P

Here

209

....®

;

Zfe.

Be

circunuifed

fpiritually.

Col.z.xa