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21

o

Circumcifion,a

type

of

Orig.

,

Here

t.

what

this Evangelicall circumcifion

is, z.

the

difference

from

Lega1l.3.the

marks

and notes

of

it.4.the

motives.

What

the E-

This

Chriílian

Circumcifion

isdefcribed

(Col$

i

I.)

vangelicall

cir-

to

bee

a

putting

lass

fnfstl

body

of

die

f

c/h;

that

is,in

cumcifion

is.

plaine

tern,es,the

mortification

of

the body

of

finnes

that

are

in the flefh.For the

truth

and

kernel'

of

Circumcifion

It

never

flood

in

the cutting

offa

peeve

of

skinne

(that

was but

the

(hell

of

it)

but

in

cutting off

the

lufis

of

the

heart

and

life,

and

parting from corruptions

of

nature,

which rebell

againft

the

Spirit.

And this

wee

have

in

Chrift

alone, being

as

farre beyond

the

Circutacifion

of

the old

Teftament,

as

the

truth

ufeth

to

exccll

the type:

as

far

as

Chrift

is

beyond Msfes,

or

heaven above earth.

This

renovation

of

minds was

i

.

fignified by

that Cere-

mony.

2.

promis

d

by

every

Circumcifed

perfon.

Dif

rence

The

difference

betweene

this

Evangelical'

and

that

from

legall.

cif.

Legall

Circumcifiof,is

i

.

In

tlìe

efficient.

That

was ap-

i

cumciliion,

poynted

by

God

tobte

made

with

hands

:

but

this

is

a.

wonderfull

worke without

hands,done

by

the

finger

of

1

God

himfelfe.

The mortification

of

finite

is

fo

ho-

nourable

a

worke,

as -the

hand

of

man

and

Angell:

can

-

not

do

it. a. In

the-

fubjef4.

That

was wroughtupon

the feed

of

Abr

banc

according to the ße

h

:

this

onely

i

upon

Abrahams feed according

to

the

faith,

upon

Wee-

vers

andm.embers

of

That

upon

the

Jew

with

-

oist:this upon

the

Jew

within.

Thatupon

Ifinael

as

well

as

Ifaac

e

here no

IImaelite

is

circurncifod. That,

vas

tlafcezttitono

Circumcifion

of

the

naturally

barn,

and

males

ofiely,

of

Roaafcctinm.

Jews.onely

:

this

is

of

the

fiipernaturally

borne

agame;

male

er

female,

Jew

or

Gentile,

for

in

Chrift

all

arc one.

3.

In

the proper

feat.That was

eeretisoniallin

the

fiefh.

,

this

morali

in the

heart.

In that

a

naturall

part was

men-

ded

with

fiefh

in

fubftance

:

corruption

h

t er

dealt

iwdy

of

flefh

in

viril

quality.

4.

In

the end.

ìßa

that

evoy

nom

Was

:circuit

.

t

cifcd