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Circumcifion,a

type of

thrift.

grace. 6.

In

that

was

a

joyning

and

admittance to

the

outward

wor(laip

of

God,

and

externall communion in

fall

holy

things

:

fo

here

thou

art

become

a

true

worfhip.

I

per

;

not outwardly

in

the

letter

and

ceremony, but in-

wardly

in

fpirit

and

truth

:

A

Jew

within,

Rom.

2.

39.

Phi/.3.3.

We

are

the Circumcifon,

which

worJbip

God

in

the

Ipirit.

Hee that

worfi-rips

formally,

for

faíhion,

for

Law;

and in

the

naeane

time

can

contemns the

power

of

godlineffe;

cannot away

with

inward

watchfulneffe,

fincerity,

ftriftneffe

:

though

by

Baptifine he

be

brought

to

the

externall

communion

of

the Church

in

holy

things

;

all

is

but

in

the

letter,

without

all

circumcifion

of'

the

heart.

i.

In

that

was much

rejoycing

as

in

a

great

priviledge

;

and the

Jew

did

much boaft,

and

beare him-.

felfe

upon this prerogative

;

partly upon

the

externall

worke

;

partly

on

their diftinction

by

it

;

partly

becaufe

it manifefted

them

fonnes

of

Abraham

according

to

the

flefh

:

and

much

was

their

praife

among

men

:

But

true

circumcifion

rejoyceth

not in

Abraham,

but

in

Chrift;

bath

no

confidence

in

the

fiefh, but

renounceth

all

out-

ward

things,

and

fettles his rejoycing in

Chrift

alone and

his

merits

;

counting

all

other things

droffe

and

dung

in

comparifon

of

him. Let

the

Jew truft

in Circunzcifion

by

the

worke

wrought,

as

our

judaizing

napias

doe

in

their

Sacraments

;

Let him

glory

of'

Abraham

his

father,

Ioh.8.3

3.

that

lice

is

beloved

becaufe

the

Iced

of

Abra-

ham: Wee

are

chofen

in

Chrift,

not

in

Abraham.

In

him we have

atonement

and become

a

beloved people,

and

not

in

Abraham.

In

him

we

come boldly

to the

throne

of

grace,

and fpeed

in

our

faits

:

In

him

we

glo-

ry

all

day

long.

We

null

not

in

good meanings,

as

fina-

ple

ignorant

perfons;

nor

in

merits,

as

wilful'

blinded

Papifts;

nor

in

any

thing

within

us,

nor

without

us

,

nor without Chria.

All

our joy

and

truft

is in

himfel`re

alone. And

this

is

true

inward

Circumci ion,

Phil.3.3,

The