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Circumcif

on,a

type

of

Chri

f

.

The

Motives are.

T.

All

outward

fervice

atd

Ce-

remony

without this,

is

rejeC

ed;

as

preaching, hearing,

praying, failing, weeping.

All

thy

fervice

and

!about

is

loll,

if

by

the

Spirit

of

God thy mind

bee not renewed,

and

faith

and

converfion

wrought

in

thy

heart. For

as

the Jews

(

being

circumcifed)

were

challenged

to

bee

uncircumcifed

(

though

they had

the foreskinne

of

the

flefh

cut

off,

and had the

circumcifion

made

with

hands)

and

were

fo

farre

unworthy of

Abrahams

feede,

as

that

they

are

called,

Twitches

children, feed of

the

whore,

11'4.

57.3.

and

A`7.51:

So

art

thou not circumcifed,which

art onely outwardly,Rom.2.28.

A

Jew without, or

out-

ward,

is as

good

a

worfhipper

as

thou.

2.

if

we

can-

not

fay

truely, that

now

not

the

Jews,

but

we

are

the cir-

cumcifion,

Col.

2.11. our perfons

are

no

better

before

God,

then

an uncircumcifed

perfon

in

the

law.

There-

fore

if

thou art not thus circumcifed,

thou art

1. an

ex-

ceedinghatefull perfon.

So

David

of

Goliah

by way

of

reproch

and

contempt

:

Thsr

Hncircurocifed

Philiftine.

z.

thou

haft

no part

in

the promifed

Meffiah

no more

then he.

3. no

portion

in

Canaan,

not

a

foot

in

heaven

:

all

thy

portion

is

in

earth.

4.

no

member

of

the

true

Church, but

without

the

Communion

of

Saints. 5.

as

he

was

in

flare

of

death

and

judgement,

Dent.3o.6. Ier.

4.4,14:

fo

thou

f}.

alt

bee

condemned

as

furely

for

want

of

a

fanaified

and

circumcifed

heart,

as

he for

contem-

ning

circumcifion

of

his flefh. Col.

2.

13. Yee

were

dead

in

the

uneircumcifon

of

the

fiefh

;

without the

life

of

God in

grace,

without

hope

of

the life

of'

glory.

Motives

to

get

the fpirituall

Civcurticifton.

I.Samíi7.

P

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