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Sdcrar,2enta

Lunt

rutrata,non

fides.

'lug.

S

God

appointed

a

multitude

cf

ceremonies to

the

Iewes,

fc

r

5.rcafons.

I

Shadows

of

Chrifi,

I

I. For

the

eflì

ding

of

his

purpo

e

he hath

decreed)

that the

doarinc

cf

falvation by

i

efus Chri(1

fhonld

bee

founded odt in

the

Church,

together

with

the

dottrine

of

the Law,

that

partly the

right

way

of

his

worfhipp,

and

partly the way

offalvation, might

be

made

knower

and

opened to belcevers.

I

I

L

By

the Gofpel

theLord bath

revealed the Co-

venant

of

grace,

which

is

in

fubftance

but

one,

as

God is

but

one,

and

thrift

is

but one,

who

is

the

fübflance

of

it.

As

there

is

but

one

hope

of

one

eternall

life,

the

end

of

the Covenant

:

and

one

faith

which

is

the

meane

to leade

to

that

end,

Epher4.5

I

V.

Chrìf}, and his

doctrine,

and

Covenant being

the

fame

yefferday,

and

to

day,

and

for

ever,

Heb.,

3.8.

for

fubffance,

altereth

and

differeth onely in the forme

and

manner

of

difpenfation

;

according

to

which, it

is

diuerfly

propounded in

the

old

Teíiament

and

New.

In

the

former

propounded,

as

of

the

Meffiah

to come,

from Adam unto

his incarnation.

In

the latter,

as

of

the

Saviour already corne,

and fo embraced

in

the Church

from

his fir

comming,

to

his fecund

comming

againe.

V.

So

long

as

Chrift

was

to

come,

it

pleafed

God

to

train

his Church

by

an

heap,e

of

Ceremonies,

rites,

fi-

gures, and

fhadows,

toffrengthentheir

faith

in

the

ex-

peation

of

him,

Of

which

multitude

ofCeremonies,

if

more

fpeciall reafons be demanded

;

Theft

may

be

given.

I.

The

nonage

and

infancie

of

that Church,

which

was

not

capable

of

fuch

high myfteries, but was

to

bee

taught

by

their

eyes

as

well

as

their

Bares.

And

there-

fore

it

plea

fed

God

to

put

the

ancient

Church

(

even

newly

cut

of

the

cradle )

under Tutors,

Gal.

4.2.

and ap-

pointed

diverfe

types and

ceremonies,

as

rudimenti and

introduc`Iions,verfe

3.

fitted

to the

groffe and

weake

fen

-

ces

of

that Church,

which was

to

be

brought on

by

lit-

tle

and

little,

through

filch

fhadows

and figures,

to

the

true