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Z36

f

e.

z

Directions for

receiving the

holy

Coznmu

pion.

The

Paffeover,a

type

of ChriII.

felves.

For hee

shall

bring health

under

hir

wings,

011a1.4.

z.

I

I. In

the whole

precedent difcourfe

is

a

fruitful'

di-

rec`lioti

for

ChrifUians

for

their

holy

ufe

of

the

Sacra

-

ment

of

the

Supper

, which

is

come

in place

of

the

Pati`eover.

I.

As

bee mull

bee

circumcifed

that

muff

eate

the

Paffeover:

fo

muff

hee be

baptized that muff

be

admit-

ted to the

Supper

;

that

is,a

reverent

pr©feffed

Chritian.

For

holy things

muff

not

bee cuff

to dogs,

Matt.7.6.

The

word aad

Sacraments

are

childrens

bread,

and muff

not

be

calf

to

dogs, that

is,

obffinate

enemies,

fcorners,

blaf

phemers,

to

men

of

uncircumcifed

lips and

Bares,

who

wilfully repell

the

meanes

of

their

cleanfing.

So

much

the more pity

is

it

that

all

forts

of

notorious

evill

men

thruft

into

the

pretence

chamber

of

the

great King, yea

fit

downeatthe

Lords Table, and

like

fwine

fwill

in

his

cup

without

control!,

or

any rebuke

in

many

places

Open

blafphemers, common-

drunkards,

fcoffing

Ifhma-

els,

noted

adulterers, obftinate

inners

:

And

whc

re

is

the

care

to

préferve

the

holy things

of

God

from

pollu-

tion,

contempt, and

profanation

?

Would

a

man fpread

a table for

dogs or

fwine

?

If

the

fhadows

of

thefe holy

things

might

not

bee call to doggs

:

is

it

nothing

to ex-

pofe

to

them the body and

fubffance

it

felfe

?

I.Cor.

I

r.

3o. for this

caufe

many

are weake and

f

cke

among you,

and many fleepe.

z.

As

the

Lamb

was

taken

in

the

tenth

day, but

was

not

flame

till

the

fourteenth,

that

it

might

be before

their

eyes

all

the

foure dayes

before, for the helping

of

their

meditation,

and

due preparation

to the

eating

of it

:

So

no

man muff

come

to

the

supper

without

due

preparing

himfelfe,For

if

fo

long preparation was

by

God

thought

fit for the shadow

:

what

preparation

can

be

thought

fit

and

fufficient

f

©r

the

fubilance,

t.ChrOn,

3

S

.6

?

It

was

the

counfellof

Solorxon,Prov,z3,1.

When

thou

fitteJdomne

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