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Ceremonies

calIca.maaows,

for

4.

rcafons.

3.

Non

ex

ope,e

ope,.ato.

Cemont

called

which

was but

a

prom

ife

of

grace

in

comparifon.

1

3.32.

3. Iìi application and apprehension

by

belee-

vers

in all

Countries,.

not onely

in

Idea.

4.

In

the

groweth

and

perfèc`Iion

of

faith and grace

in

the hearts

of

ordinary

beleevers

above

them.

Hence,

Heb.

i o.

1.

the

Law

had

buta

¡hadozv

of

good

thins

to

come,

and

not

the Image

andtruth it

felfe

:

that

is,

Ìt

had

a

rude

and

darke

delineation

of

good

thing, to

come

as

a

draught

made

by

a

painter

with

a

coale

;

but

the

Gofpel

exhibits

the

pifìure

it felfe

in

the

flourifh

and

beauty

;

that is,the

truth

and

being

of

it.

Hence

alfro

Paul

to the

Col.

2.1

7.

(peaking

of

obier

-

vances

of

the

Ceremoniall

Law,

faith

:

they

were but

fbadowes

of

things

to

come,

but

the

body is

Chrift.

Whence

bee

would

have

us

conceive

:

t.

That

as

the body

is

the

caufe

of

the fhadow,

and

the

caufe

more

excellent

then the thing

eauied

:

So

Chrift

was

the

caufe

of

those

Ceremonies,

and more excellent

then they.

2. As

the

thadow

reprefenteth

the

shape

of

the

body,1

with

the

armions

and motions

:

So

those

rites and

Cere-

monies refemble

Chrift

in

all

his a_4ions,pafTions,

moti-

ons,

as

after

we

are

to

heare.

3. As

the

fhadow

is

but

an

obfcure refemblance

in

re(pet of

the

body

:

So

the

Miniflery

ofthe

old Teltament

in

rites and

Ceremonies,

is

a

dartre

reprefentation

of

the

body, namely

Chrift and

his

fpirituall worihip.

4.

As

the body

is

folid,

firme,

and

of

continuance,

even

when

the fhadow

is

gone

:

So

the

Ceremonies

as

ihadowes

are

fbwen away,

but

Chrift the body

and his

true worfhip

laffeth

for

ever.

In

all

which

Chrift

and his

grace

are

advanced,

as

the

pnblifher

and

perfeier

of

our

falvajion

without

any

fhadowes

;

whereas

of'

the Law it

is

fad

:

It

made

no-

thing per

fell,

Heb.7.19.

I

t

I.

Thofe

Ceremonies

were

not

given

to merit

re-

of

(urnes

by

them

,

nor to

appease

Gods

anger,

'nor to

bee an acceptable

worfhip

by

the

worth

of

the

worke

t