Background Image
Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  260 / 364 Next Page
Basic version Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 260 / 364 Next Page
Page Background

2,38

The

Paíreover,

a

type

of

íhr/2.

4.

similitude

of

purging out

leaven and fin.

that hideth the

old

leaven

in

the

corners

of

his heart.

Whence

the Apoflle,

z

.Cor. S.7.

exhorteth the

Saints,

to

purge

sut

the

old leaven

;

becaufe

Chrifl

our

Pafcover

ï

i

ftcr

ficed

for

ut. Here is

to

bee

confidered,

z

.

What

this leaven is, z.

What

i3

the

purging

of

it.

v.

This

leaven

is

not

onely

the

leaven

of

corrupt

doarin,

which

fuddenly

fowreth

the

truth

and lumpe

of

the

Gofpel,

as

leaven Both

a

lump

of

dove

:

but

alto the

leaven

of

fin,

both

in the

corruption

of

nature;

(

which

is

the old

lea

-

ven

in

Our

felvea, and

hath

fowred

all

the

lump

of

whole

mankind, and every

man,

and

every faculty

of

man

)

as

alto

in

corrupt

and vicious

cónverfation,

which fbwreth

and

leaveneth

others

with

himfelfe

in

focieties.

2.

The

purging

of

this leaven

is,

i.

In

correcting and

repen-

ting

finne

pall

;

when

a

confiant

care

is

nourifhed

to

find

it

oat,

and

to

cáft

it

out

:

z

.

In

ferious converfion and

turning

to God;

both which

are

exprefied

in

P134.14..

Sea. VI.

'left

How

may

we

purge

out

this

leaven

?

Anf

v.

Imitate the Jew. For why

fhould

a

Jew

be

more

careful

in

the shadow

and

ceremony,then

a

Chrifli-

an

in

the

truth

and fubflance

?

I. The

Jew

begins

to

purge

within,and

banifh

it out

of

his

houle

:

So

begin

thou to

purge the

infide firft,

1ír.4.4.

paf

thy

heart,

O

Ieruf

lem.

An

hypocrite

can

wafh

his

face,

but

a

found

Chriflian looks to

his heart.

Many

can

purge

their

mouthes

and

outward

man

about

the

time

of

the

Sacrament

;

but the heart

is

fluffed

with

malici oufnes,envie,profaneneflee, and ungodlineffe. Many

can

bee

buhe

to

purge

other

mens

houfes

;

but the

Jew

mufle

purge his

own

houfe.

I I.

The

Jew

purged

out

all

leaven, and fpared none

not

a

morfell

or

a

crumrne

:

And fhall

not

.a

Chriflian

count every

finne

a

pollution

,

and

hateful' to

God

?

Shalt any

fay,Is

it

not

a

little

one

?I

may

fweare

a

little;be

driznke,

if

fildonie

:

I

may

not

kill; but

mile and revile,.

and