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Red

lea,

a

type

of

arifi.

26i

hibited

to

there

as

to

us,onely in

a

manner

more obfcure

and

clouded.

As

in

examples,

I.

Ifthe

waters

of

Bap-

tifme

feal

up to

beleevers

.that the blood

of

Chrift

alone

faveth

and

defendeth

the people

of

God

from

eternal(

death

and damnation

:

What

could be snore

plainely fig-

nified by

the

waters

oftheRed

fea

faving

Ifraei

from pre-

fent

death

and

deftruftion

?

2.

Baptisme

fignifieth

to

us

that

by

the

blood

of

Chiifl

(in

which

Red

ka

all

beleevers

muff

be

baptifed)

there

is

a

dying and

a

burial!

unto

finne,and

a

rifing unto newneffe

of

life:

What

could

be

more

plainely

fignified by

the

Baptisme

ofthe

fathers

in

the Red tea,who were (after

a

fort)

buried

in

the wa-

ters, but

after

raifed

to

the

fhoare,

and

reftored

to

land

and

life

?

3.

By

the

benefit

of

Baptifine(in which the

Red

lea

of

Chrills blood

is

truely applyed) our

old

man

and

fiefh

is

truely mortified,

buried,

and

deflroyed; but

the

new

man

is

quickned and

repaired

and

now

new

motions,

delres,

affeéions

are

flirred up

and

preferved

in

the

hearts

of

beleevers

:

what

could

be

more

exprefly

fignified

to the

Fathers

by

the

overthrow

of

'

Pharaeh

and his

hoffe

in

the Red

lea,

and

the

elcape

ofthe

t

frae-

lites

fafe

and found

?

q..

W

hen they

did

fee

themfelves

(by the

benefit'of

the

R

ed

fea)

freed

from

PharAohs

fer-

vitude

:

how eatly

might they gather,

that

by

the blood

of

Chrifl;

every

beleever

ofjewes

and

Gentiles

are

freed

from the

flavery

of

hellifh Pharaoh, and

all

his Armies

of

finnes

and

corruptions

?

And

when

they did

fee

how

the /Egyptians (once dead and

faire)

could

hurt

them

no

more,how

could they

but gather,thar

all

the armies

of

finne

(once

remitted

and buried

in the

death

of

Chrifl)

can

no

more rife up

to condemnation,

then

a

drowned

/Egyptian

to

drowne

an

Ifraelite

?

T.

To note the

mighty

power

ofGod,

who

can

ílú11

and

over

-mailer

the

mighty

raging

of

the fea:which

we

fee

here

in

that

its

water,dry land,fands,

and

fhoare ob-

ferve

the

providence

ofGod,

and

ferve

for

his

peoples

S 3

faiety..

Beueits

felled

up

ley

baptifinc

Yfe

r.

©bferue the

Power

ofGod.