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1

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r

The

Minifiery

teverend

for

antiquity,

2.

Antiquity

of

the doctrine

of

free grace.

.

.odaritagxáJJâ-

Yum,

veriffimu.

Term'.

Seeke

life

by

Chrif

}s

death.

Adam

a

type

of

Chri/11

figuite

of

him

that

was

to

come.

3

.

As

the

firft

Adam

merited death for

all

his

pofterity

:

fo

the

fecond Adam

life

for

all

his.

Application

followes.

I.

To

note the honour and

antiquity

of

the

Mini-

fiery which

net

the

firft

Adam one'y, but

the

fecond

al..

fo

exercifed. Difpife at thy

peril!

what

they

fo

honou-

red

;

thinke

it

too

bale

for

thy

felfe

to attend, for thy

fonnes

to

intend

:

Neither

the

firft

Adam

Lord

of

the

earth,

nor

the fecond Adam

Lord

of

Heaven and earth,

did

fo.

I

I. To

note the

antiquity

and

authority

of

the

dot

trine

of

free grace by

the

merit of

the Mefliab,which

both the

firft

and fecond

Adam

taught;

neither

of

them

ever dreamed

of

the

doctrine

of

workes

and humane

merits.

What

Adam learned

of

God

in

Paradife

hee

taught

to his

pe

terity

;

what

his

pofterity

heard

ofhim,

.

the

fame

they

delivered

and

left

to

their

children

;

but

they

never heard

nor taught any

other

way to

/alvation,

but

by

the

promifed feed

:

fo alto

what the

Difciples

heard

of

the

fecond

Adam,that

they taught

to

the

Chur-

ches;but

they

heard

the

fame

of

him.AE.4.'i

z.

And

our

dotrine

being the

fame

with theirs,

is

not

new, but

more

ancient

then

any

other.

For

as

this

is

the

honour

of

all

truth,

to

be before

error

and

falfhood

:

fo

of

this

truth,to

have precedency

of

all

truths

;

It

truely pleadeth

antiquity,thereforc verity.

III.

In

that

the Church

comes

out

of

Chrifts

fide,

being

in

the fleepe

of

death,

as

Eve

out

of

Adams hee

fleeping,wee

learne

to feeke our

life

in

Chrîfis death,

That

death fhould

be

propagated

by

the

finne

of

the

firft

Adam,was no

rnarvaile

:

but

that

life

by

the

death

of

the

fecond,is

an

admired

myftery.

Here

is

the greateft

work

of

Gods power

fetched

out

of

his

contrary

;

of

ranke

poyfon

a

foveraigne remedy

by

the

moil

skilful!

Phyfi-

tian

of

hearts,

Let

the jewel;

fcorne

a

crucified

God,

I

and

d