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nt,

a

type

of

arifi.

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retraining

our

(elves

in

unlawfull

liberties,

yea

and

in

lawfull

;

all

crottes reafon.

Had

Abraham

ever

facrifì-

ced his

fenne, had he confulted

with

reafon

?

Had

Paul

ever

joyned

to

the

difciples

to

preach

that

doctrine

which

bee

had

perfecuted, had hec confulted

with

fleth

and

blood,Gal.

1.1

6

?

What

other

reafon can

bee given

that

the

word powerfully

preached

is

fo generally

fruit-

lea,

but

that

men

think they have

reafon

not toobey

e

fo

at

leaf}

not

in all

things

?

They

fee no

reafon

i

precife

;

nor

is

there

any

wifdome to

bee

fo

forward.

'

Reafon

tells

them they

lee few

great

men fo

ftri

,

but

a

few

defpifed

men

are to

earneft.

,Heaven

and

4.

Hee

(hall

never

attaine

heaven,

1.

Cor. 15.

S

4.

glory

thcnd

Flefh and

blood

cannot

inherit

the kingdome

of

heaven;

of.

g

d

either

cloth

corruption

inherit

incorruption.

By fleth and

h

to

and

corrupt

e

blood

is

meant

t e

vitiate

eft

ate

of

than

;

or

!

flefh and

blood fevered

from the

fpirit

and grace

of

G

©d

;

or

the

man

unregenerate having

onely Beth

and

blood.

So C%'tatt. 16.

17.

Ble

feel

art

thou Simon

texas,

for

flefb

and

blood

hath

not

reveiled it

unto thee,

but

my

Father.

So

as

here

is

not

required

an

abolition

of

fie

h

and

blood

in

the

being

and tubtlance

of

it, but an

addi-

tion

of

new

qualities.

As

in

Chrifts

transfiguration

was

not

an

extinaion

of his

body, but

an

acceffe

of

in

-'

credible glory

;

without

which

change none

can

get

to

heaven.

/ob.3..3.

Except

a

man be

borne

againe,he can-

not

fee

the kingdome

of God.

The

Aponte adds

the

reafon,

i

.

Cor.

t

5.5

o.

Gods

kingdome

is

incorruptible;

flehh

and

blood

in

it

felfe

is

con

upted,

and fo

not

capa-

ble

of

that

kingdome. Therefore

to

come

to

heaven

thou

muff

bee changed

in

thy will,

reafon, wifedome

and

all.

Sea.

V.

Pte..

r

Belccve

the

To

apply

this

:

word ahfo'

1.

Labour

to

bring

the

eye

of

faith

to

the word

: elfe

cutely.

(hall