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And

in

the

vvholc,

Brazen

Serpent,arpeof

(trill.

would

fee

their god,

and turne

his

glory into

the fimili-

tude

of

a

calfe,

or other

creature.

And

is

it

no

reafon

we

fhould

have

Mediators

?

For why

íhould every

rude

fellow thrull

into the

Kings

pretence,

and

not

firffmake

way by

force

of

his

Court

?

But divine

wifdome

faith,

there

is

but one Mediator,and that

we

mull come to

the

King

by

the

Prince oncly;

and

it is

high treafon

to

cone

by

any

other.

4. Carnali reafon teacheth

that

every

man

is full

of

doubting, and therefore

no

man

can

cer-

tainely beleeve

the

retnifion

offins,

or

be affured

of

his

ovine

falvation.

But

divine reafon teacheth

us

that

this

doubting deflroyes not faith, but

exercifeth

it;

and

in

our

Creed we

beleeve remiffton

of'

fines,

and

eternall

life

;

which

is

more then

to

beleeve

in

generali

as

devils

doe.

Secondly, for

the

whole

dotrine

and religion

of

Po-

pery

how

plaufible

is

it

to

the

natural!

man

?

For,

i.

What

eafier faith

then

to beleeve

as

the

Church

doth,

no

matter what

;

without

any

knowledge

or

faith

_

of

their owne

?

How

at

one blow

cut they

Off all

payees

in

getting aífurance,holdingorincreafing

of

Fa

th

?

z.What

an

eaiie

principle

is

it,that

to

be

ignorant

is

to

be

devout;

and

that it

is

vaine labour

which

is

(pent

in

the Scrip

-

tures;as

Hoer

faith; and that they

are

the

bookes

ofHe-

reticks,and

they

hereticks that

read

them.

-What

need

we

be

at

any

paines

to

read, ftudy,

and

meditate

in

the

booke

ofGod

night

and

day,

as

the

Saints

have

done

?

How

vas

the holy

GlIoft' deceived,

yea and holy men

who

have

ftudied

in

Gods

Law

night

and

day

?

3.

How

plealì

^g

is

it

to

nature, to

deny

it

to

bee fo

corrupt

as

it

is;

to

íay,it

is

but

halle

dead,ani2

being

a

little

helped

can

keepe

the

Law, and come

out

of

Gods debt

?

whereas

Eph.

z

,

a

&

ç,what

can

a

dead

man

doe

but

rot

?

4.How

pleafech

it

nature

to

offer

releafe

from finne, from

hell,

from

purgatory

for money

?

Who

would not whore,

fweare,prophane the

Sabbath,

refill Magi

flracy,

riot

&o.

1

if.