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o

tambera.

Brazen

Serpent,

a

type

of

C

hrifi.

4lofer law

cannot cure

them

;

that

rather fharpens the

ring,

and

thralls

it

deeper into the

flefh

and

fpirit. He

direas

them

to

no

merits

or works

of

their

owne

to

cure

them;

for

their

merits brought

in

thofe

pcyfoned

Rings

among

them;but

he

fends

them quite out

of

thenm-

felves

to Gods

ordinance,

which

was

the

brafen

Ser-

pent.

Thom

art

never

in

the way

ofcure,till

thou

art fent

out

ofthy

felfe;

out

of

the

Law and

works

of

ir,

which

now

cannot juftifie

;

till thou comme(f

to

the

Evangeli-'

call

brazen

serpent,

there

is

no

hope

ofcure.

tks

the

If-

raelite

could never

be

cured

till

hee

acknowledged the

brazen

Serpent the

onely meanes

:

fo

no

more

canif

thou

f

till thou

acknowledge

J

E

s

u

s

C

H

R

i

s

T

the

onely

healing

God

;

and

that

there

is

no

other

name

in heaven

or

earth

to

be

Paved

by

but the

name

J

E

s

ti

s.

One)

Chaff,

onev

Chri

fl,

faid that Martyr

:

for

he

onely

can

give

a

perfect

righteoufiiefi'e

:

he onely

can

cover

our

im-

perfeetions

:

hee

onely

being

no

(inner,

could

conquer

finne:he onely

by

dying could conquer

death

:

he onely

by entring into

the

grave

could

fweeten

it :he onely by

fuflaining

the

forrowes

of

hell

could

(hut

hell for

all

be-

leevers.

Had

.Moles

fent the

Ifraelites any

whither

but

to

the

brazen

Serpent,he had deluded them,and they had

loft

all

their

labour.

Who

now

is

fo

void

of

judgement that

cannot dif-

cerne

whether

our religion or

the

Roman

be

the

ancient

and

true religion

of

Mofer and

the

people

of

God

If

a

man flung

with

the ferpent

come

to

us

for

counfell and

cure

as

they to

gofer;

we

fend

him

(as

Mores)

out

of

himfelfe to Chriff

onely, the

true

brazen

Serpent.

Our

Ì

doctrine

leads him

out

of

himfelfe,

out

of

his

owne

me-

rits,

out

of

externall

works

and

ceremonies unto

Chrift

who

is

our

peace,

and left

his

peace

unto beleevers.;

and

by

this

meanes

through Gods

bleffing

the patient

at-

f

tames

true

tranquillity

of

mind, and inward

peace

of

(cinfcicnce:

and

rejoyceth

with

an

unfpeakable

and

glo-

rious--