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Brazen

Serrnr,

el

type

of

Chrz,

33`x_

rims

joy

for

his

recovery,

as

the

Ifinelites

did

in

theirs.

But let

a

man flung

in confcience

goe

to

a

Roman

tea-

cher,

bee leads

him any way but

the right,

any

whither

fo

not

to Chrift.

In

head

®f

Gods

certaine

dire

:ion

in

the words

of

the

Prophets and

Apoffles,

which

teat-

íìe

of

Chrift the onely brazen ferpent

5

they

fend

him

to

1

unfound and

uncertaine fpeculations,.

fables,

traditions,

equall(fay

they)

to

Scripture;

and force

of

them

fay,farre

better.

In

Head

ofChfifts

fatisfaftiou

and

merit

,

they

fend him home to

his

owne

merits

and

fatisfaeions;

by

which

(fay

they)

he may apply

the

fatisfattien

and

merit

of

Chrift.

But

in

cafe

he be fo

bad

as

he have

no

merits of

his

owne,

the Church bath

a

Treafury

of

other

mens

merits

to

difpenfe by

taile,

fo

he

will

come

to the

price.

So

he

may buy

oyle enough

to

fill

his lampe

out

ofthe

Popes Exchequer

©r

Burfe,

filled

to

the

top with

workes

of

fupererogation.

But

if

he

make force

fcruple

of

this;leaft

the

wife

virgins

have

not

enough

for

them-

felves and

others;then they

may

have the

facrifice

of

the

Maffenot

to

faile,but

never apply

that

one

and

only

facri-

fice

upon the

Croffe

it

felfe.

Now whether

of

us

agree

with

Mofes

?

5

.

As

the

Ifraelite

muff

looke

up

to

the Serpent

lifted

up

:fo

muff.

thou

looke up,and

behold Chrift

lifted

&I4p.

This

mutt thou doe

two

waies.

Firft

on

the

wood :ofthe

Croffe; fecondly on

the

throne

ofthe

Kingdome

both

of

g race

and

glory.

Behold

Chriff lifted up

not

in

his

abafe-

ment

onely,

but

in

his

advancement.

Firft,

in

the

'King-

dome

of

grace,

as

bee is

lifted

up

in the

word

and

Sa-

craments.

In

which Chriff

is

mightily declared the

Son

of

God,

and

preached

the

Saviour

of the

world:Gal._3.t,

Among

whom

Chrfl

Wa$

crucified. Secondly

in

his king-

dome

of

glory rayfed from

the dead,

afcended.into

hea-

Yen,

and

exalted

at

theright hind

of

God

above

all

prin-

eipalities

and

pówers; Phil.

2.9,

God hash

given

him a

.ngrte

which

is

above every

name.

Now

the

looking

on

Cbrid

,5!

Loche

oneli

unto

Chnft.

Two

w1ies:

1.

Ratione

Lig'rri.

,ftatio

gra

te

71e

legni

dot*.