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Noah

a

type

of

Chriff.

fcorne,oppofe, traduce him

:

Ifa

private

man

hold

forth

the

word oflife,

and

in

blarneleffe

and pure converfati-

on walke

in

a

way

which

leadeth againfi the

f}reame

and

common

current

of

the

corrupt

age

:

Both the

one

and

the

other have

here the

type

and

the

truth,

Noah and

Chrifl

prefidents

for

the like

ac`ìions,

precedents

in

the

lame way.

I

E.

In

them

both

learne

:

That

thefe

are

the

dayes

in

which

we

mut}

expec4

our

Lord

to judgement.

ells

it

Was

in

the

dayes

ofNoah,

&c:

So

(hall

the

comming

of

the

Sonne

of

man

bee.

As

thofe

finnes

in

Noahs

time

brought

the

deluge

of

water

:

the fame

finnes

now

reigning,

fhall bring and

haf}en

the

dcftrunion

by

fire,

prophecyed,

2.

Pet.

3.

The

finnes

are

thefe.

1.

The

fonnes

of

God

.

marry

with

the

daughters

of

men

:

that

is,

the

godly

with

the ungodly,

religious

with

the

fu-

perflitions,beleevers

with

infidels,

2.

Horrible

con-

tempt

of

the

word.

As

Noah

preached

by

the

power

of

the

Spirit, and

Chrifi

him felfe

by

the

Spirit

fo as

never

man

fpake; yet

both

were defpifed,

and

theSpirit

re-

filled

whereby

they

fpake

:

So

now godly

Minifiers

muff

not thinke much

to

bee

defpifed

in

their

Miniflery.

For

as

it

was

in

the dayes

of

Noah,

and

of Chria

:

So

Chrif}

bath told

us

it

mut}

be.

3.

Profaneneffe

of

the

Miniflery,and generali

malice

againf}

fincerity.

As in

the

dayes

of

Noah,

many

Wrights

and

workmen

were

bu-

fie

to prepare

an

Arke

for others

;

but themselves nei-

ther entred

into

the

fate,

nor

faved

by

the

fame

:

And

as in

the

dayes

of

Chrift, the

Scribes

and

Pharifces

pro

-

feffed

themfelves

chiefe

builders,

but

refufed

the

corner

f

ene,

and neither

entred themfelves

nor

fuffered

others,

but

envy

Chrifi

they

could

:

So

(hall

it

be in

the daies

of

the

Sonne

of

man.

4.

In

the .Common- (late, and

men, apoflacy, fecurity,

fenfuality

;

men

Bate,

drinke,'

marry, but

know

nothing

of

judgement,

that

is, will

not know

:

So

(hall the comming

of

the

Sonne

of

-man

be,

Mat.

24.39.

III.

In

2.

sinncs

which

are

figncs

of

Judgement

aF-

proaching.

Matth,s4.38.

z,Pct.3.24.