Taylor - Houston-Packer Collection BS2755 .T394 1619

EpiffkofS. PaultoTitus. CHAP. I.6. in theperfon ofthe Iviinifier, as though theverie calling could exempt him from finne, which we fee the callingofthe very Apofiles could not doe. Husband ofone wife] Hailingheard what is generally requiredof eue- ry Mini ller that he be vnblameable: Nowwe arc with the Apofile , to defcend to chofeprivate vercues which concerne his economical! admi- nitiration. And thofe in this verle are two ; the former concerning him- felfe, in preferuinghis owne chaftitie: the latter refpe&eth the perlons withinhis family,namely,his childrë,ouer whom he is to exercilèChri- than authoritie,gouerning them as a father, who is a Minifier : framing themto dude towards God ,and himfelfe,and trayning themvp careful- ly in the doétrine both offaith andgood manners. For T. concerning theirreligion ,itisrequired that they be faithfull children. 2. For their manners they mull be, T. temperate , 2. obedient. And both of thefe declared in their contraries whereof they mull be free : as 1. they nrufl not beflandered ofriot, which is a lauifhwalling, and a needles fpending of goods : a. notd :fobedient,but fuch aswill endure the yoke. Thefe two vercues mull efpecially be exercifedof euery one that is tobe a Mi- nifler ofChrilt:the formerofwhich beautifieth his own perfon; the lat- ter graceth his family;and both of them adorne his calling and profcffi- on. To vnderfiand the former aright,wemuff firtt remooue the falle inter- pretations;and z.propoundand eflablifh the true fenfe; and then come vnto the doe-trines. And firfi where the Apofile requireth that theMini - fier be the husband ofone wife:the Papilla interpret it moll ridiculoufly ! what the eve in an allegorie,aßîrmingthatPaulameaningis that anElder moll haue m{r/èois. fasliai. but one wife,and that mull be his Church. But the (copeof the place is (ìe not to anfwer the queflion, whetherone miniller may haue two Chur- Not one chug: ches or no; but what a one he ought to be for the gouernement ofhim- felfe andhis,that is to be let over any people. 2. What meaneth it that this husband may haue faithful! children;ifhe may not haue a wife other then the Church ? If it be faid,that by thefe children muff be meant the faithful! and the children ofGod begotten in the Church:! anfwer, that the fame Apofile to Timothie, cutteth the finewes of all filch cauills; where he expoundeth the fame precept necefiarily to be meant !it seral- ly , andnot in this allegorie ; by the reafon of it annexed,forifhecannor t.rim.3.:. gonerne his moat houfe,how(hall hegouerne the houfeofGod ? Secondly,others fay,he mull be the husband ofone wife onely, and Not co exclude that after the firll he may not haue afecond. Which opinion c7Wontantst nt?am,r,or tit,/ marriage of and Tertullian extended toall forts ofrnen :the Grecians after refrained i;tocawiEe it to the Clergie:and the Romanillswere ready bough to take it vp,an d ßi11 95 _