HOMILY AGAINST WHOREDOM AND ADULTERY

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<bkdv3 n="4269"><f t="rl">A SERMON AGAINST<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="4270">whoredome and vncleannesse.<f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-1"><bkdv3 n="4271">A<f t="bl">Lthough there want not (good Christi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-2"><bkdv3 n="4272">an people) great swarmes of vices wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-3"><bkdv3 n="4273">thy to be rebuked (vnto such decay is true
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-4"><bkdv3 n="4274">Godlinesse and vertuous liuing now
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-5"><bkdv3 n="4275">come:) yet aboue other vices, the outra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-6"><bkdv3 n="4276">gious seas of adulterie (or breaking of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-7"><bkdv3 n="4277">wedlocke) whoredome, fornication and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-8"><bkdv3 n="4278">vncleannesse, haue not only burst in, but
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-9"><bkdv3 n="4279">also ouerflowed almost the whole world,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-10"><bkdv3 n="4280">vnto the great dishonour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-11"><bkdv3 n="4281">exceeding infamie of the name of <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-12"><bkdv3 n="4282">the notable decay of true Religion, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-13"><bkdv3 n="4283">the vtter destruction of the publike
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-14"><bkdv3 n="4284">wealth, and that so abundantly, that through the customable vse thereof,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-15"><bkdv3 n="4285">this vice is growne into such an height, that in a manner among many,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-16"><bkdv3 n="4286">it is counted no sinne at all, but rather a pastime, a dalliance, and but a
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-17"><bkdv3 n="4287">touch of youth: not rebuked, but winked at: not punished, but laughed

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4288"><cit work="OT. Exodus 20.14"><f t="r">Exod.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-18"><bkdv3 n="4289">at. Wherefore it is necessary at this present, to intreat of the sinne of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-19"><bkdv3 n="4290">whoredome and fornication, declaring vnto you the greatnesse of this
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-20"><bkdv3 n="4291">sinne, and how odious, hatefull, and abominable it is, and hath alway
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-21"><bkdv3 n="4292">beene reputed before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and all good men, and how grieuously it
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-22"><bkdv3 n="4293">hath beene punished both by the law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the lawes of diuers
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-23"><bkdv3 n="4294">Princes. Againe, to shew you certaine remedies, whereby yee may
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-24"><bkdv3 n="4295">(through the grace of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) eschew this most detestable sin of whore{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-25"><bkdv3 n="4296">dome and fornication, and lead your liues in all honesty and cleannesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-26"><bkdv3 n="4297">and that yee may perceiue that fornication and whoredome are (in the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-27"><bkdv3 n="4298">sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) most abominable sinnes, yee shall call to remembrance
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-28"><bkdv3 n="4299">this commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, Thou shalt not commit adultery: by
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-29"><bkdv3 n="4300">the which word, adultery, although it bee properly vnderstood of the vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-30"><bkdv3 n="4301">lawfull commixtion or ioyning together of a married man with any wo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-31"><bkdv3 n="4302">man beside his wife, or of a wife with any man beside her husband: yet
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-32"><bkdv3 n="4303">thereby is signified also all vnlawfull vse of those parts, which bee ordey{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-33"><bkdv3 n="4304">ned for generation. And this one commandement (forbidding adultery)
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-34"><bkdv3 n="4305">doeth sufficiently paint and set out before our eyes the greatnesse of this
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-35"><bkdv3 n="4306">sinne of whoredome, and manifestly declareth how greatly it ought to be
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-36"><bkdv3 n="4307">abhorred of all honest and faythfull persons. And that none of vs all shall
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-37"><bkdv3 n="4308">thinke himselfe excepted from this commandement, whether wee bee old
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-38"><bkdv3 n="4309">or yong, married, or vnmarried, man or woman, heare what <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the

<bkdv3 n="4310"><fw t="catch">Father</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="4311"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Whoredome.</fw><fw t="pag">79</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-39"><bkdv3 n="4312">Father sayth by his most excellent Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">: There shall bee no

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4313"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 23.17"><f t="r">Deut.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-40"><bkdv3 n="4314">whore among the daughters of Israel, nor no whoremonger among the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-41"><bkdv3 n="4315">sonnes of Israel.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-42"><bkdv3 n="4316">Heere is whoredome, fornication, and all other vncleannesse forbidden
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-43"><bkdv3 n="4317">to all kindes of people, all degrees, and all ages without exception. And
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-44"><bkdv3 n="4318">that wee shall not doubt, but that this precept or commandement per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-45"><bkdv3 n="4319">taineth to vs indeede, heare what <name t="ps">Christ</name> (the perfect teacher of all trueth)
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-46"><bkdv3 n="4320">sayth in the new Testament, Yee haue heard (sayth <name t="ps">Christ</name>) that it was

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4321"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.27-28"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-47"><bkdv3 n="4322">sayd to them of olde time, Thou shalt not commit adulterie: but I say
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-48"><bkdv3 n="4323">vnto you, Whosoeuer seeth a Woman, to haue his lust of her, hath com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-49"><bkdv3 n="4324">mitted adultery with her already in his heart. Heare our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-50"><bkdv3 n="4325"><name t="ps">Christ</name> doeth not onely confirme and stablish the law against adulterie,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-51"><bkdv3 n="4326">giuen in the olde Testament of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father by his seruant <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-52"><bkdv3 n="4327">and make it of full strength, continually to remaine among the profes{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-53"><bkdv3 n="4328">sours of his Name in the new law: but hee also (condemning the grosse
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-54"><bkdv3 n="4329">interpretation of the Scribes and Pharisees, which taught that the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-55"><bkdv3 n="4330">foresaid commandement onely required to abstaine from the outward a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-56"><bkdv3 n="4331">dulterie, and not from the filthie desires and vnpure lustes,) teacheth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-57"><bkdv3 n="4332">vs an exact and full perfection of puritie and cleannesse of life, both to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-58"><bkdv3 n="4333">keepe our bodies vndefiled, and our heartes pure and free from all euill
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-59"><bkdv3 n="4334">thoughts, carnall desires, and fleshly consentes. How can we then be
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-60"><bkdv3 n="4335">free from this commandement, where so great charge is layd vpon vs?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-61"><bkdv3 n="4336">May a seruant doe what hee will in any thing, hauing commandement
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-62"><bkdv3 n="4337">of his master to the contrary? Is not <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Master? Are not wee
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-63"><bkdv3 n="4338">his seruants? How then may wee neglect our Masters will and plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-64"><bkdv3 n="4339">sure, and follow our owne will and phantasie? Yee are my friendes
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-65"><bkdv3 n="4340">(sayth <name t="ps">Christ</name>) if you keepe those things that I command you.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4341"><cit work="NT. John 15.14"><f t="r">Iohn 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-66"><bkdv3 n="4342">Now hath <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Master commanded vs that wee should forsake
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-67"><bkdv3 n="4343">all vncleannesse and filthinesse both in body and spirit: this therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-68"><bkdv3 n="4344">must wee doe, if wee looke to please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. In the Gospel of Saint
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-69"><bkdv3 n="4345"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl"> wee reade, that the Scribes and Pharisees were grieuously of{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-70"><bkdv3 n="4346">fended with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, because his disciples did not keepe the traditions of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4347"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.1-2"><f t="r">Matt.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-71"><bkdv3 n="4348">the forefathers, for they washed not their handes when they went to din{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-72"><bkdv3 n="4349">ner or supper: And among other things, <name t="ps">Christ</name> answered and said, Heare
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-73"><bkdv3 n="4350">and vnderstand; Not that thing which entreth into the mouth defileth the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-74"><bkdv3 n="4351">man, but that which commeth out of the mouth defileth the man. For

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4352"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.10-11, 19-20"><f t="r">Matth.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-75"><bkdv3 n="4353">those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-76"><bkdv3 n="4354">and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceede euill thoughts,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-77"><bkdv3 n="4355">murders, breaking of wedlocke, whoredome, theftes, false witnesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-78"><bkdv3 n="4356">blasphemies: these are the things which defile a man. Here may we see,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-79"><bkdv3 n="4357">that not onely murder, theft, false witnesse, and blasphemie, defile men,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-80"><bkdv3 n="4358">but also euill thoughts, breaking of wedlocke, fornication, and whore{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-81"><bkdv3 n="4359">dome. Who is now of so little witte, that hee will esteeme whoredome
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-82"><bkdv3 n="4360">and fornication to bee things of small importance, and of now waight be{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4361"><cit work="NT. Mark 7.21"><f t="r">Marke 7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-83"><bkdv3 n="4362">fore <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? <name t="ps">Christ</name> (who is the trueth, and can not lie) saith that euill
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-84"><bkdv3 n="4363">thoughtes, breaking of wedlocke, whoredome, and fornication defile a

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4364"><cit work="Titus 1.15"><f t="r">Titus 1.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-85"><bkdv3 n="4365">man, that is to say, corrupt both the body and soule of man, and make

<bkdv3 n="4366"><fw t="catch">them</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="4367"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">80</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-86"><bkdv3 n="4368">them, of the temples of the holy Ghost, the filthie dunghill, or dun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-87"><bkdv3 n="4369">geon of all vncleane spirits, of the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the dwelling place
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-88"><bkdv3 n="4370">of Satan.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4371"><cit work="NT. John 8.11"><f t="r">Iohn 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-89"><bkdv3 n="4372">Againe in the Gospel of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, when the woman taken in adul{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-90"><bkdv3 n="4373">terie, was brought vnto <name t="ps">Christ</name>, said not hee vnto her, Goe thy way,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4374"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.23"><f t="r">Rom.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-91"><bkdv3 n="4375">and sinne no more? Doth not he here call whoredome sinne? And what
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-92"><bkdv3 n="4376">is the reward of sinne, but euerlasting death? If whoredome be sinne,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-93"><bkdv3 n="4377">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4378"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.8"><f t="r">1.Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-94"><bkdv3 n="4379">then it is not lawfull for vs to commit it. For Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> sayth, He that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-95"><bkdv3 n="4380">committeth sinne is of the deuill. And our Sauiour saith, Euery one
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-96"><bkdv3 n="4381">that committeth sinne, is the seruant of sinne. If whoredome had not

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4382"><cit work="NT. John 8.34"><f t="r">Iohn 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-97"><bkdv3 n="4383">beene sinne, Surely Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> Baptist would neuer haue rebuked king
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-98"><bkdv3 n="4384"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Herod</name><f t="bl"> for taking his brothers wife, but he told him plainely, that it
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-99"><bkdv3 n="4385">was not lawfull for him to take his brothers wife. Hee winked not at

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4386"><cit work="NT. Mark 6.18"><f t="r">Marke 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-100"><bkdv3 n="4387">the whoredome of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Herod</name><f t="bl">, although hee were a king of power, but bold{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-101"><bkdv3 n="4388">ly reprooued him for his wicked and abominable liuing, although for the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-102"><bkdv3 n="4389">same hee lost his head. But he would rather suffer death (then see <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-103"><bkdv3 n="4390">so dishonoured, by the breaking of his holy precept and commandement)
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-104"><bkdv3 n="4391">then to suffer whoredome to be vnrebuked, euen in a king. If whoredome
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-105"><bkdv3 n="4392">had beene but a pastime, a dalliance, |&| not to be passed off, (as many count
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-106"><bkdv3 n="4393">it now a dayes) truely <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> had beene more then twise mad, if hee
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-107"><bkdv3 n="4394">would haue had the displeasure of a king, if hee would haue beene cast
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-108"><bkdv3 n="4395">in prison, and lost his head for a trifle. But Iohn knew right well how
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-109"><bkdv3 n="4396">filthy, and stinking, and abominable the sinne of whoredome is in the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-110"><bkdv3 n="4397">sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, therefore would not hee leaue it vnrebuked, no not in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-111"><bkdv3 n="4398">a king, If whoredome bee not lawfull in a king, neither is it lawfull
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-112"><bkdv3 n="4399">in a subiect. If whoredome bee not lawfull in a publique or common of{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-113"><bkdv3 n="4400">ficer, neither is it lawfull in a priuate person. If it bee not lawfull nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-114"><bkdv3 n="4401">ther in king, nor subiect, neither in common officer, nor priuate person,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-115"><bkdv3 n="4402">truely then it is lawfull in no man nor woman of whatsoeuer degree or
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-116"><bkdv3 n="4403">age they be. Furthermore in the Actes of the Apostles wee reade that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4404"><cit work="NT. Acts 15.28-29"><f t="r">Actes 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-117"><bkdv3 n="4405">when the Apostles |&| Elders with the whole Congregation, were gathe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-118"><bkdv3 n="4406">red together to pacifie the hearts of the faithfull dwelling at <name t="pl">Antioch</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-119"><bkdv3 n="4407">(which were disquieted through the false doctrine of certaine Iewish
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-120"><bkdv3 n="4408">preachers) they sent word to the brethren, that it seemed good to the holy
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-121"><bkdv3 n="4409">Ghost, and to them, to charge them with no more then with necessary
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-122"><bkdv3 n="4410">things: among other, they willed them to abstaine from idolatry and for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-123"><bkdv3 n="4411">nication, from which (said they) if ye keepe your selues, ye shall do well.
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-124"><bkdv3 n="4412">Note heere, how these holy and blessed Fathers of <name t="ps">Christs</name> Church, would
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-125"><bkdv3 n="4413">charge the congregation with no moe things then were necessary. Mark
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-126"><bkdv3 n="4414">also how among those things, from the which they commanded the bre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-127"><bkdv3 n="4415">thren of <name t="pl">Antioch</name> to abstaine, fornication and whoredome is numbred. It
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-128"><bkdv3 n="4416">is therefore necessary, by the determination and consent of the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-129"><bkdv3 n="4417">and the Apostles and Elders, with the whole Congregation that as from
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-130"><bkdv3 n="4418">idolatrie and superstition, so likewise we must abstaine from fornication
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-131"><bkdv3 n="4419">and whoredome. It is necessary vnto saluation to abstaine from idola{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-132"><bkdv3 n="4420">trie: So is it to abstaine from whoredome. Is there any nigher way to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-133"><bkdv3 n="4421">leade vnto damnation, then to be an idolater? No. Euen so, neither is

<bkdv3 n="4422"><fw t="catch">there</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="4423"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against Adultery.</fw><fw t="pag">81</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-134"><bkdv3 n="4424">there any neerer way to damnation, then to be a fornicator and a whore{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-135"><bkdv3 n="4425">monger. Now where are those people, which so lightly esteeme brea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-136"><bkdv3 n="4426">king of wedlocke, whoredome, fornication and adulterie. It is necessa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-137"><bkdv3 n="4427">rie, saith the holy Ghost, the blessed Apostles, the Elders, with the whole
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-138"><bkdv3 n="4428">Congregation of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, it is necessary to saluation (say they) to abstaine
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-139"><bkdv3 n="4429">from whoredome. If it be necessary vnto saluation, then woe be to them
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-140"><bkdv3 n="4430">which neglecting their saluation, giue their minds to so filthy and stink{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.1-141"><bkdv3 n="4431">ing sinne, to so wicked vice, and to such detestable abomination.
<p>

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<ttdv3 n="2" t="part">

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="4432"><f t="r">The second part of the Sermon against
<bkdv3 n="4433"><f t="i">Adulterie. <f t="bk">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-142"><bkdv3 n="4434">Y<f t="bl">OU haue beene taught in the first part of this Sermon
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-143"><bkdv3 n="4435">against Adulterie, how that vice at this day raigneth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-144"><bkdv3 n="4436">most aboue all other vices, and what is meant by this
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-145"><bkdv3 n="4437">word (Adulterie) and how holy Scripture disswadeth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-146"><bkdv3 n="4438">or discounsaileth from doing that filthy sinne, and finally
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-147"><bkdv3 n="4439">what corruption commeth to mans soule through the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-148"><bkdv3 n="4440">sinne of Adultery. Now to proceed further, let vs heare
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-149"><bkdv3 n="4441">what the blessed Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth to this matter, writing to the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4442"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.12-14"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-150"><bkdv3 n="4443">Romanes hee hath these words. Let vs cast away the workes of darke{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-151"><bkdv3 n="4444">nesse, and put on the armour of light. Let vs walke honestly as it were
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-152"><bkdv3 n="4445">in the day time, not in eating and drinking, neither in chambering and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-153"><bkdv3 n="4446">wantonnesse, neither in strife and enuying, but put yee on the Lord <name t="ps">Ie{\-}</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-154"><bkdv3 n="4447"><name t="ps">sus Christ</name>, and make not prouision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts of it. Here
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-155"><bkdv3 n="4448">the holy Apostle exhorteth vs to cast away the workes of darknesse, which
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-156"><bkdv3 n="4449">(among other) he calleth gluttonous eating, drinking, chambering, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-157"><bkdv3 n="4450">wantonnesse, which are all ministers vnto that vice, and preparations
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-158"><bkdv3 n="4451">to induce and bring in the filthy sinne of the flesh. Hee calleth them the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-159"><bkdv3 n="4452">deedes and workes of darkenesse, not onely because they are customably
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-160"><bkdv3 n="4453">in darkenesse, or in the night time (for euery one that doeth euill, hateth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4454"><cit work="NT. John 3.20"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-161"><bkdv3 n="4455">the light, neither commeth hee to the light, lest his workes should bee re{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4456"><cit work="NT. Matthew 25.30"><f t="r">Mat.25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-162"><bkdv3 n="4457">prooued) but that they lead the right way vnto that vtter darkenesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-163"><bkdv3 n="4458">where weeping and gnashing of teeth shall be. And hee saith in an other
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-164"><bkdv3 n="4459">place of the same Epistle, They that are in the flesh, cannot please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-165"><bkdv3 n="4460">We are detters, not to the flesh, that we should liue after the flesh, for if yee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4461"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.8, 12-13"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-166"><bkdv3 n="4462">liue after the flesh, ye shall die. Againe hee saith, Flee from whoredome,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4463"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.15-17"><f t="r">1.Cor.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-167"><bkdv3 n="4464">for euery sinne that a man committeth, is without his body: but whoso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-168"><bkdv3 n="4465">euer committeth whoredome, sinneth against his owne body. Doe ye not
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-169"><bkdv3 n="4466">know, that your members are the Temple of the holy Ghost which is in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-170"><bkdv3 n="4467">you, whom also ye haue of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and yee are not your owne? For yee
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-171"><bkdv3 n="4468">are dearely bought: glorifie God in your bodies, |&|c. And a little before he
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-172"><bkdv3 n="4469">saith, Doe yee not know that your bodies are the members of <name t="ps">Christ</name>:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-173"><bkdv3 n="4470">Shall I then take the members of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and make them the members

<bkdv3 n="4471"><fw t="catch">of</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="82" sig="G5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="4472"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">82</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-174"><bkdv3 n="4473">of a whore? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forbid. Doe ye not know, that he which cleaueth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-175"><bkdv3 n="4474">to a whore, is made one body with her? There shall be two in one flesh
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-176"><bkdv3 n="4475">(saith he) but he that cleaueth to the Lord, is one spirit. What godly
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-177"><bkdv3 n="4476">words doeth the blessed Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> bring foorth here, to disswade
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-178"><bkdv3 n="4477">and discounsell vs from whoredome and all vncleannes? Your members
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-179"><bkdv3 n="4478">(saith he) are the Temple of the holy Ghost, which whosoeuer doeth de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-180"><bkdv3 n="4479">file, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will destroy him, as saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">. If we be the Temple
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-181"><bkdv3 n="4480">of the holy Ghost, how vnfitting then is it, to driue that holy Spirit
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-182"><bkdv3 n="4481">from vs through whoredome, and in his place to set the wicked spirits of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-183"><bkdv3 n="4482">vncleannesse and fornication, and to be ioyned, and doe seruice to them?

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4483"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.18-19"><f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-184"><bkdv3 n="4484">Ye are dearely bought (saith he) therefore glorifie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in your bodies.
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-185"><bkdv3 n="4485"><name t="ps">Christ</name> that innocent Lambe of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hath bought vs from the seruitude
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-186"><bkdv3 n="4486">of the deuil, not with corruptible gold |&| silver, but with his most precious
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-187"><bkdv3 n="4487">and deare heart blood. To what intent? That we should fall againe into

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4488"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 38.20"><f t="r">Esai.38.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-188"><bkdv3 n="4489">our old vncleannesse and abominable liuing? Nay verily: but that wee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4490"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.74-75"><f t="r">Luke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-189"><bkdv3 n="4491">should serue him all the dayes of our life, in holinesse and righteousnesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-190"><bkdv3 n="4492">that we should glorifie him in our bodies, by puritie and cleannesse of life.
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-191"><bkdv3 n="4493">He declareth also that our bodies are the members of <name t="ps">Christ</name>: How vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-192"><bkdv3 n="4494">seemely a thing is it then to cease to be incorporate or imbodyed and made
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-193"><bkdv3 n="4495">one with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and through whoredome to bee enioyned and made all
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-194"><bkdv3 n="4496">one with a whore? What greater dishonour or iniury can wee doe to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-195"><bkdv3 n="4497"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, then to take away from him the members of his body, and to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-196"><bkdv3 n="4498">ioyne them to whores, deuils, and wicked spirits? And what more disho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-197"><bkdv3 n="4499">nour can we doe to our selues, then through vncleannesse, to loose so ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-198"><bkdv3 n="4500">cellent a dignitie and freedome, and to become bondslaues, and miserable
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-199"><bkdv3 n="4501">captiues to the spirits of darkenesse? Let vs therefore consider, first the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-200"><bkdv3 n="4502">glorie of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, then our estate, our dignitie, and freedome, wherein
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-201"><bkdv3 n="4503"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath set vs, by giuing vs his holy Spirit, and let vs valiantly
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-202"><bkdv3 n="4504">defend the same against Satan, and al his craftie assaults, that <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-203"><bkdv3 n="4505">may be honoured, and that we loose not our libertie or freedome, but still
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-204"><bkdv3 n="4506">remaine in one Spirit with him.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4507"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.3-5"><f t="r">Eph. 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-205"><bkdv3 n="4508">Moreouer, in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the blessed Apostle willeth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-206"><bkdv3 n="4509">vs to be so pure and free from adultery, fornication, and all vncleannesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-207"><bkdv3 n="4510">that we not once name them among vs (as it becommeth Saints) nor
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-208"><bkdv3 n="4511">filthinesse, nor foolish talking, nor iesting, which are not comely, but ra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-209"><bkdv3 n="4512">ther giuing of thankes: for this yee know (sayth hee) that no whoremon{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-210"><bkdv3 n="4513">ger, neither vncleane person, or couetous person (which is an idolater)

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4514"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.9-10"><f t="r">1.Cor.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-211"><bkdv3 n="4515">hath any inheritance in the kingdome of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-212"><bkdv3 n="4516">we should remember to be holy, pure, and free from all vncleannesse, the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-213"><bkdv3 n="4517">holy Apostle calleth vs Saints, because we are sanctified and made holy
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-214"><bkdv3 n="4518">by the bloud of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, through the holy ghost.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-215"><bkdv3 n="4519">Now if we be Saints, what haue wee to doe with the ma|_n|ers of the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4520"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.15-16"><f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-216"><bkdv3 n="4521">Heathen? Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> sayth, as he which called you is holy, euen so bee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4522"><cit work="OT. Leviticus 19.44, 19.2"><f t="bl"><f t="r">Leuit.19.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-217"><bkdv3 n="4523">ye holy also in your conuersation, because it is written, Be ye holy, for I
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-218"><bkdv3 n="4524">am holy. Hitherto haue we heard how grieuous a sinne fornication
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-219"><bkdv3 n="4525">and whoredome is, and how greatly <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth abhorre it throughout
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-220"><bkdv3 n="4526">the whole Scripture: How can it any otherwise be then a sin of most abo{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4527"><fw t="catch">mination,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="83" sig="G6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4528"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against Adultery.</fw><fw t="pag">83</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-221"><bkdv3 n="4529">mination, seeing it may not once be named among the Christians, much
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-222"><bkdv3 n="4530">lesse it may in any point be committed. And surely if wee would weigh
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-223"><bkdv3 n="4531">the greatnesse of this sinne, and consider it in the right kinde, wee should
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-224"><bkdv3 n="4532">finde the sinne of whoredome, to be that most filthy lake, soule puddle, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-225"><bkdv3 n="4533">stinking sinke, whereunto all kindes of sinnes and euils flow, where also
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-226"><bkdv3 n="4534">they haue their resting place and abiding.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-227"><bkdv3 n="4535">For hath not the adulterer a pride in his whoredome? As the Wise
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-228"><bkdv3 n="4536">man sayth, They are glad when they haue done euill, and reioyce in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-229"><bkdv3 n="4537">things that are starke naught. Is not the adulterer also idle, and delight{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-230"><bkdv3 n="4538">eth in no godly exercise, but only in that his most filthy and beastly plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-231"><bkdv3 n="4539">sure? Is not his minde pluckt, and vtterly drawen away from all ver{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-232"><bkdv3 n="4540">tuous studies, and fruitfull labours, and onely giuen to carnall and flesh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-233"><bkdv3 n="4541">ly imagination? Doeth not the whoremonger giue his minde to glutto{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-234"><bkdv3 n="4542">nie, that he may be the more apt to serue his lusts and carnall pleasures?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-235"><bkdv3 n="4543">Doeth not the adulterer giue his minde to couetousnesse, and to polling
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-236"><bkdv3 n="4544">and pilling of other, that hee may bee the more able to maintaine his
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-237"><bkdv3 n="4545">harlots and whores, and to continue in his filthy and vnlawfull loue?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-238"><bkdv3 n="4546">Swelleth hee not also with enuy against other, fearing that his pray
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-239"><bkdv3 n="4547">should bee allured and taken away from him? Againe is hee not yrefull,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-240"><bkdv3 n="4548">and replenished with wrath and displeasure, euen against his best belo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-241"><bkdv3 n="4549">ued, if at any time his beastly and deuilish request bee letted? What
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-242"><bkdv3 n="4550">sinne, or kind of sinne is it that is not ioyned with fornication and whore{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-243"><bkdv3 n="4551">dome? It is a monster of many heads: it receiueth all kindes of vices,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-244"><bkdv3 n="4552">and refuseth all kindes of vertues. If one seuerall sinne bringeth dam{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-245"><bkdv3 n="4553">nation, what is to bee thought of that sinne, which is accompanied with
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-246"><bkdv3 n="4554">all euils, and hath waiting on it whatsoeuer is hatefull to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, dam{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-247"><bkdv3 n="4555">nable to man, and pleasant to Satan.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-248"><bkdv3 n="4556">Great is the damnation that hangeth ouer the heades of fornicators
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-249"><bkdv3 n="4557">and adulterers. What shall I speake of other incommodities, which
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-250"><bkdv3 n="4558">issue and flowe out of this stinking puddle of whoredome? is not that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-251"><bkdv3 n="4559">treasure, which before all other is most regarded of honest persons, the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-252"><bkdv3 n="4560">good fame and name of man and woman, lost through whoredome?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-253"><bkdv3 n="4561">What patrimony or liuelode, what substance, what goods, what riches
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-254"><bkdv3 n="4562">doth whoredome shortly consume and bring to nought? What vali{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-255"><bkdv3 n="4563">antnesse and strength is many times made weake, and destroyed with
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-256"><bkdv3 n="4564">whoredome? What wit is so fine, that is not besotted and defaced thorow
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-257"><bkdv3 n="4565">whoredome? What beauty (although it were neuer so excellent,) is not dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-258"><bkdv3 n="4566">figured through whoredome? Is not whoredome an enemie to the plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-259"><bkdv3 n="4567">sant floure of youth, |&| bringeth it not gray haires and old age before the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-260"><bkdv3 n="4568">time? What gift of nature (although it were neuer so precious) is not
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-261"><bkdv3 n="4569">corrupted with whoredome? Com not many foule and most loathsome
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-262"><bkdv3 n="4570">diseases of whoredome? From whence come so many bastardes and mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-263"><bkdv3 n="4571">begotten children, to the high displeasure of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and dishonour of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-264"><bkdv3 n="4572">holy wedlocke, but of whoredome? How many consume all their sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-265"><bkdv3 n="4573">stance and goods, and at the last fall into such extreme pouerty, that af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-266"><bkdv3 n="4574">terward they steale, and so are hanged, through whoredome? What
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-267"><bkdv3 n="4575">contention and manslaughter commeth of whoredome? How many mai{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4576"><fw t="catch">dens</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="84" sig="G6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4577"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">84</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-268"><bkdv3 n="4578">dens be defloured, how many wiues corrupted, how many widowes defi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-269"><bkdv3 n="4579">led through whoredome? How much is the publique and common weale
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-270"><bkdv3 n="4580">impouerished, and troubled through whoredome? How much is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-271"><bkdv3 n="4581">word contemned and depraued through whoredome |&| whoremongers?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-272"><bkdv3 n="4582">Of this vice commeth a great part of the diuorces which (now adayes)
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-273"><bkdv3 n="4583">be so commonly accustomed and vsed by mens priuate authority, to the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-274"><bkdv3 n="4584">great displeasure of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the breach of the most holy knotte and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-275"><bkdv3 n="4585">bond of matrimonie. For when this most detestable sinne is once crept
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-276"><bkdv3 n="4586">into the breast of the adulterer, so that hee is intangled with vnlawfull
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-277"><bkdv3 n="4587">and vnchast loue, streightwayes his true and lawfull wife is despised, her
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-278"><bkdv3 n="4588">presence is abhorred, her company stinketh, and is loathsome, whatso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-279"><bkdv3 n="4589">euer shee doeth is dispraised: there is no quietnesse in the house, so long
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-280"><bkdv3 n="4590">as shee is in sight: therefore to make short worke, shee must away, for her
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-281"><bkdv3 n="4591">husband canne brooke her no longer. Thus through whoredome, is the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-282"><bkdv3 n="4592">honest and harmelesse wife put away, and an harlot receiued in her steed:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-283"><bkdv3 n="4593">and in like sort, it happeneth many times in the wife towards her hus{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-284"><bkdv3 n="4594">band. O abomination! <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sauiour, very <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-285"><bkdv3 n="4595">comming to restore the Law of his heauenly Father, vnto the right sense,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-286"><bkdv3 n="4596">vnderstanding, and meaning (among other things) reformed the abuse
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-287"><bkdv3 n="4597">of this Law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For where as the Iewes vsed a long sufferance,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-288"><bkdv3 n="4598">by custome, to put away their wiues, at their pleasure, for euery cause,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4599"><cit work="NT. Matthew 19.9"><f t="r">Matth.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-289"><bkdv3 n="4600"><name t="ps">Christ</name> correcting that euill custome, did teach, that if any man put a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-290"><bkdv3 n="4601">way his wife, and marieth another, for any cause, except onely for adul{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-291"><bkdv3 n="4602">tery, (which then was death by the law) hee was an adulterer, and for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-292"><bkdv3 n="4603">ced also his wife so diuorced, to commit adultery, if shee were ioyned to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-293"><bkdv3 n="4604">any other man, and the man also so ioyned with her, to committe
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-294"><bkdv3 n="4605">adultery.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-295"><bkdv3 n="4606">In what case then are these adulterers, which for the loue of an whore
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-296"><bkdv3 n="4607">put away their true and lawfull wife, against all law, right, reason
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-297"><bkdv3 n="4608">and conscience? O how damnable is the estate wherein they stand!
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-298"><bkdv3 n="4609">Swift destruction shall fall on them, if they repent not, and amend not:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-299"><bkdv3 n="4610">For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will not suffer holy wedlock thus to bee dishonoured, hated
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-300"><bkdv3 n="4611">and despised. Hee will once punish this fleshly and licentious maner of li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-301"><bkdv3 n="4612">uing, and cause that this holy ordinance shall bee had in reuerence and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-302"><bkdv3 n="4613">honour. For surely wedlocke (as the Apostle sayth) is honourable a{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4614"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 13.4"><f t="r">Heb.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-303"><bkdv3 n="4615"><app>mong among<rdg resp="IL">among</rdg></app> all men, and the bedde vndefiled: But whoremongers and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-304"><bkdv3 n="4616">fornicators God will iudge, that is to say, punish and condemne. But
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-305"><bkdv3 n="4617">to what purpose is this labour taken, to describe and set foorth the great{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-306"><bkdv3 n="4618">nesse of the sinne of whoredome, and the discommodities that issue |&| flowe
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-307"><bkdv3 n="4619">out of it, seeing that breath and tongue shall sooner faile any man, then
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-308"><bkdv3 n="4620">hee shall or may bee able to set it out according to the abomination and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-309"><bkdv3 n="4621">heinousnesse thereof? Notwithstanding this is spoken to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-310"><bkdv3 n="4622">the intent that all men should flee whoredome, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-311"><bkdv3 n="4623">liue in the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-312"><bkdv3 n="4624">grant that it may not be
<ttdv4 n="I.11.2-313"><bkdv3 n="4625">spoken in vaine.

</ttdv3>

<bkdv3 n="4626"><fw t="catch">The</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="9" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="85" sig="H1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4627"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">85</fw>
<hr>

<ttdv3 n="3" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="4628">{P}The third part of the Sermon against
<bkdv3 n="4629"><f t="i">Adulterie. <f t="bk">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-314"><bkdv3 n="4630">I<f t="bl">N the second part of this Sermon against adultery that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-315"><bkdv3 n="4631">was last read, you haue learned how earnestly the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-316"><bkdv3 n="4632">ture warneth vs to auoyde the sinne of adulterie, and to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-317"><bkdv3 n="4633">imbrace cleannesse of life: and that through adultery, we
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-318"><bkdv3 n="4634">fall into all kindes of sinne, and are made bond-slaues to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-319"><bkdv3 n="4635">the deuill: through cleannesse of life wee are made mem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-320"><bkdv3 n="4636">bers of <name t="ps">Christ</name>: and finally, how farre adultery bring{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-321"><bkdv3 n="4637">eth a man from all goodnesse, and driueth him headlong into all vices,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-322"><bkdv3 n="4638">mischiefe, and misery. Now will I declare vnto you in order, with
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-323"><bkdv3 n="4639">what grieuous punishments <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in times past plagued adultery, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-324"><bkdv3 n="4640">how certaine worldly Princes also did punish it, that yee may perceiue
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-325"><bkdv3 n="4641">that whoredome and fornication bee sinnes no lesse detestable in the sight
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-326"><bkdv3 n="4642">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to all good men, then I haue hitherto vttered. In the first
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-327"><bkdv3 n="4643">booke of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">, wee reade that when mankind beganne to bee multipli{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-328"><bkdv3 n="4644">ed vpon the earth, the men and women gaue their mindes so greatly to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-329"><bkdv3 n="4645">fleshly delight, and filthie pleasure, that they liued without all feare of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-330"><bkdv3 n="4646"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> seeing this their beastly and abominable liuing and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-331"><bkdv3 n="4647">perceiuing that they amended not, but rather increased dayly more and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-332"><bkdv3 n="4648">more in their sinfull and vncleane manners, repented that euer hee had
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-333"><bkdv3 n="4649">made man: and to shew how greatly hee abhorreth adultery, whordome,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-334"><bkdv3 n="4650">fornication, and all vncleannesse, he made all the fountaines of the deepe
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-335"><bkdv3 n="4651">earth to burst out, and the sluces of heauen to bee opened, so that the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-336"><bkdv3 n="4652">raine came downe vpon the earth by the space of fourty dayes and fourty
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-337"><bkdv3 n="4653">nights, and by this meanes destroyed the whole world, and all man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-338"><bkdv3 n="4654">kinde, eight persons onely excepted, that is to say, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Noe</name><f t="bl"> the preacher of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-339"><bkdv3 n="4655">righteousnesse, (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> calleth him) and his wife, his three sonnes
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-340"><bkdv3 n="4656">and their wiues. O what a grieuous plague did <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> cast here vpon
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-341"><bkdv3 n="4657">all liuing creatures for the sin of whoredom! For the which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, tooke
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-342"><bkdv3 n="4658">vengeance, not onely of man, but of all beastes, foules, and all liuing
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-343"><bkdv3 n="4659">creatures. Manslaughter was committed before, yet was not the world

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4660"><cit work="NT. Genesis 4.8"><f t="r">Gen.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-344"><bkdv3 n="4661">destroyed for that: but for whoredome all the world (few onely except)
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-345"><bkdv3 n="4662">was ouerflowed with waters, and so perished. An example worthy to be
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-346"><bkdv3 n="4663">remembred, that ye may learne to feare <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-347"><bkdv3 n="4664">We reade againe, that for the filthy sinne of vncleannesse, Sodome and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4665"><cit work="NT. Genesis 19.24"><f t="r">Gen.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-348"><bkdv3 n="4666">Gomorrhe, and the other Cities nigh vnto them, were destroyed by fire
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-349"><bkdv3 n="4667">and brimstone from heauen, so that there was neither man, woman,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-350"><bkdv3 n="4668">childe, nor beast, nor yet any thing that grew vpon the earth there left vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-351"><bkdv3 n="4669">destroyed. Whose heart trembleth not at the hearing of this historie?
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-352"><bkdv3 n="4670">Who is so drowned in whoredome and vncleannesse, that will not now for
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-353"><bkdv3 n="4671">euer after leaue this abominable liuing, seeing that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so grieuous{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4672"><fw t="sig">H</fw><fw t="catch">ly</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="86" sig="H1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4673"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">86</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-354"><bkdv3 n="4674">ly punisheth vncleannesse, to raine fire and brimstone from heauen, to de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-355"><bkdv3 n="4675">stroy whole Cities, to kill man, woman, and childe, and all other liuing
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-356"><bkdv3 n="4676">creatures there abiding, to consume with fire all that euer grew? What
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-357"><bkdv3 n="4677">can be more manifest tokens of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath and vengeance against
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-358"><bkdv3 n="4678">vncleannesse and impuritie of life? Marke this history (good people) and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4679"><cit work="NT. Genesis 12.17"><f t="r">Gen.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-359"><bkdv3 n="4680">feare the vengeance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Doe you not reade also, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> did
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-360"><bkdv3 n="4681">smite Pharao and his house with great plagues, because that he vngodly

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4682"><cit work="NT. Genesis 20.4"><f t="r">Gen.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-361"><bkdv3 n="4683">desired <name t="ps">Sara</name> the wife of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl">? Likewise reade wee of
<f t="r"><name t="ps">Abimelech</name><f bl>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-362"><bkdv3 n="4684">king of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Gerar</name><f t="bl">, although he touched her not by carnall knowledge. These
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-363"><bkdv3 n="4685">plagues and punishments did <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> cast on vpon filthy and vncleane
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-364"><bkdv3 n="4686">persons, before the Law was giuen (the law of nature onely reigning in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-365"><bkdv3 n="4687">the hearts of men) to declare how great loue hee had to Matrimony and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-366"><bkdv3 n="4688">wedlocke, and againe, how much he abhorred adulterie, fornication, and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-367"><bkdv3 n="4689">all vncleannesse. And when the Law that forbade whoredome was gi{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4690"><cit work="OT. Leviticus 20.10"><f t="r">Leuit.22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-368"><bkdv3 n="4691">uen by Moses to the Iewes, did not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> command that the breakers
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-369"><bkdv3 n="4692">thereof should be put to death? The wordes of the law be these: Who
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-370"><bkdv3 n="4693">so committeth adultery with any mans wife, shall die the death, both the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-371"><bkdv3 n="4694">man and the woman, because he hath broken wedlocke with his neigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-372"><bkdv3 n="4695">bours wife. In the Law also it was commanded, that a damosell and a
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-373"><bkdv3 n="4696">man taken together in whoredome should bee both stoned to death. In

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4697"><cit work="OT. Numbers 25.4, 9"><f t="r">Num.25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-374"><bkdv3 n="4698">another place we also reade, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commanded <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl"> to take all
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-375"><bkdv3 n="4699">the head Rulers, and Princes of the people, and to hang them vpon gib{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-376"><bkdv3 n="4700">bets openly, that euery man might see them, because they either commit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-377"><bkdv3 n="4701">ted, or did not punish whoredome. Againe, did not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> send such a
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-378"><bkdv3 n="4702">plague among the people for fornication, and vncleannesse, that they dyed
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-379"><bkdv3 n="4703">in one day three and twenty thousand? I passe ouer for lacke of time ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-380"><bkdv3 n="4704">ny other histories of the holy Bible, which declare the grieuous venge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-381"><bkdv3 n="4705">ance, and heauy displeasure of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against whoremongers and adul{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-382"><bkdv3 n="4706">terers. Certes this extreme punishment appointed of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, sheweth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-383"><bkdv3 n="4707">euidently how greatly <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hateth whoredome. And let vs not doubt,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-384"><bkdv3 n="4708">but that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> at this present abhorreth all maner of vncleannesse, no
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-385"><bkdv3 n="4709">lesse then he did in the olde law, and will vndoubtedly punish it, both in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4710"><cit work="OT. Psalms 5.4"><f t="r">Psalm.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-386"><bkdv3 n="4711">this world, and in the world to come. For he is a <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that can abide
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-387"><bkdv3 n="4712">no wickednesse: therefore ought it to bee eschewed of all that tender the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-388"><bkdv3 n="4713">glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the saluation of their owne soules.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4714"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.11"><f t="r">1.Cor.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-389"><bkdv3 n="4715">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, All these things are written for our example, and to
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-390"><bkdv3 n="4716">teach vs the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the obedience to his holy Law. For if
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-391"><bkdv3 n="4717"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> spared not the naturall branches, neither will hee spare vs that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-392"><bkdv3 n="4718">be but grafts, if we commit like offence. If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> destroyed many thou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-393"><bkdv3 n="4719">sands of people, many cities, yea the whole, world for whoredome, let vs
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-394"><bkdv3 n="4720">not flatter our selues, and thinke we shall escape free, and without punish{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-395"><bkdv3 n="4721">ment. For hee hath promised in his holy Law, to sende most grieuous
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-396"><bkdv3 n="4722">plagues vpon them that transgresse, or breake his holy commandements.
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-397"><bkdv3 n="4723">Thus haue we heard, how <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> punisheth the sinne of adultery: let vs
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-398"><bkdv3 n="4724">now heare certaine lawes, which the Ciuill Magistrates deuised in their
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-399"><bkdv3 n="4725">countreyes, for the punishment thereof, that wee may learne how vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-400"><bkdv3 n="4726">cleannesse hath euer beene detested in all well ordered cities and common{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4727"><fw t="catch">wealths,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="87" sig="H2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="4728"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against Adultery.</fw><fw t="pag">87</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-401"><bkdv3 n="4729">wealths, and among all honest persons. The law among the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lepreians</name><f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4730"><f t="i">Lawes deui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="4731">sed for the
<bkdv3 n="4732">punishment
<bkdv3 n="4733">of whore{\-}
<bkdv3 n="4734">dome. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-402"><bkdv3 n="4735">was this, that when any were taken in adultery, they were bound and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-403"><bkdv3 n="4736">caried three dayes thorow the Citie, and afterward as long as they liued,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-404"><bkdv3 n="4737">were they despised, and with shame and confusion counted as persons
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-405"><bkdv3 n="4738">voyde of all honestie. Among the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Locrensians</name><f t="bl"> the adulterers haue both
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-406"><bkdv3 n="4739">their eyes thrust out. The <f t="r"><name t="ps">Romanes</name><f t="bl"> in times past, punished whoredome,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-407"><bkdv3 n="4740">sometime by fire, sometime by sword. If any man among the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Egyptians</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-408"><bkdv3 n="4741">had bene taken in adultery, the law was, that he should openly in the pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-409"><bkdv3 n="4742">sence of all the people be scourged naked with whippes, vnto the number
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-410"><bkdv3 n="4743">of a thousand stripes, the woman was then taken with him, had her nose
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-411"><bkdv3 n="4744">cut off, whereby shee was knowen euer after, to be a whore, and therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-412"><bkdv3 n="4745">to be abhorred of all men. Among the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Arabians</name><f t="bl">, they that were taken in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-413"><bkdv3 n="4746">adultery, had their heads striken from their bodyes. The <f t="r"><name t="ps">Athenians</name><f t="bl"> pu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-414"><bkdv3 n="4747">nished whoredome by death in like maner. So likewise, did the barba{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-415"><bkdv3 n="4748">rous <f t="r"><name t="ps">Tartarians</name><f t="bl">. Among the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Turkes</name><f t="bl"> euen at this day, they that be taken
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-416"><bkdv3 n="4749">in adultery, both man and woman are stoned straightway to death, with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-417"><bkdv3 n="4750">out mercy. Thus we see what godly actes were deuised in times past of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-418"><bkdv3 n="4751">the high powers, for the putting away of whoredome, and for the main{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-419"><bkdv3 n="4752">teining of holy Matrimony, or wedlocke, and pure conuersation. And
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-420"><bkdv3 n="4753">the authours of these actes were no Christians, but the Heathen: yet
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-421"><bkdv3 n="4754">were they so inflamed with the loue of honestie and purenesse of life, that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-422"><bkdv3 n="4755">for the maintenance and conseruation or keeping vp of that, they made
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-423"><bkdv3 n="4756">godly Statutes, suffering neither fornication or adultery to reigne in
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-424"><bkdv3 n="4757">their Realmes vnpunished. <name t="ps">Christ</name> sayd to the people, The <name t="ps">Nineuites</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-425"><bkdv3 n="4758">shall rise at the iudgement with this Nation (meaning the vnfaithfull
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-426"><bkdv3 n="4759">Iewes) and shall condemne them: for they repented at the preaching of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-427"><bkdv3 n="4760"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Ionas</name><f t="bl">, but behold (saith he) a greater then <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ionas</name><f t="bl"> is heere,
(meaning him{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4761"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.41"><f t="r">Matth.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-428"><bkdv3 n="4762">selfe) and yet they repent not. Shall not (thinke you) likewise the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-429"><bkdv3 n="4763">crensians, Arabians, Athenians,</name><f t="bl"> with such other, rise vp in the iudgement,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-430"><bkdv3 n="4764">and condemne vs, for as much as they ceased from the whoredome at the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-431"><bkdv3 n="4765">commandement of man, and wee haue the Law, and manifest precepts
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-432"><bkdv3 n="4766">and commandements of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and yet forsake wee not our filthy con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-433"><bkdv3 n="4767">uersation? truely, truely, it shalbe easier at the day of iudgement, to these
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-434"><bkdv3 n="4768">Heathen, then to vs, except we repent and amend. For though death of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-435"><bkdv3 n="4769">body seemeth to vs a grieuous punishment in this world for woredome:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-436"><bkdv3 n="4770">yet is that paine nothing in comparison of the grieuous torments which
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-437"><bkdv3 n="4771">adulterers, fornicators, and all vncleane persons shall suffer after this life.
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-438"><bkdv3 n="4772">For all such shall be excluded and shut out of the Kingdome of heauen, as
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-439"><bkdv3 n="4773">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, Bee not deceiued, for neither whoremongers, nor worship{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4774"><cit work="NT. I Corinthians 6.9-10"><f t="r">1.Cor.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="4775"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.19, 21">Galat.5.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="4776"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.5">Ephes.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-440"><bkdv3 n="4777">pers of Images, nor adulterers, nor effeminate persons, nor Sodomites,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-441"><bkdv3 n="4778">nor theeues, nor couetous persons, nor drunkards, nor cursed speakers,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-442"><bkdv3 n="4779">nor pillers, shall inherite the Kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> in his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4780"><cit work="NT. Revelations 21.8"><f t="r">Apoc.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-443"><bkdv3 n="4781">Reuelation saith, That whoremongers shall haue their part with mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-444"><bkdv3 n="4782">derers, sorcerers, enchaunters, lyers, idolaters, and such other, in the lake
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-445"><bkdv3 n="4783">which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. The
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-446"><bkdv3 n="4784">punishment of the body, although it be death, hath an ende: but the pu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-447"><bkdv3 n="4785">nishment of the soule, which S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> calleth the second death, is euerla{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4786"><fw t="sig">H 2</fw><fw t="catch">sting</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="88" sig="H2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="4787"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">88</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-448"><bkdv3 n="4788">sting, there shall be fire and brimstone, there shalbe weeping and gnashing
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-449"><bkdv3 n="4789">of teeth, the worme that there shall gnaw the conscience of the damned,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4790"><cit work="NT. Matthew 13.42"><f t="r">Matth.13.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="4791">Marke 9<cit work="NT. Mark 9.44">.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-450"><bkdv3 n="4792">shall neuer die. O whose heart distilleth not euen drops of blood, to heare
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-451"><bkdv3 n="4793">and consider these things? If wee tremble and shake at the hearing and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-452"><bkdv3 n="4794">naming of these paines, oh what shall they doe that shall feele them, that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-453"><bkdv3 n="4795">shall suffer them, yea, and euer shall suffer, worlds without end: <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-454"><bkdv3 n="4796">haue mercy vpon vs. Who is now so drowned in sinne, and past all god{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-455"><bkdv3 n="4797">linesse, that he will set more by filthy and stinking pleasure, (which soone
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-456"><bkdv3 n="4798">passeth away) then by the losse of euerlasting glory? Againe, who will so
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-457"><bkdv3 n="4799">giue himselfe to the lustes of the flesh, that hee feareth nothing at all the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-458"><bkdv3 n="4800">paine of hell fire? But let vs heare how wee may eschew the sinne of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-459"><bkdv3 n="4801">whoredome, and adultery, that wee may walke in the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-460"><bkdv3 n="4802">and bee free from those most grieuous and intolerable torments, which

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4803"><f t="i">Remedies
<bkdv3 n="4804">whereby to
<bkdv3 n="4805">auoide for{\-}
<bkdv3 n="4806">nication and
<bkdv3 n="4807">adultery. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-461"><bkdv3 n="4808">abide all vncleane persons. Now to auoide fornication, adultery,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-462"><bkdv3 n="4809">and all vncleannesse, let vs prouide that aboue all things, we may
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-463"><bkdv3 n="4810">keepe our heartes pure and cleane, from all euill thoughtes and
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-464"><bkdv3 n="4811">carnall lustes: for if that bee once infected and corrupt, wee fall
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-465"><bkdv3 n="4812">headlong into all kinde of vngodlinesse. This shall wee easily doe,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-466"><bkdv3 n="4813">if when wee feele inwardly, that Satan our olde enemie tempteth
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-467"><bkdv3 n="4814">vs vnto whoredome, we by no meanes consent to his craftie suggestions,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-468"><bkdv3 n="4815">but valiantly resist and withstand him by strong faith in the word of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-469"><bkdv3 n="4816"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, alleadging against him alwayes in our heart, this commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-470"><bkdv3 n="4817">ment of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: <lang l>Scriptum est, non m{oe}chaberis. <lang e> It is written, Thou shalt
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-471"><bkdv3 n="4818">not commit whoredome. It shall bee good also for vs, euer to liue in the
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-472"><bkdv3 n="4819">feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to set before our eyes the grieuous threatnings of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-473"><bkdv3 n="4820"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against all vngodly sinners, and to consider in our minde, how fil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-474"><bkdv3 n="4821">thy, beastly, and short that pleasure is, whereunto Satan continuallie
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-475"><bkdv3 n="4822">stirreth and mooueth vs: And againe, how the paine appointed for that
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-476"><bkdv3 n="4823">sinne is intolerable and euerlasting. Moreouer, to vse a temperance
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-477"><bkdv3 n="4824">and sobrietie in eating and drinking, to eschew vncleane communicati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-478"><bkdv3 n="4825">tion, to auoide all filthie company, to flee idlenesse, to delight in reading
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-479"><bkdv3 n="4826">the holy Scriptures, to watch in godly prayers and vertuous meditati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-480"><bkdv3 n="4827">on, and at all times, to exercise some godly trauailes, shall help greatlie
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-481"><bkdv3 n="4828">vnto the eschewing of whoredome.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-482"><bkdv3 n="4829">And heere are all degrees to bee monished, whether they be married or
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-483"><bkdv3 n="4830">vnmarried, to loue chastitie and cleannesse of life. For the married are
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-484"><bkdv3 n="4831">bound by the law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so purely to loue one another, that neither of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-485"><bkdv3 n="4832">them seeke any strange loue. The man must onely cleaue to his wife,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-486"><bkdv3 n="4833">and the wife againe onely to her husband: they must so delight one in a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-487"><bkdv3 n="4834">nothers company, that none of them couet any other. And as they are
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-488"><bkdv3 n="4835">bound thus to liue together in all godlinesse and honesty, so likewise it is
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-489"><bkdv3 n="4836">their duty, vertuously to bring vp their children, and prouide, that they
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-490"><bkdv3 n="4837">fall not into Satans snare, nor into any vncleannesse, but that they
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-491"><bkdv3 n="4838">come pure and honest vnto holy wedlocke, when time requireth. So
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-492"><bkdv3 n="4839">likewise ought all masters, and rulers to prouide that no whoredome,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-493"><bkdv3 n="4840">nor any point of vncleannesse be vsed among their seruants. And againe,
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-494"><bkdv3 n="4841">they that are single, and feele in themselues that they cannot liue with{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4842"><fw t="catch">out</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="89" sig="H3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="4843"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against Contention.</fw><fw t="pag">89</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-495"><bkdv3 n="4844">out the company of a woman, let them get wiues of their owne, and so
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-496"><bkdv3 n="4845">liue godly together: For it is better to marry then to burne.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4846"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 7.9"><f t="r">1.Cor.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-497"><bkdv3 n="4847">And to auoyde fornication, saith the Apostle, let euery man haue his
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-498"><bkdv3 n="4848">owne wife, and euery woman her owne husband. Finally, all such as
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-499"><bkdv3 n="4849">feele in themselues a sufficiencie and habilitie (through the working of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-500"><bkdv3 n="4850"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Spirit) to leade a sole and continent life, let them prayse
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-501"><bkdv3 n="4851"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his gift, and seeke all meanes possible to maintaine the same:
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-502"><bkdv3 n="4852">as by reading of holy Scriptures, by godly meditations, by continuall
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-503"><bkdv3 n="4853">prayers, and such other vertuous exercises. If we all on this wise will
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-504"><bkdv3 n="4854">endeauour our selues to eschew fornication, adultery, and all vnclean{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-505"><bkdv3 n="4855">nes, and lead our liues in all godlinesse and honestie, seruing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-506"><bkdv3 n="4856">a pure and cleane heart, and glorifying him in our bodyes by the leading
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-507"><bkdv3 n="4857">an innocent and harmelesse life, we may be sure to be in the number of
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-508"><bkdv3 n="4858">those, of whom our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> speaketh in the Gospel on this maner,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4859"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.8"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-509"><bkdv3 n="4860">Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: to whom alone be
<ttdv4 n="I.11.3-510"><bkdv3 n="4861">all glory, honour, rule, and power, worldes without end. Amen. <f t="r">

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