HOMILY ON THE SALVATION OF MANKIND

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="842"><f t="rl">A SERMON OF THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="843">saluation of mankinde, by only <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sauiour
<bkdv3 n="844"><f t="i">from sinne and death euerlasting. <f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-1"><bkdv3 n="845">B<f t="bl">Ecause all men bee sinners and offenders
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-2"><bkdv3 n="846">against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and breakers of his law
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-3"><bkdv3 n="847">and commandements, therefore can no
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-4"><bkdv3 n="848">man by his owne acts, workes, |&| deeds
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-5"><bkdv3 n="849">(seeme they neuer so good) bee iustified,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-6"><bkdv3 n="850">and made righteous before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: but
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-7"><bkdv3 n="851">euery man of necessity is constrayned to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-8"><bkdv3 n="852">seeke for another righteousnesse or iusti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-9"><bkdv3 n="853">fication, to be receiued at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> owne
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-10"><bkdv3 n="854">hands, that is to say, the forgiuenesse of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-11"><bkdv3 n="855">his sinnes and trespasses, in such things
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-12"><bkdv3 n="856">as he hath offended. And this iustificati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-13"><bkdv3 n="857">on or righteousnesse, which we so receiue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-14"><bkdv3 n="858">of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy and <name t="ps">Christs</name> merits. embraced by fayth, is taken, ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-15"><bkdv3 n="859">cepted and allowed of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for our perfect and full iustification. For
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-16"><bkdv3 n="860">the more full vnderstanding heereof, it is our parts and duties euer to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-17"><bkdv3 n="861">member the great mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, how that (all the world being wrap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-18"><bkdv3 n="862">ped in sinne by breaking of the Law) <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sent his onely sonne our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-19"><bkdv3 n="863">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> into this world, to fulfill the Law for vs, and by shed{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-20"><bkdv3 n="864">ding of his most precious blood, to make a sacrifice and satisfaction, or (as
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-21"><bkdv3 n="865">it may be called) amends to his Father for our sinnes, to asswage his
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-22"><bkdv3 n="866">wrath and indignation conceiued against vs for the same.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-23"><bkdv3 n="867">In so much that infants, being baptized and dying in their infancy,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="868"><f t="r">The effi{\-}
<bkdv3 n="869">cacy of
<bkdv3 n="870"><name t="ps">Christs</name>
<bkdv3 n="871">passion |&|
<bkdv3 n="872">oblation.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-24"><bkdv3 n="873">are by this sacrifice washed from their sinnes, brought to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-25"><bkdv3 n="874">uour, and made his children, and inheritors of his kingdome of heauen.
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-26"><bkdv3 n="875">And they which in act or deed do sinne after their baptisme, when they
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-27"><bkdv3 n="876">turne againe to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vnfaynedly, they are likewise washed by this sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-28"><bkdv3 n="877">crifice from their sinnes, in such sort, that there remayneth not any spot
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-29"><bkdv3 n="878">of sin, that shall be imputed to their damnation. This is that iustificati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-30"><bkdv3 n="879">on or righteousnesse which S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> speaketh of, when hee sayth, No man
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-31"><bkdv3 n="880">is iustified by the workes of the Law, but freely by fayth in <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>.
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-32"><bkdv3 n="881">And againe he sayth, We beleeue in <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, that we be iustified freely

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="882"><cit work="NT. Galatians 2.16"><f t="bl"><f t="i">Gala. <f t="r">2.</cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-33"><bkdv3 n="883">by the fayth of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and not by the workes of the Law, because that no
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-34"><bkdv3 n="884">man shalbe iustified by the workes of the Law. And although this iusti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-35"><bkdv3 n="885">fication be free vnto vs, yet it commeth not so freely vnto vs, that there is

<bkdv3 n="886"><fw t="sig">B</fw><fw t="catch">no</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="887"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">14</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-36"><bkdv3 n="888">no ransome paid therefore at all. But here may mans reason be astonied,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="889"><f t="r">Obiection.
<note>
<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-37"><bkdv3 n="890">reasoning after this fashion. If a ransome be paid for our redemption,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-38"><bkdv3 n="891">then is it not giuen vs freely. For a prisoner that paied his ransome, is
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-39"><bkdv3 n="892">not let go freely, for if he go freely, then he goeth without ransome: for
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-40"><bkdv3 n="893">what is it els to go freely, then to be set at libertie without paying of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="894"><f t="r">Answere.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-41"><bkdv3 n="895">ransome? This reason is satisfied by the great wisedome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-42"><bkdv3 n="896">this mysterie of our redemption, who hath so tempered his iustice |&| mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-43"><bkdv3 n="897">cie together, that he would neither by his iustice condemne vs vnto the e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-44"><bkdv3 n="898">uerlasting captiuitie of the deuill, |&| his prison of Hell, remedilesse for euer
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-45"><bkdv3 n="899">without mercie, nor by his mercie deliuer vs clearely, without iustice or
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-46"><bkdv3 n="900">paiment of a iust ransome: but with his endlesse mercie he ioyned his
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-47"><bkdv3 n="901">most vpright and equall iustice. His great mercy he shewed vnto vs in de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-48"><bkdv3 n="902">liuering vs from our former captiuitie, without requiring of any ran{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-49"><bkdv3 n="903">some to be paid, or amends to be made vpon our parts, which thing by
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-50"><bkdv3 n="904">vs had bin impossible to be done. And where as it lay not in vs that to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-51"><bkdv3 n="905">do, he prouided a ransome for vs, that was, the most pretious body and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-52"><bkdv3 n="906">blood of his owne most deare and best beloued Sonne <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, who
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-53"><bkdv3 n="907">besides this ransome, fulfilled the law for vs perfectly. And so the iustice
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-54"><bkdv3 n="908">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> |&| his mercy did imbrace together, |&| fulfilled the mystery of our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-55"><bkdv3 n="909">redemption. And of this iustice and mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> knit together, spea{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="910"><cit work="NT. Romans 3.23-25"><f t="i">Rom. <f t="r">3.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-56"><bkdv3 n="911">keth S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in the third Chap. to the Romans, All haue offended, |&| haue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-57"><bkdv3 n="912">need of the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but are iustified freely by his grace, by redemp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-58"><bkdv3 n="913">tion which is in <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, whom <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath sent forth to vs for a re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-59"><bkdv3 n="914">conciler |&| peace maker, through faith in his blood, to shew his righteous{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="915"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.4"><f t="i">Rom. <f t="r">10.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-60"><bkdv3 n="916">nes. And in the tenth Chap. <name t="ps">Christ</name> is the end of the law vnto righteous{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="917"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.3-4"><f t="i">Rom. <f t="r">8.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-61"><bkdv3 n="918">nes, to euery man that beleeueth. And in the 8. Chap. That which was
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-62"><bkdv3 n="919">impossible by the law, in as much as it was weake by the flesh, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-63"><bkdv3 n="920">sending his owne Sonne, in the similitude of sinfull flesh, by sin damned
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-64"><bkdv3 n="921">sin in the flesh, that the righteousnesse of the law might be fulfilled in vs,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-65"><bkdv3 n="922">which walke not after the flesh, but after the spirit. In these foresaid pla{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="923"><f t="r">Three things
<bkdv3 n="924">must goe
<bkdv3 n="925">together in
<bkdv3 n="926">our iustifica{\-}
<bkdv3 n="927">tion.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-66"><bkdv3 n="928">ces, the Apostle toucheth specially three things, which must go together in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-67"><bkdv3 n="929">our iustification. Vpon <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> part, his great mercie and grace: vpon
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-68"><bkdv3 n="930"><name t="ps">Christs</name> part, iustice, that is, the satisfacti&omacron; of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> iustice, or the price
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-69"><bkdv3 n="931">of our redemption, by the offering of his body, and shedding of his blood,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-70"><bkdv3 n="932">with fulfilling of the law perfectly |&| throughly; and vpon our part true |&|
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-71"><bkdv3 n="933">liuely faith in the merits of <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, which yet is not ours, but by
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-72"><bkdv3 n="934"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> working in vs: so that in our iustification, is not onely Gods
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-73"><bkdv3 n="935">mercy |&| grace, but also his iustice, which the Apostle calleth the iustice of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-74"><bkdv3 n="936"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, |&| it consisteth in paying our ransome, |&| fulfilling of the law: |&| so
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-75"><bkdv3 n="937">the grace of God doth not shut out the iustice of God in our iustificatio&omacron;, but
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-76"><bkdv3 n="938">only shutteth out the iustice of m&amacron;, that is to say, the iustice of our works,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-77"><bkdv3 n="939">as to be merits of deseruing our iustification. And therfore S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> decla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-78"><bkdv3 n="940">reth here nothing vpon the behalfe of man, concerning his iustification,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-79"><bkdv3 n="941">but onely a true |&| liuely faith, which neuerthelesse is the gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-80"><bkdv3 n="942">and not mans onely worke, without <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: And yet that faith doth
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-81"><bkdv3 n="943">not shut out repentance, hope, loue, dread, |&| the feare of God, to be ioyned
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-82"><bkdv3 n="944">with faith in euery man that is iustified, but it shutteth them out fro the

<bkdv3 n="945"><fw t="catch">office</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="946"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Saluation.</fw><fw t="pag">15</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-83"><bkdv3 n="947">office <app>or<rdg resp="1844>of</rdg></app> iustifying. So that although they be all present together in him

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="948"><f t="r">How it is to
<bkdv3 n="949">be vnder{\-}
<bkdv3 n="950">stood, iustifieth
<bkdv3 n="951">without
<bkdv3 n="952">works.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-84"><bkdv3 n="953">that is iustified, yet they iustifie not all together: Nor the faith also doeth
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-85"><bkdv3 n="954">not shut out the iustice of our good workes, necessarily to bee done after{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-86"><bkdv3 n="955">wardes of duty towardes <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (for wee are most bounden to serue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-87"><bkdv3 n="956"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in doing good deeds, commanded by him in his holy Scripture,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-88"><bkdv3 n="957">all the dayes of our life:) But it excludeth them, so that wee may not doe
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-89"><bkdv3 n="958">them to this intent, to be made good by doing of them. For all the good
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-90"><bkdv3 n="959">workes that we can doe, bee vnperfect, and therefore not able to deserue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-91"><bkdv3 n="960">our iustification: but our iustification doth come freely by the meere mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-92"><bkdv3 n="961">cy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and of so great and free mercy, that whereas all the world
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-93"><bkdv3 n="962">was not able of their selues to pay any part towards their ransome, it
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-94"><bkdv3 n="963">pleased our heauenly Father of his infinit mercy, without any our desert
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-95"><bkdv3 n="964">or deseruing, to prepare for vs the most precious iewels of <name t="ps">Christs</name> body
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-96"><bkdv3 n="965">and blood, whereby our ransome might be fully payd, the law fulfilled,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-97"><bkdv3 n="966">and his iustice fully satisfied. So that <name t="ps">Christ</name> is now the righteousnesse
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-98"><bkdv3 n="967">of all them that truely doe beleeue in him. Hee for them payd their ran{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-99"><bkdv3 n="968">some by his death. Hee for them fulfilled the Law in his life. So that
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-100"><bkdv3 n="969">now in him, and by him, euery true Christian man may be called a fulfil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-101"><bkdv3 n="970">ler of the Law, forasmuch as that which their infirmity lacked, <name t="ps">Christs</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.1-102"><bkdv3 n="971">iustice hath supplied.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="972">{P} <f t="r">The second part of the Sermon of
<bkdv3 n="973"><f t="i">Saluation. <f t="r">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-103"><bkdv3 n="974"><f t="bk">Y<f t="bl">E haue heard of whom all me ought to seeke their iusti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-104"><bkdv3 n="975">fication and righteousnesse, and how also this righteous{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-105"><bkdv3 n="976">nesse commeth vnto men by <name t="ps">Christs</name> death and merits: ye
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-106"><bkdv3 n="977">heard also how that three things are required to the ob{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-107"><bkdv3 n="978">tayning of our righteousnesse, that is, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-108"><bkdv3 n="979"><name t="ps">Christs</name> iustice, and a true and a liuely fayth, out of the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-109"><bkdv3 n="980">which fayth springeth good workes. Also before was de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-110"><bkdv3 n="981">clared at large, that no man can bee iustified by his owne good workes,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-111"><bkdv3 n="982">that no man fulfilleth the Law, according to the full request of the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-112"><bkdv3 n="983">Law.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-113"><bkdv3 n="984">And S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in his Episttdv4e to the Galathians prooueth the same, say{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="985"><cit work="NT. Galatians 2.21"><f t="i">Gal. <f t="r">2.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-114"><bkdv3 n="986">ing thus, If there had beene any law giuen which could haue iustified,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-115"><bkdv3 n="987">verily righteousnesse should haue beene by the law. And againe he sayth,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-116"><bkdv3 n="988">If righteousnesse be by the Law, then <name t="ps">Christ</name> died in vaine. And again he
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-117"><bkdv3 n="989">sayth, You that are iustified by the law, are fallen away from grace. And
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-118"><bkdv3 n="990">furthermore he writeth to the Ephesians on this wise, By grace are ye sa{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="991"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.8-9"><f t="i">Ephes. <f t="r">3.</cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-119"><bkdv3 n="992"><f t="bl">ued through fayth, and that not of your selues, for it is the gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-120"><bkdv3 n="993">and not of works, lest any man should glory. And to be short, the summe of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-121"><bkdv3 n="994">all <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl"> disputation is this: that if iustice come of workes, then it com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-122"><bkdv3 n="995">meth not of grace: and if it come of grace, then it commeth not of works.
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-123"><bkdv3 n="996">And to this ende tendeth all the Prophets, as Saint <name t="ps">Peter</name> sayth

<bkdv3 n="997"><fw t="sig">B 2</fw><fw t="catch">in</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="998"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">16</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="999"><cit work="NT. Acts 10.43"><f t="i">Act. <f t="r">10.</cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-124"><bkdv3 n="1000"><f t="bl">in the tenth of the Acts. Of <name t="ps">Christ</name> al the Prophets (faith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">) do wit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-125"><bkdv3 n="1001">nesse that through his name, all they that beleeue in him, shall receiue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-126"><bkdv3 n="1002">the remission of sins. And after this wise to be iustified onely by this true

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1003"><f t="r">Faith only iu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1004">stifieth, is the
<bkdv3 n="1005">doctrine of
<bkdv3 n="1006">old Doctours.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-127"><bkdv3 n="1007">and liuely faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, speaketh all the old and ancient Authors, both
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-128"><bkdv3 n="1008">Greekes and Latines. Of whom I will specially rehearse three, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hilary</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-129"><bkdv3 n="1009"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl">, and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl">. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hilary</name><f t="bl"> saith these wordes plainely in the ix.
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-130"><bkdv3 n="1010">Canon vpon Matthew, Faith onely iustifieth. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl"> a Greek
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-131"><bkdv3 n="1011">authour writeth thus, This is a perfect and whole reioycing in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-132"><bkdv3 n="1012">when a man aduanceth not himselfe for his owne righteousnesse, but
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-133"><bkdv3 n="1013">knowledgeth himselfe to lacke true iustice and righteousnesse, and to be

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1014"><cit work="NT. Philipp. 3.9"><f t="i">Philip <f t="r">3.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-134"><bkdv3 n="1015">iustified by the onely faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name>. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> (saith hee) doth glorie in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-135"><bkdv3 n="1016">the contempt of his owne righteousnesse, and that he looketh for the righ{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-136"><bkdv3 n="1017">teousnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by faith.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-137"><bkdv3 n="1018">These bee the verie wordes of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl">. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl">, a
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-138"><bkdv3 n="1019">Latine Authour, saith these wordes, This is the ordinance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-139"><bkdv3 n="1020">that they which beleeue in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, should bee saued without workes, by
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-140"><bkdv3 n="1021">faith onely, freely receiuing remission of their sinnes. Consider diligent{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-141"><bkdv3 n="1022">ly these wordes, Without workes by faith onely, freely wee receiue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-142"><bkdv3 n="1023">remission of our sins. What can be spoken more plainely, then to say, That
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-143"><bkdv3 n="1024">freely without workes, by faith onely wee obtaine remission of our sins?
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-144"><bkdv3 n="1025">These and other like sentences, that wee bee iustified by faith onely, free{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-145"><bkdv3 n="1026">ly, and without workes, wee doe read oft times in the most best and an{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-146"><bkdv3 n="1027">cient writers. As beside <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hilarie</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Basil</name><f t="bl">, and Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl"> before rehear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-147"><bkdv3 n="1028">sed, wee read the same in <f t="r"><name t="ps">Origen</name><f t="bl">, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrisostome</name><f t="bl">, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cyprian</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-148"><bkdv3 n="1029">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Prosper</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Oecumenius</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps"><app>Procius</name><rdg resp="1844>Phocius</rdg></app>,
<f t="r"><name t="ps">Bernardus<f t="bl">,</name> <f t="r"><name t="ps">Anselme</name><f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-149"><bkdv3 n="1030">many other Authours, Greeke, and Latine. Neuerthelesse, this sen\-
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-150"><bkdv3 n="1031">tence, that wee bee iustified by faith onely, is not so meant of them, that
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-151"><bkdv3 n="1032">the sayd iustifying faith is alone in man, without true repentance, hope,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1033"><f t="r">Faith alone,
<bkdv3 n="1034">how it is to be
<bkdv3 n="1035">vnderstood.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-152"><bkdv3 n="1036">charitie, dreade, and the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, at any time and season. Nor
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-153"><bkdv3 n="1037">when they say, That wee bee iustified freely, they meane not that wee
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-154"><bkdv3 n="1038">should or might afterward bee idle, and that nothing should bee required
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-155"><bkdv3 n="1039">on our parts afterward: Neither they meane not so to bee iustified with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-156"><bkdv3 n="1040">out good workes, that wee should doe no good workes at all, like as
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-157"><bkdv3 n="1041">shall bee more expressed at large heereafter. But this saying, That wee
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-158"><bkdv3 n="1042">bee iustified by faith onely, freely and without workes, is spoken for to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-159"><bkdv3 n="1043">take away cleerely all merite of our workes, as being vnable to deserue
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-160"><bkdv3 n="1044">our iustification at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hands, and therby most plainely to expresse
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-161"><bkdv3 n="1045">the weaknesse of man, and the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the great infirmi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-162"><bkdv3 n="1046">tie of our selues, and the might and power of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the imperfectnesse
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-163"><bkdv3 n="1047">of our own works, and the most abundant grace of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-164"><bkdv3 n="1048">and therfore wholly to ascribe the merite and deseruing of our iustificati{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1049"><f t="r">The profit of
<bkdv3 n="1050">the doctrine
<bkdv3 n="1051">of faith onely
<bkdv3 n="1052">iustifieth.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-165"><bkdv3 n="1053">on vnto <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, and his most precious bloodshedding. This faith
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-166"><bkdv3 n="1054">the holy Scripture teacheth vs, this is the strong Rocke and founda{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-167"><bkdv3 n="1055">tion of Christian Religion, this doctrine all olde and ancient Authours
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-168"><bkdv3 n="1056">of <name t="ps">Christs</name> Church doe approoue, this doctrine aduanceth and setteth
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-169"><bkdv3 n="1057">foorth the true glory of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and beateth downe the vaine glory of man,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-170"><bkdv3 n="1058">this whosoeuer denyeth, is not bee accounted for a christian man, nor

<bkdv3 n="1059"><fw t="catch">for</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="17" sig="B3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="1060"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Saluation.</fw><fw t="pag">17</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-171"><bkdv3 n="1061">for a setter foorth of <name t="ps">Christs</name> glorie, but for an aduersarie to <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-172"><bkdv3 n="1062">Gospell, and for a setter foorth of mens vaine glory. And although this

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1063"><f t="r">What they be
<bkdv3 n="1064">that impugne
<bkdv3 n="1065">the doctrine
<bkdv3 n="1066">of Faith only
<bkdv3 n="1067">iustifieth.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-173"><bkdv3 n="1068">doctrine be neuer so true (as it is most true indeede) that wee bee iustified
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-174"><bkdv3 n="1069">freely without all merite of our owne good workes (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> doth
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-175"><bkdv3 n="1070">expresse it) and freely by this liuely and perfect faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely (as
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-176"><bkdv3 n="1071">the ancient authors vse to speak it) yet this true doctrine must be also tru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-177"><bkdv3 n="1072">ly vnderstood and most plainely declared, lest carnall men should take vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-178"><bkdv3 n="1073">iustly occasion thereby to liue carnally, after the appetite and will of the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1074"><f t="r">A declarati{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1075">on of this do{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1076">ctrine of faith
<bkdv3 n="1077"><app>withoutworks <rdg resp="IL">without works</rdg></app>
<bkdv3 n="1078">iustifieth.
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-179"><bkdv3 n="1079">world, the flesh and the deuill. And because no man should erre by mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-180"><bkdv3 n="1080">taking of this doctrine, I shall plainely and shortly so declare the right
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-181"><bkdv3 n="1081">vnderstanding of the same, that no man shall iustly thinke that hee may
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-182"><bkdv3 n="1082">thereby take any occasion of carnall libertie, to follow the desires of the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-183"><bkdv3 n="1083">flesh, or that thereby any kinde of sinne shall be committed, or any vngod{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-184"><bkdv3 n="1084">ly liuing the more vsed.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-185"><bkdv3 n="1085">First, you shall vnderstand, that in our iustification by <name t="ps">Christ</name>, it is not
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-186"><bkdv3 n="1086">all one thing, the office of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vnto man, and the office of man vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-187"><bkdv3 n="1087"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Iustification is not the office of man, but of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or man
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-188"><bkdv3 n="1088">cannot make himselfe righteous by his owne workes, neither in part,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-189"><bkdv3 n="1089">nor in the whole, for that were the greatest arrogancy and presumption
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-190"><bkdv3 n="1090">of man, that Antichrist could set vp against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to affirme that a man
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-191"><bkdv3 n="1091">might by his owne workes, take away and purge his owne sinnes, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-192"><bkdv3 n="1092">so iustifie himselfe. But iustification is the office of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> only, and is not

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1093"><f t="r">Iustification
<bkdv3 n="1094">is the office of
<bkdv3 n="1095">God only.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-193"><bkdv3 n="1096">a thing which wee render vnto him, but which wee receiue of him: not
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-194"><bkdv3 n="1097">which we giue to him, but which we take of him, by his free mercy, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-195"><bkdv3 n="1098">by the onely merits of his most dearely beloued Sonne, our onely Redee-
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-196"><bkdv3 n="1099">mer, Sauiour, and Iustifier <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>: so that the true vnderstanding
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-197"><bkdv3 n="1100">of this doctrine, We be iustified freely by faith without works, or that we
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-198"><bkdv3 n="1101">be iustified by faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, is not, that this our owne act, to be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-199"><bkdv3 n="1102">leeue in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, or this our faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, which is within vs, doth iusti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-200"><bkdv3 n="1103">fie vs, and deserue our iustification vnto vs (for that were to count our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-201"><bkdv3 n="1104">selues to be iustified by some act or vertue that is within our selues) but
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-202"><bkdv3 n="1105">the true vnderstanding and meaning thereof is, that although wee heare
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-203"><bkdv3 n="1106"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, and beleeue it, although we haue faith, hope, charity, re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-204"><bkdv3 n="1107">pentance, dread, and feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> within vs, and doe neuer so many
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-205"><bkdv3 n="1108">workes therunto: yet we must renounce the merit of all our said vertues,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-206"><bkdv3 n="1109">of faith, hope, charity, and all other vertues and good deeds, which we ei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-207"><bkdv3 n="1110">ther haue done, shall doe, or can doe, as things that be farre too weake and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-208"><bkdv3 n="1111">insufficient, and vnperfect, to deserue remission of our sinnes, and our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-209"><bkdv3 n="1112">iustification, and therefore wee must trust only in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-210"><bkdv3 n="1113">that sacrifice which our high Priest and Sauiour Christ Iesus the son of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-211"><bkdv3 n="1114"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> once offered for vs vpon the Crosse, to obtaine thereby <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-212"><bkdv3 n="1115">grace, and remission, aswell of our originall sinne in Baptisme, as of all
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-213"><bkdv3 n="1116">actuall sinne committed by vs after our Baptisme, if we truly repent, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-214"><bkdv3 n="1117">turne vnfeynedly to him againe. So that as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> Baptist, although
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-215"><bkdv3 n="1118">he were neuer so vertuous and godly a man, yet in this matter of forgi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-216"><bkdv3 n="1119">uing of sin, he did put the people from him, |&| appointed them vnto <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-217"><bkdv3 n="1120">saying thus vnto them, Behold, yonder is the lambe of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which

<bkdv3 n="1121"><fw t="sig">B 3</fw><fw t="catch">taketh</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="18" sig="B3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="1122"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">18</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-218"><bkdv3 n="1123">taketh away the sinnes of the world: euen so, as great and as godly a ver{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-219"><bkdv3 n="1124">tue as the liuely fayth is, yet it putteth vs from it selfe, and remitteth or
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-220"><bkdv3 n="1125">appointeth vs vnto <name t="ps">Christ</name>, for to haue only by him remission of our sins,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1126"><cit work="NT. John 1.29"><f t="r">Iohn 1<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-221"><bkdv3 n="1127">or iustification. So that our faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name> (as it were) sayth vnto vs
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-222"><bkdv3 n="1128">thus, It is not I that take away your sinnes, but it is <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-223"><bkdv3 n="1129">to him onely I send your for that purpose, forsaking therein all your good
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-224"><bkdv3 n="1130">vertues, words, thoughts, and workes, and onely putting your trust in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.2-225"><bkdv3 n="1131"><name t="ps">Christ</name>.

</ttdv3>

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

<hr>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="1132">{P} <f t="r">The third part of the Sermon of
<bkdv3 n="1133"><f t="i">Saluation. <f t="r">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-226"><bkdv3 n="1134"><f t="bk">I<f t="bl">T hath beene manifestly declared vnto you, that no man
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-227"><bkdv3 n="1135">can fulfill the Law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore by the law
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-228"><bkdv3 n="1136">all men are condemned: whereupon it followeth necessa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-229"><bkdv3 n="1137">rily, that some other thing should bee required for our sal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-230"><bkdv3 n="1138">uation then the law: and that is, a true and a liuely faith
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-231"><bkdv3 n="1139">in <name t="ps">Christ</name>: bringing foorth good workes, and a life accor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-232"><bkdv3 n="1140">ding to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandements. And also you heard
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-233"><bkdv3 n="1141">the ancient authours mindes of this saying, Faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely iustifi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-234"><bkdv3 n="1142">eth man, so plainely declared, that you see, that the very true meaning
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-235"><bkdv3 n="1143">of this proposition or saying, Wee be iustified by faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, (ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-236"><bkdv3 n="1144">cording to the meaning of the old ancient authours) is this: Wee put our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-237"><bkdv3 n="1145">faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, that wee bee iustified by him onely, that wee be iustified by
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-238"><bkdv3 n="1146"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> free mercy, and the merits of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> onely, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-239"><bkdv3 n="1147">by no vertue or good workes of our owne, that is in vs, or that wee can
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-240"><bkdv3 n="1148">bee able to haue or to doe, for to deserue the same: <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe only
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-241"><bkdv3 n="1149">being the cause meritorious thereof.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-242"><bkdv3 n="1150">Heere you perceiue many words to bee vsed to auoyde contention in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-243"><bkdv3 n="1151">words with them that delight to brawle about words, and also to shewe
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-244"><bkdv3 n="1152">the true meaning to auoyd euill taking and misunderstanding, and yet
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-245"><bkdv3 n="1153">peraduenture all will not serue with them that be contentious: but con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-246"><bkdv3 n="1154">tenders will euer forge matters of contention, euen when they haue none
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-247"><bkdv3 n="1155">occasion thereto. Not withstanding, such be the lesse to be passed vpon, so
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-248"><bkdv3 n="1156">that the rest may profit, which will be the most desirous to know the truth,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-249"><bkdv3 n="1157">then (when it is plaine enough) to contend about it, and with contenti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-250"><bkdv3 n="1158">ous and captious cauillation, to obscure and darken it. Trueth it is,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-251"><bkdv3 n="1159">that our owne workes doe not iustifie vs, to speake properly of our iustifi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-252"><bkdv3 n="1160">cation, (that is to say) our workes doe not merit or deserue remission of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-253"><bkdv3 n="1161">our sinnes, and make vs of vniust, iust before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: but <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-254"><bkdv3 n="1162">owne mercy, through the onely merits and deseruings of his sonne Ie{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-255"><bkdv3 n="1163">sus <name t="ps">Christ</name>, doeth iustifie vs. Neuerthelesse, because fayth doeth directly
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-256"><bkdv3 n="1164">send vs to <name t="ps">Christ</name> for remission of our sinnes, and that by fayth giuen vs
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-257"><bkdv3 n="1165">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, we embrace the promise of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy, and of the re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-258"><bkdv3 n="1166">mission of our sinnes, (which thing none other of our vertues or workes

<bkdv3 n="1167"><fw t="catch">properly</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="19" sig="B4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="1168"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Saluation.</fw><fw t="pag">19</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-259"><bkdv3 n="1169">properly doeth) therefore Scripture vseth to say, that fayth without
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-260"><bkdv3 n="1170">workes doth iustifie. And forasmuch that it is all one sentence in effect, to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-261"><bkdv3 n="1171">say, faith without workes, and onely faith doth iustifie vs, therefore the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-262"><bkdv3 n="1172">old ancient Fathers of the Church from time to time, haue vttered our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-263"><bkdv3 n="1173"><app>iustfication <var><rdg resp="IL">iustification</rdg></app> with this speech, Onely faith iustifieth vs: meaning none o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-264"><bkdv3 n="1174">ther thing then Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> meant, when he sayd, Fayth without works
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-265"><bkdv3 n="1175">iustifieth vs. And because all this brought to passe through the onely me{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-266"><bkdv3 n="1176">rits and deseruings of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and not through our merits,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-267"><bkdv3 n="1177">or through the merit of any vertue that wee haue within vs, or of any
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-268"><bkdv3 n="1178">worke that commeth from vs: therefore in that respect of merit and de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-269"><bkdv3 n="1179">seruing, wee forsake (as it were) altogether againe, fayth, workes, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-270"><bkdv3 n="1180">all other vertues. For our owne imperfection is so great, through the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-271"><bkdv3 n="1181">corruption of originall sinne, that all is vnperfect that is within vs,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-272"><bkdv3 n="1182">faith, charity, hope, dread, thoughts, words, and workes, and therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-273"><bkdv3 n="1183">not apt to merit and discerne any part of our instification for vs. And this
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-274"><bkdv3 n="1184">forme of speaking vse wee, in the humbling of our selues to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-275"><bkdv3 n="1185">and to giue all the glory to our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, which is best worthy to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-276"><bkdv3 n="1186">haue it.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-277"><bkdv3 n="1187">Here you haue heard the office of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in our iustification, and how
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-278"><bkdv3 n="1188">we receiue it of him freely, by his mercie, without our deserts, through
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-279"><bkdv3 n="1189">true and liuely faith. Now you shall heare the office and duety of a Chri{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1190"><f t="r">They that
<bkdv3 n="1191">preach faith
<bkdv3 n="1192">only iustifi{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1193">eth, doe not
<bkdv3 n="1194">teach carnall
<bkdv3 n="1195">libertie, or
<bkdv3 n="1196">that wee
<bkdv3 n="1197">should do
<bkdv3 n="1198">no good
<bkdv3 n="1199">workes.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-280"><bkdv3 n="1200">stian man vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, what wee ought on our part to render vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-281"><bkdv3 n="1201"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> againe, for his great mercy and goodnes. Our office is, not to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-282"><bkdv3 n="1202">passe the time of this present life vnfruitfully, and idlely, after that wee
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-283"><bkdv3 n="1203">are baptised or iustified, not caring how few good workes wee doe, to the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-284"><bkdv3 n="1204">glorie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and profit of our neighbours: Much lesse is it our office,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-285"><bkdv3 n="1205">after that wee bee once made <name t="ps">Christs</name> members, to liue contrarie to the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-286"><bkdv3 n="1206">same, making our selues members of the diuell, walking after his intice{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-287"><bkdv3 n="1207">ments, and after the suggestions of the world and the flesh, whereby wee
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-288"><bkdv3 n="1208">know that wee doe serue the world and the diuell, and not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-289"><bkdv3 n="1209">that faith which bringeth foorth (without repentance) either euill

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1210"><f t="r">The diuels
<bkdv3 n="1211">haue faith,
<bkdv3 n="1212">but not the
<bkdv3 n="1213">true faith.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-290"><bkdv3 n="1214">workes, or no good workes, is not a right, pure, and liuely faith, but a
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-291"><bkdv3 n="1215">dead, diuelish, counterfaite and feigned faith, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> and Saint
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-292"><bkdv3 n="1216"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> call it. For euen the diuels know and beleeue that <name t="ps">Christ</name> was borne
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-293"><bkdv3 n="1217">of a virgin, that he fasted forty dayes and forty nights without meat and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-294"><bkdv3 n="1218">drinke, that he wrought all kinde of myracles, declaring himselfe verie
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-295"><bkdv3 n="1219"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: They beleeue also, that <name t="ps">Christ</name> for our sakes suffered most paine{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-296"><bkdv3 n="1220">full death, to redeeme from euerlasting death, and that hee rose againe
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-297"><bkdv3 n="1221">from death the third day: They beleeue that hee ascended into heauen,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-298"><bkdv3 n="1222">and that he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and at the last end of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-299"><bkdv3 n="1223">this world shall come againe, and iudge both the quicke and the dead.
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-300"><bkdv3 n="1224">These articles of our faith the Diuells beleeue, and so they beleeue all
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-301"><bkdv3 n="1225">things that be written in the new and old Testament to be true: and yet
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-302"><bkdv3 n="1226">for all this faith, they bee but Diuells, remaining still in their damnable
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-303"><bkdv3 n="1227">estate, lacking the verie true Christian faith. For the right and true

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1228"><f t="r">What is the
<bkdv3 n="1229">true and iu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1230">stifying faith.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-304"><bkdv3 n="1231">Christian faith is, not onely to beleeue that holy Scripture, and all the
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-305"><bkdv3 n="1232">foresayd articles of our faith are true, but also to haue a sure trust and

<bkdv3 n="1233"><fw t="catch">confidence</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="1234"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">20</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-306"><bkdv3 n="1235">confidence in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercifull promises, to be saued from euerlasting
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-307"><bkdv3 n="1236">damnation by <name t="ps">Christ</name>: whereof doth follow a louing heart to obey his
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-308"><bkdv3 n="1237">commandements. And this true Christian faith neither any diuell hath,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-309"><bkdv3 n="1238">nor yet any man, which in the outward profession of his mouth, and in
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-310"><bkdv3 n="1239">his outward receyuing of the Sacraments, in comming to the Church,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-311"><bkdv3 n="1240">and in all other outward appearances, seemeth to be a Christian man,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-312"><bkdv3 n="1241">and yet in his liuing and deedes sheweth the contrary. For how can a
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-313"><bkdv3 n="1242">man haue this true faith, this sure trust and confidence in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1243"><f t="r">They that
<bkdv3 n="1244">continue in
<bkdv3 n="1245">euill liuing,
<bkdv3 n="1246">haue not
<bkdv3 n="1247">true faith.<f t="bl">
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-314"><bkdv3 n="1248">by the merits of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, his sinnes be forgiuen, and be reconciled to the fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-315"><bkdv3 n="1249">uour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to be partaker of the kingdome of heauen by <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-316"><bkdv3 n="1250">when he liueth vngodly, and denieth <name t="ps">Christ</name> in his deedes? Surely no
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-317"><bkdv3 n="1251">such vngodly man can haue this faith and trust in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For as they
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-318"><bkdv3 n="1252">know <name t="ps">Christ</name> to be the onely sauiour of the world: so they know also that
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-319"><bkdv3 n="1253">wicked men shall not enioy the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. They know that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1254"><cit work="OT. Psalms 5.5-6"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">25.<f t="bl"></cit>
<note>

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-320"><bkdv3 n="1255"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hateth vnrighteousnes, that he will destroy all those that speake
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-321"><bkdv3 n="1256">vntruely, that those which haue done good works (which cannot be done
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-322"><bkdv3 n="1257">without a liuely faith in <name t="ps">Christ</name>) shall come foorth into the resurrection of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-323"><bkdv3 n="1258">life, and those that haue done euill, shall come vnto the resurrection of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-324"><bkdv3 n="1259">iudgement: very well they know also, that to them that be contentious,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-325"><bkdv3 n="1260">and to them that will not be obedient vnto the trueth, but will obey vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-326"><bkdv3 n="1261">righteousnes, shall come indignation, wrath, and affliction, |&|c. Therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-327"><bkdv3 n="1262">to conclude, considering the infinite benifites of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, shewed and giuen
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-328"><bkdv3 n="1263">vnto vs, mercifully without our deserts, who hath not onely created vs
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-329"><bkdv3 n="1264">of nothing; and from a peece of vile clay, of his infinite goodnes, hath ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-330"><bkdv3 n="1265">alted vs (as touching our soule) vnto his owne similitude and likenes:
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-331"><bkdv3 n="1266">but also whereas wee were condemned to hell, and death euerlasting,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-332"><bkdv3 n="1267">hath giuen his owne naturall Sonne, being <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> eternall, immor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-333"><bkdv3 n="1268">tall, and equall vnto himselfe, in power and glorie, to be incarnated, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-334"><bkdv3 n="1269">to take our mortall nature vpon him, with the infirmities of the same,
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-335"><bkdv3 n="1270">and in the same nature to suffer most shamefull and painefull death for
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-336"><bkdv3 n="1271">our offences, to the intent to iustifie vs, and to restore vs to life euerla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-337"><bkdv3 n="1272">sting: so making vs also his deare children, brethren vnto his onely sonne
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-338"><bkdv3 n="1273">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and inheritours for euer with him of his eternall
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-339"><bkdv3 n="1274">kingdome of heauen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-340"><bkdv3 n="1275">These great and mercifull benefites of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (if they be well conside{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-341"><bkdv3 n="1276">red) doe neither minister vnto vs occasion to be idle, and to liue without
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-342"><bkdv3 n="1277">doing any good works, neither yet stirreth vs vp by any meanes to doe
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-343"><bkdv3 n="1278">euill things: but contrariwise, if we be not desperate persons, and our
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-344"><bkdv3 n="1279">hearts harder then stones, they mooue vs to render our selues vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-345"><bkdv3 n="1280"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> wholly with all our will, hearts, might, and power, to serue him
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-346"><bkdv3 n="1281">in all good deeds, obeying his commandements during our liues, to seeke
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-347"><bkdv3 n="1282">in all things his glorie and honour, not our sensuall pleasures and vaine
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-348"><bkdv3 n="1283">glory, euermore dreading willingly to offend such a mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-349"><bkdv3 n="1284">louing redeemer, in word, thought, or deede. And the said benefites of
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-350"><bkdv3 n="1285"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> deepely considered, mooue vs for his sake also to be euer readie to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-351"><bkdv3 n="1286">giue our selues to our neighbours, and as much as lieth in vs, to studie
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-352"><bkdv3 n="1287">with all our indeuour, to doe good to euery man. These be the fruites of

<bkdv3 n="1288"><fw t="catch">true</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="1289"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Saluation.</fw><fw t="pag">21</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-353"><bkdv3 n="1290">true faith, to doe good as much as lieth in vs to euery man, and aboue all
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-354"><bkdv3 n="1291">things, and in all things to aduance the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, of whom onely
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-355"><bkdv3 n="1292">we haue our sanctification, iustification, saluation, and redemption: to
<ttdv4 n="I.3.3-356"><bkdv3 n="1293">whom be euer glory, prayse, and honour, world without end. Amen.

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