HOMILY ON THE TRUE AND LIVELY FAITH

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<bkdv3 n="1294"><f t="r"><f t="rl">A SHORT DECLARATION
<bkdv3 n="1295"><f t="i">of the true, liuely, and Christian Faith. <f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-1"><bkdv3 n="1296"><f t="bk">T<f t="bl">HE first comming vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (good

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<bkdv3 n="1297"><f t="r">Faith.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-2"><bkdv3 n="1298">Christian people) is through Faith,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-3"><bkdv3 n="1299">whereby (as it is declared in the last
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-4"><bkdv3 n="1300">Sermon) we be iustified before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-5"><bkdv3 n="1301">And lest any man should be deceiued, for
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-6"><bkdv3 n="1302">lacke of right vnderstanding thereof, it
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-7"><bkdv3 n="1303">is diligently to bee noted, that Faith is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-8"><bkdv3 n="1304">taken in the Scripture two manner of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-9"><bkdv3 n="1305">wayes. There is one fayth, which in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1306"><f t="r">A dead
<bkdv3 n="1307">Faith.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-10"><bkdv3 n="1308">Scripture is called a dead fayth, which
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-11"><bkdv3 n="1309">bringeth foorth no good workes, but is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-12"><bkdv3 n="1310">idle, barren, and vnfruitfull. And this
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-13"><bkdv3 n="1311">faith, by the holy Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-14"><bkdv3 n="1312">is compared to the fayth of Diuels, which beleeue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee true

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1313"><cit work="NT. James 2.17, 19"><f t="i">Iames <f t="r">2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-15"><bkdv3 n="1314">and iust, and tremble for feare, yet they doe nothing well, but all euill.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-16"><bkdv3 n="1315">And such a manner of fayth haue the wicked and naughty Christian
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-17"><bkdv3 n="1316">people, which confesse <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth) in their mouth, but de{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1317"><cit work="NT. Titus 1.16"><f t="i">Titus 6. <f t="r">6.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-18"><bkdv3 n="1318">nie him in their deeds, being abominable, and without the right fayth,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-19"><bkdv3 n="1319">and to all good workes reproouable. And this faith is a perswasion and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-20"><bkdv3 n="1320">beleefe in mans heart, whereby hee knoweth that there is a <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-21"><bkdv3 n="1321">agreeth vnto all trueth of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> most holy word, conteyned in the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-22"><bkdv3 n="1322">holy Scripture. So that it consisteth onely in beleeuing in the word of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-23"><bkdv3 n="1323"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that it is true. And this is not properly called faith. But as hee
<ttdv4 n="I.4:1;24><bkdv3 n="1324">that readeth <f t="r"><cit work="Caesar, Commentaries><name t="ps">C'sars</name><f t="bl"> Commentaries</cit>, beleeuing the same to bee true, hath
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-25"><bkdv3 n="1325">thereby a knowledge of <f t="r"><name t="ps">C'sars</name><f t="bl"> life, and notable acts, because hee belee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-26"><bkdv3 n="1326">ueth the history of C'sar: yet it is not properly sayd that hee beleeueth in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-27"><bkdv3 n="1327">C'sar, of whom he looketh for no helpe nor benefit. Euen so, he that be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-28"><bkdv3 n="1328">leeueth that all that is spoken of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the Bible is true, and yet li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-29"><bkdv3 n="1329">ueth so vngodly, that he cannot looke to enioy the promises and benefits
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-30"><bkdv3 n="1330">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: although it may be sayd, that such a man hath a fayth and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-31"><bkdv3 n="1331">beleefe to the words of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, yet it is not properly sayd that hee belee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-32"><bkdv3 n="1332">ueth in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or hath such a fayth and trust in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whereby hee
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-33"><bkdv3 n="1333">may surely looke for grace, mercy, and euerlasting life at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand,

<bkdv3 n="1334"><fw t="catch">but</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="1335"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">22</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-34"><bkdv3 n="1336">but rather for indignation and punishment, according to the merits of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-35"><bkdv3 n="1337">his wicked life. For as it is written in a booke, intituled to be of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Didymus</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-36"><bkdv3 n="1338"><app>Alexandrius<rdg resp="1844>Alexandrinus</rdg></app></name><f t="bl">, Forasmuch as faith without workes is dead, it is not now
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-37"><bkdv3 n="1339">faith, as a dead man, is not a man. This dead faith therefore is not the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-38"><bkdv3 n="1340">sure and substantiall faith, which saueth sinners. Another faith there
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-39"><bkdv3 n="1341">is in Scripture, which is not (as the foresaid faith) idle, vnfruitfull, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4:1;40><bkdv3 n="1342">dead, but worketh by charity (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> declareth, <f t="r"><cit work="NT. Galacians 5.6>Gal.5.</cit> <f t="bl">) Which as the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-41"><bkdv3 n="1343">other vaine faith is called a dead faith, so may this be called a quick or

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1344"><f t="r">A liuely
<bkdv3 n="1345">faith.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-42"><bkdv3 n="1346">liuely faith. And this is not onely the common beleefe of the Articles of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-43"><bkdv3 n="1347">our faith, but it is also a true trust and confidence of the mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-44"><bkdv3 n="1348">through or Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and a stedfast hope of all good things to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-45"><bkdv3 n="1349">be receiued at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand: and that although wee, through infirmi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-46"><bkdv3 n="1350">tie or temptation of our ghostly enimie, doe fall from him by sin, yet if we
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-47"><bkdv3 n="1351">returne againe vnto him by true repentance, that he will forgiue, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-48"><bkdv3 n="1352">forget our offences for his Sonnes sake our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-49"><bkdv3 n="1353">will make vs inheritours with him of his euerlasting Kingdome, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-50"><bkdv3 n="1354">that in the meane time vntill that kingdome come, he will be our protec{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-51"><bkdv3 n="1355">tour and defendour in all perils and dangers, whatsoeuer do chance: and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-52"><bkdv3 n="1356">that though sometime he doeth send vs sharp aduersitie, yet that euermore
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-53"><bkdv3 n="1357">hee will be a louing Father vnto vs, correcting vs for our sinne, but not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-54"><bkdv3 n="1358">withdrawing his mercie finally from vs, if we trust in him, and commit
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-55"><bkdv3 n="1359">our selues wholy vnto him, hang onely vpon him, and call vpon him,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-56"><bkdv3 n="1360">ready to obey and serue him. This is the true, liuely, and vnfeigned
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-57"><bkdv3 n="1361">Christian faith, and is not in the mouth and outward profession onely:
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-58"><bkdv3 n="1362">but it liueth, and stirreth inwardly, in the heart. And this faith is not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-59"><bkdv3 n="1363">without hope and trust in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, nor without the loue of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-60"><bkdv3 n="1364">of our neighbours, nor without the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, nor without the de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-61"><bkdv3 n="1365">sire to heare <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, and to follow the same in eschewing euill,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-62"><bkdv3 n="1366">and doing gladly all good workes.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1367"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 11.1, 6"><f t="i">Hebr. <f t="r">12.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-63"><bkdv3 n="1368">This faith (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> describeth it) is the sure ground and foun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-64"><bkdv3 n="1369">dation of the benefites which wee ought to looke for, and trust to receiue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-65"><bkdv3 n="1370">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, a certificate and sure looking for them, although they yet sen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-66"><bkdv3 n="1371">sibly appeare not vnto vs. And after hee saith, Hee that commeth to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-67"><bkdv3 n="1372"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, must beleeue, both that he is, and that he is a mercifull rewarder
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-68"><bkdv3 n="1373">of well doers. And nothing commendeth good men vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, so much
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-69"><bkdv3 n="1374">as this assured faith and trust in him. Of this faith, three things are
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-70"><bkdv3 n="1375">specially to be noted.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1376"><f t="r">Three things
<bkdv3 n="1377">are to be no{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1378">ted of faith.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-71"><bkdv3 n="1379">First, that this faith doth not lie dead in the heart, but is liuely and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-72"><bkdv3 n="1380">fruitefull in bringing forth good workes. Second, that without it, can
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-73"><bkdv3 n="1381">no good workes be done, that shall be acceptable and pleasant to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-74"><bkdv3 n="1382">Third, what maner of good workes they be, that this faith doth bring
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-75"><bkdv3 n="1383">forth.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1384"><f t="r">Faith is full
<bkdv3 n="1385">of good
<bkdv3 n="1386">workes.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-76"><bkdv3 n="1387">For the first, that the light can not be hid, but will shew forth it selfe
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-77"><bkdv3 n="1388">at one place or other: So a true faith can not be kept secret, but when oc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-78"><bkdv3 n="1389">casion is offered, it will breake out, and shew it selfe by good workes. And
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-79"><bkdv3 n="1390">as the liuing bodie of a man euer exerciseth such things as belong to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-80"><bkdv3 n="1391">a naturall and liuing bodie, for nourishment and preseruation of the

<bkdv3 n="1392"><fw t="catch">same.</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="1393"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Faith.</fw><fw t="pag">23</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-81"><bkdv3 n="1394">same, as it hath need, opportunity, and occasion: euen so the soule that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-82"><bkdv3 n="1395">hath a liuely fayth in it, will bee doing alway some good worke, which
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-83"><bkdv3 n="1396">shall declare that it is liuing, and will not be vnoccupied. Therfore when
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-84"><bkdv3 n="1397">men heare in the Scriptures so high commendations of fayth, that it
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-85"><bkdv3 n="1398">maketh vs to please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to liue with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to be the children
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-86"><bkdv3 n="1399">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: if then they phantasie that they bee set at liberty from doing
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-87"><bkdv3 n="1400">all good workes, and may liue as they lust, they trifle with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-88"><bkdv3 n="1401">deceiue themselues. And it is a manifest token; that they bee farre from
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-89"><bkdv3 n="1402">hauing the true and liuely fayth, and also farre from knowledge, what
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-90"><bkdv3 n="1403">true fayth meaneth. For the very sure and liuely Christian fayth is, not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-91"><bkdv3 n="1404">onely to beleeue all things of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which are contayned in holy
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-92"><bkdv3 n="1405">Scripture, but also is an earnest trust, and confidence in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that he
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-93"><bkdv3 n="1406">doeth regard vs, and that he is carefull ouer vs, as the father is ouer the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-94"><bkdv3 n="1407">Childe whom hee doth loue, and that hee will bee mercifull vnto vs for
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-95"><bkdv3 n="1408">his onely sonnes sake, and that wee haue our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> our per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-96"><bkdv3 n="1409">petuall aduocate, and Priest, in whose onely merits, oblation, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-97"><bkdv3 n="1410">suffering, wee doe trust that our offences bee continually washed and pur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-98"><bkdv3 n="1411">ged, whensoeuer wee (repenting truely) doe returne to him, with our
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-99"><bkdv3 n="1412">whole heart, stedfastly determining with our selues, through his grace,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-100"><bkdv3 n="1413">to obey and serue him in keeping his commandements, and neuer to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-101"><bkdv3 n="1414">turne backe againe to sinne. Such is the true faith, that the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-102"><bkdv3 n="1415">ture doeth so much commend, the which when it seeth and considereth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-103"><bkdv3 n="1416">what <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath done for vs, is also mooued through continuall assi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-104"><bkdv3 n="1417">stance of the Spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to serue and please him, to keepe his fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-105"><bkdv3 n="1418">uour, to feare his displeasure, to continue his obedient children, shewing
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-106"><bkdv3 n="1419">thankefulnesse againe by obseruing or keeping his commandements, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-107"><bkdv3 n="1420">that freely, for true loue chiefly, and not for dread of punishment, or loue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-108"><bkdv3 n="1421">of temporall reward, considering how cleerely, without deseruings wee
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-109"><bkdv3 n="1422">haue receiued his mercy and pardon freely.
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<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-110"><bkdv3 n="1423">This true faith will shew foorth it selfe, and cannot long bee idle: For

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1424"><cit work="OT. Habakkuk 2.4"><f t="i">Abac. <f t="r">2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-111"><bkdv3 n="1425">as it is written, The iust man doeth liue by his faith. Hee neuer sleepeth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-112"><bkdv3 n="1426">nor is idle, when hee would wake, and be well occupied. And <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-113"><bkdv3 n="1427">by his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</name><f t="bl"> saith, that hee is a happy and blessed man, which

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1428"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 17.7-8"><f t="i">Iere <f t="r">17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-114"><bkdv3 n="1429">hath faith and confidence in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For he is like a tree set by the water
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-115"><bkdv3 n="1430">side, and spreadeth his roots abroad toward the moysture, and feareth not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-116"><bkdv3 n="1431">heate when it commeth, his leafe will bee greene, and will not cease to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-117"><bkdv3 n="1432">bring foorth his fruit: euen so, faithfull men (putting away all feare of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-118"><bkdv3 n="1433">aduersitie) will shew foorth the fruit of their good workes, as occasion
<ttdv4 n="I.4.1-119"><bkdv3 n="1434">is offered to doe them.

<bkdv3 n="1435"><fw t="catch">The</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="1436"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">24</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon</fw>

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="1437">{P} <f t="bl">The second part of the Sermon
<bkdv3 n="1438"><f t="i">of Faith. <f t="r">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-120"><bkdv3 n="1439"><f t="bk">Y<f t="bl">E haue heard in the first part of this Sermon, that there
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-121"><bkdv3 n="1440">be two kindes of fayth, a dead and an vnfruitfull fayth,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-122"><bkdv3 n="1441">and a fayth liuely that worketh by charity. The first to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-123"><bkdv3 n="1442">be vnprofitable, the second, necessary for the obtayning of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-124"><bkdv3 n="1443">our saluation: the which faith hath charity alwaies ioy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-125"><bkdv3 n="1444">ned vnto it, and is fruitfull, and bringeth foorth all good
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-126"><bkdv3 n="1445">workes. Now as concerning the same matter, you shall
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-127"><bkdv3 n="1446">heare what followeth. The wise man sayth, He that beleeueth in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1447"><cit work="OT. Sir 32.24"><f t="r">Eccl. 31.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-128"><bkdv3 n="1448">will hearken vnto his commandements. For if wee doe not shew our
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-129"><bkdv3 n="1449">selues faythfull in our conuersation, the fayth which we pretend to haue,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-130"><bkdv3 n="1450">is but a fayned faith: because the true Christian faith is manifestly shew{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-131"><bkdv3 n="1451">ed by good liuing, and not by words onely, as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps"><app>Agustine</name><f t="bl">
<rdg resp="IL">Augustine</rdg></var> saith, Good li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-132"><bkdv3 n="1452">uing cannot be separated from true faith, which worketh by loue. And

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1453"><f t=i"><lang t="l"><cit work="Augustine, De Fide et Operibus 23, 42 (PL 40. 224)>Libro de fide
<bkdv3 n="1454">|&| operibus.
<bkdv3 n="1455">cap.2.</cit"><cit work="Pseudo-Chrysostom, De Fide et Lege Naturae 1 [PG 48.1081]>Ser{\-}
<bkdv3 n="1456">mo. de lege
<bkdv3 n="1457">|&| fide.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1458"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 11.4-38"><f t="r"><lang t="e">Heb. 11.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1459"><cit work="OT. Genesis 4.4-5"><f t="r">Gen. 4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1460"><cit work="OT. Genesis 6.22"><f t="r">Gen. 6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1461"><cit work="OT. Sir 44.17"><f t="r">Eccle. 44.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1462"><cit work="OT. Genesis 11.31, 12.1-5"><f t="r">Gen. 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-133"><bkdv3 n="1463">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl"> sayth, Faith of it selfe is full of good works: as soone as
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-134"><bkdv3 n="1464">a man doth beleeue, he shall be garnished with them. How plentifull this
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-135"><bkdv3 n="1465">fayth is of good workes, and how it maketh the worke of one man more
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-136"><bkdv3 n="1466">acceptable to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, then of another, S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> teacheth at large in the xi.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-137"><bkdv3 n="1467">Chapter to the Heb. saying, That fayth made the oblation of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abel</name><f t="bl">, better
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-138"><bkdv3 n="1468">then the oblation of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cain</name><f t="bl">. This made <f t="r"><name t="ps">Noah</name><f t="bl"> to build the Arke. This made
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-139"><bkdv3 n="1469"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl"> to forsake his Country, and all his friends, and to goe into a far
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-140"><bkdv3 n="1470">Country, there to dwell among strangers. So did also <f t="r"><name t="ps">Isaac</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iacob</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-141"><bkdv3 n="1471">depending or hanging onely of the helpe and trust that they had in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-142"><bkdv3 n="1472">And when they came to the country which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> promised them, they
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-143"><bkdv3 n="1473">would build no Cities, Townes, nor Houses, but liued like strangers in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-144"><bkdv3 n="1474">Tents, that might euery day be remooued. Their trust was so much in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-145"><bkdv3 n="1475"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that they set but little by any worldly thing, for that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-146"><bkdv3 n="1476">prepared for them better dwelling places in heauen of his owne founda{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1477"><cit work="OT. Genesis 22.1-18, 26.1-35"><f t="r">Gen. 22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-147"><bkdv3 n="1478">tion and building. This faith made <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl"> ready at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> com{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1479"><cit work="OT. Sir 44.20"><f t="r">Eccle. 13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-148"><bkdv3 n="1480">mandement, to offer his owne sonne and heire <f t="r"><name t="ps">Isaac</name><f t="bl">, whom hee loued so
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-149"><bkdv3 n="1481">well, and by whom he was promised to haue innumerable issue, among
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-150"><bkdv3 n="1482">the which, one should bee borne, in whom all nations should bee blessed,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-151"><bkdv3 n="1483">trusting so much in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that though he were slaine, yet that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-152"><bkdv3 n="1484">was able by his omnipotent power to rayse him from death, and per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-153"><bkdv3 n="1485">forme his promise. He mistrusted not the promise of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, although vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-154"><bkdv3 n="1486">to his reason euery thing seemed contrary. He beleeued verily that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-155"><bkdv3 n="1487">would not forsake him in death and famine that was in the country. And
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-156"><bkdv3 n="1488">in all other dangers that hee was brought vnto, hee trusted euer that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-157"><bkdv3 n="1489"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> should be his <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and his protectour and defender, what{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-158"><bkdv3 n="1490">soeuer he saw to the contrary. This faith wrought so in the heart of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Mo</name><f t="bl">{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1491"><cit work="OT. Exodus 2.11"><f t="r">Exod. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-159"><bkdv3 n="1492"><f t="r"><name t="ps">ses</name><f t="bl">, that he refused to be taken for King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pharao</name><f t="bl"> his daughters sonne, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-160"><bkdv3 n="1493">to haue great inheritance in <f t="r"><name t="pl">Egypt</name><f t="bl">, thinking it better with the people

<bkdv3 n="1494"><fw t="catch">of</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="4" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="25" sig="C1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="1495"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Faith.</fw><fw t="pag">25</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-161"><bkdv3 n="1496">of God to haue affliction and sorrow, then with naughty men, in sinne to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-162"><bkdv3 n="1497">liue pleasantly for a time. By faith hee cared not for the threatning of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-163"><bkdv3 n="1498">king <name t="ps">Pharao</name>: for his trust was so in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that hee passed not of the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-164"><bkdv3 n="1499">felicitie of this world, but looked for the reward to come in heauen, set{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-165"><bkdv3 n="1500">ting his heart vpon the inuisible <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as if he had seene him euer pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-166"><bkdv3 n="1501">sent before his eyes. By faith, the children of Israel passed through the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1502"><cit work="OT. Exodus 14.22"><f t="r">Exod. 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-167"><bkdv3 n="1503">red sea. By faith, the walles of <name t="pl">Hierico</name> fell downe without stroke, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1504"><cit work="OT. Joshua 6.20"><f t="r">Iosu. 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-168"><bkdv3 n="1505">many other wonderfull miracles haue beene wrought. In all good men
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-169"><bkdv3 n="1506">that heretofore haue beene, faith hath brought forth their good workes,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-170"><bkdv3 n="1507">and obteined the promises of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Faith hath stopped the Lions

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1508"><cit work="OT. Daniel 6.16-23"><f t="r">Dani. 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-171"><bkdv3 n="1509">mouthes: faith hath quenched the force of fire: faith hath escaped the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1510"><cit work="OT. Daniel 3.13-28"><f t="r">Dani. 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-172"><bkdv3 n="1511">swords edges: faith hath giuen weake men strength, victorie in battaile,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-173"><bkdv3 n="1512">ouerthrowen the armies of Infidels, raysed the dead to life: faith hath

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1513"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 11.36-38"><f t="r">Heb. 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-174"><bkdv3 n="1514">made good men to take aduersitie in good part, some haue beene mocked
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-175"><bkdv3 n="1515">and whipped, bound, and cast in prison, some haue lost all their goods, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-176"><bkdv3 n="1516">liued in great pouertie, some haue wandered in mountaines, hilles, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-177"><bkdv3 n="1517">wildernesse, some haue bene racked, some slaine, some stoned, some sawen,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-178"><bkdv3 n="1518">some rent in pieces, some beheaded, some brent without mercy, and would
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-179"><bkdv3 n="1519">not be deliuered, because they looked to rise againe to a better state.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-180"><bkdv3 n="1520">All these Fathers, Martyrs, and other holy men, (whom Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-181"><bkdv3 n="1521">spake of) had their faith surely fixed on <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when all the world was
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-182"><bkdv3 n="1522">against them. They did not onely know <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee the Lord, maker,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-183"><bkdv3 n="1523">and gouernour of all men in the world: but also they had a speciall con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-184"><bkdv3 n="1524">fidence and trust, that he was and would bee their <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their comfor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-185"><bkdv3 n="1525">ter, ayder, helper, maintainer, and defender. This is the Christian faith
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-186"><bkdv3 n="1526">which these holy men had, and wee also ought to haue. And although
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-187"><bkdv3 n="1527">they were not named Christian men, yet was it a Christian faith that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-188"><bkdv3 n="1528">they had, for they looked for all benefites of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father, through
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-189"><bkdv3 n="1529">the merites of his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, as wee now doe. This difference
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-190"><bkdv3 n="1530">is betweene them and vs, that they looked when <name t="ps">Christ</name> should come, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-191"><bkdv3 n="1531">we bee in the time when hee is come. Therefore faith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">, The

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1532"><cit work="NT. Augustine, In Ioannis Evangelium Tract. 45 10, 9 [PL 35: 1722]"><f t="i">In Iohn,
<bkdv3 n="1533">tract. 45.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-192"><bkdv3 n="1534">time is altered and changed, but not the faith. For wee haue both one
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-193"><bkdv3 n="1535">faith in one <name t="ps">Christ</name>. The same holy ghost also that wee haue, had they,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-194"><bkdv3 n="1536">faith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">. For as the holy Ghost doeth teach vs to trust in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1537"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 4.13"><f t="r">1. Cor. 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-195"><bkdv3 n="1538">and to call vpon him as our Father: so did he teach them to say, as it is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-196"><bkdv3 n="1539">written, Thou Lord art our Father and Redeemer, and they Name is

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1540"><cit work="Isaiah 63.10-11"><f t="r">Esai. 43.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-197"><bkdv3 n="1541">without beginning and euerlasting. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> gaue them then grace to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-198"><bkdv3 n="1542">bee his children, as hee doth vs now. But now by the comming of our
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-199"><bkdv3 n="1543">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, we haue receiued more aboundantly the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-200"><bkdv3 n="1544">in our hearts, whereby we may conceiue a greater faith, and a surer trust
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-201"><bkdv3 n="1545">then many of them had. But in effect they and we be all one: we haue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-202"><bkdv3 n="1546">the same faith that they had in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and they the same that wee haue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-203"><bkdv3 n="1547">And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> so much extolleth their faith, because we should no lesse,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-204"><bkdv3 n="1548">but rather more, giue our selues wholy vnto <name t="ps">Christ</name>, both in profession
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-205"><bkdv3 n="1549">and liuing, now when <name t="ps">Christ</name> is come, then the olde fathers did before his
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-206"><bkdv3 n="1550">comming. And by all the declaration of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, it is euident, that the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-207"><bkdv3 n="1551">true, liuely, and Christian faith, is no dead, vaine, or vnfruitfull thing,

<bkdv3 n="1552"><fw t="sig">C</fw><fw t="catch">but</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="26" sig="C1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="1553"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">26</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-208"><bkdv3 n="1554">but a thing of perfect vertue, of wonderfull operation or working, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-209"><bkdv3 n="1555">strength, bringing foorth all good motions, and good workes.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-210"><bkdv3 n="1556">All holy Scripture agreeably beareth witnesse, that a true liuely faith
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-211"><bkdv3 n="1557">in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, doeth bring foorth good workes: and therefore euery man must
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-212"><bkdv3 n="1558">examine and trye himselfe diligently, to know whether hee haue the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-213"><bkdv3 n="1559">same true liuely faith in his heart vnfeignedly, or not, which hee shall
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-214"><bkdv3 n="1560">know by the fruits thereof. Many that professed the faith of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, were
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-215"><bkdv3 n="1561">in this errour, that they thought they knew <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and beleeued in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-216"><bkdv3 n="1562">him, when in their life they declared the contrary: Which errour Saint

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1563"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.3-4"><f t="r">1. Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-217"><bkdv3 n="1564"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> in his first Epistle confuting, writeth in this wise, Hereby wee are
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-218"><bkdv3 n="1565">certified that we know <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if we obserue his commandements. He
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-219"><bkdv3 n="1566">that sayth, he knoweth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and obserueth not his commandements,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-220"><bkdv3 n="1567">is a lyar, and the trueth is not in him. And againe hee sayth, Whoso{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1568"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.6-7"><f t="r">1. Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-221"><bkdv3 n="1569">euer sinneth, doeth not see <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, nor know him: let no man deceiue

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1570"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.19-22"><f t="r">1. Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-222"><bkdv3 n="1571">you, welbeloued children. And moreouer hee sayeth, Hereby we know
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-223"><bkdv3 n="1572">that we be of the trueth, and so we shall perswade our hearts, before him.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1573"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.19-22"><f t="r">1. Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-224"><bkdv3 n="1574">For if our owne hearts reproue vs, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is aboue our hearts, |&| know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-225"><bkdv3 n="1575">eth all things. Welbeloued, if our hearts reproue vs not, then haue wee
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-226"><bkdv3 n="1576">confidence in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and shall haue of him whatsoeuer we aske, because
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-227"><bkdv3 n="1577">wee keepe his Commandements, and doe those things that please him.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1578"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.1, 18"><f t="r">1. Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-228"><bkdv3 n="1579">And yet further hee sayeth, Euery man that beleeueth that Iesus is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-229"><bkdv3 n="1580"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, is borne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and wee know that whosoeuer is borne of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-230"><bkdv3 n="1581"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, doeth not sinne: but hee that is begotten of God, purgeth him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-231"><bkdv3 n="1582">selfe, and the deuill doeth not touch him. And finally he concludeth, and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1583"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.13"><f t="r">1. Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-232"><bkdv3 n="1584">sheweth the cause why he wrote this Epistle, saying, For this cause haue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-233"><bkdv3 n="1585">I thus written vnto you, that you may know that you haue euerlasting
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-234"><bkdv3 n="1586">life, which doe beleeue in the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And in his iii. Epistle he
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-235"><bkdv3 n="1587">confirmeth the whole matter of faith and workes, in few wordes, saying,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1588"><cit work="NT. 3 John.11"><f t="r">3. Iohn.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-236"><bkdv3 n="1589">Hee that doeth well, is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and hee that doeth euill, knoweth not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-237"><bkdv3 n="1590">God. And as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> saith, That as the liuely knowledge and faith of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-238"><bkdv3 n="1591"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> bringeth foorth good workes: so sayth he likewise of hope and cha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-239"><bkdv3 n="1592">ritie, that they cannot stand with euill liuing. Of hope he writeth thus,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1593"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.2-3"><f t="r">1. Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-240"><bkdv3 n="1594">We know that when <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall appeare, we shall be like vnto him, for
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-241"><bkdv3 n="1595">we shall see him, euen as hee is: and whosoeuer hath this hope in him,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-242"><bkdv3 n="1596">doeth purifie himselfe, like as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is pure. And of charitie hee sayth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-243"><bkdv3 n="1597">these wordes, Hee that doeth keepe Gods word and commandement, in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1598"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.5"><f t="r">1. Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
<bkdv3 n="1599"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.3"><f t="r">1 Iohn 5. <f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-244"><bkdv3 n="1600">him is truely the perfect loue of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And againe hee sayth, This is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-245"><bkdv3 n="1601">the loue of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that wee should keepe his Commandements. And
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-246"><bkdv3 n="1602">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> wrote not this, as a subtill saying, deuised of his owne fantasie,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-247"><bkdv3 n="1603">but as a most certaine and necessary trueth, taught vnto him by <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-248"><bkdv3 n="1604">himselfe, the eternall and infallible veritie, who in many places doth most
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-249"><bkdv3 n="1605">clearely affirme, that faith, hope and charitie, can not consist or stand
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-250"><bkdv3 n="1606">without good and godly workes. Of faith, he saith, He that beleeueth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1607"><cit work="NT. 1 John 5.3"><f t="r">1. Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-251"><bkdv3 n="1608">in the Sonne, hath euerlasting life: but hee that beleeueth not in the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1609"><cit work="NT. John 6.47"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-252"><bkdv3 n="1610">Sonne, shall not see that life, but the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> remaineth vpon
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-253"><bkdv3 n="1611">him. And the same hee confirmeth with a double othe, saying, Verily,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1612"><cit work="NT. John 6.47"><f t="r">Iohn 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-254"><bkdv3 n="1613">verily I say vnto you, Hee that beleeueth in mee, hath euerlasting life.

<bkdv3 n="1614"><fw t="catch">Now</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="27" sig="C2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="1615"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Faith.</fw><fw t="pag">27</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-255"><bkdv3 n="1616">Now forasmuch as he that beleeueth in <name t="ps">Christ</name>, hath euerlasting life: it
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-256"><bkdv3 n="1617">must needes consequently follow, that he that hath this faith, must haue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-257"><bkdv3 n="1618">also good workes, and be studious to obserue Gods commandements obe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-258"><bkdv3 n="1619">diently. For to them that haue euill workes, and leade their life in diso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-259"><bkdv3 n="1620">bedience, and transgression or breaking of Gods commandements, with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-260"><bkdv3 n="1621">out repentance, perteineth not euerlasting life but euerlasting death, as
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-261"><bkdv3 n="1622"><name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe saith, They that doe well, shall goe into life eternall, but

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1623"><cit work="NT. Matthew 25.46"><f t="r">Matth. 25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-262"><bkdv3 n="1624">they that doe euill, shall goe into euerlasting fire. And againe he sayth,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-263"><bkdv3 n="1625">I am the first letter, and the last, the beginning and the ending: to him

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1626"><cit work="NT. Revelations 21.6-8"><f t="r">Apoc. 21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-264"><bkdv3 n="1627">that is athirst, I will giue of the well of the water of life freely: he that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-265"><bkdv3 n="1628">hath the victorie, shall haue all things, and I will be his <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and he
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-266"><bkdv3 n="1629">shall be my sonne: but they that be fearefull, mistrusting <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-267"><bkdv3 n="1630">lacking faith, they that be cursed people, and murtherers, and fornica{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-268"><bkdv3 n="1631">tors and sorcerers, and all lyers, shall haue their portion in the lake that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-269"><bkdv3 n="1632">burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. And as
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-270"><bkdv3 n="1633"><name t="ps">Christ</name> vndoubtedly affirmeth, that true faith bringeth forth good works,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-271"><bkdv3 n="1634">so doeth hee say likewise of Charitie. Whosoeuer hath my commande{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1635"><f t="i">Charitie
<bkdv3 n="1636">bringeth
<bkdv3 n="1637">foorth good
<bkdv3 n="1638">workes. <f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="1639"><cit work="NT. John 14.21-24">Iohn 14.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1640"><cit work="OT. Sir 1.21">Ecclus. I.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="1641"><cit work="OT. Sir 15.1">Ecclus. 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-272"><bkdv3 n="1642">ments and keepeth them, that is he that loueth me. And after he sayth,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-273"><bkdv3 n="1643">He that loueth me, will keepe my word, and hee that loueth me not, kee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-274"><bkdv3 n="1644">peth not my wordes. And as the loue of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is tryed by good workes,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-275"><bkdv3 n="1645">so is the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> also, as the wise man saith, The dread of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-276"><bkdv3 n="1646">putteth away sinne. And also he saith, Hee that feareth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, will
<ttdv4 n="I.4.2-277"><bkdv3 n="1647">doe good workes.

</ttdv3>

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

<hr>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="1648">&leaf; <f t="r">The third part of the Sermon
<bkdv3 n="1649"><f t="i">of Faith. <f t="bk">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-278"><bkdv3 n="1650">Y<f t="bl">Ou haue heard in the second part of this Sermon, that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-279"><bkdv3 n="1651">no man should thinke that hee hath that liuely faith
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-280"><bkdv3 n="1652">which Scripture commandeth, when he liueth not obe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-281"><bkdv3 n="1653">diently to Gods lawes, for all good workes spring out of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-282"><bkdv3 n="1654">that faith: And also it hath beene declared vnto you by
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-283"><bkdv3 n="1655">examples, that faith maketh men stedfast, quiet, and pati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-284"><bkdv3 n="1656">ent in all affliction. Now as concerning the same mat{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-285"><bkdv3 n="1657">ter, you shall heare what followeth. A man may soone deceiue himselfe,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-286"><bkdv3 n="1658">and thinke in his owne phantasie that he by faith knoweth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, loueth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-287"><bkdv3 n="1659">him, feareth him, and belongeth to him, when in very deede he doeth no{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-288"><bkdv3 n="1660">thing lesse. For the triall of all these things is a very godly and Christian
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-289"><bkdv3 n="1661">life. He that feeleth his heart set to seeke Gods honour, and studieth to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-290"><bkdv3 n="1662">know the will |&| commandements of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to frame himselfe there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-291"><bkdv3 n="1663">unto, and leadeth not his life after the desire of his owne flesh, to serue the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-292"><bkdv3 n="1664">deuill by sinne, but setteth his mind to serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his owne sake, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-293"><bkdv3 n="1665">for his sake also to loue all his neighbours, whether they be friends or ad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-294"><bkdv3 n="1666">uersaries, doing good to euery man (as opportunitie serueth) and wil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-295"><bkdv3 n="1667">lingly hurting no man: such a man may well reioice in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, perceiuing

<bkdv3 n="1668"><fw t="sig">C 2</fw><fw t="catch">by</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="28" sig="C2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="1669"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">28</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-296"><bkdv3 n="1670">by the trade of his life, that hee vnfeignedly hath the right knowledge of
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-297"><bkdv3 n="1671"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, a liuely faith, a stedfast hope, a true and vnfeigned loue, and feare
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-298"><bkdv3 n="1672">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. But he that casteth away the yoke of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-299"><bkdv3 n="1673">ments from his necke, and giueth himselfe to liue without true repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-300"><bkdv3 n="1674">tance, after his owne sensuall minde and pleasure, not regarding to know
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-301"><bkdv3 n="1675"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, and much lesse to liue according thereunto: such a man
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-302"><bkdv3 n="1676">clearely deceiueth himselfe, and seeth not his owne heart, if hee thinketh
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-303"><bkdv3 n="1677">that hee either knoweth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, loueth him, feareth him, or trusteth in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-304"><bkdv3 n="1678">him. Some peraduenture fantasie in themselues, that they belong to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-305"><bkdv3 n="1679"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, although they liue in sinne, and so they come to the Church, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-306"><bkdv3 n="1680">shew themselues as <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> deare children. But S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> saith plaine{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1681"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.6"><f t="r">1.Iohn 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-307"><bkdv3 n="1682">ly, If wee say that wee haue any company with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and walke in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-308"><bkdv3 n="1683">darkenesse, we doe lie. Other doe vainely thinke that they know and loue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-309"><bkdv3 n="1684"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, although they passe not of the commandements. But S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1685"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.4"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-310"><bkdv3 n="1686">saith clearely, Hee that saith I know <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and keepeth not his com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-311"><bkdv3 n="1687">mandements, he is a lyer. Some falsely perswade themselues, that they
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-312"><bkdv3 n="1688">loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when they hate their neighbours. But S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> saith ma{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1689"><cit work="NT. 1 John 4.20"><f t="r">1.Iohn 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-313"><bkdv3 n="1690">nifestly, If any man say I loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and yet hateth his brother, he is

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1691"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.9-11"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-314"><bkdv3 n="1692">a lyer. He that sayth that he is in the light, and hateth his brother, he is
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-315"><bkdv3 n="1693">still in darkenesse. He that loueth his brother, dwelleth in the light, but
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-316"><bkdv3 n="1694">he that hateth his brother, is in darknesse, and walketh in darkenesse, and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-317"><bkdv3 n="1695">knoweth not whither hee goeth: For darkenesse hat blinded his eyes.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-318"><bkdv3 n="1696">And moreouer hee sayeth, Hereby wee manifestly know the children of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1697"><cit work="NT. 1 John 3.10"><f t="r">1.Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-319"><bkdv3 n="1698"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> from the children of the deuill. Hee that doeth not righteously,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-320"><bkdv3 n="1699">is not the childe of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, nor he that hateth his brother. Deceiue not
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-321"><bkdv3 n="1700">your selues therefore, thinking that you haue faith in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or that you
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-322"><bkdv3 n="1701">loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or doe trust in him, or doe feare him, when you liue in sinne:
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-323"><bkdv3 n="1702">for then your vngodly and sinfull life declareth the contrary, whatsoeuer
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-324"><bkdv3 n="1703">you say or thinke. It perteineth to a Christian man to haue this true
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-325"><bkdv3 n="1704">Christian faith, and to trie himselfe whether he hath it or no, and to know
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-326"><bkdv3 n="1705">what belongeth to it, and how it doth worke in him. It is not the world
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-327"><bkdv3 n="1706">that wee can trust to, the world and all that is therein, is but vanitie.
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-328"><bkdv3 n="1707">It is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that must bee our defence, and protection against all temp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-329"><bkdv3 n="1708">tation of wickednesse and sinne, errours, superstition, idolatrie, and all
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-330"><bkdv3 n="1709">euill. If all the world were on our side, and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against vs, what
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-331"><bkdv3 n="1710">could the world auaile vs? Therefore let vs set our whole faith and trust
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-332"><bkdv3 n="1711">in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and neither the world, the deuill, nor all the power of them
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-333"><bkdv3 n="1712">shall preuaile against vs. Let vs therefore (good Christian people) trie
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-334"><bkdv3 n="1713">and examine our faith, what it is: let vs not flatter our selues, but looke
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-335"><bkdv3 n="1714">vpon our works, and so iudge of our faith what it is. <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe spea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-336"><bkdv3 n="1715">keth of this matter, and saith, The tree is knowen by the fruit. Therefore

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1716"><cit work="NT. Luke 6.44, Matthew 12.33"><f t="r">Luke 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-337"><bkdv3 n="1717">let vs doe good workes, and thereby declare our faith to bee the liuely
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-338"><bkdv3 n="1718">Christian faith. Let vs by such vertues as ought to spring out of faith,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-339"><bkdv3 n="1719">shew our election to bee sure and stable, as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> teacheth, Endeuour

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1720"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter 1.5-7"><f t="r">2.Peter 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-340"><bkdv3 n="1721">your selues to make your calling |&| election certaine by good works. And
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-341"><bkdv3 n="1722">also hee saith, Minister or declare in your faith vertue, in vertue know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-342"><bkdv3 n="1723">ledge, in knowledge t&emacron;perance, in t&emacron;perance patience, in patience godlines,

<bkdv3 n="1724"><fw t="catch">in</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="29" sig="C3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="1725"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of Faith.</fw><fw t="pag">29</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-343"><bkdv3 n="1726">in godlinesse brotherly charity, in brotherly charity loue: so shall we shew
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-344"><bkdv3 n="1727">in deed that we haue the very liuely Christian fayth, and may so both cer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-345"><bkdv3 n="1728">tifie our conscience the better that we be in the right fayth, and also by
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-346"><bkdv3 n="1729">these meanes confirme other men. If these fruites doe not follow, we do
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-347"><bkdv3 n="1730">but mocke with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, deceiue our selues, and also other men. Well
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-348"><bkdv3 n="1731">may wee beare the name of Christian men, but wee doe lacke the true
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-349"><bkdv3 n="1732">fayth that doeth belong thereunto: for true fayth doeth euer bring foorth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-350"><bkdv3 n="1733">good workes, as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> sayth: Shew me thy fayth by thy deeds. Thy

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1734"><cit work="NT. James 2.18"><f t="r">Iames 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-351"><bkdv3 n="1735">deeds and workes must be an open testimoniall of thy fayth: otherwise
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-352"><bkdv3 n="1736">thy fayth (being without good works) is but the Diuels fayth, the faith
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-353"><bkdv3 n="1737">of the wicked, a fantasie of fayth, and not a true Christian fayth. And
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-354"><bkdv3 n="1738">like as the Diuels and euill people bee nothing the better for their coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-355"><bkdv3 n="1739">terfait fayth, but it is vnto them the more cause of damnation: so they
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-356"><bkdv3 n="1740">that be Christians and haue receiued knowledge of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and of <name t="ps">Christs</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-357"><bkdv3 n="1741">merits, and yet of a set purpose doe liue idlely, without good workes,
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-358"><bkdv3 n="1742">thinking the name of a naked fayth to bee either sufficient for them, or
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-359"><bkdv3 n="1743">else setting their mindes vpon vaine pleasures of this world, doe liue in
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-360"><bkdv3 n="1744">sinne without repentance, not vttering the fruites that doe belong to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-361"><bkdv3 n="1745">such an high profession, vpon such presumptuous persons, and wilfull
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-362"><bkdv3 n="1746">sinners, must needs remayne the great vengeance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and eter{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-363"><bkdv3 n="1747">nall punishment in hell, prepared for the vniust and wicked liuers. Ther{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-364"><bkdv3 n="1748">fore as you professe the name of <n p="ps>Christ</name> (good Christian people) let no such
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-365"><bkdv3 n="1749">phantasie and imagination of fayth at any time beguile you: but be sure
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-366"><bkdv3 n="1750">of your fayth, trie it by your liuing, looke vpon the fruites that commeth
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-367"><bkdv3 n="1751">of it, marke the increase of loue and charity by it towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-368"><bkdv3 n="1752">your neighbour, and so shall you perceiue it to bee a true liuely fayth. If
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-369"><bkdv3 n="1753">you feele and perceiue such a fayth in you, reioyce in it: and be diligent to
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-370"><bkdv3 n="1754">maintaine it, and keepe it still in you, let it be dayly increasing, and more
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-371"><bkdv3 n="1755">and more by well working, and so shall you bee sure that you shall please
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-372"><bkdv3 n="1756"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by this fayth, and at the length (as other faithfull men haue
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-373"><bkdv3 n="1757">done before) so shall you (when his will is) come to him, and receiue the
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-374"><bkdv3 n="1758">end and finall reward of your fayth (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> nameth it) the sal{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="1759"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.9"><f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-375"><bkdv3 n="1760">uation of your soules: the which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> grant vs, that
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-376"><bkdv3 n="1761">hath promised the same vnto his faithfull, to whom
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-377"><bkdv3 n="1762">be all honour and glory, world without
<ttdv4 n="I.4.3-378"><bkdv3 n="1763">end. Amen.

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