HOMILY ON THE RIGHT USE OF THE CHURCH

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<bkdv3 n="5445"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE
<bkdv3 n="5446">OF THE RIGHT VSE OF<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="5447">the Church or Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and of the reue{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5448">rence due vnto the same.<f t="sc"><f t="r">
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<bkdv3 n="5449"><f t="i">The first Chapter. <f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-1"><bkdv3 n="5450">W<f t="bl">HERE there appeareth at these dayes
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-2"><bkdv3 n="5451">great slackenesse and negligence of a
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-3"><bkdv3 n="5452">great sort of people, in resorting to the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-4"><bkdv3 n="5453">Church, there to serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-5"><bkdv3 n="5454">heauenly Father, according to their
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-6"><bkdv3 n="5455">most bounden duety, as also much vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-7"><bkdv3 n="5456">comely and vnreuerent behauiour of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-8"><bkdv3 n="5457">many persons in the same when they
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-9"><bkdv3 n="5458">be there assembled, and therby may iust
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-10"><bkdv3 n="5459">feare arise of the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-11"><bkdv3 n="5460">his dreadful plagues hanging ouer our
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-12"><bkdv3 n="5461">heads for our grieuous offences in this
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-13"><bkdv3 n="5462">behalfe, amongst other many and great
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-14"><bkdv3 n="5463">sinnes which wee dayly and hourely
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-15"><bkdv3 n="5464">commit before the Lord. Therefore for the discharge of all our conscien{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-16"><bkdv3 n="5465">ces, and for the auoyding of the common perill and plague hanging ouer
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-17"><bkdv3 n="5466">vs, let vs consider what may be sayd out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy booke concer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-18"><bkdv3 n="5467">ning this matter, whereunto I pray you giue good audience, for that it
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-19"><bkdv3 n="5468">is of great weight, and concerneth you all. Although the eternall and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-20"><bkdv3 n="5469">incomprehensible Maiestie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of heauen and earth,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-21"><bkdv3 n="5470">whose feat is heauen, and the earth his footstoole, cannot bee inclosed
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-22"><bkdv3 n="5471">in temples or houses made with mans hand, as in dwelling places able
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-23"><bkdv3 n="5472">to receiue or conteyne his Maiestie, according as is euidently declared by

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5473"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 66.1"><f t="r">Esai. 66.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-24"><bkdv3 n="5474">the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esaias</name><f t="bl">, and by the doctrine of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Steuen</name><f t="bl">, and S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> in the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5475"><cit work="NT. Acts 17.24"><f t="r">Acts 7.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<bkdv3 n="5476"><fw t="sig">Aa</fw><fw t="catch">Actes</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="5477"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">2</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">Of the right vse</fw><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5478"><cit work="OT. 3 Kings 8.27"><f t="r">3.Reg. 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-25"><bkdv3 n="5479">Actes of the Apostles. And where King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl"> (who builded vnto the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5480"><cit work="OT. 2 Chronicles 2.6"><f t="r">2.Par. 2.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5481"><cit work="OT. 2 Chronicles 6.18">and 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-26"><bkdv3 n="5482">Lord, the most glorious Temple that euer was made) saith, Who shalbe
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-27"><bkdv3 n="5483">able to build a meet or worthy house for him? if heauen, and the heauen
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-28"><bkdv3 n="5484">aboue all heauens cannot conteine him: how much lesse can that which
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-29"><bkdv3 n="5485">I haue builded? And further confesseth: What am I, that I should bee
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-30"><bkdv3 n="5486">able to build thee an house, O Lord? But yet for this purpose onely it is
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-31"><bkdv3 n="5487">made, that thou mayest regard the prayer of thy seruant, and his humble
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-32"><bkdv3 n="5488">supplication. Much lesse then be our Churches meet dwelling places to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-33"><bkdv3 n="5489">receiue the <app>inconprehensible<rdg resp="IL">incomprehensible</rdg></app> Maiestie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And indeed, the chiefe
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-34"><bkdv3 n="5490">and speciall Temples of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, wherein hee hath greatest pleasure,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-35"><bkdv3 n="5491">and most delighteth to dwell and continue in are the bodies and minds of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-36"><bkdv3 n="5492">true Christians, and the chosen people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, according to the doc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-37"><bkdv3 n="5493">trine of the holy Scripture, declared in the first Epistle to the Corinthi{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5494"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 3.16-17"><f t="r">1.Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-38"><bkdv3 n="5495">ans. Know yee not (saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) that ye be the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-39"><bkdv3 n="5496">and that the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-40"><bkdv3 n="5497">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, him wil <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> destroy. For the temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is holy, which
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-41"><bkdv3 n="5498">ye are. And againe in the same Epistle: Know yee not that your body is
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-42"><bkdv3 n="5499">the Temple of the holy Ghost dwelling in you, whom yee haue giuen

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5543"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.19-20"><f t="r">1.Cor.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-44"><bkdv3 n="5501">you of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that yee be not your owne? For yee are dearely
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-45"><bkdv3 n="5502">bought. Glorifie yee now therefore <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in your body, and in your
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-46"><bkdv3 n="5503">Spirit, which are <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">. And therefore as our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-47"><bkdv3 n="5504">teacheth in the Gospel of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, they that worship <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-48"><bkdv3 n="5505">Father in spirit and trueth, in what place soeuer they doe it, worship

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5506"><cit work="NT. John 4.23-24"><f t="r">Iohn 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-49"><bkdv3 n="5507">him a right: for such worshippers doth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father looke for. For
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-50"><bkdv3 n="5508"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is a Spirit, and those that worship him, must worship him in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-51"><bkdv3 n="5509">spirit and trueth, saith our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Yet all this notwithstan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-52"><bkdv3 n="5510">ding, the materiall Church or Temple is a place appointed aswell by
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-53"><bkdv3 n="5511">the vsage and continuall examples expressed in the olde Testament,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-54"><bkdv3 n="5512">as in the New, for the people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to resort together vnto, there
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-55"><bkdv3 n="5513">to heare <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Word, to call vpon his holy Name, to giue
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-56"><bkdv3 n="5514">him thankes for his innumerable and vnspeakeable benefits bestowed
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-57"><bkdv3 n="5515">vpon vs, and duely and truely to celebrate his holy Sacraments:
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-58"><bkdv3 n="5516">(In the vnfained doing and accomplishing of the which, standeth
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-59"><bkdv3 n="5517">that true and right worshipping of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> afore mentioned) and the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-60"><bkdv3 n="5518">same Church or Temple, is by the holy Scriptures both of the Olde
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-61"><bkdv3 n="5519">Testament and New, called the House and Temple of the Lord, for
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-62"><bkdv3 n="5520">the peculiar seruice there done to his Maiestie by his people, and for
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-63"><bkdv3 n="5521">the effectuous presence of his heauenly Grace, wherewith hee by his
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-64"><bkdv3 n="5522">sayd holy Word endueth his people so there assembled. And to the said
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-65"><bkdv3 n="5523">house or Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, at all times, by common order appoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-66"><bkdv3 n="5524">ted, are all people that be godly indeed, bound with all diligence in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-67"><bkdv3 n="5525">resort, vnlesse by sickenesse, or other most vrgent causes they bee let{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-68"><bkdv3 n="5526">ted therefro. And all the same so resorting thither, ought with all
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-69"><bkdv3 n="5527">quietnesse and reuerence there to behaue themselues, in doing their
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-70"><bkdv3 n="5528">bounden duetie and seruice to <app>Amightie<rdg resp="IL">Almightie</rdg></app><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in the Congregati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-71"><bkdv3 n="5529">on of his Saints. All which things are euident to bee prooued by
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-72"><bkdv3 n="5530"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy word, as hereafter shall plainely appeare.

<bkdv3 n="5531"><fw t="catch">And</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="5532"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Church.</fw><bkdv3 n=5533><fw t="pag">3</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-73"><bkdv3 n="5534">And first of all, I will declare by the Scriptures, that it is called (as

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5535"><cit work="NT. John 2.16"><f t="r">Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-74"><bkdv3 n="5536">it is in deede) the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and Temple of the Lord. Hee that
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-75"><bkdv3 n="5537">sweareth by the Temple (saith our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>) sweareth by it, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5538"><cit work="NT. Matthew 23.21"><f t="r">Matth.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-76"><bkdv3 n="5539">him that dwelleth therein, meaning <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the father, which hee also ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-77"><bkdv3 n="5540">presseth plainely in the Gospel of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, saying: Do not make the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5541"><cit work="NT. John 2.16"><f t="r">Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-78"><bkdv3 n="5542">house of my father, the house of merchandize. And in the booke of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-79"><bkdv3 n="5543">Psalmes, the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> saith, I will enter into thine house, I will

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5544"><cit work="OT. Psalms 5.7"><f t="r">Psalme 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-80"><bkdv3 n="5545">worship in thy holy Temple, in thy feare. And it is almost in infinite
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-81"><bkdv3 n="5546">places of the Scripture, specially in the Prophets and booke of Psalmes,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-82"><bkdv3 n="5547">called the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or house of the Lord. Sometime it is na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-83"><bkdv3 n="5548">med the <app>Taberuacle<rdg resp="IL">Tabernacle</rdg></app> of the Lord, and sometime the Sanctuary, that is

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5549"><cit work="OT. Exodus 25.8-9"><f t="r">Exod.25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-84"><bkdv3 n="5550">to say, the holy place or house of the Lord. And it is likewise called the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-85"><bkdv3 n="5551">house of prayer, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl">, who builded the Temple of the Lord at <name t="pl">Ie{\-}</name>

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5552"><cit work="OT. Leviticus 19.30"><f t="r">Leuit.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-86"><bkdv3 n="5553">rusalem, doth oft call it the house of the Lord, in the which the Lords

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5554"><cit work="OT. 1 Kings 8.43"><f t="r">3.Reg.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-87"><bkdv3 n="5555">Name should be called vpon. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esaias</name><f t="bl"> in the<f t="r"> 56.<f t="bl"> Chapter, My house

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5556"><cit work="OT. 2 Chronicles 6.10"><f t="r">2.Par.6.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-88"><bkdv3 n="5557">shall be called the house of prayer amongst all nations. Which text our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5558"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 56.7"><f t="r">Esai.56.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-89"><bkdv3 n="5559">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> alleadgeth in the new Testament, as doth appeare in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5560"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.4"><f t="r">Matth.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-90"><bkdv3 n="5561">three of the Euangelists, and in the parable of the Pharisee and the

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<bkdv3 n="5562"><cit work="NT. Matthew 21.13"><f t="r">Matth.21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-91"><bkdv3 n="5563">Publicane which went to pray, in which parable our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5564"><cit work="NT. Mark 11.17"><f t="r">Marke 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-92"><bkdv3 n="5565">saith, They went vp into the Temple to pray. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Anna</name><f t="bl"> the holy wi{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5566"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.46"><f t="r">Luke 19.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5567"><cit work="NT. Luke 18.10">Luke 18.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5568"><cit work="Luke 2">Luke 2.37<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-93"><bkdv3 n="5569">dow and prophetisse, serued the Lord in fasting and prayer in the Tem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-94"><bkdv3 n="5570">ple, night and day. And in the story of the Acts it is mentioned, how that

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5571"><cit work="NT. Acts 3.1"><f t="r">Actes 3.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5572"><cit work="NT. Acts 22.17">Actes 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-95"><bkdv3 n="5573"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> went vp into the Temple at the houre of prayer. And S.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-96"><bkdv3 n="5574"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> praying in the Temple at <name t="pl">Ierusalem</name>, was rapt in the Spirit, and did
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-97"><bkdv3 n="5575">see <name t="ps">Iesus</name>Iesus speaking vnto him. And as in all conuenient places, prayer may
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-98"><bkdv3 n="5576">be vsed of the godly priuately: so it is most certaine, that the Church or
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-99"><bkdv3 n="5577">Temple is the due and appointed place for common and publike prayer.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-100"><bkdv3 n="5578">Now that it is likewise the place of thankesgiuing vnto the Lord for his
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-101"><bkdv3 n="5579"><app>innnmerable<rdg resp="IL">innumerable</rdg></app> and vnspeakeable benefits bestowed vpon vs, appeareth
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-102"><bkdv3 n="5580">notably in the latter end of the Gospel of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl">, and the beginning
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-103"><bkdv3 n="5581">of the story of the Acts, where it is written that the Apostles |&| Disciples

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5582"><cit work="NT. Luke 24.53"><f t="r">Luke 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-104"><bkdv3 n="5583">after the ascension of the Lord, continued with one accord dayly in the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5584"><cit work="NT. Acts 2.46-47"><f t="r">Actes 12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-105"><bkdv3 n="5585">Temple, alwaies praising, and blessing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And it is likewise declared
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-106"><bkdv3 n="5586">in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, that the Church is the due place ap{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5587"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.18"><f t="r">1.Cor.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-107"><bkdv3 n="5588">pointed for the vse of the Sacraments. It remaineth now to be declared,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-108"><bkdv3 n="5589">that the Church or Temple is the place where the liuely word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-109"><bkdv3 n="5590">(and not mans inuentions) ought to be read and taught, |&| that the peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-110"><bkdv3 n="5591">ple are bound thither with all diligence to resort: and this proofe like{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-111"><bkdv3 n="5592">wise to be made by the Scriptures, as hereafter shall appeare.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-112"><bkdv3 n="5593">In the story of the Acts of the Apostles, we read that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Barnabas</name><f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5594"><cit work="NT. Acts 13.14-16"><f t="r">Actes 13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-113"><bkdv3 n="5595">preached the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the Temples of the Iewes at <name t="pl">Salamine</name>.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-114"><bkdv3 n="5596">And when they came to <name t="pl">Antiochia</name>, they entered on the Sabbath day into
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-115"><bkdv3 n="5597">the Synagogue or Church, and sate downe, |&| after the Lesson or reading
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-116"><bkdv3 n="5598">of the Law and the Prophets, the ruler of the temple sent vnto them, saying:
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-117"><bkdv3 n="5599">Ye men |&| brethren, if any of you haue any exhortation to make vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-118"><bkdv3 n="5600">people, say it. And so <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> standing vp, and making silence with his hand,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-119"><bkdv3 n="5601">said: Ye me that be Israelites, |&| ye that feare God, giue eare, |&|c. preaching

<bkdv3 n="5602"><fw t="sig">Aa2</fw><fw t="catch">to</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="4" sig="Aa2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="5603"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">4</fw> <fw t="header">Of the right vse</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-120"><bkdv3 n="5604">to them a sermon out of the Scriptures, as there at large appeareth. And
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-121"><bkdv3 n="5605">in the same Storie of the <f t="i">Acts<f t="bl">, the seuenteenth Chapter is testified, how

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5606"><cit work="NT. Acts 17.1-2, 15.21"><f t="r">Acts 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-122"><bkdv3 n="5607"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> preached <name t="ps">Christ</name> out of the Scriptures at <f t="r"><name t="pl">Thessalonica</name><f t="bl">. And in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-123"><bkdv3 n="5608">fifteenth Chapter, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> the Apostle in that holy Counsell and Assembly
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-124"><bkdv3 n="5609">of his fellow Apostles saith, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl"> of old time hath in euery city certaine
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-125"><bkdv3 n="5610">that preach him in the Synagogues or Temples, where he is read euery
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-126"><bkdv3 n="5611">Sabboth day. By these places ye may see the vsage of reading the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-127"><bkdv3 n="5612">tures of the old Testament among the Iewes in their Synagogues eue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-128"><bkdv3 n="5613">ry Sabboth day, and Sermons vsually made vpon the same. How much
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-129"><bkdv3 n="5614">more then is it conuenient that the Scriptures of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and specially
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-130"><bkdv3 n="5615">the Gospel of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> should bee read and expounded to vs
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-131"><bkdv3 n="5616">that be Christians in our Churches, specially our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-132"><bkdv3 n="5617">his Apostles allowing this most godly and necessary vsage, and by their
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-133"><bkdv3 n="5618">examples confirme the same?
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5619"><cit work="NT. Matthew 4.23"><f t="r">Matth.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-134"><bkdv3 n="5620">It is written in the Stories of the Gospels in diuers places, that Iesus

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5621"><cit work="NT. Mark 1.14"><f t="r">Marke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-135"><bkdv3 n="5622">went round about all <name t="pl">Galile</name>, teaching in their Synagogues, and prea{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5623"><cit work="NT. Luke 4.15"><f t="r">Luke 4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5624"><cit work="NT. Matthew 13.54">Mat.13.20.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5625"><cit work="NT. Mark 6.1-2">Mar.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-136"><bkdv3 n="5626">ching the Gospel of the kingdome: In which places is his great diligence
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-137"><bkdv3 n="5627">in continual preaching and teaching of the people most euidently set forth.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5628"><cit work="NT. Luke 13.10"><f t="r">Luk.13.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5629"><cit work="NT. Luke 4.16-17">Luke 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-138"><bkdv3 n="5630">In <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> ye read, how Iesus according to his accustomed vse came into
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-139"><bkdv3 n="5631">the Temple, and how the booke of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esaias</name><f t="bl"> the Prophet was deliuered him,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-140"><bkdv3 n="5632">how he read a text therein, and made a Sermon vpon the same.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5633"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.47"><f t="r">Luke 19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-141"><bkdv3 n="5634">And in the xix. is expressed how hee taught dayly in the Temple. And

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5635"><cit work="NT. John 8.1-2"><f t="r">Iohn 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-142"><bkdv3 n="5636">it is thus written in the viii. of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">: Iesus came againe early in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-143"><bkdv3 n="5637">morning into the Temple, and all the people came vnto him, and he sate
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-144"><bkdv3 n="5638">downe and taught them. And in the xviii. of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, our Sauiour testi{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5639"><cit work="NT. John 18.20"><f t="r">Iohn 18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-145"><bkdv3 n="5640">fieth before <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pilate</name><f t="bl">, that he spake openly vnto the world, and that hee al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-146"><bkdv3 n="5641">wayes taught in the <app>Synagogne<rdg resp="IL">Synagogue</rdg></app> and in the Temple, whither all the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-147"><bkdv3 n="5642">Iewes resorted, and that secretly hee spake nothing. And in Saint Luke
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-148"><bkdv3 n="5643">Iesus taught in the Temple, and all the people came early in the mor{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5644"><cit work="NT. Luke 21.37-38"><f t="r">Luke 21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-149"><bkdv3 n="5645">ning vnto him, that they might heare him in the Temple.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-150"><bkdv3 n="5646">Here ye see aswell the diligence of our Sauiour in teaching the word
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-151"><bkdv3 n="5647">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the Temple daily, and specially on the Sabboth dayes, as
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-152"><bkdv3 n="5648">also the readinesse of the people resorting altogether, and that earely in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-153"><bkdv3 n="5649">the morning, into the Temple to heare him.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-154"><bkdv3 n="5650">The same example of diligence in preaching the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-155"><bkdv3 n="5651">Temple, shall ye find in the Apostles, and the people resorting vnto them.
<ttdv4 n="II.1:1;156><bkdv3 n="5652"><f t="r"><cit work="NT. Acts 5.21, 42>Acts</cit><f t="bl"> the fift. Where the Apostles, although they had beene whipped and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-157"><bkdv3 n="5653">scourged the day before, and by the high Priest commanded that they
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-158"><bkdv3 n="5654">should preach no more in the Name of Iesus, yet the day following they
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-159"><bkdv3 n="5655">entred earely in the morning into the Temple, and did not cease to teach

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5656"><cit work="NT. Acts 13.15, 17"><f t="r">Act.13.15.
<bkdv3 n="5657">17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-160"><bkdv3 n="5658">and declare <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. And in sundry other places of the storie of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1:1;161><bkdv3 n="5659"><f t="r"><cit work=""Acts">Actes</cit><f t="bl">, ye shall finde like diligence both in the Apostles in teaching, and in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-162"><bkdv3 n="5660">the people in comming to the Temple to heare <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word. And it

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5661"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.9-10"><f t="r">Luke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-163"><bkdv3 n="5662">is testified in the first of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl">, that when <f t="r"><name t="ps">Zacharie</name><f t="bl"> the holy Priest, and fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-164"><bkdv3 n="5663">ther to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn Baptist</name><f t="bl">, did sacrifice within the Temple, all the people stoode
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-165"><bkdv3 n="5664">without a long time praying, such was their zeale and feruencie at that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5665"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.41, 46"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-166"><bkdv3 n="5666">time. And in the second of <f t="i"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> appeareth what great iourneyes men,

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-167"><bkdv3 n="5667"><fw t="catch">women,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="5" sig="Aa3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="5668"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Church.</fw><fw t="pag">5</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-168"><bkdv3 n="5669">women, yea and children tooke, to come to the Temple on the Feast day,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-169"><bkdv3 n="5670">there to serue the Lord, and specially the example of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioseph</name><f t="bl">, the blessed
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-170"><bkdv3 n="5671">virgin <f t="r"><name t="ps">Marie</name><f t="bl">, mother to our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and of our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-171"><bkdv3 n="5672"><name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe, being yet but a child, whose examples are worthy for vs
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-172"><bkdv3 n="5673">to follow. So that if wee would compare our negligence in resorting to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-173"><bkdv3 n="5674">the house of the Lord there to serue him, with the diligence of the Iewes
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-174"><bkdv3 n="5675">in comming daily very early, sometime by great iourneys to their Tem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-175"><bkdv3 n="5676">ple, and when the multitude could not be receiued within the Temple, the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-176"><bkdv3 n="5677">feruent zeale that they had, declared in standing long without and pray{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-177"><bkdv3 n="5678">ing: we may iustly in this comparison condemne our slouthfulnesse and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-178"><bkdv3 n="5679">negligence, yea plaine contempt, in comming to the Lords house, stan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-179"><bkdv3 n="5680">ding so neere vnto vs, so seldome, and scarcely at any time. So farre is
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-180"><bkdv3 n="5681">it from a great many of vs to come early in the morning, or giue atten{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-181"><bkdv3 n="5682">dance without, who disdain to come into the Temple: and yet we abhorre
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-182"><bkdv3 n="5683">the very name of the Iewes when wee heare it, as of a most wicked and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-183"><bkdv3 n="5684">vngodly people. But it is to bee feared, that in this point wee be farre
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-184"><bkdv3 n="5685">worse then the Iewes, and that they shall rise at the day of Iudgement,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-185"><bkdv3 n="5686">to our condemnation, who in comparison to them, shew such slackenesse
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-186"><bkdv3 n="5687">and contempt in resorting to the house of the Lord, there to serue him, ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-187"><bkdv3 n="5688">cording as we are of duety most bound. And besides this most horrible
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-188"><bkdv3 n="5689">dread of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> iust Iudgement in the great day, wee shall not in this
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-189"><bkdv3 n="5690">life escape his heauy hand and vengeance for this contempt of the house
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-190"><bkdv3 n="5691">of the Lord, and his due seruice in the same, according as the Lord him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-191"><bkdv3 n="5692">selfe threatneth in the first Chapter of the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Aggeus</name><f t="bl">, after this sort:

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5693"><cit work="OT. Haggai 1.9-11"><f t="r">Agge.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-192"><bkdv3 n="5694">Because you haue left my House desert and without company (saith the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-193"><bkdv3 n="5695">Lord) and ye haue made hast euery man to his owne house, for this cause
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-194"><bkdv3 n="5696">are the heauens stayed ouer you, that they should giue no deaw, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-195"><bkdv3 n="5697">earth is forbidden that it shall bring foorth her fruit, and I haue called
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-196"><bkdv3 n="5698">drought vpon the earth, and vpon the mountaines, and vpon corne, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-197"><bkdv3 n="5699">vpon wine, and vpon oyle, and vpon all things that the earth bringeth
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-198"><bkdv3 n="5700">foorth, and vpon men, and vpon beasts, and vpon all things that mens
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-199"><bkdv3 n="5701">hands labour for. Behold, if wee bee such worldlings that wee care
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-200"><bkdv3 n="5702">not for the eternall Iudgements of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (which yet of all other are
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-201"><bkdv3 n="5703">most dreadfull, and horrible) we shall not escape the punishment of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-202"><bkdv3 n="5704">in this world by drought and famine, and the taking away of all worldly
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-203"><bkdv3 n="5705">commodities, which we as worldlings seeme onely to regarde and care
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-204"><bkdv3 n="5706">for. Whereas on the contrary part, if we would amend this fault, or neg{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-205"><bkdv3 n="5707">ligence, slouthfulnesse and contempt of the house of the Lord, and his due
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-206"><bkdv3 n="5708">Seruice there, and with diligence resort thither together, to serue the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-207"><bkdv3 n="5709">Lord with one accord and consent, in all holinesse and righteousnesse be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-208"><bkdv3 n="5710">fore him, wee haue promises of benefits both heauenly and worldly.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-209"><bkdv3 n="5711">Wheresoeuer two or three bee gathered in my Name (sayth our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-210"><bkdv3 n="5712"><name t="ps">Christ</name>) there am I in the middest of them. And what can be more blessed,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5713"><cit work="NT. Matthew 18.20"><f t="r">Matth.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-211"><bkdv3 n="5714">then to haue our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> among vs? Or what againe can bee
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-212"><bkdv3 n="5715">more vnhappy or mischieuous then to driue our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> from
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-213"><bkdv3 n="5716">amongst vs, to leaue a place for his and our most ancient and mortall
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-214"><bkdv3 n="5717">enemy the old Dragon and serpent Satan the diuel in the middest of vs?

<bkdv3 n="5718"><fw t="sig">Aa3</fw><fw t="catch">In</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="6" sig="Aa3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="5719"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">6</fw> <fw t="header">Of the right vse</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5720"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.46"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-215"><bkdv3 n="5721">In the second of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> it is written, how that the mother of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-216"><bkdv3 n="5722"><name t="ps">Ioseph</name>, when they had long sought <name t="ps">Christ</name>, whom they had lost, and could
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-217"><bkdv3 n="5723">find him no where, that at the last they found him in the Temple, sitting
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-218"><bkdv3 n="5724">in the middest of the Doctors. So if wee lacke <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, that is to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-219"><bkdv3 n="5725">say, the Sauiour of our soules and bodies, wee shall not find him in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-220"><bkdv3 n="5726">Market-place, or in the Guild-hall, much lesse in the Ale-house or Ta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-221"><bkdv3 n="5727">uerne, amongst good fellowes (as they call them) so soone as wee shall
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-222"><bkdv3 n="5728">find him in the Temple, the Lords house, amongst the Teachers |&| Prea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-223"><bkdv3 n="5729">chers of his Word, where indeed hee is to be found. And as concerning
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-224"><bkdv3 n="5730">worldly commodities, wee haue a sure promise of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>:
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-225"><bkdv3 n="5731">Seeke ye first the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the righteousnesse thereof,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-226"><bkdv3 n="5732">and all these things shall withall be giuen vnto you. And thus we haue
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-227"><bkdv3 n="5733">in the first part of this Homily declared by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, that the Tem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-228"><bkdv3 n="5734">ple or Church is the house of the Lord, for that the Seruice of the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-229"><bkdv3 n="5735">(as teaching and hearing of his holy Word, calling vpon his holy Name,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-230"><bkdv3 n="5736">giuing thankes to him for his great and innumerable benefits, and due
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-231"><bkdv3 n="5737">ministring of his Sacraments) is there vsed. And it is likewise decla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-232"><bkdv3 n="5738">red by the Scriptures, how all godly and Christian men and women
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-233"><bkdv3 n="5739">ought at times appointed, with diligence to resort vnto the house of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-234"><bkdv3 n="5740">the Lord, there to serue him, and to glorifie him, as he is most worthy, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-235"><bkdv3 n="5741">wee most bound, to whom bee all glorie and honour world without
<ttdv4 n="II.1.1-236"><bkdv3 n="5742">end. Amen.<f t="r">

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

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="5743">{P} The second part of the Homily of the
<bkdv3 n="5744"><f t="i">right vse of the Church. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-237"><bkdv3 n="5745">I<f t="bl">T was declared in the first part of this Homily, by
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-238"><bkdv3 n="5746"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, that the Temple or Church is the house
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-239"><bkdv3 n="5747">of the Lord, for that the Seruice of the Lord (as tea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-240"><bkdv3 n="5748">ching and hearing of his holy Word, calling vpon his
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-241"><bkdv3 n="5749">holy Name, giuing thankes to him, for his great and in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-242"><bkdv3 n="5750">numerable benefits, and due ministring of the Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-243"><bkdv3 n="5751">ments) is there vsed. And it is likewise already declared by the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-244"><bkdv3 n="5752">tures, how all godly and Christian men and women, ought at times ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-245"><bkdv3 n="5753">pointed, with diligence to resort vnto the house of the Lord, there to serue
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-246"><bkdv3 n="5754">him, and to glorifie him, as he is most worthy, and we most bounden.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-247"><bkdv3 n="5755">Now it remaineth in this second part of the Homilie concerning the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-248"><bkdv3 n="5756">right vse of the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to be likewise declared by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-249"><bkdv3 n="5757">word, with what quietnesse, silence, and reuerence, those that resort to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-250"><bkdv3 n="5758">the house of the Lord, ought there to vse and behaue themselues.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-251"><bkdv3 n="5759">It may teach vs sufficiently how well it doeth become vs Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-252"><bkdv3 n="5760">men reuerently to vse the Church and holy house of our prayers, by consi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-253"><bkdv3 n="5761">dering in how great reuerence and veneration in the Iewes in the olde law
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-254"><bkdv3 n="5762">had their Temple, which appeareth by sundry places, whereof I will
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-255"><bkdv3 n="5763">note vnto you certaine. In the xxvi. of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl">, it is laid to our Saui{\-}

<bkdv3 n="5764"><fw t="catch">our</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="7" sig="Aa4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="5765"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Church.</fw><fw t="pag">7</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-256"><bkdv3 n="5766">our <name t="ps">Christs</name> charge before a Temporall Iudge, as a matter worthy death,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-257"><bkdv3 n="5767">by the two false witnesses, that he had said, hee could destroy the Temple
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-258"><bkdv3 n="5768">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and in three dayes build it againe, not doubting but if they
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-259"><bkdv3 n="5769">might make men to beleeue that hee had sayde any thing against the ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-260"><bkdv3 n="5770">nour and maiestie of the Temple, he should seeme to all men most worthy
<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;261><bkdv3 n="5771">of death. And in the xxi. of the <f t="r"><cit work="NT. Acts 21.27-28>Actes</cit><f t="bl">, when the Iewes found
<f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5772"><cit work="NT. Acts 21.27-28"><f t="r">Actes 21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-262"><bkdv3 n="5773">Temple, they layd hands vpon him, crying, Yee men Israelites helpe,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-263"><bkdv3 n="5774">this is that man who teacheth all men euery where against the people
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-264"><bkdv3 n="5775">and the law, and against this place: besides that, hee hath brought the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-265"><bkdv3 n="5776">Gentiles into the Temple, and hath prophaned this holy place. Behold
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-266"><bkdv3 n="5777">how they tooke it for a like offence to speake against the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-267"><bkdv3 n="5778">as to speake against the Law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and how they iudged it conue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-268"><bkdv3 n="5779">nient, that none but godly persons and the true worshippers of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-269"><bkdv3 n="5780">should enter into the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And the same fault is layd to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-270"><bkdv3 n="5781"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl"> charge by <f t="r"><name t="ps">Tertullus</name><f t="bl"> an eloquent man, and by the Iewes in the xxiiii.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5782"><cit work="NT. Acts 24.6"><f t="r">Actes 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;271><bkdv3 n="5783">of the <f t="r"><cit work=""Acts">Actes</cit><f t="bl">, before a temporall Iudge, as a matter worthy of death, that
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-272"><bkdv3 n="5784">hee went about to pollute the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And in the xxuii. of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5785"><cit work="NT. Matthew 27.6"><f t="r">Matt. 27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-273"><bkdv3 n="5786"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl">, when the chiefe Priests had receiued againe the pieces of siluer
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-274"><bkdv3 n="5787">as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudas</name><f t="bl"> hand, they said, It is not lawfull to put them into <f t="r"><name t="pl">Corban</name><f t="bl"> (which
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-275"><bkdv3 n="5788">was the treasure house of the Temple) because it is the price of blood.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-276"><bkdv3 n="5789">So that they could not abide that not onely any vncleane person, but al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-277"><bkdv3 n="5790">so any other dead thing that was iudged vncleane, should once come into
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-278"><bkdv3 n="5791">the Temple, or any place thereto belonging. And to this end is S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-279"><bkdv3 n="5792">saying in the second Epistle to the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Corinthians</name><f t="bl"> the vi. Chapter to bee ap{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5793"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 6.14-16"><f t="r">2.Cor.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-280"><bkdv3 n="5794">plied: What fellowship is there betwixt righteousnesse, and vnrighte{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-281"><bkdv3 n="5795">ousnesse? or what communion betweene light and darkenesse? or what
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-282"><bkdv3 n="5796">concorde betweene <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and Belial? or what part can the faithfull
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-283"><bkdv3 n="5797">haue with the vnfaithfull? or what agreement can there be betweene the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-284"><bkdv3 n="5798">Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and images? Which sentence, although it be chiefely
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-285"><bkdv3 n="5799">referred to the temple of the minde of the godly: yet seeing that the simi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-286"><bkdv3 n="5800">litude and pith of the argument is taken from the materiall Temple, it
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-287"><bkdv3 n="5801">enforceth that no vngodlinesse, specially of images or idols, may be suffe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-288"><bkdv3 n="5802">red in the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which is the place of worshipping <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-289"><bkdv3 n="5803">and therefore can no more bee suffered to stand there, then light can agree
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-290"><bkdv3 n="5804">with darkenesse, or <name t="ps">Christ</name> with Belial: for that the true worshipping of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-291"><bkdv3 n="5805"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the worshipping of images, are most contrary. And the set{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-292"><bkdv3 n="5806">ting of them vp in the place of worshipping, may giue great occasion to the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-293"><bkdv3 n="5807">worshipping of them. But to turne to the reuerence that the Iewes had
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-294"><bkdv3 n="5808">to their Temple. You will say that they honoured it superstitiously, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-295"><bkdv3 n="5809">a great deale too much, crying out, The Temple of the Lord, the Temple

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5810"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 7.4"><f t="r">Ierem.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-296"><bkdv3 n="5811">of the Lord, being notwithstanding most wicked in life, and be therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-297"><bkdv3 n="5812">most iustly reproued of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</name><f t="bl"> the Prophet of the Lord. Trueth it is that
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-298"><bkdv3 n="5813">they were superstitiously giuen to the honouring of their Temple. But
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-299"><bkdv3 n="5814">I would wee were not as farre too short from the due reuerence of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-300"><bkdv3 n="5815">Lords house, as they ouershot themselues therein. And if the Prophet
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-301"><bkdv3 n="5816">iustly reprehended them, hearken also what the Lord requireth at our
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-302"><bkdv3 n="5817">hands, that we may know whether we be blame-worthy or no.

<bkdv3 n="5818"><fw t="catch">It is</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="8" sig="Aa4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="5819"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">8</fw> <fw t="header">Of the right vse</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5820"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 5.1-2"><f t="r">Eccles.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;303><bkdv3 n="5821">It is written in <f t="r"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 5.1-2>Ecclesiastes</cit><f t="bl"> the fourth Chapter: When thou doest en{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-304"><bkdv3 n="5822">ter into the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (saith he) take heede to thy feete, draw neere
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-305"><bkdv3 n="5823">that thou mayest heare: for obedience is much more worth then the sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-306"><bkdv3 n="5824">crifice of fooles, which know not what euill they doe. Speake nothing
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-307"><bkdv3 n="5825">rashly there, neither let thine heart be swift to vtter words before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-308"><bkdv3 n="5826">For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is in heauen, and thou art vpon the earth, therefore let thy
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-309"><bkdv3 n="5827">wordes be few. Note (welbeloued) what quietnesse in gesture and be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-310"><bkdv3 n="5828">hauiour, what silence in talke and wordes, is required in the house of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-311"><bkdv3 n="5829"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">; for so he calleth it, See whether they take heede to their feete, as
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-312"><bkdv3 n="5830">they be here warned, which neuer cease from vncomely walking and iet{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-313"><bkdv3 n="5831">ting vp and downe, and ouerthwart the Church, shewing an euident
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-314"><bkdv3 n="5832">signification of notable contempt, both of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and all good men there
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-315"><bkdv3 n="5833">present: and what heede they take to their tongues, and speech, which
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-316"><bkdv3 n="5834">doe not onely speake wordes swiftly and rashly before the Lord (which
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-317"><bkdv3 n="5835">they be here forbidden) but also oftentimes speake filthily, couetously, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-318"><bkdv3 n="5836">vngodly, talking of matters scarce honest or fitte for the Ale-house or Ta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-319"><bkdv3 n="5837">uerne, in the house of the Lord, little considering that they speake before
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-320"><bkdv3 n="5838"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who dwelleth in heauen, (as is here declared) when they be but
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-321"><bkdv3 n="5839">vermins here creeping vpon the earth, in comparison to his eternall Ma{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5840"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.36"><f t="r">Matth.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-322"><bkdv3 n="5841">iestie, and lesse regarding that they must giue an account at the great day,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-323"><bkdv3 n="5842">of euery idle worde wheresoeuer it bee spoken, much more of filthy, vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-324"><bkdv3 n="5843">cleane, or wicked wordes spoken in the Lords house, to the great disho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-325"><bkdv3 n="5844">nour of his Maiestie, and offence of all that heare them. And indeede
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-326"><bkdv3 n="5845">concerning the people and multitude, the Temple is prepared for them to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-327"><bkdv3 n="5846">bee hearers, rather then speakers, considering that aswell the word of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-328"><bkdv3 n="5847"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is there read or taught, whereunto they are bound to giue dili{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-329"><bkdv3 n="5848">gent eare, with all reuerence and silence, as also that common prayer and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-330"><bkdv3 n="5849">thankesgiuing are rehearsed and sayd by the publique Minister in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-331"><bkdv3 n="5850">name of the people and the whole multitude present, whereunto they gi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-332"><bkdv3 n="5851">uing their ready audience, should assent and say, Amen, as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> tea{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5852"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.16"><f t="r">1.Cor.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;333><bkdv3 n="5853">cheth in the <cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.16>first Epistle to the <f r>Corinthians<f bl></cit>. And in another place, glorifi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-334"><bkdv3 n="5854">ing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with one spirit and mouth: which cannot bee when euery
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-335"><bkdv3 n="5855">man and woman in seuerall pretence of deuotion prayeth priuately, one
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-336"><bkdv3 n="5856">asking, another giuing thankes, another reading doctrine, and not regar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-337"><bkdv3 n="5857">ding to heare the common prayer of the Minister. And peculiarly, what
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-338"><bkdv3 n="5858">due reuerence is to bee vsed in the ministring of the Sacraments in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-339"><bkdv3 n="5859">Temple, the same S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> teacheth to the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Corinthians</name><f t="bl">, rebuking such as

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5860"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 11.22"><f t="r">1.Cor.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-340"><bkdv3 n="5861">did vnreuerently vse themselues in that behalfe. Haue ye not houses to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-341"><bkdv3 n="5862">eate and drinke in (sayth he?) Doe ye despise the Church or congregati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-342"><bkdv3 n="5863">on of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? What shall I say to you? Shall I prayse you? In this
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-343"><bkdv3 n="5864">I prayse you not. And <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> requireth not onely this outward reue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-344"><bkdv3 n="5865">rence of behauiour and silence in his house, but all inward reuerence in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-345"><bkdv3 n="5866">cleansing of the thoughts of our hearts, threatning by his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Osee</name><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5867"><cit work="OT. Hosea 9.15"><f t="r">Osee.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-346"><bkdv3 n="5868">in the ix. Chapter, that for the malice of the inuentions and deuices of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-347"><bkdv3 n="5869">people, he will cast them out of his house: whereby is also signified the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-348"><bkdv3 n="5870">eternall casting of them out of his heauenly house and kingdome, which

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5871"><cit work="OT. Leviticus 19.30"><f t="r">Leuit.19<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;349><bkdv3 n="5872">is most horrible. And therefore in <cit work=""Leviticus 19">the xix. of <f t="r">Leuiticus<f t="bl"></cit><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> saith, Feare

<bkdv3 n="5873"><fw t="catch">you</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="9" sig="Aa5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="5874"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">9</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Church.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-350"><bkdv3 n="5875">you with reuerence my Sanctuary, for I am the Lord. And according
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-351"><bkdv3 n="5876">to the same the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> sayth, I will enter into thine house. I

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5877"><cit work="OT. Psalms 5.7"><f t="r">Psal.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-352"><bkdv3 n="5878">will worship in thy holy Temple in thy feare: shewing what inward re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-353"><bkdv3 n="5879">uerence and humblenesse of minde the godly men ought to haue in the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-354"><bkdv3 n="5880">house of the Lord. And to alleadge somewhat concerning this matter
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-355"><bkdv3 n="5881">out of the new Testament, in what honour <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> would haue his
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-356"><bkdv3 n="5882">house or Temple kept, and that by the example of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-357"><bkdv3 n="5883">whose authoritie ought of good reason with all true Christians to bee of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-358"><bkdv3 n="5884">most weight and estimation. It is written of all the foure Euangelists.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5885"><cit work="NT. Matthew 21.12"><f t="r">Matth.21.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5886"><cit work="NT. Mark 11.15">Mark.11.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5887"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.45">Luke 19.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5888"><cit work="NT. John 12.14">Iohn 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-359"><bkdv3 n="5889">as a notable act, and worthy to be testified by many holy witnesses, how
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-360"><bkdv3 n="5890">that our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, that mercifull and milde Lord, compa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-361"><bkdv3 n="5891">red for his meekenesse to a sheepe, suffering with silence his fleece to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-362"><bkdv3 n="5892">shorne from him, and to a Lambe led without resistance to the slaughter,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5893"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 53.7"><f t="r"> Esai.53.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5894"><cit work="NT. Acts 8.32">Actes 8.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5895"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 50.6">Esai.50.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="5896"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.39-48">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-363"><bkdv3 n="5897">which gaue his body to them that did smite him, answered not him that
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-364"><bkdv3 n="5898">reuiled, nor turned away his face from them that did reproch him and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-365"><bkdv3 n="5899">spit vpon him, and according to his owne example, gaue precepts of mild{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-366"><bkdv3 n="5900">nesse and sufferance to his disciples: Yet when hee seeth the Temple and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-367"><bkdv3 n="5901">holy house of his heauenly Father misordered, polluted, and prophaned,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-368"><bkdv3 n="5902">vseth great seuerity and sharpenesse, ouerturneth the tables of the ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-369"><bkdv3 n="5903">changes, subuerteth the feates of them that sold doues, maketh a whip
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-370"><bkdv3 n="5904">of cordes, and scourgeth out those wicked abusers and prophaners of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-371"><bkdv3 n="5905">Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, saying, My house shalbe called the house of prayer,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-372"><bkdv3 n="5906">but yee haue made it a denne of theeues, And in the second of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, Doe

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5907"><cit work="NT. John 2.16"><f t="r">Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-373"><bkdv3 n="5908">not ye make the house of my Father, the house of merchandize. For as it
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-374"><bkdv3 n="5909">is the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> seruice is duely done in it: So
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-375"><bkdv3 n="5910">when wee wickedly abuse it with wicked talke or couetous bargaining,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-376"><bkdv3 n="5911">wee make it a denne of theeues, or an house of merchandize. Yea, and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-377"><bkdv3 n="5912">such reuerence would <name t="ps">Christ</name> should bee therein, that hee would not suffer

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5913"><cit work="NT. Mark 11.16"><f t="r">Mark 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-378"><bkdv3 n="5914">any vessell to bee caryed through the Temple. And whereas our Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1:2;379><bkdv3 n="5915">our <name t="ps">Christ</name> (as is before mentioned <cit work="NT. Luke 2.46>out of S. <f t="r">Luke<f t="bl"></cit>) could bee found no
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-380"><bkdv3 n="5916">where (when he was sought) but only in |&|the; Temple amongst the doctors,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-381"><bkdv3 n="5917">and now againe hee exerciseth his authoritie and iurisdiction, not in ca{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-382"><bkdv3 n="5918">stles and princely palaces amongst souldiers, but in the Temple: Ye may
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-383"><bkdv3 n="5919">hereby vnderstand in what place his spirituall Kingdome (which he de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-384"><bkdv3 n="5920">nyeth to be of this world) is soonest to be found, and best to be knowen of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5921"><f t="r">a The peoples
<bkdv3 n="5922">fault was most
<bkdv3 n="5923">grieuous: the
<bkdv3 n="5924">sentence exe{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5925">cuted other{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5926">wise and more
<bkdv3 n="5927">cruell then it
<bkdv3 n="5928">should.
<bkdv3 n="5929">b He was on{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5930">ly dehorted
<bkdv3 n="5931">from recei{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5932">uing the Sa{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5933">crament, vntil
<bkdv3 n="5934">by Rep&emacron;tance
<bkdv3 n="5935">he might be
<bkdv3 n="5936">better pre{\-}
<bkdv3 n="5937">pared.
<bkdv3 n="5938"><f t="i">Chrysost <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-385"><bkdv3 n="5939">all places in this world. And according to this example of our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-386"><bkdv3 n="5940"><name t="ps">Christ</name> in the primitiue Church, which was most holy and godly, and in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-387"><bkdv3 n="5941">the which due discipline with seueritie was vsed against the wicked,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-388"><bkdv3 n="5942">open offenders were not suffered once to enter into the house of the Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-389"><bkdv3 n="5943">nor admitted to common prayer, and the vse of the holy Sacraments
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-390"><bkdv3 n="5944">with other true Christians, vntill they had done open penance before the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-391"><bkdv3 n="5945">whole Church. And this was practised, not onely vpon meane persons,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-392"><bkdv3 n="5946">but also vpon the rich, noble, and mighty persons, yea, vpon <f t="r"><name t="ps">Theodosius</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-393"><bkdv3 n="5947">that puissant and mighty Emperour, whom for committing <f t="sc">a<f t="bl"> a grieuous
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-394"><bkdv3 n="5948">and wilfull murder, S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl"> Bishop of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Millaine</name><f t="bl"> reprooued sharpely,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-395"><bkdv3 n="5949">and <f t="sc">b<f t="bl"> did also excommunicate the sayd Emperour, and brought him to
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-396"><bkdv3 n="5950">open penance. And they that were so iustly exempted and banished (as

<bkdv3 n="5951"><fw t="catch">it</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="5952"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">10</fw> <fw t="header">Of the right vse |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-397"><bkdv3 n="5953">it were) from the house of the Lord, were taken (as they be indeede)
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-398"><bkdv3 n="5954">for men deuided |&| separated from <name t="ps">Christes</name> Church, and in most dangerous

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5955"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 5.5"><f t="r">1.Cor.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-399"><bkdv3 n="5956">estate, yea as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, euen giuen vnto Satan the deuill for a time,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-400"><bkdv3 n="5957">and their company was shunned |&| auoyded of all godly men and women,
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-401"><bkdv3 n="5958">vntill such time as they by repentance |&| publike penance were reconciled.
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-402"><bkdv3 n="5959">Such was the honour of the Lords house in mens hearts, and outward
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-403"><bkdv3 n="5960">reuerence also at that time, and so horrible a thing was it to bee shut out
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-404"><bkdv3 n="5961">of the Church and house of the Lord in those dayes, when religion was
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-405"><bkdv3 n="5962">most pure, and nothing so corrupt as it hath beene of late dayes. And
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-406"><bkdv3 n="5963">yet wee willingly, either by absenting our selues from the house of the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-407"><bkdv3 n="5964">Lord, doe (as it were) excommunicate our selues from the Church and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-408"><bkdv3 n="5965">fellowship of the Saintes of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or else comming thither, by vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-409"><bkdv3 n="5966">comely and vnreuerent behauiour there, by hastie, rash, yea vncleane and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-410"><bkdv3 n="5967">wicked thoughts and wordes before the Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, horribly dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-411"><bkdv3 n="5968">honour his holy house the Church of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and his holy Name and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-412"><bkdv3 n="5969">Maiestie, to the great danger of our soules, yea and certaine damna{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-413"><bkdv3 n="5970">tion also, if we do not speedily and earnestly repent vs of this wickednesse.
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<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-414"><bkdv3 n="5971">Thus ye haue heard (dearely beloued) out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, what
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-415"><bkdv3 n="5972">reuerence is due to the holy house of the Lord, how all godly persons
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-416"><bkdv3 n="5973">ought with diligence at times appointed thither to repayre, how they
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-417"><bkdv3 n="5974">ought to behaue themselues there, with reuerence and dread before
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-418"><bkdv3 n="5975">the Lord, what plagues and punishments, aswell temporall, as
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-419"><bkdv3 n="5976">eternall, the Lord in his holy word threatneth, as well to such as neg{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-420"><bkdv3 n="5977">lect to come to his holy house, as also to such, who comming thither, doe
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-421"><bkdv3 n="5978">vnreuerently by gesture or talke there behaue themselues. Wherefore
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-422"><bkdv3 n="5979">if wee desire to haue seasonable weather, and thereby to enioy the good
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-423"><bkdv3 n="5980">fruites of the earth, if wee will auoyd drought and barrennesse, thirste
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-424"><bkdv3 n="5981">and hunger, which are plagues threatned vnto such as make haste to goe
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-425"><bkdv3 n="5982">to their owne houses, to alehouses and tauerns, and leaue the house of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-426"><bkdv3 n="5983">the Lord empty and desolate, if wee abhorre to bee scourged, not with
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-427"><bkdv3 n="5984">whips made of cordes, out of the materiall Temple onely (as our
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-428"><bkdv3 n="5985">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> serued the defilers of the house of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in Hierusalem)
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-429"><bkdv3 n="5986">but also to bee beaten and driuen out of the eternall temple and house of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-430"><bkdv3 n="5987">the Lord (which is his heauenly kingdome) with the yron rodde of euer
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-431"><bkdv3 n="5988">lasting damnation, and cast into vtter darkenesse, where is weeping and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="5989"><cit work="NT. unidentified"><f t="r">Ephes.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-432"><bkdv3 n="5990">gnashing of teeth, if we feare, dread and abhorre this (I say) as wee
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-433"><bkdv3 n="5991">haue most iust cause to doe: then let vs amend this our negligence and
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-434"><bkdv3 n="5992">contempt in comming to the house of the Lord, this our vnreuerent be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-435"><bkdv3 n="5993">hauiour in the house of the Lord, and resorting thither diligently toge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-436"><bkdv3 n="5994">ther, let vs there with reuerent hearing of the Lords holy word, calling
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-437"><bkdv3 n="5995">on the Lords holy Name, giuing of hearty thankes vnto the Lord for
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-438"><bkdv3 n="5996">his manifold and inestimable benefits dayly and hourely bestowed vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-439"><bkdv3 n="5997">vs, celebrating also reuerently the Lords holy Sacraments, serue the
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-440"><bkdv3 n="5998">Lord in his holy house, as becommeth the seruants of the Lord, in holi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-441"><bkdv3 n="5999">nesse and righteousnesse before him all the dayes of our life, and then we
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-442"><bkdv3 n="6000">shall bee assured, after this life, to rest in his holy hill, and to dwell in
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-443"><bkdv3 n="6001">his Tabernacle, there to prayse and magnifie his holy Name in the con{\-}

<bkdv3 n="6002"><fw t="catch">gregation</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-444"><bkdv3 n="6004">gregation of his Saints, in the holy house of his eternall kingdome of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-445"><bkdv3 n="6005">heauen, which hee hath purchased for vs, by the death and shedding of
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-446"><bkdv3 n="6006">the precious blood of his Sonne our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to whom
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-447"><bkdv3 n="6007">with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one immortall <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, bee all ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.1.2-448"><bkdv3 n="6008">nour, glory, praise, and thankesgiuing, world without end. Amen.<f t="r">

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