HOMILY ON THE PASSION FOR GOOD FRIDAY

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<bkdv3 n="14289"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE FOR<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="14290">good Friday,<app>concernig <rdg resp="IL">concerning</rdg></app> the death and passion
<bkdv3 n="14291">of our Sauiour Iesus Christ.<f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-1"><bkdv3 n="14292">I<f t="bl">T should not become vs (welbeloued in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-2"><bkdv3 n="14293">Christ) being that people which he redee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-3"><bkdv3 n="14294">med from the Diuell, from sin and death,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-4"><bkdv3 n="14295">and from euerlasting damnation, by
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-5"><bkdv3 n="14296">Christ, to suffer this time to passe foorth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-6"><bkdv3 n="14297">without any meditation, and remem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-7"><bkdv3 n="14298">brance of that excellent worke of our re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-8"><bkdv3 n="14299">demption, wrought as about this time,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-9"><bkdv3 n="14300">through the great mercy and charity of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-10"><bkdv3 n="14301">our Sauiour Iesus Christ, for vs wret{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-11"><bkdv3 n="14302">ched sinners, and his mortall enemies.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-12"><bkdv3 n="14303">For if a mortall mans deed, done to the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-13"><bkdv3 n="14304">behoofe of the common wealth, bee had
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-14"><bkdv3 n="14305">in remembrance of vs, with thankes for the benefit and profit which we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-15"><bkdv3 n="14306">receiue thereby: how much more readily should wee haue in memory this
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-16"><bkdv3 n="14307">excellent act and benefite of Christs death? whereby hee hath purchased
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-17"><bkdv3 n="14308">for vs the vndoubted pardon and forgiuenesse of our sinnes, whereby hee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-18"><bkdv3 n="14309">made at one the Father of heauen with vs, in such wise, that he taketh vs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-19"><bkdv3 n="14310">now for his louing children, and for the true inheritours, with Christ his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-20"><bkdv3 n="14311">naturall sonne, of the kingdome of heauen? And verily so much more
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-21"><bkdv3 n="14312">doeth Christs kindnesse appeare vnto vs, in that it pleased him to deliuer
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-22"><bkdv3 n="14313">himselfe of all his goodly honour, which hee was equally in with his Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-23"><bkdv3 n="14314">ther in heauen, and to come downe into this vale of misery, to bee made
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-24"><bkdv3 n="14315">mortall man, and to be in the state of a most low seruant, seruing vs for
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-25"><bkdv3 n="14316">our wealth and profit, vs, I say, which were his sworne enemies, which
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-26"><bkdv3 n="14317">had renounced his holy Law and Commandements, and followed the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-27"><bkdv3 n="14318">lustes and sinfull pleasures of our corrupt nature. And yet, I say, did
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-28"><bkdv3 n="14319">Christ put himselfe betweene <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> deserued wrath, and our sinne,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14320"><cit work="NT. Colossians 2.14">
<bkdv3 n="14321"><f t="r">Coloss. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-29"><bkdv3 n="14322">and rent that obligation wherein we were in danger to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and payd
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-30"><bkdv3 n="14323">our debt. Our debt was a great deale too great for vs to haue payd. And
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-31"><bkdv3 n="14324">without payment, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father could neuer bee at one with
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-32"><bkdv3 n="14325">vs. Neither was it possible to bee losed from this debt by our owne a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-33"><bkdv3 n="14326">bility. It pleased him therefore to be the payer thereof, and to discharge
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-34"><bkdv3 n="14327">vs quite.

<bkdv3 n="14328"><fw t="catch">Who</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="14329"><f t="r"><fw t=page>176</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon of the passion</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-35"><bkdv3 n="14330">Who can now consider the grieuous debt of sinne, which could none
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-36"><bkdv3 n="14331">otherwise be payd but by the death of an innocent, and will not hate sinne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-37"><bkdv3 n="14332">in his heart? If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hateth sinne so much, that hee would allow
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-38"><bkdv3 n="14333">neither man nor Angel for the redemption thereof, but onely the death of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-39"><bkdv3 n="14334">his onely and welbeloued Sonne: who will not stand in feare thereof?
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-40"><bkdv3 n="14335">If we (my friends) consider this, that for our sinnes this most innocent
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-41"><bkdv3 n="14336">Lambe was driuen to death, we shall haue much more cause to bewaile
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-42"><bkdv3 n="14337">our selues that we were the cause of his death, then to cry out of the ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-43"><bkdv3 n="14338">lice and cruelty of the Iewes, which pursued him to his death. We did
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-44"><bkdv3 n="14339">the deedes wherefore he was thus stricken and wounded, they were onely
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-45"><bkdv3 n="14340">the ministers of our wickednesse. It is meete then wee should steppe low
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-46"><bkdv3 n="14341">downe into our hearts, and bewaile our owne wretchednesse and sinfull
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-47"><bkdv3 n="14342">liuing. Let vs know for a certaintie, that if the most dearely beloued
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-48"><bkdv3 n="14343">Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> was thus punished and stricken for the sinne which
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-49"><bkdv3 n="14344">he had not done himselfe: how much more ought wee sore to be stricken
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-50"><bkdv3 n="14345">for our dayly and manifold sinnes which wee commit against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-51"><bkdv3 n="14346">wee earnestly repent vs not, and be not sorie for them? No man can loue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-52"><bkdv3 n="14347">sinne, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hateth so much, and be in his fauour. No man can
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-53"><bkdv3 n="14348">say that hee loueth Christ truely, and haue his great enemie (sinne I
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-54"><bkdv3 n="14349">meane, the authour of his death) familiar and in friendship with him.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-55"><bkdv3 n="14350">So much doe we loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and Christ, as we hate sinne. Wee ought
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-56"><bkdv3 n="14351">therefore to take great heede, that we be not fauourers thereof, lest we be
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-57"><bkdv3 n="14352">found enemies to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and traytours to Christ. For not onely they
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-58"><bkdv3 n="14353">which nayled Christ vpon the crosse, are his tormentours and crucifiers:

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14354"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 6.6">
<bkdv3 n="14355"><f t="r">Heb. 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-59"><bkdv3 n="14356">but all they (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl">) crucifie againe the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-60"><bkdv3 n="14357">much as is in them, who doe commit vice and sinne, which brought him

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14358"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.23">
<bkdv3 n="14359"><f t="r">Rom 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-61"><bkdv3 n="14360">to his death. If the wages of sinne be death, and death euerlasting: sure{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-62"><bkdv3 n="14361">ly it is no small danger to be in seruice thereof. If we liue after the flesh,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-63"><bkdv3 n="14362">and after the sinfull lustes thereof, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> threatneth, yea Almighty

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14363"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.13">
<bkdv3 n="14364"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-64"><bkdv3 n="14365"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> threatneth, that we shall surely die. We can none

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14366"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.10-11">
<bkdv3 n="14367"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-65"><bkdv3 n="14368">otherwise liue to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but by dying to sinne. If Christ be in vs, then
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-66"><bkdv3 n="14369">is sinne dead in vs: and if the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> bee in vs, which raysed
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-67"><bkdv3 n="14370">Christ from death to life, so shall the same spirit raise vs to the resurrection

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14371"><cit work="NT. Romans 1">
<bkdv3 n="14372"><f t="r">Rom.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-68"><bkdv3 n="14373">of euerlasting life. But if sinne rule and reigne in vs, then is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-69"><bkdv3 n="14374">which is the fountaine of all grace and vertue, departed from vs: then
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-70"><bkdv3 n="14375">hath the Deuill, and his vngracious spirite, rule and dominion in vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-71"><bkdv3 n="14376">And surely if in such miserable state wee die, we shall not rise to life, but

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14377"><f t="i">Christ hath
<bkdv3 n="14378">not redee{\-}
<bkdv3 n="14379">med vs from
<bkdv3 n="14380">sinne, that
<bkdv3 n="14381">we should
<bkdv3 n="14382">liue in sinne. <f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-72"><bkdv3 n="14383">fall downe to death and damnation, and that without ende. For Christ
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-73"><bkdv3 n="14384">hath not so redeemed vs from sinne, that wee may safely returne thereto
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-74"><bkdv3 n="14385">againe: but hee hath redeemed vs, that wee should forsake the motions
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-75"><bkdv3 n="14386">thereof, and liue to righteousnesse. Yea, wee bee therefore washed in our
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-76"><bkdv3 n="14387">Baptisme from the filthinesse of sinne, that we should liue afterward in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-77"><bkdv3 n="14388">the purenesse of life. In Baptisme we promised to renounce the deuill
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-78"><bkdv3 n="14389">and his suggestions, we promised to bee (as obedient children) alwayes
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-79"><bkdv3 n="14390">following <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> will and pleasure. Then if he be our Father in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-80"><bkdv3 n="14391">deede, let vs giue him his due honour. If we be his children, let vs shew
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-81"><bkdv3 n="14392">him our obedience, like as Christ openly declared his obedience to his Fa{\-}

<bkdv3 n="14393"><fw t="catch">ther,</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="14394"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for good Friday.</fw><fw t=page>177</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-82"><bkdv3 n="14395">ther, which (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> writeth) was obedient euen to the very death,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14396"><cit work="NT. Philippians 2.8">
<bkdv3 n="14397"><f t="r">Philip.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-83"><bkdv3 n="14398">the death of the Crosse. And this he did for vs all that beleeue in him. For
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-84"><bkdv3 n="14399">himselfe he was not punished, for he was pure, and vndefiled of all maner
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-85"><bkdv3 n="14400">of sinne. He was wounded (sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name> <f t="bl">) for our wickednesse, and stripped

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14401"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 53.4">
<bkdv3 n="14402"><f t="r">Esay 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-86"><bkdv3 n="14403">for our sinnes: he suffered the penalty of them himselfe, to deliuer vs from
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-87"><bkdv3 n="14404">danger: he bare (sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name> <f t="bl">) all our sores and infirmities vpon his owne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-88"><bkdv3 n="14405">backe. No paine did he refuse to suffer in his owne body, that he might
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-89"><bkdv3 n="14406">deliuer vs from paine euerlasting. His pleasure it was thus to doe for
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-90"><bkdv3 n="14407">vs, we deserued it not. Wherefore the more we see our selues bound vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-91"><bkdv3 n="14408">him, the more he ought to be thanked of vs, yea, and the more hope may
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-92"><bkdv3 n="14409">we take, that we shall receiue all other good things of his hand, in that we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-93"><bkdv3 n="14410">haue receiued the gift of his onely Sonne, through his liberality. For if
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-94"><bkdv3 n="14411"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl">) hath not spared his owne Sonne from paine

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14412"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.32">
<bkdv3 n="14413"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-95"><bkdv3 n="14414">and punishment, but deliuered him for vs all vnto the death: how should
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-96"><bkdv3 n="14415">he not giue vs all other things with him? If we want any thing, either

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14416"><cit work="NT. John 1.12">
<bkdv3 n="14417"><f t="r">Iohn 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-97"><bkdv3 n="14418">for body or soule, we may lawfully and boldly approch to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-98"><bkdv3 n="14419">our mercifull Father, to aske that we desire, and we shall obteine it. For
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-99"><bkdv3 n="14420">such power is giuen to vs, to be the children of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, so many as be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-100"><bkdv3 n="14421">leeue in Christes Name. In his Name whatsoeuer wee aske, wee shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14422"><cit work="NT. Matthew 21.22">
<bkdv3 n="14423"><f t="r">Matth.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-101"><bkdv3 n="14424">haue it granted vs. For so well pleased is the Father almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-102"><bkdv3 n="14425">with Christ his Sonne, that for his sake he fauoureth vs, and will denie
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-103"><bkdv3 n="14426">vs nothing. So pleasant was this sacrifice and oblation of his Sonnes
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-104"><bkdv3 n="14427">death, which hee so obediently and innocently suffered, that wee should
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-105"><bkdv3 n="14428">take it for the onely and full amendes for all the sinnes of the world. And
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-106"><bkdv3 n="14429">such fauour did he purchase by his death, of his heauenly Father for vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-107"><bkdv3 n="14430">that for the merite thereof (if we be true Christians indeede, and not in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-108"><bkdv3 n="14431">word onely) we be now fully in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> grace againe, and clearely dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-109"><bkdv3 n="14432">charged from our sinne. No tongue surely is able to expresse the worthi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-110"><bkdv3 n="14433">nesse of this so precious a death. For in this standeth the continuall par{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-111"><bkdv3 n="14434">don of our dayly offences, in this resteth our iustification, in this we be
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-112"><bkdv3 n="14435">allowed, in this is purchased the euerlasting health of all our soules.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-113"><bkdv3 n="14436">Yea, there is none other thing that can be named vnder heauen to saue

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14437"><cit work="NT. Acts 4.12">
<bkdv3 n="14438"><f t="r">Actes 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-114"><bkdv3 n="14439">our soules, but this onely worke of Christs precious offering of his body
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-115"><bkdv3 n="14440">vpon the altar of the crosse. Certes there can be no worke of any mor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-116"><bkdv3 n="14441">tall man (bee hee neuer so holy) that shall bee coupled in merites with
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-117"><bkdv3 n="14442">Christes most holy act. For no doubt, all our thoughts and deedes were
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-118"><bkdv3 n="14443">of no value, if they were not allowed in the merites of Christs death.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-119"><bkdv3 n="14444">All our righteousnesse is farre vnperfect, if it be compared with Christs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-120"><bkdv3 n="14445">righteousnesse. For in his acts and deedes, there was no spot of sinne, or
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-121"><bkdv3 n="14446">of any vnperfectnesse. And for this cause they were the more able to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-122"><bkdv3 n="14447">the true amends of our righteousnesse, where our acts and deedes be full

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14448"><f t="i">Our deedes
<bkdv3 n="14449">be full of im{\-}
<bkdv3 n="14450">perfection. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-123"><bkdv3 n="14451">of imperfection, and infirmities, and therefore nothing worthy of them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-124"><bkdv3 n="14452">selues to stirre <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to any fauour, much lesse to challenge that glory
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-125"><bkdv3 n="14453">that is due to Christs act and merit. For not to vs (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> <f t="bl">) not to

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14454"><cit work="OT. Psalms 115.1">
<bkdv3 n="14455"><f t="r"> Psal.113.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-126"><bkdv3 n="14456">vs, but to thy Name giue the glory, O Lord. Let vs therefore (good
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-127"><bkdv3 n="14457">friends) with all reuerence glorifie his Name, let vs magnifie and prayse
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-128"><bkdv3 n="14458">him for euer. For he hath dealt with vs according to his great mercy, by

<bkdv3 n="14459"><fw t="catch">himselfe</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="14460"><f t="r"><fw t=page>178</fw><fw t="header">The Sermon of the Passion</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-129"><bkdv3 n="14461">himselfe hath he purchased our redemption. Hee thought it not ynough

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14462"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 1.3">
<bkdv3 n="14463"><f t="r">Heb 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-130"><bkdv3 n="14464">to spare himselfe, and to send his Angel to doe this deede, but he would
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-131"><bkdv3 n="14465">doe it himselfe, that hee might doe it the better, and make it the more per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-132"><bkdv3 n="14466">fect redemption. He was nothing moued with the intolerable paines that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-133"><bkdv3 n="14467">he suffered in the whole course of his long passion, to repent him thus to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-134"><bkdv3 n="14468">doe good to his enemies: but he opened his hart for vs, and bestowed him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-135"><bkdv3 n="14469">selfe wholly for the ransomming of vs. Let vs therefore now open our
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-136"><bkdv3 n="14470">heartes againe to him, and studie in our liues to bee thankefull to such a
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-137"><bkdv3 n="14471">Lord, and euermore to bee mindfull of so great a benefice, yea let vs take
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-138"><bkdv3 n="14472">vp our crosse with Christ, and follow him. His passion is not onely the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-139"><bkdv3 n="14473">ransome and whole amendes for our sinne, but it is also a most perfect ex{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14474"><cit work="NT. Acts 17.3">
<bkdv3 n="14475"><f t="r">Actes 17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-140"><bkdv3 n="14476">ample of all patience and sufferance. For if it behoued Christ thus to suf{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-141"><bkdv3 n="14477">fer, and to enter into the glory of his Father: why should it not become vs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-142"><bkdv3 n="14478">to beare patiently our small crosses of aduersitie, and the troubles of this

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14479"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.21">
<bkdv3 n="14480"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-143"><bkdv3 n="14481">world? For surely (as saith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name> <f t="bl">) Christ therefore suffered, to leaue

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14482"><cit work="NT. 2 Timothy 2.12">
<bkdv3 n="14483"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-144"><bkdv3 n="14484">vs an example to follow his steps. And if wee suffer with him, wee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-145"><bkdv3 n="14485">shall be sure also to raigne with him in heauen. Not that the sufferance

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14486"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.18"><f t="r">Rom.8.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="14487"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.16">Matth.5.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="14488"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 12.11">Heb.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-146"><bkdv3 n="14489">of this transitorie life should bee worthie of that glorie to come, but glad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-147"><bkdv3 n="14490">ly should wee be contented to suffer, to bee like Christ in our life, that so
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-148"><bkdv3 n="14491">by our workes we may glorifie our Father which is in heauen. And as
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-149"><bkdv3 n="14492">it is painefull and grieuous to beare the Crosse of Christ in the griefes
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-150"><bkdv3 n="14493">and displeasures of this life: so it bringeth foorth the ioyfull fruit of hope,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14494"><cit work="NT. James 5.11">
<bkdv3 n="14495"><f t="r">Iacob.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-151"><bkdv3 n="14496">in all them that bee exercised therewith. Let vs not so much behold the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-152"><bkdv3 n="14497">paine, as the reward that shall follow that labour. Nay, let vs rather
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-153"><bkdv3 n="14498">endeuour our selues in our sufferance, to endure innocently and guiltles,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14499"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.20">
<bkdv3 n="145154"><f t="r">1.Pet. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-155"><bkdv3 n="14501">as our Sauiour Christ did. For if we suffer for our deseruings, then hath
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-156"><bkdv3 n="14502">not patience his perfect worke in vs: but if vndeseruedly we suffer losse of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-157"><bkdv3 n="14503">goods and life, if we suffer to be euill spoken of for the loue of Christ, this
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-158"><bkdv3 n="14504">is thankefull afore <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for so did Christ suffer. Hee neuer did sinne,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14505"><f t="i">The pati{\-}
<bkdv3 n="14506">ence of
<bkdv3 n="14507">Christ. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-159"><bkdv3 n="14508">neither was any guile found in his mouth. Yea when hee was reuiled
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-160"><bkdv3 n="14509">with taunts, hee reuiled not againe. When hee was wrongfully dealt
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-161"><bkdv3 n="14510">with, he threatned not againe, nor reuenged his quarrell, but deliuered
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-162"><bkdv3 n="14511">his cause to him that iudgeth rightly.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14512"><f t="i">Perfect pa{\-}
<bkdv3 n="14513">tience. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-163"><bkdv3 n="14514">Perfect patience careth not what nor how much it suffereth, nor of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-164"><bkdv3 n="14515">whom it suffereth, whether of friend or foe: but studieth to suffer in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-165"><bkdv3 n="14516">nocently, and without deseruing. Yea, he in whom perfect charity is,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14517"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.44">
<bkdv3 n="14518"><f t="r">Matth. 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-166"><bkdv3 n="14519">careth so little to reuenge, that he rather studieth to doe good for euill, to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-167"><bkdv3 n="14520">blesse and say well of them that curse him, to pray for them that pursue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-168"><bkdv3 n="14521">him, according to the example of our Sauiour Christ, who is the most

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14522"><f t="i">The meek{\-}
<bkdv3 n="14523">nesse of
<bkdv3 n="14524">Christ. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-169"><bkdv3 n="14525">perfect example |&| paterne of all meeknes and sufferance, which hanging
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-170"><bkdv3 n="14526">vpon his Crosse, in most feruent anguish bleeding in euery part of his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-171"><bkdv3 n="14527">blessed Body, being set in the middest of his enemies and crucifiers:
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-172"><bkdv3 n="14528">and hee, <app>notwitstanding <rdg resp="IL">notwithstanding</rdg></app> the intolerable paines which they sawe him
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-173"><bkdv3 n="14529">in, being of them mocked and scorned dispitefully without all fauour and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-174"><bkdv3 n="14530">compassion, had yet towards them such compassion in heart, that hee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14531"><cit work="NT. Luke 23.34">
<bkdv3 n="14532"><f t="r">Luke 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-175"><bkdv3 n="14533">prayed to his Father of heauen for them, and sayd, O Father, forgiue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-176"><bkdv3 n="14534">them, for they wote not what they doe. What patience was it also

<bkdv3 n="14535"><fw t="catch">which</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="179" sig="Pp6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="14536"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for good Friday.</fw><fw t=page>179</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-177"><bkdv3 n="14537">which he shewed, when one of his owne Apostles and Seruants which
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-178"><bkdv3 n="14538">was put in trust of him, came to betray him vnto his enemies to the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14539"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.50">
<bkdv3 n="14540"><f t="r">Matth.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-179"><bkdv3 n="14541">death? Hee sayde nothing worse to him, but, Friend, wherefore art
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-180"><bkdv3 n="14542">thou come? Thus (good people) should we call to minde the great exam{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-181"><bkdv3 n="14543">ples of charitie which Christ shewed in his passion, if wee will fruitful{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-182"><bkdv3 n="14544">ly remember his passion. Such charity and loue should wee beare one

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14545"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.46-47">
<bkdv3 n="14546"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-183"><bkdv3 n="14547">to an other, if wee will be the true seruants of Christ. For if we loue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-184"><bkdv3 n="14548">but them, which loue and say well by vs, what great thing is it that we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-185"><bkdv3 n="14549">doe saith Christ? Doe not the Panims and open sinners so? Wee must
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-186"><bkdv3 n="14550">bee more perfect in our charitie then thus, euen as our Father in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-187"><bkdv3 n="14551">uen is perfect, which maketh the light of his Sunne to rise vpon the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-188"><bkdv3 n="14552">good and the bad, and sendeth his raine vpon the kinde and vnkinde. Af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-189"><bkdv3 n="14553">ter this maner should we shew our charity indifferently, aswell to one as
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-190"><bkdv3 n="14554">to another aswell to friend, as foe, like obedient children, after the exam{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-191"><bkdv3 n="14555">ple of our Father in heauen. For if Christ was obedient to his Father euen
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-192"><bkdv3 n="14556">to the death, and that the most shamefull death (as the Iewes esteemed
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-193"><bkdv3 n="14557">it) the death of the Crosse: Why should wee not bee obedient to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-194"><bkdv3 n="14558">in lower poyntes of charitie and patience? Let vs forgiue then our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14559"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 28.2">
<bkdv3 n="14560"><f t="r">Eccle 28.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-195"><bkdv3 n="14561">neighbors their small faultes, as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for Christes sake hath forgiuen
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-196"><bkdv3 n="14562">vs our great.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-197"><bkdv3 n="14563">It is not meete that wee should craue forgiuenesse of our great of{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14564"><cit work="NT. Matthew 18.35">
<bkdv3 n="14565"><f t="r">Matt.28.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-198"><bkdv3 n="14566">fences at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> handes, and yet will not forgiue the small trespasses
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-199"><bkdv3 n="14567">of our neighbours against vs. We doe call for mercy in vaine, if wee will
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-200"><bkdv3 n="14568">not shew mercy to our neighbours. For if we will not put wrath and dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-201"><bkdv3 n="14569">pleasure foorth of our hearts to our Christian brother, no more will
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-202"><bkdv3 n="14570"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forgiue the displeasure and wrath that our sinnes haue deser{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-203"><bkdv3 n="14571">ued afore him. For vnder this condition doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forgiue vs, if we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-204"><bkdv3 n="14572">forgiue other. It becommeth not Christian men to bee hard one to a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-205"><bkdv3 n="14573">nother, nor yet to thinke their neighbour vnworthy to bee forgiuen. For
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-206"><bkdv3 n="14574">howsoeuer vnworthie he is, yet is Christ worthie to haue thee doe thus
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-207"><bkdv3 n="14575">much for his sack, hee hath deserued it of thee, that thou shouldest forgiue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-208"><bkdv3 n="14576">thy neighbour. And <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is also to bee obeyed, which commandeth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-209"><bkdv3 n="14577">vs to forgiue, if wee will haue any part of the pardon which our Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-210"><bkdv3 n="14578">uiour Christ purchased once of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father, by shedding of his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-211"><bkdv3 n="14579">precious blood. Nothing becommeth Christes seruantes so much, as

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14580"><cit work="NT. James 5.16">
<bkdv3 n="14581"><f t="r">Iacob.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-212"><bkdv3 n="14582">mercie and compassion. Let vs then bee fauourable one to another,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-213"><bkdv3 n="14583">and pray we one for another, that wee may bee healed from all frailties
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-214"><bkdv3 n="14584">of our life, the lesse to offend one the other, and that wee may bee of one
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-215"><bkdv3 n="14585">minde and one spirit, agreeing together in brotherly loue and concord,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14586"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.1-2">
<bkdv3 n="14587"><f t="r">Ephes.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-216"><bkdv3 n="14588">euen like the deare children of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. By these meanes shall wee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-217"><bkdv3 n="14589">mooue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee mercifull vnto our sinnes, yea, |&| we shall be hereby
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-218"><bkdv3 n="14590">the more ready to receiue our Sauiour and maker in his blessed Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-219"><bkdv3 n="14591">crament, to our euerlasting comfort, and health of soule. Christ delighteth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-220"><bkdv3 n="14592">to enter and dwell in that soule where loue and charitie ruleth, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14593"><cit work="NT. 1 John 4.16">
<bkdv3 n="14594"><f t="r">1.Iohn 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-221"><bkdv3 n="14595">where peace |&| concord is seene. For thus writeth S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name> <f t="bl">, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is cha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-222"><bkdv3 n="14596">rity, hee that abideth in charitie, abideth in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in him.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-223"><bkdv3 n="14597">And by this (saith he) we shall know that we be of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, if we loue our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14598"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.11">
<bkdv3 n="14599"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>


<bkdv3 n="146224"><fw t="catch">bre{\-}</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="180" sig="Pp6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="14601"><f t="r"><fw t=page>180</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The Sermon of the Passion</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-225"><bkdv3 n="14602">brethren. Yea, |&| by this shall we know, that we bee deliuered from death

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14603"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.11">
<bkdv3 n="14604"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-226"><bkdv3 n="14605">to life, if we loue one another. But hee which hateth his brother (sayth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-227"><bkdv3 n="14606">the same Apostle) abideth in death, euen in the danger of euerlasting
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-228"><bkdv3 n="14607">death, and is moreouer the childe of damnation and of the Diuel, cursed
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-229"><bkdv3 n="14608">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and hated (so long as he so remayneth) of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and all his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-230"><bkdv3 n="14609">heauenly company. For as peace and charity make vs the blessed children
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-231"><bkdv3 n="14610">of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: so doth hatred and enuie make vs the cursed chil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-232"><bkdv3 n="14611">dren of the Diuel. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giue vs all grace to follow Christs examples
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-233"><bkdv3 n="14612">in peace and in charity, in patience and sufferance, that wee now may

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14613"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.34">
<bkdv3 n="14614"><f t="r">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-234"><bkdv3 n="14615">haue him our ghest to enter and dwell within vs, so as we may be in full
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-235"><bkdv3 n="14616">surety, hauing such a pledge of our saluation. If we haue him and his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-236"><bkdv3 n="14617">fauour, we may be sure that we haue the fauour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by his means.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-237"><bkdv3 n="14618">For he sitteth on the right hand of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> his Father, as our proctour and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-238"><bkdv3 n="14619">atturney, pleading and suing for vs in all our needes and necessities.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-239"><bkdv3 n="14620">Wherefore, if wee want any gift of godly wisedome, wee may aske it of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-240"><bkdv3 n="14621"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for Christs sake, and we shall haue it. Let vs consider and exa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-241"><bkdv3 n="14622">mine our selues, in what want we be concerning this vertue of charity
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-242"><bkdv3 n="14623">and patience. If we see that our hearts bee nothing inclined thereunto,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-243"><bkdv3 n="14624">in forgiuing them that haue offended against vs, then let vs knowledge
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-244"><bkdv3 n="14625">our want, and wish to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to haue it. But if we want it, and see in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-245"><bkdv3 n="14626">our selues no desire thereunto, verily wee bee in a dangerous case before
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-246"><bkdv3 n="14627"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and haue neede to make much earnest prayer to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-247"><bkdv3 n="14628">may haue such an heart changed, to the grafting in of a new. For vnlesse
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-248"><bkdv3 n="14629">we forgiue other, we shall neuer be forgiuen of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. No, not all the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-249"><bkdv3 n="14630">prayers and good workes of other, can pacifie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vnto vs, vnlesse we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-250"><bkdv3 n="14631">be at peace, and at one with our neighbour. Nor all our deedes and good
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-251"><bkdv3 n="14632">workes can mooue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to forgiue vs our debts to him, except wee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-252"><bkdv3 n="14633">forgiue to other. He setteth more by mercy, then by sacrifice. Mercy mo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-253"><bkdv3 n="14634">ued our Sauiour Christ to suffer for his enemies: it becommeth vs then
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-254"><bkdv3 n="14635">to follow his example. For it shall little auayle vs to haue in meditation
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-255"><bkdv3 n="14636">the fruites and price of his passion, to magnifie them, and to delight or
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-256"><bkdv3 n="14637">trust in them, except we haue in minde his examples in passion to follow
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-257"><bkdv3 n="14638">them. If we thus therefore consider Christs death, and will sticke there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-258"><bkdv3 n="14639">to with fast fayth for the merit and deseruing thereof, and will also frame
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-259"><bkdv3 n="14640">our selues in such wise to bestow our selues, and all that we haue by cha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-260"><bkdv3 n="14641">rity, to the behoofe of our neighbour, as Christ spent himselfe wholly for
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-261"><bkdv3 n="14642">our profit, then doe we truely remember Christs death: and being
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-262"><bkdv3 n="14643">thus followers of Christs steps, we shall be sure to follow
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-263"><bkdv3 n="14644">him thither where he sitteth now with the Father
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-264"><bkdv3 n="14645">and the holy Ghost, to whom bee all
<ttdv4 n="II.13.1-265"><bkdv3 n="14646">honour and glory, Amen.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>

<bkdv3 n="14647"><fw t="catch"><f t="r">THE<f t="bl"></fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="26" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="181" sig="Qq1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="14648"><fw t=page>181</fw>
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<ttdv3 n="2" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="14649"><f t="rl">THE SECOND HOMILIE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="14650">concerning the death and Passion of our
<bkdv3 n="14651">Sauiour Christ.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-266"><bkdv3 n="14652">T<f t="bl">HAT wee may the better conceiue the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-267"><bkdv3 n="14653">great mercy and goodnesse of our Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-268"><bkdv3 n="14654">our Christ, in suffering death vniuersal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-269"><bkdv3 n="14655">ly for all men, it behoueth vs to descend
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-270"><bkdv3 n="14656">into the bottome of our conscience, and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-271"><bkdv3 n="14657">deepely to consider the first and principall
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-272"><bkdv3 n="14658">cause wherefore he was compelled so to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-273"><bkdv3 n="14659">doe. When our great grandfather <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-274"><bkdv3 n="14660">had broken <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandement,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14661"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.17">
<bkdv3 n="14662"><f t="r">Gen. 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-275"><bkdv3 n="14663">in eating the apple forbidden him in Pa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-276"><bkdv3 n="14664">radise, at the motion and suggestion of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-277"><bkdv3 n="14665">his wife, he purchased thereby, not only
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-278"><bkdv3 n="14666">to himselfe, but also to his posterity for
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-279"><bkdv3 n="14667">euer, the iust wrath and indignation of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who according to his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-280"><bkdv3 n="14668">former sentence pronounced at the giuing of the commandement, condem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-281"><bkdv3 n="14669">ned both him and all his to euerlasting death, both of body and soule.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-282"><bkdv3 n="14670">For it was sayd vnto him, Thou shalt eat freely of euery tree in the Gar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-283"><bkdv3 n="14671">den: but as touching the tree of knowledge of good and ill, thou shalt in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-284"><bkdv3 n="14672">no wise eat of it: For in what houre soeuer thou eatest thereof, thou shalt

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14673"><cit work="OT. Genesis 2.16-17">
<bkdv3 n="14674"><f t="r">Gen. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-285"><bkdv3 n="14675">die the death. Now as the Lord had spoken, so it came to passe. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-286"><bkdv3 n="14676">tooke vpon him to eat thereof, and in so doing he died the death, that is to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-287"><bkdv3 n="14677">say, he became mortall, he lost the fauour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hee was cast out of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-288"><bkdv3 n="14678">Paradise, he was no longer a citizen of heauen: but a firebrand of hell,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-289"><bkdv3 n="14679">and a bondslaue to the Diuell. To this doth our Sauiour beare witnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-290"><bkdv3 n="14680">in the Gospel, calling vs lost sheepe, which haue gone astray, and wande{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14681"><cit work="NT. Luke 15.4-7"><f t="r">Luke 15.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="14682"><cit work="NT. Romans 5.18">Rom. 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-291"><bkdv3 n="14683">red from the true shepheard of our soules. To this also doth Saint <f t="r"><name type ps>Paul</name> <f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-292"><bkdv3 n="14684">beare witnesse, saying, That by the offence of onely <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">, death came
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-293"><bkdv3 n="14685">vpon all men to condemnation. So that now neither hee, or any of his,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-294"><bkdv3 n="14686">had any right or interest at all in the kingdome of heauen, but were be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-295"><bkdv3 n="14687">come plaine reprobates and castawayes, being perpetually damned to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-296"><bkdv3 n="14688">the euerlasting paynes of hell fire. In this so great misery and wretched{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-297"><bkdv3 n="14689">nesse, if mankinde could haue recouered himselfe againe, and obtayned
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-298"><bkdv3 n="14690">forgiuenesse at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> handes, then had his case beene somewhat
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-299"><bkdv3 n="14691">tolerable, because hee might haue attempted some way how to deliuer
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-300"><bkdv3 n="14692">himselfe from eternall death. But there was no way left vnto him, hee

<bkdv3 n="14693"><fw t="sig">Q q</fw><fw t="catch">could</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="182" sig="Qq1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="14694"><f t="r"><fw t=page>182</fw><fw t="header">The II. Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-301"><bkdv3 n="14695">could doe nothing that might pacifie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath, he was altogether
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-302"><bkdv3 n="14696">vnprofitable in that behalfe. There was not one that did good, no not
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-303"><bkdv3 n="14697">one. And how then could he worke his owne saluation? Should he goe
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-304"><bkdv3 n="14698">about to pacifie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> heauy displeasure by offering vp burnt sacrifi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-305"><bkdv3 n="14699">ces, according as it was ordained in the olde Lawe? by offering vp the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="147306"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 9.12-13">
<bkdv3 n="14701"><f t="r">Heb.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-307"><bkdv3 n="14702">blood of oxen, the blood of calues, the blood of goats, the blood of lambes,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-308"><bkdv3 n="14703">and so foorth? O these things were of no force nor strength to take away
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-309"><bkdv3 n="14704">sinnes, they could not put away the anger of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, they coulde not
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-310"><bkdv3 n="14705">coole the heate of his wrath, nor yet bring mankind into fauour againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-311"><bkdv3 n="14706">they were but onely figures and shadowes of things to come, and nothing

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14707"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 10.3-4, 8">
<bkdv3 n="14708"><f t="r">Heb.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-312"><bkdv3 n="14709">else. Read the Epistle to the Hebrewes, there shall you finde this matter
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-313"><bkdv3 n="14710">largely discussed, there shall you learne in most plaine wordes, that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-314"><bkdv3 n="14711">the bloodie sacrifice of the olde Law was vnperfect, and not able to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-315"><bkdv3 n="14712">deliuer man from the state of damnation by any meanes: so that man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-316"><bkdv3 n="14713">kinde in trusting thereunto, should trust to a broken staffe, and in the end
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-317"><bkdv3 n="14714">deceiue himselfe. What should he then doe? Should he goe about to serue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-318"><bkdv3 n="14715">and keepe the Law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> diuided into two tables, and so purchase to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-319"><bkdv3 n="14716">himselfe eternall life? In deede, if <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl"> and his posterity had beene able
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-320"><bkdv3 n="14717">to satisfie and fulfill the Law perfectly, in louing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> aboue all things
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-321"><bkdv3 n="14718">and their neighbour as themselues: then should they haue easily quenched
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-322"><bkdv3 n="14719">the Lordes wrath, and escaped the terrible sentence of eternall death
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-323"><bkdv3 n="14720">pronounced against them by the mouth of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For it is
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-324"><bkdv3 n="14721">written, Doe thus, and thou shalt liue; that is to say, fulfill my comman{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14722"><cit work="NT. Luke 10.28">
<bkdv3 n="14723"><f t="r">Luke 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-325"><bkdv3 n="14724">dements, keepe thy selfe vpright and perfect in them according to my
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-326"><bkdv3 n="14725">will, then shalt thou liue, and not die. Here is eternall life promised
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-327"><bkdv3 n="14726">with this condition, and so that they keepe and obserue the Law. But
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-328"><bkdv3 n="14727">such was the frailty of mankind after his fall, such was his weakenesse |&|
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-329"><bkdv3 n="14728">imbecility, that hee could not walke vprightly in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-330"><bkdv3 n="14729">ments though he would neuer so faine, but dayly |&| hourely fell from his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-331"><bkdv3 n="14730">bounden duety, offending the Lord his <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> diuers wayes, to the great
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-332"><bkdv3 n="14731">increase of his condemnation, insomuch that the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> <f t="bl"> crieth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14732"><cit work="OT. Psalms 14.3">
<bkdv3 n="14733"><f t="r">Psal. 5.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-333"><bkdv3 n="14734">out on this wise: All haue gone astray, all are become vnprofitable, there
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-334"><bkdv3 n="14735">is none that doeth good, no not one. In this case what profit could hee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-335"><bkdv3 n="14736">haue by the Law? None at all. For as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name> <f t="bl"> saith, Hee that shall

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14737"><cit work="NT. James 2.10">
<bkdv3 n="14738"><f t="r">Iames 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-336"><bkdv3 n="14739">obserue the whole Law, and yet fayleth in one poynt, is become guiltie
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-337"><bkdv3 n="14740">of all. And in the booke of Deuteronomy it is written, Cursed bee hee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14741"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 27.26">
<bkdv3 n="14742"><f t="r">Deut.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-338"><bkdv3 n="14743">(saith <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) which abideth not in all things that are written in the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-339"><bkdv3 n="14744">booke of the Law, to doe them.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-340"><bkdv3 n="14745">Behold, the Law bringeth a curse with it, and maketh it guiltie, not
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-341"><bkdv3 n="14746">because it is of it selfe naught or vnholy, (<f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forbid wee should so
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-342"><bkdv3 n="14747">thinke) but because the frailty of our sinfull flesh is such, that wee canne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-343"><bkdv3 n="14748">neuer fulfill it, according to the perfection that the Lord requireth.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-344"><bkdv3 n="14749">Coulde <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl"> then (thinke you) hope or trust to bee saued by the Law?
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-345"><bkdv3 n="14750">No hee could not. But the more hee looked on the Law, the more hee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-346"><bkdv3 n="14751">sawe his owne damnation set before his eyes, as it were in a cleare
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-347"><bkdv3 n="14752">glasse. So that now of himselfe hee was most wretched and miserable,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-348"><bkdv3 n="14753">destitute of all hope, and neuer able to pacifie <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> heauie displea{\-}

<bkdv3 n="14754"><fw t="catch">sure</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="183" sig="Qq2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="14755"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Passion.</fw><f t="bl"><fw t=page>183</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-349"><bkdv3 n="14756">sure, nor yet to escape the terrible iudgement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whereunto hee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-350"><bkdv3 n="14757">and all his posteritie were fallen, by disobeying the strait commandement
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-351"><bkdv3 n="14758">of the Lord their <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. But O the abundant riches of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14759"><cit work="NT. Romans 11.33">
<bkdv3 n="14760"><f t="r">Rom.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-352"><bkdv3 n="14761">great mercie. O the vnspeakeable goodnesse of his heauenly wisedome.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-353"><bkdv3 n="14762">When all hope of righteousnesse was past on our part, when wee had
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-354"><bkdv3 n="14763">nothing in our selues, whereby wee might quench his burning wrath,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-355"><bkdv3 n="14764">and worke the saluation of our owne soules, and rise out of the miserable
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-356"><bkdv3 n="14765">estate wherein we lay: Then, euen then did Christ the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-357"><bkdv3 n="14766">by the appoyntment of his Father, come downe from heauen, to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-358"><bkdv3 n="14767">wounded for our sakes, to bee reputed with the wicked, to be condemned
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-359"><bkdv3 n="14768">vnto death, to take vpon him the reward of our sinnes, and to giue his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-360"><bkdv3 n="14769">Body to bee broken on the Crosse for our offences. Hee (sayth the Pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-361"><bkdv3 n="14770">phet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name> <f t="bl">, meaning <name t="ps">Christ</name> ) hath borne our infirmities, and hath cari{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14771"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 53.4-5">
<bkdv3 n="14772"><f t="r">Esay 55.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-362"><bkdv3 n="14773">ed our sorrowes, the chastisement of our peace was vpon him, and by his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-363"><bkdv3 n="14774">stripes we were made whole. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> likewise saith, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> made him

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14775"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 5.21">
<bkdv3 n="14776"><f t="r">2.Cor.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-364"><bkdv3 n="14777">a sacrifice for our sinnes, which knew not sinne, that wee should bee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-365"><bkdv3 n="14778">made the righteousnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by him. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name> <f t="bl"> most a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-366"><bkdv3 n="14779">greeably writing in this behalfe, saith, <name t="ps">Christ</name> hath once died and suffe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-367"><bkdv3 n="14780">red for our sinnes, the iust for the vniust. |&|c. To these might bee added an
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-368"><bkdv3 n="14781">infinite number of other places to the same effect: but these fewe shall bee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-369"><bkdv3 n="14782">sufficient for this time.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-370"><bkdv3 n="14783">Now then (as it was sayd at the beginning) let vs ponder and weigh
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-371"><bkdv3 n="14784">the cause of his death, that thereby we may bee the more mooued to glo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-372"><bkdv3 n="14785">rifie him in our whole life. Which if you will haue comprehended brief{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-373"><bkdv3 n="14786">ly in one word, it was nothing else on our part, but onely the trans{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-374"><bkdv3 n="14787">gression and sinne of mankinde. When the Angel came to warne <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioseph</name> <f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-375"><bkdv3 n="14788">that hee should not feare to take <f t="r"><name t="ps">Marie</name> <f t="bl"> to his wife: Did hee not therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-376"><bkdv3 n="14789">will the childes name to bee called <name t="ps">Iesus</name> , because hee should saue his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-377"><bkdv3 n="14790">people from their sinnes? When <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name> <f t="bl"> the Baptist preached <name t="ps">Christ</name> , and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-378"><bkdv3 n="14791">shewed him to the people with his finger: Did hee not plainely say vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-379"><bkdv3 n="14792">them, Beholde the Lambe of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> which taketh away the sinnes

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14793"><cit work="NT. John 1.29">
<bkdv3 n="14794"><f t="r">Iohn 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-380"><bkdv3 n="14795">of the worlde? when the Woman of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Canaan</name> <f t="bl"> besought <name t="ps">Christ</name> to helpe
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-381"><bkdv3 n="14796">her daughter which was possest with a Deuill: did hee not openly con{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14797"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.22, 24">
<bkdv3 n="14798"><f t="r">Matth.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-382"><bkdv3 n="14799">fesse that hee was sent to saue the lost sheepe of the house of Israel, by
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-383"><bkdv3 n="14800">giuing his life for their sinnes? It was sinne then, O man, euen thy sinne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-384"><bkdv3 n="14801">that caused <name t="ps">Christ</name> the onely Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee crucified in the flesh,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-385"><bkdv3 n="14802">and to suffer the most vile and slaunderous death of the Crosse. If thou
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-386"><bkdv3 n="14803">haddest kept thy selfe vpright, if thou haddest obserued the commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-387"><bkdv3 n="14804">ments, if thou haddest not presumed to transgresse the will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-388"><bkdv3 n="14805">in thy first father <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">: then <name t="ps">Christ</name> , being in forme of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, needed

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14806"><cit work="NT. Romans 5.19">
<bkdv3 n="14807"><f t="r">Rom.5<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-389"><bkdv3 n="14808">not to haue taken vpon him the shape of a seruant: being immortall in
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-390"><bkdv3 n="14809">heauen, he needed not to become mortall on earth: being the true bread
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-391"><bkdv3 n="14810">of the soule, hee needed not to hunger: being the healthfull water of life
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-392"><bkdv3 n="14811">hee needed not to thirst: being life it selfe, he needed not to haue suffered
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-393"><bkdv3 n="14812">death. But to these and many other such extremities, was hee driuen
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-394"><bkdv3 n="14813">by thy sinne, which was so manifolde and great, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> could
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-395"><bkdv3 n="14814">bee onely pleased in him, and none other. Canst thou thinke of this

<bkdv3 n="14815"><fw t="sig">Qq 2</fw><fw t="catch">O</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="184" sig="Qq2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="14816"><f t="r"><fw t=page>184</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-396"><bkdv3 n="14817">O sinfull man, and not tremble within thy selfe? Canst thou heare it qui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-397"><bkdv3 n="14818">etly without remorse of conscience, and sorrow of heart? Did <name t="ps">Christ</name> suf{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-398"><bkdv3 n="14819">fer his passion for thee, and wilt thou shew no compassion towards him?
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-399"><bkdv3 n="14820">While <name t="ps">Christ</name> was yet hanging on the Crosse, and yeelding vp the Ghost,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14821"><cit work="NT. Matthew 27.51">
<bkdv3 n="14822"><f t="r">Matth.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-400"><bkdv3 n="14823">the Scripture witnesseth that the vayle of the Temple did rent in twaine
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-401"><bkdv3 n="14824">and the earth did quake, that the stones claue asunder, that the graues
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-402"><bkdv3 n="14825">did open, and the dead bodies rise. And shall the heart of man be nothing
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-403"><bkdv3 n="14826">mooued to remember how grieuously and cruelly he was handled of the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-404"><bkdv3 n="14827">Iewes for our sinnes? Shall man shew himselfe to bee more hard har{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-405"><bkdv3 n="14828">ted then stones, to haue lesse compassion then dead bodies? Call to mind,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-406"><bkdv3 n="14829">O sinfull creature, and set before thine eyes <name t="ps">Christ</name> crucified. Thinke
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-407"><bkdv3 n="14830">thou seest his Body stretched out in length vpon the Crosse, his head
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-408"><bkdv3 n="14831">crowned with sharpe thornes, and his handes and his feete pearced with
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-409"><bkdv3 n="14832">nayles, his heart opened with a long speare, his flesh rent and torne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-410"><bkdv3 n="14833">with whippes, his browes sweating water and blood. Thinke thou
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-411"><bkdv3 n="14834">hearest him now crying in an intolerable agony to his Father and say{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-412"><bkdv3 n="14835">ing, My <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, my <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, why hast thou forsaken mee? Couldest
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-413"><bkdv3 n="14836">thou beholde this wofull sight, or heare this mournefull voyce, without
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-414"><bkdv3 n="14837">teares, considering that hee suffered all this, not for any desert of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-415"><bkdv3 n="14838">his owne, but onely for the grieuousnesse of thy sinnes? O that man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-416"><bkdv3 n="14839">kinde should put the euerlasting Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to such paines. O
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-417"><bkdv3 n="14840">that wee should bee the occasion of his death, and the onely cause of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-418"><bkdv3 n="14841">his condemnation. May wee not iustly cry, woe worth the time that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-419"><bkdv3 n="14842">euer wee sinned? O my brethren, let this Image of <name t="ps">Christ</name> crucified,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-420"><bkdv3 n="14843">bee alwayes printed in our heartes, let it stirre vs vp to the hatred of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-421"><bkdv3 n="14844">sinne, and prouoke our mindes to the earnest loue of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-422"><bkdv3 n="14845">For why? Is not sinne, thinke you, a greeuous thing in his sight, see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-423"><bkdv3 n="14846">ing for the transgressing of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> precept in eating of one apple, he con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-424"><bkdv3 n="14847">demned all the world to perpetuall death, |&| would not be pacified, but on{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-425"><bkdv3 n="14848">ly with the blood of his owne Sonne? True, yea most true is that saying

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14849"><cit work="OT. Psalms 5.4">
<bkdv3 n="14850"><f t="r">Psal.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-426"><bkdv3 n="14851">of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> <f t="bl">: Thou, O Lord, hatest all them that worke iniquitie, neither
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-427"><bkdv3 n="14852">shall the wicked and euill man dwell with thee. By the mouth of his ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-428"><bkdv3 n="14853">ly Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name> <f t="bl">, he cryed mainely out against sinners, |&| saith: Wo be vnto

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14854"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 5.18">
<bkdv3 n="14855"><f t="r">Esay 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-429"><bkdv3 n="14856">you |&|that; draw iniquity with cords of vanity, |&| sin as it were with cartropes.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14857"><cit work="OT. Genesis 7.23">
<bkdv3 n="14858"><f t="r">Gen.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-430"><bkdv3 n="14859">Did not he giue a plaine token how greatly he hated and abhorred sin,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-431"><bkdv3 n="14860">when he drowned all the world saue only eight persons, when he destroy{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14861"><cit work="OT. Genesis 19.24">
<bkdv3 n="14862"><f t="r">Gene.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-432"><bkdv3 n="14863">Sodome and Gomorrhe with fire and brimstone, when in three dayes

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14864"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 24.15">
<bkdv3 n="14865"><f t="r">1.King. 26.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-433"><bkdv3 n="14866">space hee killed with pestilence threescore and tenne thousand for <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauids</name> <f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14867"><cit work="OT. Exodus 14.28">
<bkdv3 n="14868"><f t="r">Exod.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-434"><bkdv3 n="14869">offence, when hee drowned <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pharao</name> <f t="bl"> and all his hoste in the red sea, when

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14870"><cit work="OT. Daniel 4.33">
<bkdv3 n="14871"><f t="r">Daniel 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-435"><bkdv3 n="14872">hee turned <f t="r"><name t="ps">Nabuchodonosor</name> <f t="bl"> the king into the forme of a bruit beast, cree{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-436"><bkdv3 n="14873">ping vpon all foure, when he suffered <f t="r"><name t="ps">Achitophel</name> <f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudas</name> <f t="bl"> to hang them{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14874"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 17.23">
<bkdv3 n="14875"><f t="r">2 King 27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-437"><bkdv3 n="14876">selues vpon the remorse of sinne, which was so terrible to their eyes? A

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14877"><cit work="NT. Acts 1.18">
<bkdv3 n="14878"><f t="r">Actes 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-438"><bkdv3 n="14879">thousand such examples are to bee found in Scripture, if a man would
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-439"><bkdv3 n="14880">stand to seeke them out. But what neede we? This one example which
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-440"><bkdv3 n="14881">wee haue now in hande, is of more force, and ought more to mooue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-441"><bkdv3 n="14882">vs, then all the rest. <name t="ps">Christ</name> being the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and perfect <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-442"><bkdv3 n="14883">himselfe, who neuer c&omacron;mitted sinne, was compelled to come downe from

<bkdv3 n="14884"><fw t="catch">heauen</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="185" sig="Qq3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="14885"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Passion.</fw><fw t=page>185</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-443"><bkdv3 n="14886">heauen, to giue his body to bee bruised and broken on the crosse for ouer
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-444"><bkdv3 n="14887">sinnes. Was not this a manifest token of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> great wrath and dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-445"><bkdv3 n="14888">pleasure towards sinne, that he could be pacified by no other meanes, but
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-446"><bkdv3 n="14889">onely by the sweete and precious blood of his deare Sonne? O sinne,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-447"><bkdv3 n="14890">sinne, that euer thou shouldest driue <name t="ps">Christ</name> to such extremity! Woe worth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-448"><bkdv3 n="14891">the time that euer thou camest into the world. But what booteth it now
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-449"><bkdv3 n="14892">to bewaile? Sinne is come, and so come that it cannot be auoyded. There
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-450"><bkdv3 n="14893">is no man liuing, no not the iustest man on the earth, but he falleth seuen

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14894"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 24.16">
<bkdv3 n="14895"><f t="r">Prou.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-451"><bkdv3 n="14896">times a day, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name> <f t="bl"> sayth. And our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> , although he
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-452"><bkdv3 n="14897">hath deliuered vs from sinne: yet not so that we shalbe free from commit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-453"><bkdv3 n="14898">ting sinne: But so that it shall not be imputed to our condemnation. He
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-454"><bkdv3 n="14899">hath taken vpon him the iust reward of sinne, which was death, and by

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="149455"><cit work="NT. Romans 6.9, 23">
<bkdv3 n="14901"><f t="r">Rom.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-456"><bkdv3 n="14902">death hath ouerthrowen death, that wee beleeuing in him, might liue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-457"><bkdv3 n="14903">for euer and not dye. Ought not this to engender extreme hatred of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-458"><bkdv3 n="14904">sinne in vs, to consider that it did violently, as it were, plucke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> out
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-459"><bkdv3 n="14905">of heauen, to make him feele the horrours and paines of death? O that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-460"><bkdv3 n="14906">we would sometimes consider this in the middest of our pompes and plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-461"><bkdv3 n="14907">sures, it would bridle the outragiousnesse of the flesh, it would abate and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-462"><bkdv3 n="14908">asswage our carnall affections, it would restraine our fleshly appetites,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-463"><bkdv3 n="14909">that wee should not run at <app>randon <rdg resp="IL">random</rdg></app> as wee commonly doe. To commit
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-464"><bkdv3 n="14910">sinne wilfully and desperately without feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, is nothing els but
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-465"><bkdv3 n="14911">to crucifie <name t="ps">Christ</name> anew, as we are expresly taught in the Epistle to the He{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14912"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 6.6">
<bkdv3 n="14913"><f t="r">Heb.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-466"><bkdv3 n="14914">brewes. Which thing if it were deepely printed in all mens hearts, then
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-467"><bkdv3 n="14915">should not sinne reigne euery where so much as it doth, to the great griefe
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-468"><bkdv3 n="14916">and torment of <name t="ps">Christ</name> now sitting in heauen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-469"><bkdv3 n="14917">Let vs therefore remember, and alwayes beare in minde <name t="ps">Christ</name> crucifi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-470"><bkdv3 n="14918">ed, that thereby wee may bee inwardly mooued both to abhorre sinne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-471"><bkdv3 n="14919">throughly, and also with an earnest and zealous heart to loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-472"><bkdv3 n="14920">For this is another fruit which the memoriall of <name t="ps">Christes</name> death ought
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-473"><bkdv3 n="14921">to worke in vs, an earnest and vnfained loue towardes <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. So
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-474"><bkdv3 n="14922"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> loued the world (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name> <f t="bl">) that hee gaue his onely

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14923"><cit work="NT. John 3.16">
<bkdv3 n="14924"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-475"><bkdv3 n="14925">begotten Sonne, that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-476"><bkdv3 n="14926">but haue life euerlasting. If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> declared so great loue towards vs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-477"><bkdv3 n="14927">his seely creatures: how can wee of right but loue him againe? Was
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-478"><bkdv3 n="14928">not this a sure pledge of his loue, to giue vs his owne Sonne from hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-479"><bkdv3 n="14929">uen? Hee might haue giuen vs an Angel if he would, or some other crea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-480"><bkdv3 n="14930">ture, and yet should his loue haue beene farre aboue our deserts. Now
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-481"><bkdv3 n="14931">hee gaue vs not an Angel, but his Sonne. And what Sonne? His
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-482"><bkdv3 n="14932">onely Sonne, his naturall Sonne, his welbeloued Sonne, euen that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-483"><bkdv3 n="14933">Sonne whom he had made Lord and ruler of all things. Was not this a
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-484"><bkdv3 n="14934">singular token of great loue? But to whom did he giue him? Hee gaue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-485"><bkdv3 n="14935">him to the whole world, that is to say, to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">, and all that should come
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-486"><bkdv3 n="14936">after him. O Lord, what had <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name> <f t="bl">, or any other man deserued at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-487"><bkdv3 n="14937">handes, that he should giue vs his owne Sonne? Wee are all miserable
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-488"><bkdv3 n="14938">persons, sinfull persons, damnable persons, iustly driuen out of Paradise,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-489"><bkdv3 n="14939">iustly excluded from heauen, iustly condemned to hell fire: And yet (see
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-490"><bkdv3 n="14940">a wonderful token of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> loue) he gaue vs his only begotten Sonne,

<bkdv3 n="14941"><fw t="sig">Q q3</fw><fw t="catch">vs</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="186" sig="Qq3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="14942"><f t="r"><fw t=page>186</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The II.Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-491"><bkdv3 n="14943">vs I say, that were his extreme and deadly enemies, that we by vertue of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-492"><bkdv3 n="14944">his blood shedde vpon the Crosse, might be cleane purged from our sinnes,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-493"><bkdv3 n="14945">and made righteous againe in his sight. Who can chuse but maruell, to
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-494"><bkdv3 n="14946">heare that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> should shew such vnspeakable loue towardes vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-495"><bkdv3 n="14947">that were his deadly enemies? Indeede, O mortall man, thou ough{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-496"><bkdv3 n="14948">test of right to maruell at it, and to acknowledge therein <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-497"><bkdv3 n="14949">great goodnesse and mercy towards mankinde, which is so wonderfull,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-498"><bkdv3 n="14950">that no flesh, bee it neuer so worldly wise, may well conceiue it, or ex{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14951"><cit work="NT. Romans 5.8">
<bkdv3 n="14952"><f t="r">Rom.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-499"><bkdv3 n="14953">presse it. For as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> testifieth, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> greatly commendeth and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-500"><bkdv3 n="14954">setteth out his loue towards vs, in that he sent his Sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name> to die
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-501"><bkdv3 n="14955">for vs, when we were yet sinners, and open enemies of his Name. If we
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-502"><bkdv3 n="14956">had in any manner of wise deserued it at his handes, then had it beene
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-503"><bkdv3 n="14957">no maruell at all, but there was no desert on our part wherefore hee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-504"><bkdv3 n="14958">should doe it. Therefore thou sinnefull creature, when thou hearest that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-505"><bkdv3 n="14959"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> gaue his Sonne to die for the sinnes of the world, thinke not he
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-506"><bkdv3 n="14960">did it for any desert or goodnesse that was in thee, for thou wast then the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-507"><bkdv3 n="14961">bondslaue of the Deuill: But fall downe vpon thy knees, and cry with

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14962"><cit work="OT. Psalms 8.4">
<bkdv3 n="14963"><f t="r">Psal.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-508"><bkdv3 n="14964">the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> <f t="bl">, O Lord, what is man, that thou art so minde{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-509"><bkdv3 n="14965">full of him? or the sonne of man, that thou so regardest him? And see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-510"><bkdv3 n="14966">ing he hath so greatly loued thee, endeuour thy selfe to loue him againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-511"><bkdv3 n="14967">with all thy heart, with all thy soule, and with all thy strength, that
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-512"><bkdv3 n="14968">therein thou mayest appeare not to be vnworthy of his loue. I report me
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-513"><bkdv3 n="14969">to thine owne conscience, whether thou wouldest not thinke thy loue ill
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-514"><bkdv3 n="14970">bestowed vpon him, that could not finde in his heart to loue thee againe?
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-515"><bkdv3 n="14971">If this be true, (as it is most true) then thinke how greatly it behoueth
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-516"><bkdv3 n="14972">thee in duetie to loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which hath so greatly loued thee, that he hath
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-517"><bkdv3 n="14973">not spared his owne onely Sonne from so cruell and shamefull a death
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-518"><bkdv3 n="14974">for thy sake. And hitherto concerning the cause of <name t="ps">Christs</name> death and pas{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-519"><bkdv3 n="14975">sion, which as it was on our part most horrible and grieuous sinne, so on
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-520"><bkdv3 n="14976">the other side it was the free gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, proceeding of his meere and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-521"><bkdv3 n="14977">tender loue towards mankinde, without any merite or desert of our part.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-522"><bkdv3 n="14978">The Lord for his mercies sake graunt that we neuer forget this great be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-523"><bkdv3 n="14979">nefite of our saluation in <name t="ps">Christ Iesu</name> , but that wee alwayes shew our
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-524"><bkdv3 n="14980">selues thankefull for it, abhorring all kinde of wickednesse and sinne, and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-525"><bkdv3 n="14981">applying our mindes wholy to the seruice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the diligent kee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-526"><bkdv3 n="14982">ping of his commandements.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-527"><bkdv3 n="14983">Now it remayneth that I shew vnto you, how to apply <name t="ps">Christs</name> death
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-528"><bkdv3 n="14984">and passion to our comfort, as a medicine to our woundes, so that it may
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-529"><bkdv3 n="14985">worke the same effect in vs wherefore it was giuen, namely, the health
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-530"><bkdv3 n="14986">and saluation of our soules. For as it profiteth a man nothing to haue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-531"><bkdv3 n="14987">salue, vnlesse it be wel applyed to the part infected: So the death of <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-532"><bkdv3 n="14988">shall stand vs in nor force, vnlesse wee apply it to our selues in such sort as
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-533"><bkdv3 n="14989"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath appoynted. Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commonly worketh by
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-534"><bkdv3 n="14990">meanes, and in this thing he hath also ordained a certaine meane, where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-535"><bkdv3 n="14991">by we may take fruit and profite to our soules health.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-536"><bkdv3 n="14992">What meane is that? forsooth it is faith. Not an vnconstant or waue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-537"><bkdv3 n="14993">ring faith: but a sure, stedfast, grounded, and vnfained faith. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> sent

<bkdv3 n="14994"><fw t="catch">his</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="187" sig="Qq4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="14995"><f t="r"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the Passion.</fw><fw t=page>187</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-538"><bkdv3 n="14996">his sonne into the world (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name> <f t="bl">) To what end? That whoso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-539"><bkdv3 n="14997">euer beleeueth in him should not perish, but haue life euerlasting. Marke

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="14998"><cit work="NT. John 3.16">
<bkdv3 n="14999"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-540"><bkdv3 n="15000">these words: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him. Heere is the mean where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-541"><bkdv3 n="15001">by we must apply the fruites of <name t="ps">Christs</name> death vnto our deadly wound.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-542"><bkdv3 n="15002">Heere is the meane whereby we must obtaine eternall life, namely fayth.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-543"><bkdv3 n="15003">For (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> teacheth in his Epistle to the Romanes) With the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15004"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.10">
<bkdv3 n="15005"><f t="r">Rom.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-544"><bkdv3 n="15006">heart man beleeueth vnto righteousnesse, and with the mouth confession
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-545"><bkdv3 n="15007">is made vnto saluation. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> being demanded of the keeper of the prison,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-546"><bkdv3 n="15008">what he should doe to be saued? made this answer: Beleeue in the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-547"><bkdv3 n="15009"><name t="ps">Iesus</name> , so shalt thou and thine house both be saued. After the Euangelist

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15010"><cit work="NT. Acts 16.30-31">
<bkdv3 n="15011"><f t="r">Acts 16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-548"><bkdv3 n="15012">had described and set foorth vnto vs at large, the life and the death of the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-549"><bkdv3 n="15013">Lord <name t="ps">Iesus</name> , in the end he concludeth with these words: These things

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15014"><cit work="NT. John 20.31">
<bkdv3 n="15015"><f t="r">Iohn 20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-550"><bkdv3 n="15016">are written, that we may beleeue <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> to be the sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-551"><bkdv3 n="15017">and through fayth obtayne eternall life. To conclude with the wordes of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-552"><bkdv3 n="15018">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl">, which are these: <name t="ps">Christ</name> is the end of the Law vnto saluati{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15019"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.4">
<bkdv3 n="15020"><f t="r">Rom. 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-553"><bkdv3 n="15021">on, for euery one that doeth beleeue. By this then, you may well per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-554"><bkdv3 n="15022">ceiue, that the onely meane and instrument of saluation required of our
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-555"><bkdv3 n="15023">parts, is fayth, that is to say, a sure trust and confidence in the mercies
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-556"><bkdv3 n="15024">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: whereby we perswade our selues, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, both hath, and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-557"><bkdv3 n="15025">will forgiue our sinnes, that he hath accepted vs againe into his fauour,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-558"><bkdv3 n="15026">that he hath released vs from the bonds of damnation, and receiued vs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-559"><bkdv3 n="15027">againe into the number of his elect people, not for our merits or deserts,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-560"><bkdv3 n="15028">but onely and solely for the merits of <name t="ps">Christs</name> death and passion, who be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-561"><bkdv3 n="15029">came man for our sakes, and humbled himselfe to sustaine the reproach of
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-562"><bkdv3 n="15030">the Crosse, that we thereby might be saued, and made inheritours of the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-563"><bkdv3 n="15031">kingdome of heauen. This fayth is required at our hands. And this if
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-564"><bkdv3 n="15032">we keepe stedfastly at our hearts, there is no doubt, but we shall obtayne
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-565"><bkdv3 n="15033">saluation at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hands, as did <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name> <f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Isaac</name> <f t="bl">, and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iacob</name> <f t="bl">, of whom
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-566"><bkdv3 n="15034">the Scripture sayth, that they beleeued, and it was imputed vnto them

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15035"><cit work="OT. Genesis 15.6">
<bkdv3 n="15036"><f t="r">Gen.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-567"><bkdv3 n="15037">for righteousnesse. Was it imputed vnto them onely? and shall it not bee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15038"><cit work="NT. Romans 4.3">
<bkdv3 n="15039"><f t="r">Rom.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-568"><bkdv3 n="15040">imputed vnto vs also? Yes, if wee haue the same fayth as they had, it
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-569"><bkdv3 n="15041">shall be as truely imputed vnto vs for righteousnes, as it was vnto them.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-570"><bkdv3 n="15042">For it is one fayth that must saue both vs and them, euen a sure and sted{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-571"><bkdv3 n="15043">fast fayth in <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name> , who as ye haue heard, came into the world for

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15044"><cit work="NT. John 3.15">
<bkdv3 n="15045"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-572"><bkdv3 n="15046">this end, that whosoeuer beleeue in him, should not perish, but haue life
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-573"><bkdv3 n="15047">euerlasting. But heere wee must take heed, that wee doe not halt with
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-574"><bkdv3 n="15048"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> through an vnconstant and wauering fayth, but that it bee
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-575"><bkdv3 n="15049">strong and stedfast to our liues end. Hee that wauereth (sayth Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-576"><bkdv3 n="15050"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name> <f t="bl">) is like a waue of the sea, neither let that man thinke that he shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15051"><cit work="NT. James 1.6-7">
<bkdv3 n="15052"><f t="r">Iames 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-577"><bkdv3 n="15053">obtayne any thing at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hands. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name> <f t="bl"> comming to <name t="ps">Christ</name> vpon

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15054"><cit work="NT. Matthew 14.29-30">
<bkdv3 n="15055"><f t="r">Matth.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-578"><bkdv3 n="15056">the water, because he fainted in fayth, was in danger of drowning. So
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-579"><bkdv3 n="15057">we, if we beginne to wauer or doubt, it is to be feared lest wee shall sinke
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-580"><bkdv3 n="15058">as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name> <f t="bl"> did, not into the water, but into the bottomlesse pit of hell fire.
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-581"><bkdv3 n="15059">Therefore I say vnto you, that we must apprehend the merits of <name t="ps">Christes</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-582"><bkdv3 n="15060">death and passion by fayth, and that with a strong and stedfast fayth, no{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-583"><bkdv3 n="15061">thing doubting, but that <name t="ps">Christ</name> by his owne oblation, and once offering
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-584"><bkdv3 n="15062">of himselfe vpon the Crosse, hath taken away our sinnes, and hath resto{\-}

<bkdv3 n="15063"><fw t="catch">red</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="188" sig="Qq4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="15064"><f t="r"><fw t=page>188</fw><fw t="header">The II.Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-585"><bkdv3 n="15065">red vs againe into <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour, so fully and perfectly, that no other
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-586"><bkdv3 n="15066">sacrifice for sinne, shall heereafter be requisite or needfull in all the world.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-587"><bkdv3 n="15067">Thus haue you heard in few words, the meane whereby wee must ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-588"><bkdv3 n="15068">ply the fruites and merits of <name t="ps">Christs</name> death vnto vs, so that it may worke
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-589"><bkdv3 n="15069">the saluation of our soules, namely a sure, stedfast, perfect, and grounded

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15070"><cit work="OT. Numbers 21.9">
<bkdv3 n="15071"><f t="r">Num.21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-590"><bkdv3 n="15072">fayth. For as all they which beheld stedfastly the brasen serpent, were

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="15073"><cit work="NT. John 3.14-15">
<bkdv3 n="15074"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-591"><bkdv3 n="15075">healed and deliuered at the very sight thereof, from their corporall disea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-592"><bkdv3 n="15076">ses, and bodily stings: euen so all they which behold <name t="ps">Christ</name> crucified with
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-593"><bkdv3 n="15077">a true and liuely fayth, shall vndoubtedly be deliuered from the grieuous
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-594"><bkdv3 n="15078">wound of the soule, be they neuer so deadly or many in number. There{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-595"><bkdv3 n="15079">fore (dearely beloued) if we chance at any time through <app>failty <rdg resp="IL">frailty</rdg></app> of the flesh,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-596"><bkdv3 n="15080">to fall into sinne (as it cannot be chosen, but wee must needes fall often)
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-597"><bkdv3 n="15081">and if we feele the heauy burden thereof to presse our soules, tormenting
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-598"><bkdv3 n="15082">vs with the feare of death, hell, and damnation, let vs then vse that mean
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-599"><bkdv3 n="15083">which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath appoynted in his word, to wit, the meane of fayth,
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-600"><bkdv3 n="15084">which is the onely instrument of saluation now left vnto vs. Let vs sted{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-601"><bkdv3 n="15085">fastly behold <name t="ps">Christ</name> crucified, with the eyes of our heart Let vs only trust
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-602"><bkdv3 n="15086">to be saued by his death and passion, and to haue our sinnes cleane washed
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-603"><bkdv3 n="15087">away through his most pretious bloud, that in the end of the world, when
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-604"><bkdv3 n="15088">he shall come againe to iudge both the quicke and the dead, he may receiue
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-605"><bkdv3 n="15089">vs into his heauenly kingdome, and place vs in the number of his
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-606"><bkdv3 n="15090">elect and chosen people, there to be partakers of that immortall
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-607"><bkdv3 n="15091">and euerlasting life, which he hath purchased vnto vs
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-608"><bkdv3 n="15092">by vertue of his bloudy woundes: To him
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-609"><bkdv3 n="15093">therefore, with the Father, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-610"><bkdv3 n="15094">holy Ghost, be all honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-611"><bkdv3 n="15095">glory, world without
<ttdv4 n="II.13.2-612"><bkdv3 n="15096">end,Amen.

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