HOMILY ON THE COMING DOWN OF THE HOLY GHOST FOR WHITSUNDAY

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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-1"><bkdv3 n="15981"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE CON{\-}<f t="r">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-2"><bkdv3 n="15982">cerning the comming downe of the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-3"><bkdv3 n="15983">and the manifold gifts of the same.

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-4"><bkdv3 n="15984"><f t="i">For Whitsunday. <f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-5"><bkdv3 n="15985">B<f t="bl">Efore wee come to the declaration of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-6"><bkdv3 n="15986">great |&| manifold gifts, of the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-7"><bkdv3 n="15987">wherewith the Church of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-8"><bkdv3 n="15988">beene euermore replenished, it shall first be
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-9"><bkdv3 n="15989">needfull, briefly to expound vnto you,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-10"><bkdv3 n="15990">whereof this feast of Pentecost or Whit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-11"><bkdv3 n="15991">suntide had his first beginning. You shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-12"><bkdv3 n="15992">therefore vnderstand, that the Feast of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-13"><bkdv3 n="15993">Pentecost, was alwayes kept the fiftieth
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-14"><bkdv3 n="15994">day after Easter, a great and solemne feast
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-15"><bkdv3 n="15995">among the Iewes, wherein they did cele{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-16"><bkdv3 n="15996">brate the memoriall of their deliuerance
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-17"><bkdv3 n="15997">out of <name t="pl">Egypt</name>, and also the memorial of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-18"><bkdv3 n="15998">publishing of the Law, which was giuen vnto them in the Mount <f t="r"><name t="pl">Sinai</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-19"><bkdv3 n="15999">vpon that day. It was first ordained and commanded to be kept holy, not
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-20"><bkdv3 n="16000">by any mortall man, but by the mouth of the Lord himselfe, as wee read
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-21"><bkdv3 n="16001">in Leuit.23. |&| Deut.16. The place appointed for the obseruation thereof,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-22"><bkdv3 n="16002">was <f t="r"><name t="pl">Hierusalem</name><f t="bl">, where was great recourse of people from all parts of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-23"><bkdv3 n="16003">world, as may well appeare in the second Chapter of the Actes, wherein
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-24"><bkdv3 n="16004">mention is made of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Parthians, Medes, Elamites</name><f t="bl">, inhabitours of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Mesopota{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-25"><bkdv3 n="16005">mia</name><f t="bl">, inhabitours if <f t="r"><name t="pl"> Iurie, Capadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphilia</name><f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-26"><bkdv3 n="16006">diuers other such places, whereby we may also partly gather, what great
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-27"><bkdv3 n="16007">and royall solemnitie was commonly vsed in that Feast. Now as this
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-28"><bkdv3 n="16008">was giuen in commandement to the Iewes in the olde law, so did our

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16009"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10"> <f t="r">1.Cor.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-29"><bkdv3 n="16010">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, as it were, confirme the same in the time of the Gospel,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-30"><bkdv3 n="16011">ordaining (after a sort) a new Pentecost for his Disciples, namely when
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-31"><bkdv3 n="16012">he sent downe the holy Ghost visibly in forme of clouen tongues like fire,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-32"><bkdv3 n="16013">and gaue them power to speake in such sort, that euery one might heare
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-33"><bkdv3 n="16014">them, |&| also vnderstand them in his own language. Which miracle, that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-34"><bkdv3 n="16015">it might bee had in perpetuall remembrance, the Church hath thought
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-35"><bkdv3 n="16016">good to solemnize and keepe holy this day, commonly called Whitsunday.

<bkdv3 n="16017"><fw t="catch">And</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16018"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Whitsunday.</fw><fw t=page>207</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-36"><bkdv3 n="16019">And here is to be noted, that as the Law was giuen to the Iewes in the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-37"><bkdv3 n="16020">mount <f t="r"><name t="pl">Sinai</name><f t="bl">, the fiftieth day after Easter: so was the preaching of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-38"><bkdv3 n="16021">Gospel, through the mighty power of the holy Ghost, giuen to the Apo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-39"><bkdv3 n="16022">stles in the mount <f t="r"><name t="pl">Sion</name><f t="bl">, the fiftieth day after Easter.
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-40"><bkdv3 n="16023">And hereof this feast hath his name, to be called Pentecost, euen of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-41"><bkdv3 n="16024">number of the dayes. For (as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Luke</name><f t="bl"> writeth in the Actes of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-42"><bkdv3 n="16025">Apostles) When fiftie dayes were come to an end, the Disciples being all
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-43"><bkdv3 n="16026">together with one accord in one place, the holy Ghost came suddenly a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-44"><bkdv3 n="16027">mong them, and sate vpon eche of them, like as it had bene clouen tongues
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-45"><bkdv3 n="16028">of fire. Which thing was vndoubtedly done, to teach the Apostles and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-46"><bkdv3 n="16029">all other men, that it is he which giueth eloquence and vtterance in prea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-47"><bkdv3 n="16030">ching the Gospel, that it is hee which openeth the mouth to declare the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-48"><bkdv3 n="16031">mighty workes of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that it is he which ingendreth a burning zeale
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-49"><bkdv3 n="16032">towards <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, and giueth all men a tongue, yea a fierie tongue,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-50"><bkdv3 n="16033">so that they may boldly and chearefully professe the trueth in the face of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-51"><bkdv3 n="16034">the whole world, as Esay was indued with this spirit. The Lord (saith

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16035"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 50.4"> <f t="r">Esai.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-52"><bkdv3 n="16036"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl">) gaue mee a learned and a skilfull tongue, so that I might know to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-53"><bkdv3 n="16037">rayse vp them, that are fallen, with the word. The Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> cryeth
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-54"><bkdv3 n="16038">to haue this gift, saying, Open thou my lippes, O Lord, and my mouth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16039"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51.15"> <f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-55"><bkdv3 n="16040">shall shew foorth thy prayse. For our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> also in the Gospel
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-56"><bkdv3 n="16041">saith to his Disciples, It is not you that speake, but the spirite of your

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16042"><cit work="NT. Matthew 10.20"> <f t="r">Matth.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-57"><bkdv3 n="16043">Father which is within you. All which testimonies of holy Scripture,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-58"><bkdv3 n="16044">doe sufficiently declare, that the mysterie in the tongues, betokeneth the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-59"><bkdv3 n="16045">preaching of the Gospel, and the open confession of the Christian faith, in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-60"><bkdv3 n="16046">all them that are possessed with the holy Ghost. So that if any man bee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-61"><bkdv3 n="16047">a dumbe Christian, not professing his faith openly, but cloking and colou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-62"><bkdv3 n="16048">ring himselfe for feare of danger in time to come, he giueth men occasion,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-63"><bkdv3 n="16049">iustly, and with good conscience to doubt, lest he haue not the grace of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-64"><bkdv3 n="16050">holy Ghost within him, because hee is tongue-tyed, and doth not speake.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-65"><bkdv3 n="16051">Thus then haue ye heard the first institution of this feast of Pentecost or
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-66"><bkdv3 n="16052">Whitsuntide, aswell in the olde Law, among the Iewes, as also in the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-67"><bkdv3 n="16053">time of the Gospel among the Christians.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-68"><bkdv3 n="16054">Now let vs consider what the holy Ghost is, and how consequently he
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-69"><bkdv3 n="16055">worketh his miraculous workes towards mankinde. The holy Ghost
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-70"><bkdv3 n="16056">is a spirituall and diuine substance, the third person in the deitie, distinct
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-71"><bkdv3 n="16057">from the Father and the Sonne, and yet proceeding from them both,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-72"><bkdv3 n="16058">which thing to bee true, both the Creede of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Athanasius</name><f t="bl"> beareth witnesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-73"><bkdv3 n="16059">and may bee also easily prooued by most plaine testimonies of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-74"><bkdv3 n="16060">holy word. When <name t="ps">Christ</name> was baptized of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> in the riuer <name t="pl">Iordane</name>, we

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16061"><cit work="NT. Matthew 3.17"> <f t="r">Matth.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-75"><bkdv3 n="16062">reade that the holy Ghost came downe in forme of a Doue, and that the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-76"><bkdv3 n="16063">Father thundered from heauen, saying, This is my deare and welbelo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-77"><bkdv3 n="16064">ued Sonne, in whom I am well pleased. Where note three diuers and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-78"><bkdv3 n="16065">distinct persons, the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost, which all
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-79"><bkdv3 n="16066">notwithstanding are not three <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">, but one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Likewise,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16067"><cit work="NT. Matthew 28.19"> <f t="r">Matth.28.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-80"><bkdv3 n="16068">when <name t="ps">Christ</name> did first institute and ordaine the Sacrament of Baptisme,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-81"><bkdv3 n="16069">hee sent his Disciples into the whole world, willing them to baptize all
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-82"><bkdv3 n="16070">Nations, in the Name of the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost.

<bkdv3 n="16071"><fw t="sig">Ss 2</fw><fw t="catch">And</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16072"><f t="r"><fw t=page>208</fw><fw t="header">The first part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16073"><cit work="NT. John 14.16">Iohn 4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16074"><cit work="NT. John 15.26">Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-83"><bkdv3 n="16075">And in another place he saith: I will pray vnto my Father, and hee shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-84"><bkdv3 n="16076">giue you another comforter. Againe, when the comforter shall come,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-85"><bkdv3 n="16077">whom I will send from my Father, |&|c. These and such other places of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-86"><bkdv3 n="16078">the new Testament, doe so plainely and euidently confirme the distinction
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-87"><bkdv3 n="16079">of the holy Ghost, from the other persons in the Trinitie, that no man
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-88"><bkdv3 n="16080">possibly can doubt thereof, vnlesse hee will blaspheme the euerlasting
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-89"><bkdv3 n="16081">trueth of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word. As for his proper nature and substance, it is
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-90"><bkdv3 n="16082">altogether one with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father, and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Sonne, that is to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-91"><bkdv3 n="16083">say, Spirituall, Eternall, Vncreated, Incomprehensible, Almightie, to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-92"><bkdv3 n="16084">be short, he is euen <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and Lord euerlasting. Therefore hee is called
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-93"><bkdv3 n="16085">the Spirit of the Father, therefore he is said to proceed from the Father,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-94"><bkdv3 n="16086">and the Sonne, and therefore hee was equally ioyned with them in the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-95"><bkdv3 n="16087">Commission that the Apostles had to Baptize all Nations. But that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-96"><bkdv3 n="16088">this may appeare more sensibly to the eyes of all men, it shalbe requisite to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-97"><bkdv3 n="16089">come to the other part, namely to the wonderfull and heauenly workes of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-98"><bkdv3 n="16090">the holy Ghost, which plainely declare vnto the world his mighty and di{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-99"><bkdv3 n="16091">uine power. First it is euident, that he did wonderfully gouerne |&| direct
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-100"><bkdv3 n="16092">the hearts of the Patriarkes, and Prophets, in olde time, illuminating
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-101"><bkdv3 n="16093">their mindes with the knowledge of the true Messias, and giuing them
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-102"><bkdv3 n="16094">vtterance to prophesie of things that should come to passe long time after.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-103"><bkdv3 n="16095">For as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> witnesseth, the prophesie came not in old time by the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16096"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter 1.21"> <f t="r">2.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-104"><bkdv3 n="16097">will of man: But the holy men of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> spake, as they were mooued
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-105"><bkdv3 n="16098">inwardly by the holy Ghost. And of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Zacharie</name><f t="bl"> the high Priest, it is sayd in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-106"><bkdv3 n="16099">the Gospel, that hee being full of the holy Ghost, prophesied and praysed

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="161107"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.67"> <f t="r">Luke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-108"><bkdv3 n="16101"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. So did also <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simeon, Anna, Marie</name><f t="bl">, and diuers other, to the great
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-109"><bkdv3 n="16102">wonder and admiration of all men. Moreouer, was not the holy Ghost
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-110"><bkdv3 n="16103">a mightie worker in the Conception and the Natiuitie of <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-111"><bkdv3 n="16104">uiour? Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl"> saith, that the blessed virgin was found with

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16105"><cit work="NT. Matthew 1.18"> <f t="r">Matth.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-112"><bkdv3 n="16106">child of the holy Ghost, before <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioseph</name><f t="bl"> and she came together. And the An{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-113"><bkdv3 n="16107">gell <f t="r"><name t="ps">Gabriel</name><f t="bl"> did expressely tell her, that it should come to passe, saying:
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-114"><bkdv3 n="16108">The holy Ghost shall come vpon thee, and the power of the most high shall

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16109"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.35"> <f t="r">Luke 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-115"><bkdv3 n="16110">ouershadow thee. A merueilous matter, that a woman should conceiue
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-116"><bkdv3 n="16111">and beare a childe, without the knowledge of man. But where the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-117"><bkdv3 n="16112">Ghost worketh, there nothing is vnpossible, as may further also appeare
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-118"><bkdv3 n="16113">by the inward regeneration and sanctification of mankind. When <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-119"><bkdv3 n="16114">sayd to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Nicodemus</name><f t="bl">, vnlesse a man be borne anew, of water and the spirit,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-120"><bkdv3 n="16115">he can not enter into the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: he was greatly amazed in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-121"><bkdv3 n="16116">his mind, and began to reason with <name t="ps">Christ</name>, demanding how a man might
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-122"><bkdv3 n="16117">bee borne which was olde? Can he enter (saith hee) into his mothers

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16118"><cit work="NT. John 3.4-6"> <f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-123"><bkdv3 n="16119">wombe againe, and so be borne a new? Beholde a liuely patterne of a
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-124"><bkdv3 n="16120">fleshly and carnall man. He had little or no intelligence of the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-125"><bkdv3 n="16121">and therefore he goeth bluntly to worke, and asketh how this thing were
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-126"><bkdv3 n="16122">possible to be true. Whereas otherwise if he had knowen the great power
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-127"><bkdv3 n="16123">of the holy Ghost in this behalfe, that it is hee which inwardly worketh
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-128"><bkdv3 n="16124">the regeneration and new birth of mankinde, he would neuer haue mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-129"><bkdv3 n="16125">uailed at <name t="ps">Christs</name> words, but would rather take occasion thereby to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-130"><bkdv3 n="16126">praise and glorifie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For as there are three seuerall and sundry per{\-}

<bkdv3 n="16127"><fw t="catch">sons</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16128"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Whitsunday.</fw><fw t=page>209</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-131"><bkdv3 n="16129">sons in the Dietie: So haue they three seuerall and sundry offices proper
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-132"><bkdv3 n="16130">vnto each of them.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-133"><bkdv3 n="16131">The Father to create, the Sonne to redeeme, the holy Ghost to sanc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-134"><bkdv3 n="16132">tifie and regenerate. Whereof the last, the more it is hidde from our vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-135"><bkdv3 n="16133">derstanding, the more it ought to mooue all men to wonder at the secret
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-136"><bkdv3 n="16134">and mightie working of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Spirit which is within vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-137"><bkdv3 n="16135">For it is the holy Ghost, and no other thing, that doth quicken the minds
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-138"><bkdv3 n="16136">of men, stirring vp good and godly motions in their hearts, which are
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-139"><bkdv3 n="16137">agreeable to the will and commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, such as otherwise
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-140"><bkdv3 n="16138">of their owne crooked and peruerse nature they should neuer haue. That
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-141"><bkdv3 n="16139">which is borne of the Spirit, is Spirit. As who should say: Man of his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16140"><cit work="NT. John 3.6"> <f t="r">Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-142"><bkdv3 n="16141">owne nature is fleshly and carnall, corrupt and naught, sinfull and diso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-143"><bkdv3 n="16142">bedient to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, without any sparke of goodnesse in him, without any
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-144"><bkdv3 n="16143">vertuous or godly motion, onely giuen to euill thoughts and wicked
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-145"><bkdv3 n="16144">deedes. As for the workes of the Spirit, the fruits of Faith, charitable
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-146"><bkdv3 n="16145">and godly motions, if he haue any at all in him, they proceed onely of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-147"><bkdv3 n="16146">holy Ghost, who is the onely worker of our Sanctification, and maketh
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-148"><bkdv3 n="16147">vs new men in <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name>. Did not <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Spirit miracu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-149"><bkdv3 n="16148">lously worke in the child <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, when of a poore Shepheard, he became a

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16149"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 17.12"> <f t="r">1.Sam.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-150"><bkdv3 n="16150">Princely Prophet? Did not <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Spirit miraculously worke
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-151"><bkdv3 n="16151">in <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl">, sitting at the receit of custome, when of a proude Publicane,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16152"><cit work="NT. Matthew 9.9"> <f t="r">Matth.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-152"><bkdv3 n="16153">he became an humble and lowly Euangelist? And who can choose but
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-153"><bkdv3 n="16154">marueile to consider, that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> should become of a simple fisher, a chiefe
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-154"><bkdv3 n="16155">and mightie Apostle? <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> of a cruell and bloodie persecutour, a faithfull
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-155"><bkdv3 n="16156">Disciple of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, to teach the Gentiles. Such is the power of the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-156"><bkdv3 n="16157">Ghost, to regenerate men, and as it were to bring them foorth a new, so
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-157"><bkdv3 n="16158">that they shall be nothing like the men that they were before. Neither do{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-158"><bkdv3 n="16159">eth he thinke it sufficient inwardly to worke the spirituall and new birth
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-159"><bkdv3 n="16160">of man, vnlesse hee doe also dwell and abide in him. Know ye not (saith
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-160"><bkdv3 n="16161">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) that ye are the Temple of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that his Spirit dwel{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16162"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 3.16"><f t="r">1.Cor.3.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16163"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.19">1.Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-161"><bkdv3 n="16164">leth in you? Know yee not that your bodies are the Temples of the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-162"><bkdv3 n="16165">Ghost, which is within you? Againe he saith, You are not in the flesh,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-163"><bkdv3 n="16166">but in the spirit. For why? The Spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> dwelleth in you. To

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16167"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.9"><f t="r">Rom.8.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16168"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.27">1.Ioh.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-164"><bkdv3 n="16169">this agreeth the doctrine of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, writing on this wise, The annoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-165"><bkdv3 n="16170">ting which ye haue receiued (he meaneth the holy Ghost) dwelleth in you.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-166"><bkdv3 n="16171">And the doctrine of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> saith the same, who hath these words: The spi{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16172"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 4.14"> <f t="r">1.Pet.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-167"><bkdv3 n="16173">rit of glory, and of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, resteth vpon you. O what comfort is this to the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-168"><bkdv3 n="16174">heart of a true Christian, to thinke that the holy Ghost dwelleth within
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-169"><bkdv3 n="16175">him? If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> be with vs (as the Apostle saith) who can be against vs? O

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16176"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.31"><f t="r">Rom.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-170"><bkdv3 n="16177">but how shal I know that the holy Ghost is within me! Some man per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-171"><bkdv3 n="16178">chance will say, forsooth, as the tree is knowen by his fruit, so is also the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-172"><bkdv3 n="16179">holy Ghost. The fruits of the holy Ghost (according to the mind of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">)
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-173"><bkdv3 n="16180">are these: Loue, ioy, peace, long suffring, gentlenes, goodnes, faithfulnes,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16181"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.19-23"> <f t="r">Gal.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-174"><bkdv3 n="16182">meekenes, temperance, |&|c. Contrariwise, the deeds of the flesh are these:
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-175"><bkdv3 n="16183">Adultery, fornication, vncleannesse, wantonnes, idolatry, witchcraft, ha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-176"><bkdv3 n="16184">tred, debate, emulation, wrath, contention, sedition, heresie, enuy, murder,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-177"><bkdv3 n="16185">drunkennes, gluttonie, and such like.

<bkdv3 n="16186"><fw t="sig">Ss 3</fw><fw t="catch">Here</fw>


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<bkdv3 n="16187"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">210</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-178"><bkdv3 n="16188">Heere is now that glasse, wherein thou must behold thy selfe, and dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-179"><bkdv3 n="16189">cerne whether thou haue the holy Ghost within thee, or the spirit of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-180"><bkdv3 n="16190">flesh. If thou see that thy workes bee vertuous and good, consonant to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-181"><bkdv3 n="16191">the prescript rule of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, sauouring and tasting not of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-182"><bkdv3 n="16192">flesh, but of the spirit, then assure thy selfe that thou art endued with the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-183"><bkdv3 n="16193">holy Ghost: Otherwise in thinking well of thy selfe, thou doest nothing
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-184"><bkdv3 n="16194">els but deceiue thy selfe. The holy Ghost doeth alwayes declare himselfe
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-185"><bkdv3 n="16195">by his fruitfull and gracious giftes, namely, by the worde of wise{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-186"><bkdv3 n="16196">dome, by the worde of knowledge, which is the vnderstanding of the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16197"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 12.7-11"><f t="r">1.Cor.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-187"><bkdv3 n="16198">Scriptures, by faith, in doing of miracles, by healing them that are
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-188"><bkdv3 n="16199">diseased, by prophesie, which is the declaration of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mysteries,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-189"><bkdv3 n="16200">by discerning of spirits, diuersities of tongues, interpretation of tongues,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-190"><bkdv3 n="16201">and so foorth. All which giftes, as they proceede from one spirit, and are
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-191"><bkdv3 n="16202">seuerally giuen to man according to the measurable distribution of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-192"><bkdv3 n="16203">holy Ghost: Euen so doe they bring men, and not without good cause, into
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-193"><bkdv3 n="16204">a wonderfull admiration of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> diuine power. Who wil not mar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-194"><bkdv3 n="16205">uaile at that which is written in the Actes of the Apostles, to heare their

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16206"><cit work="NT. Acts 5.29, 41"><f t="r">Acts 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-195"><bkdv3 n="16207">bolde confession before the Counsell at <name t="pl">Ierusalem</name>? And to consider
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-196"><bkdv3 n="16208">that they went away with ioy and gladnesse, reioycing that they were
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-197"><bkdv3 n="16209">counted worthy to suffer rebukes and checkes for the Name and faith of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-198"><bkdv3 n="16210"><name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name>? This was the mighty worke of the holy Ghost, who be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-199"><bkdv3 n="16211">cause he giueth patience and ioyfulnesse of heart in temptation and afflic{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-200"><bkdv3 n="16212">tion, hath therefore worthily obteined this name in holy Scripture, to be
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-201"><bkdv3 n="16213">called a comforter. Who will not also maruaile to reade the learned and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-202"><bkdv3 n="16214">heauenly Sermons of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, and the disciples, considering that they were
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-203"><bkdv3 n="16215">neuer brought vp in schoole of learning, but called euen from their nets,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16216"><cit work="NT. John 14.17"><f t="r">Iohn 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-204"><bkdv3 n="16217">to supply roomes of Apostles? This was likewise the mighty worke of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-205"><bkdv3 n="16218">the holy Ghost, who because he doeth instruct the hearts of the simple in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-206"><bkdv3 n="16219">the true knowledge of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and his worde, is most iustly tearmed by

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16220"><cit work="Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Bk. 11, Chap. 3">Lib. 11.
<bkdv3 n="16221">Cap.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-207"><bkdv3 n="16222">this name and title, to bee the spirit of trueth. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Eusebius</name><f t="bl"> in his Ecclesi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-208"><bkdv3 n="16223">asticall historie, telleth a strange storie of a certaine learned and subtill
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-209"><bkdv3 n="16224">Philosopher, who being an extreme aduersary to <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his doc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-210"><bkdv3 n="16225">trine, could by no kinde of learning bee conuerted to the faith, but was a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-211"><bkdv3 n="16226">ble to withstand all the arguments that could bee brought against him,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-212"><bkdv3 n="16227">with little, or no labour. At length there started vp a poore simple man of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-213"><bkdv3 n="16228">small wit, and lesse knowledge, one that was reputed among the lear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-214"><bkdv3 n="16229">ned as an ideote: And he on <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> name would needes take in hand
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-215"><bkdv3 n="16230">to dispute with this proud Philosopher. The Bishops and other learned
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-216"><bkdv3 n="16231">men standing by, were marueilously abashed at the matter, thinking that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-217"><bkdv3 n="16232">by his doings they should bee all confounded and put to open shame.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-218"><bkdv3 n="16233">Hee notwithstanding goeth on, and beginning in the Name of the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-219"><bkdv3 n="16234"><name t="ps">Iesus</name>, brought the Philosopher to such point in the ende, contrary to all
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-220"><bkdv3 n="16235">mens expectation, that hee could not chuse but acknowledge the power
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-221"><bkdv3 n="16236">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in his wordes, and to giue place to the trueth. Was not
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-222"><bkdv3 n="16237">this a miraculous worke, that one seely soule of no learning, should doe
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-223"><bkdv3 n="16238">that which many Bishops of great knowledge and vnderstanding were
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-224"><bkdv3 n="16239">neuer able to bring to passe? So true is the saying of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Bede</name><f t="bl">: Where the holy

<bkdv3 n="16240"><fw t="catch">Ghost</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="211" sig="Ss4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="16241"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Whitsunday.</fw><fw t="pag">211</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-225"><bkdv3 n="16242">Ghost doth instruct and teach, there is no delay at all in learning. Much
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-226"><bkdv3 n="16243">more might here be spoken of the manifold giftes and graces of the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-227"><bkdv3 n="16244">Ghost, most excellent and wonderfull in our eyes, but to make a long dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-228"><bkdv3 n="16245">course through all, the shortnesse of time will not serue. And seeing yee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-229"><bkdv3 n="16246">haue heard the chiefest, ye may easily conceiue and iudge of the rest. Now
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-230"><bkdv3 n="16247">were it expedient to discusse this question: Whether all they which boast
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-231"><bkdv3 n="16248">and bragge that they haue the holy Ghost, doe truely chalenge this vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-232"><bkdv3 n="16249">themselues, or no? Which doubt, because it is necessary and profitable,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-233"><bkdv3 n="16250">shall (<f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> willing) be dissolued in the next part of this Homilie. In
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-234"><bkdv3 n="16251">the meane season, let vs (as we are most bound) giue heartie thankes to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-235"><bkdv3 n="16252"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father, and his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, for sending downe his
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-236"><bkdv3 n="16253">comforter, into the world, humbly beseeching him, so to worke in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-237"><bkdv3 n="16254">our hearts by the power of this holy Spirit, that wee be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-238"><bkdv3 n="16255">ing regenerate and newly borne againe in all good{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-239"><bkdv3 n="16256">nesse, righteousnesse, sobrietie and trueth,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-240"><bkdv3 n="16257">may in the end be made partakers
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-241"><bkdv3 n="16258">of euerlasting life in his hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-242"><bkdv3 n="16259">uenly kingdome, through
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-243"><bkdv3 n="16260"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> our
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-244"><bkdv3 n="16261">LORD and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-245"><bkdv3 n="16262">Sauiour,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.1-246"><bkdv3 n="16263">Amen.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>

<hr>

<bkdv3 n="16264"><fw t="catch">{P} The</fw>

<hr>

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

<hr>
<heading>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-247"><bkdv3 n="16266">{P} The second part of the Homily concerning
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-248"><bkdv3 n="16267"><f t="i">the holy Ghost, dissoluing this doubt: whe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-249"><bkdv3 n="16268">ther all men rightly challenge to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-250"><bkdv3 n="16269">themselues the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-251"><bkdv3 n="16270">or no. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16271"><cit work="NT. John 14.16"><f t="r">Iohn 14.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16272"><cit work="NT. John 15.26">15.<f t="bk"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-252"><bkdv3 n="16273">O<f t="bl">UR Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> departing out of the world vnto his
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-253"><bkdv3 n="16274">Father, promised his Disciples to send downe another com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-254"><bkdv3 n="16275">forter, that should continue with them for euer, and direct
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-255"><bkdv3 n="16276">them into all trueth. Which thing to bee faythfully and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-256"><bkdv3 n="16277">truly performed, the Scriptures doe sufficiently beare wit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-257"><bkdv3 n="16278">nesse. Neither must wee thinke that this comforter was ei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-258"><bkdv3 n="16279">ther promised, or else giuen, onely to the Apostles, but also to the vniuer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-259"><bkdv3 n="16280">sall Church of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, dispersed through the whole world. For vnlesse the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-260"><bkdv3 n="16281">holy Ghost had beene alwayes present, gouerning and preseruing the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-261"><bkdv3 n="16282">Church from the beginning, it could neuer haue sustayned so many and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-262"><bkdv3 n="16283">great brunts of affliction and persecution, with so little damage |&| harme
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-263"><bkdv3 n="16284">as it hath. And the words of <name t="ps">Christ</name> are most plaine in this behalfe, say{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16285"><cit work="NT. John 14.17"><f t="r">Iohn 24.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16286"><cit work="NT. Matthew 28.20">Matth.21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-264"><bkdv3 n="16287">ing, that the spirit of truth should abide with them for euer, that he would
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-265"><bkdv3 n="16288">be with them alwayes (he meaneth by grace, vertue, and power) euen
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-266"><bkdv3 n="16289">to the worlds end.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-267"><bkdv3 n="16290">Also in the prayer that he made to his Father a little before his death,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-268"><bkdv3 n="16291">he maketh intercession, not onely for himselfe and his Apostles, but indif{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16292"><cit work="John 17.20-21"><f t="r">Iohn 17.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16293"><cit work="Romans 8.9">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-269"><bkdv3 n="16294">ferently for all them that should beleeue in him through their words, that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-270"><bkdv3 n="16295">is to wit, for his whole Church. Againe, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayth: If any
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-271"><bkdv3 n="16296">man haue not the spirit of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the same is not his. Also in the words
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-272"><bkdv3 n="16297">following, we haue receiued the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Ab{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16298"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.15">Ibidem. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-273"><bkdv3 n="16299">ba, Father. Heereby then it is euident and plaine to all men, that the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-274"><bkdv3 n="16300">holy Ghost was giuen, not only to the Apostles, but also to the whole body
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-275"><bkdv3 n="16301">of <name t="ps">Christs</name> congregation, although not in like forme and maiestie as hee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-276"><bkdv3 n="16302">came downe at the feast of Pentecost. But now heerein standeth the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-277"><bkdv3 n="16303">controuersie: Whether all men doe iustly arrogate to themselues the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-278"><bkdv3 n="16304">holy Ghost, or no? The Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> haue for a long time made a
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-279"><bkdv3 n="16305">sore challenge thereunto, reasoning for themselues after this sort. The
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-280"><bkdv3 n="16306">holy Ghost (say they) was promised to the Church, |&| neuer forsaketh the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-281"><bkdv3 n="16307">Church. But we are the chiefe heads, |&| the principal part of the Church,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-282"><bkdv3 n="16308">therefore we haue the holy Ghost for euer, and whatsoeuer things we de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-283"><bkdv3 n="16309">cree, are vndoubted verities, |&| oracles of the holy Ghost. That ye may per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-284"><bkdv3 n="16310">ceiue the weakenesse of this argument. It is needefull to teach you, first
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-285"><bkdv3 n="16311">what the true Church of <name t="ps">Christ</name> is, |&| then to conferre the Church of <name t="pl">Rome</name>

<bkdv3 n="16312"><fw t="catch">therewith,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="213" sig="Ss5r" side="inner" forme="2">

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<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-286"><bkdv3 n="16314">therewith, to discerne how well they agree together. The true Church
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-287"><bkdv3 n="16315">is an vniuersall congregation or fellowshippe of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> faithfull and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16316"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.20"><f t="r">Ephes. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-288"><bkdv3 n="16317">elect people, built vpon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-289"><bkdv3 n="16318"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> himselfe being the head corner stone. And it hath alwayes
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-290"><bkdv3 n="16319">three notes or markes whereby it is knowen. Pure and sound doctrine,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-291"><bkdv3 n="16320">the Sacraments ministred according to <name t="ps">Christs</name> holy institution, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-292"><bkdv3 n="16321">right vse of Ecclesiasticall discipline. This discription of the Church is
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-293"><bkdv3 n="16322">agreeable both to the Scriptures of God, and also to the doctrine of the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-294"><bkdv3 n="16323">auncient fathers, so that none may iustly finde fault therewith. Now if
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-295"><bkdv3 n="16324">ye will compare this with the Church of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, not as it was in the be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-296"><bkdv3 n="16325">ginning, but as it is presently, and hath beene for the space of nine hun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-297"><bkdv3 n="16326">dred yeeres and odde: you shall well perceiue the state thereof to bee so
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-298"><bkdv3 n="16327">farre wide from the nature of the true Church, that nothing canne bee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-299"><bkdv3 n="16328">more. For neither are they built vpon the foundation of the Apostles
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-300"><bkdv3 n="16329">and Prophets, retaining the sound and pure doctrine of <name t="ps">Christ Iesu</name>, nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-301"><bkdv3 n="16330">ther yet doe they order the Sacraments, or els the Ecclesiasticall keyes,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-302"><bkdv3 n="16331">in such sort as hee did first institute and ordaine them: But haue so in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-303"><bkdv3 n="16332">termingled their owne traditions and inuentions, by chopping and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-304"><bkdv3 n="16333">changing, by adding and plucking away, that now they may seeme to be
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-305"><bkdv3 n="16334">conuerted into a new guise. <name t="ps">Christ</name> commended to his Church a Sacra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-306"><bkdv3 n="16335">ment of his Body and Blood: They haue changed it into a Sacrifice for
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-307"><bkdv3 n="16336">the quicke and the dead. <name t="ps">Christ</name> did minister to his Apostles, and the Apo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-308"><bkdv3 n="16337">stles to other men indifferently vnder both kindes: They haue robbed the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-309"><bkdv3 n="16338">lay people of the cup, saying, that for them one kinde is sufficient. <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-310"><bkdv3 n="16339">ordained no other element to bee vsed in Baptisme, but onely Water,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-311"><bkdv3 n="16340">whereunto when the word is ioyned, it is made (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> saith) a

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16341"><cit work="Augustine">Augustine<f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-312"><bkdv3 n="16342">full and perfect Sacrament. They being wiser in their owne conceite
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-313"><bkdv3 n="16343">then <name t="ps">Christ</name>, thinke it is not well nor orderly done, vnlesse they vse coniu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-314"><bkdv3 n="16344">ration, vnlesse they hallow the water, vnlesse there be oile, salt, spittle, ta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-315"><bkdv3 n="16345">pers, and such other dumbe Ceremonies, seruing to no vse, contrary to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-316"><bkdv3 n="16346">the plaine rule of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, who willeth all things to bee done in the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16347"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 14.5"><f t="r">1.Cor.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-317"><bkdv3 n="16348">Church vnto edification. <name t="ps">Christ</name> ordeyned the authoritie of the keyes to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-318"><bkdv3 n="16349">excommunicate <app>notorions <rdg resp="IL">notorious</rdg></app> sinners, and to absolue them which are truely
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-319"><bkdv3 n="16350">penitent: They abuse this power at their owne pleasure, aswell in cur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-320"><bkdv3 n="16351">sing the godly, with bell, booke and candles, as also in absoluing the re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-321"><bkdv3 n="16352">probate, which are knowen to bee vnworthy of any Christian societie:
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-322"><bkdv3 n="16353">Whereof they that lust to see examples, let them search their liues. To
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-323"><bkdv3 n="16354">be short, looke what our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> pronounced of the Scribes and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-324"><bkdv3 n="16355">Pharisees, in the Gospell, the same may bee boldly and with safe consci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-325"><bkdv3 n="16356">ence pronounced of the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, namely that they haue forsa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-326"><bkdv3 n="16357">ken, and dayly doe forsake the Commandements of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to erect
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-327"><bkdv3 n="16358">and set vp their owne constitutions. Which thing being true, as all
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-328"><bkdv3 n="16359">they which haue any light of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word must needes confesse, wee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-329"><bkdv3 n="16360">may well conclude according to the rule of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">: That the Bi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-330"><bkdv3 n="16361">shoppes of <name t="pl">Rome</name> and their adherents, are not the true Church of <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-331"><bkdv3 n="16362">much lesse then to bee taken as chiefe Heads and Rulers of the same.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-332"><bkdv3 n="16363">Whosoeuer (saith he) do dissent from the Scriptures concerning the head,

<bkdv3 n="16364"><fw t="catch">although</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="214" sig="Ss5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="16365"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">214</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16366"><cit work="Augustine, Contra Petiliani Donatist Epi., Chap. 4">August.
<bkdv3 n="16367">contra Pe{\-}
<bkdv3 n="16368">tiliani Do{\-}
<bkdv3 n="16369">natist Epi.
<bkdv3 n="16370">cap.4. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-333"><bkdv3 n="16371">although they be found in all places where the Church is appoynted, yet
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-334"><bkdv3 n="16372">are they not in the Church: a plaine place, concluding directly against
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-335"><bkdv3 n="16373">the Church of <name t="pl">Rome</name>. Where is now the holy Ghost which they so stout{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-336"><bkdv3 n="16374">ly doe claime to themselues? Where is now the spirit of trueth, that will
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-337"><bkdv3 n="16375">not suffer them in any wise to erre? If it bee possible to bee there, where
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-338"><bkdv3 n="16376">the true Church is not, then is it at <name t="pl">Rome</name>: otherwise it is but a vaine
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-339"><bkdv3 n="16377">bragge, and nothing else. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> (as ye haue heard before) sayth:
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-340"><bkdv3 n="16378">If any man haue not the spirit of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the same is not his. And by tur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-341"><bkdv3 n="16379">ning the wordes, it may bee truely said: If any man be not of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-342"><bkdv3 n="16380">same hath not the spirit. Now to discerne who are truely his, and who

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16381"><cit work="NT. John 10.3"><f t="r">Iohn 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-343"><bkdv3 n="16382">not, wee haue this rule giuen vs, that his sheepe doe alwayes heare his

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16383"><cit work="NT. John 8.47"><f t="r">Iohn 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-344"><bkdv3 n="16384">voyce. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> saith, He that is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, heareth <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-345"><bkdv3 n="16385">worde. Whereof it followeth, that the Popes in not hearing <name t="ps">Christes</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-346"><bkdv3 n="16386">voyce, as they ought to doe, but preferring their owne decrees before the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-347"><bkdv3 n="16387">expresse word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, doe plainely argue to the world, that they are
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-348"><bkdv3 n="16388">not of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, nor yet possessed with his spirit. But here they will alledge
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-349"><bkdv3 n="16389">for themselues, that there are diuers necessary points not expressed in holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-350"><bkdv3 n="16390">Scripture, which were left to the reuelation of the holy Ghost. Who be{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16391"><cit work="NT. John 16.7"><f t="r">Iohn 16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-351"><bkdv3 n="16392">ing giuen to the Church, according to <name t="ps">Christs</name> promise, hath taught many
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-352"><bkdv3 n="16393">things from time to time, which the Apostles could not then beare. To
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-353"><bkdv3 n="16394">this wee may easily answere by the plaine wordes of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, teaching vs
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-354"><bkdv3 n="16395">that the proper office of the holy Ghost is, not to institute and bring in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-355"><bkdv3 n="16396">new ordinances, contrary to his doctrine before taught: but shall come
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-356"><bkdv3 n="16397">and declare those things which he had before taught: so that it might

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16398"><cit work="NT. John 16.13"><f t="r">Iohn 25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-357"><bkdv3 n="16399">be well and truely vnderstood. When the holy Ghost (saith he) shal come,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-358"><bkdv3 n="16400">he shall leade you into all trueth. What trueth doth he meane? Any other
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-359"><bkdv3 n="16401">then hee himselfe had before expressed in his word? No. For he saith,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16402"><cit work="NT. John 16.15"><f t="r">Iohn 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-360"><bkdv3 n="16403">He shall take of mine, and shew vnto you. Againe, he shall bring you in re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-361"><bkdv3 n="16404">membrance of all things that I haue tolde you. It is not then the due{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-362"><bkdv3 n="16405">tie and part of any Christian, vnder pretence of the holy Ghost, to bring
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-363"><bkdv3 n="16406">in his owne dreames and phantasies into the Church: but hee must dili{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-364"><bkdv3 n="16407">gently prouide that his doctrine and decrees bee agreeable to <name t="pl">Christes</name> ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-365"><bkdv3 n="16408">ly Testament. Otherwise in making the holy Ghost the authour there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-366"><bkdv3 n="16409">of, hee doeth blaspheme and belye the holy Ghost, to his owne condem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-367"><bkdv3 n="16410">nation.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-368"><bkdv3 n="16411">Now to leaue their doctrine, and come to other points. What shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-369"><bkdv3 n="16412">wee thinke or iudge of the Popes intolerable pride? The Scripture
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-370"><bkdv3 n="16413">sayth, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> resisteth the proud, and sheweth grace to <app>t he <rdg resp="IL">the</rdg></app>humble.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16414"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.3"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-371"><bkdv3 n="16415">Also it pronounceth them blessed, which are poore in spirit, promising that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-372"><bkdv3 n="16416">they which humble themselues, shall be exalted. And <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Saui{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16417"><cit work="NT. Matthew 11.29"><f t="r">Matth.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-373"><bkdv3 n="16418">our willeth all his to learne of him, because he is humble and meeke. As
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-374"><bkdv3 n="16419">for pride, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Gregorie</name><f t="bl"> saith, it is the roote of all mischiefe. And Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-375"><bkdv3 n="16420"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustines</name><f t="bl"> iudgement is this, that it maketh men deuils. Can any man
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-376"><bkdv3 n="16421">then, which either hath or shall reade the Popes liues, iustly say that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-377"><bkdv3 n="16422">they had the holy Ghost within them? First, as touching that they will
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-378"><bkdv3 n="16423">bee tearmed vniuersall Bishops and heads of all Christian Churches
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-379"><bkdv3 n="16424">through the world, wee haue the iudgement of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Gregorie</name><f t="bl"> expresly against

<bkdv3 n="16425"><fw t="catch">them,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="215" sig="Ss6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="16426"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Whitsunday.</fw><fw t="pag">215</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-380"><bkdv3 n="16427">them, who writing to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Mauricius</name><f t="bl"> the Emperour, condemneth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, Bishop

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16428"><cit work="Gregory, Bk. 3, Epistle 76.78">Lib.3.Epist.
<bkdv3 n="16429">76.78. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-381"><bkdv3 n="16430">of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Constantinople</name><f t="bl">, in that behalfe, calling him the prince of pride, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lucifers</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-382"><bkdv3 n="16431">successour, and the fore-runner of Antichrist. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Bernard</name><f t="bl"> also agree{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16432"><cit work="Bernard, Serm. 3, De Resurrect. Domini">Serm.3. de
<bkdv3 n="16433">resurre.Do. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-383"><bkdv3 n="16434">ing thereunto, sayth, What greater pride can there bee, then that one
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-384"><bkdv3 n="16435">man should preferre his owne iudgement before the whole congregation,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-385"><bkdv3 n="16436">as though he onely had the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl"> pronoun{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16437"><cit work="Chrysostome, Dialogorum, Bk. 3">Dialogorum
<bkdv3 n="16438">lib.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-386"><bkdv3 n="16439">ceth a terrible sentence against them, affirming plainely, that whosoeuer
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-387"><bkdv3 n="16440">seeketh to be chiefe in earth, shall finde confusion in heauen, and that hee
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-388"><bkdv3 n="16441">which striueth for the supremacy, shall not bee reputed among the ser{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-389"><bkdv3 n="16442">uants of <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Againe hee sayth: To desire a good worke, it is good,

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16443"><cit work="Chrysostome, Super Matt.">Chrysost.
<bkdv3 n="16444">sup.Matt. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-390"><bkdv3 n="16445">but to couet the chiefe degree of honour, it is meere vanitie. Doe not
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-391"><bkdv3 n="16446">these places sufficiently conuince their outragious pride, in vsurping to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-392"><bkdv3 n="16447">themselues a superiority aboue all other, aswell ministers and Bishops,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-393"><bkdv3 n="16448">as Kings also and Emperours? But as the Lion is knowen by his
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-394"><bkdv3 n="16449">clawes, so let vs learne to know these men by their deedes. What shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-395"><bkdv3 n="16450">we say of him that made the noble King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dandalus</name><f t="bl"> to bee tyed by the necke

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="16451"><cit work="Sabelli, Ennead. 9. Bk. 7">Sabelli.En{\-}
<bkdv3 n="16452">nead.9.lib.7<f t="bl"></l><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-396"><bkdv3 n="16453">with a chayne, and to lye flat downe before his table, there to gnaw bones
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-397"><bkdv3 n="16454">like a Dogge? Shall wee thinke that hee had <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy spirit
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-398"><bkdv3 n="16455">within him, and not rather the spririt of the deuill? Such a tyrant was
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-399"><bkdv3 n="16456">Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Clement</name><f t="bl"> the sixt. What shall wee say of him that proudly and con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-400"><bkdv3 n="16457">temptuously trode <f t="r"><name t="ps">Fredericke</name><f t="bl"> the Emperour vnder his feete, applying the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-401"><bkdv3 n="16458">verse of the Psalme vnto himselfe: Thou shalt goe vpon the Lyon and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16459"><cit work="OT. Psalms 91.13"><f t="r">Psalm.60.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-402"><bkdv3 n="16460">the Adder, the yong Lyon and the Dragon thou shalt tread vnder thy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-403"><bkdv3 n="16461">foote? shall wee say that he had <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy spirit within him, and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-404"><bkdv3 n="16462">not rather the spirit of the deuill? Such a tyrant was Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Alexander</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-405"><bkdv3 n="16463">the third. What shall we say of him that armed and animated the sonne
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-406"><bkdv3 n="16464">against the father, causing him to bee taken, and to be cruelly famished to
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-407"><bkdv3 n="16465">death, contrary to the law both of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and also of nature? Shall we
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-408"><bkdv3 n="16466">say that he had <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy spirit within him, and not rather the spirit
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-409"><bkdv3 n="16467">of the deuill? Such a tyrant was Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pascal</name><f t="bl"> the second. What
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-410"><bkdv3 n="16468">shall we say of him that came into his Popedome like a Foxe, that reigned
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-411"><bkdv3 n="16469">like a Lyon, and died like a Dogge? Shall we say that he had <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-412"><bkdv3 n="16470">holy spirit within him, and not rather the spirit of the deuill? Such a
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-413"><bkdv3 n="16471">tyrant was Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Boniface</name><f t="bl"> the eight. What shall we say of him that made
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-414"><bkdv3 n="16472"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Henry</name><f t="bl"> the Emperour, with his wife and his yong childe, to stand at the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-415"><bkdv3 n="16473">gates of the Citie in the rough winter, bare footed and bare legged, onely
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-416"><bkdv3 n="16474">clothed in Lincie wolcie, eating nothing from morning to night, and that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-417"><bkdv3 n="16475">for the space of three dayes? Shall wee say that he had <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-418"><bkdv3 n="16476">spirit within him, and not rather the spirit of the deuill? Such a tyrant
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-419"><bkdv3 n="16477">was Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hildebrand</name><f t="bl">, most worthy to bee called a firebrand, if wee shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-420"><bkdv3 n="16478">tearme him as he hath best deserued. Many other examples might here
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-421"><bkdv3 n="16479">be alledged. As of Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ione</name><f t="bl"> the harlot, that was deliuered of a Childe in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-422"><bkdv3 n="16480">the high streete, going solemnely in procession. Of Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iulius</name><f t="bl"> the second,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-423"><bkdv3 n="16481">that wilfully cast S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peters</name><f t="bl"> keyes into the riuer <f t="r"><name t="pl">Tiberis</name><f t="bl">. Of Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Vrban</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-424"><bkdv3 n="16482">the sixt, that caused fiue Cardinals to bee put in sacks, and cruelly drow{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-425"><bkdv3 n="16483">ned. Of Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sergius</name><f t="bl"> the third, that persecuted the dead body of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Formosus</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-426"><bkdv3 n="16484">his predecessour, when it had beene buried eight yeeres. Of Pope <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">

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<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-427"><bkdv3 n="16487">the xiiii. of that name, who hauing his enemie deliuered into his hands,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-428"><bkdv3 n="16488">caused him first to bee stripped starke naked, his beard to bee shauen, and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-429"><bkdv3 n="16489">to bee hanged vp a whole day by the hayre, then to bee set vpon an Asse
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-430"><bkdv3 n="16490">with his face backward toward the tayle, to bee caried round about the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-431"><bkdv3 n="16491">citie in despite, to bee miserably beaten with rods, last of all, to bee thrust
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-432"><bkdv3 n="16492">out of his countrey, and to bee banished for euer. But to conclude |&| make
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-433"><bkdv3 n="16493">an ende, yee shall briefly take this short lesson, wheresoeuer yee finde the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-434"><bkdv3 n="16494">spirit of arrogancie and pride, the spirit of enuie, hatred, contention, cru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-435"><bkdv3 n="16495">eltie, murder, extortion, witchcraft, necromancie, |&|c. assure your selues
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-436"><bkdv3 n="16496">that there is the spirit of the deuill, and not of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, albeit they pretend
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-437"><bkdv3 n="16497">outwardly to the world neuer so much holinesse. For as the Gospel teach{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-438"><bkdv3 n="16498">eth vs, the spirit of <name t="ps">Iesus</name> is a good spirit, an holy spirit, a sweete spirit,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-439"><bkdv3 n="16499">a lowly spirit, a mercifull spirit, full of charitie and loue, full of forgiue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-440"><bkdv3 n="16500">nesse and pitie, not rendring euill for euill, extremitie for extremitie, but
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-441"><bkdv3 n="16501">ouercomming euill with good, and remitting all offence euen from the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-442"><bkdv3 n="16502">heart. According to which rule, if any man liue vprightly, of him it may
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-443"><bkdv3 n="16503">be safely pronounced, that hee hath the holy Ghost within him: If not,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-444"><bkdv3 n="16504">then it is a plaine token that hee doeth vsurpe the name of the holy Ghost
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-445"><bkdv3 n="16505">in vaine. Therefore (dearely beloued) according to the good counsell of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16506"><cit work="NT. 1 John 4.1"><f t="r">1.Iohn.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-446"><bkdv3 n="16507">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, beleeue not euery spirit, but first try them whether they bee of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-447"><bkdv3 n="16508"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, or no. Many shall come in my Name (sayth <name t="ps">Christ</name>) and shall
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-448"><bkdv3 n="16509">transforme themselues into Angels of light, deceiuing (if it bee possible)

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16510"><cit work="NT. Matthew 24.5, 24"><f t="r">Matth.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-449"><bkdv3 n="16511">the very elect. They shall come vnto you in sheepes clothing, being in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-450"><bkdv3 n="16512">wardly cruell and rauening Wolues. They shall haue an outward shew
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-451"><bkdv3 n="16513">of great holinesse and innocencie of life, so that ye shall hardly or not at all

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16514"><cit work="NT. Matthew 7.20"><f t="r">Matth.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-452"><bkdv3 n="16515">discerne them. But the rule that yee must follow, is this, to iudge them
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-453"><bkdv3 n="16516">by their fruits. Which if they be wicked and naught, then is it vnpossible
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-454"><bkdv3 n="16517">that the tree of whom they proceede should bee good. Such were all the
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-455"><bkdv3 n="16518">Popes and Prelates of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Rome</name><f t="bl"> for the most part, as doeth well appeare in
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-456"><bkdv3 n="16519">the storie of their liues, and therefore they are worthily accounted among

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16520"><cit work="NT. Luke 21.8"><f t="r">Luke 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-457"><bkdv3 n="16521">the number of false Prophets, and false <name t="ps">Christs</name>, which deceiued the world
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-458"><bkdv3 n="16522">a long while. The Lord of heauen and earth defend vs from their tyran{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-459"><bkdv3 n="16523">nie and pride, that they neuer enter into his vineyard againe, to the di{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-460"><bkdv3 n="16524">sturbance of his seely poore flocke: but that they may be vtterly confoun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-461"><bkdv3 n="16525">ded and put to flight in all partes of the world: and he of his great mercy
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-462"><bkdv3 n="16526">so worke in all mens hearts, by the mighty power of the holy Ghost, that
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-463"><bkdv3 n="16527">the comfortable Gospel of his Sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name> may be truely preached, true{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-464"><bkdv3 n="16528">ly receiued, and truely followed in all places, to the beating downe of
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-465"><bkdv3 n="16529">sinne, death, the Pope, the Deuill, and all the kingdome of <name t="ps">Antichrist</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-466"><bkdv3 n="16530">that like scattered and dispersed sheepe being at length gathered into one
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-467"><bkdv3 n="16531">folde, wee may in the ende rest all together in the bosome of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-468"><bkdv3 n="16532"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Isahac</name><f t="bl">, and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iacob</name><f t="bl">, there to be partakers of eternall and
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-469"><bkdv3 n="16533">euerlasting life through the merits and death
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-470"><bkdv3 n="16534">of <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> our Sauiour.
<ttdv4 n="II.16.2-471"><bkdv3 n="16535"><f t="bll">AMEN.<f t="r">

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