HOMILY ON REPENTANCE AND TRUE RECONCILIATION UNTO GOD

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<bkdv3 n="18394"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE OF<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="18395">Repentance, and of true reconciliation
<bkdv3 n="18396">vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-1"><bkdv3 n="18397"><f t="bk">T<f t="bl">Here is nothing that the holy Ghost doth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-2"><bkdv3 n="18398">so much labour in all the Scriptures to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-3"><bkdv3 n="18399">beat into mens heads, as repentance, a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-4"><bkdv3 n="18400">mendment of life, and speedy returning
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-5"><bkdv3 n="18401">vnto the Lord <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of hostes. And no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-6"><bkdv3 n="18402">maruell why. For wee doe dayly and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-7"><bkdv3 n="18403">hourely by our wickednesse and stub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-8"><bkdv3 n="18404">borne disobedience, horribly fall away
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-9"><bkdv3 n="18405">from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, thereby purchasing vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-10"><bkdv3 n="18406">our selues (if hee should deale with vs
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-11"><bkdv3 n="18407">according to his iustice) eternall damna{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-12"><bkdv3 n="18408">tion. So that no doctrine is so necessa{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18409"><f t="i">The do{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18410">ctrine of re{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18411">pentance is
<bkdv3 n="18412">most neces{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18413">sary. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-13"><bkdv3 n="18414">ry in the Church of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as is the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-14"><bkdv3 n="18415">doctrine of repentance and amendment of life. And verily the true
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-15"><bkdv3 n="18416">preachers of the Gospel of the kingdome of heauen, and of the glad and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-16"><bkdv3 n="18417">ioyfull tidings of saluation, haue alwayes in their godly Sermons and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-17"><bkdv3 n="18418">Preachings vnto the people, ioyned these two together, I meane repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-18"><bkdv3 n="18419">tance and forgiuenesse of sinnes, euen as our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> did
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-19"><bkdv3 n="18420">appoint himselfe, saying, So it behoued <name t="ps">Christ</name> to suffer, and to rise againe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-20"><bkdv3 n="18421">the third day, and that repentance and forgiuenesse of sinnes should bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-21"><bkdv3 n="18422">preached in his Name among all Nations. And therefore the holy Apo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-22"><bkdv3 n="18423">stle doeth in the Actes speake after this manner: I haue witnessed both
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-23"><bkdv3 n="18424">to the Iewes and to the Gentiles, the repentance towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-24"><bkdv3 n="18425">fayth towardes our Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. Did not<name t="ps">Iohn Baptist</name>, <name t="ps">Zachari{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-25"><bkdv3 n="18426">as</name> sonne, begin his ministery with the doctrine of repentance, saying, Re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-26"><bkdv3 n="18427">pent, for the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is at hand? The like doctrine did our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-27"><bkdv3 n="18428">Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> preach himselfe, and commanded his Apostles to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-28"><bkdv3 n="18429">preach the same.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-29"><bkdv3 n="18430">I might heere alledge very many places out of the Prophets, in the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-30"><bkdv3 n="18431">which this most wholesome doctrine of repentance is very earnestly vr{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-31"><bkdv3 n="18432">ged, as most needfull for all degrees and orders of men, but one shall bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-32"><bkdv3 n="18433">sufficient at this present time.

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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-33"><bkdv3 n="18436">These are the wordes of <name t="ps">Ioel</name> the Prophet. Therefore also now the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-34"><bkdv3 n="18437">Lord sayth, Returne vnto mee with all your heart, with fasting, wee{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18438"><cit work="OT. Joel 2.12-13"><f t="r">Ioel 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-35"><bkdv3 n="18439">ping, and mourning, rent your hearts and not your clothes, and returne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-36"><bkdv3 n="18440">vnto the Lord your <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for hee is gracious and mercifull, slow to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-37"><bkdv3 n="18441">anger, and of great compassion, and ready to pardon wickednesse. Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-38"><bkdv3 n="18442">by it is giuen vs to vnderstand, that wee haue here a perpetuall rule ap{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18443"><f t="i">A perpetu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18444">all rule
<bkdv3 n="18445">which all
<bkdv3 n="18446">must follow. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-39"><bkdv3 n="18447">pointed vnto vs, which ought to bee obserued and kept at all times, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-40"><bkdv3 n="18448">that there is none other way whereby the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> may be paci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-41"><bkdv3 n="18449">fied, and his anger asswaged, that the fiercenesse of his furie, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-42"><bkdv3 n="18450">plagues of destruction, which by his righteous iudgement hee had de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-43"><bkdv3 n="18451">termined to bring vpon vs, may depart, be remooued and taken away.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-44"><bkdv3 n="18452">Where hee saith, But now therefore, saith the Lord, returne vnto mee:
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-45"><bkdv3 n="18453">It is not without great importance, that the Prophet speaketh so. For
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-46"><bkdv3 n="18454">hee had afore set foorth at large vnto them, the horrible vengeance of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-47"><bkdv3 n="18455"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which no man was able to abide, and therefore he doeth mooue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-48"><bkdv3 n="18456">them to repentance, to obtaine mercie, as if hee should say, I will not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-49"><bkdv3 n="18457">haue these things to be so taken, as though there were no hope of grace
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-50"><bkdv3 n="18458">left. For although yee doe by your sinnes deserue to be vtterly destroyed,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-51"><bkdv3 n="18459">|&| <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by his righteous iudgements hath determined to bring no small
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-52"><bkdv3 n="18460">destruction vpon you, yet know that yee are in a maner on the very edge
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-53"><bkdv3 n="18461">of the sword, if yee will speedily returne vnto him, he will most gently
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-54"><bkdv3 n="18462">and most mercifully receiue you into fauour againe. Whereby wee are
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-55"><bkdv3 n="18463">admonished, that repentance is neuer too late, so that it be true and ear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-56"><bkdv3 n="18464">nest. For sith that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the Scriptures will bee called our Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-57"><bkdv3 n="18465">ther, doubtlesse hee doeth follow the nature and property of gentle and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-58"><bkdv3 n="18466">mercifull fathers, which seeke nothing so much, as the returning againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-59"><bkdv3 n="18467">and amendment of their children, as <name t="ps">Christ</name> doeth aboundantly teach in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18468"><cit work="NT. Luke 15.11-32"><f t="r">Luke 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-60"><bkdv3 n="18469">the parable of the prodigall sonne. Doeth not the Lord himselfe say by

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<bkdv3 n="18470"><cit work="OT. Ezechiel 18.23"><f t="r">Ezech.18.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="18471"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 1.16">Esai.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-61"><bkdv3 n="18472">the Prophet, I will not the death of the wicked, but that he turne from
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-62"><bkdv3 n="18473">his wicked wayes and liue? And in another place, If wee confesse our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18474"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.9"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-63"><bkdv3 n="18475">sinne, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is faithfull and righteous to forgiue vs our sinnes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-64"><bkdv3 n="18476">to make vs cleane from all wickednesse. Which most comfortable promi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-65"><bkdv3 n="18477">ses are confirmed by many examples of the Scriptures. When the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-66"><bkdv3 n="18478">Iewes did willingly receiue and imbrace the wholesome counsell of the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-67"><bkdv3 n="18479">Prophet <name t="ps">Esay,</name><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by and by did reach his helping hand vnto them,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18480"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 37.6, 36"><f t="r">Esay 37.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-68"><bkdv3 n="18481">and by his Angel, did in one night slay the most worthy and valiant soul{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-69"><bkdv3 n="18482">diers of <name t="ps">Sennacheribs</name> campe. Whereunto may King <name t="ps">Manastes</name> be added,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18483"><cit work="OT. 2 Chron. 33.12-13"><f t="r">2.Par.53.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-70"><bkdv3 n="18484">who after all manner of damnable wickednesse, returned vnto the Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-71"><bkdv3 n="18485">and therefore was heard of him, and restored againe into his kingdome.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-72"><bkdv3 n="18486">The same grace and fauour did the sinfull woman <name t="ps">Magdalene,</name><name t="ps">Zacheus,</name> the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-73"><bkdv3 n="18487">poore thiefe, and many other feele. All which things ought to serue for

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18488"><cit work="NT. Luke 7.48"><f t="r">Luke 7.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-74"><bkdv3 n="18489">our comfort against the temptations of our consciences, whereby the de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-75"><bkdv3 n="18490">uill goeth about to shake, or rather to ouerthrow our faith. For euery
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-76"><bkdv3 n="18491">one of vs ought to apply the same vnto himselfe, and say, Yet now re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-77"><bkdv3 n="18492">turne vnto the Lord: neither let the remembrance of thy former life dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-78"><bkdv3 n="18493">courage thee, yea the more wicked that it hath beene, the more feruent
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-79"><bkdv3 n="18494">and earnest let thy repentance or returning be, and foorthwith thou shalt

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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-80"><bkdv3 n="18497">feele the eares of the Lord wide open vnto thy prayers. But let vs more
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-81"><bkdv3 n="18498">narrowly looke vpon the commandement of the Lord touching this
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-82"><bkdv3 n="18499">matter. Turne vnto mee (saith hee by the holy Prophet <name t="ps">Ioel</name>) with all
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-83"><bkdv3 n="18500">your hearts, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Rent your hearts,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-84"><bkdv3 n="18501">and not your garments |&|c. In which wordes, hee comprehendeth all
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-85"><bkdv3 n="18502">manner of things that can bee spoken of repentance, which is a retur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-86"><bkdv3 n="18503">ning againe of the whole man vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from whom wee be fallen
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-87"><bkdv3 n="18504">away by sinne. But that the whole discourse thereof may the better bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-88"><bkdv3 n="18505">borne away, we shall first consider in order foure principall points, that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-89"><bkdv3 n="18506">is, from what wee must returne, to whom wee must returne, by
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-90"><bkdv3 n="18507">whom wee may bee able to conuert, and the maner how to turne to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-91"><bkdv3 n="18508"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-92"><bkdv3 n="18509">First, from whence, or from what things wee must returne. True{\-}

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<bkdv3 n="18510"><f t="i">From whence
<bkdv3 n="18511">we must
<bkdv3 n="18512">returne. <f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-93"><bkdv3 n="18513">ly wee must returne from those things, whereby wee haue beene with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-94"><bkdv3 n="18514">drawen, pluckt, and led away from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And these generally are
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-95"><bkdv3 n="18515">our sinnes, which as the holy Prophet <name t="ps">Esay</name> doeth testifie, doe separate
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-96"><bkdv3 n="18516"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and vs, and hide his face, that hee will not heare vs. But vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-97"><bkdv3 n="18517">der the name of sinne, not onely those grosse wordes and deedes, which
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-98"><bkdv3 n="18518">by the common iudgement of men, are counted to bee filthy and vnlaw{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-99"><bkdv3 n="18519">full, and so consequently abominable sinnes: but also the filthie lustes

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18520"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.17"><f t="r">Galat.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-100"><bkdv3 n="18521">and inward concupiscences of the flesh, which (as S. <name t="ps">Paul</name> testifieth) doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-101"><bkdv3 n="18522">resist the will and Spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore ought earnestly to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-102"><bkdv3 n="18523">bridled and kept vnder. We must repent of the false and erronious opini{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-103"><bkdv3 n="18524">ons that wee haue had of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the wicked superstition that doth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-104"><bkdv3 n="18525">breede of the same, the vnlawfull worshipping and seruice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-105"><bkdv3 n="18526">other like. All these things must they forsake, that will truely turne vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-106"><bkdv3 n="18527">the Lord and repent aright. For sith that for such things the wrath of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18528"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.6"><f t="r">Ephes 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-107"><bkdv3 n="18529"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commeth vpon the children of disobedience, no end of punishment
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-108"><bkdv3 n="18530">ought to bee looked for, as long as wee continue in such things. There{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-109"><bkdv3 n="18531">fore they be here condemned, which will seeme to bee repentant sinners,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-110"><bkdv3 n="18532">and yet will not forsake their Idolatrie and superstition. Secondly,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18533"><f t="i">Vnto whom
<bkdv3 n="18534">wee ought to
<bkdv3 n="18535">returne. <f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-111"><bkdv3 n="18536">wee must see vnto whom we ought to returne.<lang t="l">Reuertimini vsque ad me,<lang t="e>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-112"><bkdv3 n="18537">saith the Lord: that is, Returne as farre as vnto me. Wee must then re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-113"><bkdv3 n="18538">turne vnto the Lord, yea we must returne vnto him alone: For he alone
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-114"><bkdv3 n="18539">is the trueth, and the fountaine of all goodnesse: But wee must labour
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-115"><bkdv3 n="18540">that wee doe returne as farre as vnto him, and that wee doe neuer cease
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-116"><bkdv3 n="18541">nor rest till wee haue apprehended and taken hold vpon him.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-117"><bkdv3 n="18542">But this must bee done by faith. For sith that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is a Spirit,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-118"><bkdv3 n="18543">he can by no other meanes be apprehended and taken hold vpon. Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-119"><bkdv3 n="18544">fore, first they doe greatly erre, which doe not turne vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-120"><bkdv3 n="18545">vnto the creatures, or vnto the inuentions of men, or vnto their owne

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18546"><f t="i">By whom
<bkdv3 n="18547">we must re{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18548">turne vnto
<bkdv3 n="18549"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-121"><bkdv3 n="18550">merites. Secondly, they that doe beginne to returne vnto the Lord, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-122"><bkdv3 n="18551">doe faint in the mid way, before they come to the marke that is appoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-123"><bkdv3 n="18552">ted vnto them. Thirdly, because wee haue of our owne selues nothing
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-124"><bkdv3 n="18553">to present vs to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and doe no lesse flee from him, after our fall,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-125"><bkdv3 n="18554">then our first parent <name t="ps">Adam</name> did, who when hee had sinned, did seeke to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-126"><bkdv3 n="18555">hide himselfe from the sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, wee haue neede of a mediatour for

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<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-127"><bkdv3 n="18558">to bring and reconcile vs vnto him, who for our sinnes is angry with
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-128"><bkdv3 n="18559">vs. The same is <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, who being true and naturall <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-129"><bkdv3 n="18560">equall and of one substance with the Father, did at the time appointed
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-130"><bkdv3 n="18561">take vpon him our fraile nature, in the blessed Virgins wombe, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-131"><bkdv3 n="18562">that of her vndefiled substance, that so he might be a mediatour betweene
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-132"><bkdv3 n="18563"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and vs, and pacifie his wrath. Of him doeth the Father him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-133"><bkdv3 n="18564">selfe speake from heauen, saying, This is my welbeloued Son, in whom
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-134"><bkdv3 n="18565">I am well pleased. And hee himselfe in his Gospel doeth cry out and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18566"><cit work="NT. Matthew 3.17"><f t="r">Matt.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-135"><bkdv3 n="18567">say, I am the way, the trueth, and the life, no man commeth vnto the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18568"><cit work="NT. John 14.6"><f t="r">Iohn.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-136"><bkdv3 n="18569">Father but by mee. For hee alone did with the sacrifice of his Body

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18570"><cit work="NT. John 1"><f t="r">Iohn 1<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-137"><bkdv3 n="18571">and Blood, make satisfaction vnto the Iustice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for our sinnes.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18572"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.19"><f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-138"><bkdv3 n="18573">The Apostles doe testifie, that hee was exalted, for to giue repentance

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18574"><cit work="NT. Acts 5.31"><f t="r">Actes 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-139"><bkdv3 n="18575">and remission of sinnes vnto Israel. Both which things hee himselfe

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18576"><cit work="NT. Luke 24.47"><f t="r">Luke 24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-140"><bkdv3 n="18577">did commaund to be preached in his Name. Therefore they are greatly
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-141"><bkdv3 n="18578">deceiued that preach repentance without <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and teach the simple
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-142"><bkdv3 n="18579">and ignorant that it consisteth onely in the workes of men. They may

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18580"><cit work="NT. John 15"><f t="r">Iohn 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-143"><bkdv3 n="18581">indeede speake many things of good workes, and of amendment of life
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-144"><bkdv3 n="18582">and manners: but without <name t="ps">Christ</name> they bee all vaine and vnprofitable.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-145"><bkdv3 n="18583">They that thinke that they haue done much of themselues towards
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-146"><bkdv3 n="18584">repentance, are so much more the farther from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, because they doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-147"><bkdv3 n="18585">seeke those things in their owne workes and merites, which ought
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-148"><bkdv3 n="18586">onely to bee sought in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and in the merites
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-149"><bkdv3 n="18587">of his death, and passion, and bloodshedding. Fourthly, this holy
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-150"><bkdv3 n="18588">Prophet <name t="ps">Ioel</name> doeth liuely expresse the manner of this our returning or

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18589"><f t="i">The manner
<bkdv3 n="18590">of our tur{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18591">ning. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-151"><bkdv3 n="18592">repentance, comprehending all the inward and outward things that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-152"><bkdv3 n="18593">may bee here obserued. First hee will haue vs to returne vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-153"><bkdv3 n="18594">with our whole heart, whereby he doeth remooue and put away all hy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-154"><bkdv3 n="18595">pocrisie, lest the same might iustly be said vnto vs: This people draweth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18596"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 29.13"><f t="r">Esay 29.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="18597"><cit work="OT. Matthew 15.8-9">Matth. 15. <f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-155"><bkdv3 n="18598">neere vnto me with their mouth, and worshippe mee with their lippes,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-156"><bkdv3 n="18599">but their heart is farre from me.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-157"><bkdv3 n="18600">Secondly, hee requireth a sincere and pure loue of godlinesse, and of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-158"><bkdv3 n="18601">the true worshipping and seruice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that is to say, that forsa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-159"><bkdv3 n="18602">king all maner of things that are repugnant and contrary vnto <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-160"><bkdv3 n="18603">will, wee doe giue our heartes vnto him, and the whole strength of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-161"><bkdv3 n="18604">our bodies and soules, according to that which is written in the Law:
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-162"><bkdv3 n="18605">Thou shalt loue the Lord thy <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with all thy heart, with all thy

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18606"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 6.5"><f t="r">Deut 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-163"><bkdv3 n="18607">soule, and with all thy strength. Here therefore nothing is left vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-164"><bkdv3 n="18608">vs, that wee may giue vnto the worlde, and vnto the lustes of the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-165"><bkdv3 n="18609">flesh. For sith that the heart is the fountaine of all our workes, as ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-166"><bkdv3 n="18610">nie as doe with whole heart turne vnto the Lord, doe liue vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-167"><bkdv3 n="18611">him onely. Neyther doe they yet repent truely, that halting on both

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18612"><f t="i">Halting on
<bkdv3 n="18613">both sides. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-168"><bkdv3 n="18614">sides, doe otherwhiles obey <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but by and by doe thinke, that lay{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-169"><bkdv3 n="18615">ing him aside, it is lawfull for them to serue the world and the flesh.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-170"><bkdv3 n="18616">And because that wee are letted by the naturall corruption of our owne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-171"><bkdv3 n="18617">flesh, and the wicked affections of the same, hee doeth bidde vs also
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-172"><bkdv3 n="18618">to returne with fasting: not thereby vnderstanding a superstitious ab{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-173"><bkdv3 n="18619">stinence and choosing of meates but a true discipline or taming of the

<bkdv3 n="18620"><fw t="catch">flesh,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="260" sig="Yy4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="18621"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">260</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-174"><bkdv3 n="18622">flesh, whereby the nourishments of filthie lustes, and of stubborne contu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-175"><bkdv3 n="18623">macie and pride, may be withdrawen and pluckt away from it. Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-176"><bkdv3 n="18624">unto hee doeth adde weeping and mourning, which doe conteine an out{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-177"><bkdv3 n="18625">ward profession of repentance, which is very needefull and necessary,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-178"><bkdv3 n="18626">that so wee may partly set foorth the righteousnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-179"><bkdv3 n="18627">by such meanes wee doe testifie that wee deserued punishments at his
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-180"><bkdv3 n="18628">hands, and partly stoppe the offence that was openly giuen vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-181"><bkdv3 n="18629">weake.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18630"><cit work="OT. Psalms 25, 32, 51, 103, 142"><f t="r">Psal.25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-182"><bkdv3 n="18631">This did <name t="ps">Dauid</name> see, who being not content to haue bewept and beway{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-183"><bkdv3 n="18632">led his sinnes priuately, would publikely in his Psalmes declare and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-184"><bkdv3 n="18633">set foorth the righteousnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in punishing sinne, and also
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-185"><bkdv3 n="18634">stay them that might haue abused his example to sinne the more boldly.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-186"><bkdv3 n="18635">Therefore they are farthest from true repentance, that will not con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-187"><bkdv3 n="18636">fesse and acknowledge their sinnes, nor yet bewayle them, but ra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-188"><bkdv3 n="18637">ther doe most vngodly glorie and reioyce in them. Now lest any man
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-189"><bkdv3 n="18638">should thinke that repentance doeth consist in outwarde weeping and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-190"><bkdv3 n="18639">mourning onely, hee doeth rehearse that wherein the chiefe of the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18640"><cit work="OT. Psalms 52"><f t="r">Psalm.52.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-191"><bkdv3 n="18641">whole matter doeth lye, when hee sayth: Rent your hearts, and not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-192"><bkdv3 n="18642">your garments, and turne vnto the Lord your <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For the peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-193"><bkdv3 n="18643">ple of the East part of the world were woont to rent their garments,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18644"><f t="i">Hypocrites
<bkdv3 n="18645">doe counter{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18646">fait all man{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18647">ner of things. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-194"><bkdv3 n="18648">if any thing happened vnto them that seemed intolerable. This thing
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-195"><bkdv3 n="18649">did hypocrites sometime counterfaite and follow, as though the whole
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-196"><bkdv3 n="18650">repentance did stand in such outward gesture. Hee teacheth then,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-197"><bkdv3 n="18651">that another manner of thing is required, that is, that they must be
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-198"><bkdv3 n="18652">contrite in their heartes, that they must vtterly detest and abhorre
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-199"><bkdv3 n="18653">sinnes, and being at defiance with them, returne vnto the Lord their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-200"><bkdv3 n="18654"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from whome they went away before. For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-201"><bkdv3 n="18655">pleasure in the outward ceremonie, but requireth a contrite and hum{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18656"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51.17"><f t="r">Psalm 52.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-202"><bkdv3 n="18657">ble heart, which he will neuer despise, as <name t="ps">Dauid</name> doeth testifie. There is
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-203"><bkdv3 n="18658">therefore none other vse to these outward ceremonies, but as farre forth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-204"><bkdv3 n="18659">as we are stirred vp by them, and doe serue to the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-205"><bkdv3 n="18660">the edifying of other.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18661"><f t="i">How repen{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18662">tance is not
<bkdv3 n="18663">vnprofita{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18664">ble. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-206"><bkdv3 n="18665">Now doeth hee adde vnto this doctrine or exhortation, certaine god{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-207"><bkdv3 n="18666">ly reasons, which hee doeth ground vpon the nature and propertie of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-208"><bkdv3 n="18667"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and whereby hee doeth teach, that true repentance can neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-209"><bkdv3 n="18668">be vnprofitable or vnfruitfull. For as in all other things mens hearts doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-210"><bkdv3 n="18669">quaile and faint, if they once perceiue that they trauell in vaine: Euen
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-211"><bkdv3 n="18670">so most specially in this matter, must we take heede and beware that we
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-212"><bkdv3 n="18671">suffer not our selues to bee perswaded that all that wee doe is but la{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-213"><bkdv3 n="18672">bour lost: For thereof either sudden desperation doeth arise, or a li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-214"><bkdv3 n="18673">cencious boldnesse to sinne, which at length bringeth vnto desperati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-215"><bkdv3 n="18674">on. Lest any such thing then should happen vnto them, he doeth certifie
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-216"><bkdv3 n="18675">them of the grace and goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who is alwayes most ready to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-217"><bkdv3 n="18676">receiue them into fauour againe, that turne speedily vnto him. Which
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-218"><bkdv3 n="18677">thing hee doeth prooue with the same titles wherewith <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18678"><cit work="OT. Joel 2.13, Exodus 34.6"><f t="r">Exod.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-219"><bkdv3 n="18679">describe and set foorth himselfe vnto <name t="ps">Moyses,</name> speaking on this maner:
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-220"><bkdv3 n="18680">For hee is gracious and mercifull, slowe to anger, of great kindenesse,

<bkdv3 n="18681"><fw t="catch">and</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="261" sig="Yy5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="18682"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Repentance.</fw><fw t="pag">261</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-221"><bkdv3 n="18683">and repenteth him of the euill, that is, such a one as is sorie for your afflic{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-222"><bkdv3 n="18684">tions. First he calleth him gentle and gracious, as hee who of his owne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-223"><bkdv3 n="18685">nature is more prompt and ready to doe good, then to punish. Whereunto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-224"><bkdv3 n="18686">this saying of <name t="ps">Esaias</name> the Prophet seemeth to pertaine, where he saith, Let
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-225"><bkdv3 n="18687">the wicked forsake his way, and the vnrighteous his owne imaginati{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18688"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 55.7"><f t="r">Esaias 55.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-226"><bkdv3 n="18689">ons, and returne vnto the Lord, and hee will haue pittie on him, and to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-227"><bkdv3 n="18690">our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for he is very ready to forgiue. Secondly, he doth attribute
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-228"><bkdv3 n="18691">vnto him mercy, or rather (according to the Hebrew word) the bowels of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-229"><bkdv3 n="18692">mercies: Whereby hee signified the naturall affections of Parents to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-230"><bkdv3 n="18693">wards their children. Which thing <name t="ps">Dauid</name> doeth set foorth goodly, saying,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-231"><bkdv3 n="18694">As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18695"><cit work="OT. Psalms 103.13"><f t="r">Psal.103.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-232"><bkdv3 n="18696">on them that feare him, for he knoweth whereof we be made, he remem{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-233"><bkdv3 n="18697">breth that we are but dust. Thirdly, hee saith, that hee is slow to anger,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-234"><bkdv3 n="18698">that is to say, long suffering, and which is not lightly prouoked to wrath.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-235"><bkdv3 n="18699">Fourthly, that he is of much kindnesse, for hee is that bottomlesse well of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-236"><bkdv3 n="18700">all goodnesse, who reioyceth to doe good vnto vs: therefore did he create
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-237"><bkdv3 n="18701">and make men, that he might haue whom hee should doe good vnto, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-238"><bkdv3 n="18702">make partakers of his heauenly riches. Fiftly, he repenteth of the euill,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-239"><bkdv3 n="18703">that is to say, hee doth call backe againe, and reuoke the punishment
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-240"><bkdv3 n="18704">which he had threatned, when he seeth men repent, turne, and amend.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-241"><bkdv3 n="18705">Whereupon we doe not without a iust cause detest and abhorre the dam{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18706"><f t="i">Against the
<bkdv3 n="18707">Nouatians. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-242"><bkdv3 n="18708">nable opinion of them which doe most wickedly goe about to perswade
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-243"><bkdv3 n="18709">the simple and ignorant people, that if wee chance after wee be once come
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-244"><bkdv3 n="18710">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and grafted in his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to fall into some hor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-245"><bkdv3 n="18711">rible sinne, shall be vnprofitable vnto |&|vhook;s, there is no more hope of recon{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-246"><bkdv3 n="18712">ciliation, or to be receiued againe into the fauour and mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-247"><bkdv3 n="18713">And that they may giue the better colour vnto their pestilent and pernici{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-248"><bkdv3 n="18714">ous errour, they doe commonly bring in the sixth and tenth Chapters of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-249"><bkdv3 n="18715">the Epistle to the Hebrewes, and the second Chapter, of the second Epistle
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-250"><bkdv3 n="18716">of <name t="ps">Peter,</name> not considering that in those places the holy Apostles doe not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-251"><bkdv3 n="18717">speake of the daily falles, that we (as long as wee carrie about this bodie

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18718"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.31"><f t="r">Matth.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-252"><bkdv3 n="18719">of sinne, are subiect vnto: but of the finall falling away from <name t="ps">Christ</name> and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18720"><cit work="NT. Mark 3.29"><f t="r">Marke 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-253"><bkdv3 n="18721">his Gospell, which is a sinne against the holy Ghost that shall neuer bee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18722"><f t="i">The sinne
<bkdv3 n="18723">against the
<bkdv3 n="18724">holy Ghost. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-254"><bkdv3 n="18725">forgiuen, because that they doe vtterly forsake the knowen trueth, doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-255"><bkdv3 n="18726">hate <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his word, they doe crucifie and mocke him (but to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-256"><bkdv3 n="18727">their vtter destruction) and therefore fall into desperation, and cannot re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-257"><bkdv3 n="18728">pent. And that this is the true meaning of the holy Spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, it
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-258"><bkdv3 n="18729">appeareth by many other places of the Scriptures, which promiseth vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-259"><bkdv3 n="18730">to all true repentant sinners, and to them that with their whole heart
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-260"><bkdv3 n="18731">doe turne vnto the Lord their <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, free pardon and remission of their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-261"><bkdv3 n="18732">sinnes. For the probation hereof, we read this: O Israel (saith the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-262"><bkdv3 n="18733">Prophet <name t="ps">Hieremie</name>) if thou returne, returne vnto me saith the Lord, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18734"><cit work="OT. Jer. 4.1"><f t="r">Hier.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-263"><bkdv3 n="18735">if thou put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-264"><bkdv3 n="18736">be remooued. Againe, these are <name t="ps">Esaias</name> words: Let the wicked forsake his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18737"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 55.7"><f t="r">Esai.55.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-265"><bkdv3 n="18738">owne wayes, and the vnrighteous his owne imaginations, and turne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-266"><bkdv3 n="18739">againe vnto the Lord, and hee will haue mercie vpon him, and to our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-267"><bkdv3 n="18740"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for hee is ready to forgiue. And the Prophet <name t="ps">Osee,</name> the godly

<bkdv3 n="18741"><fw t="catch">doe</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="262" sig="Yy5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="18742"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">262</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18743"><cit work="OT. Hosea 6.1">Osee.6.</cit><f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-268"><bkdv3 n="18744">doe exhort one another after this maner, Come and let vs turne againe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-269"><bkdv3 n="18745">vnto the Lord, for hee hath smitten vs, and hee will heale vs, hee hath

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18746"><f t="i">Note- <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-270"><bkdv3 n="18747">wounded vs, and hee will binde vs vp againe. It is most euident and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-271"><bkdv3 n="18748">plaine, that these things ought to be vnderstood of them that were with
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-272"><bkdv3 n="18749">the Lord afore, and by their sinnes and wickednesses were gone away
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-273"><bkdv3 n="18750">from him.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-274"><bkdv3 n="18751">For wee doe not turne againe vnto him with whom wee were neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-275"><bkdv3 n="18752">before, but we come vnto him. Now, vnto all them that will returne vn{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18753"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 7.1-3"><f t="r">Eccles.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-276"><bkdv3 n="18754">fainedly vnto the Lord their <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the fauour and mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18755"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.8-9"><f t="r">1.Iohn 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-277"><bkdv3 n="18756">vnto forgiuenesse of sinnes is liberally offered. Whereby it followeth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-278"><bkdv3 n="18757">necessarily, that although wee doe, after wee bee once come to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-279"><bkdv3 n="18758">and grafted in his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, fall into great sinnes (for
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-280"><bkdv3 n="18759">there is no righteous man vpon the earth that sinneth not, and if
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-281"><bkdv3 n="18760">wee say wee haue no sinne, wee deceiue our selues, and the trueth is
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-282"><bkdv3 n="18761">not in vs) yet if wee rise againe by repentance, and with a full pur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-283"><bkdv3 n="18762">pose of amendment of life doe flee vnto the mercie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, taking sure
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-284"><bkdv3 n="18763">holde thereupon, through faith in his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, there is an
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-285"><bkdv3 n="18764">assured and infallible hope of pardon and remission of the same, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-286"><bkdv3 n="18765">that wee shall bee receiued againe into the fauour of our heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-287"><bkdv3 n="18766">Father. It is written of <name t="ps">Dauid:</name> I haue found a man according to

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18767"><cit work="NT. Acts 13.38"><f t="r">Actes 13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-288"><bkdv3 n="18768">mine owne heart, or, I haue found <name t="ps">Dauid</name> the sonne of <name t="ps">Iesse,</name> a man ac{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18769"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 13-14"><f t="r">2 Sam.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-289"><bkdv3 n="18770">cording to mine owne heart, who will doe all things that I will. This
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-290"><bkdv3 n="18771">is a great commendation of <name t="ps">Dauid.</name> It is also most certaine, that hee did
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-291"><bkdv3 n="18772">stedfastly beleeue the promise that was made him touching the Mes{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-292"><bkdv3 n="18773">sias; who should come of him touching the flesh, and that by the same
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-293"><bkdv3 n="18774">faith hee was iustified, and grafted in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name> to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-294"><bkdv3 n="18775">come, and yet afterwardes hee fell horribly, committing most dete{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-295"><bkdv3 n="18776">stable adulterie and damnable murder, and yet assoone as hee cryed

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18777"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 11.4, 15, 17"><f t="r">2.Sam.11.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-296"><bkdv3 n="18778"></l><lang t="l">Peccaui,</l><lang t="e><f t="bl"> I haue sinned, vnto the Lord, his sinne being forgiuen, he was

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18779"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 12.13"><f t="r">2.Sam.22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-297"><bkdv3 n="18780">receiued into fauour againe. Now will wee come vnto <name t="ps">Peter</name>, of whom
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-298"><bkdv3 n="18781">no man can doubt but that hee was grafted in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-299"><bkdv3 n="18782"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, long afore his denyall. Which thing may easily bee prooued
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-300"><bkdv3 n="18783">by the answere which hee did in his name, and in the name of his
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-301"><bkdv3 n="18784">fellow Apostles make vnto our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, when he sayd
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-302"><bkdv3 n="18785">vnto them, Will yee also goe away? Master (sayth he) to whom shall

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18786"><cit work="NT. John 6.67-69"><f t="r">Iohn 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-303"><bkdv3 n="18787">wee goe? Thou hast the wordes of eternall life, and wee beleeue and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-304"><bkdv3 n="18788">knowe that thou art that <name t="ps">Christ</name> the Sonne of the liuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-305"><bkdv3 n="18789">Whereunto may bee added the like confession of <name t="ps">Peter,</name> where <name t="ps">Christ</name> doeth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-306"><bkdv3 n="18790">giue vs most infallible testimonie: Thou art blessed <name t="ps">Simon</name> the sonne of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-307"><bkdv3 n="18791"><name t="ps">Ionas,</name> for neyther flesh nor blood hath reueyled this vnto thee, but
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-308"><bkdv3 n="18792">my Father which is in heauen. These wordes are sufficient to prooue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-309"><bkdv3 n="18793">that <name t="ps">Peter</name> was already iustified, through this his liuely faith in the one{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-310"><bkdv3 n="18794">ly begotten Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whereof he made so notable and so solemne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-311"><bkdv3 n="18795">a confession. But did not hee afterwards most cowardly denie his Ma{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18796"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.69-75"><f t="r">Matth.26.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-312"><bkdv3 n="18797">ster, although he had heard of him, Whosoeuer denieth me before men, I

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18798"><cit work="NT. Matthew 10.33"><f t="r">Matth.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-313"><bkdv3 n="18799">wil denie him before my Father? Neuerthelesse, assoone as with weeping
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-314"><bkdv3 n="18800">eyes, and with a sobbing heart he did acknowledge his offence, and with

<bkdv3 n="18801"><fw t="catch">an</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="263" sig="Yy6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="18802"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Repentance.</fw><fw t="pag">263</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-315"><bkdv3 n="18803">an earnest repentance did flee vnto the mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, taking sure hold
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-316"><bkdv3 n="18804">thereupon, through faith in him whom he had so shamefully denyed, his
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-317"><bkdv3 n="18805">sinne was forgiuen him, and for a certificate and assurance thereof, the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-318"><bkdv3 n="18806">roome of his Apostleship was not denyed vnto him. But now marke

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18807"><cit work="NT. Acts 2.1-4"><f t="r">Actes 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-319"><bkdv3 n="18808">what doth follow. After the same holy Apostle had on Whitsunday with
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-320"><bkdv3 n="18809">the rest of the Disciples receiued the gift of the holy Ghost most abundant{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18810"><cit work="NT. Galatians 2.11"><f t="r">Galat.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-321"><bkdv3 n="18811">ly, he committed no small offence in <name t="pl">Antiochia,</name> by bringing |&|the; consciences
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-322"><bkdv3 n="18812">of the faithfull into doubt by his example, so |&|that; <name t="ps">Paul</name> was faine to rebuke
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-323"><bkdv3 n="18813">him to his face, because that hee walked not vprightly, or went not the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-324"><bkdv3 n="18814">right way in the Gospel. Shall we now say, that after this grieuous of{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-325"><bkdv3 n="18815">fence, hee was vtterly excluded and shut out from the grace and mercy of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-326"><bkdv3 n="18816"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, |&| that this his trespasse, whereby he was a stumbling blocke vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-327"><bkdv3 n="18817">many, was vnpardonable? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> defend we should say so. But as these
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-328"><bkdv3 n="18818">examples are not brought in, to the ende that wee should thereby take a
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-329"><bkdv3 n="18819">boldnesse to sinne, presuming on the mercy and goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-330"><bkdv3 n="18820">to the ende that if through the frailenesse of our owne flesh, and the temp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-331"><bkdv3 n="18821">tation of the Deuill, we fall into like sinnes, we should in no wise despaire
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-332"><bkdv3 n="18822">of the mercy and goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: Euen so must wee beware and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18823"><f t="i">What we
<bkdv3 n="18824">must be{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18825">ware of. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-333"><bkdv3 n="18826">take heede, that wee doe in no wise thinke in our hearts, imagine, or be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-334"><bkdv3 n="18827">leeue that we are able to repent aright, or to turne effectually vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-335"><bkdv3 n="18828">Lord by our owne might and strength. For this must bee verified in all
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-336"><bkdv3 n="18829">men, Without me ye can doe nothing. Againe, Of our selues wee are

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18830"><cit work="NT. John 15.5"><f t="r">Iohn 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-337"><bkdv3 n="18831">not able as much as to thinke a good thought. And in another place,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18832"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 3.5"><f t="r">2.Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-338"><bkdv3 n="18833">It is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that worketh in vs both the will and the deede. For this

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18834"><cit work="NT. Philippians 2.13"><f t="r">Phil.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-339"><bkdv3 n="18835">cause, although <name t="ps">Hieremie</name> had sayd before, If thou returne, O Israel, re{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18836"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 4.1"><f t="r">Ierem.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-340"><bkdv3 n="18837">turne vnto me, saith the Lord: Yet afterwards he saith, Turne thou me,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-341"><bkdv3 n="18838">O Lord, and I shall bee turned, for thou art the Lord my <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-342"><bkdv3 n="18839">therefore that holy writer and ancient father <name t="ps">Ambrose</name> doeth plainely af{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="18840"><cit work="Ambrose, De vocat. Gent., Bk. 8, Chap. 9">Ambros de
<bkdv3 n="18841">vocat gent.
<bkdv3 n="18842">lib.8.cap.9. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-343"><bkdv3 n="18843">firme, that the turning of the heart vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-344"><bkdv3 n="18844">Lord himselfe doeth testifie by his Prophet, saying, And I will giue thee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-345"><bkdv3 n="18845">an heart to know mee, that I am the Lord, and they shall bee my people,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-346"><bkdv3 n="18846">and I will bee their <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for they shall returne vnto mee with their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-347"><bkdv3 n="18847">whole heart. These things being considered, let vs earnestly pray vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-348"><bkdv3 n="18848">the liuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our heauenly Father, that hee will vouchsafe by
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-349"><bkdv3 n="18849">his holy Spirit, to worke a true and vnfained repentance in vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-350"><bkdv3 n="18850">that after the painefull labours and trauels of this life,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-351"><bkdv3 n="18851">may liue eternally with his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-352"><bkdv3 n="18852">to whom bee all prayse and glory for
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-353"><bkdv3 n="18853">euer and euer. Amen.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.1-354"><bkdv3 n="18854">(* * *)

</ttdv3>

<hr>

<bkdv3 n="18855"><f t="r"><fw t="catch">The</fw>
<hr>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="264" sig="Yy6v" side="outer" forme="1">

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<hr>

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

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="18857">{P} The second part of the Homily of
<bkdv3 n="18858"><f t="i">Repentance.
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-355"><bkdv3 n="18859"><f t="bk">H<f t="bl">Itherto haue ye heard (welbeloued) how needfull and ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-356"><bkdv3 n="18860">cessary the doctrine of repentance is, and how earnestly
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-357"><bkdv3 n="18861">it is thorowout all the Scriptures of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vrged and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-358"><bkdv3 n="18862">set foorth, both by the ancient Prophets, by our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-359"><bkdv3 n="18863"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and his Apostles, and that forasmuch as it
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-360"><bkdv3 n="18864">is the conuersion or turning againe of the whole man vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-361"><bkdv3 n="18865">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from whom we go away by sinne: these foure
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-362"><bkdv3 n="18866">points ought to be obserued, that is, from whence or from what things
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-363"><bkdv3 n="18867">we must returne, vnto whom this our returning must be made, by whose
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-364"><bkdv3 n="18868">meanes it ought to be done, that it may be effectuall, and last of all, after
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-365"><bkdv3 n="18869">what sort we ought to behaue our selues in the same, that it may be profi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-366"><bkdv3 n="18870">table vnto vs, and atteine vnto the thing that we doe seeke by it. Ye haue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-367"><bkdv3 n="18871">also learned, that as the opinion of them that denie the benefit of repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-368"><bkdv3 n="18872">tance, vnto those that after they bee come to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and grafted in our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-369"><bkdv3 n="18873">Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, doe through the frailenesse of their flesh, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-370"><bkdv3 n="18874">temptation of the diuell fall into some grieuous and detestable sinne, is
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-371"><bkdv3 n="18875">most pestilent and pernicious: So wee must beware, that wee doe in no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-372"><bkdv3 n="18876">wise thinke that we are able of our owne selues, and of our own strength,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-373"><bkdv3 n="18877">to returne vnto the Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from whom we are gone away by
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-374"><bkdv3 n="18878">our wickednesse and sinne. Now it shall be declared vnto you, what bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-375"><bkdv3 n="18879">the true parts of repentance, and what things ought to mooue vs to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-376"><bkdv3 n="18880">pent, and to returne vnto the Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with all speed. Repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-377"><bkdv3 n="18881">tance (as it is sayd before) is a true returning vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whereby men
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-378"><bkdv3 n="18882">forsaking vtterly their idolatrie and wickednesse, doe with a liuely fayth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-379"><bkdv3 n="18883">embrace, loue, and worship the true liuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> onely, and giue them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-380"><bkdv3 n="18884">selues to all manner of good workes, which by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word they know

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18885"><f t="i">There bee
<bkdv3 n="18886">foure parts
<bkdv3 n="18887">of repen{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18888">tance. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-381"><bkdv3 n="18889">to be acceptable vnto him. Now there bee foure parts of repentance,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-382"><bkdv3 n="18890">which being set together, may bee likened to an easie and short ladder,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-383"><bkdv3 n="18891">whereby we may climbe from the bottomlesse pit of perdition, that wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-384"><bkdv3 n="18892">cast our selues into by our dayly offences and greeuous sinnes, vp into the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-385"><bkdv3 n="18893">castle or towre of eternall and endlesse saluation.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-386"><bkdv3 n="18894">The first, is the contrition of the heart. For we must be earnestly sorry
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-387"><bkdv3 n="18895">for our sinnes, and vnfeignedly lament and bewayle that wee haue by
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-388"><bkdv3 n="18896">them so greeuously offended our most bounteous and mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-389"><bkdv3 n="18897">who so tenderly loued vs, that he gaue his onely begotten sonne to die a
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-390"><bkdv3 n="18898">most bitter death, and to shedde his deare heart blood for our redemption
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-391"><bkdv3 n="18899">and deliuerance. And verily this inward sorrow and griefe being concei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-392"><bkdv3 n="18900">ued in the heart for the heynousnesse of sin, if it be earnest and vnfeigned,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18901"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51.17"><f t="r">Psalm.51.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-393"><bkdv3 n="18902">is as a sacrifice to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as the holy Prophet <name t="ps">Dauid</name> doth testifie, say{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-394"><bkdv3 n="18903">ing, A sacrifice to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is a troubled spirit, a contrite and broken heart,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-395"><bkdv3 n="18904">O Lord, thou wilt not despise.

<bkdv3 n="18905"><fw t="catch">But</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="33" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="265" sig="Zz1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="18906"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Repentance.</fw><fw t="pag">265</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-396"><bkdv3 n="18907">But that this may take place in vs, we must bee diligent to reade and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-397"><bkdv3 n="18908">heare the Scriptures and the worde of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which most liuely doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-398"><bkdv3 n="18909">paint out before our eyes our naturall vncleannesse, and the enormitie
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-399"><bkdv3 n="18910">of our sinfull life. For vnlesse wee haue a thorow feeling of our sinnes,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-400"><bkdv3 n="18911">how can it bee that wee should earnestly bee sorie for them? Afore
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-401"><bkdv3 n="18912"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> did heare the worde of the Lord by the mouth of the Prophet

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18913"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 12.13"><f t="r">2.Sam.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-402"><bkdv3 n="18914"><name t="ps">Nathan,</name> what heauinesse I pray you was in him for the adulterie
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-403"><bkdv3 n="18915">and the murder that hee had committed? So that it might bee sayd
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-404"><bkdv3 n="18916">right well, that hee slept in his owne sinne. Wee reade in the Actes

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18917"><cit work="NT. Acts 2.37"><f t="r">Actes 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-405"><bkdv3 n="18918">of the Apostles, that when the people had heard the Sermon of <name t="ps">Peter</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-406"><bkdv3 n="18919">they were compunct and pricked in their hearts. Which thing would
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-407"><bkdv3 n="18920">neuer haue beene, if they had not heard that wholesome Sermon
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-408"><bkdv3 n="18921">of <name t="ps">Peter.</name> They therefore that haue no minde at all neyther to reade,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-409"><bkdv3 n="18922">nor yet to heare <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, there is but small hope of them that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-410"><bkdv3 n="18923">they will as much as once set their feete, or take hold vpon the first staffe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-411"><bkdv3 n="18924">or step of this ladder: but rather wil sinke deeper and deeper into the bot{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-412"><bkdv3 n="18925">tomlesse pit of perdition. For if at any time through the remorse of their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-413"><bkdv3 n="18926">conscience, which accuseth them, they feele any inward griefe, sorrow, or
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-414"><bkdv3 n="18927">heauinesse for their sinnes, forasmuch as they want the salue and com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-415"><bkdv3 n="18928">fort of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, which they doe despise, it will be vnto them ra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-416"><bkdv3 n="18929">ther a meane to bring them to vtter desperation, then otherwise. The
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-417"><bkdv3 n="18930">second is, an vnfained confession and acknowledging of our sinnes vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-418"><bkdv3 n="18931"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whom by them we haue so grieuously offended, that if he should
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-419"><bkdv3 n="18932">deale with vs according to his iustice, wee doe deserue a thousand helles,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-420"><bkdv3 n="18933">if there could bee so many. Yet if wee will with a sorrowfull and con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-421"><bkdv3 n="18934">trite heart make an vnfained confession of them vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hee will
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-422"><bkdv3 n="18935">freely and frankely forgiue them, and so put all our wickednesse out

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18936"><cit work="OT. Ezechiel 18.27"><f t="r">Ezech.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-423"><bkdv3 n="18937">of remembrance before the sight of his Maiestie, that they shall no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-424"><bkdv3 n="18938">more bee thought vpon. Hereunto doeth pertaine the golden saying of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-425"><bkdv3 n="18939">the holy Prophet <name t="ps">Dauid,</name> where he saith on this maner: Then I acknow{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18940"><cit work="OT. Psalms 32.5"><f t="r">Psal.51.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-426"><bkdv3 n="18941">ledged my sinne vnto thee, neither did I hide mine iniquitie: I sayd, I
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-427"><bkdv3 n="18942">will confesse against my selfe my wickednesse vnto the Lorde, and thou
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-428"><bkdv3 n="18943">forgauest the vngodlinesse of my sinne. These are also the wordes of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-429"><bkdv3 n="18944"><name t="ps">Iohn the Euangelist</name>: If we confesse our sinnes, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is faithfull and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18945"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.9"><f t="r">1.Iohn.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-430"><bkdv3 n="18946">righteous, to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to make vs cleane from all our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-431"><bkdv3 n="18947">wickednes. Which ought to be vnderstood of the confession that is made
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-432"><bkdv3 n="18948">vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For these are Saint <name t="ps">Augustines</name> wordes: That confession

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="18949"><cit work="Augustine, Epist. ad Julian Comitem, 30">In Epist ad
<bkdv3 n="18950">Iulian.comi{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18951">tem.30. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-433"><bkdv3 n="18952">which is made vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, is required by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Law, whereof <name t="ps">Iohn</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-434"><bkdv3 n="18953">the Apostle speaketh, saying, If we confesse our sinnes, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is faith{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-435"><bkdv3 n="18954">full and righteous to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to make vs cleane from
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-436"><bkdv3 n="18955">all our wickednesse. For without this confession, sinne is not forgiuen.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-437"><bkdv3 n="18956">This is then the chiefest and most principall confession that in the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-438"><bkdv3 n="18957">tures and worde of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> wee are bidden to make, and without the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-439"><bkdv3 n="18958">which wee shall neuer obtaine pardon and forgiuenesse of our sinnes.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-440"><bkdv3 n="18959">Indeede, besides this there is another kinde of confession, which is
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-441"><bkdv3 n="18960">needefull and necessary.

<bkdv3 n="18961"><fw t="sig">Zz</fw><fw t="catch">And</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="266" sig="Zz1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="18962"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">266</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-442"><bkdv3 n="18963">And of the same doeth Saint <name t="ps">Iames</name> speake, after this maner, say{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-443"><bkdv3 n="18964">ing: Acknowledge your faults one to another, and pray one for ano{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-444"><bkdv3 n="18965">ther, that yee may bee saued. As if hee should say: Open that which
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-445"><bkdv3 n="18966">grieueth you, that a remedie maye be found. And this is commanded
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-446"><bkdv3 n="18967">both for him that complayneth, and for him that heareth, that the one
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-447"><bkdv3 n="18968">should shew his griefe to the other. The true meaning of it is, that the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-448"><bkdv3 n="18969">faithfull ought to acknowledge their offences, whereby some hatred,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-449"><bkdv3 n="18970">rancour, ground, or malice, hauing risen or growen among them one to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-450"><bkdv3 n="18971">another, that a brotherly reconciliation may be had, without the which
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-451"><bkdv3 n="18972">nothing that wee doe can bee acceptable vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as our Sauiour

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18973"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.23"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-452"><bkdv3 n="18974"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> doeth witnesse himselfe, saying, When thou offerest thine
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-453"><bkdv3 n="18975">offering at the altar, if thou remembrest that thy brother hath ought a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-454"><bkdv3 n="18976">gainst thee, leaue there thine offering, and goe and bee reconciled, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-455"><bkdv3 n="18977">when thou art reconciled, come and offer thine offering. It may also be
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-456"><bkdv3 n="18978">thus taken, that we ought to confesse our weaknesse and infirmities one
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-457"><bkdv3 n="18979">to another, to the end that knowing each others frailenesse, wee may the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-458"><bkdv3 n="18980">more earnestly pray together vnto Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our heauenly Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-459"><bkdv3 n="18981">ther, that he will vouchsafe to pardon vs our infirmities, for his Sonne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-460"><bkdv3 n="18982"><name t="ps">Iesus Christs</name> sake, and not to impute them vnto vs, when he shall ren{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="18983"><f t="i">Answere to
<bkdv3 n="18984">the aduer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="18985">saries which
<bkdv3 n="18986">maintaine
<bkdv3 n="18987">auricular
<bkdv3 n="18988">confession. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-461"><bkdv3 n="18989">der to euery man according to his workes. And whereas the aduersa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-462"><bkdv3 n="18990">ries goe about to wrest this place, for to maintaine their auricular con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-463"><bkdv3 n="18991">fession withall, they are greatly deceiued themselues, and doe shame{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-464"><bkdv3 n="18992">fully deceiue others: For if this text ought to bee vnderstood of au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-465"><bkdv3 n="18993">ricular confession: then the Priestes are as much bound to confesse
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-466"><bkdv3 n="18994">themselues vnto the lay people, as the lay people are bound to con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-467"><bkdv3 n="18995">fesse themselues to them. And if to pray, is to absolue: then the lay{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-468"><bkdv3 n="18996">tie by this place hath as great authoritie to absolue the Priestes, as

<note place="lmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="18997"><cit work="Johannes Scotus, Senten. Distinct. 17, quaest.1">Iohannes
<bkdv3 n="18998">Scotus lib.4.
<bkdv3 n="18999">senten. di{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19469">>stinct. 17.
<bkdv3 n="19001">qu{ae}st.1. <f t="l"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-470"><bkdv3 n="19002">the Priestes haue to absolue the laytie. This did <name t="ps">Iohannes Scotus</name>, o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-471"><bkdv3 n="19003">therwise called <name t="ps">Duns</name> well perceiue, who vpon this place writeth on
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-472"><bkdv3 n="19004">this maner.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-473"><bkdv3 n="19005">Neither doeth it seeme vnto mee that <name t="ps">Iames</name> did giue this command{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-474"><bkdv3 n="19006">ment, or that he did set it foorth as being receiued of <name t="ps">Christ</name>. For first and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-475"><bkdv3 n="19007">foremost, whence had he authoritie to binde the whole Church, sith that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-476"><bkdv3 n="19008">hee was onely Bishop of the Church of <name t="pl">Ierusalem?</name> except thou wilt
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-477"><bkdv3 n="19009">say, that the same Church was at the beginning the head Church,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-478"><bkdv3 n="19010">and consequently that hee was the head Bishop, which thing the Sea
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-479"><bkdv3 n="19011">of <name t="pl">Rome</name> will neuer graunt. The vnderstanding of it then, is as in
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-480"><bkdv3 n="19012">these wordes: Confesse your sinnes one to another. A perswasion to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-481"><bkdv3 n="19013">humilitie, whereby he willeth vs to confesse our selues generally vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-482"><bkdv3 n="19014">our neighbours, that wee are sinners, according to this saying: if wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-483"><bkdv3 n="19015">say wee haue no sinne, wee deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-484"><bkdv3 n="19016">And where that they do alledge this saying of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-485"><bkdv3 n="19017">vnto the Leper, to prooue auricular confession to stand on <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19018"><cit work="NT. Matthew 8.4"><f t="r">Matth.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-486"><bkdv3 n="19019">Goe thy way and shew thy selfe vnto the Priest: Doe they not see that the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-487"><bkdv3 n="19020">Leper was cleansed from his leprosie, afore he was by <name t="ps">Christ</name> sent vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-488"><bkdv3 n="19021">Priest for to shew himselfe vnto him? By the same reason wee must bee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-489"><bkdv3 n="19022">cleansed from our spirituall leprosie, I meane, our sinnes must be forgiuen

<bkdv3 n="19023"><fw t="catch">vs</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="267" sig="Zz2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="19024"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Repentance.</fw><fw t="pag">267</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-490"><bkdv3 n="19025">vs afore that wee come to confession. What neede wee then to tell forth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-491"><bkdv3 n="19026">our sinnes into the eare of the Priest, sith that they bee already taken a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-492"><bkdv3 n="19027">way? Therefore holy <name t="ps">Ambrose</name> in his second Sermon vpon the hundred
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-493"><bkdv3 n="19028">and ninetienth Psalme, doth say full well, Goe shew thy selfe vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-494"><bkdv3 n="19029">Priest. Who is the true Priest, but he which is the Priest for euer, after
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-495"><bkdv3 n="19030">the order of <name t="ps">Melchisedech?</name> Whereby this holy Father doeth vnderstand,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-496"><bkdv3 n="19031">that both the Priesthoode and the Law being changed we ought to acknow{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-497"><bkdv3 n="19032">ledge none other Priest for deliuerance from our sinnes, but our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-498"><bkdv3 n="19033"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, who being soueraigne Byshoppe, doeth with the Sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-499"><bkdv3 n="19034">crifice of his Body and Blood, offered once for euer vpon the Altar of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-500"><bkdv3 n="19035">the Crosse most effectually cleanse the spirituall leprosie, and wash a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-501"><bkdv3 n="19036">way the sinnes of all those that with true confession of the same doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-502"><bkdv3 n="19037">flee vnto him. It is most euident and playne, that this auricular
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-503"><bkdv3 n="19038">confession hath not his warrant of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, els it had not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-504"><bkdv3 n="19039">beene lawfull for <name t="ps">Nectarius</name> Bishoppe of <name t="pl">Constantinople,</name> vpon a iust oc{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="r"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="19040"><cit work=" Nectarius Sozomen, Ecclesiast. Hist., Bk. 7, Chap. 16">Nectarius
<bkdv3 n="19041">Sozomen ec{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19042">clesiast-hist.
<bkdv3 n="19043">lib.7.cap.16</cit>
<bkdv3 n="19044"><cit work="Augustine, Confessions, Bk. 10, Chap. 3">Lib 10.con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19045">fessionum
<bkdv3 n="19046">cap.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-505"><bkdv3 n="19047">casion to haue put it downe. For when any thing ordayned of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-506"><bkdv3 n="19048">is by the lewdnesse of men abused, the abuse ought to be taken away, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-507"><bkdv3 n="19049">the thing it selfe suffered to remaine. Moreouer, these are S. <name t="ps">Augustines</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-508"><bkdv3 n="19050">wordes, What haue I to doe with men, that they should heare my con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-509"><bkdv3 n="19051">fession, as though they were able to heale my diseases? A curious sort
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-510"><bkdv3 n="19052">of men to know another mans life, |&| slothfully to correct |&| amend their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-511"><bkdv3 n="19053">owne. Why do they seeke to heare of me what I am, which will not heare
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-512"><bkdv3 n="19054">of thee what they are? And how can they tell when they heare by me of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-513"><bkdv3 n="19055">my selfe, whether I tell the trueth or not, sith no mortall man know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-514"><bkdv3 n="19056">eth what is in man, but the spirit of man which is in him? <name t="ps">Augustine</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-515"><bkdv3 n="19057">would not haue written thus, if auricular confession had beene vsed
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-516"><bkdv3 n="19058">in his time. Being therefore not ledde with the conscience thereof,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-517"><bkdv3 n="19059">let vs with feare and trembling, and with a true contrite heart, vse
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-518"><bkdv3 n="19060">that kinde of confession, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth commaund in his worde,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-519"><bkdv3 n="19061">and then doubtlesse, as hee is faithfull and righteous, hee will forgiue vs
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-520"><bkdv3 n="19062">our sinnes, and make vs cleane from all wickednesse. I doe not say, but
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-521"><bkdv3 n="19063">that if any doe finde themselues troubled in conscience, they may repayre
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-522"><bkdv3 n="19064">to their learned Curate or Pastour, or to some other godly learned man,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-523"><bkdv3 n="19065">and shew the trouble and doubt of their conscience to them, that they may
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-524"><bkdv3 n="19066">receiue at their hand the comfortable salue of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word: but it is
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-525"><bkdv3 n="19067">against the true Christian libertie, that any man should bee bound to the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-526"><bkdv3 n="19068">numbring of his sinnes, as it hath beene vsed heretofore in the time of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-527"><bkdv3 n="19069">blindnesse and ignorance.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-528"><bkdv3 n="19070">The third part of repentance, is fayth, whereby wee doe apprehend
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-529"><bkdv3 n="19071">and take hold vpon the promises of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, touching the free pardon
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-530"><bkdv3 n="19072">and forgiuenesse of our sinnes. Which promises are sealed vp vnto vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-531"><bkdv3 n="19073">with the death and blood-shedding of his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>. For
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-532"><bkdv3 n="19074">what should auayle and profite vs to bee sorrie for our sinnes, to la{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-533"><bkdv3 n="19075">ment and bewayle that wee haue offended our most bounteous and mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-534"><bkdv3 n="19076">cifull Father, or to confesse and acknowledge our offences and trespasses,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-535"><bkdv3 n="19077">though it be done neuer so earnestly, vnlesse we doe stedfastly beleeue, and

<bkdv3 n="19078"><fw t="sig">Zz 2</fw><fw t="catch">bee</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="268" sig="Zz2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="19079"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">268</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-536"><bkdv3 n="19080">bee fully perswaded, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christs</name> sake,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-537"><bkdv3 n="19081">will forgiue vs all our sinnes, and put them out of remembrance, and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19082"><f t="i">The repen{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19083">tance of the
<bkdv3 n="19084">Schoolemen. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-538"><bkdv3 n="19085">from his sight? Therefore they that teach repentance without a liuely
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-539"><bkdv3 n="19086">faith in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, doe teach none other but <name t="ps">Iudas</name> repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-540"><bkdv3 n="19087">tance as all the Schoole-men doe, which doe only allow these three parts
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-541"><bkdv3 n="19088">of repentance: the contrition of the heart, the confession of the mouth,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-542"><bkdv3 n="19089">and the satisfaction of the worke. But all these things we finde in <name t="ps">Iu{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19090"><f t="i"><name t="ps">Iudas</name> |&| his
<bkdv3 n="19091">repentance. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-543"><bkdv3 n="19092">das</name> repentance: which in outward appearance did farre exceede and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-544"><bkdv3 n="19093">passe the repentance of <name t="ps">Peter.</name> For first and foremost wee reade in the Gos{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19094"><cit work="NT. Matthew 27"><f t="r">Matth.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-545"><bkdv3 n="19095">pel, that <name t="ps">Iudas</name> was so sorrowfull and heauy, yea, that hee was filled
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-546"><bkdv3 n="19096">with such <app>angush <rdg resp="IL">anguish</rdg></app> and vexation of minde, for that which hee had done,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-547"><bkdv3 n="19097">that hee could not abide to liue any longer. Did not hee also afore hee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-548"><bkdv3 n="19098">hanged himselfe make an open confession of his fault, when hee sayde,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-549"><bkdv3 n="19099">I haue sinned, betraying the innocent blood? And verely this was
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-550"><bkdv3 n="19100">a very bold confession, which might haue brought him to great trouble.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-551"><bkdv3 n="19101">For by it he did lay to the high Priests and Elders charge, the shedding
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-552"><bkdv3 n="19102">of innocent blood, and that they were most abominable murderers.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-553"><bkdv3 n="19103">Hee did also make a certaine kinde of satisfaction, when hee did cast their

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19104"><f t="i"><name t="ps">Peter</name> and
<bkdv3 n="19105">his repen{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19106">tance.
<bkdv3 n="19107"><cit work="Ambrose, De penitentia distin., 1 Chap."><lang t="l">De peniten{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19108">tia distin.
<bkdv3 n="19109">1.cap.Pe{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19110">trus.<lang t="e"><f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-554"><bkdv3 n="19111">money vnto them againe. No such thing doe wee read of <name t="ps">Peter</name> although
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-555"><bkdv3 n="19112">hee had committed a very heinous sinne, and most grieuous offence, in de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-556"><bkdv3 n="19113">nying of his Master. We find that he went out and wept bitterly, where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-557"><bkdv3 n="19114">of <name t="ps">Ambrose</name> speaketh on this manner: <name t="ps">Peter</name> was sory and wept, because he
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-558"><bkdv3 n="19115">erred as a man. I doe not finde what hee said, I know that hee wept.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-559"><bkdv3 n="19116">I read of his teares, but not of his satisfaction. But how chaunce
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-560"><bkdv3 n="19117">that the one was receiued into fauour againe with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the other
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-561"><bkdv3 n="19118">cast away, but because that the one did by a liuely Faith in him whom
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-562"><bkdv3 n="19119">he had denyed take holde vpon the mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the other wan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-563"><bkdv3 n="19120">ted Faith, whereby hee did dispayre of the goodnesse and mercie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">?
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-564"><bkdv3 n="19121">It is euident and plaine then, that although wee be neuer so earnestly
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-565"><bkdv3 n="19122">sorie for our sinnes, acknowledge and confesse them: yet all these things
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-566"><bkdv3 n="19123">shall bee but meanes to bring vs to vtter desperation, except wee doe sted{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-567"><bkdv3 n="19124">fastly beleeue, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our heauenly Father will for his Sonne <name t="ps">Ie{\-}</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-568"><bkdv3 n="19125"><name t="ps">sus Christs</name> sake, pardon and forgiue vs our offences and trespasses, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-569"><bkdv3 n="19126">vtterly put them out of remembrance in his sight. Therefore, as wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-570"><bkdv3 n="19127">sayd before, they that teach repentance without <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and a liuely
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-571"><bkdv3 n="19128">Faith in the mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, doe onely teach <name t="ps">Caines</name> or<name t="ps">Iudas</name> repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-572"><bkdv3 n="19129">tance. The fourth is, an amendment of life, or a new life, in bringing
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-573"><bkdv3 n="19130">foorth fruits worthy of repentance. For they that doe truely repent,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-574"><bkdv3 n="19131">must bee cleane altered and changed, they must become new creatures,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-575"><bkdv3 n="19132">they must be no more the same that they were before. And therefore thus

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19133"><cit work="NT. Matthew 3.7-8"><f t="r">Matth.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-576"><bkdv3 n="19134">said <name t="ps">Iohn Baptist</name> vnto the Pharisees and Sadduces that came vnto his
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-577"><bkdv3 n="19135">Baptisme: O generation of vipers, who hath forewarned you to flee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-578"><bkdv3 n="19136">from the anger to come? bring foorth therefore fruits worthy of repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-579"><bkdv3 n="19137">tance. Whereby wee doe learne, that if wee will haue the wrath of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-580"><bkdv3 n="19138"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee pacified, wee must in no wise dissemble, but turne vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-581"><bkdv3 n="19139">him againe with a true and sound repentance, which may bee knowen
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-582"><bkdv3 n="19140">and declared by good fruits, as by most sure and fallible signes thereof.

<bkdv3 n="19141"><fw t="catch">They</fw>

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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-583"><bkdv3 n="19143">They that doe from the bottome of their hearts acknowledge their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-584"><bkdv3 n="19144">sinnes, and are vnfaignedly sory for their offences, will cast off all hy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-585"><bkdv3 n="19145">pocrisie, and put on true humility, and lowlinesse of heart. They will
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-586"><bkdv3 n="19146">not only receiue the Physition of the soule, but also with a most feruent
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-587"><bkdv3 n="19147">desire long for him. They will not onely absteine from the sinnes of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-588"><bkdv3 n="19148">their former life, and from all other filthy vices, but also flee, eschew,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-589"><bkdv3 n="19149">and abhorre all the occasions of them. And as they did before giue them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-590"><bkdv3 n="19150">selues to vncleannesse of life, so will they from henceforwardes with
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-591"><bkdv3 n="19151">all diligence giue themselues to innocency, purenesse of life, and true
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-592"><bkdv3 n="19152">godlinesse. Wee haue the Nineuites for an example, which at the prea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-593"><bkdv3 n="19153">ching of <name t="ps">Ionas</name> did not onely proclaime a generall fast, and that they

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19154"><cit work="OT. Jonas 3.5, 10"><f t="r">Ionas 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-594"><bkdv3 n="19155">should euery one put on sackecloth: but they all did turne from their euill
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-595"><bkdv3 n="19156">wayes, and from the wickednesse that was in their hands. But aboue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-596"><bkdv3 n="19157">all other, the historie of <name t="ps">Zacheus</name> is most notable: For being come vnto

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19158"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.8"><f t="r">Luke 19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-597"><bkdv3 n="19159">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name>, hee did say, Behold Lord, the halfe of my
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-598"><bkdv3 n="19160">goods I giue to the poore, and if I haue defrauded any man, or
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-599"><bkdv3 n="19161">taken ought away be extortion or fraude, I doe restore him foure
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-600"><bkdv3 n="19162">fold.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-601"><bkdv3 n="19163">Here we see that after his repentance, hee was no more the man that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-602"><bkdv3 n="19164">hee was before, but was cleane chaunged and altered. It was so farre
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-603"><bkdv3 n="19165">of, that hee would continue and bide still in his vnsatiable couetousnes,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-604"><bkdv3 n="19166">or take ought away fraudulently from any man, that rather hee was
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-605"><bkdv3 n="19167">most willing and ready to giue away his owne, and to make satisfaction
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-606"><bkdv3 n="19168">vnto all them that hee had done iniury and wrong vnto. Here may wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-607"><bkdv3 n="19169">right well adde the sinfull woman, which when shee came to our Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-608"><bkdv3 n="19170">our <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> did powre downe such abundance of teares out of those

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19171"><cit work="NT. Luke 7.37"><f t="r">Luke 7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-609"><bkdv3 n="19172">wanton eyes of hers, wherewith she had allured many vnto folly, that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-610"><bkdv3 n="19173">shee did with them wash his feete, wiping them with the haires of her
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-611"><bkdv3 n="19174">head, which she was wont most gloriously to set out, making of them a
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-612"><bkdv3 n="19175">nette of the deuill. Hereby we doe learne, what is the satisfaction that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-613"><bkdv3 n="19176"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth require of vs, which is, that we cease from euill, and doe good,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19177"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 1.16-17"><f t="r">Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-614"><bkdv3 n="19178">and if wee haue done any man wrong, to endeuour our selues to make
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-615"><bkdv3 n="19179">him true amends to the vttermost of our power, following in this the ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-616"><bkdv3 n="19180">ample of <name t="ps">Zacheus,</name> and of this sinfull woman, and also that goodly les{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-617"><bkdv3 n="19181">son that <name t="ps">Iohn Baptist</name><name t="ps">Zacharies</name> sonne did giue vnto them that came to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-618"><bkdv3 n="19182">aske counsayle of him. This was commonly the penaunce that <name t="ps">Christ</name>

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19183"><cit work="NT. John 8.11"><f t="r">Iohn 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-619"><bkdv3 n="19184">enioyned sinners: Goe thy way, and sinne no more. Which penance wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-620"><bkdv3 n="19185">shall neuer be able to fulfill, without the speciall grace of him that doeth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-621"><bkdv3 n="19186">say, Without me ye can doe nothing. It is therefore our parts, if at least
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-622"><bkdv3 n="19187">we be desirous of the health and saluation of our owne selues, most ear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-623"><bkdv3 n="19188">nestly to pray vnto our heauenly Father, to assiste vs with his Holy spirit,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-624"><bkdv3 n="19189">that we may be able to hearken vnto the voyce of the true shepheard, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-625"><bkdv3 n="19190">with due obedience to follow the same.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-626"><bkdv3 n="19191">Let vs hearken to the voyce of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when he calleth vs to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-627"><bkdv3 n="19192">repentance, let vs not harden our hearts, as such Infidels doe, who abuse
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-628"><bkdv3 n="19193">the time giuen them of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to repent, and turne it to continue their
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-629"><bkdv3 n="19194">pride and contempt against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man, which know not how

<bkdv3 n="19195"><fw t="sig">Zz 3</fw><fw t="catch">much</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="19196"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">270</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-630"><bkdv3 n="19197">much they heape <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath vpon themselues, for the hardnesse of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-631"><bkdv3 n="19198">their hearts, which cannot repent at the day of vengeance. Where wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-632"><bkdv3 n="19199">haue offended the Law of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, let vs repent vs of our straying from
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-633"><bkdv3 n="19200">so good a Lord. Let vs confesse our vnworthynesse before him, but yet
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-634"><bkdv3 n="19201">let vs trust in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> free mercy, for <name t="ps">Christs</name> sake, for the pardon of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-635"><bkdv3 n="19202">the same. And from hencefoorth let vs endeuour our selues to walke
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-636"><bkdv3 n="19203">in a new life, as new borne babes, whereby we may glorifie our Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-637"><bkdv3 n="19204">ther which is heauen, and thereby to beare in our consciences
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-638"><bkdv3 n="19205">a good testimony of our fayth. So that at the last, to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-639"><bkdv3 n="19206">obtaine the fruition of euerlasting life, through
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-640"><bkdv3 n="19207">the merites of our Sauiour, to whom be
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-641"><bkdv3 n="19208">all prayse and honour for euer,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.2-642"><bkdv3 n="19209"><f t="bll">AMEN.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>

<hr>

<bkdv3 n="19210"><fw t="catch">AN</fw>
<hr>
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<hr>
<heading>
<bkdv3 n="19212">The third part of the Homilie
<bkdv3 n="19213"><f t="i">of Repentance. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-643"><bkdv3 n="19214">I<f t="bl">N the Homilie last spoken vnto you (right welbeloued
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-644"><bkdv3 n="19215">people in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>) ye heard of the true parts
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-645"><bkdv3 n="19216">and tokens of Repentance, that is, heartie contrition
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-646"><bkdv3 n="19217">and sorrowfulnesse of our hearts, vnfained confession in
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-647"><bkdv3 n="19218">word of mouth for our vnworthy liuing before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-648"><bkdv3 n="19219">a stedfast faith to the merites of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> for
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-649"><bkdv3 n="19220">pardon, and a purpose of our selues by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> grace to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-650"><bkdv3 n="19221">renounce our former wicked life, and a full conuersion to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in a
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-651"><bkdv3 n="19222">new life to glorifie his Name, and to liue orderly and charitably, to the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-652"><bkdv3 n="19223">comfort of our neighbour, in all righteousnesse, and to liue soberly and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-653"><bkdv3 n="19224">modestly to our selues, by vsing abstinence, and temperance in word and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-654"><bkdv3 n="19225">in deede, in mortifying our earthly members heere vpon earth: Now
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-655"><bkdv3 n="19226">for a further perswasion to mooue you to those partes of repentance,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-656"><bkdv3 n="19227">I will declare vnto you some causes, which should the rather mooue you
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-657"><bkdv3 n="19228">to repentance.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-658"><bkdv3 n="19229">First, the commandement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who in so many places of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19230"><f t="i">The causes
<bkdv3 n="19231">that should
<bkdv3 n="19232">mooue vs to
<bkdv3 n="19233">repent. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-659"><bkdv3 n="19234">the holy and sacred Scriptures, doeth bid vs returne vnto him. O yee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-660"><bkdv3 n="19235">children of <name t="pl">Israel</name> (sayth he) turne againe from your infidelitie, wherein
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-661"><bkdv3 n="19236">ye drowned your selues. Againe, Turne you, turne you from your euill
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-662"><bkdv3 n="19237">wayes: For why will ye die, O ye house of <name t="pl">Israel?</name> And in another place,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19238"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 31.6"><f t="r">Esai.31.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="19239"><cit work="OT. Ezechiel 33.11">Ezech.33.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="19240"><cit work="Hosea 14.2">Osee.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-663"><bkdv3 n="19241">thus doth he speake by his holy Prophet <name t="ps">Osee:</name> O <name t="pl">Israel,</name> returne vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-664"><bkdv3 n="19242">Lord thy <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: For thou hast taken a great fall by thine iniquitie.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-665"><bkdv3 n="19243">Take vnto you these wordes with you, when you turne vnto the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-666"><bkdv3 n="19244">and say vnto him, Take away all iniquitie, and receiue vs graciously,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-667"><bkdv3 n="19245">so will we offer the calues of our lippes vnto thee. In all these places
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-668"><bkdv3 n="19246">wee haue an expresse commandement giuen vnto vs of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-669"><bkdv3 n="19247">turne vnto him. Therefore we must take good heede vnto ourselues,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-670"><bkdv3 n="19248">lest whereas wee haue already by our manifold sinnes and transgres{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-671"><bkdv3 n="19249">sions, prouoked and kindled the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against vs, wee doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-672"><bkdv3 n="19250">by breaking this his commandement, double our offences, and so heape
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-673"><bkdv3 n="19251">still damnation vpon our owne heads by our dayly offences and trespas{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-674"><bkdv3 n="19252">ses, whereby we prouoke the eyes of his Maiestie, wee doe well deserue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-675"><bkdv3 n="19253">(if hee should deale with vs according to his iustice) to be put away for
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-676"><bkdv3 n="19254">euer from the fruition of his glory. How much more then are wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-677"><bkdv3 n="19255">worthy of the endlesse torments of hell, if when wee bee so gently called
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-678"><bkdv3 n="19256">againe after our rebellion, and commanded to returne, wee will in no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-679"><bkdv3 n="19257">wise hearken vnto the voyce of our heauenly Father, but walke still af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-680"><bkdv3 n="19258">ter the stubbornnesse of our owne hearts
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-681"><bkdv3 n="19259">Secondly, the most comfortable and sweet promise, that the Lord our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-682"><bkdv3 n="19260"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> did of his meere mercy and goodnesse ioyne vnto his commande{\-}

<bkdv3 n="19261"><fw t="catch">ment</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="19262"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">272</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19263"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 4.1"><f t="r">Ier.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-683"><bkdv3 n="19264">ment. For he doeth not onely say, Returne vnto me, O <name t="ps">Israel:</name> but also,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-684"><bkdv3 n="19265">If thou wilt returne, and put away all thine abominations out of my
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-685"><bkdv3 n="19266">sight, thou shalt neuer bee mooued. These words also haue wee in the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19267"><cit work="OT. Ezechiel 18.21"><f t="r">Ezek.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-686"><bkdv3 n="19268">Prophet <name t="ps">Ezechiel:</name> At what time soeuer a sinner doth repent him of his
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-687"><bkdv3 n="19269">sinne, from the bottome of his heart, I will put all his wickednesse out of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-688"><bkdv3 n="19270">my remembrance (saith the Lord) so that they shall bee no more thought
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-689"><bkdv3 n="19271">vpon. Thus are we sufficiently instructed, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will according
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-690"><bkdv3 n="19272">to his promise, freely pardon, forgiue, and forget all our sinnes, so that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-691"><bkdv3 n="19273">we shall neuer be cast in the teeth with them, if, obeying his commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-692"><bkdv3 n="19274">ment, and allured by his sweet promises, wee will vnfainedly returne vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-693"><bkdv3 n="19275">to him.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-694"><bkdv3 n="19276">Thirdly, the filthinesse of sinne, which is such, that as long as wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-695"><bkdv3 n="19277">doe abide in it, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> cannot but detest and abhorre vs, neither can there
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-696"><bkdv3 n="19278">be any hope, that we shall enter into the heauenly Ierusalem, except wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-697"><bkdv3 n="19279">be first made cleane and purged from it. But this will neuer be, vnlesse
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-698"><bkdv3 n="19280">forsaking our former life, wee doe with our whole heart returne vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-699"><bkdv3 n="19281">Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and with a full purpose of amendment of life, flee vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-700"><bkdv3 n="19282">his mercy, taking sure hold thereupon through Faith in the blood of his

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19283"><f t="i">Similitude. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-701"><bkdv3 n="19284">Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. If we should suspect any vncleannesse to be in vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-702"><bkdv3 n="19285">wherefore the earthly Prince should lothe and abhorre the sight of vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-703"><bkdv3 n="19286">what paines would wee take to remooue and put it away? How much
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-704"><bkdv3 n="19287">more ought wee with all diligence and speed that may be, to put away
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-705"><bkdv3 n="19288">that vncleane filthinesse that doeth separate and make a diuision betwixt

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19289"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 59.2"><f t="r">Esai.59.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-706"><bkdv3 n="19290">vs and our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that hideth his face from vs, that hee will not
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-707"><bkdv3 n="19291">heare vs? And verily herein doth appeare how filthy a thing sinne is,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-708"><bkdv3 n="19292">sith that it can by no other meanes be washed away, but by the blood of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-709"><bkdv3 n="19293">the onely begotten Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And shall wee not from the bot{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-710"><bkdv3 n="19294">tome of our hearts detest and abhorre, and with all earnestnesse flee from
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-711"><bkdv3 n="19295">it, sith that it did cost the deare heart blood of the onely begotten Sonne
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-712"><bkdv3 n="19296">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our Sauiour and Redeemer, to purge vs from it? <name t="ps">Plato</name> doeth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-713"><bkdv3 n="19297">in a certaine place write, that if vertue could bee seene with bodily eyes,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-714"><bkdv3 n="19298">all men would wonderfully be inflamed and kindled with the loue of it:
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-715"><bkdv3 n="19299">Euen so on the contrary, if we might with our bodily eyes behold the <app>sil{\-} <rdg resp="IL">fil{\-}</rdg></app>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-716"><bkdv3 n="19300">thinesse of sinne, and the vncleannesse thereof, wee could in no wise abide
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-717"><bkdv3 n="19301">it, but as most present and deadly poyson, hate and eschew it. Wee haue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-718"><bkdv3 n="19302">a common experience of the same in them, which when they haue com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-719"><bkdv3 n="19303">mitted any heinous offence, or some filthy and abominable sinne, if it once
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-720"><bkdv3 n="19304">come to light, or if they chance to haue a through feeling of it, they bee so
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-721"><bkdv3 n="19305">ashamed (their owne conscience putting before their eyes the filthinesse
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-722"><bkdv3 n="19306">of their acte) that they dare looke no man in the face, much lesse that they
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-723"><bkdv3 n="19307">should be able to stand in the sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-724"><bkdv3 n="19308">Fourthly, the vncertaintie and brittlenesse of our owne liues, which
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-725"><bkdv3 n="19309">is such, that we cannot assure our selues, that we shall liue one houre, or
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-726"><bkdv3 n="19310">one halfe quarter of it. Which by experience we doe find daily to be true,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-727"><bkdv3 n="19311">in them that being now merrie and lustie, and sometimes feasting and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-728"><bkdv3 n="19312">banquetting with their friends, doe fall suddainely dead in the streetes,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-729"><bkdv3 n="19313">and other-whiles vnder the board when they are at meat. These daily

<bkdv3 n="19314"><fw t="catch">examples</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-730"><bkdv3 n="19316">examples, as they are most terrible and dreadfull, so ought they to mooue
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-731"><bkdv3 n="19317">vs to seeke for to be at one with our heauenly iudge, that we may with a
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-732"><bkdv3 n="19318">good conscience appeare before him, whensoeuer it shall please him for to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-733"><bkdv3 n="19319">call vs, whether it be suddenly or otherwise, for wee haue no more char{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-734"><bkdv3 n="19320">ter of our life, then they haue. But as wee are most certaine that wee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-735"><bkdv3 n="19321">shall die, so are wee most vncertaine when wee shall die. For our
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-736"><bkdv3 n="19322">life doeth lie in the hand of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who will take it away when
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-737"><bkdv3 n="19323">it pleaseth him. And verily when the highest Summer of all, which

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19324"><f t="i">Death the
<bkdv3 n="19325">Lords Sum{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19326">mer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-738"><bkdv3 n="19327">is death, shall come, hee will not bee said nay: but wee must foorth
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-739"><bkdv3 n="19328">with be packing, to be present before the iudgement seat of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as hee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-740"><bkdv3 n="19329">doth find vs, according as it is written: Whereas the tree falleth, whe{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19330"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiasticus 11.3"><f t="r">Eccles.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-741"><bkdv3 n="19331">ther it bee toward the South, or toward the North, there it shall lie.
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-742"><bkdv3 n="19332">Whereunto agreeth the saying of the holy Martyr of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> Saint <name t="ps">Cy{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="19333"><cit work="Cyprian, Contra Demetrianum">Contra De{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19334">metrianum. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-743"><bkdv3 n="19335">prian</name>, saying: As <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth find thee when hee doth call, so doth hee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-744"><bkdv3 n="19336">iudge thee. Let vs therefore follow the counsell of the wise man, where

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19337"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiasticus 5.7"><f t="r">Eccles.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-745"><bkdv3 n="19338">he saith: Make no tarying to turne vnto the Lord, and put not off from
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-746"><bkdv3 n="19339">day to day. For suddainely shall the wrath of the Lord breake foorth, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-747"><bkdv3 n="19340">in thy securitie shalt thou be destroyed and shalt perish in the time of ven{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-748"><bkdv3 n="19341">geance. Which words I desire you to marke diligently, because they doe
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-749"><bkdv3 n="19342">most liuely put before our eyes, the fondnesse of many men, who abusing
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-750"><bkdv3 n="19343">the long suffering and goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, doe neuer thinke on repen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-751"><bkdv3 n="19344">tance or amendment of life. Follow not (saith he) thine owne mind, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-752"><bkdv3 n="19345">thy strength, to walke in the wayes of thy heart, neither say thou, who
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-753"><bkdv3 n="19346">will bring me vnder for my workes: For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the reuenger, will re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-754"><bkdv3 n="19347">uenge the wrong done by thee. And say not, I haue sinned, and what
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-755"><bkdv3 n="19348">euill hath come vnto me? For the Almightie is a patient rewarder, but
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-756"><bkdv3 n="19349">he will not leaue thee vnpunished. Because thy sinnes are forgiuen thee,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-757"><bkdv3 n="19350">be not without feare to heape sinne vpon sinne. Say not neither, The
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-758"><bkdv3 n="19351">mercie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is great, he will forgiue my manifold sinnes. For mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-759"><bkdv3 n="19352">cie and wrath come from him and his indignation commeth vpon vnre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-760"><bkdv3 n="19353">pentant sinners. As if yee should say: Art thou strong and mightie? Art
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-761"><bkdv3 n="19354">thou lustie and young? Hast thou the wealth and riches of the world?
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-762"><bkdv3 n="19355">Or when thou hast sinned, hast thou receiued no punishment for it? Let
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-763"><bkdv3 n="19356">none of all these things make thee to be the slower to repent, and to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-764"><bkdv3 n="19357">turne with speed vnto the Lord. For in the day of punishment and of
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-765"><bkdv3 n="19358">his suddaine vengeance, they shall not be able to helpe thee. And speci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-766"><bkdv3 n="19359">ally when thou art either by the preaching of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, or by some
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-767"><bkdv3 n="19360">inward motion of his holy spirit, or els by some other meanes called vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-768"><bkdv3 n="19361">repentance, neglect not the good occasion that is ministred vnto thee, lest
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-769"><bkdv3 n="19362">when thou wouldest repent, thou hast not the grace for to doe it. For to
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-770"><bkdv3 n="19363">repent, is a good gift, of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which he will neuer grant vnto them,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-771"><bkdv3 n="19364">who liuing in carnall securitie, doe make a mocke of his threatnings, or
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-772"><bkdv3 n="19365">seeke to rule his spirit as they list, as though his working and gifts were
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-773"><bkdv3 n="19366">tyed vnto their will. Fiftly, the auoyding of the plagues of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-774"><bkdv3 n="19367">the vtter destruction that by his righteous iudgement doth hang ouer
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-775"><bkdv3 n="19368">the heads of them all that will in no wise returne vnto the Lord: I will
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-776"><bkdv3 n="19369">(saith the Lord) giue them for a terrible plague to all the kingdomes of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19370"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 24.9"><f t="r">Iere.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-777"><bkdv3 n="19371">the earth, and for a reproach, and for a prouerbe, and for a curse in all

<bkdv3 n="19372"><fw t="catch">places</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="19373"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">274</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon, |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-778"><bkdv3 n="19374">places where I shall cast them, and will send the sword of famine, and
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-779"><bkdv3 n="19375">the pestilence among them, till they be consumed out of the land. And
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-780"><bkdv3 n="19376">wherefore is this? Because they hardened their hearts, and would in no
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-781"><bkdv3 n="19377">wise returne from their euill wayes, nor yet forsake the wickednesse that
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-782"><bkdv3 n="19378">was in their owne hands, that the fiercenesse of the Lords fury might de{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19379"><cit work="NT. Romans 2.5"><f t="r">Rom. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-783"><bkdv3 n="19380">part from them. But yet this is nothing in comparison of the intolera{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-784"><bkdv3 n="19381">ble and endlesse torments of hell fire, which they shall bee faine to suffer,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-785"><bkdv3 n="19382">who after their hardnesse of heart that cannot repent, doe heape vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-786"><bkdv3 n="19383">themselues wrath against the day of anger, and of the declaration of the
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-787"><bkdv3 n="19384">iust iudgement of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: Whereas if we will repent, and bee earnestly
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-788"><bkdv3 n="19385">sorry for our sinne, and with a full purpose and amendment of life flee
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-789"><bkdv3 n="19386">vnto the mercy of our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and taking sure hold thereupon through
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-790"><bkdv3 n="19387">fayth in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> doe bring foorth fruits worthy of re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-791"><bkdv3 n="19388">pentance: hee will not onely powre his manifold blessings vpon vs
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-792"><bkdv3 n="19389">heere in this world, but also at the last, after the painefull trauels
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-793"><bkdv3 n="19390">of this life, reward vs with the inheritance of his children,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-794"><bkdv3 n="19391">which is the kingdome of heauen, purchased vnto vs with
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-795"><bkdv3 n="19392">the death of his sonne <name t="ps">Iesu Christ</name> our Lord, to whom
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-796"><bkdv3 n="19393">with the Father and the holy Ghost, be all praise,
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-797"><bkdv3 n="19394">glory, and honour, world without
<ttdv4 n="II.20.3-798"><bkdv3 n="19395">end. Amen.<f t="r">

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