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anfwere, this was figuratiuc, and is abolintcd ; but a fcuenth day liiil rcmaineih. Lex ^'"- (^P>"''"'»^3
rtaturalL< e'sl, coninr.tiani hjihojs ceremontdtm defgnAttonem dm ( iaith I hums. ) Tbs -'*>•'
hanm iJiii lira 1 1. hailing ad'oyned thereto the ccrrtnoniall rfpotntmem of the day. Rut w liy
is this day now called the Lords day} I anfwere, euen therefore, becaufe it is the
Lords day, not changed by the Churches (^onjiitittion C^Ieere, as fome iecnic to
hold; except bvthc Churches authori tie they meaneChri.'l and his Apoftles : nordc-
fcendcd to vs by Tradition, as the Papids maintainc,fec'ing the Scriprt;res,y^6if^.20.7.
i.^«M(3,ci.e-^^^of.i.io.mcntionthename and celebration by the conftanc pr'a-

aifg



^4



Of the word'^eIi^m^<t^c.



Ch AP.4.



* lupn M.irt.
Jp'il.t.mfine.
Vie fdU sm/ies
tonKcnimus pub-
lice. quod is Hies
prm:!'i tfl,i!t qiit
Dan tenebr.n
dr matcriant
(lint mutafjit,
mundum cjfccit,
ej^ niioi cudem
die lefxhrijlui
confemator no-
fier a moftuu
excititiu eft.
X Conger'Hihi
tefiimonix lgna~
ti/,TertjtU.Ckm.
Oii^.Athanaf.
Ambrof,Hierm.
Crcger. Leonis.
Hilarij.

a Chryfefl.Sr.f,
S.deKefitrreU.
b KeU.de verba
Vel non foipio,
llb.i,ciip.7.
c %emi^ reft.
d Ignnt.itd
ii''gief.



£i\Cc of the Apoftles : yea, Chrifl himfelfe, as he rofe on that day , fo did he vfually ap-
peareon that day to his ApolHes before his Afcciuion.Chrill therefore and his Apo-
(lies arc our authors of this change. AndtheChurch*cucrfincchathconftantly ob-
ferucd it. The Fathers teach, yea thePapiftsthcmfelucs acknowledge this truth. So
"Bellarmine de Cultu SakEI.I. 5 .«■. i 1 . faith, Ifti diuinum reqmrebat vt vmis dies Hehdo~
7na.ds, dicaretur cultm d'mino : nan autem conuenicbat vt feruaretur Sabbathtim : stacjue
ab j4foftolis in diem Deminiciimverfmn'^ejl. It was in the Primitiue Church called
the Lords daj.,^ the day efBreadandef Light, htcQi\i(t ©fthe Sacraments of the Sup-
per and Baptifme, therein adtniniftrcd, called Bread and Light. And how it may be
afcribed to Tradition, '''Sfi¥/rr»2/«*, the great Patron of TraditiooSj fhcwcth out of
Jufttn t_Martjr, who faith^ (^hriftmhAC tUis (j4foftolis &1)ifcf(t/ts)tradidit. Inflin
infiae i. ^folog. He there a!fo reportcth. That they had theirEccIcfiaflicall Afl'em-
blicseuery Lords (afi-y.TheRhemifts,' which afcribe it to Tradition in jennet. Mat.i j.
acknowledge the inftitntton thereof,in Annot. i .Cor. i 6.1.1 gnatt-.m J may be allowed
Arbiter in this queflion of the Sabbath, who thus writeth to the Afc.gnefians ; iye»
Sabbatifemus, Let vs not obferue the Sabbath after the lewifli manner, as delighting
in eafe ; For he thai worketh not, let him not eat : but let eucry one of vs kecpc the Sab-
bath fpiritually, not eating meat dreflcd the day before, and walking fct ipaces, &c.
But let euery Chridian celebrate the Lords daj, confccratcd to the Lords refurrc6li-
on, as the ^eene and Prince jfe of alt dayes.

Now for the particular Commandcmcnt , which was giuen him as an cfpcciall
proofeof his obedience, in a thing otherwife not vnlawfull, it was the forbidding
himtoeatof the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. For in the middeft of the Cardca
God had planted two Trees, which fome call Sacraments, and were, by Gods Ordi-
nance,(ignes vnto him ; one of life.if he obeyed ; the ocher of death, by difobcdicncc :
Not as the Icwes thought,and lultan fcofted,That the Tree had powerto giue fliarp-
neH'cofwit. And although fome thinke fignesncedlcfTc to fo excellent a creature;
yet being mutable, fubied to tcmptation,and each way flexible to vertuc or vice, ac-
cording as hcevfcd his natural] power of free-will, Ifcenot why they fhould deny
God that libertie to impofe.or man that neceffiric to need fuch monitories, and (as it
were) Sacramentall inftrufftions. For what might thefc Trees haue furthered him ia
carefulnefTe, ifhe had confidered life and death, not fo much in thcfe Trees, as in his
free-wilK and obeying or difobeying his Creator ?

Thefe Trees, in rega rd of their fignification, and cuent, arc called the Tree of Life,
andtheTree of Knowledge of good andeuill; which was not cuillor hurtfuU in it
felfc,but was a vifiblc rule, wherby good and cuil fbould be knownc,and that by rca-
fon oftbc Commandement annexed, which he might by this Precept fee to be grouii-
ded in obeying or difobeying the autboritie ofthe Law-giuer. Aneafierulc, andyet
too cafily broken. For when as God did hereby challenge his owne Soueraignetic,
by impolingfoeafie a fine, which might haue forbidden all but one (ascontrariwife
he allowed) and fore-fignified the danger, thathcc might continue his goodneflcto
man, continuing in obedience, yet did Man herein Hiew his contempt, in reieflingfo
cafie a yoake, and fo light a burthen. I will not reaibn whether thefe two Trees may
properly be called Sacraments; of which (fay fome) the one was but for the bodily
life, and better neuer to haue touched the other ; this we know, that in eating of this
he loft both bodily and fpirituall life, which the name and in(htution thereof fore-
warned, and (hould haue pieuented.: otherwife, in eating ofthe other, immortalitic
had beenc fcalcd both in foule and bodic, to him and hi? for cuer. Strange it feemcth,
that he fhould need no monitoric lignes to prcucnt that, wl»;ch,cucn with thefe helps
added, he did not efchc w.



Chap.



Chap.5»



thefrft'Booke,



M




Chap. V.

of tJjc fdl of CUan : and of Origimll S'mne.

Ilthcrto wcc Iiaiic beheld the Creation of the World,tiidof oiirfirft

iji Parents, theliiicly Images of the Creatorand the Creature; whom

wcehauefomevvhat Icifurely view ed in a naked Maieftie, delighting

thcmfciues inthecnamellcd walkcs of their delightfull garden. The

Riucrs whcrcot ranne to prefent their bell offices to their new Lords,

from which they were forced by the backer ftreames, greedieofthc

fioht and place which they could not hold : The Trees ftouped to behold them, offc-

imo their fliadie man tie and varietie of fruits, as their naturall tribute : each creature

Inafilcntgladneflereioycedin them, and they enioyed all mutuall comforts in the "* It is by all

Creator, the Creatures, and in thcmfciues, A blcflcd Payrc, who enioyed all they dc- affirmcd.ttiac

fired, whiles their defire was worth the enioying : Lords of all, and of more than 'hefall was

all, Content; which might, in all they faw, fee their Makers bountie: and beyond ^^'^, °°"=^'f-

all they could (ec, might fee themfelucs comprehended, wherethcy coujdnotcom. on.asappea."

torehcnd : of that infinite Grcatncfle and goodnefic, which they could not but loue, rcth by cir-

jeucfcncc, admire, and adore. This was then their Religion, to acknowledge with ci'mft.mces of

ihankfulnclle, to be thankfull in obedience, to obey with cheercfulncffc, the Author ['^- narration,

of all this good : to the performance whereof^ they found no outward,no inward im- j-^^ ^^""^ ,'"^'

pediment ;Sicknc{re, Perturbation, and Death (the deformed iffue of Sinnc) not yet mansvirgini-

beingentrcd into the World. tie: and many

In this plight didSatan (that old Serpent) fee, difdainc, and enuie them. It was liol<f,ic was the

not enough for him, and the dnieliifh cruepf his damned affociates, for their late re- ^V"^. P_ °^.

bellion, to be baniflicdHcaucn, but the infcriour world muft be filled with his ve- EtbhaTid

nome, woiking diat malice en the creatures hecre, which he could not there fo eafi- Bron»htojts con-

ly wrecke on their Creator. And becaufcMan was heere Gods Deputic and Lieute- cei;t,Pt£tiran-

nant, as a pcttie God on the Earth, hecchufeth him as the fittcft fubiefl, in whofe tiqaos An^uU.

ruinetodelpitehisMakcr. Tothisend heevfcthnot a Lion-like force, which then y"'^''I'f^'

had becnc bootlc{le,but a5<?/'^^»f/>;f flcighc, vfing that fubtill creature as the meetcft /„.,,.'.^ ^^ exaftl

inflnimenttohis Labyrinthian proicfts. Whereas by inward temptation hee could lycuricusfor

not lo caliiy preuaiie, by infinuating himftlfe into their mindcs, hee windes himfelfe the day and

into this vinding Bead, difpofingthe Serpents tons^ue to fperJ{c to ih ivofiirM Cthe '''Ourc,ifyewi.^

weaker vefrdl) iinrjed from her husband, and bv ouellionin'r doth fitft vndermine r.''!'"r 'l'^^"
L s=-V>L /LLH LJ -1 ri - Sexto clietiilu-

ner. * Trie woman (whether Ihce had not yet experience in the nature oi the crea- cidncrcatmfuit-

lUres, or did admire lofirange an accident, and would iatisfie her curious niinde in bcr.i tcrtiaEvx

the further triall) entertained diicourfe, and wasprcfcntly Inared. Forthough fticc 'oputxius : hon

hcldhertothe Commandcment, yet the threatening annexed fliee did fomewhat ^■^'''(^'■■'''(aj-

mince and extenuate. What flneefcemed lolcflcn.hcefearednotroannihilate, and n„. .'.' ,V.
. L 11 j-r 11 '■ 1 • • ■ I. J Ti I ■ ^"^^ f-aiaaijo.

Wholly ciilanuU, propounaing not onely impunitic , but acluantsge , i liat they inagnanHe-

P^otddbeas Gods, inthe enriching of theirmindes with further knowledge. This he hnnvr:acum

perfvvadcthbythecquiuocscinginthenameof thcTree (the ilrrt cquiuocatioh we Eua c.v«/ff//'i-

ieade of, ^ otherwhere plainly tearmcd a lye) charging God wiihfaHchood and ma- ''■' ^'i' «^/'K-

I'g"'"^- . , , a/.fc.8.44.

Thus he that abode not in the Truth himfeife, but was dC^AMi-fliyt'r from the l?c- Thcfirft fTnnd
ginning, andthe father of Lying, which hee no where eifeborroweil, but had of his olo.irfiift Pa»
o wne, peilw aded her by his great fubtiltie,firR to doubt of Gods Truth in his Word ^^"'5.
(the fr(l particular Imne that euer mans heart entertained, for the other were but oc-
fafions and inducements ; dilobcdience and vnthanbfulnefie are more gcnerall )
after that fhee vnlawfully lulled after this new knowledge, bewitched with the
pleafainncflcof the fruit to the taife and bohz^{\ictcnked;!dd;deate, andgijue to l-er
hushandhVzwxCQ. Thchighertpowerof the foule is firft intrappcd, the hiRing and
fcnfiblc faculties follow after, iufily olngucd by a correfnondciit inward rebellion,

D ihas



%6



Of the fall of Man '. and ofOriginall Shine. C h a p .5.



irc^furi: this
finncby th:
fruit (a Nut or
Appk) that
was eaten : as
Pope /«';»!,
That faid hee
nisht bee as
well angrie for
his Peacock- ,



that the lenfe now ruleth the appetite;and this the rcafon,in our corrupt cftatCjUbicii
hence proceeded,
b Foolifliand b jhusvnbeliefc brought forth vnthankefulncfle ; vnthankefuhicfle, pride; from
wi eked ijiheiv tbencc ambition , and all that rabble of contempt eif Gods Truth , bcleeuing the Dc-
conccit , that ^.j]^ jj^.^^ abufe ofthc creatures to wanton luft, Sacrilegious vfurping that which God
had rcferued,fcandalousprouocation of her husband , with the murthcr bodily and
ghoftiy.ofhim, hcrfelfe, and their whole poftcritie for eucr; and whereas yet they
had done fo httlc feruice to God , they offered almoft their jirfi fruits to the Deuill,
hauing < Free-wiU to haue refifted tftbej weitld. No maruell then if fuch a combina-
tion of fo many finnesin one, wrung from the iuftice of God fuch a multitude of
iudgemcnts on them and theirs, inthcdcfacing that goodly and glorious hnage cf
God; fubic(3ing (in ftcad thereof) thebody toSicknelTe, Cold.Hear,Nakedncflc,
Hunger, Thirft, Stripes, Wounds, Death ; the Minde to Ignorance, Doubtings,Va-
asCoJ(whore nicie,Phancies,Phrenzies ; the Will to Vnftaicdnefle,Pafrions, Perturbations; the
Vicar he was) ^^i^oje jyijH is made aflauetoSinne within him , to the Dcuill without; whence hec
Bdl ^Uvit \^ont. "^"ft expedl wages futable to his worke, Death j Spirituall , Naturall, and Ecernall :
cPoffefi'jtlkn't and infinite punidrment for offending an infinite MaieUic.

fed -'ton vetle vt Thus had they put out their light in ohfcure d.^iJienejfe : and if they were not ptc-
fently cart into vtter darkueffc, it was Gods mercy (not their merit) w hich (ulpcndcd
the firft and naturall death,to preucnt that fecond Sc eternall. But fpiritually they were
eucnalrcadicdeadinfinnes,as appeared by the accufationscf their confcience;wher-
of OMofes faith ,^Theeyes of them both were opened, a»d t hey k^-rcrv that they were naked.
Confcience, before Vcrtues kceper,,\vas now become Hcis harbenger .thence flafK-
ing lightnings in the face oftheirmindes, to fliew that their nakcdnefle did now ap-
peare filthy in Gods fight:Lightnings indced,w hich could only lighten to ternfie,not
enlighten with inftru6tion & comfort: Which fparkc rcmaineth after the fire ofGods
Image cxtin£l,by the mercifull prouidcncc of God, in fomc = to be a bridle of Nature,
c Sj/intmrcpi- j^^f^ they fliould runnc into all exccflcofvillanie, andnot leaue afacc of the world in
mens, noifti.no- ^^^ v\ orld,and to be to others, by difpofition and working of a higher & fupernaturai
J.ight,a preparatiue to, and a preferuatiue in that light of Life.So much the greater is
their finne, that feeke to flafh out thcfe fiafliings : and whereas they cannot rcade the
booke ciScripme, and w ill not rcade the booke of the C^e attire ^hhcux to cxringuilli
alfo this Light of A/rfrr/r<r,that w ith feared confciences they may more freely in darkc-
nefle commit thevfo;kes efdark»effe. Andeuen this did ^^^w feeke, if God had not
brought him out of his Ow Ics ncfh For what could a Fig-lcafe hide from God ? and
did they thinke the innocent Trtf/ would confpire with them to conceale Traitors?
Was there any darkencffc which was not Light to him ? Or could Breeches and Trees
couer their SouleSjW hich receiued the frjl and worfl Niik^dncfe ; til! which, Nakcd-
nefle to the body was a Clothing of Beautie,a Liuerie of Bountie, an Enfigncof Ma-
ielhe ? Such f broken fits feeke they that fsrfks 'he Fountame of litir/ig {fitters.

Andyet when God commeth into ludgement, and 5; mskesthewindcs tovfiicr
him vnto his priuate ScflTions in Paradife ; to thofc fiiiftlcfle fliifts they added worfc,
impioufly accufing God, vncharitably charging one another,to put from thcmfelucs
that blame which thus clauefafterto them. A medicine worle than the difcafe, or a
difeafe in ftead of a medicine is hypocrifie , that will not fee her owne fickncfle,and
fcekcs rather to couer .then to cure; to couer by charging others, then rccoucr by dif-
chargingand difcoucringitfelfe;as ifh cquitiepretendedwere m t iniqui tie doubled.
God proceedeth to fentcnce,a fentence worthie of God, fhewing at once his infinite
iufticc in the punifhment of hnne, and no lefle infinite mcrcie , to prouide nn infinite
price to redeemc vs ; by his infinitepower bringing good out ot' euill, and by his ma~
KifeldlVifdome lakjng thatwife one in his craftinefe, who in the dcftruif^ion of man had
fought Gods diOionour. So good is jit that euill fliould bee, when this foueraigne
goodnclfe purpofeth to effcvft his good will by wicked inftruments, out of their
darknefle producing his owne m.aruellous light : as appeared in this worke ofSathnn
an aduerfariCjiiitended to his dcljjite; in. and by thepioniifed Secdc, difjsofed ro his
- • gloiic



pj'ait.



d Gerr.%-7-

CognounuHtfi
7ludos,qiiedex-
vti eljarrcri-.rn
diMiurum co'i-
tepliitkiie, &c.



mm.



ler.i.
Gen.:






h SimulatA n
qit'iUi duplex

iniqiiit.is. .
Uieron.



C H A p . 5. The firjl Bookco 27

gloric. s The Serpent hath a bodily curfc in his future bodily difficulties, v,hichfiill „ g
continue, for his in(tnim;ntall and Dodiiyimploymcnt. '

The '* old Serpent and fpirituallEncmic, hath a fpiritualland cternall curfe,r/;<? j, ycyfj,.
breaking of his head by t bat Seede ofthefVomaK,x.hzt {hould once leade Cadtiiitiie ce:p~
tine. Our Parents are curfcd, yet fo, as their curfe is turned into a blcfTin" ; all things
working to the bcft : [>7 forrow P^aUh theff^omans conceptions^ut recompcnced with
the ioy which followcth (and is as it were the Mid-wife m their traucll) bccaufc of
i ^lut home into the iVerld; and more then rccompenccd, in that they are ^fraiedhy \ lobig.it.
iearing of children, if they continue tti the faith, and line in holinejfc with tKodcnie. ^- k I ■Tim,t.vlt,
^rfw? is fet to labour, not as before, withdelight, butvvjthpaincanddiflicultie; the
Earth aifo being curfed for his fake : yet by this narrow way, by this crofic-way he is
guided to Hcaucn ; the hope vvherof was giucn him, before Paradife was taken from
him. ^otxw\%n,t\'.ix.initidgime>itlieremembrethmerete, if wccanlearne tohuebjr
faith, and net hy fight.

This, that Mofes telleth of the fall of Man , Experience doth in manner proclaime
througii the World, in the manifold effects thereof, w liich we daily fee. For whereas
the World was made for Man, as before is fhewcd, who a!one,in regard of hii bodily
andfpirituall nature , can nccdeand vleit, no creature in the worldisinhiskindcfo
impcrfc(ft as Man. Hce that was before as an earthly God , is now become an incar-
nateDeuill,and forafpiringtobelikehis Lord,wasmadeafcruantothis l fcruants; j xm-afif^ r^^
the noblcl^ part in hiin betoinniing a bafe Officer to degrade him, Reafon it felfe de- pra !g)iem,c<en&
ic(f^edat thefectof Scnfc,tobeaflaue,andaveryBawdtofcnfuallpIeafurc;, a very ?«,^vi cahfmat-
Brokerfordung-hill-profits.And whatisthisbut tomctamorphofemanintoabeaft? '"''"' OthuHe-
vnleflc that fome in a lower degree, liuing only to liue.fuftbcatcd •" v\ ith cating,dtin- "'"-^^ cbaldaic^
king, flceping, are degenerated into plants ? And it he dcfcend not lower, to become 'se^iJIi',-^"""



)7«Wo



torpidcandhfclefle, yet doth he participate the impcrfcflions of thole thmgs, and
that without their pcrfeitioiis. as if with an imperfcdt retrograde he would reiurnc in-
to his firfl eletricnts. What (tone fo hard as mans heart is rclcjukflc, remorfclcfie to
his beil good ? What duft more fubiefft to the windc, or water more flexible, then he
to temptation and finnc ? Bur thcfc things rcmainc in their nature , or naturall place :
Man is a finning fmoke, a paffing fhadow. And yet if we could flay at our Elements,
ic were fomewhat better, bi t we are fcruants and drudges beneath all naines of bafe-
iielTejVnboweliingtheearth , and our felues in the earth , tor a little hardned earth, *

that neuer had the dignitie to fee, no not to be feenc of the Sunue, We (cemc to rule
thcSkic, Windes,and Seas; indecde wcadueiuureourliues tothcirmercie,andnot
three fingers thicknt (Tc doth feparate vs from death , that wc may bring home an idle
difcourfe, or fomew hat, almolt Icfle then nothing, that we call a Iev\eil. Once, wee
inuertNaturc, fubucrt others, fcrucrtourfclues, for thofc things which fometiriics
kill the body , and alway (erccpt a power^w ith whom all things are pofiibIe,prcucnt)
thcSoule : Andyet"7'A«« fade, this night they may fetch away thy Soate ', and who fe n Luc.ti.i^i
then fhatlthefethingsbe ? And whofe then, and where then, flialt thou be ?Thou gai-
nefi faire to lofe thy felfe, to be taken with thy taking, to be thus bad to others , that
thou maieft be worfe to thy felfe ; and when as (like an A{re)thou haft beene laden all
the dales ofthy life with thofe things, which euen in hauingthou wantcdft, now to
be more intolerably burthcncd, now to bee in Hell , which will ncucr bee fatisficd in
thee, whofe charader was before engrauen in thy VKfatiable heart. Tell me not then
of the reafonsble power of our Soules, whereby we rcfcmble God,feeing that re?fou o Hi^itt.adMi'
may tell thee and mee, that by abufing it ° we are like, and P are of our Fathtr the T)e~ P'^f-^F'"- P'"^
vill. Thar eredted countenance to be Hill grouelling in, and poring on the earth; that citiycolut'^ •
immortail I'oule to minde only fuch things as haue not the impcrfciil priuiledge to bee imi>ius,a^itlttri'-'
niortall; thofc high excellencies to bee abufed to mifchiefe, blaiphcming, denying, »'<w, nonaucg
forfwearingGod, and all for the baft ft ofthebafeft creatures Well might this deluge fi^i^'tbolo tffe->_
of corruption mouethat '1 Cynick.in 3throngofmentomakefearchforay^/4«,this "I' g
man which is now left vs being but the ruines, the carkaffeof himfelfe, Butwhat „ TiliiLictt
necdcs all this? Why are we falleninto fo long and tedious difcourfe of cur fallPEuen lib.6, °

D i bccaufc



E



2 8 Of the fall of Man i and of Ori^'maU Shine » C h a P , 5.

■q luLPekginn. becaufc fome are fa'Ien further, beyond all fsnfe and feeling of their fall , and bclceuc

tit Ajigtift. j^Qj t[^3j ,^ai, ^,as eiier any other creature then now they fee ; that if their goodnefle

r K>«.5.i 2. canot,yct their wickednes might teach them,that foperfeft a world fliould not hauc

E ^n«li!2.'j. beene framed for fo imperfeft a wretch, now only perfect in impcrfedion. Our fall

7 ? .<t»7.i . r;K#/i. muft teach vs to rife, our ftraying to rcturnc , oiar degeneration a regeneration. And

d^lpJe Mah.q.i therefore was not that Image of God wholly done out, but fome remainder conti-

(.DorhelVii,- y^^^^ jq the polleritie , to conuince them of miferie in themfelues , thatfo denying

''"^'^uiii (urn t'lC'nl'elues , they might taks 'Vf their Crojfe, and foIl$vi> the fecond Adam vnto a dura-

«^ inq.d,sp.de But how (miy fomc askc, asl tbePeIagiandid)camethismilerlcto vs?TS^»« pee-
_ ifle. c.zt ilk <jtiige>iHit, nonpeccat Hit ejHt cottdidit, per cjttas igitnr rimoi inter tot pnfidia inno-

'f l''''"^''^T* ceKtiefingi^ipcccatum ingrejfum PDothit agree with diuinc luflice , that if the Fathers
'g'n cauranihtl"' ^^"^ catcn fonre grapes, the childrens teeth fhould be fet on edge ? I anfwcrc wc are
p-Miiiid : qux- heires of our father, we ncedc not leeke fome iecret cranie, wc fee an open gate , r hj
dam fcttch^i- one matt fiMneevtredintotheworld , and death hj finite. A little leaue let vs borrow to
fts creatitrx ad cleare thisdifficultie. Sinuc is *" <i />'<«:i/^r(r/}w«o/;/rf L<»>p,oradefedofconformitic
fut*m lUiidnM, ^^ ^j^^ l^z\y, (» Si auAc-n'o. ¥hv » aViwa) and cannot properly be faid to haue an efficient.
enutn& crei- ""' ^ dehcient caufe,being in it owne nature & lubiiltence, ly7u(u;i Z>. The t School-
ium cfl. Morn, men fay, ill finne are two things to be confidcred, thcfubHanceand the qualitie, c{-
deveritate, c.K. firnce aod priuation, the ai^ and defedt, whereof that they cull the A/aterialt, this the
^iix flint idco F«-w.;/7 part of finne, being nothing elfe but a deformitie,irregularitie, and vnlaw-
vitcantur bvna , f^ingfj'c \^ oumaturall condition and conditions, as cafie to be dirtinguifhed, though
Tid"acinat'a " "°' to be diuided, from the adion, as lamenefle from the working handjor iarringin
ipfk excivpK'a an Inftrumcnt, both from the Ii>ftrument and found. The finner is termed tteqftam^^
tnlmnt : hareti- a 35 «f^«;f ^«^»j^naught,as not ought. Not that finne is fimply nothing, A''<»««ir^/«r/«^
o veram tffen- y^^ priuatitte Nihil) nor is it a meere and purepriuation , but to bee confidered with
InHmActau ^^^^ Rubied, wherein and whereof it is fuch a dillortion and dcftru6lion : the want of
cont.Gmt- ' this confideration draue the/W4w/fif(f/ to their hercticall opinion oftwo beings and
MnUm Hf(7, em beginnings Sinne was firft fccne in the Dcuill, who voluntarily flraied from the right
«/?, poi'tncn way, and as he abode not in the Truth himfelfe, fo he beguiled our firft Parents, from
nee ommno csi <^,\^qj^ ^ by the Conduit of Nature , it is conueied to vs. I fpeake of Originall finne,
tttaumneq. ruf- ^,j^j^j^ is our inheritance : for a6hiall finnes are our owne purchafe and improiiement.
ens.Sed&tthip- and yet bought with that iTocK which our Parents left vs: Our hrft Parents arc to be
fuHM ente alte- confidered, not as fingularpcrfons only, whereby they defiled themfelues, but as the
aiiiseft&di- rootcofmankinde, which had receiued originall rightecufneffe, tokeepeertoloofc
flmnts qtiama to them and theirs, as aperpetuall inheritance. Asin theBodiePolitike, ihcA^of
btJcfJc't ^Itulir' '^^ Prince is reputed the Aft of the whole ; the confent of a Burgeflc in Parliament
nocmti&e. bindeth the whole Citie which heereprefenteth : and ^ as in the naturallBodiethc
Dkn.de DN. whole Body is liable to the guilt of that fad which the head or hand hath committed:
wd. adeiim vi- as 3 roote to his branches, a Fountaine to his ftreames, doth conuey the goodnefle or
'T''^. '"^f"' badneflc which it felie hath receiued : So ftands it betwixt vs and Adam our naturall
'Kamb'.MKlx Prin'^^j the Burgcfle of the World, the Head ofhis humane Bodie and Generation,
{ai/.ii. " iheRootandFountaineofourHumanitic. When he finned , he loft to himfelfe and
X Aqx,mRe.^. vs that huage of God , or that part of the Image of God, which hee had receiued for



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