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ed, and he is a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
The trespasies against ourbrethren in the breach of the second
2. Because every punishment, as it is pænad punishment, so it Reason 2,
Quod pateris medicina eft, non pena, that thou faftereft is thy me-
4. Because there is nune but God that doth whatsoever he Reaf. 4.
A&S 2.23 execution done upon Christ in our flesh, as there were the wicked hands of the Jews and the Romanes, so there was the determinace counsel and fore-knowledge of God:
1. Let us not therefore finne against God, and makt an idol of Use 1:
It is a fearfull thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
rection, remembring that God hath established them for our Pfal.39.9. chastisement : bat let us rather say with David; obmutui e non
aperii os meum quia tu domine fecifti : I was dumb, &c, because
3. Let us remember when God taketh off his hand and restoreth us again to the chearful light of his countenance, to acknow. ledge his mercy to us, and as Christ faith, to finne no more, least some more heavy judgement fall spon us.
Let us with David remember the vows which we made to God in our affliction, and spend the time of our iojourning here
in feare. Use 4.
4. Lastly, Seeing God hath comforied us, let us also comfort 2 Cor.1.9. our brethren, as the Apostle faith; for God comfortech us in all
our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them which be
shall give unto us the blessing of his Peace,
The eyes of God are purbo;
Grievances... Di 19... 11. HowGod should look ox Whilft men de al treacheroufy v.13. 1 2. L'on God frould hold his congue whilst the wicked devour
ethshe man that is more righteousthen he, vers, 13. 3. How God can expose the Jews his people as a frey to the
Chaldeans, ver. 14.11 And thou makelt men as sbe fushes of the sea, and as the creepa ing things that have no Ruler, From which liberty given
to them. They break forth into all extremos af grueliy, yer, 15. They take
up all with their Angle, they catch them in their net,' and
gather them in their dragge.
aery, vere 16.
dragge, because by them their portion is made fat, and their
Church, and whether he will saforsake them, ver. 17.
1. In that eyes are attributed to God.
(2. In that they are said to be pure. 1. It is a thing frequent in Scripture to give the parts of a mans body to God, the eye, the eare, the hand, the heart, the foot, the bowels, the arme, the face, the back-parts; whereupon certain hereticks literally underftanding those phrases, have believed and taught that God is like to man in shape of bodie and that the image wherein God made man, was corporeal. These hereticks are called Anthropomorphites, because they also cribed to God the image and corporeal likenelle of man.
Whom some ignorant Persons have used to point in the reprefentation of a grave old man, against the clear text of Scripture and warrant of truth.
Of this I will only tell you what Saint Auguftine writing to Fortunatianus a bishop concerning the judgment of another Bi
Epl1.11. lhop, who maintained this heresie, faich,
The text of Scripture attributing the parts of humane bodies to God, must not be literally understood; for then we must allow Godi also to bave bodily wings, for me read also often of the wings and feaibers of God.
But faith ke, as by the wings of God, we do understand divine Protection: fic cum audimus manus operationem: pedes præfentiam ; oculos visionem : faciem juftitiam: brachium potentiam :
So by hands divine operation, by feet Prefence, byens vifion, by
And to thew that neque folus, neither alone, nec prior,nor first
And surely because this errour is yet in the minds of many
Moses who searched as deep into this facred and secret myste-
I hou shalt see my back parts.
Gregor. Nyliene. We must follow after Gods for he goeth before
For we must remember how render God was of appearing in
Take yee therefore good heed unto your (elves, (for. yee Saw no. manner of fimilitude on the day that the Lord [puke into you in Ho
reb, ont of the midst of the fire.) Verf. 16. Least ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image the
fimilitude of any figure, cc.
Neither is ie necessary for adoration, that we do assigne any set figure to God in our thoughes, seeing every one of us doch believe that he hatha living ioule in him, whereby all the parts
of the body are both directed and enabled in their feveral offices, yet no man can conceive any set forme or similitude wherunco it may be resembled,
2. Another figurative speech here is where che Prophet calleth these eyes of God pure eyes; for wickednies and evil cannot defile the sight: it is said of the fair eye of heaven, that it shinech upon the just and unjuft. And David faith; that God seeth all the thoughts of mans heart, why he then seeth much vanity and much iniquity
But thofe are called pure eyes which do behold nothing that is evil, to approve it in it felfe, to aber it in our brother, to imitate it in our selves, and in this sense the eyes of God are said to be pure, that is, abhorring fin.
Again, the Puricy of Gods eyes doth import the clear judg: ment of God, which is of such penetration as nothing can con. ceal it self from him, in which sense David faith i The Lord is in his holy Temple, the Lords Throne is in heaven:
PII, 14. his eyes behold, bisepe:lids try the children of men, upon which words Saint Augustine saith, that there is apertio and.opertio
. Octalorim des; an opening and a covering of Gods.eyes.lv ..!
He is said to fee with his eyes, when he declareth himself to see and cake notice of any thing : but he doth tty with his eye-lids, when he maketh as though he Nept and considered not, winking for a time at the iniquitics of mense 12 Our Lellon from thiodonble figure of specchiis, so
Dod. That God as a severe searcher cand punisher of linne ; for search he triech the hearis da reinstfor panihmentgjudgment begins at his own houfe:this certain rule of truth we mustday hold & be leive, that che Justice & trạch of God can't fail;che wkole coucfa of Scripture, the experience of all times doth make this goodwr
The fin of the Angels that kept not their firft estate, was foon found out and punished; the first news we hear of them was that one of them was a cempter, and deceived our first Parents.
There was a light shining in darknefle, which the darknesse comprehended not. The Manichees feeing che devil wenn so early againft God, thought and taught that the be were two prima cipia,ebo beginnings, one good wood the Author of all good, anochied evil God the Author of all evil, not knowing the fall of