* C willfiilliicirc, and hui^Uiiucflc of mans near*. Now follow otliei' Differences of finne in regard of the ob- jert thereof, which is the law.
the wants of thediftrelfed ; as with their lrowt.rdnello,pcevjll H nefle, ra(hnclle,and with their dillcmpcrcd and diiordcrcd afie- tfions, and actions: yea he muft put upaihim (as it were Jtlieir tier Ions, being afiefted with their mifenc, and touched with companion of their ibrrowes, asifthey were h.s owne, grie- ving when lie feeth them to grieve , weeping when they doe WC Vk sixtfyhcthat is the comforter, muft not be difeoura- eed, though after long labour and paincs taking, there follow jinall comfort andeafe to the part* dillrcflcd. 1 or upon the very report, tho d.ftrefled conlcicncc •will fallen thcaccidentupon it idle, and thereby coramoiuy willbc diawue to deeper gricfordcfpairc- The njuwc a Hluicd is (to imagine fcarcftill things t and tometiinc the very bare naming of the Divcli, wi Uftrikc terrour and fcai em into l U y Fiftly, the partictltatis to comfort, mull bcare withal! j - Whether an an Oath byfilfi Gods, be a true Oath 1 _ ^ 32 3 Ho* can Godf*eare by himfelfe, feeing none can *ititeffe nnto him? 1 »8 Whether a man is bound to k etp an Oath taken bjfdfi God,? This diflin Clion is the rather to be Imowne and remembred, bccaufc it fcrvcs ro extenuate or aggravate finnes committed. Secondly by commandcinent :fo/)«W fin- ned in the inurtherof pri.u. TIms Saul finned inltetping the gbfinents of tbem tint ftrtndd'. • ' *• lotlrt pmvo- atioo: thus they finite that provoke others to finite, and here- of Paul fbeaketh when he faith fathers mulhsot provost heir children to wrath. Scav Cnthly by winking at fumes or piling them over by Height reproof, Eph.5. Thus flu hiniad m rebu- king his lonncs, and thereby brought a temporal! Now this man be- ing brought by fomcont ward erodes and aftliftiolis, fo fee his owne milcrie, purpofeth withlrimfelfe to rctumc to Ins father againc, and to humble himfolfc, andconfcfie his iniquities and upon this very purpofc whenhe had laid; 1 mil get to my father Lult ij.i Jnd/ay mo him father I have ftmted,&eh t hisretitrnc afore off, his father receives him as hischilde after acceptation (olio . The like is fo be ftcnc in David, who being raproovedby the Prophet Nathan, for Ins (nines ot a- vfom.i ilulterie and imrrtiicr.prefcntly made a contortion of them, and -it the very fame time, received of the l’rophct fcntcucc of ab- folutton, cvcit foom the Lord fiimfclfe wherein he could not C The fourth Ground T» love any man becanfe he it a Chriftian, and a childt cf Gtd Jr a fenfible andeertain note of a man that is par- taker of the true love of Godin Chill. Iehn)we b»n» that We, me t ran fated from death tolife, becanfe we love the it T a mmifa 1iif flmrr lnvr V f MK Vt C uttnjwenj " "V' J '• \ brethren. 3*3 Whether in the Form of an Oath,, i man may not fireare diretl- ly by creatures, and indire illy by God? Ho* fine forth doth an Oath bind, and is to be kept ? Ami hilly, though other fiimcs in their kind do firing alliamcanddiiho- nouriipon the bodic, yet there is none that fittetb lb nigh, or Leavetb a blot fb deeply imprinted in it, as doth the finite of tmclealmelio; ■'■ ■■ Sett. Tlfo eight diflinflion nf finnas is grounded upon Pauls ex- hortation to Tymothie : Communicate not with oilier mens pallet. Tin M-* 1 ' Sill nes-arc either other mens fiimcs, or C-oinmunication with other mens linnes. rfrltby connlell tints' Caiphat finned when he gtivfc counfell to put Chrifl to death. Sixtlw by flattcric, when men loath up o- thers in finite. Take a further proore of ibis in the prodigafl tonne, whoiri I take not for one that was never called or turned f God,(t Iwngh fomc doc fo, and iceme to have warrant for their opinion:) hut rather forhiif wat is the Cliilde of God, and afterward falls away. Thus the cvill Conlcicncc, Hell, and Death arc good, bccaufc they arc ordained of God, tor the execution ot itis /utlicc, liovvfocvcr in thcmfclvcs and to us they be cvill. and unchangeable witdomc of God revealed in the Morall Law, aviicrcin it is commanded; and thingsas they arc therein commanded to be done by God, are good morall] .
Tilings againc do take unto them the condition of Goodncffe, not oncly by creation, but allb by Gods ordination, whereby they arc chrcftcd and appointed, to fomc ccrtainc ufes and ends. Befidcs tiiis gcnerall and naturall goodnclle, there is alfo a tpfciall or mor/ill goodnclle jtropcrly to colled: audit is that, which is agreablc to the eternal!
a p 2 * ‘ ‘ Whether may he reslue himfelfe by Comb Al e? And thefe two a re not levered, but joyned and mingled together, in all the faculties and powers ofthefoulc.
I ; whtthtr trnamtnti cf( 6li, ious Sttna, SUits and yehitt, &c. Tire rcafon hereof is tliis; Tltcrc are in man after regeneration, two contrary grounds or beginning s (tattionsvto'wit,natiirallcormptii,n, or the inclination of the minde, will, and a/fedlions, to that which is againll the Law, called the l iellv; and a created quality of holinellc wrought in the (aid faculties by the holy (,ho(l, tcarmed the Spirit.
In thcmfclvcs alone fbme things be morally good: for example, when a wicked, man gives an alines it is a good worke oncly in it felfe , bur not good in the doer, bccaufc it is not done in faith, and noi n a pood confcicncc : and fb are all the vet tries of the Heathen morall] good in thcmfclvcs, but they are not good in heathen lnc n : for in them they arc but * he.tntifnll fumes. N °W when Adam falls, and (nines againft God, what is his finne? Lnnnlfioir doth not reach to the wi U, bnctottic omwar tl i Boolcc Cnfis of Confidence.
Now of aftions morally good, there be two de- grees : for they ar c either good in thcmfclvcs alone, orgood both in thcmfclvcs, and in the doer. » oicc of goodnclle is, whereby things and aftions arc both good iowcrs of man to Gods Will. fiom rifcthcfc three differences of fames: fomc arc ftom i he willsm mediately, tonic bcfidcs the will, and fomc arc ,mxt,pattly W«h coinmitcdby w icn a ^ voluntary, his religion, his offence mdeede 4 ( though fomc otherwife think [ out wal'd man.
whether It bs til* fill fir 4 mm being urged, logo to laoll-fer* vice audit tare at he keepehu heart to Cod ! Whether a man that is imprifoned, may breabf prifon ? And he that can findc thefe beginning* or any of them truely m hun- felfc, he may allure himfclfc thereby tliat he is thecluldept God 6i I. ' 7 to be advifedbi oihtrt that are men of »ifdomc, itidgement/inddif- ereiitn.