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be destroyed by the word of salvation, and to be immediately punished with eternal death by him who is the true God and eternal life. And this is the heavy burden which the Word of the Lord hach laid on your fhoulders, and you cannot re
move it. 2. A Word
ho 2. And then for you true Believers, you little are not of- fock, you few chosen out of the many called,
who hear the Word of Christ and are not offended at it, though you hear it everywhere, and that with both ears in this Oniversity and Town, Con. tradicted, Misreported, Reproached, Scandalized, and called Eror, Heresie, New Light, Faction, Schism, Sedition, and hear all manner of evil spoken against it fally, not only by the rude and ig. norant People, but also by the Scribes and Pharifees and Hypocrites of this place, and yet for all these offences you are not offended at it, but own it, and love it, and imbrace it, notwithstanding all the extream disadvantages it hath from this Place, which is counted by carnal people the very fountain of Religion and the Ministry, knowing by Gods own teaching, that it is the Word of Righ. teousness and Life, and the Truth as it is in Jesus, though contrary to the sense of the University and Schools, who have generally their teaching from man; To all such, I say by the word of the Lord, blesed are ye, of the blessed of the Lord, for you are all taught of God touching Chrift, and have heard and learned the Son from the Father, and through this teaching you have true faith in Chrift, and so know him byexperience, whereupon Christ is most precious to you; and through this faith you are established on Christ, so that nothing from Earth or Hell can remove you: And being so etablished chrough Vnion with Christ, you can no niore perish than Christ can perish, and you shall as certainly be saved as Christ is saved.
This is your blefedness from the Lord; and the World and the Devil Mall never be able to make it void; And therefore go and eat your bread with cheerfulness, and lie down and rise and live in safety under the shadow of the Almighty, though in this World, and in this place, you dwell among Bears and Lyons, and have your conversation in the midst of Scorpions; for Clorist himself hath blesed you in himself, and you shall be blessed for ever; Bleffed is be whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Reduced from its Ancient and Mo
dern Corruptions ;
AND Restored to its Primitive Soundness
(The Word of Truth, According to The Substance of Faith, and
(The Nature of Christs Kingdom.
ISAIAH lii. 15. That which hath not been told them, they Mall see,
and that which they have not heard, they shall consider.