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Rech: 293 Parker
Jooph O F, Morris
William Dell,

MINISTER of the Gospel;
Sometimes Attending both the Ge.
nerals in the


Now MASTER of Gonvil and Carus

Colledge in Cambridge.
Heretofore Published at Several Times, and

on Several Occasions ; and now gathered in
One Volume, for the Benefit of the Faithful,
and Conviction of the World.

Printed in the Year 1652, and now Re-printed by

5. Sowle in White-Hart-Court, in Gracious-Street,

Irrah Lowe Siourbridge

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Preface to the READER



E are almost at the end of Books; these

Works are now preaching their

own Funerals; whilst i bey are holding forth the Spirit, the letter is grown old and is dying into the newness of the spirit, and there looks 19 be found, into which all ihings shall be resolved, being restored out of their enmity, as into their Original whence they came; even Preaching and Preachers, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Paftors, and Teachers, given for the perfecting of Ephef

. 4. the Saints, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 11, 12, 13. till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the know ledge of the Son of God, unto a per

man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; till we come into a spiritual uniformity in Christ, being all filled and cloarbed with bim, beyond all external forms, which are the rudiments and elements of children, with which state there is no uniformity consistent, there being in it so many several statures and ages; And the Defign of Uniformity upon that is from none but Satan. to kill Christ whilft he is a Child, and stifle him in his fwadling cloaths, though the pretence be with Herod to give him honour and worship. But how vain ere these plots upon him, who shall subdue all things to himself and swallow up death, or the vail (a Part whereof external forms are) into vi&ory, and bring forth judgment with triumph ? He shall Swallow up all

, and rise up out of that which hath swallowed bim and been his Grave, and that have we been, and made every thing to be, who are now giving up our dead, expecting to live in the liber. Efai. 25. 76 ty of our prisoner, whom we see at last to be our


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