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A Collection of pofthumous and orphan
Delivered at St. PAULS and St. GILES his Church,
The Right Honourable
Reverend Father in God
Lord Bishop of VVinchester.
Never before extant.
'Αποθανὼν ἔτι λαλεῖται. Heb. 31. 4ο
Printed by R. Hodgkinfonne, for H. Mofeley, A. Crooke,
S there is nothing that a Chriftian can more defire than a perfonal union with his mystical Head; fo there is nothing that a Chriftian ought more to value than the pretious meanes of its atchievement: For, as the higheft degree of perfect Happineffe, is to be actually prefent with Chrift in Heaven; fo the highest degree of imperfect happinesse Juch of which wee are capable in this valley of Teares) is our affurance of hope that we shall be happy in perfecti- í on. Now amongst the feverall Requifites and meanes of Bliffe, our invoking of God Almigh ty is not the least for whosoever (hall call up bRom.10.13 on the name of the Lord fhall be faved; But as we cannot call upon him in whom we have not beleeved, nor beleeve on him of whom we have not yet heard; fo neither can wee heare without a Preacher. Upon which it followes; That because Faith commeth by Hearing, and Invocation by verfe 17. Faith, therefore (in order of Nature, though not of Dignity) Invocation is the third step, Faith: )(2
c verse 14.1