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1863. Excerpt: ... those, His elect, of whom St Paul maketh mention
in the foresaid Epistle to the Hebrews, and rehearseth many godly
fruits of the same in their conversation. This, then, is no
new-fangled faith, no strange faith, no faith invented by man's
brain; but even the same that God's Holy Spirit teacheth in the
infallible truth of His Scripture, and that Adam, Abel, Enoch, and
all the other servants of God were saved in. Why do men, therefore,
either call it a new-fangled faith, or report evil of us for
setting it forth? Why? I fear me, this is one cause: the old faith
that all those servants of God had whom the apostle nameth in the
eleventh chapter to the Hebrews, had a life and conversation joined
unto it which was rich and full of all good works. Therefore,
seeing there be so many babblers and prattlers of faith, and so few
that bring forth the worthy fruits of penance, it giveth to the
world occasion to report of us that our faith is but new-fangled.
They see us not fall to labour and taking of pains, as Adam did;
they see not the righteousness and thankfulness in us that was in
Abel; they see us not walk after the Word and will of God, as Enoch
did; they see us not take God's warning so earnestly as Noe did;
they see us not so obedient to the voice of God, nor so well
willing and content to leave our friends, to forsake our own wills,
our own lands and goods, at God's calling, and dwell in a strange
country, to do God's pleasure, as Abraham did; they see that we
choose not rather to suffer adversity with the people of God than
to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; they see us not esteem
the rebuke of Christ or trouble for His sake to be greater riches
than all the treasures of this world, as Moses did. To be short,
they see not in our garden those sweet...
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