Concerning Ministers made by the will of man.

A Paper concerning such as are made Ministers by the will of man, and an exhortation to all sober minded people to come out from among them.

What ministery is that which is upheld by a Law given forth in mans will con­trary to the Law of God, if it be not Antichristian? and whether or no their Ministery was from God that haled out of the Synogoues, o [...] those that were haled? And whether Paul's Ministery was not according to what you now perse­cute, who went into the Synagogues to reason with them, after the same man­ner as wee doe novv, vvho received not his Ministery from man, neither had it by man, though he was brought up at the feet of Gamaliell, he counted that which he learned there, as dung and drosse, in comparison of the excellency of Jesus Christ; and now with the Same light, your form of prayer, and form off preaching without the power, it is as drosse and dung to me, and to all that live in the life, who know Christ to be the high Priest over the houshold of God, whose Government is on his shoulders, who will not acquit the wicked, neither shall the evill doer escape his hand; for the hand of the Lord is streched out, and by the bareing of his arme are we Saved from all our trangressions, which by no other means could be done; for when I wallowing in my blood, and no eye pittied me, nor none could cure my disease, when I went through the vale of misery, in the cloudy and dark day, when no light appeared, then was I fol­lowing men, but darkness was over the whole earth in me, which was my great sorrow, but sometimes hope was an anchor, that it should not be alwaies so, but when the flood came I was as one overwhelmed with sorrow, for all my actings, and my prayers returned in vain; while I was acting for life, the living suffer­ed in me, which groaned for deliverance, and the groans of that was heard, and not my prayers, then the Son of Righteousness appeared to me, with healing under his wings, then he rent the vail, and uncovered all that I had done, and shewed me the book wherein all my actions were set down, that I had acted a­gainst him ever since I was a childe, and indeed I could read in it, and knew what was written there, then was the acceptable yeer of the Lord God, and the day of vengeance to the ungodly in me, then was the vials of the wrath of God powred forth upon me without mixture, and indeed it was given me to drink deep­ly but I desired that I might be spared, but it was to let me see that I had Sinned against God, and I should be [...]r his indignation, untill he did plead my cause, for I was condemned, but the Blood of the Son of God ransomed me and brought me into freedom, which by no other meanes could be done; then he shewed me his doctrine, and writ his Law in me, and placed his word in my heart, which is an everlasting witness for himself, and against all the world, that their deeds are evil, who by his power hath shaken, and caused all my bones to trem­ble, and to stagger like a drunken man, but the remainder of himself could not be Shaken, for he was stricken, and by his stripes were we healed, and by his light we see all hirelings, and persecutors to be out of his doctrine; therefore we de­ny them; So all people who fear God come out from among them (least you

M. F.

London, Printed in the 4th. month 8th. day for M. W. 1659.

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