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BY B: BERNARD FRANCIS
Ger

STUDENT IN DIVINITY Sector

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BY CLAUDE FRANÇOIS. TULLIET, M. DC. LXXXIV.

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TO THE READER

Od deGres so cordially and seeks To cara
neftly our salvarion , that He calls it his
worke and his affaire by cxcellepce ; His Son 10 47 340
Sayd to'bis Disciples I have meat you know
nos : Tis to do the will of my Father , and
to accomplisb' bis worke ; And to his Mother
in the Temple : Knew you not that I must
labour in tbe affaires of my Father » And in
the Vigil of his death : Father I bove ata

complished the worke, you have given me to do. Becaus 'ris the worke of workes : the affaire of affaires, and the ayme, and end of other workes. He employés in it not men only, but also Angelis. All the Angelicall Spirits that are rent Heb. 1. inco this world, are sent for the salvation of the Elca , says S Paul. 14.

What say I men and Angelis ? He employes in it his divine Pero fc&tions For if He exerciseth his Power in working miracles : Wifdom in inventions to convert us :

Patience in expe&ing us tó penance : Goodness to allure us : luftice to frighten us Mercy in pardoning us ; Providence in removirg occasions of fin : 'tis for our Talvation. · And to the end there be nothing in Him , or of Him that is not employed in this great work ; He sends che adorable Pera Soos that proceed from him. He sends bis beloved Son : who applyes himself to it with so great tenderness and a"ection, that from thence He takes his name: with so much fervour and Zeal, that he spends in it bis sweat and blood,

He sends the holy Ghost; who'shews likewise His Zeal; when our salvation is in danger , we being in the state of tin, what does He not to draw us out of ic , and to convert us ? He excites us : wakens us : threacens us : importuncs us : knocks almost incel

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