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Part Second Directions for Managing This War Successfully, With Some Motives Sprinkled Among Them

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Title: Part Second Directions for Managing This War Successfully, With Some Motives Sprinkled Among Them  
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Subject: Religion, Christian literature, Christian theology
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Excerpt: This verse is a key to the former, wherein the apostle had exhorted believers to encourage and bear up their fainting spirits on the Lord, and the power of his might. Now in these words he explains himself, and shows how he would have them do this, not presumptuously [to] come into the field without that armour which God hath appointed to be worn by all his soldiers, and yet with a bravado, to trust to the power of God to save them. That soul is sure to fall short of home (heaven I mean), who hath nothing but a carnal confidence on the name of God, blown up by its ignorance of God and himself. No, he that would have his confidence duly placed on the power of God, must conscientiously use the means appointed for his defence, and not rush naked into the battle, like that fanatic spirit at Munster, who would needs go forth, and chase away the whole army then besieging that city, with no other cannon than a few words charged with the name of the Lord of hosts, which he blasphemously made bold to use, saying, In the name of the Lord of hosts depart. But himself soon perisheth, to learn others wisdom by what he paid for his folly. What foolish braving language shall ye hear drop from the lips of the most profane and ignorant among us! T hey trust in God, hope in his mercy, defy the devil and all his works, and such like stuff, who a re yet poor naked creatures without the least piece of God's armour upon their souls. To cashier such presumption from the saints' camp, he annexeth this directory to his exhortation, ?Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.? So that the words fall into these two general parts. FIRST, A direction annexed to the former exhortation, showing how we may in a regular way come to be strong in the Lord, that is, by putting on the whole ?armour of God.? SECOND, A reason or argument strengthening this direction, ?that ye may be able to stand against the wile of the devil.?

 

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