|Title:||The inseparable union between Christ and a believer, which death itself cannot sever, or, The bond that can never be broken: opened in a sermon at the funeral of Mrs. Dorothy Freeborne, who was interred at Prittlewell in Essex on 24 of August, 1658 / by Thomas Peck ...|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The inseparable union between Christ and a believer, which death itself cannot sever, or, The bond that can never be broken: opened in a sermon at the funeral of Mrs. Dorothy Freeborne, who was interred at Prittlewell in Essex on 24 of August, 1658 / by Thomas Peck ...
London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1671.
Freeborne, Dorothy, -- d. 1658.
To the truly Pious, and his much Honoured Friend Mr. Sa∣muel Freeborne, S. P. wisheth increase of Grace and fruition of Glory.
To his highly Respected Friends Captain Richard and Captain William Goodlad, S. P. wisheth all increase of Spiritual and Temporal riches.
The Inseparable Union between Christ and a Believer, &c. Opened from that Text
1. For Explication.
Doct. 2. There is nothing in Heaven, Earth or Hell; nothing that now is, or shall be hereaf∣ter can possibly seperate the faithful from the love and fa∣vour of God, which he bears to them in Christ Jesus, their Lord.—
Object. 1. Though persons cannot, though things cannot, though creatures cannot seperate, &c. yet Sin may and doth, Isa. 59. 2. Your iniquitieshave separated between you and your God.
Object. 2. This doctrine breeds pre∣sumption, leaves no place for fear, for this doctrine being true, there is no cause of fear at all.
Object. 3. But doth not the Scripture say Prov. 8. 17. I love themthat love me? God con∣tinues his love to us, if we continue our love to him: but if we cease to love him, he may cease to love us.
Object. 4. But why are the faithful exhorted to continue in the love of God Joh. 15. 9. so Jude 21. keep your selves in the love of God, if there were no possibility of fal∣ling from the love of God?
Doct. 3. The death of the body cannot separate believers from the love of God in Christ Jesus.