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K. Henry. 8. Notes vpon Patrickes Places. Henry Forrest, Martyr.


vntill his death, was vnder the law (whiche law he came not
to breake, but to fulfill) so his Sermons made to the Iewes,
for the most part, runne all vppon the perfect doctrine and
workes of the law, shewyng and teachyng, what we ought to
do, by the right law of Iustice, & what daunger insueth in not
MarginaliaWhat places of the Scripture are to be referred to the lawe, and what to the Gospell.performing the same. All which places, though they be cōtei-
ned in the boke of the Testamēt, yet are they to be refer-
red to the doctrine of the law, euer hauyng in them included
a priuye exception of repentaunce, and fayth in Christ Iesus.
As in example, where Christ thus preacheth, Bleßed bee they
MarginaliaMath. 5.that be pure of hart, for they shall see God. &c. Math. 5. Agayn, ex-
MarginaliaMath. 18.cept ye be made lyke these children, ye shall not enter. &c. Math. 18.
MarginaliaMath. 7.Item, but hee that doth the vvill of my father, shall enter into the kingdome of heauen. &c. Math. 7. Item the parable of
the vnkinde seruaunt iustlye caste into prison, for not forge-
MarginaliaMath. 18.uing hys fellovve &c. Math. 18. The casting of the riche glot-
MarginaliaLuke. 16.ton into hell. &c. Luke. 16. Item, hee that denyeth me here be-
MarginaliaLuke. 12.fore men, I vvill denye hym before my father. &c. Luke. 12.
With such other places of like condition. All these (I say) pe
teinyng to the doctrine of the law, do euer include in them, a
secrete exception of earnest repentaūce, and fayth in Christes
precious bloud. For els, Peter denyed, and yet repented. Ma-
ny Publicanes and sinners were vnkynd, vnmercyfull, and
hard harted to their felow seruauntes, and yet many of them
repented, and by fayth were saued. &c. The grace of Christ
Iesus worke in vs earnest repentaunce, and fayth in hym vn-
feyned. Amen.
Briefly, to know whē the law speaketh, and whē the Gos-
pell speaketh, and to discerne the voyce of the one, from the
voyce of the other, this may serue for a note: That whē there
is any morall worke commaunded to be done, either for es-
chuyng of punishment, or vpō promise of any reward tēpo-
rall, or eternall, either els when any promise is made with cō
dition of any worke cōmaunded in the law, there is to be vn-
MarginaliaThe promise of the Gospell is without condition.derstanded the voyce of the law. Cōtrary, where the promise
MarginaliaFree without merites.of life & saluatiō is offered vnto vs frely, without all our me-
MarginaliaSimple without condition.rites, & simply without any conditiō annexed, of any law ei-
ther naturall, ceremoniall, or morall, all those places whether
they be read in the old Testamēt, or in the new, are to be re-
MarginaliaWhat is the Gospell properlye.ferred to the voyce and doctrine of the Gospel. And this pro-
mise of God frely made to vs by the merites of Iesus Christ,
so long before prophesied to vs in the old Testamēt, & after-
ward exhibited in the new Testament, and now requiring no
thyng, but our fayth in the sonne of God, is called properly
the voyce of the Gospell, and differreth from the voyce of
the law in this, that it hath no condition adioyned of our me
rityng, but onely respecteth the merites of Christ the sonne
of God, by whose fayth onely we are promised of God to be
saued and iustified, accordyng as we read. Rom. 3. The righte-
ousnes of God commeth by fayth of Iesu Christ, in all and vpon
all, that doe beleue. &c. MarginaliaRom. 3.
MarginaliaThe second Caution.The second Caution, or daunger to be auoyded is, that
we now knowyng how to discerne rightly betwene the law
and the Gospel, and hauyng intelligence not to mistake the
one for the other, must take heede agayn, that we breake not
the order betwene these two, takyng and applying the law,
where the Gospell is to be applyed, either to our selues, or
toward other. For albeit the law and the Gospel, many times
are to be ioyned together in order of doctrine: yet case may
fall somtymes, that the law must be vtterly sequestred frō the
MarginaliaWho they be to whom the Gospell onely belongeth.Gospell. As when any person or persons do feele thē selues,
with the Maiestie of the law, & iudgemēt of God, so terrified
& oppressed, & with the burden of their sinnes ouerweyd &
throwen down into vtter discomfort, and almost euen to the
pitte of hell, as happeneth many tymes, to soft and timorous
consciences, of Gods good seruauntes: when such mortified
hartes do heare either in preachyng, or in readyng, any such
example or place of the Scripture, whiche perteineth to the
law, let them thinke the same nothing to belong to them, no
MarginaliaA mourning goune in a place of mariage, doth not agree.more then a mournyng weede belongeth to a Mariage feast:
and therfore, remouyng vtterly out of their mindes all cogi-
tation of the law, of feare, of iudgement, and condemnation,
let them onely set before their eyes the Gospell, the swete
comfortes of Gods promise, free forgeuenes of sinnes in
Christ, grace, redemption, libertie reioysing, psalmes, thankes
singyng, and a Paradise of spirituall iocunditie, and nothyng
els: thinkyng thus with them selues, that the law hath done
his office in thē already, & now must nedes giue place to his
better, that is, must nedes giue roume to Christ the sonne of
MarginaliaChrist the fulfiller, and also the finisher of the lawe.God, who is the Lord, and maister, the fulfiller, and also the
finisher of the law: For the end of the lavve, is Christ. Rom. 10.
MarginaliaThe thyrd Caution.The third daunger to be auoyded is, that we do not vse,
or apply, on the contrary side, the Gospell, in stede of the law.
For as the other before was euē as much as to put on a mour
nyng gowne, in the feast of a Mariage: so is this but euen to
cast pearles before swyne. Wherein is a great abuse among

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many. For commonly it is sene that these worldly Epicures,
and secure Mammonistes, to whom the doctrine of the lawe
doth properly apperteine, do receaue and apply to them sel-
ues most principally, the swete promises of the Gospell: and
contrarywise, the other contrite and brused hartes, to whom
belongeth onely the ioyfull tydinges of the Gospell, and not
the lawe, for the most part, receaue and reteine to them
selues the terrible voyce and sentences of the law. Whereby
it commeth to passe, that many do reioyse, where they should
mourne: and on the other side, many do feare and mourne,
MarginaliaHow to separate the lawe from the Gospel.where they nede not. Wherfore to conclude, in priuate vse of
lyfe, let euery person discretly discerne betwene the law and
the Gospel, & aptly apply to him self, that which he seeth cō-
uenient. And agayne, in publike order of doctrine, let euery
discret preacher put a difference betwene the broken hart of
the mourning sinner, & the vnrepentante worldling, & so cō
MarginaliaHow to ioyne both the lawe and the Gospell.ioyne both the law, with the Gospell, and the Gospell, with
the law, that in throwyng downe the wicked, euer hee spare
the weake harted: and agayne so spare the weake, that he do
not encourage the vngodly. And thus much concernyng the
coniunction and difference betwene the law and the Gospel,
Vpon the occasion of M. Patrikes places.

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PersecutersMartyrs.The Causes.

MarginaliaHenry Forrest, Martyr.Iames Be-
ton, Arch-
byshop of
Saint An-
drewes.
Frier
Walter
Laing, be-
wrayer of
the confes-
siō of thys
Henry
Forerst.

Henry
Forrest.
At S. An-
drewes in
Scotland.

Within fewe yeares after
the martyrdome of M. Patrike
Hamelton, one Henry Forrest, a
yoūge mā borne in Lithquow,
who a litle before, had receaued
the orders of Benet, and Colet
(as they terme them) affirmed
& sayd, that M. Patricke Hamel-
ton died a Martyr, and that his
Articles were true: for the
whiche hee was apprehended,
and put in prison, by Iames Be-
ton, Archbyshop of Saint An-
drewes. Who shortlye after,
caused a certeine Frier named
frier Walter Laing, to heare his
confession. To whō, whē Hen-
ry Forrest, in secret cōfession had
declared his conscience, how
hee thought M. Patricke to be a
good man, and wrongfully to
be put to death, and that his
Articles were true, and not he
MarginaliaThe Frier vttereth the confessiō of Henry Forrest.reticall: the Frier came and vt-
tered to the Byshop, the con-
fessiō that he had heard, which
before was not throughlye
knowen. Wherupō it folowed,
that his cōfessiō beyng brought
as sufficient probation agaynst
hym, he was therefore conuen-
ted before the Councell of the
Clergie and Doctours, & there
concluded to be an hereticke, e-
quall in iniquitie with M. Pa-
tricke Hamelton, and there de-
creed to bee geuen to the secu-
lare Iudges to suffer death.
When the day came of hys
death, and that hee should first
be degraded, and was brought
before the Clergie in a greene
place, beyng betwene the Ca-
stle of Saint Andrewes, & an o-
ther place called Monymaill, as
soone as hee entred in at the
doore, and sawe the face of the
Clergie, perceiuyng whereun-
to they tended, hee cryed with
a loude voyce, saying: Phy on
MarginaliaPhye on false Fryers.falsehode, Phy on false Friers,
reuelers of confession: after
this day let no man euer trust

any false Friers, contemners of Gods worde, and de-
ceauers of men. And so they procedyng to degrade hym
of hys small orders of Benet and Collet, hee sayd with a
loude voyce, take from me not onely your owne orders,
but also your owne Baptisme, meanyng thereby, what
soeuer is besides that whiche Christ hym selfe instituted,
wherof there is a great rablement in Baptisme. Then
after hys degradation, they condemned hym as an here-

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