God hath redeemed us; but we have lightly esteemed this redemption. We have all neglected this great salvation, and have provoked God to cast us off. He has called all men to serve and to obey Him, but they did not like Him to reign over them. He has given to us all in our baptism His Holy Spirit, but we have resisted His motions within us. He gave to His Church precepts and ordi nances, by which the Body of Christ might be edified to the perfect Man, the measure of the stature of His fulness 3 but we and our fathers have despised them, and followed our own imagi nations: wherefore confusion has been wrought in the house of God.