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>nly a mansion and counterstroke of the inward
>ower, a cause of the motion of the tincture.
28. For power proceeds from the tincture through
notion of the coarse elemental spirit, and is
carried thereby into sensation, viz. into taste and
29. For smell is nothing but the sensation of the
incture, through which the efflux of divine power
eveals itself, and thus assumes perceptibility. The
harpness of smell is indeed elemental, but the true
J^jrer and virtue in the sharpness of the smell is
he tincture. For the, motion of a thing is not
he highest reason of power, but that to which
;he cause of the motion is due.
30. The physician uses a fragrant herb for his
nedicaments; but the smell, that is, the sharpness
>f the smell, is not the cure which cureth the
>atient in his sickness. But that is the cure, from
vhich such balsam or smell arises, viz. the tincture,
vhich imprints itself in such balsam.
31. Christ said to the fig-tree : Be thou withered
Matt. xxi. 19). But the external, audible, human
vord, or the sound, was not the power by which it
vas done. But the power was that from whence
;he word came. Else, if the external human sound
lid it, other men could do it too.
32. The like also is to be understood concerning
'aith. Confession and assent in respect to a thing
s not true faith, much less is science so. But
:hat is faith, from which the confession proceeds,
riz. the revealed Spirit of God in the inward ground
)f the soul, which by the confession frames itself
n the pronounced word and makes this visible