The Soldiers of The King In Complete Armour: With Questions and Answers of the Christian Armour Against Satan's Assaults.
Question. What mean and remedies are there to prevent and cure the practices of witchcraft?
Answer. There is one sovereign and principal preservative, and that is, to be within the covenant of grace, made and confirmed in the Gospel by the blood of Christ, touching remission of sins and everlasting life; for to such on one appertains the promises of the blessed presence of God’s spirit, and of the presence and special protection of his holy Angels, to pitch their tents about them, and to preserve their souls and bodies from the power and practices of Satan and his instruments, (namely) so far forth as is expedient for them.
Q. How shall God’s children comfort themselves, when by reason of the number and heinousness of their sins, they cannot be persuaded that they are God’s children?
A. By remembering and laying close to their consciences, these (or the like) rules and directions following; first, it is a great part of our perfection to learn out, and so to lament a man’s errors, and imperfections.
Secondly, God will pardon all sins to them that believe, and repent, be they as the sands of the sea for number and weight: and hereupon we read in the Scriptures, how that Judas having committed incest; David having in the pride of his heart numbered the people, and added thereunto adultery and murder; Solomon in his defection giving into a tolerance to idolaters; Peter having thrice denied his Lord and Master; Mary the Adulteress, Paul a blasphemer and persecutor, Zacchaeus an extortioner, divers Conjurers, whereof we read in the Acts of the Apostles, the incestuous Corinthian, repented, and were received into grace and favour with God.
Thirdly, Christ their Saviour came into the world to save sinners, and for this end gave himself for them (to be) an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet-smelling savour to God, & by death had destroyed the Devil that had the power over death; and therefore, he will deliver them which for fear of death are in bondage.
Lastly, if they do but hunger and thirst after grace, and in good sadness seek the Lord, and the pardon of their sins, they shall never be sent away empty, but be filled with good things, and in God’s court get their rest, Luke. 1:53. Rev. 21:6.