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tot Pfa. 77. 1,10, 12. Mark 14. 66, to the end Jobr 21. 15,16,17.

VI. As for those wicked & ungodly Men, whom God as a righteous Judge, for former fins, doth blind and harden, w from them he not only witholdeth his grace, whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings, and wrought upon in their hearts, but sometimes also withdrawech the gites which they had, , and exposeth them to luch objects as their corruption makes occafions of lin; z and withal gives them over to their own lufts, the tempo tations of the world, and the power of Sacan, whereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, even under those mcans which God useth for the softning of them. b w Rom. 1. 24, 26, 28. Rom. 11. 7, 8. * Deu. 29, 4. y Mat. 13. 12. Mat.25.29. 2 Dev.2.30.2 Kings 8. 12, 13. .Pfal. 8. 11, 12 b Exod. 7. 3. & 8. 15, 32. 2 Cor. 2. 15. 16. Ifa. 8. 14. 1 Pet.2. 7, 8. Isa. 16. 9, 10, witb Aits 28. 26, 27.

VII. As the Providence of God doch in general reach to all Creatures, so after a most special nanner it taketh care of his Church, and dir, poseth all things for the good thereof. : 1 Tim. 4.10. Ames 98,9. Rom.8.28. Ifa. 43,3,4,5,14

CHAP

CH A P. VI.
Of tbe Fall of Mar, of Sin, and

of the Punisment thereof.

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OD having made a Covenant of Works

and Life thereupon, a with our first Parents, and all their Pofterity in them b they being seduced by the subtiley and temptation of Satan, did wilfully transgress the Law of their Creation, and break the Covenant in eating the forbidden fruit. ct Ron. 10.g. bRom. 5.12.13. 1 Cor.15.21,22. cGen. 3.13. 2Cor.11.3

II. By this Sin they, and we in them, fell from original Righteousness and Communion with God, d and so became dead in Sin, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of Soul and Body. S d Gon. 3. 6, 7, 8. Eccl. 7. 5. Rom. 3. 23. e Gen. 2. 17. Epb. 2. 1. f Tit. 1. 15. Gen. 6. 5. Jer. 17. 9. Rom. 3. 10. to 19.

III. They being the Root,& by God's appointment ftanding in the room & stead of all mankind, the guilt of this Sin was imputed, sand corrupted nature conveyed to all their pofteri. ty descending from them by ordinary generation, b&Gen. 1.27,28.Gen. 2.16,17.885 17.26

Rom.

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Rem 5, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 1 Cor 15 21, 22, 45, 49 h Pfal 51 5 Gen 5 3 Job 14 4 & 15 14

IV. From this Original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled and made opposite to all good, i and wholly inclined to all evil, k do proceed all actual Transgressions.. i Rom 5 6&87 & 7 18 col 1 21 k Gen 6 5 & 821 Rum 3' 10, 11, 12 ! Jam i 14, 15 Epb 2 2 3 Mat 15 19

v.
This Corruption of Nature during this life,
doth remain in those that are regenerated ; " &
although it be through Christ pardoned and
mortified, yet both it self, and all the motions
thereof are truly & properly fin.» m 1 Jobon 18
10 Rom 7 14, 17, 18, 23 Jam 3 2 Pro 20 9
7 20 n Rom 7 57, 8, 25 Gal 5:17

VI.
Every Sin both original and actual, being a
Transgression of the righteous Law of God,

& contrary thereunto, o doth in its own nature bring guilt upon the sinner, p whereby he ig bound over to the wrath of God, and curie of the Law, r and so made subject to death,

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CHAP. IIL

Of God's Eternal Decree.

GO

OD from all eternity did by the moft

wise and holy Counsel of his own Will, freely and unchangeably Qrdain whatsoever comes to pass, Yet so, as thereby neither is God the Author of fin, b. nor is Violence offered to the Will of the Creatures, nor is the Liberty or contingency of second Causes taken away, but rather established. c. * Epb. 1. II. Rom. II. 33. Heb. 6. 17. Rom. 9. 15,'18. b yam. 1. 13, 14. i fobn 1, s. c Acts 2. 23. AEUS, 4. 27, 28. Mai, 17. 12. Jobr 10. 11.

Prov. 16. 33

II. Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed Conditions, . Yec hath he not decreed any thing, because he forefaw it as future, or that which would come to pass upon such Conditions. ' d Afts 15. 18. 15. and 23. 11, 12. Mat. 11. 21,23 e Rom. 9. 11, 13, 16, 18.

II. By the Decree of God for the manifeftation of his Glory, fome Men and Angels f are mredestinated unto everlasting life, and others

fore

foreordained to everlasting Deathi & f 1 Tim.

Mat. 25. 41. Eph. 1. 5, 6. Prov. & Rom. 9. 22, 23:

5. 21.

16. 4.

IV.

These Angels and Men thus predefinated, and fore-ordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number is so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished. b 2 Tim. 2. 19. Jobp

13. 18.

V. Those of mankind that are predestinated unto Life, God, before the foundation of the World was laid, according to his Ecernal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his Will,hath chofen in Chrift unto everlasting Glory, i out of his meer free Grace and Love, without any foresight of Faith or good Works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the Creature, as Conditions or Causes moving him thereunto, k and all co the praise of his glorious Grace, i i Eph. 1. 4, 9, 11. Rom. 8. 30. 2 Tim. 1. 9. I Tbef. 5.9. k Rom.9. 11,13, 16. Epb. i. 4. 9. 1 Eph. 1. 6, 12.

VI. As God hath appointed the Elect unto Glow ry, so hath he by the eternal and most f

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