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purpose of his Will tore-ordained all the means thereunto: m Wherefore they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Chrift, are effectually called unto Faith in Christ by his Spirit working in due season, are juftified, adopced, sanctified, 0 and kept by his power, through Faith unto Salvation. P Neither are any other redeemed by Chrift, or effectually called, justified, adopted, fanctified and saved, but the Elect only.9 mi Per.1.2. Epb. 1,4:51 & 2.10. 2 Thef. 2. 13. n 1 Tbef. 5.9,10. Tit. 2.14 o Rom. 8. 30. Epb. 1. 5. 2 Tbef. 2. 13. * 1 Pet, I 5. 1 lobx 7. 9. 3 6. 64, 65. 3 8. 47 S 10.26. Rom. 8.28. 10 tbe end. 1 Job.2.19.

VII. The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable Counsel of his own Will, whereby he extended or withholdeth mercy, as he pleaseth, for the glory of his soveraign power over his Creatures, co pass by, and to ordain chem to dishonour and Wrath for their Sin, to the praise of his glorious Juftice. r Mat. 11. 25, 26. Rom. 9. 17, 18, 21, 22. 2Tim.2.19,20. Jude 4. 1 Pet.2.8.

VIII.

The Doctrine of this high Mystery of Predestination, is to be handled with special pru. dence & care, s that men attending the Will of

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God Revealed in bis Word, and yielding obem.. dience thereunto, may from the certainty of their effectual Vocation, be assured of their eternal Election, So shall this Do&rine afford matter of praise, reverence and admiration of God, * and of humility, diligence, & abundant confolation to all that fincerely obey the Gospel. . s Rom. 9. 20. 11, 33Deut. 29. 29.

2 Pet. 1. 10. " Epb. 1. 6. Rom. 11 33 "Rom. 11.5&6,20. 2 Pet.1.10. Rom.8.33. Luk. 10. 203,

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CHA P. IV.
Of Creatior.

T pleafed God the Father, Son and holy

Ghoft, * for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal Power, Wisdom and Goodness, * in the beginning to create or make of nothing the World & all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of 6x days and all very good.

* Heb. i. 2. Job. 1.2,3: Gen. 1. 2. Job. 26.

Job. 26. 13. & 32. 4. Rom. 1.20. Jer. 10. 12. Pfal. 104. 24.& 33. 5,6. Gen. 1. Chap. Heb. 11. 3. Col. 1. 16. Ans 17. 24.

II. After God had made all other creatures, he Created Man, Male and Female, with rea{onable and Immortal Souls, endued ****

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knowledge, Righteousness and true Holiness, after his owo Image," having the Law of God written in their Hearts, . and power to fulfil it ; and yet under a.poflibility of trans , greffing, being left to the liberty of their own Will, which was subject :o change. ' Besides this Law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil ; , which whiles they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God, and had dominion over the Creatures. ! • Gen. 1, 27. Gen. 2. 7. Eccl. 12.7. Luke 23. 43. Mar. 10. 28. 'Gen. 1. 26 Col. 31 10. Epb. 4. 24.

i Rom. 2. 14, 15. 7. 29. 3:6

Gen. 38, 9,10,11, 23.

Gen. I. 26, 28. & 2.17.

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6. Eccl. 7.19

CHAP. V.
Of Providence.

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10D the great Creator of all things, doch

uphold, direct, dispose, and govern ill Creatures, actions, and things from the zreatest even to the least " by his most wilę ind holy Providence, • according to his inallible fore knowledge, and the free and mmutable counsel of his own Will,' to the oraise of the glory of his Wisdom, Power, Jus.

Goodness & Mercy. ! Heb. 1.3.Dan.

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4. 34, 35. Pfal. 135. 6. 48s 17. 25, 26, 28, 29. Job. 38, 39, 40, 41. chapters. Mat. 10. 29, 30, 31. Pfal. 104. 24. & 15.3. & 145. 17. AES 15. 18. Psal. 94. 8,9,10,11. 'Epb. 1.11. Psal 33. 10, 11. Ifa. 63. 14. Epb 3 1o. Rom.9. 17. Gen. 45. 17. Pfal. 145. 17.

II. Although in relation to the fore-knowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly ; " yet by the same Providence he orderech them to fall out, according to the nature of second Causes, either necesarily, freely or contingene

As 2 23. 'Jer 31 35 Exod 21 13 Gen 8 22 Deut 19 5 1 Kings 22 28 34 1fa. 10 6, 7

III. God in his ordinary Providence makech use of , means, * yet is free to work without, ''a

• and againft them at his Pleasure,
* Aits 27 31, 44 Ifa 55 i Hof 2 21:22
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19, 20, 21 : 2 Kings 6 6 Don 3 27.

IV.
The almighty Power, unsearchable Wisdom
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the first. Fall, and all other fiņs of Angels and Men, ( and that not by a bare permission)

which also he moft wisely and powerfully boundech, : & otherwise ordereth & governeth in a manifold Dispensacion, to his own most holy ends,' yet so as the finfulness thereof proceedeth only from the Creature, and not from God, who being most holy and righteous, neicher is, nor can be the Author or approver of fin. * Rom. 11. 32,33,34. 2 Sam. 24. 1. with i Cbron.21. 1. Kings 2. 2,22,23. 1Cbr. 10.4, 13.-14. 2 Sam. 6. 10. A&.2. 23. & 4. 27,28. P Bits 14.16. Pfal. 76.10. 2 Kings 19 28. 'Gen. 50.20. Isa. 10.6, 7, 12. s Jam, 1. 13, 14, 17. i Jobn 2. 16. Pfal. so 21.

V. The most wise, righteous and gracicus God doch oftentimes leave for a season his own Children to manifold temptations, & the corruption of their own hearts, to chastite them for their former fins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of Corruption, and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled, + and to raise them to a more close and conftant dependance for their support upon him. self and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of fin, & for fundry other just and holy ends." '2 Cbron 32. 25, 26. 27. 2 Sam. 24. 1. * 2 Cor.12.7,8,9. Pfa.73 per

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