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fot Pfa. 77. 1,19,12. Mark 14. 66, to the end Jobr 21. 15,16,17.

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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 withdraweth the gifts which they had, ; and exposeth them to such objeds,as their corruption makes occasions of lin ; z and withal gives them over to their own lufts, the cemptacions of the world, and the power of Satan, wbereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, even under those means which God 'useth for the softning of them. b w Rom. 1. 24, 26, 28. Rom. 11. 7, 8. * Deu. 29, 4. 3 Mar. 13. 12. Mat.25.29. 2 Deu.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. Ife. 16. 9, 10. with Acts 28. 26, 27.

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

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

of the Punishment thereof.

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OD having made a Covenant of Works

and Life thereupon, a with our firft Parents, and all their Pofterity in them b they being seduced by the subtilcy and temptation of Satan, did wilfully transgress the Law of their Creation, and break the Covenant in eating the forbidden fruit. * Rom. 10.5. bRom. 5.12.13. 1 Cor.15.21,22. Gen. 3.13. 2 Cor. 11.3

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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. f 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. 10 19.

III. They being the Root,& by God's appointment standing in the room & stead of all mankind, the guilt of this Sin was imputed, & and corrupted nature conveyed to all their pofteri. ty descending from them by ordinary generanon, b&Gen. 1.27,28.Gen. 2.16,17. A8s 17.26

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Rom 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..

6 & 87 & 7 18 col 1 21k Gen 6 5 & 821 Rum 310, 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 ; 17 & although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both it self, and all the motions thereof are truly & properly fin.» m 1 John 1 8 10 Rom 7 14, 17, 18, 23 Jam 3 2 Pro 20 9 Eccl7 20 n Rom 75, 7, 8, 25 Gal 5:17

VI. Every Sin both original and actual, being a Tranfgression of the righteous Law of God, & contrary thereunto, o doth in its own nature bring guilt upon the finner, p whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God, and curle of the Law, and so made subject to death,

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with all miseries Spiritual, : Temporal" and Eternal, w o 1 Jobn 3 4 P Rom 20. 15 & 39, 19 9 Epb 2 3. Gal 3 io' Rom 123 Epb 4 18 u Rom 8 20 Lam 3. 39 w Mat 25 41, 2 Tbes i 9

CHA P. VII.

Of God's Covenant with Man.

HE distance between God and the Crezi

cure is so great, that although reasonable Creatures do owe Obedience to him as their Creator, yet they could never have attained the reward of life, but by some voluntary con-, descention on God's part, which he hath been pleased to express by way of Covenant a Ifa 49 13 14 15 16 17 Job 9 32 33 Pfa. 113 56, & 100 2, 3 Job 22 2 3 6 35 7 8, Luke 17 10 Aas 17 24 25

II. The first Covenant made with man, was * Covenant of Works, 6 wherein life was promised to Adam, and in him to his postericy, . upon condition of perfect and personal Obedience. db Gal a 12 c Rom 10 56 5 12 10 20 d Gox. 2 17 Gal 3 10

III, Man by his fall having made himself uncapable of life by that Covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second, • commonly called the Covenant of Grace ; wherein he fiely offereth unto Sinners life and Salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them Faith in him that they may be laved, 'ard promifirg to give unto all those that are ordained unto life, his holy Spirit to make them willing ay d able co believe. 6 . Gal. 3 21. Rom.3 20,21 Gen 3. 5. Ifa.42. 6. Mark 16. 15,16. John 3. 16. Rom. 106,10. Gal.3.11. Ezek. 36 26,27, Jobn 6. 44, 45.

IV. This Covenant ofGrace is frequently fee forth in Scripture by the name of a Tefament in rem ference to the death of Jesus Christ the Tefta: tor, and to the everlasting Inheritance, with all things belonging to it, ther:in bequeathed. h Heb.7. 22.& 9.15,16,17. Luke 22, 20. i Coro

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V. Although this Covenant hath been differentiv and varioufly adminiftred in respect of Ora dinances & loftitutions in the time of the Law, and since the coming of Christ in the f-th. yet for the substance and efficacy of it, 10 ::|| its Spiritual and saving ends, it is one and the. fame, upon the account of which various

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