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purpose of his Will fore-ordained all the means thereunto: Wherefore they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Chrift,x are effe&tually called unto Faith in Chrift by his Spirit working in due season, are juftified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by his power, through Faith unto Salvation. P Neither are any other redeemed by Christ, or effectually called, justified, adopted, fanctified and saved, but the Elect only.9 mi Pel.1.2. Epb. 1,4:51 & 2.10. 2 Thef. 2. 13: 1 Tbef. 5.9,10. Tit. 2.14 o Rom. 8. 30. Epb. 1. 5. 2 Tbef. 2. 13.

i Pet, 1.5. 9 Jobn 7. 9. & 6. 64, 65. & 8. 47. & 10.26. Rom. 8. 28. to the 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 them to dishonour and Wrach 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 Pér.2.8.

VIII.

The Doctrine of this high Mystery of Predestination, is to be handled with special prue 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 consolation to all thac fincerely obcy the Gospel. *. * Rom. 9. 20. 11, 33. Deus. :29. 29. 2 Pet. 1. 10. * Epb. i. 6. Rom. 11 33 "Rom. 11. 5&6,20. 2 Pei.1.10. Rom.8.33. Luk. 10. 203,

CHA P. IV.

Of Creation.

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T pleased God the Father, Son and holy

Ghoft, * for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal Power, Wisdom and Goodness, in the begioning to create or make of nothing the World & all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of fix 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. Fer. 10. 12. Pfal. 104. 24.& 33. 5,6. Gen. 1. Chap. Heb. 11. 3. Col. 1. 16. Afts 17. 24.

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

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knowledge, Righteousness and true Holiness, after his own Image, having the Law of God written in their Hearis, & and power to fulfil it ; and yet under a posibility of tranfgreffing, being left to the liberty of their own Will, which was subject :o change. ' Befides 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. 2. 7. Eccl. i 2.7. Luke 23. 43. Mar. 10. 28. 'Gen. 1. 26 Col. 3: 10. Epb. 4. 24. i Rom. 2. 14, 15.

Eccl. 3. 9,10,11, 23

Gen. I. 26, 28. & 2. 17.

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6. Eccl. 7.19

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CH'A P. V.
Of Providence.

10D the great Creator of all things, doch

uphold, · direct, dispose, and govern all Creatures, a&ions, and things from the greatest even to the least ' by his most wise and holy Providence, according to his infallible fore knowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own Will,' to the praise of the glory of his Wisdom, Power, Jure rice, Goodness & Mercy. ! *Heb. 1.3. Dan.

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4. 34, 35. Pfal. 135. 6. 18s 17. 25, 26, 28, 29. Job. 38, 39, 40, 41. chapters. Mat. 10. 29, 30, 31. Pfal. 104. 24. & 15.3.& 145. 19. A&$ 15. 18. Psal. 94. 8,9,10,11. Epb. 1.11. Psal 33. 10, 11. Ifa. 63. 14. Epb 3 to. Rom. 9. 17. Gen. 45. 17. Pfal. 145. 17.

11. 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 chem to fall out, according to the nature of second Causes, either necessarily, freely or contingencly. A&ts 2 23. 'Jer 31 35 Exod 21 13 Gen 8 22 Deut 19 5 1 Kings 22 28 34 1fa. 106, 7:

III. God in his ordinary Providence makech use of means,

yet is free to work without, "'above, ” and against them at his Pleasure, * * Aas 27 31, 44 Isa 55 i Hof 2 21:22

Hof 17 Mat 44 Job 34 10
19, 20, 21 · 2 Kings 6 6 Dam 3 27.

IV. The almighty Power, unsearchable Wisdom and the infinite Goodness of God, fo far manifelt themselves in his Providence, in that his determinate Counsel extendeth it fell even to

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the firft. Fall, and all other fins of Angels and Men, " ( and that not by a bare permission )

which also he most wisely and powerfully boundech, & otherwise ordereth & governeth in a manifold Dispensacion, to his own most holy ends,' yet so as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the Creature, and not from God, who being most holy and righteous, neither is, nor can be the Author or approver of fin.

* Rom. 11. 32, 33, 34. 2 Sam. 24. 1. with 1 Cbron.21. I. Kings 2. 2,22,23. 1Cbro 10.4, 13. 14. 2 Sam. 6. 10. A&t. 2. 23. & 4. 27,28. Pails 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 gracious God doch oftentimes leave for a sealon 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 deceitfulnels of their hearts, that they may be humbled,

and to raise them to a more close and conftant dependance for their support upon himself and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of fin, & for fundry other just and holy ends. * ' 2 Cbroń 32. 25, 26. 31. 2 Sam. 24. 1. 6 2 Cor.12.7,8,9. Pfa.73 per

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