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lation to all that sincerely obey the militatis, diligentice et consolationis gospel.

copiosae omnibus sincere obedientibus evangelio.

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Of Creation.

De Creatione. I. It pleased God the Father, Son, I. Deo, Patri, Filio et Spiritui and Holy Ghost," for the manifes- sancto, complacitum est,' quo æternce tation of the glory of his eternal suce cum potentiæ tum sapientiæ power, wisdom, and goodness,' in bonitatisque gloriam manifestaret," the beginning, to create or make mundum hunc, et quæ in eo contiof nothing the world, and all things nentur universa tam visibilia quam therein, whether visible or invisi- invisibilia, in principio intra sex dieble, in the space of six days, and all rum spatium creare, seu ex nihilo convery good.

dere, atque omnia quidem bona valde.II. After God had made all oth II. Postquam omnes alias creatuer creatures, he created man, male ras condidisset Deus, creavit homiand female, with reasonable and nem marem et foeminam, animabus immortal souls, endued with knowl- inditis rationalibus ac immortaliedge, righteousness, and true holi- bus,imbutos cognitione, justitia, veness, after his own image,' having raque sanctitate, ad suam ipsius imathe law of God written in their ginem,' habentes in cordibus suis hearts,' and power to fulfill it;" and inscriptam Divinam legem,' simul et yet under a possibility of transgres- eandem implendi vires; ' non tamen sing, being left to the liberty of sine quadam violandi possibilitate; their own will, which was subject libertati siquidem permissi erant unto change." Beside this law voluntatis suæ haud immutabilis. written in their hearts, they re- Præter autem hanc in cordibus eoceived a command not to eat of rum inscriptam legem de non comethe tree of the knowledge of good dendo ex arbore scientiæ boni malique

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and evil; which while they kept | mandatum insuper acceperunt ; quod they were happy in their commun- certe quam diu observabant, commuion with God,' and had dominion nione Dei beati erant,' dominiumque over the creatures.

habebant in creaturas.'

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Of Providence.

De Providentia. God, the great Creator of all I. Magnus ille rerum omnium crethings, doth uphold, direct, dis- ator Deus sapientissima sua et sancpose, and govern all creatures, ac- tissima simul providentia' creaturas, tions, and things, from the great- actiones, resque* a maximis usque ad est even to the least, by his most minimas universas sustentat," diriwise and holy providence, accord- git, ordinat, gubernatque secundum ing to his infallible foreknowledge? infallibilem suam præscientiam,' et and the free and immutable coun- voluntatis suce consilium liberum ac sel of his own will, to the praise immutabile, ad laudem glorice saof the glory of his wisdom, power, pientiæ suæ, potentiæ, justitiæ, bojustice, goodness, and mercy.' nitatis, ac misericordiæ.

II. Although in relation to the II. Quamvis respectu præscientiæ foreknowledge and decree of God, ac decreti Dei (causc primce) omthe first cause, all things come to nia immutabiliter atque infallibipass immutably and infallibly," yet liter eveniant,'* per eandem tamen by the same providence he order- ille providentiam eadem ordinat eth them to fall out, according to evenire necessario, libere, aut conthe nature of second causes, either tingenter, pro natura causarum senecessarily, freely, or contingently." cundarum."

III. God, in his ordinary provi III. Deus in providentia sua ordidence, maketh use of means," naria mediis utitur,'* iis tamen non yet is free to work without,'* | astringitur, quo minus absque eis,'

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* Gen. ii. 27; iii. 8-11, 23.
Gen. i. 26, 28; [Am. ed. Psa. viii. 6-8].
Heb. i. 3.
* Dan. iv. 34, 35; Psa. cxxxv. 6; Acts xvii.

25, 26, 28; Job, chaps. xxxviii. xxxix.

xl. xli. * Matt. x. 29-31; [Am. ed. Matt. vi. 26, 30]. • Prov. xv. 3; [Am. ed. 2 Chron. xvi. 9];

Psa. civ. 24; cxlv. 17. · Acts xv. 18; Psa. xciv. 8-11.

Eph. i. 11; Psa. xxxiii. 10, 11.
Işa. Ixiii. 14; Eph. iii. 10; Rom. ix. 17;

Gen. xlv. 7; Psa. cxlv. 7.
10 Acts ii. 23.
" Gen. viii. 22; Jer. xxxi. 35; Exod. xxi. 13;

Deut. xix. 5; 1 Kings xxii. 28, 34; Isa.

x. 6, 7. 1 Acts xxvii. 31, 44; Isa. Iv. 10, 11; Hos. ü.

21, 22. 13 Hos. i. 7; Matt. iv. 4; Job xxxiv. 10.

above,' and against them, at his supra' aut etiam contra ea pro arpleasure.

bitrio suo operetur.' IV. The almighty power, un IV. Omnipotentem Dei potentiam, searchable wisdom, and infinite sapientiam inscrutabilem, bonitatemgoodness of God so far manifest que infinitam providentia ejus eo themselves in his providence that usque manifestat, ut vel ad primum it extendeth itself even to the first lapsum, omniaque reliqua peccata, fall, and all other sins of angels seu hominum sint sive angelorum, se and men,' and that not by a bare extendat ; ' neque id quidem permispermission,' but such as hath joined sione nuda,verum cui conjuncta est with it a most wise and powerful sapientissima potentissimaque eorum bounding,' and otherwise ordering limitatio, ac aliusmodi ad sanctos and governing of them, in a mani- sibi propositos fines dispensatione fold dispensation, to his own holy multiplici ordinatio et gubernatio;* ends;" yet so as the sinfulness ita tamen ut omnis eorum vitiositas thereof proceedeth only from the a sola proveniat creatura, a Deo neucreature, and not from God; who, tiquam, qui sanctissimus quum sit being most holy and righteous, nei- justissimusque neque est, nec esse ther is nor can be the author or quidem potest peccati autor aut apapprover of sin.'

probator." V. The most wise, righteous, and V. Sapientissimus, justissimus, et gracions God doth oftentimes leave gratiosissimus idem Deus, sæpenufor a season his own children to mero filios suos tentationibus multimanifold temptations and the cor- fariis, suorumque cordium corrupruption of their own hearts, to chas- tioni ad tempus permittit ; quo ob tise them for their former sins, or admissa prius peccata castiget eos, to discover' unto them the hidden vel corruptionis iis detegat vim ocstrength of corruption and deceit- cultam, cordiumque suorum fraudufulness of their hearts, that they lentiam ut humilientur; quoque eos may be humbled ;* and to raise excitet ad strictam magis et constanthem to a more close and constant tem a seipso proferendis suppetiis

i Rom. iv. 19-21.
? 2 Kings vi. 6; Dan. iii. 27.
* Rom. xi. 32-34; 2 Sam. xxiv. 1; 1 Chron.

xxi. 1; 1 Kings xxii. 22, 23; 1 Chron.
s. 4, 13, 14; 2 Sam. xvi. 10; Acts ii. 23;
iv. 27, 28.

4 Acts xiv. 16.
* Psa. Ixxvi. 10; 2 Kings xix. 28.
• Gen. 1. 20; Isa. x. 6, 7, 12.
? James i. 13, 14, 17; 1 John. ii. 16; Psa.

1. 21.
* 2 Chron, xxxii. 25, 26, 31; 2 Sam. xxiv. 1.

dependence for their support unto' dependentiam; Quo denique adversus himself, and to make them more omnes occasiones peccati de futuro watchful against all future occa- reddat cautiores. Sed et ob alios sions of sin, and for sundry other etiam varios fines, justos sanctosque just and holy ends.?

sibi propositos." VI. As for those wicked and VI. Quod scelestos illos spectat ungodly men whom God, as a impiosque homines, quos Deus, ut righteous judge, for former sins, justus judex, ob peccata præcedendoth blind and harden,' from tia excæcat induratque ;' eis ille them he not only withholdeth his non solum gratiam suam non imgrace, whereby they might have pertit, qua ipsis cum illuminari been enlightened in their under- intellectus, tum affici corda potuisstandings and wrought upon in sent ;' sed interdum subtrahit eis their hearts, but sometimes also quibus imbuti erant dona,' et ipsos withdraweth the gifts which they exponit illiusmodi objectis, unde had, and exposeth them to such corruptio eorum arripit sibi pecobjects as their corruption makes candi occasiones ;' simulque traoccasion of sin;' and withal, gives dit eos suis ipsorum concupiscentiis them over to their own Insts, the et tentationibus mundi, et potestati temptations of the world, and the Satanæ ;' ex quo fit ut seipsos power of Satan;' whereby it comes ipsi indurent, et quidem sub iisto pass that they harden them- dem mediis quibus utitur Deus ad selves, even under those means alios emolliendos. wlich God useth for the softening of others."

VII. As the providence of God VII. Providentia Dei sicut ad doth, in general, reach to all creat- omnes creaturas universali modo nres, so, after a most special man- se extendit ; ita modo plane pecuner, it taketh care of his Church, liari Ecclesiæ suæ curam gerit, and disposeth all things to the ac in ejus bonum disponit unigood thereof."

versa.'

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[Am. ed. upon.] 9 2 Cor. xii. 7-9; Psa. Ixxiii. throughout;

Ixxvii. 1-10, 12; Mark xiv, 66 to the

end; John xxi. 15-17. 9 Rom. i. 24, 26, 28; xi. 7, 8. * Deut. xxix. 4. 5 Matt, xiii. 12 ; xxv. 29.

6 Deut. ii. 30; 2 Kings viii. 12, 13.

Psa. Ixxxi, 11, 12; 2 Thess. ii. 10–12. & Exod. vii. 3; viii. 15, 32; 2 Cor. ii. 15, 16;

Isa. viji. 14; 1 Pet. ii. 7, 8; Isa. vi. 9, 10;

Acts xxviii. 26, 27. • 1 Tim. iv. 10; Amos ix. 8, 9; Rom, viü

28; Isa. xliii. 3-5, 14.

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Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Pun De hominis lapsu, de peccato ejusque ishment thereof.

pæna. I. Our first parents, being se I. Primi parentes, Satanæ subduced by the subtilty and temp- tilitate ac tentatione seducti, fructus tation of Satan, sinned in eating vetiti esu peccaverunt.' Hoc eorum the forbidden fruit. This their peccatum secundum sapiens suum sin God was pleased, according to sanctumque consilium Deo placuit his wise and holy counsel, to per- permittere, non sine proposito ilinit, having purposed to order it lud ad suam ipsius gloriam ordito his own glory.'

nandi.' II. By this sin they fell from II. Hoc illi peccato, justitia sua their original righteousness and originali et communione cum Deo communion with God,' and so be-exciderunt ;' itaque facti sunt in came dead in sin,' and wholly de- peccato mortui,' atque in omnibus filed in all the faculties and parts facultatibus ac partibus animæ corof soul and body:

porisque penitus contaminati." III. They being the root of all III. Quumque illi fuerint radix mankind, the guilt of this sin was totius humanio generis, hujusce pecimpnted, and the same death in cati reatus fuit imputatus, eademque sin and corrupted nature conveyed in peccato mors ac natura corrupta to all their posterity descending propagata, omnibus illorum postefrom them by ordinary genera- ris, quotquot ab iis ordinaria quition.'

dem generatione procreantur.' IV. From this original corrup IV. Ab hac originali labe (qua tion, whereby we are utterly in- ad omne bonum facti sumus inhadisposed, disabled, and made op-biles prorsus ac impotentes, eique posite to all good, and wholly plane oppositi, ad malum autem inclined to all evil,' do proceed omne proclives penitus)' proveniunt all actual transgressions." omnia peccata actualia."

V. This corruption of nature, V. Hæc naturæ corruptio durante

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6 Gen. i. 27, 28; ii. 16,17; Acts xyii. 26; Rom.

v. 12, 15-19; 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22, 45, 49.
* Psa. li. 5; Gen. v. 3; Job xiv. 4; xv. 14.
8 Rom. v. 6; vii. 18; viii. 7; Col. i. 21;

[Am. ed. John iii. 6].
° Gen. vi. 5; viii. 21; Rom. iii. 10-12.

James i. 14, 15; Eph. ii. 2, 3; Matt. xv. 19.

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