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10 their own luft, the temptations of the world, and the power of Saran a: whereby it comes to pass, that they harden themfelves, even under those means which God useth for the softening of others ..


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{pirit, and made his heart obstinate, alfo, neither would he let the people that he night deliver him into thy go. 2 Cor. iii 15. For we ate unto hand, as appeareth this day: 2 Kings God a sweet favour of Chrift, in them viii. 12. and Hazael said, Why that are saved, and in then that weepeth my lord ? And he answer- perish. v, 16. To the one we are ed, Because I know the evil that thou the favour of death unto death ; and wilt do unto the children of Israel; to the other, the favour of life unto their strong holds wilt thou set on life : and who is sufficient for these fire, and their young men wilt thou things ? Ifa. viii. 14. And he shall Slay with the sword, and wilt dashbe for a sanctuary; but for a stone their children, and rip up their wo- of stuinbling, and for a rock of of. men with child. V. 13. And Ha- fence to both the houses of Israel, zael said, but what, is thy servant a for a gin, and for a foare to the indog, that he should do this great habitants of Jerufalem. 1 Pet. ii. 7. thing? And Elisha answered, the Unto you therefore which believe, Lord hath fewed me that thou he is precious : but unto them which fhalt be king over Syria.

be disobedient, the stone which the a Psal. Ixxxi. 1 1. But my people builders disallowed, the same is made would not hearken to my voice : and the head of the corner, v. 8. And a Hrael would none of me. v. 12. So stone of stumbling, and a rock of them

up unto their own hearts offence, even to them which ftumble Jults, and they walked in their own at the word, being disobedient, counsels. 2 Theff. ii. 10. And with whereunto also they were appointed. all deceiveableness of unrighteous- }sa. vi. 9. And he said, Go and tell ness in them that perith ; because this people, Hear ye indeed, but unthey received not the love of the deritand not; and fee yo indeed, but truth; that they might be saved, perceive not. 9. 10. Make the heart Vi Ile And for this caufe God fall of this people fat, and make their send them strong delufon, that they ears heavy, and Mhut their eyes : test fhould believe a lie. v. 12. That theysee with their eyes, and heat with they all might be damned, who be- their ears, and understand with their lieved not the truth, but had plea heart, and convert, and be healed. fure in uprighteousness.

With Atts xxviü. 26. Saying, Co b Exod. vii. 31 And I wilt harden unto this people, and say, Hearing Pharaob's heart, and multiply my ye Thail hear, and shall not underSigas and my wonders in the land of stand : and seeing ye shall fee, and Egypt, With Exod. viii. 15. Eut not perceive. v. 27. For the heart when Pharoah faw that there was of this people is waxed grofs, and respite, he hardned his heart, and their ears are dull of hearing, and hearkned not unto them; as the their eyes have they closed ; left they Lord had faid, . 32. And Pha. fiould fee with their eyes, and hear saol bardned his heart at this time with their cars, and undersland with

YII. As the providence of God doch, in general, reach to all creatures; lo, after a most special manner, it taketh care of his church, and disposeth all things to the good thereof c.

CHAP. VI. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punish

nient thereof.

UR first parents being seduced by the fubtilty and

temptation of Satan, finned in eating the forbidden fruit a. This their sin, God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his owo glory b.

II. By this lia they, fell from their original righteousness, and communion with God s, and so became dead in fin d,


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their heart, and should be convert life. v. s. Fear not, for I am with ed, and I should heal them. thee, I will bring thy feed from the

VII. r I Tiin, iv. 10. For there- ealt, and gather thee from the west. fore we both labour, and fuffer re- v. 14. Thus faith the Lord, your proach, because we trust in the lir- Redeemer, the holy One of Israel, ing God, who is the Saviour of all for your fake I have sent to Babymen, especially of those that believe. Ion, and have brought down all Amos ix. 8. Behold, the eyes of their nobles, and the Chaldeans, the Lord God are upon the linful whose cry is in the ships. kingdom, and I will destroy it from I. a Gen. iii. 13. And the Lord off the face of the earth; fáving that God said unto the woman, What is I will not utterly destroy the house this that thou hast done? And the of Jacob, faith the Lord. woman said, The serpent beguiled For lo, I will command, and I will me, and I did eat. 2 Cor. xi. 3. But GS the house of Israel among all I fear least by any means, as the ser. nacions, like as corn is Gifted in a pent beguiled Eve through his fubfieve, yet thall not the least grain fall rilty, so your minds should be corupon the earth. Rom. viii, 23. And rupted from the simplicity that is in we know that all things work toge- Christ. ther for good, to them that love b Rom. xi. 32. For God ha:h conGod, to them who are the called cluded them all in unbelief, that he according to his purpose. Ifa. xliii. might have mercy upon ail. 3. For I am the Lord thy God, the II. c Gen. ji. 6. And when the holy one of Israel, thy Saviour : 1 woman saw that the tree was good gase Egypt for thy ransom, Ethio. for food, and that it was pleasant to pia and Sheba for thee, v. 4. Since the eyes, and a tree to be defined to thou wast precious in my fight, thou make one wife; she took of the fruit halt been honourable, and I have thereof, and did eat, and gave also loved thein : therefore will. I give unto her hufband with her, and he meo for thee, and people for thy


and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body e.

III. They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this fin was imputed f, and the fame death in fin and corrupted na


did eat. v. 7. And the eyes of them good, no not one.

v. 13. Their both were opened, and they knew throat is an open fepulchte; with that they were naked : and they their tongues they have afed deceit; sewed fig. leaves together, and made the poison of asps is under their lips. themselves aprons. v. 8. And they v. 14. Whose mouth is full of currheard the voice of the Lord God, ing and bitterness. v. 15. Their walking in the garden, in the cool feet are swift to shed blood. 7. 16. of the day: and Adam and his wife Destruction and misery are in their hid themselves from the presence of ways. v. 17. And the way of peace the Lord God, amongst the trees of have they not kaown. v. 18. There the garden. Eccl, vü. 29. Lo, this is no fear of God before their eyes. only have I found, that God hath III. f Gen. i. 27. So God created made man upright; but they have man in his own image, in the image fought out many inventions. Rom. of God created he him: male and iii. 23. For all bave fioned and come female created he them, v. 286 And short of the glory of God.

God blessed theni, and God said un. d Gen, ii. 17. Eut of the tree of to them, Be fruitful and multiply, the knowledge of good and evil, and replenith the earth, and subdue thou shalt not eat of it: for in the it : and have dominion over the fish day that thou eatest thereof, thou of the sea, and over the fowl of the Salt surely dic, Eph. iii 1. And air, and over every living thing that you bath he quickned, who were moveth upon the earth. And Gen. dead in trespasses and fins.

ii. 16. And the Lord God come Tit. ii is. Unto the pure all manded the man, saying, of every things are pure, but unto them that tree of the garden thou mayst freely are defiled, and unbelieving, is no- eat, v, 17. But of the tree of the thing pure, but even their inind and knowledge of good and evil, thou conscience is defiled. Gen. vi. 15. lhalt not eat of it: for in the day Aud God saw that the wickedness of that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt map was great in the earth, and that surely die. And Aas xvii. 26. And every imagination of the thoughts hath made of one blood, all nations of his heart, was only evil continu- of men, for to dwell on all the face ally. Jer. xviii 9. The heart is de of the earth, and hath determined ceitful above all things, and despe- the times before appointed, and the rately wicked, who can know it? bounds of their habitation. With Ron. iii. 10. As it is written, there Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as by one is none righteous, no noc one, v. 11. man fin entered into the world, and There is none that understandeth, death by fin; and so death passed there is none that seeketh after God. upon all men, for that all bave finv. 12. They are all gone out of the ned. v. 15. But not as the offence, way, they are together become un- so also is the free gift. For if through profitable, there is none that doth the offence of one many be dead;


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ture conveyed to all their pofterity, dęłcending from them by ordinary generation g.

IV, From this original corruption, whereby we are urterly: indisposed, disabled, and made oppofue to all good b, and wholly inclined to all evil i, do proceed all actual trans

greshons, much more the grace of God, and can bring a clean thing out of an the gift by grace, which is by one unclean not one. Job xv. 14. mao, Jesus Christ, hath abounded Whatis man that he should be clean? Linco many, V. 16. And not as it and he which is born of a woman, was by one that faned, so is the that he should be righteous ? gift : for the kingdom was by one IV. 6 Rom. v. 6. For when we to condemnation, but the free gift were yet without strength,

10 due is of many offences unco justification. time Christ died for the ungodly. V. 17. For if by one man's offence, Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal death reigned by one; much more miod is enmity against God: for it they which receive abundance of is not subject to the law of God, nejgrace, and of the gift of righteoul ther indeed can be. Rom. viii. 18 nefs, shall reign in life by one Je!us For I koow, that in me, (that is, in Christ. y. 18. Therefore as by the my fleshi) dwelleth no good thing: offence of oue, judgmenç came upon for to will is present with me, but all men to condemnation : even fu how to perform that which is good, by the righteousness of one, the free I find oot. Col. i. 21. And you that gift came upon all men unto justifi. were sometimes alienated, and ene. cation of life. v. 16. For as by mies in your minds by wicked works, onman's disobedience, maoy were yet now hath he reconciled. made fioner's : fo by the obedience iGen. vi. 5. And God faw that of one, thall many be made righte- the wickedness of man was great in pus. And 1 Cor. x8. 21. For since the earth, and that every imaginaby man came death, by man came tion of the thoughts of his heart wifo the resurrection of the dead, v. was only evil continually. Gen. viit 32. For as in Adam all die, even fo 21. And the Lord smelled a sweet in Chrift fhall all be made alive. V. favour, and the Lord said in his 45. And so ic is written, The first heart, I will not again curfe the mas Adana was- made a living soul, ground any more for man's fake; the last Adam was made a quickening for the imagination of man's heart [picit. V. 49. And as we have is evil from his youth : neither will born the image of the earthly, we I again smjte any more, every thing wlo shall bear the image of the hea• living as I have done, Run. ii. ro. Tanly.

As it is written, There is none righg Pral, li. 5. Behold I was shapen teous, no 8:11. There is in iniquity: and in lin did my nio: aone that understandeth, there is. ther conceive me, Gen. V. 3. And A- none chat seek th after God. v. 12, dam lived an hundred and thirty They are all gone out of the way, years, and begat a lon in his owo they are altogether become unprofilikeness, after his image ; and called: table, there is none that doch good, his name Seth. Job xiv. 4. Who no not one. ,

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V. This corruption of nature, during this life, doth remain in those that are regenerated 1: and although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly sin m.

VI. Every lit, both original and actual, being a transgresfion of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto m, doch, in its own nature, bring guilt upon the finner o, whereby


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**k James i. 14. But every man is captivity to the law of fin, which is tempted, when he is drawn away in my members. James iii, 2. For in of his own luft, and enticed, v...15. many things we offend all, Then when luf hath conceived, it man offend not in word, the lame is a bringeth forth an: and fin when it perfect mart, and able also ou bridle is finished, bringeth forth death. The whole body. Prov. xx. 9. Who Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past ye can say, I have made my heart clean, walked according to the course of I am pure from my sin? Eccl, vii, this world, according to the prince 20. For there is not a just man apof the power of the air, the spirit on the earth that doth good and that now worketh in the children of finneth not, disobedience. . v. 3, Among whom m Rom. vii. 5. For when we were also we all had our conversation in in the flesh, the motions of lin which times palt, in the lust of our felh, were by the law, did work in our fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and members to bring forth fruit-unio of the mind; and were by nature death, v. 7. What hall we say then? the children of wrath, even as others. Is the law fin? God forbid, Nay, I had Mat. xv. 19. Por out of the heart not known sin but by the law : for I proceed evil thoughts, murders, a- had not known luft, except the law Culteries, fornications, thefts, false had said, Thou shalt not covet, v. 3. witness, blafphemies.

But fin taking occasion by the comV.1 John i. 8. If we say that we mandment, wrought in me all manhave no fin, we deceive ourselves, and ner of concupiscence. For without the truth is not in us, V. 10. If we fay the law lin was dead. v. 25. I thank that we have not signed, we make God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Irin a liat, and his word is not in us. Su then with the mind I myself serve Rom, viis -14. For we know that the the law of God; but with the flesh law is spiritual: but l-am carnal, the law offin, Gal. v. 17. For the fielh sold under ko, v.17, Now, then, it lulteth against the Spirit, and the Spiis no more I that do it, but sin that rit against the Besh: and these are con. dwelleth in me, v, 12. For .I know tray the one to the other, so that ye that in me (that is in my felh) cannot do the things that ye woulde dwelleth no good thing: for to will VI. * 1 John üži, 4. Whofever is present witti ore, but how to per: commiteth tin, transgresleth also form that which is good, l'find not, the law, for sin is the transgresion v. 23. But I sue another law in my of the law. members, warring against the law o Rom, üi 15. Which thew the of my mind, and bringing me into


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