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of God, which is not obliged to do every thing for us

that is possible to be done, but only that which

is fitting and sufficient for the end it designs


Scripture sufficient for the end to which it was designed,

because though not equally perspicuous throughout, yet

it is in the main and for the most part so


And whenever it is hard to be understood, is on that

account not necessary to be understood


Nor are these obscurities a reflection on the wisdom of

God, because they are none of them so difficult as to

be utterly unintelligible


They answer several wise ends of Providence, particularly

they serve to humble the presumption and pride of man 111

To secure the majesty of religion


To exercise our industry, and engage our attention ib.

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