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B. In the English.
committed after baptism is ingly committed after bap-
Ghost. the place for penitents the grant of repentance. rise again
arise again. the place for penitents the place of forgiveness. as truly repent and amend as truly repent.
2. When the Latin and English are compared together. mortale
deadly. a baptismo
after baptism. locus pænitentiæ
grant of repentance. resipiscere
amend our lives. resipiscentibus
to such as truly repent.
against the Holy Ghost and unpardonable. II. The grant of repentance is not to be denied to such as fall into
sin after Baptism. III. After we have received the Holy Ghost, we may depart from
grace given, and fall into sin, and by the grace of God we
may arise again and amend our lives. IV. They are to be condemned which say, they can no more sin as
long as they live here, or deny the place of forgiveness to such as truly repent.
Prop. I. Not every deadly sin willingly committed after Baptism is sin against the Holy Ghost and unpardonable. 1. The Testimony of Reason.
Because of the truth of what is asserted in Articles IX., XV. 2. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. 2 Sam. xii. 13, “And David said unto
Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan
said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin;
Jer. iii. 1. Ezek. xvi. 60–63.
thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works.”_See
also John xxi. 15. 1 John i. 9. 3. Human Testimony. A. Fathers. August. Expos. Epist. ad Rom. inchoat. 16,
Hieron. ad Marcell. Op. tom. iii.
par. II. vol. iii.
B. Confessions. 2 Helvetic, c. viii. Saxon, Art. X.
mian, c. iv.
PROP. II. The grant of repentance is not to be denied to such as fall into sin after Baptism. 1. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Hos. xiv. 4, “I will heal their back
sliding, I will love them freely : for Mine anger is
iv. 27. Hos. ii. 14.
Acts. viii. 22, “Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.”—See also Matt. xviii. 17. 2 Cor. ii. 7. Gal. vi. 1. 2 Tim.
ii. 25. 1 John ii. 1. 2. Human Testimony. A. Fathers. Cyprian, Epist. lib. v. ad Antonian, “ Moreover
I wonder that some are so obstinate as not to think that repentance ought to be given to such as are fallen, or suppose that pardon should be denied to penitents, when it is written (Rev. ii. 5), Remember from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works.”_See also Clement of Rome, Epist. ad Corinth. c. vii. Ignat. Epist. ad Philadelph. c. viii. Clem. Alex. Quis Dives salvetur,
c. xxxvii. Cyprian, Epist. iii.
B. Confession. Augsburg, Art. xi. Prop. III. After we have received the Holy Ghost, we may depart from
grace given, and fall into sin, and by the grace of God we may arise again and amend our lives.
1. Divine Testimony.
seven times, and riseth up again : but the wicked shall
- See also Exod. xxxiv. 12. Deut. iv. 9; vi. 12;
Mal. i. 16.
overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such
Rev. iii. 2, 3; xvi. 15. 2. Human Testimony.
Confessions. 2 Helvetic, c. vii. Wirtemberg, Art. xxi.
Bohemian, c. lviii. Saxon, Art. x. xi. Sueveland, Art. xv.
Westminster, c. xvii. $. 3. PROP. IV. They are to be condemned which say, they can no more
sin as long as they live here, or deny the place of forgiveness to such as truly repent. 1. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Ps. li. 12, “Restore unto me the joy
of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.”
See also 1 Kings viii. 46. Job ix. 20. Ps. xxvi. 1; cxix. 117; cxliii. 2.
9. Isa, i. 18. Eccles. vii. 20. B. New Testament. Gal. vi, 1, “Brethren, if a man be
overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."-See also Matt. xi. 28; xviii. 23-26. Luke v. 7; xv. 20; xix. 41, 42. John v. 14; viii. 11. Rom. vii. 18, 19, 21-23. 1 Cor. v. 5.
2 Cor. ii. 7. Ephes. iv. 21, 22. Phil. ii. 12. Col. iii. 8. 1 Tim. ii. 4; iv. 3. 2 Tim. i. 10. Philemon, 12. James iii. 2 ; v. 20. 1 Pet. ii. 10. 2 Pet. iii. 9.
1 John i. 8, 10. Rev. ii. 5, 16. 2. Human Testimony. A. Fathers. August. de Peccat. merit. et rem. lib. II.
cc. vi. vii. xvii. xx.—See also Ambros. or August. de
Pænit. lib. iji.
2 Helvetic, c. xiv. Bohemian, c. v. Wirtemburg,
i See Euseb. Hist. lib. VI. c. xliü.
De Prædestinatione et Electione. Of Predestination and Election. PRÆDESTINATIO ad vi- PREDESTINATION to life is the
tam est æternum Dei pro- everlasting purpose of God, positum, quo ante jacta mundi whereby (before the foundafundamenta, suo consilio, nobis tions of the world were laid) quidem occulto, constanter de- He hath constantly decreed by crevit, eos quos in CHRISTO His counsel, secret to us, to elegit ex hominum genere, a
deliver from curse and damnamaledicto et exitio liberare, tion those whom He hath atque (ut vasa in honorem ef- chosen in Christ out of manficta) per CHRISTUM, ad æter- kind, and to bring them by nam salutem adducere. Unde Christ to everlasting salvation, qui tam præclaro Dei beneficio vessels made to honour. sunt donati, illi, Spiritu ejus Wherefore they which be enopportuno tempore operante, dued with so excellent a benesecundum propositum ejus vo fit of God, be called according cantur, vocationi per gratiam to God's purpose by His parent, justificantur gratis, adop- Spirit working in due season: tantur in filios Dei, unigeniti they through grace obey the ejus Jesu Christi imagini effi- calling: they be justified freely: ciuntur conformes, in bonis they be made sons of God by operibus sancte ambulant, et adoption : they be made like demum ex Dei misericordia the image of His only-begotten pertingunt ad sempiternam Son JESUS CHRIST: they walk felicitatem.
religiously in good works, and Quemadmodum prædestina- at length, by God's mercy