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purpose of his Will fore-ordained all the means thereunto: m Wherefore they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Chrift, are effectually called unto Faith in Christ by his Spirit working in due season, are juftified, adopted, sanctified, o and kept by his power, through Faith unto Salvation. Neither are any other redeemed by Chrift, or effectually called, juftified, adopted, fanctified and saved, but the Elect only.9 mi Per.1.2. Epb. 1,4,5, & 2.10. 2 Thef. 2. 13. n I Thef. 5.9,10. Tit. 2.14 o Rom. 8. 30. Eph. 1. 5. 2 Tbef. 2. 13. Pi Pet, 1.5. 4 70bn 7. 9. & 6. 64, 65. & 8. 47.3 10.26.Rom. 8. 28. 10 tbe end. 1906.2.19.

VII. The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to che unsearchable Counsel of his own Will, whereby he extended or withholdeth mercy, as he pleasech, for the glory of his foveraign power over his Creatures,co pass by, and co ordain chem to dishonour and Wrath for their Sin, to the praise of his glorious Jur. tice. r Mai. 11. 25, 26. Rom. 9. 17, 18, 21, 22. 2Tim.2.19,20. Jude 4. 1 Pet.2.8.

VIII. The Do&trine of this high Mystery of Predestination, is to be handled with special prin dence & care,s that men attending the Will of

God

God Revealed in bis Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may from the certainty of their effectual Vocation, be assured of their eternal Election, So Thall this Dodrine afford matter of praise, reverence and admiration of God, * and of humility, diligence, & abundant confolation to all that fincerely obey the Golpel. *. s Rom. 9. 20. 11, 33, Deut. 29. 29. ' 2 Pet. 1. 10. * Epb. 1. 6. Rom. I 1 339 Rom. 11. 5&6,20. 2 Pet.1.10. Rom.8.33.Luk. 10. 203,

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Of Creation. 71 pleased God the Father, Son and holy

Ghoft, * for the 'manifestation of the glory of his eternal Power, Wisdom and Goodness, * in the beginning to create or make of nothing the World & all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of 6x days and all very good. * . Heb. 1. 2. Job. 1.2,3: Gen. 1. 2. Job. 26. 13. & 32. 4. * Rom. 1.200 Fer. 10. 12. Pfal. 104. 24.& 33. 5,6. Gen. 1. Chap. Heb. 11. 3. Col. 1. 16. Aas i7, 24.

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

knowledge, 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 poflibility of transgreffing, being left co the liberty of their own Will, which was subject to change. ' Besides 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. 1. 27. Gen. 2. 7. Eccl. 12.7 Luke 23. 43. Mar. 10. 28. 'Gen. 1. 26 Col. 3i 10. Epb. 4. 24. ? Rom. 2. 14, 15. Eccl. 7. 29. "Gen. 3. 6. Eccl. 7. 19 Gen. 3 8, 9,10,11, 23. Gen. 1, 26, 28. & 2.17...

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