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OD gave to Adam a Law of univertal VI Obedience written in his heart, and

particular precept of not cating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, as a Covenant of Works, by which he bound him and all his pofterity to personal, enţire, exact and perpetual obedience, promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatped death upon the breach of it, and inducd him with power and ability to keep it. • Ger. 1. 26, 27. & 2. 17 Rom. 2, 14, 15. & 19. 5. & 5. 12, 19. Gal g. 10, 12. Eccl. 7. 29. Feb 28. 28

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This Law fo written in the heart,conţinged to be a perfc& Rule of Righteousness after the fall of Man, and was delivered by God on Mount Sinai in ten Commandments, & written in iwo Tables, the" four firft Commandments containing our duty towards God, and the other fix our duty to Man.! 67 am 1.25 & 2. 8, 10, 11, 12 Ram. 13. 8, 9. Deut. 5. 3

30. 4. Exod. 34. 1. Mat. 22. 37,38,39.47

Befides this Law commonly called Morral God was pleafed to give the people of Israel, as a Church under age, Ceremonial Laws, containing foveral Tipical Ordinances, partly of Worshiping, prefiguring Chrift, his Graces, Adions, Sufferings and Benefits, and partly halding forth diverse loftructions of moral

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Duties : « All which Ceremonial Laws being appointed only to the time of Reformation, are by Jesus Chrift the true Meffiah and only Law-giver, who was furnished with power from the Father for that end, abrogaced, and taken away.! Heb. 9. Cbap. Heb.10. I. Gal: 4. 1, 2, 3. Col. 2.17.1 1 Cor. 5. 7.: 2 Cor. 6. 17. Jude v. 23! Heb. 9. 10, 11 Jam. 4. 12. Heb. 7. 12 Col. 2. 14, 16, 17 Dan. 9. 27.Eph. 2. 15, 16.

To them also he gave sundry JudicialLaws, which expired together with the state of that People, not obliging any now by virtue of that Institution, their general equity only being ftill of moral use. Exod. 21. cbap Exod.22 1. 10 29. Gen. 49. 10 wiib 1 Pet. 2. 13, 14. May 5. 17 witb v. 38, 39. I Cor. 9. 8, 9, 19

The Moral Law doth forever bind all, * 25 well jullified persons as others, co the Obes dience thereof; } and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in refpect of the Authority of God the Creator, who gave it : i neither doch Christ in the Gospel any way disolve, but much ftrengthen çhis obligation. Rom : 3 8,9, 10. Epl

6. 1, 2. 1 John 2. 3, 4, 7, 8. iJam. 2. 10, 11." Mat. 5. 17, 18, 19. James 2. 8

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Although true Believers he. not under the Law, as a Covenant of Works, to be thereby justified or condemned, 7 yet it is of great use to them as well as to others, in that, as a Rule of Life, informing them of the will of God, and their duty, and directs and binds them to walk accordingly, m disccvering also the finful pollutions of their nature, hearts and lives, n°10 as examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviflion of, humiliaci. on for, and hatred against fin, o together with a clearer light of the need chey have of Chrift, and the perfetion of his Obedience. p It is likewise of ule to the Regenerate, to restrain Their Corruptions in that it torbids fin, I and the Threatnings of it serve to sew whar even their fins delerve, and what A Mictions in this Life they, may expect from them, although freed from the curse thereof threained in the Law." The Promises of it in like manner thew them God's approbation of O. bedience, and what Bleffings they may expect upon the performance thereof, s altho' not as due to them by the Law, as a Covenant of Works, ! 1 as a Mans doing good, & sefaining from Evil, because the Law encourageth to the one, and deterreth from the others, is no evidence of his heing under the Law, and not under Grace. O ' Rom. 6. '14. Gal. 2. 16. & 3.13 & 4. 4, 5. AAS 13. 39 Rom. 8. 1. * Rom. 7. 12, 22, 25. Psalm 119 4,5;6. i Cor. 7.19 Gal. 5.14,16,18,19,20,21,22,23. * Rom. 7:7. & 3. 20. "Jam. 1. .23, 24, 25. Rom. 7.9,14,24 Gal. 3 24. Rom 7:24, 25. & 8. 3,4.99am. 2. 11. Pfal. 119. 101, 104, 128. ' Ezra g. 13, 14. Psal. 89. 37, to 35. "Lev. 26 3,1014, with 2 Cor. 6.16.epb6.2, 3 Psa. 37. 11. Mat. 5. 5 Pfa.19 11. Gal. 2. 16 Luke 17. 10. "Rom 6. 12,14. i Pet. 3.8,9,10. 11,12, witb Psa. 34. 12,10 16 Heb. 12.28,29.

VII. Neither are the foreinencioned uses of the Law contrary to the grace of the Gospel, but do sweetly comply with it, so the Spirit of Christ subduing and enablirg the will of man to do that fretly and chearfully, which the will of Goi revealed in th: Law required to be done. * * Gal. 3. 21. * Ezek. 36. 26, 27, Heb. 8. io. fer. 31. 33.

CHA P. XX. Of the Gospel and of the extent of the Graces

Thereof. "THE Çovenant of Work; being broken

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