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wife and holy counfel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.

II. By this fin they fell from their original righteoufnels, and communion with God, and fo became dead in find, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of foul and body.

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

ture the woman faid, The ferpent be-- And you hath he quickened, who guiled me, and I did eat. 2 Cor. were dead in trefpaffes and fins. xi. 3. But I fear, left by any means, as the ferpent beguiled Eve through his fubtilety,fo your minds fhould be corrupted from the fimplicity that is in Chrift.

Rom. xi. 32. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

II. Gen. iii. 6. And when the woman faw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleafant to the eyes, and a tree to be defired to make one wife; the took of the fruit thereof, and did. eat; and gave alfo unto her hufband with her, and he did eat. V. 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they fewed fig-leaves together, and made themfelves aprons. V.8.And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the prefence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have fought out many inventions. Rom. iii. 23. For all have finned, and come fhort of the glory ofGod. d Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eateft thereof thou shalt furely die. Eph. ii. 1.

e Tit. i. 15. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and confcience, is defiled. Gen. vi. 5. And God faw that the wickednefs of man was great in the earth, and that every iinagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Jer. xvii. 9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and defperately wicked, who can know it?, Rom. iii. 1o. As it is written,' There is none righteous, no, not one: V. 11. There is none that. underftandeth, there is none that feeketh after God. V. 12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable there is none that doth good, no, not one. V. 13. Their throat is an open fepulchre; with their tongues they have ufed deceit ;. the poifon of afps is under their lips: V. 14. Whofe mouth is full of curling and bitternefs: V. 15. Their feet are swift to fhed blood: V. 16. Deftruction and mifery are in their ways: V. 17. And the way of peace have they not known: V. 18. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

IlI. f Gen. i. 27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them. V. 28. And God bleffed them;

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Chap. VI. ture conveyed to all their pofterity, defcending from them by ordinary generation.

IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indifpofed, difabled, and made oppofite to all good, and wholly

and God faid unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and fubdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And Gen. ü. 16. And the Lord God commanded the man, faying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayeft freely eat: V. 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou fhalt furely die. AndActs xvii. 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before ap. pointed, and the bounds of their habitation. With Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as by one man fin entered into the world, and death by fin; and fo death paffed upon all men, for that all have finned. V. 15. But not as the offence, fo alfo is the freift. For if through the offence of one many be dead; much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jefus Christ, hath abounded unto many. V. 16. And not as it was by one that finned, fo is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation; but the free gift is of many offences unto junification. V. 17. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteoufnefs, fhall reign in life by one, Jefus Chrift. V. 18. Therefore, as by the of

fence of one judgment came up on all men to condemnation even fo, by the righteoumefs of one the free gift came upon all men unto juftification of life. V. 19. For as by one man's difobedience many were made finners; fo by the obedience of one fhall many be made righteous, And I Cor. xv. 21. For lince by man came death, by man came alfo the refurrection of the dead. V. 22. For as in Adam all die,. even fo in Chrift fhall all be made alive. * V. 45. And fo it is written,The firft man Adam was made a living foul, the laft Adam was made a quickening fpirit. * V. 49, And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we fhall also bear the image of the heavenly.

8 Pfalm li. 5. Behold I was fhapen in iniquity; and in fin.did my motherconceive me. Gen. v.3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a fon in his own likenefs, after his image, and called his name Seth. Job xiv. 4. Who can bring a clean, thing out of an unclean? not one, Job xv. 14. What is man, that he thould be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

IV. Rom. v. 6. For when we were yet without ftrength, in due time Chrift died for the ungodly. Rom. viii., Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not fubject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Rom. vii. 18. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good


wholly inclined to all evil, do proceed all actual trans greffions*.

V. This corruption of nature, during this life, doth remain in thofe that are regenerated: and although it be through Chrift pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly fin".

VI. Every

converfation in times paft, in the lufts of our flesh, fulfilling the defires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Mat. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, falfe witnefs, blafphemies.

thing: for to will is prefent with me; but how to perform that which is good find not. Col. i. 21. And you that were fometime alienated, and enemies inyourmindbywicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. Gen. vi. 5. And God iaw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen. viii, 21. And the Lord fmelled a fweet favour; and the Lord faid in his heart, I will not again curfe the ground any more for man's fake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth: neither will I again fmite any more every thing living, as I have done. Rom. iii. 1o. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: V, 11. There_flesh)dwelleth no good thing: for is none that underftandeth, there is none that feeketh after God. V. 12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

* James i. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own luft, and enticed. V.15. Then when luft hath conceived, it bringeth forth fin; and fin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time paft ye walked according to the courfe of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the fpirit that now worketh in the children of difobedience. V. 3. Among whom alfo we all had our

V. John i. 8. If we fay tat we have no fin, we deceive ourfelves, and the truth is not in us. V. to. If we fay that we have not finned, we make him a liar, and his wordis not in us. Rom. vii. 14. For we know that the law is fpiritual: but I am carnal, fold under fin. V. 17. Now then, it is no more I that do it, but fin that dwelleth in me. V. 18. For I know that in me (that is, in my

to will is prefent with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. V. 23. But I fee another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin which is in my members. James iii. 2. For in many things we offend all. If any mau offend not in word, the fanie is a perfect man, and able alfo fo bridle the whole body. Prov. xx. 9. Who can fay, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my fin? Eccl. vii. 20. For there is not a juft man upon earth, that doeth good, and finneth not.

Rom. vii. 5. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of C. 4


VI. Every fin, both original and actual, being a tranfgreffion of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto", doth, in its own nature, bring guilt upon the finher, whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God », and curfe of the law, and fo made fubject to death, with all miseries spiritual, temporal, and eternal ˇ.

fins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring ,forth fruit unto death. V.7. What fhall we fay then? Is the law fin? Godforbid. Nay, had not known fin but by the law; for I had not known luft, except the law had faid, Thou shalt not covet. V. 8. But fin, taking occafion by the commandment, wrought in/me all manner of concupifcence. For without, the law fin was dead. V. 25. I thank God, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. So then, with the mind I myself ferve the law of God but with the flesh the law of fin. Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lufteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh and thefe are contrary the one to the other; fo that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

1 VI. 1 John iii. 4. Whofoever committeth fin tranfgreffeth alfo the law for fin is the tranfgreffion of the law.

9 Rom. ii. 15. Which fhew the work of the law written in their hearts, their confcience alfo bear ing witnefs, and their thoughts the mean while accufing or elfe excufing one another. Rom.iii.9. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wife: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under fin. V. 19. Now we know that what things foever the law faith, it faith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be ftopped, and all the


world may become guilty before God.

P Eph. ii. 3. Among whom alfo we all had our converfation in times paft, in the lufts of our flesh, fulfilling the defires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

9 Gal. iii. 1o. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curfe: for it is written, Curfed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of fin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jefus Chrift our Lord.

Eph. iv. 18. Having the underftanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.

Rom. viii. 20. For the creature was made fubject to vanity, not willingly, but by reafon of him who hath fubjected the fame in hope. Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his fins?

Matth. xxv. 41. Then fhall he 'fay alfo unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye curfed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. 2 Theff. i. 9. Who fhall be punished with everlafting deftruction from the prefence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

I. a Ifa.

CHAP. VII. Of God's Covenant with Man.

that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of him as their bleffednefs and reward, but by fome voluntary condefcenfion on God's part, which he hath been pleased to exprefs by way of covenant".

II. The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works, wherein life was promifed to Adam, and in him

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I. Ifa. xl. 13. Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or, being his counsellor, hath taught him? V. 14. With whom took he counfel, and who inftructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and fhewed to him the way of understanding? V. 15. Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the fmall duft of the balance: behold, he taketh up the ifles as a very little thing. V. 16. And Lebanon is not fufficient to burn, nor the beafts thereof fufficient for a burnt-offering. V. 17. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him lefs than nothing and vanity. Job ix. 32. For he is not a man as I am that Ifhould answer him, and we fhould come together in judgment. V.33 Neither is there any days-man betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. 1 Sam. ii. 25. If one man fin against another, the judge fhall judge him: but if a man fin againft the Lord, who fhall entreat for him? Pfal. cxiii. 5. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, V. 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! Pfal. c. 2. Serve the Lord with gladnefs: come before

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his prefence with finging. V. 3Know ye that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pature. Job xxii. 2. Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wife may be profitable unto himfelf? V. 3. Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him that thou makeft thy ways perfect? Job xxxv. 7. If thou be righteous, what giveft thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? V. 8. Thy wickednefs may hurt a man as thou art, and thy righteousness may profit the fon of man. Luke xvii. 1o. So likewise ye, when ye fhall have done all thofe things which are command. ed you, fay, We are unprofitable fervants: we have done that which was our duty to do. Acts xvii. 24. God that made the world, and all things therein, feeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands: V. 25. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, feeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

II. b Gal. iii. 12. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them fhall live in thems

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