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sity has hurried him, even against the dedisioh
and remonstrance of his principles, intd-actual
transgressions ? None, it is true, are tofainy-and
tiioroughly depraved ; but has not every one,
ddier in temper, appetite, or passibti, ' sbtee' sin
which easily besets him ?. Do not evil habits glide
along with the stream, while good habits move
against it ?

Observe^ likewise^ how naturally we acknow-

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ledge the existence of this innate tendency to
transgression — how constantly we take it for
gnmted^ in our whple conduct towanh our
brethren, in society; Whence, but from a^i
universal consciousness of this defect^ the reci-
procal distrust observable between man and^ man ?
our reluctance tn bestowing confidence 99
fttrangeiB ? our suspicion of the mo^jve^ if htdi
have led our fellow*men to great or beneficm^
actions? Whence thp strict caution wl^ich ipen
employ in securing property with b^rs ^d bolts,
and in ratifying transactions with siguajtures aii4
teals } Wt^j Qfe oaths adminbtered in cpprtf of
justice? W^J ^^ charters scrupi^luusly de*
* / • *rV3*^^ ^ ^WPgM^g domestics ? Who would not
/,',/•. r* confidently foretell, that a child left to itself,
^ * ; . v^PS^^ ^^ priqciple, and restrained by np authori^^
4v. /> ' would almost ineyita|;)ty pr9ve a viciftuf member
. .- , . .. .'" - >7 of «)ciety ? -"^ , .

//•/f:^*?f/sV'^<* if the worthless greatly OHtnuiftb^ th*
C ' / ,r upright ; if eve^ thf best have many imperjR^
f.Vrc .^-V*^ tions and failings; what are these %ts hut <XHtr
. J f*:^' firmatipns of the same doctrine? — thai corrvptiw
/T\y..^ tr of nature, taking its regular course; orJgina}> si|i
Jl^/' rr '^ evolving itself in actio^.

e*. a #.-. *^w^ Indeed* the tainted condition of hupian np-

/i:u.^l iii^, w^ a^knqwlec^ged by many of the H^thfiw

:*>"i* P^ilpsQpbpr?, hi^torian^, and pqets; althpugj^

•*/^.^^/' •Tthey were greatly perplexed^ as withoatar^el^r

A>. /.^"^ .' t*w they well might be, in, en^wvoijring to ac-

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count for it. Hohice'd *' Video meliara proboqu6,
deteriora seqaor," is obviously only a different way ^.
of rendering St. Paul's acc6tlnt at this waywam (
tendency: ** To will is present with me; hui /
how to pferform that which is good, 1 find not,*^ ^
Thus w^fe both agreed as to th^ fact ; i^atural re-
Hgion fi^lt the diseasej though ignorant that iis
name was Adam ♦. '

fiat tliid, say the Pelagians^ is begging (he
qtlestion. Admitting the existence of a general

teridcncy to evil, tHeir principles! ref6r it^ not to

• .\ • , . . •.•;. ■ .: -^ Oil .

« ^ ]\^t|trf^^{U»i' several ot]ifrwfit«r», ba^ b^]^^ 'asserted^ -,
lliatthe*4o<^iieo£onguKalBi|i wa^< wholly unknown to th« i
Jews." ^U Paul, however, reasons .5dth' th^t prople, £roin
Adam's sin, to redemption by Chrift'/ ai^ if inheritanito of evil
froim tke-ftitdQer were a dbctk^iAe wttfa which ttiey were fami*
liaHjr ae^aai^tecl. It may ftotbbr beiemarked^ tfaat^ unddr /'
the l«i^ cijncppcbipn ^as J^d to be en^bleofiitical i^th*\
casting a»ay of corruptipn. $ee^e aUegmoal sense of tht j iiVV*
'm in mrWton's Div. L^f, tb. Q. r , r

' Voltaii^denfes) hi like matrndr', that this dfiettiiie^^ s^

ttrtiliJ($rittitlveChri6ti&il»; >iM>Wall^ by produck>i^ passa^A
froior the writings of the^earty'iathefi, has mosif clearly d«-
moostnited, tbfit this propesitton is not less assumed than thp *
ftnaar. Cleoi^t of Bopie, who flourished A. D. fO,
writes: ^' There is no one' free from pgllutiop, though hia
lijfe were'btxt a day long ;** aiid Irenxus, A. D. 134> s|^aks
cf ** qar being btt>ught mHo bondage by our €rst parents, and
.of our b^g deanaed and washed frcpi such things as are'of C
a deadly nature/'— Wall's Inf. Baptism. ^

*' Doctrines," says Professor Hay, " are not stated with
greater precision, till they become the subjects of cootroirerqr/'
•— Divimljr tedtures.

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h^neditary^d^^pwivity, not even to* a fault pf na-
ture, buj: to ipipro^r education, tp thej'qfluence
qT bad^exampl^ \o ^hq force of habit : Avhil^ they
. s^cribe our. ^spicions of: other men to. our past
experience pf the opera.tipns of thes^, several
causes. ..Turning, therefore, to such proofe a$
they, wyi deem, admissible, we woul^ fir^t, ask^
with reference to the innateness pf .this propen-
sity, in what manner . tbe» c^p surmount, or re-
concile to'.their .hypothesis, such ppgitive aiithp-
,. , rities as^the following: "I know that ^ in me
'^JySt^ dweileth no good thing** (Rom, vii. 18); *^ The
.•//',^. / imaginatfoh of martVlfeai^ is eVilfrofh hts'ydutTi"
(Gen. Viii? 21) ;\'''Thfe1feart 'is^d^^^^^
all things**. (Jer,xyii. p)y „,, ' »

y To stMe the argum^at ttoder a difObrent form ;
it may bb affirmed, fhat'th^ t^ords of the ^po^Ue^
•^ There is none rfghte'Pt'fe/- no' hot one** {Rom,
Hi. 10); and again, *^ The^'lScripture hath cop-
eluded all under sin" (GaU iii. 20) ; migljt^^^ljen
applied to infants, (and why should they, not be so
•applied?) suffice to refofe the Pela^an assertion,
that children art at thdr birth afe'pute as AdSift
Svas prior to the period of his fall. '/,,,.* '*/ *
Christ died for all mankind. Infautp^, being
. included in this number, stand in need' of a me**
diator, in common with adults : and asc they can-
not have committed actual trespasses, tliatVhjch
^requires atonement in thieir case njust necessarily
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the Pelagian hypothesis, an infant dymg before "^
he had committed any actual offence, would con*,
stitute an exception to the doctrine of universal /
redemption. Besides, when the whole human >
race are told that they cannot enter into the king-
dom of heaven until they shall have been born
AGAIN ; that when they are in Christ they are "
NBw CBEATURES ; that that which is born of the
flesh IS flesh, while that which is bom of the ,
spirit is spirit : — do not these strong phrases most \
pointedly refer to some fault of the natural birth'.? '
They too are universal ; they are applicable to iri-
6nts; and th^efore it is qiiite in vain to pretend '
that they are confined to the d^nerticy con- .
tracted by actual trespasses! • > • 1 ?

That the tendency to evil, thehi observable in
the human race, is to b6 ascnbied' only i6 li^NATft
corruption, is de^df evident from Scripture. We .
next maintain, that the same sacred tiuthorityprbves .
this Corruption to be HEREDrTARY. ''" Who can \
bring a clean thing out of an uhcleafi J^ (J'oti, iv.
-I); " Behold, T was shapen in imqiiity, and in
#in did my mother conceive' me*^ (Pstfhn'li. 5).
Nay, the word of truth follows the evil in ques-
tion back to its* very earliest origin, '^ By on^
man*s disobedience sin entered into the world"
(Rom. V. 12); or, " many Were made sinners^'
(Rom. V. 19); not, however, by the followirig
or imitation of Adam, as the Pelagians do vain'l^*
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I cppjimission of actual offences : , ^^ For thii
/ ju4gni6nt h^s passed upon all men b^ the offence
( of one" (Rom. v. 18); apj infants (}ying sooq
/ after their birth do not commit actual offences. It
^'; is therefore the disposition, to sin which is here-
i ditary^ and wliich is derived to all, from one nuui*$
\ ofience and disobedience.* Indeed, St. Faurs
( statement of the doctrine of justification by faith
/ is an amplication of the history of A{}am« It is ^
4eductioD from an alleg^ universal deba^em^j^
) by diescent from an ancestor who bad debased hi^
\ own nature. The Apostle traces the degenerapj
I of the ofispring up to the degeneracy of the, pa^
^ cent. He apcqvmts . for the corruptjion^ pf tl^
/ branches by exposing the fault of the root.

Ijdly. It i^ to this inboin, inheri^ted depravity,
m^ the^ore^ primjarily to ^Iji^ fal^l .^hich opca*^
^io^ed it^ th»t the universal mortality of the b^^,
man race is owing.

The £ict. of universal n;ipi:taUty being evidmtt^
the only <|ue;5tbn under this head relates to its;
origin. Now^ if this, mortality i^ not to be asr the cause here a^ignpd^ it may happf^
by a decree ijjdppendent o^ the f^J^ ^ ^i^^Pffn
nishment of the crinpe. 9f Adoflp, or ajs a pjupi^hr.
ment of oijr c/Lctual tre^pass^. If Adarx) himsel^
as ha?, been shown ^boye, w^s not naturaliyi
mortal J but became so. in C9ns^qijen9ej of th^ iaj^^)
it is fair to Infer, that if the £»)). l^ad, not taJxftj
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tftre, liable ^o death » any more than their proge*
nilor. To the fell, therefore, they owe their mor-
i^y: a conclusion thos rendered infellible by
iSbnpture: ^' By one lYian sin eiltered into thd
world, and death by siti,** Rom. v, 12, But iii
what manner does this consequence ensue ? Not
as a pttniflliment of Adam's crime ; for that ii
sirpposdd to have bein forgiven by the Atmight]^ '
td Adam himself, upon tns repentance. It results
fiMntf a cettain persoital sinfulness, in which, shice
the fall, the whole huitian race are involved* For
the words immediately succeeding tb6' passage
Which w6 have just now quoted, are these: <^ And
06 death pfeissed upon atl men : for that all hav^
aini^.'* Rom. V. Vl. Death' id here distinctly
Stated to be, in all, the pbnishmeAt of their sin.
AB, thetf, Whey die itoust have previottsly sinned :
bbt cbiWren of art' hoUi' old/ before they Jhave
G0A)mitt6d atiy actual ofS^hce, often partake of
die doMkhOti ^issoltttibn. ^< Death tieigned from
Ad«n to^MosM, evfen over tHen^ that had not
sinned after the similitude of Adam*s ti^ns*
gVetekm;*' Rom. v. 14; Death, theil, id pri-
marily,' not the result and [Punishment of' ACTitAt
of fe iioeB :*^from whebce it follows, that the sin of
whidh dflath 19 ther jmnishment ier no other than
Arigifial depAlvity, ah 'inborn fatilt and corrup*
tidd. And it Uaa'bedn ghowh above, that this ii
«lt<taferoiltttty taints derived from Adam's debate*
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ment of his nature. To this hereditary taint^
iben, is human mortality to be attributed*
\ 3. It no^i/ remains to be shown, in the third
place, that the taint of evil, thus derived, is fot*
lowed by a liability to wrath: that the sin of
Adam affected his posterity, by communicaUng to
them not only the above^rmentioned degeneracy^
but a consequent exposure, to punishment. We
ai^ toldnn Rom. v. 18, that ^^ by theoi&Doe of
one, judgment came upon all men unto con-
DBMNATiQMii*' We must not understand, let it
be oiice more observed, thact God imputes to the
human r^o^,: the crime of Adam*s eating the for-
l^kMen fruidw Xhejdoctrme of Scripture is, that
our. first ancef^r, by his great aqt of disobedience,
o^rrupte^ bis^aaat^re, and prodqqed a coiropted
p^pring ; . who, :being by nature pi^ope tos evil, are
". by nature, the children,pf wrfith^". Ephes. ii. 3.
^ OHgipal sin, deathy an4<;Hftl)ility; to wrath»
therefore, urp PQV proved to fefeve beenitbe three^ fall^ Cipcperieaced^yallmaQ-
kind^^ -''.,"■' 'm ■'•':- M't i ;'•• !

To repel^rg^ ofiSpvprity^ m the^part of
Qod, which has ,been| diffic^d against thisjdi^o*
trine, let theifolbwing qonjsi4«iMiQm (be we^hed ;
< 1st. As tbf dpQtriDe.r«f0r^ (P^'tnfwtti.kt .it be
recollected, that. tth^y>h?(verthat ($iod ofid^pMtvity
jvithin the(n^ which, if th^y fihouldJiveiaiidgrowiUpi
woiildpssuTiedly propyl t);i9«i|uipt^A6tP^I^J)^
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stitutes the criniie, and merits the punishment.
Men require an overt act^ as, to them, the only der
monstration of this intention : God, who sees the
heart, baa no occasion for such proof. And if the
tenth commandment, together with several pasr
sages in the sermon on the mount, respecting aor
ger, lust, and hatred of enemies, show that con*
cupisoence hath of itself ^e nature of sin ; a latent
principle which would in time give rise to trans*
,gression, may bear a similar relation to it, with
concupisceHce, in the mind of the Deity.

2dly. To deserve wrath is something, neverthcr
less, widely different from actually suffering its efr
fects : to be amenable to the law implies not ne-
cessary punishment. The wrath of God is neu*-
traUased by baptism : and may not a Beipg, at
once. omnipotent and merciful, remit the menaced
punishment of. an infiw^ dying uqbaptized, as well
asqf adi^ltsii who, f2uilt of their own^
bai^ netiGf received the first sacrament ? .

9dly « '.With 1 ^reference, to grovf n persons ; .what^
ever evils h^v^ibeef) broqgh^, by the sin of Adam^
upQlirtv^ fosb^ty^ arecancdjed by the merits of
Cbri^ t.exoepti iffd^, the.,.pronenesa to trsins-
gr^QD it9Qif,i wlvph reiTUvns^ as we. are told in
tbe.gtbA9^^?}^i^isnHi(t^)f^ who arcregenerated.
f)i!owiit& fi$^.nQoaseqncJw;^i our Saviour

h|kth.49l)vere^i 4»^.']np({ijH¥}e^4 by/abolishing. that
<v9irt^J^t^9jlRS^ the path of immort^.
li^y;>^frflnM|t{^joth^. i|onse<)u^tcei, Kability to wrath,
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his passion ; Which is termed. So the 81st Artidt
x>f our religion, a perfect propHiation (or Ihe aiiM
of the whole world, both original atld actuate
The rite, by which this deliverance from the con*
demnation due to original sid, is rieiby oommDni*
cated to us, b that of baptism. We are '^ baptist
for the remission of sins." Acts, ii. 38.

4thly. The proneness to transgression, the taint
of evil, although remaining, subsequently to bap*
trsm, IS, thus, not, in itself, an object of con**
demnation in the regenerated. It becomes, it is
true, an oBject of cpnfdemttation, whenever it
evolves itself in ^actual sin, or in th^ indulgelice
of criminal desires : but as an heredimry bodily
disorder rtiay be hindered from- committing r^^tngtB
on the constitution by temperance and medtcHie;
an heavenly assistance is vouchsafed by baptiMi^
which if rightly improved by reason atod^ itiereaMd
by prayer, may greatly prevent 6nr native ttiirit of
evil from rising into presumptuous dr habifiliil
guilt; wHilb' for the many actual erMtn and tfes-
passes into which the best are frequCMtly tietfay^
a remedy is* provided, on their siticere i^epebtaittK
and' resolutions of amendment, iti the great- attme^
mentbffbred' on the croaa. If, in^ otie' ^ord^ «
reason be demanded; v^y the pron^neKh^td^ tMOl
gression should coilitthue in the breMa oPthef0S-
generated, we answer^ tfaat^ wheil^ ii i» thB5< dp^
, posed hy divide grace; a probatktotty eMferdiil!^
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oC^muAtsg themaelvea bgr ahandoning their aOuU to
t\ifi foroiev, or of accepting salvation, by aubmit-
tiB^ tQ the happy tnfluencea of the latter. - '

Ther^ IS, therefore,, nothing in the doctrine o^
prigioal sin, opposite to the justice, or the goodw
nesspfGod, ^

4thiy. The fourth of the Pelagian tenets relflte$.
to the efficacy of baptism. It has been already
shown that we are bom in sin, and the children o€
wrath : and since the Scripture adds, '^ He savedi
us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of:
the Holy Ghost" (Tit. iiL a) ; and also, '' Arise
and be baptised, and v^h away thy sins, 2ce.*'
(Acta, xxii. 16. x.Peb. iii. 21) ; wd once rook-e,.
'' Yeaie aU tha ckiktren of Gpd by feith^in Christ
fyam 9 for as many as were baptized into Christ,
have put on Christ'' (GaU iii* 27) ; a text to. be
compaaed. with the foljDving: ^^ There is therefore
n# cOKBBMKATioN. totbem wiftidi are ip^ Christ
Jeaorr (Bom. isiiL 1)1*4 since baptism is thuft ex^.
pticatly statpditorbe a. sigh, of delivi^iaiioe from sin*
and* coodmiiiatioii^ it is evidecit that they who*
hoM it to. be no snore than, a maidt: of adoption^
iniathe kingdodbofrGbd, entertain knperfeot and'
unworthy notions ofiit&effipacy« Baptiism takes ud^
out o^afitate.oCdangerj and pbces u&in a state*
ofsafetglt :i \U ptitft us o^ a< way of conqueiqngy^
thfipugh gfw^ (of wttcb it is^ar means iand pledge), >
the.eaiUpF4i|idnii|dii^:€f oouii nature; ; and' of fiild^
ing agseptanqb in ChdM^ Jesos^ through ^^ finkh^'
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Sthly. If the resurrection of men does not fol-
low from that of Christy to what is it owing ?
Were they naturally btbrnax.^ as well as naturally
mortal ? Where does the Pelagian find that they
were either the one or the other ? If no where, it
follows, that as they were made mortal by sin, the
Almighty must have reversed, on some occasion,
the decree of general mortality* But when, and
where, and owing to what consideration? Let the
Pelagian acquaint us, and let him bring his informa-
tion from Scripture.

This, however, explidtly declares to him, that
'' Christ is the first fruits of them that slept**
(1 Cor. ay. 20) ; a phrase, of which, by reading
a few verses forward, Jie will find an easy explana-
tion : /' for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ
isball all be:made alive/* l Cor. xv. 22.

6thly. Tliey who recollect, that if God should
mark iniquities, none should be. able to stand be-
fore him i(Psa« cxxx. 3); and that if he were strictly
to enterintajudgment with his servants, *' no man
living eoald be justified** on his own>aocount (Psa.
QKliii. 2), willjnot think, with the followers of Pe-
Iftgius, that the law qualified nibea.fbr the king-
dom of God« And. any. who consider that life
and immortality were aaovGHv.TO light by the
Gospel, will, without any hesitation, refuse to
believe that the law was^ founded in equal promises
with it. /' The law nnade nothing perfept ; but the
bringing in of a.bettcr hope did.*' Heb. vii. 1^

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Slid. k> Raye pliasefl*i6dd'^i wefe saitiY but not by
their works. They were accepted through Cllrist^
th^ onrefiibsoC' t whose teatrffiw are ta ' be considered
as retnx^pective in their efficacy^ since he is called
<' the Limb' slain frbod the foondartion of the
w6rkL'*: itRe^ xHi. 8. Augustine^ in his first
G&iteohiilm, chapl^ix. in. 53, veryrbappily compares
them'tca right Jiand 6^ftbd body of Christy ap-
pedrtngJ'fasfiireJdip head issues- from*' the womb.
We taiay dp^ tbif . qUservation to virtuous hea-^
thens^rwbo having' mo law, were, to a certain ex*
tentH '' 1^ lintisg tbsmtelveaM (Rom. ii. U) i
for aau itr.isr in troth consistent with the attnbutei
of Gbd>. that a man sbeukl bt a^^cepted according
to tKsftJie hhth, and iiotiiocording to that, he bath
not (a Cor. viii. 12.) ; we are authorized to be^'
Keve'thatthe saliration 'purchased by Christ was
extendedfto them;BS;anatonemtot for their im-^
perfeciims, altfaough no: iotelligbncd of it' had
reached tiieir earsr With respect ibmaoy amongst
the dhosen?peopTe,'iSt. Vh\i\ siatesj that they died
in a fMspective fdfch, the object c^ which was spe-^
dsllly Tcft^ed to them . (Heb. xi.) They saw the
Jlfa^OtttotfnIaoob: thciy beheld the root of Jesse.
They hailed the Redeemer's day afer oflF^ and wer«
g^d^'Numb. xxiv. 17* Isa. xi. 10. John, viii. 56.
'- Wesura-iip this head with the following quOta^-
^ns:'- . ^fi • !

*^'»rHiferefore by. the deeds of the law shall no
.flesh^juatified ill hit sight" Rora.viii.8.
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: ^^ Neither it them salvation in any odier^ far
ffa4re it nbne other mme given amoiig men,
whereby we nlurt besaved." Acta, iv. 12. *

7thly. The practicaWlity of bang virtubud by
the freedom of .the wiU> iodependenfly ofdivinid
grecet it .denied so strongly land so frequently ih
theJ^few'Testameht^ that We aritght ahtiofatuhder-^
take topcme/tbd revdrsei, by ofiening the vdame
C9rek»giy atany part/ ,^^ I know that m me, that
isi in rtiy.flesh;^' dweUet^sniiigeKid-tbRigJ^ - Bidmi
\\ip \b. ^'iNo mait oln eomeMitito nie except
thei Father wiindi iiath' sdnt me^ 'draw/&l^.*f
^h<i,.v$.44i /"^ Without me ye can do mtbihg.**
John^ X'A^Ai ^^ The natotal ina<i receivetB ilctt the
Ibing^pf therSpirit of -Gpd^r neitfaer eim he knon^
tlp^rn-^: (eeattset they^facei.tpiritmMy; c^tafcnod;'^
I Qor^ iiS* 14). f* Ndt* that .we:ca*e siA:ienA iiaf
oi?ia$R&y9S> .tO'thmk any itbnfg, at ofdutoatves;
bun, pwfc TOfficjency ia of .GocJ." a Con iii. 5i
". For H ife'OocIf . which^ woi ketfa in yDo,r both to
wiH^diordB, of hit'goodfjerisure.** Phil, iiv lib

If It were neeeteat-y,. amiW qQcftatidm iii^itbe
sittkij^lied to an uni^ted extent - '

8tWy. Thb grace. of Gdd, it is affirteedby the
Pah(g^«»>' is given accorcBng. to merit. '^ If all
the world are guilty before God (Rom. iii. ICflp^
iff allt have tinated, and- comd short of.^thti'dJtine
glory ({ionQi. iiiy 23) , if Offire be none ngfaftdeiiil^
X^y notjofte (Rdm- iiiv IO)>. there «anr' bcind sUch

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Uwig M »9AWlv^^ Mi^<gcace of l^roA. Grme h a
£m 0ift (Rom. yi. iir) : '^ The lav« of Goid our
Sfvicmc^.tftwmds men, ^ppmned m>t>^bj[ works; o^
9gi9ile9mi^^ which w^bare dooe^ hoti^eoQDdmp to
)M ivwroy 1^ wred u$ 'bj^ Abe wasbftng.df cregeDei»^
tMm>lUfK(reMwbg^of d»e^ Tit.iu.4,6^

Thabjto^bim.whtf>>haili> will he^givm ; that God
«ilLbie»toWcMki incarawipf fi|»rifeujilLattiafcftme^ to
carry forward. tok^iMghcrd^nem of Jbolims^ iadi^
tiriiiifiift wfap. be «Ma Wv(erf»ofited:bj»ittt^fi:raoeat
ilSilVQdicdlS^fff^totliem; thataar^nftrcenientsof
gn«» 9im |«Qfnbiedk to fiaydi^ tfafty ap. teitdered to
thw^ aq^ioe^ whid:i aifeia tett off tba &iiioerity.of
fۤjfgttm$t. ui*.2c2 1 /&ui. 12), the^fiaorediwrituiga
«lithofiM.ttl(.tQ helifsycu. This^ hpwever^ianofe.lfas
memiing^ which . tk» Pe^gitaa mxnaxed to the^tertD
ifient . f^ifiiir^rmr ooiiaiBfad in aicrilufig theri&st
ill07i8iMiif& Osgood 10 tiie aoid) tp^Uiinaii yolttipB^
^fhMiFidy^ whentiboy were io faotidrnpeinspiEal?
tH)»%> .90^ i0«)^ted^ but QCtfnpJied aod co^>peraie4
witti ;; «nd: ftirtbi^r^ natDEftBRTiNGaaiindreaseof
mmc^ bi#& recMvinsr Uifrom thegoodaefls^^Qftiid
O^ty^ Wfttipleai^ to^mlthat dM'firilt stirrings
qC hM^rtt W6r«iOPt qoepchad an^ rejected.. Tq
thiio]^ wi 3p9ak thus. ^f. divine gmoe^ at/opM
leaves to man his moral ageoc^^ and.hishutnility,
4#.aib^g dependiBt^ in etvecy stag^ of his con-»
(]|Vftf 01^ th^ aid! of a superior^ sanctifying power i
bO^\&^ Mxii whQ if he were treated aocQiding<.tia
hM«xs^s%MX> WQukl receive nettber grace nor.flnj^
good thing.

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32 PBOM EABUMT fbMOM^ TO ^tk ^benii

. With respect to the m^, who, ftom ftloh rttfw
lives as were placed before tbein> prior to dSea|h3
pearance of Christianity^ in sottie meatore orer«
came the evil of their Datope^ notonly/'BMi^fadMFe
shown above^ xflzy we beKeve thai the fetnewpctttllre
sacrifice of Christ will sanctifj^ 4beir iinf^erfed*
Services; but some divines^'hov^ even thought, tliat
they ^eiie anconsciously aioved>tb dwse'^^'ser^
vioes by a portion' df divine influenM. * / /
' 9th]y; .The distinctions Qi| rich and poor wMkt
cease, and no alms could : be ^en, if thfe optiknt
wereunderapositivetObligatioio to^part wittPAiu^
\heir possesions'' Tbet^admoDition js<ibt, ^ <}ive
AI.1. 4boii;ha8t ;" :bu4:, f'- iGivt !stIh)S. df tBy \A)sse»«
sionsl.'*! Ijuke/xi.4i. '' Make toyiDUfslilveftifrieiidf
of tbeinamlnonrof unrig^t|ikisrMd4.^ Luke; kvi* g;
i< Charge thehvthat areribhin tivewadidytha&th^
do good, that they be rich m good ^drks^- ^HAdp4&
distribute; willing to commiinibate/' I'^b; vk-l^^
18. Peter, iii a word, teUs^ Ananias, thaitit^aa not
positively necessary for hitn to ^have piittiki ^th
his possession. , ^^ While it remained, y^ kt ti&t
thine own ? and after it was sold, was it net ii}-tiiy
power ?" Acts, v« 4. Not then the witbholdinig
of part of this property, but the lie, was theooca-.
sion of that disciple's awful fate. i

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