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Ofthe 91(ature,IKnot,ledge, Will be tormented with envy and malice againft God that forfdketh them, and againft his Saints; And to feel confcience awakened fetting home all their former folly; All this is nothing but fin and its owneffects, which hath no Caufation at all from God, but to continue thenature whichhe 'gave them, and is not bound to deftroy. And howgreat a part of hell is this 516. Naywe knownot how much renfible Painmaybe the confequent of their own fin, without any other At of God, than his common con- tinuationof nature it Pelf : As a manthat eateth Arfniick,.or unwholfome meat, is tormented by it, without anyother act of God, than as the uni- verfalCaufe of Nature. 517. All this much of Damnation then being meerly the work of the finer himfelf, fo far as there is no At of God in the execution, fo far no mancan proveanyPofnive A&of Volition or Decree. 518. But s. As God in thefe is the unlverfal caufe ofNature, and fo of natural acts, 2. And as in other inflances he alfually further punifheth them, 3. And as he aftually made . that Law which made there penalties the (inners due ; fo far God bath a Pofitive Decree and T/olitian, that thefe perfons (hall be damned : And moreover, as improperly or morally his not fanttifying them, and not raving them Befdes allbefore cited is called his Akt, and is really their penalty, even fomay his not-willing againft Volitions de nibi- to fave or glorifie them be called his Decree and will to damn them, lo, fee Ruin de Vol. Dei, ify0ü will, di.6. §.1. p. 36. [ An- tiquorum granny fenti- 519. By this time weare ready to anfwer our firft queftion, what are une Deum nonomnia Velte, the objetts of thefefevered ads of God fo far as connotativel ., we mutt fed ea duntaxet bona qua Y in aliqua dijjeoentia tem- callthem feveral. purin exiftum : proinde And I. *Gods not giving the Gofpel to any perfons, is no Act, andfo nòßf.iaqna nittq et f bath no objet?. But rediettivel or improperly the objelt is, Manfinnin; tura oot neoamari a D nor, Mala : ea- inde Deum again(i the grace of the ffrrg edition of the Law ofGrace : that is, Thele _non efe omni-volentern: & are the fubjeft de quo, of which it is truly fail; They are without the collar» creaturam a Deo amari neceffario: rta Al- Gofpel. ' brrtr, Alexand.nanavent. 52o. 2. Gods not converting effe&ually fome that have the Gofpel, Ficbard.Gabr.Ranner,,zu- m i et, b%ouna , Valenti», s noAft, and bath no objeft : But the fubjeft of thePrivation, called the scout Aggamft which Obje&, is, Some part of thofemen who have forfeited the helps offpecìal he beingeth frivolous reafous, and aflerteth, Grace by their a ufe or rsegleel of the Gofpel and the Commoner grace that God willeth as a which waxgiven them. Goodie owh8, the 52/. 3. Gods not Pardoning, TrJlifying, Adopting and sanclifyiug Gocdnefs which the Creature would have if men, is no Ac't and hath no objet? : But tie fubjett of the Privation, it were made, and this and object of the Laws contrary fentence, is, Impenitent, linbeliev- as to all Creatures which never will be. What ers, or the non-performers of the condition of Juftification, &c. in the putid contradiaions are Covenant. here ? is will Goodnefs 22, Gods not Glorifying men is no Aft, nor the damnation which no Gocdnefs, of 5 ' t all Creatures which are which confifteth in fin as aforefaid, is none of Gods act : But the fen- mo Creatures, as mastri- unce of condemnation is Gods" Act and no doubt fome other Pali- al objean, which are no. things ? God willedh his rive Execution. And the objeft of there is, Allfinally impenitent tln- own Power, whence man believers , and unholy ones, that is, who performed not the comli- calleth which that Ent tion of that Edition of the covenant of Grace which they were hich is noticing. Eut f f f }' was there from Eterni- under. ny any be willed es not-fu. 5 2 3 And it being -aft- all den al that there are the.ob et?s of theEx- tureto will? What ' Y j was there. from Eternity ecutive Alts, we mutt fay that thefe alto are the objefis of the Decrees but eê God ? Ard call accordingly, where a Decree is proved, and when we fpeak of them on- Th` ly juxta ordinem executionis, and not Intentimis, which I laid by be- fole. 52q.. And