Baxter - BT763 B397 1658

0144) ncral of Obedience to all particular precepts : and whether al. fo the Lawof Nature require the duty in fpecie fuppofing god to have made his fupernatural preparations in providing and propounding the objeds, I left to enquiry. Accordingly I affirmed that Impenitency and Infidelity , though afterward Repented of, as alto the Imperfectionsof true faith and repen- tance, are fans againft the General precept of the Law of Na- ture and the fpecial precept of the Lawof Grace, and that Chrift dÿed for them, and they are pardoned throughhis blood, upon condition of fincere Repentance and Faith. B.'Accordinglydiftinguifhing between the refpc I that finhath to the precept and prohibition on one fide , and to the promife and threatning on the other, I armed that the forefaid Impe- nitency and Infidelity that are afterwards repented of, and the Imperfe<`,tions of true Faith and Repentance are condemned by the Remediable threatning of the Law of Nature only , and that the per fon is not under the Actual obligation of the pe- culiar Threarning of the L'aw of Grace ; that is that though as to the Gofpel Precept,thefé fins may he againft the Gofpel as well as the Law, yet as co the Thream gig they are not fuch violations of the New Covenant, as bringmen under its actual curie; for then they were remediief . ` nd therefore I faid, that its only final lmpenitency and Unbelief, as final, that fo fubje is men to that Curfe or Remeddefs peremptory fentence. The reafon is, becaufe the Gofpel maketh Repenting and Believing at a ny time before death, the Condition of promifed pardon : and therefore if God by death make not the contrary impeni- tency and unbelief final , it is. not that which brings a man un- der the Remedilefs Curfe ; ( except only in cafe of the Blatt phemyagainft the Holy Gholt, which is ever final. ) 9, Accordingly I affirm that (Thrift never bete or intended to be°r the peculiar Curie of his own Law of Grace. a. As not fuffering tor any mans final impenitency and urbelief,which is proved inhis Gofpel confhïtution , which giveth out pardon only on Condition of Faith and Repentance and therefore the non- performance of fìia Condition is expre-flyexcepted from all pardon, and confequenric from the intended fatísfa&ion, and priee of pardon. z. In thac,he did not bcar that fpicies of punithmenr,