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withmens finnes: 5' through the wickedneffe of their own hearts, and partly be- , caufe n they are raifed up by the un(earchable judgement of n Ca/V. 3 God to illufirate hisgloiy by their damnation. I will end this Injfit.cap.Z,f; with that fpeech ofPifcator ; ° Reprobatesareprecifely appoint- sea.14. ed. to this double evil,. tobepunifhed ever triflingly, and tofnne çcrutabifi. Dei judicio and therefore to fine that theymight bejufllypunifhcd. fúfcitati runt 4 That as he hath immutably (G) decreed that Repro- ad gloriam bates íhalllive anddie in fnne, fo he procured] their.finnes ejes füá Ba- in due time by his Almighty hand , partly bywithdrawing luftrandmil - from them grace neceffary for the avoiding offinne, and part- ly by moving and enclining them by his irrefiflible and fecret workings on their hearts to finfull aftions. P Calvine faith, panI.p,g that devils and reprobate men arenot onely held fait in Gods h>?ad ntcpro- fetters, fo as they cannot do what they would, but are alto que hoc ma- lum à Deo prxcisa de- flmati fùnt, ut in xter- nuni punian- tur, & ne- ceßâriò pec- cent, & qui- dem ideo peccent quò jufle puniri poffint. p Caiv, Inf1ít. 1.1.c. x 7.Sed. I I. q Ibid. cap. 8:Sec T. Quòd nihil efficiant ho- mines nifi ar- canoDei nu- tu, nec quit= quam deli berando agi- tent nifi quod ipfe jam' apud fe decreverit, & arcanâ fug. direetione confiituat, 'innumeris & claris te[limoniis probatur. r Ib. Seq. 2. Et certa nifi intus operaretur in mentibus hominum, non reEtè di&um effet, auferre labium à veracibus, & à feni- bus prudentiam, &c. fIn it.l.a.c.4.f E . 3. Ad exfequenda füa ¡udicia per ininiftrum irx fux Satanam , & confua corumdeflinat qua. viftim -eí1, & voluntates excitar, & conatus firmar. t Q_iiia perditumDeus volebat, obfli ado cordis Divina fuit ad Tai - nam prxparatio. fi z intei deçl urged and forced by Gods bridlead obfcquia prieflanda, to do as he would have them. And in the next chapter thefe are his words, el That men havenothing in agitation , that they bring nothing into ahon, but what God by his fecret direl aon bath ordered, is apparent by many and crear ieflimonies. In the Se- &ion following he faith, r..4ndfirely,unleffe God did work inwardly in the minds of men, it would ,not be rightly Paid, that be tal¿eth away wifdome f .om thewife, &c. In thcíe two chapters that which he mainly drivethat , is' to Phew , that Cod-doth not onely behave himf if privatively in procuring the fins of men, but doth alCo put forth powerfull and pofitive alts in the bringing of them to paffe. And in his fecond Book and fourth chapter after he had faid, that God maybe laid to harden men by forfaking them, he putteth in another way by which God hardenethmen, and that (tic faith) cometha great deal neater to the proprietie of the Scripture- phrafes, namely, by ftirring up their wills : f God doth not onely hardenmen by leaving them to themfelves, but by appóinting their coun- fels, ordering their deliberati ns, flirring up their wills, con- firming their purpofes and indeavours by the miniftr ofhis an- ger, Satan. And this he proveth by the workof God on Si- lion king of the Amorites, Dcut. 2. 3 o. and then infinuateth the end too why-God thus hardeneth men in their wicked courtes, which is, That he might. deftroy them; Bet.aufe God,