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e

'a

e

greffions

that

flow

from

thence,

wt

bear,

alas

?

a

great

deal more

of the

image

of

the devil, and

of

the brute,

than

we

do

of

the

image

of

God.

The

re-

introduftion,

reflauration,

and renovation

of

the prifline beautiful

conformity

to

the

glorious image

of

God (with

their re-

conciliation and

juflification

through

his

fatisfa&ion to

divine

juflice) in

force

of

the

univerfally lapfed and loft

oflerity

of

Adam,

even all

the

ele& and

gifted

ones

to

the Mediator,

to be

redeemed,

fan

&hied

and

Paved

by

him,

in

order

to

the capacitating

of

them

to

enjoy

fel-

lowíhip with God,

(forfeited

by

the fall)

and

that

by

a

new

creation

(the

very

fplendor

and

glory

of

the

whole creation)

was

the great errand and

bufinefs

for

which

Chrift Jefus

came

into

the world

;

who,

being

the

head and foundatión -flone

of

this

new

creation,

hath

gracioufly

undertaken

to

prepare,

fantify

and

glo=

rify

his myflical

body, or

all the

eleft

given to

him

by

Jehovah:

Which

he

accordingly

effe&eth

and

bring-

eth

to

pats, by

regenerating them, by

fan&ifying

them,

and

by carrying

on

this work

of

fan4iñcation

in

the

growth

and

gradual

advances

thereof, till it

be

perfeEted

and

confummared

in

glory

:

Whereby

the

image

of

God

in

men

is

again

renewed,

and

reflored

both

in

their

fouls

and

bodies

refpe&ively,

in

a

good meafure now

in

this

life, and fhall

be

perfectly

in

the

life

to come

:

Where,

as

they

fhall

all fee

him

as

he is,

intuitively

face

to

face,

and

enjoy him

fully

and immediately,

without

any

the

leafs

moment's

interruption through

all

eternity;

fo

they

fhall

be

like him, perfec`ly like

him,

according

to crea-

ture-capacity

;

refembling

him to

the

very

Life.

All

the

faculties

and

powers

of

their

fouls

partake

of

this

re-

newing work

;

The

undemanding

being favingly

eíalight--

hcd

The

will

re&ified

;

The

affetlions

reduced

into

or-

der

;

The

memory

ffrengthned, and

the

confcience

much

cleanfed'

calmed, and

put

into

a

capacity,

as

to accule

and

condemn,

fo

to excufe,

allow

and abfolve;

acts

there

II{s

juft

ground for

either

;

and

they put

to make

it

their

great'bufinefs,

about which

they

allow themfelves to be

exercifed,

always

to

have

it

void

of

offence

toward

God

aad

iNyard

men

:

Which

confcience,

with the concerns

thereof,

being

the great theme and

fubjet

of

thefe choice,

fearch..,

ins;