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The Table.

ObjeEJicnJ.

Objetf.

1.

The

firfi

Objeaion's drawn from the Scripturfi

which

fay

they

cannor,

.

I

Anfw.

The Scripture fpcaks of five canhots,

1.

Of

a

natural

can.

not~

2.

Of a deliberate

cannor,~

Or a judicial cannot,4.0f

a compounded canner,

s.

Of

'a

humblingc.1nnot.

~

Objel1.

Thou

wouldfi

(as thou pretendeft) but thou canfi not.

Anfw.

Perhap.s'its the will of thy confcience, and not the

will

of.

thy

heart\)

2.

May

be

irs a copulative will, Repentance

and fome loft, godJim:fi

and

fome

lufi.

3· May be thou

haft a would ;ng will, this is no will but.onely a veJletty,

May

be thorJ haft a general

Met'!-phyfical

will, hut

to come to particulars, there thou wilt not. S• Thou

hafi

no

true

will, becaufc:

if thou didfi

will:,

thou

couldtt.

.

p.

71

3

Objell.

Thou defiretl to

do

ir, but art not able.

Anfw.

Who can

tell bdl

w;at

is in

thee,God or thine own

heart?

Butthe reafon of rhis mifiake is,

1.

Thou haft

putative·

or

thinking defires, tpou chink'fi thou dc-fi refl:,

2.

Thou hafl: ignorant defires,

Thou haft

wandering

ddires,

and therefore thou

arc mifiaken,

p.

77

4

Objelf

Thou

reiolvefi,

and hafi good

purpofes,

bur oh

thou

canfi

nor

perform

them.

~nfw.

sohjea.

-;1nfw.

Thefe purpofes thou

fpeakefi

of art:

only willing

for the

furure,l. Becaufe its only to fhufHe offthe willing for the

prefenr,2.

Thi& will tor hereaJrer is no will,becaufe

it

goes

without

Gods,

2.

It

is

no

will ,

becaufe

thou

!halt miffe

thofe fuppofir•ons that th6u wiHefi upon.

F'irf.l, thou fuppofdl: th0u fhalt have fewer temptations

hereafter,

2.

Thou fuppofef\ thou fhalt

be

fitter

hereafter,

3. Thy will tor hereafrer is no will but a mockery.

.

Thou laboureft toferve God and

r:o~ be

faved.

Is

this

labo.ar for Grace

and .Heaven,

when

rhou

labour

eft

fo idlely? wherefore thy impcnitency is wilful, thy dam-

nation's

wilful,

~nd

thy

ruine wilful.

p. 8

I

llence alfo

it

followes,J.

That

your

ddl:rectic~m

.is

from

felf,

; . ·Your deflrufifon is juft,

Your

defiru8ion

is

inex·

cufable, 4· Your dc::fi:r1:1ltion

is

unavoydable,

s.

Your de–

t1ru8:ion

is

p~ttilef~,6.

Your

deftrultion

is

grie~ous,

p.81

.

·

·· ·

ApplicAtion.-

.

,

Vfe

r. OfThou canfl: never be humb:e unlefs thou believe thts trurh;

Jufl:rulti~

a

man is never humbkd as

iong

as he

execufes

himfelf.

··

on.Nuw

·

·

p. 84"

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