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iVilfull

Intpenitency.

but

wilt

thou

not be

made

clean?

Prefuppojitions

not

to he

mifta.~n.'

1

Pre{u,i

I

.Its

true

th~t

a

tvick!d

m~rl

cannot repent ?or be

-pofltion not

c~nverted

of

hzmfelf;but

th1s

cannot

only

dos

not

to

bemifta-

htnder him;

if

a

wicked mans

cannot only

di~

hi;t·

~n.

der him,

he mtght excufe

himfelf

before the

tri·

Licetilli~

bunal efChr.ifl;LorJ,

thou

k..,non

1

tft

I

did

my

bejl,

quis non

I

would have been ruled

by

thy word,but

1

could

l'offit

grati-

not :

I

would

have been

humbled'

and

reformed

-~tTn_

Adipifci

better than I wa'i,

but

I

could

not.

If a wicked

qut npro-

mans

cannot

did hinder

him ,

he

might

excufe

lJ_:turta

himfelf

thus.

But

al ::.g,

he

is

not

able to fay

thus

"eo, 11.men

·

h

·

L d

ld

h

r.

q

11

Gd

in hoc

W1t

out

ftremptory

ly~ng.

or.

,I

cou

not

c

u1e

vel illud

but do wtckedly;

,I

acted mofi wretchedly, but

I

-,ecc

atum

.

could

n~t

otherwife chufe :·though it was not in

J~batu~

ex

thy

power not to be born in original fin · yet

~r~~t:::ero

who

neceffi~ated

thee to commit fuch grofs

,ontingit,

~

actual.fins?

1n

Prov.

I.

29.

they h.ated

/znoWledg_e,

itnde

&

they

d~d

not

chu[e ,the

way

of the Lord._

They dtd

~erito

fibi

not ufe any

liberty

of

wilt

to chufe that

w

hieh

~n

culpam

was

good: What? 'was·it becaufe they

could not?

:;_'putatur.

no;

for

albeit

they could not,

yet

that was not

qt·;;~·

I•

the caufe. -

~o,they

would none

.of

my counfels,

.Art.

3

.refp.

they

defP.ifed all my reproof,

v.

3

o.Mark, the rea–

ad

Arg.

fon why they did not chufe , was not becaufe

· ~ertium·

t~ey

could not

choofe

'

but becaufe they

would

not.

2Prc:fup.

Itstrue God. cloth not

give

them

power

to

·

believe

,

and to be

re~ewed;

but

can they

fay,

thoughiwouldferioujl_y ,God would

not?were

they

able to fay

thus,though

I

de

fired

it

heartilJ,

God

would

not give me grace ,

the!\

they

had fo

·

colofW

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