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the groffefl ielf-murder.

17

.'.T-

He firfl:

Ground

is

thi~·,

which is

obferved

by our

learnedDivines

at

~he

Synod atDert,

namely, .

.

.

.

· ·~

,

Every

.

ma;g. c

~n~

do more .. g

iloa

t

h~tn

he does

,

4_r~

3.

(11

and foun more

ev~l

th111n

he

does

,

though I con...

'"

rtf:~:

fe~fe

not in a

graci?,~s ~anner.

I.f I

can

prove/

0

fi~:

erro

~

th1s

to be true,

tLwtll

necelf'ardy follow that

·

the reafon

why

a

wiCked

man does not

return

,

.is

not

flect~H{e

he

tannot,

butonely

b~caufe ~e

Wil

.not.

.

I

.

-

:Arguments to

pro~e

it.

.

·

!.

Confi~er,

if

a "'!an

c~n

.do

mDre

~ban.

he,

1

conft1J..

·

tloth,.

noth1ng

can

htnd~r ~tm

from do1ng .

ETcry

·more than he does but

h1s

will

'

when

the

fire

ma• can

can

burn.

more , ·

it

doth burn more , becaufe

do more

it

bath no

will

to come

b~tween

the

power

of~

00

: t~an

lntrning

·and the

Afl

of

b~rnitJg

to fufpend

it.

c ot • ·

The fire .is a natural agent , and. therefore

·burns as

much

as it can : but a man is a

vo/un-–

t~try

agent.,and

therefore when he

can

do a thing

and does not, ·"tis becaufe- his

will

comes be–

.tween to fufpend it:

So

that Jbe reafon is

t~i.s

,

he -rrill not.

Pil~tte,he

had

power ~ tocrucifie

Chrift,

and

power

not to -dp

it,

John

19.

1

o.

he had power

not

to do

it ;

why then

does

he

cruci

fie

him

?

not becaufe he hatl

no

ppwer

td

do otherwife .; he· confeffes

hirnfelf

he

had

power to do otherwife; but-he

crHcified.

Chriff

·becaufe

he

he

would do fo.

When a man bath

ppwer to do a

thing ,

or

not

uo

do

a

thing· ~

Its

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.