Marshall - BT765 M37 1788

t f t he ,Gòfpel-liß'yfi:ery Direa. 'V!1 the Proteflant doarine, and to pervert and confound law and gofpe], and have bred much contention in the church, that they might fecúre the practice of fincere obedience againft Antinomian errors, by making it the procuring condition of their falvation; when, after all this ado, the remedy is found to be as bad as the difeafe, equally unferviceable.and deftruc- tive to that great end for which theydef ;ned it; and that it bath an Antinoinian cif-ea and Operation, con- trary to the power of godlinefs ! Much more might be faid for the confutation of this novel doarine f. but, if this one thing be well proved, it rhay be frífiìcient to make the zealous con - trivers of it to be afltamed of, their craft, and angry with themfelves, and forry, that they have taken fo much pains, and ftretched their wits, to maintain fuch an unprofitable, unfanEtifyingopinion. It will be fufficient for the proof of it, if I thew, that the praEicë oftrue holinefs cannot poffibly be attained Unto, by feeking to be frved by the works of the law; becaufe I have already proved, that this doarine of falvation by fincere obedience, is according to the terms of the law, and not of the gofpel. And here- by thofe alfo may fee their error, that afcribe jufti- ñcati, n only to the gofpel, and fanaifcation to the law. Yet, becaufe thofe afl`erters of the condition of sincere obedience will hardly be perfuaded by what bath been faid, that it is the wad` of the law ofworks, I thall, for their more full conviiion, fufficiently rnanifeft, that it is of no other nature and operation, than any other doctrine that is proper to the law, and bath no better fruit : as I proceed to prove, by the following arguments, that holinefs cannot be attain- ed by feeking it by the law of works, that fo it may appear not worthy to be called gofpel doarine tfi, The way offalvation by the works of the law, is contrary and deftruaive to thofe neceffary means of an holy praaice that have been laid down in the foregoingdireaions, and manifettlyproved outof the