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ARMINIANISM.

43

2.)

By

his grace

cfele&ion,

which

is

:waft

free,

and

not

t

cd

to

any

conditions, by

which

I

make no

doubt, bat God taketh manyunto him

in

Chrift,

whofe

parer,;

rever

knew, or had

been defpifers

of

the

Gofpel

:

and

this

is

the

do&rir

t

of our church,

agreeable

to

the

fèriperrre, affirming

the

defect

of

original

fin

to

be

God's wrath

wad

as

umation, to both which, how oppofite

is

the

Arminian

do&rive,

may thus

appear:

S. S.

By

the

offence

of

ene

manjudgement came

up-

analltarewlenmarion, Rom.

v.18.

By

one

man's

dif

bedrence

many

were made

inners,

verfe

19.

Behold

I

wasfbapen in ins

iuity,

and

in

fin

did

my mother conceive

me,

Pia'.

li.

q.

Elfe

were

your children unclean,

but

nom

they

are

holy,

r. Cor.

vii.

l

4.

Who can

bring

a

clean thing out

of

an un-

clean

I Nor one, Job

xiv.

q.

Except

amen

be

born

again,

he

cannot

fee the

kingdomoj'God,

John

üì.

3.

That

which

is

born

of

the

Alt

is

fLjl,,

John

in

6.

We

a

mere

by

nature

the children

ofwrath

even

asothers,

Ephef:

ii.

3.

By one

eran

fin

entered into the world, and

death

by

fin, andfe

death

paf

d

upon

all men,

for

that

all

have

finned:

to

wit,

in

him,

Rom.

v. 12.

Fer

I

know

that

in me,

that

is in my

fl

fr,

drnelleth no

good thing,

Rom.

18.

In

the day

ym eat thereof

you

(hell

furely die,

Gen.

er.

17.

For as

in

Adam

all die,

fa r. Cor. xv. 22.

By nature children

of

wrath,

Ephef:

ii.

3.

And

there

limn in

no

wife

enter

into

it

any

thing

that

defileth,

Revel.

xxi. 27.

Lib. Arbil.

Adam

fnn.ed

in his own

proper perfou

only, and

there

is

no reafor, why

God

Mould

impute that

fin

unto infants,

B.raus.

It

is

ablirrd,

that

by one

man's difohedi-

ence many

fliould be made

a

&ualiy

difobe-

dient,

Corvinos.

Infants

are

imply

in

that

efface in

which

Adam

was

before his fall,

l'enator.

Neither

is

it conficlerable

whether

they

be

the children of

believers, or

of

heathens,

for

all

infields

have

the

fame

innocency,

Rem.

Apt.

That

which

we

have by

birth

can he no

evil

ofrïn,

becaufe

to

be

born

is

plainly in-

voluntary,

Idem.

Original

fn,

is

neither

a fin

properly

fo

called, whidafhoutd make the pofterity

of

Adam

guilty ofGod's wrath, nor yet

a

puuilirment

of

any

fin

on

them,

Rem.

Aprl.

It

is

agaioft

equity

that

one fhoutd

be

ac-

counted

guilty

of

fin,

that

is

nothis own,

that he mould

be judged nocent, who in

regard

of

his own will

is

truly

innocent.

God

neither

cloth, nor

can in

jufiice, ap-

point any

to hell

for

original

fin,

Reno.

App

1.

It

is

perverfely

fpoken

that

original

lüy

makes any one

guilty of death,

.Armin.

We

nó way

doubt

to

affirm

that

severa-

ny one was

damned for original

fin,

Corejano.

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VIII.

Of

the

/late

of

Adam

before

the

fall,

or

of

original

right'eoufnefs.

.

IN the

íäií

chapter

we

difeovered

the

Arminian

attempt,

of

readvancing

the

corrupt,

ed nature

of

man

into that

Rate

of

innocency and holinefs,

wherein it

was

at

firft

by

God

created:

inwhich defign, becaufe

they cannot but

difèeén

that the

frrccefs

is not aufverable to

their

defìres, and

not

being able

to deny,

but

that

for

fb

muchgoód

as we

want, having call

it

away,

or

evil

of

fin

that

we are fubjefe unto,

more than

wd

wereat our firft creation,

wemuff be

refponfibie Ihr

the

juftice

of

God

g

they

labour

t6

draw down our

fief}

parents

even from

theànflant

of

their

forming, into

the

fäme cón-

dicier whetein

the

are ingaged

by reafim

of

corruperd nature.

But

truly

I

fear,

they

will fcarce obtain fò

profperous

au iffrre

of their

endeavour,

as

Mahámet

had,

whënlle

promifed

the

people, he wouldcalla mountain unto him

:

which miracle they affembled

to behold.. but

when

the

mountain would not

Ilir

for

all

his calling, he replyed,

If

the

mountain will

not

come

to

Mahomet, Mahomet will go

to

the

mountain, and

away

he

packed

towards

it;

but

we

1hall

find

that

our

Arminian: can

neither themfelvesclimb

the

high

mountain

of

innocency, nor

yet

call

it

down into

the valley

äf

Irr and

Cocrifs

ptron, wherein

they

are lodged.

We

have fern already how vain and frufirate.

was

their

former

attempt

:

let

us

now

take

a

view

of

their

afpiring infolence, in making

the