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ARMINIANI'SM.

47

eternity

?

No

doubtlefs

; Chrift giveth

life

to every

one,

for

whom he gave his

life:

he lofeth not ode

of them,

whom he purchafedwith

his

blood.

The

firnt

part

of

his controverfy may

be

handledunder thefe two queftions.

t.

Whether

God

giving his fon,

and Chrift making

his foul

a

ranfom for

fin,

intend-

ed thereby

to

redeem all and every one from

their

fins,

that

all and every one

alike,

from

the

beginnidg

ofthe

world,

to the

left

day, lhouid

all

equally be

partakers

of

the

fruits

of

his

deathand

paffion; which purpofe

of

theirs

is in

the

moil fruftrate?

2.

Whether

God

loath

not

a

certain

infallible

intention,

of

gathering unto himfelf

a

chofen people,

ofcolleAg

a

church

of

firftborn,

of

laving his

little

flock,

of

bringing

fome certainly

to

happinefs,

by

the death

of

his fon, which in

the

event

he Both

accompiifh?

The

fccond

part

all.

may be red» ced

to thefe two

heads.

I.

Whether

Chrift did not make

full fatisfafüion for all

their

fins,

for

whom

he died

and merited glory, or everlafting happinefs, to

be

bellowed on

them,

upon

the per-

formance

-ofchore

conditio:s God

fhould require

?

z:

Which

is

the

proper

controverfy

I

fhall

chiefly infilt upon.

Whether

Chrift did

not procure

for his own people,

a

power

to

become

the

funs

of

God, merit

and deferve

at the

hands

of

God

for

them,

grace, faith, righteoalhefs, and fanftification, where-

by

they

may be`enahled iufillibly

to perform the

conditions

ofthe

new

covenant, upon

the

which they

(hall be

admitted to glory

?

To

the

firfi

quefiiou,

of

the

firnt

part

of

the controverfy, the

Arminian, anfwer

affirmatively,

to wit, that

Chrift died

for

all

alike, the benefit

of

his palfion belongs

equally

to

all

the

polarity of

Adam:

And to the ficoud negatively,

that

God hadno

filch intention

of

bringing many chofen

foes

unto falvation,

by

the

death

of Chrift;

but determined

of

grace and

glory,

no

more pearl

fely

to one, than

to

another,

to

john

than

Yuba,

Abraham

than

Pharaoh

both

winch,

as

the learned

Moulin

obferved,

(a)

feem

to

be

invented to make chriftiauity ridiculous, and expofe our religion

to the

derifion

of

all

knowing men.

For

T.

Who

can polfìbly conceive

that

one by

the appointment

of

God fhould die for

another

;

and

yet

that other,

by

the

fame jufiice he

allotted unto death himfel

,

when

one's

death

only

was

due

?

That

thrift

bath

made

a full

fatisfattion for

their

fins,

who

(hall everlaftingly

feel

the

weight

of

them,

themfelves;

that

he fhould merit and

obtain reconciliation

with

God for

them, who

live and die his enemies

?

Grace

and

glory for them,

who

ate

gracelefs in

this

life, and

damned

in

that

which

is

to

come

?'

That

he fhould

get-remiffìon

of

fins

for

the*);

whole

finis

were never

pardoned?

In

brief,

if

this

fentence be

true, either Chrift

by his

death

did

not reconcile

as

unto God,

make fatisfaftion to

his jufiice for

our iniquities, redeem

as

from our

fins,

purchafea

kingdom, and everlafting inheritance' for

us,

which,

1

hope no chriftian

will

fay,

or

elfe

all

.the former abfurdities muff neceffarilÿ

follow, which

no rational man

will

ever admit.

Neither

may we

be

charged,

as

ftraitners

of

the merit

of

Chrift:

for we advance

the

true

value and worth thereof,

as

hereafter

will

appear

far beyond

all

that

the

Arminian, afcribe unto

ie:

we confers

that,

that

blood

of

God,

Alts

xx. 28.

Of

the

lambwithout

fpee orblem

fb,

t

Pet.

i. 19.

Was

fo

exceedingly precious,

ofthat

infinite

worth

and value,

that it

might have

faved

a

thoufand believing worlds,

7

hn

iii.

i6.

Rom.

iii.

zz. His death

was

of

fufficient

dignity to have

been made

a ranfom, for

all

the

fins

of

every one in

the world:

and on

this

-

internal

fufciencÿ

of

his

death

and

gallon,

is grounded.

the

univerfality

of

evangelical promifes, which have no fuck

reftriftion in their

own nature,

as

that they

fhould

not

be

made to all, and

every

one,

though

the

promulgation and

knowledge

of

them

is

tied only to the

good

pleafure

of

God's

fpecial

providence, Matth:

xvi.

17. As

alto

that

oeconomy, and difpeitfation

of

the

new covenant, whereby

the

partition

wall being

broken down,

there

remains no

more

difference between

°em

and

Gentile,

the

utmoft borders

of

the earth

being given

in

for Chrift's inheritance.

So

that

in fome fenfe,

Chrift maybe

find

to die for

all,

and

the

whole world

:

FirfE,

in

as

much

os

the

worth

and value

of

his death,

was

very

fufficient

to

have

been made a price for all

their

fins

:

Secondly

in

as

much as

this'

word

all, is

taken for

fome

of

all

forts, not for every ore,

of

every fort,

as

it

is

frequently

ufed

in

the holy fcripture,

fo

Chrift

bei

g

lifted

up.

drew all

unto

him,

John xii. 3z.

That

is, believers

out

of

all

forts

amen

: the

apoftles dared'

all

difeafes,

or

fome

of

all

forts,

(a)

Malinraffrsg. adSynod.

Deirdre:

they