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A$1VIINIANTSM.

49

fo disjoyn

the

offices

of

Chriff's mediatorfhip,

that

one

of

them

may

be

verfeted about

fume

cowards

whom heexercifeth

not

the

other;

much left ought

we

fo

to

feparate

the

feveral alts

of

the

fame office.

For whomChrift

is a

prieft, to

offer

himfelf

afacrifice

for

their

fins,

he

is

Purely a

king,

to

apply

the

good things purchafed

by

his

death unto

them,

as Arminius

himfelf

coufeffeth

;

much more

to

whcm he is

a

Fief

by

lì:crifice

he

will be

a

prieft

by interceffïnn :. and

therefore, fieing

he

doth

not intercede

and

pray

for

every one, he did not die for every

one.

(4.) For

whom Chrift died, he

merited grace,

and

glory, faith,

and falvation, and

reconciliation

with God,

as

1

Mali thew

hereafter but thishe

hath not dose

for all, and

every

one

:

many do never believe,

thewrath

of

God remaineth upon fome,

the wrath

of

Gad abiderh

an

them

that

do not

believe,

n

Yaha

iii. 16.

To

abide, arguerh

a

continued

uninterrupted

aft;

now

to

be

reconciled to one, and yet to lie under his heavy anger,

feem

to

me

¿eis:ra,

things that.

will

karte

confil together

:

the =folks

are many, I

only

point at

the

heads

offome.of

them.

(5.)

Chrift died for

them,

whom

God

gave

unto him, to

be fiived,Thine

theywere,

and

then

gaveft

them

unto.

me,

Joh.

xvii. 6. He

layeth dawn hit life

for

the

fheep

committed

to

his charge, John

x.

t

t.

But all are

not

the

fheep

of

Chrift,

all are

not givenunto him

of

God,

to

be

broughtto

glory

:

for

of

thofe

that

are

fo

given,

there

is

not one

that

perilheth, for

he

giveth eternal' life

to

RS

may

as Gad haih given him,

John

xvii.

2.

No

man

it

able

topluck

them

out

of

his

father's

hands,

chap. x.

ab,

2.9.

(6.) Look whom,

and. how

many,

that

love

of

God embraced,

that

was

the

caufe

of

fending his

fon

to

redeem

them

;

for

them,

and

fo

many, did

Chrift

according

to

the

counfel

of

his father,

and in

himfeif intentionally,

lay down his

life

:

now

this love

is

not

u

niverfal, being

his

good pleafùre

of

blelling with fpiritual

bl'effings,

and

living

fomein

Chriß,.Ephef

i.

4,

5.

Which

good

pleafure

of

his,

evidently compreherdeth fome,

when

others are excluded,

Matti.

xi.

25,

26.

Yea

the

love

of

God

in

giving

Chrift

for

us, is

of

the

fame

extent,

-.with

that

grade, whereby he

calleth

us

to faith, or

be-

ítoweth faith

on us

:

For he

bath

called

'us

with an

holycalling

according

to

hit

own purpafe

and

grace,

rohich

watgiven ut la

yefes

Chrift,

a Tim.

2.

9.

Which

doubtlefs

is

net

univerfal

and

common unto all.

hnnumerable

other

reafons

there

are to

prove, that feting God bath

given' his

elea

only, whom only he loved,

to

Chrift to be redeemed

;-

and feeing

that the

fon

loveth

only thofe

who are given him

of

Iris

father,

and

redeemeth

only whom

he loveth

; fee

-

ing alío

that the

holy

fpirit, the

love

of

the father

arid

the

fon,

fanftifieth

all,

.and

only

them

that

are

ele£ted, and redeemed

;

it

is

not

our

part,

with

a

prepofterous

liberality

agáinft

the

witnefs

of

Chrift himfel

,

to

affign

the

Salvation

attained

by

him,

as

due

to them that

are without

the

congregation

of

them whom the father

leach

loved,

and chafen,

without

that

church whichthe

1ón

loved and

.

gave his life for

it,

and

of

the

members

of

that

fanftified

body, whereofChrift

is

the

head and Saviour.

l

urgeno

more,

becaufe

this

is

r.ot

that part of the

controverfy

that

I

defire to

lay open.

I

come now

to

confider

the

main- gneftion

of

this difference,

though

fparingly,

handled by our divines;

cmxernirig what

our

Saviour

merited,

and

purchafed

for

them

.for

whom he

died. And here you fhall

find

the

old idol playing his pranks, and

quite

ivefting

the merit ofChrift,

from

the

leaftability or power

of

doing

us

any

good; for

-though

the

Arminian pretend very

fpecioufly,

that Chrift

died

for all

men; yet

in

effeft,:.they make him die

for

no one

man

at

all;

and

that

by

denying

theeffe&ual

operation

of

his

death, and

afcribing

the proper

iffue

of

his

pallon

to

the

brave

indeavours

of

their

own

Aelagian

delay.

We,

according

to

the

fcriptures, plainly believe,

that

Chrift

hath

by

his

righteouf-

nefs, 'merited

for

us

grace

and

glory

;

that

we

are bleffed with all fpiritual blef ings,

in,

through,

and for him

;

that

is,

made unto

us

righteoufrrefs, and fanftification,

and

redemption

;

that

he hash

procured for

us, and

that Godfor

his fake, beftoweth

on as

everygrace:

in

this life,

that

maketh

us differ

from others,

and

all that glory

we hope

for,

in

that

which

is

to come;

he procured for

us

remiflion

of

all our

fins, and

ghat

reconciliation with

God, faith,

and obedience.

Yea,

but this

is

filch a

defperate

do£erire,

as

ffabs

at

the

very heart

of the

idol;

and would make

him

as

altogether

ufelefs,

as

if

he

were

but

a

figtree legg

i

what

remainerin for

him

to

do,

if

all things

in

this great work

of

our falvation, malt

be

thus afcribed unto Chrift, and the merit of

his

death? Wherefore

the wodhippers

of

this great God,

Lib.

Arbil. oppofe

their

engines

againft

the'

whole fabrick,

and cry down

the title

of

Chrilt's merits, to

thefe,

fpiritual blelfings, in

the behalf

of

their

imaginary

deity.

-'

p

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