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AR

MIN IAN

ISM.

53

As

though Chrift

had obtained

thatfor

fume, which

Beall

never

be

imparted

unto

them,

that

all

the

blefïings

procured

by his

death

are

proper to

none, bur pendent

in

the'

air

for them that can or

will

catch them

:

whereupon when

we

obje£k, -(a)

that

by this

means

all

the

efficacy of

the

merit

of

Chrifi,

is in

our

own

power, they readilygrant it,

and

fay

it

cannotetherwife

be

let them

that

can, receive thefe monfkers

in

chriidanity,

for

my part in

theft

following contradi£kory affcrtions,

I

will

choofe

rather to adhere to

the

authority

of

the

word-

of

God, than

CifArmininaand

his

fe£laries.

S. S.

He

made

him

to

be

fin

for

us, who knew no

that

we

might

become

the

rightcoujefi

of

God

in

him,

z Cor.

v.

21.

He

loved his church and gave

himf

if

for

it,

that

he

might

prefent

it

unto

himfelf

agloriout

church,

not

having fpot

or

wrinkle

or any

fuck

thing,

Ephef.

v.

z6,

27.

God

was

in

Chrifi

reconciling

the

world

unto

hámfeif,

2

Cor.

v.

i9.

When thou

f

salt make his

foul

an offering

for

fin,

he

(ball

fee his feed,

be

(hall

prolong his

days,

and

the

pleafure

of

the

Lord

(hall pr

fper

he

his

hand,

Iff, lüi.

io.

By his

knowledge (halt

my

righteous

T

rvare

juftify

many,

for

loe

fhall

bear

their iniquities

ver.

r

t.

Chrift

was

once

offered to bear the

fns

of

many,

Heb. ix.

28.

By his

own blood

he

ertred in

once

into

the

holy

place, having obtained eternal redemption

for

us,

ver.

12.

He

loath

reconciledyou in the

body

of

his

fl fh,

through death

to prefent

you

holy and

unblam-

able

Colof.

i.

22.

d/homGod

loath

fee

forth

to

be

a propitiation

through

faith

in

his blood, to declare his

rghte-

aufnefs

for

the

remon

of

fin,

&c.

--that

he

might

be

juft,

and the

juflifcer

of

him that

believeth in

f

fas,

Rom.

iii.

zs,

26.

Who

his

own

felf

bare our

fns

in

his

own

body'

on the

tree,

that

me

being dead to

fa,

fhould

live

unto righted

f

efs, by

whoffin

Jito

we

are healed,

I

Peter

ii. 24.

Lib.

Arbit.

The

immediate

effelb

of

the death

of

Shrift

in

tent

the remiliion

of

any,

Armin.

Chrift did

not

properly

die to lave any

one,

Grevinch.

A

potential andconditionate reconcilia-

tion, not

aGuai and

abfolute,

is

obtained by

the death

o;iCh

rift,

Corvia.

I believe

it

might

have come

to pats,

that the death

of

Chrift might

have

had

its

end,

though

never any man had believed;

Cervin.

The

death

and fatisfa£kios

of

Chrift

be-

ing

accomplifhed,

yet

it

may

fo

come

to

pa

IS

that rope at

all

fulfilling

the

condition

ofthe

new

covenant, none

might

be

fáved,

Idem.

The

impetration

of

falvation for

all,

by

diedeath

of

Chriff, islaóthingbut

the

ob-

taining

of

a

pollibitity thereof, that God

without

wronging his juftice, may open

Onto

them

a

gate

of

mercy, to

be

entred

on fame

condition,

Rem, Coll.

Hag.

Notwithftanding the death

of

Chrift;

God might

have Aligned

any

other

con-

ditioi

of

falvation

as

ave11

as

¡kith, or have

chofen the

Jews following

the

reghteoufbefs

of

the

law,

Grevin.

_

Wiry

then the

efficacy

of

the death

of

Chrift depends

Wholly

on an

:

true

!

It

cannot otherwife be,

Rem.

Apol.

yoc0000

n000illoo;.eoezee.

?

¿tirooc'

er

°k^,.e; o,::°.

e

a

ren rya

C

H

A

P.

X.

Of

the taufe

of

faith,

grace, and

righteoufnefs.

TTH

E

fecond

part

of

this controverfy,

is in

particular

concerning grace,

faith,

Y

and holinefs,

fincere obedience

to the

precepts

of

the

new

covenant, all

whofepraife

rye

appropriate

to the

molt high,

by reafon

of

a

double

ireteceft.

Fi

r,

of

the merit

of

Chrift which doth procure

therm

for

us.

Secondly,

of

the

holy

fpirit

which works them

is

us

:

the death

of

Chriil

is

their

meritorious

caufe,

the fpirit

of

Godand

his

effe£kual

grace

their

efficient, working infirumentally with power by

the

word andordinances

ì

now becaufe

this

would deprive

the

idol

of

his

chiefefk

glory,

(a)

Sic efficacie

meriti

Chrilti tots

pews

nos

habit,

quivocationem, alioqui

inefficacem, of cacem

reddimus:

Cane

fieri

aliter

non

poteR,

Rem.

Apol.

p. 93.

Q

and