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Circumcf

theforeskin

of your

hearts, and

be no

more

AT

necked,

Dent.

x. 16.

And

the.

Lord thyGod willcircumcife

rhy

heart, and

the

heart

of

thy

feed,

chap. xxx. 6.

Make

you

a

nem

heart, and a

new

fpirit,

O

heuf

of

ifiael,

J;+zek

xviii. 31.

A

nero

heart

'alfo

will

Igive

you,

and a

new

fpirit will

I

put

within you,

chap. xxxvi.

36.

If

you will

fear

the

Lord

and ferve hint,

then

(hall

you continuefollowing the

Lord

your

God,

1..

Sam.

su.

14.

AndI

will

put my

fear

into

your hearts, that

ye

(hall

not

departfrom me,

Jerem.

xxxir.

40.

He

loath wrought

all

our werks in

us, Ira.

xxvi.

12.

-,

He

worketh in

us

both

to

will and to

do

of

his

good

pleafurei°hi

l

i

p. ii. 13.

He

bath

bled

no

with

all

fpiritual

bl

effings

in

him,

Ephel..

i.

3.

To

plait

is

given

in the

behalfof

Chr

f

to bè-

lieve

in

him,

Philip

i.

29.

The

blood

of

Gh,ifl pugeth

our confciences

from dead

works,

to

ferve

the living God,

Deb.

ix. 14.

-

PLAY

J

Lib. Arbir.

This

is

mil

certain, that

that

ought not

to

be commanded which

is

wrought

in us

:

he foolifhly commandeth

that to

be done

of

others, who willwork

in

them

what he

commandeth,

Rem. Apol.

It

is

ahfurd

to

affirm,

that

God

either

worketh

by

his power,

orprocureth

by

his

wifdom,thatthe

ele& lhonld do thofe things

which God

requireth

of

them,

Epifcopius.

Faith

and converfion cannot be ails

of

our

obedience,

if

they

are wrought by

God

in us,

Rem.

Col.

Hag.

That

God lhould require

that of

us,

which

himfelf

will work

in

us,

is a

ridicu-

lous afrion

fcarce fit

fora

ilsge,

Rem. Apol.

That

that

faying

of

Avg

fling that

God

crowneth his

own

gifts in

us,

is

not

eafily

to

be

admitted,

/bid.

There

is

nothing more

vain andfoolifh,

than toafcribefaith

and regeneration to the

merit

of

Chrift,

Idees.

v'wtiy

kttrA

was

irtirr.Aj>

-átir

,&,-.4,41,4,-,,1,

CFI

AP..XI.

Whether falvation

may

be

attained without

the

knowledge

of

or

faith

in Chrift

refus.

Shall

Phut

up all this difcourfe concerning

the

meritorious taufe

of

falvation, with

their !hutting out

of

Chrift, from

being

the

only

one, and abfolutely

neceffary

meals, to

bring

us

unto heaven,

to

make ushappy

:

this

is

the

laft pile they erekt

upon

their

babylonifhfoundation, which makes

the

idol

of

felt-

fufficiency

every

way

per.

felt,

and

fit to be facrificed-unto

:

until thefe proud builders, do

get materials for

their

own

temple,

laid

the

axe

to the root

of

Chriffianity, we took

it

for

granted, that there

isno falvation

inany

other,

beeaufe

there is

none

other name under heaven,

given

unto men',

whereby we

m

fk

be

faved,

Alts

iv.

r x.

Neither

yet

Ihall

their

nefarious

attempts

frighten

usfrom

ourcreed, normake

us be

wanting

to the

defence

of

our Saviour's honour

i

but

I

!hall be

very

brief

in

the

confederation

of

this heterodoxy,

nothing doubting, but

that

to

have

repeated

it,

is

fully

to have

confuted

it,

in

the

judgment

of

all pious Chri-

!leans.

t.

Then,

they grant falvationto

the

ancient patriarchs and Jews, before

the

coming

of

Chrift, without

any knowledgeof, or faith in him at all

:

nay, that any fuch faith

in

Chrift

was

ever prefcribed unto them,, or required

ofthem

:

(a) It

is

certain

that

there

is

no

place in the

Old Teffament, from

whence

it

may appear,

that faith

in Chr

jt,

as

a

redeemer,

was ever enjoied,

or

found

in

any

of

them, fay

they

jointly,

iii

their

apology.

:

the

truth

of

which alfertion, we Ihall fee

hereafter;

only they

grant

a

general

faith,

involved

un-

ader

types and lhadows, and looking on

the

promife,

as

it lay -hid in

the

goodnefs sad

providence

of

God, which

indire$ly

might be

calleda

faith

in

Cjrrift

:

from which kind

of

faith,

I

fee no

reafon, why thoufands

of

heathen

infidels Ihorild beexcluded. Agreeable

(a)

Certum eft

locum nullum elfe, mule

apparea,

fidem

ifiam,

Cub

Vet.

Tell.

preceptim

fuile,

aneigoife,

Rem. Apo,.

cap.

_.

fol.

9s.

unto