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er 3 . Senle of fin, wherein it cones. mind, d+tcourtèd u b:.ïorl . ' Thence arfeth that fenfe and ac- knowledgement todeal wtha of fin, that felf- condemnation, in the 3u(tifica- tion ofGod, whereof we now fpeak. He grows not fullen, ftubborn, difpleafed, and fo runs away from God ; he doth not utterly faint, defpond and give over; he pleads not any thing in his own Juftification, or for the extenuation of his fin and guilt ; he quarrelleth not with, he repineth not againft the Holinefs, Severity and Righteoufnefs of the Law of God guilt but reflees wholly on himfelf, his own unworthinefs, and defert ; and in a fence of them lyes down at the foot of God, in expeótation of his word and fentence. Three things in this condition we fcribe unto fuch a foul. Senfe of fiira, Afincere fenfe offin. There is a twofold fenfe o fin. The one is fin,where- con- general and notional;whercby a man knows whatfin íc,that him- lifts. lelf is a fanner ; that he is guiltyof this or that,thefe or thofe fins, only his heart is not affttied proportionably to that difcovery and knowledge which he hath of thefe things. Theother is alive and efficacious. The foul being acquainted with the na- ture of fin, with its ownguilt in reference unto fin in general, as alfo to this or that fin, is univerfaily influenced by that ap.- prehentiion unto fuitable Affe6tions and Operations. Of both thofe we have an intiance in the fame perfon. Da- viïl before Nathan! coming tohim, had,the former, afterwards he had the latter allo. It cannot be imagined but that before the coming of theProphet, he had a general knowledge and fenfe not only abfolutely of thenature of fin, but alto, that himfelf was a frnner,, andguilty of thofe very fins which afterwards hewas reproved for. To think otherwife is to fuppofe, not only.that he was an-fainted, but un-manned alfo , and turned into aBeati. But yet4hiswrought not in him any one Afec`i- on fuitable to his condition. And the like may be faid of moll finners in theworld. But now when Nathan comes to him and gives him the latter tfcacious fenfewhereof we fpeak, we know what effe(s it did produce. It is the latter only that is under conlderation ; and that alfo is twofold; (t.) Legal or Antecedaneous unto conver- fion ; 55