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all unriibteoufnef e and ungodline. rance God regarded not,but now He admonifhes eve- ry one to repenr,that is,when the Gentiles walked in their owne wayes, before the Gofpell came, before God publifhed and madeknowne His will,He winked at it, but now regards ir, not a yeare nor a day (hall now paffe without an account for it; the Axe is now laid to the root of the Tree, He will defer no longer, HL will take it no more as Hedid heretofore.There- fore the Apoftle S. Paul, 1 3ím.1.13. faith, 1 was a perfecutor,and b1añ hewer, but am received to mercy,be- cauf I did it ignorantly. Why loth he adele that a Be_ caufè if hee had had knowledge, and fo had done it 1 wittingly,and willingly,his fin had been out of mea- fure fìnfull,and exceedingly aggravated it.Therefore i i Daniel tels Balthazar(as an addition to his fins) Thou knoweft all this, and yet haft not humbled thy felfe; 1 if thou hadft not knowne ir, if thou hadit not had an example, if it had not beene revealed to thee, thy fin had beene fo much the leffe, and perhaps God would have fuffered thee to live, but thou knoweft all this, and yet did (I not humble thy felfe. But of all places, take that in Rom.7. 13 . Was that then which woe good, made death unto me ? G o D forbid : But finne, that it might appeare fin, working death in mee by that which is good : that fin by the Commandement might become ex- ceeding finfull. The meaning is this, When a man knowes that the Law of God difcovers this and that tobe a fin, if he commits it, his knowledge makes it out ofineafure finfull. The fame Irregularity may be in othcrs,the fame fin may in it felfe be as great in another that knowes not the Commandement, but the knowledge of it,makes it to exceed in greatneffe; G 4 for 1 87 SE a. I V. t Tim. I. 13. Rom .7.a3.