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fir SINFUL DISTRACTIONS. ever, lafis, T. Jer. ° 3. 9. fo the icri of faith or grace gives a, man fruition of the cove- nant and the benefit of the promife. And hence by the acing and venting of fome fins, wherein there is included the negle`t' of the ex- erode of grace, he.' that is really in covenant with God, may be deprived of the fruition of it ; yet fccing the feed of God, and , Che ha- bit of grace ever remains, he cannot by any in break his covenant -: For the covenant of grace is abfolute, wherein the Lore loth not only promife the good, but to begin, and per - fecl, and fulfil the condition abfolutely, with- out refpea of fîn`; ex parte "creatùrae. Indeed if God's covenant of grace did ( as that of works) depend upon man to fulfil the condi- tion, having fufhicient grace to fulfil it, then grofs fin might well break the covenant : but teeing GOD hath undertaken to fulfil th,; co- venant abfolutely, notwithftanding all the evils and fins of the foul, no fin can poflibly break that knot and covenant, which fo firm and re- falute love bath once knit. And therefore, if this be a good argument, infirmities cannot break covenant : What caufe have I to b hurn bled for them ? fo as to fay, It is thy mercy Lord that I am not confumed foe them, (s you write ;) you may upon the fame ground 'ay fo, If the Lord fhould defert you, or you forfake the Lord, and fo fall into the foulef} fin, which I fuppofe corrupt confcience dares not be fo bold as to think or allow of. a, fay the leaf fins or infirmities do break the