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sin d, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of foul and body^.
EL They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this
sin was imputed/, and the fame death in sin and corrupted nature
did eat. v. *r. And the eyes of them good, no not one. v. 13. Their
both were opened, and they knew throat is an open sepulchre; with
that they were naked: and they their tongues they have used deceit;
sowed fig-leaves together, and made the poison of asps is under their lips.
, themselves aprons. v» 8. And they v. 14. Whose mouth is soil of curs*
heard the voice os tile Lord God, ing and bitterness, v. Ij. Their
walking in the garden, in the cool feet are swift to shed blood, v. 16.
of the Say: And Adam and his wife Destruction and misery are in their
hid themselves from the presence of ways. v. 17. And the way of peace
the Lord God, amongst the trees of have they not known, v. r8. There
the garden. Lccl. vii. 29. Lo, this is no fear of God before their eyes,
only have I found, that God hath III./Gen. i. 27. So God creat
rnade man upright; but they have ed man in his own image,in the image
sought out many inventions. Rom. of God created he him male and
i'u. 23. For all have finned and come female created he them. v. 28. ^nd
short of the glory of God. God blessed them, and God said un
d Gen. ii. fj. But of die tree of to them, Be fruitful and multiply,
the knowledge of good and evil, and replenish the earth, and subdue
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the it: and have dominion over the fish
day that thou eatest thereof, thou os the sea, and over the fowl of the
shalt surely die. Eph. ii. 1. And air, and over every living thing that
you hath he quickned, who were moveth upon the earth. And Gen.
dead in trespasses and sins. »i. 16. And the Lord God com
e Tit. i. 15. Unto the pure all manded the maa. faying, Of every
things are pure, but unto them that tree of the garden thou mayest freely
are defiled, and unbelieving, is Sk»- eat. v 17. But of the tree of the
thing pure, but even their mind and knowledge of good and evil, thoa
conscience is defiled. (.en. vL 5. shalt not eat of it: far in the day
And Giod saw that the wickedness of that thou eatest thereof, thoa shalt
man was great in the earth, and that surely die. And Acts xvii. 26. And
every imagination of the thoughts kath made of one Wood, all nation*
of his heart, was only evil continu- of men, for to dwell on all the face
ally. Jer. xvii. 9. The heart is <le- of the earth and hath determined
ceitiul abore all things, and despe- the times before appointed, and the
rately wicked, who can know k? bounds of their habitations. With
Rom. iii. 10. Asit is written, there Rom. v- 12. Wherefore, as by one
is none righteous, no not one. v. m. man fin entered into the world, and
There is none that underllandetli, death by fin *, and so death pasted
there is none that seeketh after God. upon all men, for that all have sin
v. 12. 1 hey are all gone out of the ned. v. 15. But not as the ©ffiaace,
way, they are together become un- so also is the free gift.For if through
provable, there is none that deth the offence of one many be dead;
, . . much
ture conveyed to all their posterity, descending from them by ordinary generation g.
IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good i», and wholly inclined to all evil r, do proceed all actual transgressions k. V. This
much more the grace of God and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. v. 16. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation; but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. T. 17. For if by one man's offence, death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ, v. 18. Therefore as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation: even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience many Were made sinners: so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. • And 1 Cor. xy. 21. For fince by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. v. 22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. * v. 45. And so it is written. The first man Adam was made a living foul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. * v. 49. And as we have born the image of the earthy, we also shall bear the image of the heavenly.
g Psal. li. j. Behold, I was fhapen in iniquity: and in fin did my mother conceive me. Gen. v. 3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty Tears, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth. Job.xiv. 4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean i not one. Job. xv. 14.
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
IV. h Rom. v. 6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not. Col. i. 21. And you that were sometime alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
/ Gen. vi. j. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen. viii. 21. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's fake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth : neither will I again smite any more every thing living as I have done. Rom. iii. 10. As it is written. There is none righteous, no not one: v. 11. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. v. 12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doeth good, no not one.
k James i. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away E of oshis own Inst, and enticed, v. i j. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin : and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, v, 3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Matth. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
V. This corruption of nature, during this Kfe, doth remain in those that are regenerated / - and although it be through Christ pardoned and mortified, yet both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly fin m.
VI. Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto n, doth, in its own nature, bring guilt upon
V. / 1 John i. 8. If we fay that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. v. 10. If we sav that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Rom. vii. 14. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. v. 17. Now then, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelJeth in me. v. 18. For I know, that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not. v. 23. But I fee another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is
in my members. James iii. 2. For in many things we offend all. If" any man offend not in word, the fame is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Prov. xx. 9. Who can fay, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Eccl. vii. 20. For there is not a just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth not.
m Rom. vii. 5. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death, v. 7. What shall we say then? Is the law fin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shah not covet, v. 8. But sin taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead, v. 2 j. I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lufteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
VI. n 1 John iii. 4. Wh6soever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
the sinner 0, whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God f>, and curse of the law q, and so made subject to death r, with all miseries spiritual s temporal t, and eternal v.
Chap. VII. Of Gotss Covenant with Man,
THE distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto him as their Creator, yet they could ne'ver have- any fruition of him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which he hath been pleased to express by way of covenant a,
• Rom, ii. 15. Which shew the /Eph. iv. 18. Having the underwork of the law written in their standing darkened, being alienated hearts, their conscience also bearing from the life of God, through the witness, and their thoughts the. ignorance that is in them, because mean while accusing, or else excu- of the blindness of their heart, sing one another. Rom. iii. 9." t Rom. viii. 20. For the creature What then? are we better than was made subject to vanity, not wilthey? No, in no wise: for we have lingly, but by reason of him who before proved both Jews and Gen- hath subjected the same in hope, tiles, that they are all under sin,- Lam iii. 39. Wherefore doth a liv. 19. Now we know that what ving man complain, a man for the things soever the law faith, it faith punishment of his sins? to them who are under the law: v Matth. xxv. 41. Then shall that every mouth may be stopped, he fay also unto them on the left aad all the world may become guil- hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, ty before God. , [ into everlasting sire, prepared for
p Eph. ii. 3. Among whom also the devil and his angels. 2 Thess.
Iwe all had our conversation in times i. 9. Who shall be punished with, past, in the lusts of our flelhj fjplfjh. everlasting destruction, from the preling the desires of the flesh,ifafld ^>£. fence of the Lord, and from the glothe mind; and were by nature the/ iry of his power, children of wrath, even as 6the)rs^LL.., I. a If. xl. 13. Who hath direcq Gal. iii. 10. For as many as j ted the spirit of the Lord, or being are os the works of the law, are his counsellor hath taught him? v. under the curse: for it is written, 14. With whom took he counsel, Cursed is every one that continueth and who instructed him, and taught not in all things which are written him in the path of judgment, and in the book of the law to do them. taught him knowledge, and (hewed r Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of to him the way of understanding? sin is death: but the gift us God is v. Ij. Behold, the nations are as I eternal life, through Jesus Christ a drop of a bucket, and are countI <jur Lord. 'ci. Is. The first covenant made with man was a covenant of
works b, wherein life was promised to Adam, and in
him to his posterity c, upon condition of perfect and personal obedience d.
III. Man by his fall having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second e, commonly called the covenant of grace: wherein
ed as the small dust os the balance: hurt a man as thou art, and thy
behold he taketh up the ides as a righteousness may profit the son os
very little thing, v. 16. And Leba- mail. Luke xvii. 10. So likewise ye,
non is not sufficient to burn, nor when ye (hall have done all those
the beasts thereof sufficient for a things which are commanded you,
burnt-offering, v. 17. All nations be- fay, We are unprofitable servants:
fore him are as nothing, and they we have done that which.was our
are counted to him less than no- duty to do. Acts xvii. 24. God that
thing, and vanity. Job.ix. 32. For made the world, and all things
he is not a man as I am, that I therein, seeing that he is Lord of
Ihould answer him, and "we should heaven and earth, dwelleth not ia
come together in judgment, v. 33. temples made with hands: v. 2J.
Neither is there any days-man be- Neither is Worshipped with mens
twixt us, that might lay his hand nands, as though he needed any
upon us both. 1 Sam. ii. 25. If one thing, seeing he giveth to all life,
man sin against another, the judge and breath, and all things,
(hal! judge him: but if a man sin II. b Gal. iii. 12. And the law
against the Lord, who shall entreat is not of faith: but, The man that
for him? Psal. cxiii. j. Who is like doth them shall live in them,
unto the Lord our God, who dwell- c Rom. x. 5. For Moses descri
e'th on high? v. 6. Who humbleth beth the righteousness which is df
himself to behold the things that the law, that the man which doth
are in heaven,and in the earth ? Psal, those things, (hall live by them. Rom.
c. 2, Serve the Lord with gladness: v. 12. to 20. (See Chap. vi. Sect. 3.
come before his presence with sing- letter s.)
ing. v. 3. Know ye that the Lord d Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of
lie is God, it is he that hath made the jk'nowledge of good and evil,
us, and not we ourselves; we are tnptrftiilt not eat of it: for, in the
his people, and the sheep of his pa- day that thou eatest thereof, thou
sture. Job. xxii. 2. Can a man be shalt surely die. Gal. Iii. 10. For
profitable unto God, as he that is as many as are of the works of the
wife may be profitable unto himself law, are under the curse: for it is
v. 3. Is it any pleasure to the Al- written, Cursed is every one that
mighty that thou art righteous? ar continueth not in all things which'
is it gain to him, that thou makest are written in the book of the law
thy ways perfect? Job. xxxv. 7. If to do them.,
thou be righteous, what givest thou III. e Gal. iii. 21. Is the law
him? or what receiveth he of thine then against the promises of God?
■hand? v. 8. Thy wickedness may God forbid; for if there had been,