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rational faculties and powers, infe.J of bir employed indir Crestor's kirvice and to his clory; are turned us to manye'yirs of neil, to revile and blahenne lis ki ? Tu si" ;-thus, ..?,?,77:7; ar? Wo isilik r..aiddles ?!!. SED né:01. Teisig litvi Goblen?sévrism.
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V e nt":5 77.377, bo:'s of his high tient, :!”, a: hy:-heykuries even in his Shanne: Juh is tie pilvi, insulince and folly, of this rei fi??.
4. T er..::.!; frevs the exceeding deceitfulness Cion: 1:
0 0 : men are !: d, and their hearts kwa by it; it toch iet cut frons eyes, and bouteir fouis within chrns and tetters of innum-puble distrutive 1As; yet they know, iky alcunit nur
Thus, because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set in them to do evil *.
The heart then of every man by nature, is above all things deceitful, because it is desperately wicked ti it is full of sin, madness, and folly, whereby it deceives the soul, to harden himself against GOD; hence he continues to go on, adding iniquity unto iniquity, and treasuring up unto himself, wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will render to every man according to his works $; know therefore, O impenitent sinner! that for all thy hard thoughts of God and hard speeches against him, God will afjuredly bring thee into judgment,
5. And lastly, guilt with corruption of nature attends every man's coming into the world; and is inseparable from his existing in the image of the earthly; how can be be clean that is born of a woman? This charge of sin also, and condemnation that attends it, is not by any human judgment or decree, but by the special appointment and sentence of God; be assured therefore, that the judgment is most just; and thou art verily guilty of Adam's personal transgression : And as our common natural Head and Father could not prevent our being constituted sinners, and condemned
when * Eccles. viii. u. † Jer. xvii. 9. § Rom. ii. s.
wh-n we were forind guilty before God; fo neither had he authority or power to make us finners and suhi. ct to wraci, if we had not been found guilty in the light of God and worthy of death, whole judgment we hoow, is an ording to trish. Humbic thy self therefure, O firner ! before Godd; acknowledge thy original as well as cidad fin, crdimni of but juj?:y God: beware that thou attempt not to clear thyleif of the şu: of Adam's offence, because it was his p analo, for in fo doing thou condemn. eft God who hath io:pued his lin unto thee: Lay not then in tiiy heart, had I been in his place, I would not have been thus disobedient, for God, who knoweth all his works before they actually exit, knoweth assure, ly, that thou wouluft have been disobedient as he was; but look thou to the SECOND ADAM, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and sce how God is gracious to fallen man, and bub lard belp for us upon the Son of his lie, who was manifailed to take away our sins by ring for su in the Acth, the ju, for ile uria? ; that he might brirg us to Gog: for 19 lin gite albe prepies triinifi, ite: ilsa, ha les norme sisteme del cub in kinn full more rem CMC fons. Now, &c.
ROMANS v. 19.
As by one man's disobedience many were made fin
ners, fo by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
IT was observed in a former discourse on these 1 words, that the text contains two general propositions,
* First, the transgression of Adam with its de structive influence on his pofterity.
::. Secondly, the righteousness of Christ, with its faving influences on his people.
In considering the first, it was then proposed to observe the following method.
1. To point out the person offending, and what was his offence.
2. To show who were the marry here said to be made sinners, by bis disobedience.
3. How they came to be affected by arsitor's tranfgrefi.on, so as to be made finners thereby.
4. By whom, or by what power and authority, they were judiciary determinin: d, or made sinners.
5. MORE particularly, to stiew the extensive and destructive influence of this one man's dilubedience.
6. How the curse of God attends it, and why.
LASTLY, concluide with suitable inferences.
ILAVINC area'y dikund the four first heads of niy circucik, I grueru tu the Sith; ciz inore particularly, to confter the extensive and defruclive inlerce of this one nian's ditubcuience, wich I fu! en laveur tu !hew.