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A47625 A systeme or body of divinity consisting of ten books : wherein the fundamentals and main grounds of religion are opened, the contrary errours refuted, most of the controversies between us, the papists, Arminians, and Socinians discussed and handled, several Scriptures explained and vindicated from corrupt glosses : a work seasonable for these times, wherein so many articles of our faith are questioned, and so many gross errours daily published / by Edward Leigh. Leigh, Edward, 1602-1671. 1654 (1654) Wing L1008; ESTC R25452 1,648,569 942

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1._o by_o the_o ministry_n of_o the_o word_n by_o which_o he_o powerful_o work_v on_o their_o conscience_n 2._o by_o the_o inward_a check_n of_o conscience_n after_o sin_n commit_v 1._o in_o the_o godly_a 1_o sam._n 24._o 5._o and_o 2_o sam._n 24_o 10._o 2._o in_o the_o wicked_a matth_n 27._o 3_o 4_o 5._o 2._o civil_a effect_n effect_n state_n and_o kingdom_n consist_v and_o be_v govern_v by_o a_o few_o magistrate_n and_o ruler_n ordinis_fw-la there_o be_v innumerable_a more_o man_n that_o wish_v and_o desire_v the_o overthrow_n and_o ruin_n of_o the_o state_n then_o that_o will_v live_v under_o government_n and_o be_v subject_a to_o order_n this_o effect_n must_v have_v some_o cause_n either_o the_o wisdom_n and_o goodness_n of_o the_o govern_v or_o of_o the_o governor_n or_o of_o some_o high_a cause_n than_o they_o both_o now_o it_o can_v be_v attribute_v to_o the_o wisdom_n of_o the_o governor_n as_o be_v often_o time_n foolish_a and_o man_n of_o mean_a understanding_n at_o the_o 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