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A04827 Of the redemption of mankind three bookes wherein the controuersie of the vniuersalitie of redemption and grace by Christ, and of his death for all men, is largely handled. Hereunto is annexed a treatise of Gods predestination in one booke. Written in Latin by Iacob Kimedoncius D. and professor of Diuinitie at Heidelberge, and translated into English by Hugh Ince preacher of the word of God.; De redemptione generis humani. English Kimedoncius, Jacobus, d. 1596.; Ince, Hugh, b. 1554 or 5. 1598 (1598) STC 14960; ESTC S108025 345,675 422

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unbelief_n and_o so_o their_o unbelief_n be_v unto_o they_o the_o only_a cause_n of_o damnation_n in_o like_a sort_n jacob_n andree_n col._n mompel_v pag._n 548._o say_v that_o man_n be_v not_o therefore_o damn_v because_o they_o have_v sin_v but_o because_o they_o will_v not_o by_o faith_n embrace_v jesu_n christ_n who_o suffer_v be_v crucify_v and_o die_v no_o less_o for_o the_o sin_n of_o the_o damn_a than_o for_o the_o sin_n of_o peter_n paul_n and_o all_o the_o saint_n note_v there_o these_o word_n in_o the_o margin_n only_a unbelief_n damn_v man_n doctrine_n what_o we_o like_v in_o the_o adversary_n doctrine_n as_o touch_v this_o doctrine_n it_o be_v confess_v if_o any_o man_n true_o believe_v in_o christ_n the_o sin_n of_o all_o the_o world_n be_v not_o able_a to_o cast_v he_o down_o into_o hell_n and_o contrary_o if_o a_o man_n have_v not_o faith_n he_o shall_v be_v damn_v albeit_o the_o righteousness_n of_o all_o the_o world_n be_v his_o own_o 16._o mar._n 16._o for_o he_o that_o believe_v shall_v be_v save_v he_o that_o believe_v not_o shall_v be_v damn_v say_v that_o faithful_a and_o true_a witness_n 109._o de_fw-fr verb._n dom._n sec_fw-la joh._n serm_n 60._o &_o enar_a ps_n 109._o and_o augustine_n write_v that_o only_o the_o sin_n of_o unbelief_n shut_v the_o door_n against_o all_o other_o sin_n that_o they_o be_v not_o release_v by_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n as_o by_o believe_v all_o sin_n be_v remit_v prophet_n what_o we_o mislike_v just_o the_o first_o fault_n or_o error_n against_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o apostle_n and_o prophet_n yet_o two_o thing_n in_o the_o say_a opinion_n do_v just_o displease_v us._n one_o be_v that_o whereas_o this_o opinion_n be_v force_v to_o acknowledge_v that_o the_o salvation_n of_o god_n kingdom_n happen_v not_o but_o by_o faith_n yet_o it_o dare_v avouch_v that_o there_o be_v remission_n of_o sin_n freedom_n from_o the_o judgement_n and_o wrath_n of_o god_n and_o power_n of_o the_o devil_n yea_o and_o 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himself_o have_v make_v and_o to_o punish_v in_o many_o what_o he_o have_v not_o make_v whereunto_o also_o that_o tend_v that_o he_o write_v epist_n 105._o ad_fw-la sixt._n presbyt_fw-la albeit_o god_n make_v vessel_n of_o wrath_n unto_o perdition_n to_o declare_v his_o wrath_n and_o to_o manifest_v his_o power_n whereby_o he_o well_o use_v the_o evil_a and_o to_o make_v know_v the_o riches_n of_o his_o glory_n towards_o the_o vessel_n of_o mercy_n which_o he_o make_v to_o honour_v yet_o he_o himself_o know_v how_o to_o condemn_v and_o not_o to_o make_v iniquity_n in_o the_o same_o vessel_n of_o wrath_n make_v for_o the_o merit_n of_o the_o lamp_n unto_o deserve_a shame_n that_o be_v in_o man_n create_v for_o the_o benefit_n sure_o of_o nature_n but_o destinate_a to_o punishment_n because_o of_o their_o sin_n these_o thing_n augustine_n 6._o reprobate_n be_v create_v for_o the_o good_a of_o nature_n and_o appoint_v to_o be_v punish_v for_o sin_n to_o god_n glory_n and_o the_o 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as_o be_v grace_n faith_n good_a work_n and_o perseverance_n in_o goodness_n etc._n etc._n in_o this_o present_a life_n and_o glory_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o elect_a and_o punishment_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o reprobate_n in_o the_o life_n to_o come_v further_o the_o definition_n before_o allege_v do_v show_v the_o form_n cause_n the_o final_a cause_n the_o final_a cause_n also_o both_o of_o election_n and_o reprobation_n be_v of_o paul_n not_o obscure_o declare_v when_o rom._n 9_o he_o testify_v that_o god_n will_v show_v his_o wrath_n and_o make_v know_v his_o power_n in_o the_o vessel_n of_o wrath_n form_v to_o destruction_n but_o in_o the_o vessel_n prepare_v for_o mercy_n he_o will_v make_v know_v the_o riches_n of_o his_o glory_n whereunto_o tend_v that_o also_o of_o pharaoh_n to_o this_o end_n have_v i_o stir_v thou_o up_o that_o i_o may_v declare_v my_o power_n and_o that_o my_o name_n may_v be_v know_v in_o all_o the_o earth_n and_o of_o the_o elect_a ephes_n 1._o he_o 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