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A14216 The summe of Christian religion: deliuered by Zacharias Vrsinus in his lectures vpon the Catechism autorised by the noble Prince Frederick, throughout his dominions: wherein are debated and resolued the questions of whatsoeuer points of moment, which haue beene or are controuersed in diuinitie. Translated into English by Henrie Parrie, out of the last & best Latin editions, together with some supplie of wa[n]ts out of his discourses of diuinitie, and with correction of sundrie faults & imperfections, which ar [sic] as yet remaining in the best corrected Latine.; Doctrinae Christianae compendium. English Ursinus, Zacharias, 1534-1583.; Parry, Henry, 1561-1616. 1587 (1587) STC 24532; ESTC S118924 903,317 1,074

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and_o true_a conversion_n unto_o god_n by_o this_o testimony_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n we_o know_v that_o we_o be_v god_n after_o we_o be_v once_o deliver_v from_o these_o misery_n for_o the_o holy_a ghost_n which_o be_v the_o sure_a pledge_n of_o this_o thing_n do_v witness_n in_o our_o heart_n that_o they_o true_o belong_v unto_o us._n for_o he_o make_v we_o to_o serve_v god_n without_o fear_n 6._o luk._n 1.74_o gal._n 4_o 6._o and_o this_o spirit_n of_o christ_n which_o god_n have_v send_v forth_o into_o our_o heart_n cry_v abba_n father_n 6._o our_o certainty_n of_o everlasting_a life_n this_o part_n differ_v from_o the_o five_o because_o that_o be_v the_o certainty_n of_o the_o thing_n themselves_o but_o this_o be_v our_o certainty_n by_o which_o we_o know_v these_o thing_n to_o be_v certain_a and_o this_o be_v the_o begin_n of_o faith_n thankfulness_n three_o thing_n to_o be_v observe_v for_o the_o attain_n unto_o this_o comfort_n 1_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n 2_o 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the_o second_o member_n appertain_v the_o creed_n because_o this_o speak_v of_o our_o delivery_n and_o be_v the_o sum_n of_o the_o gospel_n the_o sacrament_n likewise_o be_v to_o be_v refer_v unto_o the_o second_o part_n because_o they_o seal_v that_o which_o be_v teach_v in_o the_o gospel_n they_o be_v those_o appurtenance_n as_o it_o be_v adjoin_v to_o the_o promise_n of_o grace_n and_o the_o seal_n of_o justification_n by_o faith_n prayer_n belong_v unto_o the_o three_o part_n that_o be_v to_o thankfulness_n because_o prayer_n be_v the_o chief_a part_n of_o thankfulness_n out_o of_o these_o arise_v four_o question_n 1._o quaestion_n from_o these_o arise_v four_o quaestion_n 1_o quaestion_n for_o what_o cause_n these_o three_o be_v necessary_a for_o our_o obtain_n of_o comfort_n 2._o whence_o we_o may_v know_v these_o three_o even_o out_o of_o the_o law_n and_o the_o gospel_n 3._o how_n 4._o wherefore_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n be_v necessary_a for_o our_o obtain_n of_o comfort_n 1._o because_o if_o we_o know_v not_o our_o misery_n 57.15_o why_o these_o three_o be_v necessary_a for_o the_o obtain_n of_o our_o comfort_n why_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n be_v necessary_a mat._n 11.28_o isaie_n 57.15_o and_o even_o the_o greatness_n of_o it_o we_o shall_v not_o know_v the_o greatness_n of_o our_o happiness_n neither_o shall_v we_o desire_v delivery_n out_o of_o evil_n if_o we_o desire_v not_o delivery_n out_o of_o evil_n we_o do_v not_o seek_v it_o if_o we_o seek_v it_o not_o we_o obtain_v it_o not_o because_o god_n give_v delivery_n only_o to_o those_o who_o seek_v it_o it_o be_v open_v only_o to_o he_o that_o knock_v and_o so_o have_v god_n his_o end_n in_o they_o even_o his_o worship_n bless_a be_v they_o who_o thirst_n after_o righteousness_n come_v unto_o i_o all_o you_o that_o labour_n i_o dwell_v in_o a_o contrite_a spirit_n that_o which_o we_o have_v now_o say_v be_v confirm_v also_o by_o this_o syllogism_n or_o form_n of_o argument_n that_o which_o be_v necessary_a for_o to_o stir_v up_o in_o we_o a_o desire_n of_o deliverance_n that_o be_v necessary_a for_o our_o comfort_n but_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n be_v necessary_a for_o the_o desire_n of_o salvation_n or_o deliverance_n therefore_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n be_v necessary_a for_o the_o obtain_n of_o our_o comfort_n yet_o not_o for_o the_o comfort_v of_o we_o for_o we_o be_v terrify_v by_o this_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n but_o this_o terror_n be_v good_a for_o we_o because_o except_o we_o know_v our_o misery_n we_o desire_v not_o delivery_n and_o they_o that_o desire_v not_o delivery_n receive_v it_o not_o 2_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n be_v necessary_a for_o the_o obtain_n of_o our_o comfort_n because_o we_o shall_v be_v ungrateful_a if_o we_o be_v ignorant_a out_o of_o how_o great_a misery_n we_o be_v deliver_v and_o draw_v for_o how_o much_o the_o more_o we_o feel_v the_o greatness_n of_o our_o evil_a so_o much_o the_o more_o desire_n we_o and_o with_o for_o a_o remedy_n and_o so_o much_o the_o more_o thankful_a be_v we_o towards_o god_n because_o he_o give_v we_o a_o remedy_n against_o sin_n 3._o because_o by_o the_o preach_n of_o the_o law_n be_v make_v a_o preparation_n to_o the_o preach_n of_o grace_n otherwise_o there_o follow_v carnal_a security_n and_o our_o comfort_n be_v make_v unstable_a whereof_o it_o appear_v that_o we_o draw_v the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o misery_n chief_o out_o of_o the_o law_n &_o that_o therefore_o we_o must_v begin_v from_o the_o preach_n of_o the_o law_n as_o the_o prophet_n and_o apostle_n have_v do_v and_o that_o to_o the_o end_n that_o man_n conscience_n and_o heart_n may_v be_v cast_v down_o before_o god_n and_o prepare_v to_o repentance_n and_o to_o the_o receive_n of_o the_o gospel_n except_o this_o be_v do_v man_n will_v become_v more_o careless_a and_o stubborn_a and_o pearl_n shall_v be_v throw_v to_o swine_n to_o be_v tread_v under_o foot_n cupido_fw-la why_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n be_v necessary_a igno●_n nulla_fw-la cupido_fw-la the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n be_v necessary_a for_o our_o comfort_n 1._o because_o a_o good_a thing_n not_o know_v be_v not_o desire_v according_a to_o that_o there_o be_v no_o covet_v after_o a_o unknowen_a thing_n when_o we_o have_v find_v it_o also_o if_o we_o know_v not_o what_o it_o be_v we_o desire_v it_o not_o and_o therefore_o do_v not_o obtain_v it_o yea_o that_o very_a mean_n by_o which_o we_o attain_v unto_o our_o delivery_n require_v the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n for_o thou_o shall_v oer_o in_o the_o desire_n of_o thy_o delivery_n except_o thou_o know_v what_o and_o of_o what_o quality_n it_o be_v and_o after_o what_o manner_n it_o be_v receive_v furthermore_o we_o be_v make_v by_o faith_n partaker_n of_o this_o delivery_n but_o faith_n be_v not_o without_o knowledge_n wherefore_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n be_v necessary_a both_o that_o we_o may_v obtain_v it_o &_o also_o because_o the_o mean_a &_o instrument_n itself_o by_o which_o we_o do_v obtain_v it_o can_v be_v without_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n 2._o a_o good_a thing_n not_o know_v do_v not_o comfort_n that_o therefore_o it_o may_v comfort_v thou_o thou_o must_v know_v how_o great_a and_o what_o manner_n a_o good_a thing_n it_o be_v 3._o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o delivery_n be_v necessary_a that_o we_o may_v be_v thankful_a because_o for_o a_o thing_n not_o know_v to_o be_v good_a we_o use_v not_o to_o give_v thanks_n for_o that_o we_o make_v light_a account_n of_o it_o and_o if_o we_o will_v be_v indeed_o grateful_a all_o the_o circumstance_n of_o that_o good_a thing_n be_v know_v and_o desire_v of_o us._n we_o know_v our_o delivery_n out_o of_o the_o gospel_n 1._o by_o hear_v it_o 2._o by_o learning_n it_o 3._o by_o assent_v unto_o it_o and_o that_o out_o of_o the_o gospel_n because_o the_o gospel_n alone_o do_v promise_v delivery_n unto_o those_o that_o believe_v in_o christ_n now_o we_o must_v diligent_o also_o observe_v the_o manner_n of_o our_o delivery_n that_o we_o do_v not_o ourselves_o imagine_v or_o receive_v imagine_v by_o other_o any_o manner_n of_o delivery_n to_o the_o reproach_n of_o god_n name_n and_o hazard_v of_o our_o own_o salvation_n the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o thankfulness_n be_v necessary_a for_o our_o comfort_n necessary_a why_o the_o knowledge_n of_o our_o thankfulness_n be_v necessary_a 1._o because_o no_o man_n can_v do_v any_o thing_n grateful_a unto_o god_n except_o he_o first_o know_v what_o be_v grateful_a unto_o he_o for_o he_o will_v be_v worship_v and_o have_v we_o grateful_a unto_o he_o not_o after_o that_o manner_n which_o we_o will_v but_o which_o himself_o have_v prescribe_v except_o therefore_o thou_o know_v what_o
all_o evil_a for_o these_o be_v the_o effect_n to_o come_v of_o that_o present_a and_o perpetual_a will_n of_o god_n towards_o we_o which_o we_o apprehend_v by_o faith_n rom._n 8.24_o we_o be_v save_v by_o hope_n but_o hope_v that_o be_v see_v be_v not_o hope_n but_o if_o we_o hope_v for_o that_o we_o see_v not_o we_o do_v with_o patience_n abide_v for_o it_o 1_o objection_n life_n everlasting_a be_v a_o thing_n to_o come_v we_o believe_v life_n everlasting_a we_o believe_v therefore_o that_o which_o be_v to_o come_v that_o be_v faith_n be_v also_o of_o thing_n to_o come_v and_o so_o faith_n be_v hope_v itself_o ans_fw-fr the_o mayor_n must_v be_v distinguish_v life_n everlasting_a be_v to_o come_v true_a as_o concern_v the_o consummation_n or_o accomplishment_n thereof_o but_o it_o be_v present_a unto_o we_o as_o concern_v the_o will_n and_o unchaungeable_a purpose_n of_o god_n who_o have_v decree_v from_o everlasting_a that_o which_o he_o have_v begin_v in_o we_o and_o will_v also_o in_o due_a time_n accomplish_v it_o again_o it_o be_v present_a unto_o we_o as_o concern_v the_o beginning_n thereof_o for_o everlasting_a life_n be_v begin_v here_o in_o the_o elect_a by_o the_o holy_a ghost_n wherefore_o faith_n apprehend_v it_o as_o it_o be_v present_a both_o in_o respect_n of_o the_o purpose_n of_o god_n &_o in_o respect_n of_o the_o beginning_n thereof_o in_o us._n for_o he_o that_o believe_v feel_v and_o know_v that_o he_o be_v quicken_v and_o resolve_v this_o to_o be_v the_o will_n of_o god_n that_o that_o quicken_a and_o reviue_v which_o be_v here_o begin_v shall_v be_v absolve_v in_o another_o life_n john_n 5.24_o he_o that_o believe_v in_o the_o son_n have_v pass_v from_o death_n to_o life_n john_n 17.3_o this_o be_v life_n eternal_a that_o they_o know_v thou_o to_o be_v the_o only_a very_a god_n and_o who_o thou_o have_v send_v jesus_n christ_n gal._n 4.6_o god_n have_v send_v forth_o the_o spirit_n of_o his_o son_n into_o your_o heart_n which_o cry_v abba_n father_n rom._n 8.24_o we_o be_v save_v by_o hope_n 1._o joh._n 3.2_o now_o be_v we_o the_o son_n of_o god_n but_o it_o do_v not_o yet_o appear_v what_o we_o shall_v be_v by_o faith_n they_o we_o be_v certain_a that_o those_o blessing_n also_o which_o as_o yet_o we_o have_v not_o be_v notwithstanding_o we_o for_o god_n promise_n &_o for_o the_o unchangeable_a will_n in_o god_n to_o give_v they_o we_o but_o in_o certain_a hope_n we_o look_v for_o they_o as_o concern_v their_o accomplishment_n promise_v faith_n apprehend_v the_o promise_n of_o thing_n to_o come_v hope_n rely_v on_o the_o thing_n promise_v the_o sum_n be_v there_o be_v one_o and_o the_o same_o act_n and_o operation_n of_o faith_n and_o of_o hope_n but_o they_o differ_v in_o consideration_n it_o be_v call_v faith_n as_o it_o do_v apprehend_v thing_n to_o come_v as_o if_o they_o be_v present_a in_o regard_n of_o the_o unchangeablenes_n of_o god_n will_n it_o be_v call_v hope_n as_o it_o do_v certain_o look_v for_o the_o bestow_n of_o those_o thing_n therefore_o heb._n 11_o 1._o it_o be_v show_v that_o faith_n be_v the_o ground_n &_o substance_n of_o thing_n which_o be_v hope_v for_o that_o be_v it_o be_v that_o which_o make_v thing_n which_o be_v hope_v for_o to_o be_v extant_a and_o present_a in_o that_o manner_n as_o have_v be_v show_v short_a thus_o faith_n apprehend_v the_o promise_n concern_v thing_n to_o come_v as_o they_o be_v to_o come_v hope_v the_o thing_n themselves_o which_o be_v promise_v 2_o objection_n faith_n be_v the_o evidence_n of_o thing_n which_o be_v not_o see_v therefore_o not_o of_o thing_n present_a answer_n it_o be_v the_o evidence_n of_o thing_n which_o be_v not_o see_v to_o wit_n by_o the_o outward_a sense_n but_o they_o be_v see_v by_o the_o eye_n of_o the_o mind_n even_o as_o if_o they_o do_v lie_v open_a to_o the_o eye_n of_o the_o body_n again_o they_o be_v not_o see_v in_o respect_n of_o their_o accomplishment_n or_o consummation_n 5_o what_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o faith_n the_o first_o and_o principal_a efficient_a cause_n of_o faith_n be_v the_o holy_a ghost_n illighten_v the_o mind_n that_o it_o may_v understand_v the_o word_n and_o move_v the_o will_n that_o it_o may_v assent_v unto_o the_o word_n once_o understand_v you_o be_v free_o save_v by_o faith_n and_o that_o not_o of_o yourselves_o it_o be_v the_o gift_n of_o god_n ephes_n 2.8_o objection_n the_o devil_n have_v faith_n it_o be_v wrought_v therefore_o in_o he_o by_o the_o holy_a ghost_n answer_n what_o faith_n be_v in_o the_o devil_n be_v wrought_v by_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n but_o that_o by_o a_o general_a work_v only_o whereby_o he_o work_v in_o all_o even_o in_o devil_n and_o hypocrite_n whatsoever_o knowledge_n or_o understanding_n be_v in_o they_o 1._o cor._n 12._o etc._n etc._n not_o by_o a_o special_a and_o proper_a action_n or_o work_n whereby_o to_o regenerate_v or_o sanctify_v they_o that_o they_o may_v true_o acknowledge_v he_o to_o be_v the_o author_n of_o this_o gift_n and_o magnify_v he_o therefore_o after_o which_o manner_n he_o woork_v faith_n in_o the_o elect_a alone_o the_o devil_n therefore_o and_o hypocrite_n have_v faith_n from_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n but_o the_o elect_a from_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n sanctifieng_v they_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o faith_n in_o general_n be_v the_o whole_a word_n of_o god_n the_o law_n and_o the_o gospel_n write_v speak_v read_v hear_v sacrament_n the_o chief_a instrumental_a cause_n of_o engender_v iustifieng_v faith_n be_v the_o preach_n of_o the_o word_n and_o the_o use_n of_o the_o sacrament_n meditate_a likewise_o many_o work_n &_o miracle_n of_o god_n in_o the_o world_n but_o the_o chief_a and_o proper_a instrument_n of_o iustifieng_v faith_n be_v the_o preach_n of_o the_o gospel_n &_o the_o use_n of_o the_o sacrament_n for_o these_o do_v the_o holy_a ghost_n use_v as_o instrument_n yet_o not_o necessary_a but_o arbitrarie_a &_o at_o his_o own_o good_a pleasure_n both_o to_o stir_n up_o faith_n in_o we_o and_o to_o nourish_v strengthen_v &_o increase_v the_o same_o rom._n 10.17_o faith_n come_v by_o hear_v rom._n 1.16_o the_o gospel_n be_v the_o power_n of_o god_n unto_o salvation_n to_o every_o one_o that_o believe_v 1._o cor._n 4.15_o i_o have_v beget_v you_o through_o the_o gospel_n mar._n 16.16_o he_o that_o shall_v believe_v and_o be_v baptise_a shall_v be_v save_v act._n 22.16_o wash_v away_o thy_o sin_n 1._o cor._n 10.16_o the_o bread_n which_o we_o break_v be_v the_o communion_n of_o the_o body_n of_o christ_n wherefore_o ordinary_o iustifieng_v faith_n be_v never_o engender_v in_o those_o who_o be_v of_o year_n to_o receive_v it_o without_o the_o preach_n of_o the_o gospel_n the_o cause_n of_o that_o faith_n which_o work_v miracle_n be_v not_o simple_o the_o word_n of_o god_n but_o there_o must_v necessary_o come_v thereto_o a_o especial_a and_o immediate_a revelation_n from_o god_n salvation_n the_o formal_a cause_n of_o faith_n a_o sure_a and_o full_a confidence_n in_o christ_n the_o object_n of_o faith_n christ_n and_o his_o benefit_n promise_v the_o final_a cause_n of_o faith_n god_n glory_n our_o salvation_n the_o formal_a cause_n of_o iustifieng_v faith_n be_v a_o certain_a knowledge_n &_o confidence_n in_o christ_n the_o object_n of_o it_o be_v whole_a christ_n and_o his_o benefit_n promise_v in_o the_o word_n likewise_o god_n favourable_a to_o we_o through_o christ_n the_o subject_n wherein_o it_o remain_v be_v the_o understanding_n &_o will_n of_o man_n the_o end_n or_o final_a cause_n 1_o the_o glory_n of_o god_n to_o wit_n the_o celebration_n of_o his_o truth_n justice_n bounty_n mercy_n which_o he_o have_v show_v in_o the_o send_n of_o his_o son_n and_o in_o the_o give_n of_o faith_n in_o he_o 2_o our_o salvation_n that_o we_o may_v receive_v the_o blessing_n which_o be_v promise_v in_o the_o word_n 6_o what_o be_v the_o effect_n of_o faith_n regeneration_n the_o effect_n of_o faith_n justification_n and_o regeneration_n 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secret_a proper_a cause_n adjoin_v nothing_o hinder_v in_o respect_n of_o second_o cause_n which_o be_v cause_n by_o accident_n &_o in_o respect_n of_o our_o judgement_n whereby_o we_o attain_v not_o to_o the_o proper_a &_o that_o which_o be_v by_o itself_o the_o cause_n of_o these_o event_n that_o to_o be_v or_o to_o be_v a_o thing_n fortune_v or_o do_v by_o chance_n which_o in_o respect_n of_o god_n providence_n come_v to_o pass_v by_o his_o most_o accurate_a and_o unchangeable_a counsel_n &_o decree_n according_a to_o those_o say_n matth._n 10.29_o one_o sparowe_n shall_v not_o fall_v on_o the_o ground_n without_o your_o father_n and_o pro._n 16_o 33._o the_o lot_n be_v cast_v into_o the_o lap_n etc._n etc._n the_o five_o sophism_n of_o the_o mutility_n or_o unprofitablenesse_n of_o mean_n that_o which_o shall_v be_v unchaungeable_o and_o necessary_o ordain_v god_n be_v effectual_a in_o work_v by_o mean_n which_o himself_o have_v free_o ordain_v by_o the_o will_n &_o providence_n of_o god_n in_o vain_a to_o the_o furder_a or_o hinder_v of_o that_o be_v mean_n apply_v as_o the_o use_n of_o the_o ministry_n the_o magistrate_n law_n exhortation_n promise_n threaten_n punishment_n prayer_n our_o study_n &_o endeavour_n but_o all_o thing_n be_v do_v by_o the_o decree_n of_o god_n unchangeable_o neither_o can_v they_o which_o work_n by_o the_o providence_n of_o god_n work_v otherwise_o than_o they_o do_v therefore_o all_o those_o mean_n be_v vain_a &_o fruitless_a ans_fw-fr it_o be_v not_o necessary_a that_o the_o first_o &_o principal_a cause_n be_v put_v the_o second_o &_o instrumental_a cause_n shall_v be_v remove_v and_o take_v away_o in_o vain_a be_v second_o cause_n &_o mean_v apply_v if_o god_n have_v determine_v to_o execute_v his_o decree_n without_o mean_n neither_o have_v command_v we_o to_o use_v they_o but_o see_v god_n have_v decree_v by_o those_o mean_n in_o some_o to_o work_v faith_n &_o conversion_n some_o to_o bridle_v &_o keep_v under_o &_o some_o to_o leave_v excuseless_a &_o have_v for_o that_o cause_n command_v we_o in_o his_o word_n to_o use_v they_o they_o be_v not_o in_o vain_a use_v and_o apply_v yea_o when_o there_o come_v no_o profit_n by_o these_o mean_n yet_o they_o profit_v to_o this_o that_o they_o leave_v the_o wicked_a without_o excuse_n as_o therefore_o the_o sun_n do_v not_o in_o vain_a daily_o rise_v and_o set_v neither_o be_v the_o field_n in_o vain_a sow_v or_o water_v with_o the_o rain_n neither_o body_n in_o vain_a with_o food_n refresh_v though_o god_n creat_v light_a and_o darkness_n bring_v forth_o the_o corn_n out_o of_o the_o earth_n and_o be_v the_o life_n &_o length_n of_o our_o day_n so_o neither_o be_v man_n in_o vain_a teach_v or_o study_v to_o conform_v their_o life_n unto_o doctrine_n though_o all_o available_a action_n and_o evente_n proceed_v not_o from_o any_o but_o from_o god_n for_o god_n from_o everlasting_a decreeed_o as_o the_o end_n so_o the_o mean_n also_o and_o prescribe_v they_o unto_o we_o whereby_o it_o seem_v good_a to_o he_o to_o bring_v we_o unto_o they_o wherefore_o we_o use_v those_o mean_n do_v well_o and_o obtain_v profitable_a and_o fruitful_a evente_n but_o if_o we_o neglect_v they_o either_o by_o our_o fault_n we_o deprive_v ourselves_o or_o other_o of_o those_o blessing_n offer_v by_o god_n or_o if_o god_n even_o in_o this_o contempt_n of_o his_o word_n have_v mercy_n of_o we_o or_o other_o yet_o our_o conscience_n accuse_v we_o of_o open_a and_o grievous_a sin_n wherefore_o we_o must_v use_v mean_n mean_n why_o we_o must_v use_v mean_n first_o that_o we_o may_v obey_v god_n therein_o who_o both_o have_v decree_v end_n and_o ordain_v mean_n to_o those_o end_n and_o prescribe_v they_o unto_o we_o neither_o tempt_v he_o by_o contemn_v these_o to_o our_o own_o peril_n and_o danger_n second_o that_o we_o may_v obtain_v those_o blessing_n decree_v for_o we_o according_a to_o his_o promise_n and_o that_o to_o our_o salvation_n three_o that_o we_o may_v retain_v a_o good_a conscience_n in_o use_v the_o mean_n although_o the_o expect_a event_n do_v not_o always_o follow_v either_o in_o ourselves_o or_o other_o the_o six_o sophism_n of_o the_o merit_n of_o good_a &_o evil_a whatsoever_o be_v necessary_a do_v not_o merit_v reward_n or_o punishment_n but_o all_o moral_a good_a and_o evil_n be_v do_v necessary_o therefore_o neither_o the_o good_a merit_v reward_n nor_o the_o evil_a punishment_n answer_n this_o argument_n be_v handle_v by_o aristotle_n in_o his_o ethic_n lib._n 3._o cap._n 5._o but_o the_o answer_n thereto_o be_v easy_a reward_n no_o good_a work_n of_o the_o creature_n merit_v reward_n first_o the_o mayor_n be_v either_o particular_a and_o so_o there_o be_v no_o consequence_n or_o sequel_n or_o be_v general_o take_v be_v false_a and_o that_o even_o in_o moral_a or_o civil_a consideration_n to_o wit_n in_o respect_n of_o those_o thing_n which_o be_v necessary_a by_o supposition_n and_o yet_o be_v do_v free_o as_o the_o action_n of_o man_n second_o we_o grant_v the_o reason_n in_o respect_n of_o the_o judgement_n of_o god_n concern_v good_a work_n for_o the_o creature_n can_v merit_v any_o thing_n no_o not_o by_o his_o best_a work_n of_o god_n because_o both_o they_o be_v due_a and_o be_v the_o effect_n of_o god_n in_o us._n and_o therefore_o the_o more_o good_a thing_n god_n woork_v in_o we_o so_o much_o the_o more_o he_o bind_v and_o endebt_v we_o to_o he_o wherefore_o in_o the_o godly_a just_o eu●●_n work_v merit_v punishment_n just_o god_n crow_v and_o reward_v of_o his_o free_a bountifulness_n not_o their_o merit_n but_o his_o own_o gift_n but_o as_o touch_v evil_n work_v we_o deny_v the_o reason_n for_o they_o merit_v punishment_n and_o that_o most_o just_o for_o although_o man_n forsake_v of_o god_n can_v but_o sin_n yet_o the_o necessity_n of_o sin_v both_o
of_o christ_n impute_v unto_o us._n christ_n be_v in_o respect_n of_o our_o justification_n 1._o as_o the_o subject_n &_o matter_n wherein_o our_o justice_n be_v 2._o as_o the_o impellent_fw-fr cause_n because_o he_o obtain_v it_o 3._o as_o the_o chief_a efficient_a because_o he_o together_o with_o his_o father_n do_v justify_v we_o and_o 4._o because_o he_o give_v we_o faith_n whereby_o we_o believe_v and_o apprehend_v it_o the_o mercy_n of_o god_n be_v as_o the_o impellent_fw-fr cause_n thereof_o in_o god._n christ_n satisfaction_n be_v the_o formal_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n give_v the_o very_a life_n and_o be_v unto_o it_o 7_o why_o christ_n satisfaction_n be_v make_v we_o by_o faith_n only_o satisfaction_n i'faith_o the_o apprehensive_a instrument_n of_o christ_n satisfaction_n christ_n satisfaction_n be_v make_v we_o by_o faith_n alone_o 1._o because_o faith_n be_v the_o only_a instrument_n which_o apprehend_v christ_n satisfaction_n 2._o because_o the_o proper_a act_n &_o operation_n of_o faith_n and_o not_o any_o other_o act_n of_o virtue_n be_v the_o application_n or_o apprehension_n of_o christ_n merit_n yea_o faith_n be_v nothing_o else_o than_o the_o acceptation_n itself_o or_o apprehension_n of_o another_o justice_n and_o of_o the_o merit_n of_o christ_n 3._o it_o be_v do_v by_o faith_n only_o because_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o the_o object_n of_o faith_n only_o to_o wit_n by_o the_o merit_n of_o christ_n alone_o beside_o which_o there_o be_v no_o justice_n of_o we_o nor_o any_o part_n thereof_o for_o we_o be_v justify_v free_o for_o christ_n sake_n without_o work_v there_o be_v nothing_o which_o be_v our_o justice_n and_o righteousness_n before_o god_n neither_o in_o whole_a nor_o in_o part_n beside_o christ_n merit_n only_o by_o receive_v and_o believe_v another_o justice_n and_o not_o by_o work_v we_o be_v justify_v not_o by_o work_v nor_o by_o merit_v but_o by_o apprehension_n and_o acceptation_n only_o we_o be_v just_a and_o righteous_a wherefore_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n only_o by_o faith_n as_o saint_n paul_n speak_v as_o by_o a_o mean_a and_o instrument_n but_o not_o for_o faith_n as_o the_o papist_n say_v who_o will_v admit_v both_o these_o manner_n of_o speak_v as_o if_o faith_n be_v indeed_o the_o application_n whereby_o we_o apply_v unto_o ourselves_o christ_n justice_n but_o be_v also_o beside_o a_o certain_a work_n or_o merit_n whereby_o we_o merit_v to_o be_v just_a now_o the_o exclusive_a particle_n only_o be_v add_v that_o whatsoever_o merit_n of_o we_o may_v be_v exclude_v and_o faith_n understand_v with_o relation_n and_o respect_n to_o christ_n merit_n which_o be_v our_o justice_n that_o so_o the_o sense_n may_v be_v christ_n merit_n justifi_v we_o and_o not_o faith_n itself_o that_o which_o be_v apprehend_v do_v justify_v we_o and_o not_o the_o instrument_n which_o do_v apprehend_v nevertheless_o this_o proposition_n we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n may_v be_v understand_v also_o without_o relation_n to_o wit_n we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n as_o by_o a_o mean_a but_o this_o proposition_n of_o the_o apostle_n faith_n be_v impute_v to_o he_o for_o righteousness_n and_o other_o the_o like_a be_v necessary_o to_o be_v understand_v with_o a_o relation_n unto_o christ_n merit_n and_o justice_n faith_n be_v impute_v unto_o he_o for_o righteousness_n as_o faith_n be_v the_o apprehend_v instrument_n of_o righteousness_n apprehend_v faith_n be_v as_o it_o be_v the_o hand_n wherewith_o the_o justice_n of_o christ_n be_v receive_v and_o by_o this_o mean_v faith_n be_v whole_o exclude_v from_o that_o which_o be_v receive_v by_o faith_n unto_o which_o nature_n notwithstanding_o of_o faith_n it_o be_v repugnaunt_a that_o for_o faith_n we_o shall_v be_v just_a and_o righteous_a for_o if_o for_o faith_n then_o faith_n be_v now_o no_o long_o a_o acceptation_n of_o another_o righteousness_n but_o be_v a_o merit_n and_o cause_n of_o our_o own_o justice_n neither_o shall_v receive_v another_o satisfaction_n which_o now_o it_o shall_v have_v no_o need_n of_o objection_n against_o this_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n 1_o objection_n we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n faith_n be_v a_o work_n therefore_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o the_o work_v thereof_o that_o be_v by_o the_o merit_n of_o faith_n answer_n first_o the_o consequence_n of_o this_o reason_n be_v deny_v because_o more_o be_v in_o the_o conclusion_n than_o in_o the_o premise_n of_o which_o premise_n this_o only_o follow_v that_o by_o that_o work_n we_o be_v justify_v as_o by_o a_o instrument_n or_o mean_v not_o as_o a_o impellent_fw-fr cause_n now_o it_o be_v one_o thing_n to_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n that_o be_v to_o be_v justify_v faith_n only_o be_v the_o mean_a to_o receive_v it_o by_o the_o blood_n of_o christ_n and_o it_o be_v another_o thing_n to_o be_v justify_v for_o faith_n that_o be_v for_o the_o merit_n of_o faith_n 2._o the_o kind_n of_o affirmation_n be_v diverse_a for_o in_o the_o mayor_n 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