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A35951 An expositon of all St. Pauls epistles together with an explanation of those other epistles of the apostles St. James, Peter, John & Jude : wherein the sense of every chapter and verse is analytically unfolded and the text enlightened. / David Dickson ...; Expositio analytica omnium Apostolicarum Epistolarum. English Dickson, David, 1583?-1663.; Retchford, William.; Dickson, David, 1583?-1663. Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews. 1659 (1659) Wing D1403; ESTC R7896 807,291 340

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themselves_o fair_o before_o man_n only_o sign_v 2._o that_o they_o compel_v the_o galatian_n to_o admit_v of_o circumcision_n not_o out_o of_o love_n but_o only_o lest_o they_o shall_v suffer_v persecution_n by_o the_o jew_n for_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o cross_n or_o free_a justification_n by_o the_o death_n of_o christ_n and_o not_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n vers._n 13._o for_o neither_o they_o themselves_o who_o be_v circumcise_v keep_v the_o law_n but_o desire_v to_o have_v you_o circumcise_v that_o they_o may_v glory_v in_o your_o flesh_n sign_n 3._o that_o although_o they_o be_v circumcise_v long_o since_o yet_o they_o little_a care_n for_o the_o observance_n of_o the_o law_n which_o they_o require_v of_o other_o but_o desire_n sign_v 4._o that_o they_o seek_v occasion_n from_o the_o circumcision_n of_o the_o galatian_n to_o glory_n among_o the_o jew_n that_o they_o have_v convert_v many_o proselyte_n to_o the_o law_n vers._n 14._o but_o god_n forbid_v that_o i_o shall_v glory_v save_v in_o the_o cross_n of_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n by_o who_o the_o world_n be_v crucify_v unto_o i_o and_o i_o unto_o the_o world_n in_o the_o other_o part_n of_o the_o comparison_n the_o sincerity_n of_o the_o apostle_n be_v show_v in_o these_o two_o thing_n 1._o that_o he_o only_o glory_v in_o his_o free_a redemption_n by_o christ_n crucify_v and_o in_o his_o suffering_n for_o the_o doctrine_n 2._o that_o he_o do_v not_o affect_v earthly_a pomp_n but_o contemn_v the_o world_n with_o all_o its_o pomp_n and_o glory_n which_o persecute_v and_o despise_v he_o for_o the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o cross_a sake_n and_o by_o the_o cross_n learn_v daily_o more_o and_o more_o to_o contemn_v the_o world_n vers._n 15._o for_o in_o christ_n jesus_n neither_o circumcision_n avail_v any_o thing_n nor_o uncircumcision_n but_o a_o new_a creature_n he_o give_v four_o reason_n of_o his_o endeavour_n which_o be_v so_o many_o sign_n of_o his_o sincerity_n reason_n 1._o i_o know_v that_o in_o the_o kingdom_n of_o christ_n neither_o circumcision_n nor_o uncircumcision_n be_v respect_v by_o god_n but_o a_o new_a creature_n i._n e._n i_o know_v that_o it_o be_v necessary_a when_o any_o one_o be_v admit_v by_o faith_n into_o the_o kingdom_n of_o christ_n and_o justify_v that_o he_o shall_v be_v more_o and_o more_o renew_v and_o sanctify_a but_o other_o privilege_n be_v of_o no_o value_n without_o newness_n of_o life_n therefore_o i_o will_v only_o glory_v in_o the_o cross_n of_o christ._n vers._n 16._o and_o as_o many_o as_o walk_v according_a to_o this_o rule_n peace_n be_v on_o they_o and_o mercy_n and_o upon_o the_o israel_n of_o god_n reas._n 2._o the_o rule_n of_o my_o intention_n be_v the_o sum_n of_o the_o whole_a canonical_a scripture_n to_o which_o as_o to_o one_o only_a rule_n or_o one_o only_a canon_n the_o doctrine_n and_o life_n of_o all_o be_v to_o be_v conformable_a therefore_o i_o will_v only_o glory_v in_o the_o cross_n of_o christ_n etc._n etc._n peace_n reas._n 3_o i_o be_o persuade_v that_o whosoever_o shall_v order_v their_o faith_n and_o life_n by_o this_o rule_n they_o shall_v also_o obtain_v peace_n i._n e._n a_o sense_n of_o their_o reconciliation_n to_o god_n all_o kind_n of_o blessing_n or_o a_o accumulation_n of_o good_a thing_n and_o mercy_n or_o a_o remedy_n for_o the_o purge_n away_o all_o evil_n therefore_o i_o will_v only_o glory_v in_o the_o cross_n of_o christ._n israel_n reas._n 4._o they_o be_v alone_o the_o true_a israel_n of_o god_n that_o follow_v this_o rule_n therefore_o all_o thing_n lay_v aside_o i_o will_v only_o glory_v in_o the_o cross_n of_o christ_n by_o etc._n etc._n vers._n 17._o from_o henceforth_o let_v no_o man_n trouble_v i_o for_o i_o bear_v in_o my_o body_n the_o mark_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n after_o the_o comparison_n as_o a_o conqueror_n he_o triumph_v over_o his_o emulator_n forbid_v they_o to_o make_v he_o any_o further_a work_n either_o by_o gainsaying_n his_o doctrine_n or_o by_o detract_n from_o his_o authority_n because_o he_o bear_v the_o ensign_n of_o his_o felicity_n towards_o christ_n viz._n the_o mark_n of_o a_o servant_n most_o devote_a to_o christ_n i._n e._n he_o have_v all_o the_o sign_n of_o a_o apostle_n and_o a_o faithful_a witness_n clear_o to_o be_v see_v in_o he_o vers._n 18._o brethren_n the_o grace_n of_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n be_v with_o your_o spirit_n amen_n he_o shut_v up_o the_o epistle_n with_o his_o accustom_a seal_n wish_v that_o the_o grace_n of_o jesus_n christ_n manifest_v believe_v and_o effectual_a may_v abide_v in_o their_o mind_n heart_n and_o whole_a life_n that_o from_o thence_o they_o may_v draw_v consolation_n both_o in_o life_n and_o death_n to_o which_o amen_o be_v subjoin_v as_o a_o testimony_n of_o his_o vote_n and_o the_o faith_n of_o a_o apostle_n and_o for_o a_o seal_n of_o the_o truth_n of_o the_o precedent_a doctrine_n the_o epistle_n of_o paul_n to_o the_o ephesian_n analytical_o expound_v the_o content_n the_o city_n of_o the_o ephesian_n be_v the_o metropolis_n of_o lesser_n asia_n in_o which_o the_o apostle_n two_o whole_a year_n preach_v the_o gospel_n act._n 19_o and_o when_o last_o he_o go_v up_o to_o jerusalem_n he_o foretold_v a_o change_n of_o the_o church_n to_o the_o ephesian_n act._n 20._o against_o which_o he_o fortify_v they_o by_o this_o epistle_n when_o he_o be_v now_o hold_v captive_a at_o rome_n and_o plain_o despair_v of_o his_o return_n he_o endeavour_v diligent_o to_o confirm_v their_o mind_n in_o faith_n and_o truth_n there_o be_v two_o principal_a part_n of_o the_o epistle_n beside_o the_o preface_n and_o the_o conclusion_n the_o first_o be_v the_o doctrine_n of_o grace_n for_o the_o confirmation_n of_o their_o faith_n to_o chap._n 4._o the_o other_o be_v the_o doctrine_n of_o gratitude_n and_o thankfulness_n tend_v to_o holiness_n of_o life_n to_o the_o end_n of_o the_o epistle_n that_o which_o belong_v to_o the_o first_o part_n first_o of_o all_o he_o show_v that_o the_o whole_a reason_n of_o our_o salvation_n be_v free_a and_o solid_o found_v on_o christ_n in_o the_o first_o chapter_n furthermore_o he_o amplify_v this_o grace_n from_o the_o former_a misery_n of_o the_o ephesian_n chap._n 2._o three_o the_o scandal_n of_o the_o cross_n lie_v upon_o he_o be_v take_v away_o he_o exhort_v they_o to_o constancy_n and_o progress_n in_o the_o faith_n by_o the_o glorious_a commendation_n of_o his_o ministry_n and_o by_o manifest_v the_o cause_n for_o which_o he_o suffer_v chap._n 3._o in_o the_o second_o part_n he_o give_v precept_n of_o keep_v the_o unity_n of_o the_o church_n of_o holiness_n of_o life_n as_o well_o in_o general_n as_o in_o particular_a in_o the_o shun_v of_o evil_a and_o follow_v after_o virtue_n by_o which_o the_o life_n of_o every_o one_o be_v order_v in_o a_o christian_a manner_n chap._n 4._o and_o in_o the_o former_a part_n of_o chap._n 5._o after_o these_o he_o descend_v to_o household_n duty_n to_o which_o and_o all_o other_o christian_a duty_n that_o be_v to_o be_v perform_v he_o arm_v the_o faithful_a in_o the_o latter_a part_n of_o chap._n 5._o and_o in_o the_o former_a part_n of_o chap._n 6._o chap._n i._n this_o chapter_n beside_o the_o preface_n contain_v two_o part_n in_o the_o first_o be_v a_o thanksgiving_n tend_v to_o prove_v that_o the_o whole_a business_n of_o salvation_n both_o of_o jew_n and_o gentile_n be_v mere_o of_o grace_n and_o whole_o build_v on_o christ_n to_o vers_n 15._o in_o the_o other_o be_v a_o commemoration_n of_o the_o apostle_n continual_a thanksgiving_n and_o prayer_n offer_v to_o god_n for_o the_o ephesian_n tend_v to_o the_o confirmation_n of_o faith_n the_o assurance_n of_o their_o salvation_n and_o of_o the_o perseverance_n of_o all_o true_o faithful_a unto_o the_o end_n the_o preface_n in_o the_o two_o first_o verse_n contain_v a_o direction_n of_o the_o epistle_n and_o a_o salutation_n of_o the_o ephesian_n which_o be_v very_o short_a because_o he_o have_v not_o to_o do_v here_o with_o envious_a person_n or_o enemy_n but_o with_o conformable_a and_o obedient_a man_n to_o who_o it_o will_v be_v sufficient_a brief_o to_o intimate_v his_o divine_a authority_n in_o write_v this_o epistle_n and_o the_o apostle_n good_a will_n towards_o they_o and_o opinion_n of_o they_o vers._n 1._o paul_n a_o apostle_n of_o jesus_n christ_n by_o the_o will_n of_o god_n to_o the_o saint_n which_o be_v at_o ephesus_n and_o to_o the_o faithful_a in_o christ_n jesus_n in_o the_o direction_n of_o the_o epistle_n we_o have_v the_o description_n of_o the_o writer_n from_o his_o name_n office_n and_o authority_n and_o then_o of_o those_o to_o who_o he_o write_v from_o the_o condition_n in_o which_o they_o stand_v towards_o god_n and_o from_o the_o place_n which_o they_o do_v inhabit_v on_o the_o
pass_v by_o choose_v we_o therefore_o we_o be_v choose_v out_o of_o grace_n 2._o he_o choose_v we_o in_o christ_n as_o in_o the_o head_n who_o be_v first_o choose_v as_o in_o the_o common_a parent_n root_n and_o fountain_n of_o the_o elect_a after_o who_o we_o in_o the_o consideration_n of_o dignity_n and_o order_n and_o in_o who_o we_o as_o his_o body_n member_n and_o offspring_n be_v afterward_o choose_v in_o the_o order_n of_o nature_n therefore_o our_o election_n be_v free_a there_o be_v no_o cause_n of_o it_o in_o we_o which_o be_v to_o be_v seek_v for_o in_o god_n alone_o 3._o he_o choose_v we_o before_o the_o foundation_n of_o the_o world_n that_o be_v from_o eternity_n before_o the_o world_n be_v much_o more_o before_o any_o work_n of_o we_o be_v he_o choose_v we_o before_o any_o matter_n of_o the_o create_a world_n be_v existent_a much_o more_o before_o any_o matter_n of_o our_o work_n or_o work_n can_v be_v existent_a for_o he_o elect_v we_o in_o order_n of_o nature_n before_o he_o decree_v that_o the_o world_n shall_v be_v for_o the_o decree_n of_o the_o creation_n of_o the_o world_n be_v subservient_fw-fr as_o a_o mean_n to_o bring_v to_o pass_v the_o already_o free_a salvation_n of_o the_o elect_a therefore_o he_o choose_v we_o of_o grace_n and_o not_o for_o fore-seen_a work_n he_o choose_v we_o that_o we_o may_v be_v holy_a 4._o he_o do_v not_o choose_v we_o because_o we_o be_v holy_a or_o because_o he_o foresee_v that_o we_o will_v be_v holy_a but_o he_o choose_v we_o without_o any_o consideration_n of_o any_o holiness_n at_o all_o in_o we_o nay_o he_o choose_v we_o as_o not_o have_v holiness_n to_o the_o end_n that_o be_v choose_v we_o shall_v be_v make_v holy_a and_o shall_v become_v unblameable_a in_o his_o sight_n that_o be_v that_o be_v consecrate_v to_o god_n we_o shall_v be_v by_o degree_n true_o and_o sincere_o sanctify_v and_o shall_v at_o last_o be_v present_v full_o and_o perfect_o holy_a in_o heaven_n yea_o further_o that_o be_v unblameable_a without_o spot_n without_o wrinkle_n not_o only_o of_o sin_n but_o also_o of_o all_o misery_n we_o shall_v at_o length_n appear_v together_o before_o he_o bless_a and_o glorious_a therefore_o our_o election_n be_v not_o from_o faith_n fore-seen_a or_o work_v fore-seen_a but_o of_o mere_a grace_n which_o as_o it_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o election_n so_o of_o all_o holiness_n and_o happiness_n which_o follow_v election_n in_o love_n love_n or_o charity_n be_v mere_o free_a in_o which_o as_o he_o have_v choose_v we_o that_o we_o shall_v be_v make_v holy_a and_o unblameable_a so_o also_o that_o in_o that_o his_o love_n we_o shall_v perfect_v this_o our_o happiness_n which_o love_n god_n will_v then_o full_o put_v forth_o when_o he_o shall_v full_o consummate_v our_o holiness_n and_o happiness_n and_o so_o the_o charity_n or_o love_n of_o god_n be_v hoth_v the_o cause_n of_o election_n and_o the_o complete_n or_o perfect_v of_o those_o good_a thing_n which_o follow_v election_n and_o by_o consequence_n election_n be_v not_o only_o of_o grace_n but_o be_v for_o the_o perfect_a possession_n of_o free_a happiness_n in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n vers._n 5._o have_v predestinate_v we_o unto_o the_o adoption_n of_o child_n by_o jesus_n christ_n to_o himself_o according_a to_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o his_o will_n arg._n 3._o thus_o god_n of_o his_o grace_n have_v bless_v we_o in_o time_n so_o also_o of_o grace_n he_o have_v predestinate_v we_o to_o the_o inheritance_n of_o son_n which_o be_v to_o be_v obtain_v by_o christ_n in_o his_o own_o person_n according_a to_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o his_o will_n therefore_o we_o shall_v celebrate_v his_o grace_n the_o part_n of_o this_o reason_n prove_v the_o same_o that_o the_o whole_a reason_n itself_o do_v have_v predestinate_v we_o 1._o as_o our_o election_n before_o time_n be_v free_a so_o be_v our_o predestination_n also_o before_o age_n unto_o life_n eternal_a and_o to_o fit_a mean_n which_o shall_v be_v effectual_a to_o bring_v we_o to_o that_o end_n therefore_o predestination_n be_v free_a in_o that_o it_o do_v not_o only_o assign_v the_o end_n and_o person_n but_o also_o appoint_v the_o mean_n by_o which_o we_o must_v attain_v that_o end_n unto_o the_o adoption_n of_o child_n 2._o here_o also_o the_o apostle_n manifest_v the_o grace_n of_o god_n we_o be_v predestinate_v not_o because_o we_o be_v fore-seen_a as_o son_n but_o that_o be_v not_o as_o yet_o son_n we_o shall_v by_o grace_n attain_v the_o adoption_n of_o son_n now_o the_o adoption_n of_o son_n include_v these_o four_o thing_n 1_o a_o effectual_a call_v or_o faith_n to_o embrace_v the_o offer_a communion_n with_o christ_n the_o only_o beget_v son_n 2_o a_o towardliness_n and_o good_a disposition_n of_o son_n or_o the_o renovation_n of_o our_o nature_n that_o we_o may_v love_v god_n as_o our_o father_n 3_o the_o dignity_n and_o honour_n of_o son_n 4_o the_o riches_n or_o inheritance_n of_o son_n even_o to_o the_o glorify_v of_o our_o body_n rom._n 8.23_o therefore_o both_o our_o predestination_n and_o adoption_n be_v free_a and_o not_o for_o any_o work_n of_o we_o by_o christ_n 3_o and_o this_o do_v make_v much_o for_o the_o advancement_n of_o grace_n we_o be_v predestinate_v that_o we_o may_v obtain_v the_o adoption_n of_o child_n by_o jesus_n christ_n who_o be_v the_o first-begotten_a and_o onely-begotten_a son_n that_o by_o his_o merit_n and_o efficacy_n we_o may_v obtain_v all_o the_o foresaid_a degree_n of_o adoption_n therefore_o our_o predestination_n be_v from_o mere_a grace_n to_o himself_o 4_o that_o grace_n may_v appear_v he_o show_v the_o end_n of_o adoption_n god_n have_v predestinate_v we_o that_o we_o shall_v obtain_v the_o adoption_n of_o child_n by_o christ_n to_o himself_o or_o to_o his_o use_n viz._n to_o the_o honour_n of_o he_o that_o predestinate_v or_o of_o christ_n by_o who_o he_o communicate_v to_o we_o grace_n and_o the_o glory_n of_o the_o son_n of_o god_n therefore_o our_o predestination_n be_v free_a for_o otherwise_o honour_n will_v not_o accrue_v to_o god_n or_o christ_n by_o our_o adoption_n according_a to_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o his_o will_n 5_o here_o he_o exclude_v all_o cause_n beside_o god_n and_o make_v the_o grace_n of_o god_n the_o only_a cause_n for_o he_o predestinate_v we_o according_a to_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o his_o will_n therefore_o only_o god_n grace_n only_o his_o will_n only_o his_o good_a pleasure_n be_v the_o cause_n of_o our_o predestination_n and_o not_o any_o work_n of_o we_o vers._n 6._o to_o the_o praise_n of_o the_o glory_n of_o his_o grace_n wherein_o he_o have_v make_v we_o accept_v in_o the_o belove_a argum._n 4._o god_n to_o that_o end_n and_o purpose_n that_o he_o may_v bring_v praise_n to_o his_o glorious_a grace_n choose_v and_o predestinate_v we_o to_o the_o adoption_n of_o son_n it_o necessary_o follow_v that_o god_n have_v elect_v and_o predestinate_v we_o out_o of_o grace_n for_o else_o he_o can_v never_o attain_v that_o end_n and_o consequent_o ought_v we_o to_o give_v praise_n to_o god_n grace_n and_o to_o bless_v god_n who_o have_v thus_o bless_v we_o of_o the_o glory_n of_o word_n of_o this_o nature_n have_v a_o emphasis_n for_o 1_o this_o grace_n have_v glory_n in_o itself_o that_o be_v it_o be_v every_o way_n glorious_a and_o most_o worthy_a in_o itself_o that_o we_o shall_v high_o esteem_v it_o acknowledge_v and_o publish_v it_o because_o who_o be_v most_o great_a and_o most_o good_a have_v vouchsafe_v to_o advance_v we_o who_o be_v most_o vile_a and_o most_o unworthy_a unto_o the_o dignity_n of_o son_n &_o the_o riches_n of_o the_o inheritance_n of_o son_n to_o the_o praise_n 2_o god_n do_v both_o intend_v and_o expect_v from_o we_o the_o praise_n of_o this_o his_o glorious_a grace_n that_o we_o shall_v acknowledge_v the_o benefit_n in_o word_n and_o deed_n and_o that_o by_o all_o mean_v possible_a we_o shall_v give_v praise_n to_o this_o wonderful_a grace_n of_o god_n wherein_o argum._n 5._o in_o this_o grace_n whereby_o god_n have_v choose_v and_o predestinate_v we_o to_o holiness_n and_o happiness_n i_o say_v in_o this_o very_a grace_n he_o have_v make_v we_o welcome_a and_o acceptable_a to_o himself_o in_o his_o belove_a son_n therefore_o we_o shall_v celebrate_v this_o grace_n of_o god_n in_o which_o reason_n he_o intimate_v four_o thing_n 1_o that_o god_n do_v of_o his_o grace_n intend_v our_o salvation_n in_o election_n and_o predestination_n and_o do_v actual_o and_o in_o deed_n begin_v to_o put_v forth_o and_o exercise_v grace_n in_o our_o effectual_a vocation_n to_o faith_n 2_o that_o christ_n not_o only_o as_o son_n but_o as_o mediator_n undertake_v for_o we_o and_o pay_v the_o price_n of_o our_o redemption_n for_o we_o be_v belove_v
and_o accept_v with_o god_n in_o who_o the_o father_n be_v full_o satisfy_v and_o please_v as_o one_o in_o our_o stead_n 3_o in_o he_o and_o by_o he_o sin_n be_v remove_v which_o may_v hinder_v the_o course_n of_o grace_n towards_o we_o 4_o he_o intimate_v that_o by_o christ_n and_o in_o christ_n the_o cloud_n of_o sin_n be_v dissolve_v the_o grace_n of_o god_n shine_v upon_o we_o and_o we_o be_v embrace_v and_o entertain_v as_o reconcile_v as_o now_o please_v and_o acceptable_a in_o christ_n who_o a●_n our_o surety_n and_o common_a parent_n comprehend_v we_o all_o in_o himself_o vers._n 7._o in_o who_o we_o have_v redemption_n through_o his_o blood_n the_o forgiveness_n of_o sin_n according_a to_o the_o riches_n of_o his_o grace_n argum._n 6._o in_o christ_n by_o the_o rich_a grace_n of_o god_n we_o receive_v redemption_n and_o pardon_n of_o sin_n therefore_o we_o shall_v give_v praise_n to_o the_o rich_a grace_n of_o god_n only_o in_o our_o salvation_n and_o to_o this_o purpose_n all_o the_o part_n of_o this_o reason_n tend_v redemption_n 1_o we_o be_v in_o ourselves_o lose_v and_o hold_v captive_n under_o the_o bond_n of_o blindness_n sin_n wrath_n and_o death_n whence_o we_o can_v by_o no_o mean_n free_v ourselves_o whence_o there_o have_v be_v no_o come_n forth_o if_o grace_n have_v not_o both_o open_v the_o way_n and_o lead_v we_o out_o therefore_o our_o salvation_n be_v of_o grace_n in_o who_o 2_o christ_n alone_a redeem_v we_o without_o any_o merit_n or_o help_v from_o we_o the_o price_n of_o our_o salvation_n be_v both_o covenant_v for_o and_o pay_v by_o himself_o alone_o lest_o any_o praise_n shall_v be_v give_v to_o any_o thing_n beside_o his_o grace_n through_o his_o blood_n 3_o we_o be_v not_o redeem_v with_o silver_n or_o gold_n but_o with_o the_o blood_n of_o christ_n that_o so_o the_o price_n may_v show_v the_o danger_n wherein_o we_o be_v and_o exalt_v god_n grace_n the_o forgiveness_n 4_o the_o blood_n of_o christ_n be_v that_o which_o procure_v for_o we_o in_o particular_a the_o pardon_n of_o our_o sin_n in_o which_o we_o lay_v pollute_v and_o which_o be_v all_o the_o riches_n god_n see_v in_o we_o we_o be_v void_a of_o every_o good_a work_n that_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n may_v be_v more_o apparent_a in_o our_o sin_n and_o unworthiness_n in_o who_o 5_o this_o redemption_n and_o remission_n of_o sin_n we_o be_v once_o become_v believer_n have_v not_o in_o ourselves_o without_o reference_n to_o christ_n but_o in_o christ_n as_o our_o surety_n redeemer_n and_o head_n we_o be_v unite_v and_o graff_v into_o he_o by_o faith_n the_o riches_n of_o 6_o the_o only_a cause_n and_o measure_n of_o so_o great_a a_o benefit_n be_v the_o rich_a grace_n of_o god_n according_a to_o the_o abundance_n whereof_o christ_n and_o redemption_n in_o christ_n be_v bestow_v upon_o we_o therefore_o god_n grace_n only_o may_v deserve_o be_v praise_v as_o the_o cause_n of_o our_o salvation_n vers._n 8._o wherein_o he_o have_v abound_v towards_o we_o in_o all_o wisdom_n and_o prudence_n argum._n 7._o from_o this_o abundant_a grace_n as_o from_o a_o fountain_n christ_n or_o the_o father_n in_o christ_n have_v according_a to_o his_o great_a wisdom_n communicate_v to_o we_o in_o our_o effectual_a vocation_n all_o wisdom_n and_o prudence_n that_o be_v have_v give_v we_o save_v faith_n in_o the_o object_n whereof_o consist_v the_o sum_n and_o perfection_n of_o all_o wisdom_n and_o knowledge_n for_o though_o save_a faith_n be_v in_o itself_o imperfect_a yet_o by_o it_o we_o apply_v a_o know_a christ_n to_o ourselves_o who_o be_v the_o treasure_n of_o all_o save_a wisdom_n and_o prudence_n as_o a_o general_a medicine_n and_o remedy_n for_o all_o evil_n which_o be_v a_o abbreviate_v of_o wisdom_n and_o prudence_n in_o this_o argument_n the_o particular_n prove_v the_o same_o also_o towards_o we_o 1_o we_o who_o as_o well_o as_o the_o rest_n of_o the_o world_n be_v ignorant_a imprudent_a and_o foolish_a err_v in_o the_o blindness_n and_o vanity_n of_o our_o mind_n it_o be_v of_o grace_n therefore_o that_o we_o be_v endow_v with_o wisdom_n he_o have_v abound_v 2_o christ_n the_o author_n first_o come_v to_o we_o and_o bestow_v faith_n upon_o we_o which_o consist_v in_o the_o knowledge_n and_o application_n of_o the_o save_a truth_n of_o god_n which_o be_v true_a wisdom_n and_o prudence_n therefore_o it_o be_v of_o grace_n wherein_o viz._n in_o which_o grace_n 3_o here_o grace_n be_v express_o mention_v he_o out_o of_o his_o grace_n have_v plentiful_o bestow_v upon_o we_o this_o wisdom_n and_o prudence_n have_v abound_v 4_o he_o who_o be_v full_a of_o grace_n have_v show_v himself_o to_o be_v such_o in_o this_o as_o if_o he_o can_v not_o any_o long_o restrain_v his_o grace_n within_o himself_o but_o it_o overflow_a break_v forth_o upon_o we_o therefore_o grace_n be_v the_o sole_a cause_n in_o effectual_a vocation_n and_o donation_n of_o faith_n and_o so_o deserve_o to_o be_v praise_v vers._n 9_o have_v make_v know_v unto_o we_o the_o mystery_n of_o his_o will_n according_a to_o his_o good_a pleasure_n which_o he_o have_v purpose_v to_o himself_o argum._n 8._o the_o manifestation_n of_o god_n secret_a will_n touch_v salvation_n to_o be_v obtain_v by_o christ_n to_o the_o communicate_v of_o faith_n or_o knowledge_n and_o prudence_n to_o he_o be_v of_o the_o mere_a will_n of_o god_n according_a to_o his_o good_a pleasure_n which_o he_o have_v purpose_v in_o himself_o therefore_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n be_v worthy_o to_o be_v praise_v under_o the_o name_n of_o god_n reveal_v will_n and_o of_o faith_n bestow_v upon_o we_o to_o this_o end_n all_o the_o part_n of_o this_o argument_n refer_v the_o mystery_n 1_o the_o will_n of_o god_n touch_v the_o business_n of_o salvation_n to_o be_v accomplish_v by_o christ_n be_v a_o secret_a mystery_n seal_v up_o from_o all_o eternity_n in_o the_o breast_n of_o god_n which_o neither_o angel_n nor_o man_n can_v ever_o have_v bring_v to_o light_n but_o that_o god_n out_o of_o his_o grace_n reveal_v it_o have_v make_v know_v 2_o god_n take_v care_n not_o only_o that_o this_o mystery_n shall_v be_v reveal_v but_o out_o of_o his_o grace_n he_o provide_v that_o the_o blindness_n both_o of_o our_o mind_n and_o heart_n be_v take_v away_o we_o shall_v understand_v it_o unto_o we_o 3_o he_o have_v manifest_v the_o gospel_n of_o grace_n to_o we_o rather_o than_o to_o other_o good_a pleasure_n 4_o god_n free_o bring_v this_o to_o pass_v not_o be_v induce_v or_o excite_v thereunto_o by_o any_o external_a cause_n but_o according_a to_o his_o good_a pleasure_n or_o gracious_a predestination_n and_o his_o eternal_a purpose_n in_o himself_o therefore_o we_o ought_v deserve_o to_o give_v praise_n to_o god_n grace_n vers._n 10._o that_o in_o the_o dispensation_n of_o the_o fullness_n of_o time_n he_o may_v gather_v together_o in_o one_o all_o thing_n in_o christ_n both_o which_o be_v in_o heaven_n and_o which_o be_v in_o earth_n even_o in_o he_o argum._n 9_o it_o depend_v mere_o upon_o god_n will_n and_o pleasure_n to_o appoint_v a_o full_a and_o fit_a time_n wherein_o this_o mystery_n of_o his_o will_n shall_v come_v to_o man_n knowledge_n what_o how_o much_o and_o when_o to_o what_o age_n and_o to_o what_o particular_a person_n this_o mystery_n shall_v be_v dispense_v therefore_o the_o will_n of_o god_n prevail_v in_o assign_v the_o time_n in_o which_o faith_n be_v to_o be_v give_v and_o in_o this_o respect_n also_o god_n grace_n be_v praiseworthy_a the_o several_a particular_n in_o this_o argument_n confirm_v the_o same_o also_o in_o the_o dispensation_n 1_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n be_v to_o be_v acknowledge_v because_o here_o be_v a_o oeconomy_n or_o as_o the_o master_n of_o a_o family_n a_o free_a dispose_n of_o his_o domestic_a thing_n whereby_o every_o one_o order_v they_o as_o he_o please_v which_o liberty_n as_o it_o be_v by_o right_a to_o be_v grant_v to_o every_o householder_n so_o to_o god_n also_o that_o he_o may_v act_v according_a to_o his_o own_o pleasure_n the_o fullness_n 2_o there_o be_v a_o mature_a and_o fit_a opportunity_n of_o time_n in_o which_o it_o be_v in_o god_n power_n alone_o to_o determine_v what_o and_o how_o much_o of_o his_o secret_n will_v it_o be_v fit_v to_o reveal_v to_o every_o age_n and_o to_o each_o man_n and_o therefore_o whatsoever_o and_o how_o much_o soever_o be_v reveal_v to_o we_o it_o be_v of_o grace_n for_o the_o good_a pleasure_n of_o god_n which_o he_o have_v purpose_v in_o himself_o of_o which_o vers_n 9_o belong_v to_o this_o order_n of_o the_o time_n therefore_o his_o grace_n deserve_v here_o also_o to_o be_v take_v notice_n of_o that_o he_o may_v gather_v argum._n 10._o the_o gather_v and_o manifestation_n of_o this_o gather_v the_o elect_a
that_o be_v from_o the_o doctrine_n of_o grace_n in_o begin_v knowledge_n faith_n love_n renovation_n or_o any_o measure_n thereof_o then_o 1._o albeit_o the_o elect_n can_v fall_v away_o full_o and_o final_o yet_o some_o professor_n in_o the_o visible_a church_n may_v fall_v away_o from_o their_o profession_n and_o what_o degree_n of_o grace_n they_o have_v attain_v unto_o for_o who_o cause_n warning_n must_v be_v give_v to_o all_o as_o a_o mean_a to_o keep_v the_o elect_a from_o a_o fall_n 2._o albeit_o the_o elect_n can_v fall_v away_o final_o from_o grace_n yet_o may_v they_o fall_v for_o a_o time_n from_o the_o purity_n of_o the_o doctrine_n of_o grace_n and_o from_o some_o degree_n of_o the_o work_n of_o grace_n from_o the_o measure_n of_o their_o first_o love_n and_o zeal_n and_o at_o length_n fall_v into_o scandalous_a sin_n he_o join_v another_o point_n of_o advertisement_n with_o the_o former_a that_o they_o beware_v lest_o any_o bitter_a root_n break_v forth_o whereby_o many_o be_v defile_v that_o be_v leave_v any_o scandalous_a sin_n break_v forth_o among_o they_o then_o 1._o as_o man_n do_v fall_v from_o any_o measure_n of_o the_o work_n of_o grace_n so_o do_v the_o bitter_a root_n of_o unmortified_a sin_n spring_v out_o and_o grow_v the_o one_o decrease_v be_v the_o other_o increase_a 2._o when_o any_o scandal_n break_v forth_o in_o the_o church_n it_o trouble_v the_o whole_a body_n and_o pollute_v they_o by_o the_o contagion_n thereof_o till_o it_o be_v remove_v 3._o watch_z must_v be_v keep_v diligent_o by_o every_o man_n ●o_o curb_v this_o bitter_a root_n prevent_v the_o out-shooting_a thereof_o vers._n 16._o lest_o there_o be_v any_o fornicator_n or_o profane_a person_n as_o esau_n who_o for_o one_o morsel_n of_o meat_n sell_v his_o birthright_n he_o expound_v this_o bitter_a root_n in_o the_o example_n of_o fornication_n and_o profanity_n like_o esau_n then_o 1._o fornication_n and_o profanity_n be_v the_o bitter_a root_n of_o other_o evil_n and_o able_a to_o defile_v a_o congregation_n 2._o such_o as_o count_v more_o of_o the_o satisfaction_n of_o their_o sensual_a lust_n than_o of_o their_o spiritual_a prerogative_n do_v prove_v themselves_o profane_a person_n and_o be_v just_o rank_v in_o with_o esau._n vers._n 17._o for_o you_o know_v how_o that_o afterward_o when_o he_o will_v have_v inherit_v the_o blessing_n he_o be_v reject_v for_o he_o find_v no_o place_n of_o repentance_n though_o he_o seek_v it_o careful_o with_o tear_n he_o show_v god_n judgement_n on_o esau_n to_o terrify_v all_o man_n to_o hazard_v upon_o the_o sinful_a satisfaction_n of_o their_o own_o lust_n at_o any_o time_n then_o 1._o esau_n judgement_n shall_v be_v a_o terror_n to_o all_o man_n to_o keep_v they_o from_o presume_v deliberate_o to_o commit_v that_o sin_n which_o they_o know_v may_v cut_v they_o off_o from_o the_o blessing_n because_o sundry_a time_n albeit_o not_o always_o god_n do_v punish_v presumptuous_a sinner_n with_o give_v over_o the_o man_n to_o his_o own_o way_n and_o final_a impenitency_n 2._o esau_n example_n show_v how_o just_o they_o may_v be_v deprive_v of_o the_o blessing_n annex_v to_o any_o sacred_a symbol_n or_o gracious_a mean_a who_o do_v despise_v the_o mean_a whereby_o the_o blessing_n be_v convey_v for_o the_o birthright_n among_o the_o patriarch_n be_v a_o pawn_n of_o the_o blessing_n of_o be_v a_o heir_n of_o promise_n and_o therefore_o be_v esau_n count_v to_o reject_v the_o blessing_n when_o he_o count_v light_n of_o the_o birthright_n 3._o his_o example_n show_v how_o little_a sinner_n consider_v for_o the_o present_a what_o merchandise_n they_o be_v make_v with_o satan_n when_o they_o meddle_v with_o know_a sin_n and_o how_o they_o will_v be_v make_v to_o know_v it_o afterward_o 2._o he_o say_v that_o afterward_o he_o will_v have_v inherit_v the_o blessing_n but_o be_v reject_v then_o it_o agree_v with_o the_o profane_a man_n disposition_n to_o desire_v the_o blessing_n and_o yet_o despise_v the_o mean_n whereby_o the_o blessing_n be_v get_v ●o_o satisfy_v his_o fleshly_a lust_n for_o the_o present_a and_o to_o desire_v the_o blessing_n withal_o afterward_o but_o god_n will_v neither_o sever_v the_o mean_n from_o the_o blessing_n nor_o join_v the_o blessing_n with_o the_o satisfaction_n of_o man_n lust_n therefore_o he_o who_o will_v have_v the_o blessing_n must_v use_v the_o mean_n to_o obtain_v the_o same_o and_o renounce_v the_o satisfaction_n of_o his_o sinful_a lust_n or_o else_o be_v reject_v when_o he_o think_v to_o get_v the_o blessing_n 3._o he_o say_v he_o find_v no_o place_n of_o repentance_n albeit_o he_o seek_v the_o blessing_n with_o tear_n that_o be_v he_o can_v not_o obtain_v that_o his_o father_n shall_v repent_v the_o bestow_n of_o the_o blessing_n beside_o he_o nor_o that_o god_n shall_v repent_v his_o righteous_a judgement_n on_o he_o for_o repentance_n here_o be_v recall_v the_o sentence_n give_v out_o and_o why_o because_o he_o for_o all_o his_o tear_n and_o untimeous_a seek_v of_o his_o sell_a blessing_n repent_v not_o himself_o of_o his_o sin_n for_o he_o continue_v as_o profane_a as_o before_o and_o resolve_v to_o murder_v his_o brother_n as_o soon_o as_o he_o find_v opportunity_n then_o 1._o esau_n do_v rue_v his_o deed_n but_o repent_v not_o his_o sin_n it_o be_v one_o thing_n to_o rue_v a_o deed_n do_v and_o another_o thing_n to_o repent_v the_o sin_n in_o do_v of_o the_o deed_n and_o every_o know_a sin_n for_o that_o sin_n cause_n 2._o tear_n may_v follow_v upon_o rue_v as_o well_o as_o on_o repent_v and_o it_o be_v possible_a that_o the_o loss_n or_o harm_n procure_v by_o sin_n may_v draw_v forth_o the_o tear_n and_o not_o the_o sorrow_n for_o the_o offend_n of_o god_n by_o the_o sin_n 3._o esau_n here_o be_v not_o bring_v in_o deal_v with_o god_n for_o pardon_n of_o sin_n and_o the_o heavenly_a inheritance_n but_o with_o the_o man_n who_o have_v the_o ministry_n of_o dispense_n the_o earthly_a blessing_n only_o we_o read_v then_o that_o a_o blessing_n be_v seek_v careful_o from_o a_o man_n with_o tear_n and_o not_o obtain_v but_o we_o read_v not_o that_o god_n mercy_n and_o blessing_n be_v ever_o seek_v from_o himself_o careful_o and_o not_o obtain_v verse_n 18._o for_o you_o be_v not_o come_v unto_o the_o mount_n that_o may_v be_v touch_v and_o that_o burn_v with_o fire_n not_o unto_o blackness_n and_o darkness_n and_o tempest_n beside_o the_o example_n of_o esau_n judgement_n here_o be_v another_o reason_n to_o move_v we_o who_o be_v under_o the_o gospel_n to_o beware_v of_o licentiousness_n and_o profanity_n because_o we_o be_v deliver_v from_o the_o terror_n of_o the_o law_n ver_fw-la 18_o 19_o 20_o 21._o and_o bring_v by_o the_o gospel_n to_o the_o society_n of_o so_o holy_a a_o company_n as_o beseem_v no_o profane_a man_n to_o enjoy_v vers_fw-la 22_o 23_o 24._o the_o sum_n tend_v unto_o this_o you_o be_v not_o under_o the_o law_n but_o under_o grace_n instead_o of_o say_v whereof_o he_o say_v you_o be_v not_o come_v unto_o mount_n sinai_n but_o unto_o mount_n zion_n for_o the_o lord_n manner_n of_o deal_n with_o the_o people_n at_o mount_n sinai_n represent_v the_o state_n of_o man_n in_o nature_n under_o the_o law_n liable_a to_o the_o curse_n his_o manner_n of_o deal_n with_o they_o at_o mount_n zion_n represent_v the_o state_n of_o man_n reconcile_v through_o christ_n and_o under_o grace_n let_v we_o take_v a_o view_n of_o both_o as_o the_o apostle_n set_v they_o before_o our_o eye_n and_o first_o how_o the_o state_n of_o man_n unreconciled_a in_o nature_n and_o under_o the_o law_n and_o curse_v thereof_o be_v represent_v 1._o before_o we_o come_v to_o christ_n we_o have_v to_o do_v with_o god_n as_o a_o terrible_a judge_n sit_v on_o the_o throne_n of_o his_o justice_n shadow_v forth_o by_o mount_n sinai_n 2._o our_o judge_n be_v offend_v with_o we_o his_o wrath_n be_v kindle_v ready_a to_o consume_v we_o as_o his_o adversary_n in_o our_o transgression_n represent_v by_o the_o burn_a of_o the_o mount_n 3._o when_o god_n begin_v to_o show_v himself_o as_o our_o judge_n offend_v with_o we_o we_o be_v fill_v with_o confusion_n and_o perplexity_n and_o fire_n represent_v by_o blackness_n and_o darkness_n and_o tempest_n vers._n 19_o and_o the_o sound_n of_o a_o trumpet_n and_o the_o voice_n of_o word_n which_o voice_n they_o that_o hear_v entreat_v that_o the_o word_n shall_v not_o be_v speak_v to_o they_o any_o more_o 20._o for_o they_o can_v not_o endure_v that_o which_o be_v command_v and_o if_o so_o much_o as_o a_o beast_n touch_v the_o mountain_n it_o shall_v be_v stone_v or_o thrust_v through_o with_o a_o dart_n what_o further_o 4._o there_o be_v no_o fly_v from_o compearance_n before_o our_o judge_n summons_n and_o citation_n go_v forth_o from_o
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