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Quest. 1. What is the Mercy of God?
It is that Perfe&ion whereby he is always rea-

dy to alfist his Creatures in Misery, Laren

tations iii. 22. Diftinguitur Misericordia ab Amoře ; quia Amor fertur in Bonum quatenus Bonum, Misericordia in Bor hum quatenits miserum, five cum Miserid conjun&tum.

This his Mercy is like his other Perfections, exceeding great and infinite, Pfal. ciii. 8, 9, 10. Numb. xiv. 18. Psal. cxlv. 8. Psal. lvii. 16. Ephea fians ü. 4.

He is the Fountain and Father of Mercy, 2 Cor. i. 3.

Quest. 2. To whom is God merciful
1. To Mankind in general, Psal. cxlv. 9.
1. In granting them Life and Continuance

upon Earth, notwithstanding their Sins,

Lam. iii. 39: Pfal. lxxxvi. 13. 2. In delivering them out of their Troubles

in Distresses, Psal. cvii. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14. 3. In easing them of their Pains, curing

their Diftempers, and granting theme Health and Strength of Body, Pfal. ciii. 1, 2, 3, 4

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It is of his Grace only,
1. That he sent his son to be our Saviour,

Fohn jii. 16. Rom. v. 8. .
2. That he sent his Apostles to preach the

Gospel, Gal. i. 15; 16. Eph. iii. 8, 2. 3. That he hath called us to the Knowledge

of his Gospel, 2 Tim. i: 9. A. That he enables us to do any Thing that

is truly good, Pbil. ii. 13. Rom. xii. 6. Ads

xyiii. 27. Epb. ii. 8. . 5. That we are kept from Sin, and from

being oyercome by Temptations, 2 Cor! Xii. 9;

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6. That our Sins are pardoned, and our Per

fons juftified and accepted before God, Rom. iii. 24. Rom. V, 18, 19, 20. Tit. iii. si

6, 7. : 7. That we perfevere to the End, and so

at length get to Heaven, Jeremiah xxxii. 49. Hence Heaven it self is called Grace, i Pet. i. 13.

Quest. 3. What Use are we to make of this? 1. Turn not this Grace to Wantonness, Jude,

V. 4. 2. Whatfoever Good you do, ascribe it to the

Grace of God, 1 Cor. iv. 7. 3. Depend on the Grace of God for all

Things referring to your eyerlasting Wel

fare, 2 Thes. ij. 16. 4. Carry your felves as those who are Par

takers of the Grace of God, 2 Tim. ii. 1.

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