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2. He will not do it without Satisfaction.
3. We cannot satisfie for our Sins, because

committed against an Infinite God. 4. It is only therefore upon the Account of

Christ and his Sufferings that our Sins are pardoned, Ifa. liii. 5, 6. Rom. v. 8,9. Col.i.

14. 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6, 7. Hence it is hiere added, And will by no means clear the Guilty without Satisfaction.

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Quest. 3. How may we partake of this. Mere


1. Repent: For, 1. Without Repentance cliere is no Pardon,

Ezek. xviii. 30. Luk. xiii. 3. 2. They that Repent shall certainly be par

doned, Isa. lv. 7. Ezek. xviii. 21, 22, 27, 28.

Axt. viii. 22. 3. That Repentance, upon which our Sins are

pardoned, must be sincere : Consisting, I. In an hearty Sorrow and Contrition

for our Sins past, Psal. li. 2, 3, 4.

Psal. xxxviii. 18. 2. In a real Abhorrence and Detestation of

Sin at present, Psal. cxix. 113, 3. In steadfast Purposes and Resolutions

against Sin for the future, Psal. xxxix. I.

Psal. xvii. 3.
4. In sincére Endeavours to perform those

Resolutions by forsaking Sin,Ezek. xxxiii.

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s. In turning unto God, Foel ii. 12, 136

Jer. iv. 1. Zecb. i. 3. 2. Believe in our Lord Jesus Chrift, A&t. xvi. 31.

For, 1. There is no Pardon without him, A&. iv. 12.

Matt. i. 21. 2. Nor by him without believing in him;

Fob. iti. 18. Rom. iit. 20, 26. Hence, 1. Consider your Sins. 2. Repent of them. 3. Trust on the Promises of God, and Be

lieve on the Merits of his Son for Pardon and you fhall have it.

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P s A L. cxlvii. 5.
His Understanding is infinite.

Queft. I.


THAT are we to conceive by the

Understanding of God? It is that Property of God whereby we apprehend him to understand himself, and of and by himself all Things else, together with the Reafons of them, Job xii. 13. Prov. viii. 14. So that by it we apprehend God, 1. To be Omniscient, all Knowing ; that is,

throughly acquainted with all and every Thing that ever was, or is, or will be, or can be.

This is plain, 1. From Scripture. Heb. iv. 13. Matt. x. 29.

Psal. cxxxix. 2,3,4. Fob. xxi. 17. 2. From Reason: For God made and pre

serves, and therefore must needs know all

Things, Gen. i. 31. Psal. cxxxix. 15, 16. 2. He gives Knowledge to other Things,

Gen. ii. 20. 1 Reg. iv. 33. Psal. xciv. 10. 3. That he is infinitely Wise, Rom. xvi. 27

1 Tim. i. 17. Job xii. 12, 13. 1. From his wise Contrivance of the World,

and the Constitution of all secondary Causes

under him. 2. From his Government of the World, and

the Management of all Things, so as to make them concur to his own Glory, Psal.

1xxvi. 10. 3. From his Redemption of Mankind, by the Death of his Son, Rom. xi. 33.


This appears,

Quest. 22

Quest. 2. What Use are we to make this?
1. We should hence learn to admire the Wis-,

dom and Knowledge of God; who knows
all Things, not by Species or Notions ab-
ffracted from the Things themselves, but by
his own Essence, which is the perfect Idea
of all Things, and therefore, he knew all
Things that are before they were,even from

And that too,' not by: Succession, .one Thing

after another, but altogether with one fim-
· ple Act.
2. This should make us drive all Hypocrisie

from us, and have as great a Care of our Hearts as we have of our outward A&tions; forasmuch as he knoweth one as well as another,Gen. vi. 5. Psal. xciy. 11. Pfal.cxxxix.

2. Jer. xvii. 9, 10, 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. 3. Hence we fhould learn to put our whole

Trust and Confidence on him, as knowing, that tho' we do not, yet he knows how to

preserve us,and what is best for us,2 Pet. ii.9. 4. Hence we should always live as under the

Eye of God, Psal. cxxxix. 7.

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P s A L. cxlv. 17. The Lord is Righteous in all his Ways.


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Queft. I.


THAT is Righteousness as attributed

unto God?

It is that Perfection whereby we apprehend God as pure and free from Sin, hating Iniquity, and giving to every One according to their Deferts, Psal. xi. 7. Deut. xxxii. 4; 2 Tim. iv. 8. Gen. xviii. 25. Indeed, he is so Righteous, that his. Will and Nature is, that eternal Law of Bighteousness, which is the Rule of all Justice and Goodness in the Creatures ; so that it cannot be so properly said, That he Wills a Thing because it is just and Good, as that it is therefore Just and Good because he Wills it. Quest. 2. How is this Juftice of God to be dis

stinguished in our Apprehension? 1. There is his disposing Justice, whereby, as God, he orders and disposeth all Things justly and exactly, according to his own Will and Wisdom.

2. His distributing Justice, whereby he distributetli his Rewards and Punishments according to every ohes Deserts, loving Goodness, and hating Iniquity, Hab. i. 13,

Affectus attribuuntur Deo fecundum effectus, Ezek.

xviii. 25.

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