« AnteriorContinuar »
2. He will not do it without Satisfaction.
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.
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.
Resolutions by forsaking Sin,Ezek. xxxiii.
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.
P s A L. cxlvii. 5.
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.
Quest. 2. What Use are we to make this?
dom and Knowledge of God; who knows
after another, but altogether with one fim-
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.
P s A L. cxlv. 17. The Lord is Righteous in all his Ways.
צדיק יהוה בכל דרכיו
THAT is Righteousness as attributed
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.