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Then he denies the Truth of God's Threatnings, ver. 4. 5. Gives her a contrary Promise, ver. 5. 6. Useth the Name of God to confirm it, ver.s. 2. Through the Woman's Fault.

1. In entring into a Dispute with the Devil. 2. In doubting of the Truth of God's Com

mand. 3. In eating the Fruit.

Man's too. In taking the Fruit at her Hands, and eating it ; whereby he broke all the Law. In bac lege Ada datâ omnia præcepta condita recognescimus, quæ postea pullulaverunt data per Mofen, Tertull.

And so he broke, 1. The First Command, by Infidelity, Ingratitude, Contempt of God; Ambition to be like God, Gen. iii. 5.

2. Hearkening to the Devil's Word more than to God's, and so worshipping him.

3. Profaning God's Name, and blaspheming it, by preferring the Devil before him.

4. Profaning the Sabbath, by doing it upon that Day

5. Eve in not consulting her Husband, and he in pleasing his Wife more than God.

6. Murdering their whole Pofterity, Job.viii.44.

7. In minding the Lufts of the Flesh more than the Law of God.

8. In stealing Gods Fruit, and being discontented with their present Condition.

9. By passing a false Judgment upon the Fruit, and receiving a false' Accusation againft God.

10. Evil Concupiscence, and covering the Things belonging to another.

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IV. By this Disobedience of Adam, many, even all his Posterity, are made Sinners. 1. By Imputation. His Sin is reckoned to all.

As appears, 1. In that all.finned in him, Rom. v. 12. Heb. vii.

9, 10. Rom. V. 16, 17, 18. . 2. All died in Adam, 1 Cor. XV. 22. Rom. vi. 23. 3. All were then in his Loins : So that he was the common Father of all Mankind; therefore called Adam, that is, Man in general,

Gen. y. I. 2. By Inhesion. All, by reason of Adam's Sin,

are made Sinners. 1. All are born in Sin, Psal. li. 5. Fob xiv. 4.

Eph. ii. 3. Joh. üi. 6. Hence only it is that

Children die. 2. All do actually commit Sin, which shews all

Mankind to be polluted with it, and inclined to it, Ecclef. vii. 20. Prov. xx. 9.

'1 Reg. viii. 46. Gal. iii. 22. 1 Joh. i. 8, 10. 3.

The whole Man is defiled with Sin, and continually subject to it. 1. The Understanding, I Cor. i. 19, 20. c. ii.

14. 2. The Mind and Conscience, Tit. i. 15. It is

stupid and senceless, 1 Tim. iv. 2. or else

troubled. 3. The Memory, 2 Pet. i. 12. in remembring

only the worst, forgetting the best Things. 4. The Thoughts and Imagination, Gen. vi. 5.

which appears in their Vanity and Disorder. s. The Will and Affections, Fob.i. 13. Col. iii. 2.

in being placed, either, 1. Upon unlawful Objects

. 2. Or upon lawful Objects in an unlawful Manner.

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6. The Body, 1 Tbes. v. 23.

It is not now serviceable to the Soul.
But a Clog to it,

Yea, tempts and seduces it to Sin.

Hence our Original Sin is the corrupt Foun-
tain from whence all our actual Sins flow,
Fac. i. 14.
Some Relicks of it remain in the best Saints,

Gal. v. 17.


1. This should make us low and humble in our own Eyes, Job xv. 14, 15, 16.

2. Hence we should earnestly desire to be born again, and made new Creatures: For otherwise, our Condition is fad indeed, and very deplorable.

3. Hence we should go to Chrift the Second Adam, that we may be made Righteous by him, as we are Sinners by the First.


ROM. V. 19. So by the Obedience of One, Shall maa ny

be made Righteous.



THO is this One spoken of ? Not one

Man, but only One in general. 1. All Mankind being contained in, and so

fallen with Adam, God raised up another Adam, by whom they might rise, 1 Cor. xv. 45. Who being promised as soon as the first fell, Gen. iii. 15. is called the Second Man,

I Cor. XV. 47.
2. This was no lefs a Person than the Son of

God made Man, Job. i. 14. 1 Tim. iii, 16.
For he took the Nature of Man into his

Divine Person, Heb. ii. 16.

Hence the whole Nature of Man was as fully and really contained in him as in the

First Adam, 1 Cor. xv. 22. 4. This the Second Man had this extraordi

nary Advantage over the First; that whereas the other was but a Man made in the Likeness of God, this was God made in

the Likeness of Man, Phil. ii. 6,73 II. What was the Obedience of this One here

spoken of ?

1. He did no Sin, was not guilty in the least,

Ifa. liii. 9. 1 Pet. ii. 22. 1 Joh. iii. 5. Fob.

viii. 46. 2. He did whatsoever the Law required; and so remained perfectly Righteous in all Things, Matt. iii. 15. Heb. vii. 26, 27, 28. 'Trèvois alõret tinciwuérov, Job. xv. 10, c. iv. 34.

3. He was Obedient even to Death it felf,

Phil. ii. 8. So that he underwent that Death which the Firft Adam had deserved for all Mankind.

III. In what Şense are many here said to be made Righteous by One ? Even in the same Sense as we are before said to be made Sinners

by One.

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1. By having Christ's Righteousness, as we had

Adam's Sin imputed to us. 1. No Man can be pronounced Righteous by

God, unless he be really fo, Prov. xvii. Is.

jfa, v. 23: 2. But no Man is really Righteous in himself,

Ecclef. vii. 20. 3. Hence it is impossible we should be accepted

of as Righteous before God, unless we have some other Righteousness imputed to us,

Rom. iv. 6, II. 4. Hence Christ was pleased to be Obedient

even to Death for us ; that so by his Obedience imputed to us, we might be accepted of as Righteous.


1. Our Righteousness is plainly asserted to be

only in Christ, 2 Cor. v. 21. He was made Sin for us: Quemadmodum oblatus pro peccatis non immerito

peccator factis dicitur. Ainbros. Our Sins were laid on him, Isa. liii. 6. So his Righteousness on us, Phil. iii. 8, 9.

Eph. i. 6. 2. He is expresly called our Righteousness, Jer

. xxiii. 6. c. xxxiii. 16. 1 Cor. i. 30.

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