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Isball in the next place proceed to take notice of the argument from antiquity, or the sense and judgment of the ancient writers of the church on these points; and few of what consequence and importance this is, and what little reason tbere is to triumph on that account. And then I sball make some remarks upon

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the learned Doctor ; and perhaps, may mit:preglect and overlook bis reflections on itae täte.of Heathens, the providence and prescience of God: All which may be expected in proper time, if this first part Should meet with encouragement and success.

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gianism, Arminianism, and supposed fatimal scbemes men run into, contrary to divine revelation. I am sure this was the sense of our fathers, those Heroes for religion and liberty in the laft century; pba, in their applications for the redress of religious grievances, frequently put Arminians and Jefuits, Arminianism and Popery together, as coufin Germans; and mention the one as pas ving the day for the aber. I ta'ns di like the undertaking of me learned gentlemen, to preach want me Jarum lar points of Popert; Je maa but utsa that inteact staing of intermine; De should lay se ETSY tree, Arminia 1, 1974 1975 that name : Dec , focl of Pure

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the fall, have not. Men indeed, in an unregenerate state, might do many things which they do not; such as reading the scriptures, attending on public worship, &c. No doubt but the persons in the parable, who were invited to the dinner, could have gone to it, had they had a will, as well as the one did to his farm, and the ocher to his merchandize. Men have an equal power, had they an heart, a will, an inclination to go to a place of divine worship, as to a Tavern or Alehouse ; but it is easy to observe, that persons oftentimes have it in the power of their hands, when they have it not in the power of their hearts to do a good work, as a rich man to give alms to the poor. Unregenerate men are capable of performing works which are in a natural and civil, though not in a spiritual sense, good. They may do those things, which externally, in appearance, and as to the matter and substance of them may be good; such as hearing, reading, praying, giving alms to the poor, &c. when the circumItances requisite to good works are want. -ing: For whatsoever is done as a good work must be done in obedience to the will of God, from a principle of love to him ; · must be performed in faith, in the name of Christ, and to the glory of God by him. Therefore,

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