The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man (Volume 2); Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1803. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ajizen or Methodius (for the author is not agreed on, as Gataker has observed on M. Antonine, Lib. 6, . 21), " I think it a greater happiness to be reproved, than to reprove, as it is much greater for ones self to be delivered from evil, than. to deliver another." CXVIII. There can be no doubt, but whoever caresully walks in this way, shallmakeverygreatprogrelsin sanctisication, and daily arrive more and more at a nearer conformity to the pattern set besore him. However we are not to imagine, that ever any one, in this lise, can attain to that persection, which the law of God requires, that being without all sin, he mould wholly employ himself in the service of God with that purity, that intenseness of all his powers, that the divine holiness itsi&f could sind nothing in him, but what was agreeable to it. The contrary is evident, ist, From express testimonies of scripture, in which it is asserted, that none liveth, who siuncth not, stumbleth and salls not, i Kings viii. 46. Eccl. vii. 28. Prov. xx. 9. Jam. iii. 2. 1 John i. 8. 2dly, From the humble and sincere consession of the saints, who every where own their blemishes and sailings, Psa. xix. 12. Rom. vii. 18, 17. Phil. iii. 13, 14. Isa. lxiv. 6. 3dly, From an induction of particular examples. For there are none, even of the moft excellent among the saints, whofe actions are more largely described, but have also some blemishes recorded, which in some measure, throw a shade on the light of the most shining virtues. These things are more notorious than need to be repeated here: nor do we with pleasure mention them, So sar are we from taking any delight in the insirmities of the most excellent n-., n of God, or wishing to detract from their heroic virtues, when we sometimes speak of their sault...