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cursed is every one that continueth
nal fin; and from which do proceed all actual transgressions y.'
2 6. How is original Jin conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity?
. A. Original fin is conveyed from oar first parents unto their posterity by natural generation, so as all that proceed from them in that way, are conceived and born in sin z.
2 7. What misery did the fall bring upon mankind? A. The fall brought upon mankind the loss of communion with Gcd a, his displeasure and curse; so as we are by nature
'chilchildren of wrath b, bond slaves to Satan c, and justly liable to all punishments in this w.irld,and that which is to corned. *8. What are tht punifiments of Jin in thii world? Jl. The punishments of sin in this world, are either inward, as blindness of mind e, a reprobate fer^s/, strong delusions £, hardness of heart b, horror of conscience /, and vile affections k; : ..' or
v. 13. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they, have used deceit: the poison of asps is under their lips. v. 14. Whose mouth is full oT cuising and bitterness, v. 1 5. Their feet are swift to ■shed Hood, v: 16. Destruction aud misery-are in their ways : v, 17. And the way of peace have they not known, v. 18. There is no fear of God before their eyes. v. 19. Now we know that what things soever the law faith, it faith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Eph. ii. 1. And you bath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and fins; v. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course os this world, according to the prince of the pow?r of the air, the spirit tbat now worketh in the children of disobedience, v. 3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flelh, and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Rom. v. 6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Slot), viii, 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity f.gainst God: For it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can fce. y, 8, Se then they that are in
the fielb, cannot please God. Gen. vi. y. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of tht thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
y james i. 14. But every nan i« tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed, v. 15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Mat. xv. 10. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulterics, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies,
26. z Psalm li. 5. Behold, I was fhapen in iniquity: and in sin did my mother conceive me. Job xiv. 4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean ? not one. Job. xv. 14. What is man, that he flioiild be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? John iii. 6. That which is born of the flelh, is flelh; and that which is horn of the Spirit, is spirit,
27. a Gen. iii. 8. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence osthe Lord God, amongst the trees of the garden, v. 10. And he said, 1 heard thy voice in the garden: and ! was afraid, becatse j was naked j and I
hid myself, v. 24. So he drove out and Gomorrah, and the cities about
the man: and he placed at the east them in like manner giving them
of the garden of Eden, cherubims, selves over to fornication, and going
and a flaming sword which turned aster strange flesh, are set forth for
every way, to keep the way of the an example, suffering the vengeance
tree of life. of eternal fire. • •
(Eph.ii. 2. Wherein in time past 28. e Epb. iv. 18. Having the
ye walked according to the course understanding darkened, being a
os this world, according to the lienated from the life of God, thro'
prince of the power of the air, the the ignorance that is in them, be
ipirit that now worketh in the cliil- cause of the blindness oftheir heart, dren of disobedience, v. 3. Among y"Rom. i. 28. Even as they did
whom also we all had our conversa- not like to retain cod in their krow
tion in times past, in the lusts of our ledge, cod gave them over to a re
fiesh, fulfiUingthedefiresosthe flesh, probate mind, to do those things
and of the mind; and were by na- which are not convenient, ture the children of wrath, even as g 2 Thess. ii. 11. And for this
others. . • cause God shall send them strong
c 2 Tim. ii. 26. And that they delusions, tliat they mould believe a
may recover themselves out of the lie.'
.snare of the devil, who are taken h Rom ii, j. But aster thy hardcaptive by him at his will. .• ness and impenitent heart, treasurd Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree os eft up unto thyself wiath agsinst the •the knowledge of good and evil, thou day os wrath, and revelation of the shalt not eat os it : for in the day righteous judgment of God. that thou eatest thereof, thou (halt ;'Isa. xxxiii. 14. The sinners in •surely die. Lam. iii. 30. Where- Zion are afraid, searsulncss hath surfore doth a living man complain, a prised the hypocrites: who among man for the punishment of his sins? us (hall dwell with the devouring Rom. vi. 23. For the Wages of sin is sire? who amongst us (hall dwell death: but the gift of God is eter- with'everlasting burnings? <5en;iv. nal life, through Jesus Christ our 13. And Cain said unto the Lord, Lord. Mat xxv. 41. Then shall' my punishment is greater than I can he fay also unto them on the left- bear. Mat. xxvii. 4. Saying, I have hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, sinned, in that I have betrayed ininto everlasting sire, prepared for nocent blood. A»d (hey (aid, What 'the devil and bis angels, v. 46. And is that to us? fee thou to that, these shall go away into everlasting. k. Rom. i, 26. For this eause God .punishment: but the righteous into gave them up unto vite affections: 4ife eternal. Jude 7. Even as Sodom for even their women did change
M 4 the or outward, as the curse of God upon the creatures for our fakes /; and all other evils that befal us in our bodies, names, estates, relations, and employments m; together with death itself *.
1o. What are the punishments of Jin in the world to comes A. The punishments of sin in the world to come, are, everlasting separation from the comfortable presence of God, and most grievous torments in foul and body, without intermission, in hell-fire for ever 0.
30. Doth God leave all mankind to perish in the estate cf fin and misery f
A. God doth not leave all mankind to perifli in the estate of sin and misery p, into which they fell by the breach of the first covenant, commonly called the covenant of works q; but of his* mere love and mercy delivereth his elect out of it, and bring
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the natural use into that which U a- those things is death, r. 1%. For
gainst nature. the wages of sin is death: bat the
/Gen. iii. 17. And unto Adam gift of God is eternal fife, through
he seid, Because thou hast hearken- Jesus Christ our Lord, ed unto the voice of thy wife, and 29. 0 2 Thess. i. 9, Who (hall be
hast eaten of the tree, of which I punished with everlasting desttucti
eommanded thee, saying, Thou on, from the presence of the Lord,
shalt not eat os it: purled is the and from the plory of his power,
ground for thy fake: in sorrow (halt Mark ix. 44, 46, 48.—To go unto
thou eat of it all the. days of thy hell,—Where their worm dieth not,
life. and the (ire is not qnenched. Luke
tn Deut. xjeviii. I J. to the end. xvi, 24. And he cried and said, Fa
35ut it (hall come to pass, if thou ther Abraham, have mercy upon me-,
■wilt not hearken unto the voice of and fend Lazarus, that he may dip
the Lord thy cod, to observe 10 do the tip of his finger in water aud
all jiis commandments, and his sta- cool my tongue; for 1 am torment*
tutes which I command thee this ed in this flame, day; that all these curses (hall come 3.9. / 1 Thcss. v. 9. For God
tjpun thee, and overtake thee. v. hath not appointed us to wrath; but
161..Cursed (halt thou be in the city, to obtain salvation by out Lord Je
and cursed (halt thou be in the field, sus Christ.; v. 17. Cursed (hall be thy ha fleet q Gal. iii, 10. For as many as are
and thy store, v. 18. Cursed (hall of the works of the law, are under
be the fruit of thy body, and the the curse, for it is written, Cursed
fruit of thy land, &c. is every one that cuntinueth not in
n Rom. vi. at. What fruit had all things which are written in the
ye then in those things, whereof ye book of die law to do them. v.. ix,
•re now aibamed? for the end. of And the law is not. of faith: but. eth'theWfoto an estate of salvation by the second coveriaut, camnVnly calledthe covenant of grace r. >.(?:_ 31. With whom was the covenant of grace made? A. The covenant of grace was made with Christ as the second Adam, and in him with all the elect as his feedf. \
How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenants
A. The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a Mediator t, and lite and salvation by him fc; and requiring faith, as the condition
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The man that doth them", (hall live thy seed, which is Christ. (Rom. v. in then. .• • . 1 j. to the end.) Isa. liii. 40. Yet it r Tit. iii. 4. But after that the pleased the Lord to bruise him, he kindness and love of God our Savi- hath put him to grief: when thou our toward man appeared, v. $. Not shalt make his foul an offering for by works of righteousness, which fin, he shall fee his feed, he (hall we have done, but according to his prolong his days, and the pleasure mercy he saved us, by the washing of the Lord (hall prosper in his of regeneration, and renewing of hand. v. ri. He (hall fee of the the holy Ghost; v. 6. Which he travail of his soul, and (hall be fashed on ut abundantly, through Je- tisfied: by his knowledge (hall my soi Christ our Saviour: r. 7. That righteous servant justify many; for. being justified by hit grace, we he (hall bear their iniquities, should be made heirs according to 32. t Gen. iii. 1$, And I will the hope of eternal lifei Gal. iii. 2i< put enmity between thee and the Is.tbe law then against the promises woman, and between thy feed and of cod? God forbid: for if there her feed: it (hall bruise thy head, had been a law given, which could and thou (halt bruise bis heel. Isa. have given life, verily righteousness xlii. 6. I the Lord have called thee (hould have been by the law. Rom. in righteousness, and will hold thine iii. 30, Therefore by the deeds of hand, and will keep thee, and wilt the law, there (hall no flesh be jus- give tbee for a covenant of the pcotified in his fight: for by the law is pie, for a lighf of the Gentiles, the knowledge of sin. v. 21. But John vi. 27. Labour not for the now the righteousness of God with- meat which psrifheth, but for that out the law is manifested, being wit- meat which endureth unto everlastnessed by the law and the prophets; ing life, which the Son of man. shall v, 2a. Even the- righteousness of give untoJyont For him hath Cod God which is by faith of jesus Christ the Father sealed, unto all, and upon all them that be- v 1 John v. It. And this is.the lieve; for there is no difference. record, that Cod hath given unto 31. /Gal. iii. 16. Now to Abra- us eternal life: and this.life is in his' ham and his feed were the promises Son. v. 12. He that hath the Son, made. He faith not, And to feeds, hath life; and he that hath not the u of many; but as 9s ope, And to Son of God, hath not life.