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Glory, or cur Perfons, Medicine, and. Healtb.

9. And God who created the world, is thereupon to be known in his Relations to it; as our Creator in Unity, and as our Owner, Ruler, and Chief Good (efficient, dirigent and final) in a Trinity of Relacions. You must know how the Infinite Vital Power of the Farber, created all things by the Infinite Wisdone of the Word, or Son, and by the Infinite Gooda ness and Live of thc boly Spirit (As the Son redeemed us as the ciernal Wisdom, and Word Incarnate, fent by the eternal Vitale Power of the Fatber, to reveal and communicate the cternal Love in the Holy Ghol: And as the Holy Ghoft doch fan&ific and perfed us, as proceeding and sent from the Power of the Father, and the Wisdom of the Son, to shed abroad thc Love of God upon our hearts, &c.)

10. Next to the knowledge of God as Creator, is to be considered the World which he crcated, and specially the Inteåelual Creatures; Angels, or heavenly Spirits, and Men. Man is to be known in his person or conftitution first, and afterward in his appointed course, and in his end and perfe&ion.

11. Io his conftitution is to be considered, 1. His Being or essential parts : 2. His Rc&irude or Qualitics: 3. His Relations, i. To his Creatous; And 2, To his fellow.creztures.

12. His effential parts are his soul and body: His soul is to be known in the Unity ofics Elence, and Trinity of Gential facula ries (which is its natural Image of God.) Its effence is a Living Spirit : Its essential faculties arc 1. A Viral divity, or Power : 2. An Understanding : 3. A Will

13. His Reditude, which is Gods Morel Inage on him, conGiftcih 1. In the promptitude and fortitude off his Adive Power : 2. In the Wisdom of his Understaxding: 3. In the Moral Goodne of his Will, which is its Inclination to its End, and Readiness for its Dury.

14. Being created such a creature, by a meer resultancy from his Nature, and his Creator, he is related to him as his Creature; and in that Unity is thc subsequent Trinity of Rslations : 1. As we are Gods Propriety, or his own: 2. Hie Subjects : 3. His Beneficiaries and Lovers: all comprized in



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the one title of his children. And at once with chefe Relations of man to God, it is that God is as before related to man, as his Crcator, and as his owner, Ruler, and Cbief Good.

15. Man is also related to his fellow crcatures, below bim, 1. As their Owner, 2. Their Ruler, 3. Their End, under God: which is Gods Dominative or Honorary Image upon man, and is called commonly our Dominion over the creatures: So that by meet Crration, and the Nature of the creatures there is constituted a state of communion between God and Man, which is 1. A Dominion, 2. A Kingdom, 3. A Family or pe ternity. And the wobole is fometime called by one of these names, and sometime by the other, fill implying the reft.

16. Gods Kingdom being thus conftitated, his Attributes appropriate to these his Relations follow : 1. His Absolute nel as our Owner : 2. His Holinefs, Trub and Justice is our Ruler: 3. And his Kindness, Benignity and Mercy as our Father or Benefactor.

17. And then the Works of God as in these three Relations follow; which are 1. To Difofo of us at his pleasure as our Owner : 2. To govern us as our King: 3. To love us, and do us good, and make us perfc@ly happy as our Bencfa&or and

our end.

18. And here more particularly is to be considered, 1. How God disposed of Adam when he had new made him : 2. How he began his Government of him : And 3. What Bencfits he gave him, and what he further offered or promised him.

19. And as to the fecond, we muft 1. Consider the Ante. sedent part of Gods Government, which is Legislation and then (hereafter) the confequent part ; which is 1. Judgment, 2. Execution. And Gods Legislation is 1. By making oxT Natures fuch as compared with obje&s, Duty shall result from this Nature fo related : 2. Or ello by Precept or Revelation from him fel, besides our Naturcs. 1The Law of Nature is fundamental and radical in our forefaid Relations to God themfelves, in which it is made our natural duty, 1. To fubwit ous felves wholly to God, and his difpofal, as his own: 1. To obey his commands : Zi And to receive his mercies, and thankfully to reruro them, and to love him. But though

(us (as Gods essential principles, and his foresaid Relacions, arc admirably conjund in their operations ad extra ; lo) our Relative obligations are conjund, yet are they so far diftinguichable, that we may fay, that these which conjunaly make our Mor al duty, yet are not all the results of our Relation to a Govermour, ax fucb; but the second only; and therefore that on-, Jy is to be called thc kadical Law in the stria sense, che orher two being thc Morel rcsults of our Rectitude. The dury of fube je&tion and obedience in general, arising from our Natures related to our Crcator, is chc radical governing Law of God in us. But yet the famc fulmiffion, and gratitude, and love, which are primarily our duty from their proper foundations, are fecondarily made also the matter of our subjective duty, because they are also commanded of God. 2. The parsicular Laws of Narure are 1. Ofour particular dutics to God; or of Piery: 2. Os of our duties to our selves and others : 1. AAs of Justice, 2. And of Charity. These Laws of Naturc arc 1. Uralter able; and that is, where the nature of our persons, and of the objects, which are the foundations of them are unalccrable, or fill the fame: 2. Or myable, when the Nature of the things which arc its foundation, is mutable. As it is the immutable Law of immutablc nature, that wc love God as God, and that we do all the good wc can,&c. becaufe the foundation of it is immutable : "But e.g. the Law againk Incelt was mutablc in nature: For nature bound Adams children to marry cach other, and nature bindeth us Gince (ordinarily) to the contrary : 2. The revealed Law to Adam was fuperinduced. The parts of Gods Law muft also here ba confidered. 1. The introductive Teacbing part (for Gods [caching us, is part of his ruling us) and that is, Doctrines, HiHory and Prophecy. 2. The Imperative part, commands to do, and not to do. 3. And the fanctions or motive parts in Law and execution, which are 1. Promises of Beneficial Rewards: 2. Threatnings of hurtful penalties.

20. Gods Laps being thus described in general, and those made to Adam thus in particular, the next ching ro be confidered, is mans bebaviour in breaking those Laws; which mult be confidered in the Causes, and the Nature of it, and the immediatc cffcAs and consequents.

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21. And next must be confidered Gods conféquent part of Government as to Adam, viz. his judging him according to his Law.

22. And here cometh in the Promise, or the firit edition of the Novo Covexant, or Law of Grace; which muft be opened in its parts, original and end.

23. And then must be conlidered Gods execution of his fencence on Adem, lo far as he was unpardoned ; and so upon the world, till the end.

24. And Rext muft be considered Gods enlargements and explications of his Covenant of Grace, till Chrifts Incarnation.

25. And next, mens behaviour under that explained Covenant.

26. And Gods fentence and execution upon them therepon.

27. Then we come to the fulness of time, and to explain the work of Redemprion diftingly. And .. Its Original, the God of Nature giving the world a Physician or a Saviour: 2. The Ends : 3. The conftitutive Causes : Where i. Of the Person of the Redeemer, in his Efence, as God and Man, and in his perlc&tions, both effential, and model, and accidental.

28. And 2. Of the fundamental works of our Redemprios (such as Creation was to the firf Administration vi&. (his firit Undertaking, Interpofirion, and Incarnation, being all presupposed.) 1. His perfeet Refignation of himself to his father, and iubmition to his dispofing Will: 2. His perfect subjection and obedience to his Governing Will: 3. His perfect Live to him: 4. And the suffering by which he cxpreft all chefe. The shree tiift meriting of tbemselves; and the litt meriting as a sotisfactory Sacrifice, not for it felf, but for its usefulness to its proper ands.

29. From this Offering once made to God, Chrift acquired che perfc&ter litle of a Saviour, or Redeemir, or Mediatour, which one contained this Triniiy also of Relations towards Man: 1. Tbeir Owner : 2. Their Ruler: 3. Their Bench&or : The Father also as the firdt prjociple of Redemption, acquiring a second title (bclides the filt by Crcation) to all these: and towards God, Chrill conrinucih ihe Relation of t. basavenly Brieft.


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30. In order to the works of these Relacions for the future, we must confider of Chrifts exaltation ; lq Of his Juftification and Rifurreâion: 2. Of his Afcenfion and Glorification: And 3. Of the delivering of Al Power, and All Things into his hands.

31. The work of Redemption thus fundamentally wrought, doth not of it self renew mans nature, and thercfore purreth no Law of Narure into us of ic felf, as the Creation did : And therefore we müft next proceed to Chrifts Adminiftratiin of this office, according to chefe Relations ; which is 1. By Legislation or Donation ; enatting the New Covenant (where this lalt and perfc& edition of it is to be explained ; the Preceprove, the Promisory and the Penal parts, with its effc As, and its differences from the former Edition, and from the Law of Nature and of Works.

32. And 2. By the promulgation or publication of this Covenant or Gospel to the world, by calling (pecial Officers for that work, and giving them their commission, and promising them his Spirit, his Prote&tion, and their Reward.

33. And here we come to the special work of the Holy Gbost; who is 1. To be known in his Egence and Perfor, as ihe third in Trinity, and the eternal Love of God: 2. And as he is the grand Advocate or Agent of Chrift in the world, where his works are to be considered s. Preparatory, on and by Chrilt himself: 2. Administratory : 1. Extraordinary, on the Apostles and their helpers : 1. Being in them a {pirit of cxtraordinary Puwer, by gifts and miracles : 2. or extraordinary Wisdom and Int alibility, as far as their commissionwork required : 3. And of cxtraordinary Love and Ho. lincls. 2. By the Apolls, 1. Extraordinarily convincing and, bringing in the world : 2. Sertling all Church-Doctrines, Olficers and Orders which Chrif had left unfetiled (bringing all things to their remembrance which Christ had caught and commanded them; and guiding them in the rest.) 3. Recordiog all chis for posterity in the holy Scriprurcs. 2. His Ordinary Agency s. On Ministers, 2. By fandification on all quc Belicvers is after to be opened.

34. And here is to be considered the Nature of Chriftiania ty in fieri : Faith and Repentance in our three great Relations

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