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The miserable Condition into which man rew himself by fin: Our first Parents (by the teasptation of Sathan) disobeyed God, broke bis righteous Law and Commandement; and chereby cast themselves out of the Favour of God, became che Slaves of Sacan, and liable to the curse of the Law, and brought a great de pravation of soul and body upon themselves ; And such as our firft Parents were, such must their posterity needs be: For who can bring a clean ihing out of an unclean, says Fob, Chap.


They having left the Image of God chem. selves, the holinesse, and happinesse in which they were made, : could not conveigh ic to their posterity. So that the nature of man is now become corrupt, prone to evil, backward to good. And this miserable condition is derived to us from Adam by our immediace Parents ; and as men come to be born in several Ages, and generations, so they actually participate of the lap chat coines from the first root ; we being therefore all of us in fo bad a Condicion by nature, and by caftome and practice in sin having made our "selves much worse, and more abominable in the fight of God, more guilty and liable to his wrach;

we are to know and consider chat chis woșul state of fin and misery is by no means to be rested in; But seeing we are fallen inco so lamentable a condicion, we must speedi


ly endeavour to get out of it. And therefore let us remember that without Conversion there is no hope of Salvation ; Except a man be bern again, and made a new Creature, he cannot enter into the Kingdome of God, Joh.3.3. Gen. 3. 6. And when the woman saw that the

tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wife, she tooke of the fruit thereof, and did esse, and gave also unto her husband with her, and be did eate. V. 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves

aprons. V.8. And they heard the voyce of the Lord God walking in the Garden in the coole of the day. And adam and his wife bid themselves from the presence of the Lord Ged, amongst the trees of the Garden. V. 13. And the Lord God said unto the woman,

what is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, the Serpent beguiled me, and I did eate. V. 16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly

multiply thy forrow, and thy conception: in forrow fhalt thou bring forth children, and thy defore shal be to thy husband and he shall rule over thee. V. 17. And unto Adam be said, because thou haft

bearkened to the voice of ihy wife, and has ea.

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ten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, shou shalt net eate of it ; cursed is the ground for the sake, in forrow shalt thou ease of it all the dages of thy life. V.18. Thornés also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eate the hearb of the field, V.19. In the seat of thy face shalt thou eate bread, till thou return unto the ground , for ont of it wast thou takex, for dust thou art,

to duft shalt thou return. I Tim. 2. 13. For Adam was first formed then

Eve. V. 14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgreßion, V. 15. Notwithstanding she. shall be saved in Child-bearing, if she continue in faith, and cha

rity, and holineß, with sobriety. 2 Cor. 11. 3. For I feare, leaft by any meanes as

the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the

fimplicity that is in Christ. * Gen. 5. 3. And Adam lived an hundred and thir

ty yeares, and begat a Son in his own likeness,

after his Image, and called his name Seth. Cen. 6.5. And God saw that the wickedness of

man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was onely cvill continually. Gen. 8. 21. And the Lord fmelied a sweet savour,




and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground ang more for mans sake, for the imagination of mans heart is evill from his youth, neither will I again (mite any more every

thing living'as I have done, Rom. 5.12. Wherefore as by one man sin entered

into the world, and death by fin, and so death passed upon' all men for that all have finned. V.18. Therefore,as by the offence of one, Fudge

ment came upon all men' to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon áll men unto justification of life. V.19. For as by one mans disobedience many

were made finners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Plal

. 51.5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in fin did my mother conceive me. Job 15. 14. What is man, that he should be clean,

and he which is borne of a woman, that he should be righteous ? V.16. How much more abominable and filthy is

man, which drinketh iniquity like water? Job 14.4. Who can bring a clean thing out of

an unclean ? Not one, Rom. 3. 9. What then are we better then they,

no in no wise, for we have before proved both Fewes and Gentiles , that they are all under fin. V. 10. As it is written, there is none righteouts, no not one

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V.23. For all have finned and come short of the

Glory of God. i Cor.15.22. For as in Adam all die, even so

in Christ shall all be made alive. Acts 26. 18. To open their eyes, and to turn them

, from darknesse to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveneß of fins, and inheritance among them which

are fan&tified by faith that is in me. 2 Tim. 2. 26. And that they may recover them.

selves out of the fnare of the Devill, who are

taken Captive by him at his will. Rom. 8.6. For to be carnally, minded is death,

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace, V.7. Because the carnall mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the Law of God,

neither indeed can be. 1 Cor. 2. 14. But the naturall man receiveth not

the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, neither can be know them, be

cause they are spiritually discerned. Rom. 7. 14. For we know that the Law is spiri

tuall, but I am carnall, fold under sin. V. 18. For I know that in me, that is in my flesh dwelleth no good thing for to will is present with me, but how to performe that which is good I find not. V. 23. But I see another Law in my members, warring against the Law of my minde, and bringing me into Captivity to the Law of fin which is in my



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