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1692 Excerpt: ... hath point: d out other Ends and Purposes for on
Obedience, than Salvation: Salvation is not the eni of any good
norwe do. P. 151, 152. he puts this Objecteon, We had as good fit
still: He that worty all day, and gtts nothing more than he bad in
the morning, he bai as good fit still and do nothing. He j answers,
Ltt me tell yau, the prevention oj Evil, if there be reality of
Evil in it; and the ohtain ng oj Good, if there be reality of Goal,
Peace of Conscience, Joy in the Holy Ghost, Pardon of Sin, tbe
Insallibility of Miscarriage, the Lighe of God's Coune : AU these,
I say, which you aim at, are abutd etly provided for you, and
established firmly on you, bf. the mttr Grace of God in CbriH,
before you do perfnm any thing whaesoever. To what purfofe do Meo
propose Ends to themselves, which Ends are accomplished before
their Propofition? And to what purpose then do we propose to
ourselves, tbe gaining of that to ourselves in our Lahour and
Industry, that is already become ours before we do a jot? &c.
JHusl they now lahour to gain these things, as if it wen referred
to their well or evil Waling; that as they shall wal so they shall
pttd? Sec. The Lord doth nothing en his People upon Conditions in
hit People, &c. The Lord intends not, that by our Obedience, we
shall gain somtthing, which in case os our Failing, we shall
mescarry of, &c. That they are to do, they are not to do with
any eye to their own advantage, that being already perftelly
compleated to their bands, before they do any thing; but fimply
with en eye to glorifie God, and to serve their Generation, and
thereinto serve the Lord, Sec. When you do yield Obedience to to
God, you go to Prayer, and sall to Fasting, to slttping, and
Mourning, and Self-denial. Kttping the Sabbath, Dealing Rig..
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