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Quest. XLVI, XLVII, XLVIII. Of Christ's Humi--
In the sinless infirmities of his life
Bore the wrath of God
It was real and visible
How to be improved
Quest. LVII, LVIII, LIX. Of the benefits of re-
demption, and the application thereof.
QUEST. LX. Of the disadvantages of those who never
hear the gospel.
Nor without faith in Christ—tamen quære
Jewish church, its establishment
Their Proseuchæ, or places appointed for prayer
How this to be made visible
The reformed churches differ about this
Terms of communion fixed by Christ
Causes of exclusion
and for what end
Jerom's account of the increase of the power of Bishops, in
EXPLAINED AND DEFENDED.
THE WORK OF CREATION.
Quest. XIV. How doth God execute his decrees ?
providence, according to his infallible fore-knowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will.
Quest. XV. What is the work of creation ? Answ. The work of creation is that, wherein God did, in the
beginning, by the word of his power, make, of nothing, the world, and all things therein, for himself, within the space
of six days, and all very good. ITAVING considered God's eternal purpose, as respecting
I whatever shall come to pass, which is generally called an internal, or immanent act of the divine will, we are now to consider those works which are produced by him, in pursuance thereof. It is inconsistent with the idea of an infinitely perfect Being, to suppose, that any of his decrees shall not take effect, Hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Num. xxiii. 19. His counsel shall stand, and he will do all his pleasure, Isa. xlvi. 10. This is a necessary consequence, from the immutability of his will, as well as from the end which he has designed to attain, to wit, the advancement of his own glory; and therefore, if he should not execute his decrees, he would lose that revenue of glory, which he designed to bring to himself thereby, which it cannot be supposed that he would do ; and accordingly we are to consider his power as exerted, in order to the accomplishment of his purpose. This is said to have been done either in the first production of all things, which is called, The work of creation, or in his upholding and governing all things,