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CHAP. II.

The end of the death of Christ in respect of himself, his own exaltation not meri-

toriously procured by it. The end of it in respect of his Father: not that
God might save sinners his justice being satisfied. God can forgive sin by his
absolute power without satisfaction. The end of the death of Christ in respect

CHAP. III.

The sixth argument against universal redemption : Christ in dying for men a

surety. The nature of a surety. Satisfaction attends suretiship. The inten-
tion of Christ, in being a surety. The necessary consequents of such an un-

Digression about the satisfaction of Christ. The occasion of it. The ground

of a great error in this business : God's eternal unchangeable love not incon-
VOL. V.

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BOOK IV.

CHAP. I.

Entrance into general answers to arguments for universal redemption : the

ground of the whole mistake. Fundamental principles as to this business
laid down. The first, the sufficiency and infinite virtue of the blood of Christ
proved from the word. The rise and causes of it. Whence it is a price. The
distinction of the sufficiency and efficacy of the death of Christ discussed.
The slight esteem' universalists have of the innate efficacy of Christ's death.
The general publishing of the gospel grounded on the fulness of the value of
Christ's oblation. The bottom of calling all to believe. The second, of the
cconomy of the New Testament in the times of the gospel. Consequences
of its enlargement to the Gentiles. Scripture expressions thereby occasioned.
The third, man's duty and God's purpose distinguished : no connexion be-
tween them. Commands not declarative of God's intentions. The offer in
the gospel what it discovers. Some to be saved where the gospel comes. Three
things declared by the offer. The fourth, the persuasion of the Jews concern-

CHAP. III.

1 John ii. 1, 2 considered ; the argument of our adversaries from this place.

A brief answer to it. Three things considerable about this text; this epistle

written to the Jews, proved by sundry reasons. The aim of the apostle in

this place what it is. Of the word propitiation; what in the original, and

whence derived. Of that phrase the whole world ; terms equivalent there-

unto, how to be understood ; reasons to prove that particularity of redemp-

tion from this text; exceptions removed. John vi. 5. 1 considered. 2 Cor. v.

19. Exceptions of Thomas More refuted. John i. 9. opened. John i. 29. ex-

plained. John üi. 18. iv. 47. 1 John iv. 14. Answer to the first argument

closed

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CHAP. IV.

The second general argument of our opposers: the places by them urged.

1 Tim, ji. 4. 6. considered. Objection from thence answered. Who meant

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