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ordained those to hell (as he was God) who were converted afterwards; so thou wouldst make God unequal, that the son is not in the Father, and divideth them, that the son should weep over them, and the godhead decree them to hell. And did not Christ command bis apostles that they should not depart from Jerusalem ? and was not the mighty conversion at Jerusalem ? So did not Christ weep over Jerusalem, and afterwards was there not a mighty conversion there? And thou sayst, that as God, he condemned them to hell; there thou mayst see thyself to be in the devil's doctrine. 1 Tim. iv. 1. Many thousands were converted at Jerusalem, which Christ wept over, before the apostles departed from thence, where he gave them command to stay. So thy doctrine is damnable, and thou errs from the scriptures. Let thy mouth for ever be stopped. And are not ye found in the steps of them, Matt. xxiï. that Christ gives the mark of blind guides to the multitude, unto the disciples? which mark was such as the multitude might take notice of, and I believe the multitude will take notice of, and know you. Ye bind heavy burthens upon men's shoulders; ye are sayers and not doers; and “all their works they do to be seen of men.' Matt. vi. They love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the assemblies, and greeting in the markets; they stand praying in the synagogues, and are called of men masters; they were swearers, they scourged in their synagogues, and persecuted, and do not ye put out of your synagogues? Christ should send prophets and wise men among them, and they should persecute, and put out of the synagogues. Matt. xxiii. 34. They should .shut up the kingdom of heaven against men,' and do not ye do so that deny the light, that lighteth every one that cometh into the world ? Do any come to the kingdom, but they who come to the light, which every man that cometh into the world is enlightened with? May not the multitude take notice of these things ? You are called of men master, stand praying in the synagogues, having long robes, love salutations in the markets and the uppermost rooms at feasts, put out of the synagogues, and are swearers, when Christ said, “swear not at all. Matt. v. 34. «And be ye not called of men master, for one is your master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.' Now here are the marks of the blind guides, as ye may read, Matt. xxiii. Are they not a company of swearers, and will they not swear for their own advantage ? And were not the priests always envious, and false accusers, provoking the magistrates against the disciples, and against Christ Jesus ? did not the priests say, Jesus should die for crying against them? Jer. xxvi. And were not the priests at work, when any of the saints were murdered, to stir up the multitude or the magistrates against them? Were not the chief priests and elders seeking false witness to put Jesus to death? Matt.
cerning them that brought in damnable heresies, and denied the Lord that bought them, he said they did but think the Lord had bought them, but they were not bought, but they thought they had been so.'
A. Here again with thy damnable doctrine, thou dost go about to make Peter and Jude liars, who speakest contrary to scripture, and pervertest their doctrine; and the words of Peter are thus, even denying the Lord that bought them.' 2 Pet. ii. 1. and the words of Jude iv.
denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.' And thou sayst the Lord had not bought them, but they thought he had bought them: wo and misery will be thy portion, that thou shouldst so wickedly pervert the apostles' doctrine and the scripture, Acts xiii. 10. and bring in such damnable and devilish doctrine, and speak such lies in hypocrisy, whose conscience is seared with a hot iron. 1 Tim. iv. It is time for people to turn away from you, who have so long deceived them.
. P. Concerning these words of Ezekiel xviii. 28. •If the righteous man turn away from his righteousness, his former righteousness shall be no more remembered;' and he said, “ the meaning of that scripture was, they thought they had been righteous, but they were not, but supposed it had been so.'
A. Here in this thou art a minister of unrighteousness; thou goest about to make God a liar, and the prophets, and pervertest the scriptures; for if the righteous man forsakes his righteousness, and commits sin and iniquity, and trespasses, he shall die, and not live in the former righteousness; but if he forsake his sin, trespasses, and transgressions, in the righteousness that he hath done, and doth, he shall live; so God's ways are equal. Ezek. xviii. And thou sayst, they thought they had been righteous, but it was not so. And the Lord by the prophet saith it was so, that they should live in their righteousness, and should die if they departed from it, and transgressed: here thou art a diminisher from the prophets and apostles' words, whose name is diminished out of the book of life; read Rev. xxii. 19.
P. He denied that Christ died for all men, but for the elect.'
A. Contrary to John's doctrine, who saith, 'He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for our sins only, but for the sins of the whole world.' 1 John ii. 2. And so it is the unbelievers that are, shut out by not believing in the light that men are enlightened with, with which light they might see the one offering, who tasted death for every man, Heb. ii. 9. and which doth enlighten every man that cometh into the world, that all through him might believe. And they that believe not in the light are condemned, John iii. 18. but believing in the light, they shall come out of condemnation. And he is the saviour of all
especially of them that believe. 1 Tim. iv. 10. And the grace of God which brings salvation hath appeared to all men,' which was the saints' teach