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5 , According to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and
renewing of the Holy Ghost . These things being laid down , it is clear , that this
ought to be the greatest inducement to all believers to seek and savour the things
3 , Whatever thing deviates from one Divine constitution is driven into another ; so
that which deviates from the constitution of mercy , rests in that of justice : where
no less in conformity with this constitution are the condemned fired in hell than ...
12 , 13 , I thank my Lord , who hath enabled me , who was before a blasphemer
and persecutor , & c . Why does he , a true penitent and believer , thank God ?
Because not only is the mercy of God necessary when we repent ; but also that
We have many motives or incentives to this affection of mercy . 1 . We have the
express and oft repeated command of God : Luke vi . 36 , Be ye merciful : Rom .
xii . 15 , Weep with them that weep ; and 1 Pet . iii , 8 , Be ye kindly affectioned , &
The possibility of suffering similar evils , when seriously considered , forces
mercy from any man that is not destitute of feeling : For what has happened to
some one may happen to any one ; which even Aristotle acknowledges , Rhet . 2
. cap .
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