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iniquity, and transgreßion,and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty ; visiting the iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children; and wpon the Childrens children unto the third and fourth generation. Pfal.145.7. They shall abundantly utter the memo

ry of the great goodnesse and shall song of the righteousnese. 1 John 4.8. He that loveth not knoweth not God,

for God is love, V.16. And we have known and believed the love

that God hath to us ; God is love, and he that dwc lleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in

him. Micah 7.18.who is a God like unto thes, that par

doneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgreßions of the remnant of his heritage, he retaineth not his anger for ever because he delighteth in mer

cy. Isa. 28.21. For the Lord shall rise up as in Mount

Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to passe his act, his strange

act. 2 Cor. 1. 3. Bleßed be God, even the Father of

our Lord Fesus Christ, the Father of mercies,

and the God of all Comforts. Ifa.30.18. And therefore will the Lord wait that

be may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you, for the Lord is a God of judgement, blessed


are all they that wait for hino. Pfa.78.38. But he being full of compaßion forgave

their iniquity, and destroyed them not, yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did

not stir up all his wrath. Luke 6.36, Beye therefore merciful, for your hea

venly Father is merciful. Thirdly, His Works, which are principally

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1. Creation : Concerning which we must

know, 1. That God made the world, and all the Creatures cherein, (both visible, and invisible,) by his Almighty power, and Created them all very good.

S Angels,

2. The chief of his Creatures are

Men. 3. All the Angels were at first made holy and happy Spirits : Some continued in their obedience to God, and are still Angels of Light; Others fell from God through Pride, or some other sin, and are become Devils of Darknes.

Concerning the Creation of Man, see farther in tke next chapter.



3 Col.1.16. For by him were all things Created that

are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible andinvisible, whether they be Thrones, or Do. minions or Principalities, or Papers, all things

are created by him, and for him. V.17. And he' is before all things, and by him

all things confift. Nehem.9.6. Thou even thou art Lerd alone, thou

haft made Heaven, the Heaven of Heavens, with all their Hoff ; the earth and all things that are therein; the Seas, and all that is therein, and thou prefervest them all, and the Hoff

of Heaven worshippeth thee. Rom. 1.20. For the invisible things from the

Creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his Eternal power and Godhead, so that they are

without excufe. Rev, 15.3. And they fing the fong of Moses the

fervant of god, and the fong of the Lamb, faying, great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, juft and true are thy waies, thou

King of Saints. Heb.3.4. For every house is built by some man,

but he that built all things is God.. Psal.145.10. All thy works shall praise thee, o God, and thy Saints shall bleße thee.

Rev.4.11. Thou art worthy (O Lord) toreceive

Glory, and Honour, and Power, for thou haft
Created all things, and for thy pleasure they

are and were created. Heb.u.3. Through Faith we understand, that

the worlds were framed by the Word of God, lo that things which are seen were not made of

things which do appear. Gen.'-3!. And God saw every thing that he had

made, and behold it was very good, and the

evening and the morning were the sixth day. Pfal.104.24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works!

in wisdom haft thox made them all; the earth

is full of thy riches. Pfal.19.1. The Heavens declare the Glory of God,

ind the Firmament sheweth his handy work. Job 26.13. By his Spirit he hath garnished the

Heavens ; his band hath formed the crooked

Serpent. Job 33.4. The Spirit of God hath made me, and

the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Jer. 10.12. He hath made the earth by his power,

he hath established the world by his wisdom, and

hath stretched out the Heavens by his discretion. Acts 17.24. God that made the world, and all

things therein, seeing that he is Lord of Heaven and Earth, dwelletle not ix Temples made with hands.


Good Angels.

Job 38.7. When the morning Stars sang together,

and all the Sons of God shouted for joy. Heb.1.7. And of the Angels he saith, who ma

keth his Angels Spirits, and his Ministers 4

Aame of fire Luke 2.13. And suddainly there was with the An.

gel a multitude of the Heavenly Hoft, praising

God, and saying V.14. Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth

peace, good will towards Men. V.15. And it came to passe, as the Angels

were gone away from them into heaven, the fhepheards said one to another, Let us now

g even unto Bethlehem; and see this thing which is come to passe, which the Lord hath made known

into us. Acts 10.22. And they said, Cornelius the cena

turion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the Nation of the Fews, was warned from God by an holy Angel, 10 send for thee into his house, and to hear words

of tbee. Pfal.103.20. Blesse the Lord ye his Angels, that excell in strength, that do bis Commandments

, bearkening unto the voice of his word. 1 Tim.5.21. 1 Charge thee before God, and the Lord Fesus Christ, and the Elett Angels,


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