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VII. As the providence of GOD doth, in general, reach to all Creatures; ſo after a moſt ſpecial manner, it taketh care of his Church, and diſpoſeth all things to good thereof[1].


Chap. VI.

Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Puniſhment thereof.

OUr firſt Parents being ſeduced by the ſubtilty and temptation of Satan, ſinned in eating the forbidden fruit[2]. This their ſin, God was pleaſed according to his wiſe and holy counſel, to permit, having purpoſed to order it to his own glory[3].

II. By this ſin they fell from their original righteouſneſs and communion with God[4], and ſo became dead in sin[5], and wholy defiled in all the faculties and parts of ſoul and body[6].

III. They being the root of all man-kind, the guilt of this ſin was imputed[7] and the ſame death in ſin and corrupted nature, conveyed to all their poſterity deſcending from them by ordinary generation[8].

IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indiſpoſed, diſ-abled, and made oppoſite to all good[9], and wholy inclined to all evil[10], do proceed all actual transgreſſions[11].