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to make a Second[1], commonly called the Covenant of Grace: Wherein he freely offereth unto ſinners Life and Salvation by Jeſus Chriſt, requiring of them Faith in Him that they may be ſaved[2], and promiſing to give unto all thoſe that are ordained unto Life, his holy Spirit, to make them willing, and able to beleeve[3].

IV. This Covenant of Grace is frequently ſet forth in the Scripture by the name of a Teſtament, in reference the death of Jeſus Chriſt the Teſtator, and to the evelaſting Inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therin bequeathed[4].

V. This Covenant was differently adminiſtred in the time of the Law, and in the time of the Goſpel[5]: Under the Law, it was adminiſtred by Promiſes, Prophecies, Sacrifices, Circumciſion, the Paſchal Lamb, and other Types and Ordinaces delivered to the people of the Jews, all fore-ſignifying Christ to come[6], which were for that time, ſufficient and efficacious through the operation of the Spirit, to inſtruct and build up the Elect in Faith in the Promiſed Meſſiah[7], by whom they had remiſſion of ſins and eternal Salvation: and is called, the Old Teſtament[8],

VI. Under the Goſpel, when Chriſt the ſubſtance[9], was exhibited, the Ordinances in which this Covenant is diſpenſed, are the Preaching of the Word, and the Adminiſtration of the Sacraments, of Baptiſm, and the Lords Supper[10]. Which, though fewer in number, and adminiſtred with more ſimplicity, and leſſe outward