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THE PARTIES IN THAT COVENANT, THE MAKING OF IT,
ARE DISTINCTLY CONSIDERED,
THE TRIAL OF A SAVING PERSONAL INBEING IN 'IT,
UNTO THEIR 'ETERNAL SALVATION:
To which is subjoined,
- A MEMORIAL
PRESENTED TO SAINTS AND SINNERS.
BY THE REVEREND AND LEARNED
MR. THOMAS BOSTON,
LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT ETTRICK,
Printed by R. Ehapman,
This TREATISE, and the MEMORIAL adjoined, being polhumous Works of my Father's, I thought it neepsary to teslify to the world, that they are published as he left them, being printed from his own Manuscript, prepared for the Press, without any Addition or Alteration whatsoever.
COVENANT OF GRACE.
PSALM lxxxix. 3.
I Cor. xv. 45.
S man's ruin was originally owing to che breaking
of the covenaot of works, so his recovery, from the first to the last step thereof, is owing purely to the fulfilling of the covenant of grace: which covenant, being that wherein the whole mystery of our salvation lies, I am to clay the opening of, as the Lard shall be pleased to ama. And there is the more need of humble dependence on the Father of lights, through Jesus Chrift his Son, for the ma. nifeitation of his Spirit in this manner, that whereas the first covenant is known, in part by the light of nature, the knowledge of this second is owing entirely to revelation.
It was from this covenant the Pfalmift, in the verse im. mediately preceding the first text, took a comfortalle view of a glorious building, infallibly going up in the midt of ruins ; even a buikling of mercy: For I have said, Mer. cyfall be built up for ever : the ground of which confident assertion is, iu our text, pointed out to be God's covenant with his Chofen. From the type of the covenant of grace, namely the covenant of royalty made unto David, he r. a building up of mercy for the royal family of Jud when they were brought exceeding low. From the stance of it, he saw a building of mercy for fivners of no kind, who were laid in ruins by the breach of the firit cuo This is that new building, free grace Tet on foot