A treatise of original sin ... proving that it is, by pregnant texts of Scripture vindicated from false glosses
Burgess, Anthony, d. 1664.


YEt in the second place, Though this Image of God was natural to Adam, yet we must not say, that he had nothing supernatural, that there was nothing by way of superadded grace to him. Even as in Adam, although we deny, that he was created in pure naturals, yet we say, that Adam in some respect may be said in Paradise to live an animal life, as well as he was created immortal; Adam was made free from death, he had not any proxim or immediate cause of death, yet he was not made immortal, as the glorified Saints in Heaven shall be, for their bodies are made then spiritual, not animal, as the Apostle distinguisheth, where∣as Adam's body was in this sense animal, that it did need meat and drink, as also it was for generation, to procreate and propagate a posterity, which argued the Page  127 animality of Adams body, but not the mortality of it, as the Socinians say, un∣less we mean such an immortality as our bodies shall have in Heaven. Thus though Adam was created immortal upon supposition of his obedience, yet that doth not exclude wholly an animal life, or natural, as the Apostle expresly saith, 1 Cor. 15▪ 46. That was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; Thus it is also in respect of Adams spirituals and his soul, although all that holi∣ness which was necessary to guide him to happiness was natural, yet there were other things that might be of meer grace, and superadded favour to him; And under this we may comprehend the grace of God, which Adam needed, though qualified with original righteousness to do that which is holy; as also the reward which God would give to Adams obedience, for to be the Sonne of God in respect of a gracious enjoyment of God, and to have received that life promised to him, if he did obey (though here be great Disputes about it, what it would have been) yet it would not have been of merit, though of works, but of grace, for works and that grace in that state were consistent, though Evangelical grace and works do immediately oppose one another; Adam then was not without some su∣pernatural savors.