CHAP. XXIX. God is truely angry with the sinnes of elect, and beleevers.
ANtinomians hold, that God cannot be angry at the sinnes of the justified, because they are done away, and abolished in Christ. Anger is in God (saith aSaltmarsh) onely by way of allusion and Allegory. God is not angry at the sinnes of the elect (saith bTowne,) and cEaton. Its true of anger flow∣ing from justice, which Christ hath fully satisfied, and remo∣ved; but not true of Anger and displeasure against the sinnes of the justified, both to hate, rebuke, and correct their sinnes, though God hate not their persons. 1. Because then God should be angry at no sinnes comitted by the elect, before their effectuall conversion, as well as after; for both these sorts of sinnes are abolished in Christs bloud, ere they bee committed. 2. The Adultery and murther d committed by David,e when he is justified by Christs imputed righteousnesse, the same way that wee are, displeased the Lord.fThe Lord covered Zion with a cloud in his anger.gHow long Lord, wilt thou be an∣gry for ever?hHow long wilt thou bee angry against the prayer of thy people;iall our daies are passed away in thy wrath. The Lord was angrykwith mee (saith Moses) for your sake. The Lordlwas very angry with Aaron. Though thoumwast angry with mee (saith the Spouse of CHRIST) thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst mee. And in the New Testament Christ rebuketh Peter in An∣ger, nGet thee behinde me, Satan, for thou art an offence to me.oDoe we provoke the Lord to jealousie? Are we strong∣er then he? 3. The command laid upon beleevers, Thou shalt not Murther, cannot not be an Allegoricall command, nor was it a figurative sword that followed Davids house for his sinne; nor doth the Lord speake by figures, after the man∣ner of men, when he saith to beleeving Ephesians, Honor thypFather and thy Mother. And the Lords hatred of, and dis∣pleasure at the sinnes of a sonne, may well stand with love to his person, except the Adultery of the justified bee no Adul∣tery.