|Author:||Wade, Christopher, 17th cent.|
|Title:||Mankinds jubilee, or, Good tidings of great joy for all people: plainly discovered by Scripture texts ... shewing that there is a common salvation of all men ... / written by Christopher Wade, An. Dom 1658.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Mankinds jubilee, or, Good tidings of great joy for all people: plainly discovered by Scripture texts ... shewing that there is a common salvation of all men ... / written by Christopher Wade, An. Dom 1658.
Wade, Christopher, 17th cent.
London: Written for the use and benefit of Thomas Gibbs, 1658.
To the READER.
The Heads of my 24 Distinctions insuing, to set forth the extent of the common salvation, with the necessity and benefit thereof, concerning all men, and in what page to find them.
The first DISTINCTION.
The second Distinction declareth what the common salvation is, and the extent thereof for the benefit of all men, whereby is set forth in good part, the excellency of the restored second life of mankinde, gra∣tiously intended by Christ on Gods part, to preserve all men from the eternall second death.
The third Distinction sheweth, that our Saviour Jesus Christ by a sal∣vation first wrought by and in himselfe alone, without men, laid the foundation of the common salvation of all men, by his descension from Heaven, and personall performances upon the earth.
The fourth Distinction proveth, that one means to establish the common salvation purchased by himselfe, is this: This Christ by his death, abolished the eternall condemning power of the Morall Law for all men, yet briefly shewing the necessary use thereof.
The fifth Distinction proveth also, that to perfect the foundation of the common salvation, Christ by his death hath abolished the first death for all men.
The sixth Distinction sheweth, that as Christ hath by the said salvation first wrought in himselfe, laid the foundation of the common salvation of all men, by his personall performances upon the earth without men; so herein is declared how he finisheth the same by his spirit in all men, by his resurrection and ascension into Heaven, and by his their be∣ing.
The seventh Distinction setteth forth, that our Saviour Jesus Christ per∣fects the common salvation even to all the Heathens also, where nei∣ther written Law nor Gospell is vouchsafed unto them, otherwise then the effects thereof are written in their hearts.
The eighth Distinction, which sheweth the mistakes of some men, concer∣ning divers very considerable expressions of Scripture, which hath bred, and doth nurse up many vaine contentions, even amongst Christians, about the gratious extent of the common salvation.
The ninth Distinction doth d scover what those sins were, which are ac∣counted in Scripture, to have been the sinnes against the Father, and that those sinnes also, were the same sins, which in Scripture are called the sinnes of the whole world, and that they are all forgiven in and by Christ.
The tenth Distinction, wherein is set forth, what those sins are, which in Scripture are accounted to be the sins against the Sonne, or Son of man, and that they also, as in reference to eternall punishment, shall verily be forgiven to the sonnes of men.
The eleventh Distinction sheweth what those sins are, which in Scripture are accounted to be sinnes against the Holy Ghost, and that they shall ne∣ver be forgiven, neither in this world, nor in the world to come, and the cause why, whereby the second death is discovered also.
The twelth Distinction, wherein the wrong application of the simile of the Potter and his clay is discovered.
The thirteenth Distinction, wherein the mistakes of some men, concer∣ning Gods dealing with Jacob and Esau, is laid open.
The fourteenth Distinction, wherein some mens misconstructions, are dis∣covered concerning that Text, where it is said, So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but in God that sheweth mercy, Rom. 9.16.
The fifteenth Distinction, wherein the mistake is discovered, which some men have fastned on that Text, where it is said, Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will, and whom he will he hardneth, Rom. 9.18. and also sheweth, that there is but one will in God.
The sixteenth Distinction sheweth the unwarranted dealings of some men, with Gods prerogative, by a wrested application of Gods hardning Pha∣raohs heart.
The seventeenth Distinction is, to rectifie some mens mistakes of that Text, where it is said, For whom he did fore-know, he also did predestinate, Rom. 8.29. and of that Text, where it is said, elect according to the fore-knowledge of God, 1 Pet. 1.2.
The eighteenth Distinction is a short application of these last six Distincti∣ons, for further clearing the cause of election and reprobation.
The nineteenth Distinction is briefly to shew, what the speciall salvation is, mentioned in 1 Tim. 4.10. as distinct from the common salvation, which is in that Text therewith coupled.
The twentieth Distinction sheweth, that as all men lost their peace with God (by Adams fall) which all Adams posterity had by propriety in him, whilest be stood, so all men are vertually in Christ, and by Christ, recon∣ciled to God againe by restoration, though some men after their inligh∣tenment, abuse that grace of their reconciliation in him, and do thereby lose the benefit thereof.
The one and twentieth Distinction proveth; that whereas all men were in∣volved under the curse of the Law, by the destrucvtive first Adams fall, so all men are againe blessed virtually in Christ, the restoring second Adam, though some men will, after inlightenment, voluntarily lose the eternall benefit of that blessednesse.
The two and twentieth Distinction sheweth, that all men are by restoration sanctified in Christ vertually, though some men doe abuse the same, and so wilfully lose the benefit of that their Sanctification.
The three and twentieth Distinction declareth, that all men by restorati∣on, are justified in Christ vertually from the curse of the Law, and first death, though no man is by imputation personally justified, untill he be a confiding beleever.
The twenty fourth Distinction, wherein is proved by plaine Texts of Scrip∣ture, that as all men by Adams fall, were blotted out of Gods book of life, that came in with the Creation; so all men are in and by Christ and his performances alone, againe written in the book of life, that came into the world by Christs restoration, and that no one man hath been, is, or shall be blotted out thereof, but by his owne personall de∣fault, shewing also herein, the fundamentall eause of the hereticall errour of the Papists doctrine, hinting herein; also what the Lambs booke of life is.
Observations considerable, appertaining to the former discourse.