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OF CONCUPISCENCE, AND ORIGINAL SIN; AND WHETHER * OR NO, OR HOW FAR, WE ARE BOUND TO REPENT i OP IT. :
SECTION I. ORIGINAL sin is so called karaXONOTIKÜS, or figuratively, meaning the sin of Adam, which was committed in the original of mankind by our first parent, and which hath influence upon all his posterity. “Nascuntur non propriè, sed originaliter, peccatores :" so St. Austin"; and therefore St. Ignatius calls it malaiày duodéßelav, the old impietyo;' that which was in the original or first parent of mankind. in
2. This sin brought upon Adam all that God threatened, -but no more. A certainty of dying, together with the proper effects and affections of mortality, were inflicted on him; and he was reduced to the condition of his own nature, and then begat sons and daughters in his own likeness, that is, in the proper temper and constitution of mortal men. For as God was not bound to give what he never promised, viza an immortal duration and abode in this life; so neither does it appear, in that angry intercourse that God had with Adam, that he took from him or us any of our natural perfections, but his graces only.
3. Man, being left in this state of pure naturals, could not by his own strength arrive to a supernatural end; which was typified in his being cast out of Paradise, and the guarding of it with the flaming sword of a cherub. For eternal life,
• De Civit. lib. 16. c. 18.... :: o Epist. ad Trallian. VOL. IX.