We believe that, all the posterity of Adam being thus fallen into perdition
and ruin by the sin of our first parents, God then did manifest Himself such as
He is; that is to say, merciful and just; merciful, since He delivers
and preserves from this perdition all whom He in His eternal and unchangeable
counsel of mere goodness has elected in Christ Jesus our Lord, without any
respect to their works; just, in leaving others in the fall and
perdition wherein they have involved themselves.