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§49 - Samuel von Pufendorf, The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented 
The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented, trans. Theophilus Dorrington, ed. with an Introduction by Simone Zurbruchen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).
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The Promulgation of this Covenant.But that Men might come into that Covenant, and enjoy the Goodness of God which is offer’d them therein, which the natural Reason of Men could be no otherwise acquainted with, it was necessary that it should be publish’d to them as from God, and that they should be insisted to engage in it, and to enjoy the Benefits of it. For Man being fallen from the first Covenant, he cannot conceive that he may have any Trust in God, or Hope of Good from him; nor can he make any beginning of Return to him, unless he be prevented by the Divine Grace. How shall they call on him in whom they have not believ’d? How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? How shall they hear without a Preacher? Rom. 10:14. The Publication therefore of this Covenant was begun by God himself in Paradice immediately after the Fall, and was repeated afterwards by the Pious Patriarchs, who are said to have preach’d the Name of God; and Noah in particular is call’d a Preacher of Righteousness, 2 Pet. 2:5. that the Notice of the same might by them come to all that were then in Being, and might be propagated also to their Posterity. And when notwithstanding this came to be forgotten by many, God did at Sundry Times, and in divers Manners, speak to the Fathers by the Prophets, but in these last Days he hath spoken to us by his Son, Heb. 1:1, 2. No Man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declar’d him, Joh. 1:18. He whom God hath sent speaketh the Words of God, Joh. 3:34. The Times of this Ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all Men everywhere to repent, Acts 17:30. And that this might be publish’d to all Men, Christ sent his Apostles into all the World to preach it, Mat. 28:19. Mar. 16:15, 20. Who faithfully fulfilling that Command, publish’d all the Counsel of God to Men, Acts 20:27. We are Ambassadors for Christ, as tho’ God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ’s Stead be ye reconcil’d to God, 2 Cor. 5:20.