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shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. * Cant. i., 4. Draw me, we will run after thee. Psal. cx. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning; thou hast the dew of thy youth. John vi. 37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Rom. vi. 16. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness 2 Ver. 17. But God be thanked that ye were the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Ver. 18. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. II. i2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. Tit. iii. 4. But after that the kindness

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altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and re-
newed by the Holy Spirit", he is thereby enabled to answer
this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed
in it'. -
III. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and
saved by Christ through the Spirit", who worketh when,

and where, and how he pleaseth ". So also are all other elect

and renewing of the Holy Ghost. hour is coming, and now is, when
Eph. ii. 4. But God, who is rich in the dead shall hear the voice of the
mercy, for his great love wherewith Son of God: and they that hear
he loved us, Ver. 5. Even when we shall live.
were dead in sins, hath quickened III. " Luke xviii. 15. And they
us together with Christ, (by grace brought unto him also infants, that
ye are saved.) Ver. 8. For by grace he would touch them; but when
are ye saved, through faith; and his disciples saw it, they rebuked
that not of yourselves; it is the them. Ver. 16. But Jesus called
gift of God: Ver. 9. Not of works, them unto him, and said, Suffer
jest any man should boast. Rom, little children to come unto me, and
ix. 11. For the children being not forbid then not: for of such is the
yet born, neither having done any kingdom of God. And Acts ii. 88,
good or evil, that the purpose of Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
God according to election might and be baptized every one of you
stand, not of works, but of him that in the name of Jesus Christ for the
calleth. remission of sins, and ye shall receive
* I Cor. ii. 14. But the natural the gist of the Holy Ghost. Ver, 39.
+han receiveth not the things of For the promise is unto you, and to
the Spirit of God; for they are your children, and to all that are
foolishness unto him : neither can afar off, even as many as the Lord
he know them, because they are our God shall call. And John iii. 8.
spiritually discerned. Rom. viii. 7. Jesus answered and said unto him,
Because the carnal mind is enmity Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except
against; God: for it is not subject a man be born again, he cannot see
to the law of God, neither indeed the kingdom of God. Ver, 5. Jesus
can be, Eph. ii. 5. Even when we answered, verily, verily, I say unto
were dead in sins, hath quickened thee, Except a man be born of water
us together with Christ, (by grace and of the Spirit, he cannot entor
ye are saved.) into the kingdom of God. And 1 John
. ." John vi. 37. All that the Father v. 12 He that hath the Son hath life;
fo me' shall come to me; and and he that hath not the Son of God
1nn. that cometh to me I will in hath not life. And Rom. viii. 9.
no wise cast out. Ezek. xxxvi. 27. But ye are not in the flesh, but is
And I will put my Spirit within the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of
you, and cause you to walk in my God dwell in you. Now, if any man
statutes, and ye shall keep my judg- have not the Spirit of Christ, he is
onents, and do them. John v. 25. none of his. [ćom/ared together.]
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The on John iii. 8. The wind too.

is elect persons, who are incapable of being outwardly called of by the ministry of the word ". - * , !). Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the word ", and may have some comi. mon operations of the Spirit", yet they never truly come * "to Christ, and therefore cannot be saved much less * hon not professing the Christian religion be saved in

o "thor way whatsoever, be they never so diligent to * their lives according to the light of nature, and *kw of that religion they do profess'; and to assert

* and

** it listeth, and thou hearest

wind thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it ** is everyone that is born ti'the Spirit,

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* John vi. 64: But there are some. of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginnig who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. Ver. 65. And hath li he said, Therefore said I unto you, the * * and he that hath not. That no man can come, unto me, iv. 12, Ne so not life. Acts except it were given unto him of my any .." . is there salvation in Father. ver, 66. From that time niemier i. there is none other many of his disciples went back, and whereb **ven given among men walked no more with him. John J. We must be saved. viii. 24. I said therefore unto you,

o o *xii. 14. For many are That ye shall die in your sins: for if

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2. Many will say die in your sins. .” Lord, Lord, have * Acts iv. 12, Neither is there saland in ... in thy name vation in any other: for there is and in . ome ave cast out devils? none other name under heaven given derful wo". done many won- among men whereby we must bé e that ...o. xiii. 20. But saved. John xiv. 6. Jesus saith unto Places, the o the seed into stony him, I am the way, and the truth, evo o: 1S he that heareth and the life : no man cometh unto it; ve. * with joy receiveth the Father but by me. Eph. ii. 12. in him if § . he not root That at that time ye were without ht when o ureth for a while : Christ, being aliens from the comofteth becau o or persecution monwealth of Israel, and strangers } he is ... the word, by and from the covenants of promise, hayit is imo. . Heb. vi. 4. For ing no hope, and without God in oice enlight e o those who were the world. • John iv. 22. Ye-wor2 ...; and have tasted of ship ye know not what; we know Partakers o t, and were made what we worship: for salvation is of *d have a o Ghost, Ver. 5. the Jews. John xvii. 3. And this is 0d, and .* the good word of life eternal, that they might, know to come, * Powers of the world thee the only true God, and Jes"

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and maintain that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested ‘.

CHAP. XI. Of Justification.

THQ; on God effectually calleth he also freely s justifieth "; not by infusing righteousness into them,

in them, or done by them, mot by imputing faith itself,

other evangelical obedience, t - - but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ

but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accept| ing their persons as righteous - but for Christ's sake alone: the act of believing, or any o them as their righteousness;

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} wato them", they receiving and resting on him and his

t 2 John, ver. 9. Whosoever trans

gresseth, and abideth not in the

ioctrine of Christ, hath not God : he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. Ver. 10. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. Ver. 11. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 1 Cor. xvi. 22. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. Gal. i. 6. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Ver. 7, Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. Ver. 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you that that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. I. * Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called; and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom

* righteousness

he justified, them he also glorified, Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. to Rom. v. 5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth.” him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness: Ver, 6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousne: without works, Ver, 7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Vo 8, Blessed is the man to whom the Io. will not impute sin. , 2 Coo: 19. To wit, that God was in o reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespo, unto them; and hath committed unto * the word of reconciliation. Vo 21. For he hath made him to be * for us, who knew no sin; that X* might be made the righteousness of God in him. Rom. iii. 22. Even the righteousness of God which is by o of Jesus Christ unto all and "P" al them that believe; for the " . . difference. Ver, 24. Being jo.


righteousness by faith: which faith they have not of them

selves; it is the gift of God “.

II. Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification";

freely by his grace, through the

redemption that is in Jesus Christ;

Wer. 25. Whom God hath set forth

to be a propitiation through faith

in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God, Ver, 27. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay; but by the law of faith, Wer, 28. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Tit. iii.5, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost: Ver. 7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, According to the riches of his grace. Jer. xxiii. 6. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell *sely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD 0UR RIGHTEOUSNESS. I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ

Jesus, who of God is made unto

us wisdom, and righteousness, and anctification, and redemption: V. 31. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, i. him glory in the Lord, Rom. v. 17. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one, much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Ver. 18. Therefore as by the offence of one


judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Ver. 19. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. * Acts x. 44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh

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