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yet' is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love

III. Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to his Father's justice in their behalf. Yet, in as much as he



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power to become the sons of God, Christ Jesus: Ver. 6. Who gave even to them that believe on his himself a ransom for all, to be tese

Roin. iii. 28. Therefore we tified in due tine. Heb. x. 10. By conclude that a man is justified the which will we are sanctified, by faith without the deeds of the through the offering of the body of law: Rom. v. 1. Therefore being Jesus Christ once for all. Ver. 14. justified by faith, we have peace For by one offering he hath perfected with God, through our Lord Jesus for ever them that are sanctified. Christ.

Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are deJames ii. 17. Even so faith, if it termined upon thy people, and upon hath not works, is dead, being alone. thy holy city, to finish the transgres. V. 29. Seest thou how faith wrought sion, and to make an end of sins, and with his works, and by works was to make reconciliation for iniquity, faith made perfect ? Ver. 26. For and to bring in everlasting righteous, as the body without the spirit is ness, and to seal up the vision and dead, so faith without works is dead prophecy, and to anoint the most also. Gal. v. 6. For in Jesus Christ holy. Vér. 26. And after threescore reither circumcision availeth any

and two weeks shall Messiah be cut thirg, nor uncircumcision, but faith off, but not for himself: and the which worketh by love.

people of the pririce that shall come III, f Rom, v. 8. But God com shall destroy the city, and the sar.cmendeth his love towards us, in

tuary; and the end thereof shall be that while we were yet sinners with a flood; and unto 'the end of Christ died for us. Ver. 9. Much the war desolations are determineda niore then, being now justified by Isa, liï. 4. Surely he hath borne our his blood, we shall be saved froni griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet wrath through him. Ver. 10. For we did esteem him stricken, smitif, when we were enemies, we were

ten of God, and afflicted. Ver. 5. reconciled to God by the death of But lie was wounded for our transhis Son; much more, being recorciled, gressions, he was bruised for our we shall be saved by his life. V. 19. iniquities; the chastisement of our For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the

peace was upon him, and with his

stripes we are healed. Ver. 6. All obedience of one shall


be we like sheep have gone astray; we made righteous. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For have turned every one to his own there is one God, and one Mediator

way, and the Lord hath laid on between God and men,

him the iniquity of us all. Ver. 10.


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was given by the Father for them, and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead", and both freely, not for any thing in them, their justification is only of free grace"; that both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glərified in the justification of sinners *

IV. God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect-; and Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their


Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise i Rom. iii. 24. Being justified. him; he hath put him to grief: freely by his grace, through the when thou shalt make, his soul an redemption that is in Christ Jesus. offering for sin, he shall see his Eph. i. 7. In whom we have re. soed, he shall prolong his days, and demption through liis blood, the the pleasure of the Lord shall pro- forgiveness of sins, according to the sper in his hard. Ver. 11. He shall

riches of his grace. see of the travail of his soul, and k Rom. iii. 26. To declare, I say, shall be satisfied: by his knowledge at this time his righteousness; that shall my righteous servant justify he night be just, and the justitier many; for he shall bear their inic of him which believeth in Jesus, quities

. Ver. 12. Therefore will Eph. 1. 7. That in the ages 19 I divide him a portion with the come he might shew the exceedgreat, and he shall divide the spoil ing riches of his grace, in his with the strong; because he liath kindness towards us through Christ poured out his sou) unto death : Jesus. and he was numbered with the IV. 1 Gal. iii. 8. And the scripture transgressors ; and he bare the sin foreseeing that God would justify of

inany, and made intercession for the heathen through faith, preached the transgressors.

before the gospel unto Abraham, Rom. viii. 32. He that spared saying, In thee shall all nations be. nột his own Son, but delivered blessed. 1 Pet. i. 2. Elect accord. him

up for us all, how shall he ing to the foreknowlexige of God not with him also freely give us the Father, through sanctification

of the Spirit unto-obedience, and h2 Cor. v. 21. For he hath sprinkling of the blood of Jesus' made him to be sin for us, who Christ. Ver. 19, But with the knew no sin ; that we might be precious blood of Christ, as of a made the righteousness of God in lamb without blemish and without hini. Matth. iii. '17. And, lo, a spot : Ver. 20. Who verily was fore. voice from heaven, saying, This is

ordained before the foundation of my beloved Son, in whoni I am

the world, but was manifest in these well pleased. Eph. v. 2. And

last times for you.

Roni. viii. 30. walk in loves as Christ also hath Moreover, whom he did predestia loved us, and hath given hiniself nate, then he also : calleii; and. for us, an offering and a sacrifice. whom he called, then he also to God for a sweet-ymelling sa-: justified; and whom he justified,

then he also glorified.

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all things ?


m Gal.

sins, and rise again for their justification : nevertheless they are not justified, until the Holy Spirit doth in due time actually apply Christ unto them".

V. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified o: and although they can never fall from the state of justification P, yet they may by their sins fall under God's fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of his countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance",

VI. The

And if


m Gal. iv. 4. But when the ful. another ;

and the blood of Jesus ness of the time was come, God sent Christ his Son cleanseth us from all forțh his Son, made of a woman, sin. Ver. 9. If we confess our sins, made under the law. 1 Tim. ii. 6. he is faithful and just to forgive us Who gave himself a ransoni for

our sins, and to cleanse us from all all, to be testified in due time. unrighteousness. 1 John ïi. 1. My Rom. iv. 25. Who was delivered liitle children, these things write ! for our offences, and was raised unto you, that ye sin not. again for our justification..

any man sin, we have an advocate n Col. i. 21. And you that were

with the Father, Jesus Christ the sometime alienated, and enemies in righteous.

Ver. 2. And he is the your mind by wicked works, yet propitiation for our sins: and not for now hath he reconciled, Ver. 22. In

ours only, but also for the sins of the the body of his flesh through death, whole world. to present you holy, and unblames P Luke xxii. 32. But I have pray. able, and unreproveable in his sight. ed for thee, that thy faith fail not; Gal. ii. 16. (See letter immediately and when thou

converted, foregoing:) Tit. iii. 4. But after strengthen thy brethren. John X. 28. that the kindness and love of God

And I give unto them eternal life, our Saviour toward man appeared, and they shall never perish, neither Ver. 5. Not by works of righteous shall any pluck them out of my ness which we have done, but ac hand. Heb. x. 14. For 'by one sording to his mercy he saved us, offering he hath perfected for ever by the washing of regeneration, and them that are sanctified. renewing of the Holy Ghost; Ver. 6. Which he shed on us abundantly, my statutes, and keep not my com;

9 Psal. lxxxix. 31. If they break through Jesus Christ our Saviour; mandments; Ver. 32. Then will I Ver. 7. That being justified by his

visit their transgression with the grace, we should be made heirs ac. rod, and their iniquity with stripes. cording to the hope of eternal life. Ver. 33. Nevertheless my loving.

V. Matth. vi. 12. And forgive kindness will I not utterly take from us our debts, as we forgive our

him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail

. debtors. 1 John i. 7. But if we 7. Purge me with hyssop, and walk in the light, as he is in the

I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall light, we have fellowship one with be whiter than the snow.

Ver. 8.


VI. The justification of believers under the Old Testament was, in all these respects, one and the same with the justification of believers under the New Testament".

CHAP. XII. Of Adoption. All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for

his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption : by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God b;



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Make me to hear joy and gladness,

VI. ' Gal. iii. 9. So then they that the bones which thou hast which be of faith are blessed with broken

may rejoice. Ver. 9. Hide faithful Abraham. Ver. 13. Christ thy face from ny sins, and blot hath redeemed us from the curse out all mine iniquities. Ver. 10, of the law, being made a curse Create in me a clean heart, O God; for us : for it is written, Cursed and renew a right spirit within is every one that hangeth on

Ver. 11. Cast me not away tree: Ver. 14. That the blessing of from thy presence, and take not thy Abraham might come on the Gen. Holy Spirit from me. Ver. 12. Re tiles through Jesus Christ; that we store unto me the joy of thy sal. might receive the pronrise of the vation : and uphold me with thy Spirit through faith. Rom. iv. 22. Free Spirit. Psal. xxxiț. 5. I acknow And therefore it was imputed to ledged my sin unto thee, and mine him for righteousness. »

Ver. 23. iniquity have I not hidi I said, I Now, it was not written for his will confess my transgressions unto - sake alone, that it was iniputed to the Lord; and thou forgavest the ini- him ; Ver. 24. But for us also, to quity of my sin. Matth. xxvi. 75.. whom it shall be inputed, if we And Peter remembered the words believe on him that raised up Jesus of. Jesus, which said unto him, Be

our Lord from the dead. Heb. xiij. 8. fore the cock crow, thou shale deny Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and ? me thrice. And he went out, and to-day, and for ever. wept bitterly.. I Cor. xi. 30. For 1. Eph. i. 5. Having predestinathis cause many are weak and sick. ted us unto the adoption of chile ly , among you, and many sleep. dren by Jesus Christ to himself, Ver

. 32. But when we are judged, according to the good pleasure of we are chastened of the Lord, his will. Gal, iv. 4. But when the that we should not be condemned fulness of the time was come, God with the world. Luke i. 20. And, sent forth his. Son, made of a wo. behold, thou shalt be dumb, and man, made under the law, Ver. 5. not able to speak, until the day. To redeem them that were under that these things shall be perform the law, that we might receive the ed, because thou believest not my adoption of sons. words, which shall be fulfilled in 6 Rom. viii. 17. And if chil.

dren, then heirs ; heirs of God,

their season.

have his name put upon them', receive the Spirit of adoption d; have access to the throne of


with boldness; are enabled to cry, Abba, Father'; are pitieds, protected", provided for, and chastened by him as by a fatherk; yet never cast off', but sealed to the day of redemption ", and inherit the promises ", as heirs of everlasting salvation


careth for you.

and joint heirs with Christ: if so 8 Psal. cii. 13. Like as a father be that we suffer with him, that pitieth his children : so the Lord we may be also glorified together. pitieth them that fear him. John i. 12. But as many as recei h Proy, xiv. 26. In the fear of ved him, to them gave he power the Lord is strong confidence; and to become the sons of God, even his children shall have a place of to them that believe on his name. refuge.

Jer. xiv. 9. Yet thou, O Lord, i Matth. vi. 30. Wherefore, if art in the midst of us, and we are God so clothe the grass of the field, called by thy name, leave us not. which to day is, and to morrow is 2 Cor, vi, 18. And will be a Fa cast into the oven, shall he "not ther unto you, and ye shall be my much more clothe you, O ye of little sons and daughters, saith the Lord faith? Ver. 32. For your heavenly Almighty. Rev. iii. 12, Him that Father knoweth that ye have need overcometh will I make a pillar in of all these things. 1 Pet. v. 7. Castthe temple of my God, and he shall ing all your care upon him, for he go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of :ny God, and k Heb. xii. 6. For whom the Lord the name of the city of my God, loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth which is new Jerusalem, which co

Every son whom he receiveth. meth down out of heaven from my

1 Lan. iii. 31. For the Lord will God: and I will write upon him not cast off for ever. my new name.

Eph. iv. 30. And grieve not d Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not

the Holy Spirit of God, whereby received the spirit of bondage again

ye are sealed unto the day of reto fear; but ye have received the demption. Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,

n Heb. vi. 12. That ye be not Abha, Father.

slochful, but followers of them, who Eph. iii. 12. In whon we have through faith and patience irherit boldness and access with confidence the promises. by the faith of him. Rom. v. 2. By

° 1 Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God whom also we have access by faith

and Father of our Lord Jesus into this grace wherein we stand, and

Christ, which, according to his Tejvice in hope of the glory of God, abundant f Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are God hath sent forth the Spirit the resurrection of Jesus Chrift

us again unto a lively hope, by of his Son into your hearts, crying,

from the dead, Ver. 4. To an in. Abba, Father.

heritance incorruptible, and

mercy, hath begotten




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