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• to that he hath not.' Compared with verf. 7. " Therefore as ye abound in every thing, in faith, "in utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us; see that ye abound in this

grace also.' And God will accept of no Work at the Hand of an Unbeliever ; and that because he is under the Covenant of Works, and his work is not perfect : Gal. iii. 10. 'For as many as are of 'the works of the law, are under the curse : for 'it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth 'not in all things which are written in the book

of the law to do them.' Compared with Rom. iii. 19. 'Now we know that what things foever

the law faith, it saith to them who are under the (law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all ' the world may become guilty before God.

Our Ability for Acts of Mortification, and Obe. dience, wherein we die unto Sin, and live unto Righteousness, is not at all of ourselves : John xv. 4. 'Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch

cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine : no more can ye, except ye abide in me.' When we are put into a State of Death unto Sin, and Life unto Righteousness, through the Habits of Grace infused into us by the Spirit, even then we are not able, of ourselves, for Acts of Mortification or Obedience : 2 Cor.'iii. 4. 5. ' And such 'trust we have through Christ to God-ward. Not

that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any ' thing as of ourselves : but our sufficiency is of "God? Even of our gracious felves we can do nothing, or bring forth no Fruit of Grace : Jahn xv. 4. above cited. verf. 5. 'I am the vine, ye are

the branches : He that abideth in me, and I in " him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for

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