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just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - John i. 7. 9.

If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world, &c. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 1 John ii. 1, 2. 12.

He was manifested to take away our sins, &c.-1 John iii. 5.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.-1 John iv. 10.

Jesus Christ, &c. who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.-Rev. i. 5.

SECT. II. Reconciliation to, and peace with God.

MERCY and truth are met, righteousness and peace have kissed each other. -Ps. lxxxv. 10.

Fury is not in me, &c. Let him take hold of my strength; he may make peace with me; he shall make peace with me.-Isa. xxvii. 4, 5.

The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness sake. Isa. xlii. 21.

The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.-Isa. liii. 5.

Seventy weeks are determined, &c. to make reconciliation for iniquity.— Dan. ix. 24.

He shall be a Priest upon his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.-Zech, vi. 13.

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.-Matt. iii. 17.

Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.-John xx. 17.

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ.-Acts x. 36.

We have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. For if

when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more being reconciled, &c. We joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.-Rom. v. 1. 10, 11.

God who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses, &c.-2 Cor. v. 18, 19.

The glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved. Eph. i. 6.

But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometime were afar off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ, for he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in himself, of twain, one new man; so making peace. That he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross; having slain the enmity thereby (or in himself) and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near, &c. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.-Eph. ii. 13-19.

And having made (or making) peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, whether they be things, &c. And you that were sometime alienated, and enemies in your minds by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable, &c.-Col. i. 20—22.

It behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, &c. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.-Heb. ii. 17.

Who his own self bare our sins, &c.

by whose stripes ye were healed: for ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.-1 Pet. ii. 24, 25. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.-1 Pet. iii. 18.

SECT. III. Justification and Sanctification before God.

LET not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach, shame hath covered my face: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, &c. for the zeal of thine house, &c. and the reproaches of them who reproached thee, have fallen on me, &c.-Ps. lxix. 6, &c.

Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength, &c. in the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Isa. xlv. 24, 25.

By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.-Isa. liii. 11.

standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, &c. saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down unto his house justified rather than the other.-Luke xviii. 10-14.

For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified, &c. John xvii. 19.

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.-Acts xiii. 39.

Therein is the righteousness of God revealed, from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.-Rom. i. 17.

The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe, &c. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth, &c. to declare his righteousness, &c. to declare, I say, his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? &c. Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the law.

I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you, &c. I will also save you from all your unclean-Rom. iii. 21, 22. 24-28. nesses, &c. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. Thus saith the Lord God, In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities, &c.-Ezek. xxxvi. 25, 29. 32, 33.

The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come, &c. for he is like a refiner's fire, &c. He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver &c. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord.-Mal. iii. 1-4.

The Pharisee prayed thus; God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, &c. I fast twice in the week, &c. And the Publican

Abraham believed God; and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted unto him for righteousness: even as David describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, &c. He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith, &e. that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be imputed unto them also, &c. For the promise, &c. not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law; but

through the righteousness of faith, &c. It was imputed to him for righteousness: now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed unto him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus, &c. who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for. our justification.Rom. iv. 3-6. 11. 13. 22-25. Gen. xv. 6.

Being justified by faith, &c. much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved, &c. The free gift is of many offences unto justification, &c. As by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (or by one righteousness) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life, &c. By the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.-Rom. v. 1. 9. 16-19.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, &c. Whom he did foreknow, them he also justified, &c. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth: Who is he that condemneth? Is it Christ that died: yea rather, that is risen again? &c.-Rom. viii. 1.29,30.33,34. The Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to Fighteousness, &c. which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. Rom. ix. 30-32. John vi. 28, 29.

They being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God: for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, &c. The righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, &c. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.Rom. x. 3, 4, 6-10, viii, 3, 4.

Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, &c.-I Cor. i. 30.

But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.-1 Cor. vi. 11.

God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.-2 Cor. v. 19. 21.

A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ. Even we have believed, &c. that we may be justified by the faith of Christ, and not, &c.-Gal. ii. 16.

Paul to the Galatians doth argue this at large.—Gal. iii.

We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, &c. -Gal. v. 5.

His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved.-Eph. i. 6.

Christ gave himself, &c. that he might sanctify and cleanse it, &c. that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. -Eph. v. 25—27.

When Paul, above any others, had whereof to boast for his exactness in keeping the law, he said, But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, &c. that I may win Christ, and be found in him; not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law; but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.-Phil. iii. 4-9.

And you, &c. hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh, through death; to present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in his sight.-Col. i. 21, 22.

And ye are complete in him who is the head of all principality, &c.—Col. ii. 10.

Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all

iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people.-Titus ii. 13, 14.

After that the kindness and love of God appeared, not by the works of righteousness which we have done, &c. that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs, &c.-Titus iii. 4, 5. 7.

Who, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down, &c.Heb. i. 3.

If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctified to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, &c. purge your consciences from dead works, &c.-Heb. ix. 13, 14.

By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, &c. one offering he hath perfected for By ever them that are sanctified, &c.Heb. x. 10. 14. 29.

Wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate, &c. -Heb. xiii. 12.

Who his own self bare our sins, &c. by whose stripes ye were healed.— 1 Pet. ii. 24. Isa. liii. 5.

Jesus, &c. who hath loved us, and washed us in his own blood, &c. Rev. i. 5.

These were redeemed (or bought) from among men, &c. they were without fault before the throne of God. Rev. xiv. 4, 5.

SECT. IV. Eternal Life and Salva


THE just shall live by his faith.
Heb. ii. 4.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.-Luke xii. 32.

Christ said unto Zacchæus, This day is salvation come to this house, &c. for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. -Luke xix. 9, 10.

So must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son, should not perish, but have everlastthat whosoever believeth in him ing life, &c. He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life, &c. John iii. 14—17. 36.

Ye will not come unto me, that might have life.-John v. 40.


cometh down from heaven, and giveth The bread of God is he which bread of life, &c. This is the will of life unto the world, &c. I am the him that sent me, That every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life; day, &c. This is the bread which and I will raise him up at the last cometh down from heaven, that a man the living bread which came down may eat thereof, and not die. I am from heaven: if any man eat of this bread that I will give, is my flesh, bread, he shall live for ever: and the which I will give for the life of the world, &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, by the Father, so he that eateth me, hath eternal life, &c. As, &c. I live even he shall live by me, &c. Lord, words of eternal life.-John vi. 33. to whom shall we go? Thou hast the 35. 40. 50, 51. 54. 57, 58. 68. v. 24.

enter in, he shall be saved, &c. I am I am the door; by me if any man come, that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. My sheep hear my voice, life, and they shall never perish, nei&c. And I give unto them eternal ther shall any man pluck them out of my hand.-John x. 9, 10. 27, 28.

John xiv. 19.
Because I live, ye shall live also.

As thou hast given him power over life to as many as thou hast given all flesh, that he should give eternal him.-John xvii. 2.

might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
These things are written, that ye
ye might have life through his name.
the Son of God; and that, believing,
John xx. 31.

upon the neck of the disciples? &c.
Why tempt ye God to put a yoke

But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved even as they.-Acts xv. 10, 11. I send thee (said Christ to Paul) to open their eyes, &c. that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.Acts xxvi. 17, 18.

Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath, through him, &c. Much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life, &c. If by one man's offence death reigned by one, how much more they which receive abundance of grace, &c. shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.-Rom. v. 9, 10. 17. 21.

The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.-Rom.

vi. 23.

Whom he justified, them also he glorified. What shall we then say? &c.-Rom. viii. 30, 31.

I declare unto you the gospel, &c. by which also ye are saved, &c.1 Cor. xv. 1-4.

In Christ, &c. in whom also we have obtained an inheritance.-Eph.i. 10, 11.

God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he hath loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. By grace are ye saved, that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace, &c. for by grace are ye saved through faith, &c. not of works, lest any man should boast.-Eph. ii. 4, 5. 7-9.

Christ in (or amongst) you, the hope of glory.-Col. i. 27.

Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God: when Christ, who is our life, &c.-Col. iii. 3, 4.

Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.-1 Thess. i. 10.

God hath not appointed us to wrath; but to obtain salvation by our Lord

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Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.-1 Thess. v. 9, 10. 2 Tim. i. 9. ii. 10, 11. Believe on him to life everlasting. -1 Tim. i. 16.

Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. -2 Tim. i. 10.

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he hath saved us, &c.— Titus iii. 5.

He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. -Heb. v. 9. Eph. v. 23.

By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us, &c. that they which were called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, &c. He shall appear, &c. unto salvation.-Heb. ix. 12. 15. 28.

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.— 1 Pet. i. 9.

The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.-1 Pet. y. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 10.

And this is the promise that he hath promised us, eternal life.—1 John ii. 25. 2 Tim. i. 1.

In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.-1 John iv. 9.

This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son; he that hath the Son, hath life, &c.-1 John v. 10—12.

Keep yourselves in the love of God," looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus, unto eternal life.-Jude 21.

How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?-Heb. ii. 3, x.


If any man preach any other gospel, let him be accursed.Gal. i. 8, 9.

It shall be more tolerable for So


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