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together paflive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit k, he is chereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and con, veyed in itl.
III. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and fayed by Christ through the Spirit m, who worketh when,
and mercy, he saved us by the washing coming, and now is, when the dead of regeneration, and renewing of shall hear the voice of the Son of the holy Ghoft. Eph. ii. 4. But God: and they that hear, thall God who is rich in mercy, for his live. great love wherewith he loved us, III. m Luke xviii. 15. And they v. s. even when we were dead in brought unto him also infants, that lins, hath quickened us together he would touch them: but when with Christ, (by grace ye are laved) his disciples saw it, they rebuked v. 8. For by grace are ye saved, them: v. 16. But Jesus called them through faith; and that not of unto him, and said, Suffer litt! yourselves, it is the gift of God: children to come unto me, and forv. 9. not of works, left any man bid them not: for of such is the should boast. Rom. ix. 11. For the kingdom of God. And Aas ii. 38. children being not yet born, neither Then Peter said unto them, Rehaving done any good or evil, that pent, and be baptized every one of the purpose of God according to e. you in the name of Jesus Christ, for lection might stand, not of works, the remillion of fins, and ye shall rebut of him that calleth.
ceive the gift of the holy Gholt. v. ki Cor. ii. 14. But the natural 39. For the promise is unto you, and man receiveth not the things of the to your children, and to all that are Spirit of God: for they are foolish- afar off, even as many as the Lord ness unto him: neither can he know our God shall call. And John iii. 3. them, because they are fpiritually Jesus answered and said unto him, discerned. Rom. viii. 7. Because the Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Excarnal mind is enmity against God: cept a man be born again, he cana for it is not subject to the law of not see the kingdom of God. v. 5. God, neither indeed can be. Eph. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I ii. 5. Even when we were dead in fay unto thee, Except a man be fins, hath quickned us together with, born of water and of the Spirit, he Christ, (by grace ye are laved.) cannot enter into the kingdom of
I John vi. 37. All that the Father God. And 1 John v. 12. He that giveth me, shall come to me; and hath the Son, hath life, and he that him that cometh to me, I will in no hath not the Son of God, hath not wise cast out. Ezek. xxxvi. 27. And life. And Rom. viii. 9. But ye are I will put my spirit within you, and not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, cause you to walk in my statutes, if fo be that the Spirit of God dweil and ye shall keep my judgments, in you. Now if any man have not and do them. John v. 25. Verily, the Spirit of Christ, he is none of verily I say unto you; The hour is his. (Compared together.)
and where, and how he pleaseth n. So also are all other elect persons, who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the word o.
IV. Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the word p, and may have some cominon operations of the Spiritq; yet they never truly come to Christ, and therefore cannot be savedr: much less can men, not profelling the Christian religion, be saved in any other way whatsoever, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the law of that religion they do professs; and to assert and maintain, that they may,
is John iii. 8. The wind bloweth partakers of the holy Ghost, v. 5. where it listeth, and thou hearest And have tasted the good word of the found thereof, but canst not tell God, and the powers of the world whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born John vi. 64. But there are some of the Spirit,
of you that believe not. For Jesus o i John y. 12. He that hath the knew from the beginning, who they Son, hath life, and he that hath not were that believed not, and who the Son of God, hath not life. Afts should betray him: v. 65. And he iv. 12. Neither is there salvation in said, Therefore faid I unto you, any other: for there is none other that no man can come unto me, exname under heaven given among cept it were given unto him of my men, whereby we muit be saved, Father. v. 66. From that time ma
IV. p Mat. xxii. 14. For many ny of his disciples went back, and are called, but few are chosen, walked no more with him. John
& Mat, vii. 22. Many will say to viii, 24. I said therefore unto you me in that day, Lord, Lord, have that you shall die in your sins: for we not prophesied in thy name? and if you believe not that I am he, ye in thy name have cast out devils? and hall die in your sins. in thy name done many wonderful | Acts iv. 12. Neither is there fala works? Mat. xiii. 20, But he that vation in any other: for there is received the feed into sony places, none other name under heaven githe fame is he that heareth the
ven among men, whereby we muit word, and anon with joy receiveth be saved. John xiv. 6. Jefus faith it. v. 21. Yet hath he not root in unto him, I am the way, and the limself, but dureth for a while: for truth, and the life; no man cometh when tribulation or persecution a unto the Father, but by me, Eph. riseth because of the word, by and ii, 12. That at that time ye were by he is offended, Heb. vi. 4. For it without Christ, being aliens from is impossible for those who were the commonwealth of Israel, and once enlightned, and have tasted of strangers from the covenants of prothe heavenly gift, and were made mise, having no hope, and without
is very pernicious, and to be detested t.
CHAP. XI. Of Justification. 'HOSE whom God effectually calleth, he also freely
justifieth a: not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their fins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous: not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alone: not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience, to them as their righteousness; but by impuring the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them b, they receiving and resting on him and his righteousness by
God in the world. * John iv. 22. preached unto you, let him be acYe warihip ye know not what: we cursed. know what we worship; for salva I. a Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, tion is of the Jews. John xvii. 3. whom he did predestinate, them he And this is life eternal, that they also called, and whom he called, might know thee, the only true them he also justified: and whom God, and Jesus Christ whom thou he justified, them he also glorihed. halt fent,
Rom. iij. 24. Being justified freely 1 2 John 9. Whosoever tranfgref- by his grace, through the redempseth and abideth not in the doctrine tion that is in Jesus Christ. of Christ, hath not God: he that a b Rom. iv. 5. But to him that bideth in the doctrine of Christ, he worketh not, but believeth on him bath both the Father and the Son, that justifieth the ungodly, his faith 9.10. If there come any unto you, is counted for righteousness. v. 6. and bring not this doctrine, receive. Even as David also describeth the him not into your house, neither bid blessedness of the man unto whom him God speed. v. 11. For he that God imputeth righteousness withbiddeth ḥim God speed, is partaker out works, v. 7. laying, Blessed are of his evil deeds. i Cor. xvi. 22. they whose iniquities are forgiven, If any man love not the Lord Jesus and whose fins are covered. v. 8. Christ, let him bè Anathema, Ma. Blessed is the man to whom the ranatha, Gal. i. 6. I marvel, that Lord will not impute fin. 2 Cor. ye are so soon removed from him.' v. 19. To wit, that God was in that called you unto the grace of Christ, reconciling the world unto Christ, unto another gospel. v. 7. himself, not imputing their trespasWhich is not another; but there be fes unto them; and hath commitfome that trouble you, and would ted unto us the word of reconciliapervert the gospel of Christ. v. 8. tion. v. 21. For he hath made him But though we or an angel from to be fin for us, who knew no sin, heaven, preach any other gospel that we might be made the righte. muto you, than that which we have oulness of God in him. Rom. iii.
faith; which faith they have not of themfelves, it is the gift of God c. II. Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his
righte22. Even the righteousness of God of grace, and of the gift of rightewhich is by faith of Jefus Christ ouiness, shall reign in life by one, unto all, and upon all them that Jesus Christ. v. 18. Therefore as believe; for there is no difference. by the offence of one, judgment V. 24. Being justified freely by his
came upon all men to condemnatigrace, through the redemption that on: even so by the righteousnefs of is in Jesus Christ; v. 25. Whom one, the free gift came upon all men God hath set forth to be a propi- unto justification of life. v. 19. For tiation, through faith in his blood, as by one man's disobedience, ma. to declare his righteousness for the ny were made finners: so by the oremiflion of fins that are past, thro' bedience of one, shall many be made the forbearance of God. v. 27. righteous. Where is boasting then? It is ex c Acts x. 44. While Peter yet cluded. By what law of works? fpake these words, the holy Ghost Nay: but by the law of faith. v. 28. fell on all them who heard the word, Therefore we conclude, that a man Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is is justified by faitit without the deeds not justified by the works of the law, of the law. 'Tit.iii. 5. Not by works but by the faith of Jesus Christ; eof righteousness which we have ven we have believed in Jesus Chrift, done, but according to his mercy that we might be justified by the he saved us, by the washing of re- faith of Christ, and not by the works generation, and renewing of the of the law: for by the works of the holy Ghoft: v. 7. That being ju- law shall no flesh be justified. Phil. stified by his grace, we should be iii. 9. And be found in him, not made heirs according to the hope having mine own righteousness, of eternal life. Eph. i. 7. In whom which is of the law, but that which we have redemption through his is through the faith of Christ, the blood, the forgiveness of fins, ac- righteoufness which is of God by cording to the riches of his grace. faith. Aets xiii. 38. Be it known Jer. xxiii. 6. In his days Judah shall unto you therefore, men and brebe saved, and Israel fall dwell safe- thren, that through this man is ly; and this is his name whereby he preached unto you the forgiveness shall be called, THE LORD OUR of fins : v. 39. And by him all that RIGHTEOUSNESS. 1 Cor.i. 30. believe are justified from all things, But of him are ye in Christ Jefus, from which ye could not be justifiwho of God is made unto us wifo ed by the law of Moses. Eph. ii. 7. dom, and righteousness, fanctifica. That in the ages to come he might tion, and redemption, v. 31. That, shew the exceeding riches of his according as it is written, He that grace, in his kindness towards us, glorieth, let him glory in the Lord, through Christ Jesus, v. 8. For by Rom. v. 17. For if by one man's of- grace are ye saved, through faith; fence, death reigned by one; much and that not of yourselves: it is the more they who receive abundance gift of God.
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righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification d; yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but: workeh by love e
III. Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully difcharge 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 f. Yet, in as much as he was given by
the II. d John i. 12. But as many as of one, fall many be made rightereceived him, to them gave he pow- ous. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one er to become the sons of God, even God, and one Mediator between to them that believe on his name. God and men, the man Christ JeRom. iii. 28. Therefore we con sus; v.6. who gave himself a ranclude, that a man is justified by som for all, to be testified in due faith, without the deeds of the law. time. Heb. x, 10. By the which Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justifi. will we are fanctified, through the ed by faith, we have peace with offering of the body of Jesus Christ God, through our Lord Jesus once for all, v, 14. For by one ofChrist.
fering he hath perfected for ever James ii. 17. Even so faith, if them that are fanétified. Dan. ix. it hath not works, is dead being a 24. Seventy weeks are determined lone. v. 22. Seelt thou how faith upon thy people, and upon thy howrought with his works, and by ly city, to finith the transgrellion, works was faith made perfect? v. and to make an end of fins, and to 26. For as the body without the make reconciliation for iniquity, spirit is dead, so faith without and to bring in everlasting righteworks is dead also. Gal. v. 6. For ousness, and to seal up the vision in Jesus Chrift, neither circumcific and prophecy, and to anoint the on availeth any thing, nor uncir, most holy. v. 26. And after threca cumcision; but faith which work. score and two weeks, thail Messiah cth by love.
be cut off, but not for himself; and III. f Rom. v. 8. But God com. the people of the prince that shall mendeth his love towards us, in that come, shall destroy the city and the while we were yet finners, Christ die sanctuary, and the end thereof shall ed for us. v.9. Much more then be- be with a flood, and unto the end ing now justified by his blood, we of the war defolations are determithall be saved from wrath through ned. Ifa. liii. 4. Surely he hath him. v. 10. For if when we were e borne our griefs, and carried our nemies we were reconciled to God forrows: yet we did esteem him by the death of his Son: much stricken, smitten of God, and allicmore, being reconciled, we shall be ted. v. 5. But he was wounded fob saved by his life, v. 19. For as by our transgressions, he was bruised one man's disobedience, many were for our iniquities: the chastisement made finners: fo by the obedience of our peace was upon him, and