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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. 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
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. v. 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. 26-29.
If any man preach any other gospel, let him be accursed.-Gal. i. 8, 9.
It shall be more tolerable for So
dom, &c. than for such who reject the gospel.-Mark vi. 10, 11.
See more in the next CHAPTER.
HOW MEN HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS SALVATION: OR BY WHAT MEANS IT
BECOMES THEIRS, IN PARTICULAR. SECT. I. By Faith.-1 Tim. vi. 12. THE kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the gospel.Mark i. 15.
This is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ.-1 John iii. 23. John vi. 29.
Let us put on the breast-plate of faith.-1 Thess. v. 8.
The just shall live by his faith.Hab. ii. 4.
Abram believed in the Lord, and he counted it to him for righteousness. -Gen. xv. 6. Rom. iv. 3.
Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.Matt. ix. 2.
He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved.-Mark xvi. 16.
Blessed is she who believeth, for there (or that there) shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.-Luke i. 45. Acts xxvii. 25.
Jesus said to the woman, Thy sins are forgiven, &c. Thy faith hath saved thee, go, &c.—Luke vii. 48. 50. But as many as received him, to them gave he power (or the right or privilege) to become the sons of God; even to them that believe on his name.-John i. 12.
The Son of man must be lifted up, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life, &c. He that believeth in him, is not condemned, &c. He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life.-John iii. 14-16. 18. 36.
Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst, &c.-John iv. 14.
He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life, &c. Whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.-John v. 24. 38. 40.
What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. He that cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst. This is the will of him that sent me, that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life, &c. He that believeth on me, hath everlasting life. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever, &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, &c. he dwelleth in me, and I in him. I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is, &c.-John vi. 28, 29. 35. 40. 47. 51. 54. 56-58.
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die, &c.—John xi. 25, 26.
Jesus said to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, &c. Be not faithless, but believing. Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. These things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through his name.-John xx. 27. 29. 31.
Through his name; whosoever believeth in him, shall receive remission of sins.-Acts x. 43.
By him all that believe are justified from all things, &c. - Acts xiii. 39.
We believe that through the grace
of the Lord Jesus we shall be saved. -Acts xv. 11.
Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thine house.-Acts xvi. 30, 31. ii. 38.
I kept back nothing that was profitable, &c. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.-Acts xx. 20, 21.
That they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.-Acts xxvi. 18.
The gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, &c. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed, from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.-Rom. i. 16, 17.
Now the righteousness of God without the law is manifest, &c. even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe, &c. Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, &c. That he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. We conclude that a man is justified by faith, without, &c. It is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.-Rom. iii. 21, 22. 24-26. 28. 30.
To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness, &c. We say, that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness, &c. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace, &c. It was imputed to him for righteousness, &c. For us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord, &c.Rom. iv. 5. 9. 16. 22-24. Gen. xv. 6.
Being justified by faith, we have
peace with God, &c. We have access by faith into his grace, wherein we stand, &c.-Rom. v. 1, 2.
We are saved by hope, &c.-Rom. viii. 24.
The Gentiles, &c. have attained unto this righteousness which is of faith, &c. But Israel hath not attained, &c. because they sought it not by faith.-Rom. ix. 30-32.
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, &c. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, &c. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.-Rom. x. 4. 9-11. Isa. xxviii. 16.
For by faith ye stand.-2 Cor. i. 24.
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, &c. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God. -Gal. ii. 16. 20.
Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness, &c. They which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, &c. They which be of faith, are blessed with faithful Abraham, &c. That the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe, &c. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. -Gal. iii. 6-9, 11. 22. 26.
We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Gal. v. 5, 6.
In whom also, after that ye be
lieved, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit, &c.-Eph. i. 13.
By grace are ye saved through faith.-Eph. ii. 8..
We have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him, &c. that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.-Eph. iii. 12. 17.
Not having mine own righteousness, &c. but that which is through the faith of Christ.-Phil. iii. 9.
You are risen with him, through the faith of the operation of God, &c. -Col. ii. 12.
God hath, &c. chosen you to salvation through sanctification, &c. and belief of the truth.-2 Thess. ii. 13. Now the end of the commandment is charity, &c. of faith unfeigned. 1 Tim. i. 5.
Fight the good fight of faith; lay hold on eternal life.-1 Tim. vi, 12.
Wise unto salvation, through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.-2 Tim. iii. 15.
Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, &c. Of faith towards God, &c. but followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises.-Heb. vi. 1. 12.
Unto them that look for him, shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.-Heb. ix. 28.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward, &c. Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith, &c. We are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them who believe to the saving of the soul.-Heb. x. 22. 35. 37-39. Col. i. 23.
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, &c. By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death, &c. He had this testimony, that he pleased God; but without faith it is impossible to please God: for he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and that he is
a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, &c. became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Heb. xi. 4-7. Gen. iv. 3, &c.
For you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, &c. receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls, &c. For you, who do believe in God who raised him, &c.-1 Pet. i. 5. 9. 21.
Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, &c. and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.-1 Pet. ii. 6. Isa. xxviii. 16.
This is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love, &c.1 John iii. 22, 23.
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God, &c. This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? &c. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself, &c. You that believe, &c. that ye may know that ye have eternal life.-1 John v. 1. 4, 5. 10. 13.
Blessed be God, &c. who, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.—1 Pet. i. 3.
SECT. II. Of Faith, in its Nature, and Object, and Use, Benefits, and Advantages, farther than as before, as relating to this Salvation. HOLDING the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience, &c. Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, &c.-1 Tim. iii. 9. 16.
In its Nature and Object. Repent and believe the gospel.— Mark i. xv.
Abram, &c. and he believed in the Lord, and it was accounted, &c.— Gen. xv. 6.
I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body (or, after I shall awake, this body shall be destroyed), yet in (or out of) my flesh, shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, &c.-Job xix. 25-27.
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.-Ps. cxix. 49, 50.
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation-stone, &c. He that believeth shall not make haste.-Isa. xxviii. 16. The centurion said, Lord, I am not worthy, &c. but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed; for I am a man under authority, &c. And I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and unto another, Come, and he cometh, &c. When Jesus heard this, he said, &c. I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel, &c. Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, &c.-Matt. viii. 8-11.
Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yea, Lord.— Matt. ix. 28, 29.
Peter, when he saw the wind boisterous, was afraid: and, beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?-Matt. xiv. 30, 31.
The woman of Canaan would not be put off, though Christ spake harshly to her whereupon Jesus said to her, O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee as thou wilt.-Matt. xv. 22-28.
Simon Peter said, Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus said unto him, Blessed art thou, &c. for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.-Matt. xvi. 16, 17. Mark viii. 29. Luke ix. 20.
The woman who had the bloody issue, said, If I may but touch his
clothes, I shall be whole, &c. Jesus said unto her, Thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.-Mark v. 27-29. 34. Matt. ix. 18. 21.
Jesus said in God, &c.
unto them, Have faith Whosoever shall say, &c. and shall not doubt in his heart, &c. he shall have, &c.-Mark xi. 22, 23. Matt. xxi. 21.
O fools, and slow of heart to believe all which the prophets have spoken! - Luke xxiv. 21, 22. 25. Isa. lxvi. 2.
His own received him not, but as many as received him, to them gave he power to become, &c. those who believe in his name, &c. John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me; for he was before me, &c. And I saw and bare record, that this is the Son of God, &c. Andrew said to his brother Simon, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ, &c. Philip said to Nathanael, We have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph, &c. Nathanael saith, Thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus said, Because I said, &c. believest thou? thou shalt see greater, &c.-John i. 11, 12. 29, 30. 34. 36. 40, 41. 45. 49, 50.
The disciples, &c. believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus. had said.-John ii. 22, 23.
He that hath received his, testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.-John iii. 33.
The Samaritans believed on him for the saying of the woman, &c. and more, believed because of his own word, and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world, &c. Jesus said to the nobleman, Go