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the Father for themg, and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead h, and both freely, not for any thing in them; their justification is only of free grace i: that both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of finners k.
IV. God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect l; and Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their lios
and with his stripes we are healed. v. 6. facrifice to God, for a sweet smelling All we like sheep have gone astray: favour. we have turned every one to his i Rom. ii. 24. Beingjustified freeown way, and the Lord hath laid ly by his grace, through theredempon him the iniquity of us all, v. 10. tion that is in Jesus Christ. Eph. i, Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise 7. In whom we have redemption him, he hath put him to grief: through his blood, the forgiveness when thou shalt make his soul an of sins, according to the riches of offering for sin, he shall see his seed, his grace. he shall prolong his days, and the & Rom. iii. 26. To declare, I say, pleasure of the Lord shall profper at this time, his righteousness: that in his hand, v. 11. He shall fee of he might be just, and the justifier the travel of his soul, and shall be of him who believeth in Jesus. fatisfied: by his knowledge shall Eph. ii. 7. That in the ages to my righteous servant justify many: come he might shew the exceedfor he shall bear their iniquities. v. ing riches of his grace, in his kind12. Therefore will divide him a ness towards us, through Christ Jeportion with the great, and he shall fus. divide the spoil with the strong: be- IV. 1 Gal. iii. 8. And the scripcause he hath poured out his soul ture foreseeing that God would jufunto death: and he was numbred tify the heathen through faith, with the transgressors, and he bare preached before the gospel unto the sins of many, and made inter. Abraham, saying, In thee shall all cellion for the transgressors. nations be blessed. 1 Pet. i. 2. E.
& Rom. viii. 32. He that spared lect, according to the foreknownot his own Son, but delivered him ledge of God the Father, through up for us all, how shall he not with fanctification of the Spirit, unto ohim also freely give us all things ? bedience, and sprinkling of the
b 2 Cor. v. 21. For he hath made blood of Jesus Christ. v. 19. But him to be fin for us, who knew no with the precious blood of Chrift, fin: that we might be made the as of a Lamb without blemish and righteousness of God in him. Mat, without spot. v. 20. Who verily iii. 17. And lo, a voice from hea- was fore-ordained before the founven, saying, This is my beloved dation of the world, but was maniSon, in whom I am well pleased. fest in thefe last times for you. Rom. Eph. v. 2. And walk in love, as viii. 30. Moreover, whom he did preChrist also hath loved us, and hath destinate, them he also called: and given himielf for us, an offering and whom he called, them he also juf
and rise again for their justification m: nevertheless they are not justified, until the holy Spirit doth in due time actually apply Christ unto them n.
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 fins fall under God's fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of his counteDance restored unto them until they humble themselves, con
fess their fins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repenįtance q:
VI. The tified: and whom he justified, them our debts, as we forgive our debthe also glorified.
ors, 1 John i. 7. But if we walk in mn Gal. iv. 4. But when the ful- the light, as he is in the light, we ness of the time was come, God sent have fellowship one with another, forth his Son, made of a woman, and the blood of Jesus Christ his made under the law. ' 1 Tim. ii. 6. Son cleanseth us from all fin. v.9. Who gave himself a ransom for all, If we confess our sins, he is faithful, to be tertified in due time. Rom. iv. and just to forgive us our sins, and 23. Who was delivered for our of- to cleanse us from all unrighteousfences, and was raised again for our nefs. 1 John ii. 1. My little chiljustification,
dren, these things write I unto you, . Col. i. 21. And
that ye sin not. And if any man sin, sometime alienated, and enemies in we have an advocate with the Fa. your mind by wicked works, yet ther, Jesus Christ the righteous, v. now hath he reconciled, v. 22. In 2. And he is the propitiation for our the body of his flesh through death, fins: and not for ours only, but alto present you holy and unblame- fo for the fins of the whole world, able, and unreprovable in his fight. P Luke xxii. 32. But I have pray. Gal. ii. 16. (See letter c immediate- ed for thee, that thy faith fail not; ly foregoing.) Tit. iii. 4. But after and when thou art converted, that the kindness and love of God strengthen thy brethren. John a. our Saviour toward man appeared, 28. And I give unto them eternal 1.5. Not by works of righteousness life, and they shall never perish, which we have done, but according neither shall any pluck them out of to his mercy he saved us by the my hand. Heb. x. 14. For by one washing of regeneration, and re- offering he hath perfected for ever newing of the holy Ghost; v. 6. them that are sanctified. Which he shed on us abundantly, 9 Pfal. Ixxxix. 31. If they break through Jesus Christ our Saviour; my statutes, and keep not my comV. 7. That being justified by his mandments : v. 32. Then will I vigrace, we should be made heirs ac- sit their transgression with the rod, sording to the hope of eternal life. and their iniquity with stripes. v. V.. Mat, vi, 12. And forgive us 33. Nevertheless, my loving kind.
- 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 r.
CHAP. XII. Of Adoption.
his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption a: By which thy are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges, of the Children
of ness will I not utterly take from that these things shall be performhim, nor suffer my faithfulness to ed, because thou believest not my fail. Pfal.li. 7. Purge me with hyf- ' words which shall be fulfilled in sop, and I shall be clean: wath me, their season. and I shall be whiter than the snow. VI. Gal. iii. 9. So then they v.8. Make me to hear joy and glad- who be of faith, are blessed with ness: thatthe bones which thou hast faithful Abraham. v. 13. Čkrift broken may rejoice. v.9. Hide thy hath redeemed us from the curse face from my sins; and blot out all of the law, being made a curse for mine iniquities. v. 10. Create in us: for it is written, Cursed is eveme a clean heart, O God; and re- ry one that hangeth on a tree. v. new a right spirit within me. v. 11. 14.
That the blessing of Abraham Cast me not away from thy pre- might come on the Gentiles, thro' fence; and take not thy holy Spirit Jesus Christ: that we might receive from me. v. 12. Restore unto me the promise of the Spirit, through the joy of thy falvation: and up- faith. Rom. iv. 22. And therefore hold me with thy free Spirit. Pfal. it was imputed to him for rightexxxii. 5. I acknowledged my sin unto ousness. v. 23. Now it was not theè, and mine iniquity have I not written for his fake alone, that it hid: I said, I will confess
tranf- was imputed to him; v. 24. But gressions unto the Lord; and thou for us also, to whom it shall be imforgavest the iniquity of my fin. puted, if we believe on him that Mat. xxvi. 75. And Peter remem- raised up Jesus our Lord from the bred the words of Jesus, which faid dead. Heb. 13.8. Jesus Christ the unto him, Before the cock crow fame yesterday, and to day, and for thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. I Cor. I. . Eph. i. 5. Having predestixi. 30. For this cause many are weak nated us unto the adoption of chiland sickly among you, and many dren by Jesus Christ to himself, acNeep. v. 32. But when we are judg- cording to the good pleasure of his ed, we are chastened of the Lord, will. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulthat we should not be condemned ness of time was come, God fent with the world. Luke i. 20. And forth his Son, made of a woman, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and made under the law, v. 5. to renot able to speak, until the day deem them that were under the
of Godb; have his name put upon them c, receive the spirit of adoption d, have access to the throne of grace with boldnesse, are enabled to cry, Abba, Fatherf; are pitied g, protected h, provided fori, and chastned by him as by a facherk; yet never cast offl, but sealed to the day of redemption m, and inherit the promises n, as heirs of everlasting falvation o.
СНАР. law, that we might receive the a- f Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are doption of fons.
sons, God hath sent forth the Spi-, i Rom. viii. 17. And if children, rit of his Son into your hearts, cry- , then heirs; heirs of God, and jointing, Abba, Father. heirs with Christ: if fo be that we & Psal. ciii, 13. Like as a father fuffer with him, that we may be al- pitieth his children: fo the Lord piso glorified together. John i. 12. tieth them that fear him. But as many as received him, to bo Prov. xiv. 26. In the fear of the
he power to become the Lord is strong confidence: and his fons of God, even to them that be- children shall have a place of refuge. lieve on his name:
i Matt. vi. 30. Wherefore if God - Jer. xiv. 9. Yet thou, O Lord, foclothe the grass of the field, which art in the midst of us, and we are to day is, and to morrow is cast into called by thy name, leave us not. the oven, fhall he not much more 2 Cor. vi, 18. And will be a Father clothe you, O ye of little faith? v. unto you, and ye shall be my fons .. 32. For your heavenly Father knowand daughters, faith the Lord Al- eth that ye have need of all these mighty. Rev. iii. 12.Him that over things. 1 Pet.v.7. Casting all your cometh, will I make a pillar in the care upon him, for he careth for you. temple of my God, and he shall go & Heb. xii. 6. For whom the Lord no more out: and I will write upon loveth, he chasteneth, and scourghim the name of my God, and the eth every fon whom he receiveth. name of the city of my God, which | Lam. iii. 31. For the Lord will is new Jerusalem, which cometh not cast off for ever. down out of heaven from my God: m Eph. iv. 30. And grieve not the and I will write upon him my new holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are zame.
sealed unto the day of redemption. d Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not * Heb. vi, 12. That ye be not received the spirit of bondage again flothful, but followers of them, who to fear; but ye have received the through faith and patience inherit Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, the promises. Abba, Father.
o i Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God, Eph. iii. 12. In whom we have and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, boldness and access with confidence who according to his abundantmerby the faith of him. Rom. v. 2. By cy hath begotten us again unto a whom also we have access by faith lively hope, by the resurrection of into this grace, wherein we stand, Jesus Christ from the dead, v.4. to
and rejoice in hope of the glory of an inheritance incorruptible, and | God,
undefiled, and that fadeth not a
CHAP. XIII. Of Sanclification.
ing a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are farther sanctified really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection a, by his word and Spirit dwelling in them b: the dominion of the whole body of fin is destroyed c, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified d, and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving gracese, to the practice of
way, reserved in heaven for you. way to God for you, brethren, beHeb.i.
Are they not all mini- loved of the Lord, because Godhath string fpirits, sent forth to minister from the beginning chofen you to for them who shall be heirs of fal- falvation, through sanctification of vation?
the Spirit, and belief of the truth. I.a i Cor, vi. 11. And such were c Rom. vi. 6. Knowing this, that some of you: but ye are washed, but our old man is crucified with him, ye are fanctified, but ye are justified that the body of fin might be dein the name of the Lord Jesus, and stroyed, that henceforth we should by the Spirit of our God. Aets xx. not serve fin. v. 14. For fin shall not 32. And now, brethren, I commend have dominion over you: for you are you to God, and to the word of his not under the law, but under grace. grace, which is able to build you up, d Gal. v. 24. And they that are and to give you an inheritance a- Chrifts, have crucified the flesh, with mong all them who are fanctified. the affections and lusts. Rom. viii. Phil.iii. 10. That I may know him, 13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye and the power of his resurrection, thall die: but if ye through the Spiand the fellowship of his sufferings, rit do mortify the deeds of the bobeing made conformable unto his dy, ye shall five. death. Rom. vi. s. For if we have · Col. i. 11. Strengthened with been planted together in the likeness all might according to his glorious of his death: we shall be also in the power unito all patience, and longlikeness of his resurrection, v. 6. suffering with joyfulness. Eph. iii. Knowing this, that our old man is 16. That he would grant you accrucified with him, that the body of cording to the riches of his glory, to fan might be destroyed, that hence- be strengthened with might by his forth we should not serve sin. Spirit in the inner man; v. 17. that
b. John xvii. 17. Sanctify them Christ may dwell in your hearts by thro' thy truth, thy word is truth. faith; that ye being rooted and Eph.v. 26. That he might fanctify grounded in love, v. 18. may be able and cleanse it with the washing of to comprehend with all faints, what water by the word. 2 Thess. ii. 13. is the breadth and length, and depth But we are bound to give thanks al. and height; v.19. and to know the