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TOD hath endued the Will of Man with
that natural liberty and power of acting upon choice, that it is neither torced, nor by any absolute gecellity of Nature determined to do good or evil. - Mat. 17. 12. Jam. 1. 14
Deut. 30. 19.
II. Man in his state of Innocency had freedom and power to will and to do that which was good and well picasing to God; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it. c Gen. 1. 26. Eccl. 7. 29. Gen. 3. 6. c Ger. 2.16,17,
III. Man by his Fall into a ftate of Sin, hath wholly loit ail ability of Wiil to any Spiritual good eccoespanying Salvation,d so as a natural man being alegether averle from that good, e and dead in fin, sis not able by his own ftrength to convert himself, or to prepare him. felf thereunto. sd Rom. 5.6. John 15-5 R.09. 3. 10, 12. f Epb. 2. 1, 5. Col.2. 13. 8 Joku 6 44, 65. Eph. 2. 2, 3, 4, 5. I Cor. 2. 14. Tit. 3. 3, 4, 5,
IV. When God converts a Sinner, and translates him into the state of Grace, he frecth him from his natural bondage under sin B and by his grace alone enables him freely to will and co do that which is Spiricually good ; ; yet so, as that by reason of his remaining Corruption, he deth not perfedly nor only will that which is good, but doch also will that which is evil. I h Col. 1. 13. Pbil. 2. 13, i Rom. 6. 18, 22. Gal. 5. 17. Rons. 7. 15, 18,19,21,23.
V. The will of Man is made perfe&tly and inmutably free to good alone in the ftate of Glory only. I 1 Job 3. 2. Jude 24. Epb. fi 13. Heb. 12. 23
C H A P. X.
Of Effetual Calling.
unco Life and those only, he is pleased in his appointed and accepted time effectually to call a by his Word and Spirit, b out of that ftate of fin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and Salvacion by Jesus Christ, . inlightning their minds Spiritually and saving. ly to understand the things of God, taking
v their heart of ftone, & giving unto them
an heart of flesh, • Renewing their Wills,and ,
Cant i 4. Pfal.110 3. Jobn 6. 37. Rom. 6, 16, 17, 18.
2 Tim. 1. 9. Tit. 3. 4,5.
Cor. 2. 14.
pable of being outwardly called by the MiDistry of the Word. * Luke 18. 15,16.
A&S 2 38, 39. & Jobn 3: 5. Ed Jobn 5. 22. compared Rom. 8.9: · Jobn 3 8. sJobon 5.12, Ass 4. 12,
IV. Others not elected, although they may be called by the Ministry of the Word,' and may have some common operations of the Spirit, yet not being effe&ually drawn by the Father, they neither do nor can come unto Chrif, & therefore cannot be faved ; much less can men not profelling the Chriftian Religion, be saved in any other way whatsoever, be they never fo diligent to frame their lives accord ing to the light of nature, and the law of that Religion they do protess : 'And fo affert and maintain chat they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested. Mat. 22.14: · Mat.7.22. & 13.20,21. Heb. 6. 4,5: John6 64,65,66.
'ns 4. 12: Joon 14.6. Epb. 2. 72. Yoon 4. 22.&17 3. '2Jobn g. 10,11. Cor. 16. 22. Gal. 1. 6, 7, 8.
c H A P. XI
Of Justification. Hose whom God effectually calleth, the allo freely justifieth, : not by infusing
righteousness into them, but by pardoning their Sins, 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 ; nor by imputing Faith itself, the act of believing, or any other Evangelical Obedience to them, as their Righteoulness, but by imputing Christ's active Obedicnce to the whole Law, and passive Obedi. ence in his sufferings and death, for their whole and sole Righteousness, they receiving and relting on him and his righteousness by Faith ; which Faith chey have not of themselves, it is the gift of God.Rom. 8. 30. 3. 24: Rom. 4. 4,5,6,7,8. 2 Cor. 5. 19, 21. Rom 3. 22,24,25,27,28: Tit. 3-5,7. Eph. 1.7. Jer. 23.6.5 Cor. 2. 30,31. Rom. 5.17, 18.19.CHERS 10. 44. Gal. 2. 16. Pbil.
39. Aas 13.38, 38. Epb. 2. 7, 8.
Faith thus receiving and refting on Chrift, and his righteousness, is the alone inftrument of Juftification ; yet it is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead Faich, but worketh by Love Jobn 1. 12. Rom. 3 28. & 5.1 jam. 2.37,22, 26. Gal. 5. 6.
Chrif by his Obedience & Dosth did fully