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discharge the debt of all those that are juftifed, and did by the sacrifice of bifelt, in the blood of his Crof, undergoing in their ftead the penalty due unto then make a proper, real, & full farisi action to God's Juftice in their bchait : ' Y t inalmuch as he was given by the Father for them, and his obedience and Sacisfaction accepted in their stead, and both freely, not for any Thing in them, their Juftification is only of free grace, 'chat both the exut justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the juftification of Sinners ** Rom. 5.8.9, 10, 19. I Tim. 2. 5,6. Heb. 10.10, 14. Dan. 9. 24, 26. Ija 53. 4,5,6, 10, 11, 12. Rom. 8 32. * 2 Cor. 5.21. Mat. 3. 17. Epb. 5 2. Rom. 3.24.Epb. 1. 7. * Rom.3.26. Epb.2.7

IV. God did from all Eternity decree to Juftify all the Elect, and Christ did in the fulness of time die for their Sins, and rise again for their Juftification : ” Nevertheless, they are not Juftified perfonally, until the holy Spirit doch in due rime actually apply Chrift unto them. Gal. 3. 8. 1 Pet 1. 2, 19, 20. Rom, 8. 39. * Gel. 4. 4. 1 Tim. 2. 6. Rom. 4.25, Csl. 1. 21, 22. Gal. 2 16 Tit. 3 4,5,6,7.

V. Goddorbcontinue to forgive the fins af ibose tbai

are justified ; and although they can never fall from ibe ftate of Juftification, 'yet they may by their fins fall under God's fatberly displeasure :& in that Condition tbey have not usually ikeligblof bisCountenancereftored unto tbem,untilibe bumble themselves,confess tbeirsins, beg pardon & renew their faitb Grepentance: 9 ° Mat. 6. 12. 1 John 1. 7, 9. & 2. 1, 2. John 10. 28. Heb. 10. 14. - Psal. 89 31.32 33. & 51. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. & 32. 5. Mat 26.75. Cor. 11. 30, 31, 32. Luk. 1. 20.

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The Justification of Believers under the Old Teftament, was in all these respects one and the same with the Juftificatiun of i be Believers under the New Teftament. . Gal. 3. -8, 9, 13, 14. Rom. 4. 22, 23, 24. Heb. 13. 8.

CH A P.: XII.

Of Adoption.

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LL those that are justified, God Vouchlaf

eth and for his only Son Jesus Christ to make partakers of the grace of Adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the Liberties & Priviledges of the Children of God, b have his Name put upon them, receive the Spirit of Adoption, have access

to the Throne of Grace with boldness,

are enabled to Cry Abba Fetber,' are pitied," protected, provided for, i and chained by him as by a Father. * yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of Redemption," and inherit the Promiles, " as Heirs of Everlafting Salvacion. o . Epb. 1. 5. Gal. 4. 4,5. Rom. 8. 17. Fobn s. 12. Jer. 14. 9. 2 Cor. 6:18. Rev. 3. 12;

Rom. 8.15 e Epb. 3. 12. Rome 5. 2. f Gal. 4. 6. 8 Pfal. 103. 13. Prov. 24 26. Mat. 6. 30, 32. 1 Pet. 5. 7 * Heb.12 6

Epb. 4. 3o. Heb. 6. 12. o i Per. 1. 3,4 Heb. 1, 14.

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CHAP. XIII.

Of Sanalification.

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Hey that are effectually called and rege

nerated, being united to Christ, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, 1 are also further sanctified really & personally through the fame Virtue, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them, b the dominion of the wholeBody

of Sin is destroyed, e and the several lusts thereof are more & more weakned & mortified, d & ibey more & more quickened, & strengthened is all saving graces, e to the practice of all true holiness, without hich no man shall see the Lord f a Cor 6

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Als 20. 32. Pbil. 3. 10. Rom. 6.5,6 b Job. 17. 17. Eph. 5. 26 2 Tbefi 2. 13. c Rom 6.6 14. d Gal. 5. 24. Rom 8.13 e Col. 1. 11 Epl 3. 16, 17, 18, 19. f 2 Cor. 7, 1 Heb. 12. 14

II. This Sanctification is throughout in the whole man, & yet imperfect in this life, there abides still some remnants of Corruption in every part, b whence arileth a continual and irreconcilable War, the Atlh lufting against the spirit, and the fpirit againft the Acth,rg

Tbel 5 23 h i fobni io Rom 7. 18, 23. Pbil 3 12 i Gal 5 17 Pet 2 JI

III. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail, & yet through the continual supply of strength from the fan&tifying Spirit of Chrift, the regenerate part doth overcome l and fo the Saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. n k Rom Ý 23 ? Rom 6 14 1 Jobn 5 14 Epb 4 15, 16'm 2 Pet 3 18 n 2 Cor

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CHA P. XIV,

Of Saving Faitb. HE grace of Faith, whereby the Elect are enabled to believe to the saving of

their Souls, a is the work of the Spirit of Chrift in their Hearts, b and is ordinarily wrought by the Ministry of the Word ;c by which alfo, and by the administration of the Seals, Prayer and other Means, it is increased and strengthened. da Heb 10 39 b 2 Cor 4 13 Epb. i 17, 18, 19 & 2 8 c Rom 10 14, 17 Aas 20:32 Rom 4 11 Luké 17 5 Rom 1 16

d 17 1 Pet 2 2

II. By this Faith a Chriftian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word, for the Authority of God himself speaking therein, and actech differently upon chat which each particular paffuge thereof containeth, yielding obedience to the commands, f trembling at the threatnings, 8 and embracing the promises of God for this life, & that which is to come, b But the principal acts of saving Faith are, accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone, for justification, sanctification&eternal life by virtue of the Covenant of Grace. i e Jobn 4 42 iThese 13 1J0bn 5 10 A&S 24 14 f Rom 16 26 8 Ifa 66 2 h Heb il 13 i Tim 4 8 i Jobn i 12 Afts 16 31 Gal 2 20 Aas 15 II

III. This Faith, although it be different in degrees, and may be weak or strong, 4 yet it

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