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is in the least degree of it diff-rent in the kind or nature of it ( as all other saving grace from the Faith and common Grace of temporary Believers ; and therefore, though it may be many times affailed and weakened, yet it gets the vidory, a growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance through Chrift, who is both the Author & Finisher of our Faith * Heb. 5.13,14. Rom. 4 19 20. Mat.6 3088. 10. '7068.13 fobn3 9.

Løk.22. 31. 32. Epb.6.16. 1 Fobn 5.4 5; * Heb.6.11,12,610. 22. Col. 2. 2. Heb. 12. 2.

CHA P. XV.
Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation.

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years, having fometime lived in the state of nature, and therein served diverfe lutts and pleasures, “ God in their efft Qual calling giveth them Repentance unto life.” * Epb.2.16 2,3. Tit. 3. 3,4,5, 1 Pet.4.3. Rom. 8. 30.

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II. Whereas there is none that doth good, and Innech noc, and the belt of men may chrom the power and deceitfulness of their corrupcioas dwelling in them, with the prevalency

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of temptation, e fall into great fins and pros vocations ; f God hath in the Covenant of Grace mercifully provided that Believers fo fioning and falling, be renewed through repentance unto Salvation, s. Kings 8. 46. Eccl . 7. 20. Jam. 3. 2. ' Pfal 63:3 &

40 12. Rom. 7.21,23. fer. 17.9. Heb. 3. 13. Ma. 6. 13. Luke 22. 31. 2 Sam. 11. 27 Luke 22. 5758,60. Luke 22. 32, 61, 62. ^ Jobs 1. 9.

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This faving Repentance is an Evangelical

Ghost made fenfible of the manifold evils of his lio, i doch by faith in Chrift humble him. self for ic with godly sorrow, deteftation of it, and self abhorrency, A praying for pardon & strength of Grace, ' with a purpofe and endeavour by supplies of the Spirit, to walk before God unto all well-pleasing in all things,

Zecb. 12. 10. Als 11.18 John 16. 7,8,9. Ezek. 18.30,31 & 36. 31. Psal 51.4. i John 3 4. " Zecb. 12. 19. Fr. 36.18,19. Foel 2 12, 13. 11. 30.2 2. Amos 5 15. Pfa. 119.128. Ezek. 6. 9. 2 Cor. 7. IT, ' Pfa. 51. per tot. * Psa. 119. 6,59, 166. 2 Kings 23. 25. Gul. 1. 10.

IV: As Repentance is to be continued through the whole course of our lives, is upon the ac

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Such is the provision which God hath made through Christ in the Covenant of Grace, for the Preservation of Believers unto Salvation, that although there is no Gri lo small, but it dem ferves damnation; # yet there is no fin fo great, that it mall bring damnation on them who tru'y repent; I which makes the constant preaching of Repentance neceffary... 1 Pet. 1. 5* Rom 6. 23833 5. 12 Mai 12. 36 $ Isa 55.7 Roms: 1 Ifa 1.16,18 'Markı. 15 All 20, 2:

C H A P. XVI.

Of Good Works.

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commanded in his holy word, * & not such as without the Warrant thereof are de vised by men out of blind peal, or upon any pretence of good intenrions..6

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II. These good works done in obedience to Gods comman ments, are the fruits & evidences of a true and lively Farth, and by them Believers maniteft their thankfulnefs altrengthen their affurance, edifie their Brethren, f adorn the profession of the Gospel, Hop the mouths of the adversaries, b & glorifie God, i whose workinanship they are created in Chrift Jefus thereuntu, k that having their fruit unto holinels, they may have the end eternal lite I? Fam. 2. 18, 22." Pfa. 116. 12, 13. 1 Pet.2, ?

I robex 2 3 5. 2 Pet. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 2 Cor 9.2. Mai.5 16. ! Tit, 2. 5,9,11,12, I Tim. 6 1 Pet 2 15. i'Pet 2 12. Pbil. 1 11 Jobn15 & * Epb 2 10 ! Rom 6 22:

III. Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the spirit of Chrift: # And that they may be enabled thert unto, besides the Graces they have already received, there is required an actual influence of the fame holy Spirit to work in them to will and to do, of his good pleature ; * Ytt are they nor hereupon to grow orgligent, as if they were not bound to perfo in any duly unless uron a special motion of the Spirit, but they ought to be diligene in firring up the Grace of God that is in them. Jika 154, 6.

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Ezek. 36. 26, 27

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Pbil. 2. 12 Heb 6. 11,12. 2 Pet. 1. 3. 5, 10, 11 Tja 64. 7. 2 Tim 1: 6 A&$ 26 6, 7 Jude 20, 21

IV. They who in their Obedience attain to the greatest height which is possible in this life, are so far from being able to supererogate, & to do more then God requires, as that they fall short of much, which in duty they are bound to do. ' Luk 17. 10. Neb. 13. 22. Job 9. 2, 3. Gal. 5:17.

V. We cannot by our beit works merit pardon of fin, or eternal life at che hand of God, by reason of the great disproportion that is between them, and the Glory to come ; and the infinite distance that is becween us, and God, whom by them we can neither profit ror satisfie for the debt of our former Sins ; but when we have done all we can, we have done but our duty, and are unprofitable servants :r And because as they are good, they proceed from his Spirit, « and as they are wrought by us, they a e defi'ed and mixed with fo much weakness and imperfection, that they cannot endure the fiverity of God's Judgments. Rom. 3. 23 & 4 2, 4, 6 Eph. 2. 8, 9 til,

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