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3. 5, 6, 7 Rom 8 18 Pla 16 2 Job 22, 23 & 35 7, 8. ' Luk 17.10' Gal 5 22, 23, Ifa 64 6. Gal 5.17 Rom 7 15, 18 Psal 143 2 &

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Yet notwithstanding, the persons of Believers being accepted through Christ, their good works also are accepted in him," not as cho

' they were in this life wholly unblameable and unreproveable in God's fight, w but that he looking upon them in his Son is pleased to ac-, cept and reward that which is fincere, altho accompanied with many weaknesses & imp

perfections. ? ? Epb 1. 6. 1 Pet 2 5 Exod 28. 38 Gen 4; 4 Heb 11 4 Job g. 20 Pfal 142. 2 Pbit 3. 12. ! Heb 13 20, 21. 2 Cor 8 12 Heb 6 10 Mat 25 21 23.

VII. Works done by unregenerate men although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands, and of good use both to themselves and to others : y yet because they proceed not from an heare purified by Faith, nor are done in a righe manner, according to the Word, nor co a righe end, the Glory of God; b they are therefore fintul, and cannot please God, nor make a man meet receive grace from God; c. and yet their

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neglect of them is more finful and displeasing to God. ** 2 Kings 1o. 37, 31. 1 Kings 21.27 29 Pbil 1. 15, 16, 18* Gen 4. 5 Heb 11.4 6* 1 Cor 13 3 Ifa 1. 12 b Mat. 6. 2, 5,16.

Hag 2. 14. Tit i. iš Amos 5. 21, 22 Hafi 4 Rom. 9. 16. Tit. 3. 5. d Pfal. 14.4 & 36.3 Fob 20. 14, 15

Mat 25 41, 42, 43, 45

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CH A P. XVII.
Of tbe Perseverance of the Saints.

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HEY whom God hath accepted in his

"beloved, effectually called and Sandified by tis Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the fate of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved a Phil. 1. 6 2 Pet. 1. 10. Fobrt 10. 28, 29. 1 Fobu 3. 9.

II. This Perleverance of the Saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immu. tability of the Decree of Election, from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father b upon the efficacy of the merit and intercer. fion of Jesus Christ, 6 and Union with him, d the Oath of God, e the abiding of his Spirin and she seed of God within them, a

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3. 5, 6, 7 Rom & 18 Psa 16 2 Job. 22, 23 & 35 7, 8. ' Luk. 17.10' Gal 5 22, 23, l/a 646 Gal 5 17 Rom 7 15, 18 Psal 143

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Yet notwithstanding, the persons of Believers being accepted through Christ, their good works also are accepted in him, not as tho! they were in this life wholly unblameable and unreproveable in God's sight, w but that he looking upon them in his Son is pleased to ac-, cept and reward that which is fuocere, altho' accompanied with many weakoefles & imperfections. * " Epb 1. 6. i Pet 2 5 Exod 28. 38 Gen 4:4 Heb 11 47ob g. 20 Pfal 142. 2 Pbil 3. 12. ! Heb 13 20, 21. 2 Cor. 8 12 Heb 6 10 Mat 25 21 23.

VII. Works done by unregenerate men although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands, and of good use both to themselves and to others : y yet because khey proceed nor from an beare purified by Faith, nor are done in a right manner, acccording to the Word,

nor to a righe end, the Glory of God; b they are therefore finful, and cannot please God, nor make a man meet

ceive grace from God; C and yet their

neglect

neglect of them is more finful and displeasing to God: "'12 Kings 10. 37, 31. 1 Kings 21:27 29 Pbil 1. 19, 16, 18* Gen 4. 5 Heb 11. 4 6* 1 Cor 13. 3 Ifa 1. 12 b Mat. 6. 2, 5,16. Hag 2. 14. 1it i. 15 Amos 5. 21, 22 Herr Rom.

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16. Tit. 3. 5. d Pfal. 144 & 36.3 Fob 21: 14, 15 Mat 25 41, 42, 43, 45

Mat 23 23

c H A P. XVII.
Of tbe Perseverance of the Saints.

HEY whom God hath accepeed in his

by tis Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved a Phil. 1.6 2 Pet. 1. 10. Jobo 10. 28, 29. 1 Jobs 3. 9. 1 Pet. 1 5. 9.

II. This Perseverance of the Saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the Decree of Election, from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father b upon the efficacy of the merit and intercer. fion of Jesus Christ, 6. and Union with hina, de the Oath of God, e the abiding of his Spirit and the seed of God within them, f.

ć Heb. 10. 10,14

nature of the Covenant of Grace, - from allt which ariserh also the certainty and infallibility thereot 5 L2Tim.2. 18,19. Jer. 31. 33.

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9. 12, 13, 14, 15. Rom.8. 33 to end John 17. 11.24. Luke 2.2.32. Heb.7.25. ^ Yobu 17 21. Heb.6.17, 18. Psal. 89.35,36. "Jobn 14,16,17. 17obn 2.27. & 3.9.

Jer. 32.40. Jobr 10. 28. 2 Tbef. 3. 3. 1 Joba 2. 19.

III. And though they may through the temptation of Satan, and of the world, the prevalency of Corruption remaining in them, & che neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous fins, and for a time continue therein,whereby they incur God's displeasure,

and grieve his holy Spiric, come to have their graces and comforts impaired, n have their hearts hardened, and their Consciences wounded, hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves," yet they are and shall be kept by the power of God through Faith unto Salvation 26.70, 72, 94 * Psal 51 Title & V. 14? Ifa 64.50 7. 9. 2 Sam 11. 27 * Epb 4 30 in psa 51.8, 10, 12 Rev 2. 4 Cant 5. 2, 3, 4, 6 o Ifa 63.- 17 Mark 6. 52 & 16,14" Pfa' 32. 3, 4&51 8 2 Sam 12 14* Psa 89 .31, 32. 1 Gor 11. 39, 31, 32 ' ; Per 1. 5 1 Thef

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