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CHA P. XVIII.
Of sbe Asürance of Grace and Salvation:

and unregenerate men may vainly deceive @hemselves with falle hopes and carnal prefumptions of being in the favotat of God, and kace of Salvation; a which hope of theirs shall perish, yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in fincerity, endeavouring to walk in all good Conscience before him may in this life be certainly assured that they are in the fate of grace, i and may rejoyce in the hope of the glory of God, which hope Íhall never make them ashamed. Da jcb 8.13 14. Mic. 3.11. Deut.19.19. Jobn8 41 Mac 4. 12,23 Jobn 2.3 & 3. 14, 18, 19, 21; 4 & 5.13

IL. This certainty is not a baré conje&ural and probable perfwalion, grounded upon a fallible hope, but an infallible affurance of Faith, founded on thé blood and Righteousness of Christ revealed in the Gospel, and also upon the inward évidence of thole Graces unto which promises are made, and cn the Immediate witness of the Spirit, teftifiag our Adoption, b and as a fruit thereof, leaving the heart more humble and holy; e Heb.6.11

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19. * Heb. 10. 19, 20 Rom. 3: 22 % 2 Pet. 1. 4, 5, 10, 11, 1 foon 2. 3. & 3. 14. 2 Cor. 1. 12. Rom.8.15,16' Pfal 51,12, 17. 2 Cor.7.1.

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This infallible assurance doth not fo belong to the effence of Faith, but that a true believer may wait long, and conflict with many difficulties before he be partaker of it ; k yet being inabled by the Spirit to know the things which are freely given him of God, he may without extraordinary revelation, in the right use of ordinary means attain thereunto': 1 And therefore it is the duty of every one to give all diligence to make their calling and Election fare, m that thereby his heart may be inlarged in peace and joy in the holy Ghost, in love and thankfulocis to God, and in strength and cheerfulness in the duties of obedience, the proper fruits of this affurance ; n so far is it from inchining men to looseness. kr Feb 5.13 Isa 50.10 Mat. 9.24 Psal 38 per tot Pfa. 77. 1. to 12. '1 Cor. 2.1, 2. 17oon 4.13 6. 11, 12 Epb. 3; 17, 18, 19 2 Pet. 2. 10. * Rom. 5. 1, 2, 5 Rom 14.9 8'15. 3. Epb. 1. 3, 4. Psa. 4. 6, 7. & 119. 32 1 yoba 3 2, 3 P/1. 1. 3, 4. 1 youn 2. I, 2 Rom 6. 12 Tit. 2. 11,12,14. 2 Cor. 7. 1. Rom. 8. I. 12 2 John 1. 6. 7.

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IV. True Believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken diminished and intermitted, as by negligence in preserving of it, by falling into some special fin, which woundeth the Conscience, and grieveth the Spirit by some fudden or Vehement Temptation, by God's withdrawing the light of his Countenance, suffering even such as fear, him to walk in darkness, and to have no light ; p yet are they neither utterly deftitute of that feed of God, and life of Faith, that love of Christ and the Brethren, that fincerity of heart and Conscience of duty, out of which by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may in due time be revived, 9 and by the which in the mean time they are supported from utter despair. p Cant 5. 2, 3,6, Psal 57: 8. 12, 14 Epb 4:30;31. Ps2.77. i to 10. Mat. 26 69, 70, 71, 52. Psa. 31. 22. & 88. per tot lja 51. 10. ! 1 Foba 3. 9. Luke 22. 32. Jeb 13. 15. Psal. 73. 15.& 51.8, 12. Isa 50.10 : r Mic. 7. 8, 9. Jer. 32. 40. Ifa: 54: 7, S, 9, 10. Pja. 22. 1. & 88. per tos.

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CH A P. XIX. of the Law of God

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10D gave to Adam a Law of unive: 1 Obecience written in his bear

particular precept of not cacing the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, as a Covenant of Works, by which he bound him and all bis pofterity to personal, enţire, exact and perpetual obedience, promised lifé upon the fulfilling, and threatned death upon the breach of it, and inducd him with power and ability to keep it. • Ger. 1. 26, 27. & 2. 17, Rom. 2, 14, 15. & 19.5.& 5. 12, 19. Game 9. 10, 12. Eccl. 7. 29. Job 18. 28

II. This Law so written in the heart,continued to be a perfc& Rule of Righteousness after the fall of Man, and was delivered by God on Mount Sinai in ten Commandments, & written in two Tables, the four first Commandments containing our duty towards God, and the other fix our duty to Man."

b7am 1.25 & 2. 8, 10, 11, 12 Ram. 13 8, 9. Deut. 5. 3 * 10.4. Exod. 34. 1. Mat. 22.37,38,39.40

III. Befides this Law commonly called Morra! God was pleased to give the people of Israel, as a Church under age, Ceremonial Laws, containing foveral Tipical Ordinances, partly of Worshiping, prefiguring Chrift, his Graces, Adions, Sufferings and Benefits, and partly holding forth diverse Instructions of moral

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Duties: - All which Ceremonial Laws being appointed only to the time of Reformation, are by Jesus Christ the true Meffiah and only Law-giver, who was furnished with power from the Father for that end, abrogaced, and

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9. Chap. Heb. 10. I. Gal: 4. 1, 2, 3. Col. 2. 17. ! 1 Cor. 5 7. 2 Cor. 6. 17. Jude v. 23! Heb. 9. 10, 11 Jam. 4. 12. Heb. 7. 12 Col. 2. 14, 16, 17 Dan. 9. 27. Eph.

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To them also he gave sundry JudicialLaws, which expired together with the state of that People, not obliging any now by virtue of that Institution, their general equity only being still of moral use. Exod. 21. cbap Exod. 22 1. 10 29. Gen. 49. 10 wiib - Per. 2. 13, 14. Mar 5. 17 with v. 38, 39. I Cor. 9. 8, 9, 19

The Moral Law doth forever bind all, as well jullified persons as others, to the Obe dience thereof; and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in refpect of the Authority of God the Creator, who gave it : i neither doch Christ in the Gospel any way diffolve, but much ftrengthen this obligacion... Rom : 38,9, 10. Epb.

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