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$. 10. 14. Dan. ix, 24 26. Isa. liii, & 5, 6, 10. Il, 12. Rom. viii. 32. n Il Cor- v, 21. Mat. iii 17. Eph. v, 2 i Rom. iii, 24. Eph. i, 7. ke Rom. iii, 26. Eph. ii, 7.

IV. God did from all eternity agree to justify all the elect, I and Christ did in the fulness of time die for their sins, and rise again for their justi. fication : m nevertheless they are not justified personally until the holy Spirit doth in due time actually apply Christ unto them. n

1 Gal, jji, 8 I Pel. i, 2, 19, 20, Rom, viii, 30. m Gal. iv, 4. I Tim. ii. 6. Rom. v. 25. n Col. i, 21, 22. Gal. ii, 16. Tis. iii, 4, 5, 6,

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God doth continue to forgive the sins of those thai are justified ; o and although they can ne ver fall from ihat state of justification, p yet they may by their sins fall under God's fatherly

displeasure : and in that condition they have * not usually the light of his countenance resta

red unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their

faith and repentarice. I E o Mat. vi, 12. I John 1, 7, 0, and ii, 1, 2.

Luke xii, 32. John X. 28. Heb. x, 14. 9 Psal, lxxxix, 31, 32, 33, and li, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and xxxii, 5. Mat, xxvi, 75. I Cor. xi, 80, 81. 38. Luke i, 20.

VI. The justification of believers under the Old Testament vas in all these respects one and the same with the justification of the believers under the New

g Gal. iji, 8, 9, 13, 14. Rom, iv, 22, 23, 24. Heb xiii. 8.


Of Adoption.

A LL those that are justified, God vouchsa. ir 11 feth in, and for his only son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption, a by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, 6 have his name put upon them, c receive the spirit of adoption, d have access to the throne of grace with boldness, e are enabled to cry Abba Father, f are pitied, g protected, h provided for, i and chastened by him as by a. father, k yet never cast off, l bùt sealed to the day of redemption, m and inherit the promises n as heirs of everlasting salvation. O

a Eph. i, 5. 6 Gal. iv, 4, 5. Rom. vii, 17. 124. John i, 12. c Jer. xiv, 9. II Cor. vi, 14. Rev.

, 12. d Rom viii, 15. e Eph. iii, 12. Rom.

V, 2. f Gal. iv, 6. g Psal. ciii, xüi. h Prov. xxiv, 26. i Mat. vi, 30, 32. I Pet. v, 7. k Heb. xii, 6. 1 Lam. iii, 3. m Eph. iv, 30. n Heb. vi, 12. © I Pet. i, 3, 4. Heb. i, 14.


Of Sanctification.

TIEY that are effectually called and regenT erated, being united to Christ, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, a are also further sanctified really and personally through the same virtue by his word and spirit dwelling in them, b the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, c and the se. veral lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, d and they more and more quicken. ed and strengthened in all saving graces,t to the practice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord f

a I Cor. vi, 11. Acts xx, 32. Phil. jii, 10. Rom. vi, 5, 6. b John xvii, 17. Eph. v. 26. II Thess. ii, 13. Rom. vi, 6, 14. d Gal. v, 24. Rom. viii. 13. e Col. i, 11. Eph. ii, 16, 19, 18, 19. f II Cor. vii, 1. Heb. xii, 14.

This sanctification is throughout in the whole man, g yet imperfect in this life, there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part, h whence arises a continual and irreconcileable war, the flesh lusting against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh. i

& I Thess. v, 23. h I John i, 10. Rom. vii, 18, 23. Phil. iii, 12. i Gal. v, 17. I Pet. ii, 11.

III. In which war although the remaining corruption for a time may much prerail, k yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome l and so the saints grow in grace, m perfecting holiness in the fear of Godan

k Rom. vii, 23. Rom. vi, 14. I John v, 14. Eph. iv, 15, 16. m II Pet. ii, '18. «Il Cor, iii. 18. II Cor. vii, 1.

Of saving Faith.

THE grace of Faith whereby the elect are

enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, a is the work of the spirit of Christ in

their hearts, 6 and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the word ; c by which also, and by the administration of the seals, prayer, and on ther means, it is increased and strengthen. ed. d

a Heb. x, 39. 6 II Cor. iv, 13. Eph. i, 17, 18, 19, and ii, 8. c Rom. x, 14, 17. Acts xx, 32. Rom. iv, 11. Luke xvii, 5. Rom. in. 16, 17. d I Pet. ii, 2.

11. By this Faith, a christian believeth to be true. whatsoever is revealed in the word, for the authority of God himself speaketh therein, e and acteth differently upon that which each partic ular passage thereof containeth, yielding obedience to the commands, f trembling at the threatenings, g and embracing the promises of God for this life, and that which is to come. A But the principal acts of saving faith are, accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, hy virtue of the covenant of grace. i

e John iv, 42. I Thess. ii, 13. I John v, 10. Acts xxiv, 14. fRom. xvi, 26. g Isa. Ixvi. 2. h Heb. xi, 13. I Tim. iv, 8. i John i, 12. Actsxvi, 31. Gal. ii, 20. Acts xv, 11.

III. This faith although it be different in degrecs, and may be weak or strong, k yet it is in the least degree of it different in the kind or

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