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