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tified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead Faith, but worketh by love.

d John, 1:12 ; Rom. 3:20, and 5: 1. Jam. 2:17, 22, 26; Gal. 5: 6.

III. Christ by his obedience and death did fully discharge the debt of all those that are justified, and did by the sacrifice of himself in the blood of his Cross, undergoing in their stead the penalty due unto them, make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God's justice in their behalf :' Yet inasmuch as he was given by the Father for them, and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead, and both freely, not for any thing in them, their justification is only of free grace, i that both the exact justice and" and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners.k

f Rom. 5: 8, 9, 10, 19; 1 Tim. 2 : 5, 6; Heb. 10:10, 14; Dan. 9: 24, 26 ; Isa. 53: 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12. g Rom. 8:32. h 2 Cor. 5:21 ; Matt. 3 : 17; Eph. 5 : 2.

i Rom, 3:24; Eph. 1 : 7. k Rom. 3: 26-; Eph. 2: 7.

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

1 Gal. 3:8; 1 Pet. 1:2, 19, 20; Rom. 8:30. m Gal. 4:4; 1 Tim. 2:6; Rom. 4: 25. n Col. 1:21, 22; Gal. 2:16 ; Tit. 3: 4, 5, 6, 7.

V. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified ;' and although they can never fall from that state of justification, 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 restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance.

o Matt. 6: 12; 1 John 1:7, 9, and 2:1, 2. p Luke 12 : 32; John 10:28 ; Heb. 10 : 14. 9 Psal. 89 : 31, 32, 33, and 51 : 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 32: 5; Matt. 26 : 75 ; 1 Cor. 11:30, 31, 32 ; Luke. 1:20.

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

r Gal. 3:8, 9, 13, 14; Rom. 4: 22, 23, 24 ; Heb. 13:8.

CHAP. XII.

OF ADOPTION.

All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth in, and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make

partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God," have his name put upon them, receive the spirit of adoption, have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are enabled to cry Abba, Father, are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by him as by a father, yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption, m and inherit the promises” as heirs of everlasting salvation."

a Eph. 1: 5. b Gal. 4: 4,5; Rom. 8: 17; John, 1: 12. e Jer. 14:9; 2 Cor. 6; 18; Rev. 3:12. d Rom. 8:15.

Eph. 3 ; 12; Rom. 5 : 2. fGal. 4 ; 6. & Psal. 103: 13. h Prov. 24 : 26. i Matt. 6:30, 32 ; 1 Pet. 5:7. k Heb. 12: 6. Lam. 3: 3. n Eph. 4:30. n Heb. 6 : 12. o 1 Pet. 1 : 3,4; Heb. 1: 14.

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CHAP. XIII.

OF SANCTIFICATION.

I. They that are effectually called and regenerated, being united to Christ, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, also further sanctified really and personally through the same virtue by his word and spirit dwelling in them, the dominion of the whole

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body of sin is destroyed, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, and they more and inore quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, e to the tice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. f a i Cor. 6:11; Acts. 20 : 32 ; Phil. 3 : 10; Rom. 6 :

b John, 17:17; Eph. 5 : 26; 2 Thess. 2: 13. C Rom. 6:6, 14. d Gal. 5:24 ; Rom. 8 : 13. e Col. 1: 11; Eph. 3 : 16, 17, 18, 19. f 2 Cor. 7:1; Heb. 12 : 14.

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

g 1 Thes. 5:23. h 1 John. 1 : 10; Rom. 7:18, 23 ; Phil. 3:12. i Gal. 5:17; 1 Pet. 2:11,

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

* Rom. 7 : 23. i Rom. 6:14; 1 John. 5 : 14 ; Eph. 4; 15, 16. m2 Pet. 3:18. n 2 Cor. 3 : 18; 2 Cor. 7: 1.

CHAP. XIV.

OF SAVING FAITH.

1. The grace of Faith whereby the elect are enabled to believe the saving of their souls,a is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the word ;* by which also, and by the administration of the seals, prayer, and other means, it is increased and strengthened. a

a Heb. 10 : 39. b 2 Cor. 4: 13; Eph. 1:17, 18, 19, and 2: 8. c Rom. 10 : 14, 17; Acts, 20 : 32 ; Rom. 4: 11; Luke, 17:5; Rom. 1 : 16, 17. di Pet. 2:2.

II. 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 particular passage thereof containeth, yielding obedience to the commands, trembling at the threatenings, % and embracing the promises of God for this life, and that which is to come. But the principal acts of saving faith are, accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace.

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