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until being quickened and renewed by the holy Spiril, k he is thereby enabled to answer this Cali, and to cobrace the grace offered and conveyed in it. l.

2 II Tim. i, 9. Tit, iii, 4, 5, Eph. ii, 4, 5, 8, 1 9. Rom. ix, 1. k I Cor. ii, 14. Rom. viii, 7, Eph. ii, 5. i John vi, 37. Lzck, xxxvi, 27. Rom. vni, 9. John v. 25.

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Elect infants dying in infancy, are regenera. ted and saved by Christ, m who workeih when and where, and how he pleaseth ; 1 so also are all other elect persons who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the word. O

m Luke xviii, 15, 16, and Acts ii, 38, 39, and Johu iii, 5, and I Juba v. 22, compared Rom. viii, 9, n Jolin ii, & ql John F. 12. Acis ir,

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Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the word, n and may have some, common operations of the Spirit, q yet yol being effectually drawn by the Father they neither do nor can come unto Christ, and therefore cannot be saved ; r much less ean men pot professing the Christian Religion, be saved in any other way whatsoever be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the law of that religion

they lo profess ; 8 and to assert and maintain that they may, is very pernicious, and to be der tested. i

p Mat. xxii, 14, 9 Mat. vii, 22, and xiii, 20, 21. Heb. vi, 4, 5. r John vi, 64, 65, 66, «nd viii, 24. 8 Acts iv, 12. John xiv, 6. Eph. ii, 12. John iv, 22, and xvii, 3. i li John ix, 10, 11. I Cor. xvi, 22, Gal. i, 6, 7, 8.

CHAP. XI.

Of Justification,

THOSE whom God effectually calleth, be 1 also freely justifieth, a not by infusing righteousness into them, but by paiduning their sins and by accounting and accepting their persons os righteous not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alont ; nor by imputing Faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness, but by imputing Christ's active obedience to the whole law, and passive obedience in his sufferings and death, for their whole and sole righteousness, b they

receiving and resting on him and his righte sousness by faith ; which faith they have not of

themselves, it is the gift of God. c.

a Rom. viii, 30, and ii, 24. b Rom. iv, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. II Cor. v, 19, 21. Rom. iii, 22, 24, í 25, 27, 28. Tit. iii, 5,7. Eph. i, 7. Jer. xxiii, 6. I Cor. ii, 30, 31. Rom. v, 17, 18, 19, 0] Acts x, 44. Gal. ii, 16. Phil. iii, 9. Acts xiii, 38, 39. Eph. ii, 7, 8.

II, Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ, and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification ; d yet it is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead Faith, but worketh by love, e

d John, i, 12. Rom. iii, 20, and v, l. e Jam. ji, 17, 22, 26. Gal. v, 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, i and full satisfaction to God's justice in their behalf: f Yet inasmuch as he was given by the fixther for them, and his obedience and satis. faction accepted in their stead, h and both freely, not for any thing in them, their justification is only of free grace, i that both the exact jus. lice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners. Á

f Rom. v, 8, 9, 10, 19. I Tim. ii, 5, 6. Heb.

3, 10, 14. Dan. ix, 24 26. Isa. liii, 4. 5, 6, 10. 11. 12. g Rom. viji. 32. h II Cor. v, 21. Mat. iii 17. Eph. v, 2 i Rom. iii, 24. Eph. i, 7. K Rom. iii, 26 Eph. ii, 7.

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God did from all eternity agree to justify all the elect, laud 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 actu+lly apply Christ unto them. n

1 Gal. iii, 8 I Per. 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. Ti:. iii, 4, 5, 6,

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God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified ; o and although they can ne. ver fall from that 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 restared unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance. I

o Mat. vi, 19. I John 1, 7, 0, and ii, 1, 2.0 Luke xii, 32. John X. 28. Heb. x, 14. q Psal. lxxxix, 31, 32, 33, and li, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and xxxii, 5. Mat, xxvi, 75. I Cor. xi, 80, 81.2 38. Luke i, 20.

Rom. viii, 30, and iii, 24, 6 Rom. iv, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. II Cor. v, 19, 21. Rom. iii, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28. Tit. iii, 5,7. Eph. i, 7. Jer. xxiii, 6. I Cor. ii, 30, 31. Rom. v, 17, 18, 19, ( Acts x, 44. Gal. ii, 16. Phil. iii, 9. Acts xiii, 38, 39. Eph. ii, 7, 8.

Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ, and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification ; d yet it is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead Faith, but worketh by love, e

d John, i, 12. Rom. iii, 20, and v, b. e Jam. 11,17, 22, 26. Gal. v, 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 :f Yet inasmuch as he was given by the father for them, g and his obedience and satis. faction accepted in their stead, h and both freely, not for any thing in them, their justification is only of free grace, i that both the exact jus. lice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners. k

f Rom. v, 8, 9, 10, 19. I Tim. ii, 5, 6. Hebi?

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