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a 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. xxii, 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.

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, 1. ji, 17, 22, 26. Gal. v, 6.

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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 satisfaction 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 juslice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners. k

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

5, 10, 14. Dan. ix, 24. 26. Isa. liii, 4. 5, 6, 100 12.

g Rom. vii, 12. l II Cor- v, 21. Mat. ii, 17. Eph. v, 2. i Rom. iii, 24. Eph. i, 7. lom. iii, 26. Eph. ii, 7.

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

I Gal. jii, 8. I Pet. i, 2, 19, 20. Rom. viiig 30. m Gal. iv, 4. I Tinji, 6. Rom. iv. 25, » Col. i, 21, 22. Gal. ii, 16. Tis. iii, 4, 5, Q2 7.

V. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those thai are justified; o and although they can net ver fill from that state of justification, ħ 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 th: ir sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and reptance. ©

o Mat. vi, 12. I lohni, 7, 9, and ii, 1, 2. Luke xii. 32. Jokin x. 28. Heb. x, 14. 9 Psal. kxxxix, 31. 32, 33, ard li, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and xxxii, 5. Mat. xxvi, 75. I Cor. xi, 30, 31 32. Luke i, 29.

VI. The justification of believers under the Ow Testament was in all these respects one and the same with the justification of the believers un der the New Testament. q

r Gal ji, 8. 9, 13, 14. Rom. iv, 22, 23, Heb xiii. 8.


Of Adoption.


LL those that are justified, God vouchsa

feth 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, 6 have his name put upon them, c re ceive the spirit of adoption, d have access to the throne of grace wiih boldness, e are enabled to cry Abba Father, fare pitied, g protected, provided for, i and chastened by him as by a father, k yet never cast off, l but sealed to the day of redemption, m and inherit the promises n as heirs of everlasting salvation. O

a Eph. i, 5. b Gal. iv, 4,5. Rom. viii, 17. John i, 12. c Jer. xiv, 9. II Cor. vi, 1%. Rev. iii, 12. d Rom viii, 15. e Eph. iii, 12. Rom.

1, 2. f Gal. iv, 6. & Psal. ciii, xiii. h Prov. xxiv, 26. i Mat. vi, 30, 32. I Pet. V, 7. k Heb. xii, 6. l Lam. iii, 3. in Eph. iv, 30. 1 Heb, vi, 12. I Pet. i, 3, 4. Heb. i, 14.


of Sanctification.

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WHEY that are effectually called and regen.

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 quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, 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. iii, 10. Rom. vi, 5, 6. b John xvii, 17. Epb. v. 26. II Thesś. ii, 13. c Rom. vi, 6, 14. d Gal. v, 24. Rom. viii. 13. c Col, i, 11. Eph. iii, 16, 17, 18, 19. f II Cor. vii, 1. Heb. xii, 14.

II This sanctification is throughout in the whole man, 5 yetuinperfect in this life, ihere abides slili 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;

g 1 Thess. V, 23. h I John i, 10. Rom. vii, 18, 23. Phil. iii, 12. i Gal. v, 17. I Pet. üs 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 regener ate port doth overcome l and so the saints grow in giace, m perfecting holiness in the fear of God. n

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


Of saving Faiih.

HE 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


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