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IV. Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the word p, and may have some common operation of the Spirit q; yet they never truly come to Christ, and therefore cannot be saved r: much less can men, not 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 do profess j"; and to assert and maintain, that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested t.


tie Son of God, hath not life. Acts Father, v. 66, From that time many iv. 12. Neither is there salvation in of his disciples went back, and walkiny other: for there is none other ed no more with him. Johnviii. 24. name under heaven given among I said therefore unto you, that you men, whereby we must be saved, shall die in your sins : for if you belt". / Mat. xxii. 14. For maoy lieve not that I am he, ye shall die are called, but few are chosen. in your sins.

q Mat. vii. 22. Many will fay to /Actsiv. 12. Neither is there saline in that day, Lord, Lord, have vation in any other: for there is none

other name under heaven given among men, whereby we mast be saved. John xiv. 6. Jesus faith unto him, 1 am the way, and the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Fph ii. 12. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, hav. ing no hope, and without God in the world. * John iv. 22. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. John xvii. 3.And this is life eternal, that they miglit know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

/ 2 John p. Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God : he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. v. 20. If theie come any unto you; and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed- v. it. For he that £ 4 biddeth

we not prophesied in thy name ? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works ? Mat. xiii. 20. But he that received the feed into stony places, the fame is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy received! it. Y. 41. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Heb. vi. 4, Tot it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tested of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, v, 5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.

r John vi. 64- But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they Were that believed not, and who should betray him: r. 6y. And he said, therefore said 1 unto you, that no man can come unto me, extept it wort given umo him of roy

Chap. XI. Of justification.

THOSE whom God effectually calleth, he also freely, justifieth a: not by infusing righreousness into them, but] by pardonjng their sins, and by counting and accepting their v persons as righteous: not for any thing wrought in them, or, done by them, but for Christ's fake alone: not by imputing' faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience, to them as their righteousness; but by imputing the; obedTence and satisfaction of Christ unto them 0, they receiving


biddeth him God speed, is partaker Blessed is the roan to whom the Lord of his evil deeds, i Cor. xvi. 22. will not impute sin. 2 Cor. v. 19. If any man love not the Lord Jesus To wit, that God was in Christ, reChrist, let him be Anathema Mara- coociling the world unto himself, natha. Gal. i. 6v 1 marvel, that not imputing their trespasses unto ye are so soon removed from him them; and hath committed uoio us that called you unto the grace of the word of reconciliation, v. 21* Christ, unto another gospel, v. 7, F^r he hyh made, him, to he. sin for "Which is not another; but there us'.'wlid lAfeNd:'o*d fin^'that we nnyht'' be some that trouble you, and would be made the righteousness of God pervert the gospel of Christ, v. 8. in him. kom. iii. 2j. Even the Put though we, or ac angel from righteousness of God which is by heaven, preach any other gospel faith of jesus Christ unto all, and onto you, than that which we have upon all them that believe ; for preached unto you, let him be ac- there is no difference! v. 24. Being cursed. justified freely by his grace, through

I. a Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, the redemption that is in jeius ■whom he did predestinate, them he Christ; v. 2 J. Whom cod hath set also called, and whom he called, forth to be a propitiation, through them he also justified : and whom frith in his blood, to declare his. he justified, them he also glorified, righteousness for the remission of si os Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely that are past, through the forbearby his qrace, through the redempti- ance of God. v. 27. Where is boast, on that is in Jesus Christ. ing then? it is excluded. By what

b Rom. iv. c. Hut to him that law I of works? Nay: but by the worketh not, but believeth on him law of faith, v. 28. Therefore we that justifieth the ungodly, his faith conclude that a'man is justified by is counted for righteousness, v. 6. faith without the deeds of the law. Even as David also describeth tho Tit. iii. 5. Not by works ofcrighte* blessedness of the man unto whom ousness which we have done, but ac* Cod irapateth righteousness without cording to his mercy he saved us, works, v. 7. Saying, Blessed are by the washing of regeneration, and they whose iniquities are forgiven, renewing of the holy cholt : y-fi ajid whose sius are coveredi v. 8> That, beings justified.by.his grace, and resting on him and his righteousness by faith; which faith, they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God t.

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

III. Christ,

we should be made heirs according that we might be justified by the to the hope of eternal life. Fph. faith of Christ, and ret by the works 1. 7. In whom we have redemption of the law: for by the works of the through bis blood, the forgiveness law shall no flesh be justified. Phil, of sins, according to the riches of iii. 9. And be found in him, not his grace. Jen xxiii. 6. In his days having mine own righteousness, Judah {hill be saved, and Israel shall which i$«t the law, but that which dwell safeJy; and this is his name is thtough the faith of Christ, the whereby he sliall be called, THE righteousness which is of God by Lqrdourrjghteous\'ess faith. Acts xiii. 38. He it known I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in unto you therefore, men and brethChriii Jesus, who of God is made ren, that through this man is preachunio us wisdom, and nghteousne(9, ed unto you the forgiveness of sins: lanctification and redemption, v. v. 39. /.nd by him oil that believe 31. I bat, according as it is writ- are justified stem all things, from ten, He that glorieth, let him glory which ye could not be justified from in the Lord. Rom. v. 17. For if by the law of Moles. Fph. ii. 7-That by one man's offence death reigned in the agfs to crnie he might shew by one; much more they who te- the exceeding riches of his grace, in ceive alundance of grace, and of his kindrels towards us, through *be gift of righteousness, shall reign Christ Jesus, v. 8. For by grace are in life by one, Jesus Christ, v. 18, ye sa\td, through faith; and that Therefore as by the offence of one, not of yourselves: it is the gift of judgment came upon all men to con. cod.

demnation: even so by the righte- H. d John i. 1 2. But as many as ousness of one, the free gift came received him, to them gave he povtipon all men unto justification of er 'to beceme the sons of cud, even life. v. 19. For as by one man's to them that believe on his n:ime. disobedience, many were made fin- Rom. iii. 28. Therefore we conners: so by the obedience of one,' elude, that a man is justified by fli?ll many be made righteous. faith, without the deeds pf the law.

if Acts x. 44. While Peter yet Rom. v. i. Therefore being justifi. spake these words, the Holy Chost ed by faith, we have peace with God fell on all them who heard the word, through our Lord Jesus Christ, aal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is e James ii. 17. Even so faith, if not justified by the wotks of the law, it hath not worl<;, is dead being abatby the faith of Jesus Christ : even lone. v. 22. Seest thou how f/uh M b^y« believed in Jesus Christ, wrought with hi* works, and-" by


111. Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge die debt of all those that are justified, and did make a proper, real and f ull satisfaction to his Father's jwst ice in their behalf f. Yet, in as much as he was given by the Father for them g, and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their

stead, stead i, and both freely, not for any thing in the*; their justification is only of free grace i: that both the exact juluce and rich grace of God might be glorified ifl the justification of sinners k.

works was faith made perfect? v. 36. For as the body .without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Gal. v, 6, For in Jesus Christ, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which woiketh by lore.

III. /Rom. v. 8. But cod comjnendeth his iove towaidyu^n that while we were yet firflfffs, Christ died for us. v, 9. Mucnmore then being now justified by his blood, we shall be laved from wrath through him, r. 1o, ^or if when we were enemies we ware reconciled to cod by the death of his Son': muoh more being reconciled, we (hall be saved by bis life. v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience, many were made sinners: si» by the obedience of one shall many be made righteons. I Tim. ii. j. For there is one cod, and one Mediator between cod and men, the man Christ Jesus; v. 6. Who gave himself a ransom for all,. to be testified in due time. Heb. x. 10. By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. v. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are dstetroirted upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the tianlgrestton, and to make an end of sins, and >o make reconciliation for iniquity, and 10 bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. v. 26. And after threescore and two weeks, shall

Messiah be cut off", but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined! Isa. liii. 4. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of ood, and afflicted, v. j. Rut he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruise d for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed, v. 6. All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. v. 1 o. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief: when thou /halt make his foul an offering for sin, he stiall fee his fee.d, he shall prolong bis days, and the pleasure of theLord shall prosper in his hand, v. 11. He stiall fee of the travail of his foul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge stiall my righteous servant justify many: for he stiall bear their iniquities, v. 12. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he (hall divide the spoil with the strong : because he hath poured out his foul unto death: and he was numbered with the trans, gresi'ors, and he bare the sins of many, and made iniercestion for the transgressors.

£ Rom. viii. 32. He that spared not bis own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how stiall he Do* with


IV. God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect/: and Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their sins> and rife again for their justification m: nevertheless they are not justified, until the holy Spirit doth in due time actually apply Christ unto them K.

V. God

him also freely give us all things? fication of the spirit, unto obedience,

b 2 Cor Mi. Fi>r he hath made and sprinkling of the blood of jesuij him to be Cn for us, who knew no Christ, v. I<j. But with the preci£o: that we might be made the ous blood of Christ, as of a lamb righteousness of God in him. Mat. without blemish and without spot, iii. 17. And lo, a voice from hea- v. 30, Who verily was sore-ordain^ ven, saying, This is ray beloved ed before the foundation of the Son, in wham lam well pleased, world, but was manifest in these last Eph. v. 2> And walk in love, as times for you. Roin. viii. 30. MoreChrist also hath loved us, and hath over, whom he did predestinate, given himself for us, an offering and them he also called: and whom he sacrifice to G6d, for a sweet smelling called, them he alto justified: and savour. , whom he jultisied, them he also

* Rom. iii. 24, Being justified glorified, steely by his grace, through the re- m Gal. iv. 4. But when the fuldemption that is in Jesus Christ, ness of the time was come, Coci sent Eph. i. 7. In whom we have re- forth his Son, made of a woman, demptioo thro' his blood, the for- made under the law. 1 Tim. ii. 6. givenefs of fins, according to the Who gave himself a rar,som for all, riches of his grace. to be testified in due time. Rom iv.

k Rom. ii. 26. To declare, I fay,. 36. Who was delivered for our ofat this time, his righteousness: that fences, and was raised again for our he might be just, and the justifier of justification, him that believeth in jefus. Eph. 0 Col, i. 21. And you that were H. 7. That in the ages to come he sometime alienated, and enemies in might (hew the exceeding riches of your mind by wicked works, yet his grace, in his kindness towards riow hath he reconciled v. 22. In us, through jefus Christ. ^ the body of his fkfh through death,

IV. / Gal. iii. 8. And the scrip- to present you holy and unblamtsble, fare foreseeing that God would ju- and iioreproveable in his fight. Gal. fljfy the heathen through faith, ii. 16. (See letter e inimediatly forepreached before the gospel unto going.) Tit. iii. 4. But after thai Abraham, faying, lo thee (hall all the kindness and love of si ed our nations be blessed. 1 Pet. i, 2. E- Saviour towards man appeared, v. fcct, according to the foreknowledge ^. Not by .works pf righteousness gf C«4 tb< father, through sea&U which we have done, but according

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