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N. God doth not continue to forgive the sins of those that are juftified o: And although they can never fall from the state of justification p, yet they may by their fins fall under God's fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of his countenance restored unto them until they humble themselves, confess their fins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance 9.
to his mercy he saved us by the visit their transgression with the rod, washing of regeneration, and renew and their iniquity with stripes. v. ing of the Holy Ghost; v. 6. Which 33. Nevertheless, my loving kind. he thed on us abundantly, through pess will I not utterly take from him, Jesus Christ our Saviour; v. 7. That nor suffer my faithfulnels to fail, being justified by his grace, we should Psal. li
. 7. Purge me with hyssop, be made heirs according to the hope and I shall be clean: walh me, and of eternal life.
I fhall be wbiter than the snow. Vi o Mat, vi. 12, And forgive us v.8. Make me to hear joy and gladour debts, as we forgive our debtors. ness : that the bones which thou
John i. 7. But if we walk in the haft broken may rejoice. v.9. Hide light, as he is in the light, we have thy face from my sins; and blot out fellowship one with another, and the all mine iniquiries. v. 10. Create blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleans- in me a clean heart, O God; and eth us froin all fio. v. 9. If we gon renew a right spirit within me. v. fess our fias, he is faithful and just 11. Cast me not away from thy to forgive us our fins, and to clcanle presence; and take not thy holy us from all unrighteousness. 1 John Spirit from me. v. 12. Restore uni. s. My little children, these things to me the joy of thy falvation : and write 1 unto you, that ye fin not. uphold me with thy free Spirit. Psal. And if any man fin, we have an xxxii. 5. I acknowledged my sin unadvocate with the Father, Jesus to thee, and mine iniquity have I Chrilt the righteous. V. 2. And he not hid: I said, I will confess my it the propitiation for our fins : and tranfgreffions unto the Lord; and not for ours only, but also for the thou forgavest the iniquity of my Gns of the whole world.
fin. Mat. xxvi. 75. And Peter rep Luke xxi. 32. But I have pray- membred the words of Jesus, which ed for thee, that thy faith fail not; faid unto him, Before the cock crow and when thou art converted, thou shalt deny me thrice, And he strengthen thy brethren. John X. went out, and wept bitterly, i Cor. 28. And I give unto them eternal xi. 30. For this cause many are life, and the shall never perish, nei- weak and fickly among you, and ther thall any pluck them out of my many seep. v. 32, But when we hand. Heb. X. 14. For by one of. are judged, we are chastened of the fering te hath perfected for ever Lord, that we should not be conthem that are fanctified.
demned with the world, Luke i. 20, * q Pfal.lxxxix. 31. If they break and behold, thou shall be dumb, my ftatures, and keep not my com- and not able to speak, until the day mandments: Y. 32. Then will that these things iball be performed,
VI. The justification of believers under the Old Testament was, in all these respects, one and the same with che justification of believers under the New Testament r.
CHAP. XII. Of Adoption.
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 b; have his name put upon thenic, receive the spirit of adoption d,
because thou believest not my words that we might receive the adoption which thall be fulfilled in their fea of fons. fon,
b Rom. viii. 17. And if children, VI, r Gal, iii. 9. So then they then heirs ; heirs of God, and joint who be of faith, are blessed with heirs with Christ: if so be that we faithful Abraham. V. 13. Christ suffer with him, that we may be al. hath redeemed us from the curse of fo glorified together. John i. 12. the law, being made a curse for us : But as many as received him, to for iç is written, Cursed is every one them gave he power to become the that hangeth on a tree. 4, 14. That Tons of God, even to them that be the bleling of Abraham might come lieve on his name. on the Gentiles, through Jesus Chrift: c Jer. xiv. 9. Yet thou, O Lord, that we might receive the promise of art in the midst of us, and we are the Spirit, through faith. Rom. iv. called by thy name, leave us not. 22. And therefore it was imputed to 2 Cor. vi, 18. And will be a Father him for righteousness. .v. 23. Now' uoto you, and ye shall be my fons it was not written for his fake alone, and daughters, Taith the Lord Al. that it was imputed to him; v. 24. rnighty. Rev. iii. 12. Him that oBut for us also, to whom it shall be vercometh, will I make a pillar in imputed, if we believe on him that the temple of my God, and he hall raised up Jesus our Lont from the go no more aut: and I will write dead. Heb. xii, 8. Jesus Christ the upon him the name of my God, and same yesterday, and to day, and for the name of the city of my God, ever.
which is new Jerusalem, which com1. a Eph. i.. 5. Having predesti- eth down out of heaven from my nated us unto the adoption of chil- God; and I will write upon him my dren by Jesus Christ to himself, ac new dame. cording to the good pleasure of his : d Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not will. Gal. iv. 4. But when the ful- received the spirit of bondage again ness of time was come, God lent to fear: but ye have received the forth his Son, made of a woman, Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, made under the law, v. 5. To re- Abba, Father, deem them that were underthe law,
have access to the throne of grace with boldnefs e, are e. sabled to cry, Abba, Father f; are pitied g, protected b, provided for i, and chatned by him as by a father k; yet never cast offl, but fealed to the day of redemption m, and inherit the promises n, as heirs of everlasting falvation o.
Chap. XIII. Of Sanclification.
a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are farther fanctified really and personally, through the vertue of Christ's death and resurrection a, by his word and Spirit dwelling in
6 Eph. ii. 12. In whom we have m Eph. iv. 30, And griere not the boldness and access with confidence holy Spirit of God, whereby by the faith of him. Rom. v. 2. By Jealed unto the day of redemption, whom alfo we have access by faith n Heb. vi. 12. That ye be not into this grace, wherein we stand, flothful, but followers of them, who and rejoice in bope of the glory of through faith and patience inherit God,
the promises. Gali iv. 6. And because ye are o i Pet. i. 3. Bleffed be the Godt sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of his Son into your hearts, crying, who according to his abundant mer. Abba, Father.
cy 'hath begotten us again unto a & Psal. ciii, 3. Like as a Father lively hope, by the resurrection of pitieth his children: fo the Lord pi- Jesus Christ from the dead; v. tieth them that fear him.
an inheritance incorruptible, and h Prov. xiv. 26. In the fear of the uodefiled, and that fadeth not away, Lord is strong confidence: and his reserved in heaven for you. Het. i, children shall have a place of refuge. 14. Are they do all ministring fpia
i Mai. vi. 30. Wherefore if God rits, fent forth to minister for theni fo clothe the grass of the field, which who shall be heirs of salvation ? to-day is, and to morrow is caft into I. a I Cor. vi. 11. And such were the oven, shall he not much more some of you: but ye are washed, but clothe you, Oye of little faith? v. ye are fanctified, but ye are juflified 32. For your heavenly Father know in the name of the Lord Jesus, and eth that ye have need of all these by the Spirit of our God. Ads xx. things. 1 Pet. v. 7. Cafting all your 32. And now, brethren, I con mend care upon him, for he careth for you. you to God, and to the word of his
k Heb. xii. 6. For whom the Lord grace, which is able to build you up, loveth, he chastneth, and Icourgeth and to give you an inheritance aevery son whom he receiveth,
mong all them who are fanctified, I Lam. iii. 31. For the Lord will Phil. iii. 10. That I may know him, por cast off for ever,
and the power of his resurrection,
them b: the dominion of the whole body of fin is destroyed c, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakned and mortified d, and they more and more quickned and strengthened in all saving graces e, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man fhall see the Lord f.
11. This fan&tification is throughout in the whole mang; yet imperfect in this life, there abideth still some remnant of corruption in every part h: whence ariseth a continual and
and the fellowship of his sufferings, all might according to his glorious being made conformable unto his power unto all patience, and longdeath. Rom. iv. 5. For if we have suffering with joyfulness. Eph. ii. been planted together in the likeness 16. That he would grant you acof his death: we shall be also in the cording to the riches of his glory, likness of his resurrection. v. 6. to be strengthened with might by Knowing this, that our old man is his Spirit in the inner man: v. 176 crucified with him, that the body pf That Christ may dwell in your fin might be destroyed, that hence hearts by faith; that ye being rootforth we should not serve sin. ed and grounded in love, v. 18.
b John xvii. 17. Sanctify them May be able to comprehend with thro' thy truth, thy word is truth. all faints what is the breadth and Eph. v. 26. That he might fanctify length, and depth and height; v. and cleause it with the washing of 19. And to know the love of Christ, water by the word. 2 Theff. ii. 13. which pafreth knowledge, that ye Bat we are bound to give thanks al- might be filled with all the fulness way to God for you, brethren, be. of God. loved of the Lord, because God hath f 2 Cor. vii. 1. Having therefore from the beginning chofen you to these promises, dearly beloved, let falvation, through fanctification of us cleanse ourselves from all filthithe Spirit, and belief of the truth. gefs of the felh and spirit, perfecting
c Rom. vi. 6. Knowing this, that huliness in the fear of God. Heb. our old man is crucified with him, xii. 14. Follow peace with all men, that the body of sin might be de and holiness, without which no man ftroyed, that henceforth we should thall see the Lord. dot ferve fin.
v. 14. For fin fall II. g i Tliesl. v. 23. And the very not have dominion over you: for God of peace fan&tify you wholly: you are pot under the law, but un." and I pray God your whole spirit,
and soul, and body be preserved d Gal. 5. 24. And they that are blameless unto the coming of our Christ's, have crucified the flesh, Lord Jesus Chrift. with the affections and lusts. Rom. h i John i. 10. If we say that we vii. 13. For if ye live after the flesh,, have not fioned, we make him a liar, ye shall die: but if ye through the and his word is not in us. Rom. vii, Spirit do mortify the deeds of the 18. For i koow that in me (that is, body, ye shall live.
in my fleth) dwelleth no good thing: 6 Col. i. 11. Strengthened with for to will is present with me, but
concileable war; the flesh lufteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit againit the flesh i.
III. in which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail k, yet, through the continual supply of strength from the fanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcomel. And so the saints grow in grace m, perfecting holiness in the fear of God n.
CHAP. XIV. Of Saving Faith. HE grace of faith, whereby the ele&t are enabled to believe to the faving of their souls a, is the work of the
Spirit how to perform that which is good, eth the world, even our faith, Eph. I find not.
v. 23. But I see another iv, 15. But speaking the truth in law in my members, warring against Jove, may grow up into him in all the law of my mind, and bringing things, which is the head, even me into captivity to the law of fin, Christ, v, 16. From whom the which is in my members. Phil. iii. whole body fitly joined together, 12. Not as though I had already at. and compacted by that which every tained, either were already perfe&: part supplieth, according to the but I follow after, if that I may ap- effectual working in the measure of prehend that for which also I am every part, maketh increase of the apprehended of Christ Jesus. body, unto the edifying of itself in
i Gal, v, 17. For the flesh lufteth love. against the Spirit, and the Spirit a. m 2 Pet. ïü. 18. But grow in gainst the flesh : and these are con grace, and in the knowledge of our trary the one to the other; so that Lord and Saviour Jesus Chrift: To ye cannot do the things that ye hiin be glory both cow and for ever. would. i Pet, ii. 1 1. Dearly belov. Amen. 2 Cor, ii, 18. But we all ed, I befeech you as strangers and with open face, beholding as in a pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lucts glass the glory of the Lord, are which war against the soul.
changed into the same image, fiom III. & Rom, vii, 23. But I see ano- glory to glory, even as by the Spin ther law in my, members, warring rit of the Lord. against the law of my mind, and n 2 Cor. vii. 1. Having thereforebringing me into captivity to the these promises, dearly beloved, let us law of fin, which is in my members. cleanse ourselves from all filibiness
I Rom, vi. 14. For fin shall not of the Aeth and spirit, perfecting bohave dominion over you: for ye are liness in the fear of God. npr under the law, but under grace, 1. a Heb, x. 39. But we are not i John v. s. For whatsuever is born of them who draw back unto perdiof God, overcometh the world: tion; but of them that believe to and this is the victory that overcom- the saving of the soul.