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fitted to destruction: and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory."—See also Ephes. i. 5, 6.

2 Tim. i. 9, 10; ii. 19. 2. Human Testimony.

Confessions. Saxon, Art. i. 2 Helvetic, c. x. West

minster, c. iii. $2.

PROP. III. They which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God, be

called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due

season.

1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Ps. cx. 3, “Thy people shall be willing

in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from
the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of Thy

youth.”—See also Isa. xlix. 8. Jer. xxxi. 3. B. New Testament. Rom. viii. 30, “Moreover whom He

did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.”—See also Acts xiii. 48. Gal.

i. 15. 1 Thess. ü. 12. 2 Tim. i. 9, 10. Rev. xvii. 14. 2. Human Testimony.

Confessions. 2 Helvetic, c. X. Bohemian, c. XX.

PROP. IV. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of GOD,

and be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season,) through grace obey the calling. 1. Divine Testimony.

New Testament. Ephes. i. 13, “In whom ye also trusted,

after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.”_See also Rom.

viii. 30; xvi. 19. 1 Thess. i. 4, 5. 2. Human Testimony.

Confession. Westminster, c. x. $ 1, 2.

PROP. V. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God, and

be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season, and through grace obey the calling,) be justified freely.

1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Isa. xlv. 25, “In the LORD shall all the

seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory."-See also
Ps. xxxii. 1, 2; ciii. 2, 3. Isa. i. 18; xliv. 22; xlv.
24, 25; liji. 11. Jer. xxxi. 34; xxxiii. 8. Ezek.

xvi. 3-6; xxxvi. 25. Zech. xiii. 1. B. New Testament. Rom. iii. 24, “Being justified freely

by His grace, through the redemption that is in CHRIST JESUS.”—See also John i. 12; xx. 17. Acts xiii. 38, 39. Rom. iii. 24-30; iv. 4-8, 22–25; v. 1, 9, 16-18; viii. 1, 29, 33, 34. 1 Cor. vi. 11. 2 Cor. vi. 18. Gal. ii. 16; iii. 11, 21, 24; iv. 6, 7. Titus ii. 5-7.

Heb. ii. 11, 12; x. 17. 1 John üïi. 1. 2. Human Testimony.

Confession. Westminster, o. viii. 8 8; x. $ 1.

PROP, VI. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God,

and be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season, and through grace obey the oalling, and be justified freely,) be made the sons of God by adoption. 1. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Hos. i. 10, “Yet the number of the

children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered ; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”—See also Gen. xxii. 7. Exod. iv. 22. Deut. viii. 5. 2 Sam. vii. 14. Prov. iii. 11, 12; xiv. 26. Isa. xliii. 7; lxii. 2. Jer.

xxxi. 1, 9, 20. Ezek. xvi. 3-6. Hos. ii. 23. B. New Testament. Rom. viii. 15, 16, “For ye have not

received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”—See also Matt. v. 9. Luke i. 54. Rom. viii. 17, 21, 23, 29; ix. 4, 8, 26. 2 Cor. vi. 17, 18. Gal. iii. 26, 27, 29; iv. 6.

Ephes. i. 5; ii. 18, 19. Heb. xii. 6, 7. 1 John iï. 1, 2. 2. Human Testimony.

Confession. Westminster, c. xi. $ 1.

Prop. VII. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God,

and be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season, and through grace obey the calling, and be justified freely, and be made the sons of God by adoption,) be made like the image of His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Ps. Ixxxv. 13, “ Righteousness shall go

before Him, and shall set us in the way of His steps.” B. New Testament. 2 Cor. iv. 10, “ Always bearing about

in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”— See also Matt. v. 44, 45, 48. Rom. viii. 29. Ephes. v. 1.

Prop. VIII. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God,

and be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season, and through grace obey the calling, and be justified freely, and be made the sons of God by adoption, and be made like the image of His only-begotten Son Jesus Christ,) walk religiously in good works. 1. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Ps. i. 1, " Blessed is the man that walk

eth not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the

way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”_See also Isa. xliüi. 21. B. New Testament. Ephes. ii. 10, “For we are His work

manship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”—See also Rom. vüi. 29. 2 Cor. xiii. 5, 6. Ephes. i. 4; iv. 1. 2 Thess. ii. 13. Tit. ii. 11, 12, 14.

1 Pet. i. 2. 2 Pet. i. 10. Rev. xvii. 14.
2. Human Testimony.

A. Father. Clement, Epist. ad Corinth. c. i.
B. Confessions. Bohemian, c. xx. Sueveland, c. iv.

PROP. IX. They (which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God, and

be called according to God's purpose by His Spirit working in due season, and through grace obey the calling, and be justified freely, and be made the sons of God by adoption, and be made like the image of His onlybegotten Son Jesus Christ, and walk religiously in good works,) at length by God's mercy attain to everlasting felicity.

1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Ps. xvi, 11, “ Thou wilt shew me the

path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy
right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”—See also
Ps. xxxiii. 12; lxv. 4; lxxiii. 23, 24; cvi. 4, 5;

cxxxvïi. Prov. iv. 18. Isa. Ixv. 8, 9. B. New Testament. Rom. viii. 30, “Moreover whom He

did predestinate, them He also called : and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.”—See also Matt. xx. 23 ; xxv. 34. Luke xii. 32. John vi. 37 ; xvii. 24. Rom. viii. 17, 29,

30; ix. 23. 1 Cor. xv. 49. Ephes. i. 11. 1 Pet. i. 4, 5. 2. Human Testimony. A. Fathers. Archbishop Bradwarden de Caus. DEI, lib. I.

c. xlv., “Predestination is the eternal preparation of the will of God, of final grace in the way, and eternal

blessedness in the country, for a rational creature.” B. Confessions. Bohemian, c. xx. Gallican, Art. xxi. West

minster, c. iii. § 5.

PROP. X. The godly consideration of Predestination and our Election

in CHRIST, is full of sweet, pleasant, and unspeakable comfort, to godly persons, and such as feel within themselves the working of the SPIRIT of Christ, mortifying the works of the flesh, and their earthly members, and drawing up their mind to high and heavenly things : as well because it doth greatly establish and confirm their faith of eternal salvation, to be enjoyed through Christ, as because it doth fervently kindle their love towards God. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Deut. xxxiii. 29, “Happy art thou, O

Israel : who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars

unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places." B. New Testament. Rom. viii. 18,.“ For I reckon that the

sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”—See also Rom. viii. 31-35, 38, 39. Ephes. i. 13, 14; iv. 30. 1 Pet. i. 2-5.

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PROP. XI. For curious and carnal persons, lacking the Spirit of CHRIST,

to have continually before their eyes the sentence of God's predesti-
nation is a most dangerous downfall, whereby the devil doth thrust
them into desperation, or into retchlessness of most unclean living,
no less perilous than desperation.
1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Jer. xviii. 12, “ And they said, There

is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices,
and we will every one do the imagination of his evil

heart."
B. New Testament. 2 Pet. iii. 15, 16, “Which have for-

saken the right way, and are gone astray, following
the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the
wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his
iniquity : the dumb ass speaking with man's voice
forbad the madness of the prophet.”—See also 2 Tim.

ii. 24-26.
2. Human Testimony.
A. Father. Hilar. Arel. Ep. ad August. vol. ii. Epist.

cxxvi. 6.
B. Confessions. 2 Helvetic, c. X. Bohemian, c. xx.

PROP. XII. We must receive God's promises in such wise, as they be
generally set forth to us in Holy Scripture.
1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Deut. xxix. 29, “ The secret things

belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which
are revealed belong unto us and to our children for
ever, that we

may

do all the words of this law."-See also
Prov. viii. 4; ix. 1-6. Isa, xli. 17, 18; xlv. 19, 22;

lv. 1, 7. Ezek. xxxiii. 11. Hos. xiii. 9.
B. New Testament. Mark xvi. 15, “And He said unto
them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
creature.”-

"_See also Matt. vii, 7, 8; ix. 12, 13;
xi. 28, 29; xxviii. 19. Mark i. 15. Luke xi. 9, 10;
xii. 24; xiv. 23; xix. 10; xxiv. 47. John iii. 16;
vi. 35; vii. 37. Acts üi. 39. Rom. xvi. 25, 26. 2 Cor.
v. 20. Col. i. 23. Phil. i. 3–7. 1 Tim. i. 15; ü. 4.
James üi. 5, 6. Rev. iii. 20; xxi. 6; xxii, 17.

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