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God was pleased to give unto the Elect the promise of Christ, che secd of the Woman, 6 as the means of calling them, and begecting in them Faith & Repentance : • In this promises the Gospel, as to the substance of it, was revealed, and was therein effectual for the conversion and Salvation of Sinners, d à Rom. 8. 3. Gal. 3. 12. Gen. 3. 15 Gal. 4. 4,5. Rev. 13. 8'1 Cor. 1. 23, 24, 26 Jam. B 18 Rond. 1o. $ ARS 11. 15, 18* 1 Cor. 2. 2.

11. . The promise of Chrift, & Salvation by him is revealed only in and by the Word of God; neicher do the Works of Creation or Providence, with the light of Nature, make difcovery of Chrift, or of Grace by him, so much as in a general or obscure way ; A much less that men deftitute of the Revelation of him by the Promise or Gospel, should be enabled thereby to accain saving Faith or Repentance s

Måt. tr. 27. 2 Tim. 1. 1oRom. 1. 19,20. Epb. 2. I2 Roin. 16. 25, 26 Epb. 3. 95 Cor t. 21 Rom 10. 14, 15 Prov 29. 18

II. ... The' revelation of the Gospel unto tinners mnade in diverse cimes, & by fundry parts, with che addition of promises and Prećepts for the obedience required therein, as to the Nations

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I CHA P. XXI, Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience, THE Liberty which Chrilt hath purchased

for Believers under the Gospel, consists in cheir freedoin from the guilt of fin, the condemning wrath of God,che Rigour and Curls of the Liw; a and in their being delivered from this present evil World, Bondage to Satan, and dominion of lin, from the evil of afiliations, the, fear and sting of death, the victory of the grave,' and everlasting Damnation, ea; alcu in their free access to God, and their yielding Obedience unto him, not Out of flavish fear, buc a child like love and Willing mind : “All which were common ale so to Believers under theLaw,for the fubitance of them, f but under the N-w- Teftament the lioerty of Christians is further inlarged in their freedoin from the yoke of :heCeremonial Law, the whole legal administration of the Covenant of Grace, to which the Jewish Church was subjected, 5 and in greater boldness of access to the Throne of Grace,and in luller communications of tha free spirit of God, than Believers under the Low did ordinarily partake

oi, i a lit. 2. 14. i Ibes. 1. 10 Gal 3. 13 · 1,62!. 1.4. Col 1:13. A8s 26. 18. Rom 6.14

Rom 8.28. Pfal. 119 71. I Cor. 15. 54,1057 Bán. 6. 1. d Rom. 5.132. e Riem. 8. 14:15 I John 4. 18 Gal. 3. 13, 14% Gal. 4.1007 & 5 1 As 15. 10, 11 Heb. 4. 14, 16 & 10 19, 10 22 · Foon 7. 38, 39. 2 Cor. 13. 17,18 . . . II...

God alone is Lord of the Conscience, * and hath left it free from the Doctrinis and Commandments of Men, which are in any thing contrary to his Word or not contained in ic, so that to believe such Doctrines; or co obey fuch Commands out of Conscience, is to becray crue Liberty of Conscience, and the requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind Obedience, is to destroy Liberty of Conscience, and Reason alio, 9 & Jam 4. 12 Rom. 14. 4 Aas 4. 19. & 5. 29. I. Cor. 7.23 Mai. 23 8,9,10. 2 Cor. 1, 24. Mat.:15, 9* Col. 2. 10, 22, 23. Gal. 1. 10 & 2. 2, 4, 5 & 5. Rom. 10. W& 14. 23 Isa. 8. 20 Als 17. 11 Joba 4. 22 Hof. 5. n1 Jer. 8.9.

III. They who upon pretence of Christian Lio berty do practice any fin, or cherith any luft, as they do thereby pervent the main design of the Grace of the Gospel to their own dottruccion ; so chey wholly destroy the end of Christiau Liberty, which is har being delivered out of che hands of our enemies, we might sery the Lord without fear, in Holiness and R

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CHAP. XXII. Of Religious Worship, and of tbe Sabbath Day.

THE light of Nature (heweth that there is L a God, who hath Lordship and Soveraignty over all, is Juft, Good, & doth Good unto all, and is cherefore to be Feared, Loved, Prailed, called upon, truited in, and served with all the Heart and all the Soul, and with all the might: . But the Acceptable way of Worshiping the crue God is instituted by himfelf, and so limited by his own revealed will, zhac he inay not be Worshiped according to the Imaginations and devices of Men, or the suggestions of Satan under any visible reprefepcations, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scriptureb Rom 1 20 AEIS. 17 24. Pfal. 119.64 Jer. 10. 7 Psa. 31. 23. & 18. 3 Ro?. 10. 12 Pfa. 62.8 7 . 24. 14 Mark 12. 33. Deut. 12. 32 Mat. 15. 9. Afts 17.25 Mat. 4 9, 10 Deut. 4.15, do 20. Excd. 70. 4, 5 Col. 2. 23 .

Religious Worship is to be given to God the

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