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to grace and falvation by Jefus Chrift c; enlightning their minds, fpiritually and favingly to understand the things of God d; taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh e; renewing their wills, and by his Almighty power determining them to that which is good f; and effectually drawing them to Jefus Chrift g; yet so as they

but of the fpirit: for the letter killeth, but the fpirit giveth life. c Rom. 8. 2. For the law of the fpirit of life, in Chrift Jefus, hath made me free from the law of fin and death. Eph. 2. 1. And you hath he quickned, who were dead in trefpaffes andfins.v. 2. Wherein in time palt ye walked according tothecourfeofthis world,according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of difobedience. v.3. Among whom alfo we all had our converfation in times past, in the Jults of our flesh, fulfilling the defires of the fleh,and of the mind; and were by nature the childrenof wrath, even as others. v. 4. But God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. v. 5. Even when we were dead in fins, hath quickned us together withChrift,(bygrace ye arefaved.) 2 Tim.1.9. Who hath faved us,& called us, withan holy calling,not accordingto our works,but according to his own purpofe & grace, which was given us in Chriftjefus, before the world began. v.10. But is now made manifeft by the appearing of our Saviour Jefus Chrift, who hath abolished death, & hath brought life and immortality to light, through the gospel.

d Acts 26. 18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darknels to light,and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of fins and inheritance among them which are fanctified by faith that is in me. 1 Cor.2.10. But God hath revealed them unto us by his fpirit; for the

fpirit fearcheth all things, yea the deep things of God. v. 12. Now we have received,not the fpirit of the world, but the fpirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.Eph. 1. 17. That the God of our Lord Jefus Chrift, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom & revelation, in the knowledge of him : v. 18. The eyes ofyourunderstanding beingenlightened; that ye mayknow what is the hope of his calling, & what the riches of the gloryof his inheritance in the faints.

e Ezek. 36.26.A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the ftony heart out of your flesh,and I will give you an heart of flesh.

fEzek. 11. 19. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new fpirit within you; and I will take the tony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh. Phil. 2,13. For it is God which worketh in you,both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Deut.30.6. And the Lord thyGod will circumcife thine heart,andthe heart of thy feed,to love the Lord thy God, with all thine heart, and with all thy foul, that thou mayeft live. Ezek.36. 27. And I will put my fpirit within you, and caufe you to walk in my Itatutes,and ye fhall keep my judgments, and do them.

g Eph. 1.19.And what is the exceeding greatnefs of his power to us-ward who believe.according to the working of his mighty power.

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they come moft freely, being made willing by his grace h.

II. This effectual Call is of God's free and fpecial grace alone, not from any thing at all forefeen in man i, who is altogether paffive therein, until,being quickned and renewed by the holy fpirit k, he is thereby enabled to anfwer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it 1.

III. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and faved by Chrift through the fpirit m, who worketh when,

John 6. 44. No man can come to me, except the Father, which hath fent me, draw him; and I will raile him up at the last day. v. 45. It is written in the prophets, And they fhall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard,and, hath learned of the Father,cometh

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h Cant. 1. 4. Draw me, we will run after thee. Pfal. 110. 3. Thy people fhall be willing inthe dayof thy power, in the beauties of holinefs, from the womb of the morning: thou haft the due of thy youth. John 6.37. All that the Father giveth me, fhall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wifecastout. Rom.6.16.Know ye not, that to whomye yield your felves fervants toobey,his fervants ye are to whom ye obey; whether, of fin unto death, or of obedience unto righteoufnefs? v. 17.ButGod be thanked that ye were the fervants of fin; but ye have obeyed from the heart thatformof doctrine which was deliveredyou. v. 18.Being then made free from fin,ye became the fervants ofrighteoufnefs. II. i 2 Tim.1.9. Who hathfaved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpole and grace which was giyen us in Chrift Jefus, before the world began. Tit. 3. 4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward, man appeared, v. 5. Not by works of righteoufnefs which we havedone,but according to his mercy he faved us by the

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washing of regeneration,& renew-' ing of the holy Gholt, Eph. 2. 4. But God who is richin mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, v. 5. Even when we weredead in fins, hath quickned us together with Chrift,(by grace ye arefaved) v. 8. For by grace are ye laved, through faith; and thatnotof your felves, it is the gift of God: v. 9. Not of works,leaft any manfhould. boaft. Rom.9. 11.Forthe children being not yet born,neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might ftand, not of works, but of him that calleth.

k 1 Cor. 2. 14. But the natural man receiveth not thethingsof the Spirit of God: for they are foolishnefs untohim: neither canheknow them, because they are spiritually difcerned. Rom.8. 7. Because the carnal mindis enmity againit God, for it is not fubject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Eph. 2. 5. Even when we were dead in fins, hath quickned us together with Chrift,(bygraceweare faved.)

1 John6.3 7 All that the Father giveth me; fhall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wife caft out. Ez. 36,27. And I will put my fpirit within you and caufe you to walk in my ftatutes and ye fhall keep my judgments, and do them. John 5. 25. Verily, verily I fayunto you, The hour is coming, and nowis, when thedead fhall hear the voice of the Son of God;and they that hear,fhall live. III. m Luke 18. 15. And they E 3

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and where, and how he pleafeth n. So alfo are all other elect perons, who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the miniftry of the word o,

IV. Others not elected, altho' they may be called by the miniftry of the word p, and may have fome common operations of the fpirit q; yet they never truly come to Chrift,and therefore cannot be favedr: much lefs can men, not profes fing

brought unto himalfo infants, that he worldtouch them: but when his difciplesfaw it,they rebuked them; v. 6. But Jefus called them unto him,and faid,Suffer little children to come unto me,and forbid them not for of fuch is the kingdom of God. And Acts 2. 38. Then Peter faid unto them. Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of fefus Chrift, for the remiffion of fins,and ye fhall receive the gift of the holy Gholt. 7. 39. For the promife is unto you, and to your children, & unto all thatare afar off,even as many as the Lord our God fhall call. And John 3 3. Jefus answered and faid unto him, Verily, verily I fay unto thee,Except a man be born again, he cannot fee the kingdom of God. . 5. Jefus answered Verily, verily I fay unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the fpirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God, And 1 John 5. 12. He that hath the Son, hath fife: and he that hath not theSon of God,hath not life. And Rom.8.9. But ye are not in the fleth, but in the Ipirit, if fo be that the fpirit of God, dwell in you. Now if any man have not the fpirit of Chrift, he is none of his.(Compared together.) n John 3.8. The wind bloweth where it lifteth, and thou heareft the found thereof, but canft not tell whence it cometh,andwhither it goeth; fo is every one that is born of the fpirit,

01 John 5.12. He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life,

Acts 4. 12. Neither is there falvation in any other; for there isnone other name under heaven given among men, whereby we mult be faved.

IV. p Mat.22.14. For manyare called, but few are chofen.

q Mat, 7. 22. Many will fay to me in that day, ord, Lord, have we not prophefied in thy name? and in thy name have cait out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?Mat.13.20. But he that received the feed into ftony places, the fameis he thatheareth the word,and anonwith joyreceiveth it. . 21. Yet hath he not root in himfelf, but dureth for a while: for when tribulationor perfecution arifethbecaufcoftheword, by and byhe is offended. Heb.6 4. For it is impoffible for thofe who were once enlightned, and have tafted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the holy Ghoft, . 5. And have tafted the good word ofGod,and thepowers of the world to come.

rjohn6.64. But there are fome of you that believe not. For Jefus knew from the beginning,who they were that believed not, and who hould betrayhim: v. 65.And hefaid. Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.v. 66 From that time many of his difciples went back, and walked no more with him. John 8, 24. I faid therefore unto you that youfhalldie in your fins; for if you believe not that I am he, ye fhall die in your fins. f Acts

fing the Chriftian religion, be faved in any other way what foever, be they never fo diligient to frame their lives according. to the light of nature, and the law of that religion they do profefs f; and to affert and maintain, that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detefted t.

CHAP. XI. Of Juftification.

HOSE whom God effectually calleth, he alfo freely juT ftifieth a: Not by infufing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their fins,and by accounting and accepting their perfons as righteous: Not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Chrift's fake alone Not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evange ical obedience, to them as their righteoufnefs b; but by imputing the obedience & fatisfaction of Chrift unto them b,

f A&ts4.12. Neither is there falvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given amongmen, whereby we must be faved. John 14. 6. Jefus faith unto him, I am the way, and the truth,and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by mé. Eph. 2. 12. That at that time ye were without Chrift, being aliens from the common wealth of Ifrael, and ftrangers from the covenants of promife, having no hope,and with out God in the world. John 4. 22. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship; for falvation is of the Jews. John 17.3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jefus Chrift whom thou haft fent.

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t2 John 9. Whofoever tranfgreffeth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Chrift, hath not God; he that abideth in the doctrine of Chrift, he hath both the Father and the Son. v.10. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God

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fpeed. v. 11. For he that biddeth him God fpeed, is partaker of his evil deeds. 1 Cor. 16. 22. If any man love not the Lord Jefus Chrift, let him be Anathema, Maranatha. Gal. 1. 6. I marvel, that ye are fo foon removed fromhim that cailed you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.v. 7. Which is not another; but there be fome that trouble you,and would pervert the gofpel of Chrift. v.8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gofpelunto you, than that which we have preached unto you,let him be accurfed.

I.a Rom.8.30.Moreover, whom he did predeftinate, them he alfo called: and whom he called, them he alfo juftified: and whom he juftified, themhealfo glorified. Rn. 3.24. Being juftified freely by his grace,through the redemptionthat is in Jefus Chrift.

b Rom. 4. 6. But to him that worketh not,but believeth on him thatjuftifieththeungodly,his faith is counted for righteoufnels, v. 6. Even as David alfo defcribeth the bleilednefs of the man,unto whom

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they receiving and refting on him and his righteousness by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God c.

II.Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteouf

God imputeth righteousness without works.. 7.Saying,bleffed are theywhofe iniquities are forgiven, and whofe fins are covered. v. 8. Bielled is the man to whom the Lord will not impute fin.Cor, 5. 19. To wit,that God was inChrift, reconciling the worldunto himself, not imputing their trefpaffes unto them; and hath committed unto usthe word of reconciliation. 21. For he hath made him to be finfor us, who knew nofin,that we might be made the righteoufnefs of God in him. Rom.3. 22. Even the righteoufnefs of God which is by faith of efus Chrift unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference. . 24. Being juftified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jefus Chrift: .25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation,through faith in his blood, to declare his rightcoufnefs for the remiffion of fins that are paft,through the forbearance of God. v. 27. Where is boatting then? it is excluded. By what law of works? Nay: But by the law of faith. 7. 28. Therefore we conclude, that a manis juftified by the faith without the deeds of the law. Tit.3. 5 Not hyworks of righteoufnefs which we have done, but according to his mercy he faved us by the washing of regeration, and renewing of the holy shaft. . 7. That being juftified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Eph. 1.7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgivenets of fins; ac cording to the riches of his grace. Jer. 23. 6. In bis days Judah thall be faved,and flrael thall dwellfafe ly; and this is the name whereby

he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 1 Cor. 1. 30. But of him are ye in Chrift Jefus, who of God is made unto us wifdom,andrighteousness, and fanctification,and redemption. v.31. That, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Rom.5.17.Fortby one mans offence,deathreigned by one; much morethey which receive abundance of grace, & of the gift of righteoufnefs,thall reign in life by one, Jefus Chrift.7.18 Therefore as by the offence of one,judg ment came upon all men to con demnation: even fo by the righteoufnefs of one, the free gift came upon all men unto juttification of life. v. 9. For as by one mans difobedience,many were made finners: fo bythe disobedience of one, fhall many be made righteous.

c Acts 10. 44. While Peter yet fpake thefe words, the holy Ghoft fell on all them which heard the word. Gal.2.16. Knowing that a manisnot justified by the worksof the law, but by the faith of Jesus Chrift; even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be juItified by the faith of Chrift. and not by the works of thelaw: forby the works of the law fhall no fleth be juftified. Phil. 3. 9. And be found in him,nothaving mineown righteoufnels, which is of the law, but that which is through thefaith of Chrift, the righteoufnefs which is of God by faith. Acts 13.38. Bẹ it known unto you therefore, men and brethren,that thro' this man is preached unto you the forgivenefs of fins: v. 39. And by him all that believe are juftified from all things, from which ye could not be juftified by the law of Moles.

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