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to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ c; enlightning their minds, spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God d; taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of Aesh e; renewing their wills, and by his Almighty power determining them to that which is good f; and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ g; yet so as


but of the spirit: for the letter spirit fearcheth all things, yea the killeth, but the spirit giveth life. deep things of God.v.12. Now we

c Rom. 8. 2. For the law of the have received, not the spirit of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath world, but the spirit which is of made me free from the law of sin God; that we might know the and death. Eph. 2. 1. And you things that are freely given to us hath he quickned, who were dead of God.Eph. 1. 17. That the God in trespasses andsins.v.2. Wherein of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Fain time palt ye walked according ther of glory, may give unto you tothecourseoftl isworld,according the spirit of wisdom & revelation, to the prince of the power of the in the knowledge of him : v. 18. air, the spirit that now worketh in The eyes ofyourunderstanding bethe children of disobedience. v.3. ingenlightened; that ye mayknow Anong whom also we all had our what is the hope of his calling, & converfation in times past, in the what the riches of the gloryof his Jutts of our Hesh, fulfilling the de- inheritance in the faints. fires of the flesh and of the mind; e Ezek. 36.26.A new heart also and were by nature the childrenof will I give you, and a new spirit wrath, even as others. v. 4. But will I put within you, and I will God who is rich in mercy, for his take away the stony heart out of great love wherewith he loved us your fleth,and I will give you an v. 5. Even when we were dead in heart of fesh. fins, hath 'quickned us together fEzek. II. 19. And I will give withChrift, bygrace ye arelaved.) them one heart, and I will put a 2 Tim.1.9. Who hath saved us, & new ipirit within you; and I will called us, withan holy calling, not take the itony heart out of their accordingto our works,but accor. Helh, and will give them an heart ding to his own purpose & grace, of flesh. Phil. 2,13. For it is God which was given us in Christ Jelus, which worketh in you,both to will before the world began. v.10. But and to do of his good pleasure. is now made manifest by the ap- Deut.30.6. And the Lord thyGod pearing of our Saviour JelusChrilt, will circumcife thine heart, andthe who hath abolished death, & hath heart of thy feed, to love the Lord brought life and immortality to thy God, with all thine heart, and light, through the gospel, with all thy foul, that thou mayest

d Acts 26. 18. To open their live. Ezek. 36. 27. And I will put eyes, and to turn them from dark- niy spirit within you, and caule nels to light and from the power you to walk in my Itatutes,and ye of Satan unto God, that they may ihall keep my judgments, and do receive forgiveness of sins and in- them. heritance among them which are g Eph. 1.19. Andwhat is the exsanctified by faith that is in me. ceeding greatness of his power to 1 Cor.2.10. But God hath revealed us-ward who believe according to them unto us by his fpirit; for the the working of his mighty power.


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

11. This effectual Call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from any thing at all foreseen in man i, who is altogether passive therein, until,being quickned and renewed by the holy spirit k, he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it I.

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


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John 6.44. No man can come to washing of regeneration,& renewme, except the Father, which hathing of the holy Gholt, Eph. 2. 4. fent me, draw him; and I will raise But God who is richin mercy, for him up at the last day. v. 45. It is his great love wherсwith be loved written in ihe prophets, And they us, v. 5. Even when we weredead Thall be all taught of God. Every, in lins, hath quickned us together man therefore that hath heard, and with Christ,(by grace ye arelaved) hath learned of the Father,cometh ' v. 8. For by grace are ye laved,

through faith; and thatnotot your h Cant. 1. 4. Draw me, we will selves, it is the gift of God: v.9. run after thee. Pfal. 110. 3. Thy. Not of works,lealt any manlhould. people shall be willing inthedayof boast. Rom.9. 11. Forthe children thy power, in the beauties of holi- being not yet born,neither having ness, from the womb of the nior. done any good or evil, that the ning: thou hast the due of thy purpose of God according to elecyouth. John 6.37. All that the Fa- tion might itand, not of works, ther giveth me, shall come to me; but of him that calleth. aná him that cometh to ms, I will ki Cor. 2. 14. But the natural in no wiseca stout. Rom.6.10. Know man receiveth not thethingsof the ye not, that to whomye yield your Spirit of God: for they are foolishfelves servants toobey, his servants ness untohim: neither canheknow ye are to whom ye obey; whether, them, because they are spiritually of sin unto death, or of obedience discerned. Rom.8. 7. Because the unto righteousness? v. 17.But God carnal mindisenmity againit God, be thanked that ye were the ser for it is not subject to the law of vants of fin ; but ye have obeyed God, neither indeed can be. Epla from the heart thatformof doctrine 2. 5. Even when we were dead in which was delivered you. 7.18.Be- Inns, hath quickned us together ing then made free from lin,ye be- withChrift,(bygraceweare faved.) came the servants ofrighteousness. | John6,3 7 All that the Father

II. izTim. 1. 9. Who hathsaved giveth me; shall come to me; and us, and called us with an holy cale him that cometh io me I will in ling, not according to our works, no wise cast out. Ez. 36, 27. And I but according to his own purpole will

put my spirit within you and and grace which was giyen us in cause you to walk in my Itatutes Christ Jesus, before the world be- and ye shall keep my judgments, gan. Tit. 3. 4. But after that the and do them. Jobn s. 25. Verily, kindness and love of God our Sa- verily ;I layunto you, The hour is viour toward, man appeared, v. 5. coming, and nowis, when thedead Not by works of righteousness fall hear the voice of the Son of which we havedone, but according God;and they that hear,shall live, to his mercy he saved us by the III. m Luke 18. 15. And they


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and where, and how he pleaseth n. So also are all other elect perions, who are uacapable of being outwardly called by the ininistry of the word o,

IV. Others not elected, altho' they may be called by the ministry of the word p, and


have some common operations of the spirit q; yet they never truly come to Christ,and therefore cannot be saved r: much less can men, not profes

sing brought unto himalso infants,that Acts 4.12. Neither is there salvahe worldtouch them: but when his tion in any other;for there isnone discipleslaw it, theyrebuked them ; other name under heaven given V: -6. But Jesus called them unto among men, whereby we mult be him,and said, Sufler little children faved. to come unto me and forbid them IV. p Mat, 22.11. For manyare not for of such is the kingdom of called, but few are chofen. God. And Acts 2. 38. Then Peter q Mat, 7. 22. Many will say to said unto them, Repent, and be me in that day, ord, Lord, have baptized every one of you in the we not prophesied in thy name? name of lefus Christ, for the remil and in thy name have cait out delion of lins,and ye shall receive the vils? and in thy name done many gift of the holy Ghost. 2. 39, För wonderful works? Mat, 13.20. But the promise is unto you, and to he that received the feed into stoyour children, & unto all thatare ny places, the fameis he thathearafar off, even as many as the Lord eth the word, and anonwith joyreour God thall call. And John 3 3. ceiveth it. v.21. Yet hath he not Jesus answered and said unto him, root in himfelf, but dureth for a Verily,verily I say unto thee, Ex- while:for when tribulationur percept a man be born again, he can- secution arisethbecaufcoftheword, not see the kingdom of od.?.5. by and byhe is offended. Heb.6.4. Jesus answered Verily, verily I For it is impoflible for those who say unto thee, Except a man be were once enlightned, and have born of water and of the spirit, he tasted of the heavenly gift, and cannot enter into the kingdom of were made partakers of the holy God, And 1 John 5. 12. "He that Ghost, i. s. And have talted the hath the Son, hath life : and he good word ofGod, and thepowers thai hath not theSon of God,hath of the world to come. not life. And Rom.8.9. But ye are r john6.64. But there are fome pot in the flesh, but in the spirit, of you that believe not. For jeif to be that the fpirit of God, fus knew from the beginning, who dwell in you. Now if any man they were that believed not, and have not the spirit of Chrilt, he is who hould betrayhim: v. 65. And none of his.(Compared together.) helaid. Therefore faid I unto you,

n John 3.8. The wind bloweth that no man can come unto me, where it listeth, and thou heareft except it were given unto him of the found thereof, but canst not my Father.v.66 From that time tell wbence it cometh,andwhither many of his disciples went back, it goeth; fo is every one that is and walked no more with him. born of the spirit,

John 8, 24. I said therefore unto o i John 5.12. He that hath the you that youshalldie in your fins ; Son, hath life; and he that hath for if you believe not that I am not the Son ofGod, hath not life, he, ye shall die in your fins.


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sing the Christian religion, be saved in any other way whatfoever, be they never fo diligient to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the law of that religion they do profess f; and to assert and maintain, that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested t.

CHAP. XI. Of Justification. HOSE whom God effectually calleth, he also freely juT

stifieth a: Not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their fins,and by accounting and accepting their 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 evange ical obedience, to them as their righteousness b; but by imputing the obedience & fatisfaction of Christ unto them b,


f Acts4.12. Neither is there fal- speed. v. 11. For he that biddeth vation in any other; for there is him God fpeed, is partaker of his none oth-r name under heaven gi- evil deeds. I Cor. 16. 22. If any ven amongmen,whereby we must man love not the Lord JelusChrift, be faved. John 14. 6. Jelus faith let him be Anathema, Maranatha. unto him, I am the way, and the Gal. 1. 6. I marvel, that ye are so truth, and the life; no man cometh foon removed from him that called unto the Father, but by mé. Eph. you into the grace of Christ, unto 2.12. That at that time ye were another gospel.v.7. Which is not without Christ, being aliens from another, but there be fome that the common wealth of Israel, and rouble you, and would pervert the strangers from the covenants of gospel of Christ. v.8. But though promise, having no hope,and with we, or an angel from heaven, out God in the world. * John 4. preach any other gospelunto yoii, 22. Ye worship ye know not what: than that which we have preached we know what we worship; for sale unto you,let him be accurled. vation is of the Jews. John 17: 3. 1.a Rom.8.30. Moreover, whom And this is life eternal, that they he did predestinate, them he also might know thee, the only true called: and whom he called, them God, and Jeliis Christ whom thou he also justified : and whom he ju. haft lent.

Itified, themheallo glorified. Rin. t 2 John 9. Whosoever trans- 3.24. Being juftified freely by his grefleth, and abideth not in the grace,through the redemptionthat doctrine of Christ, hath not God; is in Jesus Christ. he that abideth in the doctrine of b Rom. 4. 6. But to him that Christ, he hath both the Father worketh no1,but believeth on him and the Son. v. 10. If there come thatjustifietlitheungodly,lis faith any unto you, and bring not this is counted for righteousnels, 7.6. doctrine, receive him not into Even as David also defcribeth the your house, neither bid him God bleiledness of the man,unto whom

they receiving and resting 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 righ


God imputeth righteousness with- he shall be called, THE LORD out works,7.7.Saying,blessed are OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. they whose iniquities are forgiven, Cor. 1.20. But of him are ye in and whose lins are covered. v.8. Christ Jesus, who of God is made Bielfed is the man to whom the unto us wisdom,andrighteousness, Lord will not impute sin.- Cor,5, andíanctifcation and redemption. 19. To wit,that God was in Christ, v.31. That,according as it is writ. reconciling the worldunto himself, ten, he that glorieth, let him glonot imputing their trespasses unto ry in the Lord.Rom. 5.-7. Foritby them ; and hath committed unto one mans offence,deathreigned by usthe word of reconciliation.!:21. one; much morethey which receive For he hath made him to be sinfor abundance of grace, & of the gift us, who knew nosin, that we might of righteousnels,thall reign in life be made the righteousness of God by one, Jesus Christ,7,18 Therein him.Rom. 3. 22. Even the righ- fore as by the offence of one,julgteousness of God which is by faith ment came upon all men to con• of elus Chrilt unto all, and upon demnation: even so by the righteall them that believe ; for there is ousness of one, the free gift came no difference. v.24. Being justi- upon all men unto juitification of fied freely by his grace, through life. v. 19. For as by one mans the redemption that is in Jesus disobedience,many were made sin. Christ: ,25. Whoin God hath set ners:so bythe disobedience of one, forth to be a propitiation, through fhall many be made righteous. faith in his blood, to declare his c Acts 10. 44. While Peter yet rightcousness for the remission of spake these words, the holy Ghost fins that are past, through the for- fell on all them which heard the bearance of God. v. 27. Where is word. Gal.2.16. Knowing that a boaiting then? it is excluded. By manisnot justified by the worksof what law! of works ? Nay : But the law, but by the faith of Jesus by the law of faith. 7. 28. There- Chrilt; even we have believed in fore we conclude, that a manis jų. Jesus Christ, that we might be ju. stified bythe faith without the deeds stified by the faith of Christ. and of the law. Tit.3.5 Not hyworks not by the works of thelaw:forby of righteousness which we have the works of the law shall no fleth done, but according to his mercy be justified. Pbil. 3. ). And be he saved us by the walhing of re. found in him, nothavingmincown 6+ teration, and renewing of the righteousness, which is of the law, holy holt. 1.7That being ju. but that which is through thefaith Itified by his grace, we should be of Chrilt, the righteousnesswhich made heirs according to the hope is of God by faith. Acts 13.38. Bę of eternal life. Eph. 1.7. In whom it known unto you therefore, men we have redemption through his and lyrethren,that thro? this man blood, the forgiveness of lins; ac. is preached unto you the forgivefording to the riches of his grace. nels of sins: v, 39. And by him all Jer. 23. 6. In bis days Judah thall that believe are justified from all be saved,and Mrael hall dwellsafe- chịngs, from which ye could not ly; and this is the name whereby be jultified by the law of Moles.


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