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VI. Altho' the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the vertue, efficacy and benefits thereof were communicated unto the elect in all ages;successively from the beginning of the world, inand by thofe promises, Types and facrifices, wherein he was revealed and signified to be the feed of the woman which hould bruise the serpent's head, and the Lamb Nain from the beginning of the world, being yesterday, and to day the same and for ever m.

VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is

proper to itself n: Yet,by reason of the unity of the perfon, that which is proper to one nature, is sometimes in Scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature o,

VIII. To all those for whom CHRIST hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same p; making intercellion for

them, of his glory. John 17. 2. As thou. book of life of the Lamb Nain haltgiven him power over allflesh, from the foundation of the world. that he should give eternal life to Heb. 13. 8, Jesus Christ the same as many as thou hast given him. yesterday, and to day, and for Heb.9.12. Neither by theblood of ever. goats and calves, but by his own VII. n Heb. 9. 14. (Seeletter k blood he entred in once into the scripture the fecond) i Pet.2.18. holy place, having obtained eter For Christ also hath once fuffered nal redemption for us. v. 15. And for fins, the just for the unjust, for this cause he is the Mediator of (that he might bring us to God) the New Testament,that by means being put to death in the flesh, but of death, for the redemption of quickned by the spirit. the transgressions that were under o Acts 20. 28. Take heed there. the first testament, they which are fore unto your selves, and to all called might receive the promise the flock, over the which the holy of eternal inheritance.

Ghost hath made you overseers, VI.mGalat.4. 4. But when the to feed the church of God, which fulness of the time was come, God he hath purchased with his own lentforth his sonmade of awoman, blood. John 3. 13. And no man made under the law, v.5. To re- hath ascended up to heaven, but deem them that were under the he that came down from heaven, law, that we might receive the a- even the Son of man, which is in doption of sons. Gen.3. 15. And I heaven. I John 3. 16. Hereby perwill put enmity between thee and ceive we the love of God, because the woman,and between thy feed he laid down his life for us : and and her feed: it shall bruile thy we ought to lay down our life for head, and thou shalt bruise his the brethren. heel. Rev.13. 8. And all that dwell VIII. p John 6. 37. All that the upon the earth shall worship bim, Father giveth me, shall come to whose name are not written in the me; and him that cometh to me,

them q, and revealing unto them, in and the word, the mysteries of salvation r; effectually perswaded them by his spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and spirit f; overcoming all iheir enemies by his Almighty power and wisdom; in such manner and ways as are most confenant to his wonderful and unsearchable difpenfation t.

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I will in no wise cast out. V. 39. which he hath purposed in himself. And this is the Father's will which John 17. 6. I have manifested ihy hatli sent me, that of all which he name unto the menwhich thou gahath given me, I should lose no- veli me out of the world : thire thing, but should raise it up again they were, and thou gavelt them at the last day. John 1o, 15. As me; and they have kept thy word. the Father knoweth me, even so I John 14. 16. And I will pray know I the Father:and I lay down the Father, and he shall give you my life for the sheep. v. 16. And another comforter, that he may other sheep I have, which are not abide with you forever. Heb.12.2. of this fold: them allo I must Looking unto Jelus,the author & bring, and they shall hear my finisher of our faith ; who for the voice; and there shall be one fold, joy that was set before him, enduand one shepherd.

red the cross, despising the shame, qı John 2. 1. vy little children, and is let down at the right hand thele things write I unto you, that of the throne of God 2 Cor.4.13. ye sin not. And if any man sin, Wehaving the same spirit of faith; we have an advocate with the Fa- according as it is written, I beliether, Jesus Christ the righteous : ved, and therefore have I spoken; v. 2. And he is the propitiation for we also believe, and therefore our fins and not for ours only,but speak. Rom. 8. 9. But ye are not also for the linsof the whole world. in the flesh, but in the spirit,if so Ron. 8. 34. Who is he that con- be, that the Spirit of God dwell in demneth? It is Chrilt that died, you. Now, if any man have not yea rather that is risen again, who the Spirit of Chrilt, he is none of is even at the right hand of God, bis. v. 14. For as many as are led who alsomaketh intercession for us. by the spirit of God, they are the

I John 15.13. Greater love hath fons of God. Rom. 15. 18. For I no man than this, that a man lay will not dare to speak of any of down his life for his friends.v.15. those things, which Christ hath Henceforth I call you not servants; not wrought by me, to make the for the servant knoweth not what Gentiles obedient, by word his lord doeth: but I have called and deed, v. 19. Through you friends: for all things that I mighty figns and wonders, by the have heard of my Father, I have power of the fpirit of God; 1o that

ade known unto you. Eph. 1,7. from Jerusalem, and round about In whom we have redemption unto Illyricuin, I havefully preachthrough his blood, the forgiveness ed the gospel of Christ, Jolin 17. of lins, according to the riches of 17. Sanctify them through thy his grace; v.8. Wherein he hath truth; thy word is truth. abounded toward us in all wisdom t Pfal.110. 1, The Lord said un. and prudence. v. 9. Having made to my Lord, șit thou at my right known unto us the mystery of his hand, until I make thine enemies will, according tohisgood pleasure thy foot tool.. Cor, 15.15. For he

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CHAP.. IX. Of Free-Will.

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OD hath endued the will of man with that natural li.

berty, that it is neither forced, nor by any absolute necessity of nature determined, to good or evil a.

II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to God b; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it c.

III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying sal. vation di So as a natural man, being altogether averse from

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must reign, till he hath put all'ene. in our image, after our likeness; mies under his feet. v. 26. The and let them have dominion cvet Jalt enemy that shall be deltroyed, the fish of the sea, and over the is death. Mal. 4.2. But unto you fowl of the air and over the cattle, that fear my name, shall the fun of and over all the earth, and over righteousness arise with healing in every creeping thing that crec peth his wings; and ye shall go forth, upon the earth. and grow up as calves of the stall. c Gen. 2.16. And the Lord God v, 3. And ye shall tread down the commanded the man, saying, Of wicked; for they shall be alhes !n.. every tree in the garden, thou mayder the roles of your feet, in the est freely eat. 2. 17. But of the day that I shall do this, faith the tree of the knowledge of good and Lord of holts. Col. 2. 15. And evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for having spoiled principalities and in the day that thou eatest there. powers, he made a shew of them of, thou shalt surely die. Gen 3.6. openly,triumphing overtheni in it. And when the woman faw that the

1. a Mat. 17.12. But I say unto tree was good for food, and that you; that Elias is come already, it was pleasant to the eyes, and a and they knew him not, but have tree to be desired to make one wise, doneunto him whatsoever they lift. she took of the fruit thereof, and ed; likewife shall also the Son of did eat, and gave also unto her man suffer of them. James 1. 14. husband with her, and be did eat. But every man is tempted, when Ill. d Rom. 5. 6. For when we he is drawn away of his own Just, were yet without strength, in due and enticed. Deut. 30. 19. I call time Christ died for the ungodly. heaven and earth to record this day “Rom. 8. 7. Because the carnal against you, that I have let before mind is enmity again ft God for it you life and death,blesling and cure is not subject to the law of God, fing; therefore choose life, that neither indeed can be. John 15.5. both thou and thy feed may live. I am the yine, ye are the branches:

11. b Eccl. 7. 29. 10, this only He that abidesh iu me, and 1 in have I found, that God hath made him, the ame bringeth forth much manupright; but they bave fought fruit : for without me ye can do out many inventions. Gen. 1. 26. nothing. And God laid, let us make man

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that good e, and dead in sin f, is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto g.

IV. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, he freeth him from his natural bondage under sin h, and by his grace alone enables him freely to will and to do that which is fpiritually good i; yet so as that, by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly nor only will that which is good, but doth also will that which is evil k.

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e Rom, 3. 10. As it is written, (by greace ye are saved.) 1 Cor.2. There is none righteous, no not 14. But the natural man receiveth one; v. 12. They are all gone out not the thingsot the spirit of God: of the way, they are together be for they are foolishnels unto him: come unprofitable, there is none neither can he know them, because that dom good, no not one. they are fpirituallydiscerned. Tit,

f Eph. 2. 1. And you hath he 3. 3. For we ourlelves also were quickned, who were dead in tref. Sometimes, foolish, disobedient,dejalles and lins.?.5. Even when we ceived, serving divers lufts and were dead in lins, háth quick ned pleasures, living in malice and enus together with Christ,(by grace vy, hateful and hatingoneanother, ye are saved.) Col. 2, 13, And you v. 4. But afterthat the kindness and being dead in your lins, and the love of God our Saviour toward uncircumcision of your flesh, hath man appeared.7'. 5. Nor by works he quickned together with him, of righteousness which we have having forgivenyou all trelpasses. done, but according to his mercy V. The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to Good alone, in the state of glory only 1.

g John 6. 44. No man can come he saved us by the washing of reto me, except the Father which generation, and renewing of the hath sent me draw him: and I will holy Gholt. raise him yp at the last day, ?'. 65. IV. h Col. 1. 13. Who hath deliAnd he said, Therefore laid I unto vered us from the power of darkyou, that no man can come into ness and hath translated us into me,except it were given unto him the kingdom of his dear son. John of my Father. Eph.2.2, Wherein 8.34. Jelusanswered them, Verily, in time palt, ye walked according verily, I say unto you, whosoever to the course of this world, accor- committeth sin, is the servant of ding to the prince of the power fin. v. 36. If the fon therefore or the air, the spirit that now shall make you free,ye shall be free worketh in the children of difo- indeed. bedience. 7. 3. Among whom i Phil.2. 13. For it is God which also we all had our conversation worketh in you both to will andto in times past, in the lults of our do of hisgood pleasure. Rom.6.18. flesh, fulfilling the delires of the Being then made free from sin, ye flesh, and of the mind; and were became the servants of righteoufby nature the children of wrath, ness. v. 22. But now being made even as others, v.4. But God who free from sin, and becoine servants is rich inmercy, for his great love to God,ye have your fruituntoho. wherewith he loved u3, 7. 5. Even liness, and the end everlasting life. when we were dead in fins, hatha k Gal.5.1%. For the fleth lufteth quickned us together with Christ, against the spirit, and the spirit a

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CHAP. X. Of Effectual Calling.

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those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call a, by his word and spirit b, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature,

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gainst the flesh, and these are con- you faultless before the presence of
trary the one to the other; so that his glory, with exceeding joy.
ye cannot do the things that ye 1. a Rom 8:30. Moreover, whom
would. Rom 7.15. For that which he did predestinate, them he also
Ido ,I allow not:for what I would, called : and whom he called, them
that do I noi; but what I hate, that he alfo justified : and whom he ju-
dol,v.18. For I know, that in me stified, them he also glorified.Rom,
(that is, in my flesh) dwellcth no 11.7. What then? Israel hath not
good thing: for to will is prefent obtained that which he feekethfor;
with me, but how to perform that but the election hath obtained it,
which is good, I find not. v, 19. and the relt were blinded. Eph, I.
For the good that I would, I do 10. That in the dispensation of the
not: but the evil which I would fulness of times, he might gather
not, that I do. 2, 21. I find then a together in one all things in Chrift,
law, that when I would do good, both which are in heaven, and
evil is present with me. v. 23. But which are on earth, even in him.
I fee another law in my members v. 11. In whom allo we have ob-
warring against the law of my tained an inheritance, being pre-
mind, and bringing me into cap- deftinated according to the purpose
tivity to the law of lin, which is in of him who worketh all things af-
my members.

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V. JEph 4.13. Till we all come 0 2Thell.2.13. But we are bound
in the unity of the faith and of the to give thanks alway to God for
knowledge of the Son of God, un- you,brethren, beloved of the Lord;
to a perfect man, unto the measure because Godhathfromthebeginning
of the stature of the fulness of chofen you to falvation, through
Christ. Heb. 12. 23. To the gene. lanctification of the spirit, and be
ral allembly and church of the first- lief of the truth: '.14. Whereunto
born, which are written in heaven, hecalle you by our sospel, to the
and to God the judge of all,and to obtaining of the glory of our Lord
the spirits of jult men made per- Jefus Chrift, 2 Cor. 3: 3. For as
fect i John 3. 2. Beloved, now are much as ye are manifeitly declared
we the fons of God,and it doth not to be the epiltle of Christ, miriftred
yet appear, what we thall be: but by us, written not with ink, but
we know, that when he shall ap. with the spirit of the living cod:
pear, we shall be like him; for we not in tables of Itone, but in Helhly
ihall lee him as he is. Jude 24. tables of the heart, 6. Who al-
Now unto him that is able to keep lo made us abie ministers of the,
you from falling, and to prefent new teltament, not of, the letter

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