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IV. Others not elected, although they may be called by the miniftry of the word p, and may have fome common operation of the Spirit q; yet they never truly come to Christ, and therefore cannot be faved r: much lefs can men, not profeffing the Chriftian religion, be faved in any other way whatfoever, be they never fo diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the law of that religion they do profefs; and to affert and maintain, that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detefted t.
the Son of God, hath not life, Acts iv. 12. Neither is there falvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
IV. Mat. xxii. 14. For many are called, but few are chofen.
q Mat. vii. 22. Many will fay to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophefied in thy name? and in thy name have caft out de vils and in thy name done many wonderful works? Mat. xiii. 20. But he that received the feed into ftony places, the fame is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. v. 21. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or perfecution arifeth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Heb. vi. 4 For it is impoffible for those who were once enlightened, and have tafted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghoft, v. 5. And have tafted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.
John vi. 64. But there are fome of you that believe not. For Jefus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who fhould betray him: v. 65. And he faid, 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 viii. 24. I faid therefore unto you, that you fhall die in your fins: for if you believe not that I am he, ye fhall die in your fins.
Acts iv. 12. Neither is there falvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given a mong men, whereby we must be fav ed. John xiv. 6. Jefus faith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Eph. ii. 12. That at that time ye were without Chrift, being aliens from the commonwealth of Ifrael, and ftrangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. John iv. 22. Ye worship ye know not what we know what we worship; for falvation is of the Jews, John xvii. 3.And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jefus Chrift whom thou haft fent.
t2 John 9. Whofoever tranfgreffeth and abideth not in the doctrine of Chrift, hath not God: he that a bideth in the doctrine of Chrift, he hath both the Father and the Son." v. 20. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your houfe, neither bid him God fpeed. v. 11. For he that
CHAP. XI. Of Justification.
HOSE whom God effectually calleth, he alfo freely.
Tjuftifietha: not by infufing righ counters into them,
by pardoning their fins, and by counting and accepting their perfons 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 evangelical obedience, to them as their righteoufnefs; but by imputing the obedience and fatisfaction of Chrift unto them b, they receiving
biddeth him God speed, is partaker. of his evil deeds, 1 Cor. xvi. 22. If any man love not the Lord Jefus Chrift, let him be Anathema Maranatha. Gal. i. 6 I marvel, that ye are fo foon removed from him that called you unto the grace of Chrift, unto another gofpel. v. 7.
Bleffed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute fin. 2 Cor. v. 19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trefpalles unta them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. v. 21. For he hath made to
Which is not another; but there us, wlio knew no fin, that in for
be fome that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Chrift. v. 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gofpel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accurfed.
I. a Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, whom he did predeftinate, them he allo called, and whom he called, them he alfo juftified and whom he juftified, them he alfo glorified. Rom. iii. 24. Being juftified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jefus Christ,
Rom. iv. 5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that juftifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteoufnefs. v. 6. Even as David alfo defcribeth the bleffedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteoufnefs without works, v. 7. Saying, Bieffed are they whofe iniquities are forgiven, and whofe fins are covered, v. 8.
be made the righteoufnefs of God in him. Rom. iii. 22. Even the righteoufoefs of God which is by faith of Jefus Chrift unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference. v. 24. Being juftified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in jefus Chrift; v. 25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteoufnefs for the remiffion of fias that are past, through the forbearance of God. v. 27. Where is boafting then? It is excluded. By what law of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. v. 28. Therefore we conclude that a man is juftified by faith without the deeds of the law. Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of rightes oufnefs which we have done, but acé cording to bis mercy he faved. us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the holy Gholt: v.7. That being juftified by: his graces
and refting on him and his righteoufnefs by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God c.
Il. Faith, thus receiving and refting on Chrift and his righreoufnefs, is the alone inftrument of juftification d; yet is it not alone in the person juftified, but is ever accompanied with all other faving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love e.
we fhould be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of fins, according to the riches of his grace. Jer. xxiii. 6. In his days Judah fhall be faved, and Ifrael fhall dwell fafely; and this is his name whereby he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUS NESS I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Chrift Jefus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteoufnefs, fanctification and redemption. v. 31. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Rom. v. 17. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteoufnefs, fhall reign in life by one, Jefus Chrift. v. 18. Therefore as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to con. demnation: even fo by the righte. oufness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto juftification of life. v. 19. For as by one man's difobedience, many were made fin. ners: fo by the obedience of one, fhall many be made righteous.
c Acts x. 44. While Peter yet fpake thefe words, the Holy Ghoft fell on all them who heard the word. Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is Dot juftified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jefus Chrift: even we have believed in Jefus Chrift,
that we might be juftified by the faith of Chrift, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law thall no flesh be juftified. Phil. iii. y. And be found in him, not having mine own righteoufnefs, which is the law, but that which is through the faith of Chrift, the righteoufnefs which is of God by faith. Acts xiii. 38. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fins: v. 39. nd by him all that believe are juftified from all things, from which ye could not be juftified from by the law of Mofes. Eph. ii. 7.That in the ages to come he might fhew the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindnefs towards us, through Chrift Jefus. v. . For by grace are E. ye faved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
II. d John i, 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he pow er to become the fons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Rom. iii. 28. Therefore we conclude, that a man is jufbfied by faith, without the deeds of the law. Rom. v. 1. Therefore being juftifi ed by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jefus Chrift.
e James ii. 17. Even fo faith, if it hath not works, is dead being alone. v. 22. Seeft thou how faith wrought with his works, and by
Chap. XI. III. Chrift, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge. the debt of all thofe that are juftified, and did make a pros per, real and full fatisfaction to his Father's juftice in their behalf f. Yet, in as much as he was given by the Father for them g, and his obedience and fatisfaction accepted in their stead,
works was faith made perfect? v. 26. For as the body without the fpirit is dead, fo faith without works is dead alfo, Gal. v. 6, For in Jefus Chrift, neither circumcifion availeth any thing, nor uncircumcifion; but faith which worketh by love.
III. Rom. v. 8. But God.commendeth his love towards in that while we were yet finters, Chrift died for us. v. 9. Much more then being now juftified by his blood, we fhall be faved from wrath through him. v. 10. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son': much more being reconciled, we fhall be faved by his life, v. 19. For as by one man's difobedience, many were made finners: fo by the obedience of one fhall many be made righteons. I Tim, ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Chrift Jefus; v. 6. Who gave himself a ranfom for all, to be teftified in due time. Heb. x. 10. By the which will we are fanc tified, through the offering of the body of Jefus Chrift once for all. v. 14. For by one offering he hath perfeated for ever them that are fanctified. Dan. ix, 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the tranfgrefhon, and to make an end of fins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlafting righteousness, and to feal up the vifion and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. v. 26. And after threefcore and two weeks, fhall
Meffiah be cut off, but not for himfelf: and the people of the prince that fhall come, fhall deftroy the city and the fanctuary, and the end thereof fhall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war defolations are determined. Ifa. liii. 4. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our forrows: yet we did efteem him ftricken, fmitten of God, and afflicted. v. 5. But he was wounded for our tranfgreffions, he was bruifed for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his ftripes we are healed. v. 6.All we like sheep have gone aftray : we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. v. 10. Yet it pleafed the Lord to bruife him, he hath put him to grief: when thou fhalt make his foul an offering for fin, he fhall fee his feed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord fhall profper in his hand. V. 11. He fhall fee of the travail of his foul, and fhall be fatisfied: by his knowledge fhall my righteous fervant juftify many: for he fhall bear their iniquities. v. 12. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he fhall divide the fpoil with the ftrong: becaufe he hath poured out his foul unto death: and he was numbered with the tranfgreffors, and he bare the fins of many, and made interceflion for the tranfgreffors.
g Rom. viii. 32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him? up for us all, how shall he not with
ftead b, and both freely, not for any thing in them; their juftification is only of free grace i: that both the exact juftice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the juftification of finners k.
IV. God did, from all eternity, decree to juflify all the elect 1: and Chrift did, in the fulness of time, die for their fins, and rife again for their juftification m: nevertheless they are not justified, until the holy Spirit doth in due time actually apply Chrift unto them n.
him alfo freely give us all things?
b 2 Cor v. 21. For he hath made him to be fin for us, who knew no fin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Mat. iii. 17, And lo, a voice from heaven, faying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleafed, Eph. v. 2. And walk in love, as Chrift alfo hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and facrifice to God, for a fweet finelling favour.
i Rom. iii. 24. Being juftified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jefus Chrift. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption thro' his blood, the forgiveness of fins, according to the riches of his grace.
& Rom. ii. 26. To declare, I fay, at this time, his righteoufnefs: that he might be juft, and the juftifier of him that believeth in jefus. Eph. ii. 7. That in the ages to come he might fhew the exceeding riches of his grace, in his kindness towards us, through Jefus Chrift.
IV. / Gal. iii. 8. And the fcrip. fare foreseeing that God would juftify the heathen through faith, preached before the golpel unto Abrahain, saying, In thee fhall all nations be bleffed. 1 Pet. i, 2. Elect, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through fancti
fication of the fpirit, unto obedience, and fprinkling of the blood of Jefus Christ. v. 19. But with the preci ous blood of Chrift, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. v. 20, Who verily was fore-ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. Rom. viii, 30. More. over, whom he did predeftinate, them he alfo called: and whom he called, them he alfo juflified: and whom he jullified, them he alfo glorified.
m Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulnefs of the time was come, God fent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. 1 Tim. ii, 6. Who gave himself a raufom for all, to be teftified in due time. Rom. iv. 26. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our juftification.
n Col, i, 21. And you that were fometime alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled v. 22. In the body of his flesh through death, to prefent you holy and unblameable, and unreproveable in his fight. Gal. ii. 16. (See letter e immediatly fore going.) Tit. iii. 4. But after that the kindnefs and love of God our Saviour towards man appeared, v. 5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according