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for them?; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, ! the mysteries of salvation"; effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirits; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner and ways
given me, I should lose nothing, but pleasure, which he hath purposed in should raise it up again at the last himself. John xvii. 6. I have maniday. John X. 15. As the Father fested thy name unto the men which knoweth me, even so know I the thou gavest me out of the world : Father; and I lay down my life thine they were, and thou gavest them for the sheep. Ver. 16. And other me; and they have kept thy word. sheep I have, which are not of this S John xiv. 16. And I will pray
the fold; them also I must bring, and Father, and he shall give you anothey shall hear my voice: and there ther Comforter, that he may abide shall be one fold, and one shepherd. with you for ever. Heb. xii. 2.
9 1 John ii. 1. My little children, Looking unto Jesus, the author these things write 1 unto you, that and finisher of our faith; who, ye sin not. And if any man sin, for the joy that was we have an Advocate with the Fa- hin, endured the cross, despising ther, Jesus Christ the righteous : the shame, and is set down at the Ver. 2. And he is the propitiation right hand of the throne of God. for our sins; and not for ours only, 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the same but also for the sins of the whole spirit of faith, according as it is world. Rom. viii. 34. Who is he written, I believed, and therefore that condemneth? It is Christ that have I spoken; we also believe, died, yea rather, that is risen again, and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 9. who is even at the right hand of But ye are not in the flesh, but God, who also maketh intercession
in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, r John xv. 13. Greater love hath if any man have not the Spirit of no man than this, that a man lay Christ, he is none of his. Ver. 14. down his life for his friends. Ver. 15. Henceforth I call you not servants ;
For as many as are led by the Spi
rit of God, they are the sons of for the servant knoweth not what God. Rom. xv. 18. For I will not his lord doeth ; but I have called
dare to speak of any of those things you friends; for all things that I which Christ hath not wrought have heard of my Father I have
by me, to make the Gentiles obemade known unto you. Eph, i. 7.
dient, by word and deed. Ver. 19. In whom
have redenuption Through mighty signs and wonthrough his blood, the forgiveness ders, by the power of the Spirit of sins, according to the riches of of God: so that from Jerusalem, his grace : Ver. 8. Wherein he hath and round about unto Illyricum, abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.
I have fully preached the gospel Ver. 9. Having of Christ.
John xvii. 17. Sanctimade known unto us the mysterý fy them through thy truth: thy of his will, according to his good word is truth.
as are most consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation
CHAP. IX. Of Free Will.
liberty, that it is neither forced, nor by any absolute necessity of nature determined, tó good or evil a.
II. Man, in his state of innocen.cy, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to God"; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it.
III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying
Psal. cx. 1. The Lord said un record this day against you, that I to my Lord, Sit thon at my right have set before you life and death, hand, until I make chine enemies blessing and cursing :
therefore thy footstool. 1 Cor. xv. 25. For choose life, that both thou and thy he must reign, till
. he hath put seed may live. all enemies under his feet. Ver. 26.
II. b Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only The last enemy that shall be de
have I found, that God hath made stroyed is death. Mal. iv, 2. But man upright; but they have sought unto you that fear my name shall
out many inventions. Gen. i. 26, the Sun of righteousness arise with And God said, Let us make man in healing in his wings ; and ye shall
our image, after our likeness: and go forth and grow up as calves
let them have dominion over the fish of the stall. Ver. 3. And ye shall
of the sea, and over the fowl of the tread down the wicked; for they air, and over the cattle, and over all shall be ashes under the soles of the earth, and over every creeping your feet
, in the day that I shall thing that creepeth upon the earth. do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
C Gen. ii. 16. And the Lord God Col. i. 15. And having spoiled commanded the man, saying, of principalities and powers, he made
every tree in the garden thou mayest a shes of them openly, triumphing freely eat : Ver. 17. But of the tree over them in it.
of the knowledge of good and evil I. a Matth. xvii, 12. But I say
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the unto you, That Elias is come al
day that thou eatest thereof, thou seady, and they knew him not,
shalt surely die. Gen. iii. 6. And but have done unto him whatso
when the woman saw that the tree ever they listed : likewise shall al
was good for food, and that it was 80 the Son of man suffer of them. pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise; she took tempted, when he is drawn away
of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and of his own lust, and enticed. Deut. XIX. 19. I call heaven and earth to
her, and he did eat.
James i. 14. But every man is
gave also unto her husband with
salvation d; so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin', is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto 8.
IV. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, he freeth him from his natural bondage under sin", and by his grace alone enables him freely to
III. d Rom. . 6. For when we the children of disobedience. Ver. 3. were yet without strength, in due Among whom also we all had our time Christ died for the ungodly. conversation in times past, in the Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal lusts of our Aesh, fulfilling the demind is enmity against God: for it sires of the flesh and of the mind; is not subject to the law of God, and were by nature the children of neither indeed can be. John xv. 5. wrath, even as others. Ver. 4. But I am the vine, ye are the branches: God, who is rich in mercy, for his he that abideth in me, and I in him, great love wherewith he loved us, the same bringeth forth much fruit : Ver. 5. Even when we were dead in for without me ye can do nothing. sins, hath quickened us together with
Rom. iii. 10. As it is written, Christ, (by grace ye are saved.) There is none righteous, no, not one. 1 Cor. ii. 14. But the natural man Ver. 12. They are all gone out of receivech not the things of the Spithe way, they are together become rit of God; for they are foolishness unprofitable, there is none that doeth unto him: neither can he know good, no, not one.
them, because they are spiritual disf Eph. i. 1. And you hath he cerned. Tit. iii. 3. For we ourselves quickened, who were dead in tres also were sometimes foolish, disobepasses and sins. Ver. 5. Even when dient, deceived, serving divers lusts we were dead in sins, hath quick- and pleasures, living in malice and ened us together with Christ, (by envy, hateful, and hating one anograce ye are saved..) Col. ii. 13. And
Ver. 4. But after that the you, being dead in your sins, and the kindness and love of God our Savi. uncircumcision of your flesk, hath he our toward man appeared, Ver. 5. quickened together with him, having Not by works of righteousness which forgiven you all trespasses.
we have done, but according to his 8 John vi. 44. No man can come
mercy he saved us, by the washing to me, except the Father which
of regeneration, and renewing of the hath sent me draw him: and I will Holy Ghost. raise him up at the last day. Ver. 65. IV, h Col. i. 13. Who hath deAnd he said, Therefore said I unto livered us from the power of darkyou, That no man can come unto
ness, and hath translated us into the me, except it were given into him kingdom of his dear Son, John viii. 94. of my Father. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein Jesus answered them, Verily, verils, in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according teth sin, is the servant of sin. Ver. 36.
I say unto you, Whosoever committo the prince of the power of the If the Son therefore shall make you air, the spirit that now worketh in frec, ye shall be free indeed.
do 1. Ver. 18. For I know, that in But I see another law in niy mem
bers warring against the law of my
will and to do that which is spiritually good '; yet so as of that, by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not tely perfectly nor only will that which is good, but doth also
will that which is evilk.
V. The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to do good alone in the state of glory only'.
CHAP. X. Of Effectual Calling. AL LL those whom God hath predestinated unto life,
and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and, accepted time, effectually to call", by his word and Spi
i Phil. ii. 13. For it is God which to the law of sin, which is in my worketh in you, both to will and
members. to do of' his good pleasure.
V. 1 Eph. iv. 13. Till we all conie Rom. vi. 18. Being then made free in the unity of the faith, and of the
ye became the servants of knowledge of the Son of God, unto righteousness.' Ver. 22. But now, .
a perfect man, unto the measure of being niade free from sin, and beker
the stature of the fulness of Christ.. come servants to God, ye have your
Heb. xii. 23. To the general assembly unto holiness, and the end ever
and church of the first-born, which lasting life.
are written in heaven, and to God k Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lusteth
the Judge of all, and to the spirits against the Spirit, and the Spirit. against the flesh; and these are con
of just men made perfect. 1 John
iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons trary the one to the other ; so that
of God; and it doth not yet appear ye cannot do the things that ye
what we shall be ; but we know, would. Rom. vii. 15. For that which I do, I allow not; for what I would,
that when he shall appear, we shall
be like him ; for we shall see him as but what I hate, that
he is. Jude, ver. 24. Now unto him
that is able to keep you from falling, me (that is, in ny flesh) dwelleth no good thitig: for' to will is present
and to present you faultless before
the presence of his glory, with exbut how to perform that ceeding joy.
I. * Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, For the good that I would, I do but the evil which I would
whom he did predestinate, then he not, that I do. Ver, 21. I find then
also called ; and whom he called,
them he also justified; and whom.. araw, that when I would do good, he justified, them he also glorified,
Rum xi. 7. What then? Israel hath rot obtained that which he seeketh
but the election hath obtainme into captivity ed it, and the rest were blinded,
that do I not;
evil is present with me.
mind, and bringing
rit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ'; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God; taking away their heart of
Eph. i. 10. That in the dispensation of conversation in times past, in the the fulness of times, he might gather lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires together in one all things in Christ, of the flesh and of the mind; and hoth which are in heaven, and which were by nature the children of wrath, are on earth, even in him. Ver. 11. even as others. Ver. 4. But God, In whom also we have obtained an who is rich in mercy, for his great inheritance, being predestinated ac love wherewith he loved us, Ver. 5, cording to the purpose of him who Even when we were dead in sins, worketh all things after the counsel hath quickened us together with of his own will.
Christ, (by grace ye are saved.) b 2 Thess. ii. 13. But we 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us, bound to give thanks alway to God and called us with an holy calling, for you, brethren, beloved of the
not according to our works, but Lord; because God hath from the according to his own purpose and beginning chosen you to salvation, grace, which was given us in Christ through sanctification of the Spirit, Jesus, before the world began ; and belief of the truth: Ver. 14. Ver. 10. But is now made manifest Whereunto he called you by our
by the appearing of our Saviour gospel, to the obtaining of the glory Jesus Christ, who hath abolished of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Cor.
death, and hath brought life, and iii. 3. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly immortality to light through the declared to be the epistle of Christ, gospel. ministered by us, written not with d Acts xxvi. 18. To open their ink, but with the Spirit of the living
eyes, and to turn them from darkGod; not in tables of stone, but in ness to light, and from the power of fleshly tables of the heart. Ver. 6. Satan unto God, that they may receive Who also made us able ministers of forgiveness of sins, and inheritance the new testament; not of the letter, among them which are sanctified by but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, faith that is in me.
1 Cor. ii. 10. but the Spirit giveth life.
But God hath revealed them unto C Rom. viii, 2. For the law of the
us by his Spirit: for the Spirit Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath searcheth all things, yea, the deep made me free from the law of sin things of God. Ver. 12. Now we and death. Eph. ii. 1. And you
have received, not the spirit of the hath he quickened, who were dead in
world, but the Spirit which is of trespasses and sins. Ver. 2. Wherein
God; that we might know the in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according
things that are freely given to us to the prince of the power of the
of God. Eph. i. 17. That the God air, the spirit that now worketh in
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father the children of disobedience. Ver. 3.
of glory, may give unto you the
Spirit of wisdom and revelation in Among whom also we all had our
the knowledge of him: Ver. 18.