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tiles, to take out of them a people say to him that formed it, Why hast
for his name.-Acts xv. 14.
10-17. 19, &c.-Mal. i. 2, 3. Isa.
thou made me thus? &c.-Rom. ix.
xlv. 9, 10.

which he foreknew, &c. I have re-
God hath not cast away his people
served to myself seven thousand men,
who have not bowed the knee to the
image of Baal. Even so then at this
present time also, there is a remnant
according to the election of grace: if
otherwise grace is no more grace, &c.
by grace, then it is no more of works,
The election hath obtained it, and
the rest were blinded (or hardened)
as it is written, &c. The gifts and
calling of God are without repentance.
lieved God, yet have now obtained
As ye in the times past have not be-
mercy, &c. O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! how unsearchable are his judg-
ments, and his ways past finding out!
for who hath known the mind of the
Lord, or who hath been his counsel-
lor, &c. For of him, and through him,
and to him are all things.—Rom. xi.
2.4-8. 29, 30. 33, 34. 36.
xix. 18.
1 Kings

Paul and others were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, &c. They assayed to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit suffered them not, &c. When Paul preached at Philippi, &c. Lydia heard him, and the Lord opened her heart, that she attended unto the things which were spoken, &c. and was baptized. -Acts xvi. 6, 7. 14, 15.

Paul came to Corinth, &c. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision; Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace, &c. for I have much people in this city.-Acts xviii. 1. 9, 10.

We know that all things shall work together for good to them that love God; to them who are the called according to his purpose: for whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, &c. Whom he did predestinate, them he also called: whom he called, them he justified, &c. them he also glorified. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? Rom. viii. 28-30.33.

called into the fellowship of his Son,
God is faithful, by whom ye were
&c. For ye see your calling, brethren,
how that not many wise men after the
flesh, not many mighty &c. but God
hath chosen the foolish things of the
world, &c. that no flesh should glory
in his presence.
in Christ Jesus, &c. As it is written,
But of him are ye
He that glorieth, let him glory in the
Lord.-1 Cor. i. 9.26-31. James ii. 5.

Apostle, &c. but by the grace of God
I am, &c. not meet to be called an
I am what I am.-1 Cor. xv. 9, 10.

them that are lost; in whom the God
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to
of this world hath blinded the minds,
&c. lest the light of the glorious gospel
of Christ, &c. should shine unto them.

When Rebecca also had conceived by one, even Isaac, the children not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth, it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger; as it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated, &c. Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, &c. Thou wilt say unto me, Why doth he-2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Who art thou that repliest (or answerest against, or disputest with) God? Shall the thing formed

self-same thing is God, &c. All things
He that hath wrought us for the
are of God, who hath reconciled us to
himself by Jesus Christ.-2 Cor.v.5.18.

When it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach, &c.-Gal, i. 15, 16.

Blessed be God, &c. according as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, &c. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will; to the praise of the glory of his grace, &c. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself, &c. Being predestinated according to the purpose of him, who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.—Eph. i. 3—7. 9. 11. ii.

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grace, &c. O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom, &c.-Rom. xi. 6. 33.

CHAP. VIII.

PARDON AND REMISSION OF SINS, RE-
CONCILIATION AND PEACE WITH GOD;

Christ is become of no effect unto you; whosoever of you are justified JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION by the law, ye are fallen from grace.

-Gal. v. 4.

BEFORE GOD; ETERNAL LIFE AND
SALVATION, FREE THROUGH THE
GRACE OF GOD ONLY; BY THE DEATH,
SACRIFICE, AND SUFFERINGS OF
CHRIST.

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By grace ye are saved, &c. not of works, lest any man should boast.→ Eph. ii. 5. 8, 9. i. 2, &c. 2 Thess. ii. 16.

We are the circumcision which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ, and have no confidence in the flesh.-Phil. iii. 3.

Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And that they may ob

tain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.—2 Tim. ii. 1. 10.

The grace of God that bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men. -Titus ii. 11.

After that the kindness and love of God our Saviour towards man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he hath saved us, &c.Titus iii. 4, 5.

Ye are come to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.-Heb. xii. 22. 24.

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines: for it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with meats, which have not profited.-Heb. xiii. 8, 9.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead &c. of which salvation the prophets have inquired, &c. who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you. Searching, &c. what the Spirit of Christ which was in them, did signify, when it testified the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.-1 Pet. i. 3. 10, 11.

Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred,

I will cleanse them from all their iniquity whereby they have sinned, against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.-Jer. xxxiii. 8.

In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found; for I will pardon them whom I reserve.-Jer. 1. 20. Isa. xxxiii. 24.

and tongue, and people, and nation. -Rev. v. 9.

SECT. 1. In Particular. Pardon of Sins.

THE Lord proclaimed himself, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, &c. forgiving iniquity, and transgression, and sin.Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. Numb. xiv. 17-19.

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered: blessed is the man, unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.-Ps. xxxii. 1, 2. 5. Rom, iv. 7, 8.

As for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.-Ps. lxv. 3.

Thou wast a God that forgavest them thou tookest vengeance on their inventions.-Ps. xcix. 8.

But there is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be feared.-Ps. CXXX. 4.

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.-Isa. i. 18.

I am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake and will not remember thy sins. Isa. xliii. 25.

I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy sins. Sing, O heavens, for the Lord hath done it.--Isa. xliv. 22, 23.

He was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities, &c. The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all, &c. He shall bear their iniquities.-Isa. liii. 5, 6. 11,

Let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and unto our God; for he will abundantly pardon (or multiply pardons); for my thoughts are not as your thoughts, &c. Isa. lv. 7-9. Ezek. xxxiii. 14-16. I will make a new covenant, &c. for I will forgive their iniquity, and will remember their sin no more.→ Jer. xxxi. 31. 34. Heb, x. 17, 18.

Seventy weeks are determined, &c. to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, &c. The Messiah shall be cut off, but not for himself, &c.-Dan. ix. 24. 26.

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their sins, through the tender mercy hath made him to be sin for us.-of our God, whereby the dayspring 2 Cor. v. 19. 21. from on high hath visited us.-Luke Jesus Christ who gave himself for i. 77, 78.

our sins.-Gal. i. 3, 4. I say unto thee, Her sins, which In whom we have redemption are many, are forgiven; for she loved through his blood, the forgiveness of much: but to whom little is forgiven, sins, according to the riches of his the same loveth little. And he said grace; wherein he hath abounded, unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.- &c.—Eph. i. 7, 8. Col. i. 14. Luke vii. 47, 48.

And you, &c. hath he quickened It behoved Christ to suffer, &c. together with him, having forgiven and that repentance and remission of you all trespasses.-Col. ii. 13. sins should be preached in his name. Jesus Christ, who gave himself for -Luke xxiv, 46, 47.

us, that he might redeem us from all Behold the Lamb of God, which iniquity.-Titus ii. 13, 14. taketh away the sin of the world.-- His son, &c. when he had by himJohn i. 29.

self purged our sins, sat down. -Heb. Repent, &c. that your sins may be i. 2, 3. blotted out, when the times of re- Wherefore it behoved him to be freshing shall come from the presence made like unto his brethren, &c. to of the Lord: and he shall send Jesus, make reconciliation for the sins of the &c.-Acts iii. 19, 20.

people.—Heb. ii. 17. Jesus, &c. hath God exalted with I will be merciful to their unrightehis right hand, to be a Prince and a ousnesses, and their sins and their Saviour, for to give repentance to inquities I will remember no more.Israel, and forgiveness of sins.-Acts Heb. viii. 12. v. 30, 31.

If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctifieth, To him gave all the prophets wit- &c. how much more shall the blood ness, that through his name whoso- of Christ who offered himself, &c. ever believeth in him shall receive purge your conscience, &c. by means remission of sins.-Acts x. 43. of death for the redemption of the

Be it known unto you, &c. that transgression. Without shedding of through this man is preached unto you blood is no remission of sin, &c. the forgiveness of sins.-Acts xii. 38. Once in the end of the world hath he

To open their eyes, &c. that they appeared to put away sin by the samay receive forgiveness of sins, &c. crifice of himself, &c. Christ was by faith in me, &c.-Acts xxvi. 18. once offered to bear the sins of many.

Whom God hath set forth to be a -Heb. ix. 13-15. 22. 26. 28. propitiation through faith in his blood, This man, after he had offered one to declare his righteousness for the sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down, remission (or passing over) of sins. &c. moreover, where remission of Rom. iii. 25.

these is, there is no more offering for Christ died for our sins, according sin, &c.—Heb. x. 12. 18. to the scriptures, &c. If Christ be Who his own self bare our sins in not raised, &c. ye are yet in your sins, his own body on (or to) the tree, &c. &c. The sting of death is sin, and the by whose stripes ye were healed. strength of sin is the law; but thanks 1 Pet. ii. 24. be to God which giveth us the victory Christ also hath once suffered for through our Lord Jesus Christ.— sins, the just for the unjust, that he 1 Cor. xv. 3. 17. 56, 57.

might bring us to God.- 1 Pet. iii. 18. God was in Christ, reconciling the The blood of Jesus Christ his Son world unto himself, not imputing their cleanseth us from all sin, &c. If we trespasses unto them, &c. For he confess our sins, he is faithful and

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