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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.
thou made me thus ? &c.-Rom. ix. Paul and others were forbidden 10—17. 19, &c.-Mal. i. 2, 3. Isa. of the Holy Ghost to preach the xlv. 9, 10. word in Asia, &c. They assayed to God hath not cast away his people go into Bithynia, but the Spirit suffer- which he foreknew, &c. I have reed them not, &c. When Paul preach- served to myself seven thousand men, ed at Philippi, 8c. Lydia heard him, who have not bowed the knee to the and the Lord opened her heart, that image of Baal. Even so then at this she attended unto the things which present time also, there is a remnant were spoken, &c. and was baptized. according to the election of grace: if -Acts xvi. 6, 7. 14, 15.
by grace, then it is no more of works, Paul came to Corinth, 8c. Then otherwise grace is no more grace, &c. spake the Lord to Paul in the night The election hath obtained it, and by a vision; Be not afraid, but speak, the rest were blinded (or hardened) and hold not thy peace, &c. for I have as it is written, &c. The gifts and much people in this city.--Acts xviii. calling of God are without repentance. 1. 9, 10.
As ye in the times past have not beWe know that all things shall work lieved God, yet have now obtained together for good to them that love mercy, &c. O the depth of the riches God; to them who are the called ac- both of the wisdom and knowledge of cording to his purpose: for whom God! how unsearchable are his judghe did foreknow, lie also did predes- ments, and his ways past finding out! tinate to be conformed to the image of for who hath known the mind of the his Son, &c. Whom he did predes- Lord, or who hath been his counseltinate, them he also called: whom he lor, &c. For of him, and through him, called, them he justified, &c. them and to him are all things.-Rom. xi. he also glorified. Who shall lay any 2. 4-8. 29, 30. 33, 34. 36. 1 Kings thing to the charge of God's elect? - xix. 18. Rom. viii. 28-30.33.
God is faithful, by whom ye were When Rebecca also had conceived called into the fellowship of his Son, by one, even Isaac, the children not &c. For ye see your calling, brethren, yet born, neither having done any how that not many wise men after the good or evil, that the purpose of God flesh, not many mighty &c. but God according to election might stand, hath chosen the foolish things of the not of works, but of him that calleth, world, &c. that no flesh should glory it was said unto her, The elder shall in his presence. But of him are ye serve the younger; as it is written, in Christ Jesus, &c. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I He that glorieth, let him glory in the hated, &c. Is there unrighteousness Lord.—1 Cor. i.9.26–31. James ii.5. with God? God forbid. For he saith I am, &c. not meet to be called an to Moses, I will have mercy on whom Apostle, &c. but by the grace of God I will have mercy; and I will have I am what I am. -1 Cor. xv. 9, 10. compassion on whom I will have com- But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to passion. So then, it is not of him them that are lost; in whom the God that willeth, nor of him that runneth, of this world hath blinded the minds, but of God that sheweth mercy. For &c. lest the light of the glorious gospel the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, &c. of Christ, &c. should shine unto them. Thou wilt say unto me, Why doth he -2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. yet find fault? For who hath resisted He that hath wrought us for the his will? Who art thon that repliest self-same thing is God, &c. All things (or answerest against, or disputest are of God, who hath reconciled us to . with) God? Shall the thing formed himself by Jesus Christ.-2 Cor.v.5.19.
When it pleased God, who sepa- I endure all things for the elects' rated me from my mother's womb, sake, &c. Who concerning the truth and called me by his grace, to reveal have erred, &c. Nevertheless the his Son in me, that I might preach, foundation of God standeth sure, ha&c.--Gal. i. 15, 16.
ving this seal, The Lord knoweth Blessed be God, &c. according as them that are his.--2 Tim. ii. 10. he hath chosen us in him, before the 18, 19. foundation of the world, &c. Having If they shall enter into my rest, predestinated us unto the adoption of although the works were finished from children by Jesus Christ, according the foundation of the world.—Heb. to the good pleasure of his will; to iv. 3. . the praise of the glory of his grace, By one offering he hath for ever &c. Having made known unto us the perfected them that are sanctified. mystery of his will, according to his Heb. x. 14. good pleasure, which he hath purposed To the strangers, &c. elect, accordin himself, &c. Being predestinated ing to the foreknowledge of God the according to the purpose of him, who Father.-—1 Pet. i. 1, 2. Titus i. 1. worketh all things after the counsel Being disobedient, whereunto they of his own will.-Eph. i. 3—7. 9. were appointed, but ye are a chosen 11. ii.
generation, a royal priesthood, a peWhich in other ages was not made culiar (or a purchased) people, that known, &c. That the Gentiles should ye should shew forth the praises of be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, him who hath called you out of darkand partakers of his promise in Christ. ness, &c.—1 Pet. ii. 8-10. -Eph. iii. 5, 6. 11.
The god of all grace, who hath Work out your own salvation, &c. called us unto his eternal glory, &c.— for it is God which worketh in you 1 Pet. v. 10. both to will and to do of his good They went out from us, &c. that pleasure.-Phil. ii. 12, 13.
they might be made manifest that they Giving thanks unto the Father, were not all of us.—1 John ii. 19. which hath made us meet to be par- We love him, because he first loved takers of the inheritance of the saints us.-1 John iv. 19. in light; who hath delivered us from To them that are sanctified by God the power of darkness, and hath trans- the Father.-Jude 1. lated us into the kingdom of his dear All that dwell upon the earth shall Son.—Col. i. 12, 13.
worship him, whose names are not Knowing, &c. your election of God: written in the book of life of the for our gospel came not unto you in Lamb, &c.-Rev. xiii. 8. xyii. 18. word, but also in power, &c. Thess. And they that dwell on the earth i. 4, 5. 1 Cor. i. 18. 24.
shall wonder (whose names are not God hath not appointed us to wrath: written in the book of life from the but to obtain salvation by our Lord, foundation of the world), when they - Thess. v. 9.
behold, &c.- Rev. xvii. 8. God hath from the beginning chosen Whosoever was not found written you to salvation, &c. Whereunto he in the book of life, was cast into the called you by our gospel.—2 Thess. lake of fire.- Rev. xx. 15. ii. 13, 14.
There shall in no wise enter into God who hath saved us, and called the new Jerusalem, but they whose us with an holy calling, not according names are written in the Lamb's book to our works, but according to his of life.-Rev. xxi. 27. own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began.-2 Tim. i. 8–10. Rom. i. 6.
grace, &c. O the depth of the riches,
both of the wisdom, &c. Rom. xi. CHAP. VIII.
6. 33. PARDON AND REMISSION OF SINS, RE
Christ is become of no effect unto CONCILIATION AND PEACE WITII GOD; you
you; whosoever of you are justified JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION by the law, ye are fallen from grace. BEFORE GOD; ETERNAL LIFE AND
-Gal. v. 4. SALVATION, FREE THROUGH THE
By grace ye are saved, &c. not of GRACE OF GOD ONLY; BY THE DEATH,
works, lest any man should boast.
Eph. ii. 5. 8, 9. i. 2, &c. 2 Thess. SACRIFICE, AND SUFFERINGS OF CIIRIST.
We are the circumcision which In general,
worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice It is the blood that maketh an in Christ, and have no confidence in atonement for the soul.-Lev.xvii. 11. the flesh.--Phil. iii. 3.
The law was given by Moses, but Be strong in the grace that is in grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Christ Jesus. And that they may obJohn i. 17.
tain the salvation which is in Christ Surely his salvation is nigh, &c. Jesus, with eternal glory.2 Tim. ii. mercy and truth are met together, 1. 10. . righteousness and peace have kissed The grace of God that bringeth each other.-Ps. Ixxxv. 9, 10. salvation, hath appeared to all men.
In thy sight shall no man living be-Titus ii. 11. justified.-Ps. cxliii. 2.
After that the kindness and love of Jesus spake a parable unto certain God our Saviour towards man apwhich trusted in themselves that they peared, not by works of righteousness were righteous (the Pharisee and which we have done, but according to the Publican): the Publican standing his mercy he hath saved us, &c. afar off, &c. saying, God be merciful Titus iii. 4,5. to me a sinner. I tell you (said Ye are come to the blood of sprinkChrist) this man went down to his ling, that speaketh better things than house rather justified than the other. that of Abel.—Heb. xii. 22. 24. -Luke xviii. 9-14.
Be not carried about with divers They were pricked in their heart, and strange doctrines : for it is a good and said, Men and brethren, what thing that the heart be established shall we do? Then Peter said, Re- with grace, not with meats, which pent, and be baptized every one of have not profited.--Heb. xiii. 8, 9. you, in the name of Christ, for the Blessed be the God and Father of remission of sins.-Acts ii. 37, 38. our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according
The keeper of the prison, said, to his abundant mercy, hath begotten Sirs, what must I do to be saved? and us again to a lively hope, by the rethey said, Believe on the Lord Jesus surrection of Jesus Christ from the Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and dead &c. of which salvation the prothy house.Acts xvi. 27.30–32. phets have inquired, &c. who pro
They, being ignorant of God's right- phesied of the grace that should come eousness, and going about to establish unto you. Searching, &c. what the their own, have not submitted them- Spirit of Christ which was in them, selves into the righteousness of God; did signify, when it testified the suffor Christ is the end of the law for ferings of Christ and the glory that righteousness to every one that be- should follow.—1 Pet. i. 3. 10, 11. lieveth.-Rom. x. 1-4
Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast If by grace, then is it no more of slain, and hast redeemed us to God works, otherwise grace is no more by thy blood, out of every kindred,
and tongue, and people, and nation. I will cleanse them from all their -Rev. v. 9.
iniquity whereby they have sinned, SECT. 1. In Particular. Pardon
against me; and I will pardon all
their iniquities whereby they have of Sins.
sinned, and whereby they have transThe Lord proclaimed himself, The gressed against me.Jer. xxxiii. 8. Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gra- In those days, and in that time, cious, long-suffering, and abundant in saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel goodness and truth, &c. forgiving ini- shall be sought for, and there shall quity, and transgression, and sin.- be none; and the sins of Judah, and Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7, Numb. xiv. 17-19. they shall not be found; for I will
Blessed is he whose transgression pardon them whom I reserve.-Jer. is forgiven, whose sin is covered: 1. 20. Isa, xxxiii. 24. blessed is the man, unto whom the Seventy weeks are determined, &c. Lord imputeth not iniquity. I said, to finish the transgression, and to I will confess my transgressions unto make an end of sins, and to make rethe Lord, and thou forgavest the ini- conciliation for iniquity, &c. The quity of my sin.--Ps. xxxii. 1, 2. 5. Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Rom. iv. 7, 8.
himself, &c.--Dan. ix. 24. 26. As for our transgressions, thou. Who is a God like unto thee? that shalt purge them away.-Ps. lxv. 3. pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by
Thou wast a God that forgavest the transgression of the remnant of them: thou tookest vengeance on his heritage ? &c. Thou wilt cast all their inventions.-Ps. xcix. 8. their sins into the depths of the sea.
But there is forgiveness with thee -Micah vii. 18, 19. that thou mayest be feared.-Ps. In that day there shall be a founCXXX. 4.
tain opened to the house of David, Though your sins be as scarlet, they and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for shall be as white as snow: though sin and for uncleanness.-Zech. xiii. l. they be red like crimson, they shall Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for be as wool.-Isa. i. 18.
he shall save his people from their I am he that blotteth out thy trans. sing.-Matt. i. 21.. gressions for mine own sake and will Jesus said unto the sick of the not remember thy sins. Isa. xliii. 25. palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins
I have blotted out as a thick cloud be forgiven, thee, &c. Ye may know thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy that the Son of man hath power on sins. Sing, O heavens, for the Lord earth to forgive sins.—Matt, ix. 2. 6. hath done it.--Isa. xliv. 22, 23. - All manner of sin and blasphemy
He was wounded for our transgres- shall be forgiven to men, but the sions ; he was bruised for our iniqui- blasphemy against the Holy Ghost ties, &c. The Lord hath laid on him shall not be forgiven unto men. And the iniquity of us all, &c. He shall whosoever speaketh a word against bear their iniquities.--Isa. liii. 5, 6. 11, the Son of man, it shall be forgiven
Let him return unto the Lord, and him ; but whosoever speaketh against he will have mercy upon him; and the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forunto our God; for he will abundantly given him, neither in this world, neipardon (or multiply pardons); for my ther in the world to come.--Matt, thoughts are not as your thoughts, &c. xii. 31, 32.
Isa. lv, 7-9. Ezek, xxxiii. 14–16. This is my blood, &c. which is shed
I will make a new covenant, &c. for many for the remission of sins. for I will forgive their iniquity, and Matt. xxvi. 28. will remember their sin no more. To give knowledge of salyation Jer. xxxi. 31. 34. Heb. x. 17, 18. unto his people, by the remission of 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 iji. 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