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testified in due time (s). Willing all men to si Tim. be saved, and to come unto the knowledge . . of the truth (t). Not willing that any t I Tim. should perish, but that all should come to 2. 4. repentance (u). For God sent not his Son u 2 Pet. into the world to condemn the world, but 3%.. that the world through hiin might be saved (x). And Christ came a light into the world, * John that whosoeveth believeth in him, should

3.3. 17. not abide in darkness (). Therefore as Ch. 12 by the offence of one, judgment came upon * all men to condemnation ; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life (2). «Rom.

5. 18. ARTICLE XI. Concerning the Light that enlighteneth

every Man.

THE gospel was preached to every creature under heaven (a). Which gospel a Col. is the power of God unto salvation to them *.23. them that believe (6). And if it be hid, it 6 Rom.

. 1. 16. is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the i minds of them which believe not, left the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should Thine into them (c). And this is the con- c 2 Cor. demnation, that light is come into the 4, 3, 4. world, and men love darkness - rather than

- light,

5. II.

d John light, because their deeds are evil (d). 3. 19. * And this was the true light, which light

eneth every man that cometh into the e John world (e). By which all things that are 1.9.

reproveable, are made manifest ; for what. f Eph. soever maketh manifest is light (f). Every

one that doeth .evil hateth the light, nei. ther cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved: but he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds

may be made manifest, that they are & John wrought in God (8). And they that walk 3. 20.

in the light, as Christ is in the light, have

fellowship one with another, and the blood ...of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth them from h 1 John all sin (b). Therefore ought we to believe in I. 7.

the light, while we have the light, that i John we may be the children of the light (i).

. Therefore to-day, if we will hear his voice, & Heb. let us not harden our hearts (k). For Christ 4. 7 *! wept over Jerusalem, saying, If thou hadst

known, even thou, at least in this thiy day,

the things which belong unto thy peace, Luke but now they are hid from thine eyes (O). 19.42. And he would often have gathered her chil.'

dren, as a hen gathereth her chickens; but # Mat. they would not (m). For the stiff-necked, 23. 37. and uncircumcised in heart and ears, do nAds always resist the Holy Ghost (n). And are 2107 of those that rebel' against the light (). 24.13. Therefore God's fpirit will not always strive



with man (p). For the wrath of God is Gen, revealed from heaven against all ungodli- °• 3. ness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness (9). Because q Rom. what is to be known of God is manifest in 1.18. them; for God hath shewed it unto them (). . And a manifestation of the spirit is" Ver. given to every man to profit withal (s). For: 1 Cor. the grace of God, that bringeth salvation, 12. 7. hath appeared to all men, teaching us, that denying ungodliness and worldly lufts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (). And this word of t Tit. 2. his grace is able to build up, and give an". inheritance among all those that are sancti. fied (u). For the word of God is quick and v Acts powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 20.3%. (word, piercing even to the dividing asun. ... der of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (*). ~ Heb. This is that more sure word of prophecy, 4.12. whereunto we do well that we take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in the heart (y). And this is the word y 2 Pet. of faith which the apostles preached, which is ". 19 nigh in the mouth, and in the heart (2). 2 Rom. For God, who commanded the light to 10. shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge


row, and ents of td of propheed,

do well word of pront, (+). Heb


of the glory of God in the face of Jesus a 2 Cor. Christ (a). But we have this treasure in ** earthen vessels, that the excellency of the • 2 Cor. power may be of God (6), and not of us;

for the kingdom of God cometh not by observation, but is within us.

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Cancerning Faith and Justification.

FAITH is the substance of things hoped c Heb. for, and the evidence of things not seen (c). 11:I.' Without which it is impossible to please d Ver. 6. God (d) Therefore we are justified by faith, «Gal which worketh by love (e). For faith with.

out works being dead, is by works made f James, perfect f). By the deeds of the law there

20 hall po flesh be justified (g). Nor yet by g. Rom. the works of righteousness which we have 3. 20. döne; but according to his mercy we are

faved, by the washing of regeneration, and Tit, renewing of the Holy Ghost (b). For we 3. So are both washed, fanctified and justified in

i the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the 11 Cor. fpirit of our God (i). 6. 21.


Concerning, good Works. IF we live after the flesh, we shall die; but if we, through the spirit, do mortify


the deeds of the body, we fhall live (k). & Rom. For they which believe in God, must be o 13. careful to maintain good works (1). For 1 Tit. God will render to every man according to 8 his deeds According to his righteous judg. ment to them, who by patient continu- '. ance in well-doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality, eternal life (m): for such are m Rom. counted worthy of the kingdom of God (n). 72 Ther And cast not away their confidence, which 1.5. hath great recompence of reward (0). . Heb.

Blessed then are they that do his command. 10.35. & ments, that they may have right to the

tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city ().


22. 14. ARTICLE XIV.

Concerning Perfection.

SIN shall not have dominion over such as are not under the law, but under grace (9). For there is no condemnation to those 9 Rom. that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after 6. 14. the flesh, but after the spirit; for the law of the spirit of life, maketh free from the law of fin and death (r). For such are béor Ch. 8. come dead unto fin, and alive unto righte-"* , ousness; and being made free from sin, are become servants of righteousness (s). There » Ch.6. fore ougbi we to be perfect, as our heavenly 2.



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