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to call“, by his word and Spirit, out of that state of fin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ'; enlightening their minds fpiritually and savingly, to understand the things of God", taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of

1. a Rom. 8. 30. Moreover, killeth, but the spirit giveth whom he did predestinate, life. them he also called, and whom c Rom. 8. 2. For the law of he called, them he also jufti- the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, fied ; and whom he justified, hath made me free from the them he also glorified. Rom. law of fin and death. 2 Tim, II. 6. What then? Ifrael hath

1. 9, 10,

Who hath saved not obtained that which he us, and called us with an holy sceketh for; but the election calling, not according to our hath obtained it, and the rest works, but according to his were blinded. Eph. 1. 10, 11. own purpose and grace, which That in the dispensation of the was given us in Christ Jesus befulness of times, he might ga. fore the world began; but is ther together in one all things now made manifeft by the apin Christ, both which are in pearing of our Saviour Jesus heaven, and which are on Christ, who hath abolished carth, even in him.

death, and hath brought life b 2 Thess. 2. 13, 14.---God and immortality to light hath from the heginning cho- through the gofpel. See also fen you to salvation, through Eph, 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. sanctification of the Spirit, and d Ads 26.18. To open their belief of the truth ::--Where- eyes, and to turn them from unto he called you by our gof- darkness to light, and from the pel, to the obtaining of the power of Satan unt@ God, that glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. they may receive forgiveness, 2 Cor. 3. 3. 6. Forafmuch as of sins, and inheritance among ye are manifeftly declared to be them which are fanctified by the epistle of Christ ministered faith that is in me. I Cor. 2, hy 15, written not with ink, 10, 12. But God hath reveal. hut with the Spirit of the living ed them unto us by his Spirit : God; not in tables of fone, for the Spirit Searcheth all hut in fleshly tables of the things, yea, the deep things of heart. Who also hath made God. Now we have received, us able ministers of the New not the spirit of the world, but Testanient, not of she letter, the Spirit which is of God; but of the spirit; for the letter that we might know the things

flesh®; renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them to that which is good'; and effe&ually drawing them to Jesus Chrifts; yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace".

II. This effectual call is of God's free and fpecial grace alone, not from any thing at all foreseen in man', who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit", he is thereby enabled to answer

that are freely given to us of womb of the morning: Thou God.

haft the dew of thy youth, e Ezek. 36. 26. A new heart John 6. 37. also will I give you, and a new II. i 2 Tim. 1. 9. Who hath {pirit will I put within you; faved us, and called us with an and I will take away the ftony holy calling, not according to heart out of your flesh, and I our works, but according to will give you an heart of flesh. his own purpose and grace

f Ezek. 11. 19. And I will which was given us in Christ give them one heart, and I will Jesus before the world began. put a new spirit within you. Tit. 3: 4, 5, But after that the Deut. 30. 6. And the Lord thy kindness and love of God our God will circumcise thine heart, Saviour toward man appeared, and the heart of thy feed, to not by works of righteousness love the Lord thy God with which we have done, but acall thine heart, and with all cording to his mercy he saved thy soul, that thou mayest live, us by the washing of regeneraSee also Ezek, 36. 27.

tion, and renewing of the Holy g John 6. 44, 45. No man

Ghoft, Rom, 9. 11.

For tbe can come unto me, except the children being not yet born, neiFather which hath fenë me, ther having done any good or draw him.-Every man there- evil, that the purpose of God fore that hath heard and hath according to elcction might learned of the Father, cometh ftand, not of works, but of him

that calleth, See also Eph. 2. h Cant. I. 4. Draw me, we 4, 5, 8, 9. will run after thee. Pfal. IIO, k i Cor. 2. 14. But the na. 8. Thy people fall be willing tural man receiveth not the in the day of thy power, in the things of the Spirit of God; beauties of holiness, from the For they are foolishness unto

unto ma.

this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.

III. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaseth". So also are all other elect persons, who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the word'.

IV. Others not elected, although they may


him; neither can he know them, ciples saw it, they rebuked because they are spiritually them ;-But Jesus called them discerned. Rom. 8. 7. Be. unto him, and said, Suffer little cause the carnal mind is enini- children to come unto me, and ty against God; for it is not forbid theni not; for of such is Subject to the law of God, nei- the kingdom of God. Ads 2. ther indeed can be. Eph. 2. 5. 38, 39. Then Peter said unto Even when we were dead in them, Repent, and be haptized fins, hath quickened us to- every one of you in the name gether with Christ; (by grace of Jesus Christ, for the remiffiye are saved.)

on of fins, and ye shall receive I John 6 37. All that the the gift of the Holy Ghoft; For Father giveth me, sal come the promise is unto you, and to me; and him that cometh

to your children, and to all to me,

I will in no wise cast that are afar off, even as ma

Ezek. 36. 27. And I will ny as the Lord our God shall put my Spirit within you, and call, cause you to walk in my fta. n John 3. 8. The wind blowtutes, and ye shall keep my eth where it listeth, and thou Judgements, and do them. John heareft the found thereof, but. 5. 25. Verily, verily, I say un. canft not tell whence it comto you, The hour is coming, and eth, and whither it goeth; fo now is, when the dead shall is every one that is born of the hear thc voice of the Son of Spirit. Cod: and they that hear, shall

0 Acts 4. Neither is live. Juhn 6. 37, Ezek. 36. there falvation in any other: 27.

for there is none other name 111. m Luke 18, 15, 16. under heaven given among And they brought unto him men, whereby we nzust be sava also infants, that he would ed. touch them; but when his dif.


be called by the ministry of the word", and may have some common operations of the Spirit', yet they never truly come to Christ, and therefore cannot be saved": much less can men, not profesfing the Christian religion, be saved in any other way whatsoever, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the law of that religion they do profefs'; and to assert and maintain that they may is very pernicious, and to be detested'.

IV.p Mat. 22. 14. For ma- believe not that I am hc, ye ny are called but few are cho. hall die in your fins. fen.

f Acts 4. 12. Neither is there 4 Mat. 13. 20, 21. But he salvation in any other: For, that received the seed into fto- ' there is none other name under ny places, the fame is he that heaven given among men, beareth the word, and anon whereby we must be saved. with joy receiveth it :---Yet John 14. 6. Jesus faith unto hath he not root in himself, him, I am the way, and the but dureth for a while: For truth, and the life; no man when tribulation or persecution cometh unto the Father but by asiseth because of the word, by me. John 17. 3. And this is and by he is offended.

life eternal, that they might r John 6. 64, 65, 66. But know thee the only true God, there are some of you that be- and Jesus Christ whom thou, lieve not. For Jesus knew haft sent. from the beginning who they t 2 John 10. 11. If there were that believed not, and come any unto you, and bring who should betray him..--And not this doctrine, receive him he faid, Therefore said I unto not into your house, neither bid. you, that no man can come un him God fpeed. For he that to me, except it were given un- biddeth him God speed, is parto him of my Father. From that taker of his evil deeds. Gal. 1. time many of his disciples went 6,7, 8. But though we, or an back, and walked no more angel from heaven, preach any. with him. John 8. 24. I said other gospel unto you, than therefore unto you, that ye that which we have preached shall die in your sins: For if ye unto you, let him be accurfed,

C H A P. XI. of Justification.


THOSE whom God effectually calleth, he

also freely justifieth”; not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their fins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous: not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alone: not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them', they receiving

1. a Rom. 8. 30.---Whom Christ, reconciling the world he called, them he also justifi. unto himself, nut imputing od. Rom. 3. 24. Being justin their trespaffes unto them; fied freely by his grace, through and hath committed unto us the redemption that is in Chrift the word of reconciliation.... Jesus.

For he hath made him to be b Rom. 4. 5, 6, 7, 8. But sin for us, who knew no fin, to him that worketh not, but that we might be made the believeth on him that justifieth righteousness of God in him. the ungodly, his faith is count. Rom. 3. 22, 24, 25, 27, 28. ed for righteousness.---Even Tit. 3. 5, 7: Not by works of as David also describeth the righteousness which we have blessedness of the man unto done, but according to his merwhom God imputeth righte- cy he saved us by the washing oufness without works, Say of regeneration, and renewing ing, Blessed are they whole ini. of the Holy Ghoft.---That bequities are forgiven, and whole ing justified by his grace, we fins are covered...-Blessed' is should be made heirs, according the man to whom the Lord will to the hope of eternal life not impute fin. . Cor. 5. 19, Eph. 1.9. In whom we have

To wit, that God was in redemption through his blood,


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