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VII. Chrift, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper to itself": yet by reafon of the unity of the perfon, that which is proper to one nature, is fometimes in fcripture, attributed to the perfon denominated by the other nature°.

VIII. To all thofe for whom Chrift hath purchafed redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the fame"; making interceffion for them; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mysteries of falvation'; effectually perfuading them by his Spi

VII. n 1 Pet. 3. 18. For Chrift alfo hath once fuffered for fins, the juft for the unjuft, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. See alfo Heb. 9. 14.

o Acts 20. 28.---Feed the church of God, which he hath purchafed with his own blood. John 3. 13. And no man hath afcended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man, which is in heaven. 1 John 3. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.

VIII. p John 6. 37, 39. All that the Father giveth me, fhall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wife caft out.---And this is the Father's will which hath fent me, that of all which he

hath given me, I fhould lofe nothing, but fhould raise it up again at the laft day. John 10. 16. And other fheep I have, which are not of this fold: them alfo I muft bring, and they fhall hear my voice.

q1 John 2. 1. If any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jefus Christ the righteous. Rom, 8. 34.---It is Chrift that died, yea, rather, that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh interceflion for us.

r John 15. 15.---For all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you. Eph. 1. 9. According to his good pleasure, which he hath purpofed in himself. John 17. 6. I have manifefted thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: Thine they were, F

rit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit'; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wifdom, in such manner and ways as are most confonant to his wonderful and unfearchable difpenfation'.

and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

f2 Cor. 4. 13. We having the fame spirit of faith according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have 1 fpoken: we alfo believe, and therefore fpeak. Rom. 8. 9, 14. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the fpirit, if fo be, that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Chrift, he is none of his. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the fons of God. See alfo Rom. 15, 18, 19. and John 17. 17.

t Pfal. 110. 1. The Lord faid unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy foot

ftool. 1 Cor. 15. 25, 26. For he muft reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. Mal. 4. 2, 3. But unto you that fear my name, fhall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye fhail go forth, and grow up as calves of the ftall.---And ye fhall tread down the wicked; for they fhall be afhes under the foles of your feet, in the day that I fhall do this, faith the Lord of Hofts. Col. 2. 15. And having fpoiled principalities and powers, he made a fhew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.


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OD hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty, that it is neither forced, nor by any abfolute neceflity of nature, determined to good or evil.

II. Man, in his ftate of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well-pleafing to God"; but yet mutably, fo that he might fall from it.

III. Man, by his fall into a state of fin, hath wholly loft all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying falvation": fo as a natural man

I. a Jam. 1. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own luft, and enticed. Deut. 30. 19. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have fet before you life and death, bleffing and curfing; therefore choofe life, that both thou and thy feed may live. See John 5. 40.

II. b Eccl. 7. 29. Lo, this only have 1 found, that God hath made man upright; but they have fought out many inventions. Gen. 1. 26. And God faid, Let us make man in our image, after our likenefs.

c Gen. 2. 16, 17. And the Lord God commanded the man, faying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayeft freely eat:---But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou cateft thereof, thou shalt furely die. Gen. 3. 6. And when the wo. man faw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleafant to the eyes, and a tree to be defired to make one wife, fhe took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave alfo unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

III. d Rom. 5. 6. For when

being altogether averfe from that which is good", and dead in finf, is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto".

IV. When God converts a finner, and translates him into the ftate of grace, he freeth him from his natural bondage under fin", and by his grace alone, enables him freely to will and to do that which is fpiritually good'; yet so as that,

we were yet without ftrength, in due time Chrift died for the ungodly. Rom. 8. 7. Becaufe the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not fubject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. John 15. 5. For without me ye can do nothing.

e Rom. 3. 10, 12. As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one :-They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofit able, there is none that doeth good, no not one.

f Eph. 2. 1, 5. And you bath be quickened, who were dead in trefpaffes and fins. Even when we were dead in fins, hath quickened us together with Chrift; (by grace ye are faved.) Col. 2. 13. And you, being dead in your fins, and the uncircumcifion of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trefpaffes.

g John 6. 44, 65. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath fent me

draw him :-And he faid, Therefore faid I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 1 Cor. 2. 14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are fpiritually difcerned. See alfo Eph. 2. 2, 3, 4, 5. and Tit. 3. 3, 4, 5.

IV. h Col. 1. 13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darknefs, and hath tranflated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. John 8. 34, 36. Jefus answered them, Verily, verily, I fay unto you, Whofoever committeth fin, is the fervant of fin,-If the Son therefore fhall make you free, ye fhall be free indeed.

i Phil. 2. 13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleafure. Rom. 6. 18, 22. Being then made free from fin, ye became the fervants of righteoufnefs.-But now being

by reafon of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly, nor only, will that which is good, but doth alfo will that which is evil.

V. The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to good alone, in the ftate of glory only'.



Of Effectual Calling.

LL those whom God hath predeftinated unto life, and thofe only, he is pleafed, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually


made free from fin, and be-
come fervants to God,
have your fruit unto holinefs,
and the end everlasting life.
k Gal. 5. 17.
For the flesh
lufteth against the fpirit, and
the fpirit against the flesh, and
thefe are contrary the one to
the other; fo that ye cannot do
the things that ye would. Rom.
7.15. For that which I do,
I allow not; for what I would,
that do I not; but what I hate
that do I.

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V. 1 Eph. 4. 13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the ftature of the fulness of Christ. Jude 24. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to prefent you faultlefs before the prefence of his glory, with exceeding joy,

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