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VII. Christ, 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 sometimes in scripture, attributed to the perfon denominated by the other nature

VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased 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 myiteries of salyation'; effectually persuading them by his Spi

VII. n 1 Pet. 3. 18. For hath given me, I should lose Christ also hath once suffered nothing, but should raise it up for firs, the just for the un. again at the last day. John 10. just, that he might bring us to 16. And other sheep I have, God, being put to death in the which are not of this fold: fleth, but quickened by the them also I must bring, and Spirit. See also Heb. 9. 14. they shall hear my voice.

Acts 20. 28.---Feed the q 1 John 2. 1. If any man fin, church of God, which he hath we have an advocate with the purchased with his own blood. Father, Jesus Christ the righteJohn 3. 13. And no man hath ous. Rom, 8. 34.--- it is Chrift ascended up to heaven, but he that dies, yea, rather, that is that came down from heaven, risen again, who is even at the even the Son of man, which is right hand of God, who also in heaven. 1 John 3. 16. Herc- maketh interceflion for us. by perceive we the love of r John 15. 13. --- For all God, because he laid down things that I have heard of niy his life for us.

Father, I have made known un. VII. p John 6. 37, 39. All to you. Eph. 1. 9. Accord. that the Father giveth me, ing to his good pleasure, which shall come to me; and him he hath purpoíid in himself. that cometh to me, I will Jolin 17.6. I have manifeftin no wise cast out.---dnd thised thy name unto the men is the Father's will which hath which thou gavest me lept me, that of all which he the world : Thine they were,


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rit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit'; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wildom, in such manner and ways as are most consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation

and thou gavest them me ; and stool. I Cor. 15. 25, 26. For they have kept thy word. he must reign, till he hath

1 2 Cor. 4.13. We having put all enemies under his feet. the same spirit of faith accord- ...The last enemy that shall be ing as it is written, I believed, destroyed is death. Mal. 4. and therefore have I spoken: 2, 3. But unto you that fear we also helieve, and therefore my name, shall the Son of speak. Rom. 8. 9, 14. But ye righteousness arise with heal. are not in the leth, but in the ing in his wings; and ye shall spirit, if so be, that the Spirit go forth, and grow up as of God dwell in you. Now if calves of the stall.--- And ye any man have not the Spirit shall tread down the wicked; of Christ, he is none of his.. for they shall be alhes under For as many as are led by the the foles of your feet, in the Spirit of God, they are the day that I shall do this, faith sons of God. See also Rom. the Lord of Hofts. Col. 2. 15. 15, 18, 19. and John 17, 17. And having spoiled principalities

t Pfal. 110. 1. The Lord and powers, he made a shew said unto my Lord, Sit thou of them openly, triumphing on my right hand, until I over them in it. inake thinc enemies thy foot

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OD hath endued the will of man with

that natural liberty, that it is neither forced, nor by any abfolute necessity of nature, determined to good or evila.

II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well-pleasing to God'; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it'.

III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation": so as a natural man

I. a Jam. 1. 14. But

every c Gen. 2. 16, 17. And the man is tempted, when he is Lord God commanded the drawn away of his own luft, man, saying, of every tree of and enticed. Deut. 30. 19. I the garden thou mayest freely call heaven and earth to re- eat: -But of the tree of the cord this day against you, that knowledge of good and evil, I have set before you life and thou shalt not eat of it; for death, blessing and cursing; in the day that thou eatest therefore choose life, that both thereof, thou shalt surely die. thou and thy feed may live. See Gen. 3. 6. And when the wo. John 5. 40.

man saw that the tree was good 1. b Eccl. 7. 29. Lo, this for food, and that it was pleaonly have I found, that God fant to the eyes, and a tree to hath made man upright; but be desired to make one wise, they have fought out many she took of the fruit thereof, inventions. Gen. I. 26. And and did eat, and gave also un, God said, Let us make man to her husband with her, and in our image, after our like he did eat. ness.

II. d Rom. 5. 6. For when,

being altogether averse from that which is good“, and dead in fin', is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto'.

IV. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state 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 spiritually good'; yet so as that,

we were yet without ftrength, draw him :-And he said, in due time Christ died for the Therefore said I unto you, that ungodly. Rom. 8. 7. Because no man can come unto me, the carnal mind is enmity a- except it were given unto him gainst God: for it is not sub- of my Father. 1 Cor. 2. 14. ject to the law of God, neither But the natural man receiveth indeed can be. John 15. 5. not the things of the Spirit of For without ne ye can do no. God; for they are foolifhness thing.

unto him; neither can he e Rom. 3. 10, 12. As it is know them, because they are written, There is none righte- fpiritually difcerned. See also ous, no not one :-They are Eph. 2. 2, 3, 4, 5. and Tit. all gone out of the way, they 3. 3, 4, 5. are together become unprofit- IV. h Col. 1. 13. Who hath able, there is none that doeth delivered us from the power of goud, no not ore.

darkness, and hath translated { Eph. 2. 1, 5. And you us into the kingdom of his dear bath he quichene!, who were Son. John 8. 34, 36. Jesus dead in trespasses and fins. answered them, Verily, verily, Even when we were dead in 1 say unto you, Whosoever fins, hath quickened us toge- committeth fin, is the servant ther with Christ; (by grace of fin,-!f the son therefore ye are saved.) Col. 2. 13. And fall make you free, ye shall. you, beiog dead in your fins, be free indeed. and the uncircumcision of your i Phil. 2. 13. For it is God flesh, hath he quickened to- which worketh in you buth gether with him, having for- to will and to do of bis good given you all trespasses. pleasure. Rom. 6. 18, 22. g John 6. 44, 65. No man Being then made free from fin,

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by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly, nor only, will that which is good, but doth also will that which is evilk.

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

CH A P. X.

Of Effectual Calling.

LL those whom God hath predestinated

unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually


made free from fin, and be- V. 1 Eph. 4. 13. Till we all come servan:s to God,

ye come in the unity of the faith, have your fruit unto holiness, and of the knowledge of the and the end everlasting life. Son of God, unto a perfect

k Gal. 5. 17. For the flesh nian, unto the measure of the lufteth against the spirit, and stature of the fulness of Christ. the spirit against the flesh, and Jude 24. Nuw unta him that these are contrary the one to is able to keep you from fallthe other; fo that ye cannot doing, and to present you faultthe things that ye would. Rom. less before the presence of his 7:15. For that which I do, glory, with exceeding joy, I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate that do I.

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