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ten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believeth on him is not condemned. He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life;" John iii. 16. 18. 36. And this is the record that God hath given us, eternal life; and this is in his Son. He that hath the Son, hath life;" 1 John v. 11, 12. .
Acts xxvi. 18. Before cited. “ Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;" 1 Tim. i. 15.
“ He is able to save to the uttermost all that come to God by him;" Heb. vii. 25.
“ And being made perfect, he became the Author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him;" Heb. v. 9.
“ He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved ;" Mark xvi. 16.
“ By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved ;" John
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I will give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish ;" John x. 27, 28.
“ Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.-- Much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life;" Rom. v. 9, 10. See Luke xviii. 30. John iv. 14. vi. 27. 40. 47. xii. 50. Rom. vi. 22. Gal. vi. 8. 1 Tim. i, 16.
3. Promises of reconciliation, adoption, and acceptance with God through Christ.
“God hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and hath committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled unto God : for he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him;" 2 Cor. v. 18-20.
Being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom also we have access by faith, into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. When we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; Rom. v. 1, 2. 10.
“I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. I will receive you, and be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty;" 2 Cor. vi. 16–18.
“ There is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit ;" Rom. viii. 1. “ As many as received him, to them gave he
power to become the sons of God; even to them that believe on his name: which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God;" John i. 12.
“ In every nation he that feareth God and worketh righteousness, is accepted of him ;" Acts x. 35.
“ He hath made us accepted in the beloved ;” Ephes. i. 6. ii. 14. 16. Coli. 20.
“ The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and believed that I came out from God;" John xvi. 27. 4. Promises of renewed pardon of sins after conversion.
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world;" 1 John ii. 1, 2.
“Forgive us our trespasses.-- For if we forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you;"Matt. vi. 14.
“ If he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him ;" James v. 15.
“I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit;” Matt. xii. 31.
“ Who forgiveth all thine iniquities ;" Psal. ciii. 3.
“ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins;" 1 John i. 9.
5. Promises of the Spirit of sanctification to believers; and of Divine assistances of grace.
“ How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ;”. Luke xi. 13.
If any man thirst let him come to me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. This he spake of the Spirit, which they that believe on him shall receive ;" John vii. 37-39.
" If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is,---- thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living waters ; " -- John iv. 10. 14.
“ A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you : and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh : and I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes ;"--Ezek. xxxvi. 26, 27.
“ And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you ;"-- Ezek. xi. 19.
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost: for the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call;" Acts ii. 38, 39.
“And because you are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father;" Gal. iv. 6.
“ Turn you at my reproof; behold I will pour out my Spirit unto you; I will make known my words unto you;" Prov. i. 23.
“ Likewise the Spirit helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered ;" Rom. viii. 26.
6. Promises of God's giving his grace to all that truly desire and seek it.
“ Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled ;” Matt. v. 6.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money: come ye, buy and eat, yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;" " Isa. lv. 1. 6.
“ Let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely;" Rev. xxii. 17.
7. Promises of God's giving us all that we pray for according to his promises and will.
“ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: for every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.-- If ye being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him ?” Matt. vii. 7, 8. 11.
Pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly;” Matt. vi.6.
“ If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you;" John xiv. 13, 14. , xv. 16. xvi. 23. xv. 7.
“And this is the confidence which we have in him, that. if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we desired of him ;" 1 John v. 14, 15.
“ And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight;" 1 John iii. 22.
“The prayer of the upright is his delight. He heareth the prayer of the righteous;”. Prov. xv. 8. 29.
“The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers ;" 1 Pet. iii. 12.
8. That God will accept weak prayers and groans, which want expressions, if they be sincere.
“The Spirit helpeth our infirmities.-- The Spirit itself maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered : and he that searcheth the hearts, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit;" Rom. viii. 26, 27.
“Crying, Abba, Father;" Gal. iv. 6. " I remembered God, and was troubled, and my spirit was overwhelmed ;" Psal. lxxvii. 3.
“Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hid from thee;" Psal. xxxviii. 9. .:;" God be merciful unto me a sinner;" Luke xviii. 14.
9. Promises of all things in general which we want, and which are truly for our good.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly ;" Psal. lxxxiv. 11.
“O fear the Lord, ye his saints; for there is no want to
them that fear him--They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing;" Psal. xxxiv. 9, 10.
“ All things work together for good to them that love God --He that spared not his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?” Rom. viii. 28. 32.
“ Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you;” Matt. vi. 33.
According as his Divine Power hath given us all things that pertain to life and godliness ;" 2 Pet. i. 3.
“But godliness is profitable to all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come ;”. 1 Tim, iv. 8.
10. Promises of a blessing on them that sineerely hear and read God's word, and use his sacraments and other
“Incline your ear and come unto me; hear and your souls shall live;" Isa. ly. 3.
Read the eunuch's conversion, in Acts viii., who was reading the Scripture in his chariot.
Laying aside all malice, and all guile and hypocrisy, and envies, and evil speakings, as newborn babes desire the milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby;" 1 Pet. ii.l.
“ Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things that are written therein;" Rev. i. 3.
“ Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night;" Psal. i. 1, 2.
“Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doth them, I will liken him to a wise man, that built his house upon a rock," &c.; Matt. vii. 24, 25.
“Rather blessed are they that hear the word of God and do it;" Luke viii. 21.
Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken from her;" Luke x. 42.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear-And unto you that hear shall more be given--;" Mark iv.
Who shall tell thee words whereby thou and all thy household shall be saved;" Acts xi. 14.
“ Take heed to thyself and unto the doctrine, and con