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hand, and on my left, is not mine to My sheep hear my voice.—John x. 16. give; but it shall be given to them 26, 27. for whom it is prepared of my Father. They believed not on him, that the -Matt. xx. 14–16. 21. 23. Mark x. 40. saying of Esaias the prophet might

Jesus called Simon, and Andrew, be fulfilled, &c. Lord who hath beand James, and John, to follow him; lieved ? &c. Therefore they could not and they did s0.-Mark i. 16—20. believe, because that Esaias said again,

Except that the Lord had shortened He hath blinded their eyes, &c. those days, no flesh should be saved; John xii. 37–41. but for the elect's sake, whom he hath I speak not of yon all, I know chosen, he hath shortened the days.- whom I have chosen.—John xiii. 18. Mark xiii. 20.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have Thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee chosen you, and ordained you, that å son, and thou shalt call his name you should go and bring forth fruit, John: he shall be great in the sight &c. I have chosen you out of the of the Lord, &c. He shall be filled world, &c.-John xv. 16. 19. with the Holy Ghost, even from his That he should give eternal life to mother's womb.--Luke i. 13. 15. as many as thou hast given him, &c.

Many widows were in Israel in the I have manifested thy name unto the days of Elias, &c. when great famine men which thou gavest me out of the was throughout all the land: but unto world: thine they were, and thou none of them was Elias sent, save unto gavest them me, &c. I pray not, &c. Sarepta, &c. And many lepers were but for them which thou gavest me in Israel in the time of Eliseus the pro- out of the world.—John xvii. 2. 6. 9. phet, and none of them was cleansed, The promise is made to you and saving Naaman the Syrian.-Luke iv. your children, and to all that are afar 25-27.

off, even as many as the Lord our God Christ called Zacchæus to come down, shall call, &c. And the Lord added esc. and he received him joyfully: and to the church daily such as should be Jesus said unto him, This day is sal- saved.--Acts ii. 39. 47. vation come to this house: forsomuch Philip sent on purpose to meet the as he also is the son of Abraham. Eunuch, and commanded to go near For the Son of man is come to seek his chariot, where he preached unto and save that which was lost.-Luke him, and converted him.-Acts viii. 26 xix. 5, 6.3--10.

-29. 36, 37. All that the Father giveth me, shall Paul was persecuting the Church, come to me: and him that cometh to 8c. and was converted in the midst of me I will in no wise cast out, &c. his rage 8c. And Christ said to AnaThis is the Father's will, &c. that of nias, Go thy way, for he is a chosen all which he hath given me I should vessel to bear my name before the lose nothing, &c. There are some of Gentiles, &c. And I will shew him you

that believe not, &c. No man can how great things he must suffer for come unto me, except it were given my name.-Acts ix. 146. 15, 16. him of my Father.- John vi. 37. 39. xxii. 14. 64, 65.

God in a special manner calls CorJesus called the blind man, whom he nelius to the faith.-Acts x. 1, 2, &c. had healed, and discovered himself to Which extraordinary call, Peter him.- John ix. 35-39.

afterwards declares at large to those Other sheep I have, which are not of the circumcision.-Acts xi. 2, &c. of this fold: them also I must bring, When the Gentiles heard, &c. as and they shall hear my voice, and there many as were ordainçd to eternal life shall be one fold, &c. Ye believe not, believed.--Acts xiji. 48. because ye are not of my sheep, &c. How God at first did visit the Gen

tiles, to take out of them a people say to him that formed it, Why hast for his name.-Acts xv. 14.

thou made me thus ? &c.—Rom. ix. Paul and others were forbidden 10—17. 19, &c.—Mal. i. 2, 3. Isa. of the Holy Ghost to preach the xlv. 9, 10. word in Asia, &c. They assayed to God hath not cast away his people go into Bithynia, but the Spirit suffer- which he foreknew, &c. I have reed them not, &c. When Paul preach- served to myself seven thousand men, ed at Philippi, &c. Lydia heard him, who have not bowed the knee to the and the Lord opened her heart, that image of Baal. Even so then at this she attended unto the things which present time also, there is a remnant were spoken, &c. and was baptized according to the election of grace: if -Acts xvi. 6, 7. 14, 15.

by grace, then it is no more of works, Paul came to Corinth, &c. Then otherwise grace is no more grace, &c. spake the Lord to Paul in the night The election hath obtained it, and by a vision; Be not afraid, but speak, the rest were blinded (or hardened) and hold not thy peace, &c. for I have as it is written, &c. The gifts and much people in this city.-Acts xviii. calling of God are without repentance. 1. 9, 10.


ye in the times past have not beWe know that all things shall work lieved God, yet have now obtained together for good to them that love mercy, &c. O the depth of the riches God; to them who are the called ac- both of the wisdom and knowledge of cording to his purpose: for whom God! how unsearchable are his judghe did foreknow, he also did predes- ments, and his ways past finding out ! tinate to be conformed to the image of for who hath known the mind of the his Son, &c. Whom he did predes- Lord, or who hath been his counseltinate, them he also called: whom he lor, &c. For of him, and through him, called, them he justified, &c. them and to him are all things.-Rom. xi. he also glorified. Who shall lay any 2.448. 29, 30. 33, 34. 36. Kings thing to the charge of God's elect?- xix. 18. Rom. viii. 28-30. 33.

God is faithful, by whom ye were When Rebecca also had conceived called into the fellowship of his Son, by one, even Isaac, the children not &c. For ye see your calling, brethren, yet born, neither having done any how that not many wise men after the good or evil, that the purpose of God flesh, not many mighty &c. but God according to election might stand, hath chosen the foolish things of the not of works, but of him that calleth, world, &c. that no flesh should glory it was said unto her, The elder shall in his presence.

But of him are ye serve the younger; as it is written, in Christ Jesus, &c. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I He that glorieth, let him glory in the hated, &c. Is there unrighteousness Lord.-- 1 Cor.i.9.26–31. James ii.5. with God? God forbid. For he saith I am, &c. not meet to be called an to Moses, I will have mercy on whom Apostle, &c. but by the grace of God I will have mercy; and I will have I am what I am.- 1 Cor. xv. 9, 10. compassion on whom I will have com But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to passion. So then, it is not of him them that are lost; in whom the God that willeth, nor of him that runneth, of this world hath blinded the minds, but of God that sheweth mercy. For &c. lest the light of the glorious gospel the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, &c. of Christ, &c. should shine unto them. Thou wilt say unto me, Why doth he —2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. yet find fault? For who hath resisted He that hath wrought us for the his will? Who art thou that repliest self-same thing is God, &c. All things (or answerest against, or disputest are of God, who hath reconciled us to with) God? Shall the thing formed himself by Jesus Christ.–2 Cor.v.5.18.

When it pleased God, who sepa I endure all things for the elects' rated me from my mother's womb, sake, &c. Who concerning the truth and called me by his grace, to reveal have erred, &c. Nevertheless the his Son in me, that I might preach, foundation of God standeth sure, ha&c.—Gal. i. 15, 16.

ving this seal, The Lord knoweth Blessed be God, &c. according as them that are his.—2 Tim. ii. 10. he hath chosen us in him, before the 18, 19. foundation of the world, &c. Having If they shall enter into my rest, predestinated us unto the adoption of although the works were finished from children by Jesus Christ, according the foundation of the world.—Heb. to the good pleasure of bis will; to iv. 3. the praise of the glory of his grace, By one offering he hath for ever &c. Having made known unto us the perfected them that are sanctified.mystery of his will, according to his Heb. x. 14. good pleasure, which he hath purposed To the strangers, &c. elect, accordin himself, &c. Being predestinated ing to the foreknowledge of God the according to the purpose of him, who Father.—1 Pet. i. 1, 2. Titus i. 1. worketh all things after the counsel Being disobedient, whereunto they of his own will.—Eph. i. 3—7. 9. were appointed, but ye are a chosen 11. ii.

generation, a royal priesthood, a peWhich in other ages was not made culiar (or a purchased) people, that known, &c. That the Gentiles should ye should shew forth the praises of be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, him who hath called you out of darkand partakers of his promise in Christ. ness, &c.—1 Pet. ii. 8–10. -Eph, iii. 5, 6. 11.

The god of all grace, who hath Work out your own salvation, &c. called us unto his eternal glory, &c.for it is God which worketh in you i Pet. v. 10. both to will and to do of his good They went out from us, &c. that pleasure.-Phil. ii. 12, 13.

they might be made manifest that they Giving thanks unto the Father, were not all of us.- 1 John ii. 19. which hath made us meet to be pár We love him, because he first loved takers of the inheritance of the saints us.- John iv. 19. in light; who hath delivered us from To them that are sanctified by God

of darkness, and hath trans- the Father.-Jude l. lated us into the kingdom of his dear All that dwell upon the earth shall Son.-Col. i. 12, 13.

worship him, whose names are not Knowing, &c. your election of God: written in the book of life of the for our gospel came not unto you in Lamb, &c.—Rev. xiii. 8. xvii. 18. word, but also in power, &c. - 1 Thess. And they that dwell on the earth i. 4, 5. 1 Cor. i. 18. 24.

shall wonder (whose names are not God hath not appointed us to wrath: written in the book of life from the but to obtain salvation by our Lord. foundation of the world), when they - Thess. v. 9.

behold, &c.—Rev. xyii. 8. God hath from the beginning chosen Whosoever was not found written you to salvation, &c. Whereunto he in the book of life, was cast into the called you by our gospel.—2 Thess. lake of fire.—Rev. xx. 15. ii. 13, 14,

There shall in no wise enter into God who hath saved us, and called the new Jerusalem, but they whose us with an holy calling, not according names are written in the Lamb's book to our works, but according to his of life.-Rev. xxi. 27. own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began.-2 Tim.i. 8-10. Rom. i. 6.

the power







grace, &c. () the depth of the riches,

both of the wisdom, &c.—Rom. xi. CHAP. VIII.


Christ is become of no effect unto CONCILIATION AND PEACE WITH GOD; you; whosoever of you are justified

by the law, ye



By grace ye are saved, &c. not of SALVATION, GRACE OF GOD ONLY; BY THE DEATH,

works, lest any man should boast.

Eph. ii. 5. 8, 9. i. 2, &c. 2 Thess. SACRIFICE,

ii. 16.

We are the circumcision which In general.

worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice It is the blood that maketh an in Christ, and have no confidence in atonement for the soul.-Lev.xvii. 11. the flesh.Phil. iii. 3.

The law was given by Moses, but Be strong in the grace that is in grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Christ Jesus. And that they may obJohn i. 17.

tain the salvation which is in Christ Surely his salvation is nigh, &c. Jesus, with eternal glory.—2 Tim. ii. mercy and truth are met together, 1. 10. righteousness and peace have kissed The grace of God that bringeth each other.-Ps. lxxxv. 9, 10. balvation, hath appeared to all men.

In thy sight shall no man living be — Titus ii. 11. justified.-Ps. cxliii. 2.

After that the kindness and love of Jesus spake a parable unto certain God our Saviour towards man apwhich trusted in themselves that they peared, not by works of righteousness were righteous (the Pharisee and which we have done, but according to the Publican): the Publican standing his mercy he hath saved us, &c.afar off, &c. saying, God be merciful Titus iii. 4, 5. to me a sinner. I tell you (said Ye are come to the blood of sprinkChrist) this man went down to his ling, that speaketh better things than house rather justified than the other. that of Abel.—Heb. xii. 22. 24. -Luke xviii. 9-14.

Be not carried about with divers They were pricked in their heart, and strange doctrines: for it is a good and said, Men and brethren, what thing that the heart be established shall we do? Then Peter said, Re- with grace, not with meats, which pent, and be baptized every one of have not profited.--Heb. xii. 8, 9. you, in the name of Christ, for the Blessed be the God and Father of remission of sins.-Acts ii. 37, 38. our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according

The keeper of the prison, said, to his abundant mercy, hath begotten Sirs, what must I do to be saved ? and us again to a lively hope, by the rethey said, Believe on the Lord Jesus surrection of Jesus Christ from the Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and dead &c. of which salvation the prothy house.—Acts xvi. 27. 30–32. phets have inquired, &c. who pro

They, being ignorant of God's right- phesied of the grace that should come eousness, and going about to establish unto you. Searching, &c. what the their own, have not submitted them- Spirit of Christ which was in them, Belves onto the righteousness of God; did signify, when it testified the suffor Christ is the end of the law for ferings of Christ and the glory that righteousness to every one that be- should follow.—1 Pet. i. 3. 10,ʻ11. lieveth.-Rom. x. 1-4

Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast. If by grace, then is it no more of slain, and hast redeemed us to God works, otherwise grace is no more by thy blood, out of every kindred,

and tongue, and people, and nation. I will cleanse them from all their - Rev. v. 9.

iniquity whereby they have sinned, Sect. 1. In Particular. Pardon

against me; and I will pardon all

their iniquities whereby they have of Sins.

sinned, and whereby they have transThe Lord proclaimed himself, The gressed against me.-Jer. xxxiii. 8. Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gra In those days, and in that time, cious, long-suffering, and abundant in saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel goodness and truth, &c. forgiving ini- shall be sought for, and there shall quity, and transgression, and sin. be none; and the sins of Judah, and Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. Numb. xiv. 17–19. they shall not be found; for I will

Blessed is he whose transgression pardon them whom I reserve. Jer. is forgiven, whose sin is covered: I. 20. Isa, xxxiii. 24. blessed is the man, unto whom the

Seventy weeks are determined, &c. Lord imputeth not iniquity. I said, to finish the transgression, and to I will confess my transgressions unto make an end of sins, and to make rethe Lord, and thou forgavest the ini- conciliation for iniquity, &c. The quity of my sin.---Ps. xxxii. 1, 2. 5. Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Rom. iv. 7, 8.

himself, &c.-Dan. ix. 24. 26. As for our transgressions, thou Who is a God like unto thee? that shalt purge them away.-Ps. Ixv. 3. pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by

Thou wast a God that forgavest the transgression of the remnant of them : thou tookest vengeance on his heritage ? &c. Thou wilt cast all their inventions.-Ps. xcix. 8. their sins into the depths of the sea.

But there is forgiveness with thee _Micah vii. 18, 19. that thou mayest be feared.-Ps. In that day there shall be a founCXXX, 4.

tain opened to the house of David, Though your sins be as scarlet, they and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for shall be as white as snow: though sin and for uncleanness.-Zech, xiii. 1. they be red like crimson, they shall Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for be as wool.-Isa. i. 18.

he shall save his people from their I am he that blotteth out thy trans- sins. ---Matt. i. 21. gressions for mine own sake and will Jesus said unto the sick of the not remember thy sins.—Isa. xliii. 25. palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins

I have blotted out as a thick cloud be forgiven thee, &c. Ye may know thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy that the Son of man hath power on sins. Sing, O heavens, for the Lord earth to forgive sins.—Matt. ix. 2. 6. hath done it.--Isa. xliv. 22, 23. All manner of sin and blasphemy

He was wounded for our transgres- shall be forgiven to men, but the sions ; he was bruised for our iniqui- blasphemy against the Holy Ghost ties, &c. The Lord hath laid on him shall not be forgiven unto men. And the iniquity of us all, &c. He shall whosoever speaketh a word against bear their iniquities.-Ísa. liii. 5, 6. 11. the Son of man, it shall be forgiven

Let him return unto the Lord, and him ; but whosoever speaketh against he will have mercy upon him; and the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forunto our God; for he will abundantly given him, neither in this world, neipardon (or multiply pardons); for my ther in the world to come.—Matt. thoughts are not as your thoughts, &c. xii. 31, 32. Isa. lv. 7-9. Ezek. xxxiii. 14-16.

This is my blood, &c. which is shed I will make a new covenant, &c. for many for the remission of sins. for I will forgive their iniquity, and Matt. xxvi. 28. will remember their sin no more. To give knowledge of salvation Jer. xxxi. 31. 34. Heb. x. 17, 18. unto his people, by the remission of

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