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III. Man, by his fall into a state of fin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying falvation d: so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good e, and dead in fin f, is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto g.

IV. When God converts a finner, and translates him into the state of grace, he freeth him from his natural bondage under sin h, and by his grace alone enables him freely to will and to do


III. d Rom. v. 6. For when we the prince of the power of the air, were yet without strength, in due the lpirit that now worketh in the time Chrilt died for th: ungodly. children of disobedience. v. 3. A

Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal mong whom also we had our con. mind is enmity against God; for it versation in times past, in the lusts of is not subject to the law of God, our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the neither indeed can be. John xv. 5. flesh, and of the mind; and were by I am the vine, ye are the branches; nature the children of wrath, even He that abideth in me, and I in him, as others, v. 4. But God who is rich the same bringeth forth much fruit: in mercy, for his great love wherefor without me ye can do nothing. with he loved us. v. 5. Even when

e Rom. iii, 10. As it is written, we were dead in fins, hath quicken. There is none righteous, no noted us together with Christ, 1 by grace one : v. 12. They are all gone out ye are saved.) 1 Cor. ii. 14. But the of the way, they are together be natural man receiveth not the things come unprofitable, there is none of the Spirit of God: for they are that doth good, no not one. foolishness unto him: neither can he

f Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he know them, because they are spirito quickened, who were dead in tref. ually discerned. Tit, ïï. 3. For we passes and fins. V. 5. Even when we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, were dead in-sins, hath quickened us disobedient, deceived, serving die together with Christ, (by grace ye vers lofts and pleasures, living in are faved.) Col. ii. 13. And you be malice and envy,' hateful, and hatiug dead in your fins, and the uning one another. v. 4. But after that circumcision of your Aesh, hath he the kindness and love of God our Sa. quickened together with him, hav- viour towards man appeared, v. 5. ing forgiren you all trespasses. Not by works of righteousness which

8 Joho vi. 44. No man can come we have done, but according to his to me, except the Father who hath mercy he faved us by the washing of fent me draw him: and I will raise regeneration, and renewing of the him up at the last day. v. 65. And Holy Ghost. be said, Therefore faid I unto you, IV. h Col. i. 13. Who hath deli. that no man can come uto me, ex. vered us from the power of darkcept it were given unto him of my nels, and hath translated us inio the Farher. Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time kingdom of his dear Son. John viii. past, ye walked according to the 34. Jesus answered them, Verily, course of this world, according to verily, I say unto you, whosoever


that which is fpiritually good i; yet so as that, by reason of his reinaining corruption, he doth not perfectly nor only will that which is good, but doth also will that which is evil k.

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

CHA P. X. Of Effectual Calling.


L L those whoin God hath predestinated unto life,

and chofe only, he is pleafed in his appointed and accepted time effectually to call, a, by his word and Spi

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committeth fin, is the servant of fin. bringing me into captivity to the law *. 36. If the Son therefore shall of fin, which is in my members. make you free, ye shall be free in- V. / Eph. iv. 13. Till we all come deed.

in the unity of the faith, and of the : i Phil. ii. 13. For ic is God who knowledge of the Son of God, unto worketh in you both to will and to a perfect man, unto the measure of do of his good pleasure. Rom. vi. 18. the stature of the fulness of Christ. Being then made free from fin, ye Heb. xii. 22. To the General afsembecame the servants of righteous. bly and church of the first born, nefs. v. 22. But now being made which are written in heaven, and to free from fin, and become fervants God the judge of all, and to the to God, ye have your fruit unto ho- Spirits of just men made perfect. liness, and the end everlasting life. I john-iii. 2. Beloved, now are we

k Gal. v. 17. For the neth lusteth the sons of God, and it doth not yet against the fpirit, and the spirit a- appear what we shall be ; but we gainst the flesh, and these are con- know, that when he shall appear, trary the one to the other ; so that we shall be like him ; for we shall Ņe cannot do the things that ye fee him as he is. Jude 24. Now unto wonid. Rom. vii, 15. For that which him that is able to keep you from fala I do, I allow not ; for what I would, ling, and tu present you faultless bethat do I not, but what I hate, fore the prelence of his glory with that do I. v. 18. For I know, that exceeding joy. in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth 1. a Rom, viii. 30. Moreover, whom so good thing: for to will is prefent he did predestinate then he also calwith me, but how to perform that led : and whom he called, them he which is good, I find not, v. 19. For also justified : and whom he justific the good that I would, I do not; ed, them he also glorified. Rom. xi. bat the evil which I'would not, that 7. What then? Israel hath not obI do. v, 21. I find then a law, that tained that which he seekech for; when I would do good, evil is pre- but the election hath obtained it, fent with me. v. 23. But I see ano. and the rest were blinded. Eph. i. ther law in my members warring a. 10. That in the dispensation of the gaiast the law of my mind, and



rit b, out of that state of fin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ c; enlightening their minds, spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God d; taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto


fulness of times, he might gather fires of the flesh, and of the mind; together in one all things in Christ, and were by nature the children of both which are in heaven, and wrath, even as others. V. 4. But God which are on earth, even in him. who is rich in mercy, for his great 1.11. whom also we have obtain love wherewith he loved us, v. 5. ed an inheritance, being predestinated Even when we were dead in fins, according to the purpose of him hath quickned us together with who worketh all things after the Christ, (by grace ye are faved :) counsel of his own will.

2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us, b 2 Theff. ii. 13. But we are bound and called us with an holy calling, to give thanks alway to God for you, not according to our works, but acbrethren, beloved of the Lord; be- cording to his own purpose and cause God hath from the beginning grace, which was given us in Christ chosen you to salvation, thro' sanc- Jesus, before the world began, v. 10. tification of the Spirit, and belief of But is tiow made manifest by the apthe truth:.v. 14. Whereunto he cal- pearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, led you by the gospel, to the obtain.. who hath abolished death, and bath ing of the glory of our Lord Jesus brought life and immortality to Christ. 2 Cor. ii. 3. Forasmuch as light, through the gospel. ye are manifestly declared to be the d Acts xxvi. 18. To open their epistle of Christ, ministred by us, eyes, and to turn them from darkwritten pot with ink, but with the ness to lig!ıt, and from the power of Spirit of the living God, not in ta- Satan unto God, that they may rebles of stone, but in fleshly tables of ceive forgiveness of sins, and inhe. the heart, v. 6. Who also made us ritance among them who are sanctifable ministers of the new testament, ed by faith that is in me, 2 Cor. ii. pot of the letter, but of the Spirit ; 10. But God bath revealed them for the letter killeth, but the Spirit unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit giveth life.

searcheth all things, yea the deep c Rom. vii. 3. For the law of the things of God. v. 12. Now we have Spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath received, not the spirit of the world, made me free from the law of fin and but the spirit which is of God; that death. Eph. ii. J. And you hath he we might know the things that are quickened, who were dead in tres- freely given to us of God. Eph. i. passes and lins. v. 2. Wherein in time 17. That the God of our Lord Jepast ye walked according to the sus Christ the Father of glory, may course of this world, according to give up to you the Spirit of wisdom the nrince of the power of the air, and revelation, in the knowledge of · the spirit that now worketh in the him : v, 18. The eyes of your un.

in of disobedience. v. 3. A. derstanding being enligbened; that mong whon also we all had our ye may know what is the hope of conversation in times past, in the his calling, and what the riches of luit of our felh, fulfilling the de.


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them an heart of Aesh e; renewing their wills, and by his Almighty power determining them to that which is good f; and effe&tually drawing them to Jesus Christ g; yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace h.

11. This effectual call is of God's free and special grace a. lone, not from any thing at all foreseen in man i, who is alto



the glory of his inheritance in the shall be willing in the day of thy faints.

power, in the beauties of holiness, e Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart from the womb of the morning also will I give you, and a new spic thou hast the dew of thy youth. rit will I put within you, and I will Joho vi, 37. All that the Father take away the stony heart out of giveth me, thall come to me: and your flesh, and I will give you an him that cometh to me, I will in no heart of flesh.

wise cast out, Rom vi. 16. Know Ezek. xi. 19. And I will give' ye not, that to whom ye yield yourthem one heart, and I will put a felves servants to obey, his servants new spirit within you; and I will ye are to whom ye obey; whether. take the stony heart out of their of sin unto death, or of obedience Resh, and will give them an heart of unto righteousneis ? v. 17. But God felh. Phil. č. 13. For it is God who be thanked that ye were the servants „Worketh in you both to will and to of lin; but ye have obeyed from the do of his good pleasure. Deut. xxx. heart that form of doctrine which .6. And the Lord thy God will cir: was delivered you. v. 18. Being comcise thine heart, and the heart then inade free from fin, became of thy seed, to love the Lord thy the servants of righteousness. God with all thy heart, and with all II. i 2 Tim. i 9. Who hath saved all thy soul, that thou mayest live. us, and called us with an holy calling, Ezek. xxxvi. 27. And I will put my not according to our works, but ac. Spirit within you, and cause you to cording to his own purpose and walk in my statutes, and ye shall grace which was given us in Christ keep my judgments, and do them, Jelus, before the world began. Tit.

& Eph. i. 19. And what is the iii. 4. But after that the kindness exceeding greatness of his power to and love of God our Saviour towards us-ward who believe, according to man appeared. v. 5. Not by works the working of his mighty power. of righteoníness which we bave done, Jobu vi. 44. No man can come to but according to his mercy, he save me, except the Father who hath ed us by the washing of regenerati, fent me, draw him: and I will raise on, and renewing of the Holy Ghost: him up at the last day, V. 45. It is Eph. ii, 4. But God who is rich in wriuen in the prophets, And they mercy, for his great love wherewith Thall be all taught of God, F.very he loved us, V. 5. Even when we man therefore that hath heard, and were dead in fins, hath quickened hath learned of the Father, cometh us together with Christ, by grace unto me

ye are saved.) v. 8. For by grace are b Cant, i. 4.Draw me, we will run ye faved, through faith; and that after thee. Plal. cx. 3. Thy people not of yourselves, it is the gift of


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gether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit k, he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it l.

- III. Elect infants, by dying in infancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ chrough the Spirit m, who worketh when, and where, and how he pleafeth n. So also are all other elect per sons, who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the word

• IV. Others


God: v.9. Not of works, left any to come unto me, and forbid them man should boast. Rom. ix. 11. For not: for of such is the kingdom of the children being not yet born, God. And Ads ii. 38. Then Peter neither having done good or' evil, said unto them, Repent, and be bapthat the purpose of God according tized every one you in the name to election might stand, not of works, of Jesus Christ, for the remiffion of but of him that calleth.

fins, and ye shall receive the gift of de I Cor. ii. 14. But the natural the Holy Ghost. v. 39. For the proman receiveth not the things of the mise is unto you, and to your chilSpirit of God : for they are foolish- dren, and to all that are afar off, pels unto him : neither can he know even as many as the Lord our God them, because they are spiritually shall call. And John iii. 3. Jesus andiscerned, Rom viii. 7. Because the swered and said unto him, Verily carnal mind is enmity agaioft God: verily, I say unto you, Except a man for it is not subject to the law of be born again, he cannot see the God, n ither indeed can be, Eph. kingdom of God. v. 5. Jesus anji, 5. Even when we were dead in swered, Verily, verily, I say unto fins, hath quickened us together with thee, Except a man be born of waChrift, (by grace ye are saved.) ter and of the Spirit, he cannot en

I John vi. 37. All that the Father ter into the kingdom of God. And giveth me, thall come to nie ; and 3 John v. 1 2. tie thachath the son, him that cometh to me, I will in no hath life, and he that hath not the wise cast out. Ezek. xxxvi. 37. And Son of God, hath not life. And I will put my spirit within you, and Rom. viii. 9. But ye are not in the cause you to walk in my statutes, felh, but in the Spirit, if fo be that and ye shall keep my judgments, the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now and do them. John v. 25. Verily, if any man have not the Spirit of verily, I say unto you, The hour is Christ, he is none of his. (Compare coming, and now is, when the dead ed together. ) fhall hear the voice of :he Son of n John ini, 8. The wind bloweth God: and they that lear fhall live, where it liste:h, and thou hearest

III, m Luke xviii. 15. And they the found thereof, but caolt poc tell brought unto him also infants, thae whence it cometh, and whither it he would touch them : but when bis goeth: fo is every one that is bord difciples faw it, they rebuked them of the Spirit, 4.16. But Jesus called them unto a 1 John v, 12. He that hath the him, and said, Suffer little children Son, bath life ; and he that bath not


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