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A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us P by his holy Spirit q.
2:30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purcha-
A. The spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by
9. Brettual calling is the work of God's Spirit t, where
by, convincing us of our sin and misery, v, inlightning our
29 P John 1. 11. He came unto by whom ye were called unto the
q Tit. 3. 5, Notby works ofrigh- but according to his own purpofe
30. r Eph, 1, 13. In whom ye also chofen you to falvation, through trusted, afterthatye heard theword fanctification of the spirit, and be of truth, the gofpel ofyour salvati- lief of the truth.v. 14. Whereunon; in whom also after that ye to he called you by our gospel, to believed, ye were sealed with that the obtaining of the glory of our boly fpiritofpromile.v. 14. Which Lord Jesus Christ. is the earnelt of our inheritance, V Acts 2. 37. Now when they until the redemption ofthe purcha- heard this, they were pricked in sed possession, unto the praise of their hearts, and said unto Peter, his glory. John 6.37. All that the and to the rest of the apostles, men Father giveth me, shall come'unto and brethren, what shall we do? me; and him that cometh to me, I w Acts 26. 18. To open their will in no wile cast out. v. 39. And eyes, and turn them from darkthis is the fathers will which bath ness to light, and from the power fent me, that of all which he hath of Satan unto God, that they may given me, I thouldlofenothing, but receive forgivenefsof fins, and inmould raise it up again at the last heritance among them which are day. Eph.2.8. For by grace areye fanctified by faith that is in me. faved through faith, and that not * Ezek:30, 26, A new heart allo of your felyes:Itis the gift ofGod, will I give you, and a new fpirit f Eph. 3. 19. That Christ may will I put within you, and I will
he doth perswade and enable us to embrace Jelus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel y,
Q. 32. Vhat Benefits do they that are effectualy called, para take of in this Life ?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification 2, Adoption a, Sanctification, and the several Benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from thein be
Q. 33. IVhat is Justification?
A. Justification is an Act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our Sins c, and accepteth us as righteous in his light d,only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us é,
and take away the stony heart out of redemption that is in Jesus Chrift. your fiesn, and I will give you an v. 25 Whom God hath set forth heart of flesh.4:27. And I will put to be a propitiation through faith my spirit within you, and caule in his blood to declare his righyou to walk in my ftatntes,and ye teousness for the remission of lips Thall keep my judgments, and do that are past, through the forbearthem.
ance of God. Rom. 4.6. Even as y John. 6.44. No man can come Davidalsodescribeththeblessedness to me,except thefather which hath of the nian unto whom Godimpufent me draw bim; and I will rise teth righteousness without works, hini up at the last day. 745. It is v.7.Saying,bleffed are they whole written in the prophets, and they iniquities are forgiven, and whole hall be all taught of God. Every fins are covered, 2. 8. Blefled is mian therefore that hath heard, & the man to whom the Lord will bath learned of the father, cometh not impute fin. unto me.Phil. 2. 13. Forit is God d 2 Cor. 5. 19. To wit, that God which workethin you, both towill was in Chriftreconciling theworld and to do ofhis good pleasure. anto himself, not imputing their
32. z Rom. 8 30. Moreover, trespasses unto them;and hathcomwhom he did predestinate, theni mitted unto us the word of reconhe also called and whom he called, ciliacion. v. 21. for he hath made them he also justified; and whom him to be sin for us who knew no he justified, then heallo glorified, fin; that we might be made the
a Eph. 1. 5.Having predestinated righteousness of God in him. as unto theadoptionof childrenby e Rom. 5. 17. For if byone mans Jesus Christ to himself, according offence, death reigned by one; to the good pleasure of his will. much more they which receive a
bi cor. 5. 26. For ye see your bundance of grace and of the gift calling, brethren, how that pot of righteousness, shall reign in life many wise men after the flesh, not by one, Jesus Christ,i,18, Theres many mighty, not many noble are fpre as, by the offence of one,judge called. 1. 20. But of them are ye in ment came upon all men to conChrist Jesus, who of God is made demination: even lo bythe righte uito us wisdon,and righteousnels ouinels of one, the free gift came and fanétification, and redemption. upon all men unto justification of
33 c Rom. 3.24. Being justified life. v. 19. Foras byone mans dis. freely by his grace, through the obedience, many were made fin
and received by faith alone fi
Q. 34. What is adoption ?
À. Adoption is an act of God's free grace g, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God h.
Q: 35. What is fanctification ?
Å. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace'i, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of Godk, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness 1.
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or Aow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption and fanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience m, joy in the holy Ghost ,
inners: fo by the obedience of one, falvation, through fanctification of shall many be made righteous. the spirit, and belief of the truth.
f Gal. 2. 16. Knowing that a k Eph.4. 23. And be renewed in
might be destroyed, that hence.
access by faith into this grace
righteousness, and peace, and joy
increase of grace a, and perseverance therein to the end pc
Q. 37.1Vhat benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness q, and do immediately pass into glory r; and their bodies, being still united to Chriftf, do rest in their graves. t, till the resurrection v.
Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the refur. rection?
A.At the resurrection,believers, being raised up in glory w, shall be openly acknowledged & acquitted in the day of judgment X, and made perfectly blessed in full enjoying of God y.
o Prov. 4. 18. But the pathof the that Jesus died, and rofe again; just is as thethining light, that shi- even to them also which sleep in neth more and more unto the per- Jesus will God bring with him. fect" day.
tffa. 57 2. He ihall enter into p! John5.13 Thesethings have peace: they shall rest in their beds, I written unto you that believe on eachonewalkingin hisuprightnels. the name of the Son God; that v Job 10, 26 And though after ye may know that ve haveeternal myskin, worms destroy this body, life, and that ye may believe on yet in niy flesh shall I fee God the name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. v 27. Whoml shall see for myself, 1.5.Who are kept by the power of and mine eyes shall behold, & not God through faith unto salvation, another; 'tho' my reins be conréadyto be revealed in thelast time sumed within me,
37.9 Heb.12.23, To the general 38.w 1 Cor. 15.43. It is sownin assembly, and church of the first dishonour, it is raised in glory: it born which are written in heaven, is fown in weakness, it is raised in and to God the judge of all,andto power. the spirits of just menmade perfect. x Mat25.23.His Lord said unto
r 2 Cor. 5.1,For we know that him, well done, good and faithful if our earthly house of this taber- servant; thou hast been faithful onacle were diffolved, we have a ver a few things, I will make thee building of God, an house not made rulerover many things: enter thou with hands;eternal in the heavens. into the joy of thy Lord. Mat. v6. Therefore we are always con- 10.32. Whosoever therefore shall fident, knowing that whilst we are confess me before men, him will at home in the body, we are ab. I confess also before my Father sent from the Lord. 1. 8. We are whichis in heaven. confident, I say, and willing ra y i John 3. 2. Beloved, now are ther to be ablent from the body, we the fans of God, and it doth' and to be present with the Lord. not yet appear what we shall be: Phil.1, 23. For I am in il ftrait be- but we know that when he shallapa twixt two, having a desire to de- pear, we shall be like him; for we part, and to be with Christ; which Ihall see him as lie is. I Cor 13. 12. is far better. Luke 23 43.And Je- For now we see through a glass, fus said unto him, Verily I sayunto darkly; but then face to face, now thec, To day shalt thou be with I know in part; but then thall I me in paradise.
know even as allo I am known. 1. Theil. 4. 14 For if we believe
to all eternity z
Q. 39. What is the duty which God requireth of man?
A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will a.
Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his ole-
A The rule which God at first revealed to man, for his
A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten
Q. 42. What is the fun of the ten commandments?
A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the
A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these
R. 44. 2 1 Theff.4.17 Then we which consciences also bearing witness, are alive and remain, thall be and their thoughts the meanwhile caught up together with them in acculing or else excusing one ano. the clouds, to meet the Lord in the ther. Rom. 10. 5. For Moles deair: and so shall we ever be with fcribeth the righteousness which is the Lord. v, 18. Wherefore, com- of the law, that the man which fort one another with these words. doththosethings,shall liveby thein.
39.a Micah. 6.8.He hath shewed 41. c Deut.1o. 4. And he wrote thee, Oman what is good; and on the tables, according to the first what doth the bord requireof thee, writing, the ten commandments, but to do justly,andto love mercy, which the Lord (pake into you in and to walk humbly with thyGod? the mount, out of the midst of the 1 Sam. 15. 22. And Samuel 'faid, fire, in the day of the allembly: Hath the Lord as great delight in and the Lord gave them unto me. burnt-offerings and facrifices,asin 42.d Mat. 22. 37. jelus said unobeyingthe voice of the Lord? Be- to him, Thou shalt love the Lord hold, to obey is better than facri. thy God with all thy heart, & with fice; and to hearken, than the fat all thyloul,and with all thy mind.
v.38. This is the first and great 40.b Rem. 2. 14. For when the commandment. v. 29. And the Gentiles, which have not the law, fecond is like unto it, Thou shalt do by nature the things contained love they neighbour as thy self. in the law, these having not the v.40 On these two commandments law, are a law unto themselves; hang all the law and the prophets, 7.16. Which thew the work of the 43. c Exod. 20. 2. law written in their hearts, their
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