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v, 2. f Gal. iv, 6. g Psal. cii, xii. h Prov. xxiv, 26. i Mat. vi, 30, 32. I Pet. V, 7. k Heb. xii, 6. 1 Lam. iii, 3. m Eph. iv, 30. n Heb. vi, 12. I Pet. i, 3, 4. Heb. i, 14.
THEY that are effectually called and regen
a new heart and a new spirit created in them, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, a are also further sanclified really and personally through the same virtue by his word and spirit dwelling in them, b the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, c and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, d and they more and more quicken. edand strengthened in all saving graces,e to the practice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord f
a I Cor. vi, 11. Acts xx, 32. Phil. iii, 10. Rom. vi, 5, 6. b John xvii, 17. Eph. v. 26. II Thess. ii, 13. c Rom. vi, 6, 14. d Gal. v, 24. Rom. viii. 13. e Col. i, 11. Eph. ii, 16, 17, 18, 19. f II Cor. vii, 1. Heb. xii, 14.
II This sanctification is throughout in the whole man, g yet imperfect in this life, there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part, h whence arises a continual and irreconcileable war, the flesh lusting against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh. į
I Thess. V, 23. h I John i, 10. Rom. vii, 18, 23. Phil. iii, 12. i Gal. v, 17. I Pet. ii, 11.
III. In which war although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail, k yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome l and so the saints grow in grace, m perfecting holiness in the fear of Godan
k Rom. vii, 23. i Rom. vi, 14. I John V, 14. Eph, iv, 15, 16. m II Pet. iii, '18. Cor, iii. 18. II Cor. vii, 1.
Of saving Faith.
HE grace of Faith whereby the elect are
enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, a is the work of the spirit of Christ in
their hearts, 6 and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the word ; c by which also, and by the administration of the seals, prayer, and other means, it is increased and strengthened. d
a Heb. x, 39. 6 II Cor. iv, 13. Eph. i, 17, 18, 19, and
ii, 8. c Rom. x, 14, 17. Acts xx, 32. Rom. iv, 11. Luke xvii, 5. Rom. in. 16, 17. d I Pet. ii, 2.
11. By this Faith, a christian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the word, for the authority of God himself speaketh therein, e and acteth differently upon that which each particular passage thereof containeth, yielding obedience to the commands, f trembling at the threatenings, g and embracing the promises of God for this life, and that which is to come. A But the principal acts of saving faith are, accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, hy virtue of the covenant of grace. i
e John iv, 42. I Thess. ii, 13. I John v, 10. Acts xxiv, 14. fRom. xvi, 26. g Isa. Ixvi. 2. h Heb. xi, 13. I Tim. iv, 8. i John i, 12. Actsxvi, 31. Gal. ii, 20. Acts xv, 11.
III. This faith although it be different in degrees, and may be weak or strong, k yet it is in the least degree of it different in the kind or
nature of it, as all other saving grace, from ide faith and common grace of temporary believers; I and therefore though it may be many times assailed and weakened, yet it gets the victory, n growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance through Christ who is both the author and finisher of our faith.o
k Heb. v, 13, 14. Rom. iv, 19, 20. Mat, vi, 30, and viii, 10. i Job viii, 13. I John iii, 9. m Luke xxii, 31 32. Eph. vi, 16. I John v, 4, 5. n Heb. vi, 11, 12, and x, 22. Col. ii, 2. o Heb xii, 2.
Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation.
UCH of the elect as are converted at riper
şears, having sometime lived in the state of nature, and therein served divers lusts and pleasures, a God in their effectual calling giveth them repentance unto life. b
a Eph. ii, 1, 2, 3. Tit. iji, 3, 4, 5. I Pet. iv, 3. b Rom viii, 30. II Tim. i, 9. Acts xi, 18.
II. Whereas there is none that doth good and sinneth not, cand the best of men may through the power and deceitfulness of their corruptions dwelling in them, d with the prevalency of templation, e fall into great sins and provocations; J God hath in the covenant of grace mercifully provided that believers so sinning and falling, be renewed through repentance unto salvacions
cI Kings viii, 46. Eccl. vii, 20. Jam. iii, 2.. d Psal. Ixv, 3. and xl, 12. Rom. vii, 21, 23. Jer. xvii, 9. Heb. iii, 13. e Mat. vi, 13. Luke xxi, 31. f II Sam. xi, 27. Luke xxii, 57, 58, 60. g Luke xxii, 32, 61, 62. I john i, 9.
III. This saving repentance is an evangelical grace, h whereby a person being by the holy Ghost made sensible of the manifold evils of his sin, i doth by faith in Christ humble himself for it, with godly sorrow, detestation of it, and self abhorrency, k praying for pardon and strength of grace, l with a purpose and endeayour by supplies of the Spirit, to walk before God unto all well pleasing in all things. m
k Zech. xii, 10.' Acts xi, 18. i John xvi, 7, 8, 9. Ezek. xviii. 30, 31, and xxxvi, 31. Psal. li, 4, I John ii, 4. k Zech. xii, 10. Jer. xxxi, 18, 19. Joel ii, 12, 13. Isa. XXX, 22. Amos v, • 15. Psal. cxix, 128. Ezek. vi, 9. II Cor. vii, 11. 1 Psal. li, per tot. m Psal. cxix. 6, 9, 106 II Kings xxiii, 25. Col. i, 10.