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But we believe that through the grace Jesus Christ, who died for us, that of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be whether we wake or sleep, we should saved even as they.-Acts xv. 10,11. live together with him.- 1 Thess. v.

I send thee (said Christ to Paul) 9, 10. 2. Tim. i. 9. ï. 10, 11. . to open their eyes, &c. that they may Believe on him to life everlasting. receive forgiveness of sins, and an -1 Tim. i. 16. inheritance among them which are Jesus Christ, who hath abolished sanctified by faith that is in me.- death, and hath brought life and imActs xxvi. 17, 18.

mortality to light through the gospel. Being justified by his blood, we —2 Tim. i. 10. shall be saved from wrath, through Not by works of righteousness him, &c. Much more, being recon- which we have done, but according ciled, we shall be saved by his life, to his mercy he hath saved us, &c.&c. If by one man's offence death Titus iii, 5. reigned by one, how much more they He became the author of eternal which receive abundance of grace, salvation unto all them that obey &c. shall reign in life by one, Jesus him.--Heb. v. 9. Eph. v. 23. Christ. That as sin hath reigned unto By his own blood he entered in death, even so might grace reign once into the holy place, having obthrough righteousness unto eternal tained eternal redemption for us, &c. life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.-Rom. that they which were called might rev.9, 10. 17. 21.

ceive the promise of eternal inheritThe gift of God is eternal life, ance, &c. He shall appear, &c. unto through Jesus Christ our Lord.— salvation.—Heb. ix. 12. 15. 28. Rom. vi. 23.

Receiving the end of your faith, Whom he justified, them also he even the salvation of your souls.glorified. What shall we then say? 1 Pet. i. 9. &c.— Rom. viii. 30, 31.

The God of all grace, who hath I declare unto you the gospel, &c, called us unto his eternal glory by by which also ye are saved, &c.— Christ Jesus.—1 Pet. v. 10. 2 Tim. 1 Cor. xv. 1-4.

ii. 10. lo Cbrist, &c. in whom also we And this is the promise that he have obtained an inheritance.-Eph. hath promised us, eternal life.i. 10, 11..

1 John ii, 25. 2 Tim. i. l. God, who is rich in mercy, for his In this was manifested the love of great love wherewith he hath loved God towards us, because that God us, even when we were dead in sins, sent his only begotten Son into the bath quickened us together with world, that we might live through Christ. By grace are ye saved, that him.- 1 John iv. 9. in the ages to come he might shew This is the record, that God hath the exceeding riches of his grace, &c. given to us eternal life, and this life for by grace are ye saved through is in his Son; he that hath the Son, faith, &c. not of works, lest any man hath life, &c.-1 John v. 10-12. should boast.-Eph. ii. 4, 5.7–9. Keep yourselves in the love of God,

Christ in (or amongst) you, the looking for the mercy of our Lord hope of glory.-Col. i. 27.

Jesus, unto eternal life.-Jude 21. Ye are dead, and your life is hid How shall we escape if we neglect with Christ in God: when Christ, so great salvation ?-Heb. ii. 3. x. who is our life, &c.—Col. iii. 3, 4. 26-29.

Jesus, which delivered us from the If any man preach any other goswrath to come.—1 Thess. i. 10. pel, let him be accursed.-Gal. i.

God hath not appointed us to wrath; 8, 9. but to obtain salvation by our Lord It shall be more tolerable for Sodom, &c. than for such who reject that I shall give him, shall never the gospel.–Mark vi. 10, 11. thirst, &c.-John iv. 14. See more in the next CHAPTER. He that heareth my word, and be

lieveth on him that sent me, hath

everlasting life, and shall not come CHAP. IX.

into condemnation, but is passed from 110W MEX HAVE THE BENEFIT OF death unto life, &c. Whom he hath

THIS SALVATION: OR BY What sent, him ye believe not. And ye MEANS IT BECOMES THEIRS, IN will not come to me, that ye might PARTICULAR.

have life.—John v. 24. 38. 40.

What shall we do, that we may Sect. I. By Faith.-1 Tim. vi. 12. work the works of God? Jesus anThe kingdom of God is at hand; swered and said unto them, This is repent ye, and believe the gospel. the work of God, that ye believe on Mark i. 15.

him whom he hath sent. He that This is his commandment, That we cometh to me, shall never hunger; should believe on the name of his and he that believeth on me, shall Son Jesus Christ.-1 John iii. 23. never thirst. This is the will of him John vi. 29.

that sent me, that every one who seeth Let us put on the breast-plate of the Son, and believeth on him, may faith.—1 Thess. v. 8.

have everlasting life, &c. He that The just shall live by his faith.- believeth on me, hath everlasting life. Hab. ii. 4.

I am the living bread which came Abram believed in the Lord, and down from heaven; if any man eat he counted it to him for righteous- of this bread, he shall live for ever, ness.-Gen. xv. 6. Rom. iv. 3. &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, and

Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good &c. he dwelleth in me, and I in him. cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.- I live by the Father; so he that eatMatt. ix. 2.

eth me, even he shall live by me. He that believeth, and is baptized, This is, &c.—John vi. 28, 29. 35. shall be saved.-Mark xvi. 16. 40. 47. 51. 54. 56-58.

Blessed is she who believeth, for He that believeth in me, though he there (or that there) shall be a per- were dead, yet shall he live; and whoformance of those things which were soever liveth and believeth in me, told her from the Lord.-Luke i. 45. shall never die, &c.—John xi. 25, 26. Acts xxvii. 25.

Jesus said to Thomas, Reach hiJesus said to the woman, Thy sins ther thy finger, &c. Be not faithless, are forgiven, &c. Thy faith hath but believing. Because thou hast saved thee, go, &c.—Luke vii. 48.50. seen me, thou hast believed : blessed

But as many as received him, to are they that have not seen, and yet them gave he power (or the right or have believed. These things are privilege) to become the sons of God; written, that ye might believe that even to them that believe on his Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; name.-John i. 12.

and that believing, ye might have life The Son of man must be lifted through his name.—John xx. 27. up, that whosoever believeth in him 29. 31. should not perish, but have eternal Through his name; whosoever belife, &c. He that believeth in him, lieveth in him, shall receive remission is not condemned, &c. He that be- of sins.-Acts x. 43. lieveth on the Son, hath everlasting By him all that believe are justilife.-John iii. 14-16. 18. 36. fied from all things, &c.-Acts xiii. 39.

Whosoever drinketh of the water We believe that through the grace

of the Lord Jesus we shall be saved. peace with God, &c. We have access -Acts xv. 11.

by faith into his grace, wherein we Sirs, what must I do to be saved ? stand, &c.-Rom. v. 1, 2. And they said, Believe on the Lord We are saved by hope, &c.-Rom. Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, viii. 24. and thine house.-Acts xvi. 30, 31. The Gentiles, &c. have attained ii. 38.

unto this righteousness which is of I kept back nothing that was pro- faith, &c. But Israel hath not atfitable, &c. Testifying both to the tained, &c. because they sought it Jews, and also to the Greeks, repent- not by faith.-Rom. ix. 30–32. ance towards God, and faith towards Christ is the end of the law for our Lord Jesus Christ.-Acts xx. righteousness to every one that be20, 21.

lieveth, &c. If thou shalt confess That they may receive forgiveness with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and of sins, and inheritance among them shalt believe in thine heart, that God which are sanctified by faith that is hath raised him from the dead, thou in me.-Acts xxvi. 18.

shalt be saved. For with the heart The gospel of Christ: for it is the man believeth unto righteousness, power of God unto salvation to every &c. For the scripture saith, Whosoone that believeth, &c. For therein ever believeth on him shall not be is the righteousness of God revealed, ashamed.-Rom. x. 4. 9-11. Isa. from faith to faith: as it is written, xxvii. 16. The just shall live by faith.-Rom. i. For by faith ye stand.-2 Cor. 16, 17.

i. 24. Now the righteousness of God A man is not justified by the works without the law is manifest, &c. even of the law, but by the faith of Jesus the righteousness of God which is Christ: even we have believed in by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and Jesus Christ, that we might be justiupon all them that believe, &c. Jesus fied by the faith of Christ, and not Christ, whom God hath set forth to by the works of the law, &c. And be a propitiation through faith in his the life which I now live in the flesh, blood, &c. That he might be just, I live by the faith of the Son of God. and the justifier of him which be- -Gal. ii. 16. 20. lieveth in Jesus. We conclude that Abraham believed God, and it was a man is justified by faith, without, accounted to him for righteousness, &c. It is one God which shall jus- &c. They which are of faith, the tify the circumcision by faith, and same are the children of Abraham. uncircumcision through faith.—Rom. And the scripture, foreseeing that ü. 21, 22. 24–26. 28. 30.

God would justify the heathen through To him that worketh not, but be- faith, &c. They which be of faith, lieveth on him that justifieth the un- are blessed with faithful Abraham, godly, his faith is counted for righte- &c. That the promise by faith of ousness, &c. We say, that faith was Jesus Christ might be given to them reckoned to Abraham for righteous, that believe, &c. Ye are all the chilness, &c. Therefore it is of faith, dren of God by faith in Christ Jesus. that it might be by grace, &c. It was -Gal. iii. 6–9. 11. 22. 26. imputed to him for righteousness, &c. We, through the Spirit, wait for For us also, to whom it shall be im- the hope of righteousness by faith. puted, if we believe on him that For in Jesus Christ neither circumraised up Jesus our Lord, &c.- cision availeth any thing, nor uncirRom. iv. 5. 9. 16. 22–24. Gen. cumcision ; but faith which worketh xv. 6.

by love.Gal. v. 5, 6. Being justified by faith, we have in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy a rewarder of them that diligently Spirit, &c.--Eph. i. 13.

seek him. By faith Noah, &c. beBy grace are ye saved through came heir of the righteousness which faith. -Eph. ii. 8.

is by faith.Heb. xi. 44-7. Gen. iv. We have boldness and access with 3, &c. confidence by the faith of him, &c. For you, who are kept by the power that Christ may dwell in your hearts of God through faith unto salvation, by faith.-Eph. iii. 12. 17.

&c. receiving the end of your faith, Not having mine own righteous- even the salvation of your souls, &c. ness, &c, but that which is through For you, who do believe in God who the faith of Christ.-Phil. iii. 9. raised him, &c.—1 Pet. i. 5.9. 21.

You are risen with him, through Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corthe faith of the operation of God, &c. ner-stone, &c. and he that believeth -Col. ii. 12.

on him shall not be confounded.God hath, &c. chosen you to sal- 1 Pet. ij. 6. Isa. xxvii. 16. . vation through sanctification, &c. and This is his commandment, That we belief of the truth.—2 Thess. ii. 13. should believe on the name of his

Now the end of the commandment Son Jesus Christ, and love, & charity, &c. of faith unfeigned.- 1 John iii. 22, 23. " 1 Tim. i. 5.

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is Fight the good fight of faith ; lay the Christ, is born of God, &c. This hold on eternal life.—1 Tim. vi. 12. is the victory that overcometh the • Wise unto salvation, through faith, world, even our faith. Who is he which is in Christ Jesus.--2 Tim. that overcometh the world, but he üi. 15.

that believeth that Jesus is the Son • Leaving the principles of the doc. of God? &c. He that believeth on trine of Christ, &c. Of faith' to- the Son of God hath the witness in wards God,&c. but followers of them, himself, &c. You that believe, &c. who through faith and patience inhe- that ye may know that ye have eterrit the promises.--Heb. vi. 1. 12. nal life.-1 John v. 1. 4, 5. 10. 13. · Unto them that look for him, shall Blessed be God, &c. who, accordhe appear the second time without ing to his abundant mercy, hath besin unto salvation.--Heb. ix. 28. gotten us again unto a lively hope by

Cast not away therefore your con- the resurrection of Jesus Christ from fidence, which hath great recompense the dead.—1 Pet. i. 3. of reward, &c. Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and Sect. II. Of Faith, in its Nature, will not tarry. Now the just shall and Object, and Use, Benefits, and live by faith, &c. We are not of Advantages, farther than as before, them who draw back unto perdition ; . as relating to this Salvation. but of them who believe to the saving Holding the mystery of the faith in of the soul.-Heb. x. 22. 35.37-39. a pure conscience, &c. Without conCol. i. 23.

troversy great is the mystery of godBy faith Abel offered unto God a liness. God was manifest in the flesh, more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by &c.—1 Tim. iii. 9. 16. which he obtained witness that he was righteous, &c. By faith Enoch. In its Nature and Object. was translated, that he should not · Repent and believe the gospel.see death, &c. He had this testi- Mark'i. xv. mony, that he pleased God; but Abram, &c. and he believed in the without faith it is impossible to please Lord, and it was accounted, &c. God: for he, that cometh to God, Gen. xv. 6. must believe that he is, and that he is I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter clothes, I shall be whole, &c. Jesu's day upon the earth. And though said unto her, Thy faith hath made after my skin worms destroy this thee whole; go in peace.-Mark v. body (or, after I shall awake, this 27–29. 34. Matt. ix. 18. 2). .. body shall be destroyed), yet in (or Jesus said unto them, Have faith out of my flesh, shall I see God; in God, &c. Whosoever shall say, whom I shall see for myself, and &c. and shall not doubt in his heart, mine eyes shall behold, and not an- &c. he shall have, &c.—Mark xi. 22. other, &c.—Job xix. 25-27. 23. Matt. xxi. 21.

Remember the word unto thy ser- O fools, and slow of heart to bevant, upon which thou hast caused lieve all which the prophets have me to hope.-Ps. cxix. 49, 50. spoken ! -Luke xxiv. 21, 22. 25. Isa.

Behold, I lay in Zion for a founda- lxvi. 2. tion-stone, &c. He that believeth His own received him not, but as shall not make haste.-Isa. xxviii. 16. many as received him, to them gave

The centurion said, Lord, I am not he power to become, &c. those who worthy, &c. but speak the word only, believe in his name, &c. John seeth and my servant shall be healed; for Jesus coming unto him, and saith, I am a man under authority, &c. And Behold the Lamb of God, which I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; taketh away the sins of the world. and unto another, Come, and he com- This is he of whom I said, After me eth, &c. When Jesus heard this, he cometh a man which is preferred be, said, &c. I have not found so great fore me ; for he was before me, &c. faith, no not in Israel, &c. Many And I saw and bare record, that this shall come from the east and west, is the Son of God, &c. Andrew said. and shall sit down with Abraham, to his brother Simon, We have found &c.—Matt. viii. 8—11.

the Messias, which is, being intere Believe ye that I am able to do preted, the Christ, &c. Philip said this? They said to him, Yea, Lord.- to Nathanael, We have found him of Matt. ix. 28, 29.

whom Moses in the law and the proPeter, when he saw the wind bois- phets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, terous, was afraid : and, beginning to the Son of Joseph, &c. Nathanael sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. saith, Thou art the Son of God; thou And immediately Jesus stretched forth art the King of Israel. Jesus said, his hand, and caught him, and said Because I said, &c. believest thou? unto him, O thou of little faith, thou shalt see greater, &c.-John i. wherefore didst thou doubt ?-Matt. 11, 12. 29, 30. 34. 36. 40, 41. 45. xiv. 30, 31.

49, 50. The woman of Canaan would not The disciples, &c. believed the be put off, though Christ spake harshly scripture, and the word which Jesus to her: whereupon Jesus said to her, had said.—John ii. 22, 23. O woman, great is thy faith ; be it He that hath received his testiunto thee as thou wilt.--Matt. xv. mony, hath set to his seal that God 22_28.

is true.—John iii. 33. Simon Peter said, Thou art Christ, The Samaritans believed on him the Son of the living God. And Je. for the saying of the woman, &c. and sus said unto him, Blessed art thou, more believed because of his own &c. for flesh and blood hath not re- word, and said unto the woman, Now, vealed it unto thee, but my Father we believe, not because of thy say. which is in heaven.-Matt. xvi. 16, ing; for we have heard him our17. Mark viï. 29. Luke ix. 20. selves, and kqow that this is indeed

The woman, who had the bloody the Christ, the Saviour of the world, issue, said, If I may but touch his &c. Jesus said to the nobleman, Go

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