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just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John i. 7.9.
when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more being reconciled, &c. We joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.-Rom. v. 1. 10, 11.
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world, &c. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 1 John ii. 1, 2. 12.
God who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses, &c.-2 Cor. v. 18, 19.
The glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved. Eph. i. 6.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometime were afar off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ, for he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in himself, of twain, one new man; so making peace. That he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross; having slain the enmity thereby (or in himself) and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near, &c. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.-Eph. ii. 13-19.
And having made (or making) peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, whether they be things, &c. And you that were sometime alienated, and enemies in your minds by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable, &c.-Col. i. 20-22.
It behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, &c. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.-Heb. ii. 17.
Who his own self bare our sins, &c.
by whose stripes ye were healed: for ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.-1 Pet. ii. 24, 25.
standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, &c. saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down unto his house justified rather than the other.-Luke xviii. 10-14.
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.-1 Pet. iii. 18. SECT. III. Justification and Sanctification before God.
LET not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach, shame hath covered my face: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, &c. for the zeal of thine house, &c. and the reproaches of them who reproached thee, have fallen on me, &c.-Ps. lxix. 6, &c.
Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength, &c. in the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Isa. xlv. 24, 25.
By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.-Isa. liii. II.
The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come, &c. for he is like a refiner's fire, &c. He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver &c. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord.-Mal. iii. 14.
For their sakes I sanctify myself, John xvii. 19. that they also might be sanctified, &c.
The Pharisee prayed thus; God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, &c. I fast twice in the week, &c. And the Publican
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.-Acts xiii. 39.
Therein is the righteousness of God revealed, from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.-Rom. i. 17.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you, &c. I will
also save you from all your unclean--Rom. iii. 21, 22. 24—28.
The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe, &c. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth, &c. to declare his righteousness, &c. to declare, I say, his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? &c. Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the law.
Abraham believed God; and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted unto him for righteousness: even as David describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, &c. He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith, &e. that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be imputed unto them also, &c. For the promise, &c. not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law; but
through the righteousness of faith, &c. It was imputed to him for righteousness: now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed unto him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus, &c. who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for. our justification.Rom. iv. 3-6. 11. 13. 22-25. Gen. xv. 6.
Being justified by faith, &c. much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved, &c. The free gift is of many offences unto justification, &c. As by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (or by one righteousness) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life, &c. By the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.-Rom. v. 1. 9. 16-19.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, &c. Whom he did foreknow, them he also justified, &c. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth: Who is he that condemneth? Is it Christ that died: yea rather, that is risen again? &c.-Rom. viii. 1.29,30.33,34.
The Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, &c. which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. Rom. ix. 30-32. John vi. 28, 29.
Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, &c.-1 Cor. i. 30.
They being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God: for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, &c. The righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, &c. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.— Rom. x. 3, 4, 6-10, vii. 3, 4.
But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.-1 Cor. vi. 11.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.-2 Cor. v. 19. 21.
A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ. Even we have believed, &c. that we may be justified by the faith of Christ, and not, &c.-Gal. ii. 16.
Paul to the Galatians doth argue this at large.-Gal. iii.
We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, &c. -Gal. v. 5.
His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved.-Eph. i. 6.
Christ gave himself, &c. that he might sanctify and cleanse it, &c. that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. -Eph. v. 25-27.
When Paul, above any others, had whereof to boast for his exactness in keeping the law, he said, But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, &c. that I may win Christ, and be found in him; not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law; but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.-Phil. iii. 4–9.
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people.-Titus ii. 13, 14.
that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life, &c. He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life, &c.
John iii. 14—17. 36.
Ye will not come unto me, that might have life.-John v. 40.
After that the kindness and love of God appeared, not by the works of righteousness which we have done, &c. that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs, &c.-Titus iii. 4, 5. 7.
Who, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down, &c.Heb. i. 3.
If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctified to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, &c. purge your consciences from dead works, &c.-Heb. ix. 13, 14.
By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, &c. By one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified, &c.Heb. x. 10. 14. 29.
Wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate, &c. -Heb. xiii. 12.
Who his own self bare our sins, &c. by whose stripes ye were healed.1 Pet. ii. 24. Isa. liii. 5.
Jesus, &c. who hath loved us, and washed us in his own blood, &c.— Rev. i. 5.
These were redeemed (or bought) from among men, &c. they were with out fault before the throne of God.Rev. xiv. 4, 5.
SECT. IV. Eternal Life and Salva
tion. THE just shall live by his faith.Heb. ii. 4.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.-Luke xii. 32.
Christ said unto Zacchæus, This day is salvation come to this house, &c. for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. -Luke xix. 9, 10.
So must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world,
The bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world, &c. I am the bread of life, &c. This is the will of him that sent me, That every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life and I will raise him up at the last day, &c. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world, &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, hath eternal life, &c. As, &c. I live by the Father, so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me, &c. Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.-John vi. 33. 35. 40. 50, 51. 54. 57, 58. 68. v. 24.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, &c. I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. My sheep hear my voice, &c. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.-John x. 9, 10. 27, 28. Because I live, ye shall live also. John xiv. 19.
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.-John xvii. 2.
These things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might have life through his name. -John xx. 31.
Why tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples? &c.
Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.-1 Thess. v. 9, 10. 2 Tim. i. 9. ii. 10, 11.
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved even as they.-Acts xv. 10, 11. I send thee (said Christ to Paul) to open their eyes, &c. that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.Acts xxvi. 17, 18.
Believe on him to life everlasting. -1 Tim. i. 16.
Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath, through him, &c. Much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life, &c. If by one man's offence death reigned by one, how much more they which receive abundance of grace, &c. shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.-Rom. v. 9, 10. 17. 21.
Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. -2 Tim. i. 10.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he hath saved us, &c.— Titus iii. 5.
He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. -Heb. v. 9. Eph. v. 23.
By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us, &c. that they which were called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, &c. He shall appear, &c. unto salvation.-Heb. ix. 12. 15. 28.
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.1 Pet. i. 9.
The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.-1 Pet. y. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 10.
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, eternal life.-1 John ii. 25. 2 Tim. i. 1.
In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.-1 John iv. 9.
This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son; he that hath the Son, hath life, &c.—1 John v. 10—12.
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus, unto eternal life.-Jude 21.
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?-Heb, ii. 3. x." 26-29.
If any man preach any other gospel, let him be accursed.Gal. i. 8, 9.
It shall be more tolerable for So