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judgment; to deal truly; he is just, he shall

surely live, faith the Lord God.. . ... Mat. For the Son of man shall come in the 16. 27. glory of his Father, with his angels, and

then he shall reward every man according

to his works. Acts 10. Then Perer opened his mouth and said, 34, 35. Of a truth I perceive that God is no re

fpecter of persons : but in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteous.

ness, is accepted with him. Rom. 2. The righteous judgment of God; who 5, 6, will render to every man according to his 7,10.

deeds :. to them, who, by patient continu. ance in well-doing, seek för glory and ho-, nour, and immortality, eternal life: but glory, honour, and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to

the Gentile. 2 Cor. For we must all appear before the judg5. 10. ment-seat of Christ, that every one may

receive the things done in his body, accord.

ing to that he hath done, whether it be

' good or bad. . . 2 Ther. Which is a manifest token of the right: 1. 5. eous judgment of God, that ye may be

counted worthy of the kingdom of God,

for which ye also suffer. . James. But whoso looketh into the perfect' law. 1. 25. of liberty, and continuerh therein, he being

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not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed:

Cast not away therefore your confidence, Heb. which hath great recompence of reward. 10. 35.

And if ye call on the Father, who wich- 1 Peter out respect of persons, judgeth according 5.17. . to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.'.

And behold I come quickly, and my Rev: 12. reward is with me, to give every man ac- " cording as his work shall be. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city..

Q. It should feem that the purpose of God, in fending his son the Lord Jesus Christ, was not simply to save man by an imputative righteousness, altogether without them ; but also by the washing of regeneration, or an inward: righteoufness : what faith the seripture further of this?

A. And thou shalt call his name Jesus, Mat. for he hall fave his people from their fins. 1. 21.

Looking for that bleffed hope, and the Tit. 2. glorious appearing of the great God, and "3.14. our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. i

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CHAP. VII.
Concerning Perfection, or Freedom from

Sin.

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Quest. I perceive then by all these scriptures aforementioned, that Christ, as well as be bath purchased pardon for our fins, hath also obtained power by which we may even here be cleansed from the filth of them: May we expect then in this life to be freed from the

dominion of fin? Rom.

A. For fin shall not have dominion over 6.14. you.

Q. For what reafon? Rom. A. For ye are not under the law, but 6. 14. under grace.

Q. How cometh the apostle then to cry out and complain of fin, saying, Who fall deliver. me from the body of this death? Doth he

Speak that as a condition always, permanent to him and other saints, or only that which he had

passed through? What faith he afterwards? Rom. 8. A. There is therefore now no condem. dg 2. nation to them which are in Christ Jesus,

who walk not after the flesh, but after the
Spirir: for the law of the Spirit of life in

Christ Jesus hath made me free from the Rom. 8. law of fin and death. Who shall separate 35 to 39. us from the love of Christ ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or fa

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mine, or nakednefs, or peril, or sword ?
(As it is written, For thy fake we are killed
all the day long; we are counted as sheep
for the faughter.) Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors through him
that loved uş. For I am persuaded that
neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things pre-
fent, nor things to come, nor height, nor
depth, nor any other creature, shall be able
to feparate us from the love of God, which
is in Christ Jefus our Lord. .
. Q. What faith that apostle then unto fuch,
who taking oecasion from his words, Mould
Alead for continuance in fine for term of life,
and think to be faved by the imputative right-
goufnefs of Christ, as being under grace? !

A. What shall we say then? Shall we Rom. 6. .continue in fin, that grace may abound ?', 2.

God forbid. " What then? Shall we fin, because we Rom. . are not under the law, but under grace? Bi 15. God forbid; ?

Q. Is not the apostle then fo far from fupr posing that condition, of being always under fing to be his own, constant condition, or that of all the saints, that he even supposes many of the then church of Rome, to whom he Wrate, to be free from it? How. bespeaketh he them, as in relation to this matter? .. .io!;. .'. E. 3 . 4. How

Rom.6. A. How shall we that are dead to fint, 2 to 7. live any longer therein ? Know ye not, that

so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death ? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection ; knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of fin might be deltroyed, that henceforth

we should not serve sin. For he that is Rom. 6. dead, is freed from fin. Likewise reckon II6013. ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto

sin; but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not fin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto fin; but yield yourselves

unto God, as those that are alive from the

· dead ; and your members as instruments Rom. 6. of righteousness unto God. Know ye not, 1.6 to 23. that to whom ye yield yourselves servants

to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey, whether of fin unto death, or of obedience unto righteoufnefs? But God be thanked, that ye were the feryants of fin ;

but

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