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Things from which ye could not he justified iy' the Law of Moses: Secondly, The Acceptation of our' Persons as righteous, Rom. v. 1, 2, 3. Therefore- ieing justified by Faithi we have Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whcm also we have Access by Faith into this Grate wherein To stand, and rejoice in Hose of the Glory, of &>d.

Q;_ 2. Whole Act is it to justify Sinners? v'" ' ' ii K '.

A. It is the Act of God alone, Rom. viii'. 33. // ie God that justifieth. Man's justifying of himself is noihing, Luke xvi. 15. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify your selves before men, hut God knoweth your Hearts; for that =uihich is highly esteemed amongst Men, is Ahomination in the Sight of God, Nor other Mens justifying of us, Rev. iii. 1. I know thy Works,. that thou hast a Name to live, and art dead.

Q^_ 3. Is there-any Thing in Man to merit his justification? li- ;'.'.•. '':, , •'

A. No, it is an Act ofFree-Gracein God, Roro. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his Grace, through the Redemption which is in Jesus Christ - ...,—»..-'. '. ••

Q^ 4. Ii it be not for any inherent Righteousness, how then? ;. .'. •'

A. It is for the Righteousness of Christ imputed to us, Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also dej'cribeth the Bleffedness is the Man unto whom God imputes h Righteousness without Works.

Q. 5. How is Christ's Righteousness wade ours r

A. By Application of it to. us by Faith, Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a Man is not justified by the Works of ike Law, but by the Faith vf Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the Faith of Christ, and not by the Works of the Law ; for by the Works vf the Law Jhall no FleJh be justified. 'V

Q^ 6. Is it not partly by Christ's Righteousness, and partly our own? .: 1 '..\' . J -:': t' :.

A. No: by Christ's Righteousness, without any Mixture of ours, Rom. iii. 28. Therefore we conclude, that a Man ii justified by Faith without the Deeds of the Law.

Q. 7. Buidoib not James/«;otherwise, Jam. ii. 14. What doth it profit, my Brethren, thought Man, says he, haih Faith, and have not Works, Can Faith save him? .'•' i'{ .1'

A. The two Apostles contradict not one another.' Paul

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speaks of Justification besore God; and fames of justifying our Fa!th besore Men. ^Q^ 8. Is no Regard then to be had to good Works? A. Yes, very great; they that believe, mnst.be caresul to maintain good Works, Tit. iii. 8. That they which have beUeved in God, might be careful to maintain good Works. These Things.are good and profitable unto Men. . Q;_ 9. Why can none be justified by Works r A. Because all are guilty besore God, Rom. iii. -29. // he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles f Yes, of the Gentiles also. And the Law curses all that are under guilt, Gal. iii. 1i9.v Cursed is every one that continueth not in-all Thingsiiubich are written' in the Book of the Lww to do them. .:..'. . . . ,• •

Q^ 10. What is the first Inserence from hence f A. The happy State of Believers who are now at Peace with God, Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by Faiih, 'we have Peace with- God through our Lord Jesus Christ. And whom he juilifieth he glorifieth, Rom. viii. 30. Whom be justified, them be also glorified..

Q^ 11. Whtftis the secondlnserencehence? .: A. The Excellency and Necessity of .Faith, Rom. iii. 30. The Circumcijfion is justified by Faith, and the Uncircumcifion through Faith. ..'.i\.'• . i. 1

Q^ 12. What is the third Inserence? A. That the Greatness of Sin is no Bar to Faith, fince it is the Righteousness of Christ that justifieth, 2 Cor. v. 21. For be hath made him to be Sin for us, who knew no Sin, that w* may be made the Righteousness of God in him. Q^ 13. What is the last Inserence? A. That Relievers, ought to be exceeding humble, and sar from Boasting. The Law of Faith excludes Boasting, Bom. iii. 27. Where is hoasting then ? It is excluded; by what La-w'p Of Weniii? nay, fat by the Law of Faith.

Of Adoption.

Quest. 34. T X J H A T is Adoption?

W A. Adoption is an Act of God's FreeGrace, whereby we are received into the Number, and have H 2 a Right a Right to 2II the Privileges of the Sons of Gcd.

Q^ i. How many Sorts of Sons be there?

A. There is one by Generation, and another by Adoption, John i. l2, 1.3. But as many as received him, to them gave he Power to become the Sons of Gcd, even to them that- believe in his Name; which wire horn net of Blood, nor of the Will of the Flests, nor ofthe Willof Mux, lat of-God.

Q;_ 2. What moves God to adopt any Man?

A. Nothing but his Free-love, John iii. 1. Behold what Manner of Lvve the Father hath bestowed on us, thai we stbould be called t he Sons of God.

Q^ 3. Is this Privilege common to all Men?

A. No; it's peculiar to them that receive him, John i.

1 2. But as many as received him, lo them gave he Power to become the Sons of God. '._',

G% 4. What is the first Property of Adoption f'

A. It is a costly Relation, Gal. iv. 4, 5. When the Fulness cfTime was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a IVoman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under she-Law-, .that we might receive the Adopt ioti of Sorts.

(^5. What is the second Property of Adoption? .;

A. It rsan high and honourable RelatibtH 1 John Hi. 1. Belcld what Manner of Love the Father hath iestwoed njon *s that we Jhould be called the Sons of Goo'. 'V .

Q;_ 6. What is the third Property of Adoption?

A. It is a free Relation on God's Part, Eph. i. 4, e J According tts he hath chosen us in him before the Foundation eftbi Werld, that -we Jhould he holy and without Blame before 4nm in Love. Having predestinated us Unto the Adoption if Children, by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the gnod Pleasure of his Will. And it makes us free, John viii. 56. If the Svn therefore Jhali make you free, ye Jhallbe freeindeed 'i-^-l It.'.

Q^ 7. What is the fourth Property of Adoption?

A. It is a permanent Relation, John viri. ^yThe Son ahideth in the House for ever.

Q^ 8. What is the first Privilege of the adopted?

A. They have an Interest in God as Children in a Father,

2 Cor. vi. 18. And will be a Father wnioyDu, and ye /hall be my Sons and Daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Q^ 9. What is the second Privilege.? . .

A. Being

A. Being God's Sons, they are Heirs of God, and joint Heirs with Christ, Rom. viii. 17. And if Children, then Heirs, Heirs of God, and joint Heirs with Christ\ . Q^ ro. What is the third Privilege? .

A. Seasonable and sanctified Afflictions, Heb. xii. 6. He Jcourgeth every Son 'whom he receiveth.

C£j_ 11. What is their fourth Privilege?

A. The Attendance and Ministry of Angels, Heb. 1. 14. Are they not all ministring Spirits, sent forth to minister for them •iv 6o sha1l be Heirs of Salvation?

Ql_ 12. What is their fifth Privilege?

A. The assistance of the Spirit in Prayer, Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not received the Spirit of Bondage again to Fear, but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father. And God's Audience of their Prayers, 1 John v. 14'. • And this is the Confidence that iice have in him, That if nxie ask any Thing according to his Will, he heareth us.

Q]_ 13. What use should we make of this?

A, It teacheth us to carry ourselves as Children to our heavenly Father: First, In our Imitation of him, Eph. 5. 1. Be ye therefore Followers of God as dear Children: Secondly, In our Submission to him, Heb. xii. 9. Furthermore, •we have had Fathers of our Flesh, which correSed us, and we gave them Reverence: Shall we not much rather be in Snbjection to the Father of Spirits, and live? Thirdly, In our Dependence. on him, Mat. vi. 32. For your heavenly Father knowejh that you have Need of all these Things.

Of Sanftification.

Qiiest. 35. \X7 H A T is Sanctification?

W A. Sanctification is the Work of God's Free-Grace, whereby we are renewed in the whele Man, aster the Image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto Sin, and live unto Righteousness.

Q^ 1. What are the Parts of Sanctification?

A. Dying unto Sin, and living unto God, Rom. vi. 11. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead'indeed unto Sin, I nt alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Qi 2. Who is the Author of Sanctification. r

H 3 A. God

A. God only, Jude, ver. 1. To them that are sanSijieJ by God the Father. 'i .....

Q^ 3. What is the Instrument of k?

A. The Word of God, John xvii. 17. SancTi/y them through thy Truth ; ihy Word is Truth. - -.•...

4. What Part of Man is sanctified?

A. Every Part, both of the Soul and Body, 1 Thes. V. 23. And the very God of Peacesan&isy you wholly, and I prat God your whole Spirit, Soul and Body, be preserved blameless, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Q^ ?• Is Sanctification persected at once?

A. No; but by Degrees, 2 Pet. iii. tS. But groiv in Grace, and in the Knowledge of cur Lord and Saviour Jejus Christ.

Q^ 6. When will it be made persect?

A. When we come to Heaven, and not besore, 1 Cor. xiii. 10, 11. But when that which is perfeil is come, then that wh'ch is in Part Jhall be doneaway.

Q^ 7. What are the Signs of true Sanctification?

A, When it runs into all Parti of otfr Conversation, 1 Pet. j. 15. But as be which bath called you is holy, so be ye holy in att Manner of Conversation: Second/y, And con tin.us to the End, Rev. xxii. 1f. Let him that is holy, be holy still.

Q^ 8. What is the inseparable Companion of Sanctification?

A. Righteousness towards Men, Luke j. .74, 75. That he wcu 'd grant unlo us, that we being delivered cat of the Hands of cur Enemies, might serve him without Fear, in Holiness, and Righteousness before him all the Days if our Life. Q^ 9. What is oppofite to Sanctification? A. All Fiithiness of Flesh and Spirit, 2 Got. vii.- 1. [Havinj therefore these Promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourfelv.s from all Fiithiness.of FleJh and Spirit.

Q^ 10. What is the Privilege of the sanctified? A. They are all elected, and sha'l be glorified,'! Pet. i. 2, 4. El-i l according to the Fcre-knowlidge cf God the Father, through Sanilification of the Spiritto an Inheritance incorruptible and undejihd, and that faddh net awuy, reserved- in Heuin for you.

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