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1. Thank God for your being brought into the Church, the pureft upon Earth, Matt. xi. 25. . 2. Continue in the Church, and live up to the Doctrine and Discipline of it, Matt. v. 16. 1 Pet. ii. 12.
Unless ye do this, it will avail you nothing.
If you do, you will ger to the Church Triumphant, Heb. xij. 22,
PSA L. xvi. 3: But to the Saints that are in the Earth,
nOmmunion of Saints.
Saines in Heaven, Col. 1. 12. Fud. xiv.
be called fo; and what is to be a Saint.
6. 7. Or, to some especial Service in the Worship
of God, as, Holy Priests, Levit. xxi. 6, 7. Numb. xvi. 5, 7. Holy Prophets, Luke i. 70. Holy Apostles, Eph. iii, s. Rev. xviii. 20. 2. Some are Saints' by Covenant with God,
Pfal. I. 5. Exod. xix. s, 6. 2 Cor. i. 1. Thus every one baptized is a Saint, 1 Car.vii. 14.
Rom. xi. 16. 3. Some are Saints only by Profession, Deut.
xxvi. 17, 18, 19. I Cor. i. 2. with c. iii. 3. 4. Some are really and truly Saints by Parti
cipation, of all trụe Grace and Virtue, 1 Cor. vj. 1, 2, 11,
Concerning which, in general, observe, 1. There are but very few of them in the
World, Matt. xxii. 14. Luke xii. 32. Tó veregr.
2. It is an hard Matter to know, who are and
who are not Saints in this World. Judas among the Apostles. Foolish among Wise Virgins, Matt.xxv. 3, 4,5,
. Matt. vii, 22, 23. 3. It is no easie Matter for a Man to know, whether he himself be a true Saint or no,
Fer. xvii. 9. Luc. xviii. 11. Matt. xxv. II, 12. 4. It is a very hard and difficult Matter to be
a true Saint, Matt. vii. 13, 14. But blessed be God, it is possible for us. In particular: A true Saint, 1. Is one that is renewed and fanctified by
the Spirit of God, the only Principle of all true Sanctity, Job.iii. 5,6. Tit.iii s. 2 Thell:
ii. 13. I Pet. i. 2. 2 Pet. i. 4. 1 John iii. 24. 2. He is acted and guided by the same Spirit,
Rom. viii. 1, 9, 14. Gal. v. 18, 25. 3. Hence the Actions of a true Saint differ
from all moral or humane Actions, 2 Cor.iv. 13.
and are directed to spiritual Ends, 2 Cor.
2. They are performed in a spiritual Man
ner: With Zeal and Fervency, Rom. xii. II. and
and yet with Order and Regularity too. PE, ouer aveţudt, vedio.T xj sony piev, Gal.v.25.
That is, orderly and methodically, not against Reason.
1. He obeys them, because there command
ed; otherwise, 'tis no Obedience, I Sam.
XV. 22. Heb. xi. 8, 17, 18. . 2. Hence he obeys all, Luke i. 75.
1. The Duties of the First, as well as
Second Table. 2. The Duties of the Second as well as
of the First, Matt, xxii. 37, 38, 39. : 3. Every one of each Table as well, as
any one, Jac. ii. 10. 2. A Saint is universally Holy, in respect of
the Object, God and Man, Afts xxiv. 16. 1. In refpect of God, i Chron. xxviii. 9. 1. Praying to him, Aets ix, 11. Psal. xxxii. 6.
Eph. vi. 18. 2. Reading and Hearing his Word, Pfal.
xix. 9, 10. Psal. Ixxxiv. 10. Pfal.i. 2. 3. Loving and Fearing him above all Things,
Pfal. lxxiii. 25. Ifa. viii. 13.. 4. Keeping his Sabbaths, Exod. xx. 8. Isa.
lviii. 13. 5. Not speaking of him but with Fear and Reverence, Exod. xx. 7. Deus, xxviii. 58.
Ecclef. ix. 2. 6. Praising his Name, Pfal.cxlv. 10. Pfal.
xxxii. 1. 2. In respect of Men: 1. Loving his Enemies, Mat. Vi 44. Rom.
xii. 17, 18. 2, Charitable to the Poor, 1 John. iii. 17. 3. Juft to all, Matt, xxiii. 14. Luc. xix. 8. * Mich. vi. 6. 3. Universally Holy in respect of Time, Luke. i. 75. Psal. civ. 33. Pfal. cxlvi. 2. i Thel. v. 16, 17, 18.