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A53686 The doctrine of justification by faith through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ, explained, confirmed, & vindicated by John Owen ... Owen, John, 1616-1683. 1677 (1677) Wing O739; ESTC R13355 418,173 622

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justify_v we_o by_o faith_n it_o be_v one_o god_n which_o shall_v justify_v the_o circumcision_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d by_o faith_n and_o the_o uncircumcision_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d through_o or_o by_o faith_n rom._n 3.30_o the_o scripture_n foresee_v that_o god_n will_v justify_v the_o heathen_a through_o faith_n gal._n 3.8_o as_o he_o purify_v the_o heart_n of_o man_n by_o faith_n act._n 15.9_o wherefore_o faith_n in_o some_o sense_n may_v be_v say_v to_o be_v the_o instrument_n of_o god_n in_o our_o justification_n both_o as_o it_o be_v the_o mean_n and_o way_n ordain_v and_o appoint_v by_o he_o on_o our_o part_n whereby_o we_o shall_v be_v justify_v as_o also_o because_o he_o bestow_v it_o on_o we_o and_o work_v it_o in_o we_o unto_o this_o end_n that_o we_o may_v be_v justify_v for_o by_o grace_n we_o be_v save_v through_o faith_n and_o that_o not_o of_o ourselves_o it_o be_v the_o gift_n of_o god_n ephes._n 3.8_o if_o any_o one_o shall_v now_o say_v that_o on_o these_o account_n or_o with_o respect_n unto_o divine_a ordination_n and_o operation_n concur_v unto_o our_o justification_n that_o faith_n be_v the_o instrument_n of_o god_n in_o its_o place_n and_o way_n as_o the_o gospel_n also_o be_v rom._n 1.16_o and_o the_o minister_n of_o it_o 2_o cor._n 5.18_o 1_o tim._n 4.6_o and_o the_o sacrament_n also_o rom._n 4.11_o tit._n 3.5_o in_o their_o several_a place_n and_o kind_n unto_o our_o justification_n it_o may_v be_v he_o will_v contribute_v unto_o a_o right_a conception_n of_o the_o work_n of_o god_n herein_o as_o much_o as_o those_o shall_v by_o who_o it_o be_v deny_v but_o that_o which_o be_v principal_o intend_v be_v that_o it_o be_v the_o instrument_n of_o they_o that_o do_v believe_v neither_o yet_o be_v they_o say_v hereon_o to_o justify_v themselves_o for_o whereas_o it_o do_v neither_o real_o
place_n of_o the_o scripture_n wherefore_o there_o be_v no_o reason_n why_o we_o shall_v limit_v the_o object_n of_o it_o unto_o the_o person_n of_o christ_n as_o act_v in_o the_o discharge_n of_o his_o sacerdotal_a office_n with_o the_o effect_n and_o fruit_n thereof_o answ._n 1._o save_v faith_n and_o justify_v faith_n in_o any_o believer_n be_v one_o and_o the_o same_o and_o the_o adjunct_n of_o save_v and_o justify_v be_v but_o external_a denomination_n from_o its_o distinct_a operation_n and_o effect_n but_o yet_o save_v faith_n do_v act_n in_o a_o peculiar_a manner_n and_o be_v of_o peculiar_a use_n in_o justification_n such_o as_o it_o be_v not_o of_o under_o any_o other_o consideration_n whatever_o wherefore_o 2_o although_o save_v faith_n as_o it_o be_v describe_v in_o general_n do_v ever_o include_v obedience_n not_o as_o its_o form_n or_o essence_n but_o as_o the_o necessary_a effect_n be_v include_v in_o the_o cause_n and_o the_o fruit_n in_o the_o fruitbearing_a juice_n and_o be_v often_o mention_v as_o to_o its_o be_v and_o exercise_n where_o there_o be_v no_o express_a mention_n of_o christ_n his_o blood_n and_o his_o righteousness_n but_o be_v apply_v unto_o all_o the_o act_n duty_n and_o end_v of_o the_o gospel_n yet_o this_o prove_v not_o at_o all_o but_o that_o as_o unto_o its_o duty_n place_n and_o act_v in_o our_o justification_n it_o have_v a_o peculiar_a object_n if_o it_o can_v be_v prove_v that_o where_o justification_n be_v ascribe_v unto_o faith_n that_o there_o it_o have_v any_o other_o object_n assign_v unto_o it_o as_o that_o which_o it_o rest_v in_o for_o the_o pardon_n of_o sin_n and_o acceptance_n with_o god_n this_o objection_n be_v of_o some_o force_n but_o this_o can_v be_v do_v 3_o this_o be_v not_o to_o say_v that_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o a_o part_n of_o faith_n and_o not_o by_o it_o as_o consider_v essential_o for_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o the_o entire_a grace_n of_o faith_n act_v in_o such_o a_o peculiar_a way_n and_o manner_n as_o other_o have_v observe_v but_o the_o truth_n be_v we_o need_v not_o insist_v on_o the_o discussion_n of_o this_o enquiry_n for_o the_o true_a meaning_n of_o it_o be_v not_o whether_o any_o thing_n of_o christ_n be_v to_o be_v exclude_v from_o be_v the_o object_n of_o justify_v faith_n or_o of_o faith_n in_o our_o justification_n but_o what_o in_o and_o of_o ourselves_o under_o the_o name_n of_o receive_v christ_n as_o our_o lord_n and_o king_n be_v to_o be_v admit_v unto_o a_o efficiency_n or_o conditionality_n in_o that_o work_n as_o it_o be_v grant_v that_o justify_v faith_n be_v the_o receive_n of_o christ_n so_o whatever_o belong_v unto_o the_o person_n of_o christ_n or_o any_o office_n of_o he_o or_o any_o act_n in_o the_o discharge_n of_o any_o office_n that_o may_v be_v reduce_v unto_o any_o cause_n of_o our_o justification_n the_o meritorious_a procure_v material_a formal_a or_o manifest_v cause_n of_o it_o be_v so_o far_o as_o it_o do_v so_o free_o admit_v to_o belong_v unto_o the_o object_n of_o justify_v faith_n neither_o will_v i_o contend_v with_o any_o upon_o this_o disadvantageous_a state_v of_o the_o question_n what_o of_o christ_n be_v to_o be_v esteem_v the_o object_n of_o justify_v faith_n and_o what_o be_v not_o so_o for_o the_o thing_n intend_v be_v only_o this_o whether_o our_o own_o obedience_n distinct_a from_o faith_n or_o include_v in_o it_o and_o in_o like_a manner_n as_o faith_n be_v the_o condition_n of_o our_o justification_n before_o god_n this_o be_v that_o which_o be_v intend_v which_o the_o other_o question_n be_v but_o invent_v to_o lead_v unto_o a_o compliance_n with_o by_o a_o more_o specious_a pretence_n then_o in_o itself_o it_o be_v capable_a of_o under_o those_o term_n it_o shall_v be_v examine_v and_o no_o otherwise_o chap._n iu._n of_o justification_n the_o notion_n and_o signification_n of_o the_o word_n in_o the_o scripture_n unto_o the_o right_a understanding_n of_o the_o nature_n of_o justification_n the_o proper_a sense_n and_o signification_n of_o these_o word_n themselves_o justification_n and_o to_o justify_v be_v to_o be_v inquire_v into_o for_o until_o that_o be_v agree_v upon_o it_o be_v impossible_a that_o our_o discourse_n concern_v the_o thing_n itself_o shall_v be_v free_v from_o equivocation_n take_v word_n in_o various_a sense_n and_o all_o may_v be_v true_a that_o be_v contradictory_o affirm_v or_o deny_v concern_v what_o they_o be_v suppose_v to_o signify_v and_o so_o it_o have_v actual_o fall_v out_o in_o this_o case_n as_o we_o shall_v see_v more_o full_o afterward_o some_o take_v these_o word_n in_o one_o sense_n some_o in_o another_o have_v appear_v to_o deliver_v contrary_a doctrine_n concern_v the_o thing_n itself_o or_o our_o justification_n before_o god_n who_o yet_o have_v full_o agree_v in_o what_o the_o proper_a determinate_a sense_n or_o sigfication_n of_o the_o word_n do_v import_v and_o therefore_o the_o true_a meaning_n of_o they_o have_v be_v declare_v and_o vindicate_v already_o by_o many_o but_o whereas_o the_o right_a state_v hereof_o be_v of_o more_o moment_n unto_o the_o determination_n of_o what_o be_v principal_o controvert_v about_o the_o doctrine_n itself_o or_o the_o thing_n signify_v than_o most_o do_v apprehend_v and_o something_o at_o least_o remain_v to_o be_v add_v for_o the_o declaration_n and_o vindication_n of_o the_o import_n and_o only_a signification_n of_o these_o word_n in_o the_o scripture_n i_o shall_v give_v a_o account_n of_o my_o observation_n concern_v it_o with_o what_o diligence_n i_o can_v the_o latin_a derivation_n and_o composition_n of_o the_o word_n justificatio_fw-la will_v seem_v to_o denote_v a_o internal_a change_n from_o inherent_a unrighteousness_n unto_o righteousness_n likewise_o inherent_a by_o a_o physical_a motion_n and_o transmutation_n as_o the_o schoolman_n speak_v for_o such_o be_v the_o signification_n of_o word_n of_o the_o same_o composition_n so_o sanctification_n mortification_n vivification_n and_o the_o like_a do_v all_o denote_v a_o real_a internal_a work_n on_o the_o subject_a speak_v of_o hereon_o in_o the_o whole_a roman_a school_n justification_n be_v take_v for_o justifaction_n or_o the_o make_n of_o a_o man_n to_o be_v inherent_o righteous_a by_o the_o infusion_n of_o a_o principle_n or_o habit_n of_o grace_n who_o be_v before_o inherent_o and_o habitual_o unjust_a and_o unrighteous_a whilst_o this_o be_v take_v to_o be_v the_o proper_a signification_n of_o the_o word_n we_o neither_o do_v nor_o can_v speak_v ad_fw-la idem_fw-la in_o our_o disputation_n with_o they_o about_o the_o cause_n and_o nature_n of_o that_o justification_n which_o the_o scripture_n teach_v and_o this_o appear_a sense_n of_o the_o word_n possible_o deceive_v some_o of_o the_o ancient_n as_o austin_n in_o particular_a to_o declare_v the_o doctrine_n of_o free_a gratuitous_a sanctification_n without_o respect_n unto_o any_o work_n of_o our_o own_o under_o the_o name_n of_o justification_n for_o neither_o he_o nor_o any_o of_o they_o ever_o think_v of_o a_o justification_n before_o god_n consist_v in_o the_o pardon_n of_o our_o sin_n and_o the_o acceptation_n of_o our_o person_n as_o righteous_a by_o virtue_n of_o any_o inherent_a habit_n of_o grace_n infuse_v into_o we_o or_o act_v by_o we_o wherefore_o the_o subject_a matter_n must_v be_v determine_v by_o the_o scriptural_a use_n and_o signification_n of_o these_o word_n before_o we_o can_v speak_v proper_o or_o intelligible_o concern_v it_o for_o if_o to_o justify_v man_n in_o the_o scripture_n signify_v to_o make_v they_o subjective_o and_o inherent_o righteous_a we_o must_v acknowledge_v a_o mistake_n in_o what_o we_o teach_v concern_v the_o nature_n and_o cause_n of_o justification_n and_o if_o it_o signify_v no_o such_o thing_n all_o their_o disputation_n about_o justification_n by_o the_o infusion_n of_o grace_n and_o inherent_a righteousness_n thereon_o fall_v to_o the_o ground_n wherefore_o all_o protestant_n and_o the_o socinian_o all_o of_o they_o comply_v therein_o do_v affirm_v that_o the_o use_n and_o signification_n of_o these_o word_n be_v forensick_a denote_v a_o act_n of_o jurisdiction_n only_o the_o socinian_o and_o some_o other_o will_v have_v it_o to_o consist_v in_o the_o pardon_n of_o sin_n only_o which_o indeed_o the_o word_n do_v not_o at_o all_o signify_v but_o the_o sense_n of_o the_o word_n be_v to_o assoil_v to_o acquit_v to_o declare_v and_o pronounce_v righteous_a upon_o a_o trial_n which_o in_o this_o case_n the_o pardon_n of_o sin_n do_v necessary_o accompany_v justificatio_fw-la and_o justifico_fw-la belong_v not_o indeed_o unto_o the_o latin_a tongue_n nor_o can_v any_o good_a author_n be_v produce_v who_o ever_o use_v they_o for_o the_o make_n of_o he_o inherent_o righteous_a by_o any_o mean_n who_o be_v not_o so_o before_o but_o whereas_o these_o word_n be_v coin_a and_o frame_v to_o signify_v such_o thing_n as_o be_v
the_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n by_o faith_n through_o the_o imputation_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n explain_v confirm_v &_o vindicated_n by_o john_n owen_n d.d._n search_v the_o scripture_n joh._n 5.39_o london_n print_v for_o r._n boulter_n at_o the_o turks-head_n over_o against_o the_o royal-exchange_n in_o cornhill_n 1677._o to_o the_o reader_n i_o shall_v not_o need_v to_o detain_v the_o reader_n with_o a_o account_n of_o the_o nature_n and_o moment_n of_o that_o doctrine_n which_o be_v the_o entire_a subject_n of_o the_o ensue_a discourse_n for_o although_o sundry_a person_n even_o among_o ourselves_o have_v various_a apprehension_n concern_v it_o yet_o that_o the_o knowledge_n of_o the_o truth_n therein_o be_v of_o the_o high_a importance_n unto_o the_o soul_n of_o man_n be_v on_o all_o hand_n agree_v unto_o nor_o indeed_o be_v it_o possible_a that_o any_o man_n who_o know_v himself_o to_o be_v a_o sinner_n and_o obnoxious_a thereon_o to_o the_o judgement_n of_o god_n but_o he_o must_v desire_v to_o have_v some_o knowledge_n of_o it_o as_o that_o alone_a whereby_o the_o way_n of_o delivery_n from_o the_o evil_a state_n and_o condition_n wherein_o he_o find_v himself_o be_v reveal_v there_o be_v i_o confess_v multitude_n in_o the_o world_n who_o although_o they_o can_v avoid_v some_o general_a conviction_n of_o sin_n as_o also_o of_o the_o consequent_n of_o it_o yet_o do_v fortify_v their_o mind_n against_o a_o practical_a admission_n of_o such_o conclusion_n as_o in_o a_o just_a consideration_n of_o thing_n do_v necessary_o and_o unavoidable_o ensue_v thereon_o such_o person_n wilful_o delude_v themselves_o with_o vain_a hope_n and_o imagination_n do_v never_o once_o serious_o inquire_v by_o what_o way_n or_o mean_n they_o may_v obtain_v peace_n with_o god_n and_o acceptance_n before_o he_o which_o in_o comparison_n of_o the_o present_a enjoyment_n of_o the_o pleasure_n of_o sin_n they_o value_v not_o at_o all_o and_o it_o be_v in_o vain_a to_o recommend_v the_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n unto_o they_o who_o neither_o desire_n nor_o endeavour_n to_o be_v justify_v but_o where_o any_o person_n be_v real_o make_v sensible_a of_o their_o apostasy_n from_o god_n of_o the_o evil_a of_o their_o nature_n and_o life_n with_o the_o dreadful_a consequence_n that_o attend_v thereon_o in_o the_o wrath_n of_o god_n and_o eternal_a punishment_n due_a unto_o sin_n they_o can_v well_o judge_v themselves_o more_o concern_v in_o any_o thing_n than_o in_o the_o knowledge_n of_o that_o divine_a way_n whereby_o they_o may_v be_v deliver_v from_o this_o condition_n and_o the_o mind_n of_o such_o person_n stand_v in_o no_o need_n of_o argument_n to_o satisfy_v they_o in_o the_o importance_n of_o this_o doctrine_n their_o own_o concernment_n in_o it_o be_v sufficient_a to_o that_o purpose_n and_o i_o shall_v assure_v they_o that_o in_o the_o handle_n of_o it_o from_o first_o to_o last_o i_o have_v have_v no_o other_o design_n but_o only_o to_o inquire_v diligent_o into_o the_o divine_a revelation_n of_o that_o way_n and_o those_o mean_n with_o the_o cause_n of_o they_o whereby_o the_o conscience_n of_o a_o distress_a sinner_n may_v attain_v assure_v peace_n with_o god_n through_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ._n i_o lay_v more_o weight_n on_o the_o steady_a direction_n of_o one_o soul_n in_o this_o enquiry_n than_o in_o disappoint_v the_o objection_n of_o twenty_o wrangle_a or_o fiery_a disputer_n the_o question_n therefore_o unto_o this_o purpose_n be_v state_v as_o the_o reader_n will_v find_v in_o the_o begin_n of_o our_o discourse_n although_o it_o be_v necessary_a to_o spend_v some_o time_n in_o the_o explication_n of_o the_o doctrine_n itself_o and_o the_o term_n wherein_o it_o be_v usual_o teach_v yet_o the_o main_a weight_n of_o the_o whole_a lie_n in_o the_o interpretation_n of_o scripture_n testimony_n with_o the_o application_n of_o they_o unto_o the_o experience_n of_o they_o who_o do_v believe_v and_o the_o state_n of_o they_o who_o seek_v after_o salvation_n by_o jesus_n christ._n there_o be_v therefore_o some_o few_o thing_n that_o i_o will_v desire_v the_o reader_n to_o take_v notice_n of_o that_o he_o may_v receive_v benefit_n by_o the_o ensue_a discourse_n at_o least_o if_o it_o be_v not_o his_o own_o fault_n be_v free_v from_o prejudices_fw-la against_o it_o or_o a_o vain_a opposition_n unto_o it_o 1._o although_o there_o be_v at_o present_a various_a contest_v about_o the_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n and_o many_o book_n publish_v in_o the_o way_n of_o controversy_n about_o it_o yet_o this_o discourse_n be_v write_v with_o no_o design_n to_o contend_v with_o or_o contradict_v any_o of_o what_o sort_n or_o opinion_n soever_o some_o few_o passage_n which_o seem_v of_o that_o tendency_n be_v indeed_o occasional_o insert_v but_o they_o be_v such_o as_o every_o candid_a reader_n will_v judge_v to_o have_v be_v necessary_a i_o have_v ascribe_v no_o opinion_n unto_o any_o particular_a person_n much_o less_o wrest_v the_o word_n of_o any_o reflect_v on_o their_o person_n censure_v their_o ability_n take_v advantage_n of_o presume_a prejudices_fw-la against_o they_o represent_v their_o opinion_n in_o the_o deform_a reflection_n of_o strain_a consequence_n fancy_v intend_v notion_n which_o their_o word_n do_v not_o express_v nor_o candid_o interpret_v give_v any_o countenance_n unto_o or_o endeavour_v the_o vain_a pleasure_n of_o seem_a success_n in_o opposition_n unto_o they_o which_o with_o the_o like_a effect_n of_o weakness_n of_o mind_n and_o disorder_n of_o affection_n be_v the_o animate_v principle_n of_o many_o late_a controversial_a write_n to_o declare_v and_o vindicate_v the_o truth_n unto_o the_o instruction_n and_o edification_n of_o such_o as_o love_v it_o in_o sincerity_n to_o extricate_v their_o mind_n from_o those_o difficulty_n in_o this_o particular_a instance_n which_o some_o endeavour_n to_o cast_v on_o all_o gospel_n mystery_n to_o direct_v the_o conscience_n of_o they_o that_o inquire_v after_o abide_v peace_n with_o god_n and_o to_o establish_v the_o mind_n of_o they_o that_o do_v believe_v be_v the_o thing_n i_o have_v aim_v at_o and_o a_o endeavour_n unto_o this_o end_n consider_v all_o circumstance_n that_o station_n which_o god_n have_v be_v please_v gracious_o to_o give_v i_o in_o the_o church_n have_v make_v necessary_a unto_o i_o 2._o i_o have_v write_v nothing_o but_o what_o i_o believe_v to_o be_v true_a and_o useful_a unto_o the_o promotion_n of_o gospel_n obedience_n the_o reader_n may_v not_o here_o expect_v a_o extraction_n of_o other_o man_n notion_n or_o a_o collection_n and_o improvement_n of_o their_o argument_n either_o by_o artificial_a reason_n or_o ornament_n of_o style_n and_o language_n but_o a_o naked_a enquiry_n into_o the_o nature_n of_o the_o thing_n treat_v on_o as_o reveal_v in_o the_o scripture_n and_o as_o evidence_v themselves_o in_o their_o power_n and_o efficacy_n on_o the_o 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of_o the_o infinite_a distance_n between_o god_n and_o he_o other_o notion_n and_o disputation_n about_o the_o doctrine_n of_o justification_n not_o season_v with_o these_o ingredient_n however_o condit_v unto_o the_o palate_n of_o some_o by_o skill_n and_o language_n be_v insipid_a and_o useless_a immediate_o degenerate_v into_o a_o unprofitable_a strife_n of_o word_n 3._o i_o know_v that_o the_o doctrine_n here_o plead_v for_o be_v charge_v by_o many_o with_o a_o unfriendly_a aspect_n towards_o the_o necessity_n of_o personal_a holiness_n good_a work_n and_o all_o gospel_n obedience_n in_o general_n yea_o utter_o to_o take_v it_o away_o so_o it_o be_v at_o the_o first_o clear_a revelation_n of_o it_o by_o the_o apostle_n paul_n as_o he_o frequent_o declare_v but_o it_o be_v sufficient_o evince_v by_o he_o to_o be_v the_o chief_a principle_n of_o and_o motive_n unto_o all_o that_o obedience_n which_o be_v accept_v with_o god_n through_o jesus_n christ_n as_o we_o shall_v manifest_v afterward_o however_o it_o be_v
that_o judgement_n be_v according_a unto_o work_n answer_v and_o the_o impertinency_n of_o it_o declare_v pag._n 211._o chap._n vii_o imputation_n and_o the_o nature_n of_o it_o the_o first_o express_v record_n of_o justification_n determine_v it_o to_o be_v by_o imputation_n gen._n 15.6_o reason_n of_o it_o the_o doctrine_n of_o imputation_n clear_v by_o paul_n the_o occasion_n of_o it_o malign_v and_o oppose_v by_o many_o weight_n of_o the_o doctrine_n concern_v imputation_n of_o righteousness_n on_o all_o hand_n acknowledge_v judgement_n of_o the_o reform_a church_n herein_o particular_o of_o the_o church_n of_o england_n by_o who_o oppose_v and_o on_o what_o ground_n signification_n of_o the_o word_n difference_n between_o reputare_fw-la and_o imputare_fw-la imputation_n of_o two_o kind_n 1._o of_o what_o be_v we_o antecedent_o unto_o that_o imputation_n whether_o good_a or_o evil_n instance_n in_o both_o kind_n nature_n of_o this_o imputation_n the_o thing_n impute_v by_o it_o impute_v for_o what_o it_o be_v and_o nothing_o else_o 2._o of_o what_o be_v not_o we_o antecedent_o unto_o that_o imputation_n but_o be_v make_v so_o by_o it_o general_n nature_n of_o this_o imputation_n not_o judge_v of_o other_o to_o have_v do_v what_o they_o have_v not_o do_v several_a distinct_a ground_n and_o reason_n of_o this_o imputation_n 1._o exit_fw-la justitia_fw-la 1._o propter_fw-la relationem_fw-la foederalem_fw-la 2._o propter_fw-la relationem_fw-la naturalem_fw-la 2._o exit_fw-la voluntaria_fw-la sponsione_n instance_n philem_n 17._o gen._n 43.9_o voluntary_a sponsion_n the_o ground_n of_o the_o imputation_n of_o sin_n to_o christ._n 3._o exit_fw-la injuria_fw-la 1_o king_n 1.21_o 4._o exit_fw-la mera_fw-fr gratia_fw-la rom._n 4._o difference_n between_o the_o imputation_n of_o any_o work_n of_o we_o and_o of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n imputation_n of_o inherent_a righteousness_n be_v exit_fw-la justitia_fw-la inconsistency_n of_o it_o with_o that_o which_o be_v exit_fw-la mera_fw-fr gratia_fw-la rom._n 11.6_o agreement_n of_o both_o kind_n of_o imputation_n the_o true_a nature_n of_o the_o imputation_n of_o righteousness_n unto_o justification_n explain_v imputation_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ._n the_o thing_n itself_o impute_v not_o the_o effect_n of_o it_o prove_v against_o the_o socinian_o pag._n 226._o chap._n viii_o imputation_n of_o sin_n unto_o christ._n testimony_n of_o the_o ancient_n unto_o that_o purpose_n christ_n and_o the_o church_n one_o mystical_a person_n mistake_v about_o that_o state_n and_o relation_n ground_n and_o reason_n of_o the_o union_n that_o be_v the_o foundation_n of_o this_o imputation_n christ_n the_o surety_n of_o the_o new_a covenant_n in_o what_o sense_n unto_o what_o end_v heb._n 7.22_o open_v mistake_v about_o the_o cause_n and_o end_v of_o the_o death_n of_o christ._n the_o new_a covenant_n in_o what_o sense_n alone_o procure_v and_o purchase_v thereby_o inquiry_n whether_o the_o gild_n of_o our_o sin_n be_v impute_v unto_o christ._n the_o meaning_n of_o the_o word_n gild_n and_o guilty_a the_o distinction_n of_o reatus_fw-la culpae_fw-la and_o reatus_fw-la paenae_fw-la examine_v act_n of_o god_n in_o the_o imputation_n of_o the_o gild_n of_o our_o sin_n unto_o christ._n objection_n against_o it_o answer_v the_o truth_n confirm_v pag._n 246._o chap._n ix_o principal_a controversy_n about_o justification_n 1._o concern_v the_o nature_n of_o justification_n state_v 2._o of_o the_o formal_a cause_n of_o it_o 3._o of_o the_o way_n whereby_o we_o be_v make_v partaker_n of_o the_o benefit_n of_o the_o mediation_n of_o christ._n what_o intend_v by_o the_o formal_a cause_n of_o justification_n declare_v the_o righteousness_n on_o the_o account_n whereof_o believer_n be_v justify_v before_o god_n alone_o inquire_v after_o under_o those_o term_n this_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n impute_v unto_o they_o occasion_n of_o exception_n and_o objection_n against_o this_o doctrine_n general_a objection_n examine_v imputation_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n consistent_a with_o the_o free_a pardon_n of_o sin_n with_o the_o necessity_n of_o evangelical_n repentance_n method_n of_o god_n grace_n in_o our_o justification_n necessity_n of_o faith_n unto_o justification_n on_o supposition_n of_o the_o imputation_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ._n ground_n of_o that_o necessity_n other_o objection_n arise_v most_o from_o mistake_n of_o the_o truth_n assert_v discuss_v and_o answer_v pag._n 289._o chap._n x._o argument_n for_o justification_n by_o the_o imputation_n of_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ._n our_o own_o personal_a righteousness_n not_o that_o on_o the_o account_n whereof_o we_o be_v justify_v in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n disclaim_v in_o the_o scripture_n as_o to_o any_o such_o end_n the_o truth_n and_o reality_n of_o it_o grant_v manifold_a imperfection_n accompany_v it_o render_v it_o unmeet_a to_o be_v a_o righteousness_n unto_o the_o justification_n of_o life_n pag._n 315._o chap._n xi_o nature_n of_o the_o obedience_n or_o righteousness_n require_v unto_o justification_n original_a and_o cause_n of_o the_o law_n of_o creation_n the_o substance_n and_o end_n of_o that_o law_n the_o immutability_n or_o unchangeableness_n of_o it_o consider_v absolute_o and_o as_o it_o be_v the_o instrument_n of_o the_o covenant_n between_o god_n and_o man._n argument_n to_o prove_v it_o unchangeable_a and_o its_o obligation_n unto_o the_o righteousness_n first_o require_v perpetual_o in_o force_n therefore_o not_o abrogate_a not_o dispense_v withal_o not_o derogate_a from_o but_o accomplish_v this_o alone_a by_o christ_n and_o the_o imputation_n of_o his_o righteousness_n unto_o we_o pag._n 340._o chap._n xii_o imputation_n of_o the_o obedience_n of_o christ_n no_o less_o necessary_a than_o that_o of_o his_o suffering_n on_o the_o same_o ground_n objection_n against_o it_o 1._o that_o it_o be_v impossible_a management_n hereof_o by_o socinus_n ground_n of_o this_o objection_n that_o the_o lord_n christ_n be_v for_o himself_o oblige_v unto_o all_o the_o obedience_n he_o yield_v unto_o god_n and_o perform_v it_o for_o himself_o answer_v the_o obedience_n inquire_v after_o the_o obedience_n of_o the_o person_n of_o christ_n the_o son_n of_o god_n in_o his_o whole_a person_n christ_n be_v not_o under_o the_o law_n he_o design_v the_o obedience_n he_o perform_v for_o we_o not_o for_o himself_o this_o actual_a obedience_n not_o necessary_a as_o a_o qualification_n of_o his_o person_n unto_o the_o discharge_n of_o his_o office_n the_o foundation_n of_o this_o obedience_n in_o his_o be_v make_v man_n and_o of_o the_o posterity_n of_o abraham_n not_o for_o himself_o but_o for_o we_o right_o of_o the_o humane_a nature_n unto_o glory_n by_o virtue_n of_o union_n obedience_n necessary_a unto_o the_o humane_a nature_n as_o christ_n in_o it_o be_v make_v under_o the_o law_n this_o obedienc_n proper_o for_o we_o instance_n of_o that_o nature_n among_o men._n christ_n obey_v as_o a_o public_a person_n and_o so_o not_o for_o himself_o humane_a nature_n of_o christ_n subject_n unto_o the_o law_n as_o a_o eternal_a rule_n of_o dependence_n on_o god_n and_o subjection_n to_o he_o not_o as_o prescribe_v unto_o we_o while_o we_o be_v in_o this_o world_n in_o order_n unto_o our_o future_a blessedness_n or_o reward_n second_o objection_n that_o it_o be_v useless_a answer_v he_o that_o be_v pardon_v all_o his_o sin_n be_v not_o thereon_o esteem_v to_o have_v do_v all_o that_o be_v require_v of_o he_o not_o to_o be_v unrighteous_a negative_o not_o the_o same_o with_o be_v righteous_a positive_o the_o law_n oblige_v both_o unto_o punishment_n and_o obedience_n how_o and_o in_o what_o sense_n pardon_v of_o sin_n give_v no_o title_n to_o eternal_a life_n the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n who_o be_v one_o impute_v unto_o many_o argument_n prove_v the_o imputation_n of_o the_o obedience_n of_o christ_n unto_o the_o justification_n of_o life_n pag._n 361._o chap._n xiii_o the_o difference_n between_o the_o two_o covenant_n state_v argument_n from_o thence_o pag._n 396._o chap._n fourteen_o all_o work_n whatever_o express_o exclude_v from_o any_o inter_v in_o our_o justification_n before_o god_n what_o intend_v by_o the_o work_v of_o the_o law_n not_o those_o of_o the_o ceremonial_a law_n only_o not_o perfect_a work_n only_o as_o require_v by_o the_o law_n of_o our_o creation_n not_o the_o outward_a work_n of_o the_o law_n perform_v without_o a_o principle_n of_o faith_n not_o work_n of_o the_o jewish_a law_n not_o work_n with_o a_o conceit_n of_o merit_n not_o work_n only_o wrought_v before_o believe_v in_o the_o strength_n of_o our_o own_o will_n work_v exclude_v absolute_o from_o our_o justification_n without_o respect_n unto_o a_o distinction_n of_o a_o first_o and_o second_o justification_n the_o true_a sense_n of_o the_o law_n in_o the_o apostolical_a assertion_n that_o none_o be_v justify_v by_o the_o work_v thereof_o what_o the_o jew_n understand_v by_o the_o law_n distribution_n of_o the_o law_n under_o the_o old_a testament_n the_o whole_a law_n a_o perfect_a
he_o so_o he_o say_v him_z who_o know_v not_o sin_n he_o make_v to_o be_v sin_n for_o we_o that_o be_v a_o expiatory_a sacrifice_n for_o sin_n that_o we_o may_v be_v make_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n in_o he_o we_o be_v make_v righteous_a in_o christ_n not_o with_o our_o own_o but_o with_o the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n by_o what_o right_o the_o right_n of_o friendship_n which_o make_v all_o common_a among_o friend_n according_a unto_o the_o ancient_a celebrate_a proverb_n be_v ingraft_v into_o christ_n fasten_v unite_a unto_o he_o he_o make_v his_o thing_n we_o communicate_v his_o riches_n unto_o we_o interpose_v his_o righteousness_n between_o the_o judgement_n of_o god_n and_o our_o unrighteousness_n and_o under_o that_o as_o under_o a_o shield_n and_o buckler_n he_o hide_v we_o from_o that_o divine_a wrath_n which_o we_o have_v deserve_v he_o defend_v and_o protect_v we_o therewith_o yea_o he_o communicate_v it_o unto_o we_o and_o make_v it_o we_o so_o as_o that_o be_v cover_v and_o adorn_v therewith_o we_o may_v bold_o and_o secure_o place_v ourselves_o before_o the_o divine_a tribunal_n and_o judgement_n so_o as_o not_o only_o to_o appear_v righteous_a but_o so_o to_o be_v for_o even_o as_o the_o apostle_n affirm_v that_o by_o one_o man_n fault_n we_o be_v all_o make_v sinner_n so_o be_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n alone_o efficacious_a in_o the_o justification_n of_o we_o all_o and_o as_o by_o the_o disobedience_n of_o one_o man_n many_o be_v make_v sinner_n so_o by_o the_o obedience_n of_o one_o man_n say_v he_o many_o be_v make_v righteous_a this_o be_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n even_o his_o obedience_n whereby_o in_o all_o thing_n he_o fulfil_v the_o will_n of_o his_o father_n as_o on_o the_o other_o hand_n our_o unrighteousness_n be_v our_o disobedience_n and_o our_o transgression_n of_o the_o command_v of_o god_n but_o that_o our_o righteousness_n be_v place_v in_o the_o obedience_n of_o christ_n it_o be_v from_o hence_o that_o we_o be_v incorporate_v into_o he_o it_o be_v account_v unto_o we_o as_o if_o it_o be_v we_o so_o as_o that_o therewith_o we_o be_v esteem_v righteous_a and_o as_o jacob_n of_o old_a whereas_o he_o be_v not_o the_o first_o bear_v be_v hide_v under_o the_o habit_n of_o his_o brother_n and_o clothe_v with_o his_o garment_n which_o breathe_v a_o sweet_a savour_n present_v himself_o unto_o his_o father_n that_o in_o the_o person_n of_o another_o he_o may_v receive_v the_o blessing_n of_o the_o primogeniture_n so_o be_v it_o necessary_a that_o we_o shall_v lie_v hide_v under_o the_o precious_a purity_n of_o the_o first_o bear_v our_o elder_a brother_n be_v fragrant_a with_o his_o sweet_a savour_n and_o have_v our_o sin_n bury_v and_o cover_v with_o his_o perfection_n that_o we_o may_v present_v ourselves_o before_o our_o most_o holy_a father_n to_o obtain_v from_o he_o the_o blessing_n of_o righteousness_n and_o again_o god_n therefore_o do_v justify_v we_o by_o his_o free_a grace_n or_o goodness_n wherewith_o he_o embrace_v we_o in_o christ_n jesus_n when_o he_o clothe_v we_o with_o his_o innocency_n and_o righteousness_n as_o we_o be_v ingraft_v into_o he_o for_o as_o that_o alone_o be_v true_a and_o perfect_a which_o only_o can_v endure_v in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n so_o that_o alone_o ought_v to_o be_v present_v and_o plead_v for_o we_o before_o the_o divine_a tribunal_n as_o the_o advocate_n of_o or_o plea_n in_o our_o cause_n rest_v hereon_o we_o here_o obtain_v the_o daily_a pardon_n of_o sin_n with_o who_o purity_n be_v cover_v our_o filth_n and_o the_o uncleanness_n of_o our_o imperfection_n be_v not_o impute_v unto_o we_o but_o be_v cover_v as_o if_o they_o be_v bury_v that_o they_o may_v not_o come_v into_o the_o judgement_n of_o god_n until_o the_o old_a man_n be_v destroy_v and_o slay_v in_o we_o divine_a goodness_n receive_v we_o into_o peace_n with_o the_o second_o adam_n so_o far_o he_o express_v the_o power_n which_o the_o influence_n of_o divine_a truth_n have_v on_o his_o mind_n contrary_a to_o the_o interest_n of_o the_o cause_n wherein_o he_o be_v engage_v and_o the_o loss_n of_o his_o reputation_n with_o they_o for_o who_o in_o all_o other_o thing_n he_o be_v one_o of_o the_o fierce_a champion_n and_o some_o among_o the_o roman_a church_n who_o can_v bear_v this_o assertion_n of_o the_o commutation_n of_o sin_n and_o righteousness_n by_o imputation_n between_o christ_n and_o believer_n no_o more_o than_o some_o among_o ourselves_o do_v yet_o affirm_v the_o same_o concern_v the_o righteousness_n of_o other_o man_n mercaturam_fw-la quandam_fw-la docere_fw-la nos_fw-la paulus_n videtur_fw-la abundatis_fw-la inquit_fw-la vos_fw-la pecunia_fw-la &_o estis_fw-la inopes_fw-la justitiae_fw-la contra_fw-la illi_fw-la abundant_a justitia_fw-la &_o sunt_fw-la inopes_fw-la pecuniae_fw-la fiat_fw-la quaedam_fw-la commutatio_fw-la date_n vos_fw-fr piis_fw-la egentibus_fw-la pecuniam_fw-la quae_fw-la vobis_fw-la affluit_fw-la &_o illis_fw-la deficit_fw-la sic_fw-la futurum_fw-la est_fw-la ut_fw-la illi_fw-la vicissim_fw-la justitiam_fw-la svam_fw-la qua_fw-la abundant_a &_o qua_fw-la vos_fw-la estis_fw-la destituti_fw-la vobis_fw-la communicent_fw-la hosius_n de_fw-fr expresso_fw-la dei_fw-la verbo_fw-la tom._n 2._o pag._n 21._o but_o i_o have_v mention_v these_o testimony_n principal_o to_o be_v a_o relief_n unto_o some_o man_n ignorance_n who_o be_v ready_a to_o speak_v evil_a of_o what_o they_o understand_v not_o this_o bless_a permutation_n as_o unto_o sin_n and_o righteousness_n be_v represent_v unto_o we_o in_o the_o scripture_n as_o a_o principal_a object_n of_o our_o faith_n as_o that_o whereon_o our_o peace_n with_o god_n be_v found_v and_o although_o both_o these_o the_o imputation_n of_o sin_n unto_o christ_n and_o the_o imputation_n of_o righteousness_n unto_o we_o be_v the_o act_n of_o god_n and_o not_o we_o yet_o be_v we_o by_o faith_n to_o exemplify_v they_o in_o our_o own_o soul_n and_o real_o to_o perform_v what_o on_o our_o part_n be_v require_v unto_o their_o application_n unto_o we_o whereby_o we_o receive_v the_o atonement_n rom._n 5.11_o christ_n call_v unto_o he_o all_o those_o that_o be_v weary_a and_o heavy_a lade_v mat._n 11.28_o the_o weight_n that_o be_v upon_o the_o conscience_n of_o man_n wherewith_o they_o be_v lade_v be_v the_o burden_n of_o sin_n so_o the_o psalmist_n complain_v that_o his_o sin_n be_v a_o burden_n too_o heavy_a for_o he_o psal._n 38.4_o such_o be_v cain_n apprehension_n of_o his_o gild_n gen._n 4.13_o this_o burden_n christ_n bear_v when_o it_o be_v lay_v on_o he_o by_o divine_a estimation_n for_o so_o it_o be_v say_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d isa._n 53.11_o he_o shall_v bear_v their_o sin_n on_o he_o as_o a_o burden_n and_o this_o he_o do_v when_o god_n make_v to_o meet_v upon_o he_o the_o iniquity_n of_o we_o all_o ver_fw-la 6._o in_o the_o application_n of_o this_o unto_o our_o own_o soul_n as_o it_o be_v require_v that_o we_o be_v 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