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A60505 The true notion of imputed righteousness, and our justification thereby; being a supply of what is lacking in the late book of that most learned person bishop Stillingfleet, which is a discourse for reconciling the dissenting parties in London; but dying before he had finished the two last and most desired chapters thereof, he hath left this main point therein intended, without determination. By the Reverend M.S. a country minister. Smith, Matthew, 1650-1736. 1700 (1700) Wing S4134; ESTC R214778 162,043 254

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i_o answer_v luther_n in_o galat._n 3._o 6._o say_v christian_a righteousness_n be_v a_o affiance_n or_o faith_n in_o the_o son_n of_o god_n which_o affiance_n be_v impute_v unto_o righteousness_n for_o christ_n sake_n and_o in_o the_o same_o place_n not_o long_o after_o god_n for_o christ_n sake_n in_o who_o i_o have_v begin_v to_o believe_v account_v this_o my_o imperfect_a faith_n for_o perfect_a righteousness_n and_o in_o the_o 2d_o cap._n 16._o say_v he_o for_o the_o righteousness_n of_o the_o law_n a_o man_n be_v not_o pronounce_v righteous_a before_o god_n but_o the_o righteousness_n of_o faith_n god_n impute_v free_o through_o grace_n for_o christ_n sake_n and_o a_o little_a after_o say_v he_o wherefore_o god_n do_v accept_v or_o account_v we_o righteous_a only_o for_o our_o faith_n in_o christ_n calvin_n on_o rom._n 4._o 3._o say_v wherefore_o abraham_n by_o believe_v do_v only_o embrace_v the_o grace_n tender_v unto_o he_o that_o it_o may_v not_o be_v in_o vain_a if_o this_o be_v impute_v unto_o he_o for_o righteousness_n it_o follow_v that_o he_o be_v no_o otherwise_o righteous_a but_o as_o trust_v or_o rely_v upon_o the_o goodness_n of_o god_n he_o have_v boldness_n to_o hope_v for_o all_o thing_n from_o he_o bucer_n on_o rom._n 4._o 3._o say_v abraham_n believe_v god_n and_o it_o be_v impute_v unto_o he_o for_o righteousness_n that_o be_v he_o account_v this_o faith_n or_o believe_v for_o righteousness_n so_o that_o ●y_a believe_v he_o obtain_v this_o that_o god_n esteem_v he_o a_o righteous_a man._n musculus_fw-la on_o galat._n 3._o 6._o say_v what_o do_v abraham_n that_o shall_v be_v impute_v unto_o he_o for_o righteousness_n but_o only_o this_o that_o he_o believe_v god_n but_o it_o may_v be_v say_v they_o make_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n i._n e._n the_o imputation_n of_o it_o the_o formal_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n as_o to_o this_o if_o some_o man_n be_v guilty_a of_o self_n contradiction_n i_o be_o prone_a to_o think_v they_o 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the_o difference_n will_v not_o be_v great_a betwixt_o they_o and_o those_o that_o be_v call_v new_a upon_o the_o matter_n but_o the_o hold_v ungrounded_a notion_n from_o the_o manner_n of_o expression_n keep_v we_o far_o from_o a_o accommodation_n and_o if_o some_o man_n will_v stick_v by_o such_o notion_n the_o consequence_n we_o have_v collect_v from_o the_o very_a nature_n of_o the_o thing_n whether_o we_o will_v or_o no_o devolve_v upon_o they_o though_o as_o to_o such_o as_o be_v practical_a christian_n their_o practice_n as_o i_o have_v say_v must_v contradict_v such_o notion_n and_o agree_v with_o those_o very_o same_o i_o have_v lay_v down_o wherein_o through_o christ_n be_v their_o safety_n though_o yet_o hold_v such_o notion_n from_o whence_o such_o consequence_n flow_v i_o know_v from_o my_o own_o experience_n they_o must_v be_v attend_v with_o confusion_n and_o act_v but_o in_o the_o dark_a while_o yet_o they_o may_v think_v they_o have_v the_o great_a light_n for_o 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