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A88814 The use and practice of faith: or, Faiths universal usefulness, and quickning influence into every kinde and degree of the Christian life. Together with the excellency of a spiritual life (in difference from all tother) by way of a proĊ“me. And the excellent work and reward of converting others to the faith, commended by way of close. Delivered in the publick lectures at Ipswich. By the late eminent and faithful servant of his Lord, Mr. Matthew Lawrence, preacher to the said town. Lawrence, Matthew. 1657 (1657) Wing L673; Thomason E924_1; ESTC R207547 477,214 695

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and_o so_o the_o apostle_n argument_n from_o one_o to_o the_o other_o hold_v good_a well_o then_o the_o just_a life_n by_o faith_n in_o respect_n of_o spiritual_a life_n which_o be_v far_o more_o excellent_a than_o the_o other_o as_o grace_n be_v above_o nature_n and_o this_o be_v either_o the_o life_n of_o i._o justification_n whereby_o the_o soul_n lay_v hold_v upon_o christ_n or_o ii_o sanctification_n whereby_o the_o soul_n draw_v virtue_n from_o christ_n and_o that_o be_v either_o renew_v and_o cleanse_v virtue_n the_o life_n of_o renovation_n or_o fructify_a the_o life_n of_o fructification_n or_o mortify_v virtue_n the_o life_n of_o mortification_n or_o vivify_a the_o life_n of_o quicken_a and_o vivification_n confirm_v virtue_n the_o life_n of_o conservation_n that_o god_n will_v not_o forsake_v his_o people_n augment_v whereby_o life_n be_v increase_v and_o comfort_v virtue_n the_o life_n of_o consolation_n in_o the_o first_o our_o spiritual_a life_n be_v purify_v in_o the_o second_o beautify_v and_o in_o all_o these_o the_o just_a live_v by_o faith_n the_o life_n of_o faith_n in_o justification_n 1._o he_o live_v by_o faith_n the_o life_n of_o justification_n and_o so_o the_o apostle_n apply_v this_o very_a text_n rom._n 1.16_o 17._o for_o therein_o be_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n reveal_v from_o faith_n to_o faith_n as_o it_o be_v write_v and_o so_o again_o gal._n 3.11_o where_o he_o do_v oppose_v justify_v by_o faith_n to_o justification_n by_o work_n of_o the_o law_n but_o that_o no_o man_n be_v justify_v by_o the_o law_n in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n it_o be_v evident_a for_o the_o just_a etc._n etc._n the_o just_a do_v not_o live_v by_o his_o own_o justice_n but_o by_o faith_n that_o be_v by_o the_o application_n of_o the_o justice_n and_o righteousness_n of_o another_o that_o we_o may_v the_o better_o understand_v the_o excellency_n of_o this_o life_n of_o justification_n it_o will_v not_o be_v amiss_o to_o add_v the_o definition_n of_o it_o according_a to_o the_o scripture_n see_v whatsoever_o be_v true_o know_v be_v know_v by_o the_o cause_n thereof_o justification_n therefore_o be_v thus_o define_v it_o be_v a_o most_o gracious_a and_o righteous_a action_n of_o god_n whereby_o he_o impute_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n to_o a_o believe_a sinner_n absolve_v he_o from_o his_o sin_n and_o accept_v of_o he_o as_o righteous_a in_o christ_n and_o as_o a_o heir_n of_o eternal_a life_n to_o the_o praise_n and_o glory_n of_o his_o own_o mercy_n and_o justice_n for_o explication_n consider_v 1._o the_o act_n to_o justify_v 2._o the_o object_n a_o sinner_n and_o yet_o a_o believe_a sinner_n and_o so_o make_v righteous_a 3._o the_o application_n of_o the_o act_n to_o the_o object_n and_o that_o be_v only_a by_o faith_n 1._o the_o act_n to_o justify_v now_o to_o justify_v signify_v proper_o to_o make_v just_a as_o to_o magnify_v to_o make_v great_a though_o sometime_o only_o to_o declare_v great_a now_o god_n make_v just_a either_o by_o imputation_n or_o infusion_n of_o righteousness_n the_o first_o be_v the_o life_n of_o justification_n the_o second_o of_o sanctification_n the_o first_o perfect_a the_o latter_a imperfect_a 2._o the_o object_n be_v a_o sinner_n god_n do_v not_o justify_v those_o that_o be_v just_a before_o but_o such_o as_o be_v unjust_a 1_o pet._n 3.18_o christ_n have_v once_o offer_v for_o sin_n the_o just_a for_o the_o unjust_a there_o be_v a_o time_n then_o when_o we_o be_v unjust_a a_o time_n when_o we_o be_v sinner_n when_o we_o be_v ungodly_a rom._n 5.6_o christ_n die_v for_o the_o ungodly_a and_o while_o we_o be_v yet_o sinner_n christ_n die_v for_o we_o much_o more_o than_o be_v justify_v we_o shall_v be_v save_v from_o wrath_n through_o he_o so_o that_o as_o to_o heal_v signify_v of_o a_o sick_a man_n to_o make_v sound_a so_o to_o justify_v be_v of_o a_o sinner_n to_o make_v righteous_a and_o if_o it_o be_v not_o so_o where_o be_v the_o excellency_n of_o god_n free_a grace_n to_o make_v we_o righteous_a if_o we_o never_o be_v in_o a_o state_n of_o sin_n he_o that_o in_o no_o consideration_n look_v at_o himself_o as_o a_o sinner_n fall_v in_o the_o first_o adam_n can_v possible_o look_v at_o himself_o as_o a_o righteous_a person_n recover_v in_o the_o second_o adam_n how_o can_v god_n be_v say_v to_o show_v mercy_n to_o that_o man_n that_o be_v never_o in_o misery_n to_o redeem_v that_o man_n that_o be_v never_o lose_v lose_a i_o say_v and_o that_o real_o and_o not_o only_o in_o his_o own_o conceit_n and_o apprehension_n 3._o the_o application_n of_o the_o act_n to_o the_o object_n and_o that_o be_v by_o faith_n as_o here_o in_o the_o text._n though_o a_o sinner_n be_v justify_v yet_o it_o be_v only_o a_o believe_a sinner_n and_o so_o of_o a_o sinner_n be_v make_v just_a rom._n 5.1_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n etc._n etc._n by_o faith_n how_o not_o as_o the_o meritorious_a but_o only_o as_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n for_o the_o clear_a understanding_n of_o this_o we_o must_v know_v according_a to_o the_o former_a definition_n there_o be_v several_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n viz._n efficient_a material_a formal_a and_o final_a the_o efficient_a cause_n be_v either_o 1._o principal_a or_o 2._o instrumental_a principal_n be_v either_o 1._o work_v or_o 2._o move_a to_o the_o work_n principal_n cause_n of_o justification_n 1._o principal_n the_o 1._o principal_n work_a cause_n be_v god_n himself_o it_o be_v a_o action_n of_o god_n rom._n 8.38_o it_o be_v god_n that_o justifi_v isa_n 43.25_o ay_o even_o i_o be_o he_o etc._n etc._n vide_fw-la rom._n 9.16_o all_o other_o cause_n be_v nothing_o to_o this_o though_o man_n believe_v and_o man_n will_v and_o run_v on_o cheerful_o in_o the_o way_n of_o god_n yet_o from_o whence_o come_v all_o this_o but_o from_o god_n that_o justifi_v a_o poor_a sinner_n so_o that_o it_o be_v not_o of_o he_o that_o will_v or_o of_o he_o that_o run_v etc._n etc._n but_o of_o god_n of_o god_n the_o father_n as_o the_o primary_n cause_n the_o son_n as_o the_o meritorious_a the_o holy_a ghost_n as_o applicatory_a it_o be_v god_n that_o justifi_v who_o shall_v condemn_v etc._n etc._n he_o that_o be_v the_o lawgiver_n he_o justify_v from_o the_o offence_n commit_v against_o the_o law_n the_o 2._o principal_a cause_n move_a or_o promote_a to_o the_o work_n be_v either_o 1._o internal_a god_n mercy_n justice_n it_o be_v a_o gracious_a and_o a_o righteous_a action_n of_o god_n nothing_o without_o he_o the_o first_o mover_n 2._o external_n 1._o man_n misery_n move_v to_o pity_n the_o samaritan_n etc._n etc._n the_o infant_n ezek._n 16._o 2._o christ_n merit_n move_v to_o forgive_v col._n 1.14_o in_o who_o we_o have_v redemption_n through_o his_o blood_n even_o the_o forgiveness_n of_o sin_n 2._o instrumental_a cause_n instrumental_a 2._o instrumental_a and_o that_o 1._o on_o god_n part_n the_o word_n manus_fw-la offerentis_fw-la 2_o cor._n 5.18_o he_o have_v give_v to_o we_o the_o ministry_n of_o reconciliation_n dan._n 12.3_o rom._n 4.11_o 2._o on_o our_o part_n faith_n manus_fw-la accipientis_fw-la rom._n 4.5_o but_o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v on_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v account_v for_o righteousness_n rom._n 10.5_o etc._n etc._n therefore_o faith_n do_v not_o justify_v by_o merit_n and_o dignity_n of_o the_o work_n for_o then_o we_o shall_v be_v justify_v by_o work_n though_o by_o faith_n but_o only_a by_o the_o instrumentary_a application_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n 2._o the_o material_a cause_n christ_n righteousness_n cause_n material_a cause_n as_o jacob_n get_v his_o blessing_n in_o esau_n garment_n therefore_o call_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n rom._n 1.17_o the_o righteousness_n of_o that_o person_n who_o be_v god_n now_o there_o be_v a_o twofold_a
righteousness_n in_o christ_n 1._o active_a 2._o passive_n for_o in_o that_o we_o owe_v a_o double_a debt_n to_o the_o law_n the_o one_o be_v perfect_a obedience_n for_o the_o present_a the_o other_o most_o deserve_a punishment_n for_o our_o f●rmer_a disobedience_n it_o be_v requisite_a that_o christ_n be_v our_o surety_n shall_v pay_v whatsoever_o we_o owe_v unto_o god_n and_o that_o be_v the_o double_a debt_n of_o do_v and_o suffer_v whatsoever_o the_o law_n of_o god_n require_v at_o our_o hand_n 1._o active_a fulfil_v all_o righteousness_n and_o that_o for_o we_o as_o he_o become_v a_o creature_n and_o not_o for_o himself_o matth._n 3.15_o 2._o passive_n gal._n 3.13_o christ_n have_v redeem_v we_o from_o the_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n be_v make_v a_o curse_n for_o we_o as_o it_o be_v write_v curse_a be_v every_o one_o that_o hang_v on_o a_o tree_n use_v thirst_v after_o this_o righteousness_n mat._n 5.6_o bless_a be_v they_o that_o hunger_n and_o thirst_n after_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n philip._n 3.7_o 8._o and_o that_o i_o may_v be_v find_v in_o he_o not_o have_v my_o wn_a righteousness_n etc._n etc._n cause_n formal_a cause_n 3._o the_o formal_a cause_n imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n as_o by_o imputation_n of_o adam_n sin_n we_o be_v guilty_a so_o by_o imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n we_o be_v righteous_a rom._n 5.19_o for_o as_o by_o one_o man_n disobedience_n many_o be_v make_v sinner_n so_o by_o the_o obedience_n of_o one_o shall_v many_o be_v make_v righteous_a rom_n 4.5_o 6._o but_o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v on_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v count_v for_o righteousness_n reas_n his_o righteousness_n be_v only_o perfect_a heb._n 7.26_o for_o such_o a_o highpriest_n become_v we_o who_o be_v holy_a harmless_a and_o undefiled_a separate_a from_o sinner_n and_o make_v high_a than_o the_o heaven_n jer._n 23.6_o he_o be_v the_o lord_n our_o righteousness_n only_o his_o righteousness_n be_v infinite_a and_o everlasting_a dan._n 9.24_o to_o bring_v in_o everlasting_a righteousness_n etc._n etc._n the_o righteousness_n of_o angel_n and_o saint_n be_v finite_a as_o well_o as_o totter_a and_o tear_v the_o poor_a weary_a and_o heavy_a lade_v naked_a soul_n can_v never_o lie_v down_o with_o rest_n in_o his_o bed_n isa_n 28_o 20._o for_o the_o bed_n be_v short_a than_o that_o a_o man_n can_v stretch_v himself_o on_o it_o etc._n etc._n but_o christ_n righteousness_n be_v so_o long_a and_o so_o large_a that_o it_o give_v a_o man_n rest_n on_o his_o sickbed_n psal_n 41.3_o the_o lord_n will_v strengthen_v he_o upon_o his_o bed_n of_o languish_v what_o be_v his_o comfort_n then_o but_o a_o clear_a sight_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n job_n 33.23_o 24._o if_o there_o be_v a_o messenger_n with_o he_o to_o show_v unto_o man_n his_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n rest_v on_o the_o deathbed_n and_o afterward_o in_o the_o grave_n isa_n 57.2_o they_o shall_v lie_v down_o in_o their_o bed_n and_o peace_n shall_v be_v with_o they_o etc._n etc._n rev._n 6.11_o and_o white_a robe_n be_v give_v unto_o every_o one_o of_o they_o and_o it_o be_v say_v unto_o they_o that_o they_o shall_v rest_v so_o that_o as_o god_n say_v psal_n 134.14_o this_o be_v my_o rest_n for_o ever_o so_o may_v the_o soul_n cause_n final_a cause_n 4._o final_a cause_n supreme_a 1._o supreme_a 1._o the_o supreme_a god_n glory_n prov._n 16.4_o the_o lord_n have_v make_v all_o thing_n for_o himself_o etc._n etc._n this_o be_v the_o end_n of_o all_o especial_o this_o work_n rev._n 5.9_o the_o glory_n either_o of_o 1._o mercy_n and_o love_n god_n so_o love_v the_o world_n etc._n etc._n 3.16_o joh._n 3.16_o well_o say_v god_n rather_o than_o soul_n shall_v perish_v i_o will_v pour_v out_o the_o blood_n of_o my_o own_o son_n rom._n 5.8_o but_o god_n commend_v his_o love_n towards_o we_o in_o that_o while_o we_o be_v yet_o sinner_n christ_n die_v for_o we_o rom._n 8.32_o he_o spare_v not_o his_o son_n etc._n etc._n or_o 2._o justice_n not_o forgive_v without_o satisfaction_n psal_n 145.17_o the_o lord_n be_v righteous_a in_o all_o his_o way_n and_o holy_a or_o merciful_a in_o all_o his_o work_n 2._o subordinate_a 1._o sanctification_n subordinate_a 2._o subordinate_a 2._o salvation_n rom._n 6.22_o but_o now_o be_v make_v free_a from_o sin_n and_o become_v servant_n to_o god_n you_o have_v your_o fruit_n unto_o holiness_n and_o the_o end_n everlasting_a life_n all_o or_o most_o of_o these_o cause_n be_v set_v down_o by_o the_o apostle_n rom._n 3.20_o to_o 29._o 1._o the_o efficient_a primary_n move_v cause_n internal_a free_a grace_n v._o 24._o 2._o external_n move_v cause_n man_n misery_n v._o 23._o christ_n merit_n v._o 24._o 3._o instrumental_a 1._o the_o word_n v._o 21._o 2._o i'faith_o v._o 22._o 4._o final_a 1._o the_o glory_n of_o god_n 1._o severe_a justice_n v._o 26._o 2_o rich_a mercy_n v._o 24._o 2._o glorification_n of_o man_n in_o god_n justification_n and_o salvation_n of_o man_n v._n 23_o etc._n etc._n quest_n how_o do_v the_o just_a live_v by_o faith_n the_o life_n of_o justification_n ans_fw-fr the_o answer_n shall_v extend_v to_o the_o several_a part_n and_o degree_n of_o justification_n manifestation_n for_o though_o it_o be_v a_o perfect_a act_n of_o god_n yet_o it_o be_v a_o continue_a act_n and_o there_o be_v degree_n of_o the_o manifestation_n of_o it_o to_o speak_v therefore_o 1._o of_o the_o act_n itself_o 2._o of_o the_o continue_v and_o renew_v of_o the_o act_n 3._o of_o the_o assurance_n of_o the_o act._n see_v how_o the_o just_a life_n by_o faith_n in_o all_o these_o 1._o for_o the_o first_o act_n and_o work_n of_o justification_n justify_v faith_n in_o the_o act_n of_o justify_v first_o faith_n convince_v a_o man_n of_o sin_n in_o a_o save_a manner_n and_o so_o of_o his_o need_n of_o christ_n and_o of_o his_o own_o impotency_n to_o obtain_v justification_n and_o salvation_n without_o christ_n mat._n 5.3_o bless_a be_v the_o poor_a in_o spirit_n as_o gal._n 5.6_o faith_n work_v by_o love_n so_o by_o poverty_n of_o spirit_n second_o faith_n put_v person_n into_o a_o mourn_a confess_v prayerful_a frame_n mat._n 5.4_o bless_a be_v they_o that_o mourn_v but_o no_o blessedness_n if_o not_o spring_v from_o faith_n zech._n 12.10_o i_o will_v pour_v upon_o they_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n and_o supplication_n etc._n etc._n jer._n 31.9_o they_o shall_v come_v with_o weep_n and_o with_o supplication_n will_v i_o lead_v they_o act_n 2.37_o they_o be_v prick_v at_o their_o heart_n etc._n etc._n this_o be_v the_o work_n of_o faith_n though_o not_o always_o so_o easy_o discern_v to_o be_v of_o faith_n by_o the_o party_n himself_o three_o faith_n subdue_v the_o heart_n to_o lay_v down_o all_o opposition_n against_o god_n and_o to_o be_v willing_a to_o take_v any_o course_n god_n direct_v for_o justification_n and_o salvation_n matth._n 5.5_o bless_a be_v the_o meek_a etc._n etc._n act_v 9.5_o 6._o paul_n speak_v reverent_o lord_n what_o will_v thou_o have_v i_o to_o do_v jer._n 31.18_o sure_o i_o have_v hear_v ephraim_n bemoan_v himself_o thou_o have_v chastise_v i_o and_o i_o be_v chastise_v as_o a_o bullock_n unaccustomed_a to_o the_o yoke_n turn_v thou_o i_o and_o i_o shall_v be_v turn_v for_o thou_o be_v the_o lord_n my_o god_n etc._n etc._n he_o submit_v obedient_o they_o be_v tame_a as_o a_o lamb_n isa_n 11.6_o four_o faith_n fix_v the_o heart_n upon_o christ_n alone_o and_o his_o righteousness_n hold_v out_o in_o the_o promise_n with_o renunciation_n of_o our_o own_o even_o with_o indignation_n in_o point_n of_o justification_n the_o soul_n be_v hungry_a after_o christ_n righteousness_n as_o most_o excellent_a and_o loathe_v its_o own_o as_o dung_n and_o draught_n phil._n 3.6_o 7_o 8_o etc._n etc._n what_o thing_n be_v gain_v to_o i_o those_o i_o count_v loss_n for_o christ_n yea_o doubtless_o i_o count_v all_o thing_n loss_n that_o i_o may_v win_v christ_n and_o be_v find_v in_o he_o not_o have_v my_o own_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n see_v these_o or_o most_o of_o these_o 15._o luke_n 15._o in_o that_o gracious_a convert_n mention_v luk._n 15._o set_v out_o as_o a_o pattern_n as_o a_o picture_n and_o as_o a_o lively_a inviter_n for_o a_o poor_a sinner_n to_o look_v to_o that_o desire_v to_o partake_v of_o the_o like_a mercy_n 1._o faith_n convince_v he_o to_o be_v in_o a_o perish_a condition_n without_o his_o father_n love_n ver_fw-la 17._o and_o when_o he_o come_v to_o himself_o he_o say_v how_o many_o hire_a servant_n of_o my_o father_n have_v bread_n enough_o and_o to_o spare_v and_o i_o perish_v with_o hunger_n i_o say_v it_o be_v faith_n that_o wrought_v this_o same_o conviction_n for_o it_o be_v not_o before_o he_o come_v to_o himself_o that_o be_v before_o he_o raise_v he_o