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A03064 A treatise of faith diuided into two parts. The first shewing the nature, the second, the life of faith. ... By Iohn Ball. Ball, John, 1585-1640. 1631 (1631) STC 1319; ESTC S100833 364,072 489

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god_n invite_v we_o to_o receive_v the_o promise_n of_o pardon_n offer_v in_o the_o gospel_n faith_n it_o be_v necessary_a to_o seek_v pardon_n of_o sin_n by_o faith_n so_o it_o be_v necessary_a that_o we_o embrace_v it_o by_o a_o lively_a faith_n for_o in_o ourselves_o we_o be_v sinful_a and_o curse_a no_o way_n able_a to_o make_v any_o satisfaction_n where_o by_o we_o may_v be_v deliver_v and_o remission_n which_o be_v of_o grace_n can_v be_v obtain_v by_o no_o other_o mean_n but_o only_o by_o faith_n n_o jesus_n christ_n to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o 32.1_o rom._n psal_n 32.1_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 even_o as_o david_n also_o describe_v the_o blessedness_n of_o the_o man_n unto_o who_o god_n impute_v righteousness_n without_o work_n say_v bless_a be_v they_o who_o iniquity_n be_v forgive_v and_o who_o sin_n be_v cover_v 3.22_o gal._n 1.16_o and_o 3.22_o blessed_n be_v the_o man_n to_o who_o the_o lord_n will_v not_o impute_v sin_n faith_n go_v direct_o unto_o christ_n that_o by_o he_o we_o may_v be_v justify_v and_o embrace_v the_o promise_n of_o god_n concern_v justification_n which_o be_v the_o manner_n by_o which_o alone_a god_n have_v ordain_v to_o justify_v us._n no_o man_n can_v be_v heir_n according_a to_o the_o hope_n of_o eternal_a life_n unless_o he_o be_v justify_v from_o sin_n by_o the_o free_a grace_n of_o god_n 59.2_o isay_n 59.2_o for_o sin_n not_o blot_v out_o by_o the_o free_a pardon_n of_o grace_n separate_v betwixt_o god_n and_o we_o and_o hide_v his_o face_n from_o us._n 3.5.7_o tit._n 3.5.7_o not_o by_o work_n of_o righteousness_n which_o we_o have_v do_v but_o according_a to_o his_o mercy_n he_o save_v we_o etc._n etc._n that_o be_v justify_v by_o his_o grace_n we_o shall_v be_v make_v heir_n according_a to_o the_o hope_n of_o eternal_a glory_n but_o no_o pardon_n be_v obtain_v unless_o the_o promise_n of_o pardon_n be_v receive_v by_o faith_n faith_n in_o the_o promise_n of_o mercy_n that_o we_o may_v be_v acquit_v from_o sin_n and_o accept_v as_o just_a and_o righteous_a do_v commend_v and_o maintain_v the_o glory_n of_o god_n grace_n entire_a and_o in_o this_o respect_n also_o it_o be_v the_o more_o necessary_a as_o a_o penitent_a malefactor_n if_o he_o be_v to_o plead_v his_o cause_n before_o the_o prince_n himself_o will_v not_o stand_v upon_o term_n of_o innocence_n or_o present_a integrity_n because_o he_o have_v his_o pardon_n under_o seal_n see_v that_o be_v give_v he_o to_o plead_v for_o mercy_n not_o for_o justice_n so_o the_o faithful_a soul_n rely_v upon_o the_o free_a mercy_n of_o god_n and_o promise_n of_o pardon_n proclaim_v indefinite_o to_o all_o burden_a and_o penitent_a sinner_n
be_v ever_o hungry_a 8._o cant._n 5.6_o 7_o 8._o sensible_a of_o want_n and_o emptiness_n and_o therefore_o attend_v upon_o the_o lord_n in_o the_o use_n of_o all_o such_o mean_n whereby_o he_o be_v please_v to_o convey_v christ_n unto_o we_o for_o our_o spiritual_a fill_n the_o laborious_a bee_n be_v early_o abroad_o to_o gather_v when_o there_o be_v a_o honey_n fall_v and_o faith_n be_v early_o awake_a to_o wait_v upon_o the_o lord_n in_o his_o ordinance_n when_o he_o shower_n his_o blessing_n upon_o his_o people_n but_o it_o know_v to_o distinguish_v betwixt_o the_o ordinance_n in_o and_o by_o which_o grace_n be_v obtain_v and_o the_o author_n and_o giver_n of_o it_o and_o thi●_n urge_v the_o believer_n earnest_o to_o beg_v the_o blessing_n of_o god_n upon_o his_o own_o ordinance_n without_o which_o they_o can_v avail_v us._n three_o it_o incit_v to_o a_o holy_a improvement_n of_o what_o grace_n he_o have_v receive_v already_o as_o the_o ready_a way_n to_o have_v they_o