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A20752 The Christian warfare wherein is first generally shewed the malice, power and politike stratagems of the spirituall ennemies of our saluation, Sathan and his assistants the world and the flesh, with the meanes also whereby the Christian may vvithstand and defeate them : and afterwards more speciallie their particvlar temptatiions, against the seuerall causes and meanes of our saluation, whereby on the one side they allure vs to security and presumption, and on the other side, draw vs to doubting and desperation, are expressed and answered : written especially for their sakes who are exercised in the spirituall conflict of temptations, and are afflicted in conscience in the sight and sense of their sinnes / by I. Dovvname ... Downame, John, d. 1652. 1604 (1604) STC 7133; ESTC S1536 575,484 731

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of_o life_n as_o the_o soul_n which_o be_v the_o cause_n thereof_o and_o so_o to_o a_o justify_v man_n there_o be_v necessary_o require_v as_o well_o good_a work_n which_o be_v the_o effect_n of_o justification_n as_o faith_n which_o be_v the_o instrumental_a cause_n thereof_o for_o faith_n and_o work_n be_v never_o sever_v in_o the_o subject_n or_o party_n justify_v although_o they_o be_v disjoin_v in_o the_o act_n of_o justify_v so_o the_o eye_n only_o see_v and_o not_o the_o forehead_n but_o yet_o the_o eye_n sever_v from_o the_o forehead_n see_v not_o because_o it_o be_v but_o a_o dead_a eye_n the_o hand_n write_v and_o not_o the_o body_n but_o the_o hand_n sever_v from_o the_o body_n write_v not_o because_o it_o be_v a_o dead_a hand_n the_o foot_n go_v and_o not_o the_o head_n or_o heart_n but_o the_o foot_n which_o be_v sever_v from_o the_o head_n or_o heart_n go_v not_o and_o so_o faith_n only_o justifi_v and_o not_o hope_n not_o charity_n not_o work_n but_o the_o faith_n that_o be_v sever_v from_o hope_n charity_n and_o work_n justifi_v not_o because_o it_o be_v but_o a_o dead_a faith_n as_o therefore_o when_o we_o say_v the_o eye_n only_o see_v the_o hand_n only_o write_v the_o foot_n only_o walk_v our_o meaning_n be_v not_o that_o these_o part_n be_v alone_o and_o sever_v from_o the_o rest_n see_v write_v and_o walk_v but_o that_o among_o all_o other_o part_n the_o action_n or_o function_n of_o see_v belong_v peculiarly_a unto_o the_o eye_n write_v to_o the_o hand_n walk_v to_o the_o foot_n so_o when_o we_o say_v that_o only_a faith_n justifi_v our_o meaning_n be_v not_o that_o the_o faith_n which_o be_v alone_o and_o sever_v from_o other_o grace_n and_o the_o fruit_n of_o they_o good_a work_n justifi_v but_o that_o among_o all_o other_o grace_n this_o act_n of_o justify_v peculiarly_a and_o proper_o belong_v unto_o faith_n and_o not_o to_o any_o other_o grace_n virtue_n or_o work_n §_o sect._n 2_o now_o that_o that_o faith_n alone_o in_o this_o sense_n understand_v justifi_v appear_v plain_o 3.28_o testimony_n to_o prove_v that_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v us._n rom._n 3.28_o both_o by_o testimony_n of_o scripture_n and_o apparent_a reason_n for_o the_o first_o it_o be_v manifest_a rom._n 3.28_o where_o after_o long_a disputation_n concern_v this_o point_n the_o apostle_n express_o conclude_v thus_o therefore_o we_o conclude_v that_o a_o man_n be_v justify_v by_o faith_n without_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n and_o chap._n 4._o vers_fw-la 5._o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v in_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v count_v for_o righteousness_n 4.5_o and_o 4.5_o so_o gal._n 2.16_o know_v that_o a_o man_n be_v not_o justify_v by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n but_o by_o the_o faith_n of_o jesus_n christ_n 2.16_o gal._n 2.16_o even_o we_o i_o say_v have_v believe_v in_o jesus_n christ_n that_o we_o may_v be_v justify_v by_o the_o faith_n of_o christ_n and_o not_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n because_o by_o the_o work_n of_o the_o law_n no_o flesh_n shall_v be_v justify_v and_o cap._n 3.11_o and_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 3.11_o gal._n 3.11_o for_o the_o just_a shall_v live_v by_o faith_n 12._o and_o the_o law_n be_v not_o of_o faith_n and_o hence_o it_o be_v that_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n whereby_o we_o be_v justify_v be_v call_v the_o righteousness_n of_o faith_n 9.30_o rom._n 9.30_o because_o faith_n be_v the_o only_a instrument_n which_o appehend_v and_o apply_v this_o righteousness_n unto_o we_o for_o our_o justification_n §_o sect._n 3_o the_o reason_n to_o prove_v that_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v be_v diverse_a justifi_v reason_n to_o prove_v that_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v first_o that_o which_o alone_o apply_v unto_o we_o christ_n jesus_n and_o his_o righteousness_n that_o only_o justifi_v we_o but_o faith_n alone_o appli_v unto_o we_o christ_n jesus_n and_o his_o righteousness_n and_o not_o hope_n charity_n or_o any_o other_o grace_n and_o therefore_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v second_o that_o which_o only_o make_v the_o promise_n of_o the_o gospel_n firm_a and_o sure_a unto_o we_o that_o alone_o justifi_v we_o but_o faith_n alone_o rest_v upon_o god_n mercy_n and_o christ_n merit_n make_v the_o promise_n of_o the_o gospel_n firm_a and_o sure_a unto_o we_o which_o will_v be_v most_o uncertain_a if_o they_o shall_v depend_v on_o the_o condition_n of_o our_o work_n and_o worthiness_n see_v they_o be_v most_o imperfect_a and_o we_o most_o corrupt_a and_o unworthy_a of_o god_n lest_o mercy_n as_o the_o apostle_n plain_o show_v rom._n 4.16_o therefore_o it_o be_v namely_o the_o covenant_n of_o grace_n by_o faith_n 4.16_o rom._n 4.16_o that_o it_o may_v come_v by_o grace_n and_o the_o promise_n may_v be_v sure_a to_o all_o the_o seed_n and_o therefore_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v us._n last_o 3.14.15_o joh._n 3.14.15_o our_o saviour_n christ_n joh._n 3.14.15_o make_v this_o comparison_n as_o moses_n lift_v up_o the_o serpent_n in_o the_o wilderness_n so_o must_v the_o son_n of_o man_n be_v lift_v up_o that_o whosoever_o believe_v in_o he_o shall_v not_o perish_v but_o have_v eternal_a life_n from_o which_o we_o may_v thus_o reason_n as_o the_o isralite_n who_o be_v sting_v with_o fiery_a serpent_n be_v cure_v not_o by_o any_o outward_a mean_n of_o physic_n and_o surgery_n or_o any_o thing_n in_o themselves_o save_v only_o by_o look_v upon_o the_o brazen_a serpent_n which_o for_o this_o purpose_n be_v set_v up_o by_o god_n commandment_n so_o we_o be_v sting_v of_o the_o old_a serpent_n with_o the_o sting_n of_o sin_n can_v be_v cure_v by_o any_o mean_n without_o or_o within_o ourselves_o but_o by_o behold_v the_o true_a substance_n christ_n jesus_n signify_v by_o this_o shadow_n with_o the_o eye_n of_o faith_n and_o thus_o have_v i_o prove_v first_o that_o we_o be_v not_o justify_v by_o our_o work_n and_o inherent_a righteousness_n and_o second_o that_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o faith_n alone_o not_o as_o it_o be_v the_o chief_a and_o principal_a cause_n for_o in_o this_o respect_n god_n justifi_v not_o as_o it_o be_v the_o matter_n or_o meritorious_a cause_n of_o our_o justification_n for_o in_o this_o respect_n the_o merit_n and_o righteousness_n of_o jesus_n christ_n justifi_v we_o but_o as_o it_o be_v the_o alone_a instrument_n and_o only_a cause_n in_o we_o which_o appli_v that_o meritorious_a cause_n unto_o we_o whereby_o alone_o we_o be_v justify_v in_o god_n sight_n §_o sect._n 4_o second_o the_o tempter_n will_v object_v that_o this_o impute_a righteousness_n we_o speak_v of_o be_v but_o imaginary_a imaginary_a that_o the_o imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n be_v not_o putative_a and_o imaginary_a and_o a_o vain_a fantasy_n as_o if_o a_o man_n who_o be_v defile_v with_o dirt_n shall_v be_v repute_v clean_o by_o the_o imputation_n of_o another_o cleanesse_n or_o as_o if_o a_o beggar_n shall_v be_v esteem_v rich_a by_o imputation_n of_o another_o wealth_n to_o which_o we_o be_v to_o answer_v that_o the_o imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n unto_o we_o be_v no_o imaginary_a dream_n but_o a_o matter_n plain_o express_v in_o god_n word_n as_o also_o the_o not_o imputation_n of_o our_o sin_n be_v therein_o specify_v in_o the_o four_o of_o the_o roman_n this_o word_n be_v use_v by_o the_o holy_a ghost_n a_o eleven_o time_n 3.4_o rom._n 4_o 3.4_o so_o vers_fw-la 3._o abraham_n believe_v god_n and_o it_o be_v impute_v unto_o he_o for_o righteousness_n and_o vers_fw-la 4._o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v in_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v impute_v for_o righteousness_n and_o vers_fw-la 6._o even_o as_o david_n declare_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 and_o vers_fw-la 8._o bless_a be_v the_o man_n to_o who_o the_o lord_n impute_v not_o sin_n etc._n etc._n §_o sect._n 5_o yea_o will_v the_o tempter_n say_v justification_n that_o not_o our_o own_o but_o christ_n righteousness_n be_v impute_v unto_o we_o for_o our_o justification_n it_o be_v true_a that_o we_o be_v justify_v by_o impute_a righteousness_n but_o not_o by_o the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n which_o be_v out_o of_o ourselves_o but_o our_o faith_n which_o be_v form_v and_o perfect_v with_o charity_n and_o other_o grace_n and_o good_a work_n be_v impute_v for_o righteousness_n or_o more_o plain_o god_n accept_v of_o the_o work_n of_o the_o faithful_a and_o their_o inherent_a righteousness_n though_o imperfect_a and_o unworthy_a in_o themselves_o for_o and_o through_o christ_n for_o such_o righteousness_n which_o may_v justify_v we_o in_o his_o sight_n for_o the_o answer_n of_o which_o objection_n we_o be_v to_o
the_o father_n sanctifi_v we_o by_o give_v we_o his_o son_n and_o send_v his_o spirit_n and_o therefore_o this_o work_n be_v ascribe_v unto_o he_o tit._n 3.5_o eph._n 2.4.5_o god_n the_o son_n sanctifi_v we_o by_o mortify_v our_o sin_n by_o virtue_n of_o his_o blood_n purge_v our_o conscience_n from_o dead_a work_n that_o we_o may_v serve_v the_o live_a god_n and_o by_o virtue_n of_o his_o resurrection_n raise_v we_o also_o from_o the_o death_n of_o sin_n to_o newness_n of_o life_n and_o last_o by_o his_o death_n have_v merit_v for_o we_o god_n spirit_n and_o rise_v again_o have_v send_v he_o unto_o we_o whereby_o we_o be_v regenerate_v and_o therefore_o he_o also_o be_v say_v to_o have_v sanctify_v we_o and_o god_n be_v say_v to_o have_v sanctify_v we_o in_o he_o 2.11_o eph._n 5.26_o 1._o cor._n 2.11_o eph._n 5.26_o 1._o cor._n 2.11_o god_n the_o holy_a ghost_n also_o sanctifi_v we_o by_o apply_v the_o virtue_n of_o christ_n death_n and_o resurrection_n unto_o we_o and_o so_o immediate_o begin_v continue_v 3.5_o joh._n 3.5_o 6._o act._n 11.16_o tit._n 3.5_o and_o perfect_v this_o work_n in_o we_o and_o therefore_o most_o usual_o in_o the_o scripture_n this_o work_n be_v ascribe_v unto_o he_o joh._n 3.5_o 6._o act._n 11.16_o tit._n 3.5_o and_o thus_o it_o appear_v that_o god_n himself_o be_v the_o principal_a and_o only_a efficient_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n upon_o which_o point_n i_o have_v the_o long_o insist_v to_o the_o end_n that_o we_o shall_v not_o in_o this_o work_n rest_n upon_o our_o own_o strength_n for_o than_o we_o shall_v be_v subject_a to_o many_o discouragement_n and_o lie_v open_a to_o innumerable_a temptation_n ground_v upon_o our_o small_a measure_n and_o slow_a progress_n in_o our_o sanctification_n as_o also_o upon_o the_o great_a difficulty_n and_o manifold_a discouragement_n which_o both_o stay_v we_o in_o the_o birth_n and_o hinder_v our_o full_a growth_n in_o true_a godliness_n all_o which_o in_o respect_n of_o our_o own_o power_n prove_v this_o work_n not_o only_o hard_a but_o even_o impossible_a for_o we_o to_o be_v perfect_v and_o accomplish_v but_o rather_o that_o we_o rely_v ourselves_o upon_o the_o lord_n infinite_a power_n and_o gracious_a promise_n whereby_o we_o be_v assure_v notwithstanding_o our_o own_o exceed_a weakness_n that_o he_o will_v not_o only_o begin_v but_o also_o finish_v and_o perfect_v this_o good_a work_n in_o us._n §_o sect._n 3_o and_o thus_o much_o concern_v the_o principal_a efficient_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n mercy_n the_o motive_n cause_n god_n sole_a mercy_n the_o motive_n cause_n which_o move_v the_o lord_n to_o sanctify_v we_o be_v his_o own_o mercy_n and_o christ_n merit_n the_o first_o be_v express_v by_o the_o apostle_n 1._o pet._n 1.3_o whereas_o it_o be_v say_v 1.3_o 1._o pet._n 1.3_o that_o god_n according_a to_o his_o abundant_a mercy_n have_v beget_v we_o again_o etc._n etc._n the_o other_o be_v imply_v by_o paul_n eph._n 2.5_o where_o he_o say_v that_o god_n have_v quicken_v we_o in_o christ_n 2.5_o ephes_n 2.5_o who_o by_o his_o death_n merit_v not_o only_o the_o remission_n of_o sin_n for_o we_o but_o also_o god_n spirit_n whereby_o we_o be_v sanctify_v so_o that_o it_o be_v not_o any_o good_a inclination_n unto_o holiness_n in_o we_o or_o any_o thing_n else_o wherein_o we_o excel_v other_o which_o move_v god_n to_o sanctify_v we_o 2.1.3_o eph._n 2.1.3_o for_o we_o be_v all_o alike_o the_o child_n of_o wrath_n and_o dead_a in_o our_o sin_n but_o only_o his_o own_o boundless_a mercy_n and_o the_o alsufficient_a merit_n of_o christ_n our_o saviour_n be_v the_o only_a cause_n which_o move_v the_o lord_n to_o give_v we_o his_o spirit_n whereby_o we_o be_v regenerate_v and_o raise_v from_o the_o death_n of_o sin_n to_o holiness_n and_o newness_n of_o life_n and_o therefore_o let_v we_o not_o arrogate_v the_o praise_n of_o our_o sanctification_n in_o whole_a or_o in_o part_n unto_o ourselves_o but_o ascribe_v all_o the_o glory_n to_o god_n who_o be_v the_o sole_a author_n and_o finisher_n of_o it_o §_o sect._n 4_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n 1.23_o of_o the_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n joh._n 15.3_o and_o 17.17_o jam._n 1.18_o 1._o pet._n 1.23_o be_v either_o external_a or_o internal_a the_o external_a be_v first_o the_o word_n of_o god_n of_o which_o our_o saviour_n speak_v joh._n 15.3_o now_o be_v you_o clean_o through_o the_o word_n which_o i_o have_v speak_v unto_o you_o and_o cap._n 17.17_o sanctify_v they_o with_o thy_o truth_n thy_o word_n be_v truth_n so_o the_o apostle_n james_n chap._n 1.18_o of_o his_o own_o will_n beget_v he_o we_o with_o the_o word_n of_o truth_n etc._n etc._n and_o the_o apostle_n peter_n affirm_v that_o we_o be_v bear_v anew_o not_o of_o mortal_a seed_n but_o of_o immortal_a by_o the_o word_n of_o god_n etc._n etc._n the_o word_n of_o god_n therefore_o be_v a_o instrumental_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n in_o which_o respect_n also_o the_o minister_n by_o who_o ministry_n we_o be_v convert_v and_o regenerate_v be_v say_v to_o be_v our_o spiritual_a father_n who_o have_v beget_v we_o unto_o god_n 10._o 1._o cor._n 4.15_o philem_n v._o 10._o as_o appear_v 1._o cor._n 4.15_o and_o philem_n vers_fw-la 10._o in_o both_o which_o place_n paul_n challenge_v this_o title_n unto_o himself_o another_o external_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n be_v the_o sacrament_n especial_o the_o sacrament_n of_o baptism_n whereof_o it_o be_v that_o ananias_n say_v unto_o paul_n act._n 22.16_o arise_v and_o be_v baptize_v &_o wash_v away_o thy_o sin_n 5.26_o act._n 22.16_o eph._n 5.26_o so_o eph._n 5.26_o it_o be_v say_v that_o christ_n give_v himself_o for_o his_o church_n that_o he_o may_v sanctify_v it_o and_o cleanse_v it_o by_o the_o wash_n of_o water_n through_o the_o word_n the_o which_o place_n as_o they_o be_v to_o be_v understand_v principal_o of_o the_o wash_n of_o justification_n whereby_o we_o be_v purge_v from_o the_o guilt_n and_o punishment_n of_o sin_n so_o also_o of_o the_o wash_n of_o sanctification_n whereby_o we_o be_v cleanse_v from_o the_o sin_n and_o corruption_n themselves_o the_o internal_a instrument_n of_o our_o sanctification_n be_v a_o lively_a faith_n without_o which_o the_o other_o outward_a instrument_n be_v uneffectual_a in_o those_o who_o be_v of_o year_n neither_o must_v we_o think_v that_o the_o bare_a action_n of_o hear_v or_o the_o outward_a wash_n take_v away_o our_o sin_n and_o corruption_n unless_o the_o word_n and_o thing_n signify_v in_o the_o sacrament_n be_v apply_v unto_o we_o by_o a_o true_a faith_n for_o the_o word_n which_o we_o hear_v profit_v not_o unless_o it_o be_v mix_v with_o faith_n in_o those_o that_o hear_v it_o 4.2_o heb._n 4.2_o heb._n 4.2_o and_o unless_o those_o that_o be_v capable_a of_o faith_n believe_v with_o all_o their_o heart_n 8.37_o act._n 8.37_o it_o be_v to_o no_o purpose_n to_o be_v baptize_v act._n 8.37_o and_o therefore_o unto_o the_o other_o we_o must_v join_v this_o instrument_n of_o a_o lively_a faith_n if_o we_o will_v attain_v unto_o true_a sanctification_n for_o faith_n purify_v the_o heart_n and_o be_v fruitful_a in_o the_o work_n of_o love_n 5.6_o act._n 15.9_o gal._n 5.6_o as_o the_o scripture_n speak_v §_o sect._n 5_o and_o thus_o have_v i_o set_v down_o the_o efficient_a cause_n of_o our_o sanctification_n wrought_v of_o the_o manner_n how_o our_o sanctification_n be_v wrought_v in_o the_o next_o place_n let_v we_o consider_v of_o the_o manner_n how_o this_o work_n be_v wrought_v in_o us._n for_o the_o understanding_n whereof_o we_o be_v to_o know_v that_o we_o be_v unite_v unto_o christ_n principal_o by_o god_n spirit_n and_o instrumental_o by_o a_o lively_a faith_n and_o so_o make_v member_n of_o his_o mystical_a body_n do_v participate_v the_o virtue_n of_o his_o death_n burial_n and_o resurrection_n whereby_o not_o only_o our_o justification_n but_o also_o our_o sanctification_n be_v derive_v unto_o us._n for_o first_o by_o virtue_n of_o his_o death_n our_o sin_n be_v mortify_v and_o our_o corruption_n crucify_v together_o with_o he_o as_o appear_v rom._n 6.6_o know_v this_o 6.6_o rom._n 6.6_o that_o our_o old_a man_n be_v crucify_v with_o he_o that_o the_o body_n of_o sin_n may_v be_v destroy_v that_o henceforth_o we_o shall_v not_o serve_v sin_n second_o by_o virtue_n of_o his_o burial_n this_o death_n of_o sin_n be_v as_o it_o be_v further_o continue_v and_o thereby_o our_o sin_n and_o corruption_n be_v more_o and_o more_o subdue_v and_o keep_v under_o that_o they_o can_v rise_v and_o rebel_n against_o the_o spirit_n and_o of_o this_o the_o apostle_n speak_v rom._n 6.3_o where_o he_o say_v 6.3_o rom._n 6.3_o that_o we_o be_v bury_v with_o christ_n into_o his_o death_n three_o by_o virtue_n of_o
be_v assure_v of_o our_o election_n 235_o chap._n xi_o the_o objection_n allege_v against_o the_o assurance_n of_o our_o election_n answer_v and_o first_o those_o which_o be_v ground_v upon_o testimony_n of_o scriptwre_n 248_o that_o fear_n and_o distrust_n in_o our_o own_o weakness_n and_o assurance_n of_o our_o election_n may_v well_o stand_v together_o 253_o chap._n xii_o the_o reason_n allege_v against_o the_o assurance_n of_o our_o election_n answer_v 261_o that_o not_o assurance_n but_o doubt_v of_o our_o election_n proceed_v from_o pride_n and_o presumption_n 261_o our_o unworthines_n no_o cause_n why_o we_o shall_v doubt_v of_o our_o election_n 263_o that_o weakness_n of_o faith_n and_o certainty_n of_o assurance_n may_v well_o stand_v together_o 264_o that_o a_o weak_a faith_n do_v as_o true_o assure_v we_o of_o our_o election_n as_o a_o strong_a 265_o how_o our_o faith_n though_o assault_v with_o doubt_v may_v be_v certain_a 266_o that_o the_o sight_n of_o our_o imperfection_n be_v no_o cause_n why_o we_o shall_v doubt_v of_o our_o election_n 272_o that_o this_o doctrine_n open_v no_o way_n to_o security_n &_o presumption_n 272_o chap._n xiii_o of_o our_o redemption_n what_o it_o be_v by_o who_o from_o what_o with_o what_o price_n and_o to_o what_o end_n we_o be_v redeem_v 274_o chap._n xiiii_o satan_n temptation_n concern_v our_o redemption_n whereby_o he_o move_v the_o world_n to_o presumption_n answer_v 278_o satan_n temptation_n ground_v upon_o the_o doctrine_n of_o universal_a redemption_n answer_v 279_o that_o christ_n redemption_n be_v not_o universal_a but_o only_o of_o god_n elect_v prove_v by_o testimony_n of_o scripture_n 279_o the_o same_o point_n prove_v by_o diverse_a reason_n 281_o objection_n allege_v against_o the_o former_a doctrine_n answer_v 283_o in_o what_o sense_n christ_n be_v say_v to_o have_v die_v for_o all_o man_n 283_o chap._n xv._o that_o all_o who_o be_v redeem_v by_o christ_n be_v also_o by_o he_o sanctify_v 287_o satan_n temptation_n persuade_v worldling_n to_o live_v licentious_o because_o they_o be_v redeem_v and_o shall_v therefore_o be_v save_v answer_v 288_o of_o the_o three_o degree_n of_o our_o redemption_n wrought_v by_o christ_n and_o how_o the_o follow_v one_o another_o 292_o chap._n xvi_o of_o those_o temptation_n which_o satan_n use_v against_o the_o faithful_a concern_v their_o redemption_n and_o how_o they_o may_v answer_v they_o 295_o that_o it_o be_v not_o repugnant_a to_o god_n justice_n to_o punish_v christ_n for_o us._n 296_o that_o christ_n have_v offer_v a_o all-sufficient_a price_n for_o our_o redemption_n 297_o satan_n temptation_n against_o the_o particular_a application_n of_o christ_n merit_n answer_v 299_o our_o fall_a into_o sin_n no_o reason_n to_o prove_v that_o we_o be_v not_o redeem_v 299_o that_o god_n be_v not_o angry_a with_o the_o faithful_a though_o he_o seem_v so_o 301_o satan_n assault_v we_o no_o reason_n to_o prove_v that_o we_o be_v not_o redeem_v from_o his_o power_n 302_o that_o though_o we_o die_v yet_o we_o be_v redeem_v from_o death_n 304_o that_o those_o who_o be_v once_o redeem_v can_v again_o be_v bring_v into_o bondage_n 307_o chap._n xvii_o of_o our_o vocation_n what_o it_o be_v and_o the_o kind_n thereof_o 308_o of_o the_o part_n of_o our_o effectual_a call_n and_o first_o of_o our_o separation_n from_o the_o world_n 310_o of_o the_o second_o part_n of_o our_o effectual_a call_n namely_o the_o reciprocal_a donation_n of_o christ_n to_o we_o and_o we_o to_o christ_n 312_o of_o the_o three_o part_n namely_o our_o union_n with_o christ_n 312_o chap._n xviii_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o seek_v to_o make_v our_o call_n uneffectual_a answer_v 314_o of_o the_o necessity_n of_o our_o effectual_a call_n 314_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o move_v we_o to_o neglect_v the_o mean_n of_o our_o effectual_a call_n 316_o motive_n to_o persuade_v we_o to_o the_o diligent_a hear_n of_o god_n word_n 316_o chap._n xix_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o persuade_v man_n that_o the_o scripture_n be_v not_o god_n word_n answer_v 323_o seven_o reason_n to_o prove_v that_o the_o scripture_n be_v indict_v by_o god_n spirit_n 324_o chap._n xx._n four_o other_o reason_n to_o prove_v that_o the_o scripture_n be_v the_o word_n of_o god_n where_o also_o diverse_a objection_n be_v answer_v 330_o chap._n xxi_o the_o last_o argument_n to_o prove_v the_o former_a point_n take_v from_o the_o testimony_n of_o god_n spirit_n 342_o chap._n xxii_o satan_n temptation_n suggest_v against_o the_o translation_n of_o the_o the_o holy_a scripture_n answer_v 346_o chap._n xxiii_o satan_n temptation_n take_v from_o the_o evil_a life_n of_o the_o minister_n of_o the_o word_n answer_v 348_o that_o the_o wicked_a life_n of_o the_o minister_n shall_v not_o make_v we_o neglect_v their_o ministry_n 353_o chap._n xxiiii_o satan_n temptation_n take_v from_o sundry_a opinion_n sect_n and_o religion_n answer_v 354_o how_o the_o unlearned_a may_v discern_v the_o true_a religion_n from_o that_o which_o be_v false_a 356_o chap._n xxv_o satan_n temptation_n take_v from_o our_o unworthiness_n and_o unfitness_n to_o bear_v god_n word_n answer_v 360_o chap._n xxvi_o how_o we_o must_v arm_v ourselves_o against_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o labour_v to_o make_v the_o word_n of_o god_n fruitless_a 363_o how_o we_o must_v prepare_v ourselves_o before_o we_o hear_v god_n word_n 363_o of_o the_o duty_n which_o we_o must_v perform_v in_o hear_v 371_o of_o the_o duty_n which_o we_o must_v perform_v after_o we_o have_v hear_v the_o word_n 373_o chap._n xxvii_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o persuade_v man_n to_o delay_v their_o repentance_n answer_v 375_o of_o three_o motive_n whereby_o we_o may_v be_v persuade_v to_o hasten_v our_o repentance_n 376_o chap._n xxviii_o of_o the_o four_o motive_n take_v from_o the_o difficulty_n of_o repent_v cause_v by_o delay_n 383_o that_o the_o time_n of_o sickness_n and_o the_o hour_n of_o death_n be_v most_o unfit_a for_o repentance_n 390_o chap._n xxix_o of_o five_o other_o motive_n to_o enforce_v the_o former_a point_n 393_o chap._n xxx_o two_o let_n which_o cause_n worldling_n to_o defer_v their_o repentance_n remove_v 402_o the_o first_o take_v from_o a_o abuse_n of_o god_n mercy_n 403_o the_o other_o ground_v on_o the_o example_n of_o the_o convert_a thief_n 405_o chap._n xxxi_o satan_n temptation_n move_v man_n to_o rest_n in_o a_o counterfeit_a repentance_n answer_v 408_o of_o diverse_a thing_n require_v unto_o true_a repentance_n 409_o 1._o knowledge_n and_o sight_n of_o sin_n 410_o of_o the_o mean_n whereby_o we_o may_v attain_v to_o a_o true_a sight_n of_o sin_n 414_o 2._o that_o our_o sin_n be_v irksome_a and_o grievous_a unto_o us._n 416_o 3._o a_o earnest_a desire_n to_o be_v free_v from_o sin_n 417_o 4._o that_o we_o come_v to_o christ_n for_o this_o purpose_n 418_o chap._n xxxii_o satan_n temptation_n which_o he_o use_v against_o those_o which_o be_v call_v to_o bring_v they_o to_o despair_n answer_v 421_o reason_n to_o persuade_v the_o weak_a christian_n of_o the_o forgiveness_n of_o his_o sin_n the_o first_o whereof_o be_v ground_v on_o god_n own_o nature_n 424_o the_o first_o argument_n ground_v upon_o god_n infinite_a mercy_n ibid._n chap_n xxxiii_o of_o the_o second_o reason_n to_o persuade_v the_o weak_a christian_n of_o the_o forgiveness_n of_o his_o sin_n ground_v upon_o god_n justice_n 434_o chap._n xxxiiii_o of_o the_o three_o reason_n ground_v upon_o god_n truth_n 437_o chap._n xxxv_o of_o other_o reason_n to_o prove_v the_o forgiveness_n of_o sin_n take_v from_o the_o first_o person_n in_o trinity_n 445_o of_o other_o reason_n to_o prove_v the_o former_a point_n take_v from_o the_o second_o person_n in_o trinity_n 446_o reason_n take_v from_o the_o office_n of_o christ_n to_o prove_v forgiveness_n of_o sin_n 451_o reason_n take_v from_o the_o three_o person_n in_o trinity_n to_o prove_v the_o same_o point_n 459_o chap._n xxxvi_o diverse_a other_o reason_n produce_v to_o the_o same_o purpose_n 460_o 1._o because_o it_o be_v a_o article_n of_o our_o creed_n 460_o 2._o take_a from_o the_o testimony_n of_o god_n faithful_a minister_n 461_o 3._o from_o the_o contrary_a testimony_n of_o satan_n 462_o 4_o from_o the_o experience_n of_o god_n mercy_n in_o pardon_v other_o 464_o chap._n xxxvii_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o sugge_v that_o the_o christian_n be_v not_o effectual_o call_v answer_v 470_o how_o we_o may_v know_v whether_o we_o be_v effectual_o call_v and_o of_o the_o mean_n of_o effectual_a call_n 471_o satan_n temptation_n answer_v whereby_o he_o persuade_v the_o christian_n that_o he_o love_v the_o world_n and_o the_o world_n he_o 475_o chap._n xxxviii_o satan_n temptation_n object_v to_o the_o weak_a christian_n unrepentancie_n and_o hardness_n of_o hart_n answer_v 482_o of_o the_o diverse_a sort_n of_o hardness_n of_o hart_n and_o
first_o of_o that_o which_o be_v insensible_a 483_o chap._n thirty-nine_o of_o that_o hardness_n of_o hart_n which_o be_v join_v with_o sense_n and_o feel_n thereof_o 487_o consolation_n for_o such_o as_o bewail_v their_o imperfection_n in_o hear_v the_o word_n 491_o chap._n xl._n consolation_n for_o such_o as_o bewail_v their_o want_n in_o prayer_n 495_o chap._n xli_o of_o the_o infallible_a sign_n of_o true_a repentance_n 504_o that_o the_o assurance_n of_o the_o remission_n of_o sin_n depend_v not_o on_o the_o dignity_n of_o repentance_n 511_o chap._n xlii_o how_o we_o may_v prove_v against_o satan_n temptation_n that_o we_o have_v true_a faith_n 513_o of_o the_o diverse_a degree_n of_o faith_n 515_o chap._n xliii_o satan_n temptation_n ground_v upon_o our_o want_n of_o sense_n and_o feel_n of_o faith_n answer_v 525_o chap._n xliiii_o how_o the_o weak_a christian_n be_v to_o comfort_v himself_o when_o he_o be_v deprive_v of_o the_o sense_n of_o faith_n and_o other_o grace_n and_o sensible_o feel_v the_o contrary_a corruption_n 529_o chap._n xlv_o of_o the_o mean_n whereby_o our_o faith_n may_v be_v strengthen_v and_o increase_v 537_o of_o the_o mean_n whereby_o we_o may_v be_v preserve_v from_o doubt_v and_o desperation_n 541_o chap._n xlvi_o satan_n temptation_n concern_v smallness_n and_o weakness_n of_o faith_n answer_v 549_o that_o a_o weak_a and_o small_a faith_n may_v be_v a_o true_a and_o lively_a faith_n 550_o that_o all_o the_o power_n of_o hell_n can_v prevail_v against_o the_o small_a measure_n of_o faith_n 551_o chap._n xlvii_o satan_n temptation_n concern_v the_o certainty_n and_o constancy_n of_o faith_n answer_v 554_o satan_n temptation_n ground_v on_o the_o strong_a faith_n of_o other_o of_o god_n child_n answer_v 555_o that_o god_n both_o can_v and_o will_v uphold_v the_o weak_a believer_n 559_o chap._n xlviii_o of_o our_o justification_n what_o it_o be_v and_o the_o cause_n &_o part_n thereof_o 563_o chap._n xlix_o that_o we_o be_v not_o justify_v by_o our_o work_n and_o merit_n prove_v first_o by_o the_o scripture_n 570_o second_o by_o diverse_a argument_n 576_o chap._n l._n that_o faith_n alone_o iustifietth_v &_o how_o this_o be_v to_o be_v understand_v 577_o that_o faith_n alone_o justifi_v prove_v both_o by_o testimony_n and_o reason_n 579_o that_o not_o our_o own_o but_o christ_n righteousness_n be_v the_o matter_n of_o our_o justification_n 581_o chap._n li._n satan_n temptation_n move_v the_o weak_a christian_a to_o doubt_v of_o his_o justification_n answer_v 586_o the_o content_n of_o the_o three_o book_n chap._n i._n of_o sanctification_n what_o it_o be_v and_o the_o cause_n thereof_o 592_o chap._n ii_o of_o the_o effect_n subject_n object_n and_o time_n of_o our_o sanctification_n 598_o chap._n iii_o of_o the_o part_n of_o sanctification_n mortification_n and_o vivification_n and_o how_o they_o be_v wrought_v in_o us._n 602_o chap._n four_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o entice_v we_o to_o commit_v sin_n answer_v 608_o many_o reason_n serve_v as_o preseruative_n to_o keep_v we_o from_o the_o contagion_n of_o sin_n 610_o chap_n v._o of_o the_o two_o sort_n of_o preseruative_n to_o keep_v we_o from_o fall_v into_o sin_n 616_o chap._n vi_o of_o some_o special_a mean_n whereby_o we_o may_v be_v preserve_v from_o commit_v sin_n 621_o chap._n vii_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o discourage_v the_o christian_a in_o the_o work_n of_o sanctification_n answer_v 624_o that_o in_o the_o most_o sanctify_a remain_v some_o relic_n of_o sin_n and_o the_o cause_n thereof_o 624_o that_o our_o want_n and_o corruption_n shall_v not_o discourage_v we_o but_o redouble_v our_o care_n and_o diligence_n 627_o consolation_n to_o keep_v we_o from_o be_v discourage_v when_o we_o see_v and_o feel_v our_o want_n and_o corruption_n 628_o the_o cause_n wherefore_o god_n do_v not_o perfect_o sanctify_v we_o in_o this_o life_n 631_o chap._n viii_o satan_n temptation_n draw_v from_o our_o slow_a go_v forward_o in_o sanctification_n answer_v 636_o chap._n ix_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o aggravate_v our_o sin_n in_o general_a answer_v 640_o what_o it_o be_v to_o walk_v after_o the_o flesh_n and_o after_o the_o spirit_n 642_o the_o difference_n between_o the_o sin_n of_o the_o regenerate_a and_o the_o unregenerate_a 643_o chap._n x._o that_o sin_n commit_v after_o repentance_n be_v pardonable_a 645_o that_o all_o sin_n of_o knowledge_n be_v not_o presumptuous_a 647_o that_o sin_n commit_v against_o knowledge_n be_v pardonable_a 648_o of_o sin_n often_o commit_v 651_o chap._n xi_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o persuade_v the_o christian_n that_o he_o have_v sin_v against_o the_o holy_a ghost_n answer_v 653_o what_o the_o sin_n against_o the_o holy_a ghost_n be_v and_o how_o it_o may_v be_v distinguish_v from_o other_o sin_n 654_o chap._n xii_o satan_n temptation_n whereby_o he_o impugn_v the_o certainty_n of_o our_o perseverance_n answer_v 656_o diverse_a argument_n to_o 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