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A30345 A treatise of the covenant of grace wherein the graduall breakings out of Gospel grace from Adam to Christ are clearly discovered, the differences betwixt the Old and New Testament are laid open, divers errours of Arminians and others are confuted, the nature of uprightnesse, and the way of Christ in bringing the soul into communion with himself ... are solidly handled / by that faithfull servant of Jesus Christ, and minister of the Gospel, John Ball ; published by Simeon Ash. Ball, John, 1585-1640.; Ashe, Simeon, d. 1662. 1645 (1645) Wing B579; ESTC R6525 360,186 382

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thing_n whereunto_o it_o be_v impute_v in_o the_o last_o phrase_n imputation_n come_v in_o betwixt_o righteousness_n itself_o as_o the_o thing_n impute_v and_o life_n as_o the_o end_n whereunto_o it_o be_v impute_v this_o passage_n whereof_o we_o now_o speak_v be_v diverse_o interpret_v by_o orthodox_n divine_n but_o all_o aim_v at_o the_o same_o truth_n and_o meet_v in_o the_o main_a be_v rather_o several_a expression_n of_o the_o same_o truth_n then_o different_a interpretation_n the_o first_o be_v that_o faith_n be_v impute_v unto_o righteousness_n that_o the_o obedience_n of_o christ_n apprehend_v by_o faith_n may_v be_v righteousness_n unto_o the_o apprehend_a for_o faith_n and_o believe_v ever_o impli_v the_o possession_n of_o christ_n and_o his_o obedience_n in_o our_o heart_n and_o the_o imputation_n of_o faith_n unto_o righteousness_n be_v the_o thing_n that_o make_v christ_n possess_v by_o faith_n to_o be_v our_o righteousness_n christ_n obedience_n be_v righteousness_n in_o 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with_o christ_n and_o mean_n thereof_o be_v always_o to_o be_v distinguish_v from_o our_o communion_n with_o he_o in_o the_o participation_n of_o his_o righteousness_n as_o the_o fruit_n thereof_o like_o as_o our_o be_v in_o adam_n and_o one_o with_o he_o be_v to_o be_v distinguish_v from_o the_o fruit_n thereof_o which_o be_v communion_n with_o he_o in_o the_o participation_n of_o his_o transgression_n if_o faith_n be_v only_o the_o hand_n whereby_o we_o put_v on_o christ_n both_o as_o a_o justifier_n and_o sanctifier_n than_o it_o be_v not_o the_o garment_n of_o righteousness_n wherewith_o we_o be_v clothe_v but_o it_o be_v only_o the_o hand_n whereby_o we_o put_v on_o christ_n as_o a_o garment_n gal._n 3._o 27._o rom._n 13._o 13_o 14._o faith_n justifi_v as_o it_o embrace_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n but_o christ_n only_o be_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n allow_v and_o ordain_v of_o god_n to_o be_v our_o righteousness_n in_o the_o three_o to_o the_o roman_n and_o 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be_v give_v he_o for_o his_o work_n for_o thus_o the_o apostle_n argue_v when_o wage_n be_v give_v to_o a_o hireling_n or_o mercenary_a it_o be_v of_o debt_n but_o justification_n or_o life_n be_v not_o give_v of_o debt_n but_o of_o grace_n therefore_o it_o be_v not_o give_v to_o he_o that_o work_v or_o to_o the_o mercenary_a proper_o god_n owe_v nothing_o to_o he_o that_o fulfil_v the_o law_n either_o exact_o or_o sincere_o when_o they_o do_v nothing_o but_o their_o duty_n and_o there_o be_v no_o proportion_n betwixt_o god_n and_o they_o but_o because_o they_o seek_v righteousness_n and_o life_n by_o work_n if_o god_n shall_v retribute_v to_o they_o a_o reward_n he_o shall_v be_v think_v to_o do_v it_o as_o it_o be_v of_o debt_n the_o law_n be_v give_v to_o be_v a_o rule_n of_o direction_n to_o they_o that_o be_v in_o covenant_n and_o work_v of_o the_o law_n be_v work_v do_v according_a to_o that_o prescription_n which_o the_o apostle_n here_o exclude_v from_o be_v any_o cause_n of_o justification_n though_o he_o that_o walk_v according_a to_o this_o law_n be_v not_o a_o hearer_n but_o a_o doer_n of_o the_o law_n be_v bless_v in_o his_o deed_n but_o of_o this_o more_o at_o large_a in_o the_o next_o chapter_n 5._o consider_v the_o opposition_n which_o the_o apostle_n make_v betwixt_o his_o own_o righteousness_n which_o be_v of_o the_o law_n and_o the_o righteousness_n 9_o phil._n 3._o 9_o which_o be_v of_o god_n by_o faith_n i_o count_v all_o thing_n say_v he_o but_o as_o d●ng_v 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 which_o be_v of_o the_o law_n but_o that_o which_o be_v through_o the_o faith_n of_o christ_n the_o righteousness_n which_o be_v of_o god_n by_o faith_n if_o then_o the_o righteousness_n of_o
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