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A42920 The holy arbor, containing a body of divinity, or, The sum and substance of Christian religion collected from many orthodox laborers in the Lords vineyard, for the benefit and delight of such as thirst after righteousness / ... by John Godolphin ... vvherein also are fully resolved the questions of whatsoever points of moment have been, or are, now controverted in divinity : together with a large and full alphabetical table of such matters as are therein contained ... Godolphin, John, 1617-1678. 1651 (1651) Wing G943; ESTC R9148 471,915 454

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4._o that_o he_o be_v just_a to_o leave_v my_o wicked_a way_n and_o to_o restrain_v myself_o from_o sin_n 5._o that_o he_o be_v merciful_a to_o turn_v unto_o he_o by_o repentance_n 6._o that_o he_o be_v omnipresent_v to_o carry_v myself_o as_o in_o his_o presence_n 7._o that_o he_o be_v omniscient_a to_o keep_v my_o heart_n upright_o before_o he_o continual_o 8._o that_o he_o be_v infinite_a to_o stand_v in_o awe_n reverence_n and_o fear_n of_o he_o the_o vice_n repugnant_a unto_o the_o knowledge_n of_o god_n viz._n 1._o atheism_n which_o be_v the_o acknowledgement_n of_o no_o god_n 2._o ignorance_n or_o not_o know_v the_o true_a god_n and_o his_o will._n 3._o error_n conceive_v or_o false_a imagination_n and_o opinion_n of_o he_o 4._o profaneness_n which_o be_v a_o regardlesness_n of_o god_n and_o of_o his_o special_a service_n 5._o magic_n sorcery_n or_o witchcraft_n in_o such_o as_o desire_v the_o help_n of_o it_o as_o well_o as_o in_o those_o who_o use_v it_o 6._o superstition_n soothsay_v observation_n of_o dream_n divination_n sign_n and_o prediction_n or_o foretellingof_n wizard_n 7._o all_o trust_n or_o confidence_n repose_v in_o the_o creature_n 8._o idolatry_n whether_o inward_a when_o another_o be_v worship_v then_o that_o one_o true_a god_n or_o when_o the_o worship_n of_o god_n be_v give_v unto_o creature_n by_o pray_v unto_o they_o trust_v in_o they_o or_o set_v the_o heart_n upon_o they_o which_o kind_n do_v proper_o belong_v unto_o this_o first_o commandment_n or_o outward_a when_o though_o the_o true_a god_n be_v worship_v yet_o after_o another_o manner_n than_o god_n himself_o have_v prescribe_v 9_o the_o contempt_n of_o god_n which_o be_v to_o know_v those_o thing_n of_o god_n which_o be_v true_a but_o not_o to_o be_v move_v thereby_o to_o love_v he_o be_v all_o the_o wisdom_n of_o the_o east_n in_o one_o comprise_v can_v thou_o discourse_v with_o solomon_n from_o th'isop_n to_o the_o cedar_n or_o of_o aught_o in_o heaven_n earth_n hell_n can_v thou_o foresee_v a_o thought_n and_o so_o prevent_v it_o or_o by_o strength_n of_o brain_n when_o it_o be_v think_v argument_n it_o back_o again_o have_v thou_o all_o art_n and_o science_n refine_v can_v join_v east_n to_o west_n or_o divide_v the_o wind_n be_v it_o thou_o for_o wisdom_n the_o world_n nurse_n or_o school_n and_o know_v not_o god_n thou_o be_v it_o a_o damn_v fool._n §._o 2._o of_o faith_n or_o trust_n in_o god_n the_o second_o duty_n require_v in_o this_o commandment_n be_v to_o trust_v in_o the_o only_a true_a god_n and_o in_o he_o alone_o to_o put_v all_o trust_n and_o confidence_n psal_n 20.8_o this_o be_v faith_n by_o which_o whosoever_o be_v unite_v unto_o christ_n the_o same_o be_v elect_v call_v justify_v sanctify_a and_o shall_v be_v glorify_v joh._n 3.36_o &_o 5.24_o by_o this_o faith_n be_v not_o mean_v a_o historical_a faith_n as_o to_o know_v and_o think_v all_o those_o thing_n to_o be_v true_a which_o be_v manifest_v from_o above_o either_o by_o voice_n or_o by_o vision_n or_o by_o any_o other_o manner_n of_o revelation_n and_o be_v teach_v in_o the_o book_n of_o the_o prophet_n and_o apostle_n and_o thus_o to_o be_v persuade_v of_o they_o for_o the_o asseveration_n and_o testimony_n of_o god_n himself_o firm_o assent_v to_o the_o truth_n of_o those_o thing_n contain_v in_o the_o scripture_n for_o the_o authority_n of_o god_n that_o speak_v they_o which_o faith_n be_v good_a in_o itself_o but_o make_v ill_o yea_o sin_n by_o they_o that_o can_v apply_v it_o thus_o simon_n magus_n be_v say_v to_o have_v believe_v act_v 13._o by_o this_o faith_n be_v not_o mean_v a_o temporary_a faith_n as_o to_o assent_v unto_o the_o heavenly_a doctrine_n which_o be_v deliver_v by_o the_o prophet_n and_o apostle_n to_o profess_v it_o and_o to_o rejoice_v in_o the_o knowledge_n thereof_o and_o to_o glory_n therein_o for_o a_o time_n yet_o not_o for_o any_o feel_n of_o god_n grace_n towards_o they_o but_o for_o other_o cause_n whatsoever_o and_o therefore_o without_o any_o true_a conversion_n and_o final_a perseverance_n in_o the_o profession_n of_o that_o doctrine_n for_o this_o kind_n of_o faith_n be_v lead_v as_o in_o a_o string_n with_o the_o commodity_n of_o this_o world_n and_o with_o they_o do_v live_v and_o die_v by_o this_o faith_n be_v not_o mean_v the_o faith_n of_o work_a miracle_n which_o be_v a_o special_a gift_n of_o work_a miracle_n that_o be_v a_o certain_a persuasion_n spring_v from_o a_o especial_a revelation_n and_o promise_n of_o god_n whereby_o a_o man_n firm_o resolve_v that_o some_o extraordinary_a or_o miraculous_a work_n and_o contrary_a to_o nature_n shall_v come_v to_o pass_v by_o god_n power_n which_o he_o have_v foretell_v and_o will_v have_v to_o be_v do_v in_o the_o name_n of_o god_n and_o jesus_n christ_n 1_o cor._n 13.2_o which_o faith_n so_o flourish_v in_o the_o primitive_a church_n cease_v in_o those_o day_n for_o that_o the_o doctrine_n be_v now_o sufficient_o confirm_v so_o sufficient_o indeed_o as_o he_o that_o will_v not_o now_o believe_v without_o a_o miracle_n may_v stand_v for_o a_o wonder_n himself_o but_o by_o this_o faith_n be_v mean_v justify_v faith_n wrought_v in_o the_o heart_n of_o the_o elect_a by_o the_o operation_n of_o god_n spirit_n ground_v on_o god_n promise_n whereby_o we_o do_v undoubted_o believe_v that_o god_n have_v free_o forgive_v we_o all_o our_o sin_n apply_v christ_n jesus_n in_o particular_a to_o be_v our_o saviour_n and_o redeemer_n from_o this_o faith_n god_n people_n can_v never_o final_o and_o total_o fall_v away_o howsoever_o it_o may_v be_v sometime_o shake_v obscure_v and_o eclipse_v so_o as_o it_o may_v not_o so_o manifest_o appear_v at_o one_o time_n as_o at_o another_o and_o this_o faith_n be_v incident_a only_o to_o the_o elect_n act_v 13.48_o for_o it_o be_v a_o principal_a grace_n of_o god_n whereby_o man_n be_v ingraft_v unto_o christ_n and_o thereby_o become_v one_o with_o christ_n and_o christ_n one_o with_o he_o eph._n 3.17_o by_o this_o faith_n in_o christ_n we_o be_v partaker_n of_o the_o merit_n of_o the_o death_n and_o resurrection_n of_o christ_n so_o as_o it_o be_v satisfaction_n for_o we_o and_o forgiveness_n of_o all_o our_o sin_n a_o special_a grace_n or_o habit_n infuse_v into_o the_o soul_n by_o the_o holy_a ghost_n whereby_o we_o be_v enable_v to_o believe_v not_o only_o that_o the_o messiah_n be_v offer_v unto_o we_o but_o also_o to_o take_v and_o receive_v he_o as_o a_o lord_n and_o saviour_n thus_o justify_v faith_n come_v not_o neither_o proceed_v or_o arise_v out_o of_o the_o instinct_n of_o nature_n neither_o out_o of_o sense_n or_o experience_n neither_o out_o of_o demonstration_n or_o reason_n borrow_v from_o philosophy_n but_o it_o come_v and_o depend_v of_o a_o peculiar_a and_o supernatural_a revelation_n or_o divine_a testimony_n it_o proceed_v from_o the_o holy_a ghost_n who_o kindle_v it_o in_o our_o heart_n by_o the_o preach_a of_o the_o gospel_n eph._n 2.8_o and_o confirm_v it_o by_o the_o use_n of_o the_o sacrament_n mat._n 28.19_o 20._o now_o we_o be_v not_o say_v to_o be_v make_v righteous_a through_o faith_n only_o or_o that_o we_o please_v god_n through_o the_o worthiness_n of_o mere_a faith_n but_o because_o only_o the_o satisfaction_n righteousness_n and_o holiness_n of_o christ_n be_v our_o righteousness_n before_o god_n 1_o cor._n 1.30_o and_o we_o can_v take_v hold_n of_o it_o or_o apply_v it_o to_o ourselves_o any_o other_o way_n then_o by_o faith_n 1_o joh._n 5.10_o yet_o faith_n without_o righteousness_n be_v presumption_n as_o righteousness_n without_o truth_n be_v hypocrisy_n and_o thus_o faith_n be_v as_o it_o be_v a_o addition_n of_o a_o new_a light_n to_o reason_n without_o which_o reason_n be_v purblind_a and_o begin_v to_o breed_v in_o the_o heart_n when_o the_o party_n begin_v to_o be_v touch_v in_o conscience_n for_o his_o sin_n and_o hunger_n withal_o and_o thirst_v after_o christ_n and_o his_o righteousness_n the_o first_o act_n of_o the_o understanding_n be_v to_o assent_v to_o the_o truth_n contain_v in_o the_o promise_n wherein_o christ_n be_v offer_v and_o then_o the_o act_n of_o the_o will_v to_o consent_v unto_o they_o that_o be_v to_o embrace_v they_o but_o before_o a_o man_n will_v be_v willing_a to_o take_v christ_n the_o heart_n must_v be_v change_v by_o god_n for_o none_o will_v take_v christ_n upon_o christ_n condition_n till_o they_o be_v thorough_o humble_v and_o have_v their_o heart_n break_v that_o know_v what_o the_o wrath_n of_o god_n be_v and_o have_v their_o conscience_n awaken_v to_o see_v sin_n till_o they_o have_v be_v sting_v with_o a_o sense_n of_o their_o sin_n till_o they_o be_v heavy_a and_o have_v feel_v the_o weight_n of_o satan_n yoke_n till_o than_o they_o will_v not_o come_v under_o the_o yoke_n
4._o justify_v this_o be_v the_o true_a faith_n and_o this_o save_v historical_a faith_n be_v a_o assent_n of_o heart_n to_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n word_n be_v twofold_a 1._o infuse_v which_o be_v wrought_v in_o we_o by_o the_o illightning_n spirit_n of_o god_n and_o stay_v itself_o upon_o his_o authority_n immediate_o rely_v thereon_o 2._o acquire_v which_o be_v produce_v by_o the_o light_n of_o reason_n discourse_n and_o create_v testimony_n this_o be_v that_o which_o may_v be_v find_v in_o devil_n again_o faith_n be_v twofold_a viz._n 1._o legal_a when_o we_o believe_v the_o promise_n or_o more_o special_o the_o threaten_n of_o the_o law_n which_o we_o be_v bind_v to_o believe_v 2._o evangelical_n when_o we_o believe_v the_o promise_n of_o the_o gospel_n apply_v it_o to_o ourselves_o for_o the_o right_a understanding_n of_o faith_n what_o it_o be_v these_o thing_n be_v chief_o requisite_a to_o be_v know_v and_o serious_o to_o be_v consider_v viz._n 1._o the_o principal_a efficient_a cause_n thereof_o which_o be_v the_o holy_a ghost_n eph._n 2.8_o 2._o the_o instrumental_a cause_n that_o be_v the_o preach_a of_o the_o word_n and_o use_v of_o the_o sacrament_n 3._o the_o formal_a cause_n that_o be_v a_o certain_a knowledge_n and_o a_o sure_a and_o full_a confidence_n in_o christ_n 4._o the_o object_n of_o it_o that_o be_v whole_a christ_n and_o his_o benefit_n promise_v in_o the_o word_n 5._o the_o subject_a wherein_o it_o remain_v of_o place_n where_o it_o be_v which_o be_v the_o understanding_n the_o mind_n and_o will._n 6._o the_o manner_n how_o it_o justify_v viz._n as_o a_o instrument_n 7._o the_o action_n of_o it_o which_o be_v these_o principal_o viz._n to_o reconcile_v or_o justify_v to_o pacify_v the_o heart_n to_o purify_v or_o sanctify_v 8._o the_o final_a cause_n thereof_o which_o be_v 1._o the_o glory_n of_o god_n 2._o our_o salvation_n save_v faith_n comprehend_v these_o three_o thing_n viz._n 1._o knowledge_n or_o the_o right_a conceive_n of_o the_o necessary_a doctrine_n of_o true_a religion_n especial_o of_o those_o which_o concern_v christ_n our_o redeemer_n 2._o assent_n when_o a_o man_n know_v this_o doctrine_n do_v further_a approve_v of_o the_o same_o as_o wholesome_a doctrine_n and_o the_o truth_n of_o god_n direct_v we_o aright_o unto_o salvation_n 3._o application_n when_o we_o conceive_v in_o our_o heart_n a_o true_a persuasion_n of_o god_n mercy_n towards_o we_o particular_o in_o the_o free_a pardon_n of_o all_o our_o sin_n and_o for_o the_o salvation_n of_o our_o soul_n or_o thus_o in_o justify_v faith_n these_o six_o thing_n be_v necessary_o require_v viz._n 1._o a_o true_a understanding_n of_o god_n word_n so_o far_o as_o be_v necessary_a to_o salvation_n rom._n 10.14_o 2._o a_o inward_a assent_n and_o consent_v unto_o the_o word_n joh._n 17.17_o rom._n 7.16_o isa_n 1.19_o 3._o a_o profession_n of_o the_o word_n and_o true_a religion_n not_o for_o any_o sinister_a respect_n rom._n 10.9_o 10._o 4._o a_o approbation_n joy_n delight_n love_n and_o affect_v of_o this_o word_n 5._o a_o true_a and_o sound_a application_n of_o christ_n to_o our_o own_o particular_a self_n heb._n 10.22_o 6._o a_o continual_a declaration_n of_o our_o faith_n by_o the_o continual_a practice_n of_o good_a work_n jam._n 2.26_o the_o order_n which_o god_n use_v in_o work_a faith_n viz._n 1._o he_o work_v on_o the_o understanding_n enlighten_v it_o by_o his_o word_n as_o in_o all_o fundamental_a necessary_a point_n of_o christian_a religion_n so_o in_o these_o two_o especial_o 1._o in_o the_o misery_n of_o a_o natural_a man_n which_o the_o law_n discover_v 2._o in_o the_o remedy_n thereof_o which_o the_o gospel_n reveal_v 2._o he_o work_v on_o the_o will_n and_o thereon_o also_o two_o especial_a work_n viz._n 1._o in_o regard_n of_o man_n misery_n as_o to_o be_v prick_v in_o heart_n grieve_v in_o soul_n for_o sin_n and_o wound_v in_o conscience_n 2._o in_o regard_n of_o the_o remedy_n to_o desire_v above_o all_o thing_n in_o the_o world_n one_o drop_v of_o the_o infinite_a mercy_n of_o god_n and_o to_o give_v all_o to_o have_v christ_n how_o the_o holy_a ghost_n work_v faith_n viz._n 1._o by_o enlighten_v the_o mind_n that_o it_o may_v understand_v the_o word_n 2._o by_o move_v the_o will_n that_o it_o may_v assent_v unto_o the_o word_n once_o understand_v 3._o by_o put_v a_o efficacy_n in_o the_o law_n for_o though_o the_o law_n be_v fit_a to_o humble_v a_o man_n yet_o be_v it_o no_o worker_n of_o sanctification_n 4._o by_o show_v the_o excellency_n and_o riches_n of_o christ_n 5._o by_o assure_v we_o that_o these_o thing_n be_v we_o as_o in_o faith_n there_o must_v be_v 1._o the_o understanding_n to_o apprehend_v christ_n 2._o the_o will_n to_o accept_v and_o lay_v hold_v on_o he_o so_o therein_o be_v these_o thing_n require_v 1._o to_o know_v the_o promise_n of_o righteosness_n and_o life_n eternal_a by_o christ_n 2._o to_o apply_v the_o promise_n with_o the_o thing_n promise_v which_o be_v christ_n unto_o ourselves_o how_o to_o apply_v christ_n true_o to_o ourselves_o 1._o lay_v a_o foundation_n of_o this_o action_n that_o be_v in_o the_o word_n and_o in_o the_o ministry_n of_o the_o word_n 2._o practise_v upon_o this_o foundation_n that_o be_v to_o give_v ourselves_o to_o the_o exercise_n of_o faith_n and_o repentance_n which_o stand_v in_o meditation_n of_o the_o word_n and_o prayer_n for_o pardon_n when_o this_o be_v do_v god_n give_v the_o sense_n and_o increase_v of_o his_o grace_n when_o we_o resolve_v to_o take_v christ_n god_n give_v we_o power_n and_o ability_n thereto_o but_o the_o reject_v of_o christ_n be_v the_o great_a sin_n and_o none_o shall_v be_v so_o much_o lay_v to_o our_o charge_n at_o the_o day_n of_o judgement_n let_v these_o consideration_n move_v we_o to_o take_v christ_n 1._o the_o danger_n in_o not_o take_v he_o 2._o the_o benefit_n in_o take_v he_o 3._o the_o certainty_n of_o have_v he_o the_o thing_n which_o must_v concur_v in_o the_o will_n to_o receive_v &_o take_v christ_n viz._n 1._o there_o must_v not_o be_v error_n personae_fw-la this_o exclude_v ignorant_a man_n that_o take_v not_o christ_n indeed_o but_o in_o their_o own_o fancy_n 2._o there_o must_v be_v the_o right_a form_n of_o take_v he_o as_o a_o renounce_n of_o all_o thing_n else_o this_o must_v be_v observe_v christ_n must_v be_v take_v only_o and_o alone_o 3._o there_o must_v be_v a_o complete_a will_n concur_v to_o this_o action_n which_o exclude_v all_o wisher_n and_o woulder_n 4._o there_o must_v be_v a_o deliberate_a will_n which_o exclude_v those_o that_o only_a in_o a_o good_a mood_n will_v take_v christ_n 5._o the_o will_n must_v be_v true_a and_o free_a exclude_v servile_a fear_n in_o perilous_a necessity_n or_o at_o time_n of_o death_n etc._n etc._n it_o be_v the_o righteousness_n of_o faith_n by_o which_o alone_a man_n can_v be_v save_v now_o in_o the_o time_n of_o the_o gospel_n which_o position_n may_v be_v open_v by_o the_o answer_v make_v to_o these_o six_o question_n viz._n 1._o how_o this_o righteousness_n of_o god_n save_v ans_fw-fr as_o adam_n unrighteousness_n condemn_v 2._o how_o it_o be_v offer_v to_o we_o ans_fw-fr by_o free_a gift_n as_o the_o father_n give_v his_o land_n 3._o to_o who_o it_o be_v offer_v ans_fw-fr to_o all_o that_o will_v accept_v it_o 4._o upon_o what_o qualification_n ans_fw-fr none_o as_o proexistent_n 5._o how_o it_o be_v make_v we_o ans_fw-fr by_o faith_n apply_v it_o to_o ourselves_o 6._o what_o be_v require_v of_o we_o when_o we_o have_v it_o ans_fw-fr 1._o to_o love_n christ_n 2._o to_o repent_v 3._o to_o part_v with_o all_o for_o he_o 4._o to_o suffer_v for_o he_o 5._o to_o do_v for_o he_o the_o reason_n why_o the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n be_v we_o by_o gift_n viz._n 1._o that_o no_o man_n may_v boast_v in_o himself_o but_o he_o that_o rejoice_v may_v rejoice_v in_o the_o lord_n 2._o that_o man_n may_v learn_v to_o depend_v upon_o god_n for_o it_o who_o will_v have_v no_o man_n challenge_v it_o as_o due_a for_o it_o be_v a_o mere_a grace_n rom._n 4.16_o 3._o that_o it_o may_v be_v sure_a to_o all_o the_o seed_n even_o to_o gentile_a as_o well_o as_o to_o jew_n there_o be_v a_o double_a consideration_n to_o be_v have_v of_o faith_n viz._n 1._o as_o it_o work_v as_o a_o quality_n and_o so_o it_o have_v nothing_o to_o do_v with_o justification_n 2._o as_o it_o receive_v as_o a_o instrument_n so_o it_o justify_v and_o that_o not_o by_o alter_v the_o nature_n of_o sin_n that_o be_v by_o make_v sin_n to_o be_v no_o sin_n but_o by_o take_v away_o the_o efficacy_n of_o sin_n that_o it_o do_v not_o condemn_v we_o daniel_n lion_n be_v lion_n still_o though_o god_n at_o that_o time_n take_v their_o fierceness_n from_o they_o
satan_n do_v labour_n with_o to_o weaken_v shake_v &_o cut_v down_o the_o faith_n of_o god_n child_n viz._n 1._o by_o suggest_v to_o the_o child_n of_o god_n a_o consideration_n of_o the_o flourish_a state_n of_o the_o wicked_a how_o imperious_o and_o prosperous_o they_o domineer_v and_o revel_v it_o in_o the_o world_n while_o himself_o lie_v trample_v on_o by_o their_o insolence_n oppression_n and_o profane_a censure_n but_o this_o the_o child_n of_o god_n may_v repulse_v by_o consider_v and_o understand_v with_o david_n the_o end_n of_o these_o man_n how_o sudden_o they_o be_v destroy_v perish_v and_o come_v to_o a_o fearful_a end_n 2._o he_o curious_o observe_v all_o season_n and_o advantage_n therefore_o if_o he_o find_v we_o cast_v down_o with_o some_o sad_a and_o heavy_a accident_n he_o present_o afresh_o represent_v unto_o the_o view_n of_o our_o conscience_n the_o many_o and_o great_a sin_n of_o our_o unregeneration_n in_o their_o foul_a shape_n to_o cause_v new_a unnecessary_a doubt_n distrust_n and_o fear_n to_o loosen_v the_o hold_n of_o our_o faith_n but_o this_o the_o child_n of_o god_n must_v repel_v by_o reflect_v on_o his_o all-sufficient_a saviour_n 3._o when_o the_o heart_n of_o a_o godly_a man_n be_v sweet_o refresh_v itself_o with_o a_o assurance_n of_o his_o future_a happiness_n and_o eternal_a enjoyment_n of_o endless_a joy_n in_o heaven_n satan_n labour_v to_o cast_v into_o his_o mind_n even_o some_o thought_n of_o impossibility_n of_o the_o performance_n of_o the_o promise_n of_o salvation_n and_o of_o the_o attainment_n of_o that_o excellent_a weight_n of_o glory_n but_o this_o the_o child_n of_o god_n must_v resolute_o repel_v by_o the_o power_n of_o prayer_n know_v that_o god_n who_o have_v promise_v be_v omnipotent_a and_o able_a to_o perform_v faithful_a and_o true_a and_o will_v perform_v 4._o if_o satan_n by_o the_o violence_n of_o some_o temptation_n be_v able_a to_o hale_v we_o again_o into_o some_o gross_a sin_n to_o which_o we_o be_v principal_o obnoxious_a before_o our_o call_v then_o from_o thence_o he_o draw_v and_o enforce_v upon_o we_o uncomfortable_a and_o faith-killing_a conclusion_n and_o present_o infer_v upon_o such_o relapse_n that_o we_o have_v deceive_v our_o own_o soul_n that_o our_o holiness_n be_v but_o hypocrisy_n our_o faith_n but_o temporary_a and_o our_o conversion_n but_o counterfeit_n but_o this_o the_o child_n of_o god_n must_v overcome_v by_o speedy_a renew_v sound_a repentance_n the_o two_o main_a pillar_n which_o support_v our_o faith_n in_o the_o recovery_n of_o grace_n 1._o one_o without_o we_o which_o be_v the_o author_n of_o grace_n even_o god_n in_o who_o the_o same_o cause_n which_o first_o move_v he_o to_o bestow_v the_o grace_n of_o his_o spirit_n on_o a_o man_n still_o remain_v to_o move_v he_o to_o renew_v his_o spirit_n and_o that_o be_v even_o his_o own_o free_a mercy_n and_o goodness_n 2._o the_o other_o within_o we_o that_o be_v the_o seed_n of_o grace_n which_o be_v not_o corruptible_a but_o incorruptible_a 1_o pet._n 1.23_o call_v the_o seed_n of_o god_n 1_o joh._n 3.9_o which_o be_v the_o holy_a sanctify_a spirit_n of_o god_n and_o compare_v by_o christ_n to_o a_o spring_a well_o whence_o flow_v river_n of_o water_n of_o life_n joh._n 7.38_o 39_o whereby_o supply_n and_o repair_v of_o grace_n if_o it_o fail_v by_o reason_n of_o infirmity_n may_v be_v make_v renew_v and_o recover_v through_o repentance_n how_o faith_n and_o hope_n differ_v 1._o faith_n embrace_v the_o present_a benefit_n of_o god_n and_o his_o will_n towards_o we_o hope_v embrace_n the_o effect_n and_o fruit_n which_o be_v to_o come_v of_o this_o present_a and_o perpetual_a will_n of_o god_n 2._o faith_n be_v that_o which_o make_v those_o thing_n to_o be_v which_o be_v hope_v for_o and_o which_o show_v those_o thing_n which_o be_v not_o see_v but_o hope_v that_o be_v see_v be_v not_o hope_n for_o how_o can_v a_o man_n hope_v for_o that_o which_o he_o see_v wherein_o faith_n &_o hope_n agree_v viz._n 1._o in_o the_o author_n and_o worker_n of_o they_o both_o which_o be_v god_n holy_a spirit_n for_o as_o faith_n be_v a_o fruit_n of_o the_o spirit_n gal._n 5.22_o so_o we_o abound_v in_o hope_n through_o the_o power_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n rom._n 15.13_o 2._o in_o the_o common_a matter_n for_o both_o of_o they_o be_v save_v and_o sanctify_a grace_n as_o we_o be_v save_v by_o faith_n eph._n 2.8_o so_o also_o by_o hope_n rom._n 8.24_o and_o as_o by_o faith_n the_o heart_n be_v purify_v act_v 15.9_o so_o he_o that_o have_v hope_n purge_v himself_o 1_o joh._n 3.3_o 3._o in_o the_o ground_n of_o they_o both_o be_v ground_v on_o the_o promise_v of_o god_n 4._o in_o the_o property_n of_o assurance_n and_o patience_n heb._n 6.11_o &_o 10.22_o 5._o in_o continuance_n which_o be_v only_o till_o they_o have_v bring_v we_o to_o the_o possession_n of_o the_o inheritance_n promise_v 1_o cor._n 13.13_o in_o which_o respect_n love_n which_o continue_v even_o in_o heaven_n be_v prefer_v before_o they_o both_o 6._o in_o many_o excellent_a effect_n as_o a_o clear_a and_o quiet_a conscience_n a_o utter_a denial_n of_o a_o man_n self_n a_o cast_v himself_o whole_o on_o god_n grace_n a_o patient_a bear_n of_o cross_n and_o perseverance_n unto_o the_o end_n the_o child_n of_o god_n may_v not_o doubt_v of_o his_o salvation_n for_o these_o reason_n 1._o because_o it_o favore_v the_o opinion_n of_o the_o papist_n against_o the_o truth_n 2._o the_o doubt_v of_o salvation_n wrack_v the_o conscience_n by_o a_o servile_a and_o slavish_a fear_n 3._o because_o it_o do_v quench_v the_o motion_n of_o the_o spirit_n and_o all_o goodness_n 4._o it_o take_v away_o our_o patience_n in_o trouble_n and_o willingness_n to_o undergo_v they_o 5._o he_o that_o doubt_v hereof_o bewray_v his_o ignorance_n of_o god_n word_n and_o his_o unbelief_n a_o man_n may_v &_o aught_o to_o be_v certain_a of_o his_o salvation_n from_o these_o argument_n 1._o from_o the_o example_n of_o job_n job_n 19.95_o 2._o from_o the_o word_n of_o paul_n 2_o cor._n 5.1_o rom._n 8.14_o 3._o it_o be_v paul_n own_o persuasion_n of_o himself_o rom._n 8.38_o 4._o the_o spirit_n be_v the_o earnest_a of_o our_o inheritance_n eph._n 1.14_o 5._o he_o that_o believe_v shall_v be_v save_v mark_v 26.16_o joh._n 3.16_o we_o may_v be_v assure_v that_o we_o be_v the_o child_n of_o god_n by_o these_o five_o infallible_a sign_n 1._o by_o the_o testimony_n of_o god_n spirit_n 2._o by_o a_o steadfast_a faith_n in_o god_n promise_n 3._o by_o a_o daily_o die_v unto_o sin_n 4._o by_o a_o profitable_a keep_n of_o god_n word_n 5._o by_o a_o careful_a observation_n of_o all_o god_n commandment_n we_o may_v be_v assure_v that_o we_o have_v the_o spirit_n of_o god_n dwell_v in_o we_o if_o we_o find_v and_o feel_v in_o ourselves_o 1._o a_o more_o love_n and_o desire_v to_o good_a thing_n then_o to_o evil_a and_o a_o loathe_n and_o hatred_n of_o all_o sin_n because_o it_o be_v sin_n 2._o the_o fruit_n of_o the_o spirit_n as_o love_n joy_n peace_n long-suffering_a goodness_n gentleness_n faithfulness_n meekness_n temperance_n sobriety_n chastity_n holiness_n uprightness_n and_o such_o like_a two_o way_n to_o increase_v assurance_n viz._n 1._o by_o the_o promise_n the_o sure_a word_n on_o which_o faith_n be_v build_v 2._o by_o the_o fruit_n of_o sanctification_n in_o ourselves_o now_o when_o we_o find_v these_o languish_a we_o shall_v go_v to_o the_o first_o and_o the_o other_o will_v be_v increase_v by_o it_o we_o offend_v about_o this_o assurance_n three_o way_n viz._n 1._o by_o doubt_v of_o our_o salvation_n as_o the_o papist_n teach_v other_o to_o do_v 2._o by_o infidelity_n not_o be_v thorough_o persuade_v of_o the_o goodness_n of_o god_n nor_o believe_v his_o promise_n 3._o by_o ground_v our_o hope_n upon_o our_o own_o unworthiness_n sin_n infirmity_n and_o so_o not_o upon_o god_n six_o consideration_n to_o help_v faith_n in_o comfort_v the_o soul_n viz._n 1._o god_n justify_v the_o ungodly_a 2._o christ_n be_v make_v righteousness_n to_o we_o 3._o the_o pardon_n be_v general_a 4._o god_n take_v delight_n in_o show_v mercy_n 5._o his_o mercy_n be_v infinite_a 6._o christ_n come_v to_o pardon_v the_o great_a sin_n certain_a instance_n of_o faith_n guide_v a_o man_n in_o difficult_a case_n 1._o in_o confess_v of_o christ_n as_o in_o many_o of_o the_o chief_a ruler_n joh._n 12.12_o 2._o in_o praise_n with_o man_n as_o in_o paul_n 3._o in_o case_n of_o profit_n as_o it_o shall_v have_v be_v in_o saul_n touch_v the_o fat_a cattle_n and_o in_o balaam_n judas_n gehazi_n achan_n etc._n etc._n 4._o in_o case_n of_o safety_n and_o danger_n as_o in_o saul_n and_o the_o philistines_n and_o in_o joram_n jer._n 42._o &_o 43._o 5._o in_o great_a fear_n as_o in_o stephen_n
work_v grace_n whereby_o we_o be_v deliver_v from_o the_o dominion_n of_o sin_n and_o be_v renew_v in_o mind_n will_n and_o affection_n have_v receive_v power_n to_o obey_v god_n 4._o coworking_a grace_n whereby_o god_n confer_v and_o perfect_v the_o grace_n of_o renew_v be_v receive_v and_o without_o this_o grace_n follow_v the_o first_o be_v unprofitable_a 5._o persevere_v grace_n whereby_o after_o that_o we_o have_v receive_v the_o grace_n of_o renovation_n we_o do_v also_o receive_v a_o will_n to_o persevere_v and_o continue_v constant_o in_o that_o good_a which_o we_o can_v do_v even_o by_o this_o gift_n of_o perseverance_n the_o object_n of_o conversion_n be_v 1._o sin_n or_o disobedience_n from_o whence_o we_o be_v convert_v 2._o righteousness_n or_o new-obedience_n whereunto_o we_o be_v convert_v the_o subject_n or_o matter_n of_o conversion_n viz._n 1._o in_o the_o mind_n and_o understanding_n a_o right_a judgement_n concern_v god_n his_o will_n and_o work_v 2._o in_o the_o will_v a_o earnest_n and_o ready_a desire_n purpose_v to_o obey_v god_n in_o all_o his_o commandment_n 3._o a_o good_a and_o reform_a affection_n man_n conversion_n consist_v of_o these_o two_o part_n viz._n 1._o in_o mortify_v the_o old_a man_n that_o be_v to_o be_v true_o and_o hearty_o sorry_a that_o thou_o have_v offend_v god_n by_o thy_o sin_n and_o daily_o more_o and_o more_o to_o hate_v and_o eschew_v they_o 2._o by_o quicken_a the_o new_a man_n that_o be_v to_o live_v to_o god_n through_o christ_n and_o a_o earnest_n and_o ready_a desire_n to_o order_v thy_o life_n according_a to_o god_n will_v and_o to_o do_v all_o good_a work_n the_o cause_n of_o conversion_n viz._n 1._o the_o principal_a efficient_a cause_n of_o conversion_n be_v the_o holy_a ghost_n 2._o the_o instrumental_a cause_n or_o mean_n be_v first_o the_o law_n than_o the_o gospel_n the_o next_o instrumental_a cause_n be_v faith_n 3._o the_o further_a cause_n be_v the_o cross_n and_o chastisement_n as_o also_o punishment_n benefit_n act_n of_o providence_n and_o example_n of_o other_o 4._o the_o formal_a cause_n be_v the_o conversion_n itself_o and_o the_o property_n thereof_o 5._o the_o chief_a final_a cause_n be_v god_n glory_n the_o next_o and_o subordinate_a end_n be_v our_o own_o good_a and_o the_o conversion_n of_o other_o when_o thou_o be_v convert_v confirm_v thy_o brethren_n how_o the_o true_a conversion_n of_o the_o godly_a differ_v from_o the_o false_a repentance_n of_o the_o wicked_a 1._o in_o their_o grief_n the_o wicked_a be_v grieve_v only_o for_o the_o punishment_n ensue_v not_o for_o that_o they_o offend_v and_o displease_v god_n the_o godly_a be_v special_o grieve_v that_o god_n be_v offend_v 2._o in_o the_o cause_n the_o wicked_a repent_v by_o reason_n of_o a_o despair_n and_o distrust_n so_o that_o they_o more_o and_o more_o offend_v god_n but_o the_o godly_a repent_v by_o reason_n of_o faith_n and_o a_o confidence_n they_o have_v of_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n and_o reconciliation_n in_o the_o mediator_n 3._o in_o the_o effect_n for_o in_o the_o wicked_a new-obedience_n do_v not_o follow_v repentance_n which_o always_o accompany_v the_o repentance_n of_o the_o godly_a so_o that_o the_o repentance_n of_o the_o wicked_a be_v no_o true_a no_o sound_n no_o save_a repentance_n the_o former_a part_n of_o conversion_n be_v call_v mortification_n and_o that_o for_o these_o reason_n viz._n 1._o because_o as_o dead_a man_n can_v show_v forth_o the_o action_n of_o one_o that_o be_v live_v so_o our_o nature_n the_o corruption_n thereof_o be_v abolish_v do_v no_o more_o in_o such_o sort_n show_v forth_o or_o exercise_v her_o evil_a action_n for_o mortification_n be_v by_o the_o grace_n and_o operation_n of_o the_o spirit_n a_o decay_n and_o perish_v of_o the_o deed_n of_o the_o flesh_n which_o be_v evil_a action_n and_o carnal_a affection_n 2._o because_o mortification_n be_v not_o wrought_v without_o grief_n and_o lament_v and_o for_o this_o cause_n mortification_n be_v call_v a_o crucify_a consist_v in_o the_o subdue_a by_o a_o holy_a discipline_n our_o inordinate_a lust_n which_o rebel_n against_o god_n and_o in_o a_o patient_a bear_n of_o the_o cross_n of_o christ_n the_o latter_a part_n of_o conversion_n be_v call_v quicken_a viz._n 1._o because_o as_o a_o live_a man_n do_v the_o action_n of_o one_o that_o be_v live_v so_o quicken_a be_v a_o kindle_v of_o new_a faculty_n and_o quality_n in_o we_o 2._o in_o respect_n of_o that_o joy_n which_o the_o convert_a have_v in_o god_n which_o indeed_o be_v such_o as_o word_n be_v not_o able_a to_o express_v nor_o any_o heart_n conceive_v but_o he_o who_o have_v it_o quicken_a comprehend_v those_o thing_n which_o be_v contrary_a to_o mortification_n 1._o a_o knowledge_n of_o god_n mercy_n and_o the_o apply_v thereof_o in_o christ_n 2._o a_o joyfulness_n thence_o arise_v for_o that_o god_n be_v please_v and_o new-obedience_n be_v begin_v 3._o a_o ardent_a or_o earnest_a endeavour_n or_o purpose_n to_o sin_n no_o more_o arise_v from_o thankfulness_n and_o because_o we_o rejoice_v that_o we_o have_v god_n appease_v or_o pacify_v towards_o we_o a_o desire_n also_o of_o righteousness_n and_o of_o retain_v god_n love_n and_o favour_n be_v now_o convert_v from_o sin_n which_o next_o come_v to_o be_v speak_v of_o xi_o sin_n in_o its_o proper_a nature_n be_v a_o anomy_n that_o be_v a_o want_n of_o conformity_n to_o the_o law_n of_o god_n the_o nature_n of_o sin_n lie_v not_o in_o the_o action_n but_o in_o the_o manner_n of_o do_v the_o action_n and_o sin_n proper_o be_v nothing_o formal_o subsist_v or_o exist_v for_o then_o god_n shall_v be_v the_o author_n of_o it_o but_o it_o be_v a_o ataxy_n or_o absence_n of_o goodness_n in_o the_o thing_n that_o subsi_v whereupon_o it_o be_v true_o say_v in_o school_n in_o peccato_fw-la nihil_fw-la positivum_fw-la whatsoever_o a_o man_n do_v whereof_o he_o be_v not_o certain_o persuade_v in_o judgement_n and_o conscience_n out_o of_o god_n word_n that_o it_o may_v be_v do_v be_v sin_n original_a sin_n be_v the_o corruption_n of_o the_o whole_a man_n and_o chief_o of_o the_o soul_n of_o man_n and_o be_v not_o only_o a_o absence_n of_o goodness_n but_o also_o a_o real_a presence_n of_o a_o evil_a property_n and_o disposition_n and_o this_o infection_n of_o nature_n do_v remain_v yea_o in_o they_o that_o be_v regenerate_v for_o the_o principle_n of_o flesh_n that_o be_v in_o holy_a man_n may_v sometime_o prevail_v mighty_o upon_o they_o yea_o so_o as_o to_o make_v they_o do_v as_o evil_a action_n as_o the_o worst_a of_o man_n for_o this_o be_v a_o true_a rule_n a_o man_n that_o excel_v in_o grace_n may_v sometime_o excel_v in_o ill-doing_n but_o he_o allow_v not_o himself_o therein_o nor_o be_v it_o proper_o he_o that_o do_v it_o but_o sin_n that_o dwell_v in_o he_o as_o the_o good_a that_o evil_a man_n do_v it_o can_v be_v say_v that_o they_o do_v it_o god_n spirit_n may_v be_v there_o to_o help_v they_o to_o do_v 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