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Of the Concomitants of Vocation.


HAT Benefits do they that are effectuA. They that are effectually called do in this Life partake of Justification, Adoption, San&tification, and the feveral Benefits which in this Life do either accompany, or flow from them.

Q. 1. Are all that be effe&tually called, justified ?

A. Yes, God juftifies all, and every Soul that obeys and answers his Call, Rom. viii. 30. Whom he called, them he also justified.

Q. 2. What other Benefits have the called in this Life
A. They are all the adopted Children of God, Eph. i.

5. Having predestinated us unto the Adoption of Children, by Jejus Christ unto himself, according to the good Pleasure of his Will.

Q. 3. Are those all the Benefits the called receive ?

A. No, they are not only justified and adopted, but also fanctified, 1 Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Chrif Jesus, who of God is made unto us Wisdom, Righteousness, and Santification, and Redemption.

Q. 4. Do these three Bleflings come singly to the called? A. No, they are all accompanied with Multitudes of other Bleslings flowing from them, Eph. i. 3. Blefjed be the God and Father of our

Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blefed as with all spiritual Bli fings, in heavenly Places in Chrift.

Q. 5. What are the Mercies flowing from Juftification ?

A. They are great and manifold, Rom. v. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Therefore being juftified by Faith, we have Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom also we have Access by Faith into this Grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in the Hope of the Glory of God,

Q. 6. What are the Benefits flowing from Adoption ?

A. Free Access to God, Eph. iii. 12. In whom we have Boldness and Access with Confidence by the Faith of him. And a Title to Heaven, Rom. viii. 17. If Children, then Heirs.

Q. 7. What Bleffings accompany San&lification ?

A. Union with Christ, Heb. ii. il. For both be that fanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one. And Right



to the Inheritance, Acts xx. 32. And now, Brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of bis Grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an Inberitance among all them which are sanctified..

Q. 8. What is the first Lesson from hence ?

A. That they are Enemies to their own Souls, who obey not the Gospel Call, 2 Thef. i. 8. In flaming Fire, taking Vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Q. 9. What is the second Lesson from hence ?

A. That the Eflate of Believers abounds with spiritual privileges, 1 Cor. iii. 22, 23. Whether Paul, or Apollo, or Cephas, or the World, or Life, or. Death, or. Things present, or Things to corrie, all are jours, and ye are Cbriff's, and Christ is God's,

Q. 10. What is the third Lesson from hence ?

A, "That all the Believer's Privileges are not in Hope, but come in Hand, 1 John iii. 1. Behold what Manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God.

Q. 11. What is the fourth Lesson ?

A. The greateit Sufferers for Christ have no Reason to repent their Call, Rom. viii. 18. For I reckon that the Sufferings of this present Time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory that shall be revealed in us.

Q. 12. What is the last Lesson from hence ?

A. That we have infinite Reason to bless God for the Gospel, by which we are called, 2 Thes. ii. 14. Whereunto he called you by our Gospel.

Of Justification. .

Juftification Act Free-Grace, wherein he pardonech all our Sins, and accepteth us as righteous in his Sight, only for the Righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by Faith alone,

Q. 1. What are the Parts of Justification ?

A. It consists of two parts: First, the Pardon of Sin, Acts xiii. 39. And by him, all that believe are justified from all



Things from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Mojes : Secondly, The Acceptation of our 'Person's as righteous, Rom. v. 1, 2, 3.. Therefore being justified by Fuitby we have Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom also we have Access by Faith into this Grace wherein we ftand, and rejoice in Hope of the Glory of God.

. Q. 2. Whose Act is it to justify Sinners ?

A. It is the Act of God alone, Rom. viii. 33. It is God that justifieth. Man's justifying of himself is nothing, Luke xvi. 15. And he jaid unto them, Ye are they which justify your Jelves before men, but God knoweth jour Hearts; for that which is highly esteemed amongst Men, is Abomination in the Sight of God, Nor other Mens juftifying of us, Rev: ji. 1. I know tly Works, that thou halt a Name to live, and art dead.

Q. 3. Is there any Thing in Man to merit his Justificas tion?


A. No, it is an Act of Free-Grace in God, Rom. iii.

24. Being justified freely by his Grace; through the Redemption which is in Jesus Chrift...

Q. 4. If it be not for any inherent Righteoufness, how then ?

A. It is for the Righteousness of Christ impoted to us, Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also describeth the Blessedness of the Man unto whom God imputeth Righteousness without Works.

Q. 5. How is Chrift's Righteousness made ours?

A. By Application of it to us. by Faith, Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a Man is not justified by the Works of the Low, but

the Faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the Faith of Chrisl, and not by the Works of the Law; for by the Works of the Law shall no Flesh be justified'.

Q. 6. Is it not parily by Christ's Righteousness, and partly our own?

A. No: by Christ's Righteousness, without any Mixture of ours, Rom. iii. 28. Therefore we conclude, that a Man is juftijied by Faith without the Deeds of the Law.

6.7. But James say ot beracije, Jam. ii. 14. W'bat doth it profit, 11ty Brethren, though a Man, says he, baih Faith, and have not Works, Can Faith fave him? fit in A. The two Apofiles contradict not one another, Paul



{peaks of Justification before God; and James of juiti. fying our Faith before Men. Q. 8. Is no Regard then to be had to good Works?

A. Yes, very great; they that believe, must be careful to maintain good Works, Tit. ii. 8. That they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good Works. These Things are good and profitable unto Men..

Q. 9. Why can none be justified by Works?

A. Because all are guilty before God, Rom. iii. -29. Is be the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. And the Law curses all that are under guilt, Gal. iii. 10.1: Curfed is every one that continueth net in all Things, which are written in the Book of the Law to do bem.

Q. 10. What is the first Inference from hence ? .A. The happy State of Believers who are now at Peace with God, Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by Faith, we bave Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Chrift. And whom he justifieth he glorifiech, Rom. viii. 30. Whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Q. 11. What is the second Inference hence ?

A. The Excellency and Necessity of Faith, Rom. iii. 30. The Circumcision is justified by Faith, and the Uncircumcision through Faith.

Q. 12. What is the third Inference ?

A, That the Greatness of Sin is no Bar to Faith, since it is the Righteousness of Chrif that justifieth, 2 Cor. v. 21. For be baih made him to be Sin for us, who knew no Sin, that we may be made the Righteoufnefs of God in him.

Q. 13. What is the last Inference ?

A That Believers ought to be exceeding humble, and far from Boafting. The Law of Faith excludes Boasting, Rom. iii. 27. Where is boasting then? It is excluded; by what Law? Of iVorks? nay, but by the Law of Faith.

Of Adoption.

Quell. 34. W A. Adoption*is an act of God's Free

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a Right to all the Privileges of the Sons of God.

Q. 1. How many Sorts of Sons be there?

A. There is one by Generation, and another by Adoption, John i. 12, 13. But as many as received him, to them gave he Power to become tbe Sons of God, even to them i bat lieve in his Name ; which were born not of Blood, nor of the Will of the Flesh, nor of the Will of Max, but of God.

Q. 2. What moves God to adopt any Man? A. Nothing but his Free-love, John iii. 1. Behold abat Manner of Love the Father haib bestowed on us, that we fould be calied the Sons of God.

Q: 3. Is this Privilege common to all Men'?'.

Ai No; it's peculiar to them that receive him, John i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave be power to become the Sons of God.

Q. 4. What is the first Property of Adoption ?

A. It is a costly Relation, Gal. iv. 4, 5. When ihe Fulness of Time wa's come, God sent forth his Son, made of a Woman, made under she Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the Adoption of Sons.

Q. 5. What is the fecond Property of Adoption ?

A. It is an high and honourable Relation 1 John iii. 1. Behold whar Manner of Love the Father haib bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God.

Q. 6. What is the third Property of Adoption ?

A. It is a free Relation on God's Part, Eph. 1.-4, 5. Alcording as he harh chofen us in him before the Foundation of the World, that we should be holy and without Blame before him in Love. Having predefinated us unto the Adoption of Children, by Jesus Christ 10 bimfelf, according ro the good Pleafure of his

36. If the Son itserefore fhali make you free, ye jhall be free

7. What is the fourth Property of Adoption ? A. It is a permanent Relation, john“, viii. 35. The Son abideth in the House for ever.

Q. 8. What is the first Privilege of the adopted ?

A. They have an Intereit in God as Children in a Father, 2 Cor. vi. 18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be any Sons and Daughters, faith the Lord Almigbry. Q. 9. What is the second Privilege?

A. Being

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