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pel to Abram, saying, In thee shall all Rom. iii. 25. Him hath God set forth nations be blest. (Gen. xii. 3.) So they to be a propitiation through faith in his which be of faith are blessed with faithful blood, to declare his righteousness for the Abraham.
remission of sins. Ver. 11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident; XXVI. The koly Spirit is given to be. for, The just shall live by faith. Hab. ii. lievers. John vii. 38, 39. Jesus said, He 4. Rom. i. 17. Heb. x. 38.
that believeth on me, out of his belly shall Ver. 12. And the law is not of faith; flow rivers of living waters. This spake but, The man that doeth these things shall he of the Spirit, which they that believe live in them.
on him should receive. Ver. 22. The Scripture hath concluded Gal. iii. 13, 14. Christ hath redeemed all under sin, that the promise by faith of us from the curse of the law: That the Jesus Christ might be given to them that blessing of Abraham might come on the beliere.
Gentiles, through Jesus Christ, that we Ver. 24. The law was our school-mas. might receive the promise of the Spirit ter to bring us to Christ, that we might through faith. be justified by faith.
. 5. We through the Spirit wait for XXVII. They have light and direction. the hope of righteousness (or justification) John xii. 36. Believe in the light: (that through faith.
is, in Christ.) Ch. i. 9,-viii. 12.-ix. 5. Ver. 6. In Jesus Christ neither circum- Ver. 46. I am come a light into the cision availeth any thing, nor uncircumci- world, that whosoever believeth on me sion, but faith which worketh by love. shall not abide in darkness.
Phil. iii. 8–10. I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge XXVIII. They have grace and peace. of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I 2 Pet. i. 1, 2. To them that have obtained have suffered the loss of all things, and like precious faith with us, grace and count them but dung, that I may win peace be multiplied. Rom. v. 1. Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the XXIX. They have joy and comfort. law, but that which is through the faith John xiv. 1. Let not your hearts be frou. of Christ, the righteousness which is of bled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. God by faith; that I might know him, 1 Cor. xv. 12. The God of hope fill you and the power of his resurrection, and the with all joy and peace in believing. 1 Pet. fellowship of his sufferings, being made i. 8. In whom (Christ) believing, ye rejoice conformable to his death.
with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
1 John v. 10. He that believeth on the XXII. Adoption, or being the sons of Son of God hath the witness in himself. God, promised. John i. 12. To as many John viii. 56. Abraham saw Christ's as received Christ, to them gave he power day and was glad. to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
XXX. Christ is precious to them. 2 Thess. Gal. iii. 26. Ye are all the children of i. 10. He shall come to be glorified in his God by faith in Jesus Christ. Rom. viii. 17. saints, and admired in all them that believe.
1 Pet. ii. 1. To them that believe he is XXIII. God's love promised to believers precious. in Christ. John xvi. 27. The Father him. self loveth you, because ye have loved me, XXXI. They have access to God in and have believed that I came out from God. prayer. Eph. iii. 12. In Christ we have
boldness, and access with confidence by XXIV. Christ prayeth for believers. the faith of him. John xvii. 20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall be- XXXII. Sanctification by faith. Acts lieve on me through their word.
xv. 9. God purifying their hearts by faith.
xxvi. 18. That they may receive an inXXV. The sins of belierers pardoned. heritance among them that are sanctified Acts x. 42. Whosoever believeth on me by faith in me. shall receive the remission of sins. Ch. xiij. 38.
XXXIII. Salvation by faith in God. Dan. vi. 23. No manner of hurt was thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt befound upon Daniel, (in the lion's den,] be- lieve in thine heart that God raised him cause he believed in his God.
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Eph. ii. 8. By grace ye are saved, XXXIV. Salvation to Christians by through faith. faith in Christ. Isa. xxviii. 16. Thus 2 Thess. ii. 13. God hath chosen us to saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion salvation, through sanctification of the for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a Spirit and belief of the truth. precious corner-stone, a sure foundation; 1 Tim. i. 16. I (Paul) obtained mercy, he that believeth shall not make baste. that in me Jesus Christ might shew forth Rom. ix. 33.-X. 11. He that believeth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them shall not be ashamed. 1 Pet. ii. 6. He which should hereafter believe on him to that believeth shall not be confounded. life everlasting.
Mark xvi. 15, 16. Jesus said, Preach vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay the gospel: He that believeth and is bap- hold on eternal life. tized, shall be saved; he that believeth not 2 Tim. iii. 15. The Scriptures are able shall be damned.
to make thee wise unto salvation through John iii. 14–16. As Moses lifted up the faith which is in Christ Jesus. serpent in the wilderness, even so must iv. 7, 8. I have fought a good fight, I the Son of man be lifted up; that whoso. have finished my course, I have kept the ever believeth in him should not perish, faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me but have eternal life. For God so loved a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the world, that he gave his only begotten the righteous judge shall give me at that Son, that whosoever believeth in him day, and not to me only, but unto all them should not perish, but have everlasting life. that love his appearing:
Ver. 17, 18. God sent not his Son into Heb. iv. 3. We which have believed do the world to condemn the world, but that enter into rest. the world through him might be saved. vi. 12. Be ye followers of them who He that believeth is not condemned: he through faith and patience inherit the that believeth not is condemned already, promises. because he hath not believed in the name
We are not of them that draw of the only begotten Son of God. back unto perdition, but of them who be
Ver. 36. He that believeth on the Son lieve to the saving of the soul. hath everlasting lifo: and he that believeth 1 Pet. i. 5. We are kept by the power not the Son shall not see life; but the of God through faith unto salvation.—Ver. wrath of God abideth on him.
9. Receiving the end of your faith, the vi. 35. Jesus said, He that believeth on salvation of your souls. me shall never thirst.
1 John v. 13. These things have I Ver. 40. This is the will of him that written unto you that believe on the name sent me, that every one that seeth the of the Son of God, that ye might know Son and believeth on him, may have ever- that ye have eternal life. lasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.--Ver. 47. He that believeth XXXV. Things extraordinary premised on me hath everlasting life.
to the faith of some primitive Christians. xi. 25. He that believeth on me, though Matt. xxi. 21. If ye have faith as a grain he were dead, yet shall he live.
of mustard-seed, and doubt not, ye shall Ver. 26. Whosoever liveth and believeth not only do this that is done to the fig. in me shall never dic, (or shall not die for tree, but also if ye shall say to this moun. ever.)
tain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast xx. 31. These are written, that ye into the sea, it shall be done. Luke xvii. might believe that Jesus is the Christ, 26. the Son of God, and that believing ye Ver. 22. And all things whatsoerer ye might have life through his name. shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall re
Acts xvi. 31. Paul and Silas said to the ceive. Mark xi. 24. jailor, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, Mark xvi. 17, 18. These signs shall and thou shalt be saved.
follow them that believe : In my name xxvi. 18. That they might receive an shall they cast out devils; they shall inheritance among them that are sancti speak with new tongues; they shall fied by faith in me.
take up serpents; and if they shall Rom. x. 9. If thou shalt confess with drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt
them; they shall lay hands on the sick, who washed Christ's feet with tears, Luke and they shall recover.
vü. 37 to 50.- The disciples, John ii. 22. John xiv. 12. He that believeth on me, - The Samaritans, John iv. 39.—The the works that I do shall he do also. Jews, John viii. 31.-xi. 45.--A man born
blind, John ix. 35. 38.—The chief rulers, XXXVI. These promises were fulfilled John xii. 11. 42.—Those given to Christ, in the following instances. Acts ii. 4. The John xvii. 8. --About five thousand, Acts disciples of Christ spake with new tongues. iv. 4. 32.—Many priests, Acts vi. 7.—Ste
iii. 2 to 8. and xiv. 10. They cured the phen, Acts vi. 8.—The eunuch, Acts viii. lame.
13.—They of the circumcision, Acts x. xvi. 18. They cast out unclean spirits. 45.-A great number, Acts xi. 21.-xiv. Ch. v. 16.-vii. 8.
1. 23.—Many at Lystra, Greeks and dexix. 11, 12. They healed the sick. vout women, Acts xvii. 4.-Crispus, the Ch. xxv. 8.
ruler of the synagogue, Acts xviii. 8. ix. 36, 37. 40. They raised the dead. Ver. 27.-Many in Achaia, Acts xix. 18. Ch. xx. 12.
- Many thousands of Jews, Acts xxi. 20. v. 5. 10. Lying hypocrites die at their Ver. 25.—The Gentiles : some among all rebuke.
nations, Rom. i. 5. 16. &c. &c. xxviii. 3. 5. Paul shakes a viper off his hand, and is not hurt by it. xiii. 11. Enemies of the faith are struck
INFIDELITY. with blindness.
ix. 12. 17, 18. They restore sight to XXXIX. Want of faith reproved. Matt. the blind.
vi. 30. Jesus said, If God so clothe the viii. 15. 17. The Holy Ghost is given grass of the field, will he not much more at laying on of their hands.
clothe you, O ye of little faith? v. 12. They do great miracles, signs, Mark xvi. 14. Jesus upbraided the and wonders. Ch. vi. 8.-xv. 12. 2 Cor. disciples with their unbelief and hardness xii. 12.
of heart, because they believed not those viii. 6. The people gave the more heed who had seen him after he was risen.to them, and embraced the faith. Ch. v. 4. Christ upbraideth the disciples afraid
upon sea, with their want of faith, Matt. XXXVII. Instances of miracles wrought viii. 26.-Peter upon the sea, Matt. xiv. for persons of eminent faith. Matt. viii. 31.—The disciples solicitous about bread, 8.10. 13. Luke vii. 9. At the centurion's Matt. xvi. 8, 9, 10.—The disciples at their faith his servant is healed.
not being able to cast out a devil, Matt. ix. 28, 29, 30. Two blind men restored xvii. 17. 19, 20. to sight. Mark x. 52.
Matt. xiii. 58. Jesus did not many Mark ü. 5. One sick of the palsy miracles there because of their unbelief. cured. Matt. ix. 2. 6, 7.
Mark vi. 5, 6. v. 34. A woman cured of a bloody issue. ix. 20. 25. A dumb spirit is cast out of
XL. Exhortations against unbelief. a child at the faith of the child's father. John xx. 27. Jesus said to Thomas, Be
v. 36. At the faith of the ruler of the not faithless, but believing. synagogue, his daughter, who had been Heb. iii. 12. Take heed lest there be dead, is restored to life.
in any of you an evil heart of unbelief. Luke xvii. 19. A leper cleansed. iv. 11. Let us labour to enter into the
John v. 50. At a nobleman's faith his rest that remaineth to the people of God, son is healed of a fever.
lest any man fall after the same example xi. 40 to 46. At Martha's faith her of unbelief. brother Lazarus is restored to life.
Acts iii. 16. At the faith of a lame man XLI. Threatenings against unbelief. he is healed by Peter.
Unbelief towards God; threats. Numb. xiv. 9. A cripple from the womb heal. xiv. 11. The Lord said, How long shall ed by Paul.
this people provoke me? How long shall
it be ere they believe me, for all the signs XXXVIII. Other instances of approved I have shewed among them ?—Ver. 12. faith. In Abraham, Gen. xv. 6. compared I will scatter them with the pestilence with John viii. 56. Rom. iv. 18. 20.- and disinherit them. Ver. 37, 38. Heb. The virgin Mary, Luke i. 45.—The woman /iii. 17, 18.-iv. 6. Jude 5.
Numb. xx. 12. The Lord spake unto them strong delusion that they might beMoses and Aaron, Because ye believed lieve a lie; that they all might be damned me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the who believed not the truth, but had plea. children of Israel, therefore ye shall not sure in unrighteousness. bring this congregation into the land 1 Tim. v. 8. If any provide not for his which I have given them.
own, he hath denied the faith. Deut. i. 32. Moses said, Ye did not Ver. 5. 11, 12. They have begun to believe the Lord your God.
wax wanton against Christ. Having Ver. 34, 35. And the Lord was wroth, damnation, because they have cast off and sware, saying, Surely there shall not their first faith. one of these men, of this evil generation, Tit. i. 15. To them that are defiled and see that good land which I sware to give unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their unto their fathers. Heb. üïi. 19.-iv, 6. mind and conscience is defiled.
2 Kings xvii. 14. 18. 20. Because they Heb. iv. 2. Unto us was the gospel did not believe, the Lord rejected the seed preached as well as unto them; but the of Israel.
word preached did not profit them, not Isa. vii. 9. If ye will not believe, ye being mixed with faith in them that shall not be established.
heard it. Ch. x. 38, 39. The just shall liii. 9. Who hath believed our report? live by faith; but if any man draw back, See Ps. lxxviii. 21, 22, 32, 33.-cvi. 24. my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 26. 29.
We are not of them that draw back unto
perdition; but of them who believe to the XLII. Unbelief towards Christ; threats. saving of the soul. Matt. xxi. 31. Jesus said, Verily I say xi. 31. By faith Rahab perished not unto you, The publicans and harlots en- with them that believed not. ter into the kingdom of heaven before 1 John ii. 23. Whosoever denieth the you.—Ver. 32. For ye believed not John Son, the same hath not the Father. the Baptist, but the publicans and harlots Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbeliev. believed him.
ing, and the abominable, and murderers, Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth not and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and shall be damned.
idolaters, and all liars, shall have their Luke xii. 46. The Lord of the wicked part in the lake which burneth with fire servant will appoint him his portion with and brimstone, which is the second death. unbelievers.
See Isa. Ixvi. 24. John iii. 18. He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath XLIII. The following causes of unbelief not believed on the name of the only are assigned in Scripture by Christ and his begotten Son of God.- Ver. 36. He that apostles. Luke viii. 12. The devil taketh believeth not the Son, shall not see life; away the word out of their hearts, lest but the wrath of God abideth on him. they should believe and be saved. 1 John v. 10.
John v. 44. How can ye believe which viii. 24. If ye believe not that I am he, receive honour one of another, and seek ye shall die in your sins.
not the honour that cometh from God only. Ver. 48. He that rejecteth me and Ver. 46, 47. Had ye believed Moses, receiveth not my words, hath one that ye would have believed me, for he wrote judgeth him: the word that I have spo. of me. But if ye believe not his writken the same shall judge him in the last ings, how shall ye believe my words? day.
2 Cor. iii. 14, 15. Rom. ix. 31, 32. Israel hath not attain- viii. 45. Because I tell you the truth, ed to the law of righteousness; because ye believe me not. they sought it not by faith, but as it were X. 26. Ye believe me not because ye by the works of the law.
are not of my sheep. xi. 20. Because of unbelief the Jews 2 Cor. iv. 3. Because the god of this were broken off.
world hath blinded their minds. xiv, 23. He that doubteth is damned, if 1 Tim. iv. 4. Giving heed to seducing he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for spirits, and doctrines of devils. whatsoever is not of faith,
vi. 10. The love of money.-Ver. 20, 2 Thess. ii. 10–12. They received | 21. Vain babblings, and professing false not the love of the truth, that they might science. Hence is applied to unbebe saved. For this cause God shall send | lievers the prophecy of Isa, vi. 9. com
pared with John xii. 40, 41, Acts xxviii. forgotten me, saith the Lord. Ver. 14. 26, 27.
Jer. xxiv. 27.
LOOKING TO GOD.
XLVII. Threatenings against those that
forget God. Deut. xxxii. 18. Of the Rock XLIV. Look to God. Ps. xxxiv.5. They 'that begat thee, thou art unmindful; and looked unto God, and were lightened. hast forgotten God that formed thee. Ps. v. 3.cxxiii. 2.
Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them. See to Isa. xvi. 7. At that day shall a man look ver. 26. to his Maker, and his eyes shall have Judg. iii. 7. The children of Irael forrespect to the holy One of Israel. Chap. gat the Lord.—Ver. 8. Therefore the anviii. 17.
ger of the Lord was hot against Israel, &c. xlv. 22. Look unto me and be ye saved, 1 Sam. xii. 9. They forgat the Lord all the ends of the earth; for I am God, their God, and he sold them into the hand and there is none else.
of their enemies. Mic. vii. 7. I will look unto the Lord : Ps. ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned I will wait for the God of my salvation : into hell, and all the nations that forget my God will hear me. See Isa. xxxiii. 14. God. Job viii. 11, 12, 13.
1. 21, 22. These things thou hast done REMEMBERING GOD. and I kept silence; but I will reprove thee,
saith the Lord. Consider this, ye that XLV. Remembering God. Neh. iv. 14. forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and Remember the Lord, which is great and there be none to deliver. terrible. Ps. xx. 7.
Isa, xvii. 10. Because thou hast forgotJob xxi. 6. When I remember him I ten the God of thy salvation, and hast not am afraid.
been mindful of the rock of thy strength, Ps. xlii. 6. My God, my soul is cast therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, down in me; therefore will I remember &c._Ver. 11. But the harvest shall be thee. Ps. XX. 7.-lxxvii. 10.
an heap in the day of desperate sorrow. Lxiii. 5, 6. My soul shall be satisfied as Ezek. xxiii. 35. Thou hast forgotten with marrow and fatness; and my mouth me; therefore bear thy lewdness. shall praise thee with joyful lips: 'When I Hog. viii. 14. Israel hath forgotten his remember thee upon my bed, and meditate Maker. I will send a fire upon his cities. on thee in the night-watches.
Eccl. xii. 1. Remember thy Creator in XLVIII. Warnings against forgetting the days of thy youth.
God. Deut. vi. 12. Beware lest thou Isa. xxvi. 9. The desire of our soul is to forget the Lord thy God. thee, and to the remembrance of thy name. viii. 11-14. Beware lest thou forget
Jonah ii. 7. When my soul fainted the Lord thy God, in not keeping his com. within me, I remembered the Lord, and mandments, and his judgments, and his my prayer came unto thee, even unto statutes. Lest when thou hast eaten, and thine holy temple. See Zech. x. 9. art full, and hast built goodly houses, and
Not remembering God. Isa. Ivii. 11. Of hast dwelt therein; and when thy herds whom hast thou been afraid, that thou and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver hast lied, and hast not remembered me, and thy gold is multiplied, and all that nor laid it to thy heart? Ch. li. 12, 13. thou hast is multiplied; that then thine Judg. viii. 34. Ps. Ixxviii. 42.
heart be lifted up, and thou forget the
Lord thy God. See to ver. 20.
Ps. xliv. 17. All this is come upon us,
yet have we not forgotten thee.- Ver. 20. XLVI. Forgetting God. Ps. cvi. 21. If we have forgotten the name of our God, Israel forgat God their Saviour, which had or stretched out our hands to a strange done great things in Egypt for them. god, shall not God search out this?
Jer. ii. 32. My people have forgotten me days without number. Ch. xiii. 25,
MEDITATION. xviii. 5.
iii. 21. They have perverted their way, XLIX. Meditation upon God and his and have forgotten the Lord their God. word. A good man meditates upon God's
Ezek. xxii. 12. Thou hast gained of law day and night. Ps. i, 2.-xlix. 3.– thy neighbour by extortion, and hast cxix. 97. Josh. 1. 8.