« PreviousContinue »
and most painful sufferings in his pore' vero perpessiones quam mabody;" was crucified, and died;" xime dolorificas ; crucifixus est, ac was buried, and remained under the mortuus ;' sepultus est, mansitque power of death, yet saw no corrup- sub mortis potestate ; nec tamen ultion.' On the third day he arose lam vidit corruptionem.' Tertio die from the dead," with the same body surrexit a mortuis,' cum eodem in in which he suffered;" with which quo passus fuerat corpore, cum quo also he ascended into heaven, and etiam ascendit in coelum, ibique sethere sitteth at the right hand of dens ad dextram Patris' intercedit,' his Father,' making intercession;" rediturus inde in consummatione and shall return to judge men and mundi, ad homines angelosque juangels at the end of the world." dicandum.
V. The Lord Jesus, by his per V. Dominus Jesus obedientia sua fect obedience and sacrifice of perfecta, suique ipsius sacrificio ; himself, which he through the quod per æternum Spiritum Deo eternal Spirit once offered up unto semel obtulit, justitiæ Patris plene God, hath fully satisfied the jus- satisfecit,' ac omnibus ei a Patre tice of his Father,' and purchased datis non modo reconciliationem not only reconciliation, but an ever- verum etiam æternam hæreditatem lasting inheritance in the kingdom in regno coelorum acquisivit." of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him."
VI. Although the work of re VI. Quamvis redemptionis opus demption was not actually wrought non nisi post incarnationem ejus, by Christ till after his incarnation, a Christo- quidem actu effectum yet the virtue, efficacy, and benefits fuerit, vis tamen ejus, efficacia, et thereof were communicated unto beneficia per omnia iam inde a the elect, in all ages successively mundi primordiis elapsa secula from the beginning of the world, electis sunt communicata, in et per in and by those promises, types, promissiones illas, typos, et sacri
very pernicions, and to be de- rium statuere ac defendere, perniciotested.'
sum admodum est ac detestandum.'
De Justificatione. I. Those whom God effectnally I. Quos Deus vocat efficaciter, eoscalleth he also freely justifieth;" dem etiam gratis justificat, non not by infusing righteousness into quidem justitiam iis infundendo, them, but by pardoning their sins, sed eorum peccata condonando, and by accounting and accepting personasque pro justis reputando their persons as righteous : not atque acceptando ; neque id certe for any thing wrought in them, propter quicquam aut in iis proor done by them, but for Christ's ductum, aut ab iis præstitum, vesake alone; nor' by imputing faith rum Christi solius ergo; eisque itself, the act of believing, or any ad justitiam non fidem ipsam, non other evangelical obedience to credendi actum, aut aliam quamthem, as their righteousness; but cunque obedientiam evangelicam, by imputing the obedience and verum obedientiam ac satisfactiosatisfaction of Christ unto them, nem Christi imputando, eum nempe they receiving and resting on him recipientibus, eique ac justitiæ ejus and his righteousness by faith; per fidem innitentibus ; quam illi which faith they have not of fidem ex dono Dei, non a seipsis, themselves, it is the gift of God. habent."
II. Faith, thus receiving and II. Fides hoc modo Christum reresting on Christ and his right- cipiens, eique innitens ac justitiæ eousness, is the alone instrument ejus, est justificationis unicum instruof justification;" yet is it not alone mentum ;' in homine tamen justificato in the person justified, but is ever hæc non est solitaria, verum gratiis accompanied with all other saving aliis omnibus salutaribus semper cograces, and is no dead faith, but mitata ; neque est hæc fides mortua, worketh by love.'
sed quæ per charitatem operatur.' III. Christ, by his obedience and III. Qui hunc in modum justifi
12 John 9-11; 1 Cor. xvi. 22; Gal. i. 6
8. * Rom. viii. 30; iii. 24. '[Am. ed. not.] • Rcm. iv, 5–8; 2 Cor. v. 19, 21; Rom. iii.
22, 24, 25, 27, 28; Titus iii. 5, 7; Eph. i.
7; Jer. xxiii. 6; 1 Cor. i. 30, 31; Rom.
v. 17-19. * Acts x. 44; Gal. ii. 16; Phil, iii. 9; Acts
xiii. 38, 39; Eph. ii, 7, 8. John i. 12; Rom. iii. 28; v. 1. ? James ii. 17, 22, 26; Gal. v. 6.
death, did fully discharge the debt cantur, eorum omnium debita Chriof all those that are thus justified, stus per obedientiam suam mortemque and did wake a proper, real, and prorsus dissolvit ; eorumque vice jufull satisfaction to his Father's stitice Patris sui realem, plenam, et justice in their behalf.' Yet in- proprie dictam satisfactionem præasmuch as he was given by the stitit. Quum tamen non propter in Father for them, and his obe- iis quicquam, verum gratuito Pater dience and satisfaction accepted cum Christum ipsum pro eis dederit; in their stead,' and both freely, tum obedientiam ejus ac satisfactionot for any thing in them, their nem tanquam eorum loco constitutis justification is ouly of free grace;" acceptaverit; omnino a gratia gratuthat both the exact justice and rich ita est eorum justificatio ;* Quo nimigrace of God might be glorified in rum Dei tum accurata justitia tum the justification of sinners. locuples gratia glorificata foret in
justificatione peccatorum." IV. God did, from all eternity, IV. Ab æterno decrevit Deus elecdecree to justify all the elect, and tos omnes justificare,' Christusque in Christ did, in the fullness of time, temporis plenitudine mortuus est pro die for their sins, and rise again eorum peccatis, et in justificationem for their justification :' neverthe- eorum resurrexit :' nihilo minus taless, they are not justified until men justificati prius non sunt, quam the Holy Spirit doth, in due time, Christum eis in tempore suo opportuactually apply Christ unto them.” no Spiritus Sanctus actu applicuerit."
V. God doth continue to for V. Perseverat Deus eorum pecgive the sins of those that are cata condonare quos semel justifijustified;' and although they can cavit, quin et etiamsi excidere statu never fall from the state of justi- justificationis nunquam possint ; fication, yet they may by their fieri tamen potest ut irce Dei, pasins fall under God's fatherly dis- ternæ quidem illi, per peccata sua pleasure, and not have the light se exponant, nec lumen paterni vulof his countenance restored unto tus prius sibi habeant restitutum, them, until they humble them- quam semet ipsos humiliaverint,
* Rom. v. 8-10, 19; 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6; Heb. x.
10, 14; Dan. ix. 24, 26; Isa. liii. 4-6,
10-12. ? Rom. viii. 32. s 2 Cor. v. 21; Matt. iii. 17; Eph. v. 2. • Rom. iii. 24; Eph. i. 7.
5 Rom. iii. 26; Eph. ii. 7.
Gal. iii. 8; 1 Pet. i. 2, 19, 20; Rom. viii. 30. ? Gal. iv. 4; 1 Tim. ii. 6; Rom. iv. 25. * Col. i. 21, 22; Gal. ii. 16; Titus iii. 4-7. • Matt. vi. 12; 1 John i. 7, 9; ii. 1, 2. 10 Luke xxii. 32; John X. 28; Heb. x. 14.
selves, confess their sins, beg par- peccata agnoverint, imploraverint don, and renew their faith and veniam, fidem denique et poenitenrepentance.
tiam suam renovaverint.' VI. The justification of believ VI. Justificatio fidelium sub Veers under the Old Testament was, tere ac Novo Testamento quoad in all these respects, one and the isthæc omnia est una eademque.' same with the justification of believers under the New Testament."
De Adoptione. All those that are justified God Deus justificatos omnes dignatur vouchsafeth, in and for his only in filio suo unigenito Jesu Christo, Son Jesus Christ, to make par- et propter eundem participes facere takers of the grace of adoption;" gratiæ Adoptionis; ' per quam in nuby which they are taken into merum filiorum Dei assumuntur, tathe number, and enjoy the lib- liumque immunitatibus ac privilegiis erties and privileges of the chil- potiuntur," impositum sibi habent nodren of God;' have his name put men Dei,o Spiritum adoptionis acciupon them;' receive the Spirit of piunt,' aditum habent ad thronum adoption;" have access to
to the gratiæ cum confidentia,' potestatem throne of grace with boldness;' consequuntur clamandi Abba Pater, * are enabled to cry, Abba, Father;" commiserationem,' tutelam, ' et proare pitied, protected,"o provided videntiam" sortiuntur; quin et cafor," and chastened by him as by stigationem Dei paternam experiuna father;" yet never cast off," tur;" nunquam tamen abdicantur," but sealed to the day of redemp- verum in diem redemptionis consition,” and inherit the promises,' as gnati“ promissiones obtinent hæreheirs of everlasting salvation.“ ditario jure,' ut qui hæredes sunt
* Psa. Ixxxix. 31-33; li. 7-12; xxxii. 5;
Matt. xxvi. 75; 1 Cor. xi. 30, 32; Luke i. 20.
[xiii. 8. Gal. iii. 9, 13, 14; Rom. iv, 22-24; Heb. * Eph. i. 5; Gal. iv. 4, 5. * Rom. viii. 17; John i. 12. • Jer. xiv. 9; 2 Cor. vi. 18; Rev. iii. 12.
Rom. viii. 15. ? Eph. iii. 12; Rom. v. 2.
De Sanctificatione. I. They who are effectnally called I. Quotquot efficaciter vocantur, ac and regenerated, having a new heart regenerantur, cor novum habentes and a new spirit created in them, novumque spiritum in se creatum, are further sanctified, really and sunt virtute mortis et resurrectionis personally, through the virtue of Christi' per verbum ejus spiritumque Christ's death and resurrection,' by in eis inhabitantem ulterius sanctihis Word and Spirit dwelling in ficati, realiter quidem ac personalithem ;' the dominion of the whole ter : totius corporis peccati dominium body of sin is destroyed,' and the in eos destruitur, ejusque varice several lists thereof are more and libidines debilitantur indies magis more weakened and mortified,' and magisque ac mortificantur ;' illi inthey more and more quickened and terim magis magisque in omni gratia strengthened, in all saving graces," salutari vivificantur et corroboranto the practice of true holiness, tur indies,' ad praxim veræ sanctiwithout which no man shall see moniæ, qua quidem destitutus nemo the Lord.
unquam videbit Dominum.“ II. This sanctification is through II. Universalis est hæc et per toout in the whole man,' yet imper- tum hominem diffusa sanctificatio,' fect in this life; there abideth still verum in hac vita est imperfecta nonsome remnants of corruption in nullis corruptionis reliquiis adhuc in erery part," whence ariseth a con- omni parte remanentibus, unde beltinnal and irreconcilable war, the lum exoritur perpetuum et implacaflesh Insting against the spirit, and bile ; hinc carne adversus spiritum, the spirit against the flesh.' illinc spiritu adversus carnem con
cupiscente. III. In which war, although the III. In quo quidem bello licet remaining corruption for a time corruptio residua possit aliquandiu may much prevail, yet, through prævalere plurimum," pars tamen the continual supply of strength regenita, sanctificante Christi spifrom the sanctifying Spirit of ritu perpetuas ferente suppetias,
'1 Cor. vi. 11; Acts xx. 32; Phil. iii. 10;
Rom. vi. 5, 6. John xvii. 17; Eph. v, 26; 2 Thess. ii. 13. * Rom. vi. 6,14. • Gal. v. 24; Rom. viii. 13. • Col. i. 11; Eph. iii. 16-19.
6 2 Cor. vii. 1; Heb. xii. 14.
1 Thess. v. 23.