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Page 320 - Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, And my servant whom I have chosen: That ye may know and believe me, And understand that I am he: Before me there was no God formed, Neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; And beside me there is no saviour.
Page 249 - Wherefore, we acknowledge a dutiful necessity of doing well, but the meritorious dignity of doing well we utterly renounce. We see how far we are from the perfect righteousness of the law ; the little fruit which we have in holiness, it is, God knoweth, corrupt and unsound : we put no confidence at all in it, we challenge nothing in the world for it, we dare not call God to reckoning, as if we had him in our debt-books : our continual suit to him is, and must be, to bear with our infirmities, and...
Page 124 - THE condition of man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith and calling upon God : Wherefore we have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God, by Christ, preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 477 - Such as are not predestinated to salvation shall inevitably be condemned on account of their sins. (5) The true, lively, and justifying faith, and the Spirit of God justifying, is not extinguished, doth not utterly fail, doth not vanish away in the elect, either finally or totally.
Page 418 - Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not : but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
Page 266 - DEAR FRIEND, — I cannot but have a tender love to those that love the Lord Jesus Christ, and to whom it is given, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him; therefore your letter and your friends visit have been both very welcome to me.
Page 267 - Behold, I stand at the door, and knock : if any man will hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with Me.
Page 367 - James's reign, the fear of popery was so strong, as well as just, that many, in and about London, began to meet often together, both for devotion and for their fur318ther instruction: things of that kind had been formerly practised only among the puritans and the dissenters: but these were of the church, and came to their ministers, to be assisted with forms of prayer and other directions: they were chiefly conducted by Dr.
Page 142 - Nevertheless, because faith doth directly send us to Christ for remission of our sins ; and that, by faith given us of God, we embrace the promise of God's mercy, and of the remission of our sins — which thing none other of our virtues or works properly doth — therefore the scripture useth to say, that faith without works doth justify.