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nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 15: 16 Being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

1 Cor. 3: 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered: but God gave the increase. 7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God that giveth the increase. -4: 7 Who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Ep. 2: 4 God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. 8 For by grace ye are saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.-4: 24 That ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holi


Col. 1: 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

2 Th. 2: 13 God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth.

Tit. 3: 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Heb. 13: 20 The God of peace, 21 Make you perfect in every good work, to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.

Jam. 1: 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

[See 347,(4) 434.]

595. Particular holy exercises the gift of God.

Ac. 5: 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Rom. 5: 5 Hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is

Saints dependant - Effectual calling.

given unto us. 12: 3 I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Ep. 2: 8 By grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

2 Tim. 2: 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.

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596. Saints as dependant as sinners, for holy affections.

Ps. 17: 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. 51: 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit.68: 35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy Holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. 119: 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

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Song 1: 4 Draw me, we will run after thee.

Jn. 15: 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit for without me ye can do nothing.


1 Cor. 15: 10 By the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Pet. 1: 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. [See 262.]

597. Effectual calling.

Ac. 2: 39 The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Rom. 1: 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.-8: 30 Whom he did predestinate, them he also called and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 9: 23 That he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?


1 Cor. 1: 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the


fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Th. 2: 12 Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. [1 Pet. 2: 9.]

598. Regeneration and sanctification illuminate.

Ps. 25: 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Pr. 1: 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.-16: 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth and addeth learning to his lips. 28: 5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.

Ec. 8: 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

Dan. 12: 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Jn. 7: 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

1 Cor. 2: 14 The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

2 Cor. 4: 6 God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ep. 5: 8 Ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.

Col. 1: 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

1 Th. 5: 4 Ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1 Pet. 2: 9 Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth

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the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

1 Jn. 2: 8 A new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. [See 707.]

599. Regeneration connected with divine teaching.

Job 36: 22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

Ps. 25: 8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment and the meek will he teach his way. 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Is. 54: 13 All thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Jn. 6: 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

600. Are men active, under the influence of means and instruments, and the agency of the Holy Spirit?

Ps. 119: 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even unto the end.

Ezk. 18: 27 When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. 28 Because he considereth and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Ac. 17: 28 In him we live, and move, and have our being.

1 Cor. 4: 15 Though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Col. 3: 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new


man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.

1 Pet. 1: 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. [See 271, 329, 332, 432, 592.]

601. Sinners required to "be converted," and holy.

Dt. 10: 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

Job. 22: 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Pr. 23: 26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Is. 1:16 Wash you, make you clean: put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well.-42: 18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.-45: 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.—55: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jer. 4: 3 Thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart. 14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

Ezk. 18: 30 Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.—33: 11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

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Mat. 25: 24 He which had received the one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord

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