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the way of the Lord to do judg- , save sinners ; of whom I am chief. ment and justice; that the LORD Howbeit, for this cause I obtained may bring upon Abraham that which mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ he hath spoken of him.
might show forth all long-suffering, 15: 6. He believed in the Lord; for a pattern to them wbich should and he counted it to him for right- hereafter believe on him to life
everlasting. 22: 16. Because thou hast done 2 Tim. 1: 7. For God hath not this thing, and hast not witheld thy given us the spirit of fear; but of son, thine only son, that in blessing, power, and of love, and of a sound I will bless thee, and in multiplying mind. Be not thou therefore ashamI will multiply thy seed, as the stars ed of the testimony of our Lord, of heaven, and as the sand which nor of me his prisoner: but be thou is upon the sea-shore: and thy seed partaker of the afħictions of the shall possess the gate of his enemies; gospel according to the power of and in thy seed shall all the nations God, who hath saved us, and called of the earth be blessed; because us with a holy calling, not according thou hast obeyed my voice.
to our works, but according to his MAT. 13: 10. And the disciples own purpose and grace, which was came, and said unto him, Why given us in Christ Jesus before the speakest thou unto them in para- world began, but is now made manbles? He answered and said unto ifest by the appearing of our Savior them, Because it is given unto you Jesus Christ, who hath abolished to know the mysteries of the king- death, and hath brought life and dom of heaven; but to them it is immortality to light through the not given. For whosoever hath, to gospel. him shall be given, and he shall have Rom. 10:1. Brethren, my heart's more abundance: but whosoever desire and prayer to God for Israel hath not, from him shall be taken is, that they might be saved. For I away even that he hath. Therefore bear them record, that they have a speak I to them in parables: be- zeal of God, but not according to cause they seeing, see not; and knowledge. For they, being ignohearing, they hear not; neither do rant of God's righteousness, and they understand.
going about to establish their own Acts 10: 34. Then Peter opened righteousness, have not submitted his mouth, and said, Of a truth I themselves unto the righteousness of perceive that God is no respecter of God. For Christ is the end of the persons: but in every nation he that law for righteousness to every one feareth him and worketh righteous that believeth. ness is accepted with him.
III. Does not interfere with a volun2 Cor. 4: 3. But if our gospel be tary reception or rejection of the hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in Gospel, or freedom of the will. whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which JOHN 6: 35. And Jesus said unto believe not, lest the light of the glo- them, I am the bread of life: he that rious gospel of Christ, who is the cometh to me shall never hunger ; image of God, should shine unto and he that believeth on me shall them.
never thirst. But I said unto you, 1 Tim. 1: 12. And I thank Christ That ye also have seen me, and beJesus our Lord, who hath enabled lieve not. All that the Father giveth me, for that he counted me faithful, me shall come to me ; and him that putting me into the ministry ; who cometh to me I will in no wise cast was before a blasphemer, and a out. For I came down from heaven, persecutor, and injurious: but I ob- not to do mine own will, but the will tained mercy, because I did it igno- of him that sent me. And this is rantly in unbelief. And the grace the Father's will which hath sent of our Lord was exceeding abundant me, that of all which he hath given with faith and love which is in Christ me I should lose nothing, but should Jesus. This is a faithful saying, raise it up again at the last day. and worthy of all acceptation, that And this is the will of him that sent Christ Jesus came into the world to me, that every one which seeth the
no man can
Son, and believeth on him, may have for why will ye die, 0 house of Iseverlasting life: and I will raise him rael ? up at the last day. — 44. No man 1 Tim. 2: 3. This is good and can come to me, except the Father acceptable in the sight of God, who which hath sent me draw him; and will have all men to be saved, and I will raise him up at the last day; to come unto the knowledge of the It is written in the prophets, And truth. they shall be all taught of God. Ev John 3: 14. As Moses lifted up ery man, therefore, that hath heard, the serpent in the wilderness, even and hath learned of the Father, com so must the Son of man be lifted up, eth unto me.
- 64. But there are that whosoever believeth on hiin some of you that believe not. For should not perish, but have eternal Jesus knew from the beginning who life. For God so loved the world they were that believed not, and who that he gave his only begotten Son, should betray him. And he said, that whosoever believeth in him Therefore said I unto you, that should not perish, but have everlast
For God sent not his Son cept it were given unto hiin of my into the world to condemn the world, Father.
but that the world through him might 2 Thes. 2: 13. God hath from be saved. the beginning chosen you to salva 5: 40. Ye will not come unto me tion, through sanctification of the that ye might have life. — 44. How spirit, and belief of the truth ; can ye believe, that receive honor whereunto he called you by our one of another, and seek not the honGospel to the obtaining of the glory or that cometh from God only ? of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isa. 55: 1. Ho, every one that 2 Pet. 1: 10. Wherefore the rath- thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and er, brethren, give diligence to make he that hath no money, come ye.. your calling and election sure: for buy wine and milk without money if ye do these things, ye shall never and without price. Wherefore do fall: for so an entrance shall be ye spend money for that which is ministered unto you abundantly into not bread, and your labor for that the everlasting kingdom of our Lord which satisfieth not? Hearken diliand Savior Jesus Christ.
gently unto me, and eat ye that which 2 Tim. 2: 10. Wherefore I en is good, and let your soul delight itdure all things for the elect's sake ; self in fatness. Incline your ear and that they may also obtain the salva come unto me: hear and your soul tion which is in Christ Jesus with shall live; and I will make an evereternal glory.
lasting covenant with you, even the Rom. 10: 13. For whosoever shall sure mercies of David. call on the name of the Lord shall John 7: $7. Jesus cried, saying, be saved. How then shall they call If any man thirst, let him come unto on him, in whom they have not be me and drink. lieved ? and how shall they believe Mat. 11: 28. Come unto me, all on him, of whom they have not ye that labor and are heavy laden, heard ? and how shall they hear and I will give you rest. without a preacher ? and how shall Rev. 22: 17. The spirit and the they preach, except they be sent?... bride say, Come, and let him that So then faith cometh by hearing, and heareth say, Come, and let him that hearing by the word of God.
is athirst come, and whosoever will,
let him take of the water of life I 2 Pet. 3: 9. The Lord is not freely. slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering to usward; not willing that any should perish, but that all should § 4. EFFECTUAL CALLING, come to repentance.
Ezek. 33: 11. As I live saith the Rom. 8: 29. For whom he did Lord God, I have no pleasure in the foreknow, he also did predestinate, death of the wicked, but that the to be conformed to the image of his wicked turn from his way and live : Son, that he might be the first-born turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; among many brethren. Moreover
whom he did predestinate, them he had brought their ships to land, they
forsook all, them he also justified; and whom he Mar. 8: 19. And a certain scribe justified, them he also glorified. came, and said unto him, Master, I
Mat. 4: 18. And Jesus, walk- will follow thee whithersoever thou ing by the sea of Galilee, saw two goest. And Jesus saith unto him; brethren, Simon, called Peter, and The foxes have holes, and the birds Andrew his brother, casting a net of the air have nests; but the Son into the sea ; for they were fishers. of man bath not where to lay his And he saith unto them, Follow me, head. and I will make you fishers of men. And another of his disciples said . And they straightway left their nets, unto him, Loril, suffer me first to go and followed him. And going on and bury my father. But Jesus said from thence, he saw other two unto him, Follow me: and let the brethren, James, the son of Zebedee, dead bury their dead. (Luke 9: 57.) and John his brother, in a ship with Mat. 9; 9. And as Jesus passed Zebedee their father, mending their forth from thence, he saw a man, nets; and he called them. And named Matthew, sitting at the rethey immediately left the ship and ceipt of custom: and he saith unto their father, and followed him. bim, Follow me. And he arose and (Mark 1: 16.)
followed him. And it came to pass, LUKE 5: 1. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, that as the people pressed upon him behold, many publicans and sinners to hear the word of God, he stood came and sat down with him and by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw his disciples. And when the Phartwo ships standing by the lake: but isees saw it, they said unto his disthe fishermen were gone out of them, ciples, Why eateth your Master and were washing their nets. And with publicans and sinners? But he entered into one of the ships, when Jesus heard that, he said unto which was Simon's, and prayed him them, They that be whold need not that he would thrust out a little from a physician, but they that are sick. the land. And he sat down, and | But go ye and learn what that taught the people out of the ship. meaneth, Now, when he had left speaking, he
I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for for I am not come to call the righta draught. And Simon answering, eous, but sinners, to repentance. said unto him, Master, we have
LUKE 9: 61. And another also toiled all the night, and have taken said, Lord, I will follow thee; but nothing ; nevertheless, at thy word let me first go bid them farewell I will let down the net. And when which are at home at my house, they had this done, they inclosed a And Jesus said unto him, No man, great multitude of fishes: and their having put his hand to the plow, net brake. And they beckoned unto and looking back, is fit for the kingtheir partners, which were in the dom of God. other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and
John 12: 37. But though he bad filled both the ships, so that they done so many miracles before them, began to sink. When Simon Peter they believed not on him: that the saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying of Esajas the prophet might saying, Depart from me; for I am
be fulfilled, which he spake, a sinful man, O Lord. For he was LORD, who hath believed our report?
And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was
Therefore they could not believe, also Janies and John, the sons of because that Esaias said again, Zebedee, which were partners with
He hath blinded their eyes,
And hardened their heart;
Nor undersrand with their heart, | And Jesus said unto Simon, And be converted, and I should heal them. Fear not: from henceforth thou | 'These things said Esaias, when he shalt catch men. And when they saw his glory, and spake of him.
TION TO THE CHRISTIAN
IN THIS WORLD NOT NECESSARILY RETRIBUTORY.
Acts 13: 48. When the gentiles | go and prepare a place for you, I heard this, they were glad, and will come again and receive you glorified the name of the Lord; and unto myself ; that where I am, there as many as were ordained to eter
ye may be also. nal life, believed.
10: 27. My sheep hear my voice, Rom. 1: 5. By whom we have and I know them, and they follow received grace and apostleship, for And I give unto them eternal obedience to the faith among all life; and they shall never perish; nations, for his name, among whom neither shall any pluck them out of are ye also, the called of Jesus my hands. My Father which gave Christ. To all that be in Rome, them me is greater than all, and no beloved of God, called to be saiots. man is able to pluck them out of my
Father's hands. I and my Father are one.
Heb. 7: 25. He (Christ) is able § 5. ASSURANCE OF DIVINE PROTEC to save them to the uttermost, that
come unto God by him; seeing he
ever liveth to make intercession for Rom. 5: 10. If, when we were them. enemies, we
reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much $ 6. SUFFERINGS more, being reconciled, we shall be saved, by his life. — 21. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even Ps. 73: 3. I was envious at the so might grace reign, through right- foolish,when I saw the prosperity of eousness, unto eterual life, by Jesus the wicked. For there are no bands Christ our Lord.
in their death; but their strength is 8: 28. All things shall work to- firm. They are not in trouble as gether for good to them that love other men; neither are they plagued God, to them who are the called like other men. Therefore pride according to his purpose. — 31. If compasseth them about as a chain; God be for us, who can be against violence covereth them as a garus? He that spared not his own ment. Their eyes stand out with Son, but gave him up for us all ; fatness; they have more than heart how shall he not with him also could wish. – 11. And they say, freely give us all things? Who How doth God know? and, Is there shall lay anything to the charge of knowledge with the Almighty? BeGod's elect? It is God that justi- hold, these are the ungodly, that fieth. Who is he that condemneth? prosper in the world; they increase It is Christ that died; yea, rather in riches. Verily, I have cleansed that is risen again, who is even at my heart in vain, and washed my the right hand of God, who also hands in innocency. For all the maketh intercession for us. Who day long have I been plagued, and shall separate us from the love of chastened every morning.... When Christ? -- 38. I am persuaded that I thought to know this, it was too neither life, nor death, nor angels, painful for me, until I went into the nor principalities, nor powers, nor sanctuary of God: then understood things present, nor things to come, | I their end. Surely thou didst set nor height, nor depth, nor any other them in slippery places; thou castcreature, shall be able to separate us edst them down into destruction. from the love of God which is in 37: 7. Fret not thyself, because of Christ Jesus our Lord.
him who prospereth in his way; beJOHN 17 : 12. Those that thou cause of the man who bringeth wickgavest me I have kept, and none of ed devices to pass. — 9. For evil them is lost but the son of perdition, doers shall be cut off. that the scripture might be fulfilled. 50: 21. These things hast thou
14: 1. Let not your heart be done, and I kept silence. Thou troubled; ye believe in God; believe thoughtest that I was altogether also in me. In my Father's house such an one as thyself; but I will are many mansions ; if it were not reprove thee, and set them in order so, I would have told you. I go to before thine eyes. prepare a place for you. And if I Eccl. 8: 11. Because sentence
against an evil work is not executed away therefore
your confidence speedily; therefore the heart of the which hath great recompense of resons of men is fully set in them to ward. For ye have need of pado evil. Though a sinner do evil tience, that, after ye have done the an hundred times, and his days be will of God, ye might receive the prolonged, yet surely I know that it promise. For yet a little while, and shall be well with them that fear he that shall come will come, and God.
will not tarry. Now the just shall Rom. 9: 22. What if God, willing live by faith: but if any man draw to show his wrath and make his back, my soul shall have no pleaspower known, endured with much ure in him. But we are not of them long suffering the vessels of wrath, who draw back unto perdition; but fitted to destruction?
of thein that believe to the saving of
the soul. if Mat. 13: 28. Wilt thou that we go and gather them (the tares) up? 1 Heb. 12: 4. Ye bave not yet reBut he said, Nay; lest, while ye sisted unto blood, striving against gather up the tares, ye root up also sin. And ye have forgotten the exthe wheat with them. Let' both hortation which speaketh unto you grow together until harvest. — 37. as unto children, My son, despise He that soweth the good seed is the not thou the chastening of the Lord, Son of man; the field is the world; nor faint when thou art rebuked of the good seed are the children of the him: for whom the Lord loveth he kingdom; the tares are the children chasteneth, and scourgeth every son of the wicked one.
whom he receiveth. If ye endure 2 Cor. 4:16. For which cause we chastening, God dealeth with you faint not; but though our outward as with sons: for what son is he man perish, yet the inward man is whom the father chasteneth not? renewed day by day. For our light But if ye be without chastisement, affliction, which is but for a mo whereof all are partakers, then are ment, worketh for us a far more ye bastards, and not sons. Furtherexceeding and eternal weight of more, we have had fathers of our glory; while we look not at the flesh which corrected us, and we things wbich are seen, but at the gave them reverence: shall we not things which are not seen: for the much rather be in subjection unto things which are seen are temporal; the Father of spirits, and live? For but the things which are not seen they verily for a few days chastened are eternal.
us after their own pleasure; but he 2 Tim. 3: 10. But thou hast fully for our profit, that we might be parknown my doctrine, manner of takers of his holiness.
Now no life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, chastening for the present seemeth charity, patience, persecutions, af to be joyous, but grievous; neverflictions, which came unto me at theless, afterward it yieldeth the Antioch, at Icovium, at Lystra; peaceable fruit of righteousness unwhat persecutions I endured ; but to them which are exercised thereout of them all the Lord delivered by. me. Yea, and all that will live James 1: 2. My brethren, count it godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer all joy when ye fall into divers temppersecution.
tations, knowing this, that the trying Heb. 10: 32. But call to remem of your faith worketh patience: but brance the former days, in which, let patience have her perfect work, after ye were illuminated, ye endu- that ye may be perfect and entire, red a great fight of afflictions; partly, wanting nothing. while ye were made a gazing-stock 1 Peter 2: 20. For what glory is both by reproaches and afflictions; it, if, when ye be buffeted for your and partly, while ye became com- faults, ye shall take it patiently? panions of them that were so used. but if, when ye do well, and suffer For ye had compassion of me in my for it, ye take it patiently, this is acbonds, and took joyfully the spoiling ceptable with God. For even hereof your goods, knowing in yourselves unto were ye called; because Christ that ye have in heaven a better and also suffered for us, leaving us an an enduring substance. Cast not example, that ye should follow his