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God. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be bem Again.

Heb. 11: 6 Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

[See 165, 546, 688–9.]
590. Regeneration preceded by conviction, and the death of false hopus.

Ac. 2: 37 When they heard this, they were pricked in their l.eart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men ind brethren, what shall we do?

Rom. 7: 9 I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. [See 356.] 591. Regeneration, a radical change.

Ezk. 36: 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will i

put within you. Rom. 2: 28 lle is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

2 Cor. 5:17 If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature : old things are passed away ; behold, all things are becomo

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Gal. 5: 24 They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. 6: 15 In Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. [See 645.]

592. Regeneration a moral or spiritual change.

Jn. 3: 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Gal. 5: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.

Ep. 4: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversa. tion the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts : 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

1 Jn. 4: 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. See 329, 600.]

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593. Regeneration alarming to sinners.

Ps. 40: 3 He hath put a new song in my mouth, eren praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

Ac. 2: 41 Then they nat gladly received his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul.

594. Creative or omnipotent power ererted in regeneration and sanciti ficalion.

Dt. 30: 6 The Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with al! thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Ps. 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, () God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jer. 24: 7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. — 31: 33 This shall be the cevenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Ezk. 11:19 I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you ; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. — 36: 25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean :from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will ] cleanse you.

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the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do

Jn. 1: 12 As many as received him, to them gave power to become the sons of God, eren to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Rom. 9: 15 Ile saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then, it is not of him that willeth,

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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 ininisters 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 merey, for his great love where with he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, bailı quickened us together with Christ. 8 For by grace je 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 hofore 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

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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 nave 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 hoły exercises the gift of Gul.

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 hi nself 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.

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 ihy free Spirit. 68: 35 0 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.

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. Eflictual 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. ī 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 ne 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 aforo prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom we 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

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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 Go who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. [i 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 ng 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 peu iliar people; that ye should shew forth

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