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the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into hiş 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. 21 I 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

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man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of bim 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.

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

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 ne earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord

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answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. [Lk. 19: 20.]

Ac. 3: 19 Repent ye therefore, and be convertel, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.— 16:31 They said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. -- 26: 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Rom. 12: 2 Be not conforined to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.-13:14 Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision the Hesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

2 Cor. 5: 20 We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Ep. 4: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind: 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ep. 5: 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Jam. 4: 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. [See 183, 288, 606.] 602. Obedience to God, the evidence of regeneration.

Ps. 119: 6 'Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Mat. 7: 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewr down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lcrd, Lord, shall

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enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Jn. 8: 47 He that is of God, heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.- 13: 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.- 14: 21 lie that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me. 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words : and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

Rom. 8: 9 If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 14 As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Jam. 2: 17 Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

1 Jn. 2: 3 Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know ve that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.—3: 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 24 And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.— 5: 1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of bim. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. [See 186.]

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503. Nature and manifestations of repentance.

Job 42: 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee: 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Ps. 38: 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head : as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds stink, and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6 I am troubled ; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease : and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone.

18 I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.—51:3 I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.—119: 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 00 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Ezk. 36:31 Thên shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities, and for your abominations. [Ezk. 20: 43.]

Mat. 26: 75 Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Lk. 15: 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.—18: 13 The publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

2 Cor. 7: 9 I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

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