words vindicated. The causes of justification enumerated. Apostolical in-
ferences from the consideration of them. Chap. iv. Design of the disputa-
tion of the apostle therein. Analysis of his discourse. Ver. 4, 5. particularly
insisted on, their true sense vindicated. What works excluded from the jus-
tification of Abraham. Who it is, that worketh not. In what sense the un-
godly are justified. All men ungodly antecedently unto their justification.
Faith alone the means of justification on our part. Faith itself absolutely
considered, not the righteousness that is imputed unto us. Proved by sun-
Chap. v. 12-18. Boasting excluded in ourselves, asserted in God. The desigu
and sum of the apostle's argument. Objection of Socinus removed. Com-
parison between the two Adams, and those that derive from them. Sin en-
tered into the world. What sin intended. Death, what it compriseth.
What intended by it. The sense of those words inasmuch, or, in whom all
have sinned, cleared and vindicated. The various oppositions used by the
apostle in this discourse. Principally between sin or the fall, and the free
gift. Between the disobedience of the one, and the obedience of another.
Judgment on the one hand, and justification unto life on the other. The
whole context at large, explained, and the argument for justification by the
imputation of the righteousness of Christ, fully confirmed
Chap. x. 3, 4. explained and insisted on to the same purpose
Eph. ii. 8-10. Evidence of this testimony. Design of the apostle from the be-
ginning of the chapter. Method of the apostle in the declaration of the
grace of God. Grace alone the cause of deliverance from a state of sin.
Things to be observed in the assignation of the causes of spiritual deliverance.
Grace, how magnified by him. Force of the argument, and evidence from
thence. State of the case here proposed by the apostle. General determi-
nation of it. By grace ye are saved. What it is to be saved, inquired into.
The same as to be justified, but not exclusively. The causes of our justifica-
tion, declared positively and negatively. The whole secured unto the grace
of God by Christ, and our interest therein through faith alone. Works ex-
Icluded. What works? Not works of the law of Moses. Not works ante-
cedent unto believing. Works of true believers. Not only in opposition to
the grace of God, but to faith in us. Argument from those words. Reason
whereon this exclusion of works is founded. To exclude boasting on our
part. Boasting, wherein it consists. Inseparable from the interest of works
in justification. Danger of it. Confirmation of this reason obviating an ob-
jection. The objection stated. If we be not justified by works, of what use
are they, answered
Phil. iii. 8, 9. Heads of argument from this testimony. Design of the context.