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MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,
THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH; AND GOSPEL GROUNDS
PRINTED FOR RICHARD BAYNES, 28, PATERNOSTER ROW:
THE ELEVENTH VOLUME.
THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH.
CONSIDERATIONS PREVIOUS UNTO THE EXPLANATION OF THE DOCTRINE
State of the person to be justified antece-
19. i. 32. Gal. iii. 10. John iii. 18. 36.
The general nature of justification.
dently thereunto. Rom. iv. 5. iii.
Gal. iii. 22. The sole inquiry on that state.
is our own inherently, or what is only imputed unto us, that we
unto for our acceptance with God. The sum of this inquiry.
ends of teaching and learning the doctrine of justification.
A due consideration of God, the Judge of all, necessary unto the right stating
and apprehension of the doctrine of justification; Rom. viii. 33. Isa. xliii. 25.
xlv. 23. Psal. cxlv. 2. Rom. iii. 20. What thoughts will be ingenerated
hereby in the minds of men. Isa. xxxiii. 14. Micah vi. 7. Isa. vi. 5. The
plea of Job against his friends, and before God not the same. Job xl. 3—5.
xlii. 4-6. Directions for visiting the sick given of old. Testimonies of Je-
rome and Ambrose. Sense of men in their prayers. Dan. ix. 7. 18. Psal.
cxliii. 2. cxxx. 3, 4. Paraphrase of Austin on that place. Prayer of Pe-
A due sense of our apostacy from God, the depravation of our nature thereby,
with the power and guilt of sin, the holiness of the law, necessary unto a right
understanding of the doctrine of justification. Method of the apostle to this
purpose, Rom. i-iv. Grounds of the ancient and present Pelagianism, in the
denial of these things. Instances thereof. Boasting of perfection from the
same ground. Knowledge of sin and grace mutually promote each other. 26
Opposition between works and grace, as unto justification. Method of the apo-
stle in the Epistle to the Romans to manifest this opposition. A scheme of
others, contrary thereunto. Testimonies witnessing this opposition. Judg-
ment to be made on them. Distinctions whereby they are evaded. The
uselessness of them. Resolution of the case in hand by Bellarmine. Luke
A commutation as unto sin and righteousness, by imputation between Christ