Familiar Letters to a Gentleman: Upon a Variety of Seasonable and Important Subjects in Religion (Google eBook)

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R. Fleming and sold by Yair and Fleming, 1757 - Apologetics - 400 pages
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A defense of Christianity and Calvinism by the co-founder and first president of the College of New Jersey, later to be known as Princeton University.

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Page 297 - ... What shall we say then ? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith ; but Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
Page 29 - Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Page 92 - According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love ; having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself; according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Page 146 - But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe. For there is no difference...
Page 379 - For innumerable evils have compassed me about : mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head: therefore my heart faileth me.
Page 333 - Father, I will that they alfo whom thou haft given me, be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory which thou haft given me : for thou lovedft me before the foundation of the world...
Page 287 - And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
Page 338 - I am perfuaded, *e that neither death, nor life, nor angels, " nor principalities, nor powers, nor things *' prefent, nor things to come, nor height, " nor depth, nor any other creature, mafl " be able to feparate us from the love of " God, which is in Chrift Jefus our Lord.
Page 287 - And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD ; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Page 333 - Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are in earth, even in him.

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