The breast-plate of faith and love. [2 pt. The title-page of the 'Treatise of effectuall faith' is dated 1637]. (Google eBook)

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Page 75 - Christ is come in the flesh, and that he is offered to mankind for a Saviour, and will be baptized ; that will give up himself to him, that will take his mark upon him, shall be saved." Ibid. p. 46. " Go and preach the gospel to every creature ; go and tell every man under heaven, that Christ is offered to him, he is freely given to him by God the Father ; and there is nothing required of you but that you marry him, nothing but to accept of him.
Page 29 - It is a metonymy from the effect, that is, love makes me to do it in that manner, as a man that is compelled ; that is the meaning of it. So it has the same effect that compulsion hath, though there be nothing more different from compulsion than love.
Page 7 - ... paragraph in which it is found. That eminent divine, speaking of that righteousness by which alone we can be saved, and having shown that it is communicated by gift, says, " But when you hear this righteousness is given, the next question* will be, to whom is it given ? If it be only given to some, what comfort is this to me? But [which is the ground of all comfort,] it is given to every man, there is not a man excepted ; for which we have the sure word of God, which will not fail. When you...
Page 8 - There is a quicunque vult, whosoever will come (none excepted) may have life, and it shall cost him nothing. Many other places of Scripture there be to prove the generality of the offer ; and having a sure word for it, consider it,
Page 7 - ... given ? If it be only given to some, what comfort is this to me? But [which is the ground of all comfort,] it is given to every man, there is not a man excepted ; for which we have the sure word of God, which will not fail. When you have the charter of a king well confirmed, you reckon it a matter of great moment : what is it then when you have the charter of God himself? which you shall evidently see in those two places, Mark xvi. 15, ' Go and preach the gospel to every creature under heaven...
Page 43 - Chrift is given, unlefTe he be taken by us, he doth us no good, he is not made ours. If a man be willing to give another any thing, unlefle he take it, it is not his.
Page 34 - God is the workeman, we are the materials, as the clay, and the wood, that he takes into his hands ... to cast us into a new Mould, to give us a new heart, and to frame a new spirit within us, that so we may walke in good workes before him.
Page 32 - ... men. One is the covenant of works and that was that righteousness by which Adam had been saved...
Page 46 - You must first have Christ himself, before you can partake of those benefits by him : and that I take to be the meaning of that in Mark xvi,
Page 36 - ... faith empties a man , it takes a man quite off his owne bottome 5 faith cotnmeth as" an cm|>tie hand, and receiveth all from God , and gives all to God.

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