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Christ, as set forth to be a propitiation for sin, that God might be just, and yet justify and save sinners through him P. In consequence of which, he is justified, hath peace with God, and rejoiceth in hope of the glory of God. And being now dead to sin, he can live no longer therein. For through the law he is dead to the law, that he might live to God. And he is married to Christ, that he might bring forth fruit to God. And being now a child of God, the spirit of adoption is sent forth into his heart, crying, Abba, Father". And so he follows God as a dear child. And from this day, and forward is kept by the power of God, through faith, unto salvation. Growing in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ". And all from the good pleasure of God's will, to the praise of the glory of his grace. Amen.
BLOW AT THE ROOT
THE REFINED ANTINOMIANISM
OF THE PRESENT AGE.
THAT MAXIM, WHICH IS SO ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO THEIR SCHEME, THAT IT CANNOT SUBSIST WITHOUT IT, LAID DOWN BY MR. MARSHALL;
THAT IN JUSTIFYING FAITH, " WE BELIEVE THAT TO BE TRUE WHICH IS NOT TRUE BEFORE WE BELIEVE IT,"
MR. WILSON'S ARGUMENTS IN ITS DEFENCE,
CONSIDERED AND ANSWERED;
THE WHOLE ANTINOMIAN CONTROVERSY,
AS IT NOW STANDS,
BROUGHT TO A SHORT ISSUE,
AND RENDERED PLAIN TO THE MEANEST CAPACITY.
"Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the high-way; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people."
-ISAI. Ixii. 10.
IN a piece, entitled," Letters and Dialogues, upon the nature of love to God, faith in Christ, assurance of a title to Eternal Life," printed at Boston, New-England, 1759, re-printed, London, 1761, Mr. Marshal's account of justifying faith, was taken notice of, viz. That in justifying faith, "we believe that to be true, which is not true before we believe it;" and twelve queries were stated on the point. To vindicate that whole system of religion, which is founded in, and results from, this kind of faith, two volumes were printed in London, 1762, containing about 300 pages each; entitled, Palæmon's Creed revived and examined. By David Wilson. This author, among other things, has undertaken to prove, that in justifying faith, "we believe that to be true, which is not true before we believe it." The following pages are designed as an answer to this gentleman, on that point. And if that point, which is essential to their scheme, and the root of all the mischief, can be proved to be wrong; their whole scheme is overthrown. This little pamphlet then means to bring to a short issue, a controversy which has been the source of infinite mischief to the souls of mankind.
Bethlem, Jan. 14, 1763.