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cept Christ without Affection and Love, is not justi fying Faith. Nor does Love follow as a Fruit, but immediately concurs; for Faith is the receiving of Christ with the whole Soul. He that loveth Father of Mother more than Chrift, is not worthy of him (o), nor is justified by him. Faith accepts him for Saviour and Lord: For in both Relations will he be received, or not at all. Faith not only acknowledges his Sufferings, and accepts of Pardon and Glory; but acknowledges his Sovereignty, and submits to his Government and Way of Salvation.
$ 10. (6) As an effential Part of the Character of God's People, they now enter into a cordial Covenant with Christ. The Sinner was never ftrialy, nor comfortably, in Covenant with Christ till now. He is fure, by the free Offers, that Christ consents; and now he cordially consents himself; and so the Agree: ment is fully made. With this Covenant Chrift delivers up himself in all comfortable Relations to the Sinner; and the Sinner delivers up himself, to be faved, and ruled by Christ. Now the Soul resolutely concludes, “ I have been blindly led by Flesh and 6 Luft, by the World and the Devil, too long, alto most to my utter Destruction: I will now be wholly " at the Difpofal of my Lord, who hath bought me * with his Blood, and will bring me to his Glory.”
$11. (7) I ADD, that the People of God.perfevere in this Covenant to the End. Though the Believer may commit Sins, yet he never difclaims his Lord, renounces his Allegiance, nor repents of his Covenant; nor can he properly be faid to break that Covenant, while, that Faith continues, which is the Condition of it. Indeei, those that have verbally covenanteú; and not cordia", Day iread unier Foo: the Blod of time Currant, as cl unichy Tring, wherewith the 70277
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