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unsearchable wisdom, awful justice, &c. Rom. iii. 21, 26. It is contemning the authority of God, who commands us to believe in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that we may be saved, 1 John iii. 23. It is denying the truth of God, in not be. lieving the record which he hath given us of eternal life in his Son, 1 John v. 10, 11. It is trampling upon the unsearchable riches of the Redeemer's love and goodness in his great undertaking; and setting up our own perverse wills and foolish conceits in opposition to the counsel of God.
Let every one be persuaded, therefore, (as they value their
present comfort and everlasting happiness) to seek for salvation and holiness in
this way of faith and self denial; receiving them as the free gift of God in Christ Jesus. By faith laying hold on the infinite grace, mercy and power of the Lord Jesus Christ, to justify and sanctify them. Which hath this excellent property, that it is a sure, and effectually powerful, easy, and comfortable way to all holiness and happiness ; being prescribed by the unsearchable wisdom - and goodness of God himself. All other ways being weak and insufficient; strengthening rather than subduing sin, and ending in despair. And thus doing you will be blessed for ever. Amen.