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Chapter 17: Of the Perseverance of the Saints (III)

III. Nevertheless, they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;(a) and, for a time, continue therein:(b) whereby they incur God’s displeasure,(c) and grieve His Holy Spirit,(d) come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts,(e) have their hearts hardened,(f) and their consciences wounded;(g) hurt and scandalize others,(h) and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.(i)

(a) Matthew 26:70, 72, 74
(b) Psalm 51:Title, 14
(c) Isaiah 64:5, 7, 9; 2 Samuel 11:27
(d) Ephesians 4:30
(e) Psalm 51:8, 10, 12; Revelation 2:4; Song of Solomon 5:2-4, 6
(f) Isaiah 63:17; Mark 6:52; Mark 16:14
(g) Psalm 32:3, 4; Psalm 51:8
(h) 2 Samuel 12:14
(i) Psalm 89:31, 32; 1 Corinthians 11:32

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