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Chapter 18: Of Assurance of Grace and Salvation (III)

III. This infallible assurance does not so belong to the essence of faith, but that a true believer may wait long, and conflict with many difficulties, before he be partaker of it:(a) yet, being freely enabled by the Spirit to know the things which are freely given him of God, he may, without extraordinary revelation in the right use of ordinary means, attain thereunto.(b) And therefore it is the duty of every one to give all diligence to make his calling and election sure,(c) that thereby his heart may be enlarged in peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, in love and thankfulness to God, and in strength and cheerfulness in the duties of obedience,(d) the proper fruits of this assurance; so far is it from inclining men to looseness.(e)

(a) 1 John 5:13; Isaiah 1:10; Mark 9:24; see Psalm 88 and 77
(b) 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 John 4:13; Hebrews 6:11, 12; Ephesians 3:17-19
(c) 2 Peter 1:10
(d) Romans 5:1, 2, 5; Romans 14:17; Romans 15:13; Ephesians 1:3, 4; Psalm 4:6, 7; Psalm 119:32
(e) 1 John 2:1, 2; Romans 6:1, 2; Titus 2:11, 12, 14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Romans 8:1, 12; 1 John 3:2, 3; Psalm 130:4; 1 John 1:6, 7

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