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ARGUMENT FROM THE PROMISES OF GOD.
Entrance into the argument from the promises of God, with their stability and his faith.
fulness in them— The usual exceptions to this argument-A general description of
gospel promises-Why and on what account called gospel proinises-The description
given general, not suited to any single promise-They are free, and that they are so
proved; all flowing from the first great promise of giving a Redeemer-How they are
discoveries of God's good-will; how made to sinners-Consequential promises made
also to believers–Given in and through Christ in a covenant of grace-Their cer.
tainty upon the account of the engagement of the truth and faithfulness of God in
them--of the main matter of these promises, Christ and the Spirit-of particular
promises, all flowing from the same love and grace-Observations on the promises of
God, subservient to the end intended-1. They are all true and faithful; the ground
of the assertion-2. Their accomplishment always certain, not always evident-3. All
conditional promises made good, and how-4. T'he promises of perseverance of two
sorts-5. All promises of our abiding with God in faith and obedience absolute--The
vanity of imposing conditions on them discovered--6. Promises of God's abiding with
us not to be separated from proinises of our abiding with him—7. That they do not
properly depend on any condition in believers demonstrated-Instances of this as.
sertion given-8. Making them conditional renders them void as to the ends for which
they are given-Given to persons, not to qualifications—The argument from the pro-
mises of God stated-Mr G.'s exceptions against the first proposition cleared, and his