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14 What is yfteries ira, juffificatian. C rt A P. 6. is , folemnely and formally placed in a (late of pardon & Reconciliation , & into a fl:ate of Right & Intereft in the Privilege of Son -ship. As the pro - ducing of the cautionerspayment, in judgment, is not formally the abfo- tron of the debtor, but the ground of a formal fentence of abfolution ; fo the Imputation of Chrifl's Righteoufnefs and Satisfaction , is not the for- mal fentence of Abfolution & pardon , but the ground thereof : And as the paying of the price condefcended on for Land or houfes, is not a formal in- feofing, or a formal and legal conveyance of Right & Title , by Charter and Sealing, but the ground thereof; So the Imputation of Chrift's merites and obedience is not the formal & legal Conveyance of Right to the In- heritance of glory , and glorious Privileges of Son -ship; but is the ground thereof, upon which neceffarily followeth adoption , which is . as it were, the Beleevers Infeofinent and Sealing , whereby Right is formally & legal- ly , conveyed unto him , to all thefe Privileges. 15. This is alto a myflery in this matter , that filch as are adverfaries to the Imputation of Chrift's Righteoufnefs, cannot underffand, to unit , That Beleevers fhould be accounted Righteous , & there upon juftified, through the Imputation of the Righteoufnefs of Chrift ; and yet the Lord fhould fee fin in them. They fay , if beleevers be righteous with the righteoufnefs of Chriff , God can no more fee fin in them, than in Chrift. But they di- ffínguìsh not betwixt the being of fin , and obnoxioufnefs to punishment, which is feparable from the being of fin , otherwife there could be no par- don. In fuch , asare Covered with the Righteoufnefs 4f Chrift , imputed by God , and received bP faith , God feeth fin in its being , for He pardon. eth it , and pardon loth not make fin to have been no fiat ; nor fay , that the man hath not finned ; for then pardon should be no pardon, feing all par- don fuppofeth fin : but he feeth not fin fo, as to punish and condemne for7bit: for in refped of this Reatus , guilt and obligation to punishment , fin is taken away, forgotten, caft behind God's back, & in to the depths of the fea &c. As the Scripture expreffeth this matter. The judge teeth not the debtor guilty & obnoxious to the fentence , when the payment made by the cautioner is inflruéfed in open court : yet He cannot but fee , that he path contrafted debt , and was thereupon obnoxious to the fentence. Neither do our Adverfaries here confider, that by this way of argueing , they defl-roy all pardon ; for whet a man is pardoned, he is no more obnoxious to pu- nishment; and God cannot fee fin in him , in order to condemnation , be- caufe it is pardoned; & thereby that obligation to condemnation is to ken away : And fo, if they mean this only , by God's not feeing of fin , when they deny this , they muff deny Remif ion , nor yet do we fay , that the imputation of Chrift's Righteoufnefs taketkt away the being of all after fins, and maketh them no fins; but only that it enfureth their pardon. Nor do we argue the not being of after finnes , or God's not feeing of them from this Imputation ; but only the Non- imputation of them unto condemna- tion ; for we know , that fin, in its being, is killed and mot'tified another way vi, by the work of Sanctification. a 6. To the fame end, we may confider. That though by the way of ju- fltft- O