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· their sins, through the tender mercy hath made him to be sin for us.of our God, whereby the dayspring 2 Cor. v. 19. 21. from on high hath visited us.—Luke Jesus Christ who gave himself for i. 77, 78.
our sins.Gal. i. 3, 4. · I say unto thee, Her sins, which In whom we have redemption are many, are forgiven ; for she loved through his blood, the forgiveness of much: but to whom little is forgiven, sins, according to the riches of his the same loveth little. And he said grace; wherein he hath abounded, unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.- '&c.—Eph. i. 7, 8. Col. i. 14. Luke vii. 47, 48.
And you, &c. hath he quickened It behoved Christ to suffer, &c. together with him, having forgiven and that repentance and remission of you all trespasses.-Col, ii. 13. sins should be preached in his name. Jesus Christ, who gave himself for -Luke xxiv. 46, 47.
us, that he might redeem us from all Behold the Lamb of God, which iniquity.-Titus ii. 13, 14. taketh away the sin of the world. His son, &c. when he had by himJohn i. 29.
self purged our sins, sat down.-Heb. Repent, &c. that your sins may be i. 2, 3. blotted out, when the times of re- Wherefore it behoved him to be freshing shall come from the presence made like unto his brethren, &c. to of the Lord: and he shall send Jesus, make reconciliation for the sins of the &c.-Acts iii. 19, 20.
people.--Heb. ii. 17. Jesus, &c. hath God exalted with I will be merciful to their unrightehis right hand, to be a Prince and a ousnesses, and their sins and their Saviour, for to give repentance to inquities I will remember no more.Israel, and forgiveness of sins.-Acts Heb. viii. 12. v. 30, 31.
If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctifieth, To him gave all the prophets wit- &c. how much more shall the blood ness, that through his name whoso- of Christ who offered himself, &c. ever believeth in him shall receive purge your conscience, &c. by means remission of sins.-Acts x. 43. of death for the redemption of the
Be it known unto you, &c. that transgression. Without shedding of through this man is preached unto you blood is no remission of sin, &c. the forgiveness of sins.-Acts xiii. 38. Once in the end of the world hath he
To open their eyes, &c. that they appeared to put away sin by the samay receive forgiveness of sins, &c. crifice of himself, &c. Christ was by faith in me, &c.—Acts xxvi. 18. once offered to bear the sins of many.
Whom God hath set forth to be a -Heb. ix. 13-15. 22. 26. 28. propitiation through faith in his blood, This man, after he had offered one to declare his righteousness for the sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down, remission (or passing over) of sins. &c. moreover, where remission of -Rom. iii. 25.
these is, there is no more offering for Christ died for our sins, according sin, &c.—Heb. x. 12. 18. to the scriptures, &c. If Christ be Who his own self bare our sins in not raised, &c. ye are yet in your sins, his own body on (or to) the tree, &c. &c. The sting of death is sin, and the by whose stripes ye were healed. strength of sin is the law; but thanks 1 Pet. ii. 24. be to God which giveth us the victory Christ also hath once suffered for through our Lord Jesus Christ. - sins, the just for the unjust, that he 1 Cor. xv. 3. 17. 56, 57.
might bring us to God.- 1 Pet. iii. 18. God was in Christ, reconciling the The blood of Jesus Christ his Son world unto himself, not imputing their cleanşeth us from all sin, &c. If we trespasses unto them, &c. For he confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to when we were enemies, we were recleanse us from all unrighteousness. conciled to God by the death of his - John i. 7.9.
Son; much more being reconciled, &c. If any man sin, we have an advo- We joy in God, through our Lord cate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Jesus Christ, by whom we have now righteous, and he is the propitiation received the atonement.—Rom. v. 1. for our sins; and not for ours only, 10, 11. but also for the sins of the whole God who hath reconciled us to himworld, &c. I write unto you, little self by Jesus Christ, and hath given children, because your sins are for- to us the ministry of reconciliation; given you for his name's sake.- to wit, that God was in Christ, rei Jolm ii. 1, 2. 12.
conciling the world unto himself, not He was manifested to take away imputing their trespasses, &c.—2 Cor. our sins, &c.—1 John iii. 5.
v. 18, 19. Herein is love, not that we loved The glory of his grace, wherein he God, but that he loved us, and sent hath made us accepted in the Beloved. his Son to be the propitiation for our -Eph. i. 6. sins.--1 John iv. 10.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who Jesus Christ, &c. who hath loved sometime were afar off, are made nigh us, and washed us from our sins in by the blood of Christ, for he is our his own blood.—Rev. i. 5.
peace, who hath made both one, and Sect. 11. Reconciliation to, and peace partition between us; having abol
hath broken down the middle wall of with God.
ished in his Aesh the enmity, the law MERCY and truth are met, righteous- of commandments contained in ordiness and peace have kissed each other. nances, for to make in himself, of -Ps. lxxxv. 10.
twain, one new man; so making peace. Fury is not in me, &c. Let him take That he might reconcile both unto hold of my strength; he may make God in one body by the cross; having peace with me; he shall make peace slain the enmity thereby (or in himwith me.—Isa. xxvii. 4,5.
self) and came and preached peace to The Lord is well pleased for his you which were afar off, and to them righteousness sake. - Isa. xlii. 21. that were near, &c. Now therefore
The chastisement of our peace was ye are no more strangers and foreignupon him, and with his stripes we ers, but fellow-citizens with the saints, are healed.- Isa. liii. 5.
and of the household of God.-Eph. Seventy weeks are determined, &c. ii, 13–19. to make reconciliation for iniquity. And having made (or making) peace Dan. ix. 24.
through the blood of his cross, by He shall be a Priest upon his throne, him to reconcile all things unto himand the counsel of peace shall be be- self; by him, whether they be things, tween them both.-Zech. vi. 13. &c. And you that were sometime
This is my beloved Son, in whom alienated, and enemies in your minds I am well pleased.-Matt. iii. 17. by wicked works, yet now hath he
Go to my brethren, and say unto reconciled in the body of his flesh them, I ascend unto my Father, and through death, to present you holy your Father, and to my God, and and unblameable, &c.—Col. i. 20—22. your God. John xx. 17.
It behoved him to be made like unto The word which God sent unto the his brethren, that he might be a merchildren of Israel, preaching peace by ciful and faithful High Priest, &c. to Jesus Christ.-Acts x. 36.
make reconciliation for the sins of the We have peace with God, through people.--Heb. ii. 17. our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. For if Who his own self bare our sins, &c.
by whose stripes yo were healed: for standing afar off, would not lift up so ye were as sheep going astray, but are much as his eyes unto heaven, &c. now returned unto the Shepherd and saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. Bishop of your souls.—1 Pet. ii. 24, 25. I tell you, this man went down unto
For Christ also hath once suffered his house justified rather than the for sins, the just for the unjust, that other.-Luke xviii. 10–14. he might bring us to God.-1 Pet. ïïi. 18. For their sakes I sanctify myself,
that they also might be sanctified, &c. Sect. II. Justification and Sancti- John xvii. 19. fication before God.
And by him all that believe are LET not them that wait on thee, O justified from all things, from which Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for ve could not be justified by the law my sake: let not those that seek thee of Moses.-Acts xiii. 39. i be confounded for my sake, O God Therein is the righteousness of of Israel. Because for thy sake I have God revealed, from faith to faith ; as borne reproach, shame hath covered it is written, The just shall live by iny face: I am become a stranger unto faith.Rom. i. 17. my brethren, &c. for the zeal of thine The righteousness of God without house, &c. and the reproaches of them the law is manifested, being witnessed who reproached thee, have fallen on by the law and the prophets; even me, &c.—Ps. lxix. 6, &c. .
the righteousness of God, which is Surely, shall one say, in the Lord by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and have I righteousness and strength, &c. upon all them that believe, &c. Being in the Lord shall all the seed of Is- justified freely by his grace, through rael be justified, and shall glory.- the redemption that is in Jesus Christ, Isa. xlv. 24, 25.
whom God hath set forth, &c. to deBy his knowledge shall myrighteous clare his righteousness, &c. to declare, servant justify many; for he shall I say, his righteousness; that he bear their iniquities.- Isa. liii. 11. might be just, and the justifier of him
I will sprinkle clean water upon which believeth in Jesus. Where is you, and ye shall be clean from all boasting then ? &c. Therefore we your filthiness; and from all your conclude, that a man is justified by idols will I cleanse you, &c. I will faith, without the deeds of the law. also save you from all your unclean- —Rom. iii. 21, 22. 24–28. nesses, &c. Not for your sakes do I Abraham believed God; and it was this, saith the Lord God, be it known counted unto him for righteousness. unto you: be ashamed and confound. Now to him that worketh, is the reed for your own ways, O house of Is- ward not reckoned of grace, but of rael. Thus saith the Lord God, in debt. But to him that worketh not, the day that I shall have cleansed you but believeth on him that justifieth from all your iniquities, &c.—Ezek. the ungodly, his faith is counted unto Xxxvi. 25. 29. 32, 33.
him for righteousness : even as David The Lord whom ye seek shall sud- describeth the blessedness of the man, denly come, &c. for he is like a re- unto whom God imputeth righteousfiner's fire, &c. He shall purify the ness without works, &c. He received sons of Levi, and purge them as gold the sign of circumcision, a seal of and silver &c. Then shall the offering the righteousness of the faith, &c. of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant that he might be the father of all them unto the Lord. Mal. iii. 1-4. that believe, though they be not cir
The Pharisee prayed thus; God, cumcised, that righteousness might I thank thee that I am not as other be imputed unto them also, &c. For men are, extortioners, &c. I fast twice the promise, &c. not to Abraham, or in the week, &c. And the Publican to his seed, through the law; but through the righteousness of faith, Christ Jesus, who of God is made &c. It was imputed to him for righte- unto us wisdom, and righteousness, ousness : now it was not written for and sanctification, &c.—1 Cor. i. 30. his sake alone, that it was imputed But ye are washed, but ye are unto him; but for us also, to whom sanctified, but ye are justified in the it shall be imputed, if we believe on name of the Lord Jesus.—1 Cor. him that raised up Jesus, &c. who vi. 11. was delivered for our offences, and was God was in Christ, reconciling the raised again for our justification. world unto himself, not imputing their Rom. iv. 3—6. 11. 13. 22-25. Gen. trespasses unto them. He hath made XV, 6.
him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, Being justified by faith, &c. much that we might be made the righteousmore then being now justified by his ness of God in him.--2 Cor. v. 19. 21. blood, we shall be saved, &c. The A man is not justified by the works free gift is of many offences unto justi- of the law, but by the faith of Jesus fication, &c. As by the offence of one, Christ. Even we have believed, &c. judgment came upon all men to con, that we may be justified by the faith demnation; even so by the righteous- of Christ, and not, &c.—Gal. ii. 16. ness of one (or by one righteousness) Paul to the Galatians doth argue the free gift came upon all men unto this at large.Gal. iii. justification of life, &c. By the obe- We, through the Spirit, wait for dience of one shall many be made the hope of righteousness by faith, &c. righteous.-Rom. v. 1. 9. 16-19. -Gal. v. 5.
There is therefore now no condem- His grace, wherein he hath made nation to them which are in Christus accepted in the Beloved.-Eph. i. 6. Jesus, &c. Whom he did foreknow, Christ gave himself, &c. that he them he also justified, &c. Who shall might sanctify and cleanse it, &c. that lay any thing to the charge of God's he might present it to himself a gloelect? It is God that justifieth: Who rious church, not having spot or wrinis he that condemneth? Is it Christ kle, or any such thing ; but that it that died: yea rather, that is risen should be holy, and without blemish. again ? &c.-Rom. viii. 1.29,30.33, 34. -Eph. v. 25–27.
The Gentiles, which followed not When Paul, above any others, had after righteousness, have attained to whereof to boast for his exactness in righteousness, &c. which is of faith. keeping the law, he said, But what But Israel, which followed after the things were gain to me, those I law of righteousness, hath not attained counted loss for Christ, &c. that I to the law of righteousness. Where- may win Christ, and be found in him; fore? Because they sought it not by not having mine own righteousness, faith, but as it were by the works of which is of the law; but that which the law.-Rom. ix. 30–32. John is through the faith of Christ, the vi. 28, 29.
Tighteousness which is of God by They being ignorantof God's righte- faith.–Phil. iii. 4–9. ousness, and going about to establish And you, &c. hath he reconciled in their own righteousness, have not the body of his flesh, through death; submitted themselves unto the righte- to present you holy, and unblameable, ousness of God: for Christ is the end and unreproveable in his sight.--Col. of the law for righteousness to every i. 21, 22. one that believeth, &c. The righte- And ye are complete in him who is ousness which is of faith speaketh on the head of all principality, &c.-Col. this wise, &c. For with the heart ii. 10. man believeth unto righteousness. Jesus Christ, who gave himself for Rom. x. 3, 4, 6-10. viii. 3, 4. . us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a that he gave his only begotten Son, peculiar people. Titus ii. 13, 14. that whosoever believeth in him
After that the kindness and love should not perish, but have everlastof God appeared, not by the works of ing life, &c. He that believeth on righteousness which we have done, the Son, hath ererlasting life, &c. &c. that being justified by his grace, John iii. 14-17. 36. we should be made heirs, &c.—Titus Ye will not come unto me, that ye iii. 4, 5. 7.
might have life.-John v. 40. Who, &c. when he had by himself The bread of God is he which purged our sins, sat down, &c.- cometh down from heaven, and giveth Heb. i. 3.
life unto the world, &c. I am the If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctified bread of life, &c. This is the will of to the purifying of the flesh; how him that sent me, That every one much more shall the blood of Christ, which seeth the Son, and believeth who, &c. purge your consciences from on him, may have everlasting life ; dead works, &c.—Heb. ix. 13, 14. and I will raise him up at the last
By the which will we are sancti- day, &c. This is the bread which fied, through the offering of the body cometh down from heaven, that a man of Jesus Christ once for all, &c. By may eat thereof, and not die. I am one offering he hath perfected for the living bread which came down ever them that are sanctified, &c.— from heaven : if any man eat of this Heb. x. 10. 14. 29.
· bread, he shall live for ever: and the Wherefore Jesus also that he might bread that I will give, is my flesh, sanctify the people with his own which I will give for the life of the blood, suffered without the gate, &c. world, &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, -Heb. xiïi. 12.
hath eternal life, &c. As, &c. I live Who his own self bare our sins, &c. by the Father, so he that eateth me, by whose stripes ye were healed.- even he shall live by me, &c. Lord, 1 Pet. ii. 24. Isa. liii. 5.
to whom shall we go? Thou hast the Jesus, &c. who hath loved us, and words of eternal life.—John vi. 33. washed us in his own blood, &c.— 35. 40, 50, 51, 54. 57, 58. 68. v. 24. Rev. i. 5.
I am the door ; by me if any man These were redeemed (or bought) enter in, he shall be saved, &c. I am from among men, &c. they were witho come, that they might have life, and out fault before the throne of God. that they might have it more abunRev. xiv. 4,5.
dantly. My sheep hear my voice, Sect. IV. Eternal Life and Salva- life, and they shall never perish, nei
&c. And I give unto them eternal tion.
ther shall any man pluck them out of The just shall live by his faith.- my hand.—John x. 9, 10. 27, 28. Heb. ii. 4.
Because I live, ye shall live also. Fear not, little flock; for it is your John xiv. 19. Father's good pleasure to give you the As thou hast given him power over kingdom.-Luke xii. 32.
all flesh, that he should give eternal Christ said unto Zacchæus, This life to as many as thou hast given day is salvation come to this house, him.—John xvii. 2. &c. for the Son of man is come to These things are written, that ye seek and to save that which was lost. might believe that Jesus is the Christ, -Luke xix. 9, 10.
the Son of God; and that, believing, So must the Son of man be lifted ye might have life through his name. up, that whosoever believeth on him -John xx. 31. should not perish, but have eternal Why tempt ye God to put a yoke life. For God so loved the world, upon the neck of the disciples ? &c.