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through the Tradition of the Elders. But Chrift, and his Apostles, expounded the Way of God more perfectly
a He hath called us to Glory, and Virtue, and given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises; that by these, we might be Partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the Corruption, that is in the World thro' Luft.
b This is the Gospel of the Grace of God, who will have Mercy, and not Sacrifice; which is the Power of God wito Salvation, to every one that believeth. Therein, also, is revealed the Wrath of God from Heaven, against all Un. godliness, and Unrighteousness of Men.
c The Word of the Lord endureth for ever : and this is the Word, which by the Gospel is preached unto us. It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away, than one tittle of the Law of Christ to fail.
d Other Foundation can no Man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. And, if any Man build upon this Foundation, Gold, Silver, precious Stones, Wood, Hay, Stubble; every Man's Work Ihall be manifeft; and the Fire shall try every Man's Work, of what sort it is.
He died for our SINS.
e Those things, which God before had thewa ed, by the Mouth of all his Prophets, that Chrift fhould suffer, he hath so fulfilled. For, the Chief Priests, and the Scribes, and Elders of the People of the Jews, condemned him to Death, Mar. 4. 34. A&s 28. 23. Aēts 18. 26.
b A&s 20. 24. Mat. 9. 13. Rom. 1. 16, 17, 18.
2 Pet. 1/3, 4
and delivered him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: And, He was crucified between two Thieves, being obedient unto Death, even the Death of the Cross.
a Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an Offering, and a Sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling Savour.
b Christ, our Paffover, is sacrificed for us; who was the Lamb sain from the Foundation of the World.
c When we were yet without Strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. While we were yet Sinners, he died for us ; and gave himself for our Sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil.World.
d Chrift hath suffered for Sins, the Just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Surely, he hath born our Griefs, and carried our Sorrows. He was wounded for our Transgressions, he was bruised for our Iniquities; who, his own self, bare our Sins, in his own Body, on the Tree, that we, being dead to Sin, should live unto. Righteousness: by whole. Stripes we were healed.
€ He, who knew no Sin, was made to be Sin for us, that we might be made the Righteoulness of God in him. The Lord hath laid on him the Iniquity of us all.
f Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us ; that he might reconcile us unto God, by the Cross. Mat. 20. 19. Luke 24. 20. Mat. 20. 18. Mat. 27. 38. Phil. 2. 8. a Eph. s. 2. i Cor. 5. 7. Rev, 13.8. Rom. s. 6, 8. Gal. I. 4. a 1 Pet. 3.18. If.$3.4, S.
2. Cor. s. 21. I. 53. 6. Gal. 3.13. Eph. 2. 16.
1 Pet. 2. 24.
a He loved us, and washed us from our Sins, in his own Blood; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all Iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar People, zealous of good Works.
b The Son of Man gave himself a Ransom for all ; and, He is the Propitiation for the Sins of the whole World. He died for all, that they, which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them.
cHe hath redeemed us to God, by his Blood, out of every Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and Nation.
d He shall justify many; for, he shall bear their Iniquities.
e We were not redeemed with corruptible things, as Silver, and Gold, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, who was fore-ordained, before the Foundation of the World, but was manifest in these last times, for us, who, by hiin, do believe in God. For, we are bought with a Price.
f Christ, our High-Priest, not by the Blood of Goats, and Calves, but by his own Blood, entred in, once, into the Holy Place; having offered himself, without Spot, to God, and obtained eternal Redemption for us. Neither hath he often suffered, since the Foundation of the World; But now, once, in the end of the World, hath he appeared, to put away Sin, by
a Rev. 1. 3. Tit: 2. 14.
b Mat. 20. 28. I Tim. 2. 6. * John 2. 2. 2 Cor. 5. 15.
c Rev. s. 9.
dlsis3. 11, 1 Pet. 1. 18, 19, 20, 21. I Cor. 6, 20. Heb. 9. 11, 12, 14, 12, zú.
the Sacrifice of himself. And, as it is appointed unto Men once to die; so Christ was once offered, to bear the Sins of many.
* Every other Priest ftandeth daily miniftring, and offering, oftentimes, the fame Sacrifices which can never take away Sins; but we are fanCtified, through the Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ, once for all. And, by one Offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
b This Jesus, being the Captain of our Salvation, and having tasted Death for every Man, was made perfect, through Sufferings; that, through Death, he might destroy him that had the Power of Death, that is, the Devil; and deliver them, who, through fear of Death, were , all their Life-time, subject to Bondage.
c He laid down his Life, of himself, and no Man took it from him. And, hereby perceive we the Love of God, because he laid down his Life for us.
He rose again for our JUSTIFICATION. d The same Christ, who died for our Sins, was buried, and rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures, being put to Death in the Flesh, but quickned by the Spirit.
c God raised him up, and shewed him openly, unto Witnesses, chosen before of God; whe said none other things, than those which the Prophets, and Moses did say, should come; That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the Dead.
Heb. 2. 26, 27, 28.
a Heb. 1o. 11, TO, 14. 6° Heb. 2. 9, 10, 9, 10, 14, IS.
John 10. 18 I John 3. 16. di Cor. 15. 3, 4. 1 Pet. 3. 18. AOS 10. 40, 41. A&s 26, 22, 23.
a Tho' he was crucified through Weakness, yet he liveth by the Power of God; who loosed the Pains of Death ; because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
b Ås He had Power to lay down his Life; fo He had Power to take it again.
c Chrift, being raised from the Dead, dieth no more; Death hath no more Dominion over him.
d He was declared to be the Son of God, with Power, by the Resurrection from the Dead.
e Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the Dead; that Repentance, and Remission of Sins, should be preached in his Name, among all Nations.
f He was delivered for our Offences, and raised again for our Justification. And therefore, have we a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead.
g If Christ be not risen, then is there no Resurrection of the Dead, then is the Preaching of the Apostles vain ; and our Faith is also vain; we are yet in our Sins: But now is Christ risen from the Dead, that we also should walk in Newness of Life. For, in that he died, he died unto Sin once; but, in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. likewise, let us reckon our selves also to be dead indeed unto Sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.