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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 adyo- 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, re1 John 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 as 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
hath broken down the middle wall of Sect. II. Reconciliation to, and peace
partition between us; having abolwith God.
ished in his flesh 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 himnand 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 behoyed 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 ye were healed: for standing afar off, would not lift up so ye were as sheep going astray, but are much as his eyes into heaven, &c. now returned unto the Shepherd and saying, God be merciful to mea 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. iii. 18. For their sakes I sanctify myself, Sect. III. Justification and Sancti
that they also might be sanctified, &c. 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 ye could not be justified by the law my sake: let not those that seek thee of Moses.-Acts xiii. 39. 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 my 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 ine, &c.—Ps. Ixix. 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 knowledgeshall my righteous clare bis righteousness, &c. to deelare, 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 ve 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, &e. 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 inight I thank thee that I am not as other be inputed unto them also, &c. For men are, extortioners, &c. I fast twice the promise, &c. tot to Abraham, or in the week, &c. And the Publican to his seed, through the law, but throngh the righteousness of faith, Christ Jesus, who of God is made &c. It was imputed to him for righte- unto us wisdom, and righteousness, eusness: pow 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 Christ us 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.
righteousness which is of God by · They being ignorant of 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, vüi. 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 hiin
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 everlasting 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 iny flesh, -Heb. xiii, 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 with- come, that they might have life, and out fault before the throne of God. 'that they might have it more abunRey. xiv. 4, 5.
dantly. My sheep hear my voice,
&c. And I give unto them eternal SECT. IV. Eternal Life and Salva- life, and they shall never perish, neition.
ther shall any man pluck them out of Tue 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. But we believe that through the grace Jesus Christ, who died for us, that of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be whether we wake or sleep, we should saved even as they.-Acts xv. 10, 11. live together with him.- 1 Thess. v.
I send thee (said Christ to Paul) 9,10. 2 Tim. i. 9. ii. 10, 11. to open their eyes, &c. that they may Believe on him to life everlasting. receive forgiveness of sins, and an -1 Tim. i. 16. inheritance among them which are Jesus Christ, who hath abolished sanctified by faith that is in me.- death, and hath brought life and imActs xxvi. 17, 18.
mortality to light through the gospel. Being justified by his blood, we —2 Tim. i. 10. shall be saved from wrath, through Not by works of righteousness him, &c. Much more, being recon- which we have done, but according ciled, we shall be saved by his life, to his mercy he hath saved us, &c.&c. If by one man's offence death Titus iii. 5. reigned by one, how much more they He became the author of eternal which receive abundance of grace, salvation unto all them that obey him. &c. shall reign in life by one, Jesus Heb. v. 9. Eph. v. 23. Christ. That as sin hath reigned unto By his own blood he entered in death, even so might grace reign once into the holy place, having obthrough righteousness unto eternal tained eternal redemption for us, &c. life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.—Rom. that they which were called might rev. 9, 10. 17. 21.
ceive the promise of eternal inheritThe gift of God is eternal life, ance, &c." He shall appear, &c. unto through Jesus Christ our Lord.—Rom. salvation.—Heb. ix. 12. 15. 28. vi. 23.
Receiving the end of your faith, Whom he justified, them also he even the salvation of your souls.glorified. What shall we then say? 1 Pet. i. 9. .. &c.—Rom. viii. 30, 31.
The God of all grace, who hath I declare unto you the gospel, &c. called us unto his eternal glory by by which also ye are saved, &c.- Christ Jesus.—1 Pet. y. 10. 2 Tim. 1 Cor. xv. 1-4...
ii. 10. In Christ, &c. in whom also we And this is the promise that he have obtained an inheritance.-Eph.i. hath promised us, eternal life. -1 John 10, 11,
ii. 25. 2 Tim. i. 1. God, who is rich in mercy, for his In this was manifested the love of great love wherewith he hath loved God towards us, because that God us, even when we were dead in sins, sent his only begotten Son into the hath quickened us together with world, that we might live through Christ. By grace are ye saved, that him.- 1 John iv. 9. in the ages to come he might shew This is the record, that God hath the exceeding riches of his grace, &c. given to us eternal life, and this life for by grace are ye saved through is in his Son; he that hath the Son, faith, &c. not of works, lest any man hath life, &c.—1 John v. 10–12. should boast.-Eph. ii. 4, 5. 7-9. Keep yourselves in the love of God,
Christ in (or amongst) you, the looking for the mercy of our Lord hope of glory.—Col. i. 27.
Jesus, unto eternal life.-Jude 21. Ye are dead, and your life is hid How shall we escape if we neglect with Christ in God: when Christ, who so great salvation ?-Heb. ii. 3, X." is our life, &c.—Col. iii. 3, 4. 26–29.
Jesus, which delivered us from the If any man preach any other goswrath to come.—1 Thess. i. 10. -pel, let him be accursed. Gal. i.
God hath not appointed us to wrath; 8, 9. bat to obtain salvation by our Lord It shall be more tolerable for So