Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.4

98 Of Chriflian Liberty. S E R M. perfon of great eminence in the church, the IV. Gentiles to do that, as of neceffty, and for the fake of religion and confcience, to which they were under no manner of obligation by the laws of fefus Chrifl, but merely in compliance with the will of men. Many other declarations of the New Teftament might be mentioned, proving the abolition of the ceremonial law, and that this is an eminent part of the liberty wherewith Chrili has made us free ; but it is needlefs to infili on a point fo very clear; the truth is, any one who confidereth atten- tively the nature of that conftitution, and the form of fervice prefcribed by it, muff be convinced that it was calculated for one nation only, and that of no large extent ; and is therefore no way fuitable to the gofpel, which, by its obvious defign, and the de- clared will of its Author, was to be pub - lifhed to all nations ; and that the Jewifb ceremonies were intended to feparate a pecu- liar people, fettled under a certain political form, from all others whereas fefùs Chri/i died and rofe again, and revived, that he might be Lord of all, and that he might ga- ther together into one religious fociety all the children of God that were fcattered abroad, all every where, who truly fear him and work rigbte-