Brown - BS2685 B86 1695

134 ofijeffions fròm scripture anftrered. C H n. i r; Mediator , Gal. 31 17, 19. but this was the Moral law, contained in the de- calogue. 'Is the'ceiemonial law only that law , that cannot give life vers 2x. was nothing a Schoolmafter to Chrift , but the ceremonial part of the law, vers 24. (z) To be under the law , is not only to be under the ]awes obliga tion , but chiefly to be under the lawes Curfe , which is the fame with being concluded under fin Gal. 3: 22. (3) If being under the law be thus limited, or reftricted to a being under the obligation of the ceremonial law , no more can be meaned , by receiving the Adoptions of . Sones , there mentioned, as the oppo(ite mercy , than a freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law: but this , I fuppòfe, will be too narrow an Interpretation. (4) Though none be redeemed from obedience to the Moral law ; yet they may be delivered there -from , as the foie condition of the Covenant , 8& as the foie way of ob- taining life. 2. He faith , hereby may be meaned His fitbjeifion to the carte of the lain. An'. That this may be part of the meaning, may very eafily be gran- ted : & what then can hence follow ? The exprefïîon of being under the fate,. hath not aiwayes this fìngle and foie import,, as we fee in that fame Chapter ), vers 21. Secondly , Chap. 4. pag. 69. He argueth from Rpm. 3:2r, 22. thus, If the Righteoufñefr , of faith , which is here called the R.fghteau fnefs of God , confi fls the Imputation of Chri fir Righteou fne f r then ir, tt not , nor can it be , made mani- fell without the law, that it , without the workr of the law. But the Righteoufnefs of faith is fufiéiently manifefled washout the law ,. that is without the works or Righ- teoufnefs of the law. Ergo. The connexion of the Major he thus confirmeth. Becaufe to fuch a Righteou fnefr the lam, andthe works thereof, are every whirl:: riecef fary tat faith it felf; fer faith is made only a Meanes of the derivation of it upon men ; but the body & fit glance of the R :ghteottfnefsit felfis nothing elfe, but the pure law , & the works. of at. Anf. The connexion ofthe Major is unfound, and its probation is founded upon a manifeftwrefting, or misinterpretation ofthe place: for the meaning of thefe words,. The Righteoufnefs of God without the law, is this, The\Righreoufnefs of God,. which is_not had by our per- formance of the commands ofthe law , or , cloth not confi(t therein ; go; the Righteoufnefs of God , which is without all obedience to the law : for there be nofuch Righteoufnefs; all Righteoufnefs being a conformity to the law of God;,& it Righteoufnefs confft not in obeying the law of God, where- in shall it confift r, The Righteoufnefs then of God is a Righteoufnefs confi- íting indeed in full obedience to the law;. but yet aRightebufnefsconfining in obedience to the law, performed by one, who was God ('& therefore al- fo called the Righteoufnefs of God ; & not meetly becaufe invented by God; or becaufe bellowed by Him upon men;. or becaufe ftich, as will only be ac- cepted ofby Him , as he faith; though thefe be alto true, & may in part ground the denomination) & not by ourfelves., Who were properly and ori- ginally under the obligation of the law. This will not fatishe him, & therefore he faith. r. This fanduary bath been polluted, the hornet ofobis altar brokendown, in the demonflration of the former proof. Anf. The contrary is manifeft from our foregoing examination of thax fuppofed de.moáítrativn..