Marshall - BT765 M37 1788

äoß The Cofpel Myflery. DireE . VT. der towards them in it, Aas xxi. 20, 26. and xv. 5. And other Jews fought juitification, not only by their fincere work, but alfo by truiting on the pro mile made to Abraham, and on their priefthood and facrifices; which were types of Chrift. And the malt legal Pharifees wound thank' God for their works, as proceeding from his grace, Luke xviii. t i. And they could as well acknowledge their falvation to be by faith, as the afferters of falvation by fincere obedience can in thefe days; for they accounted, that their fincere obedience was wrought in them by be. lieving the word of God, which contained gofpel as well as legal doctrine in it ; and therefore that it mutt be included in the nature of faith, if faith were taken for the condition of their whole falvation. Let the afferters of the condition of fincere obedience learn from hence, that they ate building again that Judaifm which the Apoftle Paul deftroyed, where- by the Jews Rumbled at Chrift, Rom. ix. 32. and the Galatians were in danger of falling from Chrift and grace, Gal. v. 2, 4. and let them beware of fal- ling under that curfe which he hath denounced, on this very occafion, againft any man or angel that Ihall' preach any other gofpel than that which he hath preached, Gal. i. 8, 9. Secondly, The d;fference between the law and got-- pel doth not at all contift in this, that the one re- ci.uireth perfect doing; the other, only fincere doing: hilt, in this, that the one requireth doing, the other, not doing, but believing for life and falvation. Their terms are different, not only in degree, but in their whole nature. The Apoftle Paul oppofeth the believing required in the gofpel, to all doing for life, as the condi- tion proper to the law, Gal. iii. 12. " The law is if not of faith : but, the man that doth them, flail if live in them. Rom. iv. g. To him that worketh if not, but believeth on him that juftifieth the un- " godly, his faith is counted for righteoufnefs." If