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52

A DISPLAY

Of

fins

arepardonable.: for

we

are

jalì

fed

th

-ough the

redemption

that

is

in

:refits

Chrift,

hom

God

bath jet

forth,

to be

O,

propitiation through

faith

in his

blood

to

declare his

rghtiofnefs for

the

',mi./Ilan

of

furs,

Rom.

iii. 24,

25. Yea,

he obtained for

us by

his

death,

righteouf-

nefs and holiuefs. He gave

f

if

for

his church,

that

he

night

fanfify

and

deanr, it,

Ephef

v.

26.

That

he

might prefent

it

unto

himfelfaglorious

church, withoutfpot, ar wrinkle,

that

roe

fheuld

be

holy,

and withoutblew

fh,

verfe

27.

Where

f

ft,

we have whom

Chrift

died, or

gave

himfeif

for, even his church

:

f

candly,

what he

obtained for it, holiuefs

and righteoufnefs,

a

freedom from

the

fpots and blemifhes

of

fin,

that

is,

the

grace

.ofjuftidcatiou and

fan

&ity,

He mace

him

to

be

fin forus,

who knew

no

fin, that

we

might be-

comethe

rghtenuf

efs

of

God

in him, 2.

Cor.

v.

or.

And laftly he died,

to

purchafe for

us an

everlaftiug inheritance,

Heb

ix.

t

3.

So

that both

grace and

glory,

are bellowed

on

them for whom

he

died,-

as

the

immediate fruits

of

his

death

and paffìon.

[ 2.]

See

what

the

f

ripture

pn

+äs

ceprefy

afhgneth,

as

the proper

and immmediate

effe& (according

to the parpofe

of

God,

and

Isis

own

intention)

of

the

effufion

of the

blood

of

Jefus

Chrift,

and you

shall find

that

he intended by

it, to take

away

the

fins

of

many,

to

make his foul an

f

ring

far

fn,

that

he

might fee

his

feed, that

the

count

l

of

God

might

profper

in

his

hand,

lfaiah liv.

to

be

a

rant

eoe

for

many,

Matth.

xx. 28.

to

bear

the

fina

of

many,

lieb.

ix. 28.

he

bare our fins

in his

awn body

on

the

tree, that

we

¡Could

live unto

right,

out

efs,

t.

Pet.

ii. 24.

that

we

might

become

the righteoufnefs

of God in him, z.

Cor.

V.

zr.

thereby

reconciling

us unto

God,

serf.

19.

he died

to

reconcile

us unto.

God,

in

the

body

of

his

dell:, through death,

that

we

might

be holy

and unblamable,

Cola.

i.

21. 22.

to purgeour

fins,

hieb.

i. 3.

to

obtain an everl

Wing

redemption

for

us,

hieb. ix.

12. So

that

ifChrifl

by his

death

obtained what he did intend, he bath purchafed

for us, not only a

polibility of

falvation;

but

holinel,

righteoufnefs, reconciliation with God,

juftifica-

tion,

freedom from the guilt, and condemning power

of

fin

;

everlalling redemption,

eternal

life, and glory

in heaven.

[3.]

I

appeal unto

the

confciences

of

all

Chrillians.

s.) Whether they

do not fuppofe

the very

foundation

of

all

their

confolation to be

ílricken at,

when they

fail

find

thofe

places

of

Scripture (a) that

affirm

Chrift

have

died to take

away

our

fins,

to

reconcile us unto

God, to put

assay,

or

abolifh

our

tranfgreffions,

to waft

and regenerate us, perfe&ly

to

fave us, and purchafe for

us

an

everlafting redemption, wherebyhe

is

become

unto

us,

righteoufnefs, andredemption,

and fm&ification,

the

Lord our righteoufnefs, and

we become

the

righteoufnefs

of

God

in

Isim

:

to

be

fo

wrefled,

as

if

he fhould

be

Paid

only,

to

have done fomedsiag,

which

theft

things might happily

follow.

z.)

Whether they

think

it

not

a

ready way,

to

impair

their

love, and to

weaken

.their

faith

in

Chrift,

whets

1110

they

l

be

taught, that

Chrift

bath

done no more for

,them, than

for

thole

that

are damned in hell

;

that

be

their

alfuranee never

fo

great,

that Chrift

died

lot

them, yet there

is

enough to

be

laid to

their

charge

to

condemn

them;

that

though God

is

laid

to have reconciled them unto

hind-el

Chrift,

Colof.

i.

19, zo.

yet indeedhe

is as

angry with

them,

as

with

any

reprobate in

the

world

;

that

God loveth

us not

firft, but

fo long

as we

continue in

a Rate

of

enmity

agai

nit

him,

be-

fore

our convcrfioo, he continuesour enemy alto

:

fo

that

the

firft

a&

of

friendlhip or

love, muff

be

performed

on

our parc, notwithffanding

that the

Scripture faith,

we

were reconciled unto God

being enemies,

Rom.

v.

s

o.

3.)

Whether

they have not

hitherto

fuppofed themfelves bound to believe,

that

Chrift died

for

their

fins

and rufe for

their

juftification

?

Do

they not think it

lawful

to

pray, that God

would bellow upon them, grace

and

glory litr Chrift's

fake? and

to

believe

that

Jefus

Chrift

was filch

a

mediatour

of

the

new

covenant,

as

procured

for

the

perlons

covenanted

withal,

all

the

good things comprehended

in

the

promife

of

that

covenant.

?

will

not

further preis

upon this prevarication

againfi

chriflia

r

religion, only

I

would

delire

all

the

lovers

of

Jefus

Chrift

ferioufly

to

confider,

whether thefe

men

do

truly

aimat

his honour,

and advancing

the dignity

of

his

merit,

and not

rather

for

the

crying

up

oftheir

own

iadeavours, feeing

the

fole caufe

of their

denying

thefe

glorious

effefls

pftlre

blood

of

Chrìft,

is

to appropriate

the

praife

of

them unto themfelves,

as

we

1ha11

fee

in

the next

Chapter.

Theft

charges are never

to

be waved,

by

the

vanity

of their

fophifticaldiftórfliors,

as

ofthar

of

importation and application,

which

though it

may

be

received

ini

an

Ortho-

dox

meaning,

yet

not

in

that

fenfe,

or rather

non-fènfe, whereunto

they

abide

it.;

viz.

(a) lieb.

vii.

,a,

rç,

24. and ix.

14,

aß. Ira.

Iiii.

a,.

r John i.

R.

Sc.

As