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their sins, through the tender mercy hath made him to be sin for us.— of our God, whereby the dayspring 2 Cor. v. 19. 21. from on high hath visited us.-Luke i. 77, 78.
I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.Luke vii. 47, 48.
It behoved Christ to suffer, &c. and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name. --Luke xxiv. 46, 47.
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.John i. 29.
Repent, &c. that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord: and he shall send Jesus, &c.-Acts iii. 19, 20.
Jesus, &c. hath God exalted with his right hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.-Acts v. 30-31.
To him gave all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.—Acts x. 43.
Be it known unto you, &c. that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.-Acts xiii. 38. To open their eyes, &c. that they may receive forgiveness of sins, &c. by faith in me, &c.-Acts xxvi. 18.
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission (or passing over) of sins. -Rom. iii. 25.
Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, &c. If Christ be not raised, &c. ye are yet in your sins, &c. The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law; but thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. xv. 3. 17. 56, 57.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, &c.
Jesus Christ who gave himself for our sins.-Gal. i. 3, 4.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded, &c.-Eph. i. 7, 8. Col. i. 14.
And you, &c. hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.-Col. ii. 13.
Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity.-Titus ii. 13, 14.
His Son, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down.-Heb. i. 2, 3.
Wherefore it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, &c. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.-Heb. ii. 17.
I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more.— Heb. viii. 12.
If the blood of bulls, &c. sanctifieth, &c. how much more shall the blood of Christ who offered himself, &c. purge your conscience, &c. by means of death for the redemption of the transgression. Without shedding of blood is no remission of sin, &c. Once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, &c. Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.
Heb. ix. 13-15, 22. 26. 28.
This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down, &c. moreover, where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin, &c.-Heb. x. 12. 18.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on (or to) the tree, &c. by whose stripes ye were healed.— 1 Pet. ii. 24.
Christ also hath once suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.-1 Pet. iii. 18.
The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin, &c. If we For he confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John i. 7. 9.
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world, &c. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 1 John ii. 1, 2. 12.
He was manifested to take away our sins, &c.-1 John iii. 5.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.-1 John iv. 10.
Jesus Christ, &c. who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.-Rev. i. 5.
SECT. II. Reconciliation to, and peace with God.
MERCY and truth are met, righteousness and peace have kissed each other.-Ps. lxxxv. 10.
Fury is not in me, &c. Let him take hold of my strength; he may make peace with me; he shall make peace with me.-Isa. xxvii. 4, 5.
The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness sake.-Isa. xlii. 21.
The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.-Isa. liii. 5.
Seventy weeks are determined, &c. to make reconciliation for iniquity.Dan. ix. 24.
He shall be a Priest upon his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.-Zech. vi. 13.
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.-Matt. iii. 17.
Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.-John xx. 17.
The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ.-Acts x. 36.
We have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. For if
when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more being reconciled, &c. We joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.-Rom. v. 1. 10, 11.
God who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses, &c.— 2 Cor. v. 18, 19.
The glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved.-Eph. i. 6.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometime were afar off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ, for he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in himself, of twain, one new man; so making peace. That he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross; having slain the enmity thereby (or in himself) and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near, &c. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.-Eph. ii. 13-19.
And having made (or making) peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, whether they be things, &c. And you that were sometime alienated, and enemies in your minds by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable, &c.-Col. i. 20-22.
It behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, &c. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.-Heb. ii. 17.
Who his own self bare our sins, &c.
by whose stripes ye were healed: for ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.-1 Pet. ii. 24,25. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.-1 Pet.iii.18. SECT. III. Justification and Sancti
fication before God.
LET not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach, shame hath covered my face: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, &c. for the zeal of thine house, &c. and the reproaches of them who reproached thee, have fallen on me, &c.-Ps. lxix. 6, &c...:
Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength, &c. in the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Isa. xlv. 24, 25.
standing afar off, would not lift up so
For their sakes I sanctify myself,
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.-Acts xiii. 39.
Therein is the righteousness of God revealed, from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.-Rom. i. 17.
The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe, &c. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth, &c. to declare his righteousness, &c. to declare, I say, his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? &c. Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the law.
By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.-Isa. liii. 11.. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean from all your filthiness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you, &c. I will also save you from all your unclean---Rom. iii. 21, 22. 24-28. nesses, &c. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confound ed for your own ways, O house of Israel. Thus saith the Lord God, In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities, &c.-Ezek. xxxvi. 25. 29. 32, 33.
Abraham believed God; and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted unto him for righteousness: even as David describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, &c. He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith, &c. that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might
The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come, &c. for he is like a refiner's fire, &c. He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, &c. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord.-Mal. iii. 1-4. The Pharisee prayed thus; God, I thank thee that I am not as other be imputed unto them also, &c. For men are, extortioners, &c. I fast twice the promise, &c. not to Abraham, or in the week, &c. And the Publican to his seed, through the law; but
through the righteousness of faith, &c. It was imputed to him for righteousness: now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed unto him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus, &c. who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.Rom.iv. 3-6.11. 13. 22-25. Gen. xv. 6.
Being justified by faith, &c. much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved, &c. The free gift is of many offences unto justification, &c. As by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (or by one righteousness) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life, &c. By the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Rom. v. 1. 9. 16-19.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, &c. Whom he did foreknow, them he also justified, &c. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died: yea rather, that is risen again? &c.-Rom. viii. 1.29,30.33,34.
The Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, &c. which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. Rom. ix. 30-32. John vi. 28, 29.
They being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God: for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, &c. The righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, &c. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.Rom. x. 3, 4. 6—10. viii. 3, 4.
Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, &c.-1 Cor. i. 30. But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.-1 Cor. vi. 11.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.-2 Cor. v. 19.21.
A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ. Even we have believed, &c. that we may be justified by the faith of Christ, and not, &c.-Gal. ii. 16. Paul to the Galatians doth argue this at large.-Gal. iii.
We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, &c.-Gal. v. 5.
His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved.-Eph.i.6.
Christ gave himself, &c. that he might sanctify and cleanse it, &c. that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. Eph. v. 25-27.
When Paul, above any others, had whereof to boast for his exactness in keeping the law, he said, But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ, &c. that I may win Christ, and be found in him; not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law; but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.-Phil. iii. 4—9.
And you, &c. hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh, through death; to present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in his sight.-Col. i. 21, 22.
And ye are complete in him who is the head of all principality, &c.-Col. ii. 10.
Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people.-Titus ii. 13, 14. After that the kindness and love of God appeared, not by the works of righteousness which we have done, &c. that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs, &c.-Titus iii. 4, 5. 7.
Who, &c. when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down, &c.Heb. i. 3.
that he gave his only begotten Son,
Ye will not come unto me, that ye might have life.-John v. 40.
The bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth 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 bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world, &c. Whoso eateth my flesh, hath eternal life, &c. As, &c. I live by the Father, so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me, &c. Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.—John vi. 33. 35. 40. 50, 51. 54. 57, 58. 68. v.
Heb. x. 10. 14. 29.
Wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate, &c. -Heb. xiii. 12.
Who his own self bare our sins, &c. by whose stripes ye were healed.1 Pet. ii. 24. Isa. liii. 5.
Jesus, &c. who hath loved us, and washed us in his own blood, &c.Rev. i. 5.
These were redeemed (or bought) from among men, &c. they were without fault before the throne of God.Rev. xiv. 4, 5.
SECT. IV. Eternal Life and
THE just shall live by his faith.-
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke xii. 32.
Christ said unto Zacchaeus, This day is salvation come to this house, &c. for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. -Luke xix. 9, 10.
So must the Son of man be lifted up, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world,
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. &c. I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. My sheep hear my voice, &c. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.-John x. 9, 10. 27, 28. .
Because I live, ye shall live also. -John xiv. 19.
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.-John xvii. 2.
These things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might have life through his name. John xx.
Why tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples? &c.