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THE WAY OF SALVATION BY GRACE.
FIRST GENERAL TOPIC.
PROVISIONS ON THE PART OF GOD.
sin-offering that is for the people... And he shall make an atonement for
the holy place, because of the unTHE CURSE OF THE LAW REMOVED
cleanness of the children of Israel. PROBATION
17: 11. For the life of the flesh is THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST. in the blood ; and I have given it to
you upon the altar, to make an atoneYe are bought with a price.-1 Cor. 6: 20. ment for your souls; for it is the
blood, that maketh an atonement for Christ our Redeemer.
1 Cor. 5: 7. Christ our passover § 1. TYPES.
is sacrificed for us.
Hee. 7: 18. For there is verily a Num. 21: 8. And the Lord said disannulling of the commandment unto Moses, Make thee a fiery ser- going before, for the weakness and pent, and set it upon a pole: and it unprofitableness thereof, (for the law shall come to pass, that every one made nothing perfect,) but the bringthat is bitten, when he looketh upon ing in of a better hope did; by the it, shall live. And Moses made a which we draw nigh unto God. - 23. serpent of brass, and put it upon a And they truly were many priests, pole, and it came to pass, that if a because they were not suffered to serpent had bitten any man, when continue by reason of death: but this he beheld the serpent of brass he man, because he continueth ever, lived.
hath an unchangeable priesthood: John 3: 14. As Moses lifted up wherefore he is able also to save the serpent in the wilderness, even them to the uttermost that come unto so must the Son of man be lifted up. God by him, seeing he ever liveth to
Lev. 16: 11. And Aaron shall make intercession for them. For such bring the bullock of the sin-offering a high-priest became us, who is holy, which is for himself, and shall make harmless, undefiled, separate from an atonement for himself and for his sinners, and made higher than the house ... He shall sprinkle the blood heavens; who needeth not daily, upon the mercy-seat seven times ... as those high-priests, to offer up saThen shall he kill the goat of the crifice, first for his own sins, and
then for the people’s: for this he did for the redemption of the transgresonce, when he offered up himself. sions that were under the first testá
8: 1. Now of the things which we ment, they which are called might rehave spoken this is the sum : we ceive the promise of eternal inherithave such a high-priest, who is set ance. — 22. And almost all things are on the right hand of the throne of by the law purged with blood ; and the Majesty in the heavens; a min- without shedding of blood is no reister of the sanctuary, and of the mission. It was therefore necessary true tabernacle, which the Lord that the patterns of things in the heavpitched and not man.
ens should be purified with these ; but high-priest is ordained to offer gifts the heavenly things themselves with and sacrifices: wherefore it is of ne- better sacrifices than these. For cessity that this man have somewhat Christ is not entered into the holy also to offer. — 6. But now hath he places made with hands, which are obtained a more excellent ministry, the figures of the true; but into by how much also he is the mediator heaven itself, now to appear in the of a better covenant, which was es- presence of God for us : nor yet that tablished upon better promises. For he should offer himself often, as the if that first covenant had been fault- high-priest entereth into the holy less, then should no place have been place every year with blood of others; sought for the second.
for then must he often have suffered
since the foundation of the world : 19:6. Now when these things were but now once in the end of the world thus ordained, the priests went al- hath he appeared, to put away sin by ways into the first tabernacle, ac- the sacrifice of himself. And as it complishing the service of God: but is appointed unto men once to die, into the second went the high-priest | but after this the judgment : so Christ alone once every year, not without was once offered to bear the sins of blood, which he offered for himself, many; and unto them that look for and for the errors of the people ; the him shall he appear the second time Holy Ghost this signifying, that the without sin unto salvation. way into the Holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first T 10: 1. For the law having a tabernacle was yet standing : which shadow of good things to come, and was a figure for the time then pres- not the very image of the things, ent, in which were offered both gifts can never with those sacrifices, which and sacrifices, that could not make they offered year by year continually, him that did the service perfect, as make the comers thereunto perfect. pertaining to the conscience; which For then would they not have ceased stood only in meats and drinks, and to be offered ? because that the wordivers washings, and carnal ordinan- shippers once purged should have ces, imposed on them until the time had no more conscience of sins. But of reformation. But Christ being in those sacrifices there is a rememcome a high-priest of good things to brance again made of sins every come, by a greater and more perfect year. For it is not possible that the tabernacle, not made with hands, blood of bulls and of goats should (that is to say, not of this building:) take away sins. – 9. He taketh away neither by the blood of goats and the first, that he may establish the calves, but by his own blood, he en- second. By the which will we are tered in once into the holy place, sanctified through the offering of the having obtained eternal redemption body of Jesus Christ once for all. for us.
For if the blood of bulls and And every priest standeth daily minof goats, and the ashes of a heifer, istering and offering oftentimes the sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to same sacrifices, which can never the purifying of the flesh ; how much take away sins : but this man, after more shall the blood of Christ, who he had offered one sacrifice for sins, through the Eternal Spirit offered forever sat down on the right hand himself without spot to God, purge of God, from henceforth expecting your conscience from dead works to till his enemies be made his footstool. serve the living God! And for this For by one offering he hath perfected cause he is the mediator of the New forever them that are sanctified. Testament, that by means of death, I 19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the turned every one to his own way ; blood of Jesus, by a new and living and the Lord hath laid on him the way, which he hath consecrated for iniquity of us all. He was oppressed us, through the vail, (that is to say, and he was afflicted; yet he opened his flesh;) and having a high-priest not his mouth; he is brought as a over the house of God; let us draw lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep near with a true heart, in full assur- before her shearers is dumb, so he ance of faith, having our hearts opened not his mouth... He was sprinkled from an evil conscience, cut off, out of the land of the living: and our bodies washed with pure for the transgression of my people water. - 26. For if we sin wilfully was he stricken... He had done no after that we have received the violence ; neither was any deceit knowledge of the truth, there re- in his mouth; yet it pleased the maineth no more sacrifice for sins, Lord to bruise him ; he hath put but a certain fearful looking for of him to grief; when thou shalt make judgment and fiery indignation, which his soul an offering for sin, he shall shall devour the adversaries. He see his seed; he shall prolong his that despised Moses' law died with- days'; and the pleasure of the LORD out mercy under two or three wit- shall prosper in his hand. He shall nesses : of how much sorer punish- see of the travail of his soul and shall ment, suppose ye, shall he be thought be satisfied. By his knowledge shall worthy, who hath trodden under foot my righteous servant justify many ; the Son of God, and hath counted for he shall bear their iniquities. the blood of the covenant, where- Dan. 9: 24. Seventy weeks are with he was sanctified, an unholy determined upon thy people and thing, and hath done despite unto upon thy holy city, to finish the the Spirit of grace ?
transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation
for iniquity, and to bring in ever§ 2. VARIOUS REPRESENTATIONS of lasting righteousness, and to seal up
the vision and prophecy, and to CHRIST, AS THE FOUNDATION
anoint the Most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the
going forth of the commandment to Isa. 35 : 9. But the redeemed restore and to build Jerusalem unto shall walk there; and the ransomed the Messiah, the Prince, shall be sevof the LORD shall return, and come en weeks, and threescore and two to Zion with songs, and everlasting weeks : the street shall be built joy upon their heads : they shall again, and the wall, even in trouobtain joy and gladness, and sorrow blous times. And after threescore and sighing shall flee away.
and two weeks shall Messiah be cut 59: 16. And he saw that there was off, but not for himself. no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor : therefore his | JOHN 1: 29. The next day John arm brought salvation unto him ; seeth Jesus coming unto him, and and his righteousness, it sustained saith, Behold the Lamb of God, him. For he put on righteousness which taketh away the sin of the as a breastplate, and an helmet of world ! This is he of whom I said, salvation upon his head.
After me cometh a man which is pre60: 16. And thou shalt know that ferred before me; for he was before I the Lord am thy Savior, and thy me. And I knew him not : but that Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob. he should be made manifest to Israel,
Joe 19: 25. I know that my Re- | therefore am I come baptizing with deemer liveth.
And John bare record, sayIsa. 53 : 4. Surely he hath ing, I saw the Spirit descending borne our griefs, and carried our from heaven like a dove, and it sorrows. . .
.. He was wounded for our abode upon him. And I knew him transgressions; he was bruised for not : but he that sent me to baptize our iniquities; the chastisement of with water, the same said unto me, our peace was upon him and with his Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit stripes are we healed. All we like descending and remaining on him, sheep have gone astray : we have the same is he which baptizeth with
THE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF
OF OUR DELIVERANCE.
the Holy Ghost. And I saw and we also joy in God, through our bare record, that this is the Son of Lord Jesus Christ, by whoin we God.
have now received the atonement. Eph. 1: 7. In whom we have re- Gal. 3: 13. Christ hath redeemed demption through his blood, the for- us from the curse of the law, being giveness of sins.
made a curse for us : (for it is writMat. 20: 23. The Son of man ten, Cursed is every one that hangcame not to be ministered unto, but eth on a tree ;) that the blessing of to minister and to give his life a Abraham might' come on the Genransom for many. (M. 10: 45.) tiles through Jesus Christ ; that we
Isa: 35:10. The ransomed of the might receive the promise of the LORD shall come to Zion with songs. Spirit through faith.
1 Tim. 2: 6. Who gave himself a 2 Cor. 5: 18. And all things are ransom for all.
of God, who hath reconciled us to 1 Cor. 6: 20. Ye are bought with himself by Jesus Christ, and hath a price.
given to us the ministry of reconcilActs 20: 28. Feed the church ofiation ; to wit, that God was in God, which he has purchased with Christ, reconciling the world unto his own blood.
himself, not imputing their tres1 Peter 1: 16. Forasmuch as ye passes unto them; and hath comknow that ye were not redeemed mitted unto us the word of reconcilwith corruptible things as silver and iation. Now then we are ambassagold... but with the precious blood dors for Christ, as though God did of Christ, as of a lamb without blem- beseech you by us : we pray you in jsh and without spot.
Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to Rom. 4: 25. Who was delivered God. For he hath made him to be for our offences, and was raised sin for us, who knew no sin ; that again for our justification.
we might be made the righteousness 3: 24. Being justified freely of God in him. by his grace, through the redemp- 1 Cor. 1: 30. Christ Jesus, who, tion that is in Christ Jesus ; whom of God is made unto us wisdom, God hath set forth to be a propitia- and righteousness, and sanctification tion, through faith in his blood, to and redemption. declare his righteousness for the re- Tirus 2: 14. He gave himself for mission of sins that are past, through us that he might redeem us from all the forbearance of God; to declare, iniquity. I say, at this time his righteousness : that he might be just, and the justi- 1 Rev. 5: 9. Thou hast redeemed fier of him that believeth in Jesus. us to God by thy blood.
1 John 2: 2. He is the propitia- John 12: 32. I, if I be lifted up tion for our sins : and not for ours from the earth, will draw all men only, but for the sins of the whole world.
Rom. 8: 34. Who is he that con4: 10. Herein is love, that God... demneth? it is Christ that died: yea sent his Son to be the propitiation rather, that is risen again ; who is for our sins.
even at the right hand of God, who Rom. 5: 6. For when we were yet also maketh intercession for us.without strength, in due time Christ Who shall separate us from the love died for the ungodly. For scarcely of Christ? shall tribulation, or disfor a righteous man will one die ; tress, or persecution or famine, or yet peradventure for a good man nakedness, or peril, or sword ? As some would even dare to die. But it is written, “For thy sake we are God commendeth his love toward killed all the day long ; we are acus, in that while we were yet sin-counted as sheep for the slaughter. ners Christ died for us. Much more (Ps. 44: 22.) Nay, in all these things then, being now justified by his we are more than conquerors, through blood, we shall be saved from wrath him that loved us.
For I am perthrough him. For if when we were suaded, that neither death, nor life, enemies, we were reconciled to God nor angels, nor principalities, nor by the death of his Son; much more, powers, nor things present, nor being reconciled, we shall be saved things to come, nor height, nor depth, by his life. And not only so, but I nor any other creature shall be able