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of his self-righteousness than myself. If any thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust i I more: circumcised the eighth day of th Israel-of the tribe of Benjamin-an ] the Hebrews ; as touching the law, a phai cerning zeal, persecuting the church ; to righteousness which is in the law, blamele among all these teachers, can say as mu for themselves; and none can say more. can all this avail a guilty sinnner, for his j before God? True, I once thought as higli things as they now do, and as confidently expo heaven by my own righteousness. But, bles he hath stripped me of my false hopes, and from my false foundation; and taught me eternal all, on that only foundation which in Zion. Here I see no room for boasting a and trusting in the flesh. The salvation placed by God on quite another ground what things were gain to me; or what teemed gain to me, these I now count loss yea, doubtless, and I count all things but ? excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus for whom I have suffered the loss of all do count them but dung that I may win C

What a proficient was Paul, in natural, and moral righteousness ! Behold the mar his claims! How well founded, as some mi his hopes of acceptance with God! He had pocrite ; however ignorantly he might ha was sincere. But when his eyes were opene was brought to the knowledge of the truth a sus; see him casting away all his former

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