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much more being reconciled, we shall be saved.q by his life. ir» And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Wherefore asr by one man sin entred into the world, and s death by sin and lb death palled upon all men, * for that r_Or, in whom] all have sinned. 13. For (1) until the law, sin was in the world: but "sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adams transgression, 1 who is the figure of him • . • * Hi.'... ■. th^t

2. 16. That he might reconcile' fest in our Body, both unto God in one Body by the 1 j rt Gen. 3.,6". She took of Cross, having slain the Enmity. the Fruit thereof, and did eat, and thereby. :f Col. 1. 20, ai.—By gave also untt her Husband with him to reconcile all things to him- j her; and he did eat. + 1 Cor. 15. self, by him, I say, whether chey 'si.—By Man came Death. — be things in earth, or things in s,tG?n. 2: 17. In the Day thou heaven. And you that were some- eatest therepfthou shalt sirfely die. time alienated, and Enemies in t Rom. 6. ai, a}. What Fruit had your Mind by wicked Wpiks, yetioye then in those things whereof ye) now hath he reconciled. .1 Joh..a. are now ashamed? for the end of" a. He is the Propitiation for our tfiose things is Death. The Wages Sins: and not for ours only, 'but of Sin is Death.— Jam. 1. 15.—■ alio for the Sins of the whoje, Sin, when it is finished, bringeth World, t Joh. 4. 10. Herein isiyfonh Death. Gal. 6. 8. He rhac love, hot that'we: loved God, but scweth to his FJefli, shall of the that he loved us, and sent his Son Flejh reap Corruption.— 2 Esdr. 3. to be the Propitiation for our Sins. 7. Unto nim [Adam] thougavefl ■ +Joh. 14. 19.—Because I live, Commandment to love thy way; ye jball live also, f 2 Cor. 4. 1 o, 2D which he transgressed, and immeir. Always bearing about in rhe diately thou appoint east death in Bodyihe dying of the Lord Jesus,, him, and in his Generations.— that the Lift also of Jesus might :43. u t J Joh 3.4. SeeonRorn. be manifest in our Body. For we 4. Ij.

which live are alway delivered un-ay 14. * f j Cor. iy. 21,22, 4s. to Death for Jesusfake, that the Since by Man came Death, by Man Life Mo of Jesus might Be manj- •" came*

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(1) From sfdam,to Moses,the World was almost solely governed by the' natural iwj which seems to be the Meaning of that hard Text Roni. J3. Furunjil the Law stn was in the WtrU.,%hit is, before the Law of Misiet was given, Men. were capable of offending against some other Law, for otherwise-Sin cou.'d pot have been imputed to' them, far-Sin is not imputed where there is no Lxm. And then it .fellows, Nevertheless, See."' that is; during that Space from Mam to Moses, Men finnei against the natw-«l Lam„ and,were4i»ble to Death.upon that Account, though'they Tiad not cssended against an express Revelation from God,- 'as Adm had done; for that the Apostle seems to mean, by sinning after thitsin)tfi>ttde of Adam's Transgression. SiHhopTiHotfcn on Mich. 0.6,7,8. V0IV4. pl'^.'" 3C- -i

that was to come: 15. But not as the offence, ib also is the free gift. For if through the. offence of one, b many be dead-, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Chr jst, hath abounded unto many. 16. And not as it was by one that sinned so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation; but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17, For if * by one mans offence, [[Or, by one offence] death reigned by one •, much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall c reign in lire by. one, Jesus Christ. 1S. Therefore, as * by the offence of one r_Or, by one offence"} judgment came upon all men to condemnation: even 16* by the righteousness of one QOr, by one righteousness],'the A free gift came upon all men unto justification of lift. 19. For as by one mans disobedience many were made sinners: so by the obedience of one shall many be made richteOuS'. 20. Moreover, the '"lawentred- that the offence nvgrit abound: But where fin abounded, grace did much f.more abound: '21. That as sin huh reigned unto death, even so might grace reign thiouuh righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ bur; Lord.:

C H A P. VI.

HAT shall we fay then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2- * God forbid: how

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came also the Resurrection of the and we shall reign on Earth. Rev. dead. For as in Adam all die, even 20. 4.—They Jived and reigned ft'in Christ shall all be made alive. with Christ a thousand Years. The first Man Adam was made iliv- 18. d See on Joh. 12. 32.

i'rig Saul, the last Adam was made 5 2c. et Joh. 15.22. t Rom. 7. a quickhing Spirit. 3. tGal. 3. 19, 23. See on Rom.

i£.:btMat. 26. 28. See on 4 15. Mat. 20. 28. f '.' Luk.747.Her S/w, which are

17- c Rom. 8. 17. If Children, many, are forgiven her; for she then Heirs; heirs of God, and 10 loved much.— 1 Cos. 15. 10. By J'im-heiri with ChriR: if ib be the, Grace of God, lam what I that we suffer with him, that we am.— '.' 1 Tim. 1. .14. The may he also glorified together. Grace of our Lord was exceeding a1 Cor. 4. 8. Now ye are full, now bundant.—ye are rich, ye have reigned as Kings1 i CHAP. VJ.

Without us: and I would to God 2. l Tit. 2. 11, i 2. The Grace of

ye did' reign, that we also might God thatbringeth Salvation, hath reign witlh, you. 2 Tim. 2. 12. If appeared tq all Men ; Teaching us, *e suffer, we shall also reign with that denying ungodliness and worldhufi. Rev. 5. 10. And hast made 20 ly Lusts, we mould live [iber!y,righusirfttbourGcd Kings and Priests: tn>ttJ7r,M$gtdlj inihtipresent HWd.

shall we that are b dead' to siri, live any longer therein"? 3. Know ye not, that so many of usas were? baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death? 4. Therefore we are A buried With him by baptism into death: that Mike as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also ihould f walk in newness of x life.

MRom. f. 4, 6. Wherefore, e + Rom. 8.11. If the Spirit of my Brethren, ye also are become him that raised up Jesus from the dead to the Law by the Body of Dead dwell in you; he that raised Christ.— Now we are delivered up Christ from the Dead, shall alfrom the Law, that being dead 5 se quicken your mortal Bodies, by wherein we were held; that we his Spirit that dwelleth in you. should seme in newness of Spirit, f 2 Cor. 13.4. Though he was and not in the oldnels of the Let- crucified through Weakness, yet he ter. Ver. 6, 14. Rom. 8. 2.-For liveth by the Power of God.— the Law of the Spirit of Life inJ°t Phil. 3.10, n.That I may know Christ Jesus, hath made me fret him, and the Power of his Resurrefrom the Law of Sin and Death. Bion, and the Fellowihip of his Suf. Gal. 2. 19, 20.1 through the Law ferings, being made conformable am deed ro the Law, that I might to his Death; if by any means I live unto God. I am crucified with 1S might attain unto the ResurrectiChrist .- nevertheless I live ; jet on of the Dead, not I, but Christ liveth in me: f Rom. 12. 2. Be not conformed

and the Life which I now live in this World) but be ye transformed the Flesh, I live by the Faith of by the renewing of your Mind—» the Son of God, who loved rne,s=t Eph. 4. 22, 23. That ye put of and gave himself for me. Gal. y. concerning the former Conversati18, 24. If ye lie led by the Spirit, on the old Man, which is corye are not under the Law. They rupt, according to the deceitful that are Christ's, have crucified the Lusts: and be -renewed in the Flesh with the Affections ands* Spirit of your Mind, f Col. 3. 8, Lusts. Gal. 6. 14. God forbid that 10. But now you also pup off all I should glory, save in the Cross these; Anger, Wrath, . Malice, of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom . Blasphemy, filthy Communication the World is crucified unto me, out of your Moutli. And have and I unto thiWorld. Col. 3.3. For ]opv,t on the new. Man, which h renew* ye are dead, and your Life is hid edin Knowledge after the image of with Christ jn God. Col. 2. 20. him that created him. Heb. i». 1, Wherefore, if ye be ..dead, with a. — Let us {ay aside every Weight, Christ.— 1 Pet. 2. 24. Who his and the Sin which doth ib easily own self bare our Sins in his ownjy beset us, and let us run with PaBody on the Tree, that we being tlence the Race which is set before dead to sin, should live unto righ- us, Looking'unto Jesus.— Jam..i. teousness— , ...;; 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthi

3. c.f Gal. 3. -ii.Ks.many. cf you ness, and superfluity of Naughtias have been baptized .jivto Christ, 4° ness, and receive with Meekness have jut on Christ, . ...' the engraft.ee} Word.—■ 1 £er,.2,

4 <l t Col. 2. 12.' Varies with. I, 2. Wherefore laying aside allMa-r him in Baptism, wherein also, you; J ice, and alLGuile and Hypocrisies} are risen with him through the arid Envje$, an,4 all EvitspeakinSSj Faith of the Operation of God.—4y' As life. 5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death: we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6". Knowing this, that g our old man is crucified with him, that the 11 body of fin might be destroyed, that henceforth we sliould not serve sin.-. 7. For he that is 'dead, is* freed [Gr.jvst'fr'O from sin. 8. Now k if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with h;m. 9. Knowing that 1 Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more -y death hath no more dominion over him. 10. For in that he died, he died unto sin m once: but in that he liveth, he liveth n unto God. 11. Likewise reckon ye also your selves to be 0 dead indeed unto sin; p but alive

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As new-born Babes desire the sincere on Heb. 7.17.

MUkoi the Word, that ye may n + Luk. ao. 38. For he is not*

grow thereby, i Pet. 4.1, a. For- God of the Dead, but of the Liv.

asinuch then as Christ hath suffer- ing: for all live unto him. Heb.

ed for us in the Flesh, arm your 5 10. 1a. But this Mao, after he had

selves like wife with thesame Mind: offered one Sacrifice for Sins, for

for he that hath suffered in the ever sac down at the right Hand of

Flesh hath ceased fret* Sin; that he Cod.

m langer should live the reft of 11. 0 See on Ver. %.

his Time in the Fleshy to the io p Rom. 14. 7, 8, 9. None of us

Lusts of Men, but to the Witt of liveth to himself, and no Man di

God. eth to himself. For whether we

6". S t Gil. a ao. f Gal; 5. a4. live, we live unto the Lord; and tGal. 6. 14. The Words under whether we die, we die unto the Ver. a. f Eph. 4. aa. The WordSiyLord: whether we live therefore Under Ver. 4. or die, we are the Lord's. To

h t C©1 a. 11. In whom also ye this end, Christ both died, rose, and are circumcised with the Circum- revived, that he might be Lori both cision made without Hands, in put- ofthe Dead and Living 1 Cor. ting off the Body of the Sine of the 20 6. 19, 50. What, know ye not that Flesh, by the Circumcision of your Body is the Temple of the holy Christ. Ghost which is in you, which ye

J. ' t 1 Pet. 4. 1. The Words have of God, and ye are not your Bnder Ver. 4, own ? For ye are bought wirh a

8. k V a Tim.2.11. It is a faith- 2S Price ; thereforeglorifie Gedin your ful Saying, For if we be Dead with Body, and in your Spirit which are him, we stiall also//Vf with him. Gods, a Cor. 5. 15. That he died ■'pi 1 t Rev. i. j8: I am he that for all, that they which live should liveth, and was dead; and behold not henceforth live unto themselves, lam alive for evermore.— Rev. 4. 39 but unto him which died for them, 9. When those Beasts *ive glory, and rose again. t Gal. a. 19, 10. and honour, and thanks,-to him I through the Law am dead to the that fat on the Throne, who- /ru- Law, thatT might live unto God. ttb for ever and eves. Rev. y. 14. I am crucified with Christ: NeThefour and twenty Elders fell 35 vertheless I live; yet not I, but down and worshiped him thatliv- Christ liveth In me.- and the Life ith for ever and ever.- I which I now live in the Flesh, I

»o." t Heb, 9.16, »7, a8. See liv* unto God through J«sus Christ our Lord. 12. Let not sin therefore q reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts, thereof." 13. Neither yield ye your '"•members as * instruments CGr. Arnts^ or. Weapons] of unrighteousness unto sin: buts yield your lelves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead j and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14. For u fin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not (1) under the law, , . . . . ": !but

live by the Faith of the Son of &c. tjam. 4. r. Whence come God.— 1 Thes. y. 10. Who died Wars and Fightings among you? for iis, that whether we wake or come they not hence, . even of! sleep, we should live together with your Lusts, that war in your Memhim. 1 Pet. 4. 2. That henOldng; , b*rs, 3 5/. 3.* \J-«-itMy er should live the reft of his time in s Luk. 1.74.— That we being the Flelh.tothe Lusts of Men, but delivered our of the Hands of our to the WiU of Ged. Enemies,.might serve him without

1 x. fl Pfal. 19.13. Keep back thy fear. Rom. 7; 4. —7 hat we stio.uld Servant also from presumptuous Sins, io bring forth Fruit unto God. \ Rom. Jet them not have dominion over I a. 1.1 beseech.you therefore, Breme.— t Psal. 119. 133. Order my thren*by the Mercies of God, that Steps in thy Word; and let not a- ye present your Bodies a living Sa~ ny Iniquity have dominion over me. orifice, holy, acceptable unto God,

13.1 t Rom. 7. y. When we 15 which.,i$..ypufi reasonable Service. v.ere in the Hefh, the Motions, of t 1 Pet. 4. 2. The Words under Sins which were by the Law did Vv.?iiV J- :J t . > ,

work in cur Members to bring forth 14. u '.' Rqm. 7.4,6. Y Rom. Fruit unto Death, t Col.3.5. Mor- 8. i. ,t.Q%t. j.. 18.The Words untifie therefore your Members which 20 der Ver. 3. <r l t ,*/ >> jiu$

are upon the Earth; Fornication, , . .! r Us) i O

(1) The Design of the Apostle here, is not to sliew that, we may fafeJy ccn'inue in Sin; but ic is, on the contrary, tostiew that we are obliged to become the Servants of God, and to have our Fruit, unto Holiness, as is manifest from this, and the following Verses. Those therefore who fancy that the Gospel gives Men a liberty to fin, arejinder a very great and dangerous Mistake. For the great Design thereof is to call Men to repent of, and forsake their Sins. It commands us to deny all Ungodliness and worldly Lusts, and to practise whatever is Praise-soorthy, and good Report; al) those Duties which are comprehended under those-, extensive; Words, living soberly, righteously, and godly. It requires ps to outdo the siritfeft among the Jews, even the Scribes and Pharisees, in Righteousness } and it offers sufficient Grace and Strength to enable us to perform what; it requires. We a>e not indeed under the Curse of the nor bound to observe those burdensome Rites and Ceremonies, which the^<w/were ; but we are admitted inro the gracious and merciful Covenant made with Man, in Chris! Jesus, by Vertue whereof a sincere,and universal Obedience will be accepted,instead cf one that is absolute and perfect. The Law of Jesus Christ therefore must he a Rule cf Lift,to pjS,,o.r we cannot.have a reasonable.. H J pe of Lsing fayed by him. [See on Jbhi. 8. 35 ] . Our 6bliy

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