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crucified with Christ: Nevertheless I p live; yet not I, but' 'hrifi liveth in me: . and the life which I now live in the efh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me,. nd q gave himself for me. 2,1. I do not frustrate the grace, fGod: for ifr righteousness come by the law, then Christ; dead in <vain.

C. H A P. III.

3Fooliih Galatians, a who hath (0 bewitched you£ that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes :ius Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among ou. 2. This only would I learn of you, b Received ye the

Spirit,

Jo.°'t Rom. 6.6. fGal. 5. sect.— Heb. 8. 7. If thatfirst c#

V See on Rom. <S. 2. venant had been fruitless, ther»

f -jCor. 5. 15. V 1 Thes. should no Place have been sought

».■■■': 1 Pec. 4. a. See on for the second.

»m.ftn. • y CHAP. III.

91 Gal. 1.4. t Eph. j.2. t Tit. , 1. • Gal. 5. 7. Ye did run wel/t

if See on Rom. 4. as. who did hinder you, rhat ye should

si./.fRom. 11. 6..If by Grace, not obey the Truth. GaL 4.

tn. ft is no more of Works: other- 9. 16.

ise Grace is no more Grace.—10 s- b t Acts 2. 58, —Repent

^•3.21. —If there had been a and be baptized every one of you

'* given, which could havegiv- in the Name of Jesus Christ, for

'Life, verily Righteousness should the Remission of Sins, and ye shall

W been by the Law. f Gal. j. receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost: Christ is become of none effect x$i Acts 8. 15. — [Peter and JohnJ

'to you, whosoever of you are prayed for them, that they might

I'M by the Lats,— t Heb. 7. receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 1 o. 47.

1 18, 19. If therefore Perfection Can any Man forbid Water, that

:re by the Levitical Priesthood, these fliould not be baptized which >r under it the People received ao have received the Holy Ghotf as well

e Law) what further need was as we? f Acts ij. 8. God —

fe that another Priest stiould giving them the holy Ghost, even- as

t after the Order of Melchize- he did unto us. t Eph. 1. 13. In

ck, arid not be called after the whonj also ye trusted, after that

rder of Aaron? There is verily ye heard the Word of' TrutH, the

"^annulling of the Command- J Gospel of your Salvation: in whom

:,)t going before for the weak- also after that ye believed, ye were

ft and unprofitableness thereof, sealed with that ho I j Spirit of Prc

t the Law made nothing per- _ rnise.

(') This Word is not to be understood in the vulgar Sense; but E Meaning is, Who hath cast such a Mist of Delusion before your Eyes, "you stiould not obey the Truth; that is, assert and maintain your «lora from the Mofaick Law, from which you were set free by the brings and Crucifixion of Christ. For, as Mr Locke observes, The "Ji here, stands for that freedom from the Law Of Moses, which wa.s > »t of the trmDoilrheoix.hs Gospel.

Spirit by the works of the law, or by the c hearing of fai 3. Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are now made perfect by the d flesh? 4. Have ye e suffei

* so many s_Or, so greats things in vain? if it be yet vain. 5. He therefore that f ministreth to you the Spi; and worketh miracles among you, doth he it by the work: the law,- or by the hearing of faith? 6. Even asAbrah

* believed God, and it was * accounted |[Or, imputedT\.to 1 for righteousness. 7. Know ye therefore, that h they wh are of faith, the fame are the children of Abraham. 8.. i the ' Scripture foreseeing that God would justifie the heat through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abrah; saying, * In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9. So then tl which be of faith, are blessed with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law, are~ under curse: for it is written, * Cursed is every one that conti eth not in all things which are-written in the book of law tp do them. 11. But that no man is justified "* by law in the fight' of God, it u evident: for, The n just f ijve by faith. 12. And. the ° law is not of faith: but,'

ffiife. '.' Heb.6.4— We"re made' TheScripture faith unto Pharao partakers of the holy Ghost. k* Gen, 12.3. f Gen. 18

c '." Rom. 10. 16, 17. ~Esaias, f Gen. 22. 18, \ Ecclesiaf faith, Lord, who hath believed' 44 21, See on Acts 3.25.' our Report? So then, Faith com- y io. ' * Qeut. 27. 36. Cwfei eth by Hearing, and hearing by the he that confirmsth not all the W Word of God. ef this Law to Vd them.—< Jei

3. d Gal. 4. 9, it, Gal. 6. 12; 3. Thus faith the Lord God o: As many is desire to make a faif. rael, Cursed be the Man that tb shew in the Flesb, they constrain 10 not the Words of this Covei you to be circumcised.—• Heb. 9. Mat. y. i$. Whosoever theri 10. Which stood only in Meats, shall break one of these least1 and Drinks, and divers Washings, mandments, and {hall teach Mer and carnal Ordinances imposed on. he shall be called the least ii them until the Time of reforma-'S Kingdom of Heaven.— "■ tion.; 11. m See on Gal. a. ict:'

4. e f 2 Job., ver. 8. Look to. "*Hab. 2. 4. j Heb. 10 yourselves, that we lose not those. See on Rom. 1. 17.

things which we have wrought, "1,2. ° f Rom. 4. 4, y. To but that we receive a full Reward. 20 that -worketh, is the Reward m y. f ".* 2 Cor. 3. 8. How shall koned of Grace, hut of Debt. 9 not the ministration of the Spirit him that worketh not, but belt be rather glorious? 00him that justifieth the Ut

6. E t Gen. 15.6". f Jam. 2. Jy, his Faith is counted for I 23. See on Rcm. 4. 3. 2'S teousness. t Rom. 10. y,5.?

7. h f Rom. 4. n, 12, itf. See describeth the Righteousness v cnLuk. 19. 9. is eft 1st Lw% That the Mai

8. » i Ver. 2i. f Rom. 9. 17.

lanthatp doth them, shall live in them. 13. 1 Christ hath edeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse iff us.: for it is written, 1 Cursed is every one that hangeth ma tree: 14. That the blessing of Abraham might Cornell the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might regive the s promise of the Spirit through faith. 15. Brehren, I speak after the manner of men; * Though it be wt a mans* covenant r_Or, fej?rfwf«rj, yet if it be confirmed, ioman disannulleth or addeth thereto* 16. Now to * Abrapm and his feed, were the promises made. He faith not,, ■d to feeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy feed, fhich is1 Christ. 17. And this I fay, that the covenant lat was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law which IBS.b, four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should c make the promise of none effect, i, For d if the inheritance be of the law, * it is no more [f promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19. "herefore then serveth the law? It was * added because of

transgressions,

these things shall live by * t i Cor. 12.12. As the Body , But the Righteousness which is me, and hath many Members, Faith speaketh on this wife, and all the Members of that one not thou in thine Heart, Who Body being many, are one Body: ascend into Heaven?— f Rom. y so also is Christ. .6. If by Grace, then it is no 17. b f. Expd. 12. 40. See on ■ore of Works: otherwise Grace Acts 7. 6.

I no more Grace.— c f Rom. 4. 13, 14. The Pro

r'Lev.. 1^. 5. t Rota. 10. j. mise that he mould be the Heir of on Luk. 10. 28. .' rothe World, was not to Abraha.ru, or

4 f Rom. 8. 3# See on 2 to his Seed through the Law, but 9. sx«' . through, the Righteousness of

Deut. 21.23. —He that is Faith. For if they which are of the yi,i% accursed of God.— Law be Heirs, Faith is made void,

if s t Isa. 3 2. 15. t Isa. 44.15 and the Promise made of none )• t Jer. 31. 33- t Jer. 32. 40. effeit:

tEzek. 11. M). t Ezek. 36. 27. 18. d t Rom. 8. 17. If Chilt Joel 2. 28, f Zech. t*. io.l See dren, then Heirs; Heirs of God, on Acts 2. 17. and joint-heirs with Christ,—

J >5-s t Heb. 9. 17. A Testament 20 "V Rom. 4. 14. If they which j»of force arter Men are Dead: O- are of the Law be Heirs, Faith is tberwise it is of no Strength at all made void, and the Promise made whilst the Testator liveth. of none effect

16. * t Ver. 8. fGen. 17. 7. I 12. f f 1 Tim. r. 9. Knowing establish my Covenant between 2 5 this, that the Law is not made »<and thee,and thy S«rfafter thee, for a righteous Man, but for the' •«their Generations, for an ever- Lawless and Disobedient.— tjoh. usting Covenant; to be a God Ij. ai. t Rom. s. 20. Rom. 7. *t" thee, and to thy Seed after 8. See on Rom. 4- * %• Ihee, 30

transgressions, till the feed should come, to whom the prot mise wasmade; and it was s ordained by angels in the hands of a h mediator. 20. Now a mediator is not a mediator ol one; but God is one. 21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness mould have been by the law. 22. But' the lcripture hath concluded k all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24. Wherefore the 1 Jaw was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26. For ye are all the "children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27. For as many of you as have been n baptized into Christ, (1) have 0 put on Christ. 28. There is neither p Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor flf male j for ye are all q one in Christ Jesus. 29. Ar

E t Acts 7. n- Who received See on Rom. 8. 15. the Law by the Disposition of Angels, . • 27. n t Rom. 6. 3. Know ye and have not kept it. that so many of us as were

h t Joh- 1.17. The Law was zed into Jesus Christ, were given by Moses.-1- f Acts 7, 38. 5 zed into his Death? This is he [Moses] that was in the 0 See on Rom. 13. 14. Church in the Wilderness, with 28. P f Rom. 10.1 2. f 1 the Angel which spake to him in Ii. 13. • f Col. 3. its See Mount Sina, and with our Fathers: Acts 10. 3$. ,

who received the lively Oracles to jo "*f Eph. 1. 14, 15. He is give us. t Deuti 5. j. See on 1 I Peace, who hath made t Tim. 2. y. and hath broken down the

22.' t Ver. 8. Wall of Partition between

x t Rom. 11. 31.' See on Rom. having abolished in his Flesh 3. 23. \ j Enmity, even the Law of Con*

24. t Rom. 10. 4. See on, mandmsents, contained in Ordi. Acts 13 - 38, 39. nances, for ro make in himself, of'

26. 1,1 t Joh. 1. 12. fGal. 4 ?. twain

(j) It may be of Use to take notice here, that such Expressions:! these, To put on Christ, to be, and abide in Christ, to know the Truth, to be bom of God, or of Christ, &c. import the being a true Disciple and Follower of Jesus ChriSl, or the being a true Christian, whose Mind and Life is reformed according to the Rules and Precepts of the Gospel. It is indeed our Dots to own and profess our selves Christians ; but these Expressions impty much more. As Metal cast in a Mold receives a new Form from it; « every true Christian receives such divine Impressions from the Doct Example, and Spirit of Christ, that fae is in a Moral Sense Creature.

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* if ye he Christs, then are ye Abrahams feed, and 8 heirs according to the promise.

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NO W I say, that the heir as long as he is a child, diP fefeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all j 2. But is under tutors and governours, until the time appointed of the father. 3. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage (1) under the 1 * elements s_Or, rudiments] of the world: 4. But b when the (ji) fulness, of the time was come, God ient forth his Son c made of a d woman, made e under the law. 5. To redeem them that were

N "; ■ • under

twin one new Man, so making c t Rom. /. 3. t Phi]. 2. 7. Peace. See on Joh. r. 14.

29.r t Gen. 21.1a. f Heb. it. d t Gen-. 3: Ij. I will put en18. See on Rom. 9. 7. mity between thee and the Woman,

j 'fEph. 3 ~6. That the Gentiles 'and between thy Seed and hrSeed.: should be Fellow btirs, and of the it shall bruise thy Head, and thou same Body, and partakers of his lhalt bruise his Heel, t Ha. 7- 14. 'frimife in Christ, by the Go- —Behold a Virgin shall conce.'ve, lpil. CHAP. IV. and bear a Son, and shall call his

k 3. * Gal. 3. 23 Gal. 5 1. + Col. I0'Name Immanuel. t Mich: 5. 3'.

8,20. Beware lest any Man spoil Therefore will he give them up sou through Philosophy,—after until the Time that jhe which traihe Rudiments of the World, and not vail et b hath brought forth.— wrer Christ. If ye be dead wirh e \ Mat. 5.17. Think not than Christ from the Rudiments of the 15 I am come to destroy the Lav or Wd.— the Prophets: I am not come toi

C4-* t Eph. 1. 10. See on Mar. destroy, but to fulfil.

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(1) By the Elements, of this World, is meant the Rites and Ceremonies of Misaica! Lam, which the Apostle, Gal. \. 24. calls our Schoolmaster;

the Design of which Law was to instruct and prepare those to whom ic *w given, for receiving the higher and more perfect Institution ants Doftrine of Jesus Christ. The outward bodily Oiservanccs, ice. taught the Cert monial Law, might be styled Elements, Or Rudiments,\h reference to the heavenly Doctrine delivered to Men by Jesus Christ and his Apostles.concerning the future and eternal Rewards of the other State, andU the divine and.holy Life requisite to prepare all those who would have it Kifaahle Hope of being made partakers of them.

(2) Expositors, by this Expression, ZTheFulness of Time, undersiand noc only that Seajtr. which Gcd in his infinite Wisdom had appointed for this purpose, and which was pointed out by the Prophets, but likewise 'hat Time when God saw the World most fitted and prepared to receive '0 great a Person, as his only begotten and beloved Son. It was then *hen all other proper Means to reclaim' and reduce Men to Obedience, proved ineffectual. Even Suetonius and Tacitus, both Heathen Historian*, •siuTe us, that about the- Time of our Lord's Uiitl), the Appearance of lome great Person was generally expected.

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