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23 & 24. And what if, when he thus punishes and rejećts you, he pleases to take the Opportunity of being abundantly merciful to the believing and repenting Gentiles, and put even them also into his Church in your Place

he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gen.


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said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

27. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Is. rael be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.

28. For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteous. ness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

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is very agreeable to the divine Justice and Goodness, and to the Scriptures too.

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A. D. 57, not by faith, but as it nately adhering to the Mosaical *—v- were by the works of Law, and depending upon the the law : for they Merits of external and ceremonial fumbled at that tum. Performances; and rejecting the

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ers to God, that they would yet believe and continue A. D. 57. V-V

the People and Church of God, and be saved.

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6. But the righteousness which is of faith, speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven 2 (that is, to bring Christ

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11, 12 & 13. Which gracious Conditions are now offered in the Gospel to all Mankind, without any Distinétion between jew and Gentile; God the merciful * Creator and Governor of all being now

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ther refer to God, who is to be called upon, or to Chrift, the


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