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through the Tradition of the Elders. But Christ, and his Apostles, expounded the Way of God more perfectly.

a He hath called us to Glory, and Virtue, and given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises; that by these, we might be Partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the Corruption, that is in the World thro' Luft.

b This is the Gospel of the Grace of God, who will have Mercy, and not Sacrifice; which is the Power of God wito Salvation, to every one that believeth. Therein, also, is revealed the Wrath of God from Heaven, against all Ungodliness, and Uprighteousness of Men.

Ć The Word of the Lord endureth for ever : and this is the Word, which by the Gospel is preached unto us. It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away, than one tittle of the Law of Christ to fail.

d Other Foundation can no Man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. And, if any Man build upon this Foundation, Gold, Silver, precious Stones, Wood, Hay, Stubble; every Man's Work thall be manifest, and the Fire shall try every Man's Work, of what sort it is.

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e Those things, which God before had thew. ed, by the Mouth of all his Prophets, that Chrift fhould suffer, he hath so fulfilled. For, the Chief Priests, and the Scribes, and Elders of the People of the Jews, condemned him to Death, Mar. 4. 34. Ads 28. 23. Ads 1826. • 2 Pet. 1,3,4

b Ads 20. 24. Mat. 9. 13. Rom. I. 16, 17, 18.
61 Pet. 1. 25. Luke 16. 17. di Cor. 3. 11, 12, 13,
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and delivered him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: And, He was crucified between two Thieves, being obedient unto Death, even the Death of the Cross.

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Mat. 20. 19. Luke 24. 20. Mat. 20. 18. Mat. 27. 38. Phil. 2. 8. * Eph. s. 2. bi Cor. 5. 7. Rev. 13.8.

Rom. s. 6, 8. Gal. 1. 4. 7. & 1 Pet. 3. 18. Il. 53.4, S. 1 Pet. 2. 24. 2.Cor. Se 21. I. 53. 6. Gal. 3.13. Eph. 2. 16.

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a He loved us, and washed us from our Sins, in his own Blood; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all Iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar People, zealous of good Works.

o The Son of Man gave himself a Ransom for all; and, He is the Propitiation for the Sins of the whole World. He died for all , that they, which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them.

c He hath redeemed us to God, by his Blood, out of every Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and Nation.

d He shall justify many; for, he shall bear their Iniquities.

e We were not redeemed with corruptible things, as Silver, and Gold, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, who was fore-ordained, before the Foundation of the World, but was manifest in these last times, for us, who, by him, do believe in God. For, we are bought with a Price.

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f Chriit, our High-Priest, not by the Blood of Goats, and Calves, but by his own Blood, entred in, once, into the Holy Place; having offered himself, without Spot, to God, and obtained eternal Redemption for us. Neither hath he often suffered, since the Foundation of the World; But now, once, in the end of the World, hath he appeared, to put away Sin, by

* Rev. 1. s. Tit. 2. 14. ' Mat. 20. 28. I Tim. 2. 6. * John 2. 2. 2 Cor. Rev. s. 9. dlf. 53. 11, ei Pet. 1. 18, 19, 20, 21. I Cor. 6. 20. Heb. 9. II, 12, 14, 52, 26.

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the Sacrifice of himself. And, as it is appointed unto Men once to die; so Christ was once offered, to bear the Sins of many.

a Every other Priest ftandeth daily miniftring, and offering, oftentimes, the fame Sacrifices, which can never take away Sins; but we are fan

tified, through the Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ, once for all. And, by one Offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

o This Jesus, being the Captain of our Salvation, and having tasted Death for every Man, was made perfect, through Sufferings ; that, through Death, he might deitroy him that had the Power of Death, that is, the Devil; and deliver them, who, through fear of Death, were, all their Life-time, subject to Bondage.

c He laid down his Life, of himself, and no Man took it from him. And, hereby perceive we the Love of God, because he laid down his Life for us.

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Heb. 2: 26, 27, 28. ~ Heb. 10. 11, 10, 14. 5 Heb. 2. 9, 10, 9, 10, 14, IS.

© John 10. 18 I John 3. 16. di Cor. 15. 3, 4. i Pet. 3. 18. “An to. 4, 4s. As 26, 22 23

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