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which declared God to be atoned and ap. , universal righteousness, purity and inte. pealed by the blood of the facrifice chat grity, absolutely considered, for this vill was offered withour, Lev. xvi. cili chis was only demonstrate a part of his perfection ; done there was no beholding of the mercy. not his mercy, which is sometimes signififeat; lo Christ is now fet forth as having ed indeed by this word; for whatever cani made atonement, and is the true mercy- be thought to be intended by it, is exfeat, in whom we may fee God fully re pressed in that word, freely, through grace :

to us. Again he fhews how this and there is mention made of a propitiation, propitiation was made, viz. by blood; thew | which will fay, that there is soine other ing, that he was the antitype of all the thing meant by righteoufrefs, even his bloody facrifices; his facrifice was bloody justice, whereby he renders to every man allo: and by it is understood, all his fut according to his ways, as the word is used, ferings, from his entry in the work till his 2 Theff. i. 6. Heb. ii. 2. Acts xvii. 31. death, which put a period to them. 2dly, Rom. xvi. 5. 7. Hence is he called, the Then he sheweth, how or what way this righteous Fudge, Rom. i. 32. The time becometh a propiciarion unto us, viz. by when this is demonstrated is now in the faith, and faith in his blood, (for in his days of the gospel, wherein Christ is come, blood, may refer both to faith, and to pro and actually has fuffered the cruel death of pitiation) faith respecting his bloody facri- the cross for man's fins; now is it clearly fice and atonenient; and leaning on thar and evidently demonstrated, that God as sufficient to answer all. accusations from will not suffer fin to go away unpunished, the law, Satan, conscience, or others. but ere justice be not satisfied, he will 3dly, He explains this propitiation more send his own Son to fuffer. And then he by its fruit, and sweet effect ; and that is, adds, that he might be jull, in fulfilling all remission of fins; and that even of these un his promises and prophecies, as Isa. ix, der the law, Heb. ix. 15. viz. those that Micah v. anent the Mesias, and redempare pall, whose fins the blood of bulls couldtion through him; and also just in exenot expiate, Heb. x. 4. Such torce had cutiug the ihreatenings of the covenant of this expiator y sacrifice before it did exist, works upon our Cautioner, this being 'no being a moral cause; whereby the apostle way contrary to law; and the gracious would shew, that all did not perish who Lawgiver yielding to a merciful conde. died before Chriit came; nor did God pass scension. And, lastly, it is added, And by their fins altogether, nor only punish the justifier of him which believeth in Jeo them with temporal punishments; only he fus, that now a way might be made open, did put off their pupilhment: and this is it how some poor finners might be received which is meant by the patience of God, or | into favour again; and thus, as his jufforbearance: But all the pardon they me! | tice, so his mercy might appear in this with, was in and thro' Christ to come, in work, in pardoning and accepting of poor whom the faithful among them believed finners, even such as believe in Christ, and rested. God indeed then shewed hi: and rest upon him. goodness, in suspending his judgments Thus ne layeth together many arguwhich he might have inflicted upon th: /ments, confirming his main purpose, which world, and not destroying them, though may be raken asunder thus : 1. If God has the way of complete satisfaction was not intended of old, and in time declared anopened as yer. Lailly, The matter is ex other way vi ustification than by works, plained from the ent which God propofchen are we not justified by works: But ed, viz. To declare bis righteousness; to The former is clear; Therefore, etc. The manifest, shew, and make appear, not his ' minor is clear; for he has sent his Son to

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