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Heb.x.10. sacrament of the Lord's supper, to the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for
companied with a careful obedience to James 1.4. his commands: and then you are perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Thus shall these services and facraments be fulfilled to you in a manner not now to be comprehended. You .. shall be admitted into those mansions which Christ is gone into heaven to prepare; and eat and drink at his table in his Luke xxii.
HEB. x. 8, 9, 10. ABOVE WHEN HE SAID, SACRIFICE,
AND OFFERING, AND BURNT OFFERINGS, AND OFFERING FOR SIN, THOU WOULDEST NOT, NEITHER HADST PLEASURE THEREIN ; WHICH ARE OFFERED BY THE LAW: THEN SAID HE, LO, I COME TO DO THY WILL, O GOD: HE TAKETH AWAY THE FIRST, THAT HE MAY ESTABLISH THE SECOND. BY THE WHICH WILL WE ARE SANCTIFIED, THROUGH THE OFFERING OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST, ONCE FOR ALL. THE religious worship of most naT tions in the world anciently conlisted much of Sacrifices. That of the
Jews in particular was almost wholly taken up with them. And it is certain, whether we can see the reasons of it or no, or whatever reasons we may fancy we feç against it, that this way of worship was acceptable to the Supreme Be
ing, from the days of Noah, at least, if Gen. viii. not from Adam, to the death of Christ. 20,21.
Possibly you can see no reason why the death of Christ should recommend to the divine favour any other person than himself: can you tell me why the
death of an Animal had ever any such Rom. vii. efficacy? It is written, you know; (for 1, 16.
- I speak, as the Apostle did, to them that
know the law, and that consent unto it, Lev. xvii. that it is good) The life of the flesh is in
the blood, and I have given it you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls : for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the foul.
Not pretending therefore to form to