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SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF ROMAINE,
THE NECESSITY OF DIVINE TEACHING.
It is written in the Prophets,And they shall be all taught of
"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, just and
"Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to
the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense."-SONG
"He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might
be made the righteousness of God in him."-II. COR. v. 21. 184
ON THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
"And one of the Scribes came, and having heard them reasoning to-
gether, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,
Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered
him," The first of all the commandments is, 'hear, O Israel, the
Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength :' this is the first commandment. And
the second is like, namely this, 'thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself:' there is none other commandment greater than these."-
ON THE CLEANSING VIRTUE OF CHRIST'S BLOOD.
"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David,
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness."
"Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no Physician there? Why
then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”—
Divinity of Christ.
"And Thomas answered and said unto him, my Lord and my God!"-JOHN, xx. 19.
THE incredulity of this disciple respecting the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, may justly be considered as a circumstance which tends to corroborate the evidence in favour of that most important and glorious event. The apostle's incredulity was overcome by the most incontestible evidence, for he was made an eye-witness, and more than an eye-witness, that the Lord was risen indeed; and, having all his doubts removed, he acknowledged his risen Saviour, and made a confession of his faith in him, as his Lord and his God.
My design in the following discourses, is to assert and vindicate the important doctrine of Christ's divinity; and this I will endeavour to do in a plain and familiar manner. And it is my prayer to the God of truth, that his holy spirit would guide and lead us into all truth, and that the eyes of our understandings