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a And the Grace of the Lord Jefus Chrift, the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, will be with all the Saints.
The STATE of MAN by REDEMPTION.
With respect to KNOWLEDGE.
b God, who commanded the Light to fhine out of Darkness, hath now fhined in our Hearts ; and called us out of Darkness into his marvellous Light. For we that before had our Understanding darkned, and were alienated from the Life of God, through the Ignorance that was in us, have now received the Knowlege of the Truth. Unto us it is given to know the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now is made manifeft to all Nations the Myftery, which was kept fecret fince the World began, even the hidden Wisdom of God, which he ordained before the World, unto our Glory, and which none of the Princes of this World knew. For now we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and be in him that is true, even in his Son Jefus Christ.. This is the true God, and Eternal Life.
d. The times of Ignorance God winked at, but now He commandeth all Men every where to repent: because the Day-fpring from on high. hath visited us, to give Light to them that fit in Darkness, and in the Shadow of Death; to give
* 2 Cor. 13. 14. 2 Cor. 1. f. tb 2 Cor. 4.6.. 1 Pet. 2.9. -Eph. 4. 18. Heb. 10. 26. Mat. 13. 11.
Rom. 16. A&ts 17, 30.
26, 25. 1 Cor. 2, 7, 8, 1 John 5, 20. Luke 1. 78, 79, 7.7
Knowledge of Salvation unto his People, by the Remiffion of their Sins; and to guide our Feet into the way of Peace.
Jefus is the true Light, which lighteth every Man which cometh into the World. Whofoever believeth on him, and followeth him, fhall not walk in Darkness, but fhall have the Light of Life.
b In every thing we are inriched by him, in all Utterance, and in all Knowledge; the Eyes of our Understanding being inlightned, that we may know what is the Hope of his Calling, and what is the exceeding Greatness of his Power, to us-ward who believe.
If any have not the Knowledge of God now it is to their Shame. For all may know the Lord from the leaft to the greateft: The only begotten Son, which is in the Bofom of the Father, he hath declared him.
d By the Gospel of Chrift, which is come unto us, as it is in all the World, and wherein we have been inftructed, we may increase in the Knowledge of God, and be filled with the Knowledge of his Will, in all Wisdom, and spiritual Understanding.
e The new Man, which we put on, when we are rifen with Chrift, is renewed in Knowledge, after the Image of him that created him.
If we continue in his Word, we shall know the Truth, and the Truth fhall make us free.
Luke 1. 77, 79. *John 1. 9. John 12. b 1 Cor. 1.5. Eph. 1.18, 19.
Heb. 8. 11. John 1. 18. a Col. 1.
46. John 8. 12. 1 Cor. 15. 34. 5, 6. Luke 1.4. John 8. 31, 32.
a He hath affured us, that all manner of Sins fhall be forgiven unto Men, if they repent and believe the Gofpel.
b Jefus Chrift hath brought Life, and Immortality to Light through the Gospel.
c We know that our Labour fhall not be in vain in the Lord; And, that, if we faint not, and are not weary in well-doing, in due feafon we fhall reap Life everlasting.
d The natural Man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are Foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are fpiritually difcerned; but he that is fpiritual judgeth all things.
e The preaching of the Crofs is to them that perish Foolishness; but unto us that are faved, it is the Power of God, and the Wisdom of God. f I count all things but Lofs for the Excellency of the Knowledge of Chrift Jefus my Lord.
RIGHTEOUSNESS and HOLINESS.
Through the Name of Jefus Chrift, whofoever believeth in him fhall receive Remiffion of Sins in whom we have Redemption, thro' his Blood, even the Forgiveness of Sins, according to the Riches of his Grace, wherein he hath abounded toward us.
h God, having raifed up his Son Jefus, fent him to blefs us, in turning away every one of us from his Iniquities.
Mat. 12. 31. Mar. 1. 15.
2 Tim. 1. 10.
d1 Cor. 2. 14, IS.
8. 8 Acts 10. 434 ARs 3. 26..
a For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might take away our Sins; deftroy the Works of the Devil; and turn us from the Power of Satan unto God.
b Our old Man is crucified with him, that the Body of Sin might be deftroyed, that henceforth we should not ferve Sin.
c The Sting of Death is Sin, and the Strength of Sin is the Law: but Thanks be to God, who giveth us the Victory, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, whofe blood cleanfeth us from all Sin.
d By Jefus Chrift, the Son of God, all that believe are juftified, from all things, from which they could not be juftified by the Law of Mofes.
e As, by the Offence of one, Judgment came upon all Men, to Condemnation, even fo, by the Righteousness of one, the free Gift came upon all Men, unto Juftification of Life.
f But not as the Offence, fo alfo is the free Gift: For if, through the Offence of one, many be dead; much more the Grace of God, and the Gift by Grace, which is by one Man Jefus Chrift, hath abounded unto many; and the free Gift is of many Offences, unto Juftification.
8 There is, therefore, now, no Condemnation to them which are in Chrift Jefus, who walk -not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit: For God is the Juftifier of him which believeth in Jefus ; to whom his Faith is counted for Righteousness; and that freely, by the Grace of God, through the Redemption that is in Jefus Chrift.
1 John 3.8,5, 8. Acts 26. 19. 1 Cor. 15. 56, 57. 1 John 1.67. 83, 39. Rom. f. 18. Rom, 8. 1. Rom. 3. 25, 26. Rom. 4. 5. Rom. 3, 24
d Acts 13. 39, Rom. 5. 15, 16.
a Therefore being juftified by Faith, we have Peace with God, through our Lord Jefus Chrift : . And we, that were fometime alienated, and Enemies in our Mind by wicked Works, are reconciled to God, by the Death of his Son; by whom we have now received the Atonement.
b As by one Man's Difobedience, many were made Sinners, fo, by the Obedience of one, fhall many be made Righteous.
c Chrift is the end of the Law for Righteoufnefs, to every one that believeth, and doth not go about to establish his own Righteousness: For we are God's Workmanship, created, in Christ Jefus, unto good Works, which God hath before ordained, that we should walk in them.
d We are washed, we are fanctified, in the Name of the Lord Jefus, and by the Spirit of our God; and, being purged from our Sins, and having purified our Souls in obeying the Truth, he will prefent us holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable, in the Sight of God.
e If the Blood of Bulls, and of Goats, fanctified to the purifying of the Flesh; how much more hall the Blood of Chrift, who offered himself without Spot to God, purge our Confciences from dead Works, to ferve the living God?
f By the Will of God we are fanctified, through the offering of the Body of Jefus Chrift. By which offering, Chrift hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified: So that thofe, who are
Rom. 5. 1. Col. 1. 21. Rom. 5. to, IT. b Rom. 5. 19. Rom. 10. 4, 3, Eph. dr:Cor. 6. 11. 2.Pet. 1. 9. 1 Pet. 1. 22. f Heb. 10. 10, 14.
t Heb. 9. 13, 14.
2. 10. Col. 1. 22. Rev. 14.4. redeemed