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I'm not oblig'd to keep it more, I
Yet more oblig'd than e'er belore. 2
By perfect doing life I find, 3
Yet do and live no more me bind. 4
These terms no change can undergo,
Yet sweetly chang'd they are 5; for lo,
My doing caus'd my life 6, but now,
My life's the cause that makes me do. 7

of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Julus Chrift; that we might be jufti. tied by the faith of Christ, and nor by the works of the law : foi. by the works of the law thall no tiein be jurtified Chap. iii. U. But that no man is justified by the law in the light of God, it is eviden! ; for, The just thall live by faith.

10 Rom. viii. 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. Ver. 3. 4. For what the law could not do, in that is was weak ihrough the fielli, God d d, lending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful fleihi, and for fin condemned lin in the fielh ; that the righteoutnet of the law might be fulfilled in us, wh walk nor after field, but atier the Spirit. 2 Cor. v. in. For he hath made him to be fin for us, who kn. w no lim; that we night be made the righteou'ness of God in him. Rom. i. 26. To declare, I lay, at ihis time, his righteousnets; that he nighi be jutt, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Rom. vi. 14. Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Gal. v. 1-4. Stand fait therefore in the liberty where with Chrilt hath made us free, and be not entangkad ayain with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I l'aul say unto you, that it ye be circumciled, Christ Thall protit you nothing. For I teftify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effed unto you, whosoever of you we justified by the law ; ye are fallen from grace.

2 Rom. vi. 1, 2. What ihall we say then? Shail we continue in fin, that grace may abound? God forbid: tiow thall we that are dead to fin, live any Jonger therein? Ver. 15. What then? Shall we fin, becaule we are not under the law, but under grace ? God forbid

3 Rom. v. 17, 18, 19. They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteoutaets, thall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ - By the righteour. of one, thc free gift came upon all men unto juftification of life.--By the obedi. ence of one that many be made righteous.

4 Rom x. 5,-9. For Moles defcribeth the righteousne's which is of the lax, That the man woich doth those things, Thail live by them. But the righteouf. pels which is of faith speaketh on this wile, Say not in thine heari, Who foall aicend into heaven? (that is, to bring Chrift down fiom above): Or, Who ihail descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead): But wha. Jaith it? The word is nigh thet, even in thy mouth, and in ihy beart: that is the word of faith which we preach, lhat it thou halt confess with thy n:outh the Lord Jesus. and thalt believe in thine heart, that God hath railed him from the dead, trou ilalt be faved.

5 Rom. ili 36. Do we then make yoid the law through falih? God forbid : yea, we cilablith ihe law.

6 Rini. x. 5. See figure 4.

7 John xiv. 19. Becaule 'I live, ye fall live also. Chap. xv 3. I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that, abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeih forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. Rom vi. 4. Wheretore rry brethren, ye alio are become dead to the law by the body of Cbrifl; that ye should be manied to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Ezek. xxxvi. 27.

Though works of rigbtecufness I ftore, 1
Yet rigbteousness of works abhor; 2
For righteousness without a flaw
Is rigbieousness without the law. 3
In duty's way I'm bound to ly, 4
Yet out of duties bound to fly: 5
Hence merit I renounce with shame, 6
Yet right to life by merit claim. 7
Merit of perfect righteousness
I never had 8, yet never miss ; 9
On this condition I have all, 10
Yet all is unconditional. 11

And I will put my Sirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes; and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

! Phil. i. 11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jelus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.

2. Phil. ij. 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through thie faith of Christ, the righteouinels which is of God by faith. laiah ixiv. 6. All our righteousness are as Gilihy rags. Roin. iv. 6. Even as David also described the blessedness of the man onto whom God impureth righteousness without works.

3 Rom. iii. 20,-22. Therefore, by the deeds of ihe law, there shall no fleih be justified in his fight: for by the law is the knowledge of fin. But now the righteouiness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Jaw and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Chrift unio all, and upon all them that believe ; for there is no difference.

4 Prov. viii. 34. Blefied is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiing at the posts of my doors.

5 Laiah lvii. 12. I will declare thy righteousness, and 'thy works, for they Tall not profit thee. Luke xvii. 10. When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, fay, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

6 Psalm xvi. 2. O my soul, thou has said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord : my goodness extendeth not to thee Ezek. xxxvi. 32. Not for your fakes do I this, faith the Lord Gol, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Ifrael.

7 Rom. v. 18, 19. By the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men uptojotification of life.-By the obedience of one, thall many be made righteous. Ilaiah xlv. 24, 25. Surely, thall one fay, In the Lord have I righteousness and ftrength: even to him thall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be alhamed. In the Lord ihail all the feed of Israel be juftified, and thall glory.

8 Rom. iii. 9, 10. What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, There is none righteous, no not one. Verse 19. Now we know, that what things foever the law faith, it faith to them who are under the law : that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become gui.cy before God. 9 1 Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made

-righteousneti. Ilaiah xlv. 24. See figure 7. Jer. xxiii. 6. In his days Judah shall be sai ed, and Ihael Thall dwell fafely : and this is his name where. by he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Io Ilaiah xlii. 21. The Lord is well plealed for bis righteousness' fake : He

unto us,

Though freelt mercy I implore, I
Yet I am safe on justice' fcore, 2
Which never could the guilty free, 3
Yet fully clears most guilty me. 4

SE C T. VII.

The Mystery of God ibe justifier, Rom. iii. 26. justified

both in bis juftifying and condemning; or, Soul-juftification and Self.condemnation.

MY

Y Jefus needs not save 5, yet must; 6

He is my hope 7, I am his trust. 8 He paid the double debt, well known

To be all mine, yet all his own. 9 will magnify the law, and make it honourable. Matth. iii. 15. Thus it becomeili us to fultil all righteousnes. Verte 17. And lo, a voice from heaven, laying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-plealed.

11 Isaiah lv. 1. Ho, every one that thirstein, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Rev. xxl. 17. Wholoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

1 Pfalm li. 1. llave mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness ; according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgresions.

2 Rom. iji. 24,--.6. Being juilitied freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ: whom God hata set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of fins that are part, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousneis: that he might be jutt, and the justifier of him which believe eih in Jelus. John i. 9. If we confeis our fins, he is faithful, and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanie us from all uprighteou!nets.

3 Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. And the Lord paid by bufore him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord, -that will by no means clear the guilty.

4 Rom. iv. 5. To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righiewatness.

5 Rom. ix. 5. Ciritt is over all, God bleticú for ever.

0 John X. 16. And other theep I have, which are not of this fold: them aiso I must bring, and they thall hear my voice ; and there thall be one fold, and one thepiierd. Verie 18. No man taketh it (viz. my life) froin me; but I lay it down of myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Luke ii. 49. And julus said unto them (viz. Jofeph and his mother,) How is it that ye fought me! wilt ye not that I must be about my Father's bulinets ?

7 Jer. xiv. 8. U the hope of lırael, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble, &c. Chap. xvii. 17. Be not a terror unto me; thou art my hope in the day of evil. 1 Tim. i. 1. Paul an apollle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Saviour, and our Lord Jesus Chiili, which is our hope.

8 John xvii. 6. I have mamfented thy name into the men which thou gavett me out of ihe world : shine they were, and thou gavest them me. 2 Tim. i. 12. I know whom I have believed; and I am periuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him againit that day.

9 Ilaiah liii. 4,-6. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our forrows; yet we did elte:m him Bricken, smitten of God, and aftliaed. Lut le

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Hence, though I ne'er, had more or less
Of justice-pleasing righteousness, I
Yet here is one wrought to my hand,
As full as justice can demand. 2
By this my Judge is more appeas'd
Than e'er my fin his honour les’d: 3
Yea, justice can't be pleas'd so well
By all the torments borne in hell. 4
Full satisfaction here is such,
As hell can never yield so much ; 5
Though justice therefore might me damn,
Here ev'ry divine property
Is to the higeit set on high ; I
Hence God his glory would injure,
If my salvation were not sure. 2
My peace and safety lie in this,
My Creditor my Surety is. 3
The judgment-day I dread the less,
My Judge is made my righteousness. 4
He paid out for a bankrupt-crew
The debt that to himself was due ;
And satisfy'd himself for me,
When he did justice fatisfy. 5
He to the law, though Lord of it,
Did inost obediently submit. 6

Yet by more justice fav'd I am. 6 was wounded for our transgresiions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like theep have gone aitray : we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Verse 8. For the transa gression of my people was he tricken. Heb. vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better teftament.

i Rom. iii. 9, 10, 19. See figure 8. p. 185.

2 Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to tinish the transgression, and to make an end of lins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting ri hteousness, &c. Zech. xiii. 7. Awake, o sword, apainit my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, faith the Lord of hoits : Imite the Shepherd, and the Sheep shall be icattered ; and I will turn mine hand upon the lule ones.

3 Rom. v. 8,-11. But God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet finners, Chrilt died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we fall be saved from wrath through iviin. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not oniy so, but we allo joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Heb. ix. 14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himielt without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 4. Heb. x. 5,

6. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacri. fice and offering thou woulutt not, but a body halt thou prepared me : in burntofferings and tacritices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Verse 14. By one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Verse 29. Of how much forer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, where with he was lanet tied, an unholy thing, and hath done delpite unto the Spirit of race?

5 Rom. v. 11. See figure 3. Eph. v. 2. Christ hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet (melling lavour. 1 Pet. i. 18, 19. Foraímuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruprible things, as filver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers ; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot. Gal. iii. 13. Chriit hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. 6 Pet. iii

. 18. Christ hath once suffered for fins, the just for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God,) being put deaih in the Neth, but quickened by the Spirit. Rom. iii

. 26. To declare, I say, at this time his righteous. ness: thai he might be juít, and the juirifier of him which believeth in Jelus. 1 John ii. 2. And he is the propitiation for our fins: and not for ours only,

but also for the sins of the whole world. Chan. iv. 10. Herrin is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitia. tion for our sins.

1 Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remiffion of fins that are past, through the forbearance of God. Psalm 1xxxv. 10. Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have killed each other. 2 Cor. v. 18. 19. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation ; 10 wir, that God was in Chrilt reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their creipaíses unto them; and hath committed unio us the word of reconciliation. Verse 21. For he hath made him to be fin for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Luke ii. 14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

2 Isaiah xliv. 23. Sing, O heavens; for the Lord hath done it : fhout, ye lower paris of the earth: break forth into linging, ye mountains, O forest, and ercry tree therein ; for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and gloiified him. self in Israel. Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved. Verle 12. That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

3 Psalm cxix. 122. Be turety to thy servant for good : le not the proud oppress me. Heb. vii. 22. By lo much was Jesus made a surety of a better tellament.

4 I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us, --righteouiness. Chap. xx. 55,-57. O death, where is thy iting? O grave, where is thy victory? The iting of death is fin; and the strength of fin is the law. But ihanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Chrift.

5 Zech. xiii. 7. See figure 2. p. 187. Rom. ix. 5. Christ is over all, God blefied for ever. Puil. i. 6,-8. Christ Jesus being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likenels of men : and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the crois.

6 Ibid. Gal. iv 4, 5. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

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