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holding forth divers instructions of moral duties e. . AH which ceremonial laws are now abrogated under the New Testament/.

IV. To them also, as a body-politic, he gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the state of that people, not obliging any other now, further than the general equity thereof may require g. .;

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the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation" to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations, he (hall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined (hall be poured upon the desolate. Eph. ii.

15. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments, contained in ordinances, for to make in himself, of twain, one new man, so making peace; v.

16. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

IV. g (Exod.xxi. chapter. Exod, xxii. 1. to the 29th verse: See both in the Bible). Gen. xlix. 10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. With 1 Pet. ii. 13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the king, as supreme: v. 14. Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise os them that do well. Matth. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. With v. 38. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, v. 39. But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right I cjieek4

with those sacrifices, which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect. Gal. iv. 1. Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; .v. 2. But is under tutors and governors, until the time appointed of the father, v. 3. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. Col. ii. 17. Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

* I Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore the old Jeaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened: for even Christ our passover is fa-, ciificed for 'us.' a'Cor. vi. 17. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, faith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. Jude 23. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the ffesh.

/ Col. ii. 14. Blotting out the hand-writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary XX3 us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross, v. 16. Let no man therefore judge you, in meat or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath-days: v. 17. Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Dan. ix. 27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in

V. The moral law doth for ever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof h; and that not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God the Creator who gave it /. Neither doth Christ in the gospel any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation k.

VI. Although true believers be not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned/; yet is it of great use to them, as well as to

others; others; in that, as a rule of life, informing them of the will of God and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly m; discovering also the sinful pollutions of their nature, hearts, and lives n j so as, examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against sin 0; together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the perfection of his obedience p. It is likewise of use to the regenerate, to restrain their cor

cheek; turn to him the other also. I Cor.' ix. 8. Say I these things as a man? or faith not the law the lame also ? v. 9. For it is written in the'law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ofc that tradeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? v. 10. Or faith he it altogether for our fakes: for our fakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that threlheth in hope, should be partaker of his hope.

V. h Rom. xiii. 8. 9. (See ahore in letter b). v. 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore] Jove is the Fulfilling of the law. Eph. vi. 2. Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise. 1 John ii. '3. And hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his command-' ments. v. 4. He that faith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him: v. 7. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning: v. 8. Again a new commandment I •write uhto you, which thing is true jh him and in you : because the darkness is past, and the true light now 'ftinetli. •'

/Jam. Ii. 16. ti' (See in letter £)t jMatth.v. 17. (See in letter V./I8. For verily I fay unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wife pass from the law, till all be fulfilled, v. 19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he mall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom os heaven.' Jam. ii. 8- \See in letter b before). Rom. iii. 31'. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. v./ ■- r

VI. / Rom. vi. 14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ; that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the Jaw sliall no flesh be justified. Gal. iii. 13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Curfed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman,

made made under the law. v. j. To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Acts xiii. 30. And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from the which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Rom. viii. I. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

....... ruptions, ruptions, in that it forbids sin 17; and the threatenings of it serve to (hew what even their sins deserve, and what afflictions in this life they may expect for them, although freed from the curse thereof threatened in the law r. The promises of it in like manner,' shew them God's approbation of obedience, and what blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof f although not as due to them by the law as a covenant of works t: so as a man's doing good, and refraining from evil, because the law encourageth to the one, and deterreth from the

m Rom. vii. 12. Wherefore the law is holy; and the commandment holy, and just, and good. v. 22. For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man. v; 25. I thank God,through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with the mind 1 myself serve the law of God; but ■with the flesh the law of sin. Pfal. cxix. 4. Thou hast commanded us. to keep thy precepts diligently, v. 5.

0 that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! v. 6. Then (hall

1 not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. 1 Cor. vii. 19. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Gal. v. 14. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. See in the Bible.

n Rom. vii. 7. What shall we fay then? Is the law sin? 'Jod forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lost,

except the law had said, Thou {halt not covet. Rom. iii. 20. Therefore by the deeds of the law, there (hall no flefli be justified in his sight: sot by the law is the knowledge of sin.

0 James i. 23. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: v. 24. Fotf he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgeteth what manner of man he was. v. 25. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man (hall be blessed in his deed. Rom. vii. 9. For I was alive with-out the law once:" but when the commandment came, sin revived,; and I died. v. 14. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under fin. v. 24. O wretched man that I am, who (hall deliver me from the body of this death J

p Gal. iii. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Rom. vii. 24. (See before in the letters v. 2 j. in letter m). Rom. viii. 3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the stem, God sending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful fl<-'\ and for sin condemned sin in the flesti: V. 4. That the righteousness

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righteousness of the law might be and their iniquity with stripes. »■ fulfilled in us, who walk not after 33. Nevertheless, ray loving-kind^he flesh, but after the Spirit.,. ness will I not utterly take from

q Jam. ii. 11. For he that said, him, nor suffer my faithfulness to Do not commit adultery; said also, fail. v. 34. My covenant will I not Do not kill. Now, if thou commit break, nor alter the thing that is no adultery, yet if ,thou kill, thou gone out of my lips, art become a transgressor of the law. /.(Lev. xxvi. to the 14th verse.) Psal. cxix. 101. I have refrained With 2 Cor. vi. 16. And what amy feet from every evil way : . that greement hath the temple of God I - might' keep thy word. v. 104, with idols ? for ye are the temple Through thy precepts I get under- of the living God; as God hath standing: therefore I hate every laid, I will dwell in them, and false way. v. 128. Therefore I e- walk in them ; and I will be their steem all thy .precepts concerning all God, and they (hall be my people, things to be right; and I hate every Eplx. vi. 2. Honour thy father and false way. .->.<• mother, (which is the first com

r Ezra ix. 13. And after all that rnandment with promise), v. 3. is come upon us for our evil deeds, That it may be well with thee, and and for our great trespass, seeing thou mayest live long on the earth, that thou our God hast , punished us Psal. xxxvii. 11. But the meek mail less than our iniquities,deserve, and inherit the earth: and (hall delight hast given us such deliverance as themselves in the abundance of t^is: x. 14. Should we again break peace. With Matth. v. j. Blessed thy commandments, and join in as- are the meek: for they (hall inherit finhy with the people of these abo- the earth. Psal. xix. 11. Moreover, ruinations? wouldst not thou be by them is thy servant warned: and angry with us, till thou hadst con- in keeping of them there is great re fumed us, so that there should be ward.

no remnant nor escaping? Psal. / Gal. ii. 16. .Knowing that a Ixxxix. 30. Is his children forsake man is not justified, by the works of my law, and walk not in my judg- the law, but by the faith of Jesus ments; v. 31. If they break my Christ, even we have believed in statutes, and keep not my com- Jesus Christ; that we might be justimandments : v. 32. Then will I vi- fied by the faith of Christ, and not fit their transgression with the rod, by the works of the law: for by other* is no evidence of his being under the law, and not under grace v.

VII. Neither are the fore-mentioned uses of the law contrary to the grace of the gospel, but do sweetly com-' ply with it iv; the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling the will of man to do that freely and chearfully, which the will of God revealed in the law requireth to be done x.

CHAP. XX. Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience.

THE liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel, consists in their freedom from the

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fee good? v. 13. Keep thy tongue
from evil, and thy lips from speak*
ing guile, v. 14. Depart from .evil,
and do good: seek peace, and pursue
it. v.i j. The eyes of the Lord are
upon the righteous, and his ears are
open unto their cry. v. 16. The face
of the Lord is against them that do
evil, to cut off the remembrance of'
them from the earth. Heb. xii. 28.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom
which cannot be moved, le's us have
grace, whereby we may serve God
acceptably, with reverence and god-
ly fear. v. 29. For oar God is a
consuming fire. . ..

VII. <w Gal. iii. 21. Is the law then against the promises of God } God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

x Ezek. xxxvi. 27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye (half keep my judgments, and do them. Heb. viii. 10. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel aster those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind,and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they lhall be to me a people. With

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the works of the law (hall no flesh be justified. Luke xvii. 10. So likewise ye, 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.

v Rom.vi. 12. Let not fin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

14. For sin (hall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 1 Pet. iii. 8. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: v. 9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing, v. 10. For he that will love life, and see good days, let Aim refrain his tongue from evil,and liis lips that they speak no guile. v. 11. Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. v. 12. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. With Psal. xxxiv. 12. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may

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