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condemn the world, but that the world I bro' bim no lo be saved: be that believeb on bim is not condemned.
Nothing therefore can destroy thy soul, but unbclief: for, although sby fors be as scarlet, obe bis! of Christ will make item while as snow.
If then thou rejectest Christ, and wilt not come unto him for life, thou must inevitably perish.But if thou comeft to Christ, for remifiion of fin in his blood, and freed m from the dominion of sin by his Siirit, he will be thy peace with God, and will work by his glorious power in thee, icib to erill, and to do, that which is good in his fight; and none thall let, nor hinder it: For it kuib pleased ibe Fulber ibat ir bim jould all fumes dwell.
3. Let the true believer abide in Chrill, and glory in his Cros; making mention of his rius tecuincs, and of his only: for there is Galvation in hun, and in other._ llere all true Chrifa tians are more.. Clr:1, ard Chrift alone, who dweilcth in the hearts, by faith, is their home of glory.
Although God's law was broken by Adam, and we, in our own persons, have sinned exceedingly : Christ, our Surety, and Covenant Head, hath fulfilled all righteousness for us, and made our peace with God, by the blood of his Cross.
Thou art called then, o believer, to glory in Christ, and live unto God, by the faith of him ; let thy fruit therefore be unto holiness, resisting unto blood, striving against fin, in the strength of Chrift; for the wages of fin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, thro? Jesus Christ our Lord*
To whom be glory, and power everlasting.
. Rom. vi. 23.
ACT S, XX. 21. Testifying both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
T HE principal doctrines which the Apostle
1 Paul every where preached, and insisted on, were those two mentioned in the Text,
They are necessary to salvation; and therefore it highly concerns all men to be well acquainted with them, and believe them.
To this the Apostle bore witness, as one adjured, or sworn of God, to declare it, which himself also was fully assured of, and steadfastly believed.
Influenced therefore by the love of truth, and the Spirit of God, he publicly preached and testified; that all men, whether Jews or Gentiles, must repent and believe the Gofpel, or perish everlastingly.
Now, repentance toward God, and faith toward aur Lord Jesus Chrift, are a summary of Gospel doctrine; including, or implying whatsoever tends to destroy the old man, and build up the new in its stead; and hence they become foundation principles of life; and Talvation to mankind : for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcifion, but a new creature *.
It is certain that no fesh can be saved without this repentance, and faith, which Paul preached : for, as a witness of God, he testified, that this was God's appointed way of bringing to himself, and saving loft finners: Vain therefore are the hopes of those men that do not repent, and believe the Gospel; but their hope is sure, and well-grounded, who- turn to God by Jesus Christ, not feignedly, but with the whole heart.
, Our Text consists of two general propositions :
I. Repen• Gal. vi, 15.