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“consider seriously, on what conditions “ we may reasonably hope for Salvation <by him. Can they think that Christ “came to so little purpose as to save “ men in their sins? If that were to be hoped, there had been no need of his coming: but it is a hard work indeed “ to save us from them. The guilt must “ be expiated, and the power subdued. “ The former Christ hath done : but he “expects, and with great reason, that
we should deny ungodly and worldly “lusts, and work out our own Salvation " with fear and trembling."-(Bishop Stillingfleet.
Christ died to make atonement for the Sins
of the whole World. The Third Collect for Good Friday. Read Psalms 22nd, 69th, and 88th. Genesis, 22nd chapter, to verse 20th. Isaiah, 50th chapter, from verse 6th. St. Luke, 23rd chapter, to verse 50th. St. Matthew, 1st chapter, from verse 18th, and 16th chapter from verse 21st. Acts, 3rd chapter, or the following texts :
Isaiah, 53 chapter and 6th verse. ANI we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.—-64th chapter, and 6th verse. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags, and we do all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 45th chapter, the 21st and 22nd verses. Tell ye, and bring them near, yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside me, in just God and a Saviour, there is none beside me. Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 53rd chapter, the 11th and 12th verses.
By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many : for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide bim a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong : because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors, and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Colossians, 1st chapter and 14th verse. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Acts, 3rd chapter and 25th verse. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.-13th chapter and 26th verse. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.—2nd chapter and 39th
For the promise is unto you and
children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Isaiah, 59th chapter 19th, 20th, and 21st verses. So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun : when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that lurn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. As for me, this is my covenant with them saith the Lord, my spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seeds seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
Remark to the Sick Person.---That Adam having sinned against God, became liable to punishment, and forfeited the favour and protection of his Maker,
God, however, sent his Son Jesus Christ into the world to make atonement for his sin.—That all mankind, inherit from Adam a depraved nature, which leads them into sin, but that the sacrifice made by Christ, cleanseth them from all sin, “ both original and actual,” and that all the claim we have to eternal life, is purchased for us by the death of our Redeemer, who took away the punishment we had deserved, and made a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.—That every man hath an interest in the merits of Christ, and that as every infant that comes into the world“ brings along with it the
guilt of Adam's sin, so it brings along “ with it likewise the benefits of Christ's “meritorious death, which God hath set “ forth as a standing propitiation for the " sins of the whole world : that the cove“nant of grace commenced immediately "after the covenant of works was broken, " and has included all mankind ever