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we have fellowship one with another, and th blood of Christ his Son cleanseth us from a sin."'*
, Sirdal IL 9. That he might deliver us from the power of our sins, from this present evil world, and give us the victory over all our enemies, 1. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God our Father. Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all, iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death,”**
10. That he might be advanced to the highest possible glory, honor and dignity, and lay the foundation of an empire that shall never be averthrown. Being made so much better than the angels as he hath by inheritance obtain. ed a more excellent name than they. We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death,crowned avith glory and honor, ; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.tt In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead, bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of ali principality and power.It And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art wortlıy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou wast slaing and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out; of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and
1 John i. Gal i. 4.a Iit. ii. 14. Rey. xiiell. tt Heb. i. 4, li. 9. l. Phil. i. 9, 10.
bation, and hast made us onto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth;"*
11. That, by the power of his 'blood, he might not only open the gates of death and hell, but enter into the holy city, and appear in the pres.. ence of God for us. *** I ain he that liveth and was dead; and behold! I am alive forevermore, Amen . and bave the keys of hell and death.f As for thee also, by the blood of the covenant I. have sent forth thy 'prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. For Christ also hath, once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that: he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh ; but quickened by the Spirit : by which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison; who sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing,
wherein few, that is eight souls, were 'saved by - water. For, for this cause was the gospel
preached also to them that are dead, that they - might be judged accordig tomen in the flesh,
but live according to God in the spirit: ** Nei. ther by the blood of bulls and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true ; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.ff Who is he that condemneth ? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand.
• Rev. v. 9; 10. + Rev. 1: 18. Zech. ix. 11. •* 1 Pet. . 18, 19, 20, iy, 6' 41 Heb. ix. 12, 24.
of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Wherefore he is able also to save them to th uttermost that come unto God by him,seeing h ever liveth to make intercession for them. To such an high priest became us, who is holy harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, an made higher than the heavens ; who needet not daily, as those [Levitical] high priests, to ofer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and ther for the people's : for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”†
12. That he might set us an example. “Foi even hereunto were ye called; because Chris also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ve should follow his steps : who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth ; who, when * he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well-cloing than for evil.doing. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and God resteth upon you : on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a busy body in other nien's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let
* Rom. viji. 34. Heb. vii. 25, 26, 27.
din not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on his behalf."*
13. And, lastly, as to the Extent of the blessed SAVIOUR's death, He died for All. the love of Christ constraineth us ; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead': and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for ALL, to he testified in due time. I That he by the grace of God should taste death for every man, ** My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if
any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesús Christ, the righteons : And he is the propitia. tion for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world tt
Thus much is briefly stated, for the conside eration of the serious; but the subject is capable of the finest and most unlimited illustra. tion.
1 Peter, ji. 21, 22,23in 17. iv, 13, 14, 15, 16.
12 CorV. 14, 15. † 1 Tim. ii.5, 6. ** Heb. ii. 9. tt í John, ii. 1, 2.
N. B. In the original of the above, the texts of scripture were only referred to ; bui'for the benefit of the reader, I have written them all out in full,
.:: AN INTERESTING FACT, INTERWOVEN.WITH USEFUL HISTORICAL INFOR.
I HAD resided some time at. Madrid, says our author, when I accidentally fell in company with two monks of the order of St. Domin. ic. The reverend fathers having learnt that I intended to leave the city, soon, enquired why I could not tarry a few days longer, to attend the most splendid auto-daffee ever exhibited. I answered I could find no, enjoyment in beholding an exhibition in which humanity had so much to undergo. Humanity is out of the question, said one of the fathers, we are only going to burn. alive a few heretics. Those heretics, repiied I, are men as well as we; a suffering heretic is our fellow creature in torment. Monsieur is perhaps a heretic himself ? interrupted the inonk. I do not consider, answered I, that I am under ar obligation at present to make a profession of my faith ; I would only observe that I do not understand from what source your order derives the power which it assumes, in this kingdom, of making martyrs of people for their opinions.
Truly ! exclaimed the monk, do you not know from whence our order derives that pow.