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participation of all those benefits which Thou hast purchased for mankind, with pains most exquisite upon the cross.
And, O most merciful Father, Who so lovedst the world, as to give Thine Only-begotten Son to die for us, that we might live through Him, I humbly entreat Thee, for the merits of His most bitter death, and through His most powerful intercession, to be reconciled unto me, and to pour down upon me the abundance of Thy mercy, and such a plentiful measure of the gifts and graces of Thy Holy Spirit, as may direct me into the paths of righteousness, and excite me to an ardent love, and careful imitation of the great Author and Finisher of our faith ; and at length conduct me to Thy holy hill, there to sing the praises of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to all eternity. Amen.
2. Scripture proofs that the death of our Saviour
Christ upon the cross was a true and proper sacrifice offered up by Him for the atonement of sin, and accepted by the Father as a full satisfaction in the behalf of all those who shall comply with the terms of the new Covenant in His blood.
All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God
hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.
Rom. iii. 23-25. For ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold : 1 Pet. i. 18.
but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
Pet. i. 19 Who His Own Self bare our sins in His Own body on the tree:
1 Pet. ii. 24. and hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.
Gal. iii. 13. All 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.
Isai. liii, 6. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted; but He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
Isai. liii. 4, 5. For He was cut off out of the land of the living : for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
Isai. liii. 8. It pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
Isai. liii. 10.
Isai. liii. 12.
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.
Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Eph. v. 2. And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John ii. 2. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts iv. 12. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.
2 Cor. v. 19. He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin ; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Cor. v. 21. 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:
1 Pet. iii, 18. and after He had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God. Heb. x. 12.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God? And for this cause He is the Mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Heb. ix. 12–15.
Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Heb. vii. 25.
For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell; and, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself.
Col. i. 19, 20. Who being the brightness of His Father's glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Heb. i. 3. For the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for Whom are all things, and by Whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb. ii. 9, 10.
And being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him.
Heb. v. 9. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John iii, 14, 16.
for the propitiation of Christ's death.
I Thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for Thine unspeakable goodness to mankind in giving Thine Only-begotten Son to take our nature upon Him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; Who made there, by His one oblation of Himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world.
For this so great salvation, which our blessed Redeemer hath purchased for us with His own blood, it is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty everlasting God! for He is the very Paschal Lamb, Which was offered for us, and hath taken away the