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of the Fews, condemned him to Death, and delivered him to the Gentiles, to mock, and 10 scourge, and to crucify him: and he was crucified between two_Thieves, being obedient unto Death, even the Death of the Cross.
Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an Offering and a Sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling Savour. & Christ our Passoveris facrificed for
who was the Lamb slain from the Foundation of the World.
☆ When we were yet without Strength, in due Time Christ died for the ungodly. While we were yet Sinners, he died for us; and gave him- . self for our Sins, that he night deliver us from this present evil World.
i Chrift hath Puffered for Sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Surely he hath borne our Griefs, and carried our Sorrows. He was wounded for our Transgressions, he was bruifed for our Iniquities; who his own felt bare our Sins in his own Body on the Tree, that we being dead to Sin, should live unto Righteousness; by whose Stripes we were healed.
k He who knew no Sin, was made to be Sin for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him. The Lord hath laid on him the Iniquity of us all.
Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us; that he might reconcile us unto God by the Cross.
Mat. 20. 19.
Mat. 20. 18.
& 1 Cor. 5. 7. h Rom. 5. 6, 8.
Gal. 1. 4.
i i Pet. 3. 18. 1 Pet. 2. 23. k 2 Cor. 5. 21.
Isa. 53. 6. Eph. 2. 16.
Mat. 27. 38.
Rev. 13. 8. Isa. 53. 4. 5. I Gal. 3. 13°
m He loved us, and washed us from our Sins in his own Blood; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all Iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar People, zealous of good Works.
* The Son of Man gave himself a Ransom for all; and he is the Propitiation for the Sins of the whole World. He died for all, that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them.
• He hath redeemed us to God by his Blood, out of every Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and Nation.
P He hall justify many; for he shall bear their Iniquit es.
4 We were not redeemed with corruptible Things, as Silver and Gold, but with the precious Blood of Christ, who was fore-ordained Before the Foundation of the World, but was manifest in thefe last Times for us, who by him dio believe in God. For we are bought with a Price.
· Christ our High Prielt, not by the Blood of Goats and Calves, but by his own Blood, entered in once into the Holy Place; having offered himself without Spot to God, and obtained eternal Redemption for us. Neither hath he often sufe fered since the Foundation of the World; but now once in the End of the World hath he appeared to put away Sin by the Sacrifice of him
n Mat. 20. 28.
2 Cor. 5. 15.
o Rev. 5. g.
m Rey. 1, 5. Tit. 2. 14. ! John 2. 2. ģi Pet. 3. 18, 19, 20, 21. 12, 14, 12, 26.
I Tim. 2. 6. p lfa. 53. II. ? Heb. 9. 11.
1 Cor. 6. 20.
self. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, fo Christ was once offered to bear the Sins of many.
* Every other Priest standeth daily ministring, and offering oftentimes the fame Sacrifices, which can never take away Sins; but we are sanctified through the Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. And by one Offering he hath per
. fected for ever them that are sanclified.
• This Jesus being the Captain of our Salvation, and having tasted Death for every Man, was made perfect through Sufferings; that through Death he might destroy hion that had the Power of Death, that is, the Devil; and deliver them who through Fear of Death were all their Life-time subject to Bondage.
• He laid down his Life of himself, and no Man took it froin him. And hereby perceive we the Love of God, because he laid down his Life for us.
He rose again for our JUSTIFICATION.
The same Christ who died for our Sins, was buried, and rose again the third Day according to the Scriptures, being put to Death' in the Flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
* God raised him up, and shewed him openly unto Witnesses chosen before of God; who said 'none other Things than those which the Prophets and Moses did say should come; That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the Dead.
Heb. 9. 27, 28.
t Heb. 2. 9, 10, 14, 15. u John 10. 18. I John 3: 16.
W i Cor. 19. 3, 4. 1 Pet. 3. 18.
x Acts 1o. 40, 41.
Acts 26. 22, 23.
Though he was crucified through Weakness, yet he lived by the Power of God; who loosed the Pains of Death, because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
z As he had Power to lay down his Life, so he had Power to take it again.
· Christ being raised from the Dead, dieth no more; Death hath no more Dominion over hiin.
b He was declared to be the Son of God with Power, by the Resurrection from the Dead.
Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the Dead ; that Repentance and Remission of Sins should be preached in his Name among all Nations.
á He was delivered for our Offences, and raised again for our Justification: And therefore have we a lively Hope by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead.
e If Christ be not risen, then there is no Resurrection of the Dead, then is the Preaching of the Apostles vain; and our Faith is also vain, we are yet in our Sins : But now is Christ risen from the Dead, that we should walk in Newness of Life. For in that he died, he died unto Sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise, let us reckon ourselves also to be dead indeed unto Sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
y 2 Cor. 13. 4.
Acts 2. 24
a Rom. 6. 9.
d Rom. 4. * Rom. 1. 4.
c. Luke 24. 46, 47. 25:
Rom. 6. 1 Pet. I. 3. .: Cor. 15. 14, 13, 17, 20.
45 '10, 11.
He ascended into Heaven, and intercedes for us
at the Right-hand of GOD.,
He that came down from Heaven to do the Will of the Father which sent him, when he had finished the Work which he gave him to do on the Earth, and had thewed himself alive after his Passion by many infallible Proofs, left the World again, and went to the Father; and being received up into Heaven, he sits on the Right-hand of God; whom the Heavens must receive, until the Times of Restitution of all Things, which God hath spoken by the Mouth of all his holy Prophets since the World began.
: When the Son of God had by himself purged our Sins, he sat down on the Right-hand of the Majesty on high.
He being received up into Glory, and set at the Right-hand of God in the heavenly Places, maketh Intercession for us.
i 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.
He hath afcended on high; he hath led Captivity captive, he hath received Gifts for Men; yea, for the Rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
John 6.38, 39. John 17.4.
Acts 1. 3.
John 16. 28. Mark 16. 19. Afts. 3. 21. & Heb. 1. 2, 3.:
I Tim. 3. 16. Eph. 4. 20, Rom. 8. 34
i Heb. 9. 24.
k Pral. 68. 18.