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Likewise reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed unto Sin, but alive urto God through Jesus Christ.-Let him that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."--Heb. xii, 12.-JOHN xvii, 19.-Rom. vi, 10, 11.—2 Tim. ii, 19.

I would ask the unprejudiced believer, does the above quotations breathe anything like the doctrine » as that the atonement lays the believer under the necessity of committing Sin? They hold forth a doctrine as opposite thereto as life from death. “ Christ was delivered for our offences, and rose again for our justification.--Having put away Sin by the sacrifice of himself.” “ Let not Sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof : neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto Sin : but yield yourselves into God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God."--Rom. iv, 25. vi, 12, 13.



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