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Heb. vii: 12, For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.' So it would be well for preachers to let that old abolished law alone, which was once given to Irael, and was fulfilled on the dragons of the wilderness eighteen hundred years ago, when the holy of holies was burnt up, which was the old heavens, and the elementary stuff melted with fervent heat, with the earth and the works thereof, which was the Jewish tabernacle, which tabernacle contained their law of works, and not to preach any of the old Jewish judgments to us Gentiles, who have nothing to do with that law.

For that law made nothing perfect; but the bringing in of a better hope did. This hope is given to us Gentiles through Jesus Christ, the promised seed, and Mediator of the new covenant; and the promises of God in Christ are yea and

amen, and will stand forever; although we Gentiles are denominated sinners, yet God on his part declares, under this new covenant, that their sins and iniquities he would remember no more. Adam represents us as sinners; Christ, the second Adam, represents us as justified, and sanctified. God has made Christ unto us, first righteousness, secondly justification, thirdly redemption from all sin-Because, he bore our iniquities in his own body on the tree, and rose again for cur justification'; so he has power to justify the ungodly; but God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'


Much more then, being now justified by his blood, even the blood of the new covenant, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much

more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift: for if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift. For the judgment was by death to condemnation, but the free gift, is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace, and of righteousness, shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ; therefore, as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came unto justification of life; for as by

one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. That as sin hath reigned unto death, that is to make us dead sinners before God, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.' This is according to the promises of God in Christ, and the promise of God to Abraham, that all the human family shall be blessed in Christ the promised seed.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept; for since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead; for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. So we see, plain as noon day, that the blessing of God in Christ, has reached as far as the curse was found. to righteousness and sin not. have not the knowledge of God.

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speak this to your shame.) But some man will say, how are the dead raised up ? and with what body do they come? There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, another glory of the stars; for as one star differeth from another star in glory, so also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterwards that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As IS the earthy, such are they also that are earthv. Remember that all men must

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