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and revealed a Method, and have or will put it in Execution to make a free Agent. who has broke the Laws of Justice, and cannot possibly make Restitution, more qualified for the Enjoyment of them than if he had kept his first Station ; because who believes most is forgiven, will love the most, doc. is renouncing all Pretences of Right, depending wholly upon them, acknowledging an Obligation infinitely beyond what he could do upon any other Account, renders that which, upon this
Foot, is due to every Person in the Trinity, · and cannot be due to any other Beings ; because no other Beings can give any Security for the Performance of such a Promisc; so is reputed just, and worthy to enjoy the Benefit of what is chased for him, and qualified for the Enjoyment of that Happiness. This Person, this just one, is emblematically represented in the Names, is 723 Glory or Gravity; and this by that in the Names which gives Weight to every Thing, Pfal. xxxvii. 6. And he shall bring forth bis Justice as the Light. ibid. 1. 6. And the Names Mall declare - His Righteousness (Justice) Íbid. xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the Righteous (Just) Prov. iv. 18. But the path of the just ones is as the mining Light,
that pineth more and more unto the perfect Day. Ibid. xiii. 9. the Light of the just ones rejoiceth. Isa. xlv. 21. I am Jehovah, and there are no Aleim besides me. An Irradiator that justifies, or Means of Salvation, there are none besides me. Ibid. Ixii. 1.- Till her Righteoufnefs go forth as Light; and her Salvation burn like a Lamp. Mich. vii. 9. He will bring me forth to the Light, and I hall behold his Justice. Mal. iv. 9. The Shemosh (the Light from the Sun) of Justice Mhall go forth with healing in his Wings. Pfal.cxlii. 8. The Righteous Mall compass me about, when thou shalt have dealt bountifully with me. Sounder the Emblem of a King, yer. xxiii. 5. xxxiii. 15.-I will raise to the Beloved a just Branch, and he shall reign King and this is the Name whereby he shall be called, Jehovah our Juftifier. Pfal. cx. 4. Thou art an Interceffor for ever after the Order of my King the just one. Zech. ix. 9. Behold thy King cometh to thee the just one, and Saviour, lowly and riding upon an Afs; &c. Dan. ix. 7. Thine o Lord is the Righteousness. So under the Emblem of a Teachicr, Joel ii. 23. Isaiah xxx. 20. for he hath given you a Teacher of Righte01/zess. Amos v. 24. for Judgment is
rolled away, as Water does, and Righteousness as a fierce Torrent. - Isaiah lxiv. 6. We have been as an impure Perfon all of us ; and our Righteousness like the Garment Dity of instituted Emblems *. .
I have not yet prepared others to receive Explanations of the New Testament, I shall offer a few Hints below; but this cannot be mistaken, so shall insert a few Texts to prove that Jehovah is our Righteousness, so that Christ was of the Effence. Rom. ix. 30. What mall we say then? that the Gentiles which followed not after Righteousness, have attained to Righteousness, even the Righteousness which is of Faith: But Ifrael, which followed after the Law of Righteousness, hath not attained to the Law of Righteousness. Wherefore? because they fought it, not by Faith, but as it were by the Works of the Law. Ib. x. 3. For they being ignorant of God's Righteousness, and going about to establish their own Righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the Righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the Law to every one that believeth. Phil. iii. 9.-- Not having mine own Righteousness, which is of the Law, but that which is throueh the Faith of Christ, the Righteousness which is of God by Faith. Acts iii. 14. But ye denied the holy one, and the just. vii. 52. And they have sain them which jewed before of the coming of the just one, of whom ye have been now the Betrayers and Murderers. xxii. 14. The God of our Fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his Will, and fee that just one, and mouldeft hear the Voice of his Mouth. Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath set forth to be a Propitiation, through Faith in his Blood, to declare his Righteousness for the Remission (passing over) of Sins that are past To declare I ray at this time his Righteousness : that he might be just, and the Žustifier of him which believeth in Jesus. iv. 5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his Faith is counted for Righteousness. ver. 25. Who was delivered for our Offences, and was raised again for our 7 ustification. ver. 19.-- For as by one Man's Disobedience many were made Sinners: so by the Obedience of one, mall many be made righteous. viii. 30. Whom he called, them he also justi
* i.e. No intrinsick Righteousness in us, or real Holiness ; but all Outside, formad, and no more apart of us than our Garments,
fied: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. - 33. Who shall lay any thing to the Charge of God's Elect? It is God that justifieth. I Cor. i. 30.Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us Wisdom and Righteousness, and Sanitification and Redemption. vi. 11. But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 2 Cor. v. 21. For he made him to be Sin for us, who knew no Sin ; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him. i John ii. 1. We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous: and he is the Propitiation for our Sins, &c. . · So, in another Sense, the Word Pon is Sin. They also make it to expiate, to purify. 'Tis supposed that, as the Sinner was guilty of Death, something was to be substituted, put in his Stead. Its Blood was to be shed, so put to Death, burnt, or, &c. But, though this was all that could be done typically, this is far short of the Idea of the Word, and so of the Action that was to be performed for, or
in Lieu of the Sinner. The Idea is clear, · Gen. xxxi. 39. That which was torn, I
brought not to thee, I bare the Loss of it [Expiabam] of my Hand didst thou reVOL. VI.