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For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time? To open
their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God; that they might receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Him?.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: this is the first and great commandment; and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil*.
For 1 say unto you, that except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven
Love your enemies; bless them that curse you ; do good to them that hate you; and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you : that ye may be the children of your Father Which is in heaven; for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil, and on the good; and sendeth rain on the just, and on the unjust. Be ye
therefore perfect, even as your Father Which is in heaven is perfect'.
Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying; but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts hereof.
I Tim. ii. 5, 6. 2 Acts xxvi. 18. 3 Matt. xxii, 37-40. 4 Ibid. v. 17.
6 Ibid. ver. 20-22. 6 Ibid. ver. 44, 45. 7 Ibid. ver. 48.
8 Rom. xiii. 12-15.
This I say then, walk in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh'.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance’.
2.-in that it assures us of the forgiveness of our sins, and our reconciliation to God, through the mediation of His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you resto.
For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
For 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
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ ”.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
And herein 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, 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'.
1 Gal. y. 16.
7 Ibid. v. 1.
2 Ibid. y. 19-23. 3 Matt. xi. 28.
6 Rom. iii. 23-25.
8 Ibid. ver. 6.
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of chil. dren by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved; in Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence.
These things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : and He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3.-in that it affords us sufficient power and ability
for the performance of our duty. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling: for it is God Which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
And God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear ito.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of
1 Rom. v. 8-10.
2 Eph. i. 5-8.
3 1 John ii. 1, 2.
Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I strong?
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind?.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit Itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered'.
And such trust have we through Christ to God. ward. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing, as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh : (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ;) casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
4.-in that it gives us the highest assurance of the immortality of our souls, and the judgment of the last day; and of the everlasting rewards and punishments of the world to come.
Be not afraid of them which kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you Whom ye shall fear; fear Him, Which, after He hath killed, hath power to cast into hell: yea, I say unto you, fear Himo.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works!
1 2 Cor. xii. 8–10.
2 2 Tim. i. 7.
3 Rom. viii. 26.
And when the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory : and before Him shall be gathered all nations; and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth His sheep from the goats: and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world ?. Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels s.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal .
Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself; and hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damna. tion.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father 6.
But the Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth ?.
1 Matt. xvi. 26, 27.
2 Ibid. xxv. 31-34.
3 Ibid. ver. 41.