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CHAPTER XXVIII.

FULL ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF SUBJECTS HANDLED.................

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THE LAW OF GOD.

CHAPTER I.

GREAT TRUTHS.

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\HINK not that I am come to destroy the law or

the prophets ; I am not come to destroy but to fulfil.

It is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of the law to fail.

JESUS CHRIST. To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams.

SAMUEL. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. · A good understanding have all they that do his commandments.

DAVID. The commandment is a lamp and the law is light.

SOLOMON. He will magnify the law and make it honourable.

The LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king.

ISAIAH. The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just and good.

Do we then make void the

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law through faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.

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If thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law but a judge.

There is one lawgiver who is able to save and to destroy.

JAMES. Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law.

Јону. . If we have not the spirit of grace, the law comes only to convict and slay us.

AUGUSTINE. If even for one day I fail to compare my

heart with the law of God, I am sensible of a decline in 'my devotional feelings.

If I give unto the law its proper definition, and keep it within the compass of its office and use, it is an excellent thing; but if I translate it to another use and attribute that unto it which I should not, then do I not only pervert the law, but also the whole Scripture.

LUTHER. The law is like a mirror, in which we behold, first, our impotence; secondly, our iniquity, which proceeds from it; and lastly, the consequence of both, our obnoxiousness to the curse.

CALVIN. There was never so much matter and marrow, with so much admirably holy cunning, compended, couched and conveyed in so few words, by the most laconic, concise, sententious and singularly significant spokesman in the world as we find in the moral law.

DURHAM. The dignity of the name of divine laws is reserved to those which concern the duties of religion, such as the two fundamental laws [love to God and love to

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