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BAPTISM THE TYPE OF HOLINESS-CHAP. XIII. Julian Pe- the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one Corinth. riod, 4771. man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. Vulgar Æra, 58.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation ; but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one ; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ ;)
18 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 upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover, the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound :
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might
§ 18. ROM. vi, 1-11.
Adam ali Men were condemned to Death, inquires if it
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin,
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein ?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death ?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into
Jolian Pe- death ; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by Corinth. riod, 4771. the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in Vulgar Æra,
newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection :
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him :
9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead in-
ROM. vi, 12-14.
of Christ redeemed from the Dominion of Sin, not to
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
ROM. vi. 15--18.
some did, that Sin might abound, because the Jews were
S84 LIFE THE FREE GIFT OF GOD-DEATH TIE WAGES OF SIN.
in Baptism, by which they were emancipated from its
Slavery and were become the Servants of Righteousness.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the ser-
§ 21. ROM. vi. 19, to the end.
own Customs, (the Laws of Slavery being familiar to
19 I speak after the manner of men, because of the
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness; and the end, everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
28 Here the comparison of the apostle is naturally preserved
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cacy of the Law to Justification, affirms that the Law of
1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that
2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband, so long as he liveth ; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
3 So then, if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death.
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being
§ 23. ROM. vii. 7-12.
then was the cause of Sin; to which he replies, that it
SIN, AND NOT THE LAW, THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Julian Pe Rebellion against its prohibitions--Sin had no power to Corinth. riod, 4771.
condemn without the Law, for without it there was no Sin,
Sin being a violation of the Law— As soon as the Law
se-- And the Law that
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law : for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law, sin was dead.
9 For I was alive without the law once : but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
12 Wherefore the law is holy; and the commandment
§ 24. ROM. vii. 13—24. and part of ver. 25.
good and holy, is the cause of their Death? to which