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for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Tit. ii. 14.
66 The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Matt. xx. 28.
“Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Rom. iii. 24.
“ By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Acts xiii. 39.
“ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” John xiv. 6.
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
REMEDY. 15 not perish, but have everlasting life.” John ii. 10.
“But he (i. e., Christ) was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isa. liii. 5.
6. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts iv. 12.
“ I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; wherefore turn yourselves and live ye.” Ezek. xviii. 32.
“ He will not always chide ; neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his
mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgres sions from us." Psalm ciii. 9-12.
“ The blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.?! 1 John i. 7-9.
Jesus said, “ All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.” John vi. 37.
SCRIPTURE HELPS, BY WHICH TO TRY OUR
REPENTANCE, FAITH, AND LOVE.
It is the duty of all men to repent; but there is a particular urgency to this duty in the case of those upon whom the hand of the Lord is laid in sickness.
“Except ye repent ye shall perish.” The inspired volume represents all men as sinners, from their birth; they are “conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity.” They evidence the original depravity of their nature, by the thoughts of their mind, the feelings of their heart, and the actions of their life. Even the most
exemplary and outwardly moral, give striking evidence of their degeneracy and ruined state, by their want of sincere love to Christ, their distaste for spiritual worship, their undue attachment to the world, and their forgetfulness, in the time of health, of death and eternity.
He that will carefully examine his own heart, by the light of God's holy word, will discover abundant evidence of his depravity, and of the necessity of returning unto God, with mourning and lamentation for sin. As it is the first duty of the sinner to repent, so it is a daily and hourly duty even of the regenerated; who are painfully sensible that in all things they sin and come short of the glory of God.
Let the sick, then, seriously meditate on God's declarations concerning