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and delivered him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: And, He wascrucified between two Thieves, being obedient unto Death, even the Death of the Cross.
a Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an Offering, and a Sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling Savour.
b Christ, our Passover, is facrificed for us; who was the Lamb slain from the Foundation of the' World.
c When we were yet without Strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. While we were yet Sinners, he died for us; and gave himself for our Sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil World.
d Christ hath suffered for Sins, the Just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Surely, he hath born our Griess, and carried our Sorrows. He was wounded for our Transgressions, he was bruised for our Iniquities; who, his own self, bare our Sins, in h1s own Body, on the Tree, that we, being dead to Sin, should live unto Righteousness i by whose Stripes we were healed.
e He, who knew no Sin, was made to be Sin for us, that we might be made the Righteousness of God in him. The Lord hath laid on him the Iniquity of us all.
f Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us; that he might reconcile us unto God, by the Cross.
Mat. 20. 19. Luke 24. 20. Mat. 20. 18. Mat. 27. 3». Ih1l. 2. 8. *Eph. j. 2. *l Cor. j. 7. Re?. 13.ft
« Rom. j. 6, 8. Gal. 1. 4. . * 1Pet. j. 18. If. jj.4, s. 1 Vet. 2. 24. ciCor. 1. 2r. Is. j3. «. i Gal. 3^1j. £ph. 2. 16.
a He loved us, and washed us from our S1ns, in his own Blood; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all Iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar People, 2ealous of good Works.
b The Son of Man gave himself a Ransom for all; and, He is the Propitiation for the Sins of the whole World. He died for all, that they, which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them.
c He hath redeemed us to God, by his Blood, out of every Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and Nation.
d He shall justify many; for, he shall bear their Iniquities.
« We were not redeemed with corruptible things, as Silver, and Gold, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, who was fore-ordained, before the Foundation of the World, but was manifest in these last times, for us, who, by him, do believe in God. For, we are bought with a Price.
t Christ, our High-Priest, not by the Blood of Goats, and Calves, but by his own Blood, entred in, once, into the Holy Place; having offered himself, without Spot, to God, and obtained eternal Redemption for us. Neither hath he often suffered, fince tne Foundation of the World; But now, once, in the end of the World, hath he appeared, to put away Sin, bj
the Sacrifice of himself. And, as it is appointed unto Men once to die; so Christ was once osfered, to bear the Sins of many.
a Every other Priest standeth daily ministring, and offering, oftentimes, the same Sacrifices, which can never take away Sins; but we are sanctified, through the Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ, once for all. And, by one Offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
brAisJesus, being the Captain of our Salvation, and having tasted Death for every Man, was made perfect, through Sufferings; that, through Death, he might destroy him that had the Power of Death, that is, the Devil; and deliver them,» who, through fear of Death, were, all their Life-time, subject to Bondage.
c He laid down his Life, of himself, and no Man took it from him. And, hereby perceive we the Love of God, because he laid down his Life for us.
He rose again for our Justification.
4 The same Christ, who died for our Sins, wu buried, and rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures, being put to Death in the Flesh, but quickned by the Spirit.
c God raised him up, and shewed him openly, unto Witnesses, chosen before of God; -who said none other things, than those which the Prophets, and Moses did say, should come; Tha» Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the Dead.
Heb. 9: 3,6, 27, 1S. * Heb. 10. .11, 10, 14.
b Heb. ». 9, 10, 9, 10, 14, 15. « Joha 10, 1t<
X John 3. 16. * 1 Cor. 13. 5, 4. 1 Pet. 3.18.
'Acts. 10. 40, 41. Acts 26, 11, 2J.
* Tho' he was crucified through Weakness, -yet he liveth by the Power of God; who loosed the Pains of Death; because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
h As He had Power to lay down his Life; ft He had Power to take it again.
c Christ, being raised from the Dead, dieth no more; Death hath no more Dominion over him.
dHe was declared to be the Son of God, with Power, by the Resurrection from the Dead.
e Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the Dead; that Repentance, and Remission of Sins, should be preached in his Name, among all Nations.
1 He was delivered for our Offences, and raised again for our Justification. An4 thtrefore, have we a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead.
g If Christ be not risen, then is there no Resurrection of the Dead, then is the Preaching of the Apostles vain; and our Faith is also vain; we are yet in our Sins: But now is Christ risen from the Dead, that we also should walk in Newness of Life. For, in that he died, he died unto Sin once; but, in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. likewise, let us reckon our selves also to be dead indeed unto Sin, but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
* 2 Cor. 13. 4. Acts 2. 24. * John To. 1t. -Kom, 6. 9. dRom. 1. 4. 'Luke 24.415,47.
* Rom. 4. 23. 1 Pet. 1. 3. S1 Cor. *3. 14, 13, 17,10. Rom. 6. 4, 1o, 11.
He ascended into Heaven, and intercedes for us at the Right Hand of GOD.
a He that came down from Heaven, to do the Will of the Father which sent him, when he had finished the Work which he gave him to do on the Earth, and had shewed himself alive, after his Passion, by many insallible Proofs, left the World again, and went to the Father; and, being received up into Heaven, he fits on the Right Hand of God: whom the Heavens must receive, until the times of restitution of all things,.which God hath spoken, by the Mouth of all his holy Prophets, fince the World began.
b When the Son of God had, by himself, purged our Sins, he sat down on the Right Hand of the Majesty on high.
c He, being received up into Glory, and set at the Right Hand of God, in the heavenly Places, maketh Intercession for us.
d Christ is not entred into the holy Places, made with Hands, which are the Figures of the true; but into Heaven it self, now to appear in the Presence of God for us.
= He hath ascended on high; he hath led Captivity captive; he hath received Gifts for Men; yea, for the Rebell1ous also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.