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q Rom..iii. 36. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.
a Gal. iv. 21,---26. Tell me, ye that delire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abra. ham had two fons; the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free woman. But he who was of the bond-woman was bora after the Hesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. Which things are an allegory, for these are the two covenants ; the one from the mount Sicai, which gendereth to bondage, , which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Psal. Ixxxv. 10. Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have kiffed each other,
s Mat. xiii. 23. Wo unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hy. pocrites ; for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Rom. ii. 23. Thou that makest thy boalt of the law, through breaking the law dishonourelt thou God? V. 25, 26. For circumcision verily profileth; if thou keep the law; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcifion is made uncircumcision. Therefore, if the uncircumciGon keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcifion be counted for circumcision? Matth. xix. 6. What God hath joined together, let no man put alunder. Chap. iii. 15. 'And Jesus answering, said unto him (John), Suffer it to be so now: for, thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Chap v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets : I am not come to destroy,
Yet those that dare confound the two,
This paradox none can decipher,
but to fulfil. o. 19, 20: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven : but whosoever fall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousoess of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shallin no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
John v. 0. This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood : and it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth,
+ Gal. i. 6, 7, 8. 1 marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel: which is not ano!lier; but there be some that trouble you, and which pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Zeph. i. 4.-will cut off-vosthem that worship, and that swear by the Lord, and that swear hy Malcham. Ads xv. 7. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago, God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe. *v. 10, 11. Now therefore why tempt ye God to put à yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our"fathers oor 'we were able to bear? But we believe, that through the grace
of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved even as they. Gal. p. 1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Chrift hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 0. 4. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoeger of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen
The difference betwixt the Law and the Gospel.
obedience perfect be:
Their cursing and their blefling vie
The law by Moses was exprest,
a house of bondage fore,