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A81890 Christ crucified, or, The marrow of the gospel, evidently holden forth in LXXII sermons, on the whole 53. chapter of Isaiah wherein the text is clearly and judiciously opened up ... / by ... James Durham. Durham, James, 1622-1658. 1683 (1683) Wing D2799; ESTC R229132 829,417 572

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there_o be_v but_o one_o covenant_n of_o redemption_n and_o that_o be_v a_o promise_n of_o this_o covenant_n to_o circumcise_v the_o heart_n to_o love_n god_n and_o to_o write_v his_o law_n in_o it_o as_o well_o as_o to_o pardon_v sin_n and_o all_o the_o promise_n of_o the_o covenant_n depend_v on_o christ_n stipulation_n and_o these_o thing_n in_o the_o promise_v flow_v from_o the_o covenant_n betwixt_o god_n and_o the_o mediator_n sinner_n can_v have_v no_o right_n to_o any_o thing_n that_o be_v promise_v but_o by_o a._n covenant_n neither_o can_v they_o have_v any_o access_n to_o they_o but_o through_o christ_n suffer_v 2._o it_o be_v clear_a from_o the_o end_n of_o the_o covenant_n that_o whatever_o sinner_n have_v need_n of_o they_o must_v be_v in_o christ_n common_a for_o it_o now_o if_o we_o have_v faith_n or_o repentance_n or_o any_o other_o grace_n from_o ourselves_o or_o on_o our_o own_o account_n we_o shall_v not_o be_v in_o his_o debt_n and_o common_a for_o all_o that_o we_o need_v as_o indeed_o we_o be_v according_a to_o that_o 1_o cor._n 30_o 31._o he_o be_v make_v of_o god_n unto_o we_o wisdom_n to_o be_v our_o guide_n and_o teacher_n righteousness_n to_o be_v our_o justifier_n and_o the_o meritorious_a cause_n of_o it_o sanctification_n to_o be_v the_o worker_n and_o the_o procurer_n of_o it_o and_o in_o a_o word_n complete_a redemption_n and_o this_o be_v subjoin_v as_o the_o reason_n of_o all_o that_o he_o that_o glory_n or_o rejoice_v may_v glory_v or_o rejoice_v in_o the_o lord_n that_o be_v whether_o there_o be_v a_o look_v to_o faith_n or_o repentance_n or_o any_o other_o grace_n there_o may_v be_v no_o cause_n to_o be_v vain_a or_o proud_a of_o it_o but_o that_o know_v these_o to_o be_v from_o christ_n and_o
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