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A33454 Methodus Evangelica, or, The gospel method of Gods saving sinners by Jesus Christ practically explained in XII propositions / by Abraham Clifford ; to which is prefixed a preface by Dr. Manton, and Rich. Baxter. Clifford, Abraham.; Manton, Thomas, 1620-1677.; Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691. 1676 (1676) Wing C4701; ESTC R23890 95,942 214

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same_o chapter_n and_o therefore_o child_n of_o the_o promise_n gal._n 4.28_o yea_o though_o they_o be_v gentile_n and_o of_o the_o most_o vile_a and_o despicable_a among_o the_o gentile_n scythian_n and_o barbarian_n yet_o upon_o believe_v they_o be_v to_o be_v own_v for_o the_o child_n and_o of_o the_o bless_a seed_n of_o abraham_n gal._n 3.26_o for_o there_o be_v no_o difference_n say_v the_o apostle_n to_o the_o roman_n chap._n 2.22_o and_o 10.12_o and_o if_o no_o difference_n no_o distinction_n and_o so_o still_o but_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d one_o seed_n and_o consequent_o all_o the_o blessing_n and_o privilege_n of_o the_o covenant_n make_v with_o abraham_n do_v equal_o belong_v to_o they_o with_o the_o jew_n and_o it_o be_v observable_a how_o much_o the_o apostle_n both_o here_o and_o elsewhere_o labour_n in_o this_o argument_n v._o 8._o of_o this_o chapter_n the_o scripture_n foresee_v that_o god_n will_v justify_v the_o heathen_a through_o faith_n preach_v before_o 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