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A45680 Christ's righteousness imputed, the Saint's surest plea for eternal life, or, The glorious doctrine of free-justification, by the imputation of the pure and spotless righteousness of Jesus Christ, stated, cleared, vindicated, and made plain to the meanest capacity being the substance of several sermons, on Isaiah XLV. 24, 25 / by Michael Harrison ... Harrison, Michael, Minister at Potters-Pury. 1690 (1690) Wing H903; ESTC R10310 20,250 35

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