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Malachi, iv. 1.-" For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as
an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be
stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the
Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."
Deuteronomy, xxxiii, 16, 17.—" Let the blessing come upon the
head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was sepa-
rated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bul-
lock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he
shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they
are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of
The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
Matthew, xii. 31, 32." Wherefore I say unto you, All manner
of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphe-
my against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And
whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be for-
given him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall
not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to
The Scripture doctrine of election.
Romans, xi. 7.-What then? Israel hath not obtained that which
he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were
2d. Corinthians, v. 18, 19, 20.—And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, rec-
onciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now
then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech
you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
John, xii. 32." And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will
"Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they
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Divine goodness in the destruction of the Sodomites
Ezekiel, xvi. last of 50.-"Therefore I took them away as I saw
Isaiah, xxviii. last of 19." And it shall be a vexation only to
Romans, v. 8.-" But God commendeth his love toward as, in
that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
The resurrection a state of holiness and bliss.
1. Thessalonians, iv. 13.-" But I would not have you to be
ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sor-
row not, even as others which have no hope."
"The resurrection of life;" and "the resurrection
John, v. 28, 29.-"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming,,
in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall
come forth they that have done good, unto the resurrection of
life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of dam-
All God's judgments issue in love.
The Objects of Salvation: and its nature.
1 Timothy, 1. 15.-" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all
acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
The Divine Character the source of all the grace
manifested in the gospel: And the standard for our imi-
Matthew, v. 84. Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father
which is in heaven is perfect."
The Law, consistent with the Promises.
Galatians, iii. 21.-"Is the law then against the promises of
Man originally made subject to vanity and to hope.
Romans, viii. 20." For the creature was made subject to vanity,
not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in
Salvation impartial and universal.
Isaiah, xxv. 6, 7, 8. And in this mountain shall the Lord of
hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on
the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well re-
fined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the cover-
ing cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he
take away froin off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." 75
would have despised the least intimation of the salvation of sinners. He would, no doubt, have looked on such intimation, as an heresy of a most dangerous tendency. But the case with the great Apostle of the Gentiles was very different. He had been led to see that not as a righteous man, but as the chief of sinners he had been visited with the abundance of that grace by which he was so highly distinguished. He therefore looked on himself as sufficient proof of the testimony which he bore. Such as the following were, no doubt, the reflections of his mind; I know for certainty, that I was a most deadly enemy of this lovely Jesus whom I now delight to serve; I know, that in my opposition to this religion, I was exceedingly mad, and I caused many of the harmless, inoffensive disciples of Christ, both men and women, to feel the weight of my displeasure. Such was my blind zeal, such the enmity that rankled in my heart against him and his doctrine, who was a friend to sinners, that "I thought I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus ;" and I persecuted the saints "unto the death." But, O wonderful to behold! I am now a most joyful subject of that grace to which I was such an enemy. From such reflections might very justly be drawn this conclusion; "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."
This testimony, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners is sufficiently corroborated by other scriptures. When those, in the days of Jesus, who though, they were righteous and despised others, found fault with the Saviour, because he was a friend to sinners, he plainly told them, that he "came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance;" he furthermore represented the same divine truth in that remarkably instructive saying; "The whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." Moreover, he enlarged on this subject in several beautiful parables, the design of which was to represent the repentance of sinners. The blessed Redeemer testified that "God sent not his son into the world, to condemn the world,