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Heb.x.10. facrament of the Lord's supper, to the
offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all: look to him as dying for the remission of your sins; washing them away in his precious blood; suffering that you may be saved. And while you are kneeling under his cross, touched with the utmost possible sense of God's love who gave his only begotten Son, and affected with sentiments of the most tender devotion to him who gave himself for you, embrace also with your good will all mankind, whom he loved, for his sake. Then rise up to the sober continual practice of every thing, that is good, and excellent, and praise worthy, and conformable to such sentiments and affections, and the obligations laid upon you by his infinite love. Remember that you are to live, as well as pray piously. Let the devout worship of God be ac
companied with a careful obedience to James 1.4. his commands: and then you are perfet and entire, wanting nothing.
Thus shall these services and facra. ments be fulfilled to you in a manner not now to be comprehended. You shall be admitted into those mansions which Christ is gone into heaven to prepare, and eat and drink at his table in his Luke xxii.
ABOVE WHEN HE SAID, SACRIFICE,
AND OFFERING, AND BURNT OF-
HE religious worship of most na
tions in the world anciently confifted much of Sacrifices. That of the
Jews in particular was almost wholly taken
with them. And it is certain, whether we can see the reasons of it or no, or whatever reasons we may fancy we feç against it, that this way of worship was acceptable to the Supreme Be
ing, from the days of Noah, at least, if Gen, viïi.
not from Adam, to the death of Christ.
Possibly you can see no reason why the death of Christ should recommend to the divine favour any other person than himself: can you tell me why the
death of an Animal had ever any such Rom. vii. efficacy? It is written, you know; (for
I speak, as the Apostle did, to them that
know the law, and that confent unto it, Lev. xvii. that it is good) The life of the flesh is in
the blood, and I have given it you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atone. ment for the foul.
Not pretending therefore to form to