Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...at length, into the glorious fulness of eternal life. Verse 14. For as ma/ny as are led by the Spiwlt of God, they are the sons of God. In these words St. Paul in 15. For 'ye have not received the spirit of bondage ar 1 Cor. ii. 12; Heb. ii. 15. troduces another view of the position and privileges of believers, and one intimately connected with that glorious hope of perfect and everlasting life in Christ of which he had just spoken. All who truly embrace the Saviour are constituted the sous of God;--they are brgught into a most intimate and endearing relation to the Eternal Father, in which theiii spiritual nature, derived from Him, finds its proper dignity, repose, and joy. In virtue of this relation, they have, through Christ, the right of free and intimate access to God; they have a filial interest in all His perfections and in the whole system of His government; and their sonship to Him now possesses a peculiar dignity and value, since it stands connected with their relation to the Incarnate Son, who condescends " to call them brethren," and to own them as the ultimate sharers of His own joy and triumph. Now the Apostle afiirms that the grand characteristic of all who sustain this relation is, that they " are led by the Spirit of God,"--a statement which beautifully marks both the indwelling of the Spirit, and their habitual and cheerful suri-"eiicleij.'oi"'themselves to His gtid2.7zet""Hs'aaas" 6 "eeeasianaiiy Gist them from without; but He dwells within them, and they, in the whole course of their life, follow His dictates, and develop the holy principles which He inspires. There is, then, a most intimate connection between this declaration and the...show more

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