A History of the Work of Redemption

A History of the Work of Redemption

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816* edition. Excerpt: ...tree of knowledge of good and evil; so the obedience of the second Adam, wherein his righteousness consists, lies mainly in his obedience to that special law to which he was subject as Mediator and surety for man. Before I proceed to the next distribution of Christ's righteousness, I would observe three things concerning his obedience to these laws. 1. His obedience to them was in every respect 'perfect. It was perfect with respect to the work commanded, and the principle from which he obeyed. It was perfect wiih respect to the ends he acted for; he never had any by-ends, but aimed perfectly at such as the law of God required. It was perfect with respect to the manner of performance; every circumstance of each act was perfectly conformed to the command. It was perfect with respect to the degree of the performance: he acted wholly up to the rule. It was perfect with respect to the constancy of obedience, without any interruption; and with respect to perseverance. He held out in perfect obedience to the very end, in all the changes he passed through, and all the trials that were before him. The meritoriousness of Christ's obedience depends on the perfection of it. If it had failed in any instance, it could not have been meritorious; for imperfect obedience is not accepted as any obedience at all in the sight of the law of works, to which Christ was subject. That is not accepted as obedience to a law which does not fully answer it. 2. Christ's obedience was performed through the greatest trials and temptations. His obedience was attended with the greatest difficulties, and most extreme abasement; which was another thing that rendered it more meritorious and thank-worthy. To obey another when his commands are easy, is not so worthy, as to obey when...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 185.42 x 243.84 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236677560
  • 9781236677563