Notes on Romans
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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...us righteous; the eid, when set free, to what we yield owrselves, and its blessed fruit, yet bringing out all as grace. The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. And let us remark, that while it is for righteousness and for obedience--for the new nature loves both--it is to God, we yield ourselves to God. What a blessed freedom of heart and position, to be able to give ourselves up, and up to God Himself, in the knowledge of Him. In the following chapter he shews how, as dead, we are not under law, which claims, and is not freedom, nor delivers at all, so as to be free to yield ourselves thus to God. The seventh chapter, then, applies this doctrine of being dead to our position in respect of the law. The practical effect of the new nature in me, if not freed from the law, is to give me such a sense of what God is, and what self is, as to make me perfectly miserable. It gives me the sense of good and evil, but good unattained, and evil to which I am a slave. But this 7th chapter shews the effect of my being dead, on my relationship with law: I am delivered from it. It is not merely that we are justified, nor yet merely that we have a new nature, but that we are delivered from the law. The Apostle takes care to shew that there is no fault in the law, but that we are delivered from it. As many as pretend to take their stand with God, as being under the law, are under the curse, "for as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse." It is not that the works are bad, but the effect of their being under the law, puts them under the curse. It is useless for you to talk of using the law, not for justification, but for sanctification, or as a rule of life: you cannot use the law for this or that, according to...
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