On the Fall and Redemption of Man

T. Claye, 1821 - 24 pages
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Page 6 - Their throat is an open sepulchre ; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Page 5 - What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise : for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, " There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Page 3 - So he drove out the man ; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Page 12 - By the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ without us, we, truly repenting and believing, are, through the mercy of God, justified from the imputation of sins and transgressions that are past, as though they had never been committed ; and by the mighty work of Christ within us, the power, nature and habits of sin are destroyed ; that, as sin once reigned unto death, even so now grace reigneth, through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 4 - Men, who are come of Adam naturally, can have any good thing in their nature, as belonging to it ; which he from whom they derive their nature, had not himself to communicate unto them.
Page 4 - ... will or light capable to give him knowledge in spiritual things, then neither can his posterity: for whatsoever real good any man doth, it proceedeth not from his nature, as he is man, or the son of Adam ; but from the seed of God in him, as a new visitation of life, in order to bring him out of this natural condition : so that, though it be in him, yet it is not of him; and this the Lord himself witnessed, Gen. vi. 5. where it is said, he saw that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart...
Page 17 - ... else, but pick at the mere bark and rind of truths, and crack the shells of them. But there is a soul and spirit of Divine truths that could never yet be congealed into ink, that could never be blotted upon paper; which, by a secret traduction and conveyance, passeth from one soul unto another, being able to dwell or lodge no where, but in a spiritual being, in a living thing, because itself is nothing but life and spirit.
Page 6 - What then ? Are we better than they ? No, in no wise; for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin, as it is written: and so he goes on; by which it is manifest that he speaks of mankind in general.
Page 19 - God, out of his infinite love, 'who delighteth not in the death of a sinner, but that all should live and be saved, hath so loved the world that he hath given his only Son a Light, that whosoever believeth in him should be saved; who enlighteneth every man that cometh into the world...
Page 3 - And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

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