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Heb.x.10. facrament of the Lord's fupper, to the
offering of the body of Jefus Christ once for all: look to him as dying for the remiffion of your fins; washing them away in his precious blood; fuffering that you may be faved. And while you are kneeling under his crofs, touched with the utmost poffible sense of God's love who gave his only begotten Son, and affected with fentiments of the most tender devotion to him who gave himfelf for you, embrace alfo with your good will all mankind, whom he loved, for his fake. Then rife up to the fober continual practice of every thing, that is good, and excellent, and praife worthy, and conformable to fuch fentiments 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 accompanied with a careful obedience to James i.4. his commands: and then you are perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Thus fhall these fervices and facraments be fulfilled to you in a manner not now to be comprehended. You fhall be admitted into those mansions which Chrift is into heaven to pregone pare; and eat and drink at his table in his Luke xxii.
HEB. x. 8, 9, 10.
ABOVE WHEN HE SAID, SACRIFICE,
ONCE FOR ALL.
HE religious worship of most nations in the world anciently confifted much of Sacrifices.
That of the
Gen. viii. 20,21.
Jews in particular was almoft wholly taken up with them. And it is certain, whether we can fee the reasons of it or no, or whatever reasons we may fancy we see against it, that this way of worfhip was acceptable to the Supreme Being, from the days of Noah, at least, if not from Adam, to the death of Christ.
Poffibly you can see no reason why the death of Chrift fhould recommend to the divine favour any other person than himself: can you tell me why the death of an Animal had ever any fuch Rom. vii. efficacy? It is written, you know; (for
I fpeak, 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 fouls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the foul.
Not pretending therefore to form to