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And all things are of God, who hath recomciled us 10 himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. 2 Cor. v. 18, 19.
Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Gal. i. 8, 4.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye who were sometimes afar off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephes, ii. 13. · And (having made peace through the blood of the cross) by him to reconcile all things unto hinsself; hy him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in beaven. And you that were sometimes alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable, and unreprovable in his sight, Col. i, 20 to 22, ..
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, i Tim. ii., 5, 6.
For we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering. Heb. ii. 9, 10. · For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? ix. 13.ng 14.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement; so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 27, 28.
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy. will, O God: he taketh away the first that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.. And every priest standeth daily ministering, and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered
one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; for by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb. x. 9 to 12; 14.
For even hereunto were you called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps; who, his own self, bare our sins on his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness, by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Pet. ii. 21; 24.
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God,) being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. iii. 18.
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for our sins only, but also for the sins of the whole world. John ii. 1, 2.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us. iii. 16.
In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through bim: Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. iv. 9, 10.
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee. I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee. But the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall the moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Isaiah lx. 15; 19,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn ; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah Ixi. 1 to 3.-See Luke iv. 18.
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast pre
pared before the face of all people; a light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel, Luke ii. 29 to 32.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shined in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. (He) was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among 116, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John i.
4, 5; 9; 14. i · For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And this is the condemnation ; that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil : for every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved; but he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life. iii. 16; 19 to 21; 36.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear