Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
through his own death, to present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in his own sight:
Wherefore, my brethren, since by virtue of the blood of Jesus we have the liberty of entring into the holy of holies,
but they that rest themselves upon the works of the law, are obnoxious to the curse: for it is written, " cursed is every one, who continueth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law, to do them:"
and cancell'd the obligation of the ceremonial law, which was disadvantageous to us, removing that which divided us, and nailing it to the cross.
who was not establish'd by virtue of a temporary law, but with the power of being a perpetual priest.
now by stiling the second a new alliance, he has antiquated the first. but to be antiquated and obsolete is next to being abolished.
This type subsists to the present time, both gifts and sacrifices being still offered, which cannot purify the mind of him that officiates
For the law being only an allusion to a future dispensation that was more excellent, and not an exact imitation of such a state, cannot by the anniversary sacrifices, which are offered, entirely purify those that present themselves.
from which the whole body fitly framed, and compacted by the entire adherence and contribution of every part performing its respective function, increases and improves itself by the mutual concern of the parts.
2 Corinthians 5:17
therefore, if any man be a christian, he is in a new creation: the old state of things is chang'd to one entirely new.
for in the dispensation of Jesus Christ, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but the new creation.
improv'd by knowledge into a resemblance of him, who made this change: