that he might deliver us from the vices of this present age, according to the will of God, even our father: to
as the son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for all.
to God our father be glory for ever. amen.
I am crucified with Christ, it is not I that now live, but Christ that liveth in me; the life I have in this body I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
and be not conformed to the present age: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may perceive what God requires of you is good, and acceptable, and perfect.
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
in which you formerly liv'd, influenc'd by the customs of this world, and by the prince of the aerial powers, the spirits that now actuate the incredulous:
After this manner do you therefore pray: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come.
for this represents my blood, the blood of the new covenant which is shed for mankind for the remission of sins.
again, he went away the second time, and prayed thus, "O my father, if I cannot avoid drinking this cup, thy will be done."
for the son of man himself is not come to receive the services of men, but to do them service, and to lay down his life a ransom for many.
then he took bread, and having given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to them, saying, this represents my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me.
he pray'd in these words, father, "O that you would divert this cup from me! nevertheless not my will, but thine be done."
Of my self I can do nothing: according to my instructions I judge: and my judgment is just; because I do not consult my own will, but the will of the father who hath sent me.
therefore doth my father love me, because I lay down my life, but I shall reassume it.
for the prince of the world is coming:
if the world hate you, consider that it hated me before it hated you.
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
to all the beloved of God, the saints by this vocation, who are in Rome, grace to you, and peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
God having sent his own son invested with a body like that of sinful men, as a sacrifice for sin, thereby destroyed its power; which the law could not effect, human nature being in such a corrupted state.
and he that penetrates into the heart approves what the spirit desires, because what he demands for the saints is agreeable to the divine will.
he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, will he not with him likewise freely give us all things?
but far be it from me that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world is as contemptible to me, as I am to the world.
grace be to you, and peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is by him, that we have a share in the inheritance, which was before allotted to us, in consequence of his design, who executes the whole plan, as he himself had contriv'd it:
for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God.
for our conflict is not barely with men, but with principalities, with potentates, with the princes of darkness, with wicked aereal spirits.
now may God our father, and our Lord Jesus Christ remove all the obstructions of our journey to you.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ, and God our father, who has loved us, and by his favour given us the advantageous hopes of eternal joys, consolate your souls,
who gave himself for the redemption of all mankind: this is what was to be promulg'd in due time:
who gave himself for us, to redeem us from all iniquity, and qualify us to be his peculiar people, passionately affected to virtue.
'Tis not therefore to the angels that he has subjected the gospel state of which we are treating.
and have known by experience the truth of the divine promises, and the miracles of the age that was to come; it is impossible,
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the holy spirit offered himself a spotless victim to God, purify our souls from deadly sins, to serve the living God?
And indeed it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats, should take away the guilt of sin.
Degenerate race, don't you know that friendship with vice is hostility against heaven. he that is a friend to the vicious world, is an enemy to God.
he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
for Jesus Christ himself has already suffer'd for our sins, the innocent for the guilty, to bring us to God: who, tho' he died with respect to his body, was rais'd to life by that spirit,
he is the the victim that has expiated our sins: and not ours only, but likewise the sins of the whole world.
Love not the world, nor let worldly things engage your affections. he that is worldly affected is a stranger to divine love.
this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.
for he that is a true christian, overcomes the world: by obtaining faith, we have gain'd a victory over the world.
we know that we are the children of God, and the rest of the world are subject to the evil spirit.
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by his own blood,
and they sung a new song, saying, "thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every tribe, and language, and people, and nation;
After this I beheld, and there was a great multitude, which no man could number, of every nation, tribe, people, and language, who stood before the throne, and before the lamb cloathed in white robes, having palms in their hands.