Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
and the scripture insinuating, that God would justify the Gentiles thro' faith, gave Abraham an intimation of the gospel in these words, " in thee shall all nations be blessed."
for as many of you as have been baptized into christianity, have been invested as christians.
so we who are many, make all but one body in Christ, and every member subservient to one another.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the body is one, tho' it has many members, and all the members of that one body, tho' many, are one body: so also is the body of Christ.
but being sincere in mutual love, may be entirely united to Christ, who is the head:
no man was ever yet averse to his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as the Lord doth the church:
not adhering to the head, from which all the parts of the body derive its nutrition, and being firmly united together by its joints and ligaments, receives a divine increase.
by which there is now neither Greek, or Jew; circumcised, or uncircumcised; Barbarian, or Scythian; slave, or freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
which he promised to our forefathers, to Abraham, and to his posterity for ever."