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And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
God declar'd likewise, "that his posterity should sojourn in a strange land, where they should be enslaved and abused four hundred years.
Brethren, I speak according to the practice of men; contracts between men, when once ratified, cannot be disannulled or altered afterwards by any man.
wherefore the preceeding law is abolished for its being weak and useless.
Is the law then opposite to the promises? by no means. for if there had been a law given, which could have given life, certainly justification should have been by the law.
Besides, the promise that he should possess the world, was not made to Abraham, or to his posterity in consideration of the law, but with regard to the righteousness by faith.
For when God gave his promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, saying,
Christ is of no use to you, whoever of you seek to be justified by the law; you have lost all interest in the gospel-dispensation.
for what if some betrayed their trust? shall their unfaithfulness render
1 Corinthians 1:17
for Christ did not send me to baptize: but to preach the gospel: tho' not with the preaching of the wise, lest the cross of Christ should have been hinder'd in its efficacy.
which he promised to our forefathers, to Abraham, and to his posterity for ever."