Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
but before faith came, we were shut up together as prisoners under the custody of the law, 'till faith was to be revealed.
Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, is in a state of servitude, tho' he is to be lord of all;
for then sin shall have no dominion over you: because you are not under the legal, but under the gospel dispensation.
thus, my brethren, the law is become dead with respect to you by the body of Christ; that you might be subject to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
If therefore the Levitical priesthood, concerning which the people received a law, could have given perfection, what further need was there that another priest should rise, to be named after the order of Melchisedec, and not after the order of Aaron?
every high priest being establish'd to offer gifts and sacrifices: it was necessary that he likewise should make a peculiar offering,
and this is what the holy spirit declares, when after having said,
is God the God of the Jews only, and not of the Gentiles? surely he is of the Gentiles too;