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Julian Pe- live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who Thessalo riod, 4762. loved me, and gave himself for me.
nica. Vulgar Æra, 31.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righte-
$5. GAL. iii, 1–5.
Principles of Faith, in supposing that the New Dispen-
i O Foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish ? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain ? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and
§ 6. GAL. iii. 6—18.
of Abraham, who was justified by his Faith in the Pro-
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was account-
7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith 2 are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse : for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident : for, The just shall live by faith.
23 We are all justified by a religious faith in the promises of God, like that of faithful Abraham, producing good works; and not by the rigid observances of all the sites of a typical law, which enacted an ugdeviating conformity, under the penalty of death, which it had not the power to redeem. Had the Jewish dispensation continued, the Gentiles could pot have been united with the Jews, as the children of promise, but must have remained with them lhe children of law, and of boudage.
Julian Pe 12 And the law is not of faith : but, The man that Thessaloriod, 4762.
nica. Vulerradoeth them shall live in them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men ; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto...
16 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 .
21 Lord Barrington, in an ingenious dissertation on this
Julian Pe- 17 And this I say. That the covenant, that was con- ThessaloVulgarÆra,
firmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four nica. hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more
§ 7. Gal. iii. 19—29.
serve the Jews, from whom Christ was to be born, from
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added be-
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one ; but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid : for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law,
jected against the sense I have given to the word Christ, (ver.
Mediator non est unius partis sed duarom, carumque dissi-
Julian Pe- shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be re- Thessaloriod, 4762.
nica. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ 25.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female : for ye are all one in Christ Jesus,
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed,
$ 8., Gal. iv. 1-11.
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child,
2 But is under tutors and governors, until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world :
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son ; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit, then when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and
Julian Pe- beggarly elements whereunto ye desire again to be in Thessaloriod, 4762. bondage ?
a 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you la-
9. GAL. iv. 12-20.
Affection for him.
13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected : but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to
16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
17 They zealously affect you, but not well ; yea, they would exclude you", that ye might affect them.
18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change
$ 10. Gal. iv. 21—31.
Old Testament, demonstrating the inferiority of the Law
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye
22 For it is written, That Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman.
35 By a very ingenious conjecture, which has been already alluded to, Michaelis reckons, that these years (Gal. iv. 8-10.) meant Jewish sabbatical years; and that the Galatians were then on the point of keeping such a year, by leaving their lands uncultivated; though the Mosaical law, designed for the Holy Land, certainly did not extend to Galatia. But the year A.D. 49, the year of the first apostolic council beld at Jerusalem, on the question whether the Gentile Church was bound to observe the law of Moses, he suspected was a sabbatical year, and the same in which the epistle itself was written.-Marsb's Michaelis, Introduct. vol. iv. p. 11. Hales's Annal. vol. ij. p. 1117. '
37 Tbat is, from the Christian covenant, unless you are cireumcised, and follow the opinions of the Judaizing teachers.