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What the Jews hoped for from the privilege of their nation and the sign of the
covenant , the Greeks from their philosophy , princes and great men from their
dignity ; all these things , and others far more excellent , the man that is born
3 : whence Nazianzen calls baptism , the covenant of a more holy life with God ;
and Peter , 1 Epis . iii . 21 , The answer of a good conscience towards God .
Inasmuch , then , as we are holy by baptism , we ought to lead a life holy and
The cases are altogether dissimilar . 2 . From Deut . xxxiii . 9 , Who said unto his
father and to his mother , I know you not ; and to his brethren , I am ignorant of
you : these have observed thy word , and kept thy covenant . To which he joins
Hence this communication with idolaters is strictly prohibited in both Testaments .
Thus in Exodus xxxiv . 15 , Thou shalt not make a covenant with the inhabitants of
the lund ; when they go a whoring after their gods and do sacrifice unto them ...
... and by believing , according to the evangelical covenant , may obtain eternal
life : Therefore , the death of Christ is applicable to every living person . The
connexion of the major appears from hence , that a real call to believe
presupposes an ...
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