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1838. Excerpt: ... SERMON XV. BOLDNESS. Ephes. iii. 12. In Whom we
have boldness and access with confidence by the Faith of Him. I
need hardly tell you Who this is, in Whom, says the Apostle, " we
have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him,"
namely, Christ Jesus our Lord; but it is not perhaps every one who
knows what is the boldness and access with confidence which
Christians may have, because they do not know, really, what is the
faith of, or in Him. Now suppose we were here in the world with the
law of Moses done away, and therefore all outward sacrifices for
sin taken out of our hands: suppose, as we well know must be the
case, we were guilty of sins without number, and were every day
making the number greater: suppose in this situation we had no
SaViour, no hope of a Mediator or Intercessor between God and us,
what must we think would our prospects be? Knowing as we should
that God was good above all possibility of overlooking sin, that He
was just too and would give to every man his due, that He was
allseeing and could see what was every man's due; what could we do
but tremble and look forward to the reward of lives according to
our iniquities, and that we should be dealt with according to our
sins? But, suppose in spite of this knowledge some man among us
were to pretend to have no fear, and to be able to approach God of
himself, what would such boldness avail him? Now, I have made this
dreadful, and we may thankfully say, this impossible supposition,
in order to prepare you to receive with more understanding, and
greater thankfulness, the meaning of the Apostle's declaration,
namely, that the only way in which we can have boldness and access
with confidence to our Father which is in Heaven, is by the Faith
of Him, Jesus Christ. Boldness, as used by...
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