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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 184? edition. Excerpt: ...would have consisted if he
had stood, would have mainly consisted in his obedience to that
special law to which he was subject as moral head and surety of
mankind, even the command of abstaining from the tree of knowledge
of good and evil;. so the obedience of the second Adam, wherein his
righteousness consists, lies mainly in his obedience to that
special law to which he was subject as Mediator and surety for man.
Before I proceed to the next distribution of Christ's
righteousness, I would observe three things concerning his
obedience to these laws..1. His obedience to them was in every
respect perfect. It was perfect with respect to the work commanded,
and the principle from which he obeyed. It was perfect with respect
to the ends he acted for; he never had any by-ends, but aimed
perfectly at such as the law of God required. It was perfect with
respect to the '/rumnvr of performance; every circumstance of each
act was perfectly conformed to the command. It was perfect with O
respect to the 'degree of performance; he acted wholly up to the
rule.' It was perfect with respect to the constancy of obedience,
without any inte1fruption; and with respect to pcrseverwnce. He
held out in perfect obedience to the very end, in all the changes
he passed through, and all the trials that were before him. The
meritoriousness of Christ's obedience depends on the perfection of
it. If it had failed in any instance, it could not have been
meritorious; for imperfect obedience is not accepted as any
obedienee at all in the sight of the law of works, to which Christ
was subject. That is not accepted as obedience to a law which does
not fully answer it. 2. Christ's obedience was performed through
the greatest trials and...
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