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1862. Excerpt: ... with Him, and then live the life of grace in
Him. C. Marriott. (Lectures on the Epistle to the Romans. 9.) 3
This new Covenant is then consigned to us, when we first come to
Christ; that is, when we first profess ourselves His disciples and
His servants, disciples of His doctrine and servants of His
institution; that is, in Baptism, in which Christ, who died for our
sins, makes us partakers of His death. For we are buried by Baptism
into His death, saith S. Paul. Which was also represented in
ceremony by the immersion, appointed to be the rite of that
Sacrament. And then it is, that Q-od pours forth, together with the
Sacramental waters, a salutary and holy fountain of Grace to wash
the soul from all its stains and impure adherences. And therefore
this first access to Christ is in the style of Scripture called "
regeneration, the new birth, redemption, renovation, expiation, or
atonement with God, and justification." And these words in the New
Testament relate principally and properly to the abolition of sins
committed before Baptism. For we are "justified freely by His grace
through the redemption, that is in Jesus Christ, whom God hath set
forth to be a propitiation, to declare His righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past: to declare, I say, at this time
His righteousness." And this is that, which S. Paul calls
"justification by faith," that" boasting might be excluded," and
the Grace of God by Jesus made exceeding glorious (iii. 24--28.)
For, this being the proper work of Christ, the first entertainment
of a disciple, and manifestation of that state, which is first
given him as a favour, and next intended as a duty, is a total
abolition of the precedent guilt of sin, and leaves nothing
remaining, that can condemn: we then freely receive th...
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