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by, and came and preached [alike] to them which were afar off, and to them which were nigh. For through him we have both access by one Spirit, unto the same Father. Now, therefore, Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but Fellow-Citizens with the Saints of the Household of God, and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief Corner-Stone; in whom All the Building, fitly framed together, ['Every Man in his own order,'] groweth unto an Holy Temple in the Lord.'—Eph. ii. 12--22.
There are Many Members, yet but ONE Body; and the Eye cannot say unto the Hand, I have no need of thee;' nor again the Head to the Feet, I have no need of thee.' Nay, MUCH MORE, those Members of THE BODY which we think to be least honorable, upon them are bestowed MORE ABUNDANT honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely Parts have NO NEED, ['they which be whole need not a Physician, but they which are sick.'] But God hath tempered THE BODY together, ['He hath given every one a body as it pleaseth Him,'] having given MORE ABUNDANT HICNOR TO THAT PART WHICH LACKED.'-1 Cor. xii. 20--24.
These which say, Stand by thyself, come not near me, for I am holier than thou, are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burneth all the day, saith the Lord.'-Isa. lxv. 5.
“ As flame ascends,-
PROPOSITION THIRTEENTH. The Human Family is not divisible into two Great Classes,
The Righteous, and the Wicked, for ALL MEN ARE SINNERS, so that if Salvation and Damnation are of Works, one or the other will be Universal,we prove the Former.
PROOFS. There is NO MAN that sinneth not.'—1 Kings vii. 46. “Both Jews and Gentiles, [the whole race,] they are ALL under Sin; as it is written, There is NONE righteous, no, NOT ONE.'-Rom. ii. 11.
Whatsoever the Law saith, it saith to them who are under the Law; that Every Mouth may be stopped, and ALL THE WORLD may become Guilty before God.'—Rom. üi. 15.
There is NONE good, but One, that is God.'—Mat. xix. 17 ; Mark x. 18; Luke xviii. 19.
In Thy sight shall NO MAN LIVING be justified.'Ps. cxliii. 2.
"If we say we have No Sin, we deceive ourselves, and are not in the truth.'-1 John i. 8.
We are ALL as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. And we ALL do fade as a leaf, and Our iniquities like the wind have taken Us away.'Isa. lxiv. 6. · There is NONE that doeth sentirely] good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the Children of Men, to see if there were ANY that did understand and seek God.--They are ALL gone aside, they are ALL TOGETHER become filthy. There is NONE that doeth good, No, NOT ONE!?—Ps. xiv. 1--3.
"ALL have Sinned, and come short of the Glory of God.' -Rom. iii. 22. But were they to be eternally continued in unrighteousness and suffering, or a Part of them, would they thus COME UP to the Glory of God ?
Now when a man ruthlessly asserts that Endless suffering is the Penalty which God has written in connection with His Law as the reward of every transgression, (which is a daring, a sacreligious, a wicked declaration,) he at the same time, by a palpable inference, avows the appalling sentiment of Universal Endless Woe. Unquestionably, if that penalty is the imperative demand of God's (we cannot say Justice,] Implacability and Wrath, that is the direct, the only conclusion. For, as we have amply seen, so far from any human creature being good enough for heaven, ALL are sinful, and were the premise of the Infinite Penalty true, the whole universal family of mankind have incurred that dreadful doom. And with the abundant Bible testimony to the Inevitableness of Divine Punishments, which arises, assuring us so solemnly that God will EY NO MEANS clear the Guilty,' that He never shifts the due responsibity of Guilt, but fixes “the righteousness of the righteous upon HIM, and the wickedness of the wicked upon HIM,' one must be blind not to see that this awful idea is plainly involved in that presumptuous proposition. But we need not here exhibit but one argument to demonstrate the falsity of the principle of the Infinite Penalty, and that is to show that the Scriptures derive precisely the opposite conclusion from the fact of man's universal sinfulness, from the one which that unfounded principle involves.
COMPLETION OF THE ARGUMENT. Shall the Universal Sinfulness of Man result in Universal
or Partial Endless Misery, or in Co-Extensive Redemption and Holiness ?
ANSWER. •As in Adam ALL DIE, [the spiritual mortality which came upon him in the day of his disobedience,] even so, in · Christ, shall ALL be made Alive.'- 1 Cor. xv. 22.
*ALL were dead, and he died for ALL.'-2 Cor. v. 14.
By the offence of one, judgment came upon ALL MEN to condemnation; even so, by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon ALL MEN to justification of life.'-Rom. v. 18.
ALL we like sheep have gone astray; we are turned EVERY ONE to his own way; and the Lord hath lain upon him the iniquity of us ALL, and by his stripes we are healed.' - Isa. liii. 6.
‘God hath concluded ALL in unbelief, that he might have Mercy upon ALL.'—Rom. xi. 32.
The Scripture hath concluded ALL under Sin, -- and there is neither Male nor Female but are all in Christ Jesus, and Heirs of THE PROMISE.'-Gal. iji. 21, 25.
'ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY His GRACE, THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JEsus.'--Rom. iji. 22.
Therefore, by the deeds of the law, shall NO FLESH be justified in His sight, [because all have broken the law;] for by the law is the knowledge of Sin. But now, the righteousness of God withOUT THE LAW is manifested, being witnessed [prophesied of] by the law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ UNTO ALL, and upon all them that believe; FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. For All have sinned,' &c.--Rom. iii. 20.
"He comes to exchange all sin for holiness,
Scriptures upon the Effectual, Impartial GRACE of
"The Law was given by Moses, but by Jesus Christ came GRACE and TRUTH.'---John i. 17.
•By (eternal, partial election? or by belief? or by good works?] Grace are Ye Saved, through Faith, and that, not of Yourselves, it is the gift of God, NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast.'---Eph. ii. 7.
"The kindness and love of God our Saviour toward Man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, BUT ACCORDING TO His MERCY (Grace,] He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit, which He shed on us ABUNDANTLY through Jesus Christ our Saviour, that, being justified by His GRACE, we should be Heirs, according to the Hope of Eternal Life.'--- Tit. jii. 4--8.
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, NOT ACCORDING TO OUR WORKS, but according to His own PURPOSE and GRACE, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but now is made manifest, by the appearing of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who hath A BOLISHED Death, and brought LIFE and Immortality to light through the Gospel.!---2 Tim. i. 8--10. . 'It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth Mercy, [GRACE].'--- Rom. ix. 16.
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of a man to whom God imputeth [bestoweth] righteousness WITHOUT WORKS.'---Rom. iv. 16.
'If righteousness came by [obedience to] the Law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN,' [for millions, perhaps might remain sinful during their whole existence. ---Gal. ii. 21.
'If by GRACE, then it is no more of works ; but if it be of works, then it is no more Grace.'---Rom. xi. 6.
Our Father hath loved us, and given unto us Everlasting Consolation and Good Hope through GRACE.'---2 Thes. ii. 16.
*According to His ABUNDANT GRACE, He hath begotten us unto a Living Hope.'---1 Pet. i. 3.
“Praise to the Goodness of the Lord,