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SER. I. 35
BLOOD OF THE COVENANT.
gave himself, offered himself, are but different modes of expressing the same thing. This variety, however, irrefragably proves that atonement for sin and reconciliation to God, is through the death of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
See also under Ser. III. Extr. 2; — Ser. IV. Extr. 2.
On counting the Blood of the Covenant unholy.
"Instead of being spiritually minded, they are resting in a carnal mind; they are looking to outward blood, as having a tendency to cleanse the soul, when it is no more related to the soul than the dust of the earth; it has no part with it, nor can it take from, or add any part to it. It never gave it any life, nurture, or succour, whatever." p. 10.
What is the Testimony of the Spirit?
"If we sin wilfully, after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy, under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of
God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace? For we know him that hath said, 'Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.' and again, 'The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.'" Heb. x. 26-31.