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SER. XI.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER.

not to be sure the same fathers, but each their respective fathers; and in this they are akin to the Pharisees of old, who with regard to this very thing, received the severe reprehension of our Lord.




SERMON XI.




EXTRACT I.

Christ the Redeemer.

"See then the mercy of a gracious God. Does he ask pay for our transgressions? Here now is another sad notion, that Almighty God, who is possessed of perfect purity and perfect love, cannot forgive our sins without we pay some ransom. What a wretched idea!—Some will say, that the Almighty cannot forgive our sins unless some one comes and pays the debt for us." p. 260.

See under Ser. VIII. Ex. 3.




EXTRACT II.

Cannot man believe that which he does not understand?

"I would not preach any thing which the people could not understand; for no man can believe that which he cannot understand." p. 296—Ser. XII.

To refute this false and absurd notion, it might be sufficient to adduce the union of soul and body in our