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no sin, neitlier ^vas guile found in his mouth :*' — " Ye are
redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb,
without blemish and ivithout spot .•" — " He was manifest-
cf TItE DOCTRINt

the doctrines of tlie cross elevating tlicm above all that
" eye had seen, or ear heard, or that had entered into the
heart of man to conceive ;'" — investing the whole Christian
system with a radient and heavenly glory, like tliat, which
beamed around the transHgurcd Saviour on the Holy
mount.

The second source of our security, in resting our hopes
on this foundation, is, the authority by which it is here
represented as revealed and sanctioned :- — " Whom God
hath set fovth:^

God had set him forth partially, and with comparative
obscurity, by the laAV and the prophets ; and he now ex-
hibits him in the gospel, Avith all the clearness of explicit
testimony, as a propitiatory through faith in his blood/'
God was the Sovereign whom our sins had oflfended, and
at whose mercy we consequently lay. He alone, when
his creatures had " fallen by their iniquity," had a right
to determine whether atuj remedy should be appointed for



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