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BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS.

ROMANS TO REVELATION.

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ROMANS I.

PAUL

a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy Scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son us Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; * And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead :

V. 4. If Christ had been raised by This verse is a remarkable instance the power of the Father, or the Spirit of the Apostle Paul's manner of writonly, and not by His own, how could ing. Having mentioned a subject, his He be declared by His resurrection to mind seems to catch fire; he presents be the Son of God? What more had it in new forms, and amplifies it until appeared in Him than in others ? for he seems for a time to forget the subothers are raised by the power of God, ject on which he was writing. It is if that were all. So in this respect from this cause that his writings Christ's resurrection was a marvellous abound so much in parentheses, and resurrection. None ever did or shall that there is so much difficulty in folrise, as Christ rose, by a self-quicken- lowing and understanding him.ing principle.-Flavel.

Barnes. 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: ? To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

The Church of Rome at the time ated, dealt treacherously, and embraced when Paul wrote was a flourishing the bosom of a stranger; so that the Church; but since then how is the Epistle to the Romans is now an most fine gold changed ! Rome is not Epistle against the Romans; little what she was ; she was then espoused reason, therefore, has she to boast of .a chaste virgin to Christ, and excelled her former credit.-M. Henry. in beauty ; but she has since degener

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you VOL. VI.

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