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ledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me: against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight. Ps. li. 3, 4. We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, for we have sinned against thee, Je. xiv. 20. We have rebelled against him ; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us. Da. ix. 9, 10. In many things we offend all. Ja. iii. 2.- See also, Ps. xix. 7 to 14.Ja. ii. 10.

5. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, those things

and have not kept the commandments, nor the ought to have

statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commanddone ;

est. Ne. i. 7. Ye have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith ; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Mat. xxiii. 23. Behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. Je. vi. 19.

6. They have done that which was evil in my thuse things

sight. 2 Ki. xxi. 15. Whosoever committeth sin

transgresseth also the law, for sin is the transgresought not to have done;

sion of the law. 1 John iii. 4. Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord ; let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens; we have transgressed and have rebelled. La, iii. 40, 41, 42. All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Ro. iii. 23. See also, 1

Ki. viii. 46.-Ec. vii. 20.—Ro. vii. 14, 15. 7. and there 7. There is no health in my flesh. Ps. xxxviii. is no health 3. The heart is deceitful above all things, and in us.

desperately wicked. Je. xvii. 9. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Ps. li. 5. Behold, I am vile, what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Job xl. 4. The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other ; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Ga. v. 17. Without me ye can do nothing. John xv. 5. Oh wretched

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man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death ? Ro. vii. 24.- See also, Ho. xii. 9. -Is. Ixiv. 6.-Ps. xlix. 7.

8. God be merciful to me a sinner. Lu. xviii. O Lord, have mercy upon 13. For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine us, miserable iniquity ; for it is great. Ps. xxv. 11. Have mercy

upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Ps. li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak ; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed; O save me for thy mercies' sake. Ps. vi. 2. 4.-See also, xli. 4. I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds. Je. xxx. 17. Indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil. Ro. ii. 8, 9. The wages of sin is death. Ro. vi. 23. Is Ephraim my dear son? I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord. Je. xxxi. 20.-See also, Ps. xxxi. 9, 10.-Ha. iii.

2.-La. iii. 22. 9. Spare

9. Spare thy people, O Lord. Joel ii. 17. Spare which me according to the greatness of thy mercy. Ne. confess their xii. 22. Remember not the sins of my youth,

nor my transgressions ; according to thy mercy, remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord. Ps. xxv. 7. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Ps. xxxii. 5. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who may abide it! Ps. cxxx. 3. Whoso confesseth and forsaketh his sins shall have mercy. Pr. xxviii. 13. I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Mal. iii. 17.

10. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; that are peni- and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Ps. li. 12. tent;

Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously. Ho. xiv. 2. Seek thy servant ; for I do not forget thy commandments. Ps. cxix. 176. He restoreth my soul ; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Ps. xxii. 3. Return ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings : Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the

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Lord our God. Je. iii. 22.-See also the parable of

the Prodigal Son, Luke xv. 11. Accord 11. I entreated thy favour with my whole heart; intento their be merciful unto me according to thy word. Ps.

unto cxix. 58. I will be merciful to their unrighteousmankind Christ Jesu ness, and their sins and their iniquities will I reour Lord.

member no more. He. viii. 12. All the promises of God in him (Christ] are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2 Co. i. 20. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Ac. X. 43.-See also, Is. i. 18.–Je. xxxi. 34.—xxxii. 8.-Ez. xxxiii. 16.–Mat. xii. 31, 32.-Ps. ciji. 3.- Ac. iji. 12. 26.-v. 31.-He. x. 17.Eze. xxxvi. 26, 27.—Zec. xii. 1.-John iii.

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12. Your sins are forgiven you for his name's merciful Fa- sake. 1 John ii. 12. Having therefore these prosake'; that we mises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from mayhereafter all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holirighteous, and ness in the fear of God. 2 Co. vii. i. We are his sober lije,

workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ep. ii. 10.

The grace of God hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Tit. ii. 11, 12, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. De. vi. 5.

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. Mat. vii. 12. I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection. 1 Co. ix. 27. Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end. 1 Pe. i. 13. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you ; ask, and ye shall receive. John xvi. 23, 24.— See also, Ep. iv. 32.--1 Th. v. 6.Tit. iii. 8.—1 Pe. iv.

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13. Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that glory of thy holy Name. will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John xiv 13. Whatsoever ye do, do all to

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the glory of God. 1 Co. X. 31.

Herein is ms Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. John Xv 8. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Mat. v. 16. Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. i Co. vi. 20. Holy and reverend is his name. Ps. cxi. 9. Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy. Psal. xcix. 3. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, unto him be glory in the church. Ep. iii. 20, 21.-See also, Ph. i. 11. 1 Pe. iv. 11.

14. Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Mat. vi. 13. All the people shall answer and say, Amen. De. xxvii. 15. Let all the people say, Amen. Ps. cvi. 48. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord. 1 Ch. xvi. 36. Then answered I, and said, So be it, [Margin, Amen.] O Lord. Je. xi. 5. When thou shalt bless with the Spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say, Amen, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest. 1 Co. xiv. 16. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen. Re. xix. 4. Surely I come quickly ; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Re. xxii. 20.-See also, Ps. lxxii. 19.-lxxxix. 52.

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III. The Absolution or Remission of Sins. 1. Almigh. 1. The Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto ty God, the

him, I am the Almighty God. Ge. xvii. 1. Thou

art my son, this day have I begotten thee : and Christ,

again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son. He. i. 5. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies. 2 Co. i. 3.–See also, i Pe. i. 3.- 1 John iv. 9.-Re. xix. 6.

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O house of Israel? for I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; wherefore turn yourselves and live ye. Ez. xviii. 23, 31, 32. God our Saviour will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Ti. ii. 3, 4. If thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. De. iv. 29. The Lord is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Pe. iii. 9.–See also, Ho, xi. 8, 9.

3. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto giveno power, himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them ; mandment, God hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,

and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation ;

now then we are ambassadors for Christ. 2 Co. v. pronounce to his people, 18, 19, 20. As my Father hath sent me, even so being penis. send I you ; whose-soever sins ye remit, they are solution and remitted unto them; and whose-soever sins ye their sins:

retain, they are retained. John xx. 21. 23. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Mat. xvi. 19. The glory which thou gavest me, I have given them. John xvii. 22. Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature ; he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mar. xvi. 15, 16. That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations. Lu. xxiv. 47. Repent, and be converted, that your

sins may be blotted out. Ac. iii. 19. Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Mat. xxviii. 20. See also Mat. xviii. 18.-Ga. vi. 1.-2 Co. ii. 10.--Ac. X. 43.-Ez. xxxiv. 4.

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