In peace shall Israel J be saved
Through holiness, which peace entails.
Nailed to the cross, on which, self-sacrificed,
Christ died, 'gainst § such " no curse " prevails.
manifests the influence of divine grace upon his heart in righteousness of life, and good will to his fellow-beings, through the fear and love of God as felt by faith.
* " Whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him ; but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost (as they do who deny that righteousness and peace are evidences of Christ's spirit or of the Holy Ghost, manifested in the heart of man unto salvation, unless he be Christian also in name), it shall not be forgiven (Acts vii, 51-54 ; compare John x, 37, 38.) Our Lord's words (Luke xxiii, 34), " Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do," represent briefly, and with divine power, the spirit of Christ in its essential antagonism to that of antichrist, whose power is doomed ever to fall prostrate, as the image of Dagon, before the incarnate spirit of Christ's second advent, in the power of the Holy Ghost, to sanctify the hearts of a people made willing to obey him in the day of his power, as that of his eternal resurrection-glory.
+ The parable of the then coming and ever continuing judgment with which Matt, xxv concludes, extends the blessing of believers to men who did the will of God from motives of a righteous fear and love, learned under a form of faith truly Christian (as that of Abraham's in spirit, John viii, 56), though not Christian in name. Compare Matt, xii, 48-50.
X The " all Israel" of Rom. xi, 26, means the righteous of the " elect for their Father's sake," though " enemies" to the Christian concerning the Gospel, v. 2S ; and evangelized Jews. Compare Is. 1, 16-20; xxxiv, 8; Ivii, 15, with Matt, xi, 28; John xiv, 6.
§ Compare Galat. v, 22, 23, with Coloss. ii, 14, and the " no more curse" of
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