for that is summer lightning and harmless.? See Browning?s poem, Johannes Agricola in Meditation, in Dramatis Personœ, 300 ? ?I have God?s warrant, Could I blend All hideous sins as in a cup, To drink the mingled venom up, Secure my nature will convert The draught to blossoming gladness.? Agricola said that Moses ought to be hanged. This is Sanctification without Perseverance.
Sandeman, the founder of the sect called Sandemanians, asserted as his fundamental principle the deadliness of all doings, the necessity for inactivity to let God do his work in the soul. See his essay, Theron and Aspasia, referred to by Alien, in his Life of Jonathan Edwards, 114. Anne Hutchinson was excommunicated and banished by the Puritans from Massachusetts, in 1637, for holding ?two dangerous errors:
1. The Holy Spirit personally dwells in a justified person and
2. no sanctification can evidence to us our justification.? Here the latter error almost destroyed the influence of the former truth. There is a little Antinomianism in the popular hymn: ?Lay your deadly doings down, Down at Jesus? feet; Doing is a deadly thing; Doing ends in death.? The colored preacher?s poetry only presented the doctrine in the concrete: ?You may rip and te-yar, You may cuss and swe-yar, But you ?re jess as sure of heaven, ?S if you ?d done gone de-yar.? Plain Andrew Fuller in England (1754-1815) did excellent service in overthrowing popular Antinomianism.
To this view we urge the following objections;
(a) Since the law is a transcript of the holiness of God, its demands as a moral rule are unchanging. Only as a system of penalty and a method of salvation is the law abolished in Christ?s death.
<400517> Matthew 5:17-19 ? ?Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. Far verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven?; 48 ? ?Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect?; <600116>1 Peter 1:16 ? ?Ye shall be holy; for I am holy?; <451004>Romans 10:4 ? ?For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth?; <480220>Galatians 2:20 ? ?I have been crucified with Christ?; 3:13 ? ?Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse
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