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SONS OF GOD

SONS OF GOD

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
REV. HENRY KING, M.A.

GALATIAN8 iv. 6.

And because ye are sons God hath sent the SPIRIT of
his Son unto your hearts, cryING Abba, Father.
REV. HENRY KING, M.A.

GALATIAN8 iv. 6.

And because ye are sons God hath sent the SPIRIT of
his Son unto your hearts, cryING Abba, Father.

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SONS OF GODREV. HENRY KING, M.A. GALATIAN8 iv. 6. And because ye are sons God hath sent the SPIRIT of his Son unto your hearts, cryING Abba, Father. The object of the Gospel is to make us the sons of God in this world ; and the end of the Gospel is to make us heirs of a heavenly in-heritance in another and a better world : and these truths are revealed and Confirmed to us by two concurring and convincing facts. The Son of God was manifested, and suffered death ill the flesh, that we might be made the . sons of God : again, the Son of God rose from the dead in the same nature, and hath sat down on the throne of his glory at the right hand of the Majesty on high ; the pledge and security to us that we, the sons of men^ being first made the sons of God in this world, shall sit down with him. in his kingdom and glory hereafter^ being made partakers of his heavenly inheritance.
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Hence, it is that the Gospel excites and promotes the strongest affections of which we are capable ; 150 SEUMON X. and on the strongest grounds. It demands, our love to God, because of God's love to us. It requires us to act towards God as sons, as obedient chUdrepi; because God hath acted to-wards us as a parent, as an affectionate father : his language is. My son, give me thy heart. He, who is equally independent of our love and of our hatred ; who needs not our services, and who cannot suffer by our neglect : he addresses man as a suitor : he asks man for that which belongs to himself of right : the Creator seeks a gift from his creature ; he addresses a rebel as though he were a son : Give me thy heart. But this is not all : he asks us to give to him ; but he gives to us before we ask ; he gives us that which we knew not how to ask, — he gives us that which we were not worthy to ask, — he
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gives us his love. He gives it, not to friends, but to enemies; and in giving it, he gives, at the same time, free pardon and remission -of sins ; ' acceptance and p^ace in this world, and eternal life hereafter. He first gives us his love, and then he asks for ours. It wias not that we loved God, saith the Apostle, but that he loved us: and that, not in word, but in deed and in truth. Hereby percdi)e toe the love of God, because he hid down his life for us. And again, another Apostle »B\th, But God commendeth his love towards ua, in that, while we were yet siHners, Christ died for us. Man too often deals with his fellow, and ON GALATIANS iv. 0. 161 with his Qodf in words : God hath dealt #ith man in facts. Man in general deab in profession: God hath dealt with man in actions. God first gave the deed, and then he gave the word. Hearst performed, and qfierwarda he points out to us, the fact. He
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