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That this sacrifice is acceptable to God and efficacious for us, will appear in several propositions.
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Charnock's nine proofs of the above doctrine in our portion for this week are as follows:
- God took pleasure in the designment and expectation of it
- God had a restoration of his rest, which had been disturbed by the entrance of sin, and therefore this sacrifice was highly acceptable to God
- The highest perfections of God's nature had a peculiar glory from this sacrifice (My favorite section)
- Compare this sacrifice with the evil for which he was sacrificed, and which had invaded the rights of God, and the sweet savour of it will appear, as also the efficacy of it
- His resurrection after his bloody sacrifice, is a clear evidence of the sweetness of its savour with God, and its sufficiency for us
- The ascension and full exaltation of Christ after his bloody sacrifice, is a full evidence of this doctrine
- The admirable virtue of this sacrifice, evidences the sweetness of it in the account of God
- It is so acceptable to God, that it is a sufficient sacrifice for all, if all would accept of it, and by a fixed faith plead it.
- The effects of this sacrifice show the acceptableness of it to God