Sermons on the Sixth Chapter of Romans (eBook)

by Thomas Manton

Available in ePub and .mobi formats

The drift of the apostle in this chapter is to show that free justification by faith in Christ greatly tendeth to promote holiness; which he first proveth from the tenor of Christianity, and then exhorteth the justified to get, increase, and exercise this holiness in all their actions. In these words there are three things --

An objection supposed.
A rejection of it with abhorrence and indignation.
A confutation of it.

The objection is a preposterous inference from what the apostle had said, chap. 5:20, 'That where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.' The apostle propoundeth it by way of interrogation, 'What shall we say then? shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?' The words may be conceived as a slander raised by Jewish prejudice to make the doctrine of the gospel odious, as if it did foster people in sin -- an unjust calumny; or as a temptation incident to loose, carnal, and careless Christians, who are apt to abuse grace, and have such wretched reasonings in their own hearts, that they might take the more liberty to sin, that the grace of God might thereby appear more illustrious and abundant. You may therefore look upon it as produced either as a check to an objection already made, or as a prevention of an abuse that might afterwards be made.

He rejecteth this inference as absurd and blasphemous, by a form of speech familiar to him, Galatians 2:17, Romans 3:6, 31, μὴ γένοιτο; let this thought be far from us, or, this is a thing that all Christian hearts should abominate.

Table of Contents

Sermon 1 -- Romans 6:1, 2
Sermon 2 -- Romans 6:3
Sermon 3 -- Romans 6:4
Sermon 4 -- Romans 6:5
Sermon 5 -- Romans 6:6
Sermon 6 -- Romans 6:7
Sermon 7 -- Romans 6:8
Sermon 8 -- Romans 6:9, 10
Sermon 9 -- Romans 6:11
Sermon 10 -- Romans 6:12
Sermon 11 -- Romans 6:13
Sermon 12 -- Romans 6:14
Sermon 13 -- Romans 6:14
Sermon 14 -- Romans 6:14
Sermon 15 -- Romans 6:14
Sermon 16 -- Romans 6:15
Sermon 17 -- Romans 6:16
Sermon 19 -- Romans 6:18, 19
Sermon 20 -- Romans 6:20
Sermon 21 -- Romans 6:21
Sermon 22 -- Romans 6:22
Sermon 23 -- Romans 6:22
Sermon 24 -- Romans 6:23

 

 

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