Behold And Marvel At This.

So then here is a righteousness that Christ, as God, has no need of; for he is God without it: Here is a righteousness, that Christ, as Man, has no need of, to make him so, for he is perfect man without it. Again, here is a righteousness, that Christ, as God-man, has no need of; for he is perfect so without it. Here then is a righteousness, that Christ, as God, as man and as God-man, has no need of, with reference to himself, and therefore he can spare it a justifying righteousness, that he for himself wanteth not, and therefore he giveth it away: Hence it is called THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. This righteousness, since Christ Jesus the Lord has made himself under the Law, must be given away; for the Law does not only bind him that is under it, to to do justly, but to use Charity. Wherefore he must, he ought by the Law, if he hath two Coats, to give one to him that hath none. Now our Lord indeed hath two Coats, one for himself, and one to spare: Wherefore he freely bestows one upon those that have none; and thus, Christiana and Mercy, and the rest of you that are here, doth your Pardon come by Deed, or by the work of another man. Your Lord Christ is he that has worked, and has given away what he wrought for, to the next poor beggar he meets.

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