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THE

WORKS

OF

THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D.& LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGII,
AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF TXE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE.

VOLUME TWENTY-THIRD.

GLASGOW:
'ILLIAM COLLINS, S. FREDERICK ST.

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ON TE

EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE

ROMANS.

THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D.& LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,
AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE

VOL. II.

GLASGOW:
WILLIAM COLLINS, S. FREDERICK ST.

LONDON: HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.

Printed by William Collins & Co., Glasgow.)

LECTURES ON THE ROMANS.

LECTURE XXVI.

ROMANS, v, 12–14. “ Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death

by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sin. ned : (for until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.”

AFTER these lengthened preliminary remarks on the doctrine of original sin, we now proceed to the exposition of the verses of this remarkable passage in detail

Ver. 12. The death which entered into the world by sin, includes in it a great deal more than that temporal death, to which in common language the term is restricted. It is very true that death, in the ordinary sense of the word, formed part of the punishment laid upon our first parents and their posterity. But there was a sentence of death executed on the very day of the transgression—" In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die”-And yet Adam survived his expulsion from Paradise several hundred years ; and the way in which the truth of the threatening

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