William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 1 John 1:7 - 1:7

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William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 1 John 1:7 - 1:7


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Note here, 1. The pollution and uncleanness of sin implied and supposed in the word cleansing; sin is the great pollution and defilement of the soul, and universal pollution, an abiding pollution, a mortal pollution, and yet an insensible pollution.

Note, 2. The remedy which the wisdom of God has provided against this malady, the soul's pollution by sin, and that is the blood of his Son; this cleanseth meritoriously, called therefore the blood of God, as being the blood of him that is truly and really God.

Note, 3. The extent of the efficacy and virtue of this blood.

1. In regard of the universality of the disease, it cleanseth from all sin.

2. In regard of the permanency of the remedy, which, is expressed in the present tense, it cleanseth:

implying, that this blood doth never lose its efficacy; it cleanses still no less than it did the first moment it was shed; nay, it cleanseth virtual before it was shed; all the patriarchs and prophets were justified, and saved by faith in his blood, who was the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world, in the decree and purpose of God.

Eternal thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, whose blood cleanseth from the guilt and filth of all sin.