The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...sexes, disappears. In Christ all are united who by faith are united to Him. And if we belong to Christ, if we are part of Him, who is the promised Seed, then we are the seed of Abraham, we are heirs according to the promise. 26. Ye are The change from the first person 'we are' v. 25 to the second 'ye are' marks a transition from an argument to an appeal. The converse is found 2 Cor. vi. 14, 16, vii. i; i Thess. v. 6. all Both Jews and Gentiles--an indirect confirmation of the statement that the law is not against the promises of God. the children Better, sons. Comp. John i. 12 'As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them which believe on His name.' 27. The connexion seems to be, 'I say, it is by faith in Christ, that you are sons of God--a faith professed in your Baptism, by which you put on Christ. In Him all the old distinctions of race, condition and sex disappear, so far as the inheritance of the promise is concerned'. The doctrine of Holy Baptism, as taught in this verse, has been the subject of discussion among expositors, some affirming that every person does in Baptism put on Christ, others denying that the Apostle is referring to the rite of Baptism. But surely neither of these inferences is warranted by the context. He is addressing those who by faith in Christ are sons of God. The 'all' of v. 26, and the 'as many of you' S have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. of this verse, have reference to those distinctions which were done away in Christ. have put on...
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