Out of Slavery

ayear1140oc“He reminds them also of their former condition; for Egypt was like a house of bondage, from whence the Israelites were delivered. Wherefore, they were no more their own masters, since God had purchased them unto Himself. This does not indeed literally apply to us; but He has bound us to Himself with a holier tie, by the hand of His only begotten Son; whom Paul teaches to have died, and risen again, ‘that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.’ (Romans 14:9.) So that He is not now the God of one people only, but of all nations, whom He has called into His Church by general adoption.” (John Calvin, Harmony of the Law, at Exodus 20:2).

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