William Lyford on the ceremonial laws setting forth moral principles

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What say you of that part, [Quest.] which is Typical and Ceremonial?

Though they cease and be abolished as to our practice, [Answ.] yet they are perpetual, and still a part of holy scripture, as for our teaching and learning, The Types and figures of the Law are a kind of Prophesies, for they do in certain Actions set forth Christ to come, and the benefits by him; as the Prophets did by their words and writings, they still teach and instruct, and we may fetch Arguments of faith and duty from them, as Paul doth in the Epistle to the Hebrews, and other places (as for example) if the Question be between us and the Socinians, whether Christ by dying did make Atonement for sin. We say, yea, and the Law and the daily Burnt offerings and sin offerings doe teach the same: if ye ask of the manner how? Answer, it is by sprinkling the sinner, (that is) by applying it to our own souls. ...

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