Thirdly, we must distinguish of the sufficiency, and worth of Christ’s death in itself, and the effectual application of it: Christ’s death is of value enough to redeem ten thousand worlds, because it’s the obedience to death of that person who is God as well as man, and by reason of his Deity there is such a merit, and satisfaction upon his death, that the sins of all men, and devils are not able to counterpoise it: But Christ’s intention, and purpose was to lay down his life only for his sheep, John 10:11.

Samuel Clarke, Medulla Theologiæ: Or the Marrow of Divinity, Contained in Sundry Questions and Cases of Conscience, both Speculative, and Practical; the Greatest Part of them Collected out of the Works of Our Most Judicious, Experienced, and Orthodox English Divines, The Rest Supplied by the Authour, (London: Printed by Thomas Ratcliff, for Thomas Underhill, of the Blue Anchor and Bible in Pauls Church-Yard, 1659), 282. [Some spelling modernized.]

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