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says, “I am
can prove that Christ is Jehovah, it will follow that Father and Son, though distinct in Person, are the same Being. Jer. iii. 6. “And this is his name whereby he shall be called, "The LORD,” (JEHOVAH)“ our Righteousness.” It is so evident that in this place the prophet speaks of Christ
, I need not take up your time to prove it
. Isa. xliv. 6. “Thus saith the Lord,” (Jehovah) "the King of Israel, and his Redemer, the Lord of hosts; I am the first and I am the last.” In Rev. i. 17, Jesus Christ the first and the last;" which he would not do unless he were Jehovah. Indeed, considering that these words had been used by Jehovah to express his self-existence, and eternal nature, and that this was perfectly known to Christ, I cannot understand these words of his in any other sense than a direct profession that he was Jehovah. Again, Joel ii. 32, “Whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD,” (Jehovah) "shall be delivered.” See this applied to Christ, Rom. x. 9, 13, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”—“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Here I think you all see, that what the Prophet affirms of Jehovah, the Apostle affirms of Christ; that praying to Christ is praying to Jehovah; and that the same salvation which we receive of Jehovah, we receive of Christ; and also, that the Apostle was taught by Divine inspiration, that the Prophet spake of Christ, and that he called him Jehovah. Further, Isai. xl. 3. “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord,” (Jehovah) “ make straight in the desert a highway for our God." St. Matthew says, ch. iii. 3, this was the voice of John the Baptist; and the Baptist says he came to prepare the way of Christ. John i. 29–31. “ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, after me cometh a Man which is preferred before me; for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water." Nothing can be more plain, than that the Prophet spake of the Baptist as preparing the way of Jehovah; and of Christ as that Jehovah whose way was to be prepared. Let us consider Numb. xxi. 5, 6, 7. “ And the people spake against God, and against Moses. Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, we have sinned; for we have spoken against the Lord,” (Jehovah)" and against thee.” St. Paul, in allusion to
1 Cor. x. 9. “Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted and were destroyed of serpents.” By comparing these passages you will observe, that the same Being whom Moses calls Jehovah, the Apostle calls Christ. If the Hebrews, by speaking against Jehovah in the wilderness, tempted Christ, He certainly is Jehovah. This truth further appears from Isai. vi. I, 3, 5, “I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up. —And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : the whole earth is full of his glory.Then said 1,-mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD” (Jehovah) “of hosts." St. John says, when speaking of Christ, and alluding to the words of the Prophet in this chapter, John xii. 41," These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.” These passages show us, that Christ was Jehovah, whom Isaiah saw sitting on a throne, and whose glory was to fill the whole earth. Let us compare Isai. xlij. 8, and Matt. xvi. 27, with Matt. xix. 28. “I am the LORD;” (Jehovah) " that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another."-"For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."-"And Jesus said unto them, verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sball sit in the throne of his
the same says,
glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Here you will remark that in the first of these texts, Jehovah declares he will not give his glory to another; in the second, Christ says he shall come in the glory of his Father, when he comes to judgment; and in the third, our Lord declares, that the glory in which he shall come to judgment will be his own glory. The argument stands thus, Jehovah cannot give his glory to another; but Christ will appear as Judge, in the glory of Jehovah, which glory shall be Christ's own glory ; from which it follows, that the same glory belongs equally and -eternally to Jehovah and to Christ; therefore, the Father and Christ are One JEHOVAH. Isai. viii. 13, 14. “Sanctify the Lord" (Jehovah) " of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be for a sanctuary, and for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence, to both the houses of Israel.” This passage is quoted in 1 Pet. ii. 7, 8, and applied to Christ. “ The stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them that stumble at the word.”Several other writers of the New Testament apply this passage to Christ, and make it appear, beyond a doubt, that the Prophet spake of Christ, when he said, Jehovah would be a stone of stumbling. This Prophet uses the same word again when speaking of our Saviour, Isai. xl. 10, 11. “Behold the LORD GOD"* (Jehovah) “will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him; behold his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall gather the lambs
* Here the word God is substituted for Jehovah.
with his arm, and carry them in his bosom.” It is evident from the preceding part of this chapter, that the Prophet was speaking of Christ, when he said, Jehovah shall feed his flock like a shepherd; which well agrees with what our Lord himself says, John x. 11, “I am the good shepherd.” In another place Jehovah says, Zech. xii. 10. “And they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced.” St. John quotes this, and informs us, that Jehovah who was pierced was Christ. John xix. 37. “And again another Scripture saith, they shall look on him whom they have pierced.” Mal. iii. 1. “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold he shall come, saith the LORD" (Jehovah) " of hosts.” Here Jehovah says, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me.
In Matt. xi. 10, our Lord tells us this messenger is John the Baptist, and the Baptist informs us, as we have before proved, that he came to prepare the way of Christ; therefore, these texts, taken together, plainly show that Christ is that Jehovah who sent the Baptist to prepare his way. When Jesus Christ, the Angel of the covenant, preached to the Jews, Jehovah came to his temple. Again, Jehovah says, Isai. xlv. 23, “ Unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” Now hear St. Paul, Phil. ii. 10, 12. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” And, Rom. xiv. 10, 11. “We shall all stand before the judgmentseat of Christ. For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. Therefore Jesus Christ to whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess, at the day of judgment, willingly or unwillingly, in joy or shame, is Jehovah. Once more, Jehovah declares, Isai. xliii. 11, “I, even I, am the LORD;" (Jehovah) “and beside me there is no Saviour." Yet Christ is the Saviour. Matt. i. 21. “ And thou shalt call his name Jesus ; for he shall save his people from their sins.". Tit. ii. 13. “Our Saviour Jesus Christ.”. Acts iv. 12. “ Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men where by we must be saved.” So it appears, there is no other Saviour but Jehovah, and no other Saviour but Christ; therefore, Christ is JEHOVAH.
The Scriptures which I have mentioned under this head are but a part of those which prove Christ to be Jehovah, but they are enough for every one that believes the Bible.
(To be concluded in our next number.)
MEMOIR OF MRS. DAWSON.
(WIFE OF THE REV. THOMAS DAWSON, LATE MISSIONARY IN TRAVANCORE, WHO
DIED AT DEWSBURY, JAN. 8, 1824, IN HER THIRTIETH YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson proceeded to India, under the Church Missionary Society, in 1816; and landed, at Madris, in September of that year. In February 1817, they proceeded to Travancore; but were obliged to leave India in April 1818, their state of health unfitting them for labour in that climate. They arrived in England at the end of August, and resided for some time in Devonshire; but have latterly lived at Dewsbury, their native place, incapable of engaging in any active service. Mrs. Dawson has now finished her career of suffering and toil. The following narrative, addressed by her Husband to the Secretary of the Society, cannot fail to interest our Readers.
Of the circumstances which led to Mrs. Dawson's engaging in the work of Missions, Mr. Dawson thus speaks
My dear wife was born at Dewsbury, in the county of York. When about fourteen years of age, she became seriously concerned for her salvation; and, about a year afterward, associated herself for religious edification with a few pious members of the Established Church in that Parish, under the Ministry of the Rev. John BUCKWORTH, the Vicar. She attended his ministry with great diligence; and under it through the divine blessing, grew in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: her very circumspect deportment made her profiting
appear unto all.
She was shortly afterward afflicted with a very painful illness, which all her friends apprehended would terminate in death. At this time, great grace was indeed manifested in her: her love to the Saviour-her joy in God-her readiness to depart--were such as put to the blush many much older professed followers of Christ.
At this period, an occurrence took place, which, from circumstances that have since transpired, is rendered unusually interesting. Her brother, the Rev. BENJAMIN BAILEY, now your Missionary residing at the Syrian College at Cotym, near the Malabar Coast, was then quite unconcerned about religion; and being himself rather unwell, was sitting by her bedside, when she repeated with uncommon emphasis and feeling those beautiful lines
Oh, what hath Jesu3 bought for me!
Before my ravish'd eyes,
And trees of Paradise !
Who taste the pleasures there :
And conquering palms they bear.
This was the means of producing a very powerful impression on his mind. He felt the importance of the language which she had uttered, and began to reflect seriously on the state of his own soul; and thought within himself—" Has He bought nothing for
The result was most favourable she had soon the pleasure to have him as a companion in her Christian course ; for it terminated, under the means of grace which he enjoyed, in 'his conversion to God. She, of course, rejoiced much when he engaged in preparations for the Missionary Service; and has, since that period, had the happiness of seeing another brother devote himself to this great and good work, the Rev. JOSEPH BAILEY, one of your Missionaries in the Island of Ceylon.
Toward the close of the year 1814, understanding that the National System of Education was well calculated to promote the instruction of the Heathen, a tender concern for their souls led her to engage to learn that System in the Central School in York; and to undertake to instruct a Girls' School in that city, taught on the same plan, in order that, if it should please Providence to open a way for her to go to the Heathen World, she might be prepared to labour among them.
On the 6th of April, 1816, we were married; she having been about a year at her School. _We imniediately left our beloved country and friends for the East Indies, in company with her brother BENJAMIN, under the patronage of that Society, to which we have unitedly felt constant and great gratitude for all that support which they have continued to render to us during a long period of affliction.
The foundation of Mrs. Dawson's lingering complaint, and the state of her mind in reference to her labours, are thus spoken of :
During the greater part of our voyage, which was very perilous, she was seriously indisposed, having been first taken ill at Madeira. When we passed the Cape, we had severe weather for a month : our bed was constantly wet, from a leak in the vessel immediately over it, which it was often attempted to stop, but in vain. Her chest became affected: and the foundation of that complaint was laid, which has now proved fatal.
Yet to labour among the Heathen lay near her heart: her whole soul was anxious to be actively engaged in it, and nothing seemed to discourage her. Her love and concern for the souls of Heathen Children, especially those of her own sex, being so great, she was, on our arrival in India, exceedingly grieved to observe that attempts to educate female children were very much discouraged. All spoke of the impossibility of success attending any efforts to raise their character and promote their well-being. You, my Dear Sir, will probably recollect her just remark to yourself, when noticing to her the objections urged against endeavours to promote this object, she observed, " There is too much caste on both sides, Šir." Vol. VII.