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Price and Power. It was necessary that they should be redeemed by Price, because they were Debtors to Justice, and Criminals in Law: Heb. ix. 22. Without shedding of blood is no remiflion.' It was neceslary that they should be redeemed by Power, because they were in Bondage to Sin and Satan : Luke i. 74. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hands of

our enemies, might serve him without fear.' And such a Redeemer was provided for the Elect, in the Covenant of Grace: Psal. lxxxix. 19.' Then

thou spakest in vision to thy holy One, and faidit, i have laid help upon one that is mighty : ? I have exalted one chosen out of the people.'

Quest. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God's F??

Inf. The only Redeemer of God's El ct'is'e Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became Man, and so was and continueth to be God and Man, in two distinct Natures, and one Person, for ever.

EXPLICATION. The Redeemer of the I let is the Head of the Co. venant of Grace, the Lord Jefus Chrift. And there is no other Redeemer besides him, he is the only Redeemer : fets iv. 12. Neither is there

salvaticn in other : for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.' The first part of his Name,

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. xlvii. 4. As for our Redeemer,the Lord of hosts is his name, the holy One of Israel.' Chap. xlviii. 17. 'Thus faith the Lord thy Redeemer, the holy One of Israel, &c. 1 Cor. xii

. 3. 'No man can fay that Jesus is the Lord, but

by the Holy Ghost. But the Titles our Lord, one Lord, and the like, denote his Dominion: Acts x. 36.

Jesus Christ is Lord of all.' The second part of his Name, viz. Jefus, fignifies a Saviour : And he is so called, because he faves his People from their Sins, and consequently from Wrath : Matth. i. 21. And she shall bring forth a fon, and thou 'fhalt call his name Jesus : for he shall save his ' people from their sins. Thel. i. 10.–Jefus which delivered us from the wrath to come.' The third and last part of his Name, to wit, Chrift, signifies Anointed: And he is so called, because he was anointed by the Father, with the Holy Ghost : Afts x. 38. 'God anointed Jesus of Naza

reth with the Holy Ghost, and with power;' that is to say, the Father folemnly designed him, and withal furnished him; for his office, by the Holy Ghost remaining on and in him: John'i. 33. He that 'sent me to baptize with water, the fame said un. to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit de. scending and remaining on him, the fame is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.' Chap. ii. 34. ' For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God : for God giveth not the Spi.

rit by measure unto him. The true Interpre. tation then of the Name of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, is, JEHOVAH, the Saviour, the anointed One. He was the fit Person to medi. ate between God' and Man, because of his com.

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mon Relation to both, peculiar to himself. His Relation to God, was, that he was the eternal Son of God; and that by eternal Generation of JE HOVAH the Father : Heb. i. 5. ' For unto which of

the angels faid he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me

a Son?' His Relation to us, was, that he was our near Kinsman : Heb. ii. 11. For both he that fanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, ? are all of onc: for which cause he is not ashamed

to call them brethren. He is then our Kinsman redeemer, who redeems by Right of Kin : Job xix. 25. 'I know that my Redeemer liveth.' Compared with Ruth iii. 12." And now it is true,

that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a * kinsman nearer than I.' Now, the eternal Son of God came to be our Kinsman, inasmuch as he became Man: Gal. iv. 4. ' But when the ful

ness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman. By his becoming Man, he was both God and Man: Matth. i. 23. ! Be' hold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring

forth a son, and they shall call his name Em' mawel, which being interpreted, is, God with

uş.' And he will continue to be God and Man for ever : Heb. vii. 24. 25. But this Man, be'cause he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable

priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to fave "them to the uttermost, that come unto God by

him, secing he ever liveth to make intercession ? for them.'

Our Redeemer then hath two Natures; namely; the Nature of God, and the Nature of Man: Rom. ix. 5. 'Whose are the fathers, and of whom

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as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over

all, God blessed for ever." He was God from all Eternity; but not Man, till he came in the Flem, about the four thousandth Year after the Creation of the World: Mic. v. 2. ' But thou,

Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou, be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee 'fhall he come forth unto me, that is to be ruler ' in Ifrael: whose goings forth have been from of

old, from everlasting. Matth. i. 17. So all the generations from Abraham to David, are fourteen generations : and from David, until the carrying

away into Babylon, are fourteen generations : ' and from the carrying away into Babylon unto • Chrift, are fourteen generations. The divine and human Natures were in no ways turned into one Nature, in Christ becoming Man; but they remain for ever two distinct Natures, having each of them their own distinct Properties: 1 Pet. iii. 18. For • Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just • for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God),

being put to death in the flesh, but quickened ' by the Spirit.' Yat are they not divided neither ; but they are united in his Person: Jesus Chrift our Redeemer is not then two Persons, but one only: Eph. iv. 5. “There is one Lord.? 1 Tim. ii. 5:. There is one Mediator between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus.' It was necessary, that our Redeemer should be Man, that he might be capable to suffer Death in our Nature, who had finned: Heb. ii. 14. ' Forasmuch then as the chil'dren are partakers of flesh and blood, he also '' himself likewise took part of the same: that 'through death he might destroy him that had

the power of death, that is, the devil.' 1 Cor.

XV. 21.

For since by man came death, by man ( came also the refurrection of the dead.' It was necessary he should be God, that his Sufferings might be of infinite Value: 1 John i. 7. "The

blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from • all sin. It was necessary he Thould be God and Man.in one Person, that what of the Work was done by either of the Natures, might be reckoned the Deed of the Person of our Redeemer : Acts XX. 28. 'Feed the church of God, which he hath • purchased with his own blood.' John ii. ult. “Je

sus needed not that any should testify of man : for he knew what was in man.'.

Quest. 22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become Man?

Ånf. Christ the Son of God became Man, by taking to himself a true Body and a reasonable Soul, being conceived by the Power of the Holy Ghost, in the Womb of the Virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without Sin.

E-X PLICATION. Christ had a Being before he was Man: He was -the Son of God by eternal Generation : Heb. i. 5.

For unto which of the angels faid he at any time, ! Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten

thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and " he shall be to me a Son?' Prov. viii. 22. 23. "The Lord poíTelled me in the beginning of his

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