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XIII. XIV.

XVII.XIX.

SECT.

And hence divine justice must be declared, even in the

remission of sin

Christ sustained the wrath of God from the beginning to

the end of his life

And that in order to reconcile sinners to God
For there is a propitiation in his blood
Not for all mankind and every individual ; but, according

to the counsel of God and Christ, for the elect only XXI. XXII.

Reasons for Pilate's being mentioned in the Creed

His temper and disposition

His supreme power in Judea
Which, being a foreign and a heathen power, suggests

several things of great moment

Improvement

From the sufferings of Christ, we learn our misery XXVIII. XXIX.

Our deliverance

And the gratitude we owe

XXV.

XXVI.

1.

II.

III. V.

VI.

SECT.

The punishment of the cross was justly deemed the highest XXXI.

It was accursed by God himself

XXXII. XXXIII.

The death of Christ on the cross, was indeed holy and

tranquil

XXXIV.

Yet cursed

XXXV.
The crucifixion of Christ ought to be devoutly contem-

plated, as full of mysteries, in which we have thc deep-
est concern

XXXVI.
His being scourged, bearing the cross, and being stripped

of his clothes, were predicted and prefigured of old XXXVII.

David and Zechariah prophesied of the crucifixion XXXVIII.

The reading of in Psalm xxii. 17. defended

Types of the crucifixion

XLI.XLIII.

The guarding, revilings, and death, were also foretold and

prefigured

All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the
determinate counsel of God

XLVI.

Scourging was exceedingly grievous to Christ XLVII. XLVIII.

And his expulsion from the city, bearing the cross

And his being stripped of his garments

But above all, the punishment of the cross itself

And what immediately succeeded it,-Guarding

Revilings

Death

It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should

meditate on these sufferings
We should turn all our grief and anger against sin LXIII. LXIV.
The crucifixion of Christ, in its several parts, is a spring
of consolation

LXV.-LXXIII.
From the death of Christ, we learn to live and to die
holily

LXXIV. LXXV.

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Pages 117–136.

It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the

burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honour-
able men, and chiefly by Joseph of Arimathea

1.VI.

VII.

VIII. IX.

Sect.
The dead body of Jesus was wrapped in clean linen, as

an expression of respect
The mixture of myrrh and aloes was added by Nicode-

mus, either for embalming, or for burning
This attention to corpses was probably referred by the

pious to the hope of the resurrection

The form of the Jewish sepulchres

XI. XII.

Why the sepulchre allotted to Christ was the property of

XIII.

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

XVII.

another

Hewn out of a rock

New

In a garden

Very near the place of crucifixion

The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15.

Psalm xvi. 9, 10.

Isaiah lüü. 9.

Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the

wicked

The type of Jonah

Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog
The fable of Hercules Tri-esperos borrowed from it
“ The heart of the earth” is the grave
With regard to the analogy as to time, the simple explan-

ation commonly received seems preferable to the learn-

ed refinements of eminent men
There is no proof that Jonah continued three complete

days in the great fish
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XVIII.

XIX.

XX.

XXI.

XXII.

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV.

XXVI.-XXIX.

XXX.

XXXI. XXXIII.

DISSERTATION XVIII.

IV.

On Christ's Descent into Hell.

Pages 137–165.

That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly af-

firmed in Scripture

Nor in the most ancient Creeds
The Creeds which mentioned the descent, were generally

silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without
some mistake that both were afterwards joined together VI. VII.

VIII.

SECT.

We should not so much inquire, what some of the an-

cients may have understood, as what they ought to have

understood, by this expression
Christ's descent into hell, as it respects the body, denotes
burial, or the state of death

IX.XII.
But it relates also to the soul

XIII.
Not as if Christ descended locally, either into the place of

the damned, or into an imaginary Limbus XIV. XVII.
But this descent expresses metaphorically those extreme

sorrows, which, previously to death, he sustained in his
soul, when united to the body

XVIII. --XX.

The agony of Christ was inexpressibly grievous

As appears

from its parts

From its adjuncts

From its effects

XXVII. XXVIII.

He conducted himself, however, in every respect most ho-

lily, remaining altogether without sin

Nor is there any thing culpable in his prayers

The cause of Christ's agony

The practical uses of this doctrine. 1. For awakening

men from security

2. For consolation

XLII. XLIV.

3. For information

XXIX.

XLV.

Pages 166-197.

I.-IV.

The two states of the Messiah, the one of Humilialion, the

other of Exaltation, ought to be distinctly considered

The subject of the Exaltation is Christ; properly accord-

ing to the human nature, and improperly according to

the Divine

His exaltation has various steps

The Resurrection of Christ is the great foundation of

faith

Its nature explained

VI.

VII. VIII.

IX.

Jewish people, or even to the rulers

4. By the appearances of the saints, who were raised up

with Christ

5. By many wonderful events, which testify that Christ

is alive

It is manifest, that none of these things were artfully

devised by the Apostles

Nor does the truth suffer from several seeming contra-

dictions with regard to circumstances

The resurrection of Christ was necessary

1. That the prophecies might be accomplished XXXIII.-XXXVII.

2. That the types might be fulfilled

In the prophecies and types, not only the resurrection,

but the time of it, was foretold and prefigured

3. Because the glory of the Father, and of the Son,

equally required the resurrection of Christ
The advantage arising to us from this event XLIII. XLV.

XXVII.

XXVIII.

XXIX.

XXX.

XXXI.

XXXII.

XXXVIII.

XXXIX. XL.

XLI. XLII.

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