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his feed h, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, fanctified, and glorified i.

II. The Son of God, the fecond perfon in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one fubftance, and equal with the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nature k, with all the effential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without fin : being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghoft, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her fubftance

whereof he hath given affurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.



h John xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world thine they were, and thou gavest them and they have kept thy word. Pfal. xxii. 30. A feed fhall ferve him, it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. If. liii. 10. Yet it pleafed the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his foul an offering for fin, he fhall fee his feed, he fhall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord fhall profper in his hand. i 1 Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself a ranfom for all, to be testified in due time. If. lv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. v. 5. Behold, thou fhalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of the Lord thy God, and for the holy One of Ifrael; for he hath glorified thee. I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jefus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and fanctification, and redemption.

II. k. John i. I. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. V. 14. And the Word was made

flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. I John v. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an underftanding that we may know him that is true: and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jefus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

/ Heb. ii. 14. Forafmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the fame: that through death he might deftroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. v. 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the feed of Abraham. v. 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the fins of the people. Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without fin.

m Luke

ftance m. So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were infeparably joined together in one perfon, without conversion, compofition, or confufion n. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man o.

III. The Lord Jefus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was fanctified and anointed with the holy Spirit above measure p; having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge q; in whom it pleased the Father that all fulnefs fhould dwell r: to the end, that being holy, harmlefs, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, he might be thoroughly furnished to execute

m Luke i. 27. To a virgin efpoufed to a man whofe name was Jofeph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. v. 31. And behold, thou fhalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a fon, and fhalt call his name Jefus. v, 35. And the angel anfwered and faid unto her, The Holy Ghoft fhall, come upon thee, and the power of the Higheft fhall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which fhall be born of thee, fhall be called the Son of God. Gal. iv. 4. (See letter k immediately foregoing.)

Luke i. 35. (See the foregoing verfe.) Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whofe are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Chrift came, who is over all, God bleffed for ever. Amen. 1 Pet. iii, 18. For Christ also hath once fuffered for fins, the juft for the unjuft (that he might bring us to God) being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. 1 Tim.iii. 16. And without controverfy, great is the mystery of godlinefs: God was manifest in the fefh, juftified in the Spirit, feen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,

the believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Rom. i. 3. Concerning his Son Jefus Chrift our Lord, which was made of the feed of David, according to the flesh, v. 4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the refurrection from the dead. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

III. p Pfal. xlv. 7. Thou lovest righteoufnefs, and hateft wickednefs: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladnefs above thy fellows. John in. 34. For he whom God hath fent, fpeaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

q Col. ii. 3. In whom are hid all the treafures of wisdom and knowledge.

r Col. i. 19. For it pleased the Father, that in him fhould all fulnefs dwell.

Heb. vii. 26. For fuch an high priest became us, who is holy, harmlefs, undefiled, feparate from finners, and made higher than the heavens. John i. 14. And the Word


Chap. VIII. the office of a Mediator and Surety t. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father, who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the fame w.

IV. This office the Lord Jefus did moft willingly undertake ; which that he might difcharge, he was made under the law y, and did perfectly fulfil it z; endured

was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

t Acts x. 38. How God anointed Jefus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppreffed of the devil: for God was with him. Heb. xii, 24. And to Jefus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of fprinkling, that fpeaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. By fo much was Jefus made a furety of a better teftament.

v Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh this honour unto himfelf, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron: v. 5. So alfo, Chrift glorified not himself, to be made an high priest; but he that faid unto him, Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee.

w John v. 22. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: v. 27. And hath given him authority to execute judgment alfo, because he is the Son of man. Matth. xxviii. 18. And Jefus came, and fpake unto them, faying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Acts ii. 36. Therefore let all the house of Ifrael know affuredly, that God hath made that fame Jefus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Chrift.

IV. x Pfal. xl. 7. Then faid I,

moft Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me: v. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. With Heb. x. 5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body haft thou prepared



v. 6. In burnt-offerings and facrifices for fin thou haft had no pleafure: v. 7. Then faid I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. v. 8. Above, when he faid, Sacrifice, and offering, and burntofferings, and offering for fin thou wouldst not, neither hadft pleasure therein, (which are offered by the law:) v. 9. Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. taketh away the first, that he may establish the fecond. V. 10. By the which will we are fanctified, through the offering of the body of Jefus Chrift once for all. John x. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Phil ii, 8. And being found in fafhion as a man, he humbled himfelf, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the crofs.

y Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulnefs of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

z Matth. i. 15. And Jefus anfwering,

moft grievous torments immediately in his foul a, and most painful fufferings in his body b; was cified, and died c; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet faw no corruption d. On the third day he arose from the dead e, with the fame body in which he fuffered f; with which also he afcended into heaven, and there fitteth at the right hand of his Father g, making interceffion h; and fhall return

fwering, faid unto him, Suffer it to be fo now for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteoufnefs. Then he fuffered him. Matth. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I ant not come to deftroy, but to fulfil.

a Matth. xxvi. 37. And he took with him Peter, and the two fons of Zebedee, and began to be forrowful, and very heavy. v. 38. Then faith he unto them, My foul is exceeding forrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Luke xxii. 44. And being in an agony, he prayed more earneftly and his fweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Matth. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour Jefus cried with a loud voice, faying, Eli, Eli, lama fabachthani? that is to fay, My God, my God, why haft thou forfaken me?

b Matth xxvi. and xxvii. chap-.


c Phil. ii. 8. (See the laft fcripture in x immediately foregoing)

d Acts ii. 23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counfel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and flain: v. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loofed the pains of death: because it was not poffible that he should be holden of it. v. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my foul in hell, neither wilt


thou fuffer thine holy one to fee corruption. And Acts xiii. 37. But he whom God raised again, faw no corruption. Rom. vi. 9. Knowing that Chrift being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

e 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I alfo received, how that Christ died for our fins, according to the fcriptures: V. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rofe again the third day according to the fcriptures: *v. 5. And that he was feen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

f John xx. 25. The other difciples therefore faid unto him, We have feen the Lord. But he faid unto them, Except I fhall fee in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thruft my hand into his fide, I will not believe. V. 27. Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thruft it into my fide: and be not faithlefs, but believing.

g Mark xvi. 19. So then after the Lord had fpoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and fat on the right hand of God.

h Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Chrift that died, yea rather that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who alfo maketh interceffion for us.


to judge men and angels, at the end of the world i.

V. The Lord Jefus, by his perfect obedience and facrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully fatisfied the justice of his Father k; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him /.

Heb. ix. 24. For Chrift is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the prefence of God for us. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able alfo to fave them to the uttermost, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make interceffion for them.

i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end Chrift both died, and rofe, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. v. 1o. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why doft thou fet at nought thy brother? for we fhall all stand before the judgment-feat of Chrift. Acts i. 1. Which alfo faid, Ye men of Galilee, why ftand ye gazing up into heaven? this fame Jefus which is taken up from you into heaven, fhall fo come in like manner as ye have feen him go into heaven. Acts x. 42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to teftify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Matth. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; fo fhall it be in the end of this world. v. 41. The Son of man fhall fend forth his angels, and they fhall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity: v. 42. And fhall caft them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and guafhing of teeth. Jude 6. And the angels which kept

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not their firft eftate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darknefs, unto the judgment of the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God fpared not the angels that finned, but caft them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darknefs, to be reserved unto judgment.

V. k Rom. v. 19. For as by one man's difabedience many were made finners: fo by the obedience of one fhall many be made righteous. Heb. ix. 14. How much more fhall the blood of Chrift, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without fpot to God, purge your confcience from dead works to ferve the living God? v. 16. For where a teftament is, there muft alfo of neceffity be the death of the teftator. Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Eph. v. 2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a fweet Imelling favour. Rom iii. 25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remiffion of fins that are past, through the forbearance of God: v. 26. To declare, I fay, at this time his righteoufnefs: that he might be juft, and the juftifier of him which believeth in Jefus.

Dap. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the tranfgreffion,

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