« PreviousContinue »
VI. Under the gospel, when Christ the substance n was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the word, and the administration of the Sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper o, which though fewer in number, and administred with more simplicity, and less outward glory; yet in them it is held forth in more fulness, evidence and spiritual efficacy p, to all nations, both
Jews are blessed with faithful Abraham. firit born, which are written in hea. v.24. That the blessing of Abraham ven, and to God the judge of all, might come on the Gentiles thro' and to the spirits of jult men made Jesus Chrift; that we might receive perfect, v. 24. and to Jesus the Methe promise of the Spirit through diator of the new covenant, and to faith,
the blood of sprinkling, that speakVI.» Col.ii. 17. Which are a sha- eth better things than that of Abel. dow of things to come; but the bo- v. 25. See that ye refuse not him dy is of Christ.
that speaketh: for if they escaped Mat. xxvii. 19.
there- not who refused him that spake on fore, and teach all nations, baptiz- earth, much more shall not we eing them in the name of the Father, scape, if we turn away from hiin and of the Son, and of the holy that speaketh from heaven. v. 26. Ghost: v. 20. Teaching them to Whose voice then shook the earth : observe all things whatsoever I have but now he hath promised, saying, commanded you: and lo, I am with Yet once more I shake not the earth you, alway, even unto the end of only, but also heaven. v. 27. And the world. Amen. I Cor. xi. 23. this word, Yet once more, signifieth For I have received of the Lord, the removing of those things that that which also I delivered unto. are shaken, as of things that are you, that the Lord Jesus, the fame made, that those things which cannight in which he was betrayed, not be shaken may remain. Jer, xxxi. took bread: v. 24. And when he 33. But this shall be the covenant had given thanks, he brake it, and that I will make with the house of faid, Take, cat; this is my body, Israel, after those days, faith the which is broken for you: this do in Lord, I will put my law in their inremembrance of me. v. 25. After ward parts, and write it in their the same manner also he took the hearts, and will be their God, and cup, when he had fupped, saying, they shall be my people. v. 34. And this cup is the new testament in my they shall teach no more every man blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink his neighbour, and every man his it, in remembrance of me.
brother, saying, Know the Lord; p Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come for they thall all know me, from the unto mount Sion, and unto the city least of them, unto the greatest of of the living God, the heavenly Je- them, faith the Lord: for I will rufalem, and to an innumerable forgive their iniquity, and I will recompany of angels. v. 23. To the member their fin no more. general assembly and church of the
Jews and Gentiles q; and is called the New Testament r. There are not therefore two covenants of grace differing in fabstance, but one and the same under various dispensationss.
CHAP. VIII. Of Christ the Mediator. pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the LORD JESUS, his only begotten Son, to be
the ç Mat. xxviii. 19. (See letter o im- by the law and the prophets. v. 22. mediately foregoing.) Eph. ii. 15. Even the righteousness of God Having abolished in his
fielh the en- which is by faith of Jesus Christ unmity, even the law of command- to all, and upon all them that bements, contained in ordinances, for lieve; for there is no difference: v. to make in himself of twain, one new 13.
For all have sinned, and come man, so making peace; v. 16. and short of the glory of God; v. 30. that he might reconcile both unto Seeing it is one God, which shall God in one body by the cross, have justify the circumcision by faith, ing llain the enmity thereby; v. 17. and uncircumcision through faith. and came, and preached peace to Psalm xxxii. 1. Blessed is he whole you which were afar off, and to transgreffion is forgiven, whose fin them that were nigh. v. 18. For is covered. With Rom. iv. 3. For through him we both have an ac- what saith the scripture? Abraham cets by one Spirit unto the Father. believed God, and it was counted 5.19. Now therefore ye are no more unto him for righteousness. v. 6. frangers and foreigners, but fellow- Even as David also describeth the citizens with the faints, and of the blessedness of the man unto whom houshold of God.
God imputeth righteousness withLuke xxii. 20. Likewise also the out works. v. 16. Therefore it is of cup after supper, saying, This cup faith, that it might be by grace, to is the new testament in my blood, the end the promise might be sure which is shed for you.
to all the seed, not to that only (Gal. iii. 14. That the blessing which is of the law, but to that alof Abraham might come on the fo which is of the faith of Abraham, Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that who is the father of us all. v. 17. we might receive the promise of the (As it is written, I have made thee Spirit thro' faith. v. 16. Now to à father of many nations) before Abram and his feed were the pro- him whom he believed, even God, mnises made. He faith not, And to who quickneth the dead, and calfeeds, as of many; but as of one, leth those things which be not, as And to thy feed, which is Christ. though they were. v. 23. Now it Acts wv, 11. But we believe, that was not written for his fake alone, through the grace of the Lord Je- that it was imputed to him; v. 24. fus Christ, we shall be saved, even but for us also to whom it shall be as they. Rom. i. 21. But now the imputed, if we believe on him that righteousness of God without the raised up Jesus our Lord from the law is manifested, being witnessed dead. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the
the Mediator between God and mana; the prophet b, priesto, ; and king d; the head and Saviour of his churche; the heir of all things f, and judge of the world g: unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his feed h, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glorified i.
II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with
the fame yesterday, and to-day, and for the house of Jacob for ever, and of ever.
his kingdom there shall be no end. I a Isa. xlii. Behold
e Eph. v. 23. For the husband is whom I uphold, mine elect, in whom the head of the wife, even as Chrift my soul delighteth: I have put my is the head of the church: and he fpirit upon him, he shall bring forth is the Saviour of the body. judgment to the Gentiles. i Pet, i. f Heb. i. 2. Hath in these last days 19. But with the precious blood of spoken unto 'us by his Son, whom Christ, as of a lamb without ble. he hath appointed heir of all thing mith and without spot: v. 20. Who by whom also he made the worlds. verily was foreordained before the & Acts xvii. 21. Because he hath foundation of the world, but was appointed a day in the which he will manifest in these last times for you. judge the world in righteousness, by John iii, 16. For God so loved the that man whom he hath ordained, world, that he gave his only begot- whereof he hath given assurance unten Son, that whosoever believeth to all men, in that he hath raised in him, should not perish, but have him from the dead. everlasting life. i Tim. ii. 5. For h John xvii. 6. I have manifested there is one God, and one Media- thy name unto the men which thou tor between God and man, the man gavest me out of the world: thine Christ Jesus.
they were, and thou gavest them *b Acts ïïi. 22. For Moses truly me; and they have kept thy word. faid unto the fathers, A prophet Pfal.xxii
. 30. A feed shall serve him, shall the Lord your God raise up it shall be accounted to the Lord for unto you, of your brethren, like un- a generation. Ifa. liii. 10. Yet it to me; him shall ye hear in all things pleased the Lord to bruise him, he whatsoever he shall fay unto you. hath put him to grief: when thou
c Heb. v. 5. So also Christ glori- thalt make his soul an offering for fied not himself, to be made an high sin, he shall see his feed, he shall priest: but he that said unto him, prolong his days, and the pleasure Thou art my Son, to day have I of the Lord thall prosper in his begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith al. hand. so in another place, Thou art a
į 1 Tim. ii. 6. Who
gave himpriest for ever after the order of self a ransom for all, to be testified Melchifedec.
in due time. Ifa. lv. 4. Behold, I d Pfal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my have given him for a witness to the King upon my holy hill of Zion. People, a leader and commander to Luke i. 33. And he shall reign over the people. v. 5. Behold, thou shalt
the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's naturek, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sinl: being conceived by the power of the holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance m. So that two whole, perfect and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were infeparably joined together in one person, without converlion, composition or confusion n. Which person is very God,
and call a nation that thou knowest not, the devil. v. 16. For verily he took and nations that knew not thee shall not on him the nature of angels; run unto thee, because of the Lord but he took on him the feed of Athy God, and for the holy One of braham. v. 17. Wherefore in all Israel; for he hath glorified thee. things it behoved hiin to be made 1 Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in like unto his brethren; that he Christ Jesus, who of God is made might be a merciful and faithful unto us wisdom, and righteousness, high priest, in things pertaining to and fan&tification, and redemption. God; to make reconciliation for the
II. John i. 1. In the beginning fins of the people. Heb. iv. 15. For was the Word, and the Word was we have not an high priest which with God, and the Word was God. cannot be touched with the feeling 1.14. And the Word was made flesh, of our infirmities; but was in all and dwelt among us, (and we be- points tempted like as we are, yet held his glory, the glory as of the without fin. only begotten of the Father) full of m Luke i. 27. Toa virgin espous. grace and truth. 1 John v. 20. And ed to a man whose name was Jowe know that the Son of God is feph, of the house of David;
and come, and hath given us an under- the virgins name was Mary. v. 31. ftanding, that we may know him And behold thou shalt conceive in that is true: and we are in him that thy womb, and bring forth a Son, is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. and shalt call his name Jesus. V. 35. This is the true God, and eternal And the angel answered, and said life. Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the unto her, The holy Ghoft shall form of God, thought it not robbe- come upon thee, and the power of ry to be equal with God. Gal.iv. 4. the Highest shall overshadow thee; But when the fulness of the time therefore also that holy thing which was come, God sent forth his Son shall be born of thee, shall be called made of a woman, made under the the Son of God. Gal. iv 4. (See leta law,
ter k immediately foregoing.) 1 Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as » Luke i. 35. (See the foregoing the children are partakers of Aesh Verse.) Col. i.9. For in him dweland blood, he also himself likewise leth all the fulness of the Godhead took part of the fame, that through bodily. Rom. ix 5. Whose are the death he might destroy him that fathers, and of whom as concerning had the power of death, that is, the flesh, Christ came, who is over
and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator becween God and man o.
III. The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified and anointed with the holy Spirit above measure p; having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledgeq; in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell r: to the end, that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truths, he might be thorowly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and surety t. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father v, who put all power and judgment into
his all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Col. ii.
In whom are hid all i Pet, ii, 18. For Christ also hath the treasures of wisdom and knowonce suffered for fins, the just for ledge. the unjust (that he might bring us Col.i. 19. For it pleased the Fato God) being put to death in the ther, that in him should all fulness flesh, but quickned by the Spirit. dwell. I Tim. iii. 16. And without con- Heb. vii. 26. For such an high troversy, great is the mystery of priest became us, who is holy, harıngodliness: God was manifest in the less, undefiled, separate from finflesh, justified in the Spirit, feen of ners, and made higher than the angels, preached unto the Gentiles, heavens, John i, 14. And the Word believed on in the world, received was made fesh, and dwelt among up into glory.
us (and we beheld his glory, the o Rom. i. 3. Concerning his Son glory as of the only begotten of the Jesus Christ our Lord, which was Father) full of grace and truth. made of the seed of David, accord- + Aets x. 38. How God anointed ing to the flesh: v. 4. And declar. Jesus of Nazareth, with the holy ed to be the Son of God with pow- Ghost, and with power; who went er, according to the Spirit of holi- about doing good, and healing all ness, by the resurrection from the that were oppressed of the devil: for dead, i Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. God, and one Mediator between And to Jesus the Mediator of the God and men, the man Christ Jesus. new covenant, and to the blood of
III. p Pfalm xlv. 7. Thou lovest sprinkling, that speaketh better righteousness, and hatelt wicked things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. ness: therefore God, thy God hath 22. By so much was Jesus made a anointed thee with the oil of glad. furety of a better teftament. ness above thy fellows. John iii. 34. v Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh For he whom God hath sent, speak. this honour unto himself, but he eth the words of God: for God giv- that is called of God, as was Aaeth not the Spirit by measure unto ron. v. 5. So also Christ glorified him.
not himself, to be made an high