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IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake x; which that he might discharge, he was made under the lawy, and did perfectly fulfil itz; endured most grievous torments immediately in his soula, and most painful suffer

ings priest: but he that said unto him, which will we are fanctified, thro' Thou art my Son, to day have I the offering of the body of Jesus begotten thee.

Christ once for all. John X. 18. No John v. 22. For the Father man taketh it from me, but I lay it judgeth no man; but hath commit- down of my self: I have power to ted all judgment unto the Son: v. - lay it down, and I have power to 27. and hath given him authority take it again. This commandment to execute judgment also, because have I received of my Father. Phil. he is the Son of man. Mat xxviii. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as 18. And Jesus came, and spake un- a man, he humbled himself, and beto them, saying, All power is given came obedient unto death, even the unto me in heaven and in earth. death of the cross. AAs ii. 36. Therefore let all the ge

Gal, iv. 4.

But when the fulhouse of Israel know assuredly, that ness of the time was come, God sent God hath made that same Jefus, forth his son made of a woman, whom ye have crucified, both Lord made under the law. and Christ.

z Mat. iii. 15. And Jesus answerIV. - Pfal. xl. 7. Then said I, ing, said unto him, Suffer it to be Lo, I come: in the volume of the so now: for thus it becometh us to book it is written of me. v. 8. I de fulfil all righteousness. Then he light to do thy will, O my God:, suffered him. Mat. v. 17. Think yea, thy law is within my heart. not that I am come to destroy the With Heb, x. 5. Wherefore when law or the prophets : I am not come he cometh into the world, he faith, to destroy, but to fulfil. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldīt Mat, xxvi. 37. And he took with not, but a body halt thou prepared him Peter, and the two sons of Zeme: v.6. in burnt offerings and fa- bedee, and began to be sorrowful, crifices for sin, thou hast had no plea- and very heavy. v.38. Then faith sure: v.7. Then said I, Lo, I come he unto them, My soul is exceeding (in the volume of the book it is writ. sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ten of me) to do thy will, O God, ye here, and watch with me. Luke 1.8. Above, when he said, Sacri- xxii. 44. And being in an agony, he fice, and offering, and burnt-offer- prayed more earneltly: and his sweat ings, and offering for fin, thou was as it were great drops of blood wouldīt not, neither had t pleasure falling down to the ground. Mat. therein, (which are offered by the xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour, law;) v. 9. Then said he, Lo, I Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, come to do thy will, O God, he Eli, Eli, lama-labachthani? that is taketh away the first, that he may to say, My God, my God, why haft eltablish the second, v, 10. By the thou forsaken me?

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ings in his body b; was crucified, and diedc; was buried, and remained under the power of death: yet saw no corruption d. On the third day he rose from the deade, with the same body in which he suffered f; with which also he ascended into heaven, and there fitteth at the right-hand of his Father g, making intercession h; and shall return to judge men and angels, at the end of the worldi.

V. The 6 Mat, xxvi, and xxvii. chapters. 'finger, and behold my hands; and

Phil. ii. 8. (See the last fcripture reach hither thy hand, and thrust it in x immediately foregoing.) into my fide: and be not faithless,

d Acts ii. 23. Him being delivered but believing. by the determinate counsel and fore- Mark xvi, 19. So then, after the knowledge of God, ye have taken, Lord had spoken unto them, he was and by wicked hands, have crucifi- received up into heaven, and fat on ed and flain. v.24. Whom God hath the right-hand of God. raised up, having loosed the pains b Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that of death, because it was not possible condemneth? It is Christ that died, that he should be holden of it. v. 27. yea rather that is risen again, who Because thou wilt not leave my soul is even at the right-hand of God, in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine who also maketh intercellion for us. holy one to see corruption. And Acts Heb. ix. 24. For Christ is not enterxiii. 37. But he whom God raised ed into the holy places made with again, faw no corruption. Rom. vi. hands, which are the figures of the 9. Knowing that Christ being rais- true; but into heaven itself, now to ed from the dead, dieth no more; appear in the presence of God for us. death hath no more dominion over Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able him.

also to save them to the uttermost, ei Cor. xv. z. For I delivered that come unto God by him, seeing unto you first of all, that which I he ever liveth to make intercession • also received, how that Christ died for them. for our fins according to the scrip- i Romans xiv.9. For to this end tures: v. 4. And that he was buri- Christ both died, and rose, and recd, and that he rose again the third vived, that he might be Lord both day according to the scriptures: of the dead and living. v. 10. But

And that he was seen of Ce- why dost thou judge thy brother? phas, then of the twelve.

or why dost thou set at nought thy f John xx. 25. The other dif- brother? for we shall all stand beiples therefore said unto him, We fore the judgment-seat of Christ. have seen the Lord. But he said Actsi. 11. Which also said, Yemen unto them, Except I shall see in his of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up hands the print of the nails, and put into heaven? this same Jesus which my finger into the print of the nails, is taken up from you into heaven, and thrust my hand into his side, I shall so come in like manner as y'e will not believe, v. 27. Then faith have seen him go into heaven. Acts he to Thomas, Reach hither thy X. 42. And he commanded us to


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V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied 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 himl.

VI. Alpreach unto the people, and to tef- in love, as Christ also hath loved us, tify that it is he which was ordain- and hath given himself for us, an ed of God to be the judge of quick offering and a facrifice to God for a and dead. Matt, xiii. 40. As there- sweet smelling favour. Rom. iii. 25. fore the tares are gathered and Whom God hath fet forth to be a burnt in the fire; fo thall it be in propitiation through faith in his the end of this world. v. 41. The blood, to declare his righteousness Son of man shall send forth his an- for the remission of sins that are past, gels, and they thall gather out of through the forbearance of God; his kingdom all things that offend, v. 26. to declare, I say, at this time and them which do iniquity; v. 42. his righteousness: that he might be and shall cast them into a furnace

just, and the justifier of him which of fire: there ihall be wailing and believeth in Jesus. gnalhing of teeth. Jude 6. And the I Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are antels woich köpt not their firit e- determined upon thy people, and itate, but left their own habitati- upon thy holy city, to finish the on, he bath reserved in everlasting transgrelfion, and to make an end chains under darkness, unto the of fins; and to make reconciliation judgment of the great day. 2 Pet. for iniquity, and to bring in ever3. 4. For if Goi pared not the an- lasting righteousness, and to feal up gels that sinned, but cait them down the vision and prophecy, and to ato hell, and delivered them into noint the most holy. v.26. And afchains of darkness, to be reserved. ter threescore and two weeks shall unto judgment.

Messiah be cut off, but not for himV. * Rom. v. 19. For as by one self; and the people of the prince mans disobedience many were made that shall come, shall destroy the cifinners: fo by the obedience of one, ty and the fan&uary, and the end shall many be made righteous. Heb. thereof shall be with a flood, and unis. 14. How much more shall the to the end of the war desolations are blood of Chrit, who through the determined. Col. i. 19. For it pleaeternal Spirit offered himself with. fed the Father, that in him should out spot to God, purge your con- all fulness dwell; v. 20. and (having science from dead works to serve the made peace through the blood of living God? v.16. For where a tel. his cross) by him to reconcile all tament is, there must also of neces- things unto himself; by him, I say, fity be the death of the testator. whether they be things in earth, or Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he things in heaven. Eph. i. 11. In hath perfected for ever them that whom also we have obtained an inare fanctified. Eph.v. 2. And walk heritance, being predestinated ac


VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the virtue, efficacy and benefits thereof were communicated unto the elect in all ages, successively from the beginning of the world, in and by those promises, types, and sacrifices, wherein he was revealed and signified to be the seed of the woman which should bruise the serpent's head, and the Lamb flain from the beginning of the world, being yesterday, and to day, the same and for ever mi.

VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper to itselfn: yet, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature, is sometimes in scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other natureo.

VIII. To cording to the purpose of him who I will put enmity between thee and worketh all things after the coun- the woman, and between thy feed sel of his own will. v. 14. Which is and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, the earnest of our inheritance, until and thou shalt bruise his heel. Rev. the redemption of the purchased xiii. 8. And all that dwell upon the poffeffion, unto the praise of his glo- earth shall worthip him, whose names ry. John xvii. 2. As thou hast given are not written in the book of life of him power over all fesh, that he the Lamb lain from the foundati. should give eternal life to as many on of the world. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus as thou halt given him. Heb. ix. 12. Christ the same yesterday, and to Neither by the blood of goats and day, and for ever. calves, but by his own blood he en- VII. ~ Heb. ix. 14. (See letter k tered in once into the holy place, scripture the second.) 1 Pet. iii. 18. having obtained eternal redemption For Christ also hath once fuffered for us. v. 15. And for this cause he for sins, the just for the unjust, (that is the mediator of the new testament, he might bring us to God) being put that by means of death, for the re- to death in the flesh, but quickned demption of the transgrellions that by the Spirit. were under the first testament, they 0 Acts xx. 28. Take heed there. which are called might receive the fore unto your selves, and to all the promise of eternal inheritance. flock, over the which the holy Ghost

VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the hath made you overseers, to feed the fulness of the time was come, God church of God, which he hath pursent forth his Son made of a wo- chased with his own blood. John iii. man, made under the law, v. 5. to 13. And no man hath ascended up redeem them that were under the to heaven, but he that came down law, that we might receive the a- from heaven, even the Son of man, doption of fons. Gen. iii. 15. And which is in heaven. 1 John iii. 16.


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VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the famep; making intercession for them q, and rem vealing unto them, in and by the word, the mysteries of falo vationr; effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit/; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and

wisdom; Hereby perceive we the love of God, kis lord doeth: but I have called because he laid down his life for us: you friends; for all things that I and we ought to lay down our lives have heard of my Father, I have for the brethren.

made known unto you. Eph. i. 7. VIII. p John vi. 37. All that the In whom we have redemption throm Father giveth me, shall come to me; his blood, the forgiveness of sins, aco and him that cometh to me, I will cording to the riches of his grace; in no wise cast out. v. 39. And this v.8. wherein he hath abounded to is the Father's will which hath sent ward us in all wisdom and prudence. me, that of all which he hath given v.9. Having made known unto its me, I should lose nothing, but should the mystery of his will, according raise it up again, at the last day. to his good pleasure which he hath John X. 15. As the Father knoweth purposed in himself. John xvïi. 6. I me, even fo kaow I the Father: and have manifested thy name unto the I lay down my life for the sheep. men which thou gavest me out of V.16. And other sheep I have, which the world: thine they were, and are not of this fold: them also I must thou gavest them me; and they have bring, and they shall hear my voice; kept thy word. and there shall be one fold, and one S John xiv. 16. And I will pray the hepherd.

Father, and he shall give you anc91 John ii. 1. My little children, ther Comforter, that he may abide these things write I unto you, that with you for ever. Heb. xii. 2. LookJe fin not. And if any man fin, we ing unto Jesus, the author and finihave advocate with the Father, ther of our faith; who for the joy Jesus Christ the righteous:v.2.and that was set before him, endured the he is the propitiation for our sins: cross, despising the shame, and is fec and not for our's only, but also for down at the right hand of the throne the fins of the whole world. Rom. of God. 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having mü. 34. Who is he that condem- the same spirit of faith; according Deth? It is Christ that died, yea ra- as it is written, I believed, and therether that is risen again, who is e- fore have I spoken: we also believe, ten at the right hand of God, who and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 9. also maketh intercession for us. But ye are not in the flesh, but in

John xv, 13. Greater love hath the spirit, if so be, that the Spirit of to man than this, that a man lay God dwell in you. Now if any man down his life for his friends. v. 15. have not the Spirit of Christ, he is Henceforth I call you not servants; none of his. v. 14. For as many as for the servant knoweth not what are led by the Spirit of God, they


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