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tiles 9; and is called the New Testament r. There are not therefore iwo covenants of grace differing in substance, but one and the fame under various dispensations f.

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know me from the least of them, God without the law is manifested, unto the greatest of them, faith the being witnessed by the law and the Lord : for I will forgive their ini. prophets. V, 22. Even the rightequity, and I will remember their sin ousoels of God which is by faith of po more.

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all Mat. xxviii. 19. (See letter o im- them that believe ; for there is no mediately foregning.) Eph. ii. 15. difference : v. 23. For all have finHaving abolished in his felh the en- ned, and come sort of the glory of mity, even the law of command God; v. 30. Seeing it is one God ments, contained in ordinances, for which shall justify the circumcision to make in himfelf of twain, one new by faith, and uncircumcision thro! man, so making peace ; v. 16. And faith. Pfal. xxxii. 1. Bleffed is he that he might reconcile borh unto whofe tranfgreffion is forgiven, God in one body by the cross, hav- whose fin is covered. With Rom. ing lain the enmity thereby; v, 17. iv 3. For what faith the scripture ? And came, and preached peace to Abraham believed God, and it was you which were afar of, and to them counted unto him for righteousness. that were nigh. v. 13. For through v. 6. Even as David alio defcribeth him we both have an access by one the blessedness of the man unto whom Spirit unto the Father, v. 19. Now God imputeth righteoulness without therefore ye are no more @rangers works. v. 16. Therefore it is of faith and foreigners, but fellow citizens that it might be by grace, to the end with the faints, and of the houshold the promise might be sure to all the of God,

feed, not to that only wbich is of the e Luke xxii. 20. Likewise also the law, but to that also which is of the cup after supper, saying, This cup faith of Abraham, who is the father is the new teftament in my blood, of us all. v, 17. (As it is written, I which is shed for you,

have made thee a father of rnany Gal. ii. 14. That the blessing of nations) before him whom he beAbraham might come on the Gen- lieved, even God, who quickneth ziles through Jesus Christ, that we the dead, and callech those things might receive the promise of the which be not, as though they Spirit thro' faith. v. 16. Now to A- were. v, 23. Now it was not writbram and his feed were the promises ten for his fake alone, that it was made. He faith not, And to feeds, impured to him ; v. 24. But for us as of many; but as of one, and to also to whom it shall be imputed, thy seed, which is Christ, Acts xv. if we believe on bim that raised 11. But we believe, that through up Jesus our Lord from the dead. the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, Heb. xii

. 8. Jesus Chrilt, the we shall be saved, even as they. Rorn, fame yesterday, and to-day, and jük 21, But now the righteousness of for ever.

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diator between God and man a; the prophet b, priest c, and king d; the head and Saviour of his church e; 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 b, and to be by him in

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I.a Isa. xli, 1. Behold my fervant d Pfal. i. 6. Yet have I set my whom I uphold, mine elect, in whom King upon my holy bill of Zion. my foul delightech : I have put my Luke i. 33. And he shall reign over fpirit upon him, he shall bring forth the house of Jacob for ever, and of judgment to the Gentiles. Pet, i. his kingdom there shall be no end. 19. But with the precious blood of e Eph. v, 23.' For the husband is. Chrift, as of a lamb without blemish head of the wife, even as Christ is and without spot : V, 20. Who ve- the head of the church : and he is rily was fore-ordained before the the Saviour of the body. foundation of the world, but was f Heb. i. 2. Harh in these last manifest in these lat times for you, days spoken unto us by his Son, John üři

. 16. For God so loved the whom he bath appointed heir of all world, that he gave his only be things, by whom also he made the gotten Son, that whosoever believeth worlds. in him, should not perish but have & A&s xvii. 21. Because he hath everlasting life, i Tim. ii. 5. For appointed a day in the which he will, there is one God, and one Mediator judge the world in righteousness, by between God and man, the man that man whom he hath ordained, Christ Jesus.

whereof he hath given assurance un. b Afts jii. 22, For Moses truly to all men, in that he hath raised faid unto the fathers, A prophet him from the dead. Shall the Lord your God raile up 6 John xvii, 6. I have manifested upto you, of your brethren, like thy name unto the men which thou unto me; him Thall ye hear in all gavelt me out of the world: thine. things whatsoever he shall fay unto they were, and thou gavest them you.

me: and they have kept thy word. e Heb.v. 5. So also Christ glorified Psal. xxii. 30. A seed shall serve not bimself, to be made an high him, it shall be accounted to the priest : but he that said unto him, Lord for a generation. lra. liii. 10. Thou art my Son, to day have I Yetit pleafed the Lord to bruise him, begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith he hath put him to grief : when thou alto in another place, Thou art a fhalt make his soul an ofering for priest for ever after the order of fin, he thall see his feed, he thall Melchifedec,

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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 Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nacure k, with all the essential properties and common infimities thereof, yet without fin b, 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 inseparably join

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of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 1 Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as

i i Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself the children are partakers of Aesh a rapsom for all, to be testified in and blood, he also himself likewise due time. lla. lv. 4. Behold, I took part of the fame, that through have given him for a witness to the death he might dellroy him that people, a leader and commander to had the power of death, that is, the the people. v. 5. Behold, thou Malt devil. v. 16, for verily he took call a nation that thou knowest not, not on him the nature of angels; and nations that knew not thee Shall but he took on him the feed of A. ruo unto thee, because of the Lord braham. v. 17. Wherefore in all thy God, and for the holy One of things it behoved him to be inade Ifrael; for he hath glorified thee. like unto his brethren; that he i Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in might be a merciful and faithful Chritt Jesus, who of God is made on high priest, in things pertaining to to us wisdom, and righteousness, and God; to make reconciliation for the sanctification, and redemption. fins of the people. Heb. iv. 15. For

II, k John i. 1. In the begioning we have not an high priest which was the Word, and the Word was cannot be touched with the feeling with God, and the Word was God. of our informities; but was in all 0.14. And the Word was made flesh, points tempted like as we are, yet and dwelt anong us, (and we beheld without fin. bis glory, the glory as of the only m Luke i. 27. To a virgin espouf. begotten of the Father) full of grace 'ed to a man whose name was Joseph and truth. , 1 John v. 20. And we of the house of David; and the vir. know that the Son of God is conie, gin's name was Mary. v, 31. And and hath given us an understanding, behold, thou shalt conceive ia thy that we may know him that is true: womb, and bring forth a Son, and and we are in him that is true, even shalt call his name Jefuśı v.35. And in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the the angel answered, and faid unto true God, and eternal life. Pbil.ici. 6. her, The holy Ghost shall come upon Who being in the form of God, thee, and the power of the Highest thought it not rubbery to be equal thall over badow thee; therefore also with God. Gal. iv. 4. But when that holy thing which shall be born the fulness of the time was come, of thee, shall be called the Son of God sent forth his Son made of a God. Gal. iv. 4. (See letter & im. woman, made uuder the law.'. mediately foregoing.)

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ed together in one person, without conversion, composition 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 Jesus, in his human nature ihus united to the divine, was fanétified 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 fulness should dwell r: to the end, that being holy, harmless

, undefiled, and full of grace and truths, he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Suretyt. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father-v,

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Luke i. 25. (See the foregoing above, thy fellows. John. iii. 346 yerle.) Col. iii

. 9. For in him dwel. For he whom God hath sent, speakleih all the fulgess of the Godhead elh the word of God; for God bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the giveth not the Spirit by measure unfathers, and of whom as concerning to him. the flesh, Christ came, who is over 9 Col. ii. 3. In whom are hid all all, God blessed for ever. Amen, the treasures of wisdom and know1 Pet. ii 18. For Christ also baih ledge. once suffered for our fins, the just for Col. i. 19. For it pleased the the unjust, (that he might bring us Father, that in him should all fulto God) being pui to deajh in the nels dwell. felh, but quickned by the Spirit. Heb. vii. 26, For fuch an high i Tim, qii. 16. And without con- priest became us, who is holy, harmtroversy, great is the mystery of less, undefiled, separate from finners, godliness ; God was manifest in the and made higher than the heavens, Ael, junified in the Spirit, seen of John 4. 14. And the Word was angels, preached unto the Geptiles, made flesh, and dwelt among us believed on in the world, received and we beheld his glory, the glory up into glory,

as of the only begotten of the Fa. o Rom. i. 3. Concerning his Son ther) full of grace and truth. Jesus Christ our Lord, which was 1. Acts X, 38. How God anointed made of the seed of David, accord: Jefus of Nazareth, with the Holy ing to the flesh: .v.4. And declared Ghost, and with power ; who went to be the Son of God with power, about doing good, and healing all according to the Spirit of Toliness, that were oppressed of the devil: for by the resurrection from the dead. God was with him. Heb. xii. 24.

Tim. in s. For there is one God, And.to Jesus the Mediator of the and one Mediator between God and Dew covenant, and to the blood of man, the man Christ Jesus. sprinkling, that speaketh better

PIII. Psalm xlv. 3. Thou loveit 'things thao that of Abel. Heb. viii, Fighteousness, and hatelt wicked- 22. By so much was Jesus made a pels : therefore God, thy God hath furēty of a better testament, apointed thee witb the cil of gladness

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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 law y, and did perfectly fulfil it z; endured most grievous torments immediately in his foul a, and most painful sufferings

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this honour onto hiinself, but he law;) 4. 9. Then said he, Lo, I that is called of God, as was Aaron, come to do thy will, O God, he v, 5. So allo Chrift glorified not taketh away the first, that he may himself, to be made an high priest: establish the second. v. 10. By the but he that said unto him, Thou which will we are fan&tified, through art my son, to day bave I begotten the offering of the body of Jesus thee.

Christ once for all John x, 18. w John v, 22. For the Father No man taketh it from me, but I lay judgeth no man; but hari com- it down of myself: I have power to mitted all judgment unto the Son: lay it down, and I have power to V. 27. And hath given him autho. take it again. This conimandment rity to execute judgment alsu, be- have I received of my Father, Phil. cause he is the Son of man. Mat, ii, 8. And being found in fashion as xxviii, 18. And Jesus came and spake a man, he humbled himself, and unto them, saying, All power is became obedient unto death, even given unto ine in heaven and in the death of the cross. earth. Acts ii. 36. Therefore let all Gal. iv. 4. But when the ful. the house of Israel know assuredly, ness of the time was come, God sent that God hath made that same Je- forth his Son made of a woman, fus, whom ye have crucified, both made under the law. Lord and Christ,

: Mat. iii. 15. And Jesus answer. IV. * Psal. 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 become his to book it is written of me. V. &. I de- fulfill all righteousnets. Then he light to do thy will, O my God; suffered hini 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 deltroy, but to fulfil. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst a Mat. xxvi. 37. And he took nit, but a body hast thon prepared with him Peter, and the two sons of me: Pr 6. In burnt offerings and Zebedee, and began to be sorrowfacrifices for sin, thou halt had no ful, and very heavy. v. 38. Then pleasure : v. 7. Then said I, Lo, I faith he unto them, My soul is ex. come in the volume of the book it ceeding sorrowful, even unto death. is written of me) to do thy will, o Tarty ye here, and watch with me. God.

v. 8. Above, when he said, Luke xxii. 44. And being in an aSacrifice, and offering, and burnt gony, he prayed inore earnestly: offerings, and offering for fin, thou and his sweat was as it were great wouldit not, neither hadit pleasure drops of blood falling down to the therein, (which are offered by the ground. Mai. xxvii. 45. And a.

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