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is 3 And God said, Let us make Man

in our own Image, after our Likes

ness. OBSERV. I.


HE Trinity or Plurality of
Persons in the Godhead is

here implied.
1. There is but one God: And God said.

2. A Plurality of Persons were imployed in the Creation of Man, Toys. 3. He was made in the Image of that Plurality, How many are thefe Persons ? Three.

How doth that appear? 1. In the Old Testament, 2 Sam. xxiii. 2. Psal. xxxiii. 6. Ifa. xlii. i. 2. In the New, Matt. iii. 16. 17. Luk. i. 35.

i Cor. xiii. 14.

Wherein is delivered, 1. Their Names.

1. God the Father. This none deny. : Vol. I.


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2. God the Son, Job. i. 1. i Job. t. 20.

Joh. xx. 28. Phil. ii. 6, 7. Otherwise he

could not be our Saviour.
3. The Holy Ghost, i Cor. iii. 16. Matt. xii.

31, 32.
2. Their Order, Matt. xxviii. 19.
3. That they are but One God, 1 Fob. V. 7.

OBSERV. II. All Three Persons concurred

in the Creation of Man.

1. Because he was the Head of the Creation.

2. Made in the Image of God.

USE. Therefore Man is bound to Worship

In his Affections and Inclinations,

Psal. lxxiii. 25.
III. In his Estate and Condition.

1. Because he was made Happy.
2. Had Power over all other earthly Crea

tures, Gen, i. 28. Use. 1. Admire the Goodness of GOD in our Creation, Psal. c. 1, 2, 3.

2. Bewail our Loss of this Image.

3. Endeavour to have it repaired, Epb. iv 24. 1. Be sensible of


Lofs. 2. Believe on Jesus Chrift, 1 Cor. i. 30. 3. Frequent Publick Ordinances,Rom. X. 171 4. Maintain your Authority over, and be

not subject to the World. Ś. Live up according to that Image you

were made in.

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luise of ResumeG e n. xlix. 10.

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AN being fallen from GOD, could not

recover himself. 2. Hence the Son of GOD undertook to Redeem him.

3. To do this, he was to become Man.

4. Hence a Time was set when he should become Man, Gal. iv. 4.

5. Before he came, GOD revealed him to his people, Gen. iii. 15. c. xii. 2, 3. c. xxii. 18. To the Gentiles, Job xix. 25. Numb. xxiv. 17. To the Jews, Ifa. vii

. 14. c. ix. 6. 6. Not only his Person, but the Time also of his Appearing, was revealed.

7. There are Three Places especially that determine the Time.

1. Mal. iii. 1. Hag. ii. 9.
2. Dan. ix. 25.

3. Gen. xlix. 10.
Where understand,
1. By Scepter, Government.
2. By Departing, total Departing.

3. By Judah, the Tribe : 2 Reg. xvii. Sal maneler having carried the Ten away Captive.

4. By Lawgiver, Qui jus dicit.

ś. By, from between his Legs, his Pofterity born of him.

6. By Shilo, Messiab.
Nuom to Pop, R. Sal farcbi

So Fonatb. da Targ. Hierofolym.

. .Onkel ,עד דייתי משיחא ודיליה היא מלכותא

.Rab. Becbaj ,הזכיר יעקוב משיח בשם שילה

,שילה זהמלך המטוס

תבין ליקהת אם .17 .Prou. XXX

So also Abrabenell.
So also in the Talmud in Bereshitb Rabba,

7. By the gathering of the People to him,
Obedience to him, boy mah, in Arabick,
Paruit, obediens fuit.

To shew when the Prophecy thus explain'd

was fulfilled : Consider,
.:1. When Jesus was born, Herod was King, an
Idumean by Father's, Arabian by Mother's side ;
though a Proselite, yet not of Judah's Pofterity.
ci Non defuit Judeorum Princeps ex Judeis ufque ad
<iftum Herodem quem primum acceperunt alienigenam
-Regem. Auguft.

So Eusebius, Hist. 1. 1. c. 6.
- St. Ferome.10.15
CHence fome, Hpas du igavode keesou zvezo'Epiph.

Herodiant Herodem regem fufcepere pro Chrifto.
- In Matt. xxil. 16.7 Märk lii. 6. c. viii. 15
16:12. But the Jews in - Herod's Time had their

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-be,סהררין הגדרלה & סנהדרין קטנה ,Sanhedrin

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fore which Herod himself was brought, and
(fcarcely escaped with his Life, Foseph. I. 14. 18.

But he after, Πάντας απέκλεινε τες και τα συνε-
sein, Josepb. I. 14. 18.

But this Sanhedrim was taken away,

Years before 40 ,ארבעים שנה קודם חורבן הבית

the Destruction of the Temple, David Ganfius, and · Talmud. And so, just when our Saviour appeared in the World, Job. xviii. 31,

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