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Most Excellent Nami
The Testimony it bears to the
By Henry Lee, LL.B.
The defiri es tstr fiuls is H Tht Name.
If. xxvi. 8.
This is lise eternal that tbty vtigbi know TheI
Job. xvii. j.
Printed for John Rivington, at N°. 62, in St.
THE objeli of the following enquiry is not less the triumph of reason than it was Isrziel'i song of old, and is now the Christian'/ boast. It is the name Jesus, renowned in both worlds (or everlasting victories over those foes to which other conquerors, as well as the vanquished, have fallen a prey. And of what great concern it is to Christians to have a right apprehension of this king of titles they can scarce want a proof, who recollect how much it behoves them, who were baptized in this Name, to understand what is proposed to their faith; and how high in glory this stands in the sacred volume. For much, very much must depend on the knowledge of what was judged of conr sequence to be brought by an Angel to the ears of man, and of which there is such frequent occurrence in SS; under which the Savior would appear in preserence to all others, on faith in which such a stress is laid, and which it is the very essence of the Christian's bliss to have glorified in him. zTh. i. 12.
Yet though the learned may be, many others I fear are not acquainted with its import, whose instruction is here intended. Not that I would b# thought to insinuate a person could not believ* A 3 aright aright that knew it not; as numbers doubtlese believe Him what the name imports. But these, as pressing sorward in knowledge as well as love and having the desire os their fouls unto this Name, If. xxvi. 18, may be prompted to say with Jacob and MdNMH, What is Thy Name, that imu Thy sayings are come to f ass toe may do Thee honor? Nor will it afford them a little pleasure to find it proclaims Him what they have believed He is, enabling them to see more clearly the propriety of the miracles wrought under it* the fitness of the ffalms to celebrate Hi s praise, and osthe expressions in their prayers; to view Him with more stedsastness in His mediatorial character and with greater confidence of their obtaining what they ask in it, particularly, the accomplishment of this promise,
\ WILL SIT HIM UP, bECAUSE HE HATH
Known My Name, Ps. xci. 14.
Others there are who run into a variety of opinions concerning Him, as if it did notreportHiu the same to all: a thing no more to be wondered at than that persons unskilled in a tongue should assign different meanings to a word in it. Yet to the candid who have their minds equally disposed to the truth, on whatsoever side it shall be found to lay, the following treatise may be a peace-maker, causing them, as the apostle intreats his Corinthians, to be by this Name, os the same mind and os the same sudgment. 1 Cor. i. 10.
It may seem indeed of little consequence to the proselytes of sensual wisdom, who, strangers to their wants and the purity of God and hating to be reformed, cry out aivay tuith Him, anvay ivt\tk