the acceptance of their persons and services; that their neces-
sary wants may be supplied ; that their accusers may be
silenced; their enemies overcome; and they be kept from evil;
and that they may persevere. Properties of Christ's interces-
sion: He pleads skillfully; compassionately and feelingly;
righteously and faithfully; powerfully and authoritatively;
zealously and fervently; successfully, and constantly, and
solely. The subject teaches the majesty, holiness, and justice
of God; the evil of sin, and the dignity and love of Christ. It
encourages the penitent sinner, and comforts the aliicted be-
LETTER VIII.-The kingly office of Christ, ..
It was typified and predicted. Ensigns of royalty ascribed to the
Messiah. The people wished him to be a king. Jesus Christ is
a King. He is well qualified. The nature of Christ's kingdom.
Mistaken views of our people concerning it. It differs from the
kingdoms of this world with respect to its foundation, subjects,
laws, officers, soldiers, weapons, ensigns, and equipages. Ex-
ploits, extent. Design and duration.
LETTER IX.-Administration of Christ's kingdom, . . . 110
With respect to his snbjects. They are made willing, and ruled
by his laws. They are supported, corrected, defended. They
enjoy many privileges : and are received at death into glory.
With respect to his enemies. He has them absolutely in his
power. Uses them for the good of his people. Restrains them
at present, and ultimately destroys them. History of the king-
dom of Christ. Improvement. How glorious the King! How
honorable the subjects ! How encouraging to missionary efforts!
How important to submit to this King!
PART II. DIVINITY OF THE MESSIAB.
LETTER 1.-A pluralily in unity, . .
This is a great stumbling-stone. Messiah is God by nature.
Distinct persons in the Godhead. The doctrine is not absurd.
Incomprehensibility no objection to faith. Our people believe
doctrines though mysterious. A doctrine revealed should be
believed. The unity of the Godhead proved. A plurality
taught in the Scriptures. The word Elohim used as a plural.
Our rabbins greatly perplexed on this subject, and acknowledge
a mystery in the word Elohim.
LETTER II. - On the Trinity . . .
Proved from passages of Scripture, and from the testimonies of
the rabbins. Importance of the subject.