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tiles q; and is called she New Testament r. There are not therefore two covenants of grace differing in substance, but one and the same under various dispensationss.'

know me from the least of them,

unto the greatest of them, faith the Lord : for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their fin Do more.

q lat. xxviii- 19. (See letter aimmediately foregoing.) Eph. ii. i j. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of command merits, contained in ordinances, for to make in himself of twain, one new man, so making peace; v. 16. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; v. 17, And came, and preached peace to you which were afar of, and to them that were nigh, v i3. For through him we both have an access by one Spirit unto the Father, v. 19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers find foreigneis, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the houfhold of God.

r Luke It Xtt. 20. Likewise also the cap after supper, saying, This cup js the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

/Gal. iii. 14, That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit thro" faith. 16- Now to Abram and his feed were the promises made. He faith not, And to feeds, st of many, but as of one, And to thy feed, which is Christ. Acts xv. II. Hut we believe, that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we fl)a]l be saved, even as they. Rom. tiii 31, Bat ww the righteousness of


God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, v. 22. Even the righteousoess of God which is by faith of Jesus thrift unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference: v. 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Vi 30. Seeing it is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision thro' faith. Psal. xxxii. I. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. With Rom. iv 3. For what faith the scripture I Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness, v. 6- Even as David allo delcribeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteoulnef; without works, v, 16. Therefore it is of fairfc that it might be by grace, to the end the promise might be sure to ail the seed, not to that only which is of the law, hut to that also wkich is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. v. 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) besote him whom he believed, even God, who quickneth the dead, and callerh rhose things which be not, as though they were, v, 23- Now it was not written for his fake alone, that it was imputed to him; v. 24. But fur us also to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead. Heb, xii. 8. Jesus Christ, the fame yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.

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Chap. VIlI. Of Christ the Mediator. r .I.

ITjpleased God, in his eternal purpose, to chuse and ordain the Lord Jksus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man a; the prophet b, priest t, and kingrf; the head and Saviour of his church e; the heir of all things/, and judge of the world g: unto whom he did from afl eternity give a people to be his feed h, and to be by him in

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; I. a Isauxlii. 1. Behold my servant </PsaI. ii. 6. Yet have I set my

whom 1 uphold, mine elect, in whom King upon my holy hill of Zion.

my fool delighteth: I have put my Luke i. 33. And he shall reign over

spirit upon him, he shall bring forth the house of Jacob for ever, and os

judgment to the Gentiles, I Pet, i. his kingdom there shall be no end..

19. Rut with the precious blood of e Eph, v. 23. For the husband is

Christ, 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

lily was fore-Ordained before the the Saviour of the body,

foundation of the world, but was s Heb. i. a. Hath in these last

manifest in these last times for you. days spoken unto us by his Son,'

John iii. 16. For God so loved the whom he hath appointed heir of all

world, that he gave his only be- things, by whom also he made the

gotttn Son, that whosoever believeth worlds. . ,

in him, should not perish but have g Acts xvii. ai. Because he hath

everlasting life. 1 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 be hath given assurance un?

b Acts iii. 22. For Moses truly to all men, in that he hath raised

laid unto the fathers, A prophet him from the dead. . ..

shall the Lord your God raise up b John xvii. 6. I have manifested

Sato you, of your brethren, like thy name unto the men which thou

unto me; him shall ye hear in all gavest me out of the world: thinex

things whatsoever he shall say unto they were, and thou gavest them

you. me: and they have kept thy word.

r Heb.v. j. So also Christ glorified Psal. xxii. 30. A seed shall servo

not himself, to be made an high him, it (hall be accounted to the

priest: but he that said unto him, Lord for a generation. Isa. liii. I a.

Thou art my Son, to day have I Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him,

begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith he hath put him to grief: wheu thou

al lo in another place, Thou art a shalt make his foul an offering for

priest for ever after the order of fin, he shall see his seed, he shall

olckbisedec, prolong his days, and the pleasure

time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glorified i.

11. 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 came, take upon him man's nature k, with all the essential properties and common intimities thereof, yet without sin /, 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 joined ed together in one person, without conversion, composition or confusion n. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Chrifl, the only Mediator between God and man 0.

of the Lord (hall prosper in his hand.

/' i Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Ha. Iv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people, v. c. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knoweft not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because os the Lord thy God, and for the holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. I Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

H, i John i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. v. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glnry as of the only begotten of the Kather) full of grace and truth. 1 John v. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true: and we are in him that is 'rue, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is th« true God, and eternal lifi. Phil, ii, 6. "Who being in the form ot GoJ, thought it not rubbery to be equal with God. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of t'ie time was come, God sent forth his Son made of 2 woman, made under the law.

/ Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh, and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, v. 16, For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the feed of Abraham. v. 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high-priest, in things pertaining to God; to make reconciliarien for the fir.s of the people. Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without fin.

m Luke i. j7. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary, v, 31. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and (bait call his name Jesus, v. 3 5. And the angel answered, and said unto her, The holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power os the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thiog which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. Gal. iv. 4. (See letter k immediately foregoiDg.)

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III. The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified and anointed with the holy Spirit above measure f>; 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 truth / he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety t. Which office he rook not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father u,

who who put all power and Judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the fame w.

n Luke i. 2j. (See the foregoing verse.) Col. iii, 9, For in him dwelh:h all (he fuiuess of the Godhead {xsdily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, aqd of whom at concerning the flelh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen, j Pet. iii 18. For Christ also hath once suffered fur our sins,the just fur the unjust, (that he might bring us, to Cod) being put to death in the Befit, but quickned by the Spirit. 1 Tim. iii. 16. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen os angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into gloiy.

0 Rom. i. 3. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was matie ot" ihe feed of David, accordr ing to the flesh,: v. 4- And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spiiit of I olintss, by the relurrcction tram the dead. I Tim. ih 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between Ccd and man, the man Chnil Jesus.

/111. Psalm xlv. 7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedntss: therefore Cod, thy God hath anointed thee with the cil of gladness

above, thy fellows. John iii. 34* Fcr he whom God hath sent, speaje.eih the woick of God; for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

q Coii ii. 3. In whom are hid all the matures of wisdom and knowledge.

r Col. i. 10. Fcr it pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell.

y"Heb. vit. 26, For fiach an high priest became us, who is holy, harmJess, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens, John j. 14, And the Wotd was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the; Father) full of grace and truth.

7 Acts x, 38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth, with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and heading all that were oppressed of the devil: for God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. And .to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vni, 17. By so much w as Jesus made a surety of a better testament, . *

v Heb. v« 4i And no man taketb.

• this tliis honour onto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron, v, j. So als> Christ glorified not himself, to be made an high priest: but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake*; which that he might discharge, he was made under the \xw y, and did perfectly fulfil it z; endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul a, and most painful sufferings


to John y, 22. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: v, 271 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he it the Son os man. Mar, Xxviii.rS. And Jesus came and spake unto them, faying, All power is given ento me in heaven and in earth. Acts ii. art. Therefore Jet all the house of Israel know assuiedly, that God hath made that fame Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

IV. x Pfal. xl. 7. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is wiitten of me. v. £. I delight to do thy will, O my 'God; yea, thy law is within my heart. AVith Heb. x. 5. Wherefore when he cometh into the w>rld, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst n't, but a body hast ihoa prepared me: v. 6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for fin, thou hast had no pleasure: v, 7, Then said I, Ltf, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. v. 8. Above, when he said, Sacrifice, and offering, and burntofferings, and offering for fin, thou weuldli cot, neither had/t pleasure therein, (which arc offered by the

law;) v. 9, Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God, he taketh away the first, that he may establish the second, v. 10. By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all John x. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of m)felf: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have 1 received of my Father. Phil, ii, 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

y Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent fortli his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

z Mat. iii. 15. And J^fus answering, said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomt'h us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered hin. Mat. v. 17, Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: 1 am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

a Mat. xxvi. 37. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zcbedee, and began to be sorrowful, and very heavy, v. 38. Then faith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Tarry ye here, and watch with me. Luke xxii. 44. And being in an agony, he psayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood filling down to the ground. Mat. xxvii. 45. And a


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