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rn his body b; Was crucified, and died c; was buried, and renamed under the power of death: yet saw no corruption d. On the third day he rose from the dead e, with the same body in which he suffered /; with which also he ascended into heaven, and there fittethat the right-hand of his Father £, making inierceflion h; and (hall return to judge men and Angels, at the end of the world/.
bout the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, faying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to fay, "My God, my God, why hast thou m forsaken me!
b Mat. xxvi. and xxvii. chapters,
c Phil. ii. S. (See the last scripture in x immediately foregoing.)
/Acts ii. 23. Him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge os God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands, have crucified and slain, v. 24. Whom Cod bath raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he mould be hoi den of it. v. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption. Aud Acts xiii. 37. But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Rom. xi. 3. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him.
e 1 Cor. xv. 3. For 1 delivered unto you first of all, that which 1 also received, how that Christ died for oar sins according to the scriptures: v. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: * v. 5, And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve,
/John xx. 2 j. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have feeuthe Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall sec io hit hand? the
print of the nails, and put my singer iuto the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe, v. 27. Thensait;i he to The mis, Reach hither thy fioger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my fide: and be not faithless, but believing.
g Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and fat on the right hand of God,
h Rom. viii, 34. Who is he that condemned! i It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right-hand of Cod, who also maketh intercession for us. Heb. ix, 24. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are lh« figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the ptesence of God for us, Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost, that comi unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make inteicesiion for them.
j Rom. xiv. 9, For to this end Christ boih died, and rose and revived, that he might be Lord both os the dead and living, v. 1 o. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand bcfor the judgment seat cs Christ. Acts i, 11. W)u(ch also said, Ye men of Caliltc, why Hand ye gazisg up into to heaven ? this fame Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, (hall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaves. Acts,x. 42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained oi Cod to be the judge of quick and dead. Mat. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; * so (hall it be in the end of this world, v. 41. The son of man (hall fend foith his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; v. 42. And (hall cast them into a furnace of (ire : there shall he 'wailing and gnashing of teethi Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved, in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day. 2 Pet. it. 4. For if Cod (pared not the angels that Coned, but cast them down to hell, aiddelivered them irto chains of darkness, to be reserved Unto judgment.
V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered upuntoGodv hath fullyfatisfied the justice of his Father k; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom ot heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him /.
V./tRom.v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners: so by the obedience of one, siall many be made righteous. Heb. ix. 14. How much more (hall the l.lood of Christ, who through th"e eternal Spirit crfcred himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? v. 16. For where a te0-merit is, there must also, of necessity be the death of the testator.
Heb. x. 141 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. F,ph. v. 2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for ns, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour. Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath set forth tc be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteonfnefs for the remission of sins that are past, through the fotbearace of God. v. 26. To declare, 1 fay, at this time his righteousness : that he might be just, and the justifies of him who believeth in Jesus.
/Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy cit•, to finish the tiansgrcssion, and to make an end ofsins: and to make reconciliation for iniquity, anil to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy v. 26. And aster threescore and two weeks (hall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself; and the people of the prince that shall come, shall deslroy the city and the sanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a flood, atiduntr» the end cf the war desolations are determined* Col, i. 19. For it pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell; v, 20. And (having made peace through the blood of his crose) by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, 1 say, whether th:ybe things in earth, or thinp: in heaven. Eph. i. it, la whom also we have obtain! A
VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the venue, efficacy and benefits thereof were communicated ufito the elect in all ages, successively from the beginning of the world, in and by those promises, types and sacrifices, wherein he was revealed and signified to be the feed of the woman, which should bruise the serpent's head, and the Lamb ilain from the beginning of the world, being the fame yesterday, and to-day, and for ever m.
"VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper to itself n: yet, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature, is sometimes in scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature o.
YJIl. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and commu
obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. v. 14. Which is the earnest of our inheriXaase, until the redemption of the .purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. John xvii. 2. As thou hast given him power over all skill, that lie should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him- Heb. jx. 1 j. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. v. 1 j. And for this cause he is the Mediator of the new testament, chat by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that vere under the first testament, they which, are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a ■woman, made under the la«\ v. y, To redeem them that were under the law, that we inigWt receive the adoption
of sons. Gen. iii. 1 5. And 1 will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy feed and her feed: it (hall bruise thy head and thou (halt bruise his heel, P-ev, xiii. 8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lambskin from the foundation of the world. Hebl xiii. 8< Jesus Christ the fame yesterday, and to day, and forever,
VII. n Heb. ix. 14. (See letter k scripture the second.) 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flifli, but quickened by the Spirit.
0 Acts xx. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to' feed the church of God, which be hath purchased with his own blood. John iii. 13. And Ho man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came "down from heaven, even the Son of man, vhich is in heaven. 1 John iii. 16.
_ nicate the samep; making intercession for them y; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mystery os salvation r\ effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; -sndgoverneth their hearts by his word and Spirit/; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom; in such
Hereby perceive we the' love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
VIII./ John vi. All that the Father giveth me, (hall come to me; and him thatcometh tome, I will in no wife cast out. v 39. And this is the Father'swill which hath fentme, that of all which he hath given me, 1 should lose nothing, but should raise it up again, at the last day. John x. !j. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father : and I lay down my life for the sheep, v. 16. And other sheep I have, wnich are not of this fold : them also 1 must bring, aud they (hall hear my voice: aod thece (hall be one fold, and one shepherd.
q I John ii. 1. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye (in not. And if any man (in, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : v. 2. And he is the propitiation for our sir*: and uot for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Rom. ▼iii. 34. Who is Jie that condemueth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of Gcd. who also makers: intercession for os
r John xv. 13. Greater love hath 00 man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, v. 15. Henceforth 1 call you rot servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth : but I have called you friends; for all tilings that I have beard of my Father, I have made known unto you, Lphi i. 7. In whom.
we have redemption through hit blood, the forgiveness of fins, according, to the riches of his grace; v. 8, Wherein he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence, v. 9. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself. John xvii. 6. 1 have manifested my name unto the men which thou gave It me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. / John xiv. 16- And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. Heb. xii. 21 'Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is (et down at the right hand of the throne of Cod. 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the fame spirit of faith; according as it is wriitcn, I believtd, and therefore have I spoken: we also believe, and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be, that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have nut the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. v. 14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rom. xv. i&. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things, which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed. v. 19. Through mighty signs aod wonders, by ike power of the Spirit of God;
* O D hath endued the will of man with that natural liG berty, that it is neither forced, nor by any absolute necessity of nature determined, to do good or evil a.
II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well-pleasing to God b; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it c.