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sufficient and efficacious, through the operation.*, * Spirit, to instruct, and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah', by whom they had full remission of sins, and etermal salvation; and is called the Old
VI. Under the gospel, wh
en Christ the substance" Was
exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant. is dispensed are the preaching of the word, and the administ."
that righteousness might be imputed unto them also. Col. ii. 11. In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ : Ver. 12. Buried with him. in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. I Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. l, 1 Cor. x. 1. Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; Ver. 2. And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud,. aud in the sea; Ver. 3. And did all eat the same spiritual meat; Ver, 4. And did all drink the same spiritual drink : (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them ... and that Rock was Christ.) Heb. xi. 13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, . embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. John viii. 56. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day 8 and be saw it, and was glad.
of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper :
m Gal. iii. 7. Know ye therefore that they which are, of faith, the same are the children of Abrah” ver, 8. And the scripture foreseo!"; that God would justify the heath." through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, so In thee shall all nations be blessed. wer. 9. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abso ham, ver, 14. That the blessiog of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
vs. n Co. ii. 17. Which are, * shadow of things to come 3 but the body is of Christ.
o'Mat, oxviii. 19. Go ye tho’ fore and teach all nations, bo ing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ver. 20. Teaching them * Sove all things whatsoevo have commanded you ... and, 19, o with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Amen. 1 Cor. *: 23. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered "" you, That the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he Y” betrayed, took bread : Ver. 24. And, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; tho.” my body, which is broken for *:
which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet in them it is held forth in more fulness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy P, to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles"; and is called o the New Testament", There are not therefore two cove- *. mants of grace differing in substance, but one and the same under various dispensations". CHAP. this do in remembrance of me. Israel; After those days, saith the Wer, 25. After the same manner al- Lord, I will put my law in their so he took the cup, when he had inward parts, and write it in their supped, saying, This cup is the new hearts; and will be their God, and testament in my blood: this do ye, they shall be my people. Ver. 34. as ost as ye drink it, in remembrance And they shall teach no more every of me. man his neighbour, and every man *Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come his brother, saying, Know the Lord: into mount Sion, and unto the city for they shall all know me, from of the living God, the heavenly the least of them unto the greatest Jerusalem, and to an innumerable of them, saith the Lord: for I will ompany of angels, Ver, 28. To forgive their iniquity, and I will rethe general assembly and church of member their sin no more. the first-born, which are written in * Mat. xxviii. 19. [See letter o haven, and to God the Judge of immediately foregoing j Eph. ii. 15. all, and to the spirits of just men Having abolished in his flesh the made perfect, Ver. 24. And to enmity, even the law of commandJesus the Mediator of the new cove- ments, contained in ordinances, for int, and to the blood of sprinkling, to make in himself of twain one that speaketh better things than that new man, so making peace. V. 16. of Abel. Ver. 25. See that ye re- And that he might reconcile both * not him that speaketh: for if unto God in one body by the cross, they escaped not who refused him having slain the enmity thereby : *: spike on earth, much more Ver. iv. And came and preached #illiot we escape, if we turn away peace to you which were afar off, on him that speaketh from heaven, and to them that were nigh. v. is Yor. 26, Whose voice then shook For through him we both have an the earth: but now he hath pro- access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ver. 19. Now therefore ye are no.
iod, saying, Yet once more I *ake not the earth only, but also heaven, Ver. 27. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the re*ying of those things that are
shaken, as of things that are made,
to those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Jer. xxxi. 33. But this shall be the covenant that ! will make with the house of
CHAP. VIII. Of Christ the Mediator.
IT pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordoin the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Søn, to be the Mediator between God and man'; the Prophet", Priest',
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith... Ver, 10. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many ; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Acts xv. 11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we ... be saved even as they. Rom. iii. 21. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets: Ver, 22. Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference : Ver. 23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. . . Ver, 39. Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the
circumcision by faith, and uncircum
cision through faith. Psalm xxxii. 1. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered, With Rom. iv. 3. For what saith the scripture ? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Ver. 6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works. Ver. 16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all; ver, 17. (As it is written, I have made thee a.
father of many nations) before him. whom he believed, even God, who, quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Ver, 23. Now, it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; Ver. 24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him. that raised up Jesus our Lord so the dead. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever. I, a Isa. xlii. 1. Behold my servant
whom I uphold, mine elect in whom
my soul delighteth : I have Pu. Spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 1 Pet. i. i2. But with the precio” blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without *P** ver. 20, who verily was fore. ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manife: ". these last times for you, John iii. 16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that josoever believeth in him sho!" not perish, but have everlasting life. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one G9": and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. b Acts iii. 22. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Propho shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye bear in * things whatsoever he shall say * to you. “Heb. v. 5. So also Christ glor rified met himself to be made.” high
| high priest; but he that said unto go him, Thou art my Son, to-day have to I begotten thee. Ver, 6. As he taith also in another place, Thou at a priest for ever, after the order } of Melchisedec, "Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. is like i 88, And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. *Eph. v. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and he is the saviour of the body. f Heb, i. 2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. *Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousmes, by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given §urance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. *John Xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gävest me out of the world : thine they were, and thou gavest them ne; and they have kept thy word. Psal. xxii. 80. A seed shall serve him, it shall be accounted to the ord for a generation. Isa. liii. 10. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise
II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, beith
and King"; the Head and Saviour of his Church"; the Heir of all things"; and Judge of the world": unto whom | he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed", and # to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified,
him, he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. i 1 Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Isa. lv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Ver. 5. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not; and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. I Cor. i. 39. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. II. K. John i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
Ver. I4. And the Word 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. 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 true, even in his Son. Jesus Christ. This is the true
common infirmities thereof, yet without sin", being *.
ceived by the power of the Holy
the Virgin Mary,
rfect, and distinct natures, t F. were inseparably joined together, in one without conversion, composition, person is very God and very man, only Mediator between God and man".
God, and eternal life. Phil. ii. 6. who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. 1 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. Ver, 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Ver, 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 reconciliation for the sins 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 sin. *Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the wirgin's name was Mary. Ver. 31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. Ver, 35. And the angel answered and said un
Ghost, in the womb of so that two whole, the Godhead and the man
to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; jore also that holy thing who shall be born of thee shall be called o son of God. Gal. iv. 4. [** Jetter k immediately foregoing.] * * n Luke i. 35. [See the forgoš Perse.] Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelle eth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is 9” all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just * the uniust, that he might bring to to God; being put to death o ths fiesh, but quickened by the SP. | Tim, iii. i.e. And, without contro" versy, great is the mystory of godliness'. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen 9 angels, preached unto the Gentile; believed on in the world, received up into glory. P., .. i. '3. Concerning his Soo Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh: Ver, 4. And declared to be the son of God with Po" according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 1"Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: