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to the Image, gives Ho- incive peopph is to cad és 6372 nour to the King 3 For the ý cixcáv. Lib. 4. contra AriaImage, is his Likeness nos. and Resemblance.

# I am in the Father, and the Father in Me. That is; there is so strict and perfect an Union and Communion between the Father and the Son, that whosoever seeth My Works (saith our Saviour,) seeth my Father's Wirks;

and whosoever heareth My Words, heareth His. The Words that I speak unto you, (ver. 10.) I Speak not of myself; but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doth the Works.

The like Expression is frequently used in other places. Ver. 20th of This chapter ; Ai that day je shall know, that I am in my Father, and you in Me, and I

Ch. vi, ver. 56. He that eateth my Flesh and drinketh my Blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in Him; [To which, some MSS add, even as the Father dwelleth in Me, and I in the Father.] Chap. xv, ver.4, Abide in Me, and I in you. Ch. xvii, ver. II, Holy Father, keep throngh shine own Name, those whom thou hafif given me; that They may be One, as We are. Ver. 21, That they All may be Oxe, as Thon, Father, art in Me, and 1 in Thee; that They also may be one in Us; that the World may believe that thou haft fent me. Ver. 22, And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given Them; that They may be One, even as We are One. Ver. 23, I in Them, and Thou in Me, that They may be made perfect in One, and that the World may know that Thou haft sent me, and haft loved Them as thou hast loved Me. Ver. 26, That the Love wherewith thou hast loved Me, may

be in them, and I in Them. Joh. iii, 24, He that keepeth his Commandments, dwelleth in Him, and He in Him. 1 Joh. iv, 15, Whosoever Mall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in Him, and He in God. And ver. 16, God is Love; and He that dwelleth in Love, dwelleth in God, and God in Him,

Divines generally suppose, that these Words, [1 am in the Father, and the Father in Me,] have some secret Reference to the Manner of Christs Metaphysical Existence with the Father, explained Joh. 1,1. Which though it may possibly be True, yet the parallel places now-cited show the other to be the principal and more natural Meaning of the Words.

See N° 594, 609. 601. Joh. xiv ; 13, 14.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, That will I do ; that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If ye shall ask any thing in my Name, I on will do it.

602.376, 20. I am in my Father, and you in Me, and I in

you. + See N° 600.


XV ; 23, 24. He that hateth Me, hateth


Father also.

now they have both t seen and hated 15 both Me and my Father.

+ See No 600. (i to 604 xvi, 15. All things that the Fa

ther hath, are mine.


19. Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him.


30. Now are we sure that thou


knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee : By This we believe, that thou camest forth frim God.

And now,

607. Job. xvii, 5.

O Father, X

glorify thou me with thine own felf, with the Glory which I had with thee before the World was.

+ The Socinian Interpretation of this passage, is very harsh and unnatural; who understand it to fignify only the Glory which Christ had in the Fore. knowledge and Prædetermination of God. The plain and literal Meaning of the Words, is that which has been before expressed, No 535.


10. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in Them.

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that they may be One, tas We are.

+ If any one (says Ori Ει δέ τις έκ τέτων σεgen) is disturbed at these econartúde), unan euloExpressions, as if we far ponsuelo pre os tos evaepšvvoured the opinion of Tas duo e argeocis aaThose[the Sabellian Hereticks ] who deny the Teeg is ecv twishoátw tò, Father and the Son to be Ην και πάντων ταις ευσαν. Two diftinct Subsistencies; 16 inaedia regni Hugh uicöiva let him consider that Text, gewehon td, 'Egeo in o watie (A&ts iv, 32,) All that év top. Contra Celjum,lib. 8. believed, were of One Heart and of One Soul; and then he will understand This, I and my Father are One Thing.

And presently after: Θρησκέυομλυ αν και σατέ


We worship (faith he) ese lñs à anocicss, is ñ ý cv
the Father of Truth, and canJetcv, čita deo tã
the Son who is the Truth; vetséoc Tectuata, & ģ
being indeed Two things η ομονοία και τη συμφωνία
in Subsistence ; but in A.
greement, and Consent ry Taulítil. I börnue-
and Sameness of 'Will, 10. Ibid.
they are One.

See some other Senses of these Words, No 594

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610. Joh. xvii, 21. That They All may be One,

as † Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee ; That I hey also may be one in Us.,

† See N° 594 & 600 of 609.


22, 23. That They may be One, even as We are One.

I in Them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfe& in One.

See N° 594 db 600 do 609.

612. 24. For thou lovedst met before the X Х

Foundation of the World.

+ See No 607. 613. xxi, 17. Lord, thou knowest all things. 614. Afts i, 24. Which knowest the Hearts of all


Though it be ambiguous whether these Words are spoken of Christ or of God the Father, yet it seems



rather more natural in this place to understand them of Christ; in whom dwellech the Knowledge, as well as the Power of the Father. Thus Rev. ii, 23; I am He which searcheth the Reins and Hearts.

See. N° 690, el 669.

615. Afts iii ; 14, 15. the Holy One, and

the Juft, – the Prince of Life.

616. vii; 30, 31, 32. There appeared to him

an * Angel of the Lord in a flame of Fire in a Bush;

And the Voice of the * Lord came unto him, saying, I am the God of thy Fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

* It is the unanimous Opinion of All Antiquity, that This Angel who said, I am the God of thy Fathers, was Christ, (the Angel of the Covenant, Mal. iii, 1 ; the Angel of Gods presence, Ifai. Ixiii, 9; and in whom the Name of God was, Exod. xxiii, 21;) speaking in the Person of the Father.

Our Christ, (lays Ju ' Ey id łą nuogos és Bety
ftin Martyr,) conversed woscwulang Ev &UTES & hué-
with Mofes out of the
Buh, in the Appearance Suvaus igugai traße mambo

Tep Q Xeesés:
Moses recieved

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great Strength, from Christ who stą needs, Xeiss. Fuftin. Spake to him in the Appea- Apolo 1.

And again:The Jews Ιεδαίοι &ν ήγησάμίμοιαα (faith he) are juftly re- i watiese mother he hadra proved, for imagining that révac. Ta Mwoci, aanna


of Fire:

rance of Fire.

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