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his feed h, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified i.

, II. 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 come, take upon him man's nature k, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin /: being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance

whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

h John xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Psal. xxii. 30. A seed shall serve him, it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Is. liii. 10. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his foul an offering for sin, he shall see his feed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

/ 1 Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Is.lv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people, v. j. Behold, thou (halt 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. 1 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.

II. k 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 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 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 bis Son made of a 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 reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb. iv. Ij. 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.

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stance tn. So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion n. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man o.

HI. 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

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m Luke i. 27. To a virgin espou- believed on in the world, received fed to a man whose name was Jo- up into glory, seph, of the house of David; and uRom. i. 3. Concerning his Son the virgin's name was Mary. v. 31. Jesus Christ our Lord, which was And behold, thou malt conceive in made of the feed of David, accordthy womb, and bring forth a son, ing to the flesh, v. 4. And declared and shalt call his name Jesus, v, 35. to be the Son of God with power, And the angel answered and said according to the Spirit of holiness, unto her, The Holy Ghost shall, by the resurrection from the dead, come upon thee, and the power of I'Tim. ii. j. For there is one God, the Highest shall overshadow thee: and one Mediator between God and therefore also that holy thing which men, the man Christ Jesus, shall be born of thee, shall be called III. p Psal. xlv. 7. Thou lovest the Son of God. Gal. iv, 4. (See let- righteousness, and hatest wickedter k immediately foregoing,) ness: therefore God, tby God, hath

n Luke i. 35. (See the foregoing anointed thee with the oil of gladverse.) Col. ii. 9. For in him dwell- ness above thy fellows. John in. 34.' eth all the fulness of the Godhead For he whom God hath sent, speakbodily. Rom. ix. j. Whose are the eth the words of God: for God fathers, and of whom as concerning giveth not the Spirit by measure unthe flesh Christ came, who is over to him. , f

all, God blessed forever. Amen, q Col. ii. 3. In whom are hid 1 Pet. Hi, 18. For Christ also hath all the treasures of wisdom and once suffered for sins, the just for knowledge.

the unjust (that he might bring us r Col. i. 19. For it pleased the to God) being put to death in the Father, that in him should all sulflesh, but quickened by *iie Spirit, ness dwell.

1 Tim.iii. 16. And without contro- f Heb. vii. 26. Forsuch an high versy, great is the mystery of godli- priest became us, who is holy, harmness: God was manifest in the flesh, less, undefiled, separate from sinjustified in the Spirit, seen of an- ners, and made higher than the heagcls, preached unto the Gentiles, vens. John i. 14. And the Word

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the office of a Mediator and Surety "Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father v, who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the fame w.

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake x; which that he might discharge, he was made under the law y, and did perfectly fulfil it z; endured

most most grievous torments immediately in his soul a, and most painful sufferings in his body b; was crucified, and died c; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption d. On the third day he arose from the dead e, with the same body in which he suffered f; with which also he ascended into heaven, and there fitteth at the right hand of his Father g, making intercession h; and shall return

was made flefli, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

/ Acts x. 38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that' were oppressed of the devil: for God was with him. Heb. xii,24And to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

v Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron: v. j. So also, 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.

Dj John v. 22. For die Father

juo'geth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:' v. 37. And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Sun of man. Matth. xxviii. 18. And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earih. Acts ii. 36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

IV. x Psal. xl. 7. Then laid I,

Lo, t come: in the volume os th« book it is written of me: v. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. With Heb. x. 5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me: v. 6. In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure: v. 7. Then said I, Lo, 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 sin thou wouldst not, neither hadst pleasure therein, {which are offered by the law:) v. 9. Thea skid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. Ke 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 ky it down of myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I 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 w,is come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman, ma.:e under the law.

z Matth. iii. 15. And Jesus an

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to to judge men and angels, at the end of the world t.

swering, said unto him, Suffer k to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Matth. -v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I ant not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

a Matth. xxTi. 37. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, 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 prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Matth. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to fay, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

b Matth xxvi. and xxvii. chap-. ters.

c Phil. ri. 8. (See the last scripture in x immediately foregoing )

d 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 God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he fliould be holdcn of it. v. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt

thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption. And Acts xiii. 37. But he whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Rom. vi. 9. Knowing that Chiift being railed from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

e 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our 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.

s John xx. 25. The other disciples tl crefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my singer into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe, v. 27. Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

g Mark xvi. Iq. 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 condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Heb. Heb, ix. 24. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures cf the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Heb. vii. 25. Wheresore he is able also to save them to the uttermost, that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice oF his Father k; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him /.

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i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lprd both of the dead and living, v. 10. But why dost thou judge thy brother I or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand besore the judgment-seat of Christ. Acts i. 11. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this fame Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, mall so come in like manner as ye have seen .him go jnto heaven. Acts x. 42. J^ad he commanded us to preach unto the pepple, and 1° testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Matth. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world, v. 41. The Son of man (hall fend forth his angels, and they (hall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity: v. 42. And shall cast them into a furnace os fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 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. ii. 4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

V. k Rom- v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners: so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Heb. ix. 14. How much more (hall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, pffered himself without spot to Gqd, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? v. 16. For where a testa- , ment is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Eph. v. 2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling favour. Rom iii. 25. Whora God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousocss for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God: v. 26. To declare, I fay, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

/Dap. jx. 24. Seventy weeks are detenpined upon thy people, a,nd upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression,

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