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PROP. II. Both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life is offered to mankind by CHRIST. 1. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Gen. iii. 15, “And I will put enmity between

thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”See also Gen. xii. 3; xv.; xvii.; xxi. 12; xxii. 18; xxvi. 3, 24; xxviii. 14; xlix. 10. Numb. xxiv. 17. Deut. xviii.

15. Ps. ii. xvi. xxii. xlv. cii. cx. Isa. xl. liii. B. New Testament. John viii. 56, “ Your father Abraham

rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad." John v. 39, “ Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me.”—See also Matt. xiii. 7. John v. 46. Acts ii. 31; iii. 12, 22; vii. 37; xiii. 23, 32, 33. Rom. iii. 21, 22; iv. 11, 18; xvi. 25, 26. 1 Cor. x. 1-3. Gal. iii. 8, 9, 16, 24,

Heb. xi. 7, 24-26, 39, 40. 1 Pet. i. 10-12, 2 Tim. iii. 15. Rev. xii. 9. 2. Human Testimony, A. Fathers.

Ignat. Epist. ad Philad. c. v. “ But let us also love the

prophets, because they too have announced the Gospel,
and hoped for Christ, and waited on Him; in Whom
also believing they were saved in the unity of Jesus
CHRIST, being fairly worthy of love and admiration,
who were testified of by Jesus Christ, and included in
the Gospel of our common hope."-See also Theoph,
of Antioch ad Autolyc. lib. III. p. 225. Iren. adv.

Hæret. lib. IV. c. v.
B. Confessions.

2 Helvetic, c. xiii. Saxon, Art. xiii. Westminster, c. viii. $ 6.

Prop. III. CHRIst is the only Mediator between God and Man, being

both God and Man.

Two parts.


1. CHRIST is God and man. See above Art. 11. Prop. vi. pp. 73.
2. Christ is the only Mediator between God and m
A. The Testimony of Reason.
See Butler's Analogy, part 11. chap. v.

B. Divine Testimony.
a. Old Testament.

Types. Moses, Deut. v. 5. Aaron, Numb. xvi. 48.
b. New Testament.

1 Tim. ii. 5, “For there is one God, and one

Mediator between God and men, the man
CHRIST JEsus.”_See also John i. 29, 36; xvi.
23. Acts iv. 10, 11. Ephes. ii. 13–18. Col. i.
20-22. 1 Thess. i. 10. 1 Tim. ii, 5, 6.
Heb. ii. 9; viii. 6; ix. 15; xii. 24. 1 Pet. ii.
24. 1 John ii. l.

C. Human Testimony.

2 Helvetic, c. v. Gallican, Art. xix. Augsburg,

Art. xxi. 1 Helvetic, Art. xi. Belgic, Art. xxvi.
Scotland, Arts. viii. xi. Westminster, c. viii.


PROP. IV. The old Fathers did not look only for transitory promises.

1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. Gen. xlix. 18, “I have waited for Thy

salvation, O LORD." Gen. xvii. 10, Exod. xii. Sacra-
ments. Ps. xxxii. 1, 2; cxxx. 4; Ixxxiv. 5; lxxxv. 2.
Numb. ix. 13. Micah vii. 18, 19.

B. New Testament. Heb. xi. 13, “ These all died in faith, not

having received the promises, but having seen them afar
off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and
confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the
earth.”_See also Matt. xiii. 17. John v. 24, 39; viji. 56.
1 Cor. x. 1-4. Gal. iii. 8, 9. 1 Pet. i. 10. Heb. x. 1;

xi. 35. 1 John üi. 14. Rev. xiii. 8.
Abraham did not look only for transitory promises, John

viii. 56; Rom. iv. 20; Gal. iii, 8, 16; Heb. xi. 17.
The same may be asserted of Isaac, and of Jacob, Heb.
xi. 9: and of Moses, John v. 46; Acts iii. 22, vii.
37; Heb. xi. 26. Of David, Acts ii. 31. Of the Pro-
phets, 1 Pet. i. 10,11. Of the Fathers, Luke x. 24; Acts
iii. 21, 24; xiii. 32; Col. i. 5; Heb. xi. 13, 16. Sacra-

ments : Circumcision, Rom. iv. 11. The Passover, 1 Cor.

v. 7. Conclusion, Acts x. 43; Rom. xvi. 25, 26.
2. Human Testimony.
Clement of Rome, Epistle to the Corinthians, c. xxxi.

2 Helvetic, c. xi. xiii. xvii. xix. Bohemia, c. vi. Saxon,

Art. iii. Scotland, Art. xx. Westminster, c. vii. $ 5.

PROP. V. The Law given from God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, does not bind Christian men. 1. The Testimony of Reason.

Because they have already answered the design for which

they were given. 2. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament. Hos. vi. 6, “I desired mercy, and not

sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt
offerings.” — See also Exod. xxiii. 14, 17; xxviii. 1;
xxix. 9. Levit. i. 5, 7, 8. Numb. xviii. 7. Deut. xvi. 16.
1 Sam. xv. 22. 1 Chron. xxiii. 31. Eccles. v. ).
Jer. xxxi. 32. Dan. ix. 27. Micah. vi. 8. Zeph. ii. 11.

Mal. i. 11.
B. New Testament. Gal iv. 10, 11, “Ye observe days, and

months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you lest
I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”—See also Matt.
ix. 13; xii. 7; xv. 2, 11. Mark vii. 5. Acts x. 13; xv.
10, 11, 24, 29. Rom. xiv, 17. 1 Cor. vii. 19. 2 Cor.
iii. 14. Gal. ii. 3, 4; iii. 3, 24, 25; iv. 8-11, 13; v. 1.
Ephes. ii. 14, 15. Col. ii. 16, 17, 20. Heb. vii. 12 ; xviii. 8.

Tit. i. 15. 3. Human Testimony.

Ignat. Epist. ad Magnes. c. viii. If even now we live accord

ing to the Jewish law (of ceremonies), we confess that we
have not received grace.”—See also ibid. c. x. et ad Philad.
c. vi. Just. Mart. Dial. c. Tryph. c. xi. Tertull. adv. Marc.
lib. v. c. ii. Iren. adv. Hæres. lib. 1v. c. viii. Origen, cont.

Cels. lib. vii. p. 349.
Gallican, Arts. xiii. xxiii. Belgic, Art. xxv. Saxon, Art. iii.

2 Helvetic, c. xxvii. Westminster, c. xix. § 3.


Prop. VI. The Civil Precepts of the Law, given from God by Moses,
ought [not] of necessity to be received in any Commonwealth.
A. The Testimony of Reason.

In their nature many of them are applicable only to the pecu

liar condition and circumstances of the Hebrews.

B. Divine Testimony.

Old Testament. Exod. xxi. xxii. Deut. xvii. 8.

New Testament. Matt. xix. 8, “He saith unto them, Moses,

because of the harduess of your hearts, suffered you to put
away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.”
-See also Matt. v. 38, &c. Acts xv. 20, 28, 29; xvi. 37;

xxii. 25; xxv. 11, 12. Rom. xii. 1. 1 Pet. ii. 12–14. C. Human Testimony.


Westminster, c. xix. § 4.

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PROP. VII. No Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of
the Commandments which are called Moral.
1. The Testimony of Reason.

Because it is a revelation of the eternal and unchangeable

will of God. 2. Divine Testimony.

Old Testament. Exod. xx. 1-7. See also Deut. v. 22, 32.

Ps. i. 1, 2; xix. 7-11; cxix. 1-6. Prov. ii. 1; iv. 2 ;
viii. 1-3. Isa. v, 20, 21, 27. Jer. xxxi. 31, 33. Ezek.

xi. 19, 20; xxxvi. 27.
New Testament. Matt. v. 17, 18, 19, « Think not that I

am come to destroy the law or the prophets : I am not
come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you,
till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no
wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever there-
fore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall
teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom
of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the
same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Rom. iii. 31, “Do we then make void the law through
faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.”—See also
Matt. v. 20; xix. 17-19; xxii. 37-40. Luke i. 6. Rom.
ii. 12; iii. 7, 8, 31; vi. 1,2; vii. 12, 14, 22; xiii. 8-10.

1 Cor. vi. 19; ix. 21. Gal. v. 13, 14. Ephes. vi. 2, 3. 1 Tim. i. 8. Tit. ü. 8. Heb. viii. 10; xii. 14. James

i. 25; ii. 8-12. 1 John ii. 3–7; v. 2, 3. 2 John 5, 6. 3. Human Testimony. A. Fathers.

Clement of Rome, Epist. to the Corinthians, c. xxxiii.

“We see that all just persons have been adorned
with good works. Wherefore the LORD Himself,
having adorned Himself with works, rejoiced : having,
therefore, this pattern let us without delay fulfil His
will, and with all our strength let us work the work
of righteousness."-See also ibid. cc. iii. l. Iren.
ady. Hæres. lib. iv. c. xiii. § 1; c. xxvii. Basil. in
Psal. xiv. vol. 1. p. 133. Idem, Moral. Reg. vol. 11. 42.
Idem, Reg. brevior, vol. 11. interrog. 1. August. in
Pas. vol. iv. 73, 2. Greg. Neocæs. in Eccles. apud
Bibl. Max. Patr, vol. III. p. 326. Olympiod. in Eccles.

Ibid. vol. XVIII. p. 519.
B. Confessions.

Gallican, Art. xxiii. Belgic, Art. xxv. 2 Helvetic, c. xii.
Bohemia, c. iv. vii. Wirtemburg, c. vi. viii. Augsburg,
Art. xx. (1540). Sueveland, c. vi. Westminster, c. xix.
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