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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,
Hæret. lib. IV. c. v.
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.
1. CHRIST is God and man. See above Art. 11. Prop. vi. pp. 73.
B. Divine Testimony.
Types. Moses, Deut. v. 5. Aaron, Numb. xvi. 48.
1 Tim. ii. 5, “For there is one God, and one
Mediator between God and men, the man
C. Human Testimony.
Art. xxi. 1 Helvetic, Art. xi. Belgic, Art. xxvi.
PROP. IV. The old Fathers did not look only for transitory promises.
1. Divine Testimony.
salvation, O LORD." Gen. xvii. 10, Exod. xii. Sacra-
B. New Testament. Heb. xi. 13, “ These all died in faith, not
having received the promises, but having seen them afar
xi. 35. 1 John üi. 14. Rev. xiii. 8.
viii. 56; Rom. iv. 20; Gal. iii, 8, 16; Heb. xi. 17.
ments : Circumcision, Rom. iv. 11. The Passover, 1 Cor.
v. 7. Conclusion, Acts x. 43; Rom. xvi. 25, 26.
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
Mal. i. 11.
months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you lest
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
Cels. lib. vii. p. 349.
2 Helvetic, c. xxvii. Westminster, c. xix. § 3.
Prop. VI. The Civil Precepts of the Law, given from God by Moses,
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
xxii. 25; xxv. 11, 12. Rom. xii. 1. 1 Pet. ii. 12–14. C. Human Testimony.
Westminster, c. xix. § 4.
PROP. VII. No Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of
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 ;
xi. 19, 20; xxxvi. 27.
am come to destroy the law or the prophets : I am not
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
Ibid. vol. XVIII. p. 519.
Gallican, Art. xxiii. Belgic, Art. xxv. 2 Helvetic, c. xii.