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The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Jer. xxiii. 5, 6, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR
RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Micah v. 2, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel ; Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” See also Gen. xxviii. 12. Ps. viii. 5; xl. 6. Isa. vii.
14; xi. 1-4, 10; xl. 3–7; xlv. 1-3. Jer. xxxi. 22.
distinguished from His eternal generation.
Matt. i. 23,4 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call
God with us.”
and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost
which Ile hath purchased with His own blood.” 1 Tim. iii. 16, “ Without controversy great is the
mystery of godliness : God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
* On the genuineness of Matt. i. ii. see Bishop Marsh's Lectures on Biblical Criticism, p. 166.
5 See Pearson on the Creed. Davidson's Lectures.
See also John i. 14, 15, 30; ii. 13, 31; vi. 38, 41, 51;
viii. 23, 42. Rom. i. 3; ix. 5. 1 Cor. xv. 47–49.
Gal. iv. 4. Heb. ii. 17. Rev. i. 5, 6, 17, 18. b. Indirect. a. (1) CHRIST is God, Rom. ix. 5. Christ is man,
Rom. v. 15.
John i. 14.
not two, so He is one CHRIST.
Christ's understanding human, Mark xiii.
32. Luke ü. 52. (2) CHRIST's divine will, John v. 21. CHRIST's
human will, Luke xxii. 42. (3) CHRIst equal to the Father, Phil. ii. 6. CHRIST
inferior to the FATHER, John xiv. 28. (4) CHRisT is David's LORD, Ps. cx. 1. Christ is
David's Son, Matt. xxii. 43–45. 3. Human Testimony. A. Primitive Traditions of a Divine Redeemer to be born of
Astræa. Greeks and Romans.
Ignatius (A.D. 101) to Polycarp, c. iii. “ Expect
Him Who is before all time, eternal, invisible, yet visible for our sakes; not capable of being touched, impassible, and yet for our sakes
passible.” Origen (A.D. 230), Against Celsus, book vi,
p. 308. “It is not to be wondered at, that the soul of Jesus is said to be united to so great Son of God, no more to be separated
from Him." Tertullian, Adv. Prax. c. xxx. De Carn. Christ.
B. Nicene and Post-Nicene.
August. Dial. de Trin. v. 24, vol. II. p. 536.
Contra Serm. Arrian. c. viii. In Ioan. Tract. lxxviii. 3. Chrysost. vol. vii. p. 503. Theodoret, Dial. 2. c. v. vol. IV. p. 56. Epiphan. in Anchorat. xliv. Fulgent. ad Thrasimund. lib. 1. c. ii.; lib. III. c. ii. Athan. de Trin. Dial. v. (18). Iren. lib. II. c. xv. p. 211. Chrysost. in 1 ad Tim. Hom. VII. (IV. 276, 38; 277, 1). August. de Ovibus, c. xii. Serm. xlvii. 20. See also Bev. p. 120,
121. b. Councils.
Chalcedon, A. D. 451.
6 Toledo, c. i., A, D. 633.
1 Helvetic, Art. xi. 2 Helvetic, c. xi. Basil, Art. iv.
Bohemian, Art. vi. Gallican, Arts. xiv. xv.
PROP. VII. The Two Natures, the GODHEAD and the Manhood, joined together in One Person are never to be divided. 1. The Testimony of Reason.
Our salvation and our resurrection depend upon the union
of the two natures.
hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore He is able
Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them." See also Johu viii. 35; xii. 34. Phil. iii. 21. 1 Thess.
iv. 17. Heb. vi. 20; vii. 23, 28. Rev. v. 13.
3. Human Testimony.
Gallican, Art. xv. Belgic, Art. xix. Augsburg, Art. iii. PROP. VIII. Of the Two Natures inseparably joined together is One CHRIST.
This Proposition is included in the sixth.
Meaning of the Name. John i. 41.
God is upon Me; because the LORD hath anointed
Isa. xlviii. 11. Luke üi. 23. Acts iii. 22. 2. As Priest. Heb. iii. 1, 2, “Wherefore He is able
also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make inter
cession for them.”—See also Heb. v. 4, 5. 3. As King. Ps. xlv. 7, “Thou lovest righteousness,
and hatest wickedness: therefore GOD, thy GOD, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above
Confession. Augsburg, Art. iii. PROP. IX. CHRIST is very GoD and very man.
This Proposition is included in the third and fifth. PROP. X. CHRIST truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to
reconcile His FATHER to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original, but also for all actual sins of men. A. CHRIST truly suffered. 1. The Testimony of Reason.
Because satisfaction to God for man's sin could only
be made by suffering. A free pardon without an atonement would have been
inconsistent with the majesty of God's Law. The sufferings of CHRIST prove the guilt of sin and
the Divine hatred of it, as well evince God's grace and mercy towards sinners.
His last cry.
2. Divine Testimony.
Isa. liii. 4, “Surely He hath borne our griefs and
carried our sorrows." b. New Testament.
As testified of by Himself. Matt. xvi. 21. Mark
ix. 12. Luke xviii. 31. As testified of by others. Acts ii. 23; ü. 18;
iv. 28; xvii. 3; xxvi. 22, 23. Rom. iii. 21.
1 Pet. i. 2.
Matt. xxvii. 46.
to believe all that the prophets have written!
and to enter into His glory?” c. Old and New Testament.
Prophecies. Gen. iii. 15. Ps. xxii. 1, 2, 6, 7,
11-21; xli. 9. Dan. ix. 26.
History. Matt. xxvi. Mark xiv.
Clement of Rome (A.D. 70), Epistle to the Corinthians,
“ CHRIst our LORD, by the will of Gov, gave His blood for us, and His flesh for our flesh, and His
soul for our souls.”
He suffered for us, that we might be saved."
at nought, and to suffer for those who believe in Him." See also Ignat. Epist. ad Smyrn. p. 110. Cyprian de
Pass. Dom. p. 49.
Augsburg, Art. ïïi.
Deut. xxi. 13. Gal. ii. 13.