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“He that giveth his mind to the law of the Most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies."--Ecclus. xxxix. 1.
“ Moses put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadily look to the end of that which is abolished. But their minds were blinded; for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ; but even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their hearts.”—2 Cor. iii. 13–15.
“ Had ye believed Moses ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”—John, v. 46, 47.
“ Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the Prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." -Matt. v. 17. See John, i. 45; Acts, xxvi. 22, and xxviii. 23.
“ If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead." -Luke, xvi. 31.
“ All things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me."--Luke, xxiv. 44.
“ Yea, and all the Prophets, from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days."-Acts, iï. 24.
“ Those things which God before had showed by the mouth of all His Prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath so fulfilled."-Acts, ü. 18.
ADAM IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THE COVENANT
OF WORKS, AND THE COVENANT OF CHRIST.
HEN God had “ created the heaven and the eartha," he said, “ Let us make man in OUR image, after our likeness b."
“ To whom will ye liken God, or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?" saith Isaiah. “ To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be liked ?" “ To whom then will ye liken me or shall I be equal ? saith the Holy Onee.” When the Lord descended upon Mount Sinai in fire, and the mount " was altogether on a smokef," went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they
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. Gen. i. 1.
& Isaiah, xlvi. 5.
saw the God of Israel 5 ;” “and the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel b.” “ Ye came near,” says Moses to the children of Israel, “ and stood under the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness; and the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire; ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude, only [ye heard] a voicei.”
“ God is a spiritk." “ No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him?;" for He dwelleth “in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can seem.” Christ, “ the Son of God",” is “ the express image of his
“ the image of the invisible God P;" he was “ in the beginning with God” and “ GOD 9." “ Christ Jesus—being in the form of God', thought it not robbery to be equal with God’; but made himself of no reputation, and
$ Exod. xxiv. 9, 10.
I John, i. 18; v. 37. h Exod. xxiv. 17.
1 John, iv. 12. i Deut. iv. 11, 12.
m 1 Tim. vi. 16. k John, iv. 24.
n John, xx. 31. • Ηebr. i. 3.-« χαρακτής της υποσάσεως αυτα.” • Coloss. i. 15.- εικων τε Θεά τε αοράτου.” • John, i. 1.-" I and my Father are one." John, x. 30. 1 « έν μορφη Θεώ υπαρχων.” 4 « σα Θεω."
took upon himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men'; he was sent “ in the likeness of sinful flesh;” “the WORD was made flesht.”
“ So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God created He him."
God created man after His own likeness, in His own image ; Christ who was the image of God, and was God, took upon himself “ the likeness of men." The image of God took upon himself the likeness of men, and man was made in the image and after the likeness of God. There is, then, a likeness of God, and also a likeness of men; the former is spirit, for “God is a Spirit ;??? the latter is flesh, for, when Christ took upon himself the likeness of men, that likeness was the likeness of sinful flesh, He was made flesh.” It follows, then, that in man there are two natures: in the one, he resembles “ the invisible God;" in the other, He who “ was God
GOD” condescended to resemble man; the former is the spirit, “ the inward man"," the latter is the “ earthen vessel,” the “ outward man." The spirit dwelleth in a house of clay whose founda
Phil. ii. 7.-« εαυτον έκενωσε, μορφήν δουλου λαβών, εν ομοιωτατι ανθρωπων γενομενος.” · Rom. vii. 3.
W 2 Cor. iv. 16. ? John, i. 14.
* 2 Cor. iv. 7. u Gen. i. 27; V.al.
y 2 Cor, iv. 16.