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Chap. 8. whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his feed h and to be by him in time redeemed, called, juftified, fanctified and glorified i.
II. The Son of God, the fecond perfon in the trinity, being very and eternal God, of one fubftance and equal with the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nature k, with all the effential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without fini: being conceived by the power of the holy Ghoft, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her fubftance m. So that two whole, per
will judge the world in righteoufnefs, by that man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given affurance unto all men, in that he hath raifed him from the dead.
h John. 17. 6. I have manifefted thy name unto the men whichthou gavelt me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Plal.22.2 2.30. A feed fhall ferve him, it fhall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Ifa. 53. 10. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, he hath put him to grief: when thou fhalt make hisfoul an offering for fin,he fhall fee his feed,he fhall prolong his days,and the pleasure of the Lordfhall profperinhishand. i1 Tim. 2. 6. Who gave himself a ranfom for all, to be teftified in due time. Ifa. 55. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people,a leader and commander to the people,v. 5. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knoweft not, and nations that knew not thee fhall run unto thee, because of the Lord thy God, and for the holy One of Ifrack; for he hath glorified thee. Cor. 1. 30. Butof him are y ein Chrift Jefus, who of God is made unto us wifdom, and righteoufnefs, and fanctification and redemption.
11. k John 1. 1. In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God, and the Word was Gud, 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. I John 5. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath givenusanunderstanding,thatwemay know him that is true: and we are in him that is true, even in his fon Jefus Chrift. This is the true God, and eternal life. Philp. 2. 6. Who being in the form of God,thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Gal. 4. 4. But when the fulnefs of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a wo man, made under the law,
I Heb. 1. 14. Forafmuch then as the children are partakers of flefk and blood, he alfo himself likewife took part of the fame,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 prieft,in things pertaining to God; to make reconciliation for the fins of the people. Heb. 4. 15. 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 fin.
m. Luke 1, 27. To a virgin e
fect and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were infeparably joined together in one perfon,without converfion compofition or confufion n. Which perfon is very God, and very man, yet one Chrift, the only Mediator between God and
III. The Lord Jefus, in his humane nature thus united to the divine, was fanctified and anointed with the holy fpirit above measure p; having in him all the treasures of wifdom and knowledge q; in whom it pleafed the Father that all fuinefs fhould dwell r: To the end, that being holy, harmlefs, undefiled, and full of grace and truth f, he might be thorowly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and furety t. Which office he took not unto himself, but was
spoused to a man whofe name was Jofeph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. v. 31. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth afon,and fhall call his name Jefus. V. 35.And the angel anfwered, and faid unto her, The holy Ghoft fhall come upon thee, and the powerof the highest shall overthadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which fhall be born of thee, fhall be called theSon of God.Gal. 4.4. (See letter kimmediatelyfore going.)
nLuke 1.35. (See the foregoing Verfe. Col. 2. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. 9. 5. Whofe are the Fathers, & of whom as concerning the flesh, Chrift came,who is over all, God bleffed for ever. Amen. 1 Pet. 3. 18. For Chriit alfo hath once fuffered for fins, the just for the unjult (that he might bring us to God) being put to death in the fiefh, but quickned by the fpirit. 1 Tim.3. 16.And without controverfy, great is themyftery of godlinels: God was manifeft in the flesh, juftified in the fpirit, feen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Rom.1.3. Concerning hisSon
Jefus Chrift our Lord, which was made of the feed of avid,according to the flesh: v. 4. And deelared to be the Son of God with power, according to the fpirit of holiness, by the refurrection from the dead. 1 Tim. 2. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator be tween God and men,the manChrist Jefus.
III. p Pfal. 45. 7. Thou loveft righteoufnefs, and hateft wickednefs: therefore God,thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of glad nefs above thy fellows. John.3.34% Forhewhom God hath fent,fpeaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the spirit by measure unto him.
q Col. 2.3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
r Col. 1. 19. For it pleased the Father, that in him fhould all fulnefs dwell.
f Heb. 7. 26. For fuch an high prieftbecame us, whois holy,harmleis, undefiled, feparate from finners,and made higher than the hea vens. John 1. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as ofthe only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. 1 Acts 10.38. How God anointed
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 Jefus did mot willingly undertake x; which that he might discharge, he was made under the law y, and did perfectly fulfill it z; endured moft grievous torments immediately in his Soula, and most painful sufferings
Jefus of Nazareth, with the holy Ghoft, and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppreffed of the devil; for God was with him. Heb. 12 24. And to Jefus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of fprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. 7. 22. By fo much was Jefus made a furety of a better teftament.
facrifices for fin thou haft had no pleafure: v. 7. Then faid 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 facrifice, and offering, and burntofferings,and offering for fin, thou wouldelt not,neither hadft pleasure therein, which are offered by the law;) v. 9. Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God, he taketh away the firit, that he may establish the fecond. v. 10. By the which will we are fanctified, thro' the offering of the body of Jefus, Chrift once for all. John 10. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of my self: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This comcommandment have I received of my Father Phil. 2.8. And being found in fathion as a man, he humbled himfelf, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the crofs.
v. Heb. 5.4. Andno mantaketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God,as was Aaron. v. 5. So alfo Chrift glorified not himself, to be made an high priest: but he that faid unto him thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
w John 5. 22. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath mittedall judgment unto the Son: v.27. And hath given him authority to execute judgment allo, be caufe he is the Son of man. Mat. 28. 18. And jefus came, and spoke unto them, faying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Acts 2. 36: Therefore let all the house of Ifrael know afuredly that God hath made the fame Jefus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Chrift.
IV. x. Pfal. 40. 7. Then faid I Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me. v,8, I de light to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. with Heb. 10,5.Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, facrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body halt thou prepared me: v. 6. In burnt-offerings and
y Gal. 4. 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
z Mat. 3, 15. And Jefus antwer ing, faid unto him, Suffer it to be fo now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteoufnefs. Then he fuffered him Mat, 5. 17. Think not that I am come to deftroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to deftroy, but to fulfill.
a Mat, 29. 37. And he took with him Peter, and the two fons of Zebedee, and began to be forrowful, and very heavy... 38. Then faith he unto them, My foul is exceeding forrowful,even unto death
ferings in his body b; was crucified, and died c; was buried, and remained under the power of death: Yet faw no corrup tion d. On the third day he arofe from the dead e, with the fame body in which he fuffered f; with which alfo he afcended into heaven, and there fitteth at the right hand of his Father g, making interceffion h; and shall return to judge men and angels, at the end of the world i.
tarry ye here, and watch with me. Luke22. 44. And being in anagony he prayed more earnestly; and his fweatwas asit were greatdrops of bloodfalling down totheground. Mat. 27. 46. And about the ninth hour Jefus cried with a loudvoice faying, Eli,Eli, lama-fabachthani? that is to lay, My God,my God, why halt thou forlaken me?
b Matthew 26. & 27. Chapters cPhil.2. 8.(See the laftfcripture in x immediately foregoing.)
d Acts 2. 23. Him.beingdelivered by the determinate counfel & foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and flain. v. 24. Whom God hath raised up,having loofed the pains of death, because it was not poffible that he fhould be holden of it. v.27. Because thou wilt not leave my foul in hell, neither wilt thou fuffer thine holy One to fee corruption: And Acts 13. 37, But he whom God raifed again,faw no corruption. Rom.6. 9. Knowing that Chrift being railed from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. e1 Cor.15.3.For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I alfo received, how that Chrift died for our fins,according tothe fcriptures: v. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rofe again the third day, according to the fcripturęs: v. 5. And that he was feen of Cephas, then of the twelve.
f John 20. 25. The other difciples therefore laid unto him, We
have feen the Lord.Buthe faid un
to them, Except I fhall fee in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger, into the printof the nails,and thurit my hand into his fide, 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 thruft it unto my fide; and be not faithlefs, but believing.
g Mark 16. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up unto heaven, and fat on the right hand of God.'
h Romans 8. 34. Who is he that condemneth? it is Chrift that died, yea rather that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who alfo maketh interceffion for us. Hebrews 9. 24. For Chrift is not entred into the holy places made with hands,which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself,now to appear intheprefence of God for us.Heb.7.25. Wherefore he is able allo to fave them to the uttermolt, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make interceflion for them,
i Romans 14. 9. For to this end Chrift both died,and rofe, and revived,that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.". 10. But why doft thou judge thy brother? or whydoftthou fet at nought thy brother? for we fhall all ftand be fore the judgment-feat of Chrift. Acts 1. 11. Which alfo faid, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this fame jefuswhich is taken up from you into heaven, fhall fo come, in like
V. The Lord Jefus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself,which he through the eternal fpirit once offered up unto God, hath fully fatisfied the juftice of his Father; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him 1.
manner as ye have feen him go into heaven. Acts. 10. 42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to teftify that it is he, which was ordained of God to be the judge of quick and dead. Mat, 13. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; fo hall it be inthe end of this world. v. 41. The fon of man fhall fend forth hisangels, and they fhall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity: . 42. And fhall caltthem into a furnace of fire: there fhall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jude6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved ineverlastingchainsunder darkness untothe judgmentof the great day. 2 Peter 2. 4. For if God fpared not the angels that finned, but caft them down to hell, and delivered them into chainsof darkness,to be referved unto judgment.
V. k Rom 5. 19. For as by one mans difobedience many were made finners: fo by the obedience of one, fhall many be maderighteous. Heb. 9, 14. How much more fhall the blood of Chrift, who through the eternal fpirit offered himfelf without fpot to God,purge your confcience from dead works to ferve the living God? v. 16. For where a teftament is,theremust alfo of neceffity be the death of the teftator Heb. 10. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Eph. 5. 2. And walk in love, as Chrift alfo hath loved us, and hath given himfelf for us, an offering and
a facrifice to God for a fweet-fmelling favour. Rom. 3.25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation.through faith in his blood, to declare his righteoufnefs for theremiffion of fins thatarepaft, through the forbearance of God; v. 26. To declare, I fay, at this time his righteoufnefs: that he might be jult, and the juftifier of him which believeth in Jefus.
I Daniel 9. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the tranfgreffion, and to make an end of fins; and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteoufnefs, and to feal up the vifion and prophecy, and to anoint the moltholy.. 26. And after threefcoreand twoweeks fhall Meffiah be cut off, but not for himfelf; and the people of the prince that shall come; fhall detroy the city and the fancturay, and the end thereof fhall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war defolationsare determined. Col.. 19. For it pleased the Father, that in him fhould all fulness dwell; v. 20. And (having made peace through the blood of his crois by him to reconcile all things unto himfelf; by him, I fay, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Eph. 1. 11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predeftinated acording to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the coun fel of his own will. . 14, Which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the pnrichafed poffeffion, unto the praife