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whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his feed h, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glorified i.

II. The Son of God, the second person in the trinity, being very and eternal God, of one fubstance and equal with the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nature k, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without fin: being con. ceived by the power of the holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance m.

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will judge the world in righteous. made flesh, and dwelt among us, nels, ly that man whom he hath (and we beledhis glory, the glory ordainéa, whereof he hath given as of the only begotten of the Faassurance anto all men, in that he ther) full of grace and truth. I hath raised him from the dead. John 5. 20. And we know that the

h John.17.6. I have manifested Son of God is come, and hath githy name unto the men whichthou venusanunderstanding, thatwemay gavelt me out of the world: thine know him that is true; and we are they were, and thou gavest them in him that is true, even in his son me; and they have kept thy word. Jelus Christ. This is the true God, Plal.22.30. A feed shall serve him, and eternal life. Philp. 2.6. Whó it shall be accounted to the Lord being in the form of God,thought for a'generation. Ifa. 53. 10. Yet it not robbery to be equal with it pleased the Lord to bruise him, God. Gal. 4. 4. But when the ful. he hath put him to grief : when ness of the time was come, God thou shalt make hissoul an offering lent forth his Son made of a wofor sin, he shall see his feed, he shall man, made under the law, prolong his days and the pleasure THcb.2.14. Foralmuch then as of the lordshall prosperinhishand. the children are partakers of tlela

in Tim.2. 6. Who gave himself and blood, he also himíelf likewile a ransom for all, to be testified in took part of the lame, that through due time. Ifa. 55. 4. Behold, I death he might destroy him that have given him for a witness to the had the power of death, that is, people a leader and conimander to the devil

. v, 16. For verily he the people,v,5. Behold, thou Malt took not on liim the nature of ancall a nation that thou knowelt gels; but he took on him the feed not, and nations that knew not of Abraham. v. 17. Wherefore in thee shall run unto thee, because all things it behoved him to be of the Lord thy God, and for the made like unto his brethren ; that holy. One of israel; for he hath he might be a merciful and faithful glorified thee. 1 Cor. 1. 30. Butof high priest,in things pertaining to him are y ein Clirist Jefus, who of God; to make reconciliation for God is made unto us wisdom, and the sins of the people. Heb. 4. 15. righteousness, and fanctification For we have not an high priest and redemption.

which cannot be touched with the 11, k John 1. 1. In the begin- feeling of our infirmities; but was ning was the Word,and the Word in all points tempted like as we was with God, and the Word was

are, yet without lin. Gud, v, 14, And the Word was m. Luke 1, 27. To a virgin e:

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fect and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion composition or confusion n. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and

III. The Lord Jesus, in his hùmane nature thus united to the divine, was fanctified and anointed with the holy spirit above measure p; having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge q; in whom it pleased the Father that all fuiness should dwell r: To the end, that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth [, he might be thorowly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and surety t. Which office he took not unto himself, but was

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spoused to a man whose name was Jesus Christ our Lord, which was Jofeph, of the house of David; made of the seed of navid,accorand the virgins name was Mary. ding to the flesh: v. 4. And decla. 7:31. And behold, thou shalt con- red to be the Son of God with ceive in thy womb, and bringforth power, according to the spirit of ason,and shall call his name Jelus. holiness, by the resurrection from V.35 And the angel answered, and the dead. 1 Tim. 2. 5. For there said unto her, The holy Ghost is one God, and one Mediator beMall come upon thee, and the tween God and men,the manChrift powerof the highest shall oversha. Jelus. dow thee; therefore also that holy III. p Psal. 45. 7. Thou lovest thing which shall be born of thee, righteousness, and hatest wicked. Thall be called theSon of God.Gal, nefs: therefore God, thy God hath 4.4. (See letter kimmediatelyfore, anointed thee with the oil ofgladgoing.)

ness above thy fellows. John.3.346 nLuke 1.35.(See the foregoing Forhewhom God hath lent,Speak Verse.Col. 2.9. For in bim dwel- eth the words of God: for Godgi. leth all the fulness of the Godhead veth not the spirit by measure unbodily. Rom. 9. 5. Whose are the to him. Fathers,& of whom as concerning 4 Col. 2.3. In whom are hid all the Relh, Chrilt came,who is over the treasures of wisdom and knowall, God blessed for ever. Amen. ledge. į Pet. 3. 18. For Christ also hath r Col. 1.19. For it pleased the once suffered for fins, the just for Father, that in him lhould all fulthe unjult (that he might bring us nels dwell. to God) being put to death in the f Heb. 7. 26. For such an high fieth, but quickned by the spirit. priestbecame us, whois holy,harmi Tim.3.16.And without contro. Jels, undefiled, separate from finversy, great is themystery of god- ners,and made higher thanthe hea. linels : God was manifest in the vens. John 1. 14. And the Word flesh, justified in the spirit, leen was made flesh, and dwelt among of angels, preached unto the Gen- us (and we beheld his glory, the tiles, believed on in the world, re. glory as olhe onlybegotten of the ceived up into glory.

Father) full of grace and truth. o Rom.1.3. Concerning his Son | Acts 19.38.How God anointed

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thereunto called by his Father v, who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same w.

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did mot willingly undertake x; which that he might discharge, he was made under the law y, and did perfectly fulfill it z; endured most grievous torments immediately in his Souls, and most painful suffer

ings Jesus of Nazareth, with the holy sacrifices for sin thou hast had no Ghost, and with power : who went pleasure: v. 7. Then laid I, LO, I about doing good, and healing all come (in the volume of the book that were oppressed of the devil; it is written of me) to do thy will for God was with him. Heb. 12:24. O God, v.8. Above,when he laid And to Jesus the Mediator of the facrifice, and offering, and burnt. new covenant, and to the blood

offerings and offering for fin, thou of sprinkling, that speaketh better wouldelt not, neither hadft pleasure things than that of Abel. Heb. 7, therein, which are offered by the 22. By fo mich was Jesus made a law;) v. 9. Then said he, Lo, I. furety of a better testament.

come to do thy will, o God, he v. Heb. 5.4. Andno mantaketh taketh away the first, that he may this honour unto himself, but he establish the second. v. 19. By the that is called of God,aswas Aaron. which will we are fanctified, thro' v. 5. So also Chrilt glorified not the offering of the body of Jesus himself

, to be made an high priest : Christ once for all. John 19. 18. but he that said unto him thou art No man taketh it from me, but I my Son, to day have I begotten lay it down of my self: I have thee.

power to lay it down,' and I have w John 5. 22. For the Father power to take it again. This comjudgeth no man; but hath com- mandment have I received of my mitiedall judgment unto the Son: Father Phil, 2.8. And being found 0,27. And hath given him authori- in falhion as a man, he humbled ty to execute judgment alio, be- himlelf, and became obedient unta cause lie is the Son of man. Mat, death, even the death of the cross. 28. 18. And Jesus came, and spoke y Gal. 4. 4 But when the fulness unto them, saying, All power is of the time was come, God sent given unto me in heaven and in forth his Son, made of a woman, earth. Acts 2. 36: Therefore let all made under the law. the houle of Israel kuow asuredly z Mat. 3, 15. And Jesus answer that God hath made the same Je. ing, said unto him, Suffer it to be sus whom ye have crucified, both so now; for thus it becometh us Lord and Chrilt.

to fulfill all'righteousnels. Then he IV.x. Plal. 40. 7. Then said I suffered him Mat, s. 17. Think Ln, I come: in the volume of the

not that I am come to destroy the book it is written of me. v,8, I de law, or the prophets : I am not light to do thy will, O my God: come to destroy, but to fulfill. yea, thy law is within my heart. a Mat, 29. 37. And he took with with Heb. 10,5. Wherefore when he him. Peter, and the two sons of cometh into the world, be faith, Zebedec, and began to be forrowe facrifice and offering thou wouldst ful, and very heavy.,V, 38. Then not, but a body halt thou prepared faith he unto them, My soul is ex me: v. 6. In burnt-offerings and ceeding forrowful, even unto death

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ferings in his body b; was crucified, and died c; was buried, and remained under the power of death : Yet faw no corruption d. On the third day he arose from the dead e, with the fame. body in which he suffered f; with which also he ascen-, ded into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father g, making intercession h; and shall return to judge men and angels, at the end of the world i.

V. The tarry ye here, and watch with me.

to them, Except I shall see in his Luke22. 44. And being in anago, hands the print of the nails, and ny he prayed more earnestly; and put my finger, into the printo the his sweatwas asit were greatdrops nails,and thurst my hand into his of bloodtalling down totheground. lide, I will not believe, v. 27. Mat. 27. 46. And about the ninth Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hour jesus

cried with a loudvoice hither thy finger, and behold iny saying, Eli,Eli, lama-labachthani ? hands; and reach hither thy hand, that is to say, My God,my God, and thrust it unto my side; and be why halt thou forlaken me?

not faithless, but believing. 6 Matthew 26. & 27. Chapters

g Mark 16. So then, after the cPhil... 8.(See the lattfcripture Lord had Ipoken unto them, be in x immediately foregoing.)

was received up unto heaven, and d Acts 2, 23, Him, beingdelive. fat on the right hand of God. red by the determinate counsel &

h Romans 8. 34. Who is he that foreknowledge of God, ye have condemneth? it is Christ that died, taken, and by wicked hands have yea rather that is risen again,

who crucified and Nain. v. 24. Whom is even at the right hand of God, God hath raised up,having looled who also maketh intercellion for the pains of death, because it was

us. Hebrews 9. 24. For Christ is not poslable that he should be hol. not entred into the holy places den of it. v.27. Because thou wilt made with hands, which are the finot leave my soul in hell, neither gures of the true; butinto heaven wilt thou suffer thine holý One to itself,now to appear intheprelence fee corruption: And Acts 13. 37, of God for us. Heb.7.25. WhereBut he whom God raised again, law fore he is able allo to save them no corruption. Rom.6. 9. Knowo to the uttermolt, that come unto ing that Christ being raised from God by him, seeing he ever liveth the dead, dieth no more ; death to make intercellion for them, hath no more dominion over him.

i Romans 14.9.Fur to this end ei Cor.15.3.For I delivered un. Christ both died, and role, and reto you first of all, that which I al. vived, that he might be Lord both to received, how that Chrilt died of the dead and living.v. 10. But for our fins according tothe scrip- why dolt thou judge thy brother? tores: 7. 4. and that he was bu- or whydoftthou set at nought thy ried, and that he rose again the brother ? for we shall all Itand be. third day, according to the fcrip- fore the judgment-leat of Chrift. turcs: 1.5. And that he was seen AES 1. 11. Which also said, Ye of Cephas, then of the twelve.

men of Galilee, why stand yega1 John 20.25: The other disci- zing op into heaven? this same leples therefore laid unto him, We fuswhich is taken upfrom you inhave seen the Lord.Buthe faid un. to heaven, small to come, in like V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself,which he through the eternal spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice 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 himn 1.

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manner as ye have seen him go in- a sacrifice to God for a sweet-Imel-
to heaven. Acts. 10. 42. And he ling favour. Rom. 3. 25. Whom
commanded us to preach unto the God hath set forth to be a propiti-
people, and to testify that it is he, àtion.through faith in his blood, to
which was ordained of God to be declare his righteousness for there-
the judge of quick and dead. Mat, mission of sins thatarepart, through
13. 40. As therefore the tares are the forbearance of God; v. 26.
gathered and burnt in the fire; to To declare, I say, at this time his
Kall it be inthe end of this world. righteousness: that he might be
7. 41. The son of man shall send jult, and the justifier of him which
forth hisangels, and they shall ga- believeth in Jesus.
ther out of his kingdom all things | Daniel 9. 24. Seventy weeks
that offend, and them which do are determined upon thy people,
iniquity: v.42.And shall caltthem and upon thy holy city, to finish
into a furnace of fire: there shall the transgression, and to make an
be wailing and ghalhing of teeth. end of lins; and to make reconci-
Jude6. And the angels which kept liation for iniquity, and to bring
not their firit estate, but left their in everlasting righteousnefs, and
own habitation, he hath reserved to leal up the visionand prophecy,
ineverlattingchainsunder darkness and to anoint the mostholy. 3.26.
untothe judgmentofthe great day. And after threescoreand twoweeks
2 Peter 2. 4. For if God spared not fhall Messiah be cut off, but not
the angels that linned, but cast for himself; and the people of the
them down to hell, and delivered prince that shall come; shall de-
them into chainsof darkness, to be itroy the city and the fancturay,
reserved unto judgment.

and the end thereof shall be with a V.k Rom 5. 9. For as by one flood, and unto the end of the war

disobedience many were desolationsare determined. Col. v. made finners: fo by the obedience 19. For it pleased the Father, that of one, fhall many be maderighteo in him should all tulness dwell; ous. Heb. 9, 14. How much more 7, 20. And (having made peace shall the blood of Christ, who through the blood of his cross by through the eternal spirit offered him to reconcile all things unto himself without spot to God,purge himself; by him, I say, whether your conscience from dead works they be things in earth, or things to serve the living God?' v. 16. in heaven. Eph. 1. 11. In whom For where a teltamentis,theremust also we have obtained an inherialso of necessity be the death of tance, being predestinated acorthe teftator Heb. 10. 14. For by ding to the purpose of him who one offering he hath perfected for worketh all tbings after the coun eyer them that are fanétified. Ephi fel of his own will, v. 14, Which 5. 2. And walk in love, as Christ is the earnest of our inheritance, also hath loved us, and hath given until the redemption of the pnria himfelf for us, an offering and chased posteslion, unto the praise

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