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common infirmities thereof, yet without sin'; being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance ". So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion". Which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man o.

God, and eternal life. Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

1 Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. Ver. 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Ver. 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb. iv. 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 sin.

m Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. Ver. 31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. Ver. 35. And the angel answered and said uns

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to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Gal. iv. 4. [See letter immediately foregoing.]

n Luke i. 35. [See the foregoing Verse.] Col. ii. 9. For in him dwell, eth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. 1 Tim. iii. 16. And, 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.

Rom. i. 3. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh: Ver. 4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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III. The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure; having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell: to the end, that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father"; who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same.".

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake *; which that he might discharge, he was made under the

III. P Psal. xlv. 7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. John iii. 34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

9 Col. ii. 3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Col. i. 19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

$ Heb. vii. 26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmTess, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. John i. 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.

Acts x. 38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil : for God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. And to Jesus the Mediator of the

new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

u Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron: Ver. 5. So also, Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee.

w John v. 22. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son : Ver. 27. And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Mat. xxviit. 18. And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Acts ii. 36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

IV. X Psal. xl. 7. Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me: Ver. 8.

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the law, and did perfectly fulfil it; endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul, and most painful sufferings in his body; was crucified, and died; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption. On the third day he arose from the dead,

I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart. With Heb. x. 5. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: Ver. 6. In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure: Ver. 7. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Ver. 8. Above, when he said, Sacrifice, and offering, and burnt-offerings, and offering for sin, thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein, (which are offered by the law;) Ver. 9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. Ver. 10. By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. John x. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Phil, ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the

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y Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

2 Mat. iii. 15. And Jesus answering, said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then

he suffered him. Mat. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

a Mat. xxvi. 37. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and very heavy. Ver. 38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Luke xxii. 44. And be ing in an agony. he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

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b Matthew, Chapters xxvi. and xxvii.

Philip. ii. 8. [See the last scripture in immediately foregoing.]

d Acts ii. 23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Ver. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Ver. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. And Acts xiii. 37. But he whom God raised again saw no corruption. Rom. vi. 9. Knowing that Christ, being raised from

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dead, with the same body in which he suffered '; with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father, making intercession"; and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world'.

the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; Ver. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: *Ver. 5. And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

f John xx. 25. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. Ver. 27. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side and be not faithless, but believing.

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unto God by him, seeing he ever liv eth to make intercession for them.

i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. Ver. 10. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. Acts i. 11. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts x. 42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. Mat. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Ver. 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that h Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that offend, and them which do iniquity :, condemneth? It is Christ that died, Ver. 42. And shall cast them inyea rather, that is risen again, to a furnace of fire: there shall who is even at the right hand of be wailing and gnashing of teeth. God, who also maketh intercession Jude, ver. 6. And the angels for us. Heb. ix. 24. For Christ which kept not their first estate, is not entered into the holy places but left their own habitation, he made with hands, which are the hath reserved in everlasting chains figures of the true; but into heaven under darkness, unto the judgment itself, now to appear in the preof the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. sence of God for us. Heb. vii. 25. For if God spared not the angels Wherefore he is able also to save that sinned, but cast them down them to the uttermost that come to hell, and delivered them into

8 Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

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 him'.

chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

V. k Rom. v. 19. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners: so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Heb. ix. 14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Ver. 16. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Eph. v. 2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God: Ver. 26. To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

1 Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in ever. lasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. Ver. 26, And

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after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city, and the sanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. Col. i. 19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; Ver. 20. And (having made peace through the blood of his cross) by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

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i. 11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predeatinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Ver. 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. John xvii. 2. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Ver. 15. And for this cause he is the Mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

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