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VI. Under the gofpel, when Chrift the fubftance n was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is difpenfed are the preaching of the word, and the administration of the facraments of baptism and the Lord's fuppero, which though fewer in number, and adminiftred with more fimplicity, and lefs outward glory; yet in them it is held forth in more fulnefs, evidence and fpiritual efficacy p, to all nations, both Jews

are bleffed with faithful Abraham. v. 24. That the bleffing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles thro' Jefus Chrift; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

VI. » Col. ii. 17. Which are a fhadow of things to come; but the body is of Chrift.

. Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghoft: v. 20. Teaching them to obferve all things whatfoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you, alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have received of the Lord, that which alfo I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jefus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread: v. 24. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. v. 25. After the fame manner also he took the cup, when he had fupped, faying, this cup is the new teftament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

p Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerufalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. v. 23. To the general affembly and church of the

first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the fpirits of juft men made perfect, v. 24. and to Jefus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of fprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. v. 25. See that ye refufe not him that speaketh: for if they efcaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more fhall not we efcape, if we turn away from him that fpeaketh from heaven. v. 26. Whofe voice then hook the earth: but now he hath promised, faying, Yet once more I fhake not the earth only, but also heaven. v. 27. And this word, Yet once more, fignifieth the removing of those things that are fhaken, as of things that are made, that thofe things which cannot be thaken may remain. Jer. xxxi. 33. But this fhall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Ifrael, after thofe days, faith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they fhall be my people. v. 34. And they fhall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, faying, Know the Lord; for they fhall all know me, from the leaft of them, unto the greatest of them, faith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their fin no more. ? Mat.

Jews and Gentiles q; and is called the New Testament r. There are not therefore two covenants of grace differing in fubftance, but one and the fame under various dispensations.

CHAP. VIII. Of Chrift the Mediator.

pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and or

Idan the LORD JESUS, his only begotten Son, to be

Mat. xxviii. 19. (See letter o immediately foregoing.) Eph. ii. 15. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments, contained in ordinances, for to make in himfelf of twain, one new man, fo making peace; v. 16. and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the crofs, having flain the enmity thereby; v. 17. and came, and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. v. 18. For through him we both have an accefs by one Spirit unto the Father. v. 19. Now therefore ye are no more ftrangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the faints, and of the houfhold of God.

r Luke xxii. 20. Likewise alfo the cup after fupper, faying, This cup is the new teftament in my blood, which is fhed for you.

Gal. iii. 14. That the bleffing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jefus Chrift, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit thro' faith. v. 16. Now to Abram and his feed were the promifes made. He faith not, And to feeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy feed, which is Chrift. Acts xv. 11. But we believe, that through the grace of the Lord Jefus Chrift, we shall be faved, even as they. Rom. iii. 21. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witneffed


by the law and the prophets. v. 22. Even the righteoufnefs of God which is by faith of Jefus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference: v. 13. For all have finned, and come fhort of the glory of God; v. 30. Seeing it is one God, which fhall juftify the circumcifion by faith, and uncircumcifion through faith. Pfalm xxxii. 1. Bleffed is he whofe tranfgreffion is forgiven, whose fin is covered. With Rom. iv. 3. For what faith the fcripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. v. 6. Even as David alfo defcribeth the bleffedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works. v. 16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace, to the end the promise might be fure to all the feed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that alfo which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. v. 17. (As it is written, I have made thee à father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickneth the dead, and calleth thofe things which be not, as though they were. v. 23. Now it was not written for his fake alone, that it was imputed to him; v. 24. but for us alfo to whom it fshall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jefus our Lord from the dead. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the


Chap. VIII. the Mediator between God and man a; the prophet b, priest c; and kingd; the head and Saviour of his churche; the heir of all things f, and judge of the worldg: unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his feed b, and to be by him. in time redeemed, called, justified, 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 fame yesterday, and to-day, and for the houfe of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there fhall be no end.


I a Ifa. xlii. 1. Behold my fervant whom I uphold, mine elect, in whom my foul delighteth: I have put my fpirit upon him, he fhall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 1 Pet. i. 19. But with the precious blood of Chrift, as of a lamb without blemith and without fpot: v. 20. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these laft times for you. John iii. 16. For God fo loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whofoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jefus.

b Acts iii. 22. For Mofes truly faid unto the fathers, A prophet fhall the Lord your God raife up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; him fhall ye hear in all things whatfoever he shall fay unto you.

Heb. 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. v. 6. As he faith alfo in another place, Thou art a prieft for ever after the order of Melchifedec.

d Pfal. ii. 6. Yet have I fet my King upon my holy hill of Zion. Luke i. 33. And he shall reign over

. Eph. v. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.

fHeb. i. 2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom alfo he made the worlds.

g Acts xvii. 21. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he 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 raised him from the dead.

b John xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gaveft me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Pfal. xxii. 30. A feed fhall ferve him, it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Ifa. liii. 1o. Yet it pleafed the Lord to bruife him, he hath put him to grief: when thou fhalt make his foul an offering for fin, he fhall fee his feed, he thall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord fhall profper in his hand.

i 1 Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himfelf a ranfom for all, to be testified in due time. Ifa. lv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. v. 5. Behold, thou shalt


the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's naturek, with all the effential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without fin/: being conceived by the power of the holy Ghoft, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her fubftancem. So that two whole, perfect and diftinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were infeparably joined together in one person, without converfion, compofition or confufion n. Which person is very God,

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 Ifrael; for he hath glorified thee. 1 Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jefus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and fanctification, and redemption. II. John i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ▼. 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. 1 John v. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an underftanding, that we may know him that is true: and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jefus Chrift. This is the true 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 fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

1 Heb. ii. 14. Forafmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise 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 priest, in things pertaining to God; to make reconciliation for the fins 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 fin.

m Luke i. 27. To a virgin efpoufed to a man whofe name was Jofeph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. v. 31. And behold thou fhalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and fhalt call his name Jefus. v. 35. And the angel answered, and faid unto her, The holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore alfo that holy thing which fhall be born of thee, fhall be called the Son of God. Gal. iv 4. (See letter k immediately foregoing.)

n Luke i. 35. (See the foregoing Verfe.) Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. ix 5. Whofe are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh, Chrift came, who is over


and very man, yet one Chrift, the only Mediator between God and man o.

III. The Lord Jefus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was fanctified and anointed with the holy Spirit above measurep; having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledgeq; in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness 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 furety t. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Fatherv, who put all power and judgment into

all, God bleffed for ever. Amen. 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also hath once fuffered for fins, the juft for the unjuft (that he might bring us to God) being put to death in the flesh, but quickned by the Spirit. 1 Tim. iii. 16. And without controverfy, great is the mystery of godlinefs: God was manifeft in the flesh, juftified in the Spirit, feen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

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

III. p Pfalm xlv. 7. Thou lovest righteoufnefs, and hateft wickednefs: therefore God, thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladnefs above thy fellows. John iii. 34. For he whom God hath fent, 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.

r Col. i. 19. For it pleafed the Father, that in him fhould all fulness dwell.

Heb. vii. 26. For fuch an high priest became us, who is holy, harmlefs, undefiled, feparate from finners, 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.

t Acts x. 38. How God anointed Jefus of Nazareth, with the holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppreffed of the devil: for God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. And to Jefus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of fprinkling, that fpeaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. By fo much was Jefus made a furety of a better testament.

v Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh 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


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