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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 rose from the dead e, with the fame body in which he fuffered f; with which also he afcended into heaven, and there atteth at the right-hand of his Father mak-" ing interceslion h ; and shall return to judge men and Angels, at the end of the world i.
bout the ninth hour Jesus cried print of the nails, and put my finger with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, into the print of the pails, and thrust lama fabachthani ? that is to say, my hand into his fide, I will not be. My God, my God, why hast chou lieve. v. 27. Then fait'ı he to Tho forleken me?
mas, Reach hither thy finger, and 6 Mat. xxvi. and xxvii. chapters, behold my hands; and reach hither
c Phil. ii. S. (See the last fcripture thy hand, and thrust it into my in x immediately foregoing.) fide: and be not faithless, but be
d Acts ii. 23. Him being delivered lieving. by the determinate counsel and fore g Mark xvi. 19. So then, after knowledge of God, ye have taken, the Lord had spoken unto them, he and by wicked hands, have cruci- was received up into heaven, and fied and flain, v. 24. Whom God sat on the right hand of God, hach raised up, having loosed the h Rom, viii, 34. Who is he that pains of death, because it was not condemneth? It is Chrift that died, poffible that he should be holden of yea rather that is risen again, who it. v. 27. Because thou wilt not is even at the right-hand of God, leave my soul in hell, neither wilt who also maketh intercellion for us, thou suffer thine holy one to fee Heb. ix, 24. For Christ is not encorruption. And Acts xüi, 37. But tered into the holy places made with 'he whom God raised again, faw no hands, which are the figures of the corruption. Rom. xi. 3. Knowing true; but into heaven itself, now to that Christ being raised from the appear in the presence of God for dead, dieth no more: death hath us, Heb, vii. 25. Wherefore he is ano more dominion over him, ble also to save them to the uitermolt,
ei Cor. xv. 3. For i delivered that come unto God by him, fecing unto you first of all, that which I also he erer liveth to make intercefion received, how that Christ died for for them. our fins according to the scriptures : i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end 1.4. And that he was buried, and Christ both died, and rose and re. that he rose again the third day ac- vived, that he might be Lord both cording to the scriptures : v.se of the dead and living. v. 10. Bue And that he was seen of Cephas, why dost thou judge thy brother ? then of the twelve,
or why dost thou set at nought thy SJohn xx. 25. The other disciples brother? for we shall all stand betherefore said unto him, We have for the judginent seat of Christ, Acts feeu the Lord. But he said unto them, i, 11. Which also said, Ye men of Except 5 ltall see in his hands the Galilee, why ftand ye gaziog up in
V. The Lord Jefus, by his perfect obedience and facrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered X upunto God hath fully satisfied the justice of his Facher k; and
purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him l.
to heaven ? this fame Jesus which is Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he
are gathered and burnt in the fire; blood, to declare his righteonsness o fo shall it be in the end of this world. for the remission of fios that are past, v. 41. The son of man fhall send through the forbearace of God. v. forth his angels, and they shall ga. 26. To declare, I say, at this time ther out of his kingdom all things his righteoufriefs : that he might be that offend, and them which do ini- just, and the justifier of him who quity; V. 42. And fhall cast them believeth in Jesus. înto a furnace of fire : there shall be 7 Dan. ix. 24, Seventy weeks are wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jude determined upon thy people, and 6. And the angels which kept not upon thy holy citi, to finish the their first estate, but left their own transgression, and to make an end habitation, he hath reserved, in ever. of sins; and to make reconciliation lasting chains under darkness, unto for iniquity, and to bring in everlast. the judgment of the great day. ing righteousness, and to feal up the 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God Ipared nut vition and prophecy, and to anoint the angels that Goned, but cast them the most holy v. 26. And after down to hell, anddelivered them in threescore and two weeks fhall Mel. to chains of darkness, to be reserved liah be cut off, but not for himself; unto judgment.
and the people of the prioce that Mall V. k Rom. v. 19. For as by one come, shall dellroy the city and the man's disobedience many were made sanctuary, and the end thereof shall fioners : so by the obedience of one, be with a food, and unto the end of fall
many be made righteous. Heb. the war defolations determined ix. 14. How much more thall the Col. i. 19. For it pleased the Father, blood of Christ, who through the that in him should all fulness dwell; eternal Spirit offered himself with. $ 20. Ård (having made peace out spot io God, purge your con- through the blood of bis cross) by science from dead works to serve the him to reconcile all things upto bimliving God? v. 16. For where a te- self; by him, I say, whether they be pament is, there must also, of neces- things in earth, or things in heaven. Gry be the death of the teltator. Eph. i. 11, lo whom also we has
VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the vertue, efficacy and benefits thereof were communicated unto the elect in all ages, fuccessively from the beginning of the world, in and by those promises, types and sacrifices, wherein he was revealed and signified to be the seed of the woman, which should bruise the serpene's head, and the Lamb llain from the beginning of the world, being the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever m.
VII. Chrift, in the work of mediation, asteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper 10 itself n: yer, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature, is sometimes in scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature o.
VIII. To all those for whom Chriit hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and commu
nicate obtained an inheritance, being pre- of suns. Gen. iii. 15. And I will put destinated according to the purpose enmity between thee and the woman, of him who worketh all things after and between thy seed and her feed : the counsel of his own will. 6.14. it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt Which is the earnest of our inheri. bruise his heel. Rev, xiii. 8. And all tance, until the redemption of the that dwell upon the earth shall wor. purchased possession, unto the praise ship him, whose names are not written of his glory. John xvii, 2. As thou 'in the book of life of the Lamb laita haft given him power over all felh, from the foundation of the world. that he hould give eternal life to as Hebi xii. 8. Jesus Christ the same many as thou hast given him. Heb. yesterday, and to day, and for ever, ix. 1 2. Neither by the blood of goats VII, n Hcb.ix. 14. (See letter k and calves, but by his own blood be scripture the fecond.) 1 Pet. iii. 18. entered in once into the holy place, For Christ also hath once suffered having obtained eternal redeription for fins, the just for the unjust, (that for os. v. 15. And for this cause he he might bring us to God, being put is the Mediator of the new teftament, to death in the fich, but quickened that by means of death, for the re- by the Spirit. demption of the tranfgreffions that e Acts xx. 28. Take heed therewere ander the firit teltainent, they fore unto yourselves, and to all the which are called might receive the flock over the which the holy, Choft promile of eternal inheritance. bath made you overseers, to feed the
VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the church of God, which be hath purfulness of the time was come, God chased with his own blood. John iii. fent forth his Son made of a woman, 13, And no man hath afcended up made under the law, v. 5. To re to heaven, bui he that came down deem them that were under the law, from heaven, even the Son of man, that we might receive the adoption which is in heaven. 1 Jolio iii. 16.
nicate the same p; making intercession for them.q; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mystery of salvation r; effe&tually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governeth their hearts by his word and Spirits; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom; in such
Hereby perceive we the love of we have redemption through his God, because he laid down his life blood. the forgiveness of lins, ac for us : and we ought to lay down cording, to the riches of his grace ; our lives for the brethren.
V. 8. Wherein he hath abounded VIII. folin vi. 37. All that the towards us in all wisdom and pruFather giveth me, hall come to me; dence. v.9. Having made known and him that cometh to me, I will in unto us the mystery of his will, ac. no wife cast out. v. 39. And this is cording to his good pleasure which the Father's will which hath sent me, he hath purposed in himself. John that of all which he hath given mé, xvii. 6. I have manifested my name I should lose nothing, but should unto the men which thou gaveft me raise it up again, at the last day out of the world: thine they were, John X. 15. As the Father knoweth and thou gaveft them me ; and they me, even so know I the Father : and have kept thy word. I lay down my life for the sheep. v. S John xiv. 16. And I will pray the 16. And other sheep I have, wnich Father, and he shall give you another are not of this fold: them also I must Comforter, that he may abide with -bring, and they shall hear my voice : you for ever. Heb. xii. 2. 'Looking and there shall be one fold, and one unto Jesus, the author and finither thepherd.
of our faith ; who for the joy that q r Joha ii. 1. My little children, was set before him, endured the these things write I unto you, that cross, despising the same, and is ye fin not. And if any man fin, we let down at the right hand of the have an advocate with the Father, throne of God. 2 Cor. iv. 13. We Jesus Christ the righteous : v. 2.And having the same spirit of faith; ache is the propitiation for our fins : cording as it is wriiten, I believed, and not for ours only, but also for and therefore have I spoken : we al. the fios of the whole world. Rom. lo believe, and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that condemu. viii. 9. But ye are not in the Aeth, eth? It is Christ that died, yea ra. but in the Spirit, if so be, that the ther that is risen again, who is even Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if at the right hand of God, who also any mau bave not the Spirit of Christ, makett: intercession for us
he is none of his. v. 14. For as many r john xv. 13. Greater love bath as are led by the Spirit of God, they no man than this, that a man lay are the sons of God. Rom. xv. 18. dowo his life for his friends. v. 15. For I will not dare to speak of any of Henceforth call you rot fervants; those things, which Chrilt hath dot for tbe servant knoweth not what bis wroughi by me, to make the Genuiles lord doth : but I have culed you obedient by word and deed. p. 19. friends ; for all things that I have Through mighty figns and wonders, beard of my Father, I have made by the power of the Spirit of God; knowo unto you, Ephii. 7. In whom
manner and ways as are most consonant to his wonderful and un searchable dispensation t.
CHA P. X. Of Free Will.
OD hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty, that it is neither forced, nor by any
abiolute neceflity of nature determined, to do good or evil a..
II. Man, in his fate of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well-pleasing to God b; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it c.
so that from Jerusalem, and round enticed, Deut. XXX. 19. I call hea. about unto illyricum, I bave fully ven and earth to record this day apreached the gospel of Christ. John gainst you, that I have set before you rii. 17. San&tify them throngh thy life and death, bleffing and curfing : truth : thy word is truth.
therefore choose life, that both thou * Psal. cx. 1. The Lord said unto and thy feed may live. my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, II. 6 Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only unul I make thine enemies thy foot. have I found, that God hath made fool. 1 Cor. xv. 25. For he mult man upright ; but they have lought reign, till he hath put all enemies out many inventions. Gen. i. 26. under his feet. v. 26. The last enemy And God said, Let us make man in thar fhall be destroyed, is death. our image, after our likeness : and Mal. iv. 2, But unto you that fear let them have dominion over the fish my name, shall the fun of righte- of the fea, and over the fowl of the ousness arise with healing in his air, and over the cattle, and over all wings; and ye shall go forth and the earth, and over every creeping grow up as calves in the stall. v. 3. thing that creepeth upon the earth. And ye shall tread down the wick. c Gen, ii. 16, And the Lord God ed; for they shall be asties under the commanded the man, saying, of foles of your feet, in the day that I every tree of the garden thou mayest shall do this, faith the Lord of hosts. freely eat. v, 17. But of the tree of Col. ii. 15. And having spoiled prin- the knowledge of good and evil, thou cipalities and powers, be made a shalt not eat of it: for in the day that fhew of them openly, triumphing thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely over ihem in it.
die. Gen, iii. 6. And when the wo1. a Mat. xvii. 12. But I say unto man saw that the tree was good for you, tbat Elias is come already, and food, and that it was pleasant to the they knew him non, but have done eyes, and a tree to be desired to make unto him whatsoever they lifted: one wise, she took of the fruit therelikewise fhall also the Son of man of, and did eat, and gave also unto luffer of them, James i. 14. But her husband with her, and he did every man is tempted, when he is
eat, drawn away of his own lust, and