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sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah', by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the Old Testament m.

VI. Under the gospel, when Christ the substance" was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper;

which,

that righteousness might be imputed: m Gal. iii. 7. Know ye therefore unto them also. Col. ii. ii. In that they which are, of faith, the whom also ye are circumcised with same are the children of Abraham. the circumcision made without hands, Ver. 8. And the scripture foreseeing in putting off the body of the sins that God would justify the heathen of the flesh by the circumcision of through faith, preached before the Christ : Ver. 12. Buried with 'him gospel. unto Abraham, saying, in in baptisni, wherein also ye are risen thee shall all nations be blessed. with him through the faith of the Ver. 9. So, then they which be of operation of God, who hath raised faith are blessed with faithful Abrahim from the dead. 1 Cor. v. 7.

ham. Ver. 14. That the blessing Purge out therefore the old leaven, of Abraham might come on the that ye may be a new lump, as ye Gentiles through Jesus Christ ; that are unleavened. For even Christ our we might receive the promise of the passover is sacrificed for us.

Spirit through faith. 1,1 Cor. x, 1. Moreover, brethren, VI. n Col. ii. 17. Which are a I would not that ye should be igno- shadow of things to come; but the 'rant, how that all our fathers were body is of Christ. under the cloud, and all passed

Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therethrough the sea; Ver. 2. And were fore and teach all nations, baptizall baptized unto Moses in the cloud, ing them in the name of the Father, and in the sea; Ver. 3. And did all and of the Son, and of the Holy eat the same spiritual meat; Ver. 4. Ghost : Ver. 20. Teaching them to And did all drink the same spiritual observe all things whatsoever I drink : (for they drank of that spiritual have commanded you : and, lo, I am Rock' that followed them:, and that

with you alway, even unto the end Rock was Christ.), Heb. xj. 13. These of the world, Amen.

1 Cor. xi. 23. all died in faith, not having received

For I have received of the Lord the proniises, but having seen them that which also I delivered unto afar off, and were persuaded of them, you, That the Lord Jesus, the and embraced them, and confessed

same night in which he was bethat they were strangers and pilgrims trayed, took bread : Ver. 24. And, on the earth. John viii. 56. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my it, and said, Take, eat; this is

when he had given thanks, he brake daya and be saw it, and was glad..

my body, which is broken for you:

this

the which, though fewer in number, and administered with

more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet in them it is sina held forth in more fulness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy P, ON to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles9; and is called

the New Testament. There are not therefore two cove

nants of grace differing in substance, but one and the same PRIunder various dispensations '.

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this do in remembrance of me. Israel; After those days, saith the Ver

. 25. After the same manner at Lord, I will put my law in their 30 he took the cup, when he had inward parts, and write it in their supped, saying, This cup is the new hearts; and will be their God, and testament in my blood : this do ye, they shall be my people. Ver. 34. as oft as ye drink'it, in remembrance And they shall teach no more every

man his neighbour, and every man P Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come his brother, saying, Know the Lord: unto mount Sion, and unto the city for they shall all know me, from of the living God, the heavenly the least of them unto the greatest Jerusalem, and to an innumerable of them, saith the Lord: for I will company of angels, Ver. 23. To. forgive their iniquity, and I will rethe general assembly and church of member their sin no more. the first-born, which are written in 9 Mat. xxviii. 19. (See letter o heaven, and to God the Judge of immediately foregoing ] Eph. ii. 15. all, and to the spirits of just men Having abolished in his flesh the made perfect, Ver. 24. And to enmity, even the law of commande Jesus the Mediator of the new cove ments, contained in ordinances, for nant, and to the blood of sprinkling,

to make in himself of twain one that speaketh better things than that new man, so making peace. V. 16.

Ver. 25. See that ye re And that he might reconcile both fuse not him that speaketh: for if

unto God in one body by the cross, they escaped not who refused him having slain the enmity thereby : that spake on earth, much more Ver. 17. And came and preached shall not we escape, if we turn away peace to you which were 'afar off, from him that speaketh from heaven: and to them that were nigh. V. 18. Ver. 26. Whose voice then shook For through him we both have an the earth : but now he hath pro access by one Spirit into the Father. mised, saying, Yet once more I

Ver. 19. Now therefore ye are no shake not the earth only, but also more strangers and foreigners, but heaven.

Ver. 27. And this word, fellow citizens with the saints, and Yet once more, signifieth the rem of the household of God. moving of those things that are *Luke xxii. 20. Likewise also che shaken, as of things that are made, cup after supper, saying, This cro that those things which cannot be

is the new testament in my bloody shaken may remain, Jer. xxxi. 33.

which is shed for you. But this shall be the covenant that

s Gal. iii. 14. That the blessing I will make with the house of of Abrahanı might come on the

Gentiles

of Abel.

CHAP. VIII. Of Christ the Mediator. IT T pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ore

dain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and mana; the Prophet ', Priesto,

and

Gentiles through Jesus Christ;

that father of many nations,) before him we might receive the promise of the whom he believed, even God, who Spirit through faith. Ver. 10. quickeneth the dead, and calleth. Now to Abraham and his seed were those things which be not as though. the promises made. He saith not, they were. Ver. 23. Now, it was And to seeds, as of many ; but as not written for his sake alone, that of one, And to thy seed, which is it was imputed to him; Ver. 24, Christ. Acts XV. 11. But we be But for us also, to whom it shall. lieve that through the grace of the be imputed, if we believe on him Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved that raised up Jesus our Lord from even as they Rom. iii. 21. But the dead. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ now the righteousness of God with the same yesterday, and to-day, and out the law is manifested, being for ever. witnessed by the law and the pro I. a Isa. xli. 1. Behold my servant phets : Ver. 22. Even the righte- whom I uphold, mine elect in whon ousness of God, which is by faith my soul delighteth : I have put my of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon Spirit upon him, he shall bring all then that believe; for there is forth judgment to the Gentiles. no difference: Ver. 23. For all 1 Pet. i. 19. But with the precious have sinned, and come short of the blood of Christ, as of a lamb with glory of God.

Ver. 30. Seeing it out blemish and without spot : is one God, which shall justify the Ver. 20. Who verily was fore. circumcision by faith, and uncircum ordained before the foundation of cision through faith. Psalm xxxii. 1. the world, but was manifest in Blessed is he whose transgression is these last times for you. Johu iii. 16. forgiven, whose sin is covered, For God so loved the world, that he With Rom. iy. 3. For what saith

gave his only begotten Son, that the scripture Abraham believed whosoever believeth in him should God, and it was counted unto him not perish, but have everlasting life. for righteousness. Ver. 6. Even as I Tim. ï. 5. For there is one God, David also describeth the blessedness and one Mediator between God and of the man unto whom God inpu

the man Christ Jesus. teth righteousness without works. b Acts iii. 22, For Moses truly Ver. 16. Therefore it is of faith, said unto the fathers, A prophet that it might be by grace; to the shall the Lord your God raise up end the promise might be sure to

unto you of your brethren, like all the seed; not to that only which

unto me; him shall ye bear in all, is of the law, but to that also which things whatsoever he shall say unis of the faith of Abrahani, who is the father of us all; Ver. 17. (As

c Heb. v. 5. So also Christ gloit is written, I have made thee a. sified net himself to be made an.

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and Kingd; the Head and Saviour of his Church ®; the
Heir of all things f; and Judge of the world : unto whom
he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed", and
to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified,
and glorified

II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, be-
ing very and eternal God, of one substance, and equal withx
the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take
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high priesto; but he that said unto him, he hath put him to grief:
him, Thou art my Son, to-day have when thou shalt make his soul an

begotten thee. Ver. 6. As he offering for sin, he shall see his seed,
saith also in another place, Thou he shall prolong his days, and the
art a priest for ever, after the order pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in
of Melchisedec,

his hand.
d Psal. i. 6. Yet have I set my il Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself
Ring upon my holy bill of Zion. a ransom for all, to be testified in
Luke i. 33. And he shall reign over due time. Isa. lv. 4. Behold, I have
the house of Jacob for ever, and of given him for a witness to the peo-
his kingdom there shall be no end. ple, a leader and commander to the
* Eph. v. 23. For the husband is people. Ver. 5. Behold, thou shalt
the head of the wife, even as Christ call a nation that thou knowest not;
is the head of the church: and he is and nations that knew not thee shall
the saviour of the body.

run unto thee because of the Lord f Heb. i. 2. Hath in these last thy God, and for the Holy One of days spoken unto us by his Son, Israel; for he hath glorified thee. whom he hath appointed heir of I Cori ii 30. But of him are ye all things, by whom also he made in Christ Jesus, who of God 'is the worlds.

made - unto us wisdom, and righte& Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath ousness, and sanctification, and reappointed a day in the which he demption. will judge the world in righteous

II. k John i. 1. In the beginning ness, by that man whom he hath was the Word, and the Word was ordained; whereof he hath given with God, and the Word was God. assurance unto all men, in that he

Ver. 14. And the Word was made hath raised him from the dead. flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we

# John xvii. 6. I have manifested beheld his glory, the glory as of the thy name unto the men which thou only begotten of the Father,) full of gavest me out of the world : thine grace and truth. I John v. 20. And they were, and thou gavest them we kuow that the Son of God is me; and they have kept thy word. come,

and hath given as an Psal. xxii. 30. A seed shall serve derstanding, that we may know. him, it shall be accounted to the him that is true : and we are in Lord for a generation. Isa. liii

. 10. him that is true, even in his Son. Yet is pleased the Lord to bruise Jesus Christ. This is the true

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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 an. 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 mano.

III. The

God, and eternal life. Phil. i. 6.

to her, The Holy Ghost shall come Whó being in the form of God, upon thee, and the power of the thought it not robbery to be equal Highest shall overshadow thee : with Gode Gal. iv. 4. But when therefore also that holy thing which the fulness of the time was come,

shall be born of thee shall be called God sent forth his Son, made of a the Son of God.. Gal. iv. 4. [See woman, made under the law, Letter k immediately foregoing.]

1 Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as 1 Luke in. 35. [.See the foregoing the children are partakers of flesh Verse] Col. č. 9. For in him dwello and blood, he also himself likewise eth all the fulness of the Godhead took part of the same: that through bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the death he might destroy him that fathers, and of whom as concerning had the power of death, that is, the the fiesh Christ came, who is over devil. Ver. 16. For verily he took a!lGod blessed for ever.

Amen. not on him the nature of angels; but 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also hath he took on him the seed of Abra. once suffered for sins, the just for ham, Ver, 17. Wherefore in all the unjust, that he might bring us things it behoved him to be made

to God; being put to death in the like unto his brethren; that he flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. might be a merciful and faithful i Tim, üi. 16. And, without contro. high priest in things pertaining to

verșy, great is the mystery of gods God, to make reconciliation for the liness : God was manifest in the sins of the people. Heb. iv. 15.

flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of For we have not an high priesc angels, preached unto the Gentiles, which cannot be touched with the believed on in the world, received feeling of our infirmities ; but was up into glory: in all points tempted like as we are, 9. Rom. in 3. Concerning his San yet without sin. m Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused

Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was

made of the seed of David according to a man whose name was Joseph,

to the flesh : Ver. 4. And declared of the house of David; and the vir to be the Son of God with power, gin's name was Mary. Ver. 31. And, according to the Spirit of holiness, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy

by the resurrection from the dead. womb, and bring forth a Son, and 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, shalt call his name Jesus. Ver. 35.

and one Mediator between God and And the angel answered and said un

men, the man Christ Jesus.

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