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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 i
the dead, dieth no more; death hath unto God by him, seeing he ever live no more dominion over him.
eth to make intercession for them. ¢ i Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered un. i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end to you first of all that which I also Christ both died, and rose, and rereceived, how that Christ died for vived, that he might be Lord both our sins according to the scriptures; of the dead and living. Ver. 10. Ver. 4. And that he was buried, But why dost thou judge thy broand that he rose again the third ther? or why dost thou set at day, according to the scriptures: nought thy brother for we shall "Ver. 5. And that he was all stand before the judgment-seat of Cephas, then of the twelve. of Christ. Acts i. ll. Which also
f John xx. 25. The other disciples said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand therefore said unto him, We have ye gazing up into heaven? this seen the Lord. But he said unto same Jesus which is taken up from them, Except I shall see in his you into heaven, shall so come in hands the print of the nails, and like manner as ye have seen hiin put my finger into the print of the go into heaven. Acts x, 42. risid nails, and thrust my hand into his he commanded us to preach unto side, I will not believe. Ver. 27. the people, and to testify that it Then saith he to Thomas, Reach is he which was ordained of God hither thy finger, and bebold my to be the Judge of quick and
and reach hither thy hand, dead. · Mat, xiii. 40. As therefore and thrust it into my side: and be the tares are gathered and burned not faithless, but believing.
in the fire; so shall it be in the 8 Mark xvi. 19. So then, after end of this world. Ver. 41, The the Lord had spoken unto them, Son of man'shall send forth his he was received up into heaven, angels, and they shall gather out and sat on the right hand of God. 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
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 pre- of the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. sence of God for us. Heb. 7. 25. For if God spared not the angels Wherefore he is able also to save that sinned, but cast them down them to the utterniost that come
to hell, and delivered them into
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 Fatherk; 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 after threescore and two weeks shall unto judgment.
Messiah be cut off, but not for hiniV. k Rom. v. 19. For as by one self: ånd the people of the prince man's disobedience many were made that shall come shall destroy the sinners: so by the obedience of city, and the sanctuary, and the end one shall many be made righteous. thereof shall be with a food, and unHeb. ix. 14. How much
to the end of the war desolations are shall the blood of Christ, who determined. Col. i. 19. For it pleasthrough the eternal Spirit offered ed the Father that in him should all himself without spot to God, purge
fulness dweli; Ver. 20. And (having your conscience from dead works made peace through the blood of his to serve the living God? Ver. 16. cross) by him to reconcile all things For where a testament is, there unto himself; by him, I say, whemust also of necessity be the death ther they be things in earth, or of the testator, Heb. x. 14. For things in heaven. Eph. i. 11. 'In by one offering he hath perfected whom also we have obtained an infor ever them that are sanctified. heritance, being predestinated acEph. v. 2. And walk in love, as cording to the purpose of him who Christ also hath loved us, and hath worketh all things after the coungiven himself for us, an offering sel of his own will. Ver. 14, and a sacrifice to God for a sweet- Which is the earnest of our inhe. smelling savour. Rom. iii. 25. ritance, until the redemption of Whom God hath set forth to be the purchased possession, unto the 2 propitiation through faith in his praise of his glory. John xvii. 2. blood, to declare his righteousness As thou hast given him power for the remission of sins that are over all flesh, that he should give past, through the forbearance of eternal life to
as many as thou God: Ver. 26. To declare, l' say, at hast given him. Heb. ix. 12. Neithis time his righteousness: that he ther by the blood of goats and might be just, and the justifier of calves, but by his own blood, be him which believeth in Jesus. entered in into the holy
1 Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are place, having obtained eternal redetermined upon thy people, and demption for us.
Ver. 15. And upon thy holy city, to finish the for this cause he is the Mediator transgression, and to make an end of the new testament,
that by of sins, and to make reconciliation means of death, for the redemption for iniquity, and to bring in ever- of the transgressions that were lasting righteousness, and to seal under the first testament, they up the vision and prophecy, and to which üre called might receive the anoint the most holy. Yer. 26. And promise of eternal inheritance.
VI. m Gal.
VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the virtue, efficacy, and benefits thereof, were communicated unto the elect in all ages successively 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 ser pent's head, and the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world, being yesterday and to-day the same, and for ever".
VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper to itself": yet, 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, Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same P; making intercession
VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the being put to death in the flesh, but fulness of the time was come, God quickened by the Spirit. sent forth his Son, made of a wo- • Acts xx. 28. Take heed thereman, made under the law; Ver. 5. fore unto yourselves, and to all the To redeem them that were under flock, over the which the Holy the law, that we might receive the Ghost hath made you overseers, to adoption of sons. Gen. ii, 15. And feed the church of God, which he I will put enmity between thee and hath purchased with his own blood. the woman, and between thy seed John ii. 13. And no man hath and her seed: it shall bruise thy ascended up to heaven, but he that head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. came down from heaven, even the Rev. xiii. 8. And all that dwell up- Son of man which is in heaven. on the earth shall worship him, 1 John iii. 16. Hereby perceive we whose names are
not written in the love of God, because he laid the book of life of the Lamb slain down his life for us; and we ought from the foundation of the world. to lay down our lives for the breHeb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the same thren. yesterday, and to-day, and for ever. VIII. P John vi. 37. All that the
VII. ^ Heb. ix. 14. [See letter k, Father giveth me shall come to me; scripture the second.) 1 Pet. ii. 18. and him that cometh to me I will for Christ also hath ance suffered in no wise cast out. Ver. 39. And for sins, the just for the unjust, this is the Father's will which hath that he mighé bring 16 to God; sent me, that of all which he hath
for them?; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mysteries of salvation"; effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirits; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner and
given me, I should lose nothing, but pleasure, which he hath purposed in should raise it up again at the last himself. John xvii. 6. I have manjday. John X. 15. As the Father fested thy name unto the men which knoweth even so know I the
thou gavest me out of the world : Father; and I lay down my life thine they were, and thou gavest them for the sheep. Ver. 16. And other me; and they have kept thy word. sheep I have, which are not of this S John xiv. 16. And I will
pray fold; them also I must bring, and Father, and he shall give you anothey shall hear my voice: and there ther Comforter, that he may abide shall be one fold, and one shepherd. with you for ever. Heb. xii. 2.
91 John ii. 1. My little children, Looking unto Jesus, the author these things write 1 unto you, that and finisher of our faith ; who, ye sin not. And if any man sin, for the joy that was
set before we have an Advocate with the Fa- him, endured the cross, despising ther, Jesus Christ the righteous : the shame, and is set down at the Ver. 2. And he is the propitiation right hand of the throne of God. for our sins; and not for ours only, 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the same but also for the sins of the whole spirit of faith, according as it is world. Rom. viii. 34. Who is he written, I believed, and therefore that condemneth? It is Christ that have I spoken; we also believe, died, yea rather, that is risen again, and therefore speak. Rom. viii. 9. who is even at the right hand of But ye are not in the flesh, but God, who also maketh intercession in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, * John xv. 13. Greater love hath if any man have not the Spirit of no man than this, that a man lay Christ, he is none of his. Ver. 14. down his life for his friends. Ver. 15. For as many as are led by the SpiHenceforth I call you not servants; rit of God, they are the sons of for the servant knoweth not what God. Rom. xv. 18. For I will not his lord doeth ; but I have called dare to speak of any of those things you friends; for all things that I which Christ hath not wrought have heard of my Father I have by me, to make the Gentiles obemade known unto you. Eph, i. 7. dient, by word and deed.
Ver. 19 In whom have redeniprion Through mighty signs and won through his blood, the forgiveness ders, by the power of the Spiri of sins, according to the riches of of God: so that from Jerusalem his grace : Ver. 8. Wherein he hath and round about unto Illyricum abounded toward us all wisdom I have fully preached the gospe and prudence. Ver. 9. Having of Christ. John xvii. 17. Sanct made known unto us the mystery fy them through thy truth: th of his will, according to his good word is truth.
as are most consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation
CHAP. IX. Of Free Will. GOD hath endued the will of man with that natural
liberty, that it is neither forced, nor by any absolute necessity of nature determined, tó good or evil *.
II. Man, in his state of innocei.cy, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to Godd; but yet mutably, so that he might fall from it.
III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hạth wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying
i Psal. cx. 1. The LORD said un- record this day against you, that I to my Lord, Sit thon at my right have set before you life and death, hand, until I make chine enemies blessing and cursing : therefore thy footstool. 1 Cor. xv. 25. For choose life, that both thou and thy he must reign, till he hath put seed may live. all enemies under his feet. Ver. 26. II. b Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only The last enemy that shall be de- have I found, that God hath made stroyed is death. Mal. iv, 2. But man upright; but they have sought unto you that fear my name shall out many inventions. Gen. i. 26. the Sun of righteousness arise with And God said, Let us make man in healing in his wings; and ye shall our image, after our likeness : and go forth and grow up as calves let them have dominion over the fish of the stall. Ver. 3. And ye shall of the sea, and over the fowl of the tread down the wicked; for they air, and over the cattle, and over all shall be ashes under the soles of the earth, and over every creeping your feet, in the day that I shall thing that creepeth upon the earth. do this, saith the Lord of hosts. C Gen. ii. 16. And the Lord God Col. i. 15. And having spoiled commanded the man, saying, Of principalities and powers, he made every tree in the garden thou mayest a shew of them openly, triumphing freely eat: Ver. 17. But of the tree over them in it.
of the knowledge of good and evil I. a Matth. xvii. 12. But I say thou shalt not eat of it: for in the unto you, That Elias is come al- day that thou eatest thereof, thou ready, and they knew him not, shalt surely die. Gen. iii. 6. And but have done unto him whatso- when the woman saw that the tree ever they listed : likewise shall al- was good for food, and that it was 80 the Son of man suffer of thempleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be James i. 14. But every man is desired to make one wise; she took tempted, when he is drawn away of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and of his own lust, and enticed. Deut.
gave also unto her husband with XIX. 19. I call heaven and earth to ber, and he did eat.