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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 ascended into heaven, and there atteth at the right-hand of his Father g, making intercellion h; and shall return to judge men and Angels, at the end of the world i.

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bout the ninth hour Jesus cried print of the nails, and put my finger twith a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, into the print of the nails, and thrust lama fabachthani ? that is to say, my hand into his fide, I will not be. My God, my God, why halt thou 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. 8. (See the last fcripture thy hand, and thrust it into my in x immediately foregoing.) fide: and be not faithless, but be.

A&s ii. 23. Him being delivered lieving. by the deterninate counsel and fore- g Mark xvi. 19. So then, after koowledge 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 Nain. . 24. Whom God sat on the right hand of God, bath 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 wile not is even at the right-hand of God, leave my soul in hell, neither wile who also maketh intercellion for us. thou suffer thine holy one to fee Heb. ix, 24, For Christ is not encorruption. Aod Acts xii. 37. Buttered 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 uttermolt,

ei Cor. xv. 3. For i delivered that come unto God by him, feeing unto you first of all, that which I also he ever liveth to make interceßion received, how that Christ died for for them. our fins according to the scriptures : i Rom. xiv, 9. For to this end V. 4. And that he was buried, and Christ both died, and rose and rechai he rose again the third day ac- vived, that he might be Lord both cording to the scriptures : v. s. 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 judgment seat of Christ. Ads seeu the Lord. But he said unto them, 1, 11. Which also said, Ye men of Except I fall fee in his hands the Galilee, why ftand ye gazing up in

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V. The Lord Jefus, by his perfe&t obedience and facrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered 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.

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to heaven ? this fame Jesus which is Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he taken up from you into heaven, shall hath perfected for ever them that so come in like manner as ye have are sanctified, Eph. v. 2. And walk seen bini go into heaven. Ačts X. 42. in love, as Christ also bathi loved us, And he conmanded us to preach and bath given himself for us, an unto the people, and to testify that offering and a sacrifice to God for a it is he which was ordained of God sweet smelling favour. Rom. iii. 25. to be the judge of quick and dead. Whom God hath set forth to be a Mat. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares propitiation through faith in his are gathered and burnt in the fire ; blood, to declare his righteonsness fo fall it be in the end of this world. for the remillion 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 righteoufncfs : that he might be that offend, and them which do ini- just, and the justifier of him who quity; v. 42. And shall cast them believeth in Jesus. into a furnace of fire': there shall he I Dan. ix. 24, Seventy weeks are wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jnde determined upon thy people, and 6. And the angels which kept not upon thy holy citi, to finish the their first eltate, but left their own transgression, and to make an end habitation, he hath reserved, in ever. of sins; and to make reconciliation Jasting chains under darkness, unto for iniquity, and to bring in everlast- . the judgment of the great day. ing righteousness, and to seal up the 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God Ipared nut vition and prophecy, and to anoint the angels that linned, but cast them

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v. 26. And after down to hell, anddelivered them in threescore and two weeks shall Melto chains of darkness, to be reserved liah be cut off, but not for himself; unto judgment.

and the people of the prince that Mall V. & Rom. v. 19. For as by one come, shall desiroy 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 are 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. v, 20. Ård (having made peace out spot io God, purge your con- through the blood of his cross) by science from dead works to serve the him to reconcile all things upto bimJiving 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. Lxy be ide death of the teltator. Eph. i. Ji, lo whom also we hav

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VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the vertue, ef. ficacy and benefits thereof were communicated unto the elect

in all ages, fuccellively 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. Christ, in the work of mediation, acterh according to both natures; by each nature domg that which is proper ! itself n: yer, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature, is fometimes in scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature o.

Vill. To all those for whom Christ 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 feed and her feed : the counsel of his own will. v.14. it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt Which is the earnest of our inheri. bruise his heel, Rev, xiï. 8. And all tance, until the redemption of the that dwell upon the earth shall wor. purchased posseilion, 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 Last given him power over all felh, from the foundation of the world. that he should give eternal life to as Hebi xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the same many as thou hast given him. Heb. yesterday, and to day, and for ever, -ix. i 2. Neither by the blood of goats VII, n Heb.ix. 14. (See letter k and calves, but by his own blood be fcripture the second.) 1 Pet. iii. 18. entered in once into the holy place, For Christ also hath once suffered having obtained eternal redeniption for fins, the just for the unjust, (that for us. 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 fileh, but quickened that by means of death, for the re- by the Spirit. dempion of the tranfgreffions that

e Acts XX. 28. Take heed therewere boder the first teltainent, they fore unto yourselves, and to all the which are called right receive the flock over the which ihe holy, Chost promile of eternal inheritance. Biath made you overseers, to feed the

VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the church of God, which be hath pur. fulness of the time was come, God chased with his own blood. John iii. Sent forth his Son made of a woman, 13, And no man hath ascended up made under the law, v. g. 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 miglat receive the adoption which is in heaven. 1 Jolio iii. 16.

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nicate the same p; making intercession for them-9; and reveal, ing unto them, in and by the word, the mystery of falvation r; effe&tually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governeth their hearts by his word and Spiritj; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom; in such

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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. P Jolin vi. 37. All that the towards us in all wisdom and pruFather giveth me, shall come to me; dence. v.9. Having made koowa and him that cometh to me, I will in unto us the mystery of his will, aç. no wise 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 dame I should lose nothing, but ihould unto the men which thou gavest 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 gavest 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 Joho xiv. 16. And I will pray the 16. And other sheep 1 bave, wnich Father, and he shall give you anothet are not of this fold: them allo I must Comforter, that he may abide with -bring, and they shall bear my voice : you for ever. Heb. xii. 2. 'Looking and there shall be one fold, and one unto Jesus, the author and finisher thepherd.

of our faith ; who for the joy that q Joha fi. 1. My little children, was set before him, endured the these things write I unto you, that cross, despising the shame, 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 wristen, I believed, and not for ours only, but also for and therefore have I spoken : we al. the sins of the whole world. Rom. lo believe, and therefore speak. Rom. Fiii. 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, maketh; intercession for us.

he is none of his. v. 14. For as many r john xv. 13, Greater love hath as are led by the Spirit of God, they no man than this, that a man lay are the sons of God. Rom. xv. 1, dowo his life for his friends. v. 15. For I will not dare to speak of any of Henceforth call you rot servants; those things, which Chrilt hath dot for ebe servant knoweth not what bis wroughi by me, to make the Genuiles lord doth : but I have culled you obedient by word and deed. f. 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, Ephi i. 7. In whom

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CH A P. X. Of Free Will.

OD hath endued the will of man with that natural li

berty, that it is neither forced, nor by any absolute neceficy 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 froni it c.

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so that from Jerufalem, and round enticed. Deut. xxx. 19. I call heaabout unto lyricum, t bave fully ven and earth to record this day apreached the gospel of Christ. John gainst you, that I have set before you xrii. 17. Sanctify them throngh thy life and death, blessing and curfing : truth : thy word is truth.

therefore choose life, that both thou Pfal. cx. 1. The Lord said unto and thy feed may live. my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, II. b Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only until I make thine enemies thy foot. have I found, that God hath made fool. I Cor. xv. 25. For he must man upright; but they have lought seign, till he hath put all enemies out many inventions. Gen. i. 26. voder 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 onsness arise with healing in his air, and over the cattle, and over all wiogs; 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 afties 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, saith the Lord of hosts. freely eat. v, 17. But of the tree of Col. i. 15. And having spoiled prin. the knowledge of good and evil, thou cipalities and powers, he made a shalt not eat of it: for in the day that few 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, that Elias is come already, and food, and that it was pleasant to the they knew him nor, 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 tall also the Son of man of, and did eat, and gave also unto fuffer of them, James i. 14. But her husband with her, and he did every man is tempied, when he is eat, drawn away of his owo luft, and

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