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and variously adininistered in respect of OrdiDances and institutions in the time of the law, and since the coming of Christ in the Aesh, i yet for the substance and efficacy of it, to all its spiritual and saving ends, it is one and the samek upon the account of which various dispensa. tions it is called the old and new testament. I
i Il Cor. iij. 6. 7, 8, 9. Heb. xii. 18 to 24. Col. i. ll, 12. I Cor. 4. 7. 8, and x!, 25. k Gal. ij. 3. Eph. iv. 5. Je!. XXX.. 33. 34. Rom. iii. 21, 22, 30, and i. 16. ll Cor. iii. 6, 14.
Of Christ the Mediator,
choose and ord in the Lord Jesus his only begotten son, according to a covenant made between them both, to be the Mediator between Gd and man, ; a the prophet. b priest, c and king, d the head and saviour of his church, e the heir of all things, fand judge of the world: unto whom he did from all eternity give a peo. ple to be his seed, h and to be by him in time rede med, called, justified, sanctified and glorified. i
a Isa. xlii. 1. I Peio i, 19, 20. John iii. 16
I Tim. ji. 5. 6 Acts iii. 22. c Heb. y. 5, 6. d Psal. ii. 6. L'uke i. 33. e Eph. V. 23. f Heb. i. 2. g Acts xvii. 31. h John xvii. 6. Psal. xxii. 30. Isa. liii. 10. ¿I lim. ii. 6. Isa. lv. 45. I Cor. i. 30.
God and very man yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man. o
k John i. 14, 17, and v. 20. Phil. ii. 6. Gal. iv. 4. 1 Heb. ii. 14, 16, 17, and iv. 15. i. 27, 31, 35. Gal. iv, ti n Luke i. 35. Rom. ix. 5. Col. ij. 9. I Pet. ii. 18. I Tim. iii. 16. oRom.j. 31. I Tim.ii. 5.
III. The Lord Jesus Christ in his human nature thus united to the divine in the person of the con was sanctified and anointed with the holy
spirit above measure, f having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, q in whom it pleased the father thai all fulness should dwell, r to the end that being holy, harmless, undefiled and full of grace and truth, s he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a mediator and surety ; i which office ho took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his father, u who also put all power and judg. ment into his hand, and gave him command. ment to execute the same. w
1 Psal. xlv., 1. John ii. 34. 9 Col. ij. 3. 9 Col. i. 19. 8 Heb. vii. 26. John i. 14. 1 Acts X. 38. Heb. xii. 24, and vii. 22. u Heb. V. 4, 5. w John v. 21, 27. Mat. xxviji, 18.
Aots ii. 36.
IV, The office the Lord Jesus Christ did most willingly undertake, & which, that he might discharge he was made under the law, y. and did perfectly fulfil it, z and underwent ihe punishment due to us, which we should have born and suffered, being made sin and a curse for us, enduring most grievous tornents immediately from God in his soul, a and most painful sufferings in his body, b was crucified and died, c was buried and remained under the power of death yet sa w no corruption, d on the third day he a. rose from the dead e will the same body in which he suffered, f with which also he ascen. ded into Heaven, and there sitteth at the right
band of his father, g-making intercession, h and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world. i
* Psal. xl. 7, 8. Heb. X. 5 to 10. John, x. 18. Phil. ii. 8.
Gal. iv, 4. z Mat. iii. 15 and v. 17. a Mat. xxvi. 37, 38, and xxvii. 46. Luke xxii, 44. 6 Mat. xxvi. 27. c Phil. ii, 8. de Acts, ii, 23, 24, 27, and xiii, 37. Rom. vi. 9. el Cor. xv. 3, 4. f John, xx. 25, 27, § Mark, xvi. 9. h Rom. viii, 34. Heb. ix, 24, and vii. 25. i Rom. xiv, 9, 10. Acts, i, 11, and x, 42. Mat. xiii, 40, 41, 42. Jude, 6. II Pet. ii. 4.
The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he, through the etere nal Spirit once offered up unto God, bath fully satisfied the justice of God, k and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inhere itance in the kingdom of heavci), for all those whom the Father hath given unto him. 2
k Rom. v, 19. Heb. ix, 14, 16, and x, 14, Eph. V, 2. Rom. iii, 25, 26. I Col. i, 19, 20. Dan, ix. 24, 26. Eph. i, 11, 14. John, xvii, 2. Heb. ix, 12, 15,
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 to the elect in all ages successively, from the beginning of the
world, in and by those promises, types, and sacsifices, wherein he was revealed, and signified. 10 be the seed of the woman, which should bruise the serpent's head, and the lamb slain from the beginning of the world, being yesterday and today the same, and forever, m
m Gal. iv, 1, 5. Gen. iii, 15. Rev. xi, 3. Heb. xili, 8.
VII. Christ in the work of mediation acteth according to both natures, by each nature doing that which is proper in itself ; n 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
n Heb. ix. 14, 15, I Pet. ii, 18. o Acts, X&, 28. John, iii, 13. I John, iii, 16.
VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doih certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same, p making intercession for them, 9 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 bis word and Spirit, & overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wislom, in such manner and ways as are most consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensa. tion.