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and variously administered in respect of Ordinances and institutions in the time of the law and since the coming of Christ in the flesh, 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 dispensations it is called the old and new testament. I
i Il Cor, iïi. 6, 7, 8, 9. Heb. xii. 18 to 24. Col. jj. 11, 12, I Cor. v. 7, 8, and xi, 25. k Gala ii. 3. Eph. iv. 5. Jer. XXX:. 33, 34. Rom. iii. 31, 22, 30, and in 16. lll Cor. iii. 6, 14.
Of Christ the Mediatori
choose and ordain the Lord Jesus his only begotten son, according to a covenant made between them both, to be the Mediator between God and man, ; a the prophet, 6 priest, c and king, d the head and saviour of his church, the heir of all things, f and judge of the world:3 unto whom he did from all eternity give a peos ple to be his seed, h and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glori. Ged. i
a lsa, xlii, 1, I Petr ir 19, 20. John iii. 16
I Tim. j. 5. Acts iii. 22. c Heb. y. 5, 6. d Psal. ïi. 6. Luke i. 33. e Eph. v. 23. f Heb. i. 2. g Acts xvii. 31. h John xvii. 6. Psal. xxij. 30. Isa, lüi. 10. iI Tim. in 6. Isa. 18. 45. I Cor. i. 30.
II The son of God the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God of one substance and equal with the father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nature, k with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin, l being conceived by the power of the holy Ghost in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance ; m 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 ; n which person is very God and very man yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and manai
k Jobn i. 14, 19, and v, 30. Phil. ii. 6. Gal, js. 4. 1 Heb. ii. 14, 16, 17, and iv. 15. m Luke i. 27, 31, 35. Gal. iv. 4. n Luke i. 35. Rom. ix. 5. Col. ii. 9. I Pet. Hj. 18. I Tim. iii. 16. .Rom. i. 31. I Tim. ii. 5.
III. The Lord Jesus Christ in his human nature thus united to the divine in the person of the oon was sanctified and anointed with the holy
spirit above measure, p having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, q in whom it pleased the father thai all fülness should dwell, rio the end that being hoiy, harmless, ure defiled and full of grace and truth, s he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a mediator and surety ; t which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his futher, u who also put all power and judg. ment into his hand, and gave him commande ment to execute the same. W
p Psal. xiv. 1. John iii. 34. q Col. ij. 3. r Col. i. 19. 8 Heb, vii. 26. Join i. 14. t Acts X. 38. Heb. xii. 24, and ví, 22. u Heb. y. , 5. w John v. 21, 27. Mat. xxviii. 18. Acts ii. 36.
IV. The office the Lord Jesus Christ did mast willingly undertake, x which, that he inight discharge he was made under the law, y and did perfectly fulfil it, z and underwent the punishment due to us, which we should have born and suffered, being made sin and a curse for us, enduring most grievous torments immediately from God in his soul, a and most painful suffe)" ings in his body, 6 was crucified and died, c was buried and.reniained under the power of death yet sa w no corruption, d on the third day he ajose from the deade with the same body in which he suffered, f with which also le ascensled into learen, and there sitteth at the right
hand of his father, & making intercession, h and shall reicrn to judge men and angels at the end of the world. i
ac Psal. xl. 7, 8. Heb. x. 5 10 10. John, X. 18. Phil. ii. 8. y Gal. iv. 4. z Mat. inl. 15 and v.
a Mat. xxyi. 37, 38, and xxvii. 46. Luke xxii, 44. 6 Mat. xxvi. 27. c Phil. ii, 8. do Acts, ii, 23, 24, 27, and xiii, 37. Rom. vi. 9. e I Cor. xv. 3, 4. f John, xx. 25, 27, g Mark, xvi. 9. h Rom. viii, 34. Heb. ix, 24, und vii. 25. i Rom. xiv, 9, 10. Acts, i, 11, and x, 12. Mat. xiii, 40, 41, 42. Jude, 6. II Pet. ii. 4.
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 God, k and purch sed not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heave:l, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him. I
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 incar, nation, 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 sacrifices, wherein he was revealed, and significa to 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, 4, 5. Gen. iii, 15. Rev. xi, 8. Heba xiii, 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 che person denominated by the other nature, o
n Heb. ix. 14, 15. I Pet. iii, 18. o Acts, XX 8. John, iii, 13. I John, iii, 16.
VINI. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same, p making inter, Cession for them, q and revealing unto them, in und by the word, the mysteries of salvation, r effectually persuading them by his Spirit to be lieve and obey, and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit, 8 overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom, in şuch manner and ways as are most consonant 10 his wonderful and unsearchable dispensa: lion. I