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erence to the death of Jesus Christ the testator, and to the everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed."

h Heb. 7: 22, and 9: 15, 16, 17 ; Luke. 22 : 20 ; 1 Cor. 11:25.

V. Although this covenant hath been differently 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

the account of which various dispensations it is called the old and new testament.

i 2 Cor. 3 : 6, 7, 8, 9; Heb. 12 : 18 to 24 ; Col. 2:11, 12; 1 Cor. 5: 7, 8 and 10: 25. k Gal. 3: 3; Eph. 4 : 5; Jer. 30 : 33, 34; Rom, 3: 21, 22, 30, and 1 : 16, 12 Cor. 3:6, 14,

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CHAP. VIII.

OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR.

I. It pleased God in his eternal purpose, to 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;' the prophet," priest, and king,"

the head and savior of his church, the heir of all things, 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.h

a Isa. 42:1; 1 Pet. 1 :'19, 20; John 3 : 16 ; 1 Tim. 2 : 5. b Acts 3 : 22. c Heb. 5:5, 6. d Psal. 2:6; Luke 1 : 33. e Eph. 5 : 23. f Heb. 1 : 2. & Acts, 17 : 31. h John 17:6; Psal. 22 : 30 ; Isa. 53 : 10. i 1 Tim. 2:6; Isa. 55 : 45 ; 1 Cor. 1:30.

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 fullness of time was come, take upon

him man's nature, with all the essential properties and 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 ;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;" which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.°

k John, 1:14, 17, and 5: 20; Phil. 2:6; Gal. 4: 4. i Heb. 2 : 14, 16, 17, and 4: 15. m Luke, 1:27, 31, 35 ; Gal. 4:4 n Luke, 1 : 35; Rom. 9:5 ; Col. 2:9; 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 Tim. 3:16. o Rom. 1 : 31 ; 1 Tim. 2 : 5.

III. The Lord Jesus Christ, in his human nature, thus united to the Divine, in the person of the Son, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure, having in him all the treasures of wisdom_and knowledge, 9 in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell,' to the end that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, 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 Father, who also put all power and judgment into his hands, and gave him commandment to execute the same."

p Psal. 45:1; John, 3 : 34. a Col. 2 : 3. r Col. 1 : 10. s Heb. 7 : 26; John, 1 : 14. t Acts, 10 : 38; Heb. 12: 24, and 7 : 22. u Heb. 5 : 4, 5. w John. 5:21, 27 ; Matt. 28 : 18; Acts 2 : 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 fulfill it, and underwent the punishment due to us, which we should have borne and suffered, being made sin and a curse for us, enduring most grievous torments immediately from God in his soul, and most painful sufferings in his body, was crucificd and died, was buried and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption, on the third day he

arose fron the dead, with the same body in which he suffered, f with which also he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father, making intercession, and and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world. i

* Psal. 40:7, 8; Heb. 10 : 5 to 10; John, 10:18; Phil: 2: 8. y Gal. 4: 4. * Matt. 3 : 15, and 5: 17. a Matt. 26 : 37, 38, and 27: 46 ; Luke, 22 : 44. b Matt. 26 : 27. c Phil. 2 : 8. d Acts 2: 23, 24, 27, and 13: 37; Rom. 6 : 9. ei Cor. 15 : 3, 4. f John, 20 : 25, 27. & Mark, 16 : 9. h Rom. 8 : 34 ; Heb. 9: 24, and 7: 25. i Rom. 14 : 9, 10; Acts, 1:11, and 10 : 42 ; Matt. 13:40, 41, 42 ; Jude, 6; Pet. 2:4.

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 purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him.

k Rom. 5: 19; Heb. 9: 14, 16, and 10: 14; Eph. 5:2; Rom. 33 : 25, 26; 1 Col. 1: 19, 20; Dan. 9: 24, 26; Eph. 1:11, 14; John, 17 : 2; Heb. 9 : 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 sacrifices, wherein he was revealed, and signified 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 to-day the same, and forever.m

m Gal. 4 : 4,5; Gen. 3 : 15; Rev. 11:8; Heb. 13 : 8.

VII. Christ in the work of mediation acteth according to both natures, by each nature doing that which is proper in 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.°

n Heb. 9 : 14, 15; 1 Pet. 3 : 18. • Acts, 20 : 28; John 3:13; 1 John, 3: 16.

VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same, P making intercession 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 Spirit, overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner and ways as are more consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation.

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