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promises, prophecies, facrifices, circumcision, the pafchal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all fore-signifying Christ to come", which were for that time fufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Mefliah', by

ftones, was glorious, so that Purge out therefore the old the children of Israel could not leaven, that ye may be a new dedaftly behold the face of lamp, as ye are unleavened. Moses, for the glory of his for even Christ our pallover is countenance, which glory was sacrificed for us. Col. 2. 17. to be done away ;-How shall Which are a Madow of things not the ministration of the Spi- to come; but the body is of rit be rather glorious ? --- For Chrift. if the ministration of condem- Ti Cor. 10. 1, 2, ġ, 4. nacion be glory, much more doth Moreover, brethren, I would the riniitration of righteouf- not that ye should be ignorant, Dess exceed in glory.

how that all our fathers were k Heb. 8.), 10. chapters. under the cloud, and all pasRom. 4. II. And he received fed through the sea ; and were the fign of circumcision, a all baptized unto Moses in the seal of the righteousness of the cloud and in the sea. And did faith, which be bad yet, being all eat the same fpiritual meat; ancircumcised; that he might and did all drink the same spibe the father of all them that ritual drink. For they drank believe, though they be not of that spiritual rock that circumcised; that righteouf- followed them; and that ness might be imputed unto rock was Christ. Heb. 11. 13. them also. Col. 2. II. In These all died in faith, not whom also ye are circumcised having received the promises; with the circumcision made but having seen them afar without hands, in putting off off, and were persuaded of the body of the fins of the them, and embraced them, and flesh by the circumcision of confeffed that they Chrift. ver. 12. Buried with strangers and pilgrims on the him in baptism, wherein also earth. John 8.56. Your fa. ye are risen with bim, through ther Abraham rejoiced to see the faith of the operation of my day; and he saw it, and God, who hath raised him was glad. from the dead.

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whom they liad full remission of sins, and eternal falvation; and is called the Old teftamentm.

VI. Under the gospel, when Christ the substance", was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the word, and the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper"; which though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity and less outward glory, yet in them it is held forth in more fulness, evidence,

m Gal. 3:7, 8, 9, 14. Know 23, 24, 25. For I have received ye therefore, that they which of the Lord, that which also I are of faith, the same are the delivered unto you, That the children of Abraham. And Lord Jesus, the same night in the scripture foreseeing that which he was betrayed, took God would justify the heathen bread. And when he had give through faith, preached be. en thanks he brake it, and said, fore the gospel unto Abraham, Take, eat; this

niy body, saying, In thee shall all nations which is broken for you; this be blessed.--So then they do in remembrance of me. which be of faith are blessed After the same manner also, be with faithful Abraham.- took the cup, when he had sup. That the blessing of Abraham ped, saying, This cup is the might come on the Gentiles New Testament in my blood; through Jesus Christ, that we this do ye, as often as ye drink might receive the promise of it in remembrance of me. the Spirit through faith. Cor. 3. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. But if

VI. n Coluff. 2. 17. Which the ministration of death, writare a shadow of things to come, ten and engraver in stone's was but the body is of Christ. glorious, so that che children

o Mat. 28. 19. Go ye there of Israel could not stedfastly fore and teach all natioris, bap. belold the face of Moses, for tizing them in the name of the the glory of his countenance, Father, and of the Son, and of which glory was to be done a. the Holy Ghost ;-Teaching way ;-How shall not che mi. them to observe all things niitration of the Spirit be rawhatsoever I have commanded ther glorious ? -For if the mi. you : and lo, I am wish you niftration of condemnation be alway, even unto the end of glory, much more doth the the world. Amen. 1 Cor. is niinistration of righteousness

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and spiritual efficacy", to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles"; and is called the New Testament". There are not, therefore, two covenants of grace differing in substance, but one and the fame under various dispensations'.

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more that which reinaineth is ment in my blood, which is
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fhed for you. Heb. 8. 7, 8, 9, p Heb. 12. 22, to 28. See Gal. 3. 14, 16. That the also Jer. 31. 33, 34,

blelling of Abraham might q See letter o and Matt. 28, come upon the Gentiles through 19. Eph. 2. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. Jesus Christ; that we might reHaving abolished in his flesh, ceive the promise of the Spia the enmity, even the law of rit through faith :-Now to commandments, contained in Abraham and his feed were ordinances, for to make in the promises made. He faith himself, of twain, one new not, And to seeds, as of many; man, so making peace :-And but as of one, and to thy feed, that he might reconcile both which is Christ. Acts Is. 11. unto God in one hody by the But we believe, that through cross, having flain the enmity the grace of the Lord Jelus thereby: - -Aid came Christ, shall be saved preached peace to you which even as they. Rom. 3. 30.were afar off, and to them that Seeing it is one God which were nigh.--For through him Thall justify the circumcision we both have access by one by faith, and uncircumcision Spirit unto the Father. Now through faith. therefore ye are no more stran

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Of Christ the Mediator.

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T pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to

choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the mediator between God and man”, the prophet', priesto, and king"; the head and saviour of his church', the heir of all things', and judge of the world"; unto whom

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I. a Isa. 42. I. Behold my Christ glorified not himself, to fervant whom I uphold; mine be made an high priest; buc elect; in whom my foui de- he faid unto him, Thou art my lighteth; I have put iny Spirit Son, to day have I begotten upor him; he shall bring forth thee; As he faith also in anojudgment to the Gentiles. ther place, Thou art a priest Pet. 1. 19, 20.- But with the for ever, after the order of precious blood of Christ, as Melchisedec. of a lamb without blemish, d Pfal. 2. 6. Yet have I fet and without spot.-Who veri- my king upon my holy hill of ly was foreordained before the Zion, Luke 1. 33. And he foundation of the world, but shall reign over the house of was manifest in these last times Jacob for ever, and of his kingfor you. I Tim. 2. 5. For there dom there shall be no end. is one God, and one mediator

e Eph. 5. 23. For the hur. between God and men, the band is the head of the wife, man Christ Jesus. See also, even as Christ is the head of John 3. 16.

the church; and he is the fa. b Acts 3. 22. For Mofes viour of the body. truly said unto the fathers, A f Heb. I. 2. Hath in these prophet shall the Lord your last days spoken unto us by bis God raise up unto you of your Son, whom he hath appointed brethren, like unto me; him heir of all things. shall ye hear in all things what- g Ads 17. 31. . Because he soever he shall say unto you. hath appointed a day in the Deut. 18. 13.

which he will judge the world c Heb. 5. 5, 6. So allo in righteousness, by that man

he did from all eternity give a people to be his feed", and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified'.

II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one, subftance, and equal with the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come,

him man's nature', and all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without

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whom he hath ordained where thee, because of the Lord thy of he hath given assurance unto God, and for the holy One of all men, in that he hath raised Ifrael; for he hath glorified him from the dead.

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But of h John 17. 6. I have ma- him are ye in Christ Jesus, who nifested thy name unto the of God is made into us wisdona men which thou gavest me and righteousness, and fanctifiout of the world; thine they cation and redemption. were, and thou gavest them II. k John I. I, 14. In the me, and they have kept thy beginning was the Word, and word. Pfal. 22. 30.

A feed the Word was God. And the shall ferve him, it shall be ac- Word was made flesh, and counted unto the Lord for a dwelt among us, (and we be. generation. Ifai. 53. 10. Yet held his glory, the glory as of it pleased the Lord to bruise the only begotten of the Fahim, he hath put him to grief; ther,) full of grace and truth. when thou shalt make his soul 1 John 5. 20. And we know an offering for fin, he shall see that the Son of God is come, bis feed, he shall prolong bis and hath given us an under: days, and the pleasure of the standing that we may know Lord shall prosper in his hand. him that is true; and we are

i i Tim. 2. 6. Who gave in him that is true ; even in his himself a ransom for all, to be Son Jesus Christ. This is the testified in due time. Ifai. 55. true God and eternal life. Phil. 4,5. Behold I have given him 2. 6. Who being in the for a witness to the people, form of God thought it not a leader and a commander tó robbery to be equal with God. the people; Behold, thou Gal. 4. 4. But when the fulness fhalt call a nation that thou of the time was comc, God knowelt not, and nations that fent forth his Son made of a knew not thee shall run unto woman, made under the law..

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