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In burnt offerings, &c. thou hast had no pleasure, &c. Sacrifices, which can never take away sin.Heb. x. 1 6. 8. 11. xiii. 9, 10. Ps. xl. 6, 7. Micah vi. 6, 7.
Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he who said, &c. -James ii. 10, 11.
We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags. Isa. lxiv. 6. When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do. -Luke xvii. 10.
If the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory; much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory: for even that which was made glorious, had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory which excelleth: for, if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.-2 Cor. iii. 7—11.
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? &c.-Gal. iii. 2, 3. 5.
OF MAN'S SALVATION AND REDEMPTION: HOW IT CAME, AND BY WHAT MEANS.
FIRST, From God only, and no other wise.
WHAT is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?-Job vii. 17. Ps. viii. 4. cxliv. 3. Heb. ii. 6. None can by any means redeem his
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, &c.-Isa. xl. 5. Luke iii. 4-6.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold: mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. I have put my spirit upon him he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles, &c. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, &c. and give thee for a covenant to the people: for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes; to bring out the pri soners, &c.-Isa. xlii. 1.5-7. xlix. 8.
I have raised him up, &c. He shall let go my captives, not for a price nor reward, saith the Lord.-Isa. xlv. 13. 22.
I will bring near my righteousness; it shall not be afar off; and my
vation shall not tarry and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel. Isa. xlvi. 13.
It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel. I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth, &c. That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth, &c.-Isa. xlix. 6. 9. Acts xiii. 46, 47. Isa. liv. 1, 2.
To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground, &c.-Isa. liii. 1, 2.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek: he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year, &c. to comfort all that mourn, &c.-Isa. lxi. 13.
people; and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; as he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, &c. that we should be saved from our enemies, &c. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, &c. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people, by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring (or sunrising, or branch) from on high hath visited us; to give light, &c.—Luke i, 68-72, 77-79.
Mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people: a light to lighten the Gentiles, &c.-Luke ii. 30-32.
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, &c, that the world through him might be saved,John iii. 16, 17.
If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, &c.John iv, 10,..
I came down from heaven, to do the will of him who sent me and this is the Father's will, who hath sent me, That of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, &c. That every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life. John vi. 38-40. Heb. x, 7. John x. 36.
Him, being delivered by the deter→ minate counsel and fore-knowledge of God, ye have taken, &c.-Acts ii. 23.
Against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, &c. were gathered together; for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.-Acts iv. 27, 28.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be a Prince, and a Saviour. -Acts y. 31.
God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.-Heb. vi. 17, 18.
God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath; that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for
Blessed be God, who hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by Jesus Christ.-1 Pet. i. 3.
SECONDLY, Who is he by whom this Salvation is conveyed and wrought?
-John i. 17. Eph. iii. 8.-It is Jesus Christ.
THE law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, &c.-John i. 17.
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired, &c. the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Pet. i. 10, 11.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.-Gen. iii. 15.
The Lord said unto Abram, &c. And in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.-Gen. xii. 1. 3.
Abraham shall, &c. And all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.-Gen. xviii. 18.
The Lord said to Isaac, &c. In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.-Gen. xxvi. 4.
The Lord said to Jacob, &c. And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.-Gen. xxviii. 14.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt, &c.-Gen. xlix. 10, 11.
I know my redeemer liveth, &c.— Job xix. 25.
All they that see me, laugh me to scorn, &c. He trusted on the Lord, that he would deliver him. let him deliver him, &c.-Ps. xxii. 7, 8.
He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.-Ps. xxxiv. 20. John xix. 33, 34. 36, 37.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not
desire, &c. Then said I, Lo I come, &c.-Ps. xl. 6-8. Heb. x. 5—7. Mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, &c. hath lift up his heel against me.-Ps. xli. 9. Matt. xxvi. 14, 15. 47. &c. Ps. lv. 12-14. Thou hast ascended on high, led captivity captive, received gifts for men, &c.-Ps. lxviii. 18.
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand; upon the Son of man, whom thou madest strong for thyself. —Ps. lxxx. 17.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head of the corner. -Ps. cxviii. 22. Acts iv. 11, 12. Isa. xxviii. 16. 1 Pet. ii. 6.
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was, &c. then I was by him, as one brought up, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him, rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.-Prov. viii. 22, 23-31.
The people who walked in darkness, have seen a great light: they who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined, &c. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, &c.-Isa. ix. 2, 3. 6. Matt. iv. 15, 16.
There shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles, &c. -Isa. xi. 1, 2. 10. lx. 1, &c.
Behold, a king shall reign, &c. a man shall be a hiding place from the wind.—Isa. xxxii. 1—3.
1, 2. 6, 7. xlix. 6. 8, 9. Acts xiii. 47. Matt. xii. 18, 19.
O Zion, who bringeth good tidings, &c. Behold, the Lord shall come, &c. His arm shall rule for him, his reward is with him, he shall feed his flock like, &c.-Isa. xl. 9—11. lxii. 11.
Behold, my servant whom I uphold, &c. he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles; he shall not cry, nor lift up, &c. I will give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners.-Isa. xlii.
I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, &c. Hag. ii. 7.
Behold the man whose name is the Branch, and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of the Lord, &c.-Zech. vi. 12, 13.
Behold, thy king cometh; he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass, &c.-Zech. ix, 9. Matt. xxi. 5. 7, 8.
The Spirit of God, like a dove, lighting upon Jesus; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. -Matt. iii. 16, 17.
John said unto him, Art thou he that should come? or do we look for another? Jesus said, &c. Shew John, &c. The blind receive their sight, &c. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me, &c. For this is he of whom it is written, &c. Come unto me, all ye that labour, &c. Matt. xi. 26.9, 10. 28, 29.
The voice out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.— Matt. xvii. 5.
And the angel said, &c. I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, &c. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will towards men, &c. Simeon to whom it was revealed by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ, took up the child Jesus in his arms, and blessed God, and said, &c. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, &c.-Luke ii. 1012. 14. 25, 26. 28: 30-32:
They who are whole need not a physician, &c. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance, -Luke v. 31, 32.
Jesus said unto Zacchæus, This day is salvation come to this house, &c. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.→→→ Luke xix. 8-10. Matt. xviii. 11.
Moses in the law and the prophets did write; Jesus, &c.-John í. 29, 30. 34. 36. 41, 42, 45.
As Moses lifted up the serpent, &c. even so must the Son of man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life, &c. That the world through him should be saved. John iii. 14, 15. 17. Numb. xxi. 8, 9.
John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away (or beareth) the sin of the world, &c. We have found the Messias; which is (being interpreted) the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus, &c. Philip saith to Nathanael, We have found him, of whom
I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I who speak unto thee am he.-John iv. 25, 26. Acts ix. 5. xxii. 8.
The works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father sent me, &c. Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.-John v. 36. 40.
Labour, &c. for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed, &c. The bread of God, is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world, &c. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me, shall never hunger, &c. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever, &c-John vi. 27. 33. 35 51.
When ye have lift up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, &c. John viii. 28. *. U
Jesus said, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?. He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he who talketh with thee.-John ix. 35-37.
I am the door (said Jesus), by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, &c. I am come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good Shepherd, &c. I give unto them eternal life. John'x. 9-11. 15.28. xiv. 6.
I came not to judge, &c. but to save the world.-John xii. 47.
I have glorified thee on earth, I