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, Micah 5. 2.
John i was made (r). Whose goings forth have 1, 2, 3; been from of old, from everlasting (S).
For God created all things by Jesus Christ Eph. (1). Who being in the form of God, 3. 9.
thought it no robbery to be equal with 2 Phil. God (u). And his name is called Wonder
ful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the ever* Isaiah lafting Father, the Prince of Peace (x).
Who is the image of the invisible God,
the first-born of every creature (y). The 1.15. brightness of his glory, and the exprefs Heb. image of his person (z) Who was clothed
with a vesture dipped in blood; and his • Rev. name is called the Word of God (a). In him 19. 13. dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead i Col. bodily (b).
And in him are hid all the Co12.3. treasures of wisdom and knowledge (c).
ARTICLE V. ' Concerning his Appearance in the Flesh. el John THE word was made flesh (d). For
he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abra.
ham, being in all things made like unto e Heb. 2 his brethren (e). Touched with a feeling 16, 17. of our infirmities; and in all things tempted, f Ch. 4. like as we are, yet without sin (f). He
died for our fias, according to the scriptures; and he was buried, and he rofe
again the third day, according to the scripg 1 Cor. tures (8).
Concerning the End and Use of that
GOD rent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned fin in the flesh (1). For this purpose the Son of God ! Rom, was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the Devil (i). Being manifested in Joha to take away. our fins (k). For he gave i Ver. s. himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a sweet sinelling favour (1). 1 Fph. Having obtained eternal redemption for us 5.2. (m). And through the eternal spirit offered m Heb. hiinself without spot to God, to purge our consciences from dead works, to serve the living God (n). He was the Lamb - Ver. that was ilain from the foundation of the world o). Of whom the fathers did all o Rev. drink , for they drank of that spiritual rock 5, 2. 12, that followed them, and that rock was Christ (o).
Christ also suffered for us, p. Cor. leaving us an example, that we should fol. 10.4. low his steps (9)
For we are to bear g 1 Pet. about in' the body the dying of the Lord 2. 21. Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body, being alway delivered unto death for Jesus' fake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh(r). That we may know him, - 2 Cor.
and the power of his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his sufferings, being made : Phil
. conformable unto his death ().
Concerning the inward manifestation of
GOD dwelleth with the contrite and Lluish humble in spirit (t). For he hath faid, He • 2 Cor. will dwell in them, and walk in them (u). 6.16. And Christ standeth at the door, and knockcih; if any man hear his voice, and
the door, he will come in to him, and will sup * Rev. with him, and he with him (x). And there. 3. 20. fore ought we to examine our ownselves, and
prove our own selves, knowing how that go 2 Cor. Christ is in us, except we be reprobates (y). 13. s. For this is the riches of the glory of the
mystery, which God would make known
among (or rather IN) the Gentiles, Christ - Col 2. within, the hope of glory (2).
Concerning the New Birth.
EXCEPT a man be born again, he can• John not see the kingdom of God (a). Therefore ought we to put off the old man with
his deeds, and put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him, and which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (b). For henceforth know we no man after 6 Col. the flesh; yea, though we have known tilo: Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth 4.24. know we him no more (c). For if any: 2.Cor. man be. in Chrift he is a new creature, old 5.16. things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (d). For such have put on d'Ver.17 the Lord Jesus Christ (e). And are re-. Rom newed in the fpirit of their minds (f ). f Eph For as many as have been baptized into 4. 23. Christ, have put on Christ ($). Being & Gal. born again, not of corruptible feed, but of 3.27 incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (b). And glory. 1. Pet. in nothing, fave in the cross of the Lord ", 23. Jesus Chrift, by whom the world is crucified unto them, and they unto the world (i). Gal
. For in Christ Jefus, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcifion, but a new creature (k).
Concerning the Unity of the Saints with
HE that fanctifieth, and they who are fanctified, are all of one (1). For by the Heb
exceeding great and precious promises that
are given them, they are made partakers of * 2 Pet. the divine nature (m). Because for this end
prayed Christ, that all might be one, as the Father is in him, and be in the Father, that they also might be one in them; and the glory which he had gotten from the Father, he gave them, that they might be one, even as the Father and he is one; Christ in the
Saints, and the Father in Christ, that they -- John might be made perfect in one (n).
17. 21, 22, 23.
Concerning the universal Love and Grace
of God to all.
GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever be
lieveth in him should not perish, but have John everlasting life (). And in this was mani
fested the love of God towardus, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the * John world, that we might live through him ().
So that if any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous ; and he is the propitiation for our sins; and
not for ours only, but alfo for the sins of 9 1 John the whole world (9). For by the grace of Heb. God he hath tasted death for every man (r). And gave himself a ransom for all, to be