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i77°· - The Gospel Magazine

i77°· - The Gospel Magazine

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3~6 ,,; H EGOSp,EL - M AG AZ TN Eo brought him n,lgh to th,e fh~)[e, and then left him dfown~ .jog ,~y th!= ban\nat hadftthou been the be;tter! ; Let us learn then to be Jaithf.uJ as he was f~ithfull and en,~ dur-e to tbe end In well-doing. I (peak th!s with grief, ta.' f~e the world, howev.ery man is left ip his righteous cau(e;, fair words and Roodly countenances are not hard to g::t, hut a faithful heart to de:iver the jufl out of troublt, I have feeo it in Chrilt; I have not elfe lounq it in one. Yet this' I am (ure of, he that is faithful 1 -this behalf, he is like unto ChriH, and Chr fi liveth in him. i\nd thus f~,r of the 1aH: verfes of [hi; ;;'c(lpd chapter. , Now let us c;om} ~o t~e third. ~~ Therefore, pcly bre7 c, thren, partakers 'of the ~eavenly caliipg, conuder th~ ,r ~~ Apdtle and high priefi Qf our pr~fel1jo\l' Chrifl- Jefu~.~ Now the iipofl'e orbears to make any funher dercripti?~ of the pereon of Chrifr, whereof we have heard, and bec;~n,,: , J1' th a more part ieu Jar declara: ion of his office~; and firfi, how les Ollr prophet', to ,he fourteenth vcrfe of the next ,chapter. And I~r us now learn to be fruirtul hearers; and th's exhorta~ion let it make us wife, that carefully and dlligent-ly we m2Y hearhn and learn the myfl:ery of the Lord Jefu in which we. be t~1Vcd: that: we may have the tefiimony in ourfeJves, that we he th~ children?f the Ne\'!-­ TeftameN " The rcfore, holy b,retlm'n, &c. let us mark diligen~ly e,ve,· r.y word ID this t:x~eJlenrexhortati'on: to! they an: not only -~ w~f

The Rev~~1r.J).F.ER.ItWon. the, fuSREW-s. 3Q1 ~~H.g; but ~he e:({honation is fo' gat''lered out of the f@: mer doctrine, that this one. (e[lienee is a pJaip ex.­ po1i~ioq. qfall the doClirjne taugh.t hef~;?" from. the eleventh. verfe to the end Qf,the chapter. He faid firil, Therefore, pr fo~ this cauU:.; as if he ,w.ould fay" feeing it i. fo with us, feei"g God hath r?~eived I.S into this grace; feeing fuch al1-J exuH£41t rprophet IS given unto us.; let us hear him. So ifl the nrH: word, pe ilieweth, that this exhortation is ae. cording t-o his former doctrine. ,. Then he- calleth.tqem holy, alluding to tbat he lPake :in: the ~jeytnt!~ verfe, "He that ranElifieth t and they that are: fanctified 'are one ;" to teach us ~hat w~ be holy, that we are one with Chrifi, and that by his Spi~it fanchfying us, we be received into his feIlow!hip. He calleth them brefhren, repeating that he taught in the elevemh and twelfth verfe, that Chilfl' hath taken our pature, and we are even as hi"s brethreR, fellow-heirs with him in the kingdom of his father; and that thIS is the meaning of brethren, the. words fol16win>; declare, " Partakers of the heavenly cal­ U ling:" T~efe words {hew wh~t brotherhood he fpea~.., ~th of; that is, a heavenly brotherhood which we h~ve with Chrifi: for Chrifi the Son of God, who hath broll~ht !lawn heaycnly gifts, qath impaFted himfelf unto 4S, ~~d made us fe1Jq»", wit~ him in thefe heavenly ble!1ings :. Firlt, revealing his father's will, tben defending us fron~ our em:mies; and at laft prefenting us f~uitlers before G~.d, abol fhiI/O' the devil and the fear of &ath, of which . b . ~ .' heaye,!ly gifts he fpake in the 12t\1, I3th~ qth, and 1'5th, verl"es.' After he addeth, " The apaftle and high­ ,~ prielt of our profefii,on:" In there words he tcachet·h what offices he had before attributed to Chrifi in .the text alls:clged; nrfr~' that he is·our prophet, calling hm by fbe name of ApofiJe; that is, Thi': nlcf1enger of God, to ttlach us our proteffion, verfe 12. Then that he is our pi"iefi, to prefent us before God, a~ \,trle I~. -And al­ ~6ugh, as 1 have Oftfn told YOIl) hi£ kingdOl~ is al[o manifdHy

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