Page images

406 408


despise the Gentiles. As be preachetb Christ to Cornelius and his Company, the Holy Ghost falleth on them, and they are baptized. To which is annexed, Prophecies in the Old Testament relating to the Calling and Conversion of the Gentiles, and the Completion thereof; as appears by the Hiftory of the Afts, and the Epiftles of the Apostles 400 C H A P. XI. CH A P. XII. CH A P. XIII. C H A P. XIV.

414 CH A P. P. XV.

416 XVI.

419 XVII.

422 P. XVIII.

425 A P. XIX.

427 H A P. XX. H A P. XXI.



443 CH A P. XXVI.

445 CH A P. XXVII.



430 433 436

438 441




Note, The Contents of the Chapters of the Acts of

the A POSTLES, to which no References are annex. ed, are not here inserted, being put before every Chapter

[graphic][merged small]
[graphic][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

HE DIVINITY of our Saviour is clearly
PROVED by many Prophecies in the Old
Testament, relating to the PROMISED
MESSIAH; and the Time of his coming
into the World, more plainly made

known by the Appearance of ANGELS, and Voices from Heaven, which proclaimed Him to be the Son of God.

His Divine and ALMIGHTY POWER, is evinced by the Miracles he wrought ; in his healing all manner of Diseases, giving Sight to the Blind, raising the Dead, 8c. See Chapter of Miracles.

Our Saviour afferts his Deity in his Discourses with the Pharisees, and when He was examined by the High Priest and Sanhedrin, whether He was the MESSIAH.

This Truth is established by his RESURRECTION : This all the Apostles believed, and preached both to 7ews and Gentiles, and Devils confeffed ; and is the



Basis of the Christian Religion; as appears from the Prophecies in the Old Teffollowing Texts.

tament, describing the

Deity of the MESSIAH. Fohn Y N the BEGINNING Psalm T Y Heart is inditing i. 1. I was the WORD, xlv. 1. IV a good Matter, 1 and the Word was,

IV speak of the Things

which I have made touching the with God, and the WORD KING. WAS GOD.

2. Thou art fairer than the Chil2. The same was in the dien of Men : GRACE is poured Beginning with God

into thy Lips : theiefore God hath

blessed thee for ever. 3. All Things were MADE 3. Gird thy Sword upon thy by Him, and without Him Thigh, O MOST MIGHTY: with

w thy GLORY and thy MAJESTY. was not any thing made that

4. And in thy Majeity ride prowas made.

sperously, because of TRUTH, and 4. In Him was Life, and MLEKNESS, and Righteousthe Life was the Light of

mof NESS : and thy right Hand shall

teach thee terrible Things. Men.

Pfalm Ixviii. 17. The Chariots of 5. And the Light shineth God are twenty thousand, even in Darkness, and the Dark- the abnors and the Dark thousands of ANGELS; the Lord is

among them as in Sinai, in the ness comprehended it not. Holy Place.

6. There was a Man fent.18. Thou hast ASCENDED on from God, whose Name wash

high, thou hast led Captivity cap

tive : thou hast received Gifts for John:

Men; yea, for the REBELLIOUS 7. The same came for a also, that the LORD God might Witness, to bear witness of dwell among them.. the LIGHT, that all Men fall down before him; all NATIONS

Pfalm lxxii, 11. All Kings shall through him might believe. shall serve him.

8. He was not that Light, 12. For he shall deliver the Neebut was sent to bear wit

dy when he crieth ; the Poor also, 0,ocar WIT- and him that hath no Helper. Ness of that Light.

14. He shall REDEEM their 9. That was the TRUE Soul from Deceit and Violence ; Light, which LIGHTETH

and precious shall thcir Blood be in

his Sight. every Man that cometh into 17. His Name (hall ENDURE for the World.

EVER ; his Name (hall be contingra Ke was in the World ed as long as the Sun; and MEN

", shall be blessed in him : all Naand the World was MADE tions shall call him BLESSED. by him, and the World knew 19. And blessed be his GLORIOUS him not :

NAME for ever and ever, and let

the whole Earth be filled with 11. He came unto his own,' and his own received him not. Psalm xcvi. 2. Sing unto the

12. But as many as receiv. Lord, Bless his Name : Thew forth ed him, to them gave he

he his SALVATION from Day to Day.


3. Declare


Power to become the Sons .. 3. Declare his Glory among the

Heathen, his WONDERS among all of God, even to them that peopl BELIEVE on his Name : 4. For the Lord is GREAT, and

13. Which were born, not greatly to be praised; he is to be of Blood, nor of the Will of F

he will of FEARED) above all Gods.

Prov. viii. 22. The Lord pofTefFlesh, nor of the Will of red me in the Beginning of his Man, but of God.

WAY, before his WORKS of OLD. 14. And the WORD was

23. I was set up from EVER

LASTING, from the Beginning, or made Flesh, and dwelt among ever the EARTH was. us (and we beheld his Glo 24. When there were no Depths, RY, the Glory as of the ONLY

I was brought forth ; when there BEGOTTEN of the Father) Water.

were no Fountains abounding with full of Grace and Truth. 25. Before the Mountains were Matt. xvi. 27. The Son

settled ; before the Hills was I of Man shall come in the

brought furth:

26. While as yet he had not made GLORY of his Father, with the Earthi, nor the Fields, nor the his Angels, and then he shall highest part of the Dust of the reward every Man according


27. When he prepared the Hea. to his Works.

VENS, I was there; when hc set Chap. xix, 28. And ferus a Compass upon the Face of the

bom V :.. ... Depth : said unto them, Verily I say

Tay 28. When he established the unto you, that ye which have Clouds above, when he strengthned followed me in the Regene the Fountains of the Deep: ration. when the Son of Man 29. When he gave to the Sea his

" Decree, that the Waters should not Ihall fit in the THRONE of pass his Commandment : when he his GLORY, ye also shall fit appointed the Foundations of the upon twelve Thrones, judg- Bar

30. Then was I by him, as one ing the twelve Tribes of f- brought up with him; and I was

daily his Delight, rejoicing always Phil. ij. 5. Let this Mind before him : be in you, which was also in

31. Rejoicing in the habitable

Part of his Earth, and my Delights Christ Jesus:

were with the Sons of Men. 6. Who being in the Form 32, Now therefore hearken unto of God, thought it not Rob- are che

me, O ye Children; for BLESSED

are they that keep my Ways. bery to be EQUAL with God: 33. Hear Instruction, and be wise,

7. But made himself of no and refuse it not. Reputation Reputation, and took upon eth me, watching daily at my Gates,

and took uno 34. Blessed is the Man that hcarhim the Form of a Servant, waiting at the posts of my Doors. and was made in the Like- 35. For whoso findeth me, find. ness of Men:

eth Life, and shall obrain Favour

of the Lord. 9. Hnd being found in fa- 36. But he that siNNETH against Shion as a Man, hę hvm, wrongeth his own Soul; ali BLED himself, and became they that hate me, love DEATH. obedient

B 2'



« PreviousContinue »