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in his heavenly discourses, and Sermons, and wrought many miracles to confirm his doctrine, and to prove himself the true Messias, and the Eternal Son of God.
4. How he Died; Being betrayed by Fudas, forsaken by his Disciples, scorned and rejected by the World, through the malicious prosecution of the Jews, and unjust sentence of Pilat, he was Condemned to be Crucified; and being tormented by his peșsecutors, and having conAicted with the Terrors of Death, and felt and born Gods wrath ; He endured che painful, shameful, and cursed death of the Crosse; chere as a Priest offering up himself a Sacrifice to God, and a Ransome and Propitiation for our sins.
5. What became of him after his Death; He being buried, rose again the third day, and afier Fourty days continuance on the earth in which time he frequently appeared to his Dilciples, and cchers, teaching the things appertaining to che Kingdome of God,) he ascen. ded into Heaven, and is now in Glory with the Facher, where he intercedes for, and presencs the Meries of his Deach and Sufferings, in the behalf of all them that unfeignedly repent of their fins, and do truly beleeve on him. And being made King and Head of his Church, and Lord of Angels and Men, he shall come from Heaven again in great Glory, to judge the quick and the dead at the Last day.
Coming into the world. The chief End and Intent of his Coming into the world was to save Loft and undone finners, to procure their pardon & reconciliacion with God by his Merits ; & to San&tifie their Natures by his Holy Spirit; and to bring them to everlafting Life. And to this end he appointed his Ministers to preach the Gospel unto the world, and inftituced the two Sacraments, Baptism, and the Lords Supper, to signifie and keep in remembrance the great and inestimable benefits of his Death and Sufferings.
7. What they are effectually called unco,and through the affistance of the Spirit of God enabled to perform, that shall receive Remission of fins by Chrift: They that shall be made partakers of that great and ineftimable benefit, the Remission of all cheir sins by Chrift, are effectually called and enabled by the assistance of his Grace, uofeignedly to believe the Gospel, hears tily to repenc of all their sins, seriously to give up their souls unto him, resting and relying on che Redemption and Ransome of his Blood for their Pardon and Reconciliacion with God, And taking him for their onely Lord & Saviour, and yielding themselves up in sincerc obedience to him, and to be guided and governed by his Grace and Holy Spirit; they do depend on hiin alone for Justificacion, Sanctificacion, strength
to persevere in the ways of Holinefle, and at last to be brought to eternall Life. And to as many as are thus drawn by the Holy Ghost savingly to repent of their fins, and believe in Chrift, being truly united to him, and made branches in him the crue Vine, and members of his mystical body the true Church, (whereof himself is the Head,) God hath promised pardon and Re. mission of all their fins, to write his Law in cheir Hearcs, to fubdue their Corruptions by his Grace, chat fin shall not have Dominion over them, to bestow on chem all such outward blessings as he in his infinite wisdome shall see good for them; And when they die, their souls Thall be received into everlasting blisse, and their bodies shall be raised again by the power of Chrift at the last day, and made partakers of the same Glory. And this is called the Covenast of Grace. But such as go on in their fins, refusing to accept of Christ, for their Lord and Saviour,Redeemer and Sanctifier,and to give up themselves in sincere obedience to him, when they die, their Souls shall be adjudged to everlasting punishment; and their bodies Thall be raised again at the last day, and made partakers with their Souls of Everlasting Torments.
Or the chief things to be known and
Believed in order to Salvation.
(Man. The Mediator between God and
First, His NATUR 2,
are three and one after a wonderful and myfterious manner. The Father God, the Son God, and the Holy Ghost God. And yet not three Gods, but One God.
Psal.14.1. The fool hath said in his heart there is
Psal. 10. 4. The wicked through the pride of his
Countenance will not seek after God, God is
not in all his thoughts. 1 Cor. 15. 34.—Some have not the Knowledge
of God, i speak this to your shame. Heb. 11. 6. But without Faith it is imposible to
please him. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of
them that diligently seek him. Isaiah 44. 6. Thus faith the Lord the King of if
rael, and his Redeemer the Lord of Hosts, I am the firft, and I am the last, and besides me
there is no God. Isai. 45.5. I am the Lord, and there is none else ;
There is no God besides me. 1 Cor. 8.4. As concerning therefore the eating
of those things that are offered in Sacrifice to
whether in Heaven, or in Earth, as there be Gods many, and Lords many.