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THE SECOND VOLUME.
On Jesus Christ, CONCEIVED OF THE HOLY GHOST,
THE incarnation of the Son of God was promised of old, when he said that he should walk in the midst of his people
Several preludes of it were exhibited to the ancient Church
The Son alone became incarnate
Reasons of that
The manner of the Incarnation explained
It consisted in the assumption of a human nature into the
individual unity of the Divine person
God is the principal cause of the Incarnation
IV. V. VI. VII.
It is particularly ascribed, however, to the Holy Spirit xv. XVI. Zech. vi. 12, 13. explained
Mary must not be overlooked
As to her pedigree, she was of the house of David
The dangerous error of the Anabaptists, relative to the origin of Christ's human nature
The benefit resulting from our Lord's Incarnation
And is capable of fulfilling the law which was prescribed
Which was enigmatically signified by the boring of the
Again, he became ONE OF MANKIND, that he might be our GOEL
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The meaning of this term explained
He was born oF A VIRGIN, that he might be pure from every blemish
The purity of the birth of Christ, is part of his complete righteousness, and directly opposed to our original
On Christ's Suffering under Pontius Pilate.
For an exordium, Zech. iii. 9. is explained
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Christ, GOD-MAN suffered, each nature contributing its
The human nature suffering in body and soul
Which cannot fail sooner or later to burn against sin
And hence divine justice must be declared, even in the
remission of sin
Christ sustained the wrath of God from the beginning to
the end of his life
On the Crucifixion and Death of Christ.
The history of the discovery of the cross by Helena
Which was done cruelly to Christ
And that in order to reconcile sinners to God
For there is a propitiation in his blood
to the counsel of God and Christ, for the elect only XXI. XXII. Reasons for PILATE's being mentioned in the Creed
The Cross of Christ is the foundation of all Religion
2. By the bearing of the cross
To which he, in like manner, submitted
His temper and disposition
His supreme power in Judea
Which, being a foreign and a heathen power, suggests several things of great moment
From the sufferings of Christ, we learn our misery xxvIII. xxix. Our deliverance
And the gratitude we owe
3. By stripping of clothes
From which also Christ was not exempted
The mode of crucifixion various
- XV. XVI.
VI. VII. IX.
Our Lord was crucified, probably, in the most usual form XXVIII.
The punishment of the cross was justly deemed the highest XXXI. It was accursed by God himself
The death of Christ on the cross, was indeed holy and
tranquil Yet cursed
The crucifixion of Christ ought to be devoutly contemplated, as full of mysteries, in which we have the deepest concern
His being scourged, bearing the cross, and being stripped
The guarding, revilings, and death, were also foretold and
All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the determinate counsel of God
Scourging was exceedingly grievous to Christ
But above all, the punishment of the cross itself
It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should meditate on these sufferings
On the Burial of Christ.
We should turn all our grief and anger against sin LXIII. LXIV. The crucifixion of Christ, in its several parts, is a spring
From the death of Christ, we learn to live and to die
LIV. LV. LVI. LVII. LVIII. LIX.
It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honourable men, and chiefly by Joseph of Arimathea
The dead body of Jesus was wrapped in clean linen, as an expression of respect
The mixture of myrrh and aloes was added by Nicode-
The form of the Jewish sepulchres
Why the sepulchre allotted to Christ was the property of
Hewn out of a rock
In a garden
Very near the place of crucifixion
The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15.
Psalm xvi. 9, 10.
Isaiah liii. 9.
Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the
The type of Jonah
Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog
With regard to the analogy as to time, the simple explan-
There is no proof that Jonah continued three complete days in the great fish
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On Christ's Descent into Hell.
That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly af
firmed in Scripture
Nor in the most ancient Creeds
The Creeds which mentioned the descent, were generally silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without some mistake that both were afterwards joined together vi. vii.