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ignominious death, which are planted in our natures; and in this it was natural to Himi to wish and to pray that the cup might pass from Hin. But in this His purity appeared the most eminently, that though He felt the weight of His nature to a vast degree, fie did notwithstanding that, limit and conquer it so entirely, that He resigned Himself absolutely to His Father's Will: «Not My Will, but Thy Will be done.'”

Bp. Burnet on Art. 15.

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Having already quoted so fully from other sources, I shall confine myself to a short extract from the “Immanuel" of Archbishop Usher.

"The Nature assumed, is 'the seed of Abrabam, Heb, ii: 16, 'the seed of David,' Rom. i: 3. 'the seed of the woman,'Gen. iii: 15. the WORD, in the second person of the Trinity, being made FLESH, that is to say, 'God's own Son being made of a woman,' and so becoming truly and really 'the fruit of her womb. Neither did He take the substance of our nature only, but all the properties, also, and the qualities thereof : so as it might be said of Him, as it was of Èlias and the Apostles ; that fle was 'a man subject to like passions as we are.' Yea, He subjected Himself ‘in the days of His flesh' to the same weakness which we find in our own frail nature, and was compassed with like infirmities; and in a word, 'in all things was made like unio His brethren,' sin only excepted. Wherein yet we must consider, that as He took upon Him, not a hunan Person, but a human Nature ; so it was not requisite le should take upon Him any personal infirmities, such as are, madness, blinduess, laneness, and particular kinds of diseases, which

are incident to some only, and not to all men in general ; but those alone which do accompany the whole nature of mankind, such as are hungering, thirsting, weariness, grief, pain and mortality."

Archbishop Usher's “Immanuel, or the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God.” p. 4. Folio edition.

I might continue to multiply quotations from the most orthodox writers, in confirmation of the doctrine inculcated in the preceding sermon : but I have already extended them, far beyond what I at first intended.

It must be apparent. that the sermon, on the humanity of our LORD, has been principally written with a view of counteracting the dangerous tendency of the Rev. Marcus Dods's work on “The Incarnation of the eternal Word." This book has been the more injurious, in consequence of its containing many brilliant exhibitions of some important truths; which might so attract an unguarded reader, as to cause him to overlook its unsoundness in another respect. While discriminating readers have doubtless derived much profit from this work ; others, not well grounded in the faith, have arisen from its perusal with minds overpowered by its sophistical reasonings. I speak on this point from personal observation ; having known many, apparently the least likely to be led away, whose "minds have thus been corrupted from the simplicity that is in CHRIST."

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