my Father: and no man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.-Matt. xi. 27.

The woman of Canaan came to Jesus and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help.-Matt. xv. 22. 25. xiv. 33. xxviii. 9.

The eleven disciples went, &c. where Jesus had appointed them; and when they saw him, they worshipped him, &c. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven, and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.-Matt. xxviii. 16-20.

Why doth this man thus speak blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God only, &c. But, that ye may know, that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, he saith unto the sick, &c. Arise.-Mark ii. 7. 9-11.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, &c. The world was made by him, &c. And the Word was made flesh, &c.-John i. 1, 2. .10. 14.

Jesus, &c. knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.John ii. 24, 25. Matt. xii. 25.

No man hath ascended, &c. but he who came down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. -John iii. 13.

Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work, &c. The Jews sought the more to kill him, because, &c. he said, God was his Father; making himself equal with God, &c. The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for, whatsoever things he doth, these also doth the Son likewise, &c. As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will, &c. That

all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father: he who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. -John v. 17, &c.

What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? -John vi. 62.

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.-John viii. 58.

Dost thou believe on the Son of God? and Jesus said, &c. Thou hast both seen him, and it is he who talketh with thee, &c. and he worshipped him.-John ix. 35-38.

My Father, who gave them me, is greater than all: and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one, &c. Believe the works; that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.-John x. 29, 30. 33. 35, 36. 38.

Jesus knew that Lazarus was dead. -John xi. 14.

He who believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him who sent me. And he who seeth me, seeth him who sent me.-John xii. 44, 45.

Jesus knowing, &c. that he was come from God, and went to God.John xiii. 3.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He who hath seen me, hath seen the Father, and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father who dwelleth in me, He doeth the works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, &c. Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, &c. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another

Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, &c. I will come to you, &c. He who loveth me, &c. I will love him, and manifest myself to him, &c. And my Father will love him; and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him, &c. The Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you. -John xiv. 7-11. 13, 14. 16—18. 21. 23. 26.

When the Spirit of truth is come, &c. he will shew you things to come: He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine, and shew it unto you. All things which the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you, &c. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you, &c. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world; again I leave the world, and go to the Father, &c.-John xvi. 13-15. 23. 27, 28. 30.

Now, O Father, glorify thou me, &c. with the glory which I had with thee before the world was! &c. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them, &c. that they all may be one, as thou Father art in me, and I in thee.-John xvii. 5.

10. 21.

Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God!-John xx. 28.

Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? &c. Thou hast not lied unto men but unto God, &c. How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?-Acts v. 3, 4. 9.

Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus receive my spirit! &c.-Acts vii. 59.

Peter said to Æneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole arise.-Acts

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Christ came, who is over all, God, blessed for ever, Amen. Rom.

ix. 5.

With all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.-1 Cor. i. 2.

The Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For, what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God.-1 Cor. ii. 10, 11.

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?-1 Cor. iii. 16.

He who is joined unto the Lord, is one spirit, &c. Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, which ye have of God? &c.—1 Cor. vi. 17. 19. 2 Cor. vi. 16.

To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things; and one Lord Jesus.-1 Cor. viii. 6.

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed, &c.-1 Cor. x. 9.

Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, &c. Even as by the Spirit of the Lord (or of the Lord the Spirit).-2 Cor. iii. 17, 18.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.-2 Cor. xiii. 14.

God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, &c.—Gal. iv. 6.

Through him, we both have an access by one Spirit unto the Father, &c. in whom you also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.-Ephes. ii. 18. 22.

All things were created by him and for him; and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.-Col. i. 16, 17. Heb. i. 2, 3.

The mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom (or wherein) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, &c. for in

him dwelleth all the fulness of the godhead bodily.-Col. ii. 2, 3. 9.

Now God himself, and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way.-1 Thess. iii. 11.

Now our Lord Jesus himself, and God, even our Father, &c. comfort your hearts.-2 Thess. ii. 16, 17.

God our Saviour, and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope: grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. I thank Jesus Christ our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me, &c.-1 Tim. i. 1, 2. 12. Rom. i. 7.

1 Tim. ii. 3. 2 John 3. Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, &c. received up into glory.-1 Tim. iii. 16.

According to the commandment of God our Saviour, &c. grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. -Titus i. 3, 4.

Looking for, &c. the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus.-Titus ii. 13. iii. 4.

Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself.-Heb. ix. 14. Let all the angels of God worship him. Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, &c.-Heb. i. 6. 8.

The prophets, &c. searching what, &c. the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify.-1 Pet. i. 10, 11. God, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ. -2, Peter i. 1.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.-1 John iii. 16.

There are three who bear record in heaven; the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one, &c. His Son Jesus Christ; this is the true God, &c.1 John v. 7. 20.

Peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father.-2 John 3.

Denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus, &c. To the only

wise God our Saviour, &c.-Jude 4. 25.

All the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts.-Rev. ii. 23.

See more of Christ's Excellency, CHAP. V.; more of the Spirit, CHAP.




FIRST, Of his first State. AND God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them. And God blessed them; and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, &c.-Gen. i. 26— 29. Ps. viii. 5-7.

Adam gave names to all the creatures which were brought to him. Gen. ii. 19, 20.

God hath made man upright, &c. -Eccles. vii. 29.

SECONDLY, Of his Fall. THE manner and occasion of man's fall, at large. Gen. iii. 2 Cor. xi. 3.

God made man upright: but they have sought out many inventions. Eccles. vii. 29.

By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men, for that (or in whom) all have sinned, &c. If through the offence of one man many be dead, &c. The judgment was by one to condemnation, &c. For if, by one man's offence (or one offence) death reigned by one man, &c. by one man's dis

obedience many were made sinners. -Rom. v. 12. 15-19.

I fear, lest as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted, &c. 2 Cor. xi. 3.

THIRDLY, Of Man's State by Nature, since Sin entered.

SECT. 1. Corrupt, Unclean, and desperately Wicked,

ADAM, ready to excuse his sin, laid it upon Eve; and Eve laid it upon the serpent.-Gen. iii. 12, 13.

Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell, because God had not respect unto his offering, as unto Abel's; and he rose up against his brother, and slew him.-Gen. iv. 5.8.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart (or the whole imagination, purposes, and desires) was only evil continually, &c. The earth also was corrupt before God: and the earth was filled with violence, &c. for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth, &c.-Gen. vi. 5. 11, 12.

The imaginations of man's heart are evil from his youth.-Gen. viii.

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and the judgments against Egypt, his heart was still hardened against God, and would not yield; though the magicians acknowledged the finger of God.-Exod. vii. viii. ix. x.

Ahab hardened.-1 Kings xxii.

Saul excuseth his disobedience, upon pretence that the people preserved the cattle for sacrifice.-1 Sam.

xv. 15. 19. 21.

Saul's cruelty, in causing Abimelech and above fourscore priests to be slain without cause.-1 Sam. xxii. 14-18.

Absalom had a tent spread upon the top of the house, and went in unto his father's concubines, in the sight of all Israel.-2 Sam. xvi, 22.

Ahab had sold himself to work evil in the sight of the Lord, &c. None like unto Ahab, who did set himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord.-1 Kings xxi. 20. 26.

Ps. cxli. 4. 9. 1 Kings xxii. Ahaziah, being sick, sent to an idol, to inquire; and after sent a captain with his fifty to take the prophet, whom God destroyed with fire; yet he sent again and again.—2 Kings i. 2.9-13.

The King of Israel said, This evil is of the Lord: what should I wait for the Lord any longer?-2 Kings vi. 33.

Hazael, when the prophet had told him how wicked he should be, said, Is thy servant a dog? &c.—2 Kings viii. 11-13.

Rabshakeh said, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest, &c. Let not Hezekiah deceive you, &c. neither make your trust in the Lord, &c. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land? &c. Who, &c. hath delivered, &c. that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? &c.-2 Kings. xviii. 19. 29, 30. 32, 33. 35. Isa. xxxvi. xxxvii.

The words of Sennacherib, who hath sent him to reproach the living God, &c. Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed, and against whom

hast thou exalted thy voice? &c. Even against the Holy One of Israel, by thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, &c.-2 Kings xix. 16. 22, 23. 2 Chron. xxxii. 9, &c.

King Ahaz did wickedly, and in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.-2 Chron. xxviii. 19. 22.

Israel laughed to scorn and mocked the messengers of Hezekiah, who exhorted them to repent.-2 Chron. xxx. 6, 7. 10, &c.

The chief of the priests and the people transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathens, &c. And the Lord, &c. sent to them by his messengers, &c. but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose, &c. till there was no remedy.-2 Chron. xxxvi. 14-16.

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing? Not one.-Job xiv. 4. Ezek. xvi. 3, &c.

What is man, that he should be clean? or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? &c. Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight: how much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water?-Job xv. 14-16.

xxv. 4.

The wicked say, &c. Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what can he do?-Job xxi. 7. 14, 15. xxii. 17. xxxiv. 9.

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his Anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.-Ps. ii. 2, 3. Matt. ii. 16.

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek God; God is not in all his thoughts, &c. His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and fraud, &c. He hath said

in his heart, God hath forgotten; he hideth his face, he will never see, &c. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? &c.-Ps. x. 4. 7. 11. 13. 1. 17, &c.

With our tongue will we prevail : our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?—Ps. xii. 4.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt; they have done abominable works: there is none who doeth good, &c. They are all gone aside; they are all together become filthy (or stinking): there is none who doth good, no, not one.-Ps. xiv. 1-3. liii. 1—3. Eccles. ix. 3.

He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good.-Ps. xxxvi. 4. Prov. iv. 16.

I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.-Ps. li. 5.

The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies, &c.Ps. lviii. 3-5.

Pride compasseth them about as a chain violence covereth them as a garment, &c. They are corrupt and speak wickedly, &c. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth, &c. They say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High? —Ps. lxxiii. 6. 8, 9. 11. xciv. 4.7. Job xxiv. 14, 15.

The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, &c. For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.Ps. lxxviii. 31, 32. 56-58.

They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, &c. they have consulted together with one consent (or heart): they are confederate against thee.-Ps. lxxxiii. 3. 5.

They frame mischief by a law: they gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.-Ps. cxiv. 20, 21.

For they sleep not except they have done mischief; and their sleep is

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