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John I was made (r). Whose goings forth have . Micah 1, 2; 3; been from of old, from everlasting . S. 2. For God created all things by Jesus Christ * Eph. (t). 3.9.

Who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with Phil. God (u). And his name is called Wonder2. 6. ful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everat Ifaiah lafting Father, the Prince of Peace (x). 9. 6. Who is the image of the invisible God, y Col. the first-born of every creature (y). The 1.15. brightness of his glory, and the exprefs - Heb. image of his person (zjWho was clothed

de with a vesture dipped in blood; and his e Rev. name is called the Word of God (a). In him 19.13. dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead 6 Col. bodily (6). And in him are hid all the 2.9. CC.12.3. treasures of wisdom and knowledge (c).

ARTICLE V.' Concerning his Appearance in the Flesh. John THE word was made flesh (d). For · he took not on him the nature of angels;

but he took on him the seed of Abra.

ham, being in all things made like unto e Heb. 2 his brethren (e). Touched with a feeling 10,17. of our infirmities, and in all things tempted, f Ch. 4. like as we are, yet without fin (f). He 15. died for our fias, according to the scrip

tures; and he was buried, and he rose again the third day, according to the scrip

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Concerning the End and Use of that

- Appearance. GOD sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful fieth, and for sin condemned fin in the flesh (b). For this purpose the Son of God b Roni. was manifested, that he might' destroy the oc 3, works of the Devil (i). Being manifested in John

(3.8. to take away. our sins (k). For he gave ver.s. himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling favour (1). 1 Eph. Having obtained eternal redemption for us 5.2.' (m). And through the eternal spirit offered m Heb. hinself without spot to God, to purge 9. 12. ' our consciences from dead works, to serve the living God (n). He was the Lamb - Ver, that was slain from the foundation of the '4... world (0) Of whom the fathers did all • Rev. drink, for they drank of that spiritual rock $;. 12,

13. that followed them, and thai rock was Christ (P). Christ also suffered for us, pi Cor. leaving us an example, that we should fol. 10. 4. low his steps 9). For we are to bear q 1 Pet. about in the body the dying of the Lord 2. 21. Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body, being alway delivered unto death for Jesus' fake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest inour mortal flesh (r). That we may know him, r 2 Cor.

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fellowship of his sufferings, being made Phil. conformable unto his death s).

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Concerning the inward manifestation of


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GOD dwelleth with the contrite and * Ifaiah humble in spirit (t). For he hath faid, He

Or. will dwell in them, and walk in them (u). 6.16. And Christ standeth at the door, and knock

cth; if any man hear his voice, and open the

door, be will come in to him, and will sup * Rev. with him, and he with him (w). And there. 3. 20. fore ought we to examine our ownselves, and

prove our owu selves, knowing how that gy 2 Cor. Christ is in us, except we be reprobates (y). 13. 5. For this is the riches of the glory of the

mystery, which God would make known

among (or rather IN) the Gentiles, Christ z Col 1. within, the hope of glory (z)..

ARTICLE VIII. . . . Concerning the New Birth.


EXCEPT a man be born again, he cana John not see the kingdom of God (a). There3. 3.' fore ouglit we to put off the old man with

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his deeds, and put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him, and which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (b). For henceforth know we no man after 6 Col. the flesh; yea, though we have known Iph. Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth 4.24. know we him no more (c). For if any c 2 Cor. man be. in Chrift he is a new creature, old 5.10. things are paffed away; behold, all things are become new (d). For such have put on Ver.17 the Lord Jesus Christ (e). And are re. c Rom.

13. 14. newed in the fpirit of their minds (). Eph For as many as have been baptized into 4. 23. Christ, have put on Christ ($). Being g Gal. born again, not of corruptible feed, but of ****** incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (b). And gloryb I Pet. in nothing, fave in the cross of the Lord's23. Jesus Chrift, by whom the world is crucified unto them, and they unto the world (1). Gal: For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision. availeth any thing, nor uncircumcifion, but a new creature (k).


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ARTICLE IX. - Concerning the Unity of the Saints with

Christ. .

HE that fan&tifieth, and they who are fanctified, are all of one (1). For by the! He

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exceeding great and precious promises that

are given them, they are made partakers of m 2 Pet. the divine nature in). Because for this end

prayed Christ, that all might be one, as the Father is in him, and be in the Father, that they also might be one in them; and the

glory which he had gotten from the Father, · he gave them, that they might be one, even

as the Father and he is one; Christ in the

Saints, and the Father in Christ, that they - John might be made perfect in one (n). 17. 21, 22, 23.


Concerning the universal Love and Grace

of God to all.

GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever be

lieveth in him should not perish, but have • John everlasting life (0). And in this was mani. 3:16. Foredina

fested the love of God toward us, because that

God sent his only begotten Son into the John world, that we might live through him (). 4.9.

So that if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins; and

not for ours only, but alfo for the sins of 21 John the whole world (9). For by the grace of

leb: God he hath tasted death for every man (r). 2. 9. And gave himself a ransom for all, to be


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