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fed it tlus, All things όλων ποιητικίω τε πατρός were made [iã curs,] du Jerliav. De Ecclefiaft. by him as the Efficient Tbeol. lib. 1. cap.20. Cause; be does not so express it, but Thus ; All things were made [di 'urs,] by him as the Ministring Cause; That so be might refer us to the Supreme Power and Efficiency of the Farber, 'as the Maker of all things.
This Phrase therefore, [di cuts, per illum, By or Through Him,] is used to distinguilh the Operation of tbe Son, from that of the Father, when each of them are said to create the World. Thus St Paul expresly, 1 Cor. viii, 6; To us there is but one God, (viz.] ibe Fatber, of whom [E6, ex or à quo,] are all things, and we in Hin ; and One Lord, (viz.] Jesus Christ, Br(or Through) whom [dis, per quem]are all things, and we by him. So again, Ephes. iii
, 9, GOD bo created all things Br pie] Jesus Chrift. And Heb. 1,2, By  whom also, He made the Worlds. The bare Use of the Præpositions fingły, is not indeed of itself a sufficient Foundation for these Di. stinctions: (For, di E, is used also of the Father, Rom. xi, 36, and Heb. ii, 10, By whom are all things; And, és ath, of the Son, Col. i, 16, Bror I N bim were all things created; And, 'I, & in a Sense somewhat different, is used ambiguously whether of the Father or the Son, Eph. iii, 150 O F whom the whole Family in Heaven and Earth is named :) But when they are used in express contradistinction to each other, as in that passage now-cited, 1 Cor.viii, 6; they cannot but very much strengthen an Interpretation grounded at the same time on other Texts and upon the whole Tenour of Scripture. See No 1228.
All things were made by bim.] The Socinian Interpretation of these words, that The New Creation was made
by bim, or, All things relating to the Dispensation of the Gospel were Done by bim, is extremely forced and unnatural: And Other express Texts, lead us to a literal Interpretation of This. Ver. 10th of This Chapter; The World was made by bin. Heb.i, 2: By whom also be made the Worlds, [tês dimas, the Ages:] Which cannot be understood of the State of the Gospel only. Col. i, 16, For by him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, &c,
547. Job. i, 10. The World was made by Him.
548. Cor. viii, 6. To Us there is but One God,
[viz.] the Father, of whom are all things,
549. Ephef. iii,9: God, who created all things
by Jesus Christ.
550. Col. i; 16, 17. For by him [Gr. in him) were
all things created, that are in Heaven and that are in Earth, visible, and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things were crested by him [or, through him,) and for him.
And he is before all things, and by him all things confift.
Nothing can be more forced and unnatural, than the. Socinians Interpretation of this pastage; who
understand it figuratively, of the New Creation by the Gospel.
See N° 546 ( 1228. 551. Heb. i, 2. By whom also He made the Li Worlds.
552. 8;10, 11. But unto the Son, he faith ;
Thou, Lord, in the Beginning haft laid the Foundation of the Earth, and the Heavens are the Works of thine Hands:
They shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a Vesture shalt thou fold them
up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the
same, and thy years shall not fail. 553. iii, 3. For This man was counted wor
thy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as be who hath builded the House, hath more honour than the House.
The Pasages, wherein the Other Highest Titles,
Perfections and Powers, are ascribed to Him.
554 AT. ix, 4. And Jesus, t knowing their thoughts
102 + Sce N.362, 669.
555. Mat. xi, 27. And t no man knoweth the
Son, but the Father; * neither knoweth any man the Father, fave the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal bim.
+ The Incarnation of Christ, and the Preaching of the Gospel to the Whole World, was a Mystery hid
from Ages and from Generations, in the secret Couneffel of God; and which even the Angels themselves desired to look into.
* This is explained by St Jobn. ch.1, 8. No man bath seen God at any time; The only begotten Son, which is in the Borom of the Fatber, be barb declared bim.
xii, 6. In this place is One greater than the Temple.
557 25. And Jesus knew their Thoughts, &c.
es See No 362, 639.
xviii, 20. Where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in
the midst of them. 559.
xxviii, 18. All Power in Heaven and in Earth.
****20. And lo, I am with you always, even unto the End of the World. 561. Mar. i, 1. Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And so frequently in other places.
562. Mar. ii, 8. Jesus perceived in bis Spirit,
that they po reasoned within themselves. 563. xvi, 20. The Lord working with them. 564. Luke vii ; 39, 40. The Pharisee -Spake
And Jesus answering, said unto him, &c. 505. ix, 47. Jesus, perceiving the Thought
of their Heart. 566.
xxi, 15. I will give you a Mouth and Wisdom.
567. Joh.i; 1, 2. In the Beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
+ Had glory with God before the World was, Joh. xvii, s. See No
535 568. 18. The only-begotten Sons
And often in other places.
569. 18. The only-begotten Son, which
is in the Bofom of the Father.
570. 29. The Lamb of God, which taketh
away the Sin of the World.
571. 48. Before that Philip called thee,
when thou waft under the Fig-tree, I saw thee.