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SECT. IV. p. 78.--The Deity of Jesus CHRIST further proved
from twenty-six arguments, formed by comparing one text with another, whereby it appears, that all the names, tillts, perfections, works, and worship ascribed to the Supreme Being are attributed to him: and sixteen arguments deduced in the same manner, to prove the Deity of the Holy GHOST.-Ideas implied in the phrase SPIRIT-JEHOVAH.
SECT. V. p. 95.-A further illustration of the proper Deity of
Jesus Christ, from the scope of several passages of scripture.As he made all things, he must govern them.-Revelation a history of the church.-He who appeared in the old testament is called GOD, JEHOVAH, &c.-That it was Christ, a general argument for.—Two objections answered. The phrase angel of the Lord should have been ANGEL-JEHOVAH.-Angel joined with ELOHIM, reason for.-- Jesus Christ, the ANGEL-JehoVAH,—ALMIGHTY God, and King of Israel, whom they worshipped.--Image of God, after which man was made, respects dominion. Jesus Christ, the angel, and God, mentioned by Jacob in blessing Joseph's sons. The angel in whom the name of God.—What meant by the name of God.—Opinion of the ancients.-Christ gave the law at Sinai.-Appeared to Joshua and Manoah.--Judgment of Jews and ancient Christians. -Difficulty of CHRIST speaking of and to himself, removed. What is said of JEHOVAH in the old testament, applied to CHRIST in the new.-Holy One of Israel, who.—General rule to interpret such passages. The name Jesus frequent in the old testament.-Passages in the new testament, which prove that Christ existed as the God and King of the church in the old. ---Names of Christ that imply this.-- Worshipped under the old testament.-- -Under the new.-Utility and advantages of this truth, to the right understauding of the scriptures.-Exalts Christ in his wisdom, power, love, care and condescension.
SECT. I. p. 140.-The term Economy explained. A beautiful
passage in Isaiah explained.-God's perfections, and relation to men, only known in Christ.–The revealed distinctiou of Father, Son, and Spirit, does not destroy the unity of Deity.- Unity and plurality pointed out in Jehovah ELOHIM -Elohim of great importance among the Jews.-Implies relation.--General view of the terms Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.--Of the term Father,--ofteu includes all that is called God.--Jesus Christ called Father.—The meaning learned by analogy.-General ideas of pateruity.-God a Father to saints -- to Jesus Christ. -Why called heavenly Father.-Difference betwixt old and new testament worship.-Spirit and truth, what.
SECT. II. p. 162.--Scripture ideas of sonship.-Lineal descend
auts.—That which proceedeth from another-Successors in government.-- Adam and angels called sons of God, why.Magistrates, why.—Some called children of death.-Inferiors, and such as were taught and adopted, called sons.-Wicked called sons of men, the world,--the devil,-darkness and disobedience,-wrath and the curse, -Belial and perdition.-Saints sons of God, how.-Chosen, &c.—of light,-wisdom,-promise,-resurrection, &c.—General ideas of sonship applied to Christ.—Begotten, born, a child, first-born, how, submission, obedience, honoring and manifesting bis Father's name.-Ben, its meanivg.– Nin, the meaning.–Christ, corner stone, how.His sonship includes more than being begotten.-All ideas of sonship imply inferiority, &c.
SECT. III. p. 173.—Cbrist called son of man, why.-Common mankind.-Pure Deity has no relation to mankiud.-All we know of God in Christ. --God out of Christ not scripture doce trine. 10. Sonship of Christ the ground of our adoption ;necessary sonship makes our's son-destroys the sovereign love of God.
reasons defective.-Others so called, why.—Christ called Son of God, importance of.—The meaning —denotes excellencyrespects his offices-put for Messiah.- Ten arguments to prove his sonship to be economical. 1. From the various ideas of sonship, as derivation, subordination, dependence, submission, a distinct being, building bis Father's house, transmitting his name to posterity. The name of God represented by the life of Christ. 2. As son of man notes relation to man; bis being called Son of God, points out his sublime relation to God. 3. From the meaning of old testament passages, where he is called Son. Psa. ii. 7. particularly considered - Not applied to Christ's resurrection in the new testament. 4. From texts in the new testament, that are exegetic of the term Son of God. 5. From the same things being predicated of him under the name Jesus Christ, as under the title Son of God.-Head of the church, all things made and upheld by bim, sent, born of the virgin, author of the gospel, bis faith justifies sinners, bis blood made peace, object of faith, fellowship with him, died, rose from the dead, was exalted, sball judge the world. The apostles expressly affirm that Jesus Christ is the Son of God-Not figurative expressions. 6. From the character he takes to himself when indiring the epistles to the seven Asian churches. 7. From his being called the image of the invisible God, --as he is man,--as EMANUEL, -in bis dominion as God's ambassador and representative. 8. From the necessity of believing in him, as the son of God.-All religion practical,--no mysteries in things vecessary,-economical sonship cle: There must be that in his sonship directly suitable to the sinful slate of
-No analogy betwixt saints' sonship, and a necessary sonship in Christ.-Objection from the difference between Christ as a Son, and a servant, answered. Called a servant, how.Absolute Deity has no relation to creatures - We should not too critically distinguish the names and titles of Christ. Objection from Christ and Son being mentioned together, answered.—Christ and Son the same object of worship.—Whether Christ is a term of office.- When joined with Son of God, the meaning.-Relative character of Christ, the sum of religion.Keys of the kingdom of heaven, what.-No ambassadors of Christ now; nor successors of the apostles.
SECT. IV. p. 223.-Of the title Word as applied to Christ.
Schoolmen's notions void of ideas :-in wbat sense applied in several texts. The meaning of the term Logos,--economically used throughout the scriptures.-By it the Jews meant the Messiah.
SECT. 6. p. 235.- The term Holy Ghost economical.--Proofs
for eternal procession considered.-Procession from the Son rejected.-Scripture meaning of the Holy Ghost and Spirit of God-illustrated from the appellations given bim.- Holy Spirit, Spirit of God, of truth, adoption, freedom, wisdom, revelation, life in Christ, judgment:- from his mission :-what it does not include the import of-how economical. Works of the Spirit economical. Works relating to Christ before and after his coming.-Bearing witness to him, how.---The manner and time.-Glorifying of him, how,-in the greatness of the gift, confirming the truth of bis resurrection, wiping off the ignominy of bis life and death, proving all accusations false, erecting a kingdom for him, and bringing subjects into it, conforming them to his image, shewing them the greatness of his merit, love, &c, enabling them to suffer for him, and perfecting them for glory.—The gospel, the savor of deathi unto death, and life unto life, how. Other parts of the Spirit's work briefly inentioned. koferred that all his work is economical-the great ageut in the gospel economy.
INTRODUCT. p. 261.- Inventions of men useless in religion.
Their opinions wade the standard of the sense of scripture,
Contrivers of systems not consistent,-every consequence not to be imputed to them. The part to be examined.--An extract from a popular systematic.—The ideas therein relate to heathen mythology
SECT. I. p. 271.-1. Of the terms First, Second, and Third-10
foundation in scripture for. The terms edifying in an economical sense. The order of operation does not teach the order of subsistence-If so, the Arians right. -Bad effects of such doctrine. 2. No such different internal distinctions as the scheme asserts.-Contrary to the sameness of perfection.-Communication implies mutability and derivation. A derived being a mere creature. --Most glaring absurdity in the scheme.--No prior or posterior, inferior or superior in Deity.-Presumption to determine more of God than is revealed. --The nature of God not a subject of definition.
SECT. II. p. 280.—Common notion of Christ's sonship consider
ed.—Six arguments against. 1. Term God generally includes the divine three.- Difficulty in the common scheme.--Arian doctrine in it. 2. Of one divine person, being from another.Every effect posterior to its cause.-Every effect bath a beginning.--Filiation an effect.-Self-existence, what. 3. Eternal generation no part of religiou, because mysterious.--If truth, it requires express revelation.-Son of God, and Messiah, of the same import.-Christ, nor his apostles, never meution eternal generation,-no part of the counsel of God, -not profitable to christians. 5. Texts which mention Christ as a Son, and cannot mean bis Deity. 6. Every human scheme which favors error more than truth should be rejected.-Common orthodox scheme favors the Arians,--terms inconsistent, -begets prejudices in weak minds,-more than twenty self-contradictions in it.
SECT. III. p. 299.—The general arguments in favor of the syste
matic doctrine of the Triuity, especially eterual generation, particularly answered.
SECT. IV. p. 320.—Passages from both the old and new testaCONCLUSION.-P. 365.-Containing several general observa
ment alledged in favor of the human scheme, and particularly eternal generation, fully considered ; and the whole shewed in be in favor of the economical characters of Futher, Son, and Holy Ghost.
ADDENDA.-P. 373.-Shewing, that the name Jehovah has a
relation to the church, in several particulars.
Not to swell the contents too much, many useful particulars are omitted in them, which the attentive reader will find in perusing the book. In the two last sections, many texts are explained and illustrated, which are only mentioned here in general.