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Quick and Dead. To whom the Father hath given Power over all Flesh, that he should give Eternal Life to as many as the Father hath given him.

a Jesus having received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Ghost, the Father sent him in his Name; that we might be justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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b Thus hath God visited, and redeemed his People; as he spake by the Mouth of his holy Prophets, which have been since the World began: And bath performed the Mercy promised to our Fathers, and remembred his holy Covenant; that he would grant unto us, that we beo ing delivered out of the Hands of our Enemies, might serve him without Fear, in Holiness and Righteousness before him all the Days of our Life.

c Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us, and chosen us, in him, before the Foundation of the World; and predestinated us unto the Adoption of Children, by Jesus Christ, to himself, according to the good Pleasure of his Will, to the Praise of the Glory of his Grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved: And wherein he hath abounded toward us, in all Wisdom and Prudence, having made known unto us the Mystery of his Will, according to his good Pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself; that, in the

John 17. 2.

* A&s 2. 32, 33, John 14.26. 1 Cor.6. 17. • Luke 1. 68, 709, 72, 73, 74, 75 Eph. 1. 3, So &, &, &

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Dispensation of the Fulness of Times, he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven, and which are on Earth, even in him.

The NATURE OF CHRIST.

CHRIST is GOD.

a In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

ó Jesus Christ, he is Lord of all; the one Lord, by whom are all things, and we by him; who is over all, God blessed for ever. By whom ailo God made the Worlds.

c By him were all things created that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invifible; whether they be Thrones, or Dominions, or Principalities, or Powers : all things were created by hiin, and for him.

d And he is before all things, and by him all things confiit: Who upholdeth all things by the Word of his Power.

e This is the Beloved Son of God, in whom he is well pleased: the only Begotten of the Father ; who proceeded forth, and came from God; the Brightness of his Glory, and the express Image of his Person : in whom dwelleth all the Fulness of the Godhead, bodily.

Ephi s. 10. John 1. 1, 3.

b Acts 10. 36, I Cor. 8. 6. Rom.9. 5. Heb. I. 2.

c Col. I, 16, * ! Col. 1. 17. Heb. 1.3. cMat. 3. 17. John 1. 14, John 8. 42. Heb. 1. 3. Col. 2. %.

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a As the Father hath Life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have Life in himself.

b He and his Father are One. He is in the Father, and the Father in him. All things than the Father hath are his: and what things foever the Father doth, these also doth the Son likewise.

c He said also that God was his Father, mak. ing himself equal with God.

d. He is the first, and the last: It is he that live, eth, and was dead, and behold he is alive for evermore; Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. For thus faith God unto the Son, Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever ; a Scepter of Righteousness is the Scepter of thy Kingdom.

e Great is the Mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ ; in whom are hid all the Treasures of Wisdom, and Knowledge.

f Jesus knew all Men, and needed not that any should testify of Man; for he knew what was in Man. He knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And, when any reasoned within themselves, he perceived their Thoughts. For it is he that searcheth the Reins, and Hearts.

& We are sure that he knew all things; and by this, we believe, that he came forth from God.

* John s. 26. • John. 10. 30. John 14. 11. John 16. is. John s. 19. * John s. 18. d Rey. 1. 17. 18. Heb. 13. 8. Heb. 1. 8.

e Col. 2. 2, 3 f John 2. 24, 25. John 6. 64. Mar. 2. 8. Luke s, 22. Rev. 2. 23. 8 John 16. 30. E 4

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a All Power was given unto him, in Heaven, and in Earth: and the Works that he did bore witness of him; for the Winds, and the Sea obeyed him. With Authority and Power he commanded the unclean Spirits, and they obeyed him. And there were also many other wonderful things that Jesus did, which none other Man did.

b He had Power on Earth to forgive Sins ; and who can forgive Sins but God only?

c As the Father raiseth up the Dead, and quickneth them ; even fo the Son quickneth whom he will

d And he gave his Disciples Power, and Authority over all Devils, and unclean Spirits, to cast them out; and Power to heal all manner of Sickness, and all manner of Disease.

e We can do all things, through Christ, which strengtheneth us; and, without him, we can do nothing; who is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

f It is he that openeth, and no Man shutteth, and shutteth, and no Man openeth ; and hath the Keys of Hell, and of Death.

& This is He that is holy; He that is true; Jesus Chtift the righteous; who will give unto every one according to their Works.

* Mat. 28. 18. John s. 36. Mat. 8. 27. Luke 4. 36. Mar. 1. 27. John 21. 25. Mat. 27. 15. John 15. 24.

b Mat. 9. 6. Mar. 2. 7. • John s.21. Luke 9. 1. Mat. 10. 1. € Phil. 4. 13. John is. s. Phil. 3. 21.

f Rev. 3. 7. Rev. 1.18. Rev. &. 7. 1 John 2. 1. Rev. 2. 234

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a He is the way, the Truth, and the Light ;, the Resurrection, and the Life; who giveth Grace, and Peace; and Eternal Life.

ó This is the true God, even the Son of God, Jesus Chrift; whom his Disciples worshipped, while he was with them in the World, and, after he was carried up into Heaven ; when the Father glorified him, with the Glory which he had with him , before the World was.

c And they preached, baptized, and blessed in the Name of Jesus Christ : they prayed to him, and thank'd him; and from him they expected Grace, Mercy, and Peace, and all other spiritual Blessings, and Gifts.

& These things are written, that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that we should trust in his Name; and that all. Men should honour the Son, even as they ho-. nour the Father:. who, when he brought in the firft begotten into the World, faith, and let all the Angels of God worship him.

e This is the Doctrine of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ; to him be. Glory both now and for ever.

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* John 14. 6. John 1: 2 Joha 11. 25. Eph. 4. 7d. John 14.27: John 10. 28. 1 John s. 20. Mat. 28. 170 Mat. 20. 20. John 17. 12. Luke 24. SI, 52. John 17. So

Acts 2. 38. 1 Tim. 1. 2. Aēts 7. 590 1.Theff. 3. II. 1 Tim. 1. 12. 1 Tim. 1. 2. Eph. 1. 38. Eph. 4. 8. 1 John 20. 31. Mat. 12. 21. Johin s. 23.Heb.... 6

Tit. 2. 10, 13; 2 Pet. 3. 18,

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