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Gɛ n. i 26. Creatino og licam And God said, Let us make Man

in our own Image, after our Like

ness. Observ. 1. HE Trinity or Plurality of


Persons in the Godhead is

here implied. 1. There is but one God: And God said.

2. A Plurality of Persons were imployed in
the Creation of Man, 7y.
3. He was made in the Image of that Plurality;

How many are thefe Persons ? Three.

How doth that appear
1. In the Old Testament, 2 Sam. xxiii. 2.
Pfal. xxxiii. 6. Ifa. xlii. i.

2. In the New, Matt. iii. 16. 17. Luk. i. 38. ż Cor. xiii. 14.

Wherein is delivered, 1. Their Names.

1. God the Father. This none deny. Voli I.

כדמותנו בצלמנו


2. God

2. God the Son, Job. i. 1. 1 Job. V. 20.

Job. xx. 28. Phil. ii. 6, 7. Otherwise he

could not be our Saviour.
3. The Holy Ghost, i Cor.iii. 16. Matt. xii.

31, 32.
2. Their Order, Matt. xxviii. 19.
3. That they are but One God, 1 fob. V.7.

OBSERV. II. All Three Persons concurred

in the Creation of Man.

1. Because he was the Head of the Creation.

2. Made in the Image of God.

USE. Therefore Man is bound to Worship

In his Affections and Inclinations,

Psal. lxxiii. 25.
III. In his Estate and Condition.

1. Because he was made Happy.
2. Had Power over all other earthly Crea

tures, Gen. i. 28.
İ. Admire the Goodness of GOD in our
Creation, Psal. c. 1, 2, 3.

2. Bewail our Loss of this Image.

3. Endeavour to have it repaired, Eph. iv, 24.

1. Be sensible of your Loss.
2. Believe on Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. i. 30.
3. Frequent Publick Ordinances,Rom. X. 171
4. Maintain your Authority over, and be

not subject to the World.
5. Live up according to that Image you

were made in.

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The Scepter shall not depart from fuo

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M recover himself.

AN being fallen from GOD, could not

recover himself. 2. Hence the Son of GOD undertook to Redeem him.

3. To do this, he was to become Man.

4. Hence a Time was set when he should become Man, Gal. iv. 4.

5. Before he came, GOD revealed him to his people, Gen. iii. 15. c. xii. 2; 3. c. xxii

. 18. To the Gentiles, fob xix. 24. Numb. xxiv. 17. To the Jews, I/. vii

. 14. c. ix. 6. 6. Not only his Person, but the Time also of his Appearing, was revealed.

7. There are Three Places especially that decermine the Time.

1. Mal. iii. 1. Hag. ii. 9.
2. Dan. ix. 25.

3. Gen. xlix. 10.
Where understand,
1. By Scepter, Government.
2. By Departing, total Departing.

3. By Judah, the Tribe : 2 Reg. xvii. Sab maneler having carried the Ten away Captive.

4. By Lawgiver, qui jus dicit.

5. By, from between his Legs, his Pofterity born of him.

: .Onkel ,עד דייתי משיחא דריליה היא מלכותא

.Rab. Bechaj ,הזכיר יעקוב משיח בשם שולה

,שילה והמלך המשיח

6. By Shilo, Messiab.

, . : NUO 170 phu, R. Sal Jarcbi. So Yonath. des Targ. Hierosolym.

. So also Abrabenell. So also in the Talmud in Bereshith Rabba,

. 7. By the gathering of the People to him, Obedience to him, boy ma!", in Arabick, Paruit, obediens fuit. Prov. xxx. 17. ox nopis yan. To fhew when the Prophecy thus explain'd

was fulfilled : Consider, 1. When Tefus was born, Herod was King, an Idumaan by Father's, Arabįan by Mother's side ; though a Proselite, yet not of fudah's Pósterity cvi-Non defuit Judeorum Princeps ex Judeis eofque ad ciftum Herodem quem primum acceperunt alienigenam Regem. Auguft.

So Eusebius, Hist. 1. 1., c. 6, bis St. Ferome.co .Hence fome, uporediv igra v tele xestev nueco". "Epiph. ? HerodiantHerodem regem fufcepere" pro Chrifto

. Hieron. -In Matt. xxil. 16." Mark iii. 6. c. viii. 15

.. Jule. But the Jews in Herod's Time had their Sanbedrim, fore which' Herod himself was brought, and fcarcely escaped with his Life, Joseph. I. 14. 18.

But he after, Παντας απέκλεινε τις ών το συνεmela, Josepb. I. 14. 18. But this Sanbedrim was taken away,

, the Destruction of the Temple, David Ganfius, and Talmud." And so, just when our Saviour appeared in the World, Fob. xviii. 31,


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