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inward servitude and thraldome they could never lave; they could not deliver the persons from the tyranny of their finnes, whom they have been able to deliver from the tyranny of finful men. But che Son of God can save from inward and spiricual miseries, be can save from finne; Mat. 11. 21. He fall save bis people from their finnes. Sin bath gilt in it, be saves us from chat, by shedding his blood, and procuring remillion. Eph. 1.7. And fin hach pollation init : He faves as from that, by cleansing the heart; I lohn 1. 9. And in bath dominion with it; but Chrift hath assured that he will make sus free, Joh.8. And that no finne fall bave domision over us, Rom. 6. He can save from Sacan, Heb. 2. 14. He did obrouglo death destroy him who had the power of death () obe Devil, and ver. 15. did deliver them who obrough the fear of death were all their life time fubject to bondage.
He can fave from the wrath of God, fo he did, by becoming a 0.1 me my son curse for us, by suffering the sensible and marvelous impressions (laid Rebcíkıla) of his displealnre for our finnes. Jefus (saich the Apostle) be the cu : lce 1 Thef. 1.10. delivered us from the wrah to come.
They were such Saviours, as did need a Saviour : Christ was 3. the Saviour of them who were che Saviours of others: Many they did save, but themselves they could not save.
Wbiles they lived, they could fave, bat dying, they could not save any longer; but Christ Jesus saved us by his death,che losing of his own life caused ours; we are faved by his death, the son of Matth. 20.2 8. man came to give his life a ransome for many.
He is a general Saviour, Joh 4.42. The Saviour of the World: Tbe Saviour of all men, 1 Tim. 4.10 Therefore fude, ver.4 calls the Salvation by Christ, be Common Salvation. Mistake menor, when I say that Clurist is a general Saviour, as if every man in the world should be faved by Chrift: He is not a general Soviour in respect of individual persons; but,
Firit, in refpe&t of successions of perons. That is, there never was any age succeeding a former age, bue in every age Christ was a Saviour, fe fuo Christ th: (ame: gesterday, and roday, and for ever, Heb. 13.8. He is the Saviour in the daies of old, aniin our dayes, and in the times after us.
In respect of Nations. He is not the Soviour of the Jewes only, but of the Gentiles also : He justifies Circumcision by fajih, and ancircumcision through faith, Rom. 3. 39. The Jew cannot
boaft,nor the Gentile complaine, but there is Salvation for them both in Iesus Christ.
In respect of condicions. He is not the Saviour of the great and mighty only, Dor of the poor, and desperate only, but the one and the other shall be saved by Chrift : The Salvation of the rich is not in his wealth, but in his Cbrift: Neither (hall che poor person be excluded, because of his poverty, but all sorts of persons, high and low, rich and poor may find Christ co be a Sa. viour.
In respect of relacions. He is not the Saviour of the Master only, but even of his lowest servant; noc of the husband only, but of the wife; not of the father only, but of the child; not of che Prince only, but of the subje& also. The Apostle hach said enough, Gal.3.28. There is neither lew nor Gentile, there is neither bond nor free, here is neither male nor female, for je are all oxe in Christ lefws.
He is a mighty Saviour: he is able to suve to the nimoft, Heb.7. 25. and this appears if you consider.
The grearvesse of his Satisfaction. That he was able alone to stand before the justice of his father; and to answer and fu:filit, even to appealment and contentation, yea, lo entirely did he answer it, that God is cow pacified and become propitiQUS. The greatnesse of his passions.
1 bat he endured the unspeakable wrath of God; what a thing was this! that the Lord Iesus could at once be able co bear all our finnes upon him, and the mighty wrath of God for them, and expiace all of them!
He did ftand at the Bar, not to suffer and satisfie for one fin only, nor for all the finnes of one man only, nor for some finnes of most men only, nor for all the finnes of all men in former ages, but for all the fins of all that shall be saved, from the first man that lived, to the last man that shall dye. Yet though he had all their linnes to answer for, though he had a severe justice to deal with all, though he had a perfect law to fulfil, though four mighey enemies to conquer, Sin, World, Death, and Hell, yet he went through all, facisfied , suffered, conquered.
He is a perfe&t Saviour, the perfe&tion of his faving consists in three thiogs.
First in the alonenese of it,whatsoever was required meritori. ously to save men is in him alone, there is no other name beside bis, nor with his, but he alone is a Saviour, there is one mediator between God, and man, abe man Christ Jesus, said the Apostle , j I im. 2.5. There is no concurrence of a ny Angel, nor of the Prayers of any Saints departed, and glorified, nor yet in the inherent san&ity in any man living nor yet of any workes before, or after grace, which comes in with Christ as a meritorious cause of our Salvation : But Jelus Chrift alone, is sufficient, and effectual co save the finner :as the government is upon his foulder, lo is our Salvacion. Thou canst not come to an Angel, nor to a Saint, and say such and such finnes are the burden now upon my soul, do you by your righteousnesse ease me, such and such debes are upon my soul, do you satisfie for me : Thou canst not come to God and say,truly Lord I have finned against thee, but here are so many foods of ceares which I have shed, now for their fakes wash and pardon me ; Here are so many prayers offered up unto thee for their fakes hcare and harken, and forĝive; here are so dany charitable works by which I have clothed the naked, fed the hungry, relieved the poor, for their fakes took upon me and accept of me.· It is very true, that these things are required of Christians , and I shall hereafter shew unto you the necessicy,use and efficacy of them; but if we speak of the meritorious cause of Salvation, None but Cbrist, Christ alone.
In the fulneffe of it:from whatsoever we need to be saved, from that he can save us, he is not a surety, who undertakes fuch a number of our debts only, but he is an atonement for all sins: finaes of nature, and finnes of life, sins of ignorance, and sins of knowledge, fins before conversion, and fins after conversion, yea he will deliver us ( ac length) from all the concomitancy and presence of sinne, and intirely from all cemprations and all sorrowes, and all diseases, and all death : All these ( in his time) will he put under our feet.
In the efficacy of it: Being God and man he suffered and dyed, and thereby wrought the works of our Salvation at once; he doth not dye every day to make our peace, but having once offered himself, that was so compleat, and acceptable, that it setves for ever. The repetition of things ( in some causes ) im
ports imperfetion, for that which is still in doing, is not per-
Thus, for the importance of the title Jesus: the next title is,
Hrift, Messiah in the Old Testament, and Christ in the
the Meffiab whicle is by interpretation the Christ and this is a sweet
For the first, the anointing of him in whom we are to believe,
His fingular and assured ordination to be our Mediator, and to performe the work of our redemption. When tbat the Prophet had poured the Oyl on the head of fels, they presently blew the trumpet, and said, fehu is : King: So when Zadack the Priest cooke a horne of Oyl out of the Tabernacle, and anoin. ted Solomon, they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, God Save King Solomon i Kin.r.39.(as if he said) this is the very person whá God hath appointed to rule over us. In like manner, because the
Son of God is made a Christ, because he is anointed, we may infallibly conclude, chat that person, who was God and man, was appointed, and singolarly designed to be our Saviour and Redeemer; so that we may with loban, point at him, Bebold the Lamb of Got which taketh away the finnes of the world. And therefore it is said that he was called, that he was sealed, that he was sent; it was the Ad of the whole Trinity, to set the son a part, to become our Saviour : So now for Christ to be our Redeemer,is no fidion, but a reall thing; nor was it undertaken presump:uously, without a calling, but by ordination and the institution of God.
An abundant qualification (that is, ) that person, the Son of God, being anointed or designed to be our Redeemer,was enabled with all the richnesse of Grace, and fitnesse of gifts, every way required to performe the work of our redemption; I have laid belp (laid the Prophet, Pfal. 89. 19.) on one that is Migbry; fo is it here,our Salvation is to be wrought by one who is enabled to compass and performe it.
Therefore we read of the pouring foreb of the spirit on him, and Jer. 31. 34. that without measure in a most eminenr fulneslegeven to an over. Pla. 45.7. Aowing. There was no want of holinesse which che Law could A&.10.38. require, either for nature or a&ions, and no word of power to fuffer or conquer. Yea, he was so adorned and beautified with abilities to save that he did not only at once go through the hard task of our. Redemption, but he still distills vertue down by his Spirit,co save us more and more from our corruption, &c. A sweet and pleafant acceptation bot b'to God and man,look as the
3. anointing Oyl which in the Law was reserved and bestowed by Gods appointment, was compounded of the most fragrant and exquisite spices to intimate the sweet compositson of Gifts and Gracus, fo when it was poured forth it did cast abroad a mot delightfull favour. 'In like manner doth the anointing of Christ imply, A moff marvolows and gracions acceptation.
Wish God, and so his Sacrifice Was a sweet smelling odowr, it was the Golden Altar wirb Incense, Rev. 8.3. which went up to heaven, with a sweet and delightfull well-pleasingness.