Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

Funeral-SernZon on m.111, he at any time, Thou art my Son, to dayhave I begotten thee ? The fublimeft Prophet breaks forth withWonder, Who(hall declare his Generation? 'Tis above our Capacity and Conception. It becomes us toacquiefce inwhat the Scripture reveals. He is the eternal Word and Wifdom of God, the Brightnefs ofhis Fa- ther's Glory. This is the moil fit Comparifon : for as Light is produaive of Light without a- ny diminution ; fo the Eternal Father communicated his Ef- fence to theSon. In fhort, God is Chrií}'s Father by Nature, and God by Difpenfation ; he is ourGod as the Author of Na- ture, and our Father by Adop- tion. Before I proceed, it is fit to obferve the Excellence of the Evangelical Adoptionabove the Civil Adoption among Men. (I.) Adopm