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on the Glory of Chr~f/. 8~ ryevils which the fatne Nature is fubjetf: unto ih any other Perfon. . THIS is a fho~t general vieWof this incomprchenfible Condefcention. bf the Son of Go_d, a£ it i~ defcribed by the Apoftle, Phil. 2. )~ 6, 7, 8. And this is that wherein in ari efpecial manner we are to behold the Glory of Chrijl by Faith wbilft We are in this World. . BUT had we the Tongue of M~n and Arigeis we were not able ih ~ny juft meafiu·e . to expre~ the Glory of this Coridefcention. Fot it is the moft ineffable Effect of the Divine Wifdcm of the Father and of the Loi?e of the Son, the higbeft Evidence of the Care of Cotl towards mankind. What can be equal unto it ? What tan be like ,it? It is the Glory of Chriftian Religion, and the animating SoUl of all Evangelic<ll Tttuh': . Thi.s carrieth the Myftery of th-e Wt.fdom of God. aBove the Reafon or Underftanding of Men and Angels to be the Object of Faith and Ad'miratiort only. A Myftery it is that becomes the Greatnefs of God with his Infinite Diftance from th<!: Whole Creation ; which renders it unbecoming him , that - all his ways and works fhould be tomprehehfil51~ by any of his Creatures; Job I i. 4, ; , 9· Rom: t 1 ~ 34' 3) ' 36. - ' . HE who was Eternally ir1 the Fotni of Clod, that is, was effenrially fo, God by Nature , eqnai-:- ly participant of rhe fame Divirt~ Nature tvitl1 God the Father : God over all blcjfed .for e·ver ; who humbleth himfelf to behold the things tnat are in Heaven and Eatth : be takes dn him _rhe. Nature (1{ man~ takes in to. be his own ~ ~heteby he wa:s rlO le[s trtJ!y a· mari 1l1 timej than· h·e, w~f-? G 2: ttttly:.~