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48

A DISPLAY

of

they

did cure every particular difeale, but there

was

no kind

ofdilèafe,

that

was

exempted from

their

power

of

healing

:.

fi>

that

where it

is

fàid,

that

Chrifi

died

for

all,

it

is

meant

either,

Firaft,

all

the faithful; or

Secondly,

fome

of

all

forts;

Thirdly, not

only Jews, but Gentiles

t

For,

:

z.

The

proper

com:fel

and

intention

of

God,.

in

feúdinghis fon into

theworld to

die,

.

was

that

thereby

he

might

confirm and ratify

the

new

covenant

to.

his ele

&, and

pur-

chafe

for

them,

all

the

good

things, which arecontained

is

the tenure

of

that

covenant

to wit,

grace, and glory

:

that

by

his

death

he might bring many ( yet

Tome

certain )

children to glory,

obtaining for

them

that

were given unto

hisvby

his father,

that

is,

his whole church, reconciliation

with God, remit

ion

of

fins, .faith, righteoufioefs,.

fad&ification

and life

eternal.

That

is

the

end, to which they

are to

be

brought,

-and.

the

means whereby

God

will

have them

attain it

'he

died

that

lee

might gather the

difperfed children

of God,

and

make them partakers

of

everlafling

glory, to

give

eternal

life

to

all

that

God

gave

unto him,

John

xvii. z. And

on

this parpole

of

him-

felf, and his

father,

is

founded

the irterceffronof

Chrift

for his

rleft

and

chofen people,

performed partly

on

the earth,

Jobn xvii.

partly

in

heaven before

the throne of

grace

which

is

nothing but

a

prefentation

of

himfelf, and his merits,

accompanied with

the

prayers of his mediarorlhip before God,

that

he

.would be pleated

to grant, and

elfeftually

to

apply

the

good

things he

hath

by

them obtan.ed, to

all for whom

he hash

obtained

them

:

his interceffion

in

heaven

is

nothing but

a

continued oblation

ofhimfelf.

So

that

whatfoeverChrift

impetrated, merited,

or obtained,

by his

death and

pillion,'

muff be infallibly applied unto, and beftowed upon

them,

for whom he lute

ded to

obtain

it, or

elfe his

intercelliion

is

vain, he is

not heard

in

the

prayers

of

his

mediator-

Ship

an

a&ua1

reconciliation

with God,

and communication

of

grace and

glory,

muff

needs

betide all them

that

have any

filch

intereft

in

the

righteou6aefs

of

Chrift,

as

to

have it accepted

for

their

good

;

the

foie

end,

why

Chrift

would

fo

dearly purchafe

thofe

good

things,

is

an

a

&ual

application

ofthem

unto his

chaffer,:

God

fee

forth the

propitiation

Of

his blood, for

the

remi%on

of

fins, that

he

might

be

the

j

fifer

of him

that

believeth

on

germ,

Rom.

iii.

25, 26.

But

this part

ofthe

controverfy

is

not

that

which

I

principally intend,

only

I

will give you a

brief lam

of thole

realbns, which over

-.

throw

their

herefy

in

this

particular branch thereof.

(1.)

The

death

of

Chrift

is

in divers places

of

the

fcriptnre reftrained to his people,

and ele&, his

church,

and Iheep, Marth.

i.

z,.

)bhn x. 11, 12, 53.

.Aas xx.

28.

Ephef.

Y.

25.

Nix

xi. 52.

Rom.

viii. 32, 33. Heb.

ii.

10,

13. Revel. v. 9.

Dan.

ix. 27. And

therefore the

good purchafed

thereby,

Ought

not to

be

extended

to

dogs,

reprobates, and thole

that

are without.

(z.)

For

whom

Chrift died,

he

died

as

their

fponfor,

iii

their

room

and

turn, that

he

might free them from the guilt, and defert

of death,

which

is

clearly expreffed,

Rom.

v.

6,

7,

8. He

was mounded

for

our

tranfgrefiosr,

he was

bru(l

d for

ur

iniquities,.

the

ch

ft

ferrent

of

our peace was

upon

him, and

with

his

firipes

we

are healed,

Ilea.

liii. g,

6,

&c. He bath

redeemed

us

from

the curfe,

being made

a

curfe

for

ris,'

Galat. in.

r

3.

He

made him

to

be

fn

for

us,

mha knew

no

fn,

t

Cor.

e.

31. Evidently he changeth turns

with

us,

'that

we

might

be made

the

eighteoufihefs

of

God in him

:

yea

in ocher things,

it

is

plain

isthe

fcripture,

that to

die ter another, is to take his place

and

room,

with

an intention

that

he

should

live, z

Sam.

xviii. 33.,

kom. v. So

that

Chrift dying

for

men, made

fatisfa&ion for

their

fins,

that

they

fhould not

die:

now

for

what

Irma

he

made Eatisfation, for them

for

the

fins

of the

reprobates, tbecaafe he ¡silly punifheth them

to

which

eternity

upon

tthem-

felves, Marsh.

v.

26.

(3.)

For whom Chrift died, for them allo he role

again,

to

make

intercefGon for

them,

for whole

offences he was

delivered,

for

their juftilcation

he

was

railed,

Rom.

iv. zq. and

chap.

9.

1o.

He

is

a

high

pri

Jl

to

make

inters

on

for

them

in

the bolieft

of

holies,

for whom by his

blood he obtained everlafting redemption,

Heb. ix. 11, 12.

Thofe

two ads

of

his priefthood are not

to

be

feparated,

it belongs

to

the

fame mediator

for

fin,

to

lícririce, and pray ;

one affurance

that

he

is

our advocate,

is

grounded

on

his.

being

a

propitiation for our

fins

:

he

is

an advocate for every

one,

for whole

fins

his

blood

was e

propitiation,

1

she 2. 1,

z. But

Chrift doth not intercede,

and pray

for

all,

as

himfelf

often wrtneffeth,

oho

xvii.

He maketh

interceliion

only lbr

them,

mho come

unto

Goof by

him, Heb.

vii.

z}. He

is

not

a

mediator

of

them that perifh, no

more than

au aivocm re

of them that

fail in

their faits,

and therefore the

benefit

of

his

death

alfo

moil

be

reftrainedto

them,

who are finallypartakers

of

both

:

we

melt

nit