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appoayated.

3

true

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and

thing

fignified,

who

in

our'

Text

calleth

hirrafelfe

truth

in

oppofition

to

all

thole

fhad

owes.

Objcrl.

Butthe

weaker

and duller

they

were, the

more

neede

had they

of

cicare

inflruEiion

;

and

God

could have revealed

Chriflas

clearely

to them,

as

to

us.

Sol.

But

as

the

Lord

had

obfèrved

this

method

in

creating the

world,

hee

would

have

darkneffe

goe be-

fore

light

;

and

in

upholding the

world

bee

would

have

dawning

goe before

cicare

day

:

So

in

the

framing

and

upholding

the

Church, hee would

have

Chrift

exhibi-

ted

to the

Fathers

, as

to

the

Wife

men, in fwadling

clouts,

which hid

his

glory. He refpeeted them

as

chil-

dren

;

he

ereaed

for them

in

Iewry,

a

little

free-

fchoole

let

up

in

a

corner

of

the

world

;

hee

appointed

the Law

of

Mofes

as

a

Primer, or

A. B.

C.

in

which

Chrift was

to

be

fhadowed

in

dance

and

obfeure mauer

;

he

would

that

Chrift fhould come to

his

brethren,

as

Isfeph

to

his

;

who

firflobfcured

himfelf

to them,

and

afterward made

himfclfe

better

knower).

One compares

it

to

Aroahs

r.

Opening the

window

of

the,Arke

;

2.

Removing the

covering

;

3.

Stepping

forth

himfeifc.

II.

Therein

the wifedome

of

God

provided for

the

further advancement

of

Chrifl

and his

Gofpel;

which compared

with the

Law,

muff bee

manifèfled

in

great brightnefle

and

.glory.

Chrift the

Sonne, mutt

come

in

more glory then

chic/

s

the fervant.

Hence,

Ioh. r.

t

7.

The

Law

was

given

by

Mops,

but

grace

and

truth

came

by

Iefiss

Chril

;

The Gofpel

is

called

grace,

not

becaufe

under the Law the

farne

grace

was not

Area

-

ched,

but

comparatively

:

that

was

karfe

grace

to this

which

is

more

full,

more

manifefl

;

as

the light

in

the

dawning,

is

fcarfe

light

in

comparifon

of'

light

at noone-

day. There was grace, but here

is

more grace.

1.

In

manifeflation

:

The

light

of

the

Sunneis feven-fold, and

like

the light

of

feven

dayes,

as

was

prophefied, Ifai.3o.

26.

z.

In impletion

and

accompliflimcnt -of

that

B

2

which

Vda!a

runt il?a,

donec

ti;

prrarct

dies,

c-

remove.

rentra

urrlb;'e.

Grace in the

new

Tefìvnent

fpeciallÿ,

hon.