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M.elehizedek

type

of

aria.

)

19

ouL

generation,

for

who

can

declare

his

generation

?

I[ai.

53.3.

fèeinghe was

before

all

worlds

eternally

begotten

of

his

Father.

And

whereas v`'felchizedek, onely had

no

beginning

or

end

of

life expreffed

:

Chrifl

is

onely

truèly

without

beginning,

neither

'hall

have any

end;

for

hee

is

the beginning

and

the

ending,.

And

although

his

humanity

had

genealogic,

beginning, and

ending

of

life,

yet

as

he

was

the

word

hee

had

none. And

although

as

the

Sonne

he was from the father

;

yet

as

God

hee was

from'none,

but

as

the

word

was

of

hirnfelfe.

Here

alfo

is a

difference

;

Melchizedek,was

withcut

genealogy ac-

cording to

Scripture

:

Chri(I according to

nature.

I

V.

In

the

excellency

ofhis

I.

Perfon,

z.

Priefl-

hood.

i.

For

excellency

of

Perlon.

T.

Melchi-

zedek was

greater

then

Abraham for he

blefï'ed

A6ra-

h4m, and

the

greater

blejfeth the

lefr,

Heb.7..7. figni-

Lying

Chia

the

fountaine

and

originali

of

allbleffing

in

heavenly

and

earthly

things,

Ephef,

I.3.

2.

Melchi-

zedekrefrefhed

Abraham

and

his

Army,returning

wea-

ry

from the

battell and

journey,

with

bread

and wine.

Here

Abraham was

a

receiver,

Melchizedek

a

giver;

a

manifeft type

of

Iefus Chrif},

refrefbing

and

comfor-

ting

all

his

followers

and

members

of

his

militant

Church

in

their

journey and

wearineffe,

with

his

word

and Sacraments ,

c'fatthew

j

I

,

z

8.

I

Trill

refrefl,

you.

3.

Melchizedek, was

man

onely and

finfull

:

ChrifI

God

and

man

without

lithe.

Melchizedek,a4

the

forme

of

God

:

Chrifl

indeed

the

Sonne

ofGod.

z.

For the

excellency

of

his

Sacrifice

or

his Prieft-

hood

which

was greater

then Aaron/.

For,

i .

Levi

and Aaron

paid tythes

in

Abraham'

loines

to

Melchize-

dek,

Heb.

7.9.

and

the inferiour

payes

tythes

to

the

Su..

periour

:

Such

is

the Prieflhood

of Chrifl

after

the order

of

Melchizedek, not

of

Aaron.

z. In

regard

of

the

entrance.

Melchizedek was

not

anointed

with

materi-

ali

pile

as

Aaron, nor

received

his

Prieílhood from

any

C

2

other.'

A°yalxrjr,,;iles.

TÚc¿XITÓro.

Aroc.a.r

..

cichiedek

'road

Scriptu-

ram

:

cl,rttus

quoad

na.tu;

arr.

4.

Ego

Ye5c

v,lvD,..

Preheminence

cf

Chrifts

Prief}hooda,.

bove flarpm,

Pfal.iio.4.